LAST_UPDATESun, 20 May 2018 4pm

What Are Today's Headlines?

The English dailies today report on the upcoming traffic that would hit Malaysians this Hari Raya weekend, Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist Dr Mahmud Ahmad, the success of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, as well as the Maxim Trader “money game” scheme.

Ready For The Rush - As the country gets ready to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri this weekend, the authorities are well prepared for the ‘balik kampung’ rush, reports The Star. Hopefully, with the good weather predicted, it will make road and travelling conditions safer for us all. The authorities have also reminded motorists to abide by traffic rules and reminded of the heightened mobile speed cameras on the road.

Malaysian Terrorist Helped Plan Marawi Assault - New Straits Times highlighted the video clip which shows Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist, Dr Mahmud Ahmad, and top militants going through a plan to attack the Philippine city of Marawi with Islamic State (IS) leader Hapilon and the Maute brothers. Sources say the former Universiti Malaya lecturer has assumed a leadership role among affiliated militants of the IS in the region.

Prasarana, A Complete Transit Company - Malay Mail reports on the public transport operator Prasarana Malaysia Bhd has emerged as a truly full-fledged transit company with its expansion in Penang where it has now entered into the ferry services industry, apart from expanding in other sectors.

Hound Them - Investors of “money game” scheme Maxim Trader have been encouraged to go after the company’s bosses to get their money back. theSun quoting an investor who would rather remain anonymous, said a small number who had pressured the management have succeeded in recovering their investments.

The Malay dailies meanwhile highlighted on the UMNO Vice-President’s dare to the US’s Department of Justice, the latest and most expensive Hari Raya accessory for men, a man holding a Datuk title selling halal certificates, and the crisis faced by FGV.

Utusan Malaysia and Sinar Harian with headlines DoJ Dicabar (DoJ Challenged) and Menteri Cabar DoJ (Minister Challenges DoJ) reports that UMNO Vice-President Datuk Seri Hishammudin Hussein had demanded the United States’ Department of Justice (DoJ) to provide evidence on their latest claim against the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MBD).

Beraya Pakai Songket Lebih Mahal Daripada Harga Kereta (Celebrating Raya While Wearing A Songket More Expensive Than A Car) - In Terengganu, a songket can be sold up to RM30,000 per piece, reports Kosmo. The custom-made pieces that are intricate and usually ordered by those of higher stature like ministers and businessmen, apparently costs more expensive than a Perodua Axia.

Parasit Sijil Halal (Halal Certificates Parasites) - A man with a Datuk title was found to be selling halal certificates issued by Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim), at more than triple the price. While there are those who pay monthly installments of up to RM80,000 reports Harian Metro.

Nasib Isa, Zakaria Diketahui Hari Ini (Isa And Zakaria’s Fate Will Be Known Today) - Berita Harian headlined that a meeting will be held today and the government is expected to make an important announcement today regarding the position of Chairman of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) Tan Sri Isa Samad and Group President and Chief Executive Officer Datuk Zakaria Arshad in the company.

The vernacular dailies front paged the news on the latest pricing as GST will now be imposed of produce like seafood, vegetables, and fruits.

China Press and Sin Chew both revealed that the more than 60 types of food items, including certain seafood, vegetables, fruits, tea, coffee, among others, will be levied with GST as confirmed by Customs Department director-general Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy.