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SEPANG, March 31 2017 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak fulfilled his promise to bring home the nine Malaysian citizens barred from leaving North Korea, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.
He said that at the beginning of this unfortunate episode, the prime minister had promised this to the embassy staff and their families who were understandably worried about their safety in Pyongyang.
He noted that PM also promised that the Malaysian government would...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 2017 (Bernama) - All quarters have been asked to view seriously the issue of child sex crimes and to support the government's efforts to ensure safety of children in the country.
Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is also the patron of Permata programme, said high level public awareness on the issue was very much needed in order to help the government to bring legislative changes to prevent such crimes.
"I felt compelled to...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - Tourists from Saudi Arabia have been arriving in droves in Malaysia over the years, thanks to the Malaysian hospitality and the many attractions in the country.
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture had recorded an increase of Saudi tourist arrivals from 99,754 in 2015 to 123,878 in 2016, an increase of 24.2 percent within a year.
"The figure is expected to increase to 130,000 this year due to factors like additional direct flights from Saudi Arabia to...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 2017 (Bernama) - The National Transformation 2050 (TN50) will not marginalise Vision 2020, but instead it is aimed at empowering Malaysia's mission to become a fully developed nation.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Razali Ibrahim said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, when tabling the 11th Malaysia Plan, had inserted Vision 2020 as part of the plan from 2016 to 2020.
"I want to ask the cynical quarters who play up...[Continue Reading]
KUCHING, Jan 21 2017 (Bernama) - Sarawak's new Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg has expressed confidence that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will give appropriate attention to matters concerning the state.
He said this was because Najib was a prime minister who was "prepared to listen and is responsive".
Abang Johari said that during his meeting with Najib in Putrajaya yesterday, he had stated Sarawak's support for the leadership of Najib, whom he...[Continue Reading]