Syed Azhar

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9 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Admirable diplomatic skills

THE Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has strong diplomatic skills that are crucial in maintaining Malaysia’s cordial ties with the countries around the world.

Sultan Muhammad V hosted a dinner for Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito at Istana Negara in April this year during Prince Naruhito’s five-day official visit to Malaysia. The visit coincided with the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Malaysia-Japan bilateral relations. — Bernama
9 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Humble and prudent monarch

When Sultan Muhammad V ascended the throne as the 29th Sultan of Kelantan in 2010, celebrations were held throughout the state with the Ruler organising thanksgiving and prayer sessions.

Sultan Muhammad V presenting a mock key to the poor during a zakat gift event in Gua Musang in December 2010. —Bernama
30 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Five raids in Gatco probe

PETALING JAYA: The anti-graft body kept to its promise to stop corruption with Negri Sembilan being the latest state to come under scrutiny.

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29 Aug 2017 | 9:29 AM

UEM unfurl giant Malaysian flag on their headquarters

KUALA LUMPUR: Over the past seven years, UEM Group Berhad have displayed giant Malaysian flags in their headquarters here without fail as a show of patriotism in conjunction with the National Day celebrations.

27 Aug 2017 | 4:58 PM

Zahid: Don't joke about haj pilgrimage

KELANA JAYA: Haj pilgrims have been reminded to refrain from making jokes out of their experiences in the Holy Land as such acts will defeat the purpose of their pilgrimage, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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22 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Nancy: Mohd Isa still SPAD chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: While the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com-mission (MACC) insists that Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad is a suspect in its investigations, a minister says his role as acting chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) remains unchanged.

Status quo: Nancy said SPAD still functions despite Mohd Isa’s absence.
18 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

More health checks for foreign workers

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign workers will have to undergo more frequent health screenings from next year in a move to stem contagious diseases from being brought into the country.

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17 Aug 2017 | 5:22 PM

Zahid: All foreign workers to undergo medical screening

KUALA LUMPUR: All registered foreign workers are required to undergo compulsory periodical medical check-ups from next January, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

17 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

A bigger, brighter future up ahead

KUALA LUMPUR: Synonymous with Tenaga Nasional Berhad’s (TNB) iconic “Better.Brighter.” tagline, Malaysia’s utility company aspires to leave its mark as one of the sponsors of the KL Games 2017 to ensure the second biggest sports meet is “better” in terms of medal haul and supplying power for a “brighter” Games as the official Energy Partner.

Solid support: Roslan (left) handing over a mock cheque to SEA Games organising committee chief executive officer Datuk Zolkples Embong as Khairy and Olympic Council of Malaysia president Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja’afar (right) look on during the sponsorship ceremony.
17 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Fire risk at tahfiz schools worrying

PETALING JAYA: Unregistered and private tahfiz (religious) schools are mushrooming and their fire safety measures are a major concern to the Fire and Rescue Department.