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KUALA NERUS - The implementation of the first aquapolitan programme involving 500 fishermen families in Terengganu dubbed "Sea-Felda" is expected to raise the living standard of the group, especially from the financial aspect.

Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman said the programme took inspiration from the success of the government's earlier efforts in assisting Felda settlers.

"For a start, 500 families of fishermen will be participating in a pioneer programme at Kampung Seberang Pak Abu near Seberang Takir here managed by the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC).

"The project costing RM180 million will be implemented in two phases starting this year in which we will develop eight hectares of land in Kampung Seberang Pak Abu under the first phase while the second phase will involve the construction of facilities including houses for fishermen on a one hectare site in Kampung Batin.

"The selection of participants will be made this year and they will be given related courses before starting the Sea-Felda project in the second year (2017)," he told reporters after a Transport Ministry Puspanita gotong-royong and 1M4U event with villagers of Kampung Batin in

KUALA LUMPUR - Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed will lead a trade and investment mission to India and Sri Lanka from May 1-6 in a continuous effort to promote Malaysia as a profit and regional centre for businesses and investments.

Together with top officials of the Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA), including its Deputy Chief Executive Officer II, Datuk Rajendran Narayanasamy, investment seminars will be held in New Delhi and

MUMBAI - Malaysia's ringgit led Asian currency gains after China strengthened the yuan's fixing by the most in seven sessions as appetite holds up for emerging-market assets.

A measure tracking the US dollar halted a six-day advance overnight, lending support to exchange rates in less-developed nations before Friday's jobs data, which may provide greater insight as to when the Federal Reserve is likely to make its next move to hike interest rates.

With Brent crude up about 48 per cent from

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia-Japan ties are underlined by the strong bilateral trade between the two countries, said Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Noting that Japan was Malaysia’s fourth largest trading partner after China, Singapore and the United States, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said that bilateral trade amounted to RM127.4bil last year.

He said this accounted for 8.72% of the country’s total global trade.

“There are about 1,400 Japanese companies operating in Ma­­laysia

TOKYO - Japan remains Malaysia's biggest foreign investor in the manufacturing sector, apart from being the country's fourth largest trade partner up to last year.

"We were in turn Japan's eighth largest trade partner with a total value of US$33.59 billion," said Malaysia's Ambassador to Japan, Datuk Ahmad Izlan Idris.

He also said that in the first nine months of 2015, there were 52 projects involving investments of US$607.9 million approved for Japanese companies.

"At present, there are

MALAYSIA'S energy exports are tumbling, its prime minister is battling corruption allegations and corporate profits are weakening. With all that, the Southeast Asian nation is also home to the world’s most resilient bull market for stocks.

Overseas funds are piling in at the fastest pace in Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur’s benchmark equity gauge has more than doubled from its 2008 lows without succumbing to a 20 percent drop. Tan Ming Han says he knows its secret: the lowest volatility among the

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) expects to start turning a profit by 2018, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic).

MAB had also managed to achieve an on-time performance rate of 95% for domestic flight take-off and landing, he said.

“Based on the commitment and focus of various strategies identified and executed under the MAS Recovery Plan (PPM), MAB should show an even more improved performance by then,” Najib, also Finance Minister, said in Parliament in reply to a

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