教育部日前宣布批准增建10间华小的申请,同时为了配合人口密度的变迁,还批准了6间华小的迁移。   这是非常令人振奋的好消息。    政府这项宣布,可以印证几件事。    第一,纳吉对中文教育的支持。他在1996年担任教育部长时,废除教育法令21(2)条文,此条文赋权部长废除华淡小的权力。过后,他也在担任教育部长时,批准增建2间独中。在近年担任首相期间,他再批准增建一间…
上篇谈及1983-84年当国家面对外汇流失危机时,我们如何从政策、经济、社会及心理考量,提出由私立学院与英美澳大学设立“双联课程”的建议,以便减少外国留学的外汇流失。   在此我要进一步阐明三个要点,即是一、“双联课程”已有先例和先行者;二,为何我们选择以低调进行争取;三,以国家利益为前题争取课题 的正确性和有效性。    第一,由私立学院提供双联课程的模式,其实并非无例可寻。早在60年…
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) is the answer to the European Union (EU) wanting all palm oil shipped into Europe to be certified as sustainably produced by 2020.“The EU must reflect on its commitment to work with Malaysia by giving due recognition to the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) standard,” said Plantations Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Mah Siew Keong.“The European Commission acknowledged that palm oil plays…
(布城31日讯)种植及原产业部长拿督斯里马袖强鼓励小园主利用2018年度财政预算案中宣布的奖掖机制,落实自动化生产,以减少对外劳的依赖。    他说,长远来说,推行自动化是解决小园主所面对的问题关键。    “目前,橡胶木工业的奖掖是税务投资津贴,目的是鼓励研究和机械化。”    他接受马新社新闻台访问时指出,另外还有1亿令吉的贷款计划,目的是增加家具行业的…
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 31: Smallholders should take advantage of the incentives announced in the 2018 Budget to adopt mechanisation, in a move forward to enhance production and reduce reliance on foreign workers in the commodity industry, says Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.In the long-run, he said embracing automation was key to solving smallholders’ problems.“There’s now incentives in terms of tax investment allowance for the rubber…
(槟城31日讯)丰盛园继9月30日发生4间屋子因为地陷崩裂被列为危楼后,昨日傍晚一场大雨后,再传出地陷问题,这一次的骇人地陷直径长达30尺,导致地下排水管破裂引发山区水灾!丰盛园乡委会主席黄元亿说,丰盛园第一次发生水灾是在1987年间。当年一场水灾,夺走了一个小孩的生命。30年后的上个月,丰盛园发生地陷,地陷处的4所地裂民房之后被拆除。住户暂时安顿在五条路填地政府组屋。他说,昨天傍晚一场大雨后,丰盛园地陷处再度发生地…
GEORGE TOWN: A blocked underground drainage saw six houses located on a slope in Hong Seng Estate, Mount Erskine, flooded during an evening downpour.Firemen and Civil Defence Force personnel had to install a water pump to draw out the rainwater which flooded some of the units to waist-level.Rojak seller Tan Swee Hoe, 56, said she was shocked to see her kitchen and living room submerged in water at 7pm yesterday.“I…

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