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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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Firemen battle squatter homes blaze in Glenmarie

By DAWN CHAN - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 23:10

SHAH ALAM: More than 30 firemen are working hard to put out a fire that destroyed 15 wooden squatter homes at Kampung Hamid Tuah in Batu 3, Glenmarie, here.

Sultan of Johor receives RM6.45 million tithe from JCorp

By Rizalman Hammim - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 22:41

JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today received business tithe (zakat) totalling RM6.45 million from Johor Corp (JCorp) on behalf of the Johor Islamic Religious Council (MAIJ).

Man driving cloned car detained

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 21:26

NIBONG TEBAL: Police detained a man driving a cloned Honda Civic after a 50km high speed chase from the Penang Bridge Toll Plaza to Jalan Bukit Panchor here, yesterday.

Hishammuddin: Umno's interest must be placed above any individual's

By Hariz Mohd - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 21:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The expulsion of leaders such as Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir from Umno was not the first time in the party's history and was done for the good of Umno.

Najib calls on Muslims to reject those who oppose Islam

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 20:00

PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Muslims should reject those who opposed Islam and their allies in Malaysia.

RMAF C130 intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets en route to Labuan

By Hariz Mohd - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:52

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry has received a report that a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) aircraft was intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets en route to Labuan, Sabah today.

Sabah Umno: Muhyiddin, Mukhriz clearly breached party discipline

By OLIVIA MIWIL AND KRISTY INUS - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:47

TAWAU: The Umno Supreme Council's decision to sack Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Muhkriz Mahathir was made after it was deemed that both their actions went against the party's constitution.

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 government 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.