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Credit card, loan applicants in running to win car

MALAYSIA'S leading comparison website RinggitPlus’s Combo Campaign 2019 is coming to a close on Mar 29, which rewards those looking to sign up for a new credit card or a personal loan to not only sign up easily online but to enjoy some amazing gifts as from it as well.

RinggitPlus mascot ‘Aunty’ also provides more financial advice on its website.

Good response to bridge ride

SOME 2,500 cyclists have signed up for the inaugural Penang International Bridge2Bridge Ride 2019 on June 30.

(From left) Idrus, Aziz, Yew, Anbalagan, Mohammed Ridzuan and Dr Lim at the jersey launch of the inaugural Penang International Bridge2Bridge Ride 2019 at Komtar.

Shedding light on maritime archipelago

SOUTH-EAST Asia including Malaysia, which is located at a crucial maritime and cultural crossroad, has long been part of a global system.

Hungary consular office reopens

DATUK Seri Damien Chua Wei Kee has been appointed the honorary consul of Hungary for the northern region covering Penang, Perak, Kedah and Perlis.

(From left) Zairil, Chua, Dr Berzetei and Kali having a group photo during the appointment ceremony.

Litterbugs caught in the act

WITH 767 surveillance cameras looking down at George Town’s streets, law enforcers now not only keep an eye out for traffic offenders and criminals but also litterbugs.

A CCTV camera (below the loudspeaker on the left) helps enforcers to monitor the street at the Burma Road-Lorong Kuching junction while the 
loudspeakers are sometimes used to issue warnings to those who park their cars illegally. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star

Minister: RM13.7mil for Perda-Tech upgrade

THE Federal Government has allocated RM13.7million to improve infrastructure at the Perda High Technology Institute (Perda-Tech), said Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.

(From second left) Rina congratulating Academic Award recipient Siti Khalijah Ismail, Gold Award recipient Muhammad Shahrizal Anuar and Muhammad Aliff Abdul Latif at the convocation. — Bernama

Safer place to eke out a living

SINGLE mother Mariam Ayub and her mentally challenged son no longer need to sell food on the road at the risk of their own lives just to earn a decent income.

Mariam showing the offer letter for a stall in a council food court in Permatang Pauh. with her is her son Mohd Sahir.

Premier shopping destination

JOHOR Premium Outlets (JPO) continues to be an attractive destination for shoppers from around the country and the region, especially Singaporeans, who have flocked here since its opening in December 2011.

Singaporeans Madam Kong, 70, accompanied by her 13-year-old grandson Leong trying on a pair of spectacles.

Essential help for communities

KUCHING: The Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) has entered into access and benefit sharing agreements with five indigenous communities, ensuring that they will gain from the commercialisation of an essential oil derived from a tree they have traditionally used for generations.

The community leaders receiving the access and benefit sharing agreements from Sarawak Biodiversity Council chairman Tan Sri Wilson Baya Dandot (fourth right). Joining them are Yeo (third left) and Peter Sawal (fourth left) representing the state Urban Development and Natural Resources Ministry.

‘We have a good relationship’

QUESTION: You have known His Majesty since your time as an assemblyman many years ago. How was your relationship back then and now as Johor Mentri Besar? Any difference?

Sultan Ibrahim (right) in discussions with Osman during the 253rd meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara last month. The Mentri Besar says he meets with the Johor Ruler regularly to discuss state matters. — Bernama