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SERDANG - The Government will study in depth the request from the Indian Muslim community to be recognised as Bumiputra, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) said.

He said, however, the matter of how it would be implemented required further research in terms of administration or gazettement.

"I heard the demand made by the Federation of Malaysian Indian Muslim Associations (Permim) president Dhajudeen Shahul Hameed, and I accept that Indian Muslims are like Bumiputras," he said at the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) Ministry's Aidilfitri do with Malaysian Indian Muslim non-governmental organisations here, Tuesday night.

Najib, who is also Finance Minister, accepted Dhajudeen's suggestion to set up an Indian Muslim community centre for members to reach out and discuss matters with the Prime Minister.

At the event, Dhajudeen made three demands, namely to gazette the community as Bumiputera, set up a Muslim Indian landmark in Kuala Lumpur or Putrajaya, and appoint a special officer in the Prime Minister's Department to manage the affairs of about one million Indian Muslims in the country.

Najib also announced that about 10,000 Malaysian Muslim

PUTRAJAYA - A university college is to be established in Malaysia with courses dedicated to design-thinking focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said the setting up of the so-called Genovasi University College (GUC), with 'genovasi' formed from 'generasi and inovasi' (generation and innovation), had the approval of the Higher Education Ministry.

The college would reach out to a wider audience and position Malaysia as a hub to promote

KUALA LUMPUR - Former Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir today admitted that his father and former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had plans to topple Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

"I agree that my father tried to topple Najib and this plan started not in 2015 but much earlier, in 2014, " he said in his testimony in the High Court here.

Mukhriz, 52, who is deputy president of the opposition Parti

KUALA LUMPUR - Mass Rapid Transit Corp (MRT Corp) has projected a drop of 160,000 vehicles entering the Klang Valley daily when its Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line comes into full operation starting July 17.

Its Strategic Communication and Stakeholder Relation director, Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah is optimistic the MRT service for the SBK line could reduce the number of vehicles entering the city.

He estimated a drop of about 160,000 vehicles daily if 400,000 people were to use the MRT train

PETALING JAYA - Pakatan Harapan has committed to the process of freeing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from jail within one week of forming the next government.

Its newly announced chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic), the former premier of 22 years, said that this would follow the legal process with the application of a royal pardon for Anwar who has been jailed for sodomy.

"We will wait for the law to take its course, not immediately because the prime minister who takes over will have a lot to

GEORGE TOWN - Penang Gerakan on Wednesday questioned the DAP-led Penang state government's decision to approve the construction of affordable houses that are priced more than RM100,000 although the demand for such units are low.

Penang Gerakan Publicity Bureau chief Ooi Zhi Yi said he could not understand the objective of the state government to build houses that are priced higher when the demand for houses priced below RM100,000 is still high.

"What is the motive of the Penang government? To

KUALA LUMPUR - Vehicle owners should not be unduly worried with the liberalisation of motor tariff, implemented since last July 1, as the method benefits consumers more because the charge or premium payment is based on individual risk profile.

Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said under the previous system, vehicle insurance was based on motor tariff.

"The new method also allows the insurance company to impose premium charge on

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