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GEORGE TOWN - The proposal by the DAP-led Penang government to once again raise rates on domestic water consumption surcharge on the grounds of water conservation is not fair and will burden users, said the state Umno liaison committee chairman Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman.

He said the hike in the water consumption surcharge rate will be for the second time since it was first introduced in November 2010, and the water-saving campaign by the state government by imposing water conservation surcharge since 2010, This however has failed to reduce water consumption per capita in Penang.

As water consumption per capita is still high and does not show a decrease, the Penang DAP government in September 2013 had raised the surcharge rate by 100 percent, from 24 cents to 48 cents per 1000 litres for usage of more than 35,000 litres per month.

"Now in April 2017, using a similar reason, the state government led by Lim Guan Eng will once again raise the water conservation surcharge, this time more than 100 per cent from 48 cents to 100 cents per 1000 litres for usage exceeding 35,000 litres per month. This is the second time the surcharge will be increased," he said in a statement

KUALA LUMPUR - A senator yesterday said Barisan Nasional (BN) should be given an A+ rating for its commitment in defending the people and contribution towards the nation''s prosperity.

Rahemah Idris said the rating should be given following several successes under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

"The government had always ensured that there is peace, prosperity and the welfare of the people is protected. Solving the diplomatic row between Malaysia and North Korea

KOTA MARUDU - Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) acting president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili has advised voters here not to waste their time and gamble their future away by voting the opposition in the coming general election.

In his policy speech at the PBS Tandek 32nd Annual General Meeting held in the Kota Marudu Community Hall, he also reminded the delegates to stick with the party and Barisan Nasional (BN) which had proven itself through its good track record in governing the country.

"I must

PUTRAJAYA - Ampang PKR Youth chief Datuk Adam Rosly has been remanded for five days for anti-graft authorities to investigate into his "unusual" wealth.

The 29-year-old Adam will be under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) custody until April 18 after Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman approved request for remand on Friday.

He is represented by lawyers Nik Zarith Nik Moustpha and Asyraf Othman.

Adam was detained at the MACC headquarters after giving his statement on

KUALA LUMPUR - Umno Youth has lodged a police report over a forged letter with the letterhead and signature of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, which was sent by ordinary mail to private organisations and government companies.

Umno Youth executive committee member Nazir Hussin Akhtar Hussin lodged the report at the Dang Wangi police headquarters at about 10am yesterday.

Speaking to reporters later, he said the letter was a serious attack on Najib and it was clear that the

BESUT - Barisan Nasional (BN) will continue to lead a surge of great change and progress to ensure that Malaysia is highly regarded among the international community, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said the changes or transformation envisioned by BN was not small, because it covered various aspects of life including physical, emotional and intellectual needs.

Malaysia being chosen as the site for the King Salman Global International Peace Centre also proves the country

KOTA KINABALU - All Barisan Nasional elected representatives in Sabah should go to the ground regularly and keep working hard to prepare for the 14th General Election, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman (pic).

Musa repeated the call when asked about the speculation that the current assembly sitting would be the last held before the next general election.

"I do not know when it will be held. I'll leave it to the media to speculate. If there's no speculation, it will be boring. But we

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