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PETALING JAYA - Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan has fired a salvo of questions at the Penang state government over the undersea tunnel project.

In a Facebook post, he said that in his original query, he did not ask if the entire RM6.34bil project was awarded based on open tender.

“I specifically asked if the three studies costing RM305mil were awarded based on an open tender,” said Abdul Rahman, who is Barisan Nasional strategic communications director.

In the Bursa Malaysia announcement on Astral Supreme Bhd dated 15 Aug, 2013, it was stated that the feasibility study and detailed design costing RM270mil was awarded by Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd (CZBUCG) to a joint venture between its majority shareholder Zenith Construction and public-listed Astral Supreme Bhd.

Astral Supreme’s services were terminated one year later, and it was stated that Astral was “unable to find consultants who could undertake the project”.

“The Penang government also does not seem to have addressed my concern that the company awarded to construct the project was also responsible for doing the studies to determine whether its own project was feasible or environmentally acceptable. Is this the case and is

PUTRAJAYA - The image of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) is no longer viewed as second class education, but rather the opposite, namely a career path for the nation's youth, says Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said, previously, TVET was often viewed negatively - only for youths who were backward, in that they had failed to finish their schooling until form five; expelled from school or had attended juvenile correction centres.

"However, with continued

DEMOCRATIC Action party (DAP) Voon Lee Shan said the slogan “Ubah” (change) should not be used again in this State election as it was already used in the last State election. Voon who was once DAP strong man and a former State Assemblyman for Batu Lintang is now keeping a low profile where politics is concerned.

The Ubah, he said in a statement, was adopted from President of America, Obama and was in some way successful in the last election when it was used. 

“But why use the same slogan when

LAWAS - Everything possible is being done to resolve Sarawak’s native customary rights (NCR) on land issue that is affecting the indigenous communities, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Federal Government was doing its part by contributing some RM100mil for the survey of NCR land in Sarawak and Sabah, the Prime Minister said.

“This is being done. It is work in progress and the results will come,” he said at a meet-the-people session here yesterday.

Najib was in Sarawak’s northernmost

KUALA LUMPUR - People have been urged to reject in total the culture of spreading false information, including efforts to topple the government through social media.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Razali Ibrahim said there should be a massive rejection among the people to symbolise that the spreading negative sentiment, false and unauthentic information to the public through social media was an action that cannot be accepted.

"One way to block (the use of social

Sarawak has given RM10.3 million in compensation to 235 families, whose land was acquired for the Pan Borneo Highway.

Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem hoped those who received the compensation would be thankful to the government, Malaysiakini reported.

Speaking after attending an event at Kampung Sorak Sumpang, 70km from Kuching, Adenan said this proved wrong the lies spread by the Opposition that the state government had acquired the land without giving out due compensation.

“Every time

The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has revealed in a circular the nine tiers of annual assessment rates for residential rateable holdings, which would receive between 10 per cent and 90 per cent reductions.
 
Minister of Local Government and Community Development Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh confirmed the reductions apply for those paying between RM700 and RM50.01 annually, while those who currently paying RM50 and below would have their assessment rates

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