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August 15, 2018 12:11 PM 4,499 school dropouts in Johor

ISKANDAR PUTERI: A total of 4,499 out of 579,923 students in Johor have dropped out of school, the State Assembly was told today. State Youth, Sports and Culture Committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar said among factors contributing to school dropout cases were financial constraints, lack of interest in studies, parental divorce and disciplinary problems 5

August 15, 2018 8:39 AM Penang haze expected to last til September

GEORGE TOWN: The current haze situation in Penang is expected to last until September due to the hot weather. State Environment Commitee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the earthquakes in Lombok, Indonesia were a contributing factor. "Penangites will have to contend with the haze for another month," he told theSun. Phee also said the hot spell is expected 6

August 15, 2018 7:13 AM Paulsen, Arul freed from sedition charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and PSM's central committee member S. Arulchevan were freed from sedition charges at the sessions court today. They were acquitted and discharged after the prosecution withdrew the charges against them. Judge Edwin Paramjothy Michael Muniandy delivered his order after Deputy Public Prosecutor Norinna Bahadun 6

August 14, 2018 8:24 AM 40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: new Red Cross toll

SANAA: Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said in a new toll Tuesday. Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the Thursday strike on Saada province, a rebel stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia, the International Committee of the Red Cross 6

August 13, 2018 10:22 AM Parliament should establish joint committee on country's financial status

KUALA LUMPUR: Former International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed is urging the government to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to narrow the disparity in opinion on Malaysia's financial status. In a statement today, he said the committee should comprise representatives who cut across political differences and cover all aspects 6

August 12, 2018 12:46 PM Students nabbed in truancy sweep tested positive for drugs

KUALA NERUS: Five out of 14 students who were picked up for truancy in an integrated operation in Kampung Baru, Seberang Takir yesterday tested positive for drugs. Kuala Nerus Drug Rehabilitation Committee chairman Md Azmi A. Aziz said urine tests conducted by the National Anti-Drug Agency (Nada) showed that the students, aged between 13 and 17, were positive 6

August 12, 2018 5:06 AM Johor Opposition leader scoffs at office given to him

KOTA ISKANDAR: Johor Opposition leader Datuk Hasni Mohammad (Benut-Umno) was given an office at the State Assembly building but he scoffed at the size of it. Hasni said this showed that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) state government doesn't recognise the status of opposition. He said this after receiving the key of the office from Johor Speaker Suhaizan Kaiat 4

August 10, 2018 8:10 AM 24 new Seremban municipal councillors sworn in today

SEREMBAN: A total of 24 new members of Seremban Municipal Council (MPS) were sworn in before MPS president Datuk Zazali Salehudin here today. The new councillors will serve for the 2018-2019 session from today until Dec 31, 2019. They comprised eight representatives from DAP, seven from PKR and three each from Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah), Parti Pribumi 7

August 8, 2018 10:45 AM Lembah Subang 1 PPR to be redeveloped next year: Zuraida

PETALING JAYA: The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) will redevelop the Lembah Subang 1 People's Housing Project (PPR) here next year, said Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. For this purpose, she said a committee would be formed to be headed by Lembah Jaya state assemblyman Haniza Mohamed Talha to monitor the redevelopment project involving 3,004 units 5

August 7, 2018 10:11 AM Belarus detains three independent journalists

MINSK: Belarusian authorities on Tuesday detained at least three journalists during searches of the offices of two independent news websites over "unauthorised" access to the services of the country's state news agency. The editors of Tut.by, Maria Zolotova and Anna Kaltygina, as well as BelaPAN journalist Tatiana Korovenkova were detained, the Belarusian 8