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Entrepreneur seeks to grow business with government support - 17/02 5:30 pm

DUNGUN: Mohd Alif Shazwan Harun, owner of Aliff Jaya Trading & Services, a company that produces keropok lekor at the rural industry incubator centre near Pulau Serai here, is confident of growing his business with the assistance and support of government-related entrepreneur agencies in Terengganu. His small factory that began operations more than a year ago and is now capable of generating annual sales of RM100,000. "However, I am confident of increasing sales to more than RM350,000 annually ..



Four-year-old drowns in bathroom tub, younger sibling fights for life - 17/02 4:33 pm

IPOH: A four-year-old boy drowned in a tub of water, while his younger brother is fighting for his life at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital's Intensive Care Unit here today. The deceased was identified as Alif Rizqi Muhammad Redzuan from Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. His two-year-old brother Muhammad Aqil Rayyan Muhammad Redzuan is receiving treatment at the hospital. Ipoh City Police chief ACP Mohd Ali Tamby said: "Family members were preparing lunch and breakfast when the ..





Stop blowing things out of proportion and disrupting racial harmony: Ti - 17/02 4:03 pm

PETALING JAYA: MCA Religious Harmony bureau chairman Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker (pix) today slammed the action of certain quarters who attempt to create racial divides, following the white ang-pau incident involving Petronas and the mistaken advertisement by KPDNKK on a Chinese daily on Thursday. "Just a day before the Chinese New Year celebrations, several quarters attempted to create unrest among the people, especially the Chinese community, by sensationalising two honest mistakes which they ..





Two drug peddlers nabbed in separate operations - 17/02 3:10 pm

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A 36-year-old man was detained after police found a packet containing powder and a 230.4g lump of heroin worth RM4,100 at the back seat of his car today. The suspected drug pusher was arrested at the Prai Toll Plaza near the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) during a roadblock at about 12.05am. Central Seberang Prai district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the suspect tested positive for methamphetamine. The unemployed man also has seven previous criminal ..





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

ALOR STAR: 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 near Baling. Kedah Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the men, aged between 17 and 65, were arrested by the police in a raid between 7.45pm and 4am. He said two of the 76 men suffered injuries after they fell down a cliff near a ..



90 Bentong hotel guests evacuate after wall collapses - 17/02 2:44 pm

KUANTAN: A total of 90 guests of a hotel in Bukit Tinggi, Bentong near here had to be evacuated early this morning after a part of its wall collapsed. Pahang Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) deputy director Mohd Sani Harul said debris from the incident at 2am also injured a senior citizen and a small boy. "The collapse on the first level of the H block of the hotel involved about 84-square metres. The guests were all asleep during the incident "JBPM has instructed the hotel management to ..





Woman dies in hit-and-run case, not snatch theft - 17/02 2:40 pm

LUNDU: Police have denied a report on Facebook claiming that an old woman who was found dead at Kampung Sekambal in Jalan Lundu-Pandan here was killed because of a snatch theft. Lundu District Police Chief, DSP Wong Chee Keong said investigation found that the pedestrian, Demben @ Napiah Ramli, 67, was discovered dead at about 7.40pm yesterday following a hit-and-run case. "About 7.40pm, the complainant had received a phone call that his mother had been involved in a road accident. The ..





Let Najib decide on candidates for GE14: Salleh - 17/02 2:34 pm

KOTA BELUD: Leaders and members of the Barisan Nasional (BN) must leave it fully to BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to determine the candidates representing the coalition in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14). Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said Najib, who is also Umno president, would make the final decision on the candidates, and what was more important now was that party machinery should continue to be strengthened to ensure a ..



Tok Bali drowning incident: Five-year old boy's body found - 17/02 2:31 pm

KOTA BARU: 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 Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director (logistics) Lieutenant Commander Ariffin Ghazali said the body of Khaizuran Waliyuddin Suhaimi was found floating at about 9.45am this morning. "The remains of the victim were taken to the Tok Bali jetty and handed over to ..





Ahmad Zahid visits good friend on CNY - 17/02 2:25 pm

BAGAN DATUK: Visiting his family friend Beh Song Wan is a must for Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the Chinese New Year celebration at Taman Desa Bersatu, Hutan Melintang this morning. Beh, 55, who is a close friend of Ahmad Zahid since 27 years ago, had prepared dishes such as cat fishhead curry, giant prawns, 'pecal', fried noodles, 'pulut panggang' and mandarin oranges for Ahmad Zahid and 200 other visitors. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Bagan Datuk Member of ..





Power-sharing is BN's recipe for success: Shahidan - 17/02 2:19 pm

ARAU: 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, according to Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim. He said the country was always in a state of peace and harmony. "If we are busy trying to seize power we will not be able to enjoy what we have today and the country will be in disarray," he told reporters after meeting with Arau's Indian parliamentary voters here last night. ..





Over 250,000 tourists from China during CNY - 17/02 1:59 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: 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) president Uzaidi Udanis said the association was confident of the arrival of more tourists from China as the Malaysian Embassy in China had issued 327,000 visas for the commencement of trips from yesterday to the Chap Goh Meh's celebration in early March. "This is a very ..





Sentuhan Rakyat sale helps bring down cost of living - 17/02 1:19 pm

GEORGE TOWN: Imagine a small can of sardine sold for only 20 sen, with other necessities available at cheaper prices compared to the market! They can be purchased at the 'Sentuhan Rakyat' Sale programme which is being held nationwide in an effort to help alleviate the cost of living of the people. It isn't surprising that the sale has been well received by the people who are willing to come as early as two hours before opening time. All the items are sold out within two hours. Customers who ..





Traffic flow at major highways smooth this morning - 17/02 1:18 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: 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 10.15am. According to the spokesman, traffic was building up in several areas from Tanjung Malim to Behrang, however, it was still under control despite a minor accident reported at KM398.2 causing the left and the middle lanes to be blocked. Meanwhile, a spokesman for ..





Sandakan Municipal Council to establish smart partnerships to attract more .. - 17/02 11:29 am

SANDAKAN: The Sandakan Municipal Council (MPS) is set to establish smart partnerships with related parties to increase the number of tourists coming to the district. MPS president Datuk James Wong said the council had held discussions with several parties such as Spring Airlines, Malindo Air and Air Asia as part of the efforts. He said this was to ensure there was a sufficient number of flights for tourists to come to the district. "Tourist arrivals via a direct flight from Taiwan on a ..



Solidarity important element in developing Sabah: Musa - 17/02 11:04 am

SANDAKAN: 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 required to bring progress. "Sabah is a state with great potential to be developed, and the state government has a mission and is planning towards it. "Much has been achieved, but it is not sufficient, and it needs to be enhanced so that Sabah is better known ..



Malay reserve land cannot be leased to non-Malays: Ministry - 17/02 9:12 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal by UDA Holdings Berhad for the government to allow Malay reserve land to be leased to non-Malays to increase the land's marketability cannot be implemented due to the restrictions in the Malay Reservation Enactment, according to Natural Resources and Environment Ministry. In a statement today, the ministry said the enactment restricts any disposal (of Malay reserve land), be they in the form of lease or transfer to non-Malays, and that it (the enactment) must be ..





Malaysian fisherman detained in Indonesia returns in time for CNY - 16/02 10:02 pm

SUBANG: This year's Chinese New Year celebration means a lot to fisherman, Low Siang Huat, 59, because after being detained by Indonesian authorities for the past one year, he was finally released in time for the auspicious day. Low, who was freed by the authorities yesterday said, he was happy and grateful to be back in his homeland and reunited with his family again. The fisherman from Pulau Ketam, Selangor, was detained on Feb 16 last year after he was believed to have encroached into ..





Homeless, unfortunate children enjoy Chinese New Year festivities - 16/02 9:55 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The antics of the colourful lion in the lion-dance mesmerised the residents of the Kuala Lumpur Homeless Transit Centre here today as they were treated to the festivities of the Chinese New Year celebrations. The dance was part of the 'JOM CNY' event organised by a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Institut Onn Ja'afar (IOJ) with the cooperation of Pelaburan Mara Berhad and several other NGOs. Besides the residents of the centre, the event also included 250 people comprising ..





Indian community must have 'nambike' in BN leadership: PM Najib - 16/02 7:27 pm

LANGKAWI: The Indian community must have "nambike" (confidence/faith) in Barisan Nasional (BN) as the only party capable of ruling the country, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said. He said the community, who had never been marginalised by the government, should have confidence in BN's capability based on the concept of "naalai namathey, naalum namathey", which means "tomorrow is ours, the future is ours". "The choice is yours. I don't have to elaborate because the people in ..





Three drug pushers held in Kota Tinggi - 16/02 7:18 pm

KOTA TINGGI: The police have detained three suspected drug pushers at a drug den in an oil palm plantation at Felda Aping Barat here yesterday. District police chief Supt Ahsmon Bajah said the men aged between 22 and 40 were picked up at 2.40am during an operation dubbed 'Ops Tapis' by the Narcotics Investigation Division of the district police headquarters and the Kota Tinggi National Drug-Agency (AADK). "The drugs seized at the tent they used to sell and take drugs comprised one transparent ..





Malaysian fisherman detained in Indonesia to return home today - 16/02 7:13 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: It will be a joyful and meaningful Chinese New Year reunion for Malaysian fisherman, Low Siang Huat, who has been detained in Indonesia since Feb 16 last year, as he is scheduled to return home to his family today. Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar in a statement today said the release of Low, 59, from Pulau Ketam, from the Tanjung Pinang Prison yesterday, was agreed upon by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and ..





Malaysia looks to tap India's expertise in automotive sector - 16/02 7:10 pm

IPOH: After teaming up with China to keep the country's automotive industry on a strong footing, Malaysia is now looking to tap India's expertise, said Second International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan. "This is the latest venture, as for now Proton is on the right track and now we have to go further. "We are looking at India's largest multinational automotive manufacturer Tata Group which acquired English premier car manufacturer Jaguar and Landrover. "The purchase of ..





First special direct charter flight to Sandakan brings 160 tourists from .. - 16/02 7:07 pm

SANDAKAN: A total of 160 tourists from Taiwan became the first group of passengers arriving in Sandakan Airport on a special direct charter flight from the country today. It was an initiative of tour agency, Taikar Sdn Bhd, with cooperation from its Taiwanese counterpart, Sunrise Express Travel Service Co. Ltd, using Malindo Air flight. The arrival of the tourists at 10.50am was given a grand welcome in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. Also present were Sabah Tourism Board ..





Mah heartened by support against EU palm oil ban - 16/02 6:49 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has received support from leading European Union (EU) countries over its stand in opposing any discriminatory measures against palm oil. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said this was conveyed to him during his just-concluded trip to Europe where he led a Malaysian delegation for the Malaysia-EU Palm Oil Consultation. A European Parliament resolution on Jan 17 called for the phasing out of palm oil from the EU biofuel programme by ..





Malaysian engineer Richard Lau released on bail: Anifah - 16/02 6:34 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian civil engineer, Richard Lau Yi Lok, who was detained at Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Central Prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was released on bail yesterday at 4.30pm local time (8.30pm Malaysian time). Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Lau would remain in the UAE for his court hearing until his case was over. "Malaysian Consulate General officers in Dubai were in RAK to assist in Richard Lau's release. "The Malaysian government appreciates the close ..





Dead infant had bruises all over her body - 16/02 6:24 pm

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The post-mortem results of a one-and-a-half-month old baby girl revealed that the child had bruises and scratch marks all over her body, including wounds on her private parts. Central Seberang Prai district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Hamid said the victim who is alleged to have been abused, had bite marks on her hands, and a fractured left thigh and ribs. He said the victim also had internal injuries, bleeding near to her skull and a swelling in her brain. Nik Ros Azhan ..





Give chance to MCA to serve: Mohamad Hasan - 16/02 6:21 pm

SEREMBAN: The Chinese community in Negri Sembilan has been asked to give a chance to MCA to serve and represent them by giving their mandate to the party's candidates in the 14th general election (GE14). Mentri Besar and Negri Sembilan Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said he was confident that the Negri Sembilan MCA under the leadership of Datuk Seri Lim Chin Fui was capable of meeting the aspirations and demands of the Chinese community. "In Negri Sembilan, we have a ..





Three men drown in Sungai Sendat waterfalls - 16/02 5:14 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Three men were found drowned in the Sungai Sendat waterfalls area in Ulu Yam, Kuala Kubu Baru near here this afternoon. Kuala Kubu Baru Fire and Rescue Department Chief Kamil Hamadan said in a statement today all the victims were found at 12.50pm and confirmed dead by the Kuala Kubu Baru Hospital staff. The fire department received an emergency call at about noon on the incident involving the victims who were in their 20s, he said. Bernama





Three men drown in Sungai Sendat waterfalls - 16/02 5:14 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The joy of two siblings and their five friends who spent the Chinese New Year holidays picnicking at the Sungai Sendat waterfalls in Ulu Yam, Kuala Kubu Baru today, ended in tragedy when both of them, along with another friend, drowned. Kuala Kubu Baru Fire and Rescue Station Chief Kamil Hamadan said the victims were B. Nagulan, 20, his brother B. Peacaiswaran, 25, from Alor Star, Kedah, and G. Ganesan, 23, from Port Klang, Selangor. He said two of the victims slipped into the ..





Allegations about Chinese investment aimed at instigating people - 16/02 5:04 pm

KOTA BARU: Allegations made by the opposition parties that China's investments in Malaysia will have a negative impact on the country are merely aimed at stoking the people's anger at the government, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. Mustapa said even though these investments are often viewed negatively, the opposition know that they are important to their own states. "We know leaders like (Datuk Seri Mohamed) Azmin Ali (Selangor Mentri Besar) and Lim ..





Only one percent of Malaysians believe in false news - 16/02 4:58 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Only one percent of Malaysians believe in "false news" that is spread through social media. Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong (pix) added that such news would potentially scare away foreign investors. "News like the EPF is not stable and the spread of issues touching on the sensitivities of the different races and religion also jeopardises the unity of the people in Malaysia. "Although research shows that most Malaysians do not believe ..





Terengganu to apply for Unesco recognition for Chinese cultural heritage - 16/02 4:02 pm

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu state government will submit an application to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) for recognition of the unique culture and heritage of the Chinese community in the state, especially in Kampung Cina. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman said the Chinese community in Terengganu was not big, with only 28,300 people but they were amazing and different from the Chinese in other states. "The Chinese in Terengganu ..





Top level of Kota Marudu market destroyed in fire - 16/02 3:36 pm

KOTA MARUDU: The top level of the Kota Marudu market where textiles were sold was destroyed in a fire early this morning. Kota Marudu Fire Station Chief Rony Sikawan said an emergency call came through at 3.07am and a team of fire-fighters arrived at the scene which was about 300 metres away, about two minutes later. "Twelve fire-fighters including the operations head and two volunteers put out the fire, preventing it from spreading to the lower floors of the building," he said in a statement ..





Najib attends Gerakan CNY open house - 16/02 2:42 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor attended the Chinese New Year open house organised by the party Gerakan at Bangunan PGRM, Cheras here today. Najib and Rosmah were greeted on arrival by the Gerakan top leadership lineup led by its president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong to the accompaniment of a lion dance performance. The prime minister and wife later mingled with the visitors present comprising almost 4,000 members of the various ..





Tens of thousands throng Setia Spice Arena for Penang CNY open house - 16/02 1:38 pm

GEORGE TOWN: Tens of thousands of well-wishers thronged the Setia Spice Arena to attend Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's Chinese New Year open house celebration. Guests including politicians and state leaders turned up at the event to usher in the Year of the Dog. The open house held from 10am until 12pm was also attended by Penang Governor Tun Dr Abdul Rahman Abbas and his wife Toh Puan Majmoor Shariff. Abdul Rahman and Majmoor who arrived at 10.30am, were greeted by Lim and the state leadership, ..



Couple remanded following death of infant - 16/02 12:34 am

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A couple have been remanded for seven days beginning today until Feb 22 to facilitate investigations into the death of their 46-day-old baby girl. Both the husband and wife aged 22, arrived at the court compound in handcuffs today morning. Court registrar Nor Hapipah Abdullah granted the remand order against both the suspects to facilitate investigations under the Child Act 2001. Central Seberang Prai district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Hamid said based on their urine ..





Najib on GE14 date - 16/02 12:21 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has asked Malaysians when do they want the general election to be. "When? When do you want it?" Najib said when asked by the media on the election date. Speculation has been rife that Parliament would be dissolved after the Chinese New Year. According to a letter by Dewan Rakyat secretary Roosme Hamzah, the next Parliament sitting is scheduled to start on March 5. Earlier this month Najib hinted that the 14th general election would be ..





Najib says CNY grander this year, as economy strengthens - 16/02 10:49 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abd Razak hopes that the Lunar New Year will usher in good luck for the government. "Let us pray that this Lunar New Year will bring in some luck for the government this year," he told the media at Wisma MCA here. Najib who graced the Chinese New Year festivities at MCA's open house said that this year Malaysians were able to enjoy more prosperity as the Malaysian economy strengthens. "I see this year's celebration is more festive as the public is ..



Bank robber shot dead upon leaving bank - 16/02 9:13 am

JOHOR BAHRU: A male foreigner, believed to be a member of the 'Samun Keluar Bank' case, was shot dead by police at Jalan Dato Onn Utama, Bandar Dato Onn, near here, last night. Johor Deputy Police Chief, Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said in the incident at 10.50pm, a police team from the Bukit Aman Special Task Force On Organised Crime (STAFOC) and the Serious Crime Unit (D9) of the Johor Contingent Police Headquarters had been trailing a suspicious looking vehicle. "Upon reaching Bandar Dato ..




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