KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow on several major highways was smooth and under control as at 9am, Tuesday.
A spokesman of PLUS Malaysia Berhad, when contacted by Bernama, said traffic flow heading to the north was under control, although slow moving at several stretches.
He said traffic was slow moving from Sg Buaya to Rawang due to a lorry which skidded at KM440.7 in the southbound direction of the North-South Expressway.
It is causing an obstruction on the middle and right lanes, but the affected vehicle is being shifted, he added.
He said the traffic flow heading towards the federal capital and other places was reported to be smooth.
A spokesman of the Malaysian Highway Authority said traffic was smooth in both directions on the East Coast Expressway.
The public can obtain the latest traffic information via the toll-free Plusline 1800-88-0000 and its Twitter at www.twitter.com/plustrafik or the MHA line 1800-88-7752 and its Twitter account at www.twitter.com/llminfotrafik. — Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in Malaysia will celebrate Aidilfitri tomorrow.
The announcement was made by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad.
“In keeping with the command of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, following the consent of the Rulers, I hereby declare that the date for Hari Raya for the states in Malaysia has been set for July 6,” he said. — Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak uploaded a musical video clip and Hari Raya Aidilfitri greeting that were recorded at his official residence, Seri Perdana, in Putrajaya on Facebook Sunday.
In the video clip, the Prime Minister offered his Hari Raya Aidilfitri wishes and advised all Malaysians to be careful while driving to their respective destinations.
“As we usher in Aidilfitri, I hope motorists will be cautious and careful when driving home to spend Aidilfitri with their loved ones in their hometowns, God willing.
“I and my family would like to take this opportunity to wish all Malaysians a happy and prosperous Hari Raya Aidilfitri,” said the Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
The musical video featuring the song Suasana Hari Raya was recorded by the children of the Permata Seni Group and children from three homes – Baitul Barokah Wal Mahabbah, Rumah Kasih Harmoni and Asrama Darul Falah – at Seri Perdana. – Bernama
KANGAR: Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) will organise an Aidilfitri celebration on the first day of Hari Raya to fete students and its staff who are not going back to their hometown.
Its Vice-Chancellor, Datuk Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said the function was scheduled to be held at the Kubang Gajah Campus Multipurpose Hall and about 300 foreign students and staff of Islamic faith who had to celebrate the festive season here were expected to attend.
“We are aware that celebrating the ‘Hari Raya’ without family members is something that is very sad for those who cannot return to their hometown.
“At the UniMAP, we are all like a big family, I hope such a gathering will reduce the feeling of sadness of spending the festive season away from home,” he said in a media statement, here today.
He said that such a celebration indirectly gave an opportunity to the foreign community to learn of the way Malaysians celebrated Aidilfitri which would give them a lasting and beautiful memory.–BERNAMA
PUTRAJAYA: The government has agreed to grant special leave to federal civil servants on July 8 (Friday) if Hari Raya Aidilfitri falls on July 6, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa announced today.
However, he said, the special leave from work would not be applicable if the first day of Raya is declared to be on July 5 (Tuesday).
“Members of the public who plan to obtain government services on the special leave day are encouraged to visit the departments and agencies before the Hari Raya public holidays,” he said in a statement.
Ali, meanwhile, thanked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for agreeing to the special leave proposed by public servants, particularly CUEPACS.
“Hopefully, public servants will benefit from the special leave in celebrating Aidilfitri with their families and continue to be productive and give the best services when they return to work,” he said.– BERNAMA
KUALA LUMPUR: Global e-commerce marketplace 11streetÂ expects its e-mall sales to increase by 30 to 35 per cent this upcoming festiveÂ season, said Chief Executive Officer Hoseok Kim.
Kim said an online survey, the Ramadhan Spending Survey 2016, which aimed toÂ provide a better understanding of Malaysians’ expenses as Hari Raya approaches,Â shows more than 95 per cent of Malaysians are positive about online shopping,
“As Hari Raya approaches, we are expecting more people to turn to onlineÂ shopping in the interest of convenience and time,” he told reporters after aÂ briefing on the survey findings here today.
Over 60 per cent of the respondents indicated their intention to save forÂ Hari Raya with the rising cost of living, he noted.
“Rising cost can also be translated as increased spending during the festiveÂ period, since the need to celebrate remains a priority.
“At 11street we plan to give a lot of promotions and great products toÂ consumers without putting too much strain on the wallet,” he added.
Kim said 11street’s ‘Manis Ramadhan, Meriah Lebaran’ campaign offers up toÂ 90 per cent discounts and RM10 milion worth of coupon giveaways.
The survey of 2,062 respondents was conducted by 11street and a publicationÂ from May 16 to June 6.