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MELAKA : A special joint committee between Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB) and Jelajah Usahawan Malaysia Pakar (JUMP) will be established to attain the goal of creating at least 10,000 young entrepreneurs by 2020.

PUNB chairman Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam said the committee, being chaired by PUNB board of director member Datuk Jamilah Bakar, would also comprised PUNB and JUMP officers to produce the targeted 2,000 young entrepreneurs this year.

"We fully support the proposal by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to set up a special cabinet committee to help address the problem and produced more entrepreneurs," he said in a statement here Sunday.

A total of 1,353 young entrepreneurs obtained PUNB loans, totalling RM66 million, since it was established five years ago.


NEW YORK: Malaysia continues to be an attractive destination as evident at the ongoing three-day New York Travel Show that saw Malaysia's New York office making a strong pitch to highlight its tourism attractions.

Tourism Malaysia's New York office marketing manager, Mary Scully said a review of the 2015 tourism traffic from North America to Malaysia discerned a growing propensity towards luxury travel.

And also what she described as "unique experience travel" such as encountering wild

The Ministry of Education under its Special Stimulus Package (PRK) for this year handed out RM28.675 million to 262 schools in Sarawak yesterday.

The total allocation comprises RM8.595 million for 153 Chinese Medium schools, RM17.2 million for 99 Mission schools and RM2.88 million for 10 Conforming secondary schools.

The cheques for the schools were distributed to their respective principals, headmasters and school board chairmen by Deputy Education Minister Senator Chong Sin Woon and State

GOMBAK - Shock and in disbelief. Those were the sentiments felt by regulars at Taman Rimba Ampang about the temporary closure of the park until May 2019.

Notices has been put up to inform the public about the closure to enable the construction of East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE).

Nur Jannah Nazir, 61, who frequented the park ever since she was a young girl felt a great loss that the only green lung available only 2km from Ampang town will no longer be the same.

"I have been to this park

Police will be monitoring, detecting and taking action against those who abuse social websites, including disseminating pictures or sharing irresponsible information.

Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the Police Cyber Investigation Response Centre (PCIRC) would be monitoring and detecting those involved.

"Social media users should stop creating, spreading and sharing matters in any form which can affect public order and wellbeing of society, especially those which are

PUTRAJAYA: The 2016 Budget will be "recalibrated" to reflect the current eco?nomic climate, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said that adjustments would have to be made to this year's budget as much had changed since it was tabled last October.

"This is to ensure that it is accurate, realistic and according to the economic situation we are currently facing," he said when addressing Finance Ministry staff on Friday.

Najib, however, did not give a specific date when the

BANGI - Malaysia may not get a first-mover advantage if it were to adopt a wait-and-see attitude and join the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) later, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said.

He reiterated that Malaysia, among others, managed to protect preferences for Bumiputera, small businesses and the local halal industry during the trade deal negotiations.

If Malaysia were to adopt a wait-and-see attitude, it may lose all the advantages

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