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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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Aceh quake: Umno Welfare Bureau team arrives to assess aid needed

By MOHD NASARUDDIN PARZI - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 18:59

PINDE JAYA, ACEH: The Umno Welfare Bureau’s special team arrived here today to obtain information on medical supplies needed, as well as other aid which can be channeled to victims of Wednesday’s earthquake.

Datuk Sabin replaces Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukor as IRB CEO

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 18:54

PUTRAJAYA: Inland Revenue Board (IRB) deputy chief executive officer (tax operations) Datuk Sabin Samitah has been appointed the new IRB chief executive officer (CEO) effective Monday (Dec 12).

Najib: M'sia moving in the right direction on sustainable development

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 18:45

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has taken steps in the right direction to develop the expertise needed to move the country forward in sustainable development as well as to protect and preserve the planet.

Rescuers locate body of man who committed suicide by jumping into river

By Esther Landau - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 18:41

KUCHING: Rescuers have found the body of a man believed to have committed suicide by jumping into the Sarawak river in Satok here last night.

S'wak Forestry Corp: Report sightings of crocs, don't take matters into your own hands

By ADIB POVERA - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 18:36

KUCHING: People in Sarawak have been advised to stop taking matters into their hands, especially in the case of crocodile invading their villages or housing estates.

Twelve hillside homes in Penang neighbourhood at risk of collapse

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 18:12

GEORGE TOWN: A dozen hillside houses at risk of collapse due to recurring landslides in the vicinity has been slapped with eviction notices.

Child Sexual Crimes Act to expedite prosecution of offenders, raise rate of conviction

By Rizalman Hammim - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 17:39

KOTA TINGGI: The proposed Child Sexual Crimes Act, which will be tabled in the next Dewan Rakyat sitting in March, will expedite the prosecution process for such offences and help secure a better rate of conviction.

Take my life, not my Mercedes! Man puts life on the line to prevent car from being towed

By NST ONLINE - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 17:31

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A man literally put his life on the line in a bid to prevent his son’s car from being towed away by Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) officers, yesterday (Thursday).

OUG heist: RM1 million gone in four minutes

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 17:12

KUALA LUMPUR: A gang of robbers needed only four minutes to complete a RM1 million heist at a jewellery store at the OUG Plaza in Taman United, Jalan Klang Lama, this afternoon.

Lorry attendant charged for murder

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 17:07

PETALING JAYA: A lorry attendant was charged at the magistrate’s court here with the murder of a jobless man whose decomposed body was found in an abandoned area last week.

PBBM's predicament: Pas or Pakatan Harapan?

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 17:02

KUALA LUMPUR: The political understanding between PAS and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) will cease to exist should PPBM decide to join hands with Pakatan Harapan.

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.