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Local Animation Producer Working With Japanese Toy Firm

TOKYO: Animonsta Studios Sdn Bhd, the producer of animation series BoBoiBoy, has forged a collaboration with Japan's premier toy manufacturer, Tomy Company Ltd, to produce an animation series based on toy vehicle character manufactured by the company.

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AirAsia: Bomb Hoax For A Thai flight

PETALING JAYA - AirAsia has confirmed that a bomb threat wasBomb Hoax made against one of its planes travelling from Bangkok to Phuket on Tuesday.

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NGOs Slam PKR, DAP For Nominating Only Dr Wan Azizah

Pic: AstroAwaniSHAH ALAM: A number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Selangor have slammed Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and DAP for insisting on nominating only PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the new menteri besar (MB).

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PKR Defends Sacking Of Khalid Ibrahim From Party

Pic: TheMalaysianInsiderPUTRAJAYA: PKR disciplinary board chairman Datuk Tan Kee Kwong claimed that Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was given ample time to meet with party leaders prior to his sacking.

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Malaysian, Thailand Customs Enhance Relations In MTJA

Malaysia Thailand FlagsKOTA KINABALU -- The Malaysian and Thai Royal Customs Departments will widen and strengthen existing bilateral cooperation in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (MTJA).

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Residents Request Help For Sinking Homes

Pic:NSTBUNTONG 3 Tambahan residents are urging the authorities to do something about the area’s sinkholes.

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Pressure Mounts On Anwar

Pic: NSTKUALA LUMPUR: WITH four days left to the deadline decreed by the sultan of Selangor, pressure is mounting on opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to end the Selangor leadership impasse in his favour.

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Cops Probe Patrol Unit

Pic: NSTTHE Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department chief has warned Penang’s voluntary patrol unit (PPS) members that police will act against those who take the law into their own hands.

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PM's Merdeka Message To Be Open, Live For The First Time - Shabery Cheek

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery CheekKUALA LUMPUR-- The Merdeka message to be delivered by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be open and carried live for the first time on Merdeka eve, which is among the major changes in celebrating the 57th anniversary of Independence Day.

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Patriotism Spirit High Despite Moderate-Scale Merdeka Month Celebrations

Pic:ThenutgraphKUALA LUMPUR -- The spirit of patriotism is high across the nation despite the Merdeka month being celebrated in a moderate scale as a mark of respect for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and MH17 tragedies.


At the national level, despite the Merdeka Eve celebrations being called off, the Merdeka Day Parade, however, is scheduled to take place at Dataran Merdeka on Aug 31.

In Kedah, State Education, Transport and Works Committee chairman Datuk Tajul Urus Mat Zain said the 57th anniversary of the country's independence would only be celebrated in a moderate scale in the state, in line with the decision made by the federal government.

"All forms of entertainment, including concert and firework display, have been called off and will be replaced by more suitable programmes as a mark of respect for the victims of the MH370 and MH17 tragedies," he said.

He said the state-level Merdeka Day Parade, however, would be held as scheduled at the Dataran Tunku in front of the Pekan Rabu.

Tajul Urus hoped that the people in Kedah, as well as all state government's departments and agencies would continue showing their patriotism by flying the Jalur Gemilang throughout the Merdeka month.

In PENANG, State Merdeka Day Celebration Organising Committee spokesman said the Merdeka Day Parade scheduled to be held at the Penang Esplanade in George Town this Sunday would be enlivened by the participation of the Penang Baba Nyonya Society's 60-member contingent.

"They will wear their traditional costumes, such as the baju kebaya with brooches and batik sarong. This will definitely be among the attractions during the parade," he told BERNAMA.

Meanwhile, 1,000 people are also expected to take part in the Penang Merdeka Walk and Ride event at the rest and service area of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) in Pantai Bersih, on Saturday.

During the event, the participants would walk and ride for five kilometres from Dewan Datuk Ahmad Badawi to BORR.

IN PAHANG, State Merdeka Celebration Organising Committee chairman Datuk Norol Azali Sulaiman said the state-level Merdeka Day Parade on Aug 31 in Kuantan would observe a minute of silence for the victims of the MH17 tragedy.

"Soon after the 10,000 participants from the 103 contingents arrived and gathered at the Kuantan Municipal Council Field 1, the Jalur Gemilang and the state flag will be hoisted and those who are present will be asked to observe a minute of silence in honour of the victims," he told BERNAMA.

He said the event was expected to be graced by the Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah and to be attended by Tengku Mahkota of Pahang Tengku Abdullah and Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.

In Negeri Sembilan, over 50 participants from Ladang Alam Warisan would put on the traditional Malay costumes and participate in the state-level Merdeka Day Parade at the Seremban Municipal Council field on Sunday.

Founder of Ladang Alam Warisan, Akmal Dahalan said this was the first time for them to participate in the parade to enliven the Merdeka celebration.

"I hope this will help the people to remember the glory of the ancient Malay sultanates and hence, boost their spirit of patriotism," he said.

In Perak, the state-level Merdeka month was celebrated in a moderate scale as a sign of mourning on the death of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Perak Sultan Azlan Shah, on May 28.

State Merdeka Celebration Committee secretariat spokesman, Mohd Noorsyafizal Che Lan @ Ahmad said the state-level Merdeka Day Parade scheduled to be held in front of Ipoh City Council in Ipoh would also be celebrated in moderate scale compared to the previous years.

"A total of 102 contingents from government departments, uniformed bodies and institutions of higher learning, as well as decorated vehicles, are taking part in this year's parade," he said.

In Melaka, the state-level parade would be enlivened by the participation of children and students.

State Protocol and Ceremonial chief, Datuk Khamis Abu Samah said this was aimed at inculcating the spirit of Independence and the love for the country among the young people.

In Terengganu, 70 teachers and lecturers from the Sultan Mizan Teachers Education Institute in Besut will participate in the 57th Merdeka Run from Besut to Kemaman on Friday as part of the Merdeka month celebrations.

Meanwhile, over 10,000 youths would gather at the Gong Badak Indoor Stadium Complex in Kuala Terengganu on Merdeka Eve as many activities had been lined up to enliven the Merdeka celebrations.

Among the activities are Sprint Test, auto show, sales carnival and exhibitions by participating government agencies.

 

--BERNAMA