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18/02 7:23 am Get to know our four-legged crimefighters

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 Our furry animals in blue deserve some love from us during the Year of the Dog celebrations for their bravery, agility and sharp senses. Established in 1968, the Royal Malaysian Police K9 unit located at the Police...

18/02 7:06 am Ang pows: For some, its whats on the outside that counts

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 Typically the value of an ang pow is measured by the amount of cash tucked inside the red packet. Theres a pretty penny to be made exchanging the red packets at Chinese New Year but conversely, a little fortune to be...

17/02 10:28 pm DPM: 100 food trucks to be provided for traders in Bagan Datuk

BAGAN DATUK, Feb 17 A total of 100 food trucks will be provided to traders in the district to facilitate their business and increase income, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the food truck facility which...

17/02 10:25 pm Five Indonesians detained for drug trafficking

KUCHING, Feb 17 The General Operations Force (GOF) detained five Indonesian men and seized five packets containing white crystal, believed to be syabu, worth RM1.4 million, at Pos Jawatankuasa Perancangan Gerakan (JPG) Telok Melano in...

17/02 10:22 pm Greater things in store for Langkawi with BN at helm

LANGKAWI, Feb 17 Langkawi has always been one of the countrys leading tourist destinations and during a visit here, Datuk Seri Najib Razak vowed to take the resort island to greater heights while giving his assurance that the well-being...

17/02 9:19 pm Chinese national found dead in house

JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 17 A Chinese national was found dead in a house at Jalan Terubuk 3, Kahang, near Kluang today. Kluang district police chief ACP Mohamad Laham said Wang Weihang, 37, was found dead by his 52-year-old Malaysian housemate at...

17/02 7:19 pm Sufficient laws already in place to protect maids, Malaysian agents say

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 Malaysia has sufficient laws to protect the rights and welfare of domestic workers, the Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies (Papa) said today. Its president Jeffrey Foo said the proposed moratorium on...

17/02 7:17 pm Najib approves RM3.2m allocation to construct wavebreaker in Langkawi

LANGKAWI, Feb 17 Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today approved aRM3.2 million allocation for the construction of a 100-metre wavebreaker at the fishermens jetty at Chenang near here. Najib said the approvedallocation was for...

17/02 7:05 pm Grandfather still in shock over alleged abuse of 46-day-old baby

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Feb 17 The grandfather of the 46-day-old baby girl who died following suspected abuse by her parents at their home in Kampung Tok Panjang, Bukit Tengah near here last Thursday was still in shock over the incident that befell...

17/02 6:55 pm Cops quiz family members over babys death due to suspected abuse

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Feb 17 The police have recorded statements from several witnesses, including family members of the 46-day-old baby girl who died after she was allegedly abused by her parents in Kampung Tok Panjang, Bukit Tengah here on...

17/02 6:43 pm Najib announces RM1.3b allocation for five huge projects in Langkawi

LANGKAWI, Feb 17 Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced an allocation of RM1.315 billion for implementation of five new government projects here under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP). The projects are construction of additional...

17/02 5:38 pm Malaysia hopes Indonesia will not stop sending maids over ..

BAGAN DATUK, Feb 17 Malaysia hopes that Indonesia will not cease sending maids to the country because the recent case of an Indonesian maid who died after being allegedly abused by her employers is an isolated one. Deputy Prime Minister...

17/02 5:13 pm Police detain two drug traffickers in Butterworth

BUTTERWORTH, Feb 17 Police detained a suspected drug trafficker and seized 230.4gm of heroin from him near the Perai Toll Plaza, Butterworth Outer Ring Road (LLB) here early today. Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) district police chief ACP Nik...

17/02 5:09 pm Malaysian charged over threat to circulate teens sex video in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Feb 17 A Malaysian, who is also a permanent resident in Singapore, was charged today with one count of extortion for threatening to circulate a sex video of a 17-year-old boy on social media. Nitesh Naidu Raj Kumar Naidu, 23, and...

17/02 4:56 pm Cold weather on East Coast may recur, Met Dept says

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 The cold weather experienced in several areas in peninsular Malaysia is a temporary phenomenon but it can recur if the north-east monsoon cold winds from Siberia and China blow towards peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian...

17/02 4:41 pm Malaysia wins WTO praise for impressive economic achievement

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 Forty-three World Trade Organisation (WTO) members who participated in a question and answer session at the recent two-day 7th Trade Policy Review (TPR) Of Malaysia, in Switzerland, commended the country for its...

17/02 4:04 pm US urges Malaysia to protect minority Muslims sought by China

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 The United States urged Malaysia yesterday to offer temporary protection to 11 Uighur Muslims whose extradition is being sought by China. The US State Department said it had called on Malaysia to allow the UN refugee...

17/02 3:39 pm Perak MB: Important to promote compassion, understanding among politicians

IPOH, Feb 17 Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir said today it is important to promote the value of compassion and understanding among politicians, regardless of their affiliation. We can't simply stop people from expressing...

17/02 3:04 pm Cockfight gambling: Police arrest 76 men in Kuala Ketil

ALOR STAR, Feb 17 The police arrested 76 men believed to be involved in illegal cockfight gambling activities and seized almost RM140,000 in cash during the operation codenamed Op Limau at the Tanah Licin Oil Palm Estate in Kuala Ketil...

17/02 2:59 pm Pairin keeping mum on whether to contest in GE14

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 17 Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) President Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan is keeping mum on whether or not he will contest in the next general election. Just wait for nomination day. But PBS is ready to face the...

17/02 2:56 pm 90 Bentong hotel guests evacuate after wall collapses

KUANTAN, Feb 17 A total of 90 guests of a hotel in Bukit Tinggi, Bentong near here had to be evacuated early this morning after part of its walls collapsed. Pahang Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) deputy director Mohd Sani Harul said debris...

17/02 2:36 pm Four-year-old boy dies after drowning in tub filled with water

IPOH, Feb 17 A four-year-old boy died and his brother was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB) after they were discovered in a tub filled with water at their grandparents house in Jelapang...

17/02 2:09 pm Let Najib decide on candidates for GE14, says Salleh

KOTA BELUD, Feb 17 Leaders and members of the Barisan Nasional (BN) must leave it fully to BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak to determine the candidates representing the coalition to contest in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14)....

17/02 1:46 pm Report: Indonesia mulls ban on maids to Malaysia after latest death

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 Indonesia may soon reintroduce a moratorium on allowing its citizens to work in Malaysia as domestic workers, after the death of 21-year old Adelina Lisao last week. The Jakarta Post reported that the source country was...

17/02 1:42 pm DPM visits good friend, Beh Song Wan, during Chinese New Year in Bagan ..

BAGAN DATUK, Feb 17 Visiting his family friend Beh Song Wan is a must for Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the Chinese New Year celebration at Taman Desa Bersatu, Hutan Melintang this morning. Beh, 55, who is a close...

17/02 1:38 pm Cops: Elderly woman died in hit-and-run case, not snatch theft

LUNDU, Feb 17 Police have denied a report on Facebook claiming an old woman who was found dead at Kampung Sekambal in Jalan Lundu-Pandan here was due to a snatch theft. Lundu District Police Chief, DSP Wong Chee Keong said investigation...

17/02 1:27 pm Malaysia expects over 250,000 from China during Chinese New Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 More than 250,000 Chinese tourists are expected to visit Malaysia during this Chinese New Year celebration compared to nearly 200,000 during the celebration last year. Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)...

17/02 1:23 pm Tok Bali drowning tragedy: Fishermen found five-year-old boys body

KOTA BARU, Feb 17 The body of a five-year-old boy which remained missing after a drowning incident during a family picnic at Pantai Tok Bali, Pasir Puteh yesterday, was found by fishermen near the coast today. Kelantan's Malaysian Maritime...

17/02 12:51 am Power sharing is BNs recipe for success, says Umno man

ARAU, Feb 17 The success of Barisan Nasional (BN) in leading the country to this day is a result of the power sharing that has been practiced since long ago, said Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim. He said the country...

17/02 12:09 am PLUS: Traffic flow at major highways smooth this morning

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 The flow of traffic on major highways has been reported to be generally smooth this morning. A PLUS Malaysia Berhad spokesman when contacted said traffic along the highways managed by the company was smooth as of...

17/02 10:08 am Solidarity important element in developing Sabah, says chief minister

SANDAKAN, Feb 17 Solidarity among the people is an important element in the government's efforts to develop the state, says Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman. He said this was because the support and cooperation from all parties was...

17/02 7:17 am Yemeni student arrested over cannabis possession

IPOH, Feb 17 A Yemeni student was detained by the police for possessing 15 grams worth of cannabis at a house in Bandar Universiti in Seri Iskandar yesterday. Perak Tengah District Police Chief Superintendent Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said...

17/02 7:13 am Malay reserve land cannot be leased to non-Malays, says ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 The proposal by UDA Holdings Berhad for the government to allow Malay reserve land to be leased to non-Malays to increase the lands marketability cannot be implemented due to the restrictions in the Malay Reservation...

17/02 7:04 am Press ombudsman timely but fake news not sole target, media watchdogs say

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 Industry watchdogs and an academic lauded the recent announcement by a press group to establish a press ombudsman as a way to self-regulate the media, but cautioned that the body should not be tasked to tackle fake...

16/02 11:29 pm Cops nab four foreigners over attempted robbery at Ipoh goldsmith shop

IPOH, Feb 16 Police quick response to a burglar alarm which triggered at a goldsmith shop at Jalan Kledang, Menglembu led to the arrest of four Chinese nationals who were attempting to break into a neighbouring pawnshop here, early this...

16/02 11:22 pm It takes a strong party to form a government, not individuals, PM says

LANGKAWI, Feb 16 No individual, even the one who had held the office of Prime Minister, is capable of administering the country without the support from a strong party, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said tonight. He said this was...

16/02 10:39 pm Post-mortem reveals 46-day-old baby suffered multiple injuries, brain ..

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Feb 16 The post-mortem conducted on the 46-day-old baby girl who died following suspected abuse by her parents at their home in Kampung Tok Panjang, Bukit Tengah near here, revealed that she had suffered multiple injuries,...

16/02 10:25 pm Idris Haron: Dont take Chinese community for granted

MALACCA, Feb 16 Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron today reminded the Barisan Nasional (BN) machinery, especially from component party MCA, not to take the Chinese community for granted and to continue championing their cause. The...

16/02 9:28 pm Special AS1M allocation for B40 Indians to be launched soon, says PM

LANGKAWI, Feb 16 A special allocation for the Indian community under the B40 category to make Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS1M) investment will be launched at the end of this month. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when announcing the...

16/02 9:13 pm Have mutual respect for each other, urges Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 1Malaysia Foundation trustee Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye has called on Malaysians of different ethnic origin to always be conscious of the need to have mutual respect for one another. We must help preserve unity which is a...



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