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

Budget 2018: Medical Tourism Industry Set To Grow

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 – The RM30 million allocation for the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) under Budget 2018 tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday will spur further growth of the medical tourism industry in the country. MHTC chief executive officer Sherene Azli said the council welcomed

Opposition Leaders Admit 2018 Budget Benefits People

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 – In a departure from the norm, opposition leaders admit that the 2018 Budget presented by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today, benefits the people, especially those in the lower and middle rungs. PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the decision to

PM Najib: Malaysia Accomplishes Significant Economic Achievements For The Past 8 Years Despite Multiple Challenges

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 – Malaysia has accomplished a series of significant achievements and economic development for the past eight years despite facing various external challenges such as plummeting global crude oil prices and international geopolitical tensions. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has affirmed that Malaysia remained steadfast

PM Najib: RM3.5 Billion To Boost Tourism Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 – The federal government has set aside an allocation of RM3.5 billion to boost the national tourism industry for the year 2018, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. When tabling Budget 2018 in Parliament here today, Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said it was

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