PUTRAJAYA, Aug 15 2018 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today there would be no compromise in the case of government leaders and officers found to be involved in corruption.
“No pity, no consideration and no cover-up,” he said when addressing Cabinet ministers and about 3,500 administrative and diplomatic officers (PTD) at a town hall session here.
He said government leaders, including the Prime Minister, must set a good example in combating...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 2018 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated the government’s stand on the use of Bahasa Malaysia in all official matters.
However, he said, in certain circumstances, translation to other languages , such as English, had to be made to cater for foreigners attending official functions or events.
“Our constitution has provided for all our needs on protecting the national language, but sometimes, translation to other...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 2018 (Bernama) -- The implementation of the RM1,500 minimum wage will be carried out gradually to allow a recovery in the country’s economy, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said if Malaysia starts spending money which it does not have, it would not be good for the country in the long run.
“If we push for higher minimum wages, cost of production will go up and we will not be competitive. The cost of living will also increase, hence...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 2018 (Bernama) -- An independent committee to coordinate the overall policies and management of foreign workers will be set up, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Dr Mahathir said the committee would be chaired by a top government officer with former judges and secretaries-general and the Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis would be appointed as the secretariat.
"The issue of foreign workers has become a big problem for us, too many...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 2018 (Bernama) -- Permanent residents who are holders of the red identity card and aged 60 and above will be given citizenship status and issued with the blue identity card, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
As for those below the age of 60, he said, the citizenship status would be given based on several conditions, including that they were born in Malaysia and one of their parents should be a Malaysian citizen.
"I want to announce the...[Continue Reading]