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Syed Azhar

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Syed Azhar

14 Nov 2017 | 3:05 PM

Khairy: TN50 is not just ‘empty talk’

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Transformation (TN50) programme is not mere “empty talk” as alleged by its detractors.

14 Nov 2017 | 2:45 PM

'Biggest ever' interactive infrastructure expo opens tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: The biggest infrastructure exposition on current and future infrastructure projects will open tomorrow (Nov 15) at Merdeka Square here.

6 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

A tempest flays the north

GEORGE TOWN: When the storm hit, everyone in the north prayed it would soon blow over.

In dire straits: George Town city submerged in water following the flashflood that resulted from the downpour. — Bernama
2 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Haslin seeks meeting with Johor Islamic affairs committee chairman

PETALING JAYA: While declining to comment on the Johor Sultan’s decree banning him from preaching there, independent preacher Haslin Baharim (pic left) says he wants to meet the state’s Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman to “discuss the matter”.

31 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

‘Prioritise welfare of tahfiz students’

BANGI: The safety, health and welfare of tahfiz (religious school) students should be given as much emphasis as adhering to the halal and haram (forbidden) aspects of Islam, says a religious expert.

Spotlight on safety: Lee (second from left) officiating at the safety seminar in Bangi. Looking on are Niosh executive director Zahrim Osman (left) and Mohd Dailami.
30 Oct 2017 | 12:21 PM

Like any school, a tahfiz is a workplace and must abide by regulations

BANGI: All religious schools or tahfiz are workplaces and therefore must abide by safety rules and regulations, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh).

30 Oct 2017 | 9:45 AM

MATTA lauds tourism-friendly proposals

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has lauded Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for recognising the potential of tourism to generate revenue for the country.

20 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Deputy MB: Aurat rules not new, it was there for years

PETALING JAYA: Muslim women who don’t wear a tudung in public in Kelantan can be charged under the state’s syariah criminal enactment, says Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah.

15 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

‘Sports helps unify all races’

KUALA LUMPUR: Sports plays an important unifying role among Malaysia’s different ethnic groups, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Gifts for you: Najib (centre) using a ‘T-shirt gun’ to shoot souvenirs to sports enthusiasts as Khairy (third from left) looks on during the National Sports Day event at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
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14 Oct 2017 | 2:31 PM

Najib: Sports the best way to unite Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR: Sports is the best way to unite Malaysia's different ethnic groups, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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