Masyarakat Orang Asli diingatkan tidak terpedaya dengan hasutan pihak tertentu yang kononnya mampu menyelesaikan masalah kehidupan mereka.
Yang Dipertua Badan Amal Isteri Wakil-wakil Rakyat Johor (Juita), Prof. Datin Dr. Jamilah Ariffin berkata, masyarakat Orang Asli perlu menggunakan saluran betul khasnya agensi dan jabatan negeri jika timbul masalah atau isu berkaitan penempatan mereka.
Sehubungan itu, katanya, komuniti tersebut yang terdiri daripada etnik Seletar yang ada di beberapa perkampungan di wilayah Iskandar Malaysia (IM) wajar mengemukakan terus segala masalah dan rungutan kepada agensi atau jabatan kerajaan untuk diambil tindakan segera.
SP Setia Bhd yesterday announced a record-breaking quarter with sales at RM933 million for its first quarter ended 31 January.
BANK Negara Malaysia's new growth estimate of 4 per cent to 5 per cent this year is realistic in a sluggish external demand environment, a regional economist says.
But domestic demand, which is expected to be main driver of growth, will be affected by the central bank's tightening policy stance on credit, said Dr Chua Hak Bin, who is Bank of America Merrill Lynch head of Emerging Asia Economics.
"Domestic demand growth will be affected by the policy measures for cars and properties and we have already seen the January sales number for cars dip," he said in an interview here yesterday.
SP Setia Bhd posted a 19.3% year-on-year jump in net profit to RM74mil for its first quarter ended Jan 31.
The property giant attributed this mainly to an increase in gross profit margins from 25% to 30%.
However, revenue for the quarter under review declined by 5.3% to RM491.6mil.
The perpetually congested 30km Pasir Gudang highway will be upgraded in stages from four to six lanes.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the first phase would cover 8km from the Kangkar Tebrau intersection to Plentong and was expected to cost RM150mil.
The second phase would be carried out later, the Prime Minister said, and assured the people that the project would be completed.
“Barisan Nasional always delivers on its promises and this is why we sense an increase in the confidence of the people in Barisan. People know Barisan can walk the talk,” Najib said after a walkabout in Taman Setia Indah.
This was unlike the Opposition who often made promises but left people wondering whether they would be fulfilled, he said.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said tonight people who do not use the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) will not be required to pay toll.
He said an announcement would be made in two weeks after several technical issues had been resolved.
"Those who do not use the EDL should not be required to pay toll. We will resolve this issue. Do not worry, we hear the people's grievances," he said at a 1Malaysia dinner attended by 10,000 people of various races here.
Also present at the dinner were Najib's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and Gerakan President Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak hari ini meluluskan peruntukan sebanyak RM150 juta bagi fasa pertama projek menaik taraf Lebuh Raya Pasir Gudang daripada empat kepada enam lorong.
Perdana Menteri berkata, projek sejauh lapan kilometer itu bermula dari persimpangan Kangkar Tebrau ke persimpangan Plentong.
"Projek fasa pertama ini akan dijalankan secepat mungkin. Projek fasa kedua pula kita akan laksanakan kemudian, mungkin selepas Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13," katanya pada majlis ramah mesra bersama rakyat di Setia Indah yang terletak di kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Puteri Wangsa, dekat sini hari ini.
Universities and industries were urged to collaborate to produce highly skilled workforce to help transform Malaysia into a high income nation.
Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said by working together, they would better understand each other’s requirements.
“Industries have to engage more often with universities and technical institutions and tell them the right kind of workforce needed,” he said.
Mukhriz said on the other hand, universities and technical institutions must also offer right disciplines or training courses to cater for needs from companies and industries.
From condominium projects adding ionizing ceilings for purer air or defibrillators for emergency heart treatment, to large townships with hospitals and in-room testing kits, health and wellness is the latest aspiration for living environments.
Witness Eastern & Oriental Bhd (E&O)'s Medini Integrated Wellness Capital (IWC) in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor. Scheduled to launch early next year, this RM3 billion township is developed as a joint venture with Malaysia and Singapore's sovereign wealth funds and revolves around an anchor wellness centre, dubbed a wellness sanctuary.
Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru Tengah (MPJBT) memperuntukkan RM20 juta bagi kerja membaik pulih jalan di 152 kawasan perumahan untuk tahun ini.
Yang Dipertuanya, Md. Fuzi Ahmad Shahimi berkata, fasa pertama kerja-kerja membaik pulih itu mula dilakukan awal bulan ini manakala fasa kedua bermula Mei ini.
"Kerja-kerja membaik pulih lazimnya akan dilakukan dalam tempoh dua atau tiga tahun sekali. Ia sememangnya rutin kami bagi menjamin keselesaan dan keselamatan penduduk di bandar ini," katanya pada sidang akhbar selepas menghadiri sesi dialog bersama pengusaha kilang dan penduduk Taman Desa Cemerlang di Dewan MPJBT, Ulu Tiram dekat sini semalam.