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Sixteen cases linked to rotavirus infection reported in Perak

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Friday, 30 September 2016.

IPOH: Sixteen acute gastroenteritis cases have been reported in Perak, related to the rotavirus infection that allegedly began at a water park in Bukit Merah recently.

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Minimum EPF savings for 55-year-old set to RM228k

By Bernama - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 19:29

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has announced that the quantum for the basic savings will be revised from RM196,800 to RM228,000 effective Jan 1, 2017.

(UPDATE) Robbers escape with RM500k in under 5 minutes

By DAWN CHAN - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 18:00

KUALA LANGAT: Four masked men, one armed with a gun, robbed a goldsmith shop and escaped with 12 trays of jewellery estimated to be worth more than RM500,000, in under five minutes yesterday.

Sabahans in interior may be denied medical supply after Sabah Air contract discontinued

By Kristy Inus - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 17:21

KOTA KINABALU: Thousands of remote villagers across rural areas in Sabah may be denied their monthly medical supplies as the State Health Department has decided to discontinue executor Sabah Air Aviation Sdn Bhd's contract.

Lorry driver flees scene after fatally running over motorcyclist

By TEOH PEI YING - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 17:21

SEREMBAN: A motorcyclist was killed when he was run over by a lorry at KM37.8 of the Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas), near Ampangan, this morning.

Iskandar Mohd Kaus is new principal private secretary for PM Najib

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 17:10

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Iskandar Mohd Kaus has been appointed as the principal private secretary to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, replacing Tan Sri Shukry Mohd Salleh.

College girl arrested after collecting marijuana parcel via Pos Laju

By Goh Pei Pei - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 17:10

KUCHING: A female college student was arrested after collecting a parcel containing around a kilo of marijuana from a Pos Laju outlet at Jalan Song here yesterday.

Umno honours Olympians, Paralympians during special ceremony

By ALIZA SHAH - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 16:52

KUALA LUMPUR: International sporting triumphs uplift the mood of the public and generate positive sentiments across the nation, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Spanish paint specialist makes IKTBN Dusun Tua its Asian training hub

By JUNE MOH - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 16:51

KUALA LUMPUR: National Youth Advance Skills Training Institute (IKTBN) Dusun Tua will be the Asian training hub for Roberlo, a spray paint specialist and manufacturer headquartered in Spain.

Teacher acquitted of molesting 12 year-old pupil

By ILI SHAZWANI - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 16:28

KANGAR: A teacher was acquitted and discharged by the magistrate's court here today, without his defence called, over a charge of molesting a 12 year-old pupil last year.

Seamstress charged with perjury in Kevin Morais trial

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 16:00

KUALA LUMPUR: A seamstress was slapped with a perjury charge over her false testimony in the trial of the murder case of deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais.

No Malaysians affected in deadly New Jersey train crash

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 15:47

PUTRAJAYA: The Foreign Ministry today confirmed that no Malaysians were affected in the deadly train crash at the Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey, yesterday.

Organ transplants in Msia hampered by poor quality organs, few donors

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 15:40

KOTA KINABALU: Although a small but growing number of Malaysians are registered as organ donors, few have been found to have organs viable for transplant.

Policewoman told to enter defence for withholding info on terror activities

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 15:28

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today ordered policewoman Jusninawati Abdul Gani to enter her defence on a charge of withholding information on terror activities.

(UPDATED) Bursa building temporarily evacuated due to bomb hoax [VIDEO]

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 14:50

KUALA LUMPUR: A bomb hoax led to the temporary evacuation of the Bursa Malaysia building at Bukit Kewangan, this afternoon.

'Rewards' for departments, agencies which cut budgets, suggests Auditor-General

By Kelly Koh - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 14:46

MALACCA: Government departments and agencies which are able to achieve spending cuts and use less than their allocated budgets should not be punished with a 'budget cut' next year.

Three Perlis RTD officers charged with receiving bribes from lorry driver

By ILI SHAZWANI - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 14:20

KANGAR: Three Perlis Road Transport Department officers claimed trial at the Sessions Court here today to receiving bribes last year.

Renowned gastroenterology experts to treat 50 fortunate patients in Sabah

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 13:47

KOTA KINABALU: About 50 patients suffering from digestive ailments from across Sabah will be treated by renowned gastroenterology experts at Queen Elizabeth hospital here over the next two days.

Perak deploys drones in its battle against illegal land clearing

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 13:39

IPOH: The State Land and Mines office today received 15 drone units from the state government, which will be used to help curb illegal land clearing and encroachment.

Man dies, eight injured as trailer lands on side and crashes into bus

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 13:28

TAIPING: A trailer lorry driver was killed and eight others were injured when the vehicle collided with a bus at KM79.4 of Jalan Sitiawan-Taiping, Trong near here today.

MAIWP removed from legal proceedings on church's use of "Allah"

By HIDIR REDUAN - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 13:17

KUALA LUMPUR: The Court of Appeal removed the Federal Territory Islamic Council (MAIWP) from Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB)’s legal action over the church's right to use the word "Allah" in its religious publications.

Missing student in Paris: Parents hope to bring Nur Shakinah home

By EMBUN MAJID - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 13:09

SUNGAI PETANI: Naim Awang, 45, and his wife Nor Halizah Ahmad, 44, hope to bring their daughter back to Malaysia but will only decide after they meet her in a few days.

Pregnant policewoman cries in court after found guilty of bribery

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:55

KUALA LUMPUR: A heavily pregnant policewoman broke down and sobbed in court today after the High Court sentenced her to two years's jail and fined her RM20,000 in default eight months jail, for bribery.

Wife and mother of Eimarace crash victims calls for justice

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:25

KUANTAN: Siti Suhaiza Seman, whose husband and daughter were killed in the deadly Innovation Motorsports Automotive Race (Eimarace) buggy crash on Sunday, has called for justice for her loved ones.

Guan Eng expresses confidence in defence team, gibes Umno, BN

By AUDREY DERMAWAN AND BALVIN KAUR - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:01

GEORGE TOWN: A subdued Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today said he will leave it to his lawyer to prove his innocence in the two corruption charges against him.

Esscom suspects intelligence leak being exploited in Sabah

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:52

KUALA LUMPUR: The Armed Forces will investigate the alarming possibility that classified information transmitted between officers and agencies under the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) is being intercepted and used by enemies.

Guan Eng laden with prosecution's 13,000-page document

By AUDREY DERMAWAN AND BALVIN KAUR - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:39

GEORGE TOWN: The High Court here today set Dec 6 for case management for Chief Minister's Lim Guan Eng's two counts of corruption.

Asma Ismail is USM's first female vice-chancellor

By ROZANA SANI - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Prof Dr Asma Ismail has been named the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) effective Oct 4 2016 until Oct 3 2019.

Guan Eng arrives at Court to rowdy protestors, supporters [VIDEO]

By Audrey Dermawan - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 09:20

GEORGE TOWN: Members of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) gathered at the Penang Court Complex here this morning to welcome Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Focus on content, not delivery of UN speech, says Anifah

By Roy Goh - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 09:04

NEW YORK: Positive reception from the international community spoke volumes on Malaysia’s message delivered at the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York last week.

Azharuddin elected president of ICAO 39th general assembly

By Bernama - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia was greatly honoured with the election of Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Director-General Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman as President of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 39th General Assembly, early this week.