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Supplementary budget not needed as fiscal deficit under control: Amiruddin

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The government does not need a supplementary budget for now as the country’s fiscal deficit is under control, says Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah.


Bernama donates books, book racks to orphanage

KUALA LANGAT, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) Staff Club ( Malay acronym KKB) today donated books and book shelves to Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Darul Ehsan here in its effort to set up a mini-library at the orphanage.


No policy changes towards China - Mahathir

BEIJING, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- There will be no changes in policy towards China under the new Malaysian government, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.


CIMB introduces benefits for staff with special needs children

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) –  CIMB Group Holdings Bhd today introduced fresh policies for staff with special needs children by providing financial assistance and flexible work arrangements to help them focus on their children and career. 


622 retrenched workers in Perak receive EIS interim benefit

TAIPING, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The Social Security Organization (Socso) in Perak has issued an interim benefit payment totalling RM380,000 under its Employment Insurance System (EIS) to 622 employees in the state, from January to June this year.


About 15,000 squatters in Johor Bahru - MB

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- There are about 15,000 squatters in this district who are occupying government lands illegally, especially from the low-income (B40) group and foreigners, said Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.


Gaza NGO seeks US$100,000 emergency fund for home care programmes

By Nur Ashikin Abdul Aziz

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- Gaza's National Centre For Community Rehabilitation (NCCR), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Gaza, Palestine is seeking an emergency fund of US$100,000 to provide care for physically-challenged people in the area.