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  • Friday, 19 Nov 2004

PETALING JAYA: KL International Airport (KLIA) is offering visitors a chance to win prizes while learning about Malaysia through its newly launched “Discover Malaysia” campaign, which ends on Feb 28 next year.  

Under the four-month campaign, there are three contests running concurrently with attractive prizes, including air tickets to various Malaysian destinations, hotel stay vouchers, and a Mercedes Benz C180 Kompressor sponsored by MasterCard. 

The Shop, Click and Win contest is open to customers who present proof of purchase from retail outlets in KLIA totalling at least RM250 in a day while shoppers spending over RM450 in a day are entitled to enter the Shop and Unlock The Chest contest, which has a 50g gold wafer as the prize. The MercedesBenz C18K Grand Shopping Bonanza contest is open to shoppers with proof of purchases totalling over RM500 in a day.  


TAIPING: A gathering of youths at a cafe here to celebrate Hari Raya turned sour when they were rounded up by enforcement officers from the state Religious Department on suspicion of consuming alcohol. 

Some 70 of the youngsters, aged between 15 and 21, were taken to the district police station here after the raid conducted at about 5pm on Wednesday. 

An enforcement division spokesman said the raid was conducted following complaints from the local Muslim community here that similar gatherings had been held at the cafe on previous occasions such as the National Day celebrations. 

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP wants the Dewan Rakyat Speaker to be elected by secret ballot on Nov 22 in accordance with the Standing Orders. 

Its national deputy chairman and Kepong MP Dr Tan Seng Giaw said the 219 MPs should set a good example for Malaysians by using the democratic process to elect the Speaker. 

A show of hands as proposed by Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz was not the proper way, he said at a press conference yesterday. 


KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu City Hall will upgrade all its recreational parks next year as part of its programme to make the city one of the most modern and beautiful in Malaysia. 

Mayor Datuk Abdul Ghani Rashid said City Hall had completed a masterplan to improve the parks. 

“We will upgrade the sensitive areas first as our financial resources are limited,” he told reporters yesterday. – Bernama  


PETALING JAYA: Police seized approximately RM55,000 worth of pirated VCDs and arrested two men in Seri Kembangan here on Wednesday. 

A van driver, 46, and his friend, 57, were heading for Klang from Skudai with 29 boxes of VCDs when police spotted their van at about 5am.  

On seeing the police car, the men tried to make a getaway but were apprehended. When questioned, the driver revealed that he had been paid RM100 to transport the goods. 

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