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Kelantan BN Needs 300,000 Votes To Win

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KOTA BHARU – The Kelantan Barisan Nasional (BN) needs at least 300,000 votes to be returned to power in the state in the coming general election, said its chairman, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said there were about one million people who were eligible to vote in the 14th general election (GE14) , where 200,000…

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Criminal Intimidation: Contractor Fined RM2,500

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KUALA LUMPUR – A contractor was fined RM2,500, in default four months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for making a murder threat on two people. Magistrate Mahyudin Mohmad Som handed down the sentence on Muhammad Shahil Chopra, 37, who pleaded guilty to the charge. The man, who has two children, was charged with…

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Housewife Jailed For Insulting Prophet

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IPOH – A housewife was sentenced to a total of six months’ jail and fined RM15,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today after she was found guilty on three counts of insulting Prophet Muhammad. Magistrate Siti Hanum Mohmad Sah (rpt: Siti Hanum Mohmad Sah) handed down the sentence on Tham Yut Mooi after finding that…

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8,000 Police Personnel & Volunteers To Assist In GE In Johor

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Johor police contingent is deploying 8,000 police officers, other ranks and volunteers to help in ensuring a smooth running of the 14th General Election (GE14) to be held at any time soon. Johor Deputy Police Chief Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the number included 500 police volunteers. “Our present strength…

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Body Of A Man Found By The Roadside At Kg Baru Sg Mas

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JOHOR BAHRU – The body of a man who was in his 30’s was found by the roadside, at Jalan Kampung Baru Sungai Mas near Kota Tinggi, yesterday. The body was discovered at about 11 am by members of the public who later informed the police. Although the victim had yet to be identified, it…

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Ahmad Zahid Arrives At The 17th Battalion GOF Lahad Datu

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LAHAD DATU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived at the 17th Battalion of the General Operations Force (GOF) here today for a working visit. He arrived at 10.50 am and also present were Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim and…

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Five-Year-Old Girl Gets 24sen By Man Molesting Her

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JAKARTA – A five-year old girl in Jagakarsa, South Jakarta, was allegedly molested by a man who then gave her Rp 800 (24sen). The victim was reportedly playing with her cousin when the suspect, identified as AWS, 40, asked the victim into his nearby house. “The suspect undressed and molested the victim,” South Jakarta Police…

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Girl Dies In Freak Shotgun Accident

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ALOR SETAR – An eight-year-old girl died after being shot in the face with a shotgun handled by her cousin in her house in Pokok Sena near here. Initial police investigations showed the cousin, aged 15, was preparing to go squirrel hunting with the firearm when it was said to have gone off. Kota Setar…

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Flood Victims At 6 Evacuation Centres Increase This Morning

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KOTA KINABALU – The number of flood victims still staying at the six flood evacuation centres in Kota Belud and Membakut as at 8 am today rose to 1,685 from 719 families compared with 1,613 from 692 families last night. The Sabah State Disaster Management Secretariat said in a statement this morning that five relief…

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Nurtuning Innovation A Must For Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government will continue to stress on nurturing creativity and innovation among Malaysians in an effort to generate new economic avenues and bring the country to greater heights. He underlined that young innovators were at the forefront of carrying out the country’s vision into…

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Remand Extended For Former Perak District Police Chief

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IPOH – The remand order for a former district police chief in Perak, his wife and a businesswoman has been extended four days to facilitate investigations into a case of corruption and abuse of power. The application to extend the remand period of the officer with the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police, who is…

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Hackers Hacked Website Of Thailand’s Bangkok Post

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BANGKOK – The website for Thailand’s leading English newspaper, Bangkok Post is down after its was hacked by an unidentified hacker today. The hacker left a message at the website’s page, www.bangkokpost.com which read, “Hacker Sakit Hati (In Malay it means Frustrated Hacker). Your Website Has Been Damaged”. The newspaper in a message at its…

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Sabah Ahead In Corruption-Free Oath

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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah is the first state which has completed the corruption-free oath and signing the Corruption Free Pledge (CFP) programme, an initiative which was introduced by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to check corruption and abuse among government agencies and government-linked companies (GLC). Sabah MACC deputy director (Operations) Hasbilah Mohamad Salleh said 92…

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Personal Data Leak Of Mobile Phone Subscribers Was In 2014

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KUALA LUMPUR – The leak of personal data involving 46.2 million mobile phone subscribers reported on Oct 18 this year occurred in 2014 and did not involve the latest data, said Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Jailani Johari. He said investigations were conducted by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), the Malaysian Communications…

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Najib Launches Book Written By Madius

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched a book written by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau which revolves around, among others, the need for integrity in driving the technology and innovation sector. The book titled, ‘Komunikasikan Sains, Tulus, Integriti Demi Kesejahteraan Masyarakat’ (Communicating Science, Trust and Integrity…

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Health Dept Closes 166 N.Sembilan Food Premises Between Jan-Nov

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SEREMBAN – A total of 166 food premises in Negeri Sembilan were ordered to close immediately for violating regulations under Section 11 of the Food Act 1983 via integrated operations of the state Health Department in the first 11 months of this year. State Health director Dr Zainuddin Mohd Ali said 1,607 notices were issued…

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Lexis Hibiscus Fetes 38 Underprivileged Children

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PORT DICKSON – Thirty-eight underprivileged children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Yatim dan Miskin Wawasan Port Dickson were last night feted at a special occasion organised by Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson. The resort hotel’s assistant director of communications, Jini Sebastian said the children were also among the first to witness the lighting of the Christmas tree…

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Metal Worker Charged With Murder Of Woman

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KAMPAR – A part-time metal worker was charged in the Magistrate’s Court today with the murder of a woman at the end of last month. Magistrate Nur Faizah Muhamad Saleh, however, did not record any plea from R. Kupusamy, 54, of Taman Sejahtera Utama. Kupusamy was charged with the murder of S. Letchumi, 28, at…

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120 Flood Victims In Kota Belud Evacuated

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KOTA BELUD – A total of 120 people from 79 families were relocated to a flood relief centre at Tun Said Community Hall after their homes were inundated following continuous rain since yesterday. According to a Sabah Civil Defence Force spokesman, the flood victims were from 26 villages in Kota Belud. Meanwhile, nine roads in…

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Ukraine, Netherlands Discuss Cooperation On MH17 Crash

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PROBE KIEV – The Ukrainian and Dutch law enforcement chiefs met here on Monday to discuss the cooperation between the two countries on the investigation of the MH17 crash, the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s General Office said in a statement, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting was attended by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, his Dutch…

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Court Upholds Acquittal Of 2 Ex-Silver Bird Directors

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KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court has dismissed an appeal by the prosecution against the acquittal of two former directors of Silver Bird Group Bhd who were charged with 134 counts of cheating Malayan Banking Berhad of RM67.4mil. Judicial Commissioner Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah made the order on grounds that there was no merit in…

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Selangor Palace Confirms Dr M & Wife Have Returned Their Awards

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PETALING JAYA – The Selangor Palace has confirmed that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali have returned the awards conferred to them by the Sultan. The Selangor Council of the Royal Court said in a statement Tuesday (Dec 12) that Dr Mahathir and Dr Siti Hasmah returned the…

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Objection To JITN Due To Lack Of Understanding Of Its Role

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KUALA LUMPUR Those who had objected to the setting up of the National Integrity and Good Gov­ernance Department (JITN) were not well informed about the department’s role, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Paul Low. He said JITN, which was officially established on Nov 1, had received objections from prominent civil society and…

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Tamil Schools Get Huge Allocations For Upgrading, Maintenance

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TEMERLOH – The Education Ministry allocated RM50 million this year for the upgrading and maintenance of 157 National Type Tamil Schools in the country, Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said today. He also said that the ministry provided RM10 million more for the construction of 50 new Tamil-medium pre-school classrooms as well. “The government under…

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2 Teenagers Die In Motorcycle Collision With Car

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KANGAR – Two boys lost their lives after colliding with a car while they were riding a motorcycle allegedly against traffic flow along Changlun-Kuala Perlis Highway near Utan Aji bridge, last night. Muhammad Danial Syukur Yusri, 13, and Muhammad Alif Asyraf Sebdil, 16, died at the scene after being hurled onto the road while the…

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Malaysia Airlines Double 12.12 Deals Campaigns Starts Tuesday

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines is launching its four-day Double 12 (12.12) Deals on Tuesday where passengers can enjoy savings of up to 30% for the economy class. The national carrier said on Monday passengers would have to book their tickets on Tuesday until Friday to selected destinations They can visit Malaysia Airlines’ website www.malaysiaairlines.com,…

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Special Court To Hear Child Sex Abuse Cases To Be Set Up In Every State

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PUTRAJAYA – The fight against child sexual predators and paedophiles is set to gain more muscle, with every state to have a special court to hear such crimes against children by the end of next year. All 12 branches of the Special Criminal Court on sexual crimes against children will be set up by the…

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Village Headwoman Fights Off Armed Attackers After Home Invasion

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BANGKOK – A 43-year-old village headwoman, who woke up to find a gun pointed at her head and was tied up by two men who had invaded her home in Angthong’s Sawengha district early yesterday, managed to untie herself, then grab a hidden gun and shoot and wound the intruders. After receiving a report of…

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