PUTRAJAYA, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia will heighten its halal internationalisation initiatives to attract global interest in a bid to make the country as the global halal excellence centre, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- RAM Ratings expects the inflation rate to climb further to 4.6 per cent in September 2017, amid the rise in oil prices.

IPOH, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- The Perak State Government expects the construction of the 140-kilometre liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline from Ayer Tawar, Manjung to Kinta Valley, which cost RM160 million, to be fully completed by 2019.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- ManagePay Systems Bhd's (MPay) joint venture company, MPay Mobile Sdn Bhd (MPay Mobile), has received the Applications Service Provider Class Licence -- ASP(C) from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to carry out application services.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- My E.G. Services Bhd (MYEG) has been appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs to undertake the voluntary repatriation of illegal foreign workers for the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Terengganu continues to strengthen its market for frozen nasi dagang, produced by Terengganu Kitchen Sdn Bhd (T-Kitchen), locally and globally by setting up a new factory costing RM2 million as well as undertaking aggressive promotions.

CYBERJAYA, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is currently looking at the possibility of introducing a secure Digital ID platform to be used by both the public and private sectors to enhance trust, said its Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Halim Shafie.