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Perak Preparing Working Paper On Pulau Sembilan

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IPOH – The Perak Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee is preparing a working paper on Pulau Sembilan, which was closed to visitors since April last year, to be tabled to the state government to decide whether it would remain close or be opened to visitors again. State Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman Tan Kar…

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Number Of Perak Flood Victims Increases

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  IPOH – The number of flash flood victims due to continuous rain in Perak has increased to 174 people as at 8.30am today, compared to 153 people at 9.30pm yesterday. According to the Flood Portal of the Social Welfare Department, the flash floods affected three districts, namely Perak Tengah, Hulu Perak and Kuala Kangsar.…

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Perak Won’t Be Intimidated By JDT’s Track Record

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  IPOH – Perak who managed to pull off a memorable comeback after facing the exit door against Pahang, will not be intimidated by the might or track record of Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) when both face off in the semifinals of the Malaysia Cup on Oct 14. Perak who lost the first leg 1-3…

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Perak To Make Nation’s Aviation Industry More Vibrant – MB

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KUALA LUMPUR – Perak intends to make the nation’s aviation industry more vibrant by offering maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for commercial aircraft through the development of its new airport in southern Ipoh. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said the new airport was capable of competing successfully with other airports and…

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5,000 People Enliven “Negara Ku Sehati Sejiwa” Programme In Ipoh

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IPOH – More than 5,000 people thronged Bulatan Amanjaya here to enliven the launching of the Perak -level ‘Negara Ku Sehati Sejiwa’  programme here last night. The programme on patriotism, which started at 10 am, was filled with various activities including ‘Ziarah Kasih’, ‘Negaraku’ exhibitions by government agencies, ‘Negaraku’ graffiti, colouring contest and talks. The event was launched by State Rural Development, Plantation,…

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Perak Government Plans For New Airport

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IPOH -.The Perak government  plans to build a new airport to further boost the tourism and industry sectors in the state. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said the state government had made preliminary discussions and conducted research on the matter. “I will announce it when  the time comes. What I can say it is that the location for the new…

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Perak Targets 150,000 Tourists From Indonesia This Year

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JAKARTA – Perak is targetting 150,000 tourists from Indonesia to visit the state this year following the three-day Visit Perak Year 2017 Tourism Mission in Medan and here since last Monday. Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said the mission was conducted to promote tourism products in Perak, such as food, theme…

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Explosive ‘Find’ Under Mangosteen Tree In Taiping House

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IPOH: Police have dug up explosives at a house at Kampung Air Kuning in Changkat Jering, Taiping, about 70km from here. Acting Perak police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Hasnan Hassan said the explosives were found buried under a mangosteen tree behind a house at the village on Dec 18. He said the items seized included…

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Perak’s Sultan Nazrin Officially Declares Bagan Datuk A District

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BAGAN DATUK: Sultan Nazrin Shah has officially declared Bagan Datuk as Perak’s 12th and newest district on Monday. In a special ceremony held at SM Sains Bagan Datoh, Sultan Nazrin made the declaration in front of a crowd of over 10,000 people. Bagan Datuk was officially gazetted as the 12th district of Perak on June…

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Bagan Datoh Will Be Spelt Bagan Datuk From Jan 9

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IPOH: Bagan Datuk, the new spelling for Bagan Datoh, will begin to be used at the official declaration of the new district by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, on Jan 9. Perak State Secretary Datuk Seri Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan said Thursday the decision on the spelling was made at the meeting of…

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Perak Entertainment Enactment To Be Amended

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IPOH – The state government will amend the Perak Entertainment and Places of Entertainment Enactment 1997 to provide the actual definition of a Family Entertainment Centre (PHK) following the misuse of the licence through illegal gambling, it was stated in the State Legislative Assembly today. State Women Development, Social Welfare, Housing and Local Government Committee…

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S. Thangasvari Appointed Perak State Speaker

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IPOH: S. Thangasvari has been sworn in as the new Perak state speaker, replacing Datuk Seri S. K. Devamany in the state legislative assembly. The appointment makes her the state’s first woman speaker. The former national MIC Wanita vice-chairman and former state MIC Wanita chief was elected following a voting process which saw her garner…

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Perak Police Releases Hip Hop Raya Video

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PETALING JAYA: Social media is abuzz with a video, produced by the Perak police force for Hari Raya, done with a dose of hip-hop music style minus the loud fashion sense and blings. The five-minute long video starts with a police officer preparing to head home on the eve of Raya, before being informed that…

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Rumours About May 6 Public Holiday In Perak Debunked

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IPOH: The upcoming May 6 is not a Perak state public holiday. A spokesman from the state secretariat has denied that the upcoming date has been announced as a public holiday by the government. “It’s from an old article from last year. “It was announced last year but only to commemorate the Perak Sultan’s enthronement,”…

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Perak, Johor To Ban Polystyrene

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IPOH: Perak and Johor, which are moving towards a ban on polystyrene containers, are encouraging people to use tiffin carriers or other biodegradable containers. The Perak government has declared a total ban on the usage of polystyrene containers and plastic bags from June next year. Residents here will have to use biodegradable containers or their…

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Situation In Flood-hit Selangor, Melaka, Perak Improves

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KUALA LUMPUR: The situation in the flood-hit states of Selangor, Melaka and Perak continues to improve, with the number of evacuees having dropped to 618 this morning from 780 last night. In SELANGOR, the number of evacuees went down to 462 this morning from 621 at 9 pm yesterday. They are being housed at seven…

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Former Perak Heir To The Throne Wants His Title Back

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KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Datuk Seri Izuddin Iskandar Shah is applying for a judicial review proceeding over the refusal of the Attorney-General to give him a consent to institute action against the Perak Sultan in the Special Court. Raja Izuddin, 62, who is the son of the late Sultan Idris A’Fiffullah Shah, wants his title of…

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State Govt Endeavours To Ensure None Is Neglected – Zambry

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KUALA KANGSAR: The Perak state government always strived to implement various programs to ensure that every strata of society benefited from whatever development carried out. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said these included the determination to build 10,000 units of affordable homes by 2018, the 1Amanjaya Mobile Shop program, food aid to…

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Don’t Mess With Macha: Perak To Have Seven Indian Village Chiefs Next Year

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Imagine this scenario: you came to a mostly-Indian populated town to wreck havoc and escape scot-free. But along came a burly Indian man and started to go all WWE on you for causing so much fuss in his quaint borough. He emerges triumphant, you bloodied from the nose on the floor. Town is safe once…

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Silveritage Galleria Complex To Reopen In 2017

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IPOH: The state government will upgrade the Silveritage Galleria Complex (KSG) in Medan Gopeng here, from next year and will reopen it to visitors in 2017. State Consumer Affairs, Entreprenuer Development, Cooperatives, NGO and Civil Society Committee chairman Datuk Samsudin Abu Hassan said the complex would not only provide a commercial site for entreprenuers but…

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Car Free Day Programme Aimed At Turning Ipoh City Into Low Carbon City

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IPOH – The ‘Car Free Day’ programme introduced in Ipoh is aimed at turning Ipoh into a ‘Low Carbon’ emission city and transform the people into a ‘Low Carbon Community’ said Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir. Zambry said Ipoh has achieved another milestone through the programme, which has been implemented in…

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Perak Has Highest Percentage Of Forest Reserves – Zambry

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GERIK: The state of Perak has the highest percentage of forest reserves in Peninsular Malaysia, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir. He said the state government had gazetted 48.7 per cent of forest reserves compared with 50 per cent stipulated by the federal government. “No state in the peninsular has such a…

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JDT Marks First Victory In 2015 Malaysia Cup Campaign, Beats Perak 2-0

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JOHOR BAHARU – Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) marked the first victory in its 2015 Malaysia Cup campaign, defeating Perak 2-0 at the Tan Sri Hassan Yunus Stadium in Larkin, here last night. Despite playing without captain and midfielder, Safiq Rahim, the players were still able to play a neat game, to take all three points…

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Perak Fan Injured After Being Hit By Metal Object

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IPOH – A Perak football supporter was seriously injured after various objects were thrown at three buses carrying fans of the team on the North-South Expressway, near Machap, Johor. Mohamad Aiman Shafiq Norha, 18, received 15 stitches on his right forehead after he was struck by a 0.5 metre metal object weighing two kilogrammes, thrown…

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Crowd Trouble Spoils JDT’s Win Over Perak

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JOHOR BARU – Crowd trouble marred Johor Darul Ta’zim’s (JDT) 4-1 victory over Perak at the Larkin Stadium. The trouble arose when a man fired a flare just as spectators were making their way out of the stadium following the Malaysian Super League match on Wednesday night. Police quickly moved in to detain the fan…

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Zambry Tables Perak’s 5-Year Development Plan

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IPOH: Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir today tabled the state’s five-year development plan which focuses on seven main thrusts. The comprehensive plan, which was tabled at the state assembly sitting here, will be implemented under the 11th Malaysia Plan which was tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at Dewan Rakyat…

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Sultan Nazrin Ascends To The Throne

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KUALA KANGSAR: Perak Ruler Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah has been installed as the 35th Sultan of Perak today. The Ruler, with the interests of the people at heart, has emphasised that the installation ceremony should not be a fiesta or an excuse to indulge in extravagance. Sultan Nazrin instead said it should be a ceremony…

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Perak Announces 6 May A Public Holiday

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IPOH: The Perak government has declared May 6 a state public holiday to commemorate the enthronement of Sultan Nazrin Shah as the 35th Sultan of Perak. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir made the announcement after chairing an executive council meeting at the Perak Darul Ridzuan Building, here, Wednesday. “Regarding the enthronement, it…

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Tuanku Nazrin Calls For Frugality, Use Existing Facilities

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IPOH – There will be no fireworks display, no wastage and only existing facilities will be used. Orang Kaya Bendahara Seri Maharaja General (Rtd) Tan Sri Mohd Zahidi Zainuddin said this was the message from Sultan Nazrin Shah to the main committee created in conjunction with the Enthronement Ceremony for the Sultan Perak XXXV. “I…

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Black Attire: Perak State Assembly Delivers Harsh Rebuke

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IPOH – The Perak state legislative assembly delivered a harsh reprimand to some members of the state assembly for the way they had dressed, not respecting the ceremonious dress code during the opening of the first meeting of the third term of the 13th Perak state assembly on March 31. Its secretary Datuk Ayob Hashim…

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