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PUTRAJAYA, July 25 (Bernama) — More companies from the industrial sector, especially high performance industries, are needed to make the Industrial Doctorate (PhD) Programme a success. Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin said this would help to encourage sharing of knowledge between industry players and academicians, as aspired...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) — The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) will host a one-day seminar for the benefit of entrepreneurs wanting to become full-fledged participants in the Halal industry. The event will be held in Gambang, Kuantan on July 30. The seminar is also aimed at creating awareness amongst the general public about...
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THE Government’s move to prioritise research is paying off as Malaysia has enjoyed the highest growth rates in research publications, globally. Malaysia recorded a 28.42% increase in research publications from 2006 to 2010, more than double that of second-placed China (12.1%). This also places Malaysia above nations with strong traditions of research...
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KUCHING: The Christian Ecumenical Center will be extended another floor soon to include a hostel, conference room and more offices. Association of Churches Sarawak (ACS) secretary-general Ambrose Linang said that this was made possible after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak approved a one million ringgit grant for the extension. He added that...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 (Bernama) — HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd plans to open seven new HSBC Amanah branches by year-end, adding to the existing nine, in-line with the latter’s focus to cater to the increasing demand for Islamic banking and financial products. HSBC Malaysia executive director and deputy chief executive officer, Jonathan Addis said...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 (BERNAMA)– The government has allocated RM8 million for a soft-loan scheme aimed at encouraging the lower income group to engage small and micro franchises as franchisees. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said this measure will help locals raise their income level, thus, enhancing the country’s competitiveness...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 (Bernama) — The government is in the midst of finalising the National Franchise Development Blueprint, which is set for launch later this year, said Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Muhyiddin said the blueprint would outline new policies and directions, including strategies and action plan aimed at boosting...
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TANJONG KARANG, July 21 (Bernama) — The construction of the proposed Farmers’ Training Centre in Kampung Sungai Kajang here costing about RM10 million, is expected to start this year. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar said the ministry had approved the project plan and the tender would be open soon. He said...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) — Courts Malaysia Sdn Bhd plans to open six more stores this financial year ending March 31, 2012, after opening two recently. Between RM1 million and RM2 million would be spent to open a new store, Country Director Chris Yong told reporters after launching the company’s “Hope for Our Children”...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) — Some 1,100 Bumiputera entrepreneurs are expected to be roped in by October this year for the newly launched Teras programme, an initiative undertaken by the Bumiputera development agency, Teraju, to increase Bumiputera small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)’ participation in the economy. Teraju’s...
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