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Alert on strong winds and rough seas - 18/06 9:09 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (Met Malaysia) today issued an alert on strong Southwesterly winds of 40kph-50kph with waves up to 3.5m over the waters of Perlis, Kedah and Penang until Tuesday (June 19). Met Malaysia in a statement issued here today said the strong winds and rough seas were dangerous to small crafts, recreational sea activities and water sports. The department also issued a second category warning for shipping activities due to the strong Southwesterly ..

Woman slashes young son to death - 18/06 9:00 am

KUANTAN: The police have arrested a woman for murder after she allegedly slashed the neck of her young son with a knife in what is believed to be a state of hallucination, at the Jengka Felda scheme in Maran near here yesterday. The 31-year-old woman had allegedly cut the throat of the boy, aged one year and seven months, the youngest of three her children, in the bedroom of their house at 8.40pm, Pahang CID chief ACP Othman Nayan said here today. "Her husband rushed their badly injured son to ..

We are one with the nation, says Catholic church - 18/06 12:00 am

PUTRAJAYA: The Catholic church's contribution to Tabung Harapan should be seen as a gesture that the community is one with the nation in times of need. Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur Julian Leow said the contribution is an important initiative by the Catholic church to pay a portion of the country's debts of RM1 trillion. "We are all Malaysians and we are part of the nation. So we felt that the church can also play its part and support the country when in need," he told theSun when attending the ..

We are one with the nation, says Cathodic church - 18/06 12:00 am

PUTRAJAYA: The Catholic church's contribution to Tabung Harapan should be seen as a gesture that the community is one with the nation in times of need. Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur Julian Leow said the contribution is an important initiative by the Catholic church to pay a portion of the country's debts of RM1 trillion. "We are all Malaysians and we are part of the nation. So we felt that the church can also play its part and support the country when in need," he told theSun when attending the ..

Unsettled dismissal cases to go directly to Industrial Court - 18/06 12:00 am

PETALING JAYA: All unsettled dismissal cases will proceed to the Industrial Court directly and will not need the Human Resources Minister's referral. Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said this will be one of the amendments that are being drafted in the Industrial Relations Act 1967 (IRA). "The amendments involve Section 20 of the IRA," he told theSun. "The Industrial Relations Department (IRD) looks at the reconciliation of the worker and employer and if the matter is unsettled, it would ..

Political will needed to weed out corruption in police force: Ex-IGP - 17/06 11:59 pm

PETALING JAYA: A total reform in the police force to weed out corruption and black sheep will succeed only if there is political will. Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan who lauded any effort for the reform of the police force said civil servants merely adhere to policies drafted by law makers and will fail in fighting graft if they were not backed by the government. "If there is no political will, you cannot fight corruption. It will not work if a civil servant is fighting ..

Wan Azizah thanks Permatang Pauh residents for ceaseless support - 17/06 11:48 pm

PERMATANG PAUH: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today thanked residents in Permatang Pauh for their ceaseless support for PKR. She said Permatang Pauh created history in the country by being the starting point for the formation of a fresh new government. "Having left Permatang Pauh a long time ago, I am simply overwhelmed by the ceaseless support given by residents here. "Now that a new government is in place, the time has come for the country to redeem itself in the ..

Freak wind causes havoc in SK Pekan Telipid - 17/06 11:44 pm

BELURAN: The roof of two buildings at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Telupid housing eight classrooms were blown away by sudden strong winds this evening. In the incident at about 3.30pm, the freak wind blew away several pieces of zinc roof sheets from a teachers' quarters and the school administration block. The windshield of a car in the garage of a school employee also shattered after it was being crushed by collapsing roof of the shed. SK Pekan Telupid co-curricular senior assistant Wiwean Sangau ..

Ministry optimistic of exporting fresh Musang King to China next year - 17/06 10:38 pm

BANGKOK: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is expected to receive the approval for fresh whole fruit "Musang King" durian export to China next year. Ministry deputy secretary-general Datuk Mohd Salehhuddin Hassan said negotiations with the Chinese government on Musang King export to the country was positive. "Negotiations with the Chinese government proceeded positively. We have met their enquiries in terms of fruit safety and security. We hope to obtain approval next year but it ..

Najib and wife in Langkawi for holiday - 17/06 9:33 pm

ALOR STAR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived in Langkawi last night for a holiday with their family in the island resort. It was learnt Najib and his wife came with 13 members of the family for a three-day holiday there. Langkawi Umno division head Datuk Ir Nawawi Ahmad when contacted by Bernama this evening said the visit of the former prime minister was only for holiday and they arrived at Langkawi International Airport at about ..

Mindef to further empower welfare of armed forces personnel, retirees - 17/06 9:16 pm

PASIR MAS: The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) is determined to empower the welfare of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) personnel and retirees to enable them obtain more benefits in line with the effort to restore the economy by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government now. Its Minister, Mohamad Sabu said the matter was his priority after being appointed to take on the responsibility as a member of the cabinet in the federal government led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "Based on my ..

Halt usage of letters of support, says Bersatu Youth chief - 17/06 9:00 pm

MUAR: The Bersatu Youth wing wants the culture of "recommendation letters" halted. The move was to stop the abuse of power among politicians and civil servants, said its chairman, Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman. (It is believed this is a common practice among some politicians to write such letters for individuals seeking government approval to start a project or secure deal) Syed Saddiq said civil servants should be courageous and refrain from accepting such letters or lend their support on matters ..

Upko left BN in response to people's desire for change: Madius - 17/06 8:18 pm

TUARAN: United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) said it left Barisan Nasional (BN) to set up a new Sabah state government with Warisan and Pakatan Harapan (PH), in response to the people's desire for change. Its acting president Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said the number of votes in Sabah at the 14th General Election (GE14) showed Warisan and PH having the advantage. "For the State seats, Warisan and PH won 57% of the popular vote while for Parliamentary seats, Warisan ..

Kedah govt open to criticism for good of all: Mukhriz - 17/06 7:44 pm

ALOR STAR: For the good of all parties, the Kedah Government is willing to accept any criticism or reprimand from the people if there is an error in the administration of the state's Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said the state government hoped the people would continue to give their support and endorsement to his leadership to ensure all government policies could be implemented as best as possible. "The people's support is very important ..

Education ministry buys diesel to resolve urgency in Sarawak schools - 17/06 7:41 pm

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Education will purchase diesel as an interim measure to resolve the urgency in Sarawak schools that are depending on generators for electricity. Minister of Education, Dr Maszlee Malik said the Finance Ministry had considered the urgency and agreed to provide the funds, which would be channelled directly to the state Education Department. "I will make sure that the relevant schools get the diesel before the students return after the holidays," he said in a statement ..

Domain owners upset over .my glitch - 17/06 6:56 pm

PETALING JAYA: Owners of ".my" domains have expressed dissatisfaction with Mynic Bhd over the technical glitch that caused many Malaysian websites to be inaccessible. It was not a small outage affecting a small number of domains as all the 340,638 .my domains under Mynic's care and control were affected, Lowyat.NET said today. Eight Mynic-controlled Top-Level Domains (TLDs) ending with .my suffix stopped resolving across the internet from around 4.30pm on Friday, it said. "While this was not ..

Cops arrive in 4 minutes to arrest robbers - 17/06 6:48 pm

SHAH ALAM: Police arrested two men within four minutes of getting a tip-off about a house break-in in Section 24 here when the occupants who were away for the Aidilfitri holidays had just returned home. Shah Alam district police chief ACP Baharudin Mat Taib said police were alerted about a house break-in incident on Saturday at about 9.15pm. "Our district control centre were alerted about the incident. The complainant had informed us that someone had broken into his house and someone left his ..

Seven in contest for Umnos top post - 17/06 6:41 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time in Umno history, seven candidates have filed nominations to contest the presidents post, making it the most heated party polls. Three other candidates have filed nominations for the deputy presidents position while nine candidates are going for the three vice-presidents posts. However, in announcing the nominations, Umno executive secretary Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusof declined to reveal the names of the candidates. All names of qualified candidates will ..

Khairy contesting Umno top post to give members a choice in direction - 17/06 6:31 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Outgoing Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin says he is contesting for the party's top post because he wants party members to have choice on where Umno should go. Earlier today, Khairy who confirmed his candidacy for the post of Umno president shared a photograph of his nomination form via Instagram. In a subsequent post on his Facebook page, Khairy said until a few days ago, he was adamant on contesting only the vice-presidency, which he said he withdrew from just hours ago. ..

Cut backs on allocations for state: Terengganu MB - 17/06 6:07 pm

KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government has been forced to cut back on allocations and will focus instead, on PAS state assemblymen, who being in the opposition under the previous government, were not given the necessary funds. Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said that during the 2018 budget presentation in October last year, the Barisan Nasional (BN) government had approved an allocation of RM4 million for each state constituency for the year. However, the allocation had already been ..

Vital to ensure discipline in Sabah state administration: Mohd Shafie - 17/06 6:06 pm

KOTA KINABALU: To ensure existing regulations are observed, discipline should be the order of the day in the Sabah state administration, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. He said this was because the state was led by a new government and changes were imperative to ensure such regulations were observed, especially by opposition state assemblymen. "It is important for us to ensure that there is discipline in the state administration ... whatever they (the opposition assemblymen) ..

No single party should dominate state seats: PRS president - 17/06 5:55 pm

KUCHING: The formation of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) brings no different from Barisan Nasional (BN) if the coalition is being dominated by a single party, said Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing. With the 12th State Election due in 2021 in mind, he said GPS was still in its incubator stage and there were still a lot of improvements that needed to be done. "There should be no one party dominance, there should not be more than half of the state legislative ..

Umno's affairs of no concern to me: Muhyiddin - 17/06 5:29 pm

MUAR: Pakatan Harapan deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has put his era with Umno behind and regards the party's current affairs as of no concern to him. "Actually, I don't care about Umno. I don't want to hear about them anymore. Sorry, I am not concerned as to who is contesting what. "That's his right," he said when asked to comment on Gua Musang member of parliament Tengku Razaleigh Tengku Hamzah's decision to join the race for the Umno presidency in the party polls on June 30. The ..

World Cup bookies hire college students and professionals as agents - 17/06 4:16 pm

PETALING JAYA: Bookies out to make a killing from the on-going World Cup matches have switched to hiring college students and young professionals as agents as these people are more efficient in dealing with punters. A student acting as agent for an illegal bookmaking syndicate told Oriental Daily News in a report published today that he expects to pocket RM5,000-RM6,000 from the month-long football tournament RM3,000 basic pay plus RM2,000-RM3,000 in incentives. According to the report, ..

No data breach recorded during Saturdays technical glitch: Mynic - 17/06 4:13 pm

PETALING JAYA: Domain Name System (DNS) handler Mynic Berhad assures everyone that no incident of customers' data breach was recorded during Saturday's technical glitch event that caused many Malaysian websites with the .my domain name to be inaccessible. In a statement issued on Saturday, Mynic said that they had their technical team acted on the incident the moment they received a report of .my domain services intermittent outages late Friday night. "The team are working together with ..

Khairy confirms going for top Umno post - 17/06 3:27 pm

PETALING JAYA: Outgoing Umno youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has confirmed that he will run for the president post at the upcoming party elections despite his earlier indication that he will only run only for the vice-president post. The confirmation was made by Khairy through his Instragram account, khairykj, where he had posted a photo of his nomination paper there. The Rembau MP is slated to be up against four other individuals mainly Gua Musang MP and Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, ..

Glass-bottom bridge at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi in the pipeline - 17/06 2:57 pm

LANGKAWI: Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, one of the tourist attractions in this resort island developed by Taman Buaya Langkawi Sdn Bhd, plans to build a glass-bottom bridge set to be the first and the longest of such kind in the country next year. Proposed to be about 300m long spanning a large pond filled with gigantic crocodiles at the park in Jalan Datai here, the bridge would add thrills and excitement for visitors, said Taman Buaya Langkawi general manager Adam Fuaad. "We're looking at ..

Suspect held after CCTV clip of armed robbery goes viral - 17/06 2:04 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained a man at a low-cost apartment in Taman Wahyu here over a robbery that was captured on closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera. The whole robbery was captured on CCTV and the clip has since been uploaded onto the Facebook account titled Koleksi Video Viral, drawing over 3,800 shares at press time. The video and screen-grab of the incident showed three men robbing a security guard at his post near Kepong Baru secondary school along Jalan Kepong Baru here on ..

Proton vendors must produce parts for electric & green cars - 17/06 11:57 am

KUALA LUMPUR: As Proton vendors upgrade to 4S centres, they must focus on new technologies and manufacturing parts for electric and green cars, prominent economist Dr Yeah Kim Leng said today. This will be in line with Proton's foreign strategic partner, Geely's quest to position itself to be the number one electric car manufacturer in China. "If they (Geely) are able to transfer some of the technology, it would augur well for Malaysia more so if they make Malaysia the production hub to ..

M'sian dies in Hatyai hotel plunge - 16/06 6:04 pm

HATYAI: A Malaysian man slipped and plunged to his death early today from the eighth floor of a hotel in Hatyai town near the Thailand-Malaysia border. Kong Soon Keong, 29, from Kuala Lumpur died on the spot in the incident about 9am (local time). He sustained head and body injuries. The body was sent to a nearby hospital. Hatyai Investigation Branch chief, Kol Warodom Kongsuwannakhiri said the body clad in just an underwear was found at the second-floor premises located near the hotel ..

Pakistani dies in KTM accident - 16/06 5:06 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: A Pakistani was found dead with both legs severed after he was believed to have been run over by a Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) commuter train at KM1, Jalan Sentul here today. Sentul District Police chief ACP R Munusamy said police received information about the victim aged 36, from members of the public around 9.30am. "The victim's body was found with both his legs severed at a bush after he was believed to have been hurled out of the track when a commuter train hit him," he told ..

Penang Umno nominates two names for party supreme council - 16/06 4:20 pm

KEPALA BATAS: Penang Umno will nominate two names to contest for posts in the supreme council at the party elections on June 30. Kepala Batas Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said he will defend the post while the other candidate is new face Bagan Umno division chief Datuk Shaikh Hussein Mydin. "We (Penang Umno) will offer two young candidates, under aged 50, for the supreme council posts," he said when met at the Aidilfitri Open House in Wisma Umno here today. He ..

Kepong MP wants clarification on land sale to Umno linked company - 16/06 4:20 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Kepong Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng has urged Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa to clarify a land deal in Taman Wahyu here, which was sold below market value to an Umno-linked company. Speaking to reporters at the Jinjang Flood Retention Pond here today, Lim said the 35.2ha land was sold to Maqamad Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Sun & Son Sdn Bhd) at RM68 per square feet (sq ft) on Nov 20, 2015, when the market value then was at least RM250 sq ft. "We ..

Patriot calls for probe into 'Ramadan Bazaar scandal' - 16/06 3:32 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Patriots Association (Patriot) today called for an investigation "with full vigour of the law" against the so-called Ramadan Bazaar scandal. "A scandal is still a scandal, however, trivial, and must be investigated with full vigour of the law," said Patriot president Brig Gen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji. He said in a statement that action must be taken against any guilty party and only then would Pakatan Harapan (PH) continue to enjoy the full confidence and ..

Gerakan will continue to serve the people - 16/06 2:49 pm

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Gerakan will continue to serve the people despite being dealt a major blow in the 14th general election (GE14), said its vice-chairman Oh Tong Keong. He told theSun, that despite not winning any seats in GE14, the party would not backtrack on its commitment to serving the people. Oh said Penang which was formerly the party's strong base during the tenure of former Chief Minister Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu and Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon will continue to be the pulse of the party. He ..

No need for snap polls in Kedah - 16/06 2:49 pm

ALOR STAR: Both PAS and Barisan Nasional (BN) may not fare well in Kedah in the event of a snap state election, said state DAP chairman Tan Kok Yew. He said that the voters here have seen in a short time, the new constructive politics taking place, but most importantly; the people-centric policies such as zero - rating the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Tan said when the costs of living is made bearable, the people are bound to be appreciative. Malaysians do not place too high of an expectation ..

Tengku Razaleigh to contest Umno presidency - 16/06 2:49 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah will take on acting Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the party's top post in polls to be held on June 30. The Gua Musang Umno division chief confirmed his intention to contest at a press conference at his residence in Jalan Langgak Golf here. Another contender for the post is Rahmat Azim Abdul Aziz, who is a businessman and blogger. Tengku Razaleigh who is also Gua Musang MP said he made the decision after much deliberation on Umno's current ..

Traffic movement slow at some places on North-South Expressway at noon - 16/06 1:12 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic movement was reportedly slow at several stretches of the North-South Expressway as at noon today, the second day of Aidilfitri. A spokesman of PLUS Malaysia Berhad said traffic flowed slowly from Sungai Buloh to Rawang up to Sungai Buaya; from Bukit Tagar to Lembah Beringin up to Tanjung Malim; from Slim River to Sungkai; from Tapah to Gopeng; from Ipoh to the Menora Tunnel and from Kuala Kangsar to Changkat Jering. Traffic movement was slow from Bangi to Putra Mahkota up ..

No more birds's nests living quarters for poor: Zuraida - 16/06 11:37 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Community Policy that the Housing and Local Government Ministry is to launch in August may propose bigger living quarters for the poor, said Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said it may be proposed that the living quarters at the People's Housing Project (PPR) flats be at least 900 sq ft in size instead of the current 600 sq ft. "I do not want the PPR living quarters and those for the B40 group to be small like birds' nests," she said in an interview with Bernama. ..

Websites with '.my' hit by technical glitch - 16/06 11:28 am

PETALING JAYA: Local websites whose addresses end with .my are likely to be inaccessible due to a technical glitch experienced by its Domain Name System (DNS) handler Mynic Berhad. Mynic made an announcement on Twitter that it was facing problems linked to its DNS Security Extensions and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) during the early hours of Saturday morning. The announcement was also posted on their website and Facebook page. We are currently experiencing some ..

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