Isn, Apr

PETALING JAYA - The accomplishment of multi-billionaire Robert Kuok is a success story for the country and other entrepreneurs, said the Prime Minister’s Office.

In a statement yesterday, the Prime Minister’s press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad said Kuok’s story is an inspiration to other fellow entrepreneurs to succeed.

He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak also welcomes the statement from Kuok that he has a deep appreciation for the opportunities he had in this country and recognises the contributions made by all Malaysians towards the development of the nation.

Tengku Sariffuddin also said Kuok had said that he appreciated the leaders of Malaysia who have, throughout their lives, done everything they can to contribute to the well-being of Malaysians.

“The Prime Minister said that government policies are key to opportunities in education, business and employment that will enable individuals to achieve success,” said Tengku Sariffuddin.

He added that Najib had taken Kuok’s achievement as the richest person in Malaysia, as someone who is hardworking, disciplined and driven and achieved success after getting the opportunity to monopolise the

PEKAN - 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) was a proposal by Bank Negara Malaysia to enable targeted subsidy to be carried out for the benefit of the people, the Prime Minister said.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak shared the background of how BR1M came to be in order to counter Opposition allegations, including the claim that it is a way of buying votes.

Speaking to a crowd of about 2,000 BR1M recipients, he said the aid was proposed by the central bank and adopted by the Barisan Nasional Government

PUTRAJAYA - The annual Inter-Varsity Sports Festival organised by Putera MIC aims to discover future international sports talents from the Indian community.

“MIC has strived to provide many platforms for the Indian community, especially the youths, to excel in sports,” Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk M. Saravanan told a press conference here yesterday.

“We are always asked if we can produce international-level athletes.

“We have the opportunities and the platforms, but it cannot

PUTRAJAYA - Visit Malaysia Year campaign will be held again in 2020, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“The campaign seeks to ensure that Malaysia remains a desirable destination for visitors from all over the world,” he said.

“Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) is a national mission. It will be the catalyst to drive the tourism industry further and achieve the visions outlined in the Malaysian Tourism Transformation Plan.

“I want all ministries and agencies to

IT has been one year since the Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) dialogue sessions were launched nationwide to hear the voices and aspirations of the youth. The ambitious project is entering its second phase in its aim to chart the country’s path for the next 30 years.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin speaks to Norzie Pak Wan Chek and Izwan Azir Salleh on TV3’s Soal Jawab to address issues.

Question: What’s the latest on the TN50 Youth Canvas?

Answer: I’m excited and overwhelmed

PUTRAJAYA - Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has failed in his appeal to seek leave to cite Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for contempt over allegedly making statements on an ongoing defamation suit.

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal dismissed Mukhriz’s appeal to set aside the High Court’s dismissal of his application for leave to cite Najib for contempt.

Chairing a three-member bench, Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said they agreed with the High Court judge Justice Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR - The government will continue paying attention and tending to the needs of the Chinese community to ensure that they will prosper together with the country, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The prime minister said the Chinese community had not only played important roles in terms of economic and business development, but had also contributed to the country's struggle to obtain independence.

"I am sure everyone remembers our Independence heroes such as Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Tun

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