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Aktiviti Exco Pendidikan dari 23/08/08 – 28/08/08: Mewakili Selangor (Unisel) di Persidangan Akademi Sains Dunia Islam di Kazan, Tartarstan Russia

In IAS, Islamic World Academy Of Science, Kazan, medical education in Russia, Tartarstan, TAS on August 31, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Seperti yang anda sedia maklum, di antara projek Jawatankuasa Tetap Pendidikan, Pendidikan Tinggi dan Pembangunan Modal Insan Negeri Selangor ialah projek jejak ILMUAN dan hasrat untuk menjadikan Selangor sebagai sebuah hab pendidikan di Malaysia. Untuk mempromosikan Selangor di peringkat antarabangsa agar para ILMUAN DUNIA dapat menerima jemputan dari Kerajaan Selangor selaku tuan rumah persidangan ILMUAN yang bakal dianjurkan pada 2009, Kerajaan Sealangor telah mengamanahkan saya serta Prof Abd Latif Ibrahim dari Unisel untuk menghadhiri persidangan di atas.

Abstrak kertas yang disampaikan oleh Prof Latif di persidangan di atas berjudul “Selangor As An Islamic Centre Of Indigenous And Scientific Biological Knowledge for Sustainable Development”

Dari kiri Prof Latif, Dr Halimah dan Cik Noni (Unisel)

Para peserta sedang mendengar ucapan dari Exco Pendidikan

Bergambar bersama Presiden Republic Of Tartarstan, His Excellency Mintimer Shaymiev

Menyerahkan cenderahati dari Kerajaan Selangor kepada Menteri Pendidikan dan Sains Republic Of Tartarstan, Mr Nail M. Valeev di pejabat beliau
Dr Halimah sedang diwawancara oleh TV Russia
Gambar berkumpulan di akhir persidangan

Aktiviti Exco Pendidikan dari 23/08/08 – 28/08/08: Mewakili Selangor (Unisel) di Persidangan Akademi Sains Dunia Islam di Kazan, Tartarstan Russia

In IAS, Islamic World Academy Of Science, Kazan, medical education in Russia, Tartarstan, TAS on August 31, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Seperti yang anda sedia maklum, di antara projek Jawatankuasa Tetap Pendidikan, Pendidikan Tinggi dan Pembangunan Modal Insan Negeri Selangor ialah projek jejak ILMUAN dan hasrat untuk menjadikan Selangor sebagai sebuah hab pendidikan di Malaysia. Untuk mempromosikan Selangor di peringkat antarabangsa agar para ILMUAN DUNIA dapat menerima jemputan dari Kerajaan Selangor selaku tuan rumah persidangan ILMUAN yang bakal dianjurkan pada 2009, Kerajaan Sealangor telah mengamanahkan saya serta Prof Abd Latif Ibrahim dari Unisel untuk menghadhiri persidangan di atas.

Abstrak kertas yang disampaikan oleh Prof Latif di persidangan di atas berjudul “Selangor As An Islamic Centre Of Indigenous And Scientific Biological Knowledge for Sustainable Development”

Dari kiri Prof Latif, Dr Halimah dan Cik Noni (Unisel)

Para peserta sedang mendengar ucapan dari Exco Pendidikan

Bergambar bersama Presiden Republic Of Tartarstan, His Excellency Mintimer Shaymiev

Menyerahkan cenderahati dari Kerajaan Selangor kepada Menteri Pendidikan dan Sains Republic Of Tartarstan, Mr Nail M. Valeev di pejabat beliau
Dr Halimah sedang diwawancara oleh TV Russia
Gambar berkumpulan di akhir persidangan

Aktiviti Exco Pendidikan dari 23/08/08 – 28/08/08: Mewakili Selangor (Unisel) di Persidangan Akademi Sains Dunia Islam di Kazan, Tartarstan Russia

In IAS, Islamic World Academy Of Science, Kazan, medical education in Russia, Tartarstan, TAS on August 31, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Seperti yang anda sedia maklum, di antara projek Jawatankuasa Tetap Pendidikan, Pendidikan Tinggi dan Pembangunan Modal Insan Negeri Selangor ialah projek jejak ILMUAN dan hasrat untuk menjadikan Selangor sebagai sebuah hab pendidikan di Malaysia. Untuk mempromosikan Selangor di peringkat antarabangsa agar para ILMUAN DUNIA dapat menerima jemputan Kerajaan Selangor sebagai tuan rumah persidangan ILMUAN yang bakal dianjurkan pada 2009, Kerajaan Sealangor telah mengamanahkan saya serta Prof Abd Latif Ibrahim dari Unisel untuk menghadhiri persidangan di atas.

Abstrak kertas yang disampaikan oleh Prof Latif di persidangan di atas berjudul “Selangor As An Islamic Centre Of Indegenous And Scientific Biological Knowledge for Sustainable Development”

Dari kiri Prof Latif, Dr Halimah dan Cik Noni

Para peserta sedang mendengar ucapan dari Exco Pendidikan

Berganbar bersama Presiden Republic Of Tartarstan, His Excellency Mintimer Shaymiev

Menyerahkan cenderahati dari Kerajaan Selangor kepada Menteri Pendidikan dan Sains Republic Of Tartarstan, Mr Nail M. Valeev di pejabat beliau
Dr Halimah sedang diwawancara oleh TV Russia
Gamber kumpulan di akhir persidangan

AKUJANJI (sumpah) TAAT SETIA TANPA BERBELAH BAHAGI DULU, KINI…..

In 1 on August 30, 2008 at 12:24 am

Seramai 20 Ahli Parlimen Sabah dan Sarawak mengadakan sidang akhbar bersama menyatakan pendirian mereka yang setia dengan Barisan Nasional di lobi Parlimen


*Taat Setia
*Sabah, Sarawak BN MPs pledge support for PM


Taat Setia

Utusan On Line
Seramai 20 Ahli Parlimen Sabah dan Sarawak menyatakan pendirian tidak akan melompat parti seperti yang diheboh-hebohkan oleh Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) sebelum ini dalam sidang akhbar di Parlimen semalam.

Kenyataan yang dibuat oleh parti pembangkang itu disifatkan mereka sebagai satu pembohongan.

Sebaliknya Menteri Perpaduan, Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan, Datuk Seri Mohd. Shafie Apdal berkata, sokongan Ahli Parlimen dari Sabah dan Sarawak tidak berbelah terhadap pucuk pimpinan Barisan Nasional (BN).

Turut menyatakan sokongan pada sidang akhbar itu ialah Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Bernard Dompok; Timbalan Menteri Pengangkutan, Datuk Douglas Unggah Embas; dan Ahli Parlimen Kinabatangan, Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin.


Sabah, Sarawak BN MPs pledge support for PM

by Sharon Tan
fd@bizedge.com

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah and Sarawak members of parliament (MPs) yesterday pledged their support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the Barisan Nasional (BN) in an effort to squash rumours of MPs crossing over that have intensified with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim back in parliament.

“It is a lie. We are not goods, items, commodities that can be sold. We are not that. Our stand is very clear and firm. We are not going to move from BN,” said Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal, adding that the Sabah and Sarawak BN MPs remained undivided in their loyalty and support to the BN and were tired of the rumours of a crossover.

“We are now preparing a formal pledge which will be initiated by all the Sabah and Sarawak BN MPs. We hope to present it to the prime minister over the next few days,” Shafie told reporters at parliament lobby where he was joined by 20 of the MPs.

However, the two MPs from Sabah’s People Party (SAPP) were not seen with the group. Sarawak and Sabah have collectively 56 parliamentary seats.

Shafie said Pakatan Rakyat had been fabricating the issue of crossover by the BN MPs.

He said the pledge was made to reaffirm statements by Sabah and Sarawak chief ministers earlier that none of the states’ MPs would cross over to Pakatan Rakyat.

“The people had given their mandate to us to develop and make changes to the constituencies. Their trusts and belief in us cannot be traded,” he said.

AKUJANJI (sumpah) TAAT SETIA TANPA BERBELAH BAHAGI DULU, KINI…..

In 1 on August 30, 2008 at 12:24 am

Seramai 20 Ahli Parlimen Sabah dan Sarawak mengadakan sidang akhbar bersama menyatakan pendirian mereka yang setia dengan Barisan Nasional di lobi Parlimen


*Taat Setia
*Sabah, Sarawak BN MPs pledge support for PM


Taat Setia

Utusan On Line
Seramai 20 Ahli Parlimen Sabah dan Sarawak menyatakan pendirian tidak akan melompat parti seperti yang diheboh-hebohkan oleh Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) sebelum ini dalam sidang akhbar di Parlimen semalam.

Kenyataan yang dibuat oleh parti pembangkang itu disifatkan mereka sebagai satu pembohongan.

Sebaliknya Menteri Perpaduan, Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan, Datuk Seri Mohd. Shafie Apdal berkata, sokongan Ahli Parlimen dari Sabah dan Sarawak tidak berbelah terhadap pucuk pimpinan Barisan Nasional (BN).

Turut menyatakan sokongan pada sidang akhbar itu ialah Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Bernard Dompok; Timbalan Menteri Pengangkutan, Datuk Douglas Unggah Embas; dan Ahli Parlimen Kinabatangan, Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin.


Sabah, Sarawak BN MPs pledge support for PM

by Sharon Tan
fd@bizedge.com

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah and Sarawak members of parliament (MPs) yesterday pledged their support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the Barisan Nasional (BN) in an effort to squash rumours of MPs crossing over that have intensified with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim back in parliament.

“It is a lie. We are not goods, items, commodities that can be sold. We are not that. Our stand is very clear and firm. We are not going to move from BN,” said Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal, adding that the Sabah and Sarawak BN MPs remained undivided in their loyalty and support to the BN and were tired of the rumours of a crossover.

“We are now preparing a formal pledge which will be initiated by all the Sabah and Sarawak BN MPs. We hope to present it to the prime minister over the next few days,” Shafie told reporters at parliament lobby where he was joined by 20 of the MPs.

However, the two MPs from Sabah’s People Party (SAPP) were not seen with the group. Sarawak and Sabah have collectively 56 parliamentary seats.

Shafie said Pakatan Rakyat had been fabricating the issue of crossover by the BN MPs.

He said the pledge was made to reaffirm statements by Sabah and Sarawak chief ministers earlier that none of the states’ MPs would cross over to Pakatan Rakyat.

“The people had given their mandate to us to develop and make changes to the constituencies. Their trusts and belief in us cannot be traded,” he said.

BUDGET 2009 SPEECH FULL TEXT

In 1 on August 30, 2008 at 12:20 am

Full Text of PM’s Budget Speech HERE

ANWAR COMMENTS ON BUDGET 2009

In 1 on August 30, 2008 at 12:12 am

Anwar says govt fails to address issue of competitiveness in Budget 2009

by Sharon Tan

fd@bizedge.com

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim regarded the Budget 2009 as nothing new and that the government had failed to address the issue of competitiveness.

“It is nothing new. We reiterate that in the last four to five years, when there was global pressure and economic slowdown, the prime minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) were not able to provide new stimulus.

“The problem is that we have lost the competitive edge. There are no new foreign direct investments (FDIs),” he said, adding that problems of management and corruption were not dealt with,” he told reporters at parliament lobby on Aug 29.

For an oil-producing country, Malaysia continued to register deficit which would have been understandable for a country that has no recourse, he said.

“The issue is not giving sweeteners to Sabah, Sarawak and the poor because it does not commensurate with the big increase in inflation and high cost. What is given does not alleviate the problem and sufferings of the poor,” he added.

Anwar also accused Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi of failing to address the issue of competitiveness.

“We continue to be in a state of denial. We are not able to shift from the obsolete economic policy where there are rampant corruptions and fail to be more competitive because we are stuck with the old policies.

“I see no way where we can attract FDI. Without FDI, Malaysia cannot propel its economy. And this, unfortunately, was not addressed,” said Anwar.

INFLATION TO REMAIN HIGH

In 1 on August 30, 2008 at 12:04 am

Economic Report 2008/2009: Inflation to remain high

by Yong Min Wei


fd@bizedge.com

INFLATION is expected to remain high in the second half (2H) of this year and into early 2009 before moderating in 2H2009.

The Economic Report 2008/2009 said the consumer price index (CPI) averaged 4.4% in the first seven months of 2008 compared with 2% in the same period last year due to higher food and energy prices.

Following price adjustments of petrol and diesel in early June as well as electricity tariffs of between 18% and 26% effective July 1, inflation surged in July to reach its highest level at 8.5% since December 1981. Nevertheless, the inflation rate is expected to have peaked for the year. In July, inflation was at 7.7%.

The main contributors to the CPI increase were food and non-alcoholic beverages; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; and transport, said the report.

The food and non-alcoholic beverages group in the first seven months of the year rose 6.9% and contributed 2.2 percentage points to the CPI increase compared with only 2.8% and 0.9 percentage point in the January to July 2007 period.

BUDGET 2009 HIGHLIGHT

In 1 on August 29, 2008 at 8:21 pm

bizedge

1. Tax rebate for chargeable income group up to RM35,000 raised to RM400 from RM350 now while tax rate for RM35,000-RM50,000 reduced by 1pp to 12% and over RM250,000 by 1pp to 27%

2. Interest income received from moneys deposited in all banks fully exempted from 5% tax to increase disposable income.

3. Tax exemption for employees’ allowances to include petrol (up to RM6,000pa), parking, meal, childcare (RM2,400pa), telephony and maternity.

4. Road tax on private saloon, non-saloon diesel vehicles to be the same as that of petrol vehicles

5. Home loan agreement of up to RM250,000 to be given 50% stamp duty exemption for Malaysians, limited to one purchase between Aug 30, 2008 and Dec 31, 2010.

6. Import duty and sales tax exemption on imported solar photovoltaic system equipment; sales tax exemption of local solar heating system equipment

7. Franchise holders of hybrid cars be given 100% exemption of import duty and 50% exemption of excise duty on new CBU hybrid cars below 2L.

8. Income tax exemption on fees received by corporate advisers for primary, dual or cross listings to attract foreign listings for 2009-2013.

9. Income tax exemption on fees from non-ringgit sukuk issued in Malaysia and distributed outside; also profits from trading of non-ringgit sukuk for 2009-2011.

10. REIT final withholding tax (wt) on foreign institutional investors to be reduced to 10% from 20%, wt on individuals reduced to 10% from 15% for Jan 1, 09 to Dec 31, 2011.

11. Excise duty on cigarettes to be raised by three sen per stick to 18 sen, duty for 20-stick pack raised by 60 sen.

12. Civil servants to get one-month bonus or at least RM1,000 for 2008, to be paid in two instalments

13. Import duty of between 5% and 25% on fertilisers and pesticides be abolished

14. Import duty of between 15% and 30% on electrical goods such as blenders, rice cookers, microwave owns and electric kettles be reduced to between 5% and 20%

15. Import duty of between 10% and 30% on petrochemical and polymer industrial goods such as rubber mats, tubes made of rubber and plastic bottles be reduced to between 5% and 20%

16. Import duty of 20% on port cranes be reduced to 5%

17. Import duty of between 25% and 60% on textiles such as carpets and glassware be reduced to between 20% and 30%

18. Import duty of between 5% and 20% on food products such as vermicelli, biscuits, mixed fruit juice and sweet corns in air tight containers be fully exempted.

AKUJANJI (sumpah) TAAT SETIA TANPA BERBELAH BAHAGI DULU, KINI…..

In 1 on August 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Seramai 20 Ahli Parlimen Sabah dan Sarawak mengadakan sidang akhbar bersama menyatakan pendirian mereka yang setia dengan Barisan Nasional di lobi Parlimen


*Taat Setia
*Sabah, Sarawak BN MPs pledge support for PM


Taat Setia

Utusan On Line
Seramai 20 Ahli Parlimen Sabah dan Sarawak menyatakan pendirian tidak akan melompat parti seperti yang diheboh-hebohkan oleh Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) sebelum ini dalam sidang akhbar di Parlimen semalam.

Kenyataan yang dibuat oleh parti pembangkang itu disifatkan mereka sebagai satu pembohongan.

Sebaliknya Menteri Perpaduan, Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan, Datuk Seri Mohd. Shafie Apdal berkata, sokongan Ahli Parlimen dari Sabah dan Sarawak tidak berbelah terhadap pucuk pimpinan Barisan Nasional (BN).

Turut menyatakan sokongan pada sidang akhbar itu ialah Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Bernard Dompok; Timbalan Menteri Pengangkutan, Datuk Douglas Unggah Embas; dan Ahli Parlimen Kinabatangan, Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin.


Sabah, Sarawak BN MPs pledge support for PM

by Sharon Tan
fd@bizedge.com

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah and Sarawak members of parliament (MPs) yesterday pledged their support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the Barisan Nasional (BN) in an effort to squash rumours of MPs crossing over that have intensified with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim back in parliament.

“It is a lie. We are not goods, items, commodities that can be sold. We are not that. Our stand is very clear and firm. We are not going to move from BN,” said Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal, adding that the Sabah and Sarawak BN MPs remained undivided in their loyalty and support to the BN and were tired of the rumours of a crossover.

“We are now preparing a formal pledge which will be initiated by all the Sabah and Sarawak BN MPs. We hope to present it to the prime minister over the next few days,” Shafie told reporters at parliament lobby where he was joined by 20 of the MPs.

However, the two MPs from Sabah’s People Party (SAPP) were not seen with the group. Sarawak and Sabah have collectively 56 parliamentary seats.

Shafie said Pakatan Rakyat had been fabricating the issue of crossover by the BN MPs.

He said the pledge was made to reaffirm statements by Sabah and Sarawak chief ministers earlier that none of the states’ MPs would cross over to Pakatan Rakyat.

“The people had given their mandate to us to develop and make changes to the constituencies. Their trusts and belief in us cannot be traded,” he said.