Improve public service system, urges Huazong chief

Compiled by Fatimah Zainal, Liew Jia Xian and R. Aravinthan

IN order to ease its financial burden, the government should improve its public service system, says Tan Sri Goh Tian Chuan.

Oriental Daily reported the Huazong (Federation of Chinese Associations in Malaysia) president said that in this era of globalisation, many systems are computerised and in sync with the latest technology.

The government, he said, should reduce manpower as a way of adapting to the times.

He called on the government to make better plans to improve the public delivery system to face the current situation and provide better services for the people.

Goh, who is also the Sabah Chinese Assembly Hall chairman, was speaking during a discussion on Budget 2020 hosted by the group’s economics and trading bureau earlier this week.

He also noted that under Budget 2020, Sabah and Sarawak would receive a large allocation from the Federal Government.

“The Federal Government has allotted RM5.2bil to Sabah, making it the state with the highest allocation, ” he added.

> A father in Bangkok was shocked to find his son dead in a kneeling position in front of his computer next to his bed, Guang Ming Daily reported.

Despite being a bright student, the boy was also known to be addicted to computer games, often playing until late at night and ignoring his father’s advice to turn in earlier.

It was reported that when the victim did not emerge from his room after a long time, the dad checked on him and made the shocking discovery.

When the police arrived, they found that the victim had died more than eight hours before he was discovered and suspected that he had died of heart failure.

> While Carina Lau’s husband, award-winning actor Tony Leung, hits the gym and watches his diet in preparation for his upcoming role as a villain in a movie scheduled to start filming in January, the actress is craving for another dose of adrenaline-pumping exploits.

According to China Press, Lau has revealed that Leung has not been travelling much and instead stepped up his gym routine for the role that requires him to be trim and fit.

“He controls his diet and eats healthily now, ” she said.

As for Lau, she yearns to attempt bungee jumping soon.

“I did paragliding in Switzerland recently and I am still pumped about it.

“My next target is to bungee jump, ” she said.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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