PUTRAJAYA, May 30 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today hosted breaking of the fast for ministers, menteris besar (MBs), chief ministers (CMs) and foreign diplomats at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here.
Dr Mahathir, accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, arrived at PICC at 7.10pm and was welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Mohd Ali.
Among the ministers present were Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, Home...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, May 30 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government stood behind its decision not to continue with the RM650 billion Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project.
He said it would not be efficient if the huge allocation was used to provide only about 100,000 jobs.
"If you want to spend RM60 to RM100 billion so that 100,000 people can work, that is not efficient," he told reporters after hosting a breaking of fast for Cabinet...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, May 30 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced a special payment of RM400 for civil servants in Grade 41 and below and a RM200 special payment for government pensioners.
"These payments will be made on June 6," he said when making the announcement at a press conference after chairing his second Cabinet meeting at Perdana Putra here.
Dr Mahathir also announced a cost-of-living-allowance (COLA) in place of the 1Malaysia People's Aid...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, May 30 (Bernama) - The government is committed to reducing the country's borrowings by shelving mega projects costing billions of ringgit such as the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) and the MRT Line 3 projects.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the projects would cost too much money if they were to proceed as the country's borrowings were already high.
"If the country is to avoid bankruptcy, we must learn how to manage our big debts...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged those who claim that the country would be at the losing end should the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project be scrapped, to provide evidence to support their claims.
He said issuing statements and allegations without evidence would be meaningless.
"Show (us) the proof. When we say the government is saddled with a national debt of RM1 trillion, we have the evidence and documents to...[Continue Reading]