Tue09192017

LAST_UPDATEWed, 20 Sep 2017 8am

What Are Today’s Headlines?

The English dailies today reports on Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah being laid to rest.

Farewell Tuanku was frontpaged in New Straits Times, theSun, MalayMail, and The Star as all reported on the solemn funeral ceremony of Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah for his 11km journey to the Kedah Royal Mausoleum in Jalan Langgar in Kedah

The Malay dailies highlighted on how the passing of Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Malaysia being home to the highest number of Whatsapp users.

Tuanku Sallehuddin Sultan Kedah Ke-29 (The 29th Tuanku Sallehuddin Sultan Kedah) - A solemn mood blanketed Kedah during the royal funeral of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah. Between 11am and 12.30pm yesterday, the rakyat donned the traditional mourning attire of full black or white and paid their respects to their beloved ruler at the Dewan Penghadapan where the lying-in-state was held as reported in Utusan Malaysia, Kosmo, Sinar Harian and Berita Harian.

‘Gila’ Whatsapp (Hooked On Whatsapp) - The Digital News Report 2017 found that Malaysians are the world’s largest users of WhatsApp at 51 per cent, reports Harian Metro. The report also found that Facebook and YouTube are also popular with Malaysians, with 58 per cent and 26 per cent users respectively, and WeChat and Instagram, with 13 per cent.

The vernacular dailies front paged the news regarding our Prime Minister's visit to the White House.

Najib: Visit To US Not For Money But To Strengthen Partnership Against Terrorism - China Press reports on our Prime Minister and US President Donald Trump appeared to hit it off at the White House on Tuesday afternoon as they talked about trade and the fight against ISIS.

Malaysia Invest US16.8bil On US Infrastructure Construction - On its front page today, Sin Chew also reports on the bilateral talks between President Donald Trump and Malaysia PM Najib have gotten underway at the WHite House.

-mD