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Najib shocked over Msian suicide bombers, pledges to combat terrorism home and abroad

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Monday, 11 January 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today expressed his shock over reports that two Malaysians were involved in the recent suicide bombings in Iraq and Syria.

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February date for Khairuddin & Matthias case

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 13:14

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today set Feb 24 for the prosecution to update the development of an appeal regarding the charge against former Umno leader Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang under Section 124L of the Penal Code.

Four classrooms destroyed in fire

By DAWN CHAN - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:58

KLANG: Four classrooms on the second floor of a building at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Meru, Klang were destroyed in a fire at 5.30am today.

Welfare officer pleads not guilty to fraud

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:27

JOHOR BARU: A 54-year-old welfare officer pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of signing a RM5,000 fraudulent order for the Mersing Sports and Welfare Club chairman’s uniforms.

More allocation for Class F contractors this year

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Works Ministry has increased the allocation for Class F contractors to RM40 million this year compared to RM28 million last year.

Teen who held woman at knifepoint in supermarket was under IS grip, says IGP

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 11:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Police yesterday nabbed a religious school student who had dressed up in Islamic State (IS) attire and held a woman at knifepoint in a supermarket in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

Girl, 12, dies of dengue

By ADRIAN DAVID - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 11:07

KUALA TERENGGANU: It’s “red alert” as dengue fever claimed a third victim in Terengganu, with the death of a 12-year-old yesterday.

Well wishes for "Friendliest person in Malaysia to Singapore"

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 11:04

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans too are wishing Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak a speedy recovery on Facebook and one had described him as the "friendliest person in Malaysia to Singapore."

Passenger robs and attacks elderly taxi driver with stones

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:16

KUALA TERENGGANU: A 68-year-old taxi driver was seriously injured after being attacked by his passenger near Pelabuhan Chendering yesterday.

Public safety compromised as lorry drivers race for lucrative income based on trips

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 02:05

KUANTAN: The prospect of earning between RM8,000 to RM15,000 a month compared with RM2,000 in the past is enough reason for bauxite lorry drivers to race for ‘trips’, without taking into consideration the safety of other road users.

Selangor govt defers renewal, application for vape licence

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 01:57

KUALA LANGAT: The Selangor government has deferred the renewal and application of vape sales licence in the state until a decision on whether to ban vaping or not is announced.

Vape licence will not be issued in Perlis

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 01:51

KANGAR: Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said vape selling licence will not be issued to any dealers of electronic cigarettes or vape in the state.

Service of govt contract staff will not be terminated in December, says Ali Hamsa

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 01:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa today denied reports claiming that government contract workers would have their services terminated by December this year.

3-month-old baby dies in car crash

By ADRIAN DAVID - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 01:01

DUNGUN: A 3-month-old baby boy was killed when the car driven by his father went out of control and crashed into another vehicle at Km90 of the Kuala Terengganu-Kuantan trunk road yesterday.

"My late father was a quiet man, but he had his own way of showing his love for his children"

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 23:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said although his father Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, was a quiet man, he had his own way of showing his love for his children.

Three friends charged with murder

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 22:12

BAHAU: Three friends were charged at the Magistrate’s Court here today for allegedly murdering a man at an oil palm estate, near here, last month.

City council staff dies after his motorcycle gets rammed by MPV

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 21:52

KUALA TERENGGANU: A 26-year-old staff of Kuala Terengganu City Council was killed while his 55-year-old pillion rider suffered serious injuries when their motorcycle was rammed by a multipurpose vehicle (MPV) near Batu Buruk, today.

KJ: Umno Youth to play supporting role in Swk state election

By ADRIAN LAI - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 19:26

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth is prepared to play a supporting role in helping Barisan Nasional win the Sarawak state election this year, expected to be held in March.

NGO engages Penang govt over rampant hill-clearing in the state

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 19:00

GEORGE TOWN: Non-governmental organisation (NGO) Penang Forum today held a dialogue with the state government to express public concerns over hill development in the state.

BN to bring plight of state's fishermen to Penang govt

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 17:48

GEORGE TOWN: The Barisan Nasional backbenchers will relay the plight of Penang’s fishermen to the state government before the RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan is approved.

Woman, stepson stabbed to death in Kinabatangan

By Awang Ali Omar - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 17:26

KINABATANGAN: A woman and her stepson were stabbed to death in their home at a plantation estate here, early this morning.

Teen arrested for allegedly raping 16-year-old girlfriend

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 17:18

Teen arrested for allegedly raping 16-year-old girlfriend

Book to explain TPP launched today

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 16:24

KUALA LUMPUR: A book on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) was launched today as part of efforts to enhance the public's understanding over its implementation.

Mobile phone company fined for raising prices of SIM card packs

By TEOH PEI YING - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 16:23

SEREMBAN: A company selling mobile phones was fined RM10,000 by the Sessions Court here today for failing to submit documents to assist investigations into alleged profiteering.

Fire razes three rooms in Langkawi budget hotel

By HAMZAH OSMAN AND MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 16:15

LANGKAWI: Three rooms at a budget hotel on Jalan Bohor Tempoyak, Mukim Padang Matsirat, caught fire early this morning.

Govt to supply water to areas worst hit by El Nino

By Awaina Arbee - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 16:13

PUTRAJAYA: The government will provide water supply to areas which are expected to be affected most by the El-Nino phenomenon.

Refinement of National Harmony Act completed

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 16:11

KAMPUNG GAJAH: The government has finalised the refinement of the National Harmony Act and it is due for discussion in cabinet soon.

Jealous girlfriend stabs traffic cop after finding pics of ex-wife on phone

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 15:56

SUNGAI PETANI: A traffic policeman was repeatedly stabbed by his teenage girlfriend today, leaving him with serious injuries.

Parang versus bullet: Man shot by bodyguard while trying to attack Datuk

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 15:13

KUALA LUMPUR: A man learnt the hard way that a parang is no match for a bullet when he was shot while trying to attack a businessman in Cheras, today.

Plans afoot to empower education departments to act against students involved in drugs

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Monday, January 11, 2016 - 15:09

KUALA NERANG: The Education Ministry is undertaking a study to further empower state education departments and district education offices to take stern action against students involved in drug abuse and immoral activities.