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Policemen who perform poorly could face the boot

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Thursday, 29 September 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Policemen who perform poorly or fail to meet their Key Performance Indicator (KPI) could have their services ended under the newly-introduced Exit Policy.

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Reports of USM dorm collapse untrue, spread by social media

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:08

GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has denied social media reports that the female block of one of its hostels, Desasiswa Cahaya Gemilang, collapsed in an incident recently.

Man who killed girlfriend on Valentine's Day sent to gallows

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:00

GEORGE TOWN: A 33 year-old engineer charged with murdering his girlfriend on Valentine's Day three years ago has been sentenced to death.

Man who hacked mother to death a junkie with long record

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:58

IPOH: A 55-year-old man who hacked his mother to death on Tuesday tested positive for morphine and has three previous convictions involving drugs

Esccom streamlines SOP on restricted areas in Semporna

By AVILA GERALDINE - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:53

KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has streamlined its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on restricted areas covering 11 islands and two coral reefs in the Semporna district.

Selangor govt failed to prepare for water contamination issue, says Noh Omar

By Awaina Arbee - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:47

SHAH ALAM: Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar has fired a salvo at the Selangor government over the contamination affecting the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant.

Man slashed to death by 10 men in own bedroom

By OMAR OSMAN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:05

SUNGAI PETANI: A backhoe driver was slashed to death by a group of men at his house in Taman Keladi last night.

Three injured when fire breaks out at Senawang ceramic factory [VIDEO]

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:01

SEREMBAN: Three men were injured after a fire broke out at a ceramic factory in the Tuanku Jaafar Industrial Area Senawang, here today.

Three children diagnosed with rotavirus infection in Kedah

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:50

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry today confirmed that three cases of rotavirus infection has been detected in Kedah.

Hungary offers expertise to Perak to tackle annual floods

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:28

IPOH: Hungary has offered its expertise in water management technology, which could help Perak and other states prevent annual floods.

Terengganu fishermen net RM20 million in state aid

By ADRIAN DAVID - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:39

KUALA NERUS: Terengganu’s 6,000 fishermen have been provided with aid of over RM20 million this year to improve their safety and livelihood.

Buggy crash: Police deny three drivers remanded

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:37

KUANTAN: Police have brushed off talks in the social media that the three go-kart drivers who allegedly caused the death of two spectators at Educational Innovation of Motorsports and Automotive Race (EIMARace) 2016, are being remanded.

Bukit Merah Laketown Resort pledges full cooperation in rotavirus investigation

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:27

BUKIT MERAH: The Bukit Merah Laketown Resort (BMLR) management has pledged their full cooperation to the authorities to investigate the source of the rotavirus infection which affected several visitors to its water park recently.

One killed, another injured in 3-vehicle accident in Kuala Terengganu

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:21

KUALA TERENGGANU: One man was killed and another seriously injured in a 3-vehicle collision near a junction at Kampung Pengkalan Atap, Batu Rakit here yesterday.

Fired manager, employee, charged with making false claims

By Esther Landau - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:13

PETRA JAYA: A former manager and an ex-employee of a palm oil plantation company were charged at the Special Court for Corruption for making false claims amounting to RM7,500 earlier this year.

Man charged with insulting IGP in Facebook postings

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:05

KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man today claimed trial in the Sessions Cyber Court for insulting Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar in his Facebook postings.

Viral messages on GE14 voter registration are hoaxes, says EC

By Azura Abas - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 14:56

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) has debunked two viral messages claiming that the deadline for voter registration is Sept 30 (tomorrow), and that it can be conducted via Whatsapp.

National Fatwa Council undecided on pregnancy termination for Zika patients

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 14:43

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry will carry on with its current scientific management of the Zika virus outbreak until the National Fatwa Council reaches its decision on the issue of infected pregnant women.

Bukit Merah waterpark ordered closed, 9 rotavirus cases reported [VIDEO]

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 14:08

PUTRAJAYA: The Perak State Health Department has ordered the temporary closure of Taman Bukit Merah Lake Town after nine cases of rotavirus infection traced to the recreational park were reported.

31 year-old man accused of raping girl surrenders to police

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:44

KAMPAR: A 31 year-old man alleged to have raped a 16 year-old acquaintance earlier this month is being remanded for seven days.

Former elected reps shouldn't interfere with successors, says Zahid

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Former elected representatives can and should play a large role in educating young voters on matters of history and politics, said newly-appointed Barisan Nasional deputy chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Opposition can continue dreaming of GE14 win, says Adnan

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:19

PUTRAJAYA: The Opposition can continue to dream about winning the 14th General Elections, said Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

Selangor water woes still unresolved, investigation ongoing

By SITI NURSURAYA ALI - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Investigations are still underway on the source of raw pollution at the Sg Semenyih water treatment plant.

Three students injured in school lab mercury spill

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:41

LABUAN: Three students from Sekolah Menengah Sains here were hospitalised following a mercury spill at the school's laboratory this morning.

Two charged over brutal mother-daughter murder in JB

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:30

JOHOR BARU: Two men were charged at the Magistrates’ court here over last week’s brutal murder of a 56 year-old woman and her 17 year-old daughter.

Health ministry teams with NGOs to tackle spiralling mental health crisis

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:43

KOTA KINABALU: The Health Ministry will work with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in addressing mental health issues among Malaysians.

Rahman: "Tun Mahathir bitter, vindictive old man"

By Azura Abas - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:39

PUTRAJAYA: Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications director Datuk Rahman Dahlan admonished Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today for his remark comparing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and those in government to Nazis.

Flash floods bring misery to George Town

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:25

GEORGE TOWN: Heavy intermittent rainfall triggered flash floods in several low-lying areas here today.

Sabah builds reputation as medical hub for respiratory diseases

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:07

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has been recognised as one of the region’s hubs in treating respiratory diseases, with advanced medical technology and trained, world-class experts.

Three female directors accused of GST evasion face similar charge over 2nd company

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:46

GEORGE TOWN: A motorcycle components parts company and three of its female directors were charged in the Sessions Court here this morning with 18 counts of non-declaration of their Goods and Services Tax (GST) over an eight-month period.

Police bust online cockfighting ring in Kuching

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:36

KUCHING: Three Chinese women and ten local men were nabbed for their involvement in a suspected online cockfighting ring at RH Commercial Centre, Lorong Lapangan Terbang here.