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Najib vs Anwar: Who makes a better PM?

Najib vs Anwar: Who makes a better PM?

WHO will make a better prime minister? Datuk Seri Najib Razak or Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim? Refsa compares both politicians.

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Malaysia’s economic outlook: Will we make it?

Malaysia’s economic outlook: Will we make it?

MALAYSIA’s once rosy economic outlook isn’t looking as rose petal-fresh as it used to anymore. In 1992, Malaysia transitioned from a lower-middle to upper-middle income country, surpassing most of our regional neighbours. Rich in natural resources and attractive to global investors due to relatively low production costs, Malaysia prospered in the early 1990s. But other […]

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Government postponements

Government postponements

From security guards’ wages to introducing the GST and new third-party insurance, the government seem unable to implement what it says it will when it says it will.

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Contradictions on sports betting licence?

Contradictions on sports betting licence?

“[We] don’t want to appear as though we encourage gambling and gaming but it will arise, in any case. They (illegal bookies) will do it. So, the question is whether it’s a good idea to leave them on their own, unregulated, or if the government should try to regulate and do it in such a […]

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RM3.7bil to enhance security

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Oct 2009: A total of RM3.7 billion will be provided to increase the efficiency of the security force, including by providing modern and sophisticated equipment. Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said RM1 billion would be provided to further improve the services of the police next year to achieve […]

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Lower income tax in 2010

Lower income tax in 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Oct 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in an effort to improve the people’s well-being, today announced the government’s proposal to increase personal income tax relief from RM8,000 to RM9,000. At the same time, the government was also proposing to restructure the national fuel subsidy system to be more equitable. In […]

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