Three People Killed In US Plane Crash

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 – Three people died when a small plane crashed in the US state of Indiana, police said on Sunday. The single-engine Cessna went down and caught fire behind a home in a heavily-wooded area of the Midwestern state at about 9:10 pm (0210 GMT, 10.10am Malaysia time) local time

Man Stabbed, Mowed Down In Johor Baru

JOHOR BARU, Dec 18 – A 30-year old man was stabbed and mowed down by a car with four men inside, at a petrol station in Jalan Sri Pelangi, Taman Pelangi here, yesterday night. The incident happened around 7.30pm when the victim, who was with a foreign woman in her 20s and

United Down Albion, Reds Rock Bournemouth

LONDON, Dec 18 – Manchester United kept their faint Premier League titles hopes alive with a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion, while Liverpool moved back into the top four with a 4-0 rout of Bournemouth on Sunday. With Manchester City romping away with the title race, United had to win at

Four Killed, Seven Hurt In Japan Sex Service Fire

TOKYO, Dec 17 – Four people were killed and seven injured Sunday in a fire at an establishment near Tokyo offering sexual services, Japanese police said. Aerial footage on public broadcaster NHK showed grey smoke billowing out of a concrete building in the city of Saitama, 25km north of Tokyo, as dozens

Fire Leaves Family Of Eight Homeless

SARIKEI, Dec 17 – Eight members of a family in Sare, 18km from here, were left homeless after fire razed their house at 10.38am today. Sarikei Fire and Rescue Station chief Suna Kahar said the family consisted of a married couple aged 44 and 41, and their five children and daughter-in-law, aged

Semporna Umno To Use Social Media As GE14 Machinery

SEMPORNA, Dec 17 – Semporna Umno will use social media as a medium to interact with voters in conjunction with the 14th General Election (GE14). Its acting chief Datuk Seri Nasir Tun Sakaran said the division had already set up its information technology machinery to stave off and counter the opposition’s insinuations. He

Egypt Opens Gaza Border For Four Days

GAZA CITY, Dec 16 – Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from the territory’s Islamist rulers Hamas. The Hamas-run interior ministry, which was organising departures from the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan

Remains Of IGP’s Wife Laid To Rest In Ipoh

IPOH, Dec 16 – The remains of Puan Sri Azizah Hamdi, wife of Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, were laid to rest at the Kampung Melayu Sungai Rapat Cemetery here at 10.30am today. She was buried next to the grave of her son who died in 2007. Apart from relatives

IGP’s Wife Puan Sri Azizah Hamdi Passes Away

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 – The wife of the Inspector General Of Police Tan Sri Fuzi Harun has passed away at the Universiti Malaya Hospital (PPUM) here today. Puan Sri Azizah Hamid, 58, was receiving treatment at the hospital for cancer and breathed her last at 7.02pm. Prayers and last rites will

Calls To Boycott Coca-Cola Will Only Hurt M’sians

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 – Coca-Cola Malaysia has invested RM1 billion in Malaysia since 2010, created over 800 jobs and reached over 200,000 customers nationwide. “Hence, any call to boycott its products will only hurt its local employees, retailers, distributors, suppliers, including other parties in the supply chain who rely on the

PM: GST Mechanism In M’sia Is Progressive

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has described the mechanism for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Malaysia as progressive with the lower-income group receiving more government assistance from GST revenue compared to the high-income group. The Prime Minister said this was because GST exemption on basic

US Lawyer Has No Right To Question Malaysia, Says Senator

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 – United States human rights lawyer Kimberley Motley has no right to dispute and insult Malaysia’s leaders and the country’s legal system, according to a senator. Khairul Azwan Harun said Motley, who is PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s international legal advisor, should be banned from Malaysia for

POCAA 2017 To Come Into Effect Tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 14 – The Prevention of Crime (Amendment) Act 2017 (POCAA) will come into effect tomorrow. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the amendment to POCA 1959 (Act 297) was aimed at streamlining and improving the implementation and enforcement of the provision with regard to the use

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