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Does Not Believe Death Penalty Appropriate Sentence

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KUALA LUMPUR- ‘I believe there is no need to criticise the parents (of the suspects), as no one would want their children to commit this act,’ said Norazizan Abd Razak, 46, a father of one of the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school fire victims. His son, Taufik Hidayat Norazizan, 16, was among the 23 people…

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Forensics Team Arrives For 2nd Investigative Sweep

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KUALA LUMPUR- A police forensics team arrived at the gutted Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz centre at 10.05am today. Soon upon arrival, a member of the 15-personnel team provided a media briefing and explained that they were planning another sweep of the burnt-out scene. “We ask the media and the public to stand back, because we…

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Family Agree To KL Burial Alongside Fallen Classmates

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ALOR STAR- The family of one of the students who perished in the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz school in Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur yesterday has agreed for his remains to be laid to rest alongside the other victims. The granduncle of 10-year-old victim Muhamad Aidil Aqmal Mohamad Zamzuri, Baha’udin Ahmad, 70, from Pendang, Kedah said…

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Pusat Tahfiz: We Cannot Confirm It Is Him – Family

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KUALA LUMPUR- The next-of-kin of one of the young victims of the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah fire found it difficult to identify his body, as it was burned beyond recognition. Noor Aini Kamarudeen, 31, the sister-in-law of victim Muhammad Haikal Abdullah, 12, said the second round of the identification process by the deceased’s mother and…

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Pusat Tahfiz: Malaysians Gather For Prayers

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KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysians from around the country and from all walks of life have been so affected by the tahfiz school fire tragedy that some have gathered to pray for the victims at the site. They gathered in front of Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school along Jalan Keramat Hujung today to visit the fire scene…

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Pusat Tahfiz: Sombre Sky Over The Cemetery

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GOMBAK: Preparations for burial plots are underway at Raudhatul Sakinah cemetery in Kampung Muda, Gombak to lay to rest 12 students of Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz school who perished in the early morning fire yesterday morning. The weather is somewhat downcast at the cemetary this morning to lend a solemn mood to the atmosphere. According…

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DNA Analysis Of Pusat Tahfiz Victims 95% Complete

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PETALING JAYA- DNA analysis of burnt victims of the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz school fire is going on smoothly, and is expected to be completed this afternoon. The painstaking process is being conducted by the Department of Chemistry Malaysia, which will release the complete DNA reports on all the bodies. According to a source, the…

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Pusat Tahfiz: Hearses Arrived At HKL Mortuary

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KUALA LUMPUR- Seven hearses arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) mortuary here at around 10am today. It is unclear whether their arrival indicates that the bodies of the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz school fire victims will be released for burial soon. It was reported that DNA identification of the victims will only be completed…

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Pusat Tahfiz: Police Warn Of Fake Donation Drives

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KUALA LUMPUR: The police have warned the public to be wary of donation drives for victims of the fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz school in Keramat here yesterday. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the public should first verify the status of any particular fundraising organisation before donating their money.…

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Pusat Tahfiz: Bodies To Be Released Today Afternoon

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KUALA LUMPUR- The bodies of 23 victims who perished in a fire at a religious school in Taman Seri Keramat are only expected to be released from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital forensics unit on Friday afternoon after a post-mortem. The next-of-kin, who is believed to have arrived as early as 8am at the mortuary, were…

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Pusat Tahfiz: Two Victims Still In Critical Condition

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KUALA LUMPUR- As of 9pm, six victims of yesterday’s Keramat tahfiz school fire are still being treated at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. Two of the victims were reported to be in critical condition, including an 11-year-old student, while the rest are recuperating at regular wards. Those in critical condition at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit…

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King Deeply Saddened By Pusat Tahfiz Fire Tragedy

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KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has expressed his sadness over the fire tragedy at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school in Kampung Datuk Keramat here this morning in which 21 students and two teachers were killed. In a statement issued today, Datuk Pengelola Bijaya Diraja Istana Negara, Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab…

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All Schools Should Be Registered

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry wants all types of schools to be placed under its purview, which will allow certification of fitness for buildings and facilities. Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said it was compulsory for every school under the ministry to receive safety approval from the fire and rescue department as well as…

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Ustaz Weeps Over Tahfiz Victim’s Bodies

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KUALA LUMPUR- A police truck transporting the bodies of 14 victims of the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz fire arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) mortuary here at 10.40am. It is understood that another truck is on the way. Ustaz Hoslan Hussin was seen outside the mortuary, sobbing over the sheet-covered bodies as he read…

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Blaze Triggered By Short Circuit Or Mosquito Coil

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KUALA LUMPUR: Firemen who had responded to the tahfiz school fire in Datuk Keramat made a heartwrenching discovery, finding students’ charred remains piled on top of each other. Fire and Rescue Department deputy director-general Datuk Soiman Jahid said the remains were found at several locations, all near windows at the third floor of the religious…

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Pusat Tahfiz: ‘Father, Little Brother Is Gone’

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KUALA LUMPUR: “I’ve lost a son. But Allah has saved another,” said Nasron Mat Yusof, 46. He is the father of Mohd Nizamuddin, 13, who is one of at least 25 people who died in a fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre in Datuk Keramat here this morning. Nasron told Berita Harian that…

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Pusat Tahfiz Did Not Have Fire Exit

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre in Datuk Keramat, which was destroyed in a morning blaze today killing at least 23 students and 2 wardens, did not have a fire exit, said Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department Deputy director Abu Obaidat Mohamad Saithalimat. He said they are investigating whether the school had…

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All Bodies Found On Second Floor Of Pusat Tahfiz

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KUALA LUMPUR- Twenty-four died in a fire at a Tahfiz school in Bukit Keramat at 5.45am this morning. Of the 24, 22 were students and and two were teachers. Six students who were found in critical condition have been sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. City police chief Datuk Amar Singh said the fire department…

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At Least 15 Charred Bodies Recovered At Pusat Tahfiz

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KUALA LUMPUR: The blaze which destroyed the three-storey Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre in Datuk Keramat here began in one of the dormitory rooms on the third floor. The room, measuring 20×40 feet, was 100 per cent damaged and littered with charred bodies, according to the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department. As of 6.26am,…

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Fire DG Rushes Back To KL Due To Fire At Pusat Tahfiz

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PETALING JAYA: Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim has cancelled a function in Terengganu to fly back to Kuala Lumpur to oversee operations at the fire at a religious school in Kampung Datuk Keramat. At least 22 students and three teachers perished in the fire that broke out at the school…

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Residents Hear Cries For Help At Pusat Tahfiz

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PETALING JAYA: Cries for help were heard by residents who had woken for the Subuh prayers in Kampung Datuk Keramat early Thursday. As they rushed out of their homes to see where the cries came from at about 5.40am, a fire was already burning at the Tahfiz Darul Ittifaqiyah in Jalan Datuk Keramat. Huge flames…

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25 Dead In Fire At Pusat Tahfiz Jalan Keramat

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KUALA LUMPUR: At least 25 people have died after a fire broke out at a religious (tahfiz) school in Jalan Datuk Keramat early Thursday. “Based on our information at the moment, 25 students and teachers have died in the fire. “Our personnel are still at the scene,” he said.

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Mass Shooting In Dallas Leaves Eight Dead, Two Injured

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DALLAS: A gunman killed seven people at a home in a Dallas suburb on Sunday evening before being shot dead by police called to the scene, authorities said. The shooting took place in Plano, a suburb north of Dallas. David Tilley, a spokesman for the Plano Police Department, said the shooter was killed by the…

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Man Found Dead In Batu Caves Believed Beaten To Death

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  KUALA LUMPUR – A local man was found dead with severe wounds, believed to have been beaten in front of the Speedmart 99 supermarket in Sunway Batu Caves, Selangor early today. Gombak District Police chief ACP Ali Ahmad said police received a call on the incident at 1.58am. “The 41-year-old victim was believed to…

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Man Found Dead Behind House

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IPOH – A man with a slash wound on the neck was found dead in a pool of blood in some undergrowth behind his house in Buntong 1 here yesterday, police said today. The body of Daljit Singh Jigendar Singh, 47, was found by his younger brother at about 4 pm and he informed the…

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Malaysian Tourist Found Dead In Phuket Hotel Room

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BANGKOK – A Malaysian tourist was found dead in his hotel room in Phuket yesterday, with the local police suspecting excessive consumption of alcohol as the possible cause of his death. The man was identified as Lee Tzu Yuen, 38, who was staying at a guesthouse in Soi San Sabai, said Patong Police Lt Col…

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Hollywood Legend Zsa Zsa Gabor Dead At 99

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LOS ANGELES – Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian-born Hollywood siren perhaps better known for her prodigious love life than her movie credits, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack, her husband said. She was 99. An emotional Frederic von Anhalt told AFP that Gabor had passed away at home surrounded by friends and family. ”Everybody…

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African Man Found Dead With Slash Wound In Kajang

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KUALA LUMPUR – An African man was found dead by passers-by at 8 pm in Jalan Cendana 3, Taman Cendana, Sungai Chua, Kajang yesterday. Kajang Police chief ACP Othman Nanyan said the victim was believed to have been chased and attacked by three African men armed with parang. “Two parang were found in a drain…

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2 Members Of “Geng Bakam” Shot Dead

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MIRI – Two members of ‘Geng Bakam’ suspected to be linked to 16 robbery cases since last year, were shot dead by the police in a raid at an abandoned house in Luak Bay here, early today. During the 1am raid, the two men, both in their 30s, had rushed at police with machete and…

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Attack In Nice: Many Dead As Lorry Hits Crowd

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NICE – FRANCE. A lorry has struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 77 people and injuring dozens, officials say. It happened on the famous Promenade des Anglais after a firework display. The driver was “neutralised”, and guns and grenades were found inside the lorry.…

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