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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.


20 foreigners killed by Bangladesh hostage-takers: army

By AFP - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 16:45

DHAKA: Twenty foreigners were killed by their captors after being taken hostage at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and most of the victims were either Italian or Japanese, an army officer said on Saturday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

Gunmen storm Dhaka cafe, take diners hostage

By AFP - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 08:18

DHAKA: Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday night, taking dozens of people hostage and triggering a deadly firefight with police, witnesses and officials said.

Veteran actor Aziz Singah dies at 75

By Veena Babulal - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 01:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran actor Datuk Abdul Aziz Singah died of prostate cancer about 11pm yesterday, surrounded by his family at his home in Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan.

(Football) Ibrahimovic reunited with Mourinho at United

By AFP - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 01:46

MANCHESTER: Swedish superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed his transfer to English Premier League giants Manchester United on Friday on a free transfer.

Suspected MH370 debris to be analysed in Tanzania

By AFP - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 21:36

ZANZIBAR: Aircraft debris found off the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar was handed over to the authorities on Friday for analysis to determine if it is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The exodus begins: 'Balik kampung' traffic building up on major highways

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 20:35

KUALA LUMPUR: The Hari Raya “balik kampung” exodus has begun, with traffic already building up in several major highways.

WeChat tops list of apps used by sexual predators targeting Malaysian kids

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:03

KUALA LUMPUR: A clear trend has emerged over the last five years, where sexual predators targeting children and adolescents have resorted to using social media to approach their targets.

Malaysia remains on Tier 2 of US' Trafficking in Persons Report

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 14:57

KUALA LUMPUR: For the second consecutive year, Malaysia remains on the United States government’s Tier 2 “Watch List” on human trafficking, while two other Asean countries were upgraded in the ranking.

MH370: Ministerial tripartite meeting to take place on July 19 in KL

By Azura Abas - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:12

SEPANG: The ministerial tripartite meeting on the missing Malaysia Airline Flight MH370 will be held on July 19, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today.

Tesla driver killed on 'autopilot' mode, probe opened

By AFP - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 08:23

NEW YORK: Tesla said Thursday a driver was killed while using the “autopilot” self-driving mechanism on its Model S electric car, leading to a federal safety investigation.

Malaysians STILL using the emergency lane to beat traffic, says RTD

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 00:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite numerous cautions, Malaysians are still using the emergency lanes as a route to beat traffic.

Police record Pahang mufti's statement on 'kafir harbi' remark

By T.N.Alagesh - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 21:32

KUANTAN: Police have recorded Pahang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Rahman Osman’s statement on his recent "kafir harbi" (non-believers who are against Islam) remark.

Peter Bellew is Malaysia Airlines' new Group MD, CEO

By NST ONLINE - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 19:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd has named its chief operating officer Peter Bellew as its new group managing director and chief executive officer, replacing Christoph Mueller effective July 1.

Salary increment, minimum wage show government's concern for the people - Najib

By Bernama - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:36

KUALA LUMPUR: A salary increment and the implementation of the RM1,200 minimum wage for civil servants next month show that the government gives high priority to the people’s welfare and interests, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Parents who deny vaccinations for children could be charged with abuse

By Azura Abas - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:29

PUTRAJAYA: It is an offence under the Child Act 2001 for parents to place a child's health at risk by choosing not to vaccinate their children.

Road users can expect more deaths and accidents this Raya

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities expect the number of road accidents and deaths to increase further during this Hari Raya Aidilfitri's Op Selamat 9.

Practise what you preach and take leave from office, Liow tells Guan Eng

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:05

SUBANG JAYA: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was charged with corruption today, should practise what he preaches and take leave from office, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

No need for Guan Eng to resign as CM, Penang DAP rules

By AUDREY DERMAWAN AND BALVIN KAUR - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 17:14

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng need not to resign or go on leave following corruption charges against him, said Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow.