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Bill To Protect Media From Being Victim Of Fake News

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PUTRAJAYA – The Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 when passed will not affect press freedom in the country and will also protect the media from being victim of fake news, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. Liow, who is also MCA president, said the bill was aimed at curbing dissemination of inaccurate news and…

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Standardises Motorcycle Ownership Transfer Fee From April 1

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KUALA LUMPUR – The fee for the transfer of ownership of motorcycles in Sabah and Sarawak will be standardised to the RM3 imposed in the peninsula from April 1, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai announced today. The current fee for Sarawak is RM5 and Sabah, RM40. Liow said the move was to ease…

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Six New ERL Trains To Increase Passenger Capacity By 50 Per Cent

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SEPANG – The capacity of Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) will increase by 50 per cent with the newly launched six trains today, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said the purchase of the new trains from China-based Changchun Railway Vehicles Co Ltd (CRRC) would add to its existing fleet of…

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Chinese Community Can Expect Nothing From DAP

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KUALA LUMPUR – MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has reminded the Chinese community not to put their hopes on the DAP to champion their rights. “DAP changes its face instantly and fast. This is a party without principles which traded the people’s trust for power and personal agendas, “he told a press conference…

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No More “Chinese Tsunami” In GE14 – Liow

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KUANTAN – The 14th general election, expected to be called soon, is regarded by most political analysts as the most fierce and bitter election ever to be held in the country. This has been admitted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak himself, who regarded it as “the mother of all elections” that will…

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MCA Will Continue To Be Champion For The Chinese Community

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KUALA LUMPUR – MCA has been and will continue to be a champion for the Chinese community, its president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said. He said the party had remained tireless in its effort to provide aid and support, be it in terms of access to quality education, reviltalisation of new villages or encouraging…

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Bentong Hospital Seeks For Upgrading – Liow

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BENTONG – The Health Ministry (KKM) has been requested to consider the need to upgrade the Bentong Hospital which has a capacity of 152 beds. The Member of Parliament for Bentong Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the matter needed to be considered to cater for more patients especially those undergoing dialysis treatment. He said…

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Curbing Fake News Does Not Restriction Freedom Of Speech

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government does not intend to control or restrict the freedom of speech, which goes with responsibility and accountability, through the proposed formulation of a law to curb fake news , said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said freedom of speech, if used in an irresponsible manner, including to…

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Strong Ties With China Benefit Malaysian Entrepreneurs

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KUALA LUMPUR – The strong bilateral ties between Malaysia and China have benefited local entrepreneurs and the business community, said MCA President, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. Liow, who is also Transport Minister, said the ties had also resulted in China opening up its big market for Malaysian entrepreneurs to tap into. “Our entrepreneurs will…

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MOT To Study Proposal To Make Linkedua’s Toll Rates More Attractive

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SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Transport (MOT) will look into the proposal to review and introduce a more attractive toll rates at the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (Linkedua) Expressway, especially during off-peak hours, in a bid to encourage more motorists to use it. Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the proposal was made and agreed…

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Malaysia Re-Elected To The Council Of IMO

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has been re-elected to the council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in the Category C elections for the period 2018-2019. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the election for the seventh consecutive terms was held in conjunction with the 30th Regular Session of the IMO General Assembly at…

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Give BN Mandate In GE14, MCA President Urges People

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KUALA LUMPUR – The people should give their mandate to Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 14th General Election (GE14) to continue the agenda of developing the country and prospering the people equitably. MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said BN had carried out various development initiatives and programmes in Kuala Lumpur to ensure the…

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Gov’t Mulls Implementing OBD On Buses

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Transport is mulling the implementation of a drivers’ score, which is aimed at monitoring the attitude of commercial vehicle drivers especially buses to avoid accidents. Its Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said it involved the installation of On-board Diagnostic (OBD) equipment on the vehicles to collect driving data.…

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Liow: Bellew’s Departure ‘Unexpected’

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KUALA LUMPUR — The decision of Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Peter Bellew, to rejoin Ireland-based Ryanair Holdings plc, is unexpected, but it will not affect the national carrier’s transformation agenda. Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, said the ministry has not received any ‘hint’ about Bellew’s departure, and was still waiting…

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‘Citizens’ Featuring Liow Trending At No. 2 On YouTube

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PETALING JAYA – The National Day video where Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai plays two roles is trending on YouTube. A check by The Star found that the six minute-long video short entitled Citizens, produced by Pete Teo and Liew Seng Tat, is holding the number two spot on YouTube’s trending list. The video was…

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RM50 Million Park And Ride Project For Rawang

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government will build a ‘Park and Ride’ project costing RM50 million at Rawang KTM Komuter station. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the project would involve the construction of a large car parking area for the convenience of commuters and woud also improve traffic flow. “The project is in…

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Do Not Duped By Opposition Lies In Run Up To GE14

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TEMERLOH – Malaysians have been urged not to be duped by opposition lies made in the run up to the 14th general election. MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the opposition led by the DAP often used issues like racism to ensure their leaders continue to stay in power. “During the previous general…

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Report On Express Bus Accident In Pagoh Tabled In Parliament

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KUALA LUMPUR – The full report on the express bus accident at Kilometre 137.3 on the North-South Highway (PLUS) near the Pagoh Rest and Service Area (RSA) which killed 14 people and injured 16 others in December last year had been tabled in Parliament on March 1. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said…

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Awas System Impacts Positively – Tiong Lai

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KUALA LUMPUR – The enforcement of the demerit point fine under the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) starting last Saturday (April 15) have impacted positively when motorists reduce their vehicles’ speed. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the ministry was satisfied with the development and hoped drivers in the country would place more…

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Liow: Projects Vital In Reducing Business Costs

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PETALING JAYA – Several large-scale infrastructure and logistics projects will be implemented as part of the Government’s logistics masterplan to promote trade and growth, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic). The projects, listed under the second phase of the masterplan, include the Pulau Carey port-industrial city project, East Coast Rail Link, Digital…

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More Tourists From India Expected With Renewed Air Pact

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KUALA LUMPUR – More visits are expected from India to Malaysia and vice versa with the renewal of the Air Service Agreement between the two countries. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who acccompanied the Prime Minister on his just-concluded official visit to India, said the new agreement increased the number of seats for…

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Govt To Continue Analysing Data In Search Of MH370

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government will continue to analyse data in search for the location of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 aircraft which went missing three years ago, despite having suspended search operation since January 17. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said complete data analysis would assist investigation experts to conduct search mission to…

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‘Ministry Has Right To Ban Dego Ride’

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Transport Ministry has the authority to ban motorcycle taxi service provider Dego Ride, says minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. “Unless the Cabinet orders us to conduct a study and submit a paper on the findings, the ministry has the authority to make this decision,” he said after chairing the MCA presidential…

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Liow Wants Malaysia Airports To Work With Police Over Death Of North Korean

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PUTRAJAYA – Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today instructed Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd to cooperate with the police over the death of a North Korean man at KL International Airport 2 yesterday. The police are trying to verify whether the North Korean national, bearer of a passport identifying him as Kim Chol, was…

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Awas, Kejara To Be Implemented In April – Liow

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BENTONG – The Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) and the Demerit Points For Traffic Offences System (Kejara), due to be implemented in April, can reduce the number of road accidents in the country. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the systems developed by the Road Transport Department (RTD) were in final stages involving…

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Next Of Kin To Be Briefed After CNY

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BENTONG: The next of kin of the passengers and crew aboard the missing Flight MH370 will be briefed about the suspension of the search mission after the Chinese New Year. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the meetings would be coordinated by Malaysia Airlines at locations to be decided later. “Australian Transport Safety…

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Liow: Dr Mahathir Is Playing Race Card Against China

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BENTONG: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has resorted to playing the race card with his negative remarks on investments from China, said Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. The MCA president said such foreign investments, which are crucial for Malaysia’s growth, had been spun into a racial issue by the Opposition, undermining bilateral relations.…

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Liow: MH370 Kin To Be Briefed On Search Mission After CNY

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BENTONG: The next-of-kin of passengers and crew of missing Flight MH370 will be briefed about the search mission after the Chinese New Year, said Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic). The Transport Minister said Malaysia Airlines will coordinate the meetings at locations to be decided later. “The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has agreed to…

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Don’t Bring Unhealthy Culture To Bentong – Liow

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BENTONG – People who choose Bentong as their tourism or recreation destination are reminded not to bring unhealthy culture that is in conflict with the local culture. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who is also the Member of Parliament for Bentong, said the local residents welcomed visitors to the district but would not…

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DCA To Lead Response Team Handling MH370 Maters – Liow

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PUTRAJAYA – Following suspension of the underwater search for the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 jetliner which vanished two years ago, a response team led by the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) will be established to handle all matters relating to the incident. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said this included information…

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