Najib To Table Budget 2015 At 4pm

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will table the 2015 Budget in Parliament at 4pm Friday, the last budget under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP). Like other financial blueprints, Najib, who is also Finance Minister, hinted Thursday that the 2015 Budget would be “pro-rakyat”

Are We Budgeting For The Future? – Nurul Izzah

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar is hoping that the Budget 2015, which will be unveiled Friday, will be able to address the issue of inequality and declining education standards. She said the budget, to be tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Parliament, must

Najib Checks Out Budget 2015 Preparations

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak took time off to look into the latest preparations on Budget 2015 at the Finance Ministry here Thursday night. The Prime Minister accompanied by his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, was met on arrival at the ministry building by officials and personnel involved in

A New Generation Speaks: See Inside Hong Kong’s Protests

For the past two weeks, unprecedented pro-democracy street demonstrations have rocked Hong Kong, with protesters calling on China to stay out of the harbor’s internal politics. TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey documented the democratic movement, witnessing the protesters’ incredible resilience and organization. “The interconnectedness of the thousands of demonstrators has created

What Must Happen To Spark Mass Adoption Of Connected Lighting?

Beatrice Witzgall is the CEO and founder of LumiFi, a design and technology-centric company enabling people and businesses to unlock the full potential of connected lighting  The connected home and business continues to stir up vigorous debate among the tech community. Is the ‘Internet of Things’ just pie in the sky? Are ‘smart’ gadgets only for

Namewee’s Case From Dec 1

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MUAR, Oct 8 – The Sessions Court here fixed three days to hear controversial rapper Wee Meng Chee’s case for allegedly insulting a Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) staff about four years ago. Judge Roszianayati Ahmad fixed the hearing beginning Dec 1. Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Amira Sariaty Zainal told the court

Vocational Skills Employment Program (VSEP) MOU Signing

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INTRODUCTION The program that we are launching is Vocational Skills Employment Program (VSEP). This is a collaborative program between Penang Science Cluster (PSC), Association of Small and Medium Enterprises Malaysia (SAMENTA) and Fourier Technical Consultant (FTC). VSEP is aimed to create more employment for local youths and boost the productivity

UPSR Resit To Proceed At Flood Affected Schools In Sabah

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NILAI, Oct 8 – The Education Ministry has assured all candidates in flood affected schools in Sabah will resit the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examinations Thursday. Education director-general Datuk Dr. Khair Mohamad Yusof said according to reports, three schools in Penampang, namely Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Terian, SK Buayan and SK Longkogongon were

IMF: Subsidy Arguments Miss Key Points

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) makes a compelling argument for removing energy subsidies such as those on petrol and replacing them with targeted subsidies for the vulnerable in society. In its study titled, “Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications” the IMF points out the top 20% of the

Pensioner Loses RM70,000 In Savings Account

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SETIU, Oct 8 – A 58-year-old retired technician was shocked to find that his RM70,000 savings in a bank was gone, after being transfered 69 times by an unidentified person yesterday. The victim, Johari Che Ismail from Taman Kancil Jaya, here, only realised this when he wanted to withdraw RM500 via

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