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King Congratulates Bonnie For Breaking World Record In Powerlifting

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, today congratulated national para athlete Bonnie Bunyau Gustin for his outstanding achievement in breaking the world record in powerlifting.

In a statement uploaded on Istana Negara’s Facebook page, His Majesty also expressed his happiness and pride over the success, which was also described as not only a historical feat for Malaysian powerlifting but one which garnered accolades for the country on the international stage.

In the men’s over-72kg category at the 11th Fazza Dubai 2021 Para Powerlifting World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday, Bonnie blew his rivals away by lifting 230 kg. Silver medallist Peng Hu of China could only lift 214 kg while bronze medallist Nnamdi Innocent of Nigeria could only manage 213 kg.

The 22-year-old’s feat erased the previous mark of 229 kg set by Iran’s Roohallah Rostami at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Para Games in Indonesia.

“Bonnie’s outstanding achievement once again proves that Malaysia is capable of producing athletes and individuals of quality, calibre and of international standards.

“It also proves that with commitment, fighting spirit and hard work, Malaysians are able to compete and succeed at the international level,” the statement read.

Al-Sultan Abdullah hoped Bonnie’s success and fighting spirit will be a source of inspiration to fellow Malaysians, in particular athletes, to work hard and strive for success in their respective fields domestically or on the international stage.

“The Yang di-Pertuan Agong wished Bonnie all the best and prayed that he would be blessed with continued success and to keep on putting the country on the world stage with more victories,” the statement said.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Malaysian Ambassador To Lebanon Hands Over Letter of Appointment To President

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 —  The new Malaysian Ambassador to Lebanon, Azri Mat Yacob, handed over the letter of appointment to the President of the Republic of Lebanon Michel Aoun in a ceremony, yesterday.

During a meeting with the President after handing over the letter, Azri underlined that he will continue to work to further strengthen existing bilateral relations, as well as strengthen cooperation at the international level and trade relations between the two countries.

According to a statement from the Malaysian Embassy in Lebanon sent to Bernama through Wisma Putra, Aoun welcomed the commitment and also expressed his hope that cooperation between the two countries could be further enhanced in the future.

“Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1965 and since then, the two countries have established good and friendly relations.” said the statement.

The Malaysian Embassy in Beirut was opened in 2005 and a total of 850 officers and members of the Malaysian Battalion (MALBATT) were also in Southern Lebanon to maintain peace and carry out the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mission.

Since 2007, the MALBATT team has been involved as one of the peacekeepers to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.

Azri started his career as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer and served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2001. Prior to his appointment as Malaysian Ambassador to Lebanon, he was the Secretary of the Communications and Public Diplomacy Division, Wisma Putra.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Number of Laid-Off Workers During MCO Among Focus In Parliament Wednesday

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — The number of individuals who lost their jobs since the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) is one of the questions that will be raised at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.

According to the Order of the Dewan Rakyat meeting for the day, the matter will be raised during the question and oral answer session by Su Keong Siong (PH-Kampar) to Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister.

Su also wanted to know steps taken by the government to help those who lost their jobs, especially in the tourism, hotels and the food and beverage (F&B) industry, to regain their jobs.

During the same session,  there will also be a question by Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim (BN-Baling) to the Finance Minister on the i-Citra Employees Provident Fund (EPF) programme that was implemented in July 2021.

Apart from that, Chan Foong Hin (PH-Kota Kinabalu) will pose a question to  Senior Education Minister on the distribution of 150,000 units of laptops which were approved in the 2021 Budget, especially in Sabah.

Chan also wanted to know whether the ministry would increase the distribution of laptops to facilitate the implementation of the Home-based Teaching and Learning  (PdPR) programme during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

After the question and oral answer session ends, members of the house will continue with the debate on the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) for the second day today.

On the first day of the debate yesterday, a total of 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) took part.

The 12MP was tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob last Monday.

The current Dewan Rakyat sitting will be for 17 days until Oct 12.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Eight Flood Evacuation Centres Opened In Kedah

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ALOR SETAR, Sept 29 — Eight relief centres (PPS) have been opened in Kedah to accommodate  210 flood victims, comprising  66 families, in the Sik and Baling districts.

According to a statement by the Kedah Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM), seven of the PPS are in Baling, while the PPS in Sik is at Sekolah Kebangsaan Gulau, which accommodates 61 people from 15 families.

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The PPS in Baling are at SK Tunku Putera, SK Siong, SK Bandar, SK Tanjung Pari, SK Bayu, SK Titi Gantung and Dewan Banggol Derom.

It said the situation in several areas in Yan and  Gurun (Kuala Muda), which were affected by the floods late yesterday, had returned to normal.

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Continuous heavy rain for several hours yesterday caused flooding in several areas in Sik, Kuala Muda, Yan and Baling.

Sources: BERNAMA

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