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Man Returns to Family After 35 Years

By Wan Muhammad Aslah Wan Razali

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- A local English daily recently carried the poignant story of how a 47-year search for an estranged father ended in heartbreak.

The father of five left behind his family in Melaka to seek greener pastures in Britain but never returned. He died just three days after the family finally located his whereabouts and sent an email to reconnect with him.

There have been numerous cases of Malaysians leaving the country and losing contact with their families back home. In some cases, the search for lost family members culminated in a happy reunion with their loved ones. However, there are also those that ended up an exercise in futility and heartbreak.

Exhilarating Experience for Hearing-Impaired Kids

By Sri Wazni Asahar

BESUT (Bernama ) -- For five underprivileged hearing-impaired children here, visiting Pulau Perhentian was a wish that became a reality but the chance to go scuba-diving was probably beyond their wildest dream.

Muhammad Arif Aiman Zainuddin, Mohammad Syamim Haikal Mustafa, Ahmad Dzul Syahmi Ahmad Dzulkarnain, Muhamad Shahmi Azri Mohd Shahir and Mohamad Amal Mukhriz Mohamad, aged 10 to 12, of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pendidikan Khas Besut -- a special education school -- have Mimpi Perhentian Resort and Diveheart Malaysia to thank for enabling them to get the opportunity to swim with the fishes and enjoy the beauty of the underwater world.

Diveheart Malaysia is the Malaysian edition of Diveheart, a Chicago, US-based non-profit organisation that assists children and people with disabilities to involve themselves in scuba-diving activities.

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6.6 million trees planted along coastal areas since 2005

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NTP to enhance safety, connectivity and accessibility for seamless journey

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