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Nation 02 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Biggest agriculture census since 1960 launched

The Agriculture Census 2005, the biggest since 1960 and expected to cost RM100mil, was launched Tuesday to gather data that will help the government plan its strategy for this key growth sector.

Nation 02 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

400,000 households to be involved in agri census

As part of a national effort to modernise agriculture, about 400,000 households in Sarawak will be interviewed in an agriculture census which started Tuesday.

Nation 15 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Community concerned over drop in numbers

THE drop in the Indian population in the country is causing concern among the community, I>Malaysia Nanban /I>reported.

Nation 13 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Dept: Fewer births and more deaths among Indians

A lower fertility rate and higher death rate among Indians have resulted in the community recording a drop in population to 7.5%, according to the Malaysian Statistics Department.

Nation 06 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

MIC questions data on Indians, population drop too big

The MIC is questioning a report by the National Statistics Department that the Indian population last year had gone down by 2.5%.

Nation 01 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Local authorities must assist to end urban poverty

Local authorities must be actively involved in the urban poverty eradication programme to ensure its success, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Nation 28 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Poverty to be redefined

New definitions of #8220;poverty#8221; and #8220;hardcore poverty#8221; will be spelled out when the Government issues new guidelines to help the poor.

Nation 14 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Outrage over instant fines

Motorists found driving recklessly must pay the maximum fine of RM300 on the spot with immediate effect. The fines are for speeding, overtaking dangerously on a double line and on the emergency lane, beating the red light and driving heavy vehicles on the fast lane.

Nation 12 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia’s population rises to 25.7 million

The country's population has risen to 25.7 million, of whom 1.7 million are non-Malaysians, according to the National Statistics Department's population estimates for the third quarter.

Education 04 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ministries to promote reading

The Cabinet has issued a directive for five ministries to work together to create a reading culture, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mahadzir Mohd Khir.