ELDERLY MAN DIES, BROTHER SURVIVES HOUSE FIRE IN KLANG


SHAH ALAM, An elderly man tragically lost his life, while his brother managed to survive a fire that engulfed a Class C residence on Jalan Kereta Api Lama, Batu 9, Klang, Selangor, last night.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department, assistant director of Operations, Ahmad Mukhlis Mukhtar, stated that they received the distress call at 10.26 pm.

He added that following the fire’s full containment by 11.23 pm, firefighters found the remains of a 79-year-old man beneath a stack of wood at the site.

“After the fire was fully extinguished, the estimated damage amounted to around 90 percent. Fortunately, one elderly man was rescued unharmed by members of the public,” he said in a statement today.

He highlighted that the fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes with 15 personnel, and fire engines from the Kapar, Sungai Pinang, and Kota Raja Fire and Rescue Stations.

Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the fire and assess the extent of the damage.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

MAN DROWNS DURING FAMILY OUTING AT PANTAI TANJUNG BALAU


JOHOR BAHRU, A man was found drowned after he went for a swim at Pantai Tanjung Balau near Kota Tinggi this morning.

Kota Tinggi police chief Supt Hussin Zamora said a call on the incident involving the 25-year-old victim was received at 10.15 am.

‘The victim and his family members are from Kota Tinggi and had been camping at the beach since yesterday.

‘However, the victim was reported missing at sea this morning before his body was found by a rescue team at 11.10 am,’ he said in a statement today.

The victim’s remains were taken to the Kota Tinggi hospital.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

SULTAN NAZRIN GRACES PERAK STATE LEVEL HARI RAYA CELEBRATIONS


IPOH, The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah and Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim today graced the Perak state-level Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations at the grounds of the Indera Nulia Stadium, here today.

The Sultan, accompanied by the Raja Permaisuri arrived at 3.10pm and were greeted by Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad, along with state executive councillors and several dignitaries.

Also in attendance were the Raja Muda Perak Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, Raja Puan Besar Perak Raja Nazhatul Shima Idris Shah, Raja DiHilir Perak Raja Iskandar Dzurkarnain Idris Shah, Raja Puan Muda Perak Tunku Soraya Abdul Halim Shah and Minister of Housing and Local Government Nga Kor Ming.

During the celebration, Sultan Nazrin and Tuanku Zara presented ‘duit raya’ to orphans and poor children from Pusat Jagaan Darus Salam, Ipoh; Pusat Jagaan Anak-Anak Yatim dan Miskin Nurul Iman; Pusat Jagaan Yayasan Amanah An-Nur Maisarah; dan Pusat Jagaan Persatuan Anak-Anak Yatim Soleha, Tanjung Tualang.

Around 2
0,000 people of various races attended the celebrations and enjoyed the various spread of food and beverage prepared for the occassion like satay, kebab, nasi himpit, kuey teow, ketupat, lemang, rendang and kambing golek.

Earlier, Saarani in his speech said that the celebration today reflected the strength and uniqueness of Malayisans, especially in Perak, who are united in building harmony, despite their different cultures, race and religion.

“It should be noted that the diversity of the people should not be a stumbling block to establish close relationships between races which has existed since pre-Independence. We must embrace unity in diversity to enjoy the prevailing peace and harmony,’ he said.

Saarani added that despite preserving the values of unity, there has been incidents recently that encrouches sensitive issues related to race and religion.

He also invited the people of Perak to unite and rekindle the spirit of togetherness and defend peace and unity and reject divisiveness because such polem
ics and debate would only be detrimental to the tolerance as well as incite hatred.

The social media that should have served as a platform to dessiminate values that can boost unity and love among each other, is instead being used to fuel hatred that can erode peace and hinder progress, he said.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

KING GRACES AIDILFITRI OPEN HOUSE OF JOHOR MB


JOHOR BAHRU, His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia today attended the Aidilfitri open house hosted by Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi here.

The event was held at the Menteri Besar’s official residence Saujana.

Upon arrival, His Majesty was welcomed by Onn Hafiz and his wife Datin Sharmin Fazlina Mohd Shukor.

According to a post on His Majesty’s Facebook page, visitors seized the opportunity to exchange greetings and take photographs with the King.

More than 12,000 people enlivened the open house, which featured 32 stalls offering 22 types of food, including traditional Johor Malay cuisine.

His Majesty’s children Tunku Temenggong Johor, Tunku Idris Iskandar; Tunku Panglima Johor, Tunku Abdul Rahman; and Tunku Putera Johor, Tunku Abu Bakar also attended the open house.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

JAPANESE, INDONESIAN INTERNS EXPERIENCE A FESTIVE AIDILFITRI AT BERNAMA


KUALA LUMPUR, Hari Raya Aidilfitri certainly brings joy not only to all Muslims in the country but also to those of different religions and cultures and even nationalities.

This year’s Aidilfitri celebration carries particular significance for a pair of young interns from Japan and Indonesia, who had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the festivities at the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama).

Expressing her enthusiasm, Miyu Iwamoto, 21, an intern with Bernama TV from Xianmen University Malaysia, described her inaugural Aidilfitri experience as profoundly meaningful, providing her with an intimate insight into Malaysian culture.

“I’m thrilled to join my Bernama colleagues in celebrating the festival because it’s my first time participating in such a vibrant event. I’ve not had such an experience back in Japan.

‘I’m also delighted to experience a new culture, like the traditional attire they wear (baju Melayu/baju kurung) and savouring the delicious food,” she said at Wisma Bernama today.

Iwam
oto, adorned in a sleek black modern baju kurung, exuded the grace of a young lady from the Land of the Rising Sun.

As for Indonesian intern Cheroll Angsudjatmiko, also attached to Bernama TV, who is from East Java, the Aidilfitri celebration here is much more livelier compared to home, due to Malaysia’s cultural diversity.

“The celebrations are similar to back home but Malaysian cuisine is more diverse and delicious. I enjoyed the lemang and ketupat especially, which we do not have in Indonesia.

‘The variety of attire worn during the festival here is also fascinating, such as the ladies’ kebaya or baju kurung, and baju Melayu for men,” she said.

Today Bernama organised an Aidilfitri buffet lunch for its working staff today aimed at making it a more festive occasion, with employees turning up in vibrant attire.

Bernama Chief Executive Officer Nur-ul Afida Kamaludin hoped the decorations in conjunction with Hari Raya and the sumptuos lunch and delicacies prepared for the staff with the cooperation of Bern
ama’s Corporate Affairs division would add to the festive mood and help enlighten the festivity.

“Alhamdulillah, on behalf of the management, I would like to wish ‘Selamat Aidilfitri’ to all staff scheduled to work today. No words to describe but syabas and a big ‘Thank You’ to all the staff who are working on the first day of Syawal. ‘Maaf zahir dan batin’ to all,” she said.

At the event, Bernama staff savoured special Aidilfitri delicacies such as lemang, chicken rendang, lontong, and Raya cookies.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency