Daily Archives: January 13, 2019

Govt ready to extend SOCSO scheme to farmers – Mahfuz

PADANG TERAP, Jan 13 (Bernama) � The government is willing to extend the Self Employment Social Security Scheme under the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) to farmers.Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said this follows the lukewarm r...

Senior citizen loses RM8,000 in parcel scam

KUCHING, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- A senior citizen lost RM8, 000 after being a victim of a parcel scam from an Instagram acquaintance here recently.Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation chief Supt Mustafa Kamal Ghani Abdullah said the 61-year-old victim cl...

FAMA endeavours to get certification for ‘gula apong’

KUCHING, Jan 13 (Bernama) � The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) is now seeking to provide an international certification to further strengthen the potential of the nipah palm sugar ('gula apong') to enter the global market.FAMA chairman...

Eighty-one houses, two teachers’ quarters razed on Pulau Banggi

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 13 (Bernama) � A total 81 houses and two teachers' quarters were destroyed in a fire at Kampung Karakit, Pulau Banggi in Kudat, today.According to a statement by the Sabah's Fire and Rescue Department's (JBPM) Operations Centre,

Flower shops, stalls flooded with orders for Ponggal,Thaipusam

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 13 (Bernama) - Flower shops and stalls are flooded with numerous orders for garlands big and small, and single blooms, for the Hindu festivals Thaiponngal on Tuesday, and Thaipusam on Jan 21.Noor Mohamad KS Naina Mohamad, 52,

3,733 Pr1ma units to be built in Terengganu

KUALA NERUS, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- The Housing and Local Government Ministry plans to build 3,733 units of houses under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Programme (PR1MA) in Terengganu.Its deputy Minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad said that...