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Man Jumps To Death At Makkah’s Grand Mosque

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AN Asian man jumped to his death from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, SPA reported on Saturday. According to a statement issued by Makkah police spokesman, the incident occured at 9:20pm on Friday – when a foreigner threw himself from the roof of the mosque. A video of the incident has gone…

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Briton Accused Of Beating Wife To Death

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BANGKOK – A British man is in police custody after allegedly kicking his wife to death in a fit of rage. Kevin Smitham, 51, reportedly beat his wife Kanda, 29, after she refused to have sex with him and he accused her of having an affair, Banmuang reported. Locals said they heard the pair arguing…

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Man Allegedly Stabbed To Death By Disabled Friend

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SHAH ALAM – A man was allegedly stabbed to death by his disabled friend at a house in Pandamaran, Klang, near here. South Klang district police chief ACP Shamsul Amar Ramli said the incident occurred at about 6pm Saturday (Feb 3) when a neighbour, aged 48, saw the victim collapsed in front of the suspect’s…

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Cosmetics Products Trader Slashed To Death

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SHAH ALAM – The police are on the hunt for four people believed to be Indonesians who slashed a cosmetics products trader to death at the Section 25 night market here last night. The four men attacked Mohd Nor Syazrin Rasdi, 29, at about 9 pm as he was at his cosmetics products stall with…

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Hotel Tryst Between Two Men Ends In Death

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JOHOR BARU – Two salesmen have been nabbed by the police following the murder of a 30-year-old man who allegedly had sexual intercourse with one of the suspects at a hotel room in Taman Mount Austin here. Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said that police received a distress call after the victim…

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China Cracks Down On Pyramid Scams After Deaths

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Beijing – China’s latest crackdown on pyramid schemes was prompted by three shocking deaths: one young man who was beaten, another who was found dead in a pond, a third left to die on a road. Like elsewhere in the world, the scams have proliferated in China as fraudsters trick people into thinking they can…

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Sultan Of Kedah Passes Away

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ALOR STAR: The Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, passed away today. He was 89. He passed away at the Istana Anak Bukit at 2.30pm. An official announcement is expected to be made at 6pm. Born on Nov 28, 1927, Sultan Abdul Halim ascended to the Kedah throne in 1958. He was the…

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Teluk Bahang Drowning Victims To Be Buried Sunday

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BUTTERWORTH: The funeral for a mother and her three-year-old son who were found washed ashore at a beach in Teluk Bahang will be held on Sunday. The bodies of Tan Li Gin, 21, who is also 11-week pregnant and A. Eonithin will be cremated at the Chinese Cemetery in Berapit, Bukit Mertajam. On Wednesday, their…

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Jins’ Last Meal Was His Favourite Snack

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KUALA LUMPUR: It was his favourite tea-time snack and Tan Sri Jins Shamsudin was elated to be served cucur kodok pisang (fried banana dumplings) by his wife. But little did Puan Seri Halijah Abdullah realise that he would choke on the food and turn breathless. The legendary actor, 82, was rushed to a clinic near…

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Jins Shamsudin Dies At Age 81

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PETALING JAYA: Legendary actor Tan Sri Jins Shamsudin has died at the age of 81. The national art laureate was having a meal at his home in Taman Melawati yesterday when he experienced breathing difficulty and was rushed to a clinic nearby where he died at 5.45pm. Screen colleagues paid tribute to the actor, known…

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Baby Strangled To Death By Pacifier Strap

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ALOR SETAR: A 16-month-old boy died when he was strangled by a pacifier’s nylon strap after he tried to jump down from a baby cradle in his home at Taman Sera, Padang Sera, Kodiang Monday. The toddler, Lai Xiang Zheng, had turned blue and was unconscious when his Thai mother Narumon Pasupah, 33, looked in…

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Two Teens On Motorcycle Killed In Collision With Trailer

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TANAH MERAH – Two teenagers were killed when a motorcycle they were travelling in, collided with a trailer lorry at the 7.5km Jalan Panglima Bayu-Rantau Panjang here last night. Muhammad Azrul Mohd Azman, 18, and Muhammad Syukri Abd Talib, 16, both from Kampung Lalang Pepuyu here, died on the spot. They sustained head injuries in…

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Seven-Day Mourning In Sarawak, Adenan’s Funeral On Thursday

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KUCHING: Sarawak will observe seven days of mourning for the late Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (pic). Flags will be flown at half-mast and all official functions will be postponed, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg told a press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here Wednesday. He said a state funeral…

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Teacher Killed After Car Plunges Off Ravine And Burst Into Flames In Kota Tinggi

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KOTA TINGGI: A 49-year-old teacher died when his Proton Persona plunged into a ravine before bursting into flames in Jalan Tanjung Belungkor here. The 3pm accident took place Wednesday on KM8.5 when the car was heading towards the Tanjung Belungkor ferry terminal in Simpang Pasir Gogok, Adela. Abd Rahman Abd Bakar, who was sitting in…

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Limbless Nigerian Teen Who Lived In A Plastic Bowl Dies

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NIGERIA: A Nigerian girl with no limbs who lived her life in a plastic bowl has died. Rahma Haruna, 19, became well known when photos of her appeared online earlier this year. She suffered from a mysterious condition that stopped her arms and legs developing properly and was in constant pain. She died on Dec…

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Head Of Japan’s Dentsu Resigns Over Employee’s ‘Death By Overwork’

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TOKYO (Reuters) – The president of Dentsu Inc, Japan’s largest advertising agency, will step down over the “death by overwork” of a young employee, a suicide which has prompted official probes and fresh hand-wringing over Japan’s overtime culture. Matsuri Takahashi, a promising graduate of Japan’s top university, leapt to her death in December 2015, leaving…

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Carrie Fisher’s Mother Debbie Reynolds Dies Aged 84

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Film legend Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday after suffering a stroke, a day after the death of her movie star daughter Carrie Fisher, US media reported. “She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher was quoted as telling industry weekly Variety, hours after the 84-year-old collapsed at his Beverly Hills home and was…

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Carrie Fisher: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Her Life

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LOS ANGELES: Carrie Fisher was born in the spotlight, the Hollywood offspring of two stars, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, who were red-hot at the time their first child arrived on Oct. 21, 1956. That notoriety colored her life and career. But here are some things you might not have known about the actress, writer…

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Singer George Michael Dead At Age 53

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LONDON: George Michael, who has died aged 53, was a teenage heartthrob turned superstar singer-songwriter whose smooth vocals belied a personal life shadowed by drug problems and heartbreak. As one half of boy band Wham! and then as a solo artist, he created some of the biggest hits of the 1980s including “Careless Whisper” and…

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Student Leaves ‘Shocking’ Message On Instagram Before Drowning Incident

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KUALA NERUS: “A shocking thing is going to happen” – those were the final words from 13-year-old Ahmad Bahaqi Muzanni Nor Shariman on his Instagram before he tragically drowned at the Seberang Takir beach on Monday. His mother, Azura Abdul Latif, 43, said she had read her son’s status, however, he did not seem any…

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Driver Burnt To Death After Car Collides With Bus In Sandakan

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SANDAKAN – A motorist was burnt to death after the car was involved in an accident with an express bus along Jalan Kem Tentera here today. Sandakan Fire and Rescue Service chief Anddre Andrew said the motorist, who had yet to be identified, was trapped in the Proton Saga car. The body was sent to…

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Bridge Collapse: SAR Operations Stopped, One Worker Still Missing

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KUALA LUMPUR: The search and rescue operations at the collapsed bridge near Mid Valley Megamall here have been stopped, although there is still the mystery of one missing worker. City Fire and Rescue Department deputy operations chief Ruhisha Haris said K-9 teams were deployed but could find no signs of a body at the site.…

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Man Stabs Son To Death During Quarrel In Johor

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JOHOR BAHRU – A family quarrel, suspected to be over finance, resulted in a man stabbing to death his son at their house in Seri Alam near here last night, police said. Seri Alam Police chief Supt Jokhiri Abd Aziz said the 54-year-old man had stabbed his 23-year-old son once on the left side of…

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Two French Tourists Die At Great Barrier Reef

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Sydney (AFP) – Two French tourists have died while snorkelling at a popular tourist spot on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, authorities and reports said on Wednesday. Three tourists, reportedly in their 60s, were in the water at Michaelmas Cay, a reef-ringed sand island near Cairns, when all of them were believed to have…

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Man Crushed To Death Behind Seoul Subway Screen Door

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Seoul (AFP) – A passenger was crushed to death Wednesday after getting stuck between a subway train and a platform screen door in South Korea. The man was trying to get off the train during the morning rush hour while the screen door was closing at Gimpo airport subway station in Seoul. The driver started…

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Thai Internet Operators Urge Customers To Report Royal Insults

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BANGKOK: Thailand’s main mobile telecoms operators instructed customers to report “inappropriate content about the royal institution”, as the government steps up scrutiny for material deemed insulting to the monarchy. King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on Thursday after seven decades on the throne. His son, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is due to become the next king after…

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Man Stabbed To Death In T’ganu Religious Dept Parking Lot

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KUALA TERENGGANU – A 34-year-old man has died after he was brutally stabbed six times  allegedly by his future briother-in-law at the parking lot of the Religious Department here on Sunday. Police said the victim and his family had come from Kelantan to check on the marital status of the 29 year old suspect, who…

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Condolences Pour In Over Passing Of Pahang Sultan’s Sister

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PETALING JAYA: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammu­ddin Hussein was among several leaders who had taken to social media to express his condolences over the passing of Tengku Faridah Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar, the sister of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah. Tengku Faridah passed away at the Gleneagles Hospital in Jalan Ampang at 10.05am on Wednesday due…

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies At 93

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, Israel Radio said. Peres was hospitalised following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday. An official announcement of the death of the Nobel Peace…

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Man, His Two Kids Found Dead In Apartment

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KUALA LUMPUR: A 34-year-old man and his two children – a three-year-old girl and her six-month-old brother – were found dead in their apartment unit in Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut, here. Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy said the body of the man, identified as Cheah Hing Soon, was found sprawled on the floor of…

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