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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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Source of water pollution at Semenyih plant to be known in a week's time

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 23:47

SHAH ALAM: The source of water pollution which resulted the Semenyih water treatment plant being shut down and causing water supply disruption in Selangor will be known in a week’s time, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Man and wife found dead, believed due to inhaling gas

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 23:12

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The remains of a husband and wife were found inside a house in Taman Machang Bubok here this evening.

MH17: Malaysia could opt for International Criminal Court to seek justice

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 21:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia could opt for the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the prosecution of the perpetrators who fired the BUK missile that downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine two years ago.

Flash flood in Penang due to overflowing rivers says Chow

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 21:29

GEORGE TOWN: The flash floods that hit several areas in the state, today, were due to several rivers overflowing in the island and the mainland areas following heavy rain.

Two more kids develop rotavirus symptoms after Bukit Merah Waterpark visit

By ILI SHAZWANI - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:54

ALOR STAR: Two more children who visited the Bukit Merah Laketown Waterpark in Perak have developed rotavirus symptoms, including diarrhoea and vomiting, bringing the total number of cases to nine within the past four days.

Buzzing sex toy delays AirAsia flight departure

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:46

KUALA LUMPUR: An AirAsia flight was temporarily delayed after a buzzing sex toy in a passenger’s rucksack sent alarm bells ringing among airport security.

Convicted drug addict and thief nabbed in kidnapping of 15 year-old

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:37

KAJANG: Police today arrested a second suspect behind the abduction of a 15 year-old girl at Bandar Tun Hussein Onn in Cheras last Thursday.

Malaysian embassy in Paris meeting with student who disappeared from lodgings

By Azura Abas - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:30

PUTRAJAYA: The Foreign Affairs Ministry today confirmed that Malaysian student Nur Shakinah Naim, who was reported missing in Rouen, Normandy has returned to her lodgings in France.

217 people bestowed Federal awards, medals

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah today presented federal awards and medals for this year to 217 recipients.

New measures to keep tourism sector humming along discussed

By Azura Abas - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:03

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today chaired the Tourism Cabinet Committee meeting to deliberate on strategic measures to spur Malaysia's tourism sector.

Bukit Merah Laketown Resort pledges full cooperation in rotavirus investigation

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 19:54

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.

Master's student acquitted of possessing terrorism-related publications

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 19:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Former master’s student Siti Noor Aishah Atam walked out of the High Court a free woman today after being acquitted of possessing 12 terrorism-related books.

Robber being transported to prison escapes custody, manhunt underway

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 19:28

GEORGE TOWN: A robbery suspect being led from the Penang Court Complex here into a Black Maria escaped custody in spite of being surrounded by policemen.

Police discover 460 magpies smuggled in lorry

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:47

KOTA TINGGI: Up to 460 magpies worth RM50 each were rescued by officers from Region Two Marine Police in Pengerang in a 12.30am raid today.

Missing Msian student in France mysteriously re-emerges, says dad

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:20

SUNGAI PETANI: Nineteen year-old Malaysian student Nur Shakinah Naim, who has been missing in France for four days, has re-emerged at her lodgings in the city of Rouen.

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.

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.