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Teach children on responsibility towards pet ownership - 25/05 10:48 am

PETALING JAYA: Children need to be instilled with the right information on being a responsible and compassionate pet owner from the tender age in order to avoid cases of pets being abandoned, said a global pet care company. Mars Petcare Country Director for Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, Ong Chiek Ming said that it was important to instil a sense of responsibility and the right mindset in children in taking care of pets when they are still young. "It's very disheartening each time ..

Selangor Sultan consents for PAS exco to stay until GE - 25/05 10:42 am

PETALING JAYA: Selangor's Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has given the nod for the three PAS executive councillors (exco) to remain in the state government until the coming general election. The Sultan, through a statement issued by his private secretary Datuk Munir Bani, said the decision was made following a meeting with the state Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, and in the interest of the rakyat and the development of the state. "After considering and reviewing from all aspects, ..

MACC detains another police officer in Malacca - 25/05 9:44 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained yet another police officer suspected of accepting bribes and providing protection to illegal gambling dens and massage parlours around Malacca. It is learnt that the 51-year-old suspect with the rank of Assistant Superintendent (ASP), is the CID chief of a district police headquarters in Malacca. His arrest brings to 13, the number of those arrested. MACC chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad while confirming the ..

141 smuggled pangolins seized - 24/05 10:27 pm

ALOR STAR: Some 141 live pangolins of the 'Manis Javanica' variety that were believed to be smuggled abroad, were seized by the Kedah Wildlife Department and the police in a raid on a house in Taman Desa Seraya, yesterday evening. Kedah Wildlife Department director Muhammad Ali Che Aman said, the seizure was made following a tip-off received by the police on a premises used to store pangolins before they were sold. "A team of seven policemen and four wildlife department staff carried out a raid ..

'Jom Sahur' campaign provides pre-dawn meals for homeless during Ramadan - 24/05 10:22 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: From 1am to 2 am every Wednesday throughout the holy month of Ramadan, some 40 student-volunteers from different colleges and universities will hand out 370 packs of pre-dawn meals to the city's homeless and underprivileged denizens as the main activity for their Jom Sahur campaign. The charitable campaign is being jointly organised by Institut Onn Ja'afar (IOJ) and Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK), with food provided by Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel. IOJ chief executive officer ..

IRB withdraws case against actress Nelydia Senrose - 24/05 10:17 pm

SHAH ALAM: The Magistrate's Court here today allowed an application by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to withdraw the case against actress Nelydia Senrose who was hauled up for allegedly not filing her tax returns. Magistrate P. Sarulatha made the decision after IRB counsel Nurulsheeda Mohd Yahaya informed the court that the 23-year-old actress, whose real name is Nik Zaris Nelydia Nik Sen, had come to the IRB office and admitted to have failed to submit her income tax returns and paid the ..

Counterfeit money syndicate busted - 24/05 10:04 pm

SHAH ALAM: Selangor police scored a major success when they busted a counterfeit money syndicate that had been active since last year following the arrest of six suspects including the mastermind in three raids yesterday. State Commercial Crimes Investigation Department chief ACP Wan Rukman Wan Hassan said the raids were conducted in Klang, Shah Alam and Puchong between 2.30am and noon. He said the raids netted counterfeit RM100 and RM20 notes worth RM12,540 and three sets of counterfeiting ..

NRE to conduct ground truthing to validate size of Malaysia's forest - 24/05 9:23 pm

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is conducting a 'ground truthing' study to verify the forest area in the country, said the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (pix). He said the study was important to prove that Malaysia still retains 55.2% of the 18.2 million hectares of forest, as ascertained in the data obtained through satellite imaging methods that are disputed by some quarters, including from Europe. "There are those who say that satellite data ..

'Geng Pam' leader killed in shootout with police - 24/05 9:21 pm

TAPAH: Police yesterday shot dead a man who specialises in stealing pumps from heavy machinery in a shootout at Jalan Ayer Kuning-Kampung Gajah here yesterday. He was high on the wanted list as part of a gang known as "Geng Pam"which had stolen pumps from the machinery. The man in is 40s has seven previous criminal records, including four for robberies, one murder case and one theft of vehicle between 2006 and 2013. Police formed a special team to nab the gang members after the pumps worth ..

Detainee dies in hospital while seeking treatment - Malacca police chief - 24/05 9:20 pm

Malacca: Police here denied a that man died while in the police lock-up at the Malacca Tengah district police headquarters (IPD) yesterday. Malacca police chief Datuk Abd Jalil Hassan said on the contrary the man died while receiving treatment at the Malacca Hospital, after being taken there as he had complained of being ill to a policeman at the IPD. "The information (died while in custody) is not true, he died at the Malacca Hospital when seeking treatment," he said when contacted by Bernama ..

Malaysia's oldest climber had to cancel ascent to Everest summit - 24/05 9:20 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's oldest climber James Lee Chong Meng who was admitted to a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal after experiencing severe chest pain on Saturday is once again forced to cancel his ascent to the summit of Everest. Mount Everest Expedition (MEE) Lions public relations officer Sherine Leong said Lee, 69, was unable to continue the mission to conquest the Everest summit when he exceeded the stipulated time allocated. "I have tried to get updates on Lee's health today but failed to ..

7,485 computerised gambling machines worth RM3.7m disposed off - 24/05 9:19 pm

PETALING JAYA: A total of 7,485 sets of computerised gambling machines worth about RM3.7 million that were seized by the Selangor police within a six-year period were disposed off in the compound of the Ara Damansara Police Station, here today. Selangor Deputy Police Chief, DCP Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff said all the computerised gambling machines were case exhibits seized during police operations in the state from 2010 until 2016. "All these cases had been presented in court and all the case ..

Nothing against police force, still wondering why debate cancelled: Nazri .. - 24/05 7:50 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite being baffled by the cancellation of the two planned debates with former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz maintained that he has nothing against the police force. As a minister, Mohamed Nazri expressed his sadness that he was unable to debate Mahathir. "If I was a leader from the opposition (camp), I can understand the cancellation, but I am a minister. "I am not against the police, just that I was perplexed. ..

KL and Seoul to cooperate on enhancing tourism industry - 24/05 7:14 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz and first vice-mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government Liu Gyung Gee today signed a Letter of Intent on tourism cooperation between both cities. The Letter of Intent will focus on boosting inter-municipal relations and reinforcing mutual understanding between the two cities' tourism sector. Mhd Amin Nordin said following the signing, both cities would conduct regular tourism exchanges, share knowledge and experiences to ..

Fuel prices up by four sen for rest of month - 24/05 6:49 pm

PETALING JAYA: Fuel prices will go up by four sen at this midnight. For the rest of the month, the new prices for RON95 will be RM2.12 (from RM2.08) per litre, RON97 at RM2.40 (RM2.36), and diesel from RM1.99 to RM2.03 per litre. The new prices are in effect from May 25 to May 31. The prices were announced on RTM1 and posted on the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministrys Twitter account this evening. The weekly fuel pricing mechanism came into effect from April this year.

Lim vs FZ case: Witness could not locate email sent by MACC - 24/05 6:37 pm

GEORGE TOWN: A news editor with Malay Mail Online (MMO) told the court today that he could not locate the original statement sent by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) which was sent to him via email. Justin Ong, 40, who was then an assistant editor with MMO said he may have deleted the email containing the statement as journalist were required to delete their email in order to free up space in the system. He also denied being selective in deleting the email that contained the ..

Rayer lightens mood at Penang Legislative Assembly with durian issue - 24/05 6:16 pm

GEORGE TOWN: There was a light moment at the Penang Legislative Assembly today as assemblymen bantered about the King of Fruits. RSN Rayer (DAP Seri Delima) started the ball rolling when he urged the state to address the issue of Penang grown durians being exported out. He said containers full of durians were being sold to outsiders leaving only those which were not so good for locals. This issue needs to be addressed, he said to some laughter when Penang Tourism Development ..

A matter of time before MACC begin hauling up politicians: Dzulkifli - 24/05 5:57 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: It is just a matter of time before the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) begin hauling up politicians involved in graft. Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad said he, as the anti-graft body chief commissioner, knew better of when is the right time to take these politicians to task, and that it should never be questioned. "My statement is clear, and that it's only a matter of time now. When I said I would take action, I mean it. So just wait and see, be patient. "We will act one by one. ..

Alor Gajah CID chief nabbed by MACC - 24/05 4:44 pm

PUTRAJAYA: Three police districts in Malacca are now without Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chiefs, after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested the Alor Gajah district CID chief today in its on-going anti-graft swoop on gambling and vice dens in the state. The 51-year-old police officer who is an assistant superintendent (ASP) was arrested in Malacca at 10.45am and is expected to be remanded tomorrow for further investigations. He was the latest police personnel to ..

Pahang crime index drops for first four months of 2017 - 24/05 4:24 pm

KUANTAN: The crime index in Pahang dropped by 6.42% for the first four months of this year, surpassing the key performance index (KPI) target set which was five per cent. Pahang police chief, Datuk Rosli Ab Rahman said that as of April, there were 1,297 cases recorded compared with 1,386 cases during the corresponding period of last year. "Motorcycle thefts remained the main contributor to the crime statistics in the state with 369 cases followed by housebreaking at night (275 cases) and theft ..

MACC takes robust and aggressive approach in tackling corruption - 24/05 4:05 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has taken a very robust and aggressive approach in its operation, including the arrest of corrupt individuals without fear or favour. Its chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad (pix) said this was because corruption is the enabler of many other heinous criminal activities such as various segments of transnational crimes and drug trafficking. With corruption and bribery, he said, women and children would continue to be trafficked ..

23 security guards lodge police report against employer for unpaid salaries - 24/05 4:03 pm

IPOH: A group of 23 security guards employed in 11 schools in the Perak Tengah district have lodged a police report against their employer for not paying their salaries and overtime claims. Group spokesman Abdul Nasir Abu Bakar said the company owed them RM138,645. He said they were in the dark as the manager of the security firm who is a Datuk has gone missing. "With the report we hope the Labour Department and the Education Ministry will look into our predicament," he told reporters after ..

Malaysia to be fiber-network optimised within next three years - 24/05 3:59 pm

CYBERJAYA: Malaysia is expected to be fiber-network optimised within the next three years, covering up to six million premises in both urban and rural areas, said Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari. "This means the gap between the urban and rural areas is getting narrower as anyone can benefit from the digital economy," he said at the Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum Malaysia (CFM) themed 'Evolution of Digital Consumer' here today. As the fiberisation ..

Corruption, graft issues spark verbal combat at Penang Legislative Assembly - 24/05 3:49 pm

GEORGE TOWN: A shouting match erupted when issues on corruption and graft were raised by Penang Environment, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh at the Penang Legislative Assembly session today. Phee alleged Barisan Nasional (BN) were not serious in combating graft to which Shariful Azhar Othman (BN Bertam) protested vehemently and demanded for proof. His colleague Datuk Mohd Zain Ahmad (BN Penaga) then told Phee not to use the august hall to campaign for the ..

Three 'Temiar' Orang Asli remain free after prosecution withdrew appeal - 24/05 3:46 pm

PUTRAJAYA: Three "Temiar" Orang Asli men, who were charged with rioting at the Lojing district, Kelantan, remain free after the prosecution withdrew an appeal against their acquittal, at the Court of Appeal, today. Deputy Public Prosecutor Jasmee Hameeza Jaafar withdrew the appeal against the three; Anes Akai, Itam Anjang and Rahman Uda but gave no reason for the decision. The Court of Appeal panel of judges led by Datuk Wira Mohtarudin Baki, Datuk Seri Zakaria Sam and Datuk Abdul Karim Abdul ..

Sherpas find four climbers dead in their tents on Everest - 24/05 3:37 pm

KATHMANDU: Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials said on Wednesday, with suspicion they died of carbon monoxide poisoning, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain to 10 in the past month. The four climbers were found in two tents at Camp Four, at 8,000m, overnight, Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks group, to which the sherpas belonged, said in Kathmandu. It was not clear how they died and their identities had not been ..

India looks at Tabung Haji model to end pilgrimage subsidy - 24/05 3:33 pm

PETALING JAYA: India is looking at adopting the Lembaga Tabung Haji model to end its subsidy of the Haji pilgrimage. Its Minority Affairs Ministry formed a panel in after directions given by Supreme Court in 2012 to do away with Haj subsidy by 2022 in phased manner. Earlier, the External Affairs Ministry of India had proposed to cut the subsidy by 10% annually after the subsidy jumped to Rs827 crore in 2008. Two years ago, a group of MPs had also visited the Lembaga Tabung Haji office in Kuala ..

BN assemblyman criticises Ramasamy on the influx of foreign workers in .. - 24/05 2:41 pm

GEORGE TOWN: State Assemblyman for Teluk Bahang Datuk Shah Headan Ayoob Hussain Shah today criticised Deputy Chief Minister II Prof Dr P. Ramasamy who pointed fingers at the federal government on the issue of the influx of foreign workers in the state. Shah Headan said it was normal for the DAP-led Penang government to point fingers at the federal government to cover up their weaknesses whenever an issue was raised up. He said although the entry of foreign workers was under the jurisdiction of ..

Traffic police inspector remanded for five days to assist corruption probe - 24/05 2:10 pm

KUCHING: A police inspector was remanded for five days while a businessman was fined RM10,000 and jailed for one day by the Special Corruption Court here for an offence relating to bribery. The 35-year-old police personnel from the Kuching District Traffic Police Headquarters was detained at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here last night on a charge of demanding a bribe of RM4,500 from a traffic offender. The remand order beginning today was issued by Judge Nixon ..

Initiative to bring down prices of property in Penang have worked: Jagdeep - 24/05 1:42 pm

GEORGE TOWN: Property cooling measures introduced by the Penang government in 2013 have worked to bring prices down according to State Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh (pix). He said statistics obtained from the National Property Information Centre (Napic) showed the highest reduction of 3.2% compared to the nationwide average of 0.7% where the average price dropped from RM400,994 to RM388,319. He credited price controls on affordable housing units and a 10 ..

Empowering Malaysian industry in the face of fourth industrial revolution - 24/05 12:09 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian industry should be ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution by acquiring more relevant knowledge to initiate cooperation between industry players and their clients. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau (pix) said people should enhance their knowledge of the revolution and strategise to best benefit from it. The Fourth Industrial Revolution captures the idea of the confluence of new technologies and their cumulative impact on the ..

Major reshuffle coming soon: IGP - 24/05 10:21 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar broke his silence over the recent arrests of policemen and senior officers for suspected graft nationwide by confirming the police force can expect a major reshuffle. Khalid said police will lend their full support to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its effort to combat corruption in the police force. "It is (reshuffle) that is on the way and you will see it. "The police force will look at what happened in a ..

Chinese carmaker Geely to acquire Proton - 24/05 10:08 am

PARIS/BEIJING: Chinese automaker Geely has agreed to buy struggling Malaysian manufacturer Proton from DRB-Hicom, sources said on Tuesday, beating out rival bidder PSA Group. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which controls Hong Kong-based Geely Automobile and Sweden's Volvo Car Group, will acquire 49% of Proton, the sources said. Proton also controls British sports car maker Lotus. Spokespeople for DRB-Hicom could not immediately be reached for comment after office hours in Kuala Lumpur. The group ..

(Updated) Suspect picked up in Pastor Koh abduction case - 24/05 9:58 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have picked up a suspect in connection with the abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh last week. In confirming this, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspect was picked up at a northern state of the country and said the arrest was done to facilitate in to Koh's abduction. "Yes we picked up a local and I would like to stress here that there is no truth to the claims that the case is not being investigated. "Every angle of the case is being ..

Trump calls N.Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'madman with nuclear weapons' - 24/05 9:25 am

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a "madman with nuclear weapons" during a telephone call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a transcript of the conversation released by US media Tuesday. A White House readout of the April 29 call characterized it as a "very friendly conversation." Days after the conversation, Trump said publicly that he would be "honored" to meet with Kim. But in the call, Trump hinted at a possible dramatic ..

Salman Abedi: Student dropout turned suicide bomber - 24/05 8:59 am

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in an attack on a pop concert in Manchester, was a business student who dropped out of university. Born to a devoutly Islamic Libyan family in Britain's third biggest city, newspapers said he was known to the security services and the Financial Times said he had turned to radical Islam in recent years. Abedi, 22, worshipped at a suburban mosque, where his father was a well-known face who sometimes performed the ..

Home Ministry committed to reduce crime rate: DPM - 24/05 8:48 am

SHAH ALAM: The Home Ministry is determined to redouble its efforts to ensure that the crime rate index registers a better performance in the future although it has managed to reduce it by 47% from 2010 to 2016. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the good performance was the result of teamwork among enforcement agencies under the Home Ministry. "We feel honoured because the crime rate has dropped by 47% despite the various challenges and perceptions that we face," he ..

Achieving zero hunger, good health goes hand in hand: Dr Subramaniam - 24/05 8:14 am

KUALA LUMPUR: To build a better system for health in a sustainable way, our notion of system must go beyond healthcare said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. Speaking at the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA), he said it requires courageous steps as advocators to communicate the co-benefit of innovative public policy for health. "In those areas that are foreign to us, we might not be able to lead but we must always guide so we can build the illusionary barrier of health and non-health ..

Mat Over, David Teo steal attention at NTP presentation - 24/05 8:08 am

SHAH ALAM: The presence of two controversial figures from the film industry became a subject of hot gossip on social media during the tabling of the National Transformation Programme Annual Report 2016 here tonight and they also caught the attention of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abd Razak. Najib, who had barely gone seven minutes into his presentation, named Datuk David Teo and Mat Over whose real name is Sulaiman Yasin as examples to emphasise the spirit of unity among the people in ..

Najib touts NTP, points out economic growth - 24/05 12:34 am

SHAH ALAM: The country's achievements in the face of a global economic volatility is clearly demonstrated in the National Transformation Programme (NTP) which is in its sixth year of implementation, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. He said despite 2016 being a challenging year, the government's commitment to the programme ensured the country's economic fundamentals remained firm. "The proof, Malaysia is among the earliest countries to benefit from the global economic recovery," ..

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