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PLUS expects 1.9 million vehicles to use expressways during Deepavali



KUALA LUMPUR: PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) expects 1.9 million vehicles to use the PLUS expressway during the Deepavali holiday and additional school holidays from Friday (Oct 21) to Oct 26.

PLUS Chief Operating Officer Datuk Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi said that PLUS has released its Travel Time Notice (TTA) for the said period for road users to plan their journey in conjunction with the Deepavali celebrations this weekend and until next week.

“Road users can check the time travel advisory through the website and PLUS social media platforms. The TTA for road users leaving the city for their places of origin using the North-South Expressway (NSE) is to prevent and manage congestion on the road, rest areas and toll plazas during this festive period”, he said in a statement Thursday (Oct. 20) night.

Zakaria advised motorists from the Klang Valley heading to Perlis, Kedah, Penang, North Perak and Johor to enter the expressway before 10 a.m. and urged those coming to the Klang Valley from these states from 24 to October 26 to enter the highway before 10 am

It added that PLUS, with the cooperation of the Highways Authority of Malaysia (LLM) and the police, would activate the SmartLane public test (involving the emergency lane) at the Bukit Tambun-Juru Toll Plaza and Sungai Petani Selatan toll plazas. Hentian Sebelah Tikam Batu to reduce congestion

Zakaria said that PLUS will ensure that no lane closures, maintenance work or improvements take place from October 21 to 25, to avoid any inconvenience to road users.

He added that 512 PLUSRonda staff would be deployed throughout the holiday season to assist road users seeking help. – Bernama

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Anwar to meet govt depts, agencies to focus on cost of living issues on Nov 27



KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will hold a meeting with government departments and agencies in Putrajaya on Sunday (November 27) that will focus on cost of living issues affecting people.

“Tonight, we held a prayer session with parishioners and friends in Sungai Long.

“Tomorrow morning at 11am there will be a meeting with government departments and agencies in Putrajaya that will focus on the cost of living issues that are burdening the people,” he said in a post on his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Saturday. (November 26).

Anwar is scheduled to attend the 2022 National Cost of Living Action Council special meeting at 11am on Sunday in Perdana Putra, Putrajaya. – Bernama

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Football: Malaysia Cup 2022: JDT take trophy after downing Red Giants 2-1



PETALING JAYA: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) has become the 2022 Malaysia Cup champion after beating Selangor 2-1 in the final held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday (November 26).

JDT and the Red Giants were tied 1–1 at halftime before JDT’s Fernando Forestieri scored the game-winner in the 59th minute.


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I was just there to see my friends, says Ismail Sabri rubbishing talk of meeting between BN, PAS leaders



PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob says he was at a country club in Petaling Jaya for a farewell party for former employees of the Prime Minister’s Department on Friday (November 25).

The former prime minister strongly denied that it was said he was at the club for a closed-door meeting between Barisan Nasional and PAS leaders, Sinar Harian reported.

Ismail, Umno’s vice president, said he would only meet friends for a farewell ceremony.

READ ALSO: Dr Wee refutes claims that he attended a discussion with Umno and PAS leaders

“These (rumors) are malicious slander meant to tarnish my name. Nowadays, I can’t even meet my friends,” he told the Malaysiakini online news portal.

Talk about a meeting at the club had gone viral on social media after photos of various politicians arriving at the club were posted online.

Ismail added that it was unfair for certain quarters to label him a “traitor” for meeting with PAS leaders, however BN leaders who met with their Pakatan Harapan counterparts earlier this week were branded as “heroes”. .

The viral post lists Ismail, former Umno General Secretary Tan Sri Annuar Musa, PAS General Secretary Takiyuddin Hassan, MCA President Datuk Dr. Seri Wee Ka Siong and former Putrajaya Umno Deputy Director Datuk Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz, among those who attended the meeting. .

Earlier, Dr. Wee said in a Facebook post that he had been to the club after receiving an invitation from two businessmen.

“It was to have dim sum for brunch at a restaurant located in the country club.

“When I arrived, I met former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who was in the cafeteria next to the restaurant.

“I greeted him before my friends arrived. When they (my friends) arrived, I went directly to the aforementioned restaurant for lunch,” he said, adding that he was hurt by the slanderous accusations.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri also denied that Barisan General Treasurer Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was present at the farewell ceremony.

Sinar Harian reported that Ismail Sabri also said that other Umno leaders such as Khairy Jamaluddin were also slandered for going against party chairman Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“Right now, because they want to support other people to form a government and appoint someone to be prime minister, the Umno leaders are slandering each other and dividing the party,” he said.

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