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HOC extension helps assist more first-time house buyers --Rehda

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 -- The government's decision to extend the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) 2019 for another six months until Dec 31, 2019 will help assist more first-time house buyers to own a house, the Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Malaysia (Rehda) said.

Its president, Datuk Soam Heng Choon, in a statement, said Rehda is also encouraged by Bank Negara Malaysia’s decision to expand the eligibility criteria for its RM1 billion Fund for Affordable Homes to include household income of up to RM4,360 from RM2,300, while house price is set at RM300,000. 

"This will enable more people from the bottom 40 per cent of the household income group (B40) to benefit from it," he said when commenting on the 2020 Budget tabled by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today. 

The HOC provides at least a 10 per cent discount for qualified properties that will be matched with stamp duty exemptions.....

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2020 Budget: RM20 mln for expanding inmates' TVET skills


KUALA LUMPUR,  Oct 11   -- The government will allocate RM20 million to expand the skills and programmes that meet the national Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) standards for prison inmates.

 
 

Clear plans must come to convince stakeholders on Port Klang's competitiveness - FMM


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 -- The government must come up with clear plans to convince stakeholders on the ability of Port Klang to stay competitive and efficient, said Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).

 
 

Budget 2020: Improves control at country's entry points  


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 -- Security control at gateways into the country has received the attention of the government in the tabling of Budget 2020 to ensure these strategic areas are not porous to smuggling activities while improving the integrity of security personnel on duty.

 
 

Dr Dzulkefly elated over RM60 mil allocation for pneumococcal vaccine for children


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11  -- A RM60 million allocation for the provision of the pneumococcal vaccine to all children, was the best news for the Health Ministry.

 
 

Budget 2020 is inclusive - Johor MB


MUAR,  Oct 12  -- Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal described Budget 2020 tabled today as an inclusive budget which showed that the federal government was not only concerned about sustainable development but also about closing the gap with the state towards the objective of the Vision of Shared Prosperity 2021-2030.

 
 

Budget 2020 helps country realise digital transformation agenda – Gobind   


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 -- Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today welcomed the country’s budget for next year, which focuses on building more digital infrastructure and stimulating the digital economy.

 
 

Hockey: Malaysian Tigers could outperform the Brits


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11  – Malaysian Hockey Confederation (KHM) president, Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal, believes the national hockey team – ranked 11th in the world – is capable of beating the England team – ranked 7th – at a 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier in London from Nov 2 - 3.

 
 

Budget 2020 comprehensive, to benefit all - Aminuddin


SEREMBAN, Oct 11 -- Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun has described Budget 2020 tabled in Parliament today as a comprehensive budget covering all sectors of society.

 
 

2020 Budget to boost growth via incentives for SME, E&E sectors: Tax experts


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11  -- The 2020 Budget tabled today is a wide-ranging and detailed budget aimed at pushing growth further in the challenging economic environment, said Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants president Dr Veerinderjeet Singh.

 
 

Rise of minimum wage in major cities inevitable -- MARGMA


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11  -- The rise of minimum wage for workers in major cities in the country to RM1,200 next year is inevitable, given the higher cost of living in urban areas, Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) president Denis Low Jau Foo said.

 
 
 

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Perak Sultan attends Gathering With Rakyat in Gopeng

 
     

Deputy Speaker: Not many opposition Parliamentarians declare asset

 
     

Rubber tapper loses life savings of RM184,999 to scammers

 
     

Seven CCRC Sungai Ruan inmates have escaped

 
     
 
     
 

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