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Genetic testing for ovarian cancer

By FERNANDO FONG - Sunday, 29 May 2016.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES: A recent Malaysian study shows one in nine ovarian cancer patients inherited the BRCA1 or BRCA2 (breast cancer gene 1 or 2) mutation. This calls for greater awareness of genetic testing among patients, writes Fernando Fong

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Malaysia to take advice from IOC, WHO on Zika

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will only follow the advice from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the Zika virus issue that hit the Olympic Games host country, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Singaporeans launch petition against 'Chinese helicopter' in Oxford dictionary

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:14

KUALA LUMPUR: A Singaporean freelance writer and translator Goh Beng Choo, 64, on Monday launched an online petition to have the term "Chinese helicopter" removed from the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), Singapore's The Straits Times reported yesterday.

Rival MIC groups square off in hotel at party's EGM

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:07

SUBANG: MIC's extraordinary general meeting (EGM) was disrupted when a group of people, allegedly supporters of former president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel caused a ruckus outside the hall.

Penang waters believed to be affected by oil spill

By BALVIN KAUR - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:04

GEORGE TOWN: The black, slimy residue spotted along the waters of the north coast of Penang island early yesterday is believed to be an oil spill.

Sultan Johor visits his former headmaster, takes him out for nasi kandar

By Audrey Dermawan - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:21

GEORGE TOWN: A teacher and student reunion is more often than not a special occasion.

Counselling can save a lot of heartache, says patient

By FERNANDO FONG - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:12

AFTER a 10-year gap, Sumathi (not her real name) was surprised that she started “menstruating” again at the age of 47.

Fire destroys 44 cars at Seremban workshop

By TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:05

SEREMBAN: A total of 44 cars were destroyed when fire completely razed a workshop in Kampung Ribu, Kuala Sawah, here last night.

Man detained to help investigation on insulting TMJ via Facebook

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:38

JOHOR BARU: Police detained a man in Selangor, last night, to assist in the investigation on a case on insulting the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, via the social website Facebook.

'Jaga kereta' boys nabbed, to face charge of extorting from motorists

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 00:16

KUALA LUMPUR: The Road Transport Department (RTD) nabbed nine 'jaga kereta' boys who extorted money from motorists in a special operation on Saturday.

PAC denies WSJ report

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 23:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Public Affairs Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin today denied that the owner of Good Star Limited is Low Taek Jho or Jho Low as stated by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) by linking a Bank Negara Malaysia letter to the committee.

Zahid: Former leaders should know when their time is up

By Nik Imran Abdullah and T.N. Alagesh - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 23:36

KUANTAN: Those who have passed their time as leaders should allow the current leadership to run Umno, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said tonight.

UNESCO recognition proves Malaysia is on right track

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:22

PUTRAJAYA: UNESCO's recognition of Malaysia's achievement in various sectors has proven that the country's principles of inclusiveness is steering it on the right path towards development.

Mara's business developments should not be seen as a racial agenda

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:19

KANGAR: The establishment or development of any entity initiated by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) should not be questioned by any party, let alone be labelled as one-sided with racist motives, said Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Clinics, hospitals urged to lookout for suspect with gunshot wounds

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:04

KAJANG: Selangor police have urged clinics and hospitals in the state to alert the police immediately if any foreign man seeks treatment for gunshot wounds.

It's not hudud, says Hadi on Private Member's Bill

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 19:55

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas' Private Member's Bill tabled in Parliament is not meant to introduce hudud law in Kelantan but only to expand the range of punishments that can be imposed in the Syariah Courts.

Queen launches commemorative coins for 100th anniversary of Girl Guides Association

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 19:42

LANGKAWI: Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah today launched commemorative coins issued by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in conjunction with 100th anniversary of the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia (GGAM).

Media should not confuse the public, says Salleh

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 19:38

KOTA KINABALU: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak reminded local media practitioners to deliver information accurately and not to confuse the people.

Chinese designer bags top honours at Floria Putrajaya 2016

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 19:10

PUTRAJAYA: Floral designer, Pan Lei from China bagged the prestigious Royal Floria Putrajaya International Cup 2016 at the annual Floria Putrajaya this year.

Leong declares himself an independent after quitting MCA

By ILI SHAZWANI - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 19:03

SUNGAI PETANI: Gurun assemblyman Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong today declared himself an independent representative after announcing his decision to leave MCA on Thursday.

Kedah MCA man should not have quit party

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 18:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Kedah state executive councillor Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong should not have resigned from MCA to protest against Pas' Private Members Bill issue but should instead work closely with the party in facing challenges.

PBS: Pas' Private Members Bill should not have been allowed

By Kristy Inus - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 18:48

KOTA KINABALU: Pas' Private Members Bill on Syariah amendment should not have been allowed in Parliament, said Parti Bersatu Sabah president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.

Liow: I'll quit if Pas' Private Member's Bill is passed

By HANA NAZ HARUN and TASNIM LOKMAN - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 18:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has threatened to resign from the Cabinet if Pas’ Private Member’s Bill is passed in Parliament.

Motorist using retread tyre at greater risk of accidents

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 18:02

PETALING JAYA: The use of retread tyres is seen as highly risky in causing accidents on the highways, said Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director Datuk Mahamad Akhir Darus.

Van-sized boulder rolls downhill, damages two cars

By BALVIN KAUR - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 17:29

GEORGE TOWN: Two cars were damaged today after a 20-tonne boulder fell from a hillside onto the road at Jalan Tun Sardon here today.

Wanita MCA to provide startup opportunities for small traders

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 17:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita MCA is working with the 1Malaysia Small Traders Foundation to assist small traders who wish to expand their businesses.

Pan Borneo Highway to have far reaching impact on Sabahans, says Najib

By Roy Goh - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 17:05

TAWAU: The Pan Borneo Highway will have far reaching impact for the people across Sabah, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.

Zahid greets arrival of 68 Syrian refugees

By Veena Babulal - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 15:40

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 68 Syrian refugees from 18 families arrived from Beirut, Lebanon, via an AirAsia flight at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang at 11.15am, here today.

Johor Education Dept to boost English proficiency in the state

By Halim Said - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 15:18

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Education Department is taking proactive measures to ensure students in the state can be proficient in the English language, especially as a medium of conversation.

1,178 accidents due to stray object along Plus highway in 2015

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 13:31

PETALING JAYA: A total of 1,178 accidents were reported due to stray objects found along the North-South Highway (PLUS) in 2015.

PM launches Tun Sharifah Rodziah sea base

By AVILA GERALDINE - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 13:29

SEMPORNA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launched the Tun Sharifah Rodziah sea basing forward base located off the Semporna coast.