Indonesia Proposes Visa-free Arrangement For Oic Members

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JAKARTA, June 3 – Indonesia has proposed that members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) initiate a visa-free arrangement to boost tourism. Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said she had proposed that the OIC initiate a visa facilitation arrangement among member countries. “The aim is to ease movement

Bomba Needs Additional RM70 Million For El Nino Period

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MELAKA, June 2 – The Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) needs an additional RM70 million allocation to purchase equipment and improve the logistics needed to face the El Nino phenomenon, said its Director-General, Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim. He said the department had submitted a request for it to the Federal

Mohamed Basir A perfect Malay Gentleman- Musa Hitam

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 – Former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam described the late Tan Sri Mohamed Basir Ahmad as a “perfect Malay gentleman.” We became friends after I found that he was the husband of a minister (Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz). He had an interesting character, gentle and well

Contaminated Chocolates Were Halal Says Fatwa Council

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — The National Fatwa Council has maintained its original decision that certain Cadbury products that were consumed were halal although they were later found to contain porcine DNA. Council committee chairman Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said the contamination “had occurred beyond the

Icon Offshore Aims To Raise RM1 Bln From IPO

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 – Offshore support vessel (OSV) provider, Icon Offshore Bhd, enroute to a listing on the Main market of Bursa Malaysia on June 25, aims to raise about RM1 billion through its initial public offering (IPO). Icon Offshore, the largest pure-play OSV provider in Malaysia and one of

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