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BY now, millions of Malaysians would have criss-crossed the country following the lifting of the inter-state travel ban on Monday. Some are out to fulfil their wanderlust but for many it is a long awaited heartfelt journey to meet their loved ones, perhaps for the first time after the ban was imposed earlier this year.
PETALING JAYA: Calls to abolish the mandatory death penalty for drug-related offences have been renewed following a case where a 55-year-old single mother was sentenced to death for trafficking 113.9g of drugs.
TUARAN: The proposal to increase the floor price of scrap rubber from the current RM2.50 per kg to RM3.50 per kg will prevent smallholders from switching to other commodity crops, says Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.
SIBU (Bernama): Once known for its timber industry which flourished during the 1940s and 1950s, Sibu, which relies mostly on commercial activities, now needs to put itself on the right track so as not to be left behind in Sarawak’s bid become a high-income and developed state by 2030.
PUTRAJAYA: Two policies have been endorsed by the National Physical Planning Council that will ensure strategic, inclusive and sustainable development in the country, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
PADAWAN (Sarawak): Despite living in a Christian-majority area, the interfaith relations between residents of Kampung Darul Islam Belimbing, a Bidayuh Muslim village in Sarawak, and their surrounding community has remained strong.
THE Selangor government has earmarked RM192,000 for special Deepavali grocery packets for 3,500 Indian families, Makkal Osai reported.
PETALING JAYA: A total of 16 company directors have been picked up by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for alleged misappropriation of funds under the Malaysian Indian Community Transformation Unit (Mitra).
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Petaling district recorded the highest population in 2020 with 2.16 million, according to the My Local Stats 2020 publication released by the Department of Statistics Malaysia on Tuesday (Oct 26).
PETALING JAYA: A revenue target of RM1bil by 2025 from the cultural sector has been set by the government following its latest policy, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.