Isn, Feb

PETALING JAYA - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has urged Muslims to avoid trivial differences in opinion, especially when they were in the mosque which could lead to a split among them.

On the other hand, he said the Muslim community should hold to three principles of unifying the mind, heart and action which could translate into better individual Muslims.

"In unifying the mind, I understand even though there are various colours that interest us, but for Islam and the race, we have to set aside the differences.

"The second principle is unifying our hearts, if we think as one but our hearts are not, there will be pressure among us.

"The third principle must be unity in action which could translate into our thinking to establish a peaceful country,'' he said after terawih prayers at the Kota Damansara Mosque here tonight.

Also present were Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar, FAMA chairman Tan Sri Badruddin Amiruldin and Selangor police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also home minister, also announced efforts to obtain funds to upgrade the mosque, especially for a new worker quarters.


SANDAKAN - The people of Sabah are always assured of peace and security due to the high commitment of the security forces.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the security forces maintained the security in the state, including the nation''s territorial waters and existing security posts.

He was speaking at the handing over of Ramadan aid to 924 recipients in Kampung Sungai Luboh near here today.

"We, in the Barisan Nasional are constantly working to ensure that the people enjoy good

KUALA NERUS - Security at all entry points nationwide, including the rat trails will be enhanced to ensure that terrorists who are now on the run from the authorities of the neighbouring countries do not infiltrate into Malaysia, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said the move was being taken following a series of terror attacks involving militants in Marawi, the southern Philippines, in Indonesia and Bangkok recently.


TEMERLOH - One hundred and eighty-eight projects or 74 per cent of the 253 abandoned housing projects in peninsula Malaysia were revived between 2009 and April 30, with government funds amounting to RM250 million.

Urban well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said the 188 projects involved 50,883 housing units and 34,293 buyers while the remaining 17 projects (4,475 units; 3,162 buyers) were being revived.

He added that the ministry was also making preliminary plans

KUALA LUMPUR -Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today called on all Malaysians to celebrate the Kaamatan and Gawai Festivals and appreciate the contributions of every ethnic group in the country.

The Prime Minister in a video message uploaded on his Twitter and Facebook sites said farmers worked hard to produce crops to benefit all the people in Malaysia.

The Kaamatan Festival or Harvest Festival is celebrated on May 30 by the Kadazandusun community to celebrate a good harvest together with the

KUALA LUMPUR - As many as 61% of the 12,926 sexual crime cases reported over the past three years involved children, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.

She said this situation was serious as the children would grow up with negative psychological effects.

"The ministry will work closely with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to tackle the issue of domestic violence and child abuse and play our part in rehabilitating the victims so that they can

TANAH MERAH - The Education Ministry is in the midst of upgrading internet access to high-speed in all schools to facilitate teaching and learning using the latest technology.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said of the 10,000 schools in the country, internet access had been increased to high-speed in 6,000, mostly in the urban areas.

"Another 4,000, including those in the rural and interior areas are being upgraded and this will be completed by 2018," he told reporters after

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