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KUALA LUMPUR - The seven-day royal visit by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall which ended yesterday, reflected the long-standing close and cordial ties between the United Kingdom (UK) and Malaysia.

Despite being a former British colony, Malaysia has maintained a good relationship with the UK in all aspects, sixty years after achieving independence in 1957, and both countries continue to maintain mutual respect for each other.

Bilateral relations between the two countries encompass a wide range of areas including trade, defence and security, education, digital economy, green technology, renewable energy, culture and tourism, benefiting the people as well as the business community of both countries.

Malaysia is United Kingdom's second largest export market in the ASEAN region and the UK is Malaysia's third trading partner in Europe, while in the field of education, there are currently more than 18,000 Malaysians studying in the UK.

The royal visit is part of a tour of Malaysia, Singapore and India from Oct 30 to Nov 9.

The visit is very special in the sense that it brought them to several states.Their Royal Highnesses kicked off

KOTA KINABALU - Parti Warisan Sabah President Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has been told to stop ranting about the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which is carrying out an investigation into alleged corruption involving the Rural and Regional Development Ministry, which he once headed.

Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman said the graft busters should be allowed to conduct their official probe without the impediment of Shafie’s public tirades.

Musa added that he himself has not said

BUTTERWORTH - The number of flood victims evacuated in Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) district stands at 2,119. This is compared to 1,944 people recorded at 10pm yesterday.

The worsening situation is believed to be caused by the high tide which came in after midnight.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abd Hamid said all flood victims have been placed at 27 flood relief centres which were opened since Saturday.

“The victims are from 449 families.

“Also, there is a

GEORGE TOWN - The search and rescue (S&R) operation for the remaining two victims of the landslide at a housing project site in Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah here enters its third day, today.

The two missing victims have been identified as Yuan Kouk Wern, 27, a local, and Muhammad Monirul Islam, a Bangladeshi.

As at 9 pm yesterday, nine bodies had been recovered, and identified as Myanmar nationals Yunus Nazir Huson, Muhammad Elyas Mustak and Rahmatullah Mohd Sidiq; Bangladeshi nationals

TASEK GELUGOR - The Federal Government has approved RM150mil for flood mitigation projects to be carried out in Penang.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Government is willing to top up allocation for 13 projects which have been identified by the Penang Drainage and Irrigation Department costing RM1bil.

“We will top up the allocation, bearing in mind the seriousness of what has happened.

“But the actual amount will be subjected to further discussion between the Federal and

DURING the Korean Thanksgiving holidays in early October, the airport was flooded with people leaving the country in huge waves.

So where were these people going? In fact, the number one travel destination for the South Korean people was once again, Asean. More than 600,000 people travelled to Asean during the holiday.

To South Korea, Asean is a very close partner and neighbour, and the two sides have close cooperation and exchange in a variety of areas.

Asean and South Korea became dialogue

COX'S BAZAR (Bangladesh) - Malaysia will assign a humanitarian and welfare attache to Bangladesh to fulfill the government's commitment in helping Rohingya ethnic refugees currently sheltered at refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he would raise the matter in the Cabinet next week to expedite the process.

"The attache, from the National Security Council (MKN) will be based at the Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka. He will assist the high

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