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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).
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.
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.
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.
PETALING JAYA: Participants of the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority’s (Risda) cluster new planting plan (RTBB) and commercial replanting (TSK) initiative should check whether they are eligible to claim a total of RM200mil in dividends.
KOTA BARU: The rising number of homosexuals in Kelantan reflects PAS’ failure in promoting the true Islamic way of life, says Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub.