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Mustapa To Defend UMNO MT Post

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KOTA BHARU – Kelantan UMNO Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has announced that he would only be defending his post as an UMNO Supreme Council member (MT) in the coming party elections. Mustapa said he would not be contesting higher posts including president and deputy president. “Thanks to those who encourage me to…

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BN’s Momentum Improving To Win Back Kelantan

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KOTA BHARU – The Barisan Nasional’s (BN) momentum to wrest back Kelantan in the 14th general election (GE14) is building up with the entire party machinery working hard to ensure victory for all BN candidates, says Kelantan BN chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the commitment shown by the party machinery had also built…

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Kelantan BN To Launch GE14 Manifesto On Thursday

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KOTA BHARU – The Barisan Nasional is to launch on Thursday its Kelantan manifesto for the 14th general election. Kelantan BN chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today the manifesto, which had been approved by BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, would focus on Islam, women, youths, land and infrastructure facilities. “We are confident…

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Kelantan BN To Announce Candidates Before April 25

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KOTA BHARU – The list of Barisan Nasional candidates in Kelantan for the 14th general election (GE14) may be announced before April 25, said Kelantan BN chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the names of the candidates had been finalised and expressed confidence in their capability. “We produce the best candidates to face the…

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Kelantan UMNO To Mobilise Religious Teachers In

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KOTA BHARU – Kelantan UMNO will be mobilising a team of religious teachers to counter perceptions that UMNO does not champion Islam, said its chief Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. Mustapa, who is also state Barisan Nasional chairman, said the move was being taken because there was still a segment of Muslims in the state who…

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CPTPP To Assume Important Role In Country’s Development

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KOTA BHARU – The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) signed in Santiago, Chile, yesterday, is important for Malaysia’s development, said International Trade and Industry Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said Malaysia should assume an important role in the world economy through the country’s participation in regional and global economic pacts. “We…

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Malaysia Can Improve Labour Productivity

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia can expect a continuous improvement in labour productivity, especially with the implementation of the Malaysia Productivity Blueprint, said International Trade and Industry Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. In a statement today, he said the blueprint aimed to shift the approach to productivity from the primarily government-driven initiatives at the national level…

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Kelantan Folks Clearly Want BN To Rule The State

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KOTA BHARU – The people of Kelantan clearly wants Barisan Nasional (BN) to rule the state and bring about improvements, said Chairman of Kelantan UMNO Liaison body Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the people now realised that the PAS-led Kelantan government had not been able to improve the state as it had hoped. “They…

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Mustapa To Meet Proton Dealers, Vendors

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KUALA LUMPUR — The government is concerned about the challenges faced by Proton Holdings Bhd’s dealers and vendors, said Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. “The ministry is currently gathering information and I plan to meet them soon for discussions,” he told reporters at the launch of SME Bank Y-Biz Challenge…

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UMNO-Amanah Conspiracy A Mere Speculation

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JELI – Kelantan UMNO has regarded as mere speculation the allegation that UMNO and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) are conspiring to topple PAS government in Kelantan in the 14th general election (GE14). State UMNO Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said it was common for some political leaders to come out with such a…

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Mustapa Calls For More Trade Liberalisation

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NEW DELHI – Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, has called for more trade liberalisation and warned that protectionism was “dangerous for the world”. Mustapa’s comments came in the wake of growing protectionism in some parts of the world, including US President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policy and the European Union’s…

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PM Concerned About Siamese Community – Mustapa

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TUMPAT – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is concerned about the Siamese community in the country, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. Mustapa, who is also Kelantan Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, said this was evident when he approved a multi-purpose hall for the community here after they gave their…

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Mustapa Rubbishes Claim Kelantan Will Be Surrendered To PAS

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PASIR MAS – Kelantan UMNO chief Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has rubbished claims that there is a pact between UMNO president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to let PAS keep Kelantan when the 14th General Election is called. Mustapa, who is also Kelantan Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman,…

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Federal Gov’t Cares About Residents In Kelantan’s Interior Areas

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KUALA KRAI – The rapid development seen in Kuala Krai district is proof that the federal government is concerned about residents in the interior areas who still lack basic amenities. Kelantan State Federal Action Council chairman, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Kuala Krai was among the districts in Kelantan which had received the largest allocations…

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Recognising Jerusalem As Israel Capital Will Destabilise World Trade

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KUALA LUMPUR – Recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will cause a rift in world trade and affect the global economy and its growth, said Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the move would not only be a threat to harmonious international trade relations and world peace but…

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Malaysia, Indonesia Discuss Outstanding Bilateral Trade Issues

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KUCHING – The third Malaysia-Indonesia Joint Trade and Investment Committee (JTIC) Ministerial Meeting here today discussed several key outstanding issues affecting bilateral trade between Malaysia and Indonesia, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the meeting, among others, reviewed the 1970 Border Trade Agreement: Trade restriction on Tebedu-Entikong border; recognition of Malaysia’s…

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Datuk Pa, A Man Of The People

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KOTA BHARU – Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, the MP for Jeli who is fondly called Datuk Pa or Tok Pa, is a man in constant touch with the people despite his duties as a minister that often takes him away from Kelantan or the country. His constituents know that they can rely on him for any help as he is as approachable as…

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Govt To Focus On Services Sector Exports

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government is increasing its focus on the services sector exports in an effort to diversify Malaysia’s trade portfolio. International Trade and Industry (MITI) Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the ministry would be more aggressive in encouraging the growth of the services sector, especially in the creative industry. He said the…

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Choice Of Investor For Proton Is DRB-Hicom’s Decision

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KUALA LUMPUR – The choice of the strategic investor to lead Proton Holdings Bhd was the absolute decision by DRB-Hicom Bhd as the owner of the national car manufacturer, said Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. “It’s up to DRB-Hicom to make that decision and it is not related to the…

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Indonesia To Help Over Export Of Halal Products

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JAKARTA – Indonesia would find the best method to facilitate the entry of halal products from Malaysia into the republic without having to undergo the tedious process currently, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. Indonesia’s willingness to do this, he said, was announced by Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration,…

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APEC Ministers To Discuss TPPA Direction In Vietnam

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KUALA LUMPUR – International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said a detailed discussion on the direction of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is scheduled to be held in Vietnam during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ministers’ meeting this May. Mustapa said most countries in the TPP agreement (TPPA), including Malaysia, have yet to decide…

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Malaysia On Track To Become Global Halal Hub By 2020

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is on track to achieve global halal hub status by 2020, backed by a holistic ecosystem, said Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the country remained the leader in the halal industry worldwide as it went beyond food and beverage to other sectors including Islamic…

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Malaysia-Britain Bilateral Trade Not Disrupted, Post Berexit, Says Mustapa

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KUALA LUMPUR – Bilateral trade between Malaysia-Britain has not been interrupted, post-Brexit, says Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. “As you know, we have a number of British companies that have invested here, including Rolls Royce, which has partnered the UMW Group to open a new facility here in the next…

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Mustapa To Attend AEM Meeting In Manila

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KUALA LUMPUR – International Trade and Industry Minister (Miti) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed will attend the 23rd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Retreat and Related Meetings in Manila from March 8-10. In a statement today, Miti said the ASEAN economic ministers would exchange views and deliberate on commemorative activities for the 50th Anniversary of the regional…

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Mida Approves Investments Of RM207.9 BLN For 4,972 Projects

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) approved investments of RM207.9 billion for 4,972 projects in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors in 2016. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Malaysia continued to sustain its investment growth momentum, despite the slowdown in world economies which led to weak aggregate…

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Malaysian, Saudi Firms Sign Seven Mous Worth RM9.74 Bln

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian and Saudi Arabian companies today signed seven memorandum of understandings (MOUs) in various areas, including construction, halal cooperation, aerospace and haj services, with an estimated total value of about RM9.74 billion. Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the signing of the MOUs signalled growing interests from…

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MITI Hopes For Double-Digit Export Growth In F&B To Saudi Arabia

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) has urged Malaysian entrepreneurs to seize the opportunity to participate in Saudi Arabia’s food and beverage (F&B) industry, and hopes for a double-digit growth in exports for the sector. Its Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Malaysia’s F&B export to Saudi Arabia was…

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Malaysia To Step Up Trade With ASEAN, Asian Countries

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KOTA BHARU – Malaysia will step up trade with ASEAN countries and Asian countries with the official withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Jan 23. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said ASEAN member states would the main focus of Malaysia’s trade, followed Northeast Asian countries like China,…

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M’sia To Consider Other Options

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will consult other Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries to consider all options following the official withdrawal of the United States from the free trade agreement. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the TPP chief negotiators from the other 11 countries will be in constant communication with each other to…

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‘Missed Opportunity’ For Malaysia If TPP Not Implemented: Malaysian Minister

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KUALA LUMPUR: It will be a “missed opportunity” for Malaysia if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) fails to materialise, said the country’s International Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed on Tuesday (Jan 24) in a statement. His statement comes after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to pull the US out of the…

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