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Perlis MB fights back: Conversion legislation being spun out of context

By ILI SHAZWANI - Friday, 9 December 2016.

KANGAR: The Perlis government today stressed that its amendment of a piece of legislation on the conversion of minors to Islam, did not change any aspect of the existing law, except in name.

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Stick to your day job: Mechanic charged with attempted robbery of Chinese tourist

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 16:56

KUALA LUMPUR: A mechanic who failed in his bid to snatch a Chinese tourist’s handbag at the National Monument (Tugu Negara) was hauled to the Sessions court here today.

Two more nabbed over Penang "whipping" incident

By Bernama - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 16:42

GEORGE TOWN: The police have arrested two more men to assist the investigation into an incident here on Dec 2 where a group of men beat up and badly injured a man for having allegedly insulted businessman Datuk Ong Teik Kwang who was shot dead here a day earlier.

Esscom introduces Channel 16, emergency line for vessels off Sabah east coast waters

By Awang Ali Omar - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 16:14

SANDAKAN: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has introduced a new communication channel for boats and big vessels sailing in waters off Sabah east coast.

UPSR, aye or nay? Fate to be known in 6 months

By Halim Said - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 15:32

BATU PAHAT: The Education Ministry will make its decision to maintain or abolish the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) in the next six months.

MIC, MCA leaders slam Perlis govt legislation allowing unilateral conversion of minors to Islam

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 15:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional component party leaders have slammed the Perlis government for passing a legislation to allow for unilateral conversion of a minor to Islam.

Bride-to-be grieves for groom killed in Indonesian quake

By AFP - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 15:11

DAYAH TIMU, Indonesia: On her wedding day, Yusra Fitriani wept as she laid a ceremonial rose-printed cloth over her bridal bed, after the happiest day of her life turned to tragedy in a flash.

Sabah maritime kidnapping, looting ends in bloody shootout; Three dead, two missing

By Kristy Inus - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 15:06

SEMPORNA: The most beautiful waters in the world were the unlikely setting for an orgy of violence, and a deadly confrontation between bloodthirsty, modern-day pirates and fearless law enforcement personnel here last night.

Stop giving VIPs gifts, token of appreciations at government functions

By ADIB POVERA - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 14:23

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Civil servants in the country have been urged to continue upholding the “no gifts policy” at their respective departments and agencies, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.

Vape seller fined for possessing, peddling nicotine without a license

By INTAN BAHA - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 14:16

IPOH: A former vape seller was fined RM1,200 and pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing and selling liquid containing nicotine without a license, at the Ipoh magistrate’s court here today.

'Lance Corporal' charged with three counts of terror-related activities

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 14:12

KUALA LUMPUR: A policeman with the rank of ‘Lance Corporal’ claimed trial at the High Court here today on three charges of supporting and withholding information on terror activities.

MACC do not target only 'small fishes', says Nancy Shukri

By ADIB POVERA - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 13:01

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The exposès made by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) involving government departments and agencies is proof enough that the graft busters do not only target “small fishes”.

Pahang Crown Prince urges unity when carrying out flood relief

By T.N. Alagesh - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 12:30

KUANTAN: Tengku Mahkota of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah today reminded all parties that will be involved in providing flood relief assistance to potential victims here to set aside political differences and focus on providing equal treatment to all.

Sabah CM hails security forces for trumping kidnappers

By Kristy Inus - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 12:18

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman has praised security forces here for vanquishing a kidnap-for-ransom group at two separate locations on the east coast last night.

Mentally-ill man attacks relatives at wedding reception, one seriously injured

By ADIB POVERA - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 12:08

LAWAS: A man sustained severe injuries while trying to protect his father from being attacked by a mentally-ill relative last night.

IGP hails GOF's success in taking down kidnap-for-ransom group

By Kristy Inus - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:07

SEMPORNA: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has confirmed the success of the General Operation Force (GOF) in battling a notorious kidnap-for-ransom group in Bekapit waters here last night.

'Weaker ringgit won't affect HSR'

By SHAREN KAUR - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:03

KUALA LUMPUR: The weaker ringgit is unlikely to have a contagion effect on the cost to build the 350km High-Speed Rail (HSR) linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Developer addressing DOE concerns

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL AND ARFA YUNUS - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: The developer of the Kuala Linggi International Port (KLIP) project, Linggi Base Sdn Bhd, said the company was in the process of fulfilling all requirements in the detailed environmental impact assessment (DEIA) on the RM12.5 billion project as required by the Department of Environme

Corruption destruction: MACC aims to eliminate graft in M'sia by 2020

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:49

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission ( MACC) has adopted a set of new goals in its aim to eliminate corruption by 2020.

Perak police urge businesses to install CCTVs for added security measure

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 02:20

IPOH: Close cooperation between police and the community, especially in sharing information, has helped reduced the crime index in Perak.

Exhibition launched to commemorate Sultan of Selangor's 71st birthday

By DAWN CHAN - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 02:14

SHAH ALAM: A royal exhibition is currently being held to mark the 71st birthday of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah which falls on Dec 11 (Sunday).

Malaysia not affected if Myanmar pulls out its workforce, says HR Minister

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 02:03

PUTRAJAYA: The Human Resources Ministry has yet to receive any official notice from the Myanmar government prohibiting its citizens from working in Malaysia.

Security forces shoot dead three kidnappers in Lahad Datu waters

By AVILA GERALDINE - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 01:14

KOTA KINABALU: Security forces have shot dead three members of a kidnap-for-ransom group from the southern Philippines in Merabung waters off Lahad Datu.

Abducted baby in Tawau safely back with family

By Kristy Inus - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 00:33

TAWAU : An eight-month-old baby girl abducted at Kampung Rawa-Rawa Batu 4, Jalan Apas near here this morning, has been found safe.

World's most prolific match-fixer claims Malaysian football is 'very clean'

By Bernama - Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 23:33

SINGAPORE: “Right now, I think Malaysian football is at its best. It is very clean, the movement of the odds in the M-League is stable,” Wilson Raj Perumal, the man dubbed the most notorious football match-fixer in the world told Channel NewsAsia today.

2016 Merdeka Award honours 4 M'sians, including RM500,000 cash award

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 23:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Four outstanding Malaysians received the 2016 Merdeka Award tonight.

8 month-old baby girl kidnapped, collateral for RM100,000 drug debt

By Kristy Inus - Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 23:09

TAWAU: Police have confirmed that an eight-month-old baby girl has been abducted from Kampung Rawa-Rawa Batu 4, Jalan Apas near here early this morning.

Ex-Selangor player urges Azmin to intervene in funding issue for state football team

By Fabian Peter - Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 22:56

KUALA LUMPUR: Former footballer Nazzab Hidzan has urged Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to step in and end internal issues surrounding the state team and the Football Association of Selangor (FAS).

Woman's body discovered in car near Penang's Kampung Baru wet market

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 22:15

GEORGE TOWN: A woman in her 40s was found dead in a car parked next to a bus stop here today.

Sultan of Terengganu restores MB's Datuk Seri title

By Bernama - Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 21:58

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin has consented to restore the Terengganu State Award to Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman.

65-year-old woman slashed by robbers for RM7,000

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 21:04

SEREMBAN: An elderly woman was slashed with a parang during a robbery which took place at her home in Rumah Rakyat Sikamat here, yesterday.