Malaysian-born scientists and those working in the field of new technologies abroad will be given #8220;fast track#8221; approval if they want to return, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
A common prayer for all religious beliefs was to have been used in schools three months ago but Education Ministry officials are dragging their feet over its implementation, revealed its deputy minister Datuk Aziz Shamsuddin.
B>BEIJING:/BChina threw besieged Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa a political lifeline Saturday with a strong endorsement of his leadership after massive protests led to demands for his resignation at home.
B>HONG KONG:/BBeijing's fresh public backing for Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa may cool political tensions for now but the government must take steps towards more democracy to win back public confidence, analysts and newspapers said.
The merger between Parti Keadilan Nasional and Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) is their last strategy for survival as neither of the parties had any more political strength, said Umno vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Japan's economy grew at its fastest clip in three quarters in the April-June period, spurred by business investment and surprisingly strong private spending, reinforcing views that a recovery may be starting to get a firmer footing.