KUALA LUMPUR: The National Day message conveyed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight highlighted the uniqueness and the spirit of togetherness of Malaysia’s multi-racial society.
Following is the English translation of the ‘Amanat Merdeka 2016’ Message delivered by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at Dewan Merdeka of the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur tonight, on the eve of National Day 2016. The event was carried live over national radio and television.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government always made the welfare and interests of the people a priority and at the same time, never compromised on national security and peace.
BUKIT JALIL: Fireworks lit up the night sky moments after a crowd of more than 10,000 gave a rousing rendition of the Negaraku in unison at the Sehati Sejiwa Merdeka Countdown Concert, here tonight.
MELAKA: Newly-divorced Muslim women are advised not to leave their marital home until after they completed their ‘edah’ period because such action can affect their application for alimony payment.
CYBERJAYA: Former PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa tonight announced that he has joined Parti Amanah Negara (PAN).
JEMPOL: A 14-year-old girl was among four people detained on suspicion of drug abuse at a hotel here yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Government agencies and institutions are asked to play a more effective role by organising story telling activities on events when the country gained independence.
KUALA LUMPUR: “The feeling of love for the country has been in my heart since I was a little boy and I find comfort in expressing that feeling through my comics.”
KUALA LUMPUR: All preschool education implementing agencies must start hiring kindergarten teachers with at least diploma qualification from next year.
KUALA LUMPUR: The funds in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s accounts have been comprehensively investigated, and multiple authorities have ruled that no law was broken, according to an aide.
* Below is the full text of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Merdeka 2106 message at the Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre tonight:
KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin appears to be bankrupt of issues, hence the need for him to keep talking about matters that are no longer of interest to most Malaysians, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Rakyat’s board of directors, at its special meeting, has appointed one of its members as Acting Chairman.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A man was left injured after he was beat up by his wife for failing to give her money.
GEORGE TOWN: Although 59 years has passed, Tan Sri Mohd Yussof Latiff can still remember every detail of how Penang heralded Malaysia’s independence, as if it was yesterday.
GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has launched an investigation into so-called bribe-for-home deals to obtain affordable houses allegedly involving the father of a Penang assemblyman.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Bangladeshi foreign worker was killed when a landslip hit a construction site in Taman Segambut, here, this afternoon.
JOHOR BARU: Stringent health screenings will be carried out at six major exit and entry points in Johor, following the detection of the Zika virus in Singapore.
GERIK: Perak State Park Corporation today organised a Merdeka celebration with Orang Asli villagers in the Royal Belum State Park, to ensure that those in remote areas are not left out as the nation celebrates its independence anniversary.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Ethiopian man was fined RM3,000 or two months jail in default by the Magistrates’ Court here today for assaulting his girlfriend.
SHAH ALAM: Motorists using the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) tomorrow will enjoy toll-free travel for 24 hours from midnight today, says its operator, Lingkaran Trans Kota Sdn Bhd (Litrak).
KUALA NERUS: Search efforts are ongoing for a man who is feared drowned after the boat he was in capsized near Pantai Teluk Ketapang yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR: A construction workers' quarters next to a newly-built condo, located along Jalan PJU 1A/3 at Ara Damansara, was razed today.
DUNGUN: A suspected abuse case has been reported in Dungun, involving a two-year-old toddler who died at her house in Paka yesterday.
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