Mixed views over possible GST comeback

CIVIL society groups are divided over talk of the government’s intent to reintroduce the unpopular Goods and Services Tax (GST). While a major consumer group said it supported the idea, it also said the tax collection must be fair and affordable for the people.

Zahid loyalists set to win party polls, say analysts

UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is set to have full control of the largest Malay party with leaders aligned to him gaining wins in the party’s polls, political analysts said. Analysts said Noraini Ahmad’s retaining of the women’s wing chief position as well as Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh becoming Umno Youth chief, showed that Zahid has further […]

French town probes ‘poison meatball’ dog deaths at race

FRENCH officials have launched a probe after three dogs were allegedly killed with poisoned meatballs at a canine cross-country race. A fourth dog is receiving treatment following the incident at the French Canicross championship, which sees pet owners run with their dogs for sport. 

Man attacked by croc during ablution prep

KUALA TERENGGANU: A man faced a horrifying moment when a crocodile appeared suddenly and bit his right hand in a swampy area near Padang Papan in Manir near here. Read full story

Over 1,000 rifle licences cancelled

JERANTUT: In a bid to combat illegal hunting, 1,010 rifle licences have been cancelled since 2020, says Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani. Read full story

Chingay returns with double the bang

GEORGE TOWN: Almost twice the usual number of participants took part in this year’s Chingay parade here, marking a great return of the event touted as among the biggest street processions within the Unesco World Heritage Site. Read full story