Malaysia re-elected to UN council

KLUANG, Malaysia - Malaysia has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organi­sation (IMO).

The Transport Ministry said Malaysia's term was renewed for the fifth time at the IMO assembly in London on Saturday.

Minister Datuk Seri Hisham­muddin Tun Hussein said Malaysia received 125 votes from 170 members and was voted into category C, where 20 countries which play a role in the shipping industry and maritime commerce in their respective regions are elected.

"It shows the recognition of the international community for Malaysia," he said at a mass circumcision ceremony and the Satu Komuniti Satu JPJ programme at Felda Kahang Barat here Sunday.

On another matter, he added that the ministry wanted to resolve various cases such as the Genting Highlands bus tragedy and the AES camera issue and inform the public on the cases by the end of this year.