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Sixteen cases linked to rotavirus infection reported in Perak

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Friday, 30 September 2016.

IPOH: Sixteen acute gastroenteritis cases have been reported in Perak, related to the rotavirus infection that allegedly began at a water park in Bukit Merah recently.


Dutch govt rebukes Russian ambassador over MH17 remarks

By Reuters - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 19:46

AMSTERDAM: The Dutch Foreign Ministry summoned Russia’s ambassador in The Hague for a diplomatic rebuke on Friday after Moscow made remarks critical of the criminal investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Minimum EPF savings for 55-year-old set to RM228k

By Bernama - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 19:29

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has announced that the quantum for the basic savings will be revised from RM196,800 to RM228,000 effective Jan 1, 2017.

Esscom suspects intelligence leak being exploited in Sabah

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:52

KUALA LUMPUR: The Armed Forces will investigate the alarming possibility that classified information transmitted between officers and agencies under the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) is being intercepted and used by enemies.

US issues Zika travel advisory for all of Southeast Asia

By Reuters - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 09:45

NEW YORK: US health officials today recommended that pregnant women postpone nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries because of the risk of Zika virus infection, which has been shown to cause severe birth defects.

Focus on content, not delivery of UN speech, says Anifah

By Roy Goh - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 09:04

NEW YORK: Positive reception from the international community spoke volumes on Malaysia’s message delivered at the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York last week.

Train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured

By AP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 23:11

HOBOKEN: A commuter train plowed into the bustling Hoboken rail station during the morning rush hour Thursday, injuring more than 100 people, some of them critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said.

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.

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.

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.

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 five days, has re-emerged at her lodgings in the city of Rouen.

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.

Najib expects 2016 to be a bumper year for FDIs

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:01

WISMAR (Hamburg): Foreign direct investments (FDIs) into Malaysia are expected to be particularly good this year, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

National Fatwa Council undecided on pregnancy termination for Zika patients

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 14:43

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry will carry on with its current scientific management of the Zika virus outbreak until the National Fatwa Council reaches its decision on the issue of infected pregnant women.

Bukit Merah waterpark ordered closed, 9 rotavirus cases reported [VIDEO]

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 14:08

PUTRAJAYA: The Perak State Health Department has ordered the temporary closure of Taman Bukit Merah Lake Town after nine cases of rotavirus infection traced to the recreational park were reported.

MH17: Malaysia remains single-minded to prosecute those responsible

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:20

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia remains single-minded in its pursuit to prosecute those who are responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 through appropriate effective prosecution mechanism, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Malaysia calls for improved safety in global civil aviation

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has reiterated its appeal for countries to enhance standards and strengthen international cooperation to improve safety and security in global civil aviation.

33-door longhouse near Bintulu goes up in smoke

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:07

BINTULU: A 33-door longhouse was completely destroyed in a fire near here last night.

Stop playing blame game, Adnan tells Eimarace organisers

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:54

KUANTAN: The Pahang state government has called for parties involved in the deadly buggy race crash on Sunday to stop playing the blame game.

Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard -police

By Reuters - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:43

CHARLESTON: A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school where he opened fire with a handgun, wounding two children and a teacher before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said on Wednesday.

Zahid: Esscom info could be leaked out to enemies

By FAZLEENA AZIZ and FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 23:47

PUTRAJAYA: The government is not ruling out the possibility that information from officers and agencies under the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) are being channelled to the enemies.

I did not commit to any date on election: Najib

By Bernama - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 23:42

WISMAR (Germany): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today clarified a misreporting by a wire news agency on his comments on calling an election.

Khairy dismisses reports his ministry to blame for EIMARACE tragedy

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 21:34

KUALA LUMPUR: The Motorsports Association of Malaysia's (MAM) fate, as far as its registration is concerned, will only be decided once investigations into the EIMARACE tragedy in Kuantan last Sunday are completed.

Malaysia will see those responsible for downing MH17 punished, pledges Najib

By A. Jalil Hamid - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 21:23

WISMAR (Germany): Malaysia will see to it that those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 will be punished, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.

PM Najib wants German-Malaysian cooperation to go beyond maritime industry

By A. Jalil Hamid - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 20:23

SCHWERIN (Germany): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today visited the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where Malaysia's Genting Group plans to build the world's biggest cruise ship.

Dutch probe: MH17 downed by launcher from Russia

By AP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 19:58

NIEUWEGEIN: Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down by a Buk missile moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia.

MH17 victims families told missile launched from pro-Russian rebel territory

By Agencies - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 19:26

AMSTERDAM: A man whose cousin was killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in 2014 said international prosecutors had determined that the missile that downed the airliner was launched from territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Dutch investigators to give results of MH17 criminal probe

By AP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 18:49

NIEUWEGEIN: Relatives of victims of the shooting-down of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over Ukraine more than two years ago were gathering Wednesday to learn the preliminary results of a Dutch-led criminal probe of the disaster that claimed 298 lives.

Study: Only one psychiatrist per 100,000 mental patients in Malaysia

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 17:27

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has an average ratio of one psychiatrist for every 100,000 mental patients.