Penang Tables RM748.84 Million Budget For 2018

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 2 – Penang state government today tabled a higher deficit state Budget of RM748.54mil for 2018. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng when tabling the budget, stressed that it was an estimate and it can be reduced if the state records a higher revenue collection. Among some of the

Shahidan: Five PR1MA Projects Allocated For Penang

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim has refuted Penang Housing Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo’s claim, recently, that not a single project of the 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme (PR1MA) was allocated for the state. In fact, Shahidan said five PR1MA projects with

No Racial Quota For Entry To Vocational Colleges

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 – The Education Ministry said today it had not set any racial quota for intake of students into vocational colleges. Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the government was building more vocational colleges to provide more places for students interested in taking up technical and vocational

USM EKSPEN 2017 Ends On High Note

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 31 – The 16th Career and Education Expo 2017 (EKSPEN) 2017 ended on a high note. The closing ceremony of University Sains Malaysia (USM) EKSPEN 2017 has taken place yesterday at Eureka Complex, USM. EKSPEN 2017 is an annual activity designed to help students in exploring the various fields

Economist Calls For New Measures To Strengthen Ringgit

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 – A more concerted effort alongside new measures are needed to strengthen the ringgit, as the weaker local note will lead to higher inflation, said independent economist, Dr Suresh Kumar. “My concern is the weaker ringgit will deflate the economy and the inflation rate will go up. Therefore,

Saudis To Allow Women Into Sports Stadiums From 2018

RIYADH, Oct 30 – Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to families. The kingdom, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports

RM49.3m For 1Malaysia Milk Programme

MARANG, Oct 30 – The government, through the Education Ministry, has spent around RM49.3 million from July to December to fund the 1Malaysia Milk Programme, benefiting 757,439 pupils from 7,780 primary schools nationwide. Deputy Education minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the programme, which focussed on pupils from Year 1 to Year 6,

At Least 25 Killed In Hotel Attack In Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Oct 29 – At least 25 people were killed and another 30 injured in a car bombing outside the popular Nasahablod 2 Hotel here Saturday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. According to local police, 30 people, including a government minister, were rescued from the hotel as the gunfire continued between the

Funeral For Late Thai King Bhumibol Draws To A Close

BANGKOK, Oct 29 – A year of official mourning for Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej ends Sunday after a lavish five-day funeral embroidered with pageantry and religious ritual. Bhumibol, a beloved king who died last October aged 88, was cremated on Thursday after a day charged with emotion that brought Thailand to

2018 Budget Proves Penang Not Neglected

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 29 – The allocation for upgrading the Penang International Airport (LTAPP) as well as the hospital in the 2018 Budget tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak yesterday clearly showed that Penang has not been neglected by the federal government. Balik Pulau Member of Parliament Datuk

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