PADANG BESAR, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- The Perlis Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JAIPs) is preparing a star-rating system to be used to gauge the quality of 'maahad tahfiz' (religious schools) in the state.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale was reported at Vanuatu Island at 4.09 am today.

MELAKA, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- Only 38 victims from six families have yet to return home due to the floods in Melaka as at 8.30 am today.

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- The Sabah government encourages and supports the involvement of civil servants in sports to ensure they are in good physical and mental health, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman today.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The temporary closure of the Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) is part of the upgrading process as Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said in July, said Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The cost of treatment for Hepatitis C in the country will soon be more reasonable to as low as RM500, to make it more accessible to the patients.

From Muhammad Afiq Mohd Asri

BEIRUT, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- "I will always remember the waves and smiles of the Lebanese here who received us with open arms," said the Commander of Malbatt 850-4, Col Reizel Ismail at the completion of the peace mission today since it began on Sept 14 last year.