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PUTRAJAYA - Civil servants can expect “good news” in Budget 2018, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Adding that improvements and new initiatives for public sector employees were on the cards, he however did not give further details.

“I know many of you are waiting for certain announcements. God willing, I will deliver some good news in the Budget. Please be patient,” he said when addressing the annual civil servants assembly yesterday.

Budget 2018 will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Oct 27.

Earlier, he said future challenges would require the people to play their part in maintaining peace in order for the Government to come up with new initiatives and for civil servants to be more efficient in problem solving.

He said that geopolitical risks, including crises among Muslim Gulf nations, the North Korean nuclear programme and the implications of Brexit all have an effect on Malaysia.

“The rise in the number of cases involving violence, extremism and bombings in public places are also a cause for concern.

“These threats need to be tackled and contained to stop it spreading onto our soil.

“Which is why the Government is closely monitoring the peace and security

PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today attended the 2017 Warriors' Day celebration which was held in full military ceremony at Dataran Pahlawan Negara here.

Najib, who arrived with wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor at 9 am, was welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, as well as Armed Forces Chief General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri

KAMPAR - The Perak Menteri Besar’s Retreat that was initiated in February last year enabled Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir to endear himself to about 165,000 people in various localities in the state.

Zambry said the retreat, which has entered its 10th series, implemented more than 1,000 programmes to listen to various issues and problems of the people.

“The programmes implemented were not necessarily those drawn up earlier but also included those which were arranged at the 11th hour just

PUTRAJAYA - Due to “security concerns”, police did not allow the Better Beer Festival to go on, said Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The MCA president said during the Cabinet’s weekly meeting the authorities cited safety as one of the reasons for calling off the festival.

“I raised the issue in Cabinet and made it clear that if the event was cancelled due to political grounds, then we could not accept that reasoning.

“But we were told that the cancellation was due to security concerns,” Liow told

SHAH ALAM - Evidence gathered clearly shows that two foreign women had wiped highly toxic liquid, the nerve agent VX, on the face of Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam, the estranged elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, killing him, the High Court here heard today.

Selangor Prosecution director, Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad said the prosecution would provide evidence that the deceased (Kim Jong-nam) was at the Departure Hall of klia2, where the first accused, Indonesian national Siti Aisyah

BEIJING - Kuala Lumpur's move to establish counter-terrorism cooperation with Beijing and the focus on combating cybercrime are among the highlights of Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's three-day working visit to China, beginning Monday.

The deputy prime minister is scheduled to attend the 86th General Assembly of Interpol, here, on Tuesday which will be opened by People's Republic of China (PRC) President Xi Jinping.

According to a statement made available to Malaysian press, here, Ahmad

 

KUALA LUMPUR - Helping Malay­sians own comfortable homes is among the Government’s top priorities, says the Prime Minister.

“The People’s Housing Project (PPR) is very important for the Government and we have allocated RM6bil for the project nationwide.

“To date, 83,759 units have been completed while another 25,000 units are on the way,” said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib was speaking before handing over keys to new residents of PPR Sri Aman in Kepong and the launch of the Youth

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