By Azeman Ariffin

JAKARTA, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The Bugis Youth Assembly of Macassar, Indonesia (PPBMI) here today urged former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to make an open apology following his statement that insulted those of Bugis descent at an opposition gathering in Selangor recently.

From Voon Miaw Ping

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- Malaysia will work with Japan to strengthen its local intellectual property (IP) protection mechanism.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- At least, 45 per cent of the total workforce need to be skilled workers by 2030 to help realise Malaysia's goal as a developed high income nation, says Yayasan Melaka International College chief executive Datuk Saroni Judi.

KULIM, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is confident of maintaining its four per cent dividend payout to 2.7 million SSPN-i account holders.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The 2017 Rural Entrepreneurs Carnival (KUD2017) is targeting to achieve RM10 million worth of contracts between entrepreneurs and retail industry players in the country.

From Roslan Ariffin

ISTANBUL, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- Malaysia has called for the support of the Group of Eight Developing Countries (D-8) for immediate relief on the ground in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh where more than 500,000 Rohingyas who fled their country, are currently seeking refuge.

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- Yayasan Sabah (YS) Group today signed a book publication memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP).