确保商家601后降价,贸消部上周起派员收集物价

(28-5-2018)

国内贸易、合作社及消费部执法组主任莫哈末罗斯兰提醒商家,遵守消费税从6月1日起降至0%的规定,否则将受到严厉对付。他说,当局将对付违反2011年价格控制及反暴利法令、1999年保护消费人法令和2011年商品事务法令的商家。

他指出,贸消部和关税局将合作确保商家遵守规定。莫哈末罗斯兰今天在记者会说:“若一样商品价格100令吉,在6月1日我们要看到商家的标价是94令吉(扣除6%消费税)。”他也促请消费人在缴费时确认账单,以确保商家遵守0%消费税的规定。商品标价可以通融 罗斯兰说,商会代表在5月25日举行的汇报会上向贸消部要求给予更多时间,以便他们更新所有产品的标价,尤其是在霸级超市。

“在6月1日,可能商品标价仍是100令吉,这个我们给予通融,不过,消费人在付费时须确保单据上的价格是94令吉。“消费人须小心确认单据上的GST是0%,而非6%。若发现这个情况,他们可以向关税局或贸消部投报。”莫哈末罗斯兰说,公众可通过数个管道向贸消部投报,包括致电一个马来西亚呼叫中心(1MOC),电话号码03-80008000;策略行动与资讯中心(PIGOS),电话号码03-88826088/6245;智能手机应用程序Ez ADU;电邮至:e-duan@kpdnkk.gov.my。

宽限期近日内决定 询及贸消部给予商家多长宽限期以更换产品标价,他说,商会代表要求2至3个月的时间,但是贸消部将在近期内作决定。莫哈末罗斯兰说,贸消部从上周开始,动员官员监督和收集全国的物价资料,以便在6月1日落实0%消费税时进行比较。谈到最近物价上涨课题,他说,这是斋戒月初期市场需求高所引发的正常现象。“不过,我们发现目前物价已恢复正常情况,如鸡肉、牛肉和蔬菜。蔬菜的价格也取决于市场供应和天气。”他说,贸消部将在6月8日推行开斋节价格统制计划。

莫哈末罗斯兰指出,贸消部在今年1月截至4月展开执法行动,一共检查全国18万3395个物业,取缔1194宗案件,起获价值达88万2192令吉的违规物品,开出总额18万零430令吉的罚单。

India’s PM Narendra Modi to meet Dr M on May 31

(28-05-2018)

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a brief stopover in Kuala Lumpur to meet Malaysia newly-elected Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on May 31 (Thursday). According to India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), this would be a stopover during Modi’s upcoming visit to Asean countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the two other countries being Indonesia and Singapore on May 29 to 31 and May 31 to June 2 respectively.

This would be the first meeting between the two Prime Minister. The Indian leader is also expected to meet our Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and her spouse Anwar Ibrahim during this coming visit which is also another first meeting between them. Modi’s last visit to Malaysia was on Nov 23, 2015. India is Malaysia’s largest trading partner in South Asia, with total trade amounting to RM61.43 billion in 2017. Modi’s visit to Indonesia and Singapore are at the invitations of the countries’ respective leaders and will include bilateral meetings with the leadership, delegation-level talks, and meetings with the business and Indian communities.

“票箱运入使团结党落败”,马哈迪指控选委会舞弊

(28-5-2018)

希盟在本届大选一举拿下中央政权,但马哈迪所属的团结党竞选52国席,却只得13个,表现不如预期。对此,马哈迪宣称,团结党表现不佳,乃选委会舞弊所致。他今日在团结党总部召开最高理事会后表示,他们接获内部报告,投诉选委会涉嫌操纵选举。

“我们接获有关选委会涉及舞弊的报告,导致一些候选人败选。”他宣称,团结党接获的报告中,大半是候选人原是领先,但计票期间却有票箱运入,结果团结党候选人落败。他指出,在一些选区,废票数量多达800张,以致团结党候选人落败。“马来西亚有那么笨(不会投票)吗?……这是我们表现不佳的原因。”他说,团结党会先研究后,再决定是否提出选举诉讼。对付选委会主席 记者追问马哈迪,究竟有多少议席受选举舞弊所累时,马哈迪则不置可否。

“有好一些。我说不出多少个,我们仍在计算。”他还说,希盟4党皆面对同样问题,才在一些选区落败。他进而警告,一旦发现选委会确实涉及舞弊,则会对付其主席莫哈末哈欣。“我知道他想要辞职。但若他有(犯错),(政府)会依据法律采取行动。”总议席达124席 本届大选,希盟4党以公正党旗帜上阵,加上沙巴盟友民兴党,以简单多数执政中央。

大选后,随着数名独立人士加入,希盟与民兴党总国席达124席,分别为公正党(50)、行动党(42)、团结党(13)、诚信党(11)、民兴党(8)。团结党在全国上阵52国席。较早前,就在国阵宣布执政沙巴后,马哈迪也指控选委会涉嫌偏颇国阵,中央政府一旦发现有舞弊行为,则会考虑不承认沙巴州选成绩。无论如何,在数名国阵议员跳槽后,最终民兴党主席沙菲益取得简单多数,宣誓成为沙巴首长。

Prime Minister confirms KL-S’pore HSR scrapped

(28-5-2018)

Putrajaya’s decision to scrap the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project is final, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has declared. At a press conference today, the Prime Minister also said he was informed that the penalty for withdrawing from the agreement is close to half a billion ringgit. “This is a final decision, but it will take time because we have an agreement with Singapore. “I am told it is almost RM500 million,” he said but added that he would confirm the exact compensation figure at a later date.

According to Tun Dr. Mahathir, the HSR is not beneficial, as it only shortens the travel distance between Malaysia and Singapore by one hour, but would cost Malaysians a large sum of money. “We will make no money at all for this operation,” he stressed. Asked if the Singapore government was informed or whether he would meet his counterpart on this matter, Mahathir said: “I don’t know.” However, he added that the government plans to scrap the project in “the least cost possible”. It was an ‘Unnecessary project’. Mahathir had earlier told the Financial Times that the HSR project was one of the country’s “unnecessary projects,” and belt-tightening measures were needed to avoid the country being declared bankrupt. “We need to do away with some of the unnecessary projects, for example, the High-Speed Rail project which is going to cost us RM110 billion, and will not earn us a single sen. That will be dropped,” he was quoted as saying.

The HSR project was conceived as part of the previous Barisan Nasional administration’s Economic Transformation Programme in 2010. The bilateral agreement with Singapore was inked six years later. Two project delivery partners – the Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd-Gamuda Bhd consortium and the Syarikat Pembinaan Yeoh Tiong Lay Sdn Bhd-TH Properties Sdn Bhd consortium – signed on to the project last month. The project was aimed at cutting travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to just 90 minutes. The Financial Times also quoted Tun Dr Mahathir as stating that his government would be renegotiating several “unequal treaties” with China too which including the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project. Like the High Speed Rail, the East Coast Rail Line has been branded by critics as another of the previous Najib administration’s non-viable, big-ticket projects.

ECRL involves an RM55 billion loan from a China-owned bank and the employment of a state firm as the main contractor.

哥宾星将向内阁建议,让RTM直播世界杯

(28-5-2018)

2018年世界杯即将在6月14日开踢,通讯及多媒体部长哥宾星表示,他将向内阁建议让国营电视台直播世界杯赛事。哥宾星今午拜访《马新社》后,在记者会上表示,希望国营电视台,可以直播2018年世界杯。

他说,若国营电视台可以直播世界杯,肯定能增加收视率,重建形象。“我的部门已向政府建议,以取得批准直播6月14日开始的世界杯。”“我将在周三内阁会议上提出此事,希望可以得到一个好的回复。”“我认为,这是其中一个重新推广RTM的方法。若要增加收视率,这是我们需要做的事情。”本届世界杯将在6月14日至7月15日,于俄罗斯举行。改革RTM向CNN看齐

另外,根据《马新社》,哥宾星今早视察RTM和敦拉萨广播及新闻学院(IPPTAR)后向记者说,国营电台电视台(RTM)有必要在半年内进行改革,以新风貌吸引更多受众。他说,通过改革将让国营广播电视台有能力与其他私人电视台,包括在国际上保持良性竞争。“我们向人民播映的内容很重要,因为这将塑造人民的思维,有鉴于此,我们要看到RTM树立本身的风格,许多人向我反映说,RTM必须要进行大幅改革。“因此我今天促请RTM管理层,向我们的竞争者美国有线电视新闻台(CNN)和半岛电视台(Al Jazeera)看齐,

提供受众群吸引人的内容,因为在这个领域,我们须吸引受众群的兴趣,若没有人收看我们的节目,我们的节目就无法成功。”探讨设专属电视频道 哥宾星说,RTM有必要传播更新鲜、透明、快速及准确的内容,以满足受众群的需求。哥宾星说,通讯部有接获建议,会探讨是否设定专属电视频道,例如新闻频道和体育频道。他说,他会将在半年内收集到的建议带到内阁,以便为RTM注入新风貌,更符合时宜,应对区域乃至全世界的挑战。提升媒体机构的设施

哥宾星说,政府将努力提升国内媒体机构的基本设施,以便能够与国际媒体竞争。“我们必须确保基建是足够与国际媒体如有限电视新闻网(CNN)竞争。我们也必须专注让我们的媒体能够吸引观众。我们将朝着这方向努力。”此外,他也保证将聆听每个新闻从业员的意见,以努力改革及发展大马媒体业。“上周我见了部门职员,他们对我们所要展开的改革感到开心。我保证会听取他们的声音,确保这部门能够迈进。”