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MPS consults public on budget

For the first time, Selayang folk get to have a say in the local council’s budget.

Community representatives sharing their views at the dialogue with MPS.

Cushioning a painful fall

UNLESS we’re trapeze artists, we rarely think about safety nets. That is, until we fall. The thing is, only the luckiest among us never fall. The rest know how it is when we lose control and gravity takes over to send us on a quick and often painful trip downwards.

Johari: No need to measure Malaysia economy in US$

KUALA LUMPUR: Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani says Malaysia is a matured and sophisticated economy and there is no need to measure the gross domestic product (GDP) in US dollar.

Second Finance Minister  Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani believes the Malaysia is a matured and sophisticated economy and there is no need to measure the gross domestic product (GDP) in US dollar.

Diary Malaysia Thursday Aug 24

KUALA LUMPUR: ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24  KUALA LUMPUR- Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) dialogue session with the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI) at Menara MITI at 1030 (0230 GMT)  KUALA LUMPUR- Prime Minister Najib Razak(filepic) chairs UMNO Supreme Council Meeting at UMNO HQ at 1530 (0730 GMT)

Breakfast briefing: Thursday, August 24 (Update)

Breakfast briefing: Thursday, August 24

Signs of manufacturing boom

KUALA LUMPUR: Signs of a manufacturing boom are emerging, with factory owners projecting higher output in the second half of the year on strong export sales and robust domestic demand. In the first half of 2017, exports grew 21% to RM451bil.

“Our latest survey results showed that business activity has remained fairly stable for Malaysian manufacturing firms in recent months, while the outlook for the second half of 2017 is favourable, with firms expecting business conditions to improve, especially local sales and production volume,” the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) president Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai(filepic) said.

Manufacturing sector expected to improve in second half

KUALA LUMPUR: Business conditions for the manufacturing sector in Malaysia are expected to improve in the second half of 2017, according to a survey conducted by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER).

Lim says Malaysian manufacturing companies are expected to do well in the final six months of 2017.

Year-long safety checks launched

SAVE for a minor congestion, the traffic along the Penang Bridge and its vicinity was smooth despite it being the first day of the scheduled lane closure for maintenance.

A view of the usual after-work congestion at the Penang Bridge toll plaza yesterday at around 6.30pm.

Ferries to the rescue during bridge lane closure

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Port Commission (PPC) will ensure enough ferry trips throughout the year-long maintenance work on Penang Bridge, which starts tomorrow.

Busier days ahead: The demand for ferry services is expected to rise as the year-long maintenance work on the Penang Bridge starts tomorrow.

FMM: Let affected factories adjust their work shifts and operations first

GEORGE TOWN: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Penang branch has asked PLUS Malaysia Bhd to postpone the year-long maintenance work on Penang Bridge, which is scheduled to start this Tuesday, to Sept 15.

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