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KOTA KINABALU, Oct 10 (Bernama) — The UNI Global Union – Malaysian Liaison Council (UNI-MLC) has urged the central government to review policies on foreign worker intake, especially in Sabah. Its president, Mohamed Shafie Mammal said, the move is necessary to ensure the welfare of local workers and Malaysian citizens are always protected. “Foreign...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda), which is empowered with the licensing of solar power plants, will be revising downwards the quota for all renewable energy (RE) sources for the remaining of this year. The revision is mainly because the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) system for RE will be launched on Dec 1 and not Sept 1 as originally...
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KUALA LUMPUR: For the 155 NGOs that received RM9.75mil from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, it was indeed timely help. Many said that in these times of economic uncertainty, any form of funding from the Government was very welcome and would come in handy when implementing their programmes. The NGOs received the money under the “Sekata:...
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BANGKOK, Aug. 26, 2011 — The upcoming 48th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair (BGJF48) in on track to continue its role as the main mechanism for the Thai gems and jewelry industry in taking on the world market with its astronomical rise of exports expected to exceed US$12 Billion this year, government and industry leaders announced yesterday. The 48th...
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ANOTHER LOCAL carrier, Zest Airways, Inc. (ZestAir), has sought seats to Malaysia, the hub of regional budget carrier heavyweight AirAsia Bhd which has been increasing its presence in the Philippines. But the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) remained firm in its decision not to hold another round of air talks with the Southeast Asian neighbor. This comes...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) will maintain the targeted export growth of 10.6% for the year, as exports are on the rise, said Dr Wong Lai Sum, 56, who was appointed its new CEO on Aug 20. “We do expect growth, albeit slightly slower,” said Wong, who was previously deputy CEO 1 of Matrade for five years. She added...
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KUCHING, Aug 24 (Bernama) — Sarawak has set aside 4,300 hectares of land in Sri Aman to be transformed into the country’s main rice bowl with production expected to start in 2016. State Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu said areas identified in Sri Aman were Batang Lupar, Bijat Stumbin and Banting Lingga. “The project has been...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 (Bernama) — The newly-appointed chief executive officer of Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade), Dr Wong Lai Sum, said her immediate priority was to ensure export growth for the country. “The most important thing is to ensure that Malaysian companies must be able to export their goods,” she said at...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 (Bernama) — A RM15 million loan under the Skim Pinjaman Khas Penduduk di Kampung Baru Cina (Special Loan Scheme for Chinese New Village Residents) has been set aside this year for eligible applicants, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung. He said RM35 million would be used for next year while another...
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SINGAPORE, Aug 23 (Bernama) — The upcoming 11th Annual Forbes Global CEO Conference from Sept 12-14 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur will raise Malaysia’s profile as an attractive investment destination, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad. “This event is very important to us, we have been...
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