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Gambus - Inspired American woman to become professional music therapist

By Anas Abu Hassan

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 (Bernama) -- April Centrone's love for Arabic music began in 2005, when she was introduced to the magical sound of the gambus played by a Palestinian man at a concert.


Partially-decomposed body found in ditch

IPOH, March 23 (Bernama) -- A partially-decomposed body of an unidentified man was found floating in a ditch near the Bercham industrial area here today.


Health Ministry to study inclusion of pneumococcal vaccine in NIP

GEORGE TOWN, March 23 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry will conduct a study to see if there is an urgent need to include the pneumococcal (PnD) vaccine in the National Immunisation Programme (NIP), said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya.


SUPP, UPP sign memorandum of mutual understanding

KUCHING, March 23 (Bernama) -- The Sarawak United People´s Party (SUPP) and United People´s Party (UPP), two Chinese dominant parties from Sarawak, today signed a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding to set aside any differences and focus their attention towards unity in the Barisan Nasional (BN) spirit, especially in their efforts in developing the state.


Foreign fishermen after high quality squids

KEMAMAN, March 23 (Bernama) -- The high quality of squids found in Terengganu waters with prices reaching RM200/kilogramme in foreign markets has resulted in foreign fishermen not afraid of encroaching into the state´s waters despite risk of arrest by the Malaysian Anti-Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).


Immigration Dept empowers prosecutors Via witness training Course

PORT DICKSON, March 23 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Immigration Department has been working with the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur to empower its prosecutors in the field of submission, witnesses and evidence presentation in court.


Construction of 215 RKAT units proves govt's concern over welfare of military personnel

PENGKALAN HULU, March 23 (Bernama) -- The construction of 215 Armed Forces Family Housing (RKAT) units worth RM68.358 million here proves that the government has always placed great importance on the housing problem faced by military personnel in the pursuit of their welfare.