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July 15, 2018 8:30 AM 18 HFDM cases detected in Kota Belud

KOTA KINABALU: Eighteen cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have been detected in Kampung Kiau, Kota Belud. Sabah Health Department director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said of the total, nine were pre-school pupils from Sekolah Kebangsaan Kiau. "The pre-school has been ordered to close to enable the premises to be cleaned and to check the infection 3

July 15, 2018 7:22 AM PH's choice for Dewan Rakyat Speaker has vast experience in law

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, who is the Pakatan Harapan's choice for the ninth Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, is well versed in commercial law, banking, securities, arbitration, constitutional and administrative law. Mohamad Ariff, 69, from Sungai Petani, Kedah, graduated with a Bachelor of Law from University 5

July 14, 2018 9:54 AM Maszlee proposes weekly BM, English language days in all schools

JOHOR BARU: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik proposes that schools should have two days in a week where only Bahasa Malaysia or English is used to help students improve their language skills. Maszlee said this practice should be extended to national schools, private schools, government-aided schools or national-type schools by selecting a specific 7

July 12, 2018 8:24 AM 2 more schools closed following HFMD outbreak

GEORGE TOWN: Two more schools have been ordered to close following the outbreak of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), said state education director Mohd Jamil Mohamed. He said the schools will be closed for about 10 days so that the premises can be cleaned. "The schools that were closed are SKJC Sam Sun and SJKC Phor Tay," he said. Yesterday, it was reported 6

July 12, 2018 12:54 AM Do not send children with HFMD symptoms to school

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Parents are asked not to send their children to school if they have symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Dr Sahruddin Jamal said schools were advised not to allow pupils with the symptoms to attend classes to prevent other pupils from getting infected 6

July 11, 2018 3:39 PM Malanjum: The first CJ from Borneo states

KUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia, marks a new milestone in the country's history as he is the first person from the Borneo states to be appointed to the top post in the judiciary. Malanjum, 65, was appointed to the job after former Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif 5

July 11, 2018 1:04 PM Religious school halts sale of tahfiz unit amid discussions

IPOH: The sale of a tahfiz (Quran memorisation) unit at a religious education centre in Manjoi, here, has been postponed amid discussions with various parties, including the state government to help solve its woes. Al Barakah Education Centre founder and principal Datuk Mohd Kazim Elias said he had received a call from a state government representative 5

July 11, 2018 9:35 AM Two schools closed in Penang amidst fear of HFMD (Updated)

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Health Department has ordered two more schools to be shut down following the hand, foot and mouth (HFMD) disease outbreak. Health director Dr Wan Mansor Wan Hamzah said the two schools were SJK (C) Shih Chung branch and Tenby International School. "The closure has to be made after some of the students were infected by the virus 5

July 11, 2018 5:52 AM School water tank bursts, collapses from tower

KUANTAN: A water tank atop an 18-metre tower at a school in Maran burst and collapsed early today, damaging three cars parked nearby, according to the police. No one was injured in the incident which happened at 6.15am at Sekolah Menengah Agama Chenor, said Maran District Police chief DSP Norzamri Abd Rahman. "A preliminary investigation found that the water 6

July 5, 2018 5:07 PM Voting age should be lowered to 18: Syed Saddiq

KUALA LUMPUR: The voting age, or eligibility to vote in Malaysia, should be lowered to 18 years compared to 21 years now, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pix). "My target is it can be done ahead of the 15th General Election. But first we have to have a political exposure programme for young people," he told reporters after 14