Month December 2009

10,000 attend opening of Kuan Yin pavilion

About 10,000 visitors, including 3,000 Buddhist delegates from Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Sri Lanka witnessed the grand opening of a 20-storey high Octagonal Pavilion covering the Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) at the Kek Lok Si Temple in Air Itam here today. The opening of…

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Khazanah, Jabatan Warisan Negara Dipertanggungjawab Pulihara Tapak Warisan

Kerja-kerja pemuliharaan tapak warisan di Melaka dan Pulau Pinang Khazanah Nasional Berhad dan Jabatan Warisan Negara dipertanggungjawab memulihara dua tapak warisan yang diiktiraf Pertubuhan Pendidikan, Saintifik dan Kebudayaan Pertubuhan Bangsa Bersatu (Unesco) iaitu Melaka dan George Town, Pulau Pinang. Timbalan Menteri Kewangan Datuk Chor Chee…

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Khazanah to maintain Penang heritage sites, not state

Keeping in line with the policy not to give money to the opposition, the Barisan Nasional-ruled federal government has instead directed state asset manager Khazanah Nasional Berhad to maintain heritage sites in Penang. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in a written reply to a…

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Opposition task force on GST

Pakatan Rakyat has set up an anti-GST (goods and services tax) task force to give the public a holistic understanding of the impact of the proposed tax. The Government is expected to introduce GST, estimated to be around 4%, in 2011, to boost revenue by…

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Pakatan pantau GST kerana anggap ia usaha peras wang rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat menubuhkan sebuah pasukan khas bagi memantau akta cukai barangan dan perkhidmatan (GST) kerana, bagi mereka, GST adalah satu tindakan untuk memeras wang rakyat kerana kerajaan sudah kehabisan wang. Ahli Parlimen Machang, Saifuddin Nasution dari PKR berkata, pasukan petugas pemantau GST (Anti-GST Task Force)…

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What will Gerakan and MCA do now?

Unhappy with the readmission of Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Ahmad Ismail, DAP parliamentarians challenged Gerakan and MCA to quit the BN coalition over the matter. Ahmad, who referred to the Chinese community as “pendatang” (immigrants) was readmitted into Umno last week after he was…

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