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Thumbs up from residents on revival of Tenom-Melalap train service

TENOM, The Sabah state government’s decision to revive the train service from Tenom to Melalap has been described as a special gift to the residents of Melalap.

“This is a very encouraging news for all residents here in Melalap, said former State Native chief Madusin Datuk Sanggau, 64.

The railway from Tenom to Melalap was built in 1906 by the British North Borneo Charted Company, but its service was stopped during the Berjaya government era some four decades ago as it was no longer competitive after the Tenom-Keningau-Kota Kinabalu road was constructed.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

UEC recognition for CLP not by Education Ministry – Maszlee

JOHOR BAHRU, The recognition accorded to the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) for the purposes of eligibility to sit for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) Examination was not done by the Education Ministry, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

“The CLP is not under the ministry, CLP is under law. You cannot ask me to speak on behalf of the AG (Attorney-General), he told reporters after the closing ceremony of a community leadership event here today.

He said in the ministry, matters relating to the UEC could be referred to the UEC Task Force which was formed to get information and recommendations on the matter.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

UEC recognition for CLP not by Education Ministry – Maszlee

JOHOR BAHRU, The recognition accorded to the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) for the purposes of eligibility to sit for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) Examination was not done by the Education Ministry, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

“The CLP is not under the ministry, CLP is under law. You cannot ask me to speak on behalf of the AG (Attorney-General), he told reporters after the closing ceremony of a community leadership event here today.

He said in the ministry, matters relating to the UEC could be referred to the UEC Task Force which was formed to get information and recommendations on the matter.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Mukhriz appointed MADA chairman

JITRA, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir has been appointed chairman of the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA), effective March 1.

Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said Mukhriz’s appointment was consented by the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong recently.

“MADA is a very important institution in the development of the national padi industry, the ministry has made several important decisions for the development of MADA to increase national padi output.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

CEP: give Prime Minister some space – Anwar

PADANG TERAP, All parties should give Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad space to resolve some of the recommendations by the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) before publishing its report to the public.

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said although, in principle, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) wanted the CEP report to be published but there were some recommendations which could be implemented that needed to be identified so that it could be explained to the people.

The Port Dickson MP said this to reporters after a dialogue session with the Padang Terap district rubber tappers in Pengkalan Tok Mas near here today.

Anwar was commenting on Dr Mahathir’s statement yesterday that the government cannot make CEP’s 100-day report public as some matters were still at the consultation stage.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

CEP: give Prime Minister some space – Anwar

PADANG TERAP, All parties should give Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad space to resolve some of the recommendations by the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) before publishing its report to the public.

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said although, in principle, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) wanted the CEP report to be published but there were some recommendations which could be implemented that needed to be identified so that it could be explained to the people.

The Port Dickson MP said this to reporters after a dialogue session with the Padang Terap district rubber tappers in Pengkalan Tok Mas near here today.

Anwar was commenting on Dr Mahathir’s statement yesterday that the government cannot make CEP’s 100-day report public as some matters were still at the consultation stage.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Penang gov’t targets 40:40:20 ratio for men, women in decision-making

GEORGE TOWN, The Penang state government targets a ratio of 40:40:20 as the benchmark for men and women’s participation at the decision-making level.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the ratio of 40 per cent men, 40 per cent women and 20 per cent men and women had been made a policy so that no one gender would dominate in the decision-making process.

“This balance of 20 per cent depends on who are capable, men or women, If the women get that 20 per cent, then the ratio will be 60 per cent women and 40 per cent men, or vice versa.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)