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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.

HK top city destination: Euromonitor

Market Research Company Euromonitor International released today a new ranking of the top 100 city destinations in terms of international tourist arrivals for 2013.

Blueprint will improve tertiary education quality: Najib

The Malaysia Higher Education Blueprint 2015-2025, which will be tabled this March, will be the key towards transforming and improving the quality of higher education in the country, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Party elections can solve MIC crisis: Kamalanathan

A Central Working Committee (CWC) member P. Kamalanathan suggested fresh election for all posts including party president and deputy would be the best solution to solve the party crisis.

Singapore supports Malaysia's call for common time zone for Asean capitals

Singapore is supportive of Malaysia's eagerness on a common time zone for Asean capitals, said its Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam.

Malaysia urged to play a role to stop Middle East conflicts

Malaysia, as a country which has good moderation practices can play a major role to stop conflicts in Middle Eastern countries, said Bosnia Herzegovina chairman of the Malay and Islamic World (DMDI) Amer Bukvic.

Oil prices will not fall below $40 a barrel: Ahmad Maslan

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan has expressed his confidence that the crude oil price will not fall below US$40 a barrel this year.