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  • Gas Malaysia-SDOE JV To Distribute Biogas CNG +

    KUALA LUMPUR, -- Gas Malaysia Bhd has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Sime Darby Offshore Engineering Sdn Bhd (SDOE) to undertake distribution business of biogas compressed natural gas (CNG) extracted from the palm oil mill effluent. In a statement Tuesday, Gas Malaysia said it would hold 49 per cent stake in the JV and SDOE the rest. "The JV will serve as a platform for Gas Malaysia to supply natural gas to new customers currently not serve by its existing pipeline," it said. The company said both parties sought to optimise the combined strengths of each partner in their Read More
  • Asean welcomes implementation plan for post-2015 financial integration +

    LANGKAWI: ASEAN leaders today welcomed the commitment to develop an implementation plan for a post-2015 ASEAN financial integration under the Roadmap for Monetary and Financial Integration of the regional grouping. They are also pleased that the Protocol to Implement the Sixth Package of the Financial Services Liberalisation under the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services has been signed by all ASEAN Finance Ministers. This was contained in the Chairman’s Statement issued following the conclusion of the 26th ASEAN Summit, presided over by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi on April 26-27. “The Protocol contains Read More
  • ASEAN: IMT-GT Sub-region Trade Poised For More Growth Post - AEC +

    LANGKAWI, -- The Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle's (IMT-GT) trade value, which amounted to more than US$600 million as at end-2014, is poised for further growth with the realisation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). "We believe the sub-region's tourism sector has huge potential, so this is one area, we will focus on, starting with enhancing connectivity," Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla told a press conference after the 9th IMT-GT Summit here today. The IMT-GT is a sub-regional cooperation initiative formed in 1993 by the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand to accelerate economic transformation in less developed provinces. The IMT-GT Summit, which commenced Read More
  • Malaysia's GTP, ETP Acknowledged By World - Najib +

    KUALA LUMPUR,-- The success of the Performance Management and Implementation Unit (PEMANDU) and implementation of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) has attracted the attention of the world. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said its success was proven since a number of countries like Tanzania, South Africa and India have currently implemented the same model in the development agenda of their countries using consultancy services from PEMANDU. In fact, last year, two researchers from the World Bank, Prof Charles Sabel and Luke Jordan, published a research paper titled 'Doing, Learning, Being: A Study of Read More
  • Malaysia On Track To 2020 Goals But Must Diversify - PM +

    KUALA LUMPUR, -- Malaysia, despite remaining on track to achieve developed nation status by 2020, must continue to diversify its economy while powering on with fiscal reforms, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. In an increasingly interconnected world, it is important for the country to build a stronger and more resilient economy, he said. "That is why we have taken steps to rationalise subsidies, while at the same time diversifying the economy and reducing reliance on oil revenue. "As a result, the Malaysian economy is increasingly resilient and better able to cope with economic impacts beyond our control," said Read More
  • Kaamatan Festival is platform to strengthen communal ties +

    KUALA PENYU: The Kaamatan Festival is a platform to strengthen communal ties between society and it is also a platform to preserve the culture of society. Beaufort Member of Parliament, Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun said that all levels of society whether they be leaders or commoners should take part in festivals like Kaamatan to strengthen communal ties. “I believe that the Kaamatan Festival can strengthen the peace and harmony that we enjoy. “This will also help is to understand the cultures of other races in Sabah. “The celebration of Kaamatan is also a tradition which we inherited from our ancestors,” Read More
  • Fed govt hopes consulate-general will open doors to promote economic cooperation +

    KOTA KINABALU: The Federal Government hopes the opening of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu will open up many more doors towards promoting a higher level of economic cooperation for both Malaysia and China, especially in Sabah. “We also hope it will enhance tourism and the people-to-people exchange between both countries as Sabah is a great tourist destination and has something to offer to all,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs, East Asia Division undersecretary, ambassador Dato’ Sudha Devi said. “Since 2009, China is Malaysia largest trading partner with total trade of USD63.50 billion in 2014 Read More
  • Govt will continue to support China's consulate-general in KK +

    KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Government will continue to provide the necessary support to facilitate the setting up of the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu. “I am confident that the new consulate-general of China will help enhance better trade and investment, and also educational and cultural exchanges between Sabah and China,” Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said. “I believe this office will serve to facilitate the work of those who have extensive dealings in China. “A consular office here will also be useful in assisting Chinese nationals who visit or work and study in Read More
  • 20 units of luxury serviced apartments reserved for Sabahan market +

    KOTA KINABALU:If you fancy a property in the exclusive ‘Embassy District’ in Kuala Lumpur, you might want to consider a project called Damai 88. The developer, LaurelCap Sdn Bhd, has reserved 20 units for the Sabahan market largely on account of the surge in property interest among Sabah investors in recent years. At a recent road show at The Magellan Sutera here last week, LaurelCap spokesman Kum Wing Hong said Damai 88’s strategic location off Jalan Ampang, where many foreign embassies are located, makes it ideal as a private residence or for investment. “It is within walking distance to Intermark Read More
  • Musa: Join efforts to protect country’s sovereignty +

    KOTA KINABALU:Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said the people must support and join efforts to protect sovereignty of the nation. “We need to work closely with our security forces to prevent any element from threatening our sovereignty especially in Sabah,” he said at the Armada Open Day in conjunction with the 81st Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Day yesterday. The text of his speech at the event themed “TLDM Siaga, Perairan Terpelihara”,, was delivered by Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid. Musa who is also State Security Committee chairman added that the state government Read More
  • 携手海丝路 扬帆共启航——中国驻哥打基纳巴卢总领馆开馆寄语 +

    亚庇:中国驻哥打基纳巴卢总领馆开馆之日,中国驻哥打基纳巴卢首任总领事陈佩洁在当地主流媒体发表一篇署名文章,现将全文刊登如下:   转眼,中国驻哥打基纳巴卢总领事馆同事们抵达“风下之乡”已逾一季。眼下在中国正是春天的播种季节,而本地也在连日的降雨中乐享润泽。这样的好时节里,又值中马两国建交41周年前夕,播撒两国关系发展和友好往来的又一颗种子——中国驻哥打基纳巴卢总领事馆将于今天举行开馆仪式并正式办公。我想,这一天会作为中马两国关系上重要的历史时刻载入史册。   Read More
  • Mustapa: 90.5% of AEC measures implemented +

    KUALA LUMPUR:The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states have successfully implemented 90.5 per cent of the integration measures as at end-March, in its efforts to realise the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said 457 out of 505 measures had been implemented and the grouping was on track to meet its target of achieving 95 per cent by year-end. “The implemented measures include tariffs, investments, services, air transport, financial services, Customs procedures and standards. “The remaining 9.5 per cent which have not been implemented include the 10th services package, single Read More
  • Malaysia Has Potential To Be Major Coral Reef Exporter +

    KUALA TERENGGANU, -- Malaysia has the potential to be a major exporter of coral reef with its 3,600 km, or 1.27 per cent, of the world's coral reef's location representing more than 540 species of hard corals. Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, said coral reef exports from Malaysia were still small coming from Sabah and Sarawak while Indonesia controlled 90 per cent of the world coral reef exports, followed by Philippines and Vietnam. "The Department of Fisheries Malaysia has conducted market research and we found that there is high interest abroad for Malaysian coral reef. Read More
  • Najib Arrives In Bandung For Two-day Working Visit +

    BANDUNG, -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here Thursday for a two-day working visit to attend the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Asia-Africa Conference and 10th anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership. The special aircraft carrying Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor landed at the Bandar Udara Internasional Husein Sastranegara Airport about 4.30pm local time (5.30 pm) and was greeted by Indonesia's Minister for Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Yuddy Chrisnandi, Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the Republic of Indonesia Herman Prayitno. The prime minister was also received by Malaysia's Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Seri Zahrain Read More
  • UCSF (University College Sabah Foundation) signs MoU with three UK-based institutions of higher learning +

    KOTA KINABALU: University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Otago University, Dunedin from New Zealand, for collaborative research in tourism that provides a win-win situation for both. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman who witnessed the signing ceremony hoped both universities would further explore the mutual interest they have in tourism. "The tourism sector is a major contributor to Sabah's economy bringing in about three million visitors a year, and in the process generates jobs and other spin-offs. "In fact, tourism and hospitality is one of the key drivers of our economic growth as Read More
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