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KUALA LUMPUR - In an unprecedented move, several thousand people comprising national, state and grassroots members from both MCA and Gerakan will be rallying together this Saturday at Dewan San Choon here.

According to a press conference jointly hosted by MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan and his Gerakan counterpart Datuk Liang Teck Meng, the assembly titled “Stronger Together” is aimed at strengthening the parties’ working relationship for the upcoming general election.

“MCA and Gerakan have a very long experience of cooperation un­­der the structure of Barisan Na­­sional, especially in upholding the governance of moderation and multiracialism,” Ong said.

Liang added that both parties’ presidents Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong have led their teams on five rounds of discussions in the past two months.

Asked why both parties were holding the rally, Liang explained that the different results in the past two Sarawak state elections, where opposition party DAP only won seven in 2016 compared to 15 in 2011, showed that Barisan component parties have been working quietly.

He also said Gerakan will be contesting 13 state seats and four Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR - The government has assured the people that there will be no raise in the current 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate after the next general election.

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz told the Dewan Rakyat today that the government is certain about this although there may be suggestions for a raise.

"Maybe there were some suggestions ... they may have proposed this for certain reasons but for now, I want to stress that the government has no plans to increase or even

The Community Rehabilitation Programme (CRP) for prisoners is among programmes implemented under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) to better people’s lives while reducing cost, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Under this programme, inmates who are not classified as hardcore criminals are given vocational training, including in agriculture, so they can have a source of income.

They are placed in protected areas which are not prisons, so we do not have to spend money to build new prisons

KUALA LUMPUR - Authorities have identified slip-prone tracks after a cargo train derailed at Keretapi Tanah Melayu's (KTM) Bank Negara station Thursday (Nov 23) morning, disrupting railway services in Klang Valley.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pix) said the operational problem by KTM was viewed seriously while measures have been put in place to further improve the situation.

"In certain areas we have told KTM operators to slow down the traffic and we are in the midst of

KUALA TERENGGANU - A total of 374 people from 102 families have been evacuated to 17 relief centres in Terengganu, following worsening floods.

The Social Welfare Department’s http://infobanjir.jkm.gov.my/ portal reported that the evacuees comprised 104 men, 121 women, 78 boys, 66 girls, and five infants.

The number included one female senior citizen and three male disabled persons.

In Besut, police said an additional 12 people from five families were evacuated to Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala

KUALA LUMPUR - Atheism should not be allowed in Malaysia for any citizen as it contradicts both the Federal Constitution and the Rukunegara, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki (pix).

He said atheist ideologies were dangerous as they were being propagated to not only Muslims but to the non-Muslims in Malaysia.

“Atheism contradicts the first principle of the Rukunegara, which is a belief in God.

“We need to understand, that in the Malaysian

KUALA LUMPUR - Only one complaint has been received so far over the selective ban which prevents tudung-clad women from working frontline jobs in the hotel industry.

Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (pix) said investigations were still being carried out over the complaint.

“We are collecting information about the complaint," he said in reply to a question by Anuar Abd Manap (BN - Sekijang) in Parliament on Thursday (Nov 23).

Nazri did not furnish details about

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