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Works Minister Hosts Tahlil For Victims Of MAS Air Tragedies

Pic: NSTKUCHING: Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof today hosted a ‘tahlil’ session for victims of the two Malaysia Airlines air tragedies, which was attended by about 8,000 people.

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ESSCom assigns 6 teams to monitor ESSZone security posts

LAHAD DATU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom)has assigned six monitoring teams to assess the preparedness of its security posts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone).

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Palestine Appreciates Malaysian Help

KOTA KINABALU: Palestine ambassador to Malaysia Dr Anwar Al-Agha commended Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for his firm understanding and support towards the Palestinian, particularly in the Israel-Gaza conflict.

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Two-Year-Old Boy Killed In Fireworks Explosion

KLUANG: A two-year-old boy was killed due to a firework explosion at Kampung Ithnin Maarof in Simpang Renggam here on Monday.

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Traffic Flow Smooth As At 9 AM

Traffic3KUALA LUMPUR -- The traffic flow in several main highways in the Peninsular is smooth as at 9 am.

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Military Kids Rewarded For Excelling In Studies

Pic: NSTGEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Armed Forces held its 24th Academic Excellence Awards ceremony recently in recognition of children who had performed well in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) last year.

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Joyous Raya Celebration For Rohingya Kids

Pic: NSTSUNGAI PETANI: For many Rohingya refugee children, who are studying at the Baitul Rahmah Rohingya Learning Centre here, celebrating Hari Raya in Malaysia is better than what they had experienced in Myanmar.

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Traffic just as busy on Hari Raya

Pic: NSTDRIVING on the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri was a breeze. It reminded me of the Lunar New Year when most of the shops were closed and people returned to their hometowns to celebrate with their family members.

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Chuping: Behold! The Hottest Place In Malaysia, With Plenty Economic Contribution.

Cuping-Sugar CaneKANGAR: Besides being known as the “sweetest place in the country” with its thousands of hectares of sugarcane plantations, Chuping in north Perlis is also the hottest, according to The Star Online.

Chuping recorded a temperature of 40.1 degrees Celsius in 1998.

Based on this, the Meteorological Department marked Chuping as “the hottest place in Malaysia”. A landmark was even put up at the Felda Chuping roundabout to commemorate that record-breaking temperature.

Its residents put up with the heat of this area because of the sweet bounty the land brings them.

While some 450 families of Felda Chuping depend on the 3,500ha of sugar plantations — which are increasingly being replaced by rubber trees — for their livelihood, Chuping is also well known for its delicious harumanis and Perlis Sunshine mangoes.

However, development in the town will “hot up” soon, especially through the Chuping Valley pro­ject.

Chuping state assemblyman Asmaiza Ahmad said it could change the state’s economic profile as well as bring about an increase in the town’s population, currently at some 13,000 people.

Among the developments outlined under the project are public and private institutions of higher learning, a resettlement area, housing and commercial buildings, government institutions and theme parks.

Chuping Valley, expected to become the new economic growth centre in northern Perlis, will be developed on a sugar plantation.

Chuping is also expected to become the country’s main poultry supplier with a large-scale breeding project — a joint effort between the state government and Terramark Sdn Bhd. The project, to start by the end of the year, is expected to be completed in five years.

--The Star Online

-- /www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/30/Sweet-news-for-hot-Chuping-New-growth-centre-in-land-of-sugarcane-and-tasty-mangoes/

‘New Toll Rates Won’t Hit Locals’

Pic: NSTJOHOR BARU: DEPUTY Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has assured road users that the new toll rates at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex here will not burden them.

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