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Balai Berita: More than a newsroom with Munir Majid

By New Straits Times - 

EDITORS who had led the storied 'New Straits Times' speak about the newspaper's legacy and its future as the paper turns 174 years old today.

Describing his tenure as group editor as the “wonderful New Straits Times years”, Tan Sri Mohd Munir Abdul Majid, who was with NST from 1979 to 1986, said the newspaper was a venerable institution.
 

Comparatively, NST was established 174 years ago and was older than The New York Times (168 years), although not as old as The Times of London (234 years).

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Munir: Be objective on country’s economic challenges


Speaking after a briefing by CARI yesterday, called “Leveraging Asean solutions for trade through ASSIST,” Munir urged Malaysians to be objective on matters related to the country’s macroeconomic conditions. “In Malaysia, we all get scared to say negative things about our economy but we have to be objective about matters of fact and accept that certain things are happening that are a challenge to the economy,” he said.

KUALA LUMPUR: Concerns about Malaysia’s rising economic challenges must be openly accepted and should not be swept under the carpet, according to CIMB Asean Research Institute (CARI) chairman Tan Sri Munir Majid.

Speaking after a briefing by CARI yesterday, called “Leveraging Asean solutions for trade through ASSIST,” Munir urged Malaysians to be objective on matters related to the country’s macroeconomic conditions.

“In Malaysia, we all get scared to say negative things about our economy but we have to be objective about matters of fact and accept that certain things are happening that are a challenge to the economy,” he said.

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Members of newly formed Economic Action Council named


Prime Minister's Office, Putrajaya

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced the establishing of the Economic Action Council (EAC), which will respond to and take action to address economic issues faced by the public, based on their feedback.

“The main objectives of the council are to stimulate economic growth, ensure fair distribution of wealth and improve the well-being of the people. The council will also focus on issues related to costs of living, labour, poverty and home ownership,” it said in a statement today.

Members of the council include Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as chairman, along with Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking and the Prime Minister’s economic adviser Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid.

Other members of the council include former International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Permodalan Nasional Bhd chairman Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz and Council of Eminent Persons member Prof Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram.

“A list of corporate leaders are also members of the EAC, such as Public Bank Bhd managing director Tan Sri Tay Ah Lek, Majlis Amanah Rakyat chairman Dr Hasnita Hashim and Bursa Malaysia chairman Datuk Shireen Ann Zaharah Muhiudeen.

“Asean Business Advisory council chairman Tan Sri Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid, Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (FOMCA) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Paul Selvaraj, lawyer Bah Tony @ Amani William Hunt Abdullah and MASA institute board of trustees member Nizam Mahshar are also in the EAC.

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Exposure draft on CPD for financial services


FSPB chairman,Tan Sri Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid said this exposure draft on CPD was a very important stage in developing the final document which the FSPB would release early next year.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB) has issued an exposure draft for continuing professional development (CPD) for the industry.  

FSPB said on Wednesday the draft was to invite comments before the proposed standard was finalised for the financial services industry (FSI)+. 

“The main objective in developing the standard (Standard) for the FSI is to provide a minimum requirement and good practice on CPD for professional bodies/associations,” it said.  

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The AEC is more than trade access: PM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Asean Economic Community (AEC) is more than just preferential trade access. It encompasses specific strategies and approaches to ensure inclusivity in Asean trade, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.

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ASEAN Government's Must Enlighten Citizens On ASEAN Community - Munir

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 (Bernama) -- ASEAN governments have the big task of enlightening their citizens on the ASEAN Community (AC) and its benefits, before its establishment at year-end, ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Chairman Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid said.

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Positive response to Asean-BAC proposals

KUALA LUMPUR: The response from Asean economic ministers on the major proposals submitted by Asean Business Advisory Council (Asean-BAC) has been positive, especially in key areas concerning small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Asean-BAC chairman Tan Sri Munir Majid said the leaders found the 11 proposals from the private sector comprehensive and encouraging.

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