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2020 Budget able to promote additional income for farmers, fishermen

MELAKA, Oct 12 --  The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry had been given an increased allocation in the 2020 Budget to continue to boost additional income growth for fishermen and farmers in the bottom 40 percent (B40) group.


Seize the opportunities in Budget 2020 proposals - Azmin

KLANG, Oct 12 -- The people should make full use of the initiatives spelt out in the 2020 Budget, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.


Budget 2020: Priority to ensure clean water supply to rural, interior areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 -- Among the key targets of expenditure for the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry (KATS) under Budget 2020 is to ensure the delivery of clean water to residents in rural and interior areas, said its Minister, Dr Xavier Jayakumar.


Opportunity and space should be given to FELDA settlers to increase income - Anak

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 -- The allocation of RM810 million to the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) community welfare fund, with RM250 million from it to be used to increase the income of 11,600 settlers was needed amidst commodity price instability, said the National Felda Settlers’ Children’s Association (Anak) chairman Datuk Mazlan Aliman.


Budget 2020: Proposals by tourism players taken up

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12  -- Tourism industry players are pleased with Budget 2020 as their proposals have been accepted this time, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.


Guan Eng: Sarawak receives second highest allocation under 2020 Budget

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 -- Sarawak received the second highest allocation among states under the 2020 Budget tabled yesterday, at RM4.4 billion, following Sabah which received RM5.2 billion.


Companies refusing to grant 90 days maternity leave to face action

IPOH,  Oct 12   -- The Human Resource Ministry will take action against private sector employers who refuse to allow 90 days maternity leave to female workers beginning 2021.


Ministry to gather data on M40 recipients of petrol subsidy

KULIM, Oct 12  -- The government will gather the necessary data to determine the number of people in the M40 group eligible for the targeted Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) as announced in the 2020 Budget yesterday.


Malaysia needs to improve its data quality -- Mustapa

SUBANG JAYA, Oct 12-- Malaysia needs to improve its data quality system in order to address the unemployment and other issues in the gig economy and informal sectors. 


i-Suri being studied for mandatory move - Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 12 -- The proposal to turn the voluntary Suri Incentive Scheme (i-Suri) into a mandatory scheme is currently being studied, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.




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Selangor tables RM2.33 billion budget for 2020

SHAH ALAM, Nov 1 -- The Selangor government today tabled the 2020 Budget totalling RM2.33 billion based on five key strategies, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.


Govt's focus in Budget 2020 is criticial in restoring trust, confidence in marketplace - ICDM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 -- The Government’s focus on strengthening institutions, governance and integrity is critical in restoring trust and confidence in the marketplace, Institute of Corp...


Budget 2020 addresses some pressing issues facing nation - KRI

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 -- Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) says the 2020 Budget has addressed some pressing issues facing the nation, while driving growth and attaining long-term equi...


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