Published: Monday June 25, 2012 MYT 11:13:00 AM
Updated: Monday June 25, 2012 MYT 11:24:38 AM
PM: Companies to get 100% tax rebate on expenses for holding Family Day events
By MARTIN CARVALHO
KUALA LUMPUR: Private sector companies will get a 100% tax rebate on expenses to hold their 1Malaysia Family Day celebrations in conjunction with the national-level celebration in November this year, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Najib, who assumed the responsibility of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry in April, made the announcement in Parliament Monday, saying this was part of the ministry's move to further strengthen the family institution.
"I am glad to announce that November has been fixed for the national-level 1Malaysia Family Day celebration this year.
"Private companies that hold events to mark the celebrations would be given 100% rebate on expenses incurred to organise their respective events," he said, when answering a question raised by Zuraida Kamaruddin (PKR-Ampang) in Parliament.
Earlier, Najib said the ministry had launched the Women Director Programme this year to train and equip women to be appointed in decision-making positions in private companies, as part of the Government's goal of achieving 30% women representation in such roles.