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Wangkang ceremony, pantun recognized by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s two intangible cultural heritage, namely, ‘pantun’ and ‘upacara wangkang’ have been listed under the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity category by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) through a multinational

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Khairy: Broader scientific approach needed to prepare for next pandemic

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has called for a broader scientific approach to get the world ready to face the next pandemic which will go beyond the medical sciences. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, pointed out that the scientific approach

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Malaysia’s silat receives UNESCO recognition

KUALA LUMPUR: The martial arts ‘silat’ has been successfully inscribed under the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity category by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) this year. The recognition was given at the

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Italy declares state of emergency in flood-hit Venice

ROME: The Italian government has approved a state of emergency and 20 million euros (US$22 million) is being set aside following Venice’s worst flooding in over 50 years, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday. The northeastern

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Maszlee in Paris for Unesco General Conference

PARIS: Malaysia’s Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) is currently in Paris to represent the country at the 40th Session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The conference began yesterday and runs

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Celebrating World’s Teachers’ Day on Oct 5

Also known as International Teachers Day, World Teachers Day is held yearly on October 5. Since its set up in 1994, the day celebrates the marking of the” teaching in Freedom” in 1996.  Last year, the theme was “Engaging Teachers”.

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Wan Azizah: Malaysia will continue to obligate Unesco programmes

PARIS: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail ended her working-visit to France Wednesday during which she expressed Malaysia’s commitment to continue to support programmes by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). It was

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