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KUALA LUMPUR: It is not right for people to take advantage of the Orang Asli communities and trick them into religious conversions, says Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) director-general Prof Dr Juli Edo.
A CONCERTED effort is underway in Parliament to push for the swift setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).
WITH having to travel to far-flung villages in Malaysia – often over rough terrain – the work of the Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister can be physically taxing.
A lawyer with an urban background relishes the challenges of dealing with issues that rural communities are facing. Newly minted Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister Sivarasa Rasiah shares experiences and plans after five months on the job.
KOTA BARU: The federal government will help Kelantan to expedite the gazetting of orang asli land reserve in the state where there is currently a blockade standoff between members of the Temiar tribe and a plantation company.
SIBU: The Government has launched the Mobile Entrepreneur Programme (Mobilepreneur@KKLW) to enable young entrepreneurs in rural areas to operate mobile businesses without having to rent a shop, Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said.
PETALING JAYA: Former deputy minister Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin has been appointed the new chairman of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara).
MACHANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has granted an allocation of RM8.5mil to improve facilities and amenities here.
RURAL and Regional Development Ministry appreciates and recognises the efforts of village leaders and people through the Anugerah Desa Perdana competition every year.
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud and wife Toh Puan Ragad Kurdi Taib joined hundreds of guests at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak’s (Unimas) colourful, multicultural “Ngabang Raya” celebration.