Malaysian Astronaut: RTM, Bernama To Produce Motivational Materials

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Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and the Malaysian National News Agency, Bernama, will produce materials on the success of Malaysia’s first angkasawan, Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha, to motivate and nurture interests among the young generation in space programme.Deputy Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the move was in line with the call by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to instil interest among youths in space programmes.”Dr Sheikh Muszaphar’s voyage to space is an achievement which promotes Malaysia’s image internationally,” he told reporters after hosting an Aidilfitri open house at Sungai Nipah Darat, here today.

In another development, he said the “Wakaf Al-Quran” programme organised by the Dewan Amal Islam Hadhari Malaysia (Damai) had raised RM2.4 million with RM1.9 million from 51,000 SMS senders and RM414,000 contributed by 47 private companies.Ahmad Zahid, who is Bagan Datoh Member of Parliament, said 250,000 copies of the Quran would be printed and then sold for RM10 each.He said 50,000 copies of the Quran would be given to Muslims in Cambodia and 10,000 copies to Muslims in China, Russia and the Ukraine.

“Collection from sale of the Quran will be sent to countries where the Muslims are a minority,” he added.

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