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August 20, 2018 6:36 AM Murder charge against man who slashed five-year-old son

PETALING JAYA: A man who allegedly slashed his five-year-old son to death while the boy was sleeping was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with murder, and faced the death sentence, upon conviction. Unemployed Mohd Faih Rifin, 36, who used to be a member of the People's Volunteer Corps (Rela), was charged with murdering the boy, Muhammad Waiz Wazzini 45

August 20, 2018 4:57 AM Only a fool would sign AES agreement, says Loke

PUTRAJAYA: Proceeds from the Automated Enforcement System (AES) summons went to the two concessionaires and not the government, as the agreement was lopsided. Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pix) said the agreement between the former Barisan Nasional government and the two concessionaires, Ates Sdn Bhd and Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd was a lopsided one. "Only 50

August 20, 2018 4:31 AM Govt studying prices of basic necessities: Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is studying the underlying cause of rising prices of basic necessities in the country. Citing sugar prices as an example, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) said the product was retailing at RM1.40 per kilogramme (kg) in the international market, but sold at RM2.90 per kg in Malaysia. "This is a structural and monopoly problem 51

August 19, 2018 9:04 AM No, Umno was NOT wiped out

Over the last 100 days, the local media, international media, blogs, etc., have been writing about how history was made on 9th May 2018 when Malaysia saw a regime change after 61 years of the same government. They are also giving an impression that Umno was totally wiped out and is now finished and is going to be buried for good. (Incidentally, they said the same thing 197

August 19, 2018 7:45 AM Three friends killed in crash on North South Expressway

KAMPAR: Three friends were killed when the four-wheel drive vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a lorry at Kilometre 291.6 of the North South Expressway (south bound) early today. Kampar district police chief Supt Ng Kong Soon identified those killed in the 4.40am crash as the driver of the Toyota Hilux 4WD, Nishan Singh Dhillon s/o Baidev Singh 81

August 19, 2018 5:19 AM Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

LOMBOK, Indonesia: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people. The quake was centred west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the US Geological Survey said, at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres 57

August 19, 2018 3:18 AM RTM remains relevant as medium to unite people: Liew

SANDAKAN: As the national broadcasting station, Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), remains relevant as a medium in uniting the people of all races in the country, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong (pix). He said this was made through various programmes produced by RTM on radio and television. "Although there is competition 53

August 19, 2018 12:16 AM Wong promises to upgrade infrastructure in Balakong

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan candidate Wong Siew Ki (pix) has vowed to focus on improving infrastructure if she is elected as representative of the people in the Balakong state seat by-election on Sept 8. Wong, 32, said this would be done through a collaborative effort between the people's representatives and local authorities. "Every region has its own problems 33

August 18, 2018 10:08 AM Slow moving traffic reported on several major highways

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow on several major expressways is reported slow moving since 3pm as more people are leaving for their hometowns in conjunction with the school holiday and the Aidiladha celebration which falls on Aug 22. A spokesman from PLUS Malaysia Berhad said traffic was slow moving from Slim River heading to Sungkai, Bidor to Gopeng and Simpang 62

August 18, 2018 6:06 AM PAS candidate: Selangor needs strong opposition

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government needs a strong opposition to prevent it from being complacent in carrying out its duties, said PAS candidate for the Seri Setia State Assembly by-election Dr Halimah Ali. She said that based on her experience as a Selangor Executive Councillor, it was difficult for government representatives to issue statements 43