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PUTRAJAYA - The Cabinet recognises multi-billionaire Robert Kuok’s contribution to the development of Malaysia, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

“The Cabinet recognises his contribution to the country, and his contribution to the economy over the years.

“The Prime Minister in his statement on Tuesday also commended Kuok for his contribution,” he told reporters after the Cabinet meeting here yesterday.

The Transport Minister said the issue involving Kuok was raised and discussed during the meeting.

“I represented MCA and MCA ministers, and conveyed the feelings of the Chinese community and expressed MCA’s dissatisfaction on the unreasonable attacks against Kuok,” he said.

On Tuesday, the Prime Minister’s press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad said in a statement that Kuok’s life story was an inspiration to other fellow entrepreneurs to succeed.

He said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak welcomed the statement from Kuok that he had deep appreciation for the opportunities he had in the country and recognised the contributions made by Malaysians of all creeds, races and religions towards the development of the nation.

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GEORGE TOWN - The state government is shocked at claims that RM22mil was paid to two individuals to cover up investigations into alleged corruption in Penang’s undersea tunnel project – and wants the developer consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd (CZC) to come clean on the matter.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state government was shocked by news that CZC allegedly paid RM19mil to an unnamed businessman and RM3mil to Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.

“This is something we

PEKAN - 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) was a proposal by Bank Negara Malaysia to enable targeted subsidy to be carried out for the benefit of the people, the Prime Minister said.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak shared the background of how BR1M came to be in order to counter Opposition allegations, including the claim that it is a way of buying votes.

Speaking to a crowd of about 2,000 BR1M recipients, he said the aid was proposed by the central bank and adopted by the Barisan Nasional Government

PUTRAJAYA - The annual Inter-Varsity Sports Festival organised by Putera MIC aims to discover future international sports talents from the Indian community.

“MIC has strived to provide many platforms for the Indian community, especially the youths, to excel in sports,” Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk M. Saravanan told a press conference here yesterday.

“We are always asked if we can produce international-level athletes.

“We have the opportunities and the platforms, but it cannot

PETALING JAYA - The accomplishment of multi-billionaire Robert Kuok is a success story for the country and other entrepreneurs, said the Prime Minister’s Office.

In a statement yesterday, the Prime Minister’s press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad said Kuok’s story is an inspiration to other fellow entrepreneurs to succeed.

He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak also welcomes the statement from Kuok that he has a deep appreciation for the opportunities he had in

IT has been one year since the Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) dialogue sessions were launched nationwide to hear the voices and aspirations of the youth. The ambitious project is entering its second phase in its aim to chart the country’s path for the next 30 years.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin speaks to Norzie Pak Wan Chek and Izwan Azir Salleh on TV3’s Soal Jawab to address issues.

Question: What’s the latest on the TN50 Youth Canvas?

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PUTRAJAYA - Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has failed in his appeal to seek leave to cite Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for contempt over allegedly making statements on an ongoing defamation suit.

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal dismissed Mukhriz’s appeal to set aside the High Court’s dismissal of his application for leave to cite Najib for contempt.

Chairing a three-member bench, Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said they agreed with the High Court judge Justice Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim

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