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All 191 Umno division heads solidly behind Najib: Tengku Adnan - 21/07 12:25 am

PUTRAJAYA: All 191 Umno division leaders fully support the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak as party president and prime minister, said Umno secretary-general and Putrajaya Umno division chief Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. He said the cohesive support was revealed by the 191 division chiefs in a closed-door meeting with the Prime Minister at Seri Perdana here last night. "All the Umno division heads told the Prime Minister that they were all behind him for religion, race and ..



Immigration Dept cripples human trafficking syndicate - 21/07 12:22 am

PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department has crippled a human trafficking syndicate and rescued 14 Bangladeshi citizens in a raid on a residential premises in Ampang near Kuala Lumpur. Its director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said three suspected Bangladeshi agents, who were allegedly responsible for managing their arrivals and controlling the premises, were also nabbed based on public information and intelligence at about 5pm today. He said the raid found 20 mobile phones belonging to the ..





Doctor2U launches on-demand ambulances - 21/07 12:15 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Local online platform for on-demand healthcare services, Doctor2U, has included a feature that lets users request for an ambulance on-demand, the first in Malaysia to offer this through an app. In this endeavour, Doctor2U has partnered with Falck First Ambulance with a total of 20 ambulances allocated. "The ambulance feature will be available for those in the Klang Valley and Kota Kinabalu first before Doctor2U and Falck roll out this service in Penang, Malacca and Johor Baru," it ..



Partial eclipse of the moon on Aug 7 - 21/07 12:09 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will have the chance to observe a partial eclipse of the moon for five hours beginning 11.50pm on Aug 7 until 4.50am the following day. In a statement issued today, the National Space Agency (Angkasa) said the public could observe this phenomenon better with the help of telescopes and optical instruments. "The eclipse will begin with a penumbra phase at 11.50pm (Aug 7) and will end at 4.50am the next morning. The partial eclipse's maximum phase will be at 2.20am," the ..





Underage victims of sex crimes to get access to legal advice - 21/07 12:05 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The amendment to the Legal Aid Act 1971, which is expected to be tabled at the next Parliament session, will enable underage victims of sexual crimes and their family members to get access to legal advice from the Legal Aid Department and lawyers approved by the department. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said the amendment would create a term of Legal Companion, in which legal officers from the department would give the necessary aid and ..





Security guards who fought MMA fighter do not have valid work permits - 20/07 9:45 pm

PETALING JAYA: The three security guards who gained hero status for standing up against an MMA fighter in Subang Jaya are in a spot of bother because they do not have valid work permits. Subang Jaya district police chief ACP Mohammad Azlin Sadari was reported saying that initial investigations found the guards did not have valid work permits although they did have valid passports. "Their employer will be called up to have a statement taken," he said. He was reported saying that although the ..





Jun Hoong's mum on tenterhooks watching live broadcast of final - 20/07 9:08 pm

IPOH: "My heart was pounding watching the event," said Leow Lai Kuan, 51, the mother of national elite diver Cheong Jun Hoong, who won a gold medal at the Fina World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday. Leow said she and her husband, Cheong Sun Meng, 55, were glued to the TV set watching the live broadcast of their daughter in action at 12.20am today and jumped in joy when Jun Hoong won the gold medal. She said that although she believed that her daughter would bring home a ..





Perak adopts 'Smart Postman' app - 20/07 8:36 pm

TANJUNG MALIM: A postman's job is mainly to deliver letters and parcels, but now, they have also become the "eyes and ears" of the authorities to help the local community through the "Smart Postman" application. Perak was chosen as the first state in Peninsular Malaysia for postmen to use the application. State Tourism, Culture, Arts and Cultural Committee member Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said the service started this month, with the Tanjung Malim Post Office selected as the first ..





Cops bust 'Macau Scam' syndicate with arrest of ten - 20/07 6:29 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have thwarted a purported "Macau Scam" syndicate that has cheated the public of more than RM3 million, with the arrest of ten individuals. KL CCID chief Mohd Luthfi Ismail Abdullah said the commercial crimes investigation department from the Sentul district police station had raided an apartment in Bandar Baru Seri Petaling, which was the main headquarters of the operation, and had arrested the suspects who were allegedly involved in the syndicate. "In raids conducted on ..





Penang told to consult public over plan to increase water conservation .. - 20/07 6:29 pm

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has been told to consult the public over its proposal to increase the water conservation surcharge (WCS). National Water Services Commission (SPAN) chairman Datuk Liang Teck Meng said the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBABB) has been asked to justify the proposal. "I think at the end it will be up to the people of Penang on whether they are happy and willing to accept the increase," he said in a press conference today after visiting the upgraded sewerage ..





Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf - 20/07 11:03 am

KRATIE, Cambodia: Cambodia's latest social media sensation is a five-month-old calf believed by a villager to be the reincarnation of her dead husband. Khim Hang, 74, said up to 100 people a day visit her home in northeast Kratie province to see the calf she said behaves very similar to her husband, Tol Khut, who died more than a year ago. "I believe that the calf is my husband because whatever he does ... is in exactly the same way as my husband did when he was alive," she told Reuters ..





10,000 Malaysians are in Australia illegally - 20/07 9:29 am

PETALING JAYA: Nearly 10,000 Malaysians are in Australia illegally after overstaying their work and tourist visas. Malaysians form the largest group of unlawful non-citizens in Australia. There are more than 64,000 people staying in Australia illegally. The Australian government estimated as many as 12,000 have been there for more than 20 years. New figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection showed that temporary visitor visas were the mostly likely to be abused in ..





Two Msians among 45 held for kidnap of woman in Manila - 20/07 9:11 am

PETALING JAYA: Two Malaysians were among 45 foreign kidnappers arrested after a Singaporean woman was rescued by Philippine authorities in Manila. The Philippines' Bureau of Immigration (BI) rescued the woman, identified as Wu Yan, on Tuesday. She was abducted by the members of a Chinese-led kidnap-for-ransom group preying on foreigners known to be high-rollers in ritzy casinos in Metro Manila. The victim had positively identified three of the 26 arrested as her kidnappers two Malaysian ..





Jun Hoong wins historic gold medal at Fina World Championships - 20/07 8:50 am

KUALA LUMPUR: National elite diver Cheong Jun Hoong created history after becoming the first ever Malaysian athlete to secure the gold medal at the International Swimming Federation (Fina) World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday (Thursday in Malaysia). The 27-year-old Perakian, who is one half member of the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist with Pandelela Rinong, scored 397.50 points in the women's 10m platform individual to ensure the national anthem Negaraku was played at the ..





Three including female toddler die in car-van accident - 20/07 8:24 am

SEREMBAN: Three people including a female toddler were killed, while another three were seriously injured in an car-van accident at KM2.5, Jalan Air Kuning, Batang Melaka, Gemas today. The dead are car driver Zubaidah Mahmood, 44, her daughter Nur Rufaidah Izzati Mohd Hafhizuddin, and factory van driver Mohamad Rosdi Muda, 22. Tampin police chief Supt Hamazah Ab Razak said the mishap occurred at 1.55pm. "The driver of the Nissan Serena and her two-year-old daughter died at the scene while the ..





3,874 illegals detained in Ops Mega - 20/07 12:42 am

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,874 illegal immigrants and 84 employers were detained by the Immigration Department during the Ops Mega carried out since July 1. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the illegal immigrants, detained for various offences, were among 12,279 foreign workers screened during the period. They comprised 1,326 Bangladeshis, Indonesians (994), Myanmarese (350), Vietnamese (178), Thais (161), Filipinos (102) and other countries (763). "Ten employers have ..



Shahidan Kassim says opposition must change strategy to win in GE14 - 20/07 12:25 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition must change their strategy in order to win the people's confidence in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14). In expressing this, Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim expressed his confidence that Barisan Nasional (BN) will continue to win the majority of votes. "In politics, the party that has the most majority will be the leader. "(This is) because BN is lead by Umno with 88 seats, DAP at 37, PKR has 29 and PAN has 8. In order to be (an ..





DAP wants to meet with RoS - 20/07 12:21 am

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP wishes to meet the Registrar of Societies (RoS) soon to discuss the party's stand on the RoS directive to hold re-elections for party posts. Its secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng, said attempts have been made to do so since Monday. "We wish to reiterate that the DAP is not afraid of holding party elections. The term of the CEC (central executive committee) elected in 2013 is expiring, and we are in the process of organising the congress to elect a new CEC. "There are currently ..





Police arrest three for robbing 7-Eleven store - 20/07 12:03 am

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested three male suspects for robbing a 7-Eleven store here recently. Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din said police received a report on the robbery and made the arrests of the three suspects on Monday at PJS 2B/2 Taman Medan here. Two of the men were 20 years old while the other was 21. Zani said they would be investigated under Section 395 and 397 of the Penal Code for armed robbery. They have been remanded for four days from July 18. A video of ..





Opposition should not envy MACC's achievements: Kuala Selangor MP - 19/07 11:58 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition should not be envious of the distinctive achievements of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in fighting graft but instead extend its support to further enhance the commission's efforts. Kuala Selangor MP and Parliamentary Select Committee member Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim said today that he was riled by the disparaging comments made against the MACC by PKR's secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution. He said that as a strategic advisor to Penang ..





Both drivers in road bully viral video will be in court: Police - 19/07 11:52 pm

PETALING JAYA: Both drivers involved in a road bully incident which went viral on social media will be brought to court today according to police. Kuala Lumpur police chief, Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said that the police have completed the investigations and handed their findings over to the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP). "They both will be charged in court under section 427 of the penal code for causing mischief," he said in a statement. In the recent incident on July 13 at about 1.30pm ..





One in every three students thinks corruption is okay - 19/07 11:32 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: A survey on Students' Perception of Corruption carried out by the Integrity Institute of Malaysia (IIM) reveals that one in every three local university students thinks that receiving a present in the form of money, goods or service in return for services rendered is not corruption. In fact, 20.6% of the survey respondents consider direct involvement in the process of appointing family members to fill vacancies in their department is a permissible act. IIM president and chief ..



Special committee to be set up to empower Syariah court - 19/07 11:23 pm

KOTA BARU: A special committee will be set up with the involvement of Islamic religious councils of each state to empower the Syariah Court, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom. He said the proposal to form the committee would be tabled to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak soon. "Among the suggestions are to upgrade the Syariah Court from a three-tier system to five, which comprises a Middle Court and a High Court of Appeal which is also ..





Malaysia has right foundation to successfully implement UNs SDG - 19/07 9:49 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has all the right foundation for the successful implementation of the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan. In a statement issued after paying a courtesy visit to UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed at the UN Headquarters in New York earlier today, the minister said he was very grateful that the SDG is very much integrated with Malaysia's 11th Economic Plan ..



Ministry to study flexible road tax payment system - 19/07 9:35 pm

PUTRAJAYA: The Transport Ministry is keen to study the flexible road tax payment system based on a motorist's driving records following the recent liberalisation of motor insurance tariffs. Its minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the initiative would benefit prudent drivers based on their vehicle conditions, mileage, and traffic offences' demerits. "This flexible road tax payment system is an incentive from the government to prudent drivers to reduce their road tax rates. With the ..





Genovasi university college to focus on fourth industrial revolution .. - 19/07 9:19 pm

PUTRAJAYA: A university college is to be established in Malaysia with courses dedicated to design-thinking focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, said Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. The Prime Minister said the setting up of the so-called Genovasi University College (GUC), with "genovasi" formed from "generasi and inovasi" (generation and innovation), had the approval of the Higher Education Ministry. The college would reach out to a wider audience and position Malaysia as a hub to promote ..



Malacca among top 10 best destinations in Asia: Idris - 19/07 8:46 pm

MALACCA: Malacca has been placed among the top 10 best tourism destinations in Asia 2017 by Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, said Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron. With this, he said, credit must be given to Tourism Malacca and other related agencies for their efforts in promoting the state internationally. "We are proud that we have been put on the same level as other world destinations such as Guangzhou city in China, Takayama (Japan), Raja ..



RTM stops airing Despacito song - 19/07 8:28 pm

PUTRAJAYA: Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will cease broadcasting the global hit song, Despacito, on all its radio and television stations immediately, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said the RTM evaluation panel decided to withdraw the approval to play the song after a re-evaluation. "As such, RTM is ceasing the broadcast of the song on its radio and TV stations with immediate effect," he said after attending an Aidilfitri open house of the ..



Rabies: Penang bans dogs from Perak, Sarawak - 19/07 6:44 pm

PUTRAJAYA: The Sarawak government today confirmed that a fifth person in the state has contracted rabies, and the Penang government announced that it was banning the entry of canines from Sarawak and Perak. Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said it was confirmed on July 18 that a 52-year-old man, from Kampung Remun in Serian, had contracted the disease, Bernama reported. He said in a website post that the man had been bitten by a dog in early May and that he developed what ..



N.Sembilan lost active debater with Lenggeng assemblyman's demise: Mohamad - 19/07 6:19 pm

SEREMBAN: The death of Lenggeng state assembly Datuk Ishak Ismail meant that Negri Sembilan has lost an active debater who always participated in the state legislative assembly sittings. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan described Ishak as a man who always spoke his mind. "We are very sad over the demise of Lenggeng state assemblyman Datuk Ishak Ismail who died last night. "On behalf of all the members of the state assembly, state government and Barisan Nasional (Negri Sembilan), I would ..





Samurai sword seized, 23 nabbed in Ops Cantas in Pendang - 19/07 6:01 pm

PENDANG: A samurai sword and a knife were among the items seized in an integrated anti-drug operation dubbed "Ops Cantas" at a drug den in an oil palm estate in Air Putih, here yesterday. National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) acting district chief Nazir Kassim said 23 suspected drug addicts who came to the den to get their fix and supplies were nabbed during the six-hour operation which began at 6am. He said those detained aged between 17 and 55 years, including a Siamese woman in her 30s. "We ..





Swift efforts to detect TB as Ministry plans to screen 300,000 people - 19/07 5:49 pm

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry is increasing its health screening exercise to 300,000 individuals in a swift effort to detect patients with tuberculosis (TB) and other infectious diseases, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam (pix). "Currently the ministry has recorded up to 25,000 cases a year involving TB which is more or less a stable number. "This year our target is 300,000 individuals to be screened at areas which the ministry thinks are high risk. "This is how we are going to ..



Restaurant employee jailed, fined for stealing RM3.2 million worth of TNB .. - 19/07 5:37 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: A restaurant employee who admitted to stealing RM3.2 million worth of electric cable belonging to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) was today sentenced to two years' jail and fined RM2,000, in default eight months jail, by the Ampang Magistrate's Court for the offence. Magistrate Haslinda A.Raof handed down the sentence on Nazman Mohamad, 30, who pleaded guilty to the charge. He was charged with stealing the electric cable at the TNB sub-station at Jalan Wawasan Ampang 4/2, Bandar Baru ..



'Proactive measures required to tackle money games' - 19/07 5:29 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Relevant authorities and government agencies have been urged to take more proactive action in tackling the problem caused by money game before it gets any worse. In making the call, MCA Public Services and Complaints department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong (pix) explained that if no proactive action were to be taken, then the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) financial consumer alert list will continue to grow. "Currently in the list, there are some 334 companies and websites that are ..



Amanah women's wing call for ban on 'Despacito' - 19/07 4:55 pm

PETALING JAYA: The popular and catchy Spanish single Despacito should be banned from local radio channels, says Parti Amanah Negara women's wing, Awan. Awan's Art and Culture Bureau chief Atriza Umar said it was disturbing to have youngsters enjoying the song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee without knowing the meaning of its lyrics. "Even Malay radio channels are playing the song, causing an almost out of control phenomenon. We would like to call for a ban on this song ..





Ishak Ismail's remains buried - 19/07 4:46 pm

SEREMBAN: The remains of Datuk Ishak Ismail were buried at the Genting Muslim cemetery here at 2.20pm today. Earlier, funeral rites were performed at the Paroi Jaya Mosque, led by State Public Utilities, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman Datuk Abu Ubaidah Redza, who is also Ampangan state assemblyman. About 350 people were present during the burial. Ishak, 66, died from a heart attack at 11.25pm yesterday at the Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital in Kuala Pilah. ..





Ishak was a loving father - 19/07 4:38 pm

SEREMBAN: Lenggeng assemblyman Ishak Ismail, who died of heart complications yesterday, has been described as a loving brother and father. His elder sister, Asnah Salleh, 69, said although Ishak was vocal in politics, he was very affectionate towards his four children. "We have been close with each other since childhood, and after the death of my husband seven months ago, he was whom I had turned to for solace. "He had loved debating since his schooling days, and when in politics, he used to ..





Gerakan installs warning signs at drain where businessman suffered fatal .. - 19/07 4:11 pm

GEORGE TOWN: Gerakan today installed two warning signs near the drain where a businessman fell and drowned during flash floods last week. State party vice chairman Oh Tong Keong and his party colleagues fixed the signs at the monsoon drain at Jalan Tun Dr Awang. He said his party decided to put up the signs as the relevant authorities had not moved fast enough. He said the opening to the drain should have been closed by now or fencing installed at the sides of the drain opening to prevent ..





Penang Zakat Centre CEO claims trial to 3 graft charges - 19/07 2:06 pm

BUTTERWORTH: The Penang Zakat Management Centre (PUZ) CEO has claimed trial to three counts of graft at Sessions Court here today. Datuk Azman Abdul Samat, 50, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him in front of Sessions judge Sitarun Nisa Abdul Aziz. Dressed in grey blazer, Azman appeared calm during the proceeding. He was charged under Section 165 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to two years or a fine or both, on conviction. He was alleged to have received three ..





62 secret society members detained in Selangor, Penang, Kedah: IGP - 19/07 10:32 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Special police teams swept across the city and three states in simultaneous raids on Tuesday, netting 62 members of notorious underworld gangs who allegedly recruited secondary school students. The suspects were detained at various locations here and in Selangor, Kedah and Penang in the midnight operation. The raids, called Ops Cantas Khas, were led by the federal police elite Special Task Force on Organised Crime (Stafoc) unit with the assistance of CID personnel from the ..




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