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Monthly deduction for PPR rental payments implemented since last month – state exco

ISKANDAR PUTERI, The state government has started deducting the People’s Housing Project (PPR) rental payments directly from tenants’ monthly financial aid since last month, said Johor Housing, Communications and Multimedia Committee chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad.

He said several other foundations supervised by the local authorities were awaiting the approval of the Board of Trustees to enable them to take similar measure.

Dzulkefly said the deductions should be made to ensure tenants made good use of the money including paying for their house rents.

It is hoped that this would also settle the problem of rental payment arrears which at times were five to 18 years behind, he said adding that the monthly payment was only about RM200 a month.

I understand that the foundations will give lump sum payment to cover one-year rental and if the amount is paid directly to the recipients, the money could be misused,’ he told reporters after officiating the Johor Affordable Housing open voting ceremony at the Dato’ Abdul Rahman Andak Building here today.

He added that if the housing monthly installments were deducted directly, the tenants were assured of a roof over their head, even in difficult times,

He was asked to comment on the proposal to cooperate with various agencies including the Social Welfare Department (JKM) to make direct deductions for PPR monthly rental from residents’ monthly assistance, so that the issue over outstanding rental payment could be settled.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Police advises netizens to refrain sharing unverified news, images

KENINGAU, Keningau Police Chief DSP Shahrudin Mat Husain has reminded netizens to be more ethical in the spreading of any unverified news, images or issues.

He said sharing unverified material could cause hostility among the people, which was dangerous.

“Please refer to us (Police) or the relevant authorities first.. we have a Facebook page, and there is a direct line to refer to the authenticity of each case,” he told reporters here today.

Shahrudin said this in reference to the widespread rumours circulating over the discovery of the charred body of a woman at Batu 8 Jalan Sook – Keningau on Thursday, initially claimed to be of a local teenager who was reported missing by her family on Aug 4.

Yesterday, Keningau police confirmed that the body was of Sarah Israkil, 44, a Suluk Filipino who was killed in a fight before having her body burnt.

The police believe she was killed out of jealousy, and are currently on the hunt for a 40-year-old suspect.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Woman’s body found in ditch in Parit Besar, Batu Pahat

BATU PAHAT, An elderly woman’s body was found in a ditch near a bridge in Taman Sri Wangsa, Parit Besar, here today.

The body was found at 10.30 am by the public who then informed the police, said Batu Pahat district police chief ACP Azhan Abdul Halim.

An investigation later found that the body found floating was that of a 66-year-old woman, he said.

Azhan said there was no injury on the body and a search carried out around the site found no evidence of crime.

The deceased woman reportedly left the house and did not return for a day before she was found dead. The body, sent to the Pathology Unit, Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital has been identified by her family members, he said.

The case has been classified as sudden death.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Woman’s body found in ditch in Parit Besar, Batu Pahat

BATU PAHAT, An elderly woman’s body was found in a ditch near a bridge in Taman Sri Wangsa, Parit Besar, here today.

The body was found at 10.30 am by the public who then informed the police, said Batu Pahat district police chief ACP Azhan Abdul Halim.

An investigation later found that the body found floating was that of a 66-year-old woman, he said.

Azhan said there was no injury on the body and a search carried out around the site found no evidence of crime.

The deceased woman reportedly left the house and did not return for a day before she was found dead. The body, sent to the Pathology Unit, Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital has been identified by her family members, he said.

The case has been classified as sudden death.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Number of special needs people with jobs still low in Malaysia

SEREMBAN, The number of special needs people with jobs is still low in Malaysia, standing at just 0.31 per cent of the workforce, according to data from the Social Welfare Department.

Announcing this today, Negeri Sembilan Women’s Affairs, Family and Welfare Committee chairman Nicole Tan Lee Koon also said a survey of the state undertaken by the department found that only 99 workers with special needs were employed in the civil service, including 73 by the federal government.

She urged all government agencies, departments and local authorities as well as the private sector to comply with the policy requiring that at least one per cent of the workforce comprises people with special needs.

“Giving work opportunities to people with special needs and showing belief in them make a big difference in their lives,” Tan said.

She said the state-level work carnival for special needs people, which she officiated at here today, served as a good example of the efforts of the government and private sectors to contribute to the development of people with special needs.

Jointly organised by the Negeri Sembilan Social Welfare Department and JobsMalaysia’s centre in the state, the event was aimed at connecting employers with job seekers, offering about 800 job opportunities and featuring 17 employers.

In her address, Tan said there are 23,846 people with special needs in Negeri Sembilan currently registered with the department, and of this number, 1,382 registrations were conducted between January and July this year.

The number of people with special needs in the state was possibly much higher if unregistered persons were taken into account, she said, adding that registration efforts will continue through the department’s year-long campaign.

Tan said Malaysia had ratified the Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities on July 19, 2010 as part of its commitment towards ensuring special needs people are able to equally enjoy the opportunities experienced by able-bodied people, in all aspects of life.

To build on this commitment, in 2012, Malaysia adopted the Incheon Strategy ‘to Make the Right Real’ for persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific, an initiative aimed at reducing poverty and improving employment prospects among such persons.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Mosque chairman awarded special talent entrepreneur recognition

SEREMBAN, Young entrepreneur Mohd Asna Amin, 39, did not expect his 11 years of hard work in the halal product business would be rewarded by being recognised as ‘Special Talent Entrepreneur’ at the recent 100 Top Young CEO 2019 Award ceremony.

Mohd Asna, who is also Dermaga Sari Holdings Sdn Bhd chief executive officer and chairman of Ibnu Khaldun Mosque in Taman Lavender Height here, said the recognition made him want to work harder in the business that he started in 2008.

“Praise be to God for this achievement and I am very proud of it. This award is a motivation for me to work harder and help the community, he told a press conference here today.

The award was presented by Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof on Aug 13 at the Seri Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Mohd Asna said the company, which started with selling Tupperware products, had now expanded its wings in several other industries such as automotive, education, oil and gas, construction and electrical engineering.

He said the company recorded revenue of RM50 million last year and aimed at achieving RM100 million in three years.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Over RM40 million to rebuild houses for army personnel at Rascom Camp

SIBU, The federal government will allocate RM40.6 million for the construction of new houses for members of the Army’s 9th Infantry Brigade at the Rascom Camp here, next year.

Ministry of Defence (Mindef) secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali said most of the houses at the camp were old and needed repair or reconstruction for the comfort of the members and their families.

Mindef is always concerned about the wellbeing of its members, not only here, but also at all camps nationwide, he told reporters after visiting the camp here today.

Apart from the Rascom Camp, Mohd Zuki, accompanied by 1st Infantry Division commander, Maj Gen Datuk Md Din Abu, Army Eastern Field commander Lt Gen Datuk Wira Zamrose Mohd Zin, 9th Infantry Brigade commander Brig Gen Abdul Rahman Wahab and 31st Brigade commander Brig Gen Datuk Johnny Lim, also visited the Junaco and Bumimas camps.

Meanwhile, Mohd Zuki said repair work on a block of 45 G-class houses of army personnel with the rank of corporal and below, are currently taking place at the Rascom Camp at a cost of RM1.4 million.

He said the work is now 85 per cent completed and is expected to be fully completed by September next year.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)