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Uganda leader says social media used for 'lying', defends tax for access

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has defended the country's new social media tax, saying Ugandans were using such platforms for "lying", and squandering the nation's hard currency on fees to foreign-owned telecoms firms.

World

Duque becomes Colombia's president, promising to unite divided nation

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque was sworn in to office on Tuesday, pledging to unite a divided nation behind his plan to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and rekindle economic growth.

Nation

Dr Wee: Third national car ironic in view of new taxes mulled by Pakatan

PETALING JAYA: Instead of introducing new taxes, the Pakatan Harapan government should focus on enhancing its spending efficiency and introducing business-friendly policies to help local businesses flourish, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Nation

‘Inheritance, capital gains may be taxed’

PETALING JAYA: The Prime Minister’s remarks on the likelihood of new taxes being introduced reinforces speculation that Pakatan Harapan will likely impose inheritance tax, capital gains tax and a wealth tax in Budget 2019, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Nation

Mixed reactions to mid-term review

PETALING JAYA: The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) has welcomed the political reforms listed under the mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia Plan but expressed its reservations about the government’s fiscal policies.

Nation

Loke: Departure levy goes to government, PSC to MAHB

SEPANG: The departure levy proposed in Budget 2019 is not the same as the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) paid to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), Transport Minister Anthony Loke clarified on Monday (Nov 12).

Nation

Departure levy different from airport tax

SEPANG: The departure levy proposed in Budget 2019 is completely separate from the existing passenger service charge (PSC), said Transport Minister Anthony Loke.

World

Jordanians stage new anti-austerity protests

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian authorities deployed hundreds of riot police in the capital and warned activists to stay within the law on Thursday as hundreds of demonstrators staged more protests against tough austerity measures backed by the International Monetary Fund.

AseanPlus News

What's the point of eating outside?: KFC Indonesia's '#budayabeberes' campaign draws mixed reaction

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): Popular fast food franchise KFC Indonesia's recent social media campaign has gone viral because of the mixed response from netizens.