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A different kind of volleyball

ALOR SETAR, 11 Mac --MERIAH ... Para peserta bersaing pada acara perlawanan bola tampar dalam bendang sempena Pesta Bendang pada Program Bakti Siswa Dun Sungai Tiang 2018 di Kampung Lubuk Batu hari ini.Seramai 45 mahasiswa Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) termasuk seorang pelajar luar negara dari Osaka Jepun menyertai program Bakti Siswa dari 8 Mac hingga 11 Mac di DUN Sungai Tiang.Terdapat pelbagai aktiviti di dalam bendang dijalankan seperti Tarik Tali dalam bendang, Pertandingan bola tampar lelaki dan wanita dalam bendang, Pertandingan tangkap ayam kampung dalam bendang, Tarik tayar dalam bendang, Pertandingan Serkap Ikan dalam bendang dan perlawanan Tarik Upeh dalam bendang.Pesta Bendang ini dijalankan selepas musim menuai sementara menunggu proses menanam semula padi.Lebih 400 peserta terdiri daripada anggota PDRM, anggota Persatuan Keluarga Polis (PERKEP), Pelajar IKBN Jitra, Anggota Angkatan Pertahanan Awam (APM) Pendang, Kakitangan MADA, para belia dari Kampung Kubur Panjang, Kampung Lubuk Batu,

ALOR SETAR: A friendly volleyball match was held in a padi field in conjunction with Pesta Bendang (padi field festival) under a give-back programme in Sungai Tiang. The event was held in Kampung Lubuk Batu from March 8-11. A total 45 of students from Universiti Utara Malaysia, including an exchange student from Osaka, Japan, joined some 400 other participants from the police force, civil defence and local youths to make the community programme a success. — Bernama

Mosque hosts Chinese New Year do

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Mac -- Tarian Singa dipersembahkan pada majlis Jamuan Muhibah Sempena Sambutan Tahun Baru Cina anjuran Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM) di Masjid Al-Muhsinin hari ini.Pelbagai acara diadakan antaranya sukaneka kanak-kanak, pemeriksaan kesihatan serta tarian singa.--fotoBERNAMA (2018) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

A lion dance was part of the performance at the goodwill Chinese New Year celebration held at the Al-Muhsinin mosque in Kuala Lumpur. The get-together was organised by the Muslim Welfare Organisation Malaysia (Perkim). Other activities included fun games for children and health checks. — Bernama

One bus passenger hurt in mishap

KOTA KINABALU: One person was injured when a bus carrying 28 people, including the Miri Football Club team, was involved in an accident at the 34km mark of the Keningau-Kimanis road.

The bus landed on its side at a downhill stretch that cuts through the hilly Crocker Range terrain at about 8.30am yesterday.

The injured man, whose condition was described as not serious, was taken to the Papar district hospital for further treatment, said a Fire and Rescue Services Department spokesman, adding that the remaining passengers, including a child, were unhurt.

The football team was on its way to the capital city for a friendly match. The cause of accident is still under investigation.

Cat rescued from roof of three-storey shophouse

MIRI: The Miri Civil Defence Unit rescued a cat trapped on the rooftop of a three-storey shophouse here following an appeal by its distraught owner.

Its chief Mohd Hazle Shah said his office received a call from Bomba Miri at 9.30am yesterday.

“The owner called for help to rescue the cat which had been on the roof for six days.

“Bomba sought our assistance and we deployed a unit to the scene in Taman Bumiko. We used a ladder to reach it and bring it down,” he said.

The rooftop is about 15m from the ground.

Felda Neram 1 hosts pilot Musang King project

KEMAMAN: Felda Neram 1 has been chosen as the pioneer Felda settlement to carry out the first phase of a pilot Musang King cultivation project with a start-up of 600 trees.

The Musang King durian is a source of new wealth for Malaysians following high demand for its export to foreign countries, especially China, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

“Following a study on the difference of estimated earnings per hectare, apart from Musang King farming, the cultivation of a new pineapple variety, MD2, and coconuts are also new sources of wealth.

“The pioneer project at Felda Neram 1 will become yet another source of income for settlers, apart from oil palm cultivation ... it will also be carried out at five other land schemes, namely Felda Neram 2, Felda Cherul 1 and 2, Felda Seberang Tayor, and Felda Kerteh 5 and 6, which will involve an overall 20ha area,” he said after officiating the durian farm pilot project #sumberkekayaanbaharu at Felda Neram 1 here on Saturday. — Bernama

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