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Mandatory vaccinations for school children by early next year

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Saturday, 2 July 2016.

KUALA NERANG: The Education Ministry will soon make it mandatory for school students to get vaccinations.

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Khir Toyo tells Guan Eng: "Padan muka"

By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 15:21

SHAH ALAM: Former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo has advised Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng to stop comparing their cases together.

Total dengue cases sees slight dip nationwide

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 15:09

PUTRAJAYA: Cumulative dengue cases from Jan to June 25 reduced by 1.4 per cent (768) with 55,765 cases compared to 56,533 cases recorded last year in the same period.

Bangladesh commandos end hostage siege, kill six gunmen

By AFP - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:40

DHAKA: Bangladesh security forces ended a siege Saturday after storming a cafe in Dhaka where dozens of diners had been held captive through the night and shot dead six of the hostage-takers.

Terengganu students living outside state to get free bus rides home for Raya

By ADRIAN DAVID - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:30

KUALA TERENGGANU: This Hari Raya holidays, 716 university students studying outside Terengganu will enjoy free bus rides back to their hometowns, courtesy of the state government and two agencies.

Abducted, murdered and buried next to a highway

By Chuah Bee Kim - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:27

JOHOR BARU: A couple have been arrested for murder following the discovery of a body buried by the side of a highway on Friday evening.

RTD says drivers without licences make up largest group of offenders so far

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:19

TAPAH: A total of 20,463 vehicles have been inspected during Ops Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2016, and from the total, 5,636 drivers were found to have committed various offences.

Woman impaled by metal road divider in Dungun accident

By ADRIAN DAVID - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:09

DUNGUN: A woman seated at the front passenger seat of a car died in a gruesome manner after a metal divider pierced her following an accident near here last night.

Veteran artiste Aziz Singah laid to rest in hometown

By TEOH PEI YING - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:46

REMBAU: Veteran actor Datuk Abdul Aziz Singah, 75, who died of prostate cancer yesterday, was laid to rest at the Kampung Bongek Muslim Cemetery, here today.

No Malaysians involved in deadly hostage situation in Dhaka, says Foreign Ministry

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:43

PUTRAJAYA: No Malaysians were involved in the deadly hostage incident at the Holey Artisan Bakery Cafe, in the city of Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh today.

Woman's foot severed after being dragged in motorcycle collision

By BALVIN KAUR - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:36

GEORGE TOWN: A female pedestrian had her foot severed in a freak accident with a motorcycle at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, here today.

It's party tradition to have members with differing views, says Pagoh Umno

By Chuah Bee Kim - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:23

JOHOR BARU: Pagoh Umno division acting chief Ismail Mohamed today said that it is Umno's tradition to have members with differing opinions.

Syukur On Wheels to distribute food packs at Sogo and Bandaraya LRT station today

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:14

KUALA LUMPUR: The hip and happening team of 'Syukur On Wheels' will be at Sogo and the Bandaraya LRT station today to give away free food packs to city folk.

RTD to generate RM17 million revenue from 'F' number plate series

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:01

PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (RTD) expects to generate up to RM17 million in revenue for the 'F' number plate series.

Man lost while out fishing found drowned

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 11:35

JOHOR BAHARU: A man who was reported missing while out fishing yesterday, was found drowned at the beach of Rimba Terjun, near Pontian, today.

[UPDATE] Gunfighting at Dhaka restaurant ends, commandos still inside - police

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 11:25

NEW DELHI: Gunfighting at a besieged restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital ended on Saturday and between eight and ten hostages were rescued by commandos who were still inside the building, a police official said.

Flow of traffic leaving federal capital under control as at 10 am

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 10:52

KUALA LUMPUR: The traffic flow out of the federal capital is still under control as at 10 am today, although at some locations it was reported to be slow moving.

Bangladesh police storm restaurant to rescue hostages, gunfight on

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 10:28

DHAKA/NEW DELHI: Bangladeshi police stormed a Dhaka restaurant on Saturday to free 20 hostages, including several foreigners, that were trapped inside after gunmen launched an attack on it late on Friday night, an official said.

Islamic State posts photos it says are of foreigners killed in Dhaka attack

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 09:07

CAIRO: Islamic State posted photos on Saturday it claimed to be of foreigners killed in an attack on a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where gunmen were holding hostages as police laid siege to the building, news agency Amaq said.

Bangladesh police say plan to move soon to end hostage crisis

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 08:40

DHAKA/NEW DELHI: Bangladesh security forces were preparing to free around 20 hostages, including several foreigners, from a restaurant in an upmarket area of the capital Dhaka early on Saturday, after gunmen stormed the building killing at least two policemen.

Seven Italians among hostages in Dhaka cafe attack- Italian state TV

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 08:32

MILAN: Seven Italian nationals are thought to be among the hostages taken by gunmen who stormed a cafe popular with foreigners in the capital of Bangladesh on Friday, Italian state television said quoting the Italian ambassador to Bangladesh.

Gunmen storm Dhaka cafe, take diners hostage

By AFP - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 08:18

DHAKA: Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday night, taking dozens of people hostage and triggering a deadly firefight with police, witnesses and officials said.

Police to collaborate with Facebook to spread info about missing children

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 03:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will collaborate with Facebook to spread information about missing children in the country among its users.

Check PTPTN payment account statement, report if not updated

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 01:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Borrowers who have made payments towards their National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans should check their account statements online.

Veteran actor Aziz Singah dies at 75

By Veena Babulal - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 01:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran actor Datuk Abdul Aziz Singah died of prostate cancer about 11pm yesterday, surrounded by his family at his home in Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan.

Two friends burn to death as car catches fire in Malacca accident

By Kelly Koh - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 00:40

MALACCA: A night out for four friends ended in tragedy when two of them burnt to death in an accident near Malim last night.

Malaysian worker killed at Marina South worksite

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 00:33

SINGAPORE: A 30-year-old Malaysian worker was killed at a Marina South worksite today and a stop-work order has been issued, Channel NewsAsia reported.

Almost 15,000 people arrested for illegal gambling this year

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 00:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a total of 14,946 people for their involvement in illegal gambling between January and June this year.

Firemen retrieve RM30,000 cash from burnt prayer goods shop

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 00:21

JOHOR BARU: A team of firemen which had battled a fire at a Buddhist prayer goods shop in the city today recovered RM30,000 cash intact from the burnt premises.

Woman dies, husband and son injured in Dungun car crash

By Zarina Abdullah - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 23:40

DUNGUN: A woman died while her husband and their two-year-old son escaped with light injuries in a crash near Kampung Batu Lima, here, today.

Construction, maintenance work on all Malaysian roads halted until July 13

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 23:38

KUANTAN: All construction and maintenance work at highways, federal and state roads will be temporarily suspended from today until July 13.