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PUTRAJAYA - The termination of the master developer for Bandar Malaysia will in no way derail plans to develop the area or the rationalisation of 1Malaysia Deve­lop­ment Bhd (1MDB), said Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

Describing this as a temporary glitch, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said exciting times awaited the project despite what had happened.

“We were informed by the Prime Minister during the Cabinet meeting (on Wednesday) that a new company will be invited to be the master developer for Bandar Malaysia,” he said after meeting Japan’s Minister for Land, Infra­structure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii at his office here yesterday.

The Cabinet, said Abdul Rahman, who is in charge of the Economic Planning Unit, was also told that the new master developer had plans that were “far more attractive and comprehensive”.

“Let us move on from this episode. What is important is for the Go­­vernment to show the people that Bandar Malaysia will be an economic catalyst – not only for Kua­­la Lumpur but the whole country,” he added.

Abdul Rahman said that while the Prime Minister had not announced the new master developer, it was possible that foreign

MELAKA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's endeavour in building closer ties with China will not affect the national sovereignty, instead it would further strengthen Malaysia''s economic prosperity, Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said.

He said being home to 1.3 billion people, China boasted an enormous consumer power for Malaysia to tap into.

"As Malaysia is a small country with only 30 million people, by fostering relations with a big economic power, it will gain the

DUBAI - The government's socio-economic transformation agenda for the East Coast Economic Region (ECER), implemented through the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), has garnered international recognition when it won the Global Good Governance (3G) Awards for Best Economic Transformation Programme 2017 here on Tuesday.

Three other economic transformation programmes nominated for the same award category were the 'One Belt One Road' from China, 'The China Pakistan-Economic

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s February trade figure of RM134.83bil is almost one-third higher than that achieved in the same period last year, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

He said it was an increase of 27.1% and that all major sectors, namely manufactured goods, mining and agricultural products, recorded high growth.

He was speaking at the signing of a joint venture agreement by Matrix IBS Sdn Bhd with Nissin Ex Co Ltd and Nihon House Corporation

PETALING JAYA - Pakatan Harapan has been challenged to come up with an alternative economic plan if they want to abolish the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the opposition must have an alternative plan to gain back the revenue that would be lost from abolishing GST.

"The opposition can be popular by saying they want to abolish GST once they are in power, we have mega development projects going on such as the Pan Borneo

TASEK GELUGOR - Tasek Gelugor, in Seberang Perai Utara (SPU), is set to be a popular destination for visitors in Penang with plans being made by the state government to turn it into an agrotourism development area.

Tasek Gelugor Member of Parliament Datuk Shabudin Yahaya said Tasek Gelugor, with its existing infrastructure facilities, would be a hub for river tourism, as well as a haven for those who loved freshwater fish and prawns and other edible life from rivers.

"Tourists to Tasek

CHENNAI - With India’s new initiatives of Make in India, Digital India, Start Up India, Smart Cities and Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation taking shape, there are plenty of opportunities for Malaysian and Indian businesses.

Today, in the Tamil Nadu capital, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will meet a group of Indian businessmen brought together by the Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI).

Twenty-five Chennai-based businessmen will hear

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