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Munich shooter was German-Iranian teen, motive 'unclear'

By AFP - Saturday, 23 July 2016.

MUNICH: Munich police said Saturday that the shooter in a deadly shopping mall rampage was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man whose motive was “completely unclear.”

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Series off attacks may lead mall owners to increase security

By AP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 08:58

NEW YORK: Attacks such as the one in a Munich shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald’s Friday may lead mall owners to increase their security or even persuade global brands to focus expansion plans on the U.S. rather than Europe.

Munich mall shooting: what we know

By AFP - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 08:48

MUNICH: Nine people were killed and nearly two dozen wounded in a shooting rampage at a Munich shopping centre, described by police as an “acute terror” situation.

Health Ministry mulls introducing government healthcare insurance scheme

By Bernama - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 00:58

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry is seriously considering to introduce a healthcare insurance scheme which is run and supported by the government to address the weaknesses in the private healthcare system.

Najib underlines three key values to be incorporated into national education system

By Bernama - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 00:27

SERDANG: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said there are three important values that must the incorporated into the national education system, both at national or national-type schools.

Opposition always find new issues to be politicised - Hishammuddin

By Bernama - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 23:25

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition parties will always find new and current issues to be politicised as a tactic to achieve their main agenda, UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said.

e-Visa implementation for Sri Lankan tourists to be finalised in November - Zahid

By Bernama - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 22:50

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA: An agreement has been reached to implement e-Visa for Sri Lankan tourists visiting Malaysia and this is expected to be finalised in November, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Nine new diphtheria cases reported in three states - Health DG

By Bernama - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 22:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Nine new diphtheria cases were reported in Negeri Sembilan, Penang and Kedah, bringing the total cases to 24 including five deaths as of yesterday.

MH370: Families want answers, hope search continues

By Bernama - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 22:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision by the Ministerial Tripartite Meeting to suspend the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, has left the families of passengers and crew, disappointed as they hope for a closure to the tragedy.

DPM Zahid announces USD$100,000 donation for Islamic centre in Colombo

By Bernama - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 21:54

COLOMBO: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today announced a US$100,000 (RM406,500) donation from a foundation to establish an Islamic and Malay centre in this capital of Sri Lanka.

New Saudi ruling: Haj pilgrims now have to undergo 10-digits biometric fingerprint scan

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 21:38

PASIR GUDANG: The Saudi Arabian government has imposed a new regulation for haj pilgrims this year, requiring them to have biometric prints of all their fingers and thumbs taken.

Education Ministry ready for vaccination screenings for primary pupils

By Chuah Bee Kim - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 21:27

BATU PAHAT: The Education Ministry fully supports the Health Ministry's call for primary school pupils to undergo vaccination screening in light of the recent rise in diphtheria cases.

TMJ vows to clean up Malaysian football 'all by himself'

By DEVINDER SINGH - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 18:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Darul Ta'zim football club owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has vowed to clean up alleged corruption in Malaysian football by himself, without involving investigative authorities.

Police will approve rallies if they adhere to the law, says Deputy IGP

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 18:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will help facilitate any peaceful gathering if it is in accordance with the law, says Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

MH370 search suspended until credible evidence emerges, says Liow

By AZURA ABAS and FAZLEENA AZIZ - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 17:15

PUTRAJAYA: The search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 wil be suspended indefinitely upon completion of the 120,000 sq km search area in the southern Indian Ocean.

Female RTD staff jailed four years for masterminding RM754k armed robbery

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 16:04

KUALA LUMPUR: The Road Transport Department (RTD) clerk, who masterminded the recent RM754,840 armed heist at its Wangsa Maju branch, was today sentenced to four years jail by the Sessions Court.

Najib's position as PM safe despite 1MDB issue, says IDEAS

By Awaina Arbee - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 14:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s position as Prime Minister is secure despite action initiated by the United States and Singapore authorities over assets linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

More than 3,000 swarm Putrajaya NRD office thanks to fake WhatsApp message

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 13:58

PUTRAJAYA: More than 3,000 people swarmed the National Registration Department (NRD) headquarters here today, thanks to a fake message distributed via WhatsApp and Facebook.

Zahid urges Sri Lankan businesses to seize investment opportunities in Malaysia

By T. N. ALAGESH - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:21

COLOMBO (SRI LANKA): Investors and industry players in Sri Lanka should seize the opportunity to choose Malaysia as their preferred investment destination.

Historic trooping of colours ceremony for King's birthday held at Dataran Pahlawan Negara

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:05

PUTRAJAYA: The trooping of the colours ceremony in conjunction with the birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong was held for the first time at the newly-opened Dataran Pahlawan Negara here this morning.

Ahmad Zahid to pay courtesy call on Sri Lanka's PM and meet Foreign Minister

By Bernama - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 09:11

COLOMBO (SRI LANKA): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is on a two-day working visit to Sri Lanka, is scheduled to make a courtesy call on Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here this morning.

MRT SBK line to begin operations by December

By Bernama - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 08:56

KUALA LUMPUR: The first phase of the Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh-Kajang line (SBK) between Sungai Buloh and Semantan is expected to begin operations by December 2016.

US may take movie, music roles in Malaysia fund asset seizure

By Reuters - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 08:41

NEW YORK: The US government may become a movie and music industry player, at least temporarily, after moving to seize US$1 billion in assets that prosecutors said were bought with money looted from the Malaysian state development fund.

55 pc of those arrested for corruption in the country are youths: MACC

By Bernama - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 00:53

MELAKA: Fifty-five per cent out of the 1,902 arrests made over corruption cases in the country since 2013 involved youths aged 40 and below.

Police confirm: Five Malaysian sailors kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 19:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have confirmed that the five Malaysian sailors taken from a tugboat off Lahad Datu were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf guerilla (ASG).

Policemen not banned from playing Pokemon Go, says IGP

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 19:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have no plans to ban its officers from playing Pokemon Go if it is introduced in the country.

IGP: First phase of police probe into 1MDB almost completed

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 17:56

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have almost completed their first phase of investigations into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Zahid: Malaysia to study Sime Darby's request for 5,000 Sri Lankan plantation workers

By T.N.Alagesh - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 17:49

COLOMBO (SRI LANKA): Malaysia will look into a request by Sime Darby Bhd to bring in Sri Lankan workers to work in the plantation sector.

AG: No requests yet from US Justice Dept for 1MDB information or evidence

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 17:34

PUTRAJAYA: The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has yet to receive any request from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain any information or evidence pertaining to the investigation on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Singapore authorities seize S$240 million in assets linked to 1MDB probe

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 13:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore authorities have seized assets totaling S$240 million (RM717 million) as part of investigations into transactions linked to state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Kidnappers initiate contact with families of five Malaysian hostages

By Awang Ali Omar - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 13:37

SANDAKAN: Kidnappers have made contact with family members of five Malaysian sailors taken from a tugboat off Lahad Datu, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.