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Govt Aims For 31,700 Book Titles By 2020 – Nazri

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said the government aims to meet the target of 31,700 book titles by 2020 compared to 19,713 titles in 2017. “This target can be achieved with the efforts of various parties including government agencies and private companies involved in the industry,” he said at…

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Malaysia Seeks World Heritage Status For Three More Sites

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LENGGONG (Perak) – The Ministry of Tourism and Culture has initiated the move to secure Unesco World Heritage Site status for three more places in Malaysia. Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz named these places as the Royal Belum State Park in Gerik, Perak, the Quartz Ridge of Gombak, Selangor, and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, a green lung. The…

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BN Youth Wants Issue Between Nazri, Karim Settled In BN Spirit

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SIMUNJAN – The tiff between Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz with Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah should be resolved in the spirit of Barisan Nasional (BN). BN Youth chairman Khairy Jamaluddin, who is also Youth and Sports Minister, said he believed both individuals could sit down…

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Nazri Aziz.: Government Cannot Be Solely Malay, Must Be Malaysian

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PETALING JAYA: An all-Malay government does not make sense as it is against the policy of Barisan Nasional, says Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz. The Umno supreme council member told The Star Online that Barisan had always been a multi-racial platform. “Since Alliance (Parti Perikatan) until now with Barisan, our culture is to have a…

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Umno Not Fearful Of ‘Mass Exodus’ To Parti Pribumi, Says Nazri

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KUALA LUMPUR: Umno is not afraid of any “mass exodus” of party members to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), said Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz. He said splinter parties such as PPBM could never compete with the main political parties in the country. He said many of these parties were built…

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Jealousy Prompted Mahathir’s Comments, Says Nazri

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KUALA LUMPUR – A minister today cited envy as the reason for former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad saying that several agreements between China and Malaysia could undermine the nation’s sovereignty. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said Dr Mahathir was envious because Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak…

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Nazri: I Want A Hot Dog Now

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KUALA LUMPUR: The fuss created over the use of the word “hot dog” is ridiculous, says Umno’s Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz. Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament lobby Wednesday, the Tourism and Culture Minister said issues of this nature were raised by ignoramuses. “Hot dogs have always been known to be western food and comes…

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Nazri ‘Promises’ To Provide Dr M What He Needs To Topple Govt

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PETALING JAYA: With tongue firmly in cheek, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz gave his “word” to provide Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with whatever he needs to topple the Government. In an article on the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) on Sunday evening, the Tourism and Culture Minister said that the ruling party had already provided this…

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Protest Elsewhere, #TangkapMalaysianOfficial1 Organisers Told

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PUTRAJAYA: Organisers of #TangkapMalaysianOfficial1 have been told not to adopt the “jungle mentality” and to respect the rights of others. Tourism ‎and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz (pic) said while he supports one’s right and freedom to a peaceful assembly, that right is not above the rights of others. “I was the one who…

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Nazri: Umno Not Threatened By New Parties

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KUALA KANGSAR: Umno members who left the party have been encouraged to form more new parties to take part in the next general election. Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said he felt that the emergence of new parties would help Umno to become stronger. He said yesterday that these parties…

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Cabinet Rejects NSC Proposal For Middle Eastern Tourist Visas

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has rejected a proposal by the National Security Council (NSC) to introduce visas for Middle Eastern nationals entering Malaysia. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said the decision was made after a thorough discussion at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. “We do acknowledge that the Islamic State threat is…

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Ministry Committed To Promoting Sabah, Sarawak As Tourism Destinations

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KUCHING – The Tourism and Culture Ministry is committed to promoting Sabah and Sarawak as tourism destinations. Its Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz cited strategic cooperation with airlines as among the efforts to promote the two states. In this regard, he said, Tourism Malaysia inked a memorandum of understanding with Singapore Airlines (SIA)…

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Nazri Officiates At ‘Magic Of The Night 2016’ In Putrajaya

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PUTRAJAYA – Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz officiated at the ‘Magic of the Night 2016’ at the Anjung Floria in Precinct 4, here, this evening, in conjunction with the Royal Floria Putrajaya 2016 festival. The colourful lights event, organised by the Tourism and Culture Ministry, will see the lake at…

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E-Visa Draws 647,344 Tourists From China – Nazri

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KUALA LUMPUR – The electronic visa (e- visa) programme for tourists from China drew some 647,344 tourists to this country from January to April this year. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said the figure shows an increase from 352,575 tourists over the corresponding period last year. “The e-visa and electronic tourist…

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Nazri: Tourism Malaysia Committee To Investigate Chairman’s Conduct

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KUALA LUMPUR: Tourism Malaysia will form an investigation committee to look into the conduct of its chairman Wee Choo Keong in Beijing recently. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (pic) said he had instructed Tourism Malaysia to decide on the committee after they hold an internal meeting next week. “The board…

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Nazri Awaits Dr M In Kuala Kangsar For Some ‘Sparring Sessions’

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KUALA LUMPUR: Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has welcomed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Kuala Kangsar for some “bertumbuk-tumbuk” (sparring session) during campaigning for the June 18 by-election “I will wait for Dr Mahathir in Kuala Kangsar. “This is a free democratic country. Mahathir is free to go anywhere. He is not…

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BN Need Not Field ‘Parachute Candidates’ In By-elections

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KUALA KANGSAR – Barisan Nasional (BN) need not field ‘parachute’ candidates in the by-elections for the parliamentary constituencies of Kuala Kangsar, Perak and Sungai Besar, Selangor next month, said UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. He said the best candidates were locals because they would certainly be able to discharge their…

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Nazri Aziz: No Archaeological Proof Hang Tuah Existed

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KUALA LUMPUR: No archaeological evidence has been unearthed to prove that Hang Tuah, Malacca’s 15th-century legendary admiral actually existed, says Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. “The ministry has carried out archaeological studies through the Heritage Department on Kota Melaka and discovered artefacts related to its existence. However, no archaeological evidence has so far been…

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Johor UMNO Won’t Be Affected If Muhyiddin Is Suspended

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KUALA LUMPUR: UMNO’s performance in Johor will not be affected if deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is suspended from the party, said Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. He said Muhyiddin, who is also the Pagoh division head, did not represent the majority voice of Johor UMNO. “Since when did Muhyiddin…

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Be Wary Of Cheap Umrah Packages – Tourism Minister

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PUTRAJAYA – Muslims are advised to be wary of offers of umrah packages which are below the ceiling price of RM4,900 approved by the Umrah Regulatory Council (MKSU), Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said. He said umrah fraud was on the rise with victims mostly from the less-affordable group. “I…

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Vivekanda Ashrama Is Now A Heritage Site, All Thanks To Nazri

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Kuala Lumpur’s historic building, the Vivekananda Ashrama, has just confirmed to be gazetted as a heritage site, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said Heritage Commissioner on July 15 had made the decision under Section 31 of the National Heritage Act. According to The Star,…

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Yellow, Red Assemblies Do Not Affect National Tourism – Nazri

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KUALA LUMPUR: The peaceful assemblies held in the country recently did not affect Malaysia’s tourism sector, the Dewan Rakyat sitting was told today. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said, on the other hand, by allowing the assemblies to be held, Malaysia had demonstrated to the world that it truly practised…

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TMJ Wants To Bury The Hatchet With Nazri Aziz

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PETALING JAYA: Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim wants a “ceasefire” on his row with Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz. “I urge all media to stop playing this issue between myself and Nazri and the government. I know you are all enjoying the show. “I have said all I needed to…

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Police Record Nazri Aziz’s Statement

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KUALA LUMPUR – The police have recorded a statement from Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz following several police reports lodged against the Tourism and Culture Minister, who was said to have made a statement that insulted the monarchy. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Mohamed Nazri had made the statement last week.…

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Nazri Willing To Be Probed Over ‘Challenge’ To Johor Crown Prince

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PETALING JAYA: Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz is willing to be investigated by police over his “challenge” to the Crown Prince of Johor, saying that he “is not above the law”. “I am not above the law. We must allow for the process to go on. When there is a report by…

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The ‘Tongue Wrestling’ Escalates Between Johor Crown Prince And Nazri Aziz

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PETALING JAYA: The war of words continues as the Johor Crown Prince has reminded Tourism and Culture Minister that ‘he is not a God from the heavens who lord above everybody’. In a post on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page on Monday afternoon, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (pic) said that Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz…

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‘I Am Not Above The Law’: Nazri

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PETALING JAYA: It is the job of the police to investigate reports made by any member of the public, said Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz in response to being probed over his “challenge” against the Tunku Mahkota of Johor. “I am not above the law. We must allow for the process to go on. When there…

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IGP: Nazri To Be Questioned Over Challenge To Johor Prince

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PETALING JAYA: Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz will be called up for questioning over his “challenge” to the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. The Inspector-General of Police said Nazri would be investigated under Section 505B of the Penal Code following his remark against Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan…

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Nazri Rubbishes Allegations On Involvement In Plot To Oust Najib

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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has dismissed allegations that he is in on a plot to oust Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as Prime Minister, saying that it is “all rubbish.” “It is all rubbish. The PM is aware that I am here on duty,” the Tourism Minister told The Star Online on Monday…

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Be Vigilant On Costs, Property Developers Urged

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KUALA LUMPUR – Property developers have been urged to remain vigilant in their cost measures to ensure that properties are still attractive after the implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) on April 1. Making the call, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said as responsible developers, they should take…

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