Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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RM2.25 bln to provide housing assistance for the poor

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has allocated RM2.25 billion to provide housing assistance to the poor under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the allocation was to build and repair 85,500 units...

Government aims to eliminate hardcore poverty by 2025

KUALA LUMPUR: The government aims to eliminate hardcore poverty by 2025 by focusing on 2.9 million B40 households with monthly incomes below RM4,850 in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP). According to the 12MP document issued by Economic Planning Unit today,...

Foundation offers scholarship to eligible students

By Nazrinzulaiqa Hasbi KUCHING: Yu Chai Foundation (YCF) is offering a special scholarship totalling RM150,000 for Form 6 students from the B40 and M40 groups in 2021. Its chief executive officer, Simpson Khoo hoped the sponsorship would help ease students’ financial...

Govt to continue with policies to increase income, purchasing power of B40 group

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will continue with policies and strategies to increase income and purchasing power of the people, especially the poor households in the B40 group, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. He said the government would...

Greater efforts needed to enhance financial literacy

KUALA LUMPUR: Greater continuous efforts are needed to improve financial literacy among Malaysians, particularly in light of the current circumstances, in which the epidemic has brought economic hardship. The Economic Action Council previously reported that more than 600,000 households from...

Banks need to give clear explanation about moratorium to affected M40

KUALA LUMPUR: The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) needs to provide a clear explanation about the moratorium for M40 income earners affected by the movement control order (MCO) 3.0, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy) Datuk Seri...

Assistance for small and medium enterprises

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has been offering assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for many years, says Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais. The Assistant International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development (Mintred) Minister pointed out that financial assistance...

Govt’s support needed for home learning

KUCHING: The implementation of Home Teaching and Learning (PdPR) in Sarawak has sparked various polemics, said Datuk Shamsudin Abdul Rahman. The Consumer Voice Association of Sarawak (Covas) vice president opined that the needs of education besides health and economic also...

Finance Ministry to expedite BPN 2.0 payments starting Jan 21

KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry will expedite the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional Phase 2 (BPN 2.0) payments totalling RM2.38 billion to the 11.06 million eligible recipients, who comprise 10.6 million BPN recipients and about 460,000 new recipients. Its minister, Tengku Datuk...

2021 Budget encourages purchase of first house

KUALA LUMPUR: The tabling of 2021 Budget, which encouraged purchase of first home, especially among the B40 and M40 groups, will benefit Malaysians having problems to become house owners. Malaysian Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda)president Datuk IR Soam...
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Fresh Covid-19 SOPs for O&G workers coming up

MIRI: The state is drawing up new standard operating procedures (SOPs) to tackle the increasing number of coronavirus-infected employees...
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