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Traffic jam on the Second Penang Bridge in 2020? Toll $$$ for UEM In July 2007, the estimated cost of the second Penang bridge was RM2.7 billion. By October/November 2007, it had crept up to RM3 billion. By January 2008, it was...
Come Budget Day, many taxpayers will be hoping for more tax reliefs on all sorts of expenditure. But do you know such tax reliefs actually favour the rich? Not only that, they tend to benefit powerful business lobby groups...
Whenever I see the word "foundation", my antenna is inclined to buzz. On 11 January, Bernama reported that PM Najib had announced the "establishment of Yayasan 1MDB to manage a RM100 million Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund". The 1MDB Foundation will...
From one sorry-looking tower to another two: This is what the PGCC will look like from Komtar - but please, please remember that there are going to be 38 other high-rise towers in front of the crooked twin towers! Just...
So are the plans for Penang Hill similar to Berjaya's original proposal? Politicians and businessmen would do well to recall what really prompted the 'Save Penang Hill' campaign in 1990. Ahmad Chik writes in to clear the air: I refer...
As we mark 100 days of the Pakatan governments in office, it has become fashionable to measure their success by the amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) they have succeeded in drawing in. Everything seems to revolve around FDI. So...
In case you missed it, here's the link to the Reuters report: Bruce Willis sues over "green rubber" investment
Remember how MOLPay recently wrote to Zunar saying it was being asked to furnish details of the customers of his online transactions to the police? All of a sudden, MOL has bigger problems than a pesky popular cartoonist: Now, MOLPay is...
Equine Capital has informed Bursa Malaysia of the following: On 22 August, Equine's associate company, Abad Naluri, the developer of the Penang Global City Centre, received a letter from the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) dated 18 August 2008 advising the...
Some more light on this mysterious subsidy thing: Most of the country's oil fields contain low-sulfur, high quality "sweet" crude. Malaysia exports the majority of its oil to Japan, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea. This from The Star: Commenting on the fuel...

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