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The exodus begins: 'Balik kampung' traffic building up on major highways

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Friday, 1 July 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Hari Raya “balik kampung” exodus has begun, with traffic already building up in several major highways.

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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.

Special holiday for Johor civil servants on July 10

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 22:29

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government today announced a special holiday on Sunday, July 10 for civil servants in the state.

Two people killed when express bus rams it divider near Bukit Merah

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 22:05

BAGAN SERAI: Two people were killed when an express bus rammed into a road divider at KM194.9 of PLUS Highway near Bukit Merah at 5pm today.

Firemen combat raging fire at under-construction building in Bandar Sunway

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 20:37

KUALA LUMPUR: A building under construction, located along Jalan Taylor in Taman Bandar Sunway, caught fire today.

PM Najib goes on walkabout at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 20:32

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today went on a walkabout at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) integrated transportation hub in Bandar Tasik Selatan near here.

Young Malaysian imams leading tarawih prayers in America

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 20:18

VIRGINIA (United States): Mohamad Alif Mursyid Husry and Mohamad Fadhilah Al-Hakam Othman will never forget the day they arrived in the United States on the third day of Ramadan this year.

Shophouse selling Chinese prayer goods destroyed in fire

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 19:15

JOHOR BARU: A two-storey shophouse selling Chinese prayer items in Taman Dato' Penggawa Barat, here was razed in a fire about 2pm today.

More Malaysians will suffer from mental illness by 2020

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 19:00

KANGAR: Mental illness is expected to be the second highest form of health problem affecting Malaysians after heart disease by 2020.

MMA fighter found guilty of trying to seduce businessman's wife

By C. Premananthini - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:43

SHAH ALAM: A mixed martial arts athlete was charged and fined with RM1,000, at the Shah Alam magistrate's court today for attempting to seduce a businessman's wife.

WeChat tops list of apps used by sexual predators targeting Malaysian kids

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:03

KUALA LUMPUR: A clear trend has emerged over the last five years, where sexual predators targeting children and adolescents have resorted to using social media to approach their targets.

Bonsai, caged birds worth RM25,000 stolen from K. Terengganu public parks

By ADRIAN DAVID - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:52

KUALA TERENGGANU: Desperate thieves have resorted to stealing bonsai plants and caged birds meant to beautify the east coast peninsula city state’s landscape.

Family of three, including infant, die in car crash

By T.N.Alagesh - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:37

PEKAN: Three people from a family, including an infant, were killed when the car they were in was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle at KM10 Jalan Pekan-Nenasi, near Sungai Miang here today.

Thai smugglers using Malaysian flags on their boats to smuggle diesel

By ADRIAN DAVID - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:27

KEMAMAN: Ten foreigners were nabbed when they attempted to smuggle RM700,000 worth of subsidised diesel, about 138 nautical miles off Terengganu’s exclusive economic zone.

Woman stabs husband to death in domestic dispute

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:23

MARAN: A domestic dispute turned deadly when a 42 year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife at their home in Kampung Paya Besar, Kertau near Chenor yesterday.

Sultan Johor wins 'F1' number plate with RM836,660 bid

By Noor Atiqah Sulaiman - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:06

PUTRAJAYA: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has won a bid to secure the highly sought after ‘F1’ vehicle number plate.

No bomb in Puchong Perdana, says police

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:04

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have dismissed claims that circulated on social media today about a bomb planted at a roundabout in Puchong Permai near here.

Senior citizen killed in crash

By Amran Yayah - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 16:28

KUALA PILAH: An octogenarian was killed after being knocked down by an MPV at KM1 Jalan Kuala Pilah - Bahau, in front of the Civil Defence Department office, this morning.

Adenan Satem's open house on first two days of Aidilfitri

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 16:27

KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem and his wife Puan Sri Datuk Jamilah Anu will hold an Aidilfitri open house on the first and second day of Syawal at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here.

Pahang villages to expect low water pressure this Raya

By NST ONLINE - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 15:07

KUANTAN: With many expected to return to their hometowns for Hari Raya Aidilfitri, some Felda settlements and traditional villages in Pahang are expected to experience low water pressure.

Cabbies fined RM2k for damaging Grab vehicle

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 15:06

KUALA LUMPUR: Two taxi drivers who got carried away with their emotions and damaged a Grab driver's vehicle on Tuesday, were fined RM2,000 by the magistrate's court today.

Malaysia remains on Tier 2 of US' Trafficking in Persons Report

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 14:57

KUALA LUMPUR: For the second consecutive year, Malaysia remains on the United States government’s Tier 2 “Watch List” on human trafficking, while two other Asean countries were upgraded in the ranking.

Traffic bound east reported moving slowly

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 14:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic bound east was reportedly moving slowly from the Gombak toll plaza this afternoon as people started returning to their hometowns and villages for the Aidilfitri next week, according to a spokesman of the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA).

Two men detained for avoiding border inspection

By EMBUN MAJID - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 14:03

BUKIT KAYU HITAM: The Kedah Immigration Department detained two men who attempted to evade the border checks to Thailand.

DAP says no need for Guan Eng to take leave as Penang CM

By ALIZA SHAH - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:58

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP's Central Executive Committee has unanimously resolved that there is no need for Lim Guan Eng to take leave from his post as the Penang Chief Minister.

Govt to expand volunteer programme to lower-income Asean nations

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:52

PUTRAJAYA: The government is looking to expand the Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) programme to include low-income Asean countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia.