Terengganu floods: More than 7,000 people seeking refuge in relief centres4 January 2017 @ 12:55 AM
TERENGGANU: The flood situation has taken a turn for the worse in six districts in the state, with more than 7,000 flood evacuees recorded as of midnight last night.
The state's flood watch online portal stated that as of 11.45pm tonight, a total of 7,752 people from 2,279 family have been moved to 101 relief centres, compared to 3,128 victims from 862 families at 48 relief centres yesterday evening.
Malaria mayhem: Those returning from Pos Kemar, Gerik urged to see doctors27 November 2016 @ 10:03 AM
KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu health authorities have advised those who have just returned from Pos Kemar in Gerik, Perak, to seek medical attention, following a malaria outbreak there.
State Health Department director Dr Mohammad Omar said seeking medical attention could avoid any untoward incidents.
He said the authorities are concerned as they learnt that some of the local Orang Asli community are visiting their acquaintances in Gerik.
"We want them to come to the nearest clinic for checks," he said.
Terengganu high tide phenomenon: Thousands evacuated23 December 2014 @ 9:21 AM
KUALA TERENGGANU: The high tides in several parts of Terengganu last night has forced more than 11,000 people from 86 families to be evacuated.
As at 7am, 11,489 evacuees have been moved with the bulk of them from Kemaman (5,293) seeking shelter at 33 centres.
This was followed by Kuala Terengganu with 2,732 at eight centres while Dungun opened 19 centres to house 2,205 victims.
Meanwhile, in Hulu Terengganu, 686 victims were at 14 centres while 102 people remained at two centres in Marang districts.
Pensioner loses RM70,000 in savings account8 October 2014 @ 1:55 PM
SETIU: A 58-year-old retired technician was shocked to find that his RM70,000 savings in a bank was gone, after being transfered 69 times by an unidentified person yesterday.
The victim, Johari Che Ismail from Taman Kancil Jaya, here, only realised this when he wanted to withdraw RM500 via the autoteller machine (ATM).
His card was rejected twice in the 1pm incident.
Johari then sought an explanation from a bank officer who told him there were 69 transactions between March and October this year.
After tapir sighting, Wildlife Dept says more signboards needed on LPT2 to warn motorists15 January 2017 @ 6:42 PM
KUALA TERENGGANU: Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) has been urged to set up more signboards along the East Coast Highway 2 (LPT2) to alert motorists about the presence of the protected animals on the highway.
State Wildlife and National Parks Department director Mohd Hasdi Husin said the signboards are important to ensure safety of both motorists and the protected animals.
Hasdi said moreover, the department also discovered there are some parts of the fencing along the highway that were damaged by unknown parties.
One of two missing Besut boys found drowned15 January 2017 @ 11:22 AM
BESUT: One of two boys who went missing while swimming at Pantai Bukit Keluang here yesterday was found drowned by rescuers this morning.
The body of Nik Mohd Haikal Fitri Nik Shamsuddin, 13, was located by rescuers at 8.20am about 200 metres from the beach.
District deputy police chief Deputy Superintendent Kasmani Hassan said Haikal's body was sent to the Besut Hospital for a post mortem.
He said the search and rescue operation, which started at 8am today, involves 48 personnel, including 24 policemen and five divers.
APM officer's widow to use Socso payments for sons' education14 January 2017 @ 9:19 PM
HULU TERENGGANU: Anisha Jusoh @ Jaafar, widow of state APM officer Mohd Sawal Mohd Yusof, who died in the line of duty – said the Social Security Organisation (Socso) compensation delivered to her recently will be used for her two sons' education.
Anisha said she will set aside the pension money for their future, while her salary will be used for other family expenses.
"The unexpected contribution from Socso is very meaningful for the three of us now that my husband has passed away," she said at her house in Kampung Mia here.
Missing 17-year-old found drowned in Dungun lake14 January 2017 @ 5:26 PM
DUNGUN: A 17-year-old who went missing while swimming with friends in Tasik Bukit Besi here this morning has been found drowned.
State Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Rozizah Abnihajar said the victim has been identified as Mohd Ishaqnur Abdul Latif, from Taman Perdana, Bukit Catak, Bukit Besi, here.
Ishaqnur was with nine friends at the lake when he jumped into the water for a swim.
Suspected drug pusher drowns in T'ganu river while fleeing police14 January 2017 @ 12:18 PM
BESUT: In his bid to escape police, a 27-year-old suspected drug dealer drowned in Sungai Besut, near Kampung Bekok, Jalan Lata Tembakah, here yesterday.
The suspect, from Kampung Apal, was driving a car when he was asked to stop by an MPV unit during a patrol at 5.20pm.
The driver instead sped off, and the policemen gave chase.
District police chief Superintendent Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said the man abruptly stopped his vehicle by the roadside and fled on foot, before jumping into the nearby river.
Dungun roadblock nets drug trafficker with 170 stimulant pills13 January 2017 @ 12:37 PM
DUNGUN: A 30-year-old man was detained while on his way to deliver drugs to a customer in Dungun on Wednesday.
The suspect, driving a Perodua Kancil, was stopped at a roadblock near Kampung Pulai Serai here at 12.45am.
District police chief Superintendent Ahmad Zailani Yaacub said the suspect attempted, but failed, to escape the team, as he was surrounded on all sides.
Police conducted an inspection of the suspect and his car, and uncovered 170 stimulant pills.
The man was taken to the Dungun police station for further investigation.