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Mandatory vaccinations for school children by early next year

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Saturday, 2 July 2016.

KUALA NERANG: The Education Ministry will soon make it mandatory for school students to get vaccinations.

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Traffic heading out of capital under control

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 17:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic on several major highways was under control as of 12 noon today, although there were many cars reported to be heading out of the capital today.

Pahang records 1,309 dengue cases, 6 deaths

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 17:18

KUANTAN: A total 1,309 dengue cases with six deaths were recorded in Pahang as of June 25, said State Health Department director Datuk Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar.

Police discover 150kg of ganja in overturned vehicle

By ILI SHAZWANI - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 16:45

ARAU: Police received a stroke of luck this morning when a traffic accident led to the discovery of 150kg of compressed ganja, the biggest haul in the state this year.

Malaysians travelling to Turkey advised to contact Wisma Putra

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 16:38

KEPALA BATAS: Malaysians who wish to go to Turkey are advised to contact Wisma Putra or the Malaysian embassy there to know the latest developments in the country following the terrorist attacks at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul.

Lim should not burden the people with the donation drive for his RM1 million bail - Reezal Merican

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 16:28

KEPALA BATAS: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who is facing two counts of corruption, should not have burdened the people by allowing a donation drive to raise fund to pay for his RM1 billion bail, said a Penang UMNO leader.

PM Najib condemns Dhaka attack, calls for Muslims to unite against terrorism

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 16:13

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has condemned the act of terror in Dhaka, Bangladesh, labeling it as another mean for terrorists to instill fear in the hearts of people.

Father and daughter die in Rawang house blaze

By Hariz Mohd and Faisal Asyraf - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 16:07

KUALA LUMPUR: A man and his daughter were killed in a fire that razed the first floor of their house in Taman Jati, Rawang, this morning.

Roadside parking rates in KL to increase next month, maximum parking time imposed

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 16:04

KUALA LUMPUR: The rates for roadside parking in KL's central business districts (CBD) will be increased next month.

'Kicking man' terrorising pedestrians near Bank Negara building finally arrested

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 15:40

KUALA LUMPUR: A 33-year old man who had a habit of kicking pedestrians from behind, near the Bank Negara Malaysia building was arrested yesterday.

Donation drive for Guan Eng hits RM1.3 million

By NST ONLINE - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 15:33

GEORGE TOWN: The donation drive by DAP to raise RM1 million for Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's bail in his corruption case, has continued to rise and reached RM1.3 million as of yesterday.

Khir Toyo tells Guan Eng: "Padan muka"

By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 15:21

SHAH ALAM: Former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo has advised Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng to stop comparing their cases together.

Total dengue cases sees slight dip nationwide

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 15:09

PUTRAJAYA: Cumulative dengue cases from Jan to June 25 reduced by 1.4 per cent (768) with 55,765 cases compared to 56,533 cases recorded last year in the same period.

Bangladesh commandos end hostage siege, kill six gunmen

By AFP - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:40

DHAKA: Bangladesh security forces ended a siege Saturday after storming a cafe in Dhaka where dozens of diners had been held captive through the night and shot dead six of the hostage-takers.

Terengganu students living outside state to get free bus rides home for Raya

By ADRIAN DAVID - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:30

KUALA TERENGGANU: This Hari Raya holidays, 716 university students studying outside Terengganu will enjoy free bus rides back to their hometowns, courtesy of the state government and two agencies.

Abducted, murdered and buried next to a highway

By Chuah Bee Kim - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:27

JOHOR BARU: A couple have been arrested for murder following the discovery of a body buried by the side of a highway on Friday evening.

RTD says drivers without licences make up largest group of offenders so far

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:19

TAPAH: A total of 20,463 vehicles have been inspected during Ops Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2016, and from the total, 5,636 drivers were found to have committed various offences.

Woman impaled by metal road divider in Dungun accident

By ADRIAN DAVID - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:09

DUNGUN: A woman seated at the front passenger seat of a car died in a gruesome manner after a metal divider pierced her following an accident near here last night.

Veteran artiste Aziz Singah laid to rest in hometown

By TEOH PEI YING - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:46

REMBAU: Veteran actor Datuk Abdul Aziz Singah, 75, who died of prostate cancer yesterday, was laid to rest at the Kampung Bongek Muslim Cemetery, here today.

No Malaysians involved in deadly hostage situation in Dhaka, says Foreign Ministry

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:43

PUTRAJAYA: No Malaysians were involved in the deadly hostage incident at the Holey Artisan Bakery Cafe, in the city of Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh today.

Woman's foot severed after being dragged in motorcycle collision

By BALVIN KAUR - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:36

GEORGE TOWN: A female pedestrian had her foot severed in a freak accident with a motorcycle at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, here today.

It's party tradition to have members with differing views, says Pagoh Umno

By Chuah Bee Kim - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:23

JOHOR BARU: Pagoh Umno division acting chief Ismail Mohamed today said that it is Umno's tradition to have members with differing opinions.

Syukur On Wheels to distribute food packs at Sogo and Bandaraya LRT station today

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:14

KUALA LUMPUR: The hip and happening team of 'Syukur On Wheels' will be at Sogo and the Bandaraya LRT station today to give away free food packs to city folk.

RTD to generate RM17 million revenue from 'F' number plate series

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 13:01

PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (RTD) expects to generate up to RM17 million in revenue for the 'F' number plate series.

Man lost while out fishing found drowned

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 11:35

JOHOR BAHARU: A man who was reported missing while out fishing yesterday, was found drowned at the beach of Rimba Terjun, near Pontian, today.

[UPDATE] Gunfighting at Dhaka restaurant ends, commandos still inside - police

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 11:25

NEW DELHI: Gunfighting at a besieged restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital ended on Saturday and between eight and ten hostages were rescued by commandos who were still inside the building, a police official said.

Flow of traffic leaving federal capital under control as at 10 am

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 10:52

KUALA LUMPUR: The traffic flow out of the federal capital is still under control as at 10 am today, although at some locations it was reported to be slow moving.

Bangladesh police storm restaurant to rescue hostages, gunfight on

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 10:28

DHAKA/NEW DELHI: Bangladeshi police stormed a Dhaka restaurant on Saturday to free 20 hostages, including several foreigners, that were trapped inside after gunmen launched an attack on it late on Friday night, an official said.

Islamic State posts photos it says are of foreigners killed in Dhaka attack

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 09:07

CAIRO: Islamic State posted photos on Saturday it claimed to be of foreigners killed in an attack on a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where gunmen were holding hostages as police laid siege to the building, news agency Amaq said.

Bangladesh police say plan to move soon to end hostage crisis

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 08:40

DHAKA/NEW DELHI: Bangladesh security forces were preparing to free around 20 hostages, including several foreigners, from a restaurant in an upmarket area of the capital Dhaka early on Saturday, after gunmen stormed the building killing at least two policemen.

Seven Italians among hostages in Dhaka cafe attack- Italian state TV

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 08:32

MILAN: Seven Italian nationals are thought to be among the hostages taken by gunmen who stormed a cafe popular with foreigners in the capital of Bangladesh on Friday, Italian state television said quoting the Italian ambassador to Bangladesh.