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KOTA BAHARU- Repair of infrastructure damaged in the floods which hit Kelantan in December last year is expected to be ready in September, Kelantan Federal Development Department (JPP) director Datuk Makhtar Mustapha said.

He said the federal government had allocated more than RM380 million for the purpose and the fund had been channeled to the relevant government departments and agencies.

"Most of the repair work is completed, with the remaining to be ready by September," he told Bernama here.

He said the Public Works Department was allocated RM70 million for repair of roads and hill slopes at 124 locations.

The damaged roads included Jalan Gua Musang-Lojing-Simpang Pulai, Jalan Gua Musang-Kuala Krai, Jalan Pasir Mas-Tanah Merah, Jalan Lama Pasir Mas-Rantau Panjang and the East West Highway between Jeli and Grik.

Repair work on the roads and hill slopes is completed, he added.

Makhtar said the Health Department was allocated RM75 million which included for replacement of medicines (RM26 million), replacement of vehicles (RM16 million), repair of hospitals (RM10 million), replacement of furniture (RM8 million), medicines (RM5.7 million) and repair of 16 rural clinics (RM2

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will become the green technology hub in the region, judging from the success of the previous five editions of the International Greentech and Eco Product Exhibition and Conference Malaysia held.

Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said the response to the conference had been good, and since 2010, it had generated over RM6 billion in green business leads.

"This has spurred the growth of the green technology sector within Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA- A primary school here has introduced a programmed, 'Laluan Komuniti ASEAN'(community route) to educate its pupils on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Presint 9(2) headmistress Khamisah Noor Md Zin said information on ASEAN is conveyed to the pupils in a creative and relaxed environment.

The ASEAN chair this year is held by Malaysia.

"All schools had been directed to familiarise students with the ASEAN Community concept. We chose a

SYDNEY: Australia urged the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to support the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing Malaysia Airlines [MLYAF.PK] jet MH17 in eastern Ukraine last year.

Malaysia, part of the 15-member council until 2016, distributed a draft resolution on the tribunal last week, which it hoped could be adopted later this month. It is a joint proposal with Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Ukraine.

However, the move has

KUALA LUMPUR- It has been a year since the giant pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang "migrated" to Malaysia, to mark 40 years of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and China.

The pair today seems to have adapted comfortably to their new home at the Giant Panda Conservation Centre (GPCC) in Zoo Negara.

According to the Malaysian Zoological Association Deputy Chairman [email protected] Amat Lana, the pair had received 360,719 visitors since the opening of the conservation centre on June 25, 2014.


1. The Prime Minister totally rejects the baseless smears and insinuations carried in an article “Bribery scandal linked to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak”, published in The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, papers owned by Australia’s Fairfax Media group, on July 14.

2. This is a desperate attempt to link the work he did when he was Deputy Prime Minister – which involved countless trade missions to promote Malaysia abroad, and meeting many thousands of people – with the alleged

PETALING JAYA: Malay youth are apparently worried about survival in the current economic climate rather than concern themselves with racial or political issues.

A viral video clip, posted by Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Melayu Bersatu (MTEM) on Facebook Wednesday, shows a 23-year-old woman named Zahra speaking about the financial struggles she and those of her generation face.

"When I was a student, I always dreamt about my life after graduating. Because of the big salary that I thought I would

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