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  • ‘River Of Life’: An Attraction Soon To Become Reality

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — The government’s intention of turning the rivers of the federal capital into an attraction by 2020 is being materialised with the cleaning works under the River of Life (ROL) project underway. The river-cleaning project throughout a 110-km stretch is now 86 per cent competed and involved eight rivers, namely, Sungai Gombak, Sungai Keroh, Sungai Batu, Sungai Jinjang, Sungai Bunus, Sungai Klang, Sungai Ampang and Sungai Kerayong. Read More

  • Championing Islamic finance in the UK and Malaysia

    London, UNITED KINGDOM — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s whistle-stop meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May at 10 Downing Street last Thursday when they vowed to strengthen business, trade and investment ties among others, comes at a time when the two countries are seeking to consolidate their cooperation in a post-Brexit Britain, including in the Islamic finance and investment space. Read More

  • Countries should pay ’special attention’ to halal tourism: UNWTO report

    Madrid, SPAIN — The World Tourism Organization, an agency of the United Nations, has released a report on the contribution of Islamic culture and its impact on the Asian tourism market, to help its 157 member states better understand the potential of Islamic tourism and develop policy recommendations to develop the sector.   Read More

  • ITC successfully organises its 14th MTCP training course

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was first initiated in February 1978 at the First Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) for Asia Pacific Region in Sydney, Australia. The MTCP was officially launched on 7 September 1980 at the CHOGM meeting in New Delhi, India to signify Malaysia’s commitment to South-South cooperation, particularly Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC). Read More

  • Travelling a lot easier for Malaysians says MATTA

    Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA — Travel  has become a lot easier for Malaysians as it is just a few clicks away, thanks  to digital advances. However, most people still prefer going to physical fairs and talking to travel consultants who can make holiday recommendations and propose itineraries as booking online means travellers have to organise every detail themselves. Read More

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