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KUALA LUMPUR - The aspirations of Malaysian youths for the country’s future into 2050 are now officially with the Prime Minister.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin handed over the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) Youth Canvas Report – containing a compilation of refined aspirations for the next phase of the country’s development – to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak before a gathering here last night.

It was the culmination of a year-long national discourse which kicked off on Jan 19 last year when the ministry went on a nationwide engagement with youths of various backgrounds.

Najib described the young as the country’s most important asset, reiterating that TN50 was aimed specifically at them.

“It all starts with a dream. Martin Luther King Jr (US civil rights movement leader) said ‘I have a dream’.

"We Malaysians have a dream and TN50 is our dream,” he declared in his speech at the handover of the TN50 Youth Canvas Report at the Malaysia International Trade Exhibition Centre (Mitec).

Najib said it was the Government’s responsibility to ensure the country remained strong “for the baton to be passed on to the next generation”.

“We should not only think of the dollar

PETALING JAYA - The Penang government can no longer deny that the procurement guidelines for the state’s mega project were not met by the special purpose vehicle (SPV), said Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The MCA deputy president said with the revealing confirmation from the SPV of Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd (CZC), the state government is now compelled to provide an answer.

“The admission by the SPV that it did not meet the RM381mil minimum paid-up capital but will eventually reach

AFTER a year of discourse and gathering aspirations and ideas from the younger generation for the 2050 National Transformation (TN50), Youth and Sports Ministry is ready to present the final report to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Since January last year, the ministry has engaged youths nationwide through dialogue sessions, workshops and online channels to listen to their aspirations and ideas for the future of the country.

The grassroots approach from bottom up is the

KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said an additional allocation of RM3 million would be provided to improve the facilities at the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP)- Hospital Selayang Cataract Surgery Centre here in a bid to help the people, especially the underprivileged members of the community.

The prime minister said the allocation was for the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment to enable the centre, located in Jalan Kuching here, to improve its

PETALING JAYA - BR1M payouts have been helpful to low-income groups, experts say.

“The aid is handy for eligible recipients who need the cash for short-term spending needs,” said Lee Heng Guie, executive director of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia’s Socio-Economic Research Centre.

Studies had shown that consumer spending by low-income groups increased since BR1M was implemented, he said.

“Mostly, they use the cash to buy necessities – basic items,” he

KUALA LUMPUR - National motorcycle racer Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah has received a pat on the back from none other than Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for becoming the first Malaysian to compete in the 2018 World MotoGP Championship.

“Congratulations Hafizh Syahrin, Malaysia’s first rider to compete in MotoGP for entire season,” Najib tweeted last night.

Hafizh, nicknamed ‘Pescao 55’, made history after competing for the full season with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team.

The 23-year-old

MUAR - The Johor government, through Digital Johor, will help Felda realise its efforts to provide high-speed Internet connectivity as well as to modernise farming methods at all settlements statewide, said Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin (pic).

Digital Johor is a state government agency under Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ), which has been tasked to improve digital connectivity in the state.

According to the Johor Mentri Besar, the state government would ensure that not a single Felda

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