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To cane or not to cane

The women, family and community development ministry will be tabling the new Child Act in June this year to replace the existing Child Act 2001. Other than tackling negligent parents, the new act will also criminalize behaviors and actions that could cause physical or mental afflictions to a child.

Existing laws enough to tackle scratch-and-win syndicates: lawyer

The scratch-and-win scam has been around for some time now, but unfortunately the government has yet to take stringent actions against it. The authorities say there isn't enough legal basis for the government to do so although the lawyers are of the opinion that the existing laws have been enough to deal with the scam.

Getting tougher to make ends meet in Malaysia

"If the people are making good money and the goods prices are not high, then this will not be a problem at all. If the people are making good money but the living expenses are high, then they won't feel too much the pinch at all. However, if the people in a country do not make so much money while goods prices are high, they will have problem getting ends meet. Unfortunately Malaysia belongs to the last category."

GST unlikely to be affected by Budget adjustment

Owing to lower international oil prices. depreciating ringgit and the devastating floods in east coast, the 2015 Budget passed in the Dewan Rakyat will have to be adjusted to meet the new economic challenges.

Perkasa not a tool for any political party: Ibrahim

The Malay right-wing organisation Perkasa has denied being a tool of any political party in the country.

Call for probe on allegation of economic sabotage

Relevant agencies, including the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) have been urged to investigate an allegation that certain individuals are speculating on the ringgit for personal gains.

Local shares to trade on mix note next week

Bursa Malaysia is expected to trade mix with easier buying next week on the back of stronger US dollar and declining oil prices.

Ringgit to consolidate next week

The ringgit is expected to consolidate next week and retrace back near the 3.60 level, but the case for further pressure remains.

MH370 declaration based on ICAO definitions: Liow

The official declaration that the case of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was an accident was made based on definitions set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Sultan dissatisfied with mudslide restoration

The Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah said he was still not satisfied with the action taken by the relevant parties in addressing the restoration work in Bertam Valley here in the aftermath of the mudslide disaster there.