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Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) will open a gymnasium specifically catered for women so that its female students and employees feel more comfortable doing fitness activities.

UUM sports centre director Shafferi Rejab said the gymnasium, costing over RM91,000, will be opened by Vice Chancellor Datuk Dr Nordin Kardi on Feb 26.

Presently, the university’s students and employees were quite shy to use such facilities shared with men, he said.

— BERNAMA

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi arrived here at noon Wednesday for a two-day working visit, during which he will be conferred Indonesia’s highest award for foreign leaders, as well as the republic’s scout movement, Pramuka’s highest honours.

Abdullah would be the first Malaysian Prime Minister to be accorded with Indonesia’s Adi Pradana award besides Lencana Tunas Kencana, Pramuka’s award bestowed on exemplary figures who had contributed to the scouting movement.

Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Zainal Abidin Mohamed Zain said Abdullah’s itinerary Thursday morning begins with a courtesy call on Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at Istana Merdeka.

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A book entitled “Indian Organizations of Malaysia” — a comprehensive database of 90 Indian-based organisations in Malaysia — was launched by Works Minister and MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, here Wednesday.

The 122-page book, compiled by Manikam Krishnan and published by Info Source Network, is the only publication of its kind, which covers a range of multifarious activities in the fields of social welfare, community development, educational aid, religion and spirituality, arts and many others.

During the launch, Samy Vellu said the contribution of Indian organisations in community services was significant and the government provided financial assistance and supported them so that they could to enhance their involvement in all activities of the community.

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