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2012 Budget Backed By Strong Celestial Forces, Says Astrologer

By Yong Soo Heong

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 (Bernama) -- An award-winning astrologer, R. S. Maniam, says the presentation of the 2012 Budget by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak from 4.07 pm on Oct 7 will bring about beneficial changes for the rakyat because its timing was supported by positive celestial forces.

Government May Introduce Mechanism To Increase Self-Sufficiency In Rice Production

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Bernama) -- The government may introduce a new mechanism to increase the level of self-sufficiency in rice production in the coming Budget, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture & Agro-based Industries, Chua Tee Yong.

MINDEF Expects To Get Similar Allocation In 2012 Budget

GEMAS, Sept 26 (Bernama) - Allocation to the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) in 2012 Budget be tabled by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Oct 7 is not expected to see an increase.

Budget 2012 Set To See Efforts To Increase Confidence

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 (Bernama) -- The 2012 Budget is expected to see efforts to increase confidence to offset the decline in export demand, said RAM Holdings Bhd chief economist, Dr Yeah Kim Leng.

EPF Hopes Government Will Extend Private Sector Retirement Age To At Least 60

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 (Bernama) -- The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) hopes the government will extend the private sector retirement age to at least 60 from the present 55 in the coming budget announcement.

2012 Budget To Zero In On Reducing Cost Of Living

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 (Bernama) -- The 2012 Budget is expected to announce measures to reduce the cost of living as well as bigger allocation for infrastructure projects, especially, for rural areas, says Affin Investment Bank Head of Retail Research Dr Nazri Khan.

Is Najib's Broad Smile A 'Positive Sign' For Civil Servants?

BATU GAJAH, Sept 24 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today gave a broad smile when asked about the possibility that the government would announce a bonus as well as a pay hike for civil servants in the 2012 Budget.

Budget 2012 To Relieve People's Burden - AmResearch

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 (Bernama) -- AmResearch Sdn Bhd expects the government's 2012 budget to aim at tackling the people's higher cost of living burden.