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Red Crescent prepares doctors for Ebola, other NGOs undecided

Red Crescent prepares doctors for Ebola, other NGOs undecided

By Ushar Daniele and Aizyl Azlee
October 26, 2014

PETALING JAYA, Oct 26 — The Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) will be preparing their doctors to help in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, where there is a dire need for medical personnel. MRC deputy chairman Datuk Dr Bahari Abu Mansor said they were drafting courses for their volunteer doctors so they would be ready if their services were required. “We have not received any calls from the Red Cross Society there but our doctors must be prepared. We could receive a call at any time... Read more

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Picture released October 26, 2014 shows newly-wed couples posing for the camera outside the mosque after performing their Nikah vows during the Ma’al Hijrah celebration at Masjid Al-Khairiyah, Kuala Lumpur yesterday. — Bernama pic

Picture released October 26, 2014 shows newly-wed couples posing for the camera outside the mosque after performing their Nikah vows during the Ma’al Hijrah celebration at Masjid Al-Khairiyah, Kuala Lumpur yesterday. — Bernama pic