PETALING JAYA: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik returned fire on Opposition Member of Parliament Khairy Jamaluddin by cynically congratulating the Rembau MP for being "sensitive" to education matters.
PETALING JAYA: The Socio-economic Research Centre has urged the public not to expect everything which was announced in Budget 2019 on Nov 2 to be addressed within 12 months.
PETALING JAYA: An independent agency or special task force should monitor the government’s spending when it comes to Budget 2019, says Asli's Centre for Public Policy Studies senior policy analyst Jarren Tam.
KUALA LUMPUR: Budget 2019 has failed to protect marginalised groups including the bottom 40% (B40) of the population, says Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin.
KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) emphasises its declaration of dividends and also future dividends to the government will not impact its on-going operations due to its strong financial profile.
PETALING JAYA: The book vouchers aid scheme for tertiary students may continue, despite Budget 2019 not making any allocation for the scheme.
A notable number of analysts have continued to maintain their “buy” calls on Genting Bhd and Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) despite the unexpected announcement of additional taxes that will be imposed on casinos in Malaysia.
GEORGE TOWN: The state budget for next year, at RM1.208bil, is a lot “leaner” than previous years.
PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is "worried" that the Ministry of Finance may not have properly assessed the risks involved in FundMyHome, but he was rebutted by Datuk Tong Kooi Ong, the proposer of the idea.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government's special programme to encourage taxpayers to declare unreported income within a limited time period to enjoy low penalty rateswill encourage voluntary disclosures and improve tax collection in the short term, says Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd.