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Budget 2020 to fast track logistics industry growth - Industry players

MANCHESTER, Oct 16  -- Industry players say the 2020 Budget tabled last Friday clearly reflects the government's commitment to developing the domestic logistics sector by addressing overdue key issues such as rail lines and road repairs, while the huge sum allocated to improve port infrastructure calls for clarity in terms of the bigger plan to set Port Klang as a regional maritime centre and logistics hub.


Labuan Malay Chamber hails Budget 2020 as fiscal stimulus

Exclusive report by Jailani Hasan

LABUAN, Oct 16  --The Labuan Chamber of Malay Entrepreneurs ( DUML) has hailed the 2020 Budget presented by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, saying it is a massive piece of fiscal stimulus which would spur growth and employment in the country.


Government urged to iron out issues pertaining to implementation of 90-day maternity leave

Exclusive report by Mohd Fharkhan Abdul Ghapar

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- The government is advised to refine the implementation of the 90-day maternity leave from 2021 so that it will be beneficial to both employers and workers.


Dental care services involving Orang Asli achieved 100 percent level in Johor

Exclusive report by Nur Faradilla Mohamad

MERSING, Oct 14 (Bernama) -- Dental care services were provided for all Orang Asli primary school children, including pre-schoolers, in Johor last year.


Congestion charges reduce vehicle entry to city centre - Mitrans

The introduction of congestion charges can encourage city residents to use public transportations in the Klang Valley at peak hours other than reducing the number of private vehicles entering the city area.


Financial aid for Chinese, Indian entrepreneurs reflects fairness - Analyst

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 -- The proposed disbursement of financial assistance to Chinese and Indian entrepreneurs spelled out in the 2020 Budget can be seen as a Pakatan Harapan government initiative to be fair to all races, said an economic analyst.


Budget's progress should be continually monitored - Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12   -- The 2020 Budget is expected to raise confidence towards Malaysia’s economy, but needs to be continually monitored to ensure its effectiveness.


Budget 2020 shows Malaysia's financial position still strong - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 -- The 2020 Budget which provides additional allocations for various sectors proves that Malaysia’s financial position is still strong, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. 


Budget 2020: Education Ministry continues to receive biggest allocation

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 -- The Education Ministry continues to receive the biggest allocation in the Budget 2020, reflecting the government's commitments to providing quality education to the people.


Inclusive policy empowers disabled students

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The shortage of facilities for people with disabilities (OKU) is one of the main reasons why many public and private institutions of higher learning are reluctant to accept disabled students.

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) economics lecturer Prof Dr Ruzita Mohd Amin, who is also head of the university's Disability Services Unit, said the reluctance stemmed from concerns over their ability to meet the needs of OKU students.

"Their fear has unwittingly denied disabled students of the right to pursue tertiary education and it does seem as if universities are not giving equal opportunities to OKU students," she told Bernama.




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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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