PUTRAJAYA, Aug 30 2018 (Bernama) – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tonight attended the Islamic Affairs Premier Forum at Putra Mosque here in conjunction with the 2018 National Day.
The forum with the theme of the 2018 National Day celebration, Sayangi Malaysiaku (Love Our Malaysia) as a topic of discussion which featured three leading panelists namely Imam Muda Asyraf, Ustaz Elyas Ismail and Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) lecturer Dr Nik Salida Suhaila Nik...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 2018 (Bernama) – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today certain quarters are doing things that drive people away from Islam.
“Islam is a good religion and also a way of life. It’s the way of life of Muslims that will impress people whether Islam is a good religion. Unfortunately, we see people projecting Islam as a religion that is unsuccessful in many ways,” he said in his speech when launching the International Da'wah...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 28 2018 (Bernama) -- Treasury secretary-general Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar has been appointed the new Chief Secretary to the Government, taking over from Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa tomorrow.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad handed over the letter of appointment to Ismail at a brief meeting at his office in Perdana Putra today.
Ali’s contract of service as the chief secretary to the government ended today. He has served for over six years.
Ismail, approached...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 2018 (Bernama) -- Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who was also the finance minister, should have been aware of the movement of the money in the Consolidated Fund meant for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"Yes ... he (Najib) should have known where the money is. Money belonging to the government can't be spent just like that … (there is a) need to fill in forms, have to get...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 2018 (Bernama) -- The government is considering implementing a soda tax to encourage healthy living, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said the move is aimed at reducing sugar consumption, which is a cause of diabetes.
"The diabetes rate in Malaysia is very high because we take too much sugar," he told reporters after launching the Cities 4.0 + Business 4.0 Conference and Exhibition here today.
He was answering a question on the...[Continue Reading]