Friday, October 2, 2009

Tabung Haji declares 2.5% bonus payment

KUALA LUMPUR: Lembaga Tabung Haji will make an interim bonus payment amounting to 2.25% for the first half of 2009.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who made the announcement, said that 4.7 million depositors would receive a total RM465mil in bonus payments.

He said the interim bonus payments were expected to be credited into their accounts on Oct 5.

“I hope this payment will bring cheer to all Tabung Haji depositors,” he said at the launching of Lembaga Tabung Haji’s new corporate group logo at the corporation’s headquarters here yesterday.

“Since its formation (in Sept 30, 1963) with an initial fund of RM152,000 from the Government, Tabung Haji now manages deposits reaching RM23bil,” he added.

In Petaling Jaya, Wisma Putra said in a statement that Najib would discuss bilateral and regional issues with top French leaders during his first official visit as Prime Minister to France.

He is scheduled to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his counterpart Francois Fillon, They are expected to discuss the global financial crisis, environment issues and hold an inter-civilisation dialogue.

Najib is also scheduled to attend a breakfast meeting with captains of industry and host the 1Malaysia Hari Raya open house during his visit. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, Deputy Education Minister Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi and senior government officials during the four-day visit.

Najib will also be one of the keynote speakers at the 35th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (Unesco) general conference on Oct 6, the first time a Malaysian leader has been invited to do this at the conference.

*Taken from The Star Online

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