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September 4, 2018 11:29 AM Man who torched private hospital a mentally unstable

GEORGE TOWN: The man who yesterday poured and lit petrol, resulting in five including a doctor and three nurses being burned in the urology unit of a private hospital in Jelutong, was a mental patient. Northeast District Police chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang said the 39-year-old man who was detained had received treatments for mental illness at the Penang 23

September 3, 2018 10:28 AM Contractor charged with hitting first wife with belt

PETALING JAYA: A contractor was charged in the sessions court here today for assaulting his first wife with a belt last month. Azwardibin Zaidi, 32, pleaded not guilty to deliberately causing injury to Nurul Nadia Mohammad Salleh, 29, by hitting her with a belt and causing injuries to her body. The offence was allegedly committed by the father of five at a house 9

August 31, 2018 6:11 AM Three motorcyclists killed in crash

BATU PAHAT: Three motorcyclists were killed in an accident at Jalan Simpang Lima-Parit Sulong here at 2 am today. Victims, Muhamad Hamizi Isak, 18, Muhammad Fikri Zulhizir, 18, and Hamirul Neeza Abdul Rahman Justin, 20, reportedly died at the scene due to severe head and body injuries. Batu Pahat District acting police chief Supt KS Mender Singh, when contacted 14

August 30, 2018 4:41 AM Old foe, cholera, returns to haunt Algeria

BOUFARIK, Algeria: Outside a hospital in Algeria, worried relatives arrive daily in a desperate bid to talk to those quarantined inside — the victims of the country's first cholera outbreak in more than 20 years. Cases began appearing in early Aug and two people have so far died, with scores hospitalised in Boufarik, about 20km south of Algiers 10

August 29, 2018 10:28 AM Qatar World Cup worker fell to his death: Contractor

DOHA: A Nepalese labourer who died working at a World Cup stadium in Qatar fell to his death, one of the main contractors at the site said. The 23-year-old scaffolder died on August 14 at the $680 million (RM2.79 billion) Al Wakrah stadium, one of the proposed venues for the controversial 2022 tournament. "We can confirm this worker lost his life. He was performing 9

August 29, 2018 5:23 AM Cancer-stricken former journalist appeals for donations

KUANTAN: A freelance journalist is surviving on milk formula as his body is no longer able to take in food due to the stomach cancer he has been suffering from since 2009. V. P. Tawasegaran, 66, who was formerly with the Tamil Nesan newspaper, said a special apparatus is helping him channel the milk formula into his stomach. "I was detected as having 8

August 25, 2018 3:27 AM Police rescue abducted man with arrest of nine suspects

JOHOR BARU: Police have rescued an abducted man with the arrest of nine men in front of a restaurant in Bandar Selesa Jaya, Skudai, here early today. Johor CID chief SAC Kamaluddin Kassim said the arrest was made after police acted on a report made by the victim's family at 9pm yesterday on the alleged incident in front of a restaurant in Bukit Indah 9

August 22, 2018 11:35 AM Cops arrest 13 suspects over two kidnappings, attempted murder (Updated)

JOHOR BARU: Police crippled a kidnapping syndicate following the arrest of 13 suspects believed to be involved in two separate kidnapping and murder case in Johor on Tuesday. State CID chief SAC Kamaluddin Kassim said all the suspects were arrested in Muar, Johor Baru and Singapore separately between Aug 19, 2018 and Tuesday. He said two victims were taken 10

August 22, 2018 11:12 AM Man arrested over Facebook post depicting Nepal PM as monkey

KATHMANDU: A man in Nepal was arrested for sharing a doctored image on Facebook showing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's head superimposed on a monkey's body, police said Wednesday. Homnath Sigdel, 44, was taken into custody on Tuesday for "sharing indecent photos that targeted the prime minister", senior police officer Narendra Prasad Uprety told AFP. The offending 19

August 20, 2018 4:45 AM Felda workshop trainee drowns while fishing

MARAN: A trainee of a workshop at Felda Jengka 2 drowned while fishing in the Lubuk Yu pond near here yesterday, according to the police. Maran District Police chief DSP Norzamri Abd Rahman said the trainee, Mohammad Azzrin Abdul Rahim, 20, of Alor Gajah, Malacca, had gone to the pond at about 5pm with four fellow trainees and the instructor 25