Najib: Optimise Government Expenditure

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 12 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants civil service administrators and staff to optimise government expenditure rather than resort to austerity measures. In his address at the first monthly assembly this year for the Prime Minister’s Department here, Monday, he urged the workforce to apply creative thinking

Public Funds Not Used In Settling 1MDB’s ‘Woes’

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 12 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Monday stressed that public funds were not being used to resolve 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)’s financial woes. He said that an end to the issues faced by 1MDB is forthcoming, as he had promised six months ago. “What we are glad about is

Bauxite: MACC Calls Six PTG Officials

KUANTAN, Jan 10 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to call another six Pahang Land and Mines Department officials to help investigations of corruption involving bauxite mining. Its Investigation director Datuk Azam Baki said the six suspects, including one woman, aged between 30 to 50, were instructed to be present at

TPPA Gives More Room For Workers To Voice Views

JOHOR BAHARU, Jan 10 – The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), to be tabled in Parliament at month-end, will ensure the rights of Malaysian workers are better protected. This includes allowing more trade unions to be formed and in the process, according them more opportunities to voice their views, said Minister

KKLW To Focus On Plight Of Rubber Tappers

BERA, Jan 10 – The Rural and Regional Development Ministry (KKLW) will focus on the plight of rubber tappers who are now facing problems following the drop in the commodity price. Its minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, said among the steps taken was by setting up a committee at the ministerial

Liow: New Speed Limit, Route For Bauxite Lorries

BENTONG, Jan 10 – The Transport Ministry will set the new speed limit and route for lorries carrying bauxite to reduce pollution and to ensure public safety, said Transport Ministry Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said this was contained in the improvement of bauxite transporting regulation which was made following the discussions with

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