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PUTRAJAYA - The 2017 Merdeka Day celebration on Aug 31 will see a re-enactment of the independence declaration.

Multimedia and Communication Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the celebration's venue, Dataran Merdeka, would be designed to look like Stadium Merdeka, where the original declaration occurred.

“This year's celebration will be a different from previous years. Instead of the usual parade, the celebration will re-enact the Merdeka declaration in 1957.

“Dataran Merdeka will be designed like Stadium Merdeka, where we try to replicate the stadium atmosphere like it was in 1957.

“We want Malaysians today to understand how difficult it was to achieve independence back then. We want people to appreciate the hard work that others had to put in to ensure that our country is free.

“Many people today are too carried away with chasing advancements, but they forget the roots and foundation,” said Dr Salleh, at a press conference after chairing a meeting with the National Day 2017 organising committee.

The theme for this year's celebration is “Negaraku Sehati Sejiwa”.

Dr Salleh said that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would be giving the Merdeka address

EREMBAN - Lenggeng Assemblyman Datuk Ishak Ismail, who died of a heart attack last night, was a leader with the people's interests at heart and despite his serious look, was a fun person who liked to make jokes.

During state assembly sitting, his participation in the debate would be much awaited, especially by media members, as he would always interspersed his speech with jokes which sometimes helped to break the boredom of the lengthy meeting.

A recording of his speech during the UMNO

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia is able to record many achievements that can be proud of even though faced with many challenges, from global market uncertainty, fall in oil prices, to actions to sabotage the economy and tarnish the country by the opposition.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said overall, the nation's economic performance for the first quarter of 2017 remained stable and strong, expanding by 5.6 per cent, with foreign direct investment (FDI) rising to RM17 billion.


LANGKAWI - Hardly a year of being admitted as a member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) has been given the honour to host PATA Travel Mart 2018.

Lada chief executive officer Datuk Azizan Noordin said that the event would be an impetus to propel Langkawi to the next level of tourism development.

"Since we need to push Langkawi to the next level, we collaborated with Tourism Malaysia and the Tourism and Culture Ministry to bid for PATA

PUTRAJAYA - The Community Relation Council for the National Blueprint for the Indian Community held its first meeting Tuesday to discuss and implement initiatives under the plan that was launched in April.

The meeting attended by 30 representatives from non governmental organisations, political parties, corporate bodies and community leaders was chaired by MIC President Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam who is also the Health Minister.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Dr Subramaniam said

ALOR STAR - Teachers should not be afraid to lodge a report should they be threatened by student bullies.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said teachers also should not be scared to highlight the matter for fear that it could compromise the school’s reputation.

He stressed that bullying can lead to gangsterism and it must be promptly addressed through report and action by both the teachers and the school.

“Most teachers do not come forward because they are afraid for their own

PUTRAJAYA - The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) mega project is a 'game changer' and 'mindset changer' for the people on the East Coast with the arrival of the modern era in their area, said Prime Ministeri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

"I was involved in a programme in Bachok, Kelantan several months ago. The residents could not imagine such a modern and sophisticated rail service in their midst when they saw how the train looked like.

"When I saw their reaction, I realised that the project is not

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