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The police and military are to step up joint patrols in strategic, touristic and public areas to reassure the people of their safety in view of recent terrorist attacks abroad.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this was one of the decisions adopted at today's meeting of the National Security Council which discussed security measures in the wake of the attacks.

Najib said the joint patrols would be implemented immediately to send a signal that the authorities were in control of the country's security situation.

"The joint patrols by the police and military will reassure the people the that the government was concerned over any eventuality," he told a news conference at Seri Perdana here.

Najib said the patrols would be conducted in areas such as Bukit Bintang and major shopping malls. He also said that there should be no misinterpretation of these patrols.

"This is not any emergency declaration. It is just increasing the level of patrol preparedness, basically to reassure the public that we are in control of the situation.

"I like them (police and military personnel) to be seen. I think the public will be comforted if they see the presence of the security

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia truly lost a great leader the day the country's second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein died in 1976, describing it as a personal loss to him.

Dr Mahathir, who himself served as prime minister, said he was particularly saddened because he owed everything to Tun Razak.

He recalled his expulsion from UMNO and that people who were expelled before him never returned, their political career blighted.

"But he not only allowed me to return

KUALA LUMPUR - Since becoming prime minister in 2009, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's work pace can only be described as punishing because there's so much on his plate as he goes about tackling the nation's woes especially during this period of weakening world economy.

Observers can't help but liken his "workaholic" disposition to that of his father, second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein who died exactly 40 years ago at age 53.

Just on Saturday, Najib underwent a minor surgery for a

The revision of the 2016 Budget to be carried out by the government to cushion the impact of plunging oil prices and various economic factors is hoped will not have drastic adverse effects on the people's lives.

Social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye hoped that the government would come up with a strategy to amicably amend the allocation made during the tabling of the 2016 Budget last October by giving priority to the less-affordable group.

He said the 2016 Budget had to be revised to enable

Three Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers are among 14 individuals collared by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in connection with the issuance of Kopi-O licences (licences obtained illegally).

The graft buster’s special operation was launched on Jan 11 this year and is on-going. Those detained included nine members of the public who tried to acquire such licences and two middlemen.

The 14, aged between 19 and 50 years, were picked up from Limbang, Miri, Bintulu and Sibu

Malaysia’s economic growth has been impressive in the current context of the turmoil in global markets, said MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Head of Research Zulkifli Hamzah.

He said although prices of commodities, such as oil, have tumbled, Malaysia has succeeded in generating growth, creating job opportunities and improving the standard of living.

“The devaluation of the Ringgit, although viewed negatively by the people, has benefited the export-oriented industries, especially the

More than 80,000 people flocked to Miri City Council (MCC) Field during the 3-day `Sejiwa Senada 2016’ that ended on Sunday.

Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, who closed the event on Sunday, attributed its success to the good work of the organiser in bringing the government and people together.

He thanked all those involved, including government agencies, for helping to disseminate information concerning the government’s policies to the people.

Present at the closing

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