Bumiputera Vendor Development Programme Generates RM114b

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 – The Vendor Development Programme (VDP) under the Bumiputra Economic Empowerment Agenda has generated RM114 billion since its launch in September 2013 until August this year, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said. The Prime Minister said under the programme, government-linked companies (GLCs) not only developed Bumiputra vendors, but

Water Disruption In Raub On Thursday

KUANTAN, Sept 25 – More than 5,000 user accounts in Raub near here will face water supply disruption on Thursday to facilitate cleaning work at the Sungai Bilut Water Treatment Plant. Pengurusan Air Pahang Berhad (PAIP) said in a statement here today that the task was scheduled to start at 8am

PM Announces Incentives For TM Employees

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 – Any pregnant employee of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) can return home from work one hour earlier. This is one of several incentives provided by the TM management that was announced today by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The incentives are related to holidays, education

Dream Home Through EPF’s e-Pengeluaran Facility

KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 25 – The services provided by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for its contributors have evolved to suit current changes and expectations, among which is the e–Pengeluaran facility. “For me saving in EPF is not just for financial security in old age. When I am ready to buy a

Drug Lab: Penang Police Nab 2 Siblings

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 25 – Police raided a house believed to have been turned into a drug laboratory in Bukit Mertajam near here and seized an assortment of drugs worth RM769,250 with the arrest of two siblings. Penang acting police chief Datuk Roslee Chik said police based on intelligence and after

MySeafood Exhibition To Showcase Fishery Products

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 – All sorts of local fishery products will be showcased at the “MySeafood” exhibition which will be held in conjunction with the four-day 2017 National Farmers, Livestock Breeders and Fishermen’s Day from Sept 28 until Oct 1 at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS). The exhibition, jointly

MB: Obey Law To Hold Beer Festival In Selangor

KLANG, Sept 24 – The organiser of the “Better Beer Festival” should comply with all regulations set by the local authorities if it intends to relocate the venue of the festival to Selangor, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. He said the state government’s stand was to respect the customs

MP Says Best To Keep PLUS In Govt Hands

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – A Member of Parliament has joined the tide of concern over PLUS Malaysia Bhd possibly being acquired by a private party, saying the profitable highway operator should remain in government hands. Anuar Manap, the MP for Sekijang, also raised this concern citing previous cases where private entities

Samy Vellu Honoured At MIC AGM After ‘Tun’ Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – The MIC’s traditional event, the Presidential Dinner held at the Putra World Trade Centre here in conjunction with the party’s 71st Annual General Meeting (AGM) tonight, saw former party president Tun S. Samy Vellu (pix) being honoured for having been recently conferred the Seri Setia Mahkota

Tengku Adnan To Chair Meeting On Social Problems

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 – Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor will chair a special meeting with local authorities under his ministry to discuss social problems involving the younger generation, especially those in Kuala Lumpur. He said the meeting on Monday, would identify the source of the issues and draft

Lukaku, Sterling Keep Manchester Clubs On Top

LONDON, Sept 24 – Raheem Sterling shone for Manchester City and Romelu Lukaku delivered for Manchester United as the Manchester clubs maintained their grip on the Premier League title race with Saturday victories. Sterling scored a brace as City crushed bottom club Crystal Palace 5-0 to go top on goal difference above

Pyongyang Mounts Show Of Support For Kim

PYONGYANG, Sept 23 – Tens of thousands of Pyongyang residents were gathered in the capital’s Kim Il-Sung Square Saturday to laud leader Kim Jong-Un’s denunciation of US President Donald Trump. Such set-piece rallies, organised by the authorities, are a regular feature of political life in Pyongyang, and are intended as a physical

Subra: Enemies From Within Can Destroy MIC

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 – MIC President Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam today reminded party members to remain loyal and not become ‘enemies from within’ to betray and destroy the party that has remained a strong foundation for 71 years. He chided some MIC leaders who named themselves as candidates for certain Parliament

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