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Who will lead Pakatan after Anwar?

The Federal Court will hear the appeal of Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy case next week. political analysts are of the opinion that PKR and Pakatan Rakyat need to map out new strategies for post-Anwar era.

To register or not to register

Business owners are reminded that their annual turnovers could be monitored by the Customs Department through their income tax returns and income statements. As such, businesses with annual turnovers in excess of RM500,000 must register themselves with the Customs Dept under the GST Act.

Lower goods prices with GST unlikely

The government has been emphasizing over and again that goods prices will not rise but fall following the implementation of GST with effect from next April.

Appeals Court dismisses lecturer's defamation appeal

A Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) lecturer lost his appeal today to reverse a High Court's dismissal of his RM1 million defamation suit against a Malaysian Islamic Training Institute (ILIM) former officer over an article on the "Wahhabi ideology."

Civil servants must practise high level of integrity: chief secretary

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa wants all civil servants to continue practising a high level of integrity in their respective services.

Selangor state assembly, two others get nod to appeal

The Federal Court here today gave the nod to the Selangor State Assembly and two others to appeal against a High Court ruling which quashed its summons compelling lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun to appear before the House Rights and Privileges Committee.

Q3 GDP to moderate below 6%: MIER

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) expects Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to moderate below six per cent for the third quarter (Q3) due to the softening business conditions and higher import growth as compared to exports.

Novelist gets RM50,000 in damages in defamation case

The High Court here today awarded RM50,000 in damages to a novelist who won a suit against her personal assistant, who is also her sister-in-law, over defamatory statements posted on Facebook.

Cops charged with bribery

Two policemen pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to charges of soliciting and accepting bribes.

Detention without trial necessary in proposed anti-terrorism act: expert

A legal expert says it may be necessary to incorporate detention without trial in the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act if the government is really serious about enacting fresh laws to fight terrorism in the country.