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  • A protester holds up a placard as others sit in front of the historical building of Sultan Abdul Samad during a protest against the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 1, 2014. Photo: AP
    Majority of Malaysian workforce can’t cope with GST, survey finds

    KUALA LUMPUR — About 90 per cent of the Malaysian workforce can’t cope with the additional expenses incurred following the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST), according to a recent survey by career resources site Jobstreet.com. In a statement today (June 30), Jobstreet said that 24 per cent of the respondents in its

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  • Thai farmers use Doraemon to pray for rain

    PHRAE (Thailand) — Farmers in the drought-hit Nong Muang Khai district yesterday (June 29) used a doll of the popular Japanese robot cat Doraemon in a ritual to ask the deities for rain, instead of the traditional black cat to avoid animal abuse allegations. The drought-affected corn growers in tambon Wang Luang put a Doraemon

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    No price hike, no extra buses for Raya – Transnasional

    No price hike, no extra buses for Raya. That’s essentially what the boss of Malaysia’s largest express bus company is saying. Konsortium Transnasional Bhd (KTB) MD Tan Sri Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh said the high demand for inter-state bus tickets might be taken over by other operators who would charge higher rates for passengers leaving

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    KL-Padang Besar ETS yet to be approved by SPAD

    We will soon be able to take a train ride from KL to the Malaysian-Thai border in just four hours and 15 minutes, but it’s unclear when exactly will the KL-Padang Besar Electric Train Service (ETS) begin operations. It was reported last Thursday that KTM announced the ETS service will officially start from July 1

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    The difference between Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering

    Civil and Structural engineering are two disciplines in the field of engineering which deals with evaluation, design construction and preservation of elements. Generally, structural engineering is categorized as an area of specialization of civil engineering. But through the years, modern development in science and architecture has made structural engineering into a separate discipline. The difference

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  • Malaysian ringgit falls to 10-year low

    KUALA LUMPUR (June 29): The ringgit fell to a 10-year low as investors weighed whether Fitch Ratings would downgrade Malaysia and a worsening situation in Greece deterred risk-taking. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index declined for a fourth day as Greece imposed capital controls and shut lenders Monday to avert the collapse of its financial system.

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  • Cause for concern: Consumers may be paying more for chicken as prices are set to increase further.
    Price of chicken may go up

    PETALING JAYA: Poultry prices are on the rise as Hari Raya nears with some dealers blaming lower supply and others at higher chicken feed cost. Major poultry dealers in Perak and Johor said the price of dressed chicken was set to increase further, causing concern to consumers. Perak poultry association chairman Datuk Ding Thong Chow

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    Indonesia government to expand corporate tax discounts

    JAKARTA (June 29): Indonesia’s government plans to offer corporate tax discounts under a revised tax holiday regulation to attract investors and boost economic growth, the Jakarta Post reported on Monday, citing Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro. The government would offer discounts ranging from 20 percent to 100 percent, with the change coming as early as July,

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  • Singaporean among injured in explosion

    SINGAPORE — A Singaporean woman was among the hundreds of partygoers injured during a fire on June 27 at a Taiwan water amusement park. The woman was identified as Megan Loy on a list published by the New Taipei City Government on its website. The list also identified her as “seriously injured”. The Singapore Trade Office

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