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Measles cases in Malaysia up by 340 percent from last year

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Sunday, 26 June 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: The number of measles cases have increased by 340 percent (873 cases) compared to the same period in 2015 with only 197 cases.

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Six foreign nationals involved in RM1 million 'romance scam' detained

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:42

KUALA LUMPUR: Six African nationals believed to be involved in 10 ‘Romance Scam’ cheating cases amounting to RM1 million were detained at a house near here, yesterday.

Compulsory to be vaccinated against life-threatening diseases, says Kelantan Mufti

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:37

KUALA LUMPUR: It is compulsory under Islam to use vaccines against diseases which could cause death, said Kelantan Mufti Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad.

Two siblings, aged 9 and 6 drown in construction area

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:29

PEKAN: Two siblings who were reported missing on Friday were found drowned in a water-filled hole at a construction site at Dewan Semai Bakti, Chini 5, near here, yesterday evening.

Diphtheria immunisation campaign to be further promoted in Kelantan

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:18

KOTA BAHARU: The Kelantan Health Department will enhance its immunisation campaign of the DTaP-IPV//Hib vaccine to curb diptheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio and haemophilus influenzae type B.

Making George Town a disabled-friendly city

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:17

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) is making the necessary changes to accommodate the disabled in the city.

Muhyiddin undecided on whether he will join another party or form new one

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is not denying the possibility of him joining hands with Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir to form a new political party.

Muhyiddin undecided on whether he will join another party or form new one

By HANA NAZ HARUN and AMIN MOKHTAR - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is not denying the possibility of him joining hands with Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir to form a new political party.

Police probing brutal hotel room murder of Chinese national

By DAWN CHAN - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 17:34

PORT KLANG: Police are investigating the death of a Chinese national who was slashed multiple times on the head and neck in an attack which took place at a hotel in Pandamaran on Saturday.

Debate on undersea tunnel to be held on June 28

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 17:12

GEORGE TOWN: The debate between state executive councillor in charge of Works, Public Utilities and Transportation, Lim Hock Seng, and Gerakan secretary-general, Datuk Liang Teck Meng, will be held at the Masyarakat Penyayang Complex hall, here, at 9 pm on June 28.

Five fishermen arrested for drugs

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 16:07

KUALA KEDAH: Five fishermen were caught with drugs some 3.8 nautical miles from the Kuala Kedah estuary here.

Elderly couple fall off motorcycle, run over by lorry

By Audrey Dermawan - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 15:34

GEORGE TOWN: An elderly couple died when they were knocked down by a lorry this morning.

Conduct a special study on the homeless, urges Salam

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 14:49

KUALA LUMPUR: A special study on the problem of the homeless and finding a suitable solution to curb their increase in the federal capital should be undertaken urgently, said Yayasan Salam Malaysia (Salam) chairman Datuk Ahmad A. Talib.

New liability programme to make employers more responsible for foreign workers

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 14:19

JOHOR BARU: In a bid to make employers more responsible, the Home Ministry wants to introduce a strict liability programme to ensure that the movement of foreign workers can be better monitored and controlled.

AirAsia offers 'Superstar' promo fares to India from KL

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 14:08

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia, is introducing the “Fly like a Superstar” promotion on all AirAsia & AirAsia X destinations to India from Kuala Lumpur.

Diphtheria comeback, parents and community's attitude to be blamed

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 13:51

MELAKA: Recently the country was shocked by the death of two children from Melaka and Kedah due to diphtheria, which according to medical experts can be easily prevented through vaccination.

Abu Hassan appointed as Jerlun Umno acting chief, replaces Mukhriz

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 13:40

ALOR SETAR: Kota Siputeh state assemblyman Datuk Abu Hassan Sharif has been appointed as Jerlun UMNO acting chief to replace Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir who was sacked from UMNO.

Four arrested with RM14k worth of drugs

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 13:26

ALOR STAR: Four men were caught red-handed packing drugs worth RM14,000 at a motel here.

Firemen rescue cow trapped in monsoon drain

By DAWN CHAN - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 13:26

SUNGAI BESAR: A cow that fell into a monsoon drain at Simpang Tiga Loji was rescued by the Sungai Besar Fire and Rescue Department this morning.

Najib attends tithe distribution ceremony in Pekan

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 13:25

PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said tithe was a tool for upholding social justice, particularly in bridging the gap between the rich and poor.

Prince Andrew attends remembrance service for Malaysian, British soldiers at Tugu Negara

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 13:20

KUALA LUMPUR: The Tugu Negara cenotaph was the backdrop today to a moving and somber Service of Remembrance to honour Malaysia's fallen heroes as well as that of other countries.

Prasarana to contest court injunction on KLMFEP

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 13:03

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Three dead, one injured in Seremban crash

By TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:53

SEREMBAN: Three people were killed and one left seriously injured after a five-vehicle crash along Jalan Rantau - Sungai Gadut, here last night.

Malaysian is top grad at Czech varsity

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:49

SIX long years of perseverance paid off for 25-year-old medical student Melisa Mohd Salleh when she graduated as the top student at Palacky University in Olomouc, the Czech Republic.

The end of Dr M's era

By BARADAN KUPPUSAMY - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:45

BY sacking suspended Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and former Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir from the party on Friday, Umno president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has signalled that the era of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Umno and national politics is fin

Parents see red over Sejarah assignment

By NURADZIMMAH DAIM AND ALIZA SHAH - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Parents are asking for clearer instructions in the fieldwork required for the Form Three (PT3) Sejarah Assessment.

No penalty for failing to get signature

By NURADZIMMAH DAIM AND ALIZA SHAH - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:35

FORM Three students who fail to get the signature of custodians of the buildings they write about for their Form Three (PT3) Sejarah Assessment will not be penalised.

Technical committee to be formed for devolution of powers talks with Sabah, Sarawak

By ADIB POVERA - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:32

KUCHING: A technical committee will be set-up to assist negotiations over devolution of powers between the Federal Government and the state governments of Sarawak and Sabah, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nancy Shukri.

Let's ease burden to celebrate Syawal: PM

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today called on Malaysians to jointly play their role in easing the burden of celebrating the Hari Raya Aidilfitri soon.

Two teachers arrested after allegedly assaulting boy with hockey stick

By Zarina Abdullah - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:30

BESUT: Two teachers including an ustaz, have been arrested to assist an investigation after a school boy was hit with a hockey stick last week.

Ensuring healthier school meals

By SUZANNA PILLAY - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:01

IF recommendations to introduce nutritionists in all 10,000 schools in the country materialise, more nutritionists need to be trained as there will be a shortfall, says Director-General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.