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August 13, 2018 10:15 AM No to paying MRSM: Rina Harun

KUALA LUMPUR: The Rural and Regional Development Ministry does not intend to continue with the proposal of the previous government to set up paying for Mara Junior Science Colleges (MRSM). Minister Rina Harun said this was because the ministry now saw the role of MRSM as only belonging to the elite group. "Therefore MRSM's role has to return to assist 7

August 12, 2018 8:51 AM Sabahan doctors, specialists would be encouraged to serve locally

KUNAK: Prospective doctors and specialists from Sabah will be encouraged to serve locally due to the shortage of staff in the state. Sabah Health and People's Wellbeing Minister Stephen Wong Tien Fatt said this was among the efforts taken by the state government to reduce the high doctor-patient ratio. "Prospective Sabahan doctors and specialists can serve 6

August 9, 2018 12:22 PM Govt to upgrade 11 non-specialist hospitals

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will upgrade 11 non-specialist hospitals nationwide to minor specialist hospitals to further extend medical specialist services to those living in rural areas, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Its minister, Dr Lee Boon Chye, said among the hospitals were Gerik Hospital, Kuala Kangsar Hospital and Taiping Hospital in Perak 5

August 6, 2018 12:01 PM Over 3,000 schools nationwide with low student population

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,015 schools are categorised as schools with low student population as of May 31, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said out of the total 2,054 schools, 601 were Chinese National Type Schools (SJKC) and 360 Tamil SJK. "The decline in this enrolment may be due to the migration of residents 14

August 6, 2018 7:17 AM Sarawak-China trade at RM15.8b last year: Abang Johari

KUCHING: Trade between Sarawak and China stood at RM15.8 billion last year, with Sarawak's exports recorded at RM10.1 billion, while imports amounted to RM5.7 billion. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the business collaboration between the two countries is based on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and petroleum products, palm oil, timber 5

August 2, 2018 1:18 PM 5,082 specialist doctors serving Health Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: There are a total of 5,082 specialist doctors in various fields currently serving the Health Ministry, as of May 31 this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Its Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said of the total, surgeons made up the biggest number with 300. He said the ministry had always encouraged medical officers to undergo specialist 6

August 2, 2018 9:33 AM SBST bus service expected to commence operations in January 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The bus service for the Stage Bus Service Transformation (SBST) programme in Kuching is expected to commence operations in January next year, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar (pix). He said a total of 130 new buses are available covering 27 routes with 15 core routes and 12 connecting routes with a total distance of 560km. "A total 3

August 1, 2018 8:48 AM Zanu-PF wins most seats in Zimbabwe parliament: poll body

HARARE: Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party won the most seats in parliament, official results showed Wednesday, as the count continued in the presidential race and the opposition MDC cried foul, alleging widespread fraud. EU observers are due to give their preliminary report on Zimbabwe's election later Wednesday, two days after the vote — the first ballot 7

July 31, 2018 8:14 AM PH gov't to continue programmes benefiting rural populace

KUALA LUMPUR: The government does not intend to abolish programmes introduced by the previous government that are beneficial to the rural populace, according to Deputy Rural Development Minister R. Sivarasa. However, he said all the programmes that had been implemented would be reviewed and evaluated to ensure they had an impact on the people 6

July 23, 2018 10:57 AM New poverty eradication programmes in five states being studied: Sivarasa

KUALA LUMPUR: The Rural Development Ministry is studying the implementation of new programmes to eradicate poverty in several states such as Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Sabah and Sarawak. Its deputy minister Sivarasa K. Rasiah said the move needed to be taken as these states received less attention in terms of poverty eradication efforts in the past. "The government 4