Communications and Multimedia Ministry to assist Tourism Ministry promote tourism industry, say minister

KUANTAN, March 7 –The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) will continue to play its role by assisting the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) in restoring the country’s tourism industry now that inter-district travel is allowed. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the ministry had offered its assistance to help MOTAC to promote places of interest through broadcasts by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) and the Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA). “Apart from RTM and BERNAMA, we also have the Malaysian National Film Development Corporation (Finas) which can help Motac… Read More

Mass evacuation as large quakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alert

WELLINGTON: Tens of thousands of coastal residents in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu fled for higher ground on Friday (Mar 5) as a cluster of powerful earthquakes sparked a Pacific-wide tsunami alert. Warning sirens sounded across Noumea as authorities ordered evacuations amid fears that waves of up 3m were headed towards the French territory. “People must leave beach areas and stop all water activities, and should not pick their children up at schools to avoid creating traffic jams,” emergency services spokesman Alexandre Rosignol told public radio. In New Zealand, communities along… Read More

Minister moots “One State, One Federal Park” concept to make Malaysia Beautiful Garden Nation

PUTRAJAYA, March 2 — The “One State, One Federal Park” concept will be adopted to ensure the government’s ‘Make Malaysia a Beautiful Garden Nation’ vision is achievable by 2030, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said Rantau Abang in Terengganu and Tuaran in Sabah had been identified for the development of federal parks this year. Citing the Bukit Kiara Federal park in Kuala Lumpur as an example, Zuraida said a Federal park is considered a recreational node for city dwellers as well as a centre of preservation and… Read More

Bentong bakal dinaiktaraf sebagai bandaraya kedua Pahang

22 Februari, MARAN: Bandar Bentong bakal menjadi bandaraya kedua di Pahang selepas Kuantan menurut Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan dalam sidang media di Maran. “Permohonan oleh kerajaan negeri untuk menaiktaraf Majlis Perbandaran Bentong diangkat sebagai Majlis Bandaraya. Dari segi pendapatan, Bentong telah mencapai tahap untuk dinaiktaraf.” kata Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin. “Walaupun jumlah penduduk belum mencapai 500 ribu, kita akan melihat kapasiti dan pembangunan yang ada di sana.” menurut beliau lagi. Menurut beliau lagi, jika mendapat kelulusan kerajaan Persekutuan, Bentong akan dinaiktaraf sebagai bandaraya pada Jun 2021 nanti. Bentong terkenal sebagai pusat utama… Read More