Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Budget 2021

Nanta hopes for increased transport subsidy

KUCHING: Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi hopes that the allocation for subsidising the cost of transporting goods to rural areas would be increased in view of the positive feedback from the people concerned. “I...

Worst is behind us, Malaysia will emerge stronger by year-end

KUALA LUMPUR: The systematic roll-out of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme and the country’s economic recovery plan that embeds strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be the key to drive Malaysia back on its track, making it...

Sarawak to tap $11 trillion hydrogen market

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is adamant that Sarawak must tap into the inevitable hydrogen boom with it tipped to be an $11 trillion market by 2050. “Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government has taken bold steps to...

Tiong has a point

KUCHING: Under-fire Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing is not totally wrong when he castigated Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah for not being on the ground to monitor the Covid-19 situation. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri...

Second chance for unemployed

KUALA LUMPUR: Initiatives proposed by the government in Budget 2021 could provide those who lost their jobs due to Covid-19 a second chance. Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan viewed the government’s move in providing allocation at...

Specific allocations for schools needed

KUCHING: The 2021 budget should specifically outline allocations provided for Chinese primary and independent schools nation-wide, said Federation of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions Chinese Associations president Datuk Richard Wee. “In the last two federal budgets, there was specific mention...

Union hopes for smooth implementation of initiatives

KUCHING: The Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) hopes that the Budget 2021 initiatives, especially those concerning Sarawak, will be implemented smoothly. “KGBS is very thankful and glad because the allocation for the education ministry is the largest at RM50.4 billion,”...

2021 Budget: A good start, but could do more

BY MARGARET RINGGIT, TANIA LAM & FLORENCE GENTA KUCHING: The 2021 Budget presented on Friday has received mixed reactions from members of the public. Some have commended the initiatives to stimulate the economy and assist the people, as well as the...

Mixed reactions to EPF withdrawals

KUCHING: Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributors have offered mixed reactions to the Federal government’s decision to allow EPF withdrawals from Account 1 under Budget 2021. The move which was announced by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz...

School repair allocation biggest in 3 years

SIBU: Education, Science and Technological Research Assistant Minister Dr Annuar Rapaee has lauded the allocation of RM725 million to upgrade 50 dilapidated schools in Sabah and Sarawak under Budget 2021. “I welcome the allocation of RM725 million under Budget 2021...
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Borneo Jazz Festival goes virtual

KUCHING: The countdown has started for the Borneo Jazz Festival (BJF) Virtual Journey to be held between 6pm and...
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