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In terms of world-class movies, even Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia are getting ahead of us. What about Malaysia? ANDREW SIA explores the issues with the makers of Malaikat di Jendela, our entry to the Cannes Film Festival this year.
ON April 8, the Rural and Regional Development Ministry said it would take three years to end hardcore poverty and modernise villages. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who said that tackling poverty was a high priority, has also assigned the Housing and Local Government Ministry the task of eradicating hardcore poverty and to co-ordinate programmes of all local authorities to eradicate urban poverty.
Malaysia's priority is to secure its border with Thailand to prevent a mass movement of people from southern Thailand, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said yesterday. He said Malaysian security forces had already taken steps to increase patrols along the border, especially at checkpoints.
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