BUDGET 2016: NAJIB ALLOCATES RM267.2 BILLION
Budget 2016 was tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last Friday, with the theme "Prospering the Rakyat", allocating RM267.2 billion compared with the revised RM260.7 billion in 2015.
WCT GETS TRX CONTRACT, BUYS TRX LAND
1MDB is on the spotlight again, as 1MDB Real Estate Sdn Bhd has awarded WCT Holdings Bhd a RM754.8 million contract to build infrastructure and roadway works for the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). WCT’s indirect unit, WCT Precious Development Sdn Bhd, also entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with 1MDBRE’s wholly-owned unit KLIFD Sdn Bhd to buy a 0.7ha freehold development land, forming part of the TRX, for RM223 million or about RM3,100 per sq ft.
LIM KIT SIANG SUSPENDED
DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has been suspended from Parliament for six months for insulting speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia. The motion to suspend the Gelang Patah member of Parliament was passed in a bloc vote, with a final result of 107 “yeas” versus 77 “nays”. The motion noted that Lim had accused Pandikar of abusing his power and “sabotaging” the investigations into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) last Monday during a debate on the appointment of the new Public Accounts Committee chairman.