Tearful relatives of jet crash victims demand answers

JAKARTA: Relatives of the victims of an Indonesian jet that crashed into the sea off Jakarta this week killing all 189 on board demanded answers yesterday as to why the plane had been passed fit to f...

Indonesia to probe Lion Air after deadly plane crash

JAKARTA: Indonesia is to launch a “special audit” of Lion Air’s operations in the wake of last week’s deadly crash that killed 189 people, the government said yesterday. The budget carrier has been a...

South Korea, US resume suspended joint marine drills

SEOUL: South Korea and the United States yesterday resumed small-scale military training that was indefinitely suspended following an historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea...

‘Financial literacy will help potential house buyers’

KUALA LUMPUR: Improving financial literacy, especially for making housing purchases, will help borrowers to choose a house and financing that match their financial situation, said the Credit Counsell...

Sales tax on petroleum products

RM3.8 bil from tax to help speed up state’s development: CM KUCHING: Sarawak will impose a 5-percent sales tax on petroleum products effective January 1, next year. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Aban...

High-impact, rural-centric budget

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg announced a rural-centric and development-biased budget to further stimulate economic progress with a proposed Budget of RM11.914 billion...

Dr Sim: Budget shows state’s financial independence

MINISTER  for Local Government and Housing Datuk  Dr Sim Kui Hian said the State Budget 2019 was not only the biggest ever but one that spoke volume of Sarawak’s financial independence. “It...

Budget development- biased and rural-focused

KUCHING: The state has set aside 76 percent or RM9.073 billion of its total 2019 budget of RM10.391billion in its bid to intensify economic activities and bring more progress to the people. Describin...