By Kurniawati Kamarudin

KLANG, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- A red cloth hung above the front doorway of a Chinese home or an office and a dwarf Mandarin orange tree placed beside the entrance of a Chinese home or a business premise signify the arrival of another major festival in Malaysia - the Chinese New Year (CNY).

KUALA PILAH, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- A total of 34,700 people or 66 per cent of the Orang Asli community nationwide have been approved to receive the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M), involving an allocation of RM14.8 million.

SANDAKAN, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- The State government welcomed the setting up of the Skim Prihatin Pendidikan 1Malaysia (SPP1M) announced by the Prime Minister to assist students at the tertiary level to obtain additional study loans.

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- An estimated 80,000 people are expected to attend the 1Malaysia Chinese New Year Open House organised by the Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) on Feb 11 at Han Chiang College from 9am until 1pm.

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- Registration for the 1Malaysia People's Assistance Scheme 2.0 will end on March 15, 2013, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah today.

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- The Sabah Kadazandusun Murut Welfare and Education Association (PEKADIN) has described the launch of the Skim Prihatin Pendidikan 1Malaysia (SPP1M) by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday as appropriate, timely and reflection of the 1Malaysia spirit.

BUTTERWORTH, Feb 5 (Bernama) -- More than 30,000 people attended the 1Malaysia Blue Wave gathering at Taman Inderawasih Secondary School in Perai here, tonight.