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GEORGE TOWN: Police have made progress in its follow-up to an ex-convict gunned down last night with the arrest of two suspects in connection with the murder today.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today witnessed the RM500,000 cheque presentation to the NSTP-Media Prima Flood Relief Fund from Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), here.
NAYPYIDAW: Diana Bong delivered Malaysia's first gold medal of the 2013 Sea Games after winning the women's nanquan event today.
NEW YORK: Stephen King has decided to give Twitter a try. But don’t expect to hear a lot from him.
SUNBURY (Pennsylvania): Police say two young Pennsylvania newlyweds lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories (FT) Umno Youth's Kestaria Muda has reached out to flood victims in Rompin, Pahang by donating mineral water, rice and essential items worth RM25,000.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Fire and Rescue Services Department stressed that delays in sending aid to several flood-hit areas were unavoidable.
SINGAPORE: The Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM), which met on transport matters on Friday in Nusajaya, Malaysia, has agreed to form a joint working group to discuss and jointly recommend requirements for the proposed high-speed rail (HSR) link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
KUALA LUMPUR: Acknowledging the advantages of mastering the social media, Puteri Umno will adopt a more aggressive approach to enhance personal skills among the community to use the media as a platform in generating economic activities to earn income.
ALOR STAR: The Election Commission (EC) believes that certain quarters had been coaching a group of individuals to disturb the by-election process in the Bukit Limau state constituency recently.
KOTA BARU: The floods in Kelantan continue to improve further with victims only in the Pasir Mas district. Six centres in Pasir Putih, Machang and Tanah Merah were closed this morning as the evacuees returned home after the flood waters in their villages receded.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The number of flood victims at the relief centres in Terengganu dropped to 6,758 this morning from 7,167 last night.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) deployed its second Relief Team of five to Kemaman, Terengganu at 10am, today. (Saturday, Dec 7).
KUALA LUMPUR: An all-out war must be carried out against deviationist teachings as they could divide the Muslims and go against the teachings of the Sunnah Wal Jamaah, which is practiced by Muslims in Malaysia.
KUANTAN: There is a slim chance that the flood situation in the state capital will improve anytime soon as heavy rain has continued since this morning.
SEOUL: North Korea on Saturday sent its condolences to South Africa over the death of Nelson Mandela, praising his “struggle against racism and for democracy” in the country.
MEXICO CITY: Six people tested for possible radiation exposure have been released from hospital but remain under detention as suspects in the theft of a truck carrying highly radioactive cobalt-60, officials said Friday.
JOHOR BARU: The number of flood victims in Johor has gone up with 1,674 people evacuated to flood relief centres this morning compared with 1,057 victims yesterday evening.
KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit Halmahera, Indonesia at 7.54am today.
GEORGE TOWN: Former Chief Justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah was installed as the third Wawasan Open University (WOU) chancellor today.
TOKYO: Japan’s parliament approved a state secrets law that stiffens penalties for leaks by government officials and for journalists who seek such information, overriding criticism that it could be used to cover up government abuses and suppress civil liberties.
LONDON: British jazz pianist and composer Stan Tracey, who played with everyone from Sonny Rollins to Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones in the course of a 70 year-career, has died at the age of 86.
BERLIN: Germany Bundesliga Friday’s Match
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is poised to return to NBA action on Sunday for the first time since tearing his left Achilles tendon in April.
SAN JOSE (California): Apple wants Samsung Electronics to pay US$22 million of the legal bills that the iPhone and iPad maker has rung up so far defending its mobile device patents in a courtroom battle.
UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly elected Jordan to the Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected the seat it won in an unprecedented act to protest the council’s failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
SAN FRANCISCO: The official noisemakers for next year’s World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be significantly quieter than the vuvuzela horns that caused so many headaches in 2010.
WASHINGTON: At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
BRAZIL: The US drew a daunting task for next year’s World Cup: difficult opponents, tropical venues and a wearying 9,000-mile zigzag journey across Brazil.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil: Reigning champions Spain will begin their defence of the World Cup with a rematch of the 2010 final against the Netherlands, while England were paired with Italy in Friday’s draw.
KUALA LUMPUR : The 2013 Umno General Assembly continues today with more debates and later in the evening, closing speeches by Wanita, Puteri, Pemuda chiefs followed by deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's speech. And Umno president, Datuk Seri Najib Razak will then officially close the Assembly.
PARIS: Results from French football: France Ligue 1 Friday’s Match
LONDON: English FA Cup result on Friday:
ROME: Results from Italian football: Italy Serie A Friday’s Match
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: Scotland Premiership Friday’s Match
MILAN: Arturo Vidal and Giorgio Chiellini struck in either half to hand Juventus a 2-0 away win at Bologna on Friday which gave the Serie A leaders a six-point lead over second-placed Roma.
MADRID: Collated Spanish Copa del Rey results on Friday:
MADRID: Juan Carlos Garrido began his Real Betis coaching career with a win as the struggling Spanish league side beat 10-man Lleida 2-1 to open the last 32 of the Copa del Rey on Friday.
MADRID: Barcelona bounced back from consecutive defeats away to Ajax and Athletic Bilbao with a 4-1 win at third-tier Cartagena in the first leg of their Copa del Rey fourth round tie on Friday.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil: Brazil will host the greatest ever World Cup football finals next June and July, President Dilma Rousseff said as Friday’s draw ceremony got under way.
PARIS: After Friday’s group-stage draw for the 2014 World Cup finals, AFP Sport casts a glance over all 32 qualified nations:
BERLIN: Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has said he is delighted to potentially face half brother Jerome Boateng at another World Cup when the Black Stars play Germany at Brazil 2014.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil: Reigning champions Spain will begin their defence of the World Cup with a rematch of the 2010 final against the Netherlands in Salvador on June 12 next year after the finals draw was made on Friday.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil: Host nation Brazil will kick off next year's soccer World Cup against Croatia in Sao Paulo on June 12 and the favourites will be happy with a Group A also containing Mexico and Cameroon as they seek their sixth title.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil: World Cup organisers paid a poignant applause homage to late former South African president Nelson Mandela to launch Friday’s ceremony for the draw for next year’s finals.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil: The United States will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany in a tough first-round group at next year’s World Cup.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil:Champions Spain were drawn against the team they beat in the 2010 World Cup final, the Netherlands at the official draw ceremony in Costa do Sauipe on Friday.
NIBONG TEBAL: A man with criminal record was shot dead in Taman Putri Gunung, Simpang Empat here last night.
KUALA TERENGGANU: A major road in Kemaman and an alternative road to Hulu Terengganu have been closed since yesterday to all vehicles due to severe erosion caused by floodwaters.
PORT KLANG: The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah urged the state religious department to strengthen its enforcement in curbing the spread of deviant teachings and religious violence in Selangor.
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Security Council (MKN) has been urged to acquire contingency assets that matched the needs in an emergency such as the present flood situation.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing, the founder and president of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, has had the closest of ties with Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and iconic freedom fighter who died today at the age of 95.
KUALA LUMPUR: Global Peace Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in the United States, recognises Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's efforts in promoting unity among the multi-ethnic community in Malaysia.
KOTA BARU: A two-week-old baby boy was among three people killed in a road accident in Kampung Chicha, Kubang Kerian, here, this morning.
KUCHING: Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng today took the oath of office to continue serving as the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak from Dec 5 to Feb 28 next year.
SHAH ALAM: The Sessions Court here today discharged and acquitted a former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) assistant governor of two graft charges amounting to RM100,000 nine years ago.
JERANTUT: The Tourist Centre in Taman Negara, Kuala Tahan here has been cut off for traffic when the connecting road and bridges at Kampung Paya Teh were submerged in two metres of flood waters over a 300-metre stretch and is closed to all traffic.
KUALA LUMPUR: In a bid to ensure fast delivery of food and essential items for flood victims, the Kelab Putera 1Malaysia will try to acquire the supply directly from the nearest available supermarkets.
KOTA BARU: The number of flood evacuees in Kelantan rose to 2,381 this evening, according to the official portal of the state government.
NEW DELHI: Malaysia beat New Zealand 3-2 in a dramatic Junior World Cup match at the Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi today to take a step closer to the quarter-finals.
KUALA LUMPUR: As of yesterday, 1,200 warrants of arrest have been settled from a total of 212,000 outstanding summons under Ops Warta which have been carried out nationwide since Sept 25.
KUALA LUMPUR: A scrap metal dealer had to forget about tying the knot with his betrothed tomorrow after the Sessions Court here disallowed him bail for a robbery case.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The number of flood evacuees in Terengganu rose to 7,337 this evening, with Dungun registering the biggest increase among the districts.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government and its people today conveyed their deepest sympathies and condolences to the government and and the people of South Africa on the demise of former president Nelson Mandela.
MALACCA: Malacca continued to have 25 people at flood relief centres in the state this evening.
KUALA LUMPUR: Puteri Umno has offered to become a catalyst of the Bumiputera Economic Empowerment to help balance the distribution of wealth and economy of the people.
KOTA KINABALU: The Election Court here today dismissed a petition of Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Isnin Aliasneh to nullify the result of the 13th General Election (GE13) for the Klias state seat now held by Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
KUALA LUMPUR : Mahasiswa Nasional today suggested that the government to introduce a special housing saving scheme as an initiative to assist bumiputera graduates to own houses.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government takes seriously criticisms against government-linked companies (GLCs) for not doing enough for Bumiputera entrepreneurs from delegates at the 2013 Umno General Assembly, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan.
KUALA LUMPUR: Kelantan Umno has urged the government to adopt the affordability-based payment mechanism in line with the people first concept to help ease the burden of the poor and lower income group.
KUANTAN: The Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, has instructed all mosques in the state to hold 'hajat' prayers to keep Pahang free of disasters such as the current devastating floods.
JOHOR BARU: An unidentified man was found dead at Block A of Larkin Flats area at 2.15pm here today.
SEREMBAN: Two people died in an accident involving six vehicles at KM244 of the North-South highway near Senawang here today.
JOHOR BARU: More flood victims are being allowed to go home in the state as of 6.16pm today with 1,507 left at 20 relief centres according to National Security Council portal.
PORT DICKSON: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah today attended a "tahlil" and "doa selamat" at the Royal Malay Regiment (RAMD) gravesite, here.
KUALA LUMPUR: Teratai assemblyman Jenice Lee Ying Ha today filed a civil suit against the DAP in a bid to nullify the termination of her party membership which she had held since 2001.
KUALA LUMPUR : The Road Transport Department's (RTD) counter opened at Putra World Trade Centre here in conjunction with the 2013 Umno General Assembly is probably the most visited counter over the past four days.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today received a courtesy call from the Imam of Al-Haram Mosque, Syeikh Dr Khalid Ali Al-Ghamdi at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here.
KUALA LUMPUR: The desire to continue with family tradition and interest in Umno has made Sheba Mohd Tahir, 29, from Sabah, a regular face at the bazaar held in conjunction with the Umno General Assembly.
JOHOR BARU: Parit Yaani assemblyman Aminolhuda Hassan, 54, is now the Johor Pas Commissioner after he officially took over the post here today.
SOWETO (South Africa): Residents of Soweto, the bedrock of black resistance against apartheid rule, sang and danced as they paid their respects to the late peace icon Nelson Mandela outside his former home on Friday.
JOHOR BARU: A 41-year old man pleaded not guilty at Sessions Court today for possession of firearms and ammunition without a valid permit as well as a stolen car.
KUALA LUMPUR : The imam of the Al-Haram Mosque in Makkah, Syeikh Dr Khalid Ali Al-Ghamdi today led a congregation of about 3,000, including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, for Friday prayers at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), here.
PAGADIAN (Philippines): Rebels killed one man in a raid on a police station in the southern Philippines Friday to free two arrested comrades despite a ceasefire and peace talks with the government, officials said.
KUALA LUMPUR : All quarters, including private sector and government-linked companies (GLC) should work closely with the government in playing an important role to empower the Bumiputera economy.
KUALA LUMPUR : The 2013 Umno General Assembly, now in progress, is not only followed through reports by the print media and live telecast by the electronic media, but also through the new media and social websites, enabling the latest development on the biggest political party in Malaysia to reach the masses fast.
JOHANNESBURG: Preparations began Friday for the state funeral of South Africa’s liberation hero Nelson Mandela, as the world mourned the peace icon’s passing.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today flagged off the 'Young Warriors Flood Ops' special convoy to hand out contributions and aid to flood victims in Pahang, Terengganu, Johor and Kelantan.
KUALA LUMPUR: The prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today received a courtesy call from Hajiya Amina Namadi Sambo, the wife of Nigerian Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo, at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), here.
GEORGE TOWN: Persatuan Anak Muda Pulau Pinang is adamant Jelutong member of parliament Jeff Ooi Chuan Aun must apologise to all Muslims for his 'kucing kurap' remark against Penang Island Municipal Council workers.
KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita Umno has called for the establishment of a Women's Bank to provide equitable business opportunity to women and subsequently assist in achieving the objective of 30 per cent Bumiputera control on the economy.
LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II said Friday she was “deeply saddened” by the death of Nelson Mandela, adding that he had “worked tirelessly for the good of his country”.
KEMAMAN: A disaster early warning system should be studied for implementation in the country to detect calamaties like floods so that all parties can prepare early for various possibilities.
KUANTAN: The body of Pekan Umno committee member Jamali Ali, 44, was recovered about one kilometre from the spot where his son's body was found several hours earlier.
PRETORIA: A chronology of former South African president Nelson Mandela's life:
KUALA LUMPUR : Umno needs to establish a Leadership Academy, as well as an Oratory Academy, to produce and train the new breeds of leaders for the country.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak has conveyed his deepest condolences to South African President Jacob Zuma on the death of the country's freedom-fighting icon Nelson Mandela.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Gerakan is urging the Kedah government to commission a feasibility study for the drawing up of a Special Area Plan for the Bujang Valley.
KUALA LUMPUR: The late Nelson Mandela was truly a great leader with incredible fortitude and unflinching dedication to the cause of social justice, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.