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GEORGE TOWN, 22 Jun -- Setiap pengunjung yang melawat zon tapak warisan dunia Pertubuhan Pendidikan, Saintifik dan Kebudayaan Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (UNESCO), pasti tertarik dengan pelbagai mural atau lukisan dinding berwarna-warni yang terdapat di situ.Kepelbagaian warna dan motif lukisan di sepanjang dinding itu menjadikan setiap pengunjung berasa seperti sedang berjalan di sebuah galeri seni yang besar.Di sepanjang Lebuh Armenian sahaja, terdapat lebih 20 mural yang pasti menarik perhatian setiap pengunjung dan apabila dicampur lukisan dinding di seluruh George Town pula, ia mencecah hampir 100 karya pelukis jalanan.Beberapa imej lukisan dinding lain yang dihasilkan secara kreatif oleh pelukis mural jalanan mempunyai nilai sejarah tersendiri.Kelihatan pelancong merakam lukisan mural yang terdapat di tapak UNESCO.--fotoBERNAMA (2018) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

Lots of photo op 

GEORGE TOWN: Every visitor who spends time at the Unesco World Heritage Site here will be fascinated by the colourful murals and wall art, which gives the impression of being in a large art gallery.

There are more than 100 street art pieces in the city, including 20 eye-catching murals along Armenian Street.

A number of wall images produced by street artists have their own historical value.

And it seems that tourists are not letting go of the chance to photograph them.

 

Woman charged with killing infant son      

TEMERLOH: A housewife was charged in a magistrate’s court here yesterday with the murder of her youngest son, aged 19 months, at Felda Jengka 13, Maran.

Asmani Mat, 31, nodded her head after the charge was read to her before Temerloh High Court Assistant Senior Registrar Ti Pei Si.

Muhammad Nur Rashdan Muhammad Rizal was killed at home on Sunday between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

Asmani is believed to be suffering from mental problems when she committed the crime.

Deputy public prosecutor Siti Hajar Mustafa asked for the accused to be referred to Permai Hospital, Johor Baru, for one-month observation.

 

Pursue MBA, Navy officers urged 

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) now provides an opportunity for its officers to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) part-time through collaboration with local universities.

According to Bernama, Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said the 18-month programme is aimed at producing leaders with strategic and innovative thinking.

“This will benefit RMN officers while in service and after retirement.

“I am confident RMN officers who take up the MBA course would be able to widen their knowledge and boost their personal confidence to perform better and yield higher quality work,” he added.

 

MACC report lodged over unbuilt road 

SIBU: Kanowit, Lanang and Sibu PKR divisions yesterday lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission over a RM50mil allocation to build the 22km Nanga Ngungun-Nanga Jagau Road in Kanowit.

Bernama reported the allocation was announced by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during a state election campaign on March 27, 2016.

Kanowit PKR division secretary George Chen said work had yet to start despite the approval and they wanted to know where the money had gone to.

He pointed out that the earth breaking ceremony for the road had been performed three times in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

 

Shafie visits Sultan of Brunei 

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal paid a courtesy call on the Sultan of Brunei in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.

Shafie visited Brunei on Thursday and was granted an audience with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah at Istana Nurul Iman.

Accompanying Shafie was his wife Datin Seri Shuryani Shuaib, who was also granted an audience with the Sultan’s wife Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha.

 

Sabah cops track down suspected robber 

KOTA KINABALU: Police have arrested a suspected robber for slashing a store assistant who was protecting his mother, 59, and sister, 31, at their house in Inanam.

City police chief Asst Comm M. Chandra said the 24-year-old victim suffered injuries to his head and body in the struggle with the armed suspect in the early morning incident on June 10.

More than a week after the incident, police managed to track down the 34-year-old suspect at a petrol station in Menggatal at about 1.05pm on June 19.

ACP Chandra said the suspect, who tested positive for drug abuse, later led police to the top of a hill nearby where he hid a parang, an iron rod and a shirt.

 

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