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New policy to hit planters

Indonesia’s plan to limit foreign ownership will hurt Malaysian companies Malaysian planters will be the biggest losers if Indonesia decides to restrict foreign ownership of plantation companies there to not more than 30% from the current 95%. Some or the local companies with Indonesian operations include Sime Darby Bhd, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK), Felda…

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Road Transport Department amendment to tighten rules for incoming foreign cars in Malaysia

RANTAU PANJANG: The regulations for foreign cars entering Malaysia will be tightened when the government amends the Road Transport Department Act 1987 soon. Road Transport Department (JPJ) Director-General Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said Monday, that with the amendment, foreign cars entering the country for the first time would be compelled to register with JPJ’s computerised…

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Volunteers take time off to spruce up Bukit Gasing

Weekend clean-up Volunteers take time off to spruce up Bukit Gasing THE heavy use of Bukit Gasing by hikers and visitors has caused deterioration of the forest. “There are hundreds of people here, especially on weekends, and some people leave rubbish in the forest,” Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) councillor Derek Fernandez said. In an…

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call for Barisan Nasional to make changes

Growing support after by-election, says Mukhriz JITRA: Umno Youth executive council member Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said he has received more suppoff from members to contest for the party’s Youth chiefs post following Barisan Nasional’s defeat in the Permatang Pauh by-election. He said the defeat had created unhappiness among Youth members. I’m surprised with the support…

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Penang in Malaysia to make Sept 16 a public holiday

Guan Eng: It will take effect next year 2009 George Town Penang will declare Sept 16 a public holiday – but it will probably not happen this year. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the day would definitely be made a public holiday, but only from next year. “We probably cannot have it this year…

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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has won the Permatang Pauh by-election.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has won the Permatang Pauh by-election. Datuk Anwar garnered 31,195 votes to beat Barisan candidate DDatuk Arif Shah Omar Shah, who polled 15,524 votes, while Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia candidate Hanafi Hamat lost his RM15,000 deposit after getting only 92 votes. The PKR de-facto leader was returned to Parliament with a…

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City Hall urged to do so in an effort to solve parking woes

Khalid: Build more car parks City Hall urged to do so in an effort to solve parking woes BUILD more multi-storey car parks to solve parking woes in the city, Bandar Tun Razak MP Tan Sri Khalid lbrahim urged Kuala Lumpur City Hall. He said City Hall should build proper parking facilities, including more multi-storey…

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