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26/09 12:18 am
Terendak MRSM students create monkey-proof trash bin

KUANTAN: Disturbances by monkeys, especially at the garbage bin area which marred the environment at the Mara Science Junior College (MRSM) in Terendak, Malacca prompted its students to create the Anti-Monkey Trash Bin. Team head Amirul Isyraf Mohd Ikhram, 16, said the invention was made entirely out of metal. "Our school, which is located on a forest fringe was often disturbed by marauding wild monkeys which ransacked garbage bins, thus causing a mess. "It triggered an idea for a monkey-proof ..

Five to six 'sick' hospitals nationwide: Subramaniam - 25/09 11:12 pm

CYBERJAYA: There are five to six 'sick' hospitals that fail to be completed on schedule due to certain factors, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. "Some of the hospitals are 'a little sick', some are 'very sick' and some in the process of 'treatment'," he said in his speech at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Cyberjaya Hospital project, here, today. The minister said, learning lessons from the delay in the construction of Shah Alam Hospital, he wanted the construction of the ..

Sarawak can scrutinise deepsea fishing licence applications - 25/09 10:20 pm

SIBU: The federal government has given Sarawak the power to scrutinise applications for deep sea fishing licences before it is submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry for approval. Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this was the result of continuous discussion on the devolution of power between the federal government and the state government. Prior to this, he said, all applications were sent directly to the federal ministry for approval. ..

Actor Sharnaaz Ahmad fined RM1,200 for punching Bangladeshi - 25/09 10:20 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The Magistrate's Court today fined actor Sharnaaz Ahmad RM1,200 in default two months' jail for punching a Bangladeshi man, who is an employee of a golf club. Magistrate Mahyudin Mohmad Som passed the sentence on Sharnaaz Ahmad, whose full name is Sharnaaz Ahmad Bazir Ahmad, after he pleaded guilty to punching Gous Ali at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC), Taman Tun Dr Ismail, at 5.30pm on July 22. Sharnaaz Ahmad, 32, paid the fine. The charge under Section 323 of the ..

EPF enjoys higher returns from US investments: Najib - 25/09 9:00 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund's (EPF) investment in the United States is part of its global investment strategies to enable contributors to enjoy higher dividends, said Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. The Prime Minister said the US investments has brought higher returns of 11.1% to the EPF compared with about 7% when investing in the local market. "Those who benefit (from the US investments) are employees, EPF contributors (from) your dividends. So, we must have a global strategy to ..

Judiciary makes history, four women judges elevated to appellate courts - 25/09 8:56 pm

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian judiciary today created history with the simultaneous elevation of four women judges to the country's appellate courts. Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif said the elevation of Court of Appeal judge Datuk Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin as Federal Court judge and High Court judges Datuk Suraya Othman, Datuk Yeoh Wee Siam and Datuk Rhodzariah Bujang as Court of Appeal judges was based on their performance and work culture. "Certainly this ceremony today is another ..

8,000 farmers outside Mada seek seed subsidy - 25/09 8:45 pm

KANGAR: About 8,000 farmers working on 12,033ha of paddy fields outside the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (Mada) area in Perlis claim they are burdened with having to buy legitimate paddy seeds without subsidy at almost double the price. Perlis Farmers' Organisation Authority (PPN) chairman, Tengku Datuk Aziz Jaafar said suppliers sold the seeds to the 7,982 farmers at RM52 for a 20kg packet as compared to the subsidised price of only RM28. "They (suppliers) claim they did not receive ..

Bangladeshi allegedly kills fellow countryman over business feud - 25/09 6:53 pm

SHAH ALAM: Envious of his friend's lucrative cake business, a Bangladeshi allegedly killed his fellow countryman and dumped his body at a drain near Persiaran Kuala Langat, Seksyen 27 here. The victim, who is also a cake seller, suffered head injuries after investigations revealed that he was hit with a hammer and later chopped at a rented apartment unit here before being dumped in a drain. Shah Alam district police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said the police were alerted after a local and his two ..

Jawi summons Turkish scholar Mustafa Akyol - 25/09 6:51 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) has summoned US-based Turkish scholar Mustafa Akyol for speaking without valid credentials on Monday. Jawi also summoned the organiser, Islamic Renaissance Front's (IRF) director Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa. Ahmad Farouk confirmed with theSun that Akyol was on a lecture tour in Malaysia when he was summoned by Jawi hours before his talk entitled "The Islamic Jesus: The Commonalities Between Judaism, Christians and Islam" at ..

Sibu to be tough with irresponsible dog owners - 25/09 4:04 pm

SIBU: The Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) is considering heavier penalties for dog owners who allow their pets to roam freely unleashed and cause a nuisance to the public. Its chairman, Datuk Tiong Thai King, said today the current fines imposed on dog owners to claim their impounded dogs were too small. Impounded dogs are released upon payment of an RM25 fine for the first time and RM50 for the second time. An additional RM5 is incurred if the dog is unlicensed. "The council is now looking into ..

Police report on school fire sent to AG's chambers - 25/09 3:41 pm

KUALA TERENGGANU: The police have sent to the Attorney-General's Chambers a report on their investigation into the fire that claimed 23 lives at a religious residential school in Kuala Lumpur. Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the report on the fire at the Darul Quran Irrifaqiyah school in Jalan Keramat Ujung, Kampung Dato Keramat, was handed over this morning. The police probe was conducted under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder and Section 435 for ..

Seven lorries, two trailers destroyed in factory fire - 25/09 3:31 pm

SHAH ALAM: Seven 10-tonne lorries and two trailers were destroyed in a fire that razed a factory at Seksyen 32, Bukit Kemuning here today morning. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department operations management officer Alimaddia Bukri said that no casualties were reported in the incident which reportedly occurred at 12.50am. He said three fire and rescue engines were dispatched to the scene and the first fire engine arrived at the scene at 1.07am and found that several lorries had caught fire outside ..

Armed robbers escape with 10kg of gold - 25/09 3:22 pm

BUTTERWORTH: Two armed robbers escaped with around 10kg of gold estimated at RM2 million after robbing a delivery truck in front of goldsmith premises in Jalan Siram here today. It is learnt the duo armed with knives robbed the truck and fled with the gold, which was in two bags, at about 9.30am. It is understood another man was seen waiting inside a car parked beside the truck vehicle before driving off with the jewellery. Search operations have since been launched to locate suspects involved ..

Armed robbers escape with RM2m worth of gold - 25/09 3:22 pm

BUTTERWORTH: Three men staged a daring heist today after robbing and escaping with 10kg gold estimated about RM2 million in Jalan Siram here. In the 9.30am incident, two robbers armed with knives snatched away bags containing gold being carried by two workers of a gold processing factory. Another suspect was in a getaway car parked beside a delivery truck. A security personnel who witnessed the incident fired several times at the vehicle as the trio fled the scene. However, none of the shots ..

Oct 13 hearing for Zunar's case against immigration - 25/09 3:11 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today set Oct 13 for hearing of cartoonist Zunar's judicial review application to challenge the Malaysian Immigration Department's travel ban on him since October last year. Counsel Latheefa Koya, who represented Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee SM Anwarul Haque, told reporters this when met after today's proceeding held in chambers before justice Datin Azizah Nawawi. On April 14, the court granted Zuhar's application for leave for judicial review case to ..

Floods: Number of evacuees in Kedah drops to 2,746 at noon - 25/09 2:46 pm

ALOR STAR: The number of flood evacuees in Kedah dropped to 2,746 at noon today from 3,621 in the morning. A total of 875 evacuees were allowed to return to their homes after the floodwaters receded in their villages, said a statement from the Kedah Disaster Management Department Secretariat. The remaining evacuees, from 759 families, were being housed at 21 relief centres, 12 of them in the Kota Setar district, it added. The centres in the Kota Setar district were Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Titi ..

Over RM1m for JKM in facing floods in Kelantan - 25/09 2:27 pm

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan Social Welfare Department (JKM) has been allocated over RM1 million in facing possible floods in this East Coast state at the year-end or early next year. Its director, Said Sidup said the amount comprised RM740,000 from the federal government and RM300,000 from the state government. "JKM has listed 699 relief centres including 14 big-capacity ones which can accommodate 213,180 flood evacuees, he told Bernama when contacted, here, today. Said said the department had ..

Police bust drug lab, seize more than RM700,000 worth of drugs - 25/09 12:25 am

GEORGE TOWN: Police in Penang have nabbed two siblings and busted an artificial medicine and ecstasy pills laboratory in an anti-narcotics operation last Thursday. State deputy police chief Datuk Roslee Chik said a 44-year-old woman was detained when investigators stormed into a house in Taman Seri Rambai, Bukit Mertajam, at 5.30pm. He said the woman subsequently led police to another house located 500m away in the same neighbourhood, where police discovered the drug processing laboratory. ..

Jalan Bukit Kemuning fire destroys lorries, trailers - 25/09 11:28 am

SHAH ALAM: Seven 10-tonne lorries and two trailers owned by a box manufacturer which were parked in front of a factory in Jalan Bukit Kemuning here were destroyed in a fire early today. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department, station and operation management branch chief Alimaddia Bukri said the blaze was already raging when firefighters arrived at the scene about 10 minutes after an emergency call at 12.54am. "Initial information found that the compartments of the lorries and trailers framed with ..

BBC crew member nearly dies after spider bite in Malaysian jungle - 25/09 10:56 am

PETALING JAYA: A BBC crew member was 15 minutes from death after she was bitten by a spider while filming a drama in a Malaysian jungle. The Daily Mail of England reported over the weekend that script expert Andrea Bamford nearly succumbed to the deadly bite in an undisclosed location in Malaysia. The BBC was filming an army drama entitled Our Girl. The cast were said to be filming in an area with no mobile phone coverage for two weeks. The report didnt state the day of the near-fatal deadly ..

Disabled teen drowns after slipping into lake - 25/09 12:41 am

SUNGAI PETANI: A disabled teenager drowned when he fell into a lake off Jalan Sri Putri, in front of the Bandar Puteri Jaya Prima housing area here this evening. He was identified as Mohammad Nor Faizal Osman, 19. Kuala Muda police deputy chief Supt Saifi Abdul Hamid said the victim and his five friends were visiting the vicinity of the lake when he slipped and fell into the lake about 4.30pm. In a statement, he said firemen retrieved the body from the lake about 5.50pm. Saifi said the body was ..

Kampung Chuweh baru lights up, thanks to MBAM - 25/09 12:27 am

GERIK: Life has brightened up for Orang Asli residents of Kampung Chuweh Baru when 20 homes of the 27 Orang Asli families are supplied with electricity thanks to the Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) via its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme last week. "At night, we used to just sit at home, not being able to do anything because the entire village would be in darkness, we only lighted candles," said a villager, Abeng Patung. Abeng, 81, was one of 143 Orang Asli residents ..

UK base jumper lands on roof of pedestrian walkway - 25/09 12:09 am

SIBU: Members of the public who flocked to Dataran Bandar Sibu to witness the 2017 Sibu Base Jump show were shocked when a diver missed the landing spot during the performance at noon today. Ben Gingold, 25, of United Kingdom landed on the roof of a pedestrian walkway near Wisma Sanyan from a platform at a height of 126m. The victim who sustained cuts on the right hand was brought down by firemen and the Civil Defence Force as well as other divers. He was brought to a special treatment room ..

MySeafood exhibition to showcase fishery products - 24/09 10:42 pm

PUTRAJAYA: All sorts of local fishery products will be showcased at the "MySeafood" exhibition which will be held in conjunction with the four-day 2017 National Farmers, Livestock Breeders and Fishermen's Day from Sept 28 until Oct 1 at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS). The exhibition, jointly organised by the Fisheries Development Board Malaysia (LKIM), the Malaysian Fisheries Department and the National Fishermen's Association will introduce the public to unique fisheries ..

Relief centres in Perlis shelter 1,540 flood victims - 24/09 10:25 pm

KANGAR: A total of 1,540 flood victims from 440 families were still housed at 14 relief centres in Perlis as at 3pm today. State Women and Family Development, Welfare and Unity Committee chairman, Rela Ahmad said during the same period, 10 centres were closed in the Padang Besar and Arau parliamentary constituencies. The centres closed in Padang Besar are at Batu Bertangkup, Banggol Sena Mosque, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Datuk Jaafar Hassan, Titi Tinggi Hilir and Mata Ayer Service ..

Counter terrorism, cybercrime among matters to be discussed in Beijing: .. - 24/09 8:28 pm

BEIJING: Kuala Lumpur's move to establish counter-terrorism cooperation with Beijing and the focus on combating cybercrime are among the highlights of Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's three-day working visit to China, beginning Monday. The deputy prime minister is scheduled to attend the 86th General Assembly of Interpol, here, on Tuesday which will be opened by People's Republic of China (PRC) President Xi Jinping. According to a statement made available to Malaysian press, here, Ahmad ..

Kedah flood victims rise to 3,439 - 24/09 8:22 pm

ALOR STAR: As of 5pm, the total number of flood victims in the state increased to 3,439 as compared to 2,873 people this morning. According to a statement from the Kedah Disaster Management Department (JPBN) secretariat, the number of evacuees soared when water from the upstream clashed with huge high tides. All victims from 1,014 families were placed at 22 relief centres compared to 21 centres opened earlier and from the total, eight were opened in Kota Setar and Kubang Pasu each. Among them ..

Indian community asks govt for places in universities - 24/09 8:16 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indian community is appealing to the government to provide more places for Indian students in public universities. Universiti Malaya Indian Studies lecturer Prof M. Rajantheran said the quota system implemented in public universities had hampered the educational advancement of the Indian community. "We would like the government to reconsider and give Indian students some space in the public universities. If there are 100 places available, give the best of our students 10 ..

Unilateral conversions issue: Najib pledges to amend Federal Constitution - 24/09 3:23 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has pledged to amend the Federal Constitution with regards to unilateral conversions, should Barisan Nasional (BN) regain its two-thirds majority in the 14th General Election. Stating that he is against forced conversion, Najib said a two-thirds majority is required by the BN coalition to amend Article 12 of the Constitution on the issue involving children's religion. "I do not support forced conversions as Islam does not approve of it. ..

Malaysia's stand on humanitarian issues should be respected: DPM - 24/09 2:08 pm

PORT DICKSON: Malaysias stand on humanitarian issues at the international level should be respected, said Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. In this regard, he said Malaysians should be thankful for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razaks firmness and concern while being vocal on these issues at the international level. "Datuk Seri Najib while on his working visit to meet with United States President Donald Trump at the White House recently, had given his ..

Woman detained for alleged dumping of newborn - 24/09 11:39 am

JOHOR BARU: The police have detained a teenage woman who allegedly dumped her newborn baby girl at Kampung Parit Lubok Darat in Semerah, Batu Pahat early today. Batu Pahat police chief ACP Abdul Wahib Musa said the arrest of the 19-year-old suspect followed information from an individual who found the baby near his house verandah. He said initial investigations revealed the suspect had given birth about 12.30am after suffering abdominal pains in front of a house before she left the baby there ..

Samy Vellu honoured at MIC AGM after 'Tun' award - 24/09 11:03 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The MIC's traditional event, the Presidential Dinner held at the Putra World Trade Centre here in conjunction with the party's 71st Annual General Meeting (AGM) tonight, saw former party president Tun S. Samy Vellu (pix) being honoured for having been recently conferred the Seri Setia Mahkota (SSM) award which carries the title 'Tun'. Samy Vellu, who led the party from 1981 until 2010 was garlanded with 'bunga malai' by MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, Central Working ..

Flood: More people evacuated in Kedah - 24/09 10:55 am

ALOR STAR: The number of people evacuated due to flash floods in Kedah continues to 2,873 today from 2,280 people last night. A statement issued by the Kedah Disaster Management Department Secretariat attributed the increase in evacuees to flooding, as a result of poor drainage, in the remote areas in the districts of Pokok Sena, Kuala Muda, Kota Star, Kubang Pasu and Pendang. The evacuees were being accommodated at 21 flood relief centres, with 14 of them in the Kota Star and Kubang Pasu. The ..

Weak earthquake detected in Tongod, Sabah - 24/09 10:41 am

KUALA LUMPUR: A weak earthquake was detected at 35km north-east of Tongod, Sabah, at 8.25 am today. The Malaysian Meteorology Department, in a statement today, said the quake, measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale, could probably be felt in areas surrounding Tongod and Beluran, Sabah. The department also said a moderate earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale, was detected in Mindanao, in the Philippines, at 49km south-west of Valencia, in the Philippines, and 752km north-east of ..

Sabah's development requires close cooperation from men, women: Musa Aman - 24/09 10:35 am

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah's development requires close cooperation from both men and women, said Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman (pix). He said it was because of that the state government did not practice favouritism in its appointment of civil servants for important post to ensure smooth implementation of development plans. "I'm not one-sided. I will not hesitate to give important post (in the government) to anyone based on merit. "As such, the state government has no problem to provide ..

M'sia needs more pharmacists to cater to growing population - 23/09 10:08 pm

SHAH ALAM: Malaysia needs more pharmacists to cater to the growing needs of the people, says Health Ministry (Pharmaceutical Services Division) senior director, Dr Salmah Bahri. She said currently, the ratio was one pharmacist per every 1,600 population and the health ministry was targeting to improve the ratio to 1:1,000 or 1:1,200. Dr Salmah said as the population of Malaysia grew, the country needed few more thousands of pharmacists to cater to the needs of primary healthcare. Speaking to ..

Tengku Adnan to chair meeting on social problems - 23/09 9:49 pm

PUTRAJAYA: Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor will chair a special meeting with local authorities under his ministry to discuss social problems involving the younger generation, especially those in Kuala Lumpur. He said the meeting on Monday, would identify the source of the issues and draft a solution to curb the long-standing problem at the soonest possible time. "Based on surveillance by the ministry's Anti-Illegal Activities Unit (BAH), social problems ..

Overwhelming turnout from Orang Asli community for afternoon tea with PM - 23/09 9:47 pm

PEKAN: "I am very happy". That was the initial reaction from Sopia Alias, an Orang Asli woman from the Jakun tribe when she received an invitation to attend afternoon tea with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. Sopia, 30, said she had been counting the days since receiving the invitation earlier this week and was so eager to meet the Prime Minister that she had arrived in town in the morning even though the function was in the afternoon. "I came her by bus with my three ..

Agong presents letters of appointment to Judges in Istana Negara - 23/09 9:42 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today presented the letter of appointment to Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin to extend his service as the Court of Appeal President for a term of another two years. At the ceremony held at the Istana Negara, Sultan Muhammad V also presented the letter of appointment as Federal Court Judge to Datuk Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin. Also presented with letters of appointment were three Court of Appeal Judges, namely Datuk Suraya Othman, Datuk ..

Agriculture Ministry targets contributing five percent to GDP by 2025 - 23/09 9:39 pm

KUALA TERENGGANU: Come 2025, the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is targeting to contribute five per cent to the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) via the agro-food sector. Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the sector's contribution to the GDP stood at 3.3% or RM36 billion last year. "The figure is rather small to me as we are still depending on imports and that we do not produce for exports. "That's why I have talked to farmers and those at the ministry to draft a ..

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