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2 MMEA Boats Catch Fire, No Personnel On Board

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SITIAWAN – Two boats belonging to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency caught fire at the Kampung Acheh Fisheries Jetty here early today. Sitiawan Fire and Rescue chief Tajul Ahmad said they were alerted about the incident at 1.45am and despatched a team of five firefighters to the scene. “On arrival, one of the boats was…

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Zahid Hopes Police’s Old Convoying Methods Will Be Changed

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DUNGUN – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is hoping that the motoring convoy Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the police will be amended to avoid fatigue and mishaps involving police officers and personnel. The Home Minister said he also hoped that motoring convoys undertaking long journeys could stop and rest so…

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Consort Of TMJ Blessed With Son

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JOHOR BAHARU – The consort of the Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, Che’ Puan Khaleeda Bustamam was blessed with a son today. The birth was announced by Johor Council of Royal Court president Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli in a statement here. “The Johor Council of Royal Court is pleased to announce the birth…

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PM Offers Selangor Govt Help TO Combat Dengue Menace

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KUALA SELANGOR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has offered help to the Selangor government in managing waste disposal and drainage to reduce dengue cases in the state which is the worst affected by the menace as compared to other states. He said Selangor recorded about 40,000 dengue case each year or some…

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New Politics Must Embrace Spirit Of The Constitution

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KUALA LUMPUR – New politics must embrace the spirit of the country’s constitution to build a progressive, prosperous and united nation, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. In a world of globalisation, Salleh said the people should accept new politics to enable the nation compete in the changed world. “Rejecting…

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Kedah Floods: Only 86 Victims Still At Shelters

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ALOR SETAR – Only 86 flood evacuees are still at shelters in Kedah this morning as compared to 103 people last night. The State Disaster Management Secretariat in a statement here said the victims, from 28 families, are at two shelters in the Kota Setar district. It said the rest should be returning home soon…

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Malaysian Short Film In Fly Film Festival

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BUSAN – Linguistic of Restaurant, a short seven-minute film from Malaysia is featuring in the Fly Film Festival which kicked off here last night. It is showcasing 32 films including feature films. The short is about life as a process, dealing with the art them . Directed by Bebbra Mailin, a UiTM lecturer, the film…

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Robbery: jail, Whipping For Dispatch Rider

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KUALA LUMPUR – A dispatch rider was sentenced to eight years’ jail and two strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today after he was found guilty of robbery. Judge Shamsudin Abdullah handed down the sentence on Noohisham Saifful Mohd, 25, after finding that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubts against…

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3 RMN Personnel Charged Over Assault, Death Of Colleagues

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LUMUT – Three Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) personnel were charged in the Seri Manjung Magistrate’s Court today in connection with the death and assault of two colleagues at the Sungai Wangi detention unit , Sitiawan, last Sept 29. The accused – Mohd Izhrifikri Roslee, 29; Hamzah Zakaria, 35; and Mohd Farid Musa, 32 – all…

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Police Urge Investment Scam Victims To Lodge Report

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysia Police have called on the victims of illegal investment scheme to come forward and lodge report to facilitate investigations and to bring action against the culprit. Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (Syndicated/Credit Card/E-Card) assistant director ACP Adlan Ahmad said most victims refused to lodge a report because of…

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Loy Krathong & Songkran Festivals Need To Be Preserved

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PASIR MAS – The Loy Krathong and Songkran festivals celebrated by the Siamese community needed to be preserved and reinforced to enhance the diversity of arts and culture in the country. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said these festivals were being promoted by his ministry as annual events to ensure…

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Sabah Political Party Leader Released On MACC Bail

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KOTA KINABALU – A Sabah political party leader who was remanded to facilitate investigations into the misappropriation of rural infrastructure development funds in Sabah involving RM180 million was released today. The 46-year-old man was released on Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) bail of RM50,000 with two sureties before Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus. The proceeding…

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PM Receives Farewell Call From Chinese Ambassador In M’sia

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today received a farewell call from Chinese Ambassador in Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang at his office here. At the end of the meeting, which lasted for about 15 minutes, Najib presented Dr Huang with a book ‘Najib Razak 40 years, 40 pictures’ as a gift. Dr…

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Flood: More People Evacuated In Kedah

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ALOR SETAR – The number of people affected by flash floods in Kedah continues to increase with 175 people having been evacuated until 8 am today, from 84 people last night. According to the State Disaster Management Department Secretariat, the victims, involving 53 families, were being accommodated at three evacuation centres in the Kota Setar…

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Police Officer ‘Commits Suicide’ While At Dinner With Colleagues

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BANGKOK – A policeman allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself dead in a restaurant toilet in Si Sa Ket’s Uthumphon Phisai district on Wednesday night. Following the suicide report at 10 minutes past midnight, police found the body of Pol Senior Sgt-Major Narongsal Chalermsri, 52, who served as the Uthumphon Phisai precinct’s financial clerk, inside…

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Sea Curfew In Esszone Extended To Oct 29

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KOTA KINABALU – The curfew in the waters off seven districts under the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) which ended Friday has been extended to Oct 29, said Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din. He said the curfew covered the waters off Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, Sandakan and Beluran districts. “With the curfew,…

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Family: They Killed Our ‘Baby’

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SEREMBAN – A district council has come under fire for putting down a dog shortly after rescuing it from a drain. A family has lodged a police report against the Kuala Pilah District Council (MDKP) over the incident on Tuesday. They claimed that after pulling out the dog from the drain, three council personnel euthanised…

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Confusion Over When Anthony will Be Freed On Bail

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KOTA KINABALU – More than 100 Parti Warisan Sabah supporters gathered outside the KPJ Hospital in Damai near here after getting word that party vice-president Datuk Peter Anthony would be released on bail. However, they were told that Anthony would only be allowed bail today when his remand order expires. There was confusion as to…

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Teen Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted By Married Couple

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KUALA LUMPUR – A 16-year-old girl claims she was sexually assaulted by a married couple whom she and her boyfriend were living with. It is learnt that the girl and her 18-year-old boyfriend went to live with the couple at the Bukit Mewah flat in Kajang in January. They eventually worked at the couple’s scrap…

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‘Boy Iman’ Remanded 2 Days Over House Scam

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KUBANG PASU – The Jitra Magistrate’s Court here granted a two-day remand order on DBI Properties managing director Datuk Noruliman A. Rahman to facilitate investigations into a property scam here involving RM30,000. Also remanded were two men and a woman aged between 30 and 45, who are directors of Syarikat Juta Kelulut Global Resources. Magistrate…

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Mat Dan: From Travelogue Hosting To Acting

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KUALA LUMPUR – Television programme host Mat Dan, or his real name Kareef Daniel Abdullah, 27, has moved into acting. Born in Bristol, England as Daniel Tyler before he came to Malaysia and converted to Islam, Mat Dan became well known in this county after he appeared in a video speaking in the Terengganu Malay…

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Civil Servant Charged With Misappropriating RM11,000

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IPOH – A 34-year-old civil servant claimed trial in the Sessions Court here to dishonestly misappropriating over RM11,000 belonging to the state Public Works Department. Noor Faezah Mohd (pic), who is currently attached to the Taiping Hospital, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday before Judge S. Indera Nehru to three separate charges brought against her by…

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Griezmann Propels France To 2018 World Cup

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SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE – France’s Antoine Griezmann scored one and set up another as they booked their place at next year’s World Cup finals by beating Belarus 2-1 at the Stade de France in their last Group A qualifying game on Tuesday. Griezmann opened the scoring and then set up Olivier Giroud before the break while…

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U.S. Navy Says Deadly McCain Collision Was Preventable

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TOKYO – The collision of the USS McCain with a merchant ship near Singapore that killed 10 sailors was preventable, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday after it relieved the warships commander and his deputy from their duties. Commander A. Sanchez, the McCain’s captain, and his executive officer Commander J. Sanchez were reassigned to other…

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RM1,000 Fine For Late Registration Of Births

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KLUANG – Parents who fail to register their children within 60 days after their birth will be fined RM1,000. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the fine, which would be imposed with immediate effect, was not for purposes of revenue collection but to compel parents to register their children’s births within the prescribed…

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Jakim Officer Faces Action Over Speech Criticising Johor Sultan

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PETALING JAYA – An officer attached to the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is to be investigated by the authorities over a speech in which he criticised the Sultan of Johor. A video clip which has gone viral online shows Zamihan Mat Zain making unsavoury remarks about the Chinese during a religious lecture at the…

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OACC Organises Pangkor Island Festival 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Oriental Art and Cultural Centre (OACC) will organise the Pangkor Island Festival 2017, which celebrates diversity in art, culture, music and food within the island’s community. The festival will be held from Nov 25 to Dec 2. Elken Global group executive chairman-cum-Elken Foundation chairman, AK Tan said as the festival’s main…

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Building Resilient Youth Crucial In War Against Drug Abuse

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KUALA LUMPUR – A holistic deterrent approach that includes character building elements is needed to address the drug abuse scourge in society and build a drug-free, resilient generation. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris’ Psychology and Counselling Department senior lecturer Associate Professor Dr Muzafar Shah Mohd Razali said an effective drug abuse prevention strategy was not merely…

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Riot Speaks On 3,600 Laid-Off MAS Staff

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Human Resources Ministry said it is not required by law to explain the delay in taking up the cases of 3,600 retrenched Malaysia Airlines staff to the Industrial Court. Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem nonetheless said that the ministry, through the Industrial Relations Department, had sent out letters to the…

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Man Reported Missing In Lebir Forest Reserve

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GUA MUSANG – A 63-year-old man was reported missing after he went to the Lebir Forest Reserve area to carry out border survey work yesterday. The man, known as Akok, entered the forest reserve with two Orang Asli men, Pandu Amat, 45, and his son Azerin Amat, 20, before being reported missing at 5.30 pm.…

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