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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 settlement is left out from Johor's digital super highway.

"Felda and its settlers must have 21st-century connectivity, as it is an important factor to ensure its progress.

"At the same time, the second and third generations of Felda must also utilise 21st century knowledge and skills," said Khaled.

He said this during an event with the people of Pagoh, which was also attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, at Felda Maokil here on Friday (Feb 9).

-THE STAR

 

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

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

IT will be an old familiar feeling for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when he arrives in the Indian capital on Wednesday.

This marks his fourth official visit to India since taking office in 2009, coming on the heels of his high-profile appearances in Chennai and New Delhi less than a year ago.

Last April, Indian and Malaysian business leaders signed one of the biggest trade deals in Malaysian history – US$36bil (RM158.68bil).

The amount was even higher than the RM144bil worth of deals signed by

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