KL-- The government's decision to set up a Fiscal Policy Committee aimed at reducing Malaysia's fiscal deficit is considered a very responsible move, said CIMB Group, Group Chief Executive, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak. He said the country certainly needed to focus on the outstanding debt before it became an issue.
Nazir: Fiscal Policy Committee A Good Move
Mercy Mission Malaysia To Host International Women Conference
KL -- Mercy Mission Malaysia, a non-government organization focused on enlighting the community about Islam, is hosting an International Women's Conference, 'Being ME' at Putrajaya International Convention Centre on June 29. The conference dubbed as the only one of its kind international event will feature both local and international speakers and is expected to be attended by 3,300 women.
MMEA Receives 10 Patrol Boats To Strengthen Control In ESSCOM Area
KOTA KINABALU -- The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has received 10 patrol boats to help intensify and strengthen national maritime security control at the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) base jetty here. Its Regional Operation Director, Capt (M) Adam Aziz, received the boats on behalf of the agency in a simple ceremony on board RMN's auxiliary ship, Bunga Mas Enam, from its Commander Kuharaj Jayaraj yesterday.
Haze: DOE Announces Immediate Ban Against Open Burning In Three States
KL-- The Department of Environment (DOE) has announced an immediate ban against open burning activities in Selangor, Melaka and Johor until a date to be specified later. Its director-general, Datuk Halimah Hassan in a statement here Wednesday, said the ban was announced according to Section 29AA(2) of the Environmental Quality (Amendment) Act 2001.
Probe On Victim Of Collapsed Lightning Arrester Completed
GEORGE TOWN -- The investigation report on the death of a man, feared to have been buried at the site of the collapsed lightning arrester pole in Jalan Macalister, here has been completed, said Timur Laut police chief ACP Gan Kong Meng. He said the findings of the investigation would be submitted to the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, today for the death certificate application to be processed.
Ipoh Barat MP Seeks To Nullify Appointment Of Senators
KL -- Ipoh Barat member of parliament M. Kula Segaran is seeking a judicial review at the High Court here for an order to nullify the appointments of five senators, since it is against the provision of the Federal Constitution. Kula named Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar and Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan, ministers in the Prime Minister's Department, as the first two respondents.
Icon Offshore Takes Delivery Of First Diesel Electric PSV
PORT KLANG -- Icon Offshore Bhd (Icon Offshore), Malaysia's third largest offshore support vessel group, today took delivery of its first diesel electric platform supply vessel (PSV) equipped with Dynamic Positioning 2 (DP2). The 8,600 brake horse power MV Tanjung Piai 1 brings the company's fleet strength to 34 vessels. Chief Executive Officer Dr Jamal Yusof said Icon Offshore is the first Malaysian company to acquire a DP2 diesel electric PSV from Muhibbah Marine Engineering Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd.
Kelantan JPN Launches New Module To Boost School Excellence
KOTA BAHARU-- The Kelantan Education Department has launched an Academic Sensitivity Module as a new approach to boost the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for schools in the state. Its director, Hussain Awang said the module was one of the references for teachers in sustaining academic excellence to be on par with the national level.
Boeing Twin-Aisle Family Provides Unprecedented Value, Flexibility
KL-- Boeing today highlighted its twin-aisle family, noting that with the offering of the 777X, it will have an airplane serving every major segment of the market. The 747-8, 777 and 787 Dreamliner families of airplanes offer a complete family with a high degree of commonality that will deliver superior value for operators.
Asian Companies, Governments Should Act On Rapid Funds Outflow, Says Nazir
KL-- Asian companies and governments across the region have to act quickly, collectively and sensibly in the face of potential challenges from the rapid out flow of funds, says CIMB Group Group Chief Executive Datuk Seri Nazir Razak.
20,000 Firms Under Ministry Watchlist For Possible Software Piracy
KL -- A total of 20,000 companies nationwide have been put on the Ops Semak Tulen watch list by the Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (MDTCC), for their inaction to mailers sent from MDTCC the as part of the on-going software piracy campaign.
Political, Economic Stability Key Factors For Asean's Economic Transformation
KL-- Political as well as economic stability will be key factors for the Asean economic transformation which began after the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis. The Singapore Institute of International Affairs chairman Simon SC Tay said following the crisis, Asean countries had done a lot to build the economy as well as political stability, despite being shadowed by two emerging economic giants, China and India.
Lajim Named Opposition Leader In Sabah State Assembly
KOTA KINABALU -- Klias State Assemblyman Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin has been named the opposition leader in the Sabah State Assembly. Sabah State Assembly speaker Datuk Seri Salleh Tun Said he had received a letter on June 11, to inform that Lajim had been proposed as the opposition leader in the State Assembly of Sabah and that he had no objection.
MILS Wants Regulators To Urge Local Companies Use Halal Logistics
KL-- MISC Integrated Logistics (MILS), a one-stop logistics services provider, wants Malaysian regulators to urge local companies to use halal logistics in exporting their goods. "Some companies, especially in the food production services, are unwilling to go into halal logistics as their products have already been certified by Jakim," Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Aziz Miskon told Bernama on the sidelines of the recent 2nd Global Halal Trade and Logistics Summit here.
Govt Plans To Relocate Water Village In Semporna, Lahad Datu & Sandakan
KOTA KINABALU -- The government will relocate water villages specifically in the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) area as part of efforts to boost security. ESSCOM director-general Datuk Mohammad Mentek said the three districts of Semporna, Lahad Datu and Sandakan had been identified for the pioneer project.