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Construction sector remains as economic driving force - CIDB

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 --  The allowances provided in the 2020 Budget show that the Government prioritises the construction industry as one of the key drivers of the nation’s economic development, Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) chief executive Datuk Ir Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid said.


NCIA describes 2020 Budget as dynamic, inclusive

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 12 -- The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) has described the 2020 Budget as dynamic and inclusive, while prioritising the prosperity of the people and sustainable growth.


Lowering threshold to clear unsold properties should not detract from focus on affordable housing -- PAM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 -- The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) says although lowering the price threshold for foreign buyers to RM 600,000  is a good short-term measure to clear existing unsold properties, it should not detract developers from their recent focus on affordable housing for the B40 and M40 segments.

Perak to cooperate with private sector to expand broadband infrastructure

IPOH, Oct 12 -- The Perak government will seek to expand the telecommunications infrastructure through cooperation with the private sector to ensure that both the suburban and rural areas to have access to broadband.


EPF withdrawal will help couples to experience joy of parenthood

KUANTAN, Oct 12 -- The proposed new withdrawal category to allow contributors of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to seek fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) will open up opportunities for married couples to experience the joy of parenthood.


"Boost" welcomes proposed measures to aid social & financial inclusion

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 -- Malaysia’s homegrown lifestyle e-wallet app “Boost” welcomes the government’s plan to introduce measures that can help aid the social and financial inclusion for all Malaysians as espoused in the 2020 Budget announcement.


Additional 100 staff to reinforce MACC hailed

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11  -- The addition of 100 staff for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2020 is hailed as a clear manifestation of the government’s commitment in fighting corruption.


Increase in allocations for home and defence ministries

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11  -- The government is allocating RM16.9 billion to the Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) and RM15.6 billion to the Defence Ministry next year.


LTAT welcomes 12 pct increment in budget allocation for defence

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11  -- Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT)  has welcomed the 12 per cent increment in budget allocation for the Defence Ministry from RM13.9 billion to RM15.6 billion for the 2020 fiscal year.


Allocation will encourage investors to Pahang - MB

KUANTAN, Oct 11  -- The RM69.5-million allocation to upgrade the Kuantan Port by the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) will encourage more investors to go into Pahang.




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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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