Category Archives: Talking Points

22 November 2019: RM6.5bil for Malaysia@Work; Airbnb decision next year

RM6.5bil for Malaysia@Work to create jobs, says Dr M The government is allocating RM6.5bil to Malaysia@Work to create jobs for Malaysians in the next five years, mainly for fresh graduates, says the Prime Minister. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said young

21 November 2019: Cabinet reshuffle expected; Focus on affordable housing for B10

Cabinet reshuffle expected Cabinet changes are on the cards after all. Two months after he last dismissed persistent talk of ministers being replaced, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad now says a Cabinet reshuffle is set to happen soon. He

20 November 2019: Pahang reviewing new Lynas site; Prime minister can be sued

Pahang identifying suitable site for Lynas PDF The Pahang state government is in the midst of reviewing Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s (Lynas) application to build a permanent deposit facility (PDF) here. State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Abdul Rahim

19 November 2019: RM1bil allocated for ECRL contractors; Swettenham Pier expansion starting in 2020

SME Bank allocates RM1b financing for local ECRL contractors SME Bank has signed a tripartite MoU with the Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL) to facilitate financial solutions to Malaysian subcontractors in

18 November 2019: Buy a house when financially secure; Asking prices for properties declining

Be financially secure before buying a house Buying a house is a good investment but one needs to be sure he has the financial ability before making the commitment. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Seri Iskandar senior lecturer and property expert

15 November 2019: JV for Bukit Raja industrial site; 90% new property still under JMB

Three firms to develop industrial site in Bandar Bukit Raja Sime Darby Property Bhd (SD Property), Mitsui & Co Ltd (Mitsui) and Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (Mitsubishi) have formed a JV company – SDMIT Development Sdn Bhd (SDMIT) to develop

14 November 2019: Record high residential sales in 2019; S’pore plans to be AI global leader

Residential property sales in Malaysia this year to be record high since 2016 The housing market in the country is expected to be at a record high by the end of this year since 2016, a real estate agent forecasted.

13 November 2019: Socso launches system to help B40; Starhill Gallery to undergo transformation

Socso launches system to help reduce poverty The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has launched the Social Synergy Programme to help the needy and streamline the fragmented roles of various social agencies in the country. The programme which involves 17 government

12 November 2019: Plaza Rakyat, Hyatt Hotel projects to be redeveloped

Plaza Rakyat, Hyatt Hotel projects to be redeveloped, says FT minister Two abandoned projects in Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, namely Plaza Rakyat and the Hyatt Hotel, will be redeveloped, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. The Plaza Rakyat project,

11 November 2019: Indonesia begins work on new capital; People-centric plan for KL

Indonesia begins fortification of site of new capital New bases will be built by the Indonesian armed forces (TNI) as the country begins shifting its attention to East Kalimantan where the new capital will be relocated from Jakarta. New headquarters