Home » News

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:...
Filed in: News
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...
Filed in: News
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...
Filed in: News
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...
Filed in: News
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...
Filed in: News
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...
Filed in: News
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...
Filed in: News
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...
Filed in: News
SINGAPORE, Aug 23 (Bernama) — The Malaysia-Singapore Business Council’s (MSBC) has made good progress in the discussion on the outstanding trade-related issues in an effort to promote investment in Malaysia at its pre-council meeting. Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said he has met with the Singapore...
Filed in: News
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 23 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says the Senai Hi-Tech Park in Johor has been identified as the nation’s key driver for high-technology manufacturing and research and development. He said the park, the second hi-tech park after the Kulim Hi-Tech Park, would complement the government’s vision to transform...
Filed in: News