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LAST_UPDATETue, 29 Jul 2014 10am

Singapore To Match Malaysia's Toll Charges At Causeway - LTA

SINGAPORE: If there is a new toll, or an increase in toll charges by Malaysia at the Causeway, the Singapore Government will match the new toll and increase in toll charges in due course, says the island republic's Land Transport Authority (LTA).

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Najib, Rosmah Meet Families Of Victims Of Both MH17 And MH370 Tragedies

Pic: NST/BernamaPUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today met with the families of the Malaysian passengers and crew of the two Malaysia Airlines (MAS) air tragedies, at Seri Perdana.

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Ensure GST on The Sales Receipt

GSTKUALA LUMPUR -- Consumers should check their payment receipts to ensure that the Good and Services Tax they pay goes to the country's coffers and not pocketed by unscrupulous traders or businesses.

GST comes into effect next April,

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Haze: Air Quality Unhealthy In Tanjung Malim, Sibu, Kuala Selangor And Port Klang

HazeThe quality of air was at an unhealthy level in Tanjung Malim, Perak; Sibu, Sarawak; and Kuala Selangor and Port Klang in Selangor as at 7 am today, with the Air Pollutant Index (API) exceeding 100.

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EDL use is still free, say analysts

EDLJOHOR BARU: As the controversy continues over the Eastern Disposal Link (EDL), authorities have called for a more balanced and rationale perspective, pointing out that between 180,000 to 220,000 motorists who use the expressway do not have to pay toll.

According to The Star Online, They pointed that of these number, only 60,000 motorists would be going to Singapore, with the majority of Johoreans using the EDL for free.

The report also noted that industry sources said these Johoreans would be able to travel to other places and enjoy use of the infrastructure for free.

"As the controversy rages, it is proper that certain points are made in order to have a more balanced view," an analyst said.

The EDL is an 8.1km expressway in Johor Baru, connecting the North South Expressway Southern Route at Pandan to the new Sultan Iskandar Building CIQ complex in the city centre.

It is regarded as a toll-free expressway and acts as a bypass to CIQ complex without using Tebrau.

Politicians have urged the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) to charge only those using the EDL, which is an elevated highway that leads to the CIQ, saying it was unfair to impose the charge on everyone.

MHA has also said that the new toll rates collected would be channelled into the construction and maintenance of the link as well as other CIQ facilities.

Another analyst was quoted by the newspaper as saying that, "motorists travelling to Singapore never complained when the government there raised the VEP (Vehicle Entry Permit) fee from S$20 (RM51) to S$35 (RM91) daily."


-Star Online

Smooth Flowing Traffic At Major Highways Monday Evening

 

smooth trafficKUALA LUMPUR, July 28 (Bernama) -- Traffic flow at several major highways was reported smooth as at 6 pm this evening even though there was an increase in the number of vehicles on highways, said a Plus Expressway traffic control centre spokesman.

According to news agency Bernama, a spokesman for the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) said traffic heading towards the East Coast was also smooth.

The public can obtain information on the traffic situation via the toll-free Plusline 1800-88-0000 and Twitter account at www.twitter.com/plustrafik or the LLM toll-free line 1800-88-7752 and Twitter account at www.twitter.com/llminfotrafik.

-- BERNAMA

 

 

Black Boxes Show Shrapnel Destroyed Malaysia Airlines Plane

blackboxMOSCOW—Ukrainian authorities said Monday that data retrieved from the black boxes aboard Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU -2.22% Flight 17 showed the plane was destroyed by "massive explosive decompression" caused by shrapnel from a

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MH17 Chief Stewardess’ Teen Tweets Anger At Raya Without Mum

Pic: TheMalaysianInsider/DiyanaVazeera"Stop asking me to be strong. It's so hard to do. But you make it sound so easy," said Nur Diyana Yazeera Yezli, 15, on microblogging site Twitter just before her first Hari Raya without her mother Dora Shahila Kassim, who died in the flight MH17 crash 11 days ago.

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Joyful Aidilfitri Whether In The City Or 'Kampung'

Pic: TheBorneoPostKUALA LUMPUR: Aidilfitri in Malaysia is normally associated with the tradition of 'balik kampung', particularly for those who are working and living in the city, away from their hometown.

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Traffic Movement Slow On Several Routes Heading North, South And East

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow at certain stretches of the North-South Expressway was slow, especially between Nilai and the Seremban Rest and Recreation area as at noon today.

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