KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Two friends were sentenced to eight years' jail each by the High Court here today for attempting to travel to Syria for the commission of terrorist acts.

ALOR SETAR, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Some 150,000 needy families in the state have benefited in receiving the Bantuan Rakyat Kedah (Barakah) aid boxes containing essential food items following the launch of the Barakah Programme in April last year, involving an allocation of RM15 million.

MELAKA, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- The Energy Commission has allocated RM90,000 to upgrade the wiring system in 14 tahfiz (religious) schools throughout the country this year as part of its corporate social responsibility.

IPOH, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- The Perak government today announced a special financial aid of RM2,000 to civil servants in the state involving an allocation of almost RM22 million.

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) receives a six-star rating (outstanding status), the highest rating in the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA) 2017 recently.

KANGAR, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- An unemployed man was today fined RM2,000, in default six months' jail, by the Magistrate's Court here for impersonating a policeman earlier this month.

PETALING JAYA, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- As many as 443,541 disabled persons (OKU) have registered with the Social Welfare Department as of October this year, said Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Social Department Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun.