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BANGKOK : Thailand plans to produce about 25 million tonnes of rice in the 2016-2017 crop instead of the normal production output of between 31-32 million tonnes in the last periods, according to the latest report released by the country's Ministry of Commerce.

The decision to cut output is prompted by a huge rice inventory and severe droughts in the country, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

Commerce permanent secretary Chutima Boonyaprapat said that the private and farming sectors had been invited to join the government in working out an integrated rice production and market plan for the 2016-17 crop.

Chutima said the plan was agreed by the three parties that the yield for the 2016-17 crop years would be capped at 25 million tonnes.

Thailand, one of the world's leading rice exporters, is striving to unleash its huge rice inventory of 13 million tonnes.

In 2014, Thai rice production exceeded local demand by 50 per cent.

Restoring the balance on the rice market and raising farmers' income are now key items on the Thai government's agenda.

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PUTRAJAYA : Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants civil service administrators and staff to optimise government expenditure rather than resort to austerity measures.

In his address at the first monthly assembly this year for the Prime Minister's Department here, today, he urged the workforce to apply creative thinking and innovation to enhance productivity.

He stressed both processes must be given priority in the government administration to offset external factors that Malaysia has

KUALA LUMPUR: A new year, a new beginning for Malaysia Airlines.

The just-ended year saw the team at newly-formed Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), led by Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller, working at putting the building blocks together as part of the transformation process.

After years of financial hemorrhaging worsened by the double tragedy in 2014, Malaysia Airlines started on a clean slate from Sept 1 last year, with MAB no longer dragged down by the turbulent financial baggage of the

MELAKA : A special joint committee between Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB) and Jelajah Usahawan Malaysia Pakar (JUMP) will be established to attain the goal of creating at least 10,000 young entrepreneurs by 2020.

PUNB chairman Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam said the committee, being chaired by PUNB board of director member Datuk Jamilah Bakar, would also comprised PUNB and JUMP officers to produce the targeted 2,000 young entrepreneurs this year.

"We fully support the proposal by Deputy

Called to keep Umno out of Sarawak, its Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has responded with his own proposal to also bar opposition parties DAP, PKR and PAS from setting up base in the Borneo state.

Adenan disclosed that he had been urged by opposition lawmakers to approve a motion at the state assembly recently to disallow the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s biggest party from establishing an office in Sarawak, national paper New Sunday Times reported today.

“Since Umno, a political

KUALA LUMPUR : Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he is recovering well from the minor surgery to remove a small benign growth on his right hand at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) on Saturday.

In his tweet Sunday in thanking Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for wishing him speedy recovery, Najib said: "I'm recovering well, thank you for the kind thoughts. See you soon."

Lee in his tweet Saturday wished Prime Minister a speedy recovery and was glad to hear that the

NEW YORK: Malaysia continues to be an attractive destination as evident at the ongoing three-day New York Travel Show that saw Malaysia's New York office making a strong pitch to highlight its tourism attractions.

Tourism Malaysia's New York office marketing manager, Mary Scully said a review of the 2015 tourism traffic from North America to Malaysia discerned a growing propensity towards luxury travel.

And also what she described as "unique experience travel" such as encountering wild

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