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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 services.

Najib today had a first-hand look at the centre’s facilities and operation during his visit to the centre, which offers its services for as low as RM103 or even free of charge, especially to hardcore poor.

The centre managed by the MAIWP with the cooperation from the hospital is offering its services to the people regardless of their race and religion.

“I’m really impressed with the service. I was made to understand that approximately 30 patients receive efficient treatment for their eye problem here on daily basis,” Najib said in his brief speech at the end of the visit.

Meanwhile, the majority of patients at the centre were surprised to see the prime minister walking in and greeting

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

KUALA LUMPUR - Construction giant China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd (CRCC) did not ink any contract directly with the Penang government for the undersea tunnel and the three main roads mega project, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The Transport Minister said CRCC top leaders confirmed this with him during his visit to China recently.

Liow said the construction giant had never given approval nor did it know why the state government considered CRCC as shareholders of the special

PETALING JAYA - Another question has been raised over Penang’s RM6.3bil mega project – the controversial Penang undersea tunnel project and three main roads – with the spotlight trained on the alleged “reapportionment” of the contract value of these four projects.

Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications deputy director Datuk Eric See-To said the total contract value for the three roads has increased significantly while that of the undersea tunnel has decreased in one of the special purpose

KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is questioning whether Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG) has ever held a 10% share in the special purpose vehicle (SPV) for the Penang undersea tunnel and three main roads project.

In yet another episode of the project saga, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department pointed out that searches on the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) showed that BUCG only held less than 1% – 0.00571% to be exact – in the SPV, before it was eventually

PETALING JAYA - In the latest episode of the Penang undersea tunnel project controversy, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng misunderstood him.

Dr Wee, the MCA deputy chief, did not say that the Penang government had awarded the RM6.3bil project to an 82-day-old special purpose vehicle (SPV) – Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd (CZCSB) – as claimed by Lim in a statement on his website recently.

Dr Wee said he was referring to the major shareholder and

KUALA LUMPUR - Thaipusam celebrations this year should be a source of inspiration for all communities to continue living in peace, unity and stability, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said yesterday that he hoped that the celebration by Hindus would be a symbol of the spirit of Negaraku, as well as equality towards a future of excellence.

“Let us together appreciate the spirit of Thaipusam with Hindu families, friends and acquaintances.

“Let’s hope all Hindu communities

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