Budget 2019

Tax incentive for hiring senior citizens and ex-convicts hailed

KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed tax incentive for employment of senior citizens and ex-convicts will not only help to stir the country’s economic growth, but is also the best initiative to help them return to work, says Malaysian Crime Pre­vention Foundation vice-president Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

Cuepacs: More childcare centres means more working women

KUALA LUMPUR: The creation of 50 more childcare centres in government buildings will result in more women workers, says Cuepacs.

‘Opposition can say whatever it wants about Budget’

SHAH ALAM: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has refuted an allegation by the opposition that Budget 2019 is a “copy and paste” of that by the previous government.

M-cyclists revved up over no toll at Second Link

JOHOR BARU: The decision to abolish the toll for motorcycles on the Second Link has been warmly received by bikers crossing it daily.

Welcome news: Over 40,000 motorcyclists use the Causeway and Second Link daily.

‘Give us time to iron out the mechanism’

KUALA LUMPUR: Time is needed to study a proper mechanism to implement the newly announced fuel subsidy system for it to benefit a wider audience, says the Finance Minister.

Briefing the media: Lim (centre) speaking during the press conference at Parliament. Looking on are Transport Minister Anthony Loke (left) and Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. — Bernama
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Financial aid a blessing for poor families

GEORGE TOWN: Wireman M. Thia­garajan, whose household monthly income is RM1,500, jumped for joy over the RM1,000 in financial aid.

Good news for 6.6 million road users

PETALING JAYA: A subsidy of at least 30 sen per litre for RON95 petrol is equivalent to savings of RM30 monthly for an eligible car owner while for motorcycle owners, the savings translates to around RM12 a month.

Kok: Despite budget cut, focus still on agri-commodity sector

PETALING JAYA: Although its allocation has been halved under Budget 2019, the Primary Industries Min­istry says it will still seek to develop the agri-commodity sector.

It’s the price that fuels heated reactions among motorists

PETALING JAYA: Fuel subsidies have often been a political hot potato.

NGO wants details on protecting forest reserves

PETALING JAYA: The Organisation for the Preservation of Natural Heri­tage Malaysia (Peka) wants more details on how the RM60mil allocation will be channelled towards protecting forest reserves.