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The madness of 2009

The madness of 2009

THE year 2009 has been a breathless one of political upheaval. But as we sift through the year’s events, we ask, which were the ones that really mattered? Which events indicate if democracy and political maturity are improving? Which tell us things are becoming worse? The Nut Graph offers its take on 10 highlights of [...]

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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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Najib: 2% – 3% growth forecast for 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Oct 2009: The country’s economy is expected to expand between 2% and 3% next year with all sectors of the economy projected to record positive growth, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said the mining sector was forecast to achieve a 1.1% growth, manufacturing [...]

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Budget 2010

Budget 2010

Updated 8.10pm on 23 Oct 2009   KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Oct 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today tabled Budget 2010, themed “1Malaysia, Together We Prosper”, which totalled RM191.5 billion. The budget, Najib’s first as Finance Minister, has a three-pronged strategy to drive the nation towards a high-income economy, and ensure holistic and sustainable [...]

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Royal commission only after inquest

PEKAN, 4 Aug 2009: Datuk Seri Najib Razak today once again stressed that the Royal Commission of Inquiry to study the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s interrogation methods would only begin its work after the inquest into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock was completed. The prime minister said the inquest into Teoh’s death [...]

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