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  • AirAsia warns of free ticket scam

    May 29, 2017 2:20 PM 4

    KUALA LUMPUR: Low-cost carrier AirAsia on Monday (May 29) issued a warning about a social media post claiming to offer free tickets through an online survey. The scam requires participants to answer several questions to redeem vouchers, the low-cost carrier said in a statement. "There is also another scam circulating on Facebook, offering 268 free tickets

  • Iran-backed Iraqi force says takes IS villages on Syria border

    May 29, 2017 12:56 PM 4

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim force backed by Iran said it pushed Islamic State out of a group of villages on the border with Syria on Monday, a manoeuvre that could weaken the militants' hold on the frontier. The Iraqi territory taken by the Popular Mobilisation force connected with land held by U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish groups on the Syrian

  • Police nab man linked to four robberies in Manjung

    May 29, 2017 11:52 AM 4

    LUMUT: The police detained a man last Thursday in connection with robbing four shops in the Manjung area. Initial investigations revealed the 38-year-old suspect was armed with a machete while robbing the shops in Segari and Pantai Remis between May 23 and 24. Manjung police chief ACP Tengku Mohd Zailan Tengku Ahmad Shah said the suspect, from Changkat

  • Father slashes man who tries to rape daughter

    May 29, 2017 10:29 AM 4

    The girl, aged 17, was watering plants when the man covered her head with a sack and tried to molest her. PETALING JAYA: A father killed a 38-year-old man who allegedly tried to rape his daughter at an estate in Tawau, Star Online reported today. The man was said to have confronted the 17-year-old girl while she was watering some plants about 8.30am on May 26. He covered

  • Don: Consider media self-regulating mechanisms

    May 29, 2017 9:44 AM 3

    There should be a way for the media to self-regulate, such as appointing an ombudsman to field complaints, said media studies professor Zaharom Nain. "For example, the appointment by the media themselves of an ombudsman to whose office these complaints would be channelled," Zaharom told Malaysiakini today. This comes after The Star editors were summoned

  • Brothers killed in head-on collision in Besut

    May 29, 2017 8:26 AM 3

    BESUT: Two brothers were killed while on their way to buy food to break fast when their motorcycle was rammed by a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle in Jalan Kampung Raja-Tembila. Both 21-year-old Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) student Muhammad Hafizuddin Che Mat and his 17-year-old brother Muhammad Husaini were riding a Modenas Kris motorcycle

  • The Star editors turn up at Home Ministry

    May 29, 2017 7:03 AM 3

    Four editors of The Star appeared at the Home Ministry today, believed to explain about its front page on May 27, which is deemed insensitive to the feelings of Muslims in the country. They were the newspaper's specialist editor M Shanmugam and three executive editors, Brian Martin, Dorairaj Nadason and Rozaid Abdul Rahman. The four arrived at 10.50am and left the ministry

  • Travolta donates his Qantas plane to Australia museum

    May 29, 2017 6:23 AM 4

    SYDNEY: Hollywood star John Travolta has donated his “beloved” Boeing 707 plane to an Australian aviation museum and is aiming to be part of the crew to deliver the vintage aircraft. Made for Qantas Airways in 1964, the “Saturday Night Fever” heartthrob and qualified pilot acquired the jet when Australia’s national carrier retired it more than 30 years

  • AirAsia warns public of free ticket scams

    May 29, 2017 6:06 AM 5

    PETALING JAYA: Low cost carrier AirAsia Bhd has warned the public against a social media post which claims to offer free flight tickets through an online survey. In a statement today, the public-listed entity said the scam directs people to a link www.airasia.com-2017-givea.us and requires participants to answer questions in order to redeem the vouchers

  • Ramadan an occasion to better portray Islamic values: OIC sec-gen

    May 29, 2017 5:56 AM 7

    KUALA LUMPUR: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General, Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen, conveyed his greetings to the Islamic Ummah in conjunction with the month of Ramadan, saying that the holy month was an occasion to better demonstrate noble Islamic values. He said that these values included altruism, generosity, moderation, tolerance