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August 20, 2018 11:03 AM Supplementary budget not needed as fiscal deficit under control: Amiruddin

PUTRAJAYA: The government does not need a supplementary budget for now as the country's fiscal deficit is under control, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah. He said a well managed and sustainable fiscal deficit would strengthen Malaysia's economy and the country will not need to borrow again. "We would not need a supplementary 3

August 20, 2018 4:57 AM Only a fool would sign AES agreement, says Loke

PUTRAJAYA: Proceeds from the Automated Enforcement System (AES) summons went to the two concessionaires and not the government, as the agreement was lopsided. Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pix) said the agreement between the former Barisan Nasional government and the two concessionaires, Ates Sdn Bhd and Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd was a lopsided one. "Only 8

August 17, 2018 11:35 AM National Housing Policy aims to provide cheaper, comfortable homes for B40, M40

PUTRAJAYA: The National Housing Policy, which is expected to be rolled out in Sept, aims to provide cheaper and comfortable affordable homes for the Bottom 40% (B40) and the Middle 40% (M40) households, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said the policy, which is being reviewed and now at the final stage, would address 3

August 17, 2018 6:50 AM AWC bags RM9.8m contract extension

PETALING JAYA: AWC Bhd's wholly owned subsidiary Ambang Wira Sdn Bhd has received extension of contracts worth RM9.80 million. The deal is for the extension of comprehensive management, maintenance and operational services for a commercial office building at Galeria PJH, Putrajaya as well as the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) headquarters 3

August 16, 2018 11:48 AM No restriction on use of 'Merdeka' for National Day: Ministry

PUTRAJAYA: The Communication and Multimedia Ministry said today there is no restriction on the use of the word "Merdeka" in referring to the National Day celebration. The people can use terms such as Independence Day, National Day and Malaysia Day to run programmes or events related to the National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations to spur the spirit 4

August 12, 2018 9:47 AM 80% of childminders at nurseries don't have minimum qualifications

PUTRAJAYA: About 80% or 13,700 childminders for those aged (0) to four in nurseries registered with the Department of Social Welfare (SWD) still do not meet the minimum qualification of the Permata Early Childhood Care and Education (KAP) course as of June 2018. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the lack of qualified caregivers 9

August 10, 2018 12:25 PM Downward trend in HFMD cases: Health Minister

PUTRAJAYA: The number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases nationwide showed a downward trend over the last two days, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said 710 HFMD cases were reported nationwide yesterday, involving the closure of three nurseries, 10 kindergartens/pre-schools and several classes in five schools. "It is hoped that the HFMD cases 9

August 10, 2018 10:43 AM Trust Fund short of RM19.4b to repay GST: Customs

PUTRAJAYA: The full amount of RM82.9 billion demanded by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) for repayment of the Goods and Services Tax was not transferred to the Trust Fund, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam. He said that for the period from April 1, 2015, until May 31, 2018, the JKDM had reported in the Trust Fund Monthly 8

August 10, 2018 8:48 AM Mujahid to meet LGBT activist Nisha Ayub over portrait incident

PETALING JAYA: Minister of Religious Affairs in the Prime Minister's Office Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa will meet LGBT activist Nisha Ayub whose portrait was removed from a photography exhibition at the George Town Festival. The meeting is slated to take place at 6pm today at the lobby of Block A of the Putrajaya Islamic Complex. According to a media invite 8

August 10, 2018 8:24 AM Airline employee in remand for corruption

PUTRAJAYA: A male employee of an airline company working at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) is in remand for four days from today for alleged abetment in a bribery case, involving RM1,300. The remand order was issued by Magistrate Atikah Abu Hassan here following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) 6