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March 21, 2018 7:52 AM 51% of TVET graduates working as highly skilled technical workers

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 69,475 or 51% of the 136,062 Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) graduates in Malaysia are working as professionals and skilled workers until 2017. Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the National Youth Skills Institute has also trained 29,423 youths in various skills. "The Education ministry along 8

March 19, 2018 3:24 PM Selangor urged to cooperate in land acquisition for ECRL

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said any delays would prevent the completion of the railway line by the intended target of 2024. — Picture by Azinuddin Ghazali KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — The East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project may be jeopardised if the Selangor government does not cooperate in the land acquisition process in the state. Transport 10

March 15, 2018 1:55 PM Wagyu beef: From Japan to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia started to import the Japanese wagyu beef last year after receiving the approval of two processing plants from Japan by the Malaysian agriculture and health ministries as well as the Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM). Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, said the beef import last year was worth 12

February 13, 2018 8:13 AM Penang accuses Liow of refusing to resolve land issues in three paired roads project

Ramasamy said Liow has failed with meet up with the Penang delegation despite several requests from him to discuss the land acquisition. — Bernama picGEORGE TOWN, Feb 13 — Penang’s three paired roads project has hit a snag after the Transport Ministry refused to negotiate and resolve land issues related to the project. Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P.Ramasamy 11

February 12, 2018 3:47 PM Parliament set to be dissolved week after Chap Goh Meh

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is expected to dissolve Parliament the week after Chap Goh Meh on March 2 to pave the way for the 14th General Election (GE14). Political analysts said the window for calling the polls is closing fast. Political analyst Professor Dr Jeniri Amir from Universiti Malaya Sarawak said Parliament has to be dissolved 10

January 30, 2018 10:54 AM Genetec inks MoU for ammonia plant in India

PETALING JAYA: Genetec Technology Bhd is looking for a potential new business opportunity to provide its system automation solutions and services in the setting of an ammonia and urea manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh, India. Genetec told Bursa Malaysia that it had entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malay Chamber of Commerce 13

January 18, 2018 5:16 AM Gov losing RM8b in tax revenue from illicit trade

KUALA LUMPUR: The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) has estimated that government is losing some RM8 billion in tax revenue annually due to illicit trade. Last year, the illicit tobacco market alone is believed to have contributed about RM4.4 billion in tax revenue losses. Apart from the tobacco industry, these losses also come from the black 17

December 11, 2017 1:08 PM Kuwait ruler names son defence minister in new cabinet

KUWAIT CITY: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defence ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the previous government, which had been formed a year ago, resigned following a dispute with members of parliament who filed a no-confidence motion against a senior 24

November 27, 2017 11:07 AM Federal statutory bodies' liabilities higher in 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The liabilities of 126 federal statutory bodies under 23 ministries rose by RM5.51 billion in 2016 to RM144.01 billion, compared to RM138.51 billion in the previous year. The federal statutory bodies under the Ministry of Higher Education had the highest liabilities totalling RM54.82 billion, followed by the Ministry of Finance (RM35.04 billion) 14

November 27, 2017 11:01 AM Dept completes audit of 145 financial statements for FY16

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Audit Department has completed the audit of 145 financial statements for the financial year 2016 (FY16) from federal statutory bodies, Federal Consolidated Fund, Pensions Trust Fund and other agencies this year. According to the Auditor General's 2016 Report (Certification of Financial Statements of Federal Statutory Bodies 14