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PUTRAJAYA - Former Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad and his wife Bibi Sharliza Mohd Khalid are at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here to have their statements recorded.

The couple, who arrived in a black car at 9.40am on Wednesday, swiftly made their way into the office without addressing the media stationed here.

They were summoned by the MACC to have their statements recorded over issues involving FGV.

On Monday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the appointment of Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob as acting FGV chairman.

Isa, who relinquished his post on Monday, was appointed as acting chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission.



PUTRAJAYA - The spat over the tourism tax between Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and the Sarawak and Sabah governments is now resolved, says Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).

The Deputy Prime Minister said the issue was brought up during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, and it was agreed that no more should be said of the matter.

"The Prime Minister chaired the Cabinet meeting and we decided that the issue is resolved, and that no more statements should be made by federal

KUALA LUMPUR - Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak advised the people not to trust reports released by Sarawak Report, saying the news portal harboured a specific motive to topple the leadership of the country.

He said the news portal aimed to spread slander to undermine the reputation of the country's leaders.

"Sarawak Report is an online paper which has only one goal - to slander our leaders.

"As such, the people cannot accept its reports outright because

PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia needs to identify areas of specialisation to remain competitive globally, specifically by 2050.

He said the challenge still faced by Malaysia in the effort to transform the national economy, is to drive growth based on productivity, move industry to value added activities and seize opportunities based on the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

"The National Transformation 2050 (TN 50) is the country's long term aspiration and I want

PUTRAJAYA - The 2018 Budget will be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat on Oct 27.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Government would be holding sessions with stakeholders to hear their views and suggestions in formulating the budget.

"We want to hear everyone out because we are a Government that is open and puts the people first.

"We want to ensure we present a Budget that meets the need of each segment of the population," he said at the 2018 Budget Consultation session.


PUTRAJAYA - The government has projected that its expenditure on retirees will increase to a whopping RM100 billion by 2050 due to the trend of life expectancy among Malaysians increasing from 75 to 85 years, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said the were 775,000 civil service retirees at the moment, and the number was expected to surge to 1.5 million by 2050.

"Last year alone, government expenditure on retirees was RM20.35 bilion...The government is studying the trend and

KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reminded social media users to spread positive news about the country and not negative ones.

The prime minister said they should use their influence to help instill a love for the nation because they had a big responsibility as social media users and could influence the public.

"The influence of the social media cannot be under-estimated. More than 20 million of our people are social media users and I believe this makes the social media a platform to

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