• KUTUPALONG - Massive refugee camps sprawl on open spaces and hillocks in Kutupalong, home to nearly 200,000 Rohingya people.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - The principal of Darul Quran Iftifaqiyyah Tahfiz Centre, Muhammad Zahid Mahmod expressed his gratitude after knowing that suspects of the tahfiz fire will be charged in court, tomorrow.
  • SINGAPORE - Thailand’s ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was handed a five-year prison sentence on Wednesday after the country’s highest court found her guilty of negligence in the management of a rice subsidy scheme.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - Until today Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre located at Jalan Keramat Ujung here, continues to receive donations from the public.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - Some of the suspects detained over the fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre at Jalan Keramat Ujung, on September 14 will be charged in court, tomorrow.
  • MOSCOW - Russia says it will ban Facebook in 2018 if the social network fails to comply with local data storage laws.
  • DHAKA - Bangladesh is planning to build separate shelters for 6,000 Rohingya Muslim children who entered the country without parents to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, a government official said Tuesday.
  • SOCIAL media site Twitter is trialing longer character limits to help users easily express themselves.
  • SHAH ALAM - The Selangor Fire and Rescue Department has inspected the fire safety features at 104 of the 402 registered religious institutions in the state, its director, Azmi Osman, said today.
  • BALI - INDONESIA. Vehicles laden with food, face masks and bedding have been sent to help more than 75,000 people who fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as the Indonesian president flew in to visit crowded aid centres.
  • SHAH ALAM - Despite having to severe political cooperation with Pakatan Harapan, Selangor Pas is still going strong as it remains the people's choice compared to Amanah.
  • RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, state media say.
  • ALOR SETAR - The number of flash flood victims in Kedah remains at 651 as of 8 am this morning.
  • BEIJING - The Home Ministry is leaving it to the police to act on the organising of the Feel Beer Festival 2017, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
  • KRASNODAR - MOSCOW. Blood-chilling photos on a cell phone found by a construction worker have led to the capture of a suspected cannibal couple in Russia, who according to local media ate over two dozen people after committing murders over a period spanning 20 years.
  • YANGON - Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, and it called for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.
  • MANILA - One of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's guards was killed in a shooting near Duterte's Manila residence on Tuesday, the head of his security unit said, although the president was nowhere near the palace when the incident occurred.
  • SHAH ALAM - Pas welcomed DAP’s intention of contesting in Kelantan in the upcoming GE14.
  • KOTA BHARU - The state’s Pas Youth welcomed the ‘arrival’ of DAP as one of the parties to contest in Kelantan in the upcoming GE14.
  • YANGON - Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, and it called for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.
  • BALI - Indonesia has warned that the active volcano on the tourist island of Bali is entering a critical phase, amid fears of an imminent eruption.
  • SHAH ALAM - Pas welcomed DAP’s intention of contesting in Kelantan in the upcoming GE14.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - A team of police divers searched a lake in Taman Tasik Datuk Keramat here today for a screw-driver that was used by arsonists to break into a religious residential school where 23 people died in a fire on Sept 14.
  • TORONTO - It turns out Prince Harry has a look-alike, and he’s Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s photographer.
  • CYBERJAYA - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has denied allegations that enforcement was being conducted to undermine the financial resources of certain political groups.
  • MANILA - A shooting incident took place on Tuesday close to the Manila residence of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, but an official from the presidential palace said Duterte was not there at the time.
  • MANILA - The Philippines’ foreign ministry said it held 'deep respect' for a decision by Kuala Lumpur to disassociate itself from a statement issued by the Philippines, as Asean chair, on the unfolding crisis in Myanmar.
  • KARANGASEM - More than 57,000 people have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali as rising magma and increased tremors fuel fears of an imminent eruption, officials said Tuesday.
  • SHAH ALAM - The Asean Chairman’s statement is considered inadequate in tackling the brutality against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar said Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
  • ONTARIO - A wedding photoshoot in Canada took an unexpectedly dramatic turn as the groom leapt into a river to save a little boy from drowning.
  • KUANTAN - Pahang Pas will contest in Paya Besar Parliamentary seat and Dun Lepar seat in the upcoming GE14.
  • PYONGYANG - North Korea's foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country and said Pyongyang had the right to shoot down US bombers.
  • KUTUPALONG - BANGLADESH. Masooka lay on a bed at the government-run health centre in Kutupalong.She was pale and drained after giving birth to her first baby.
  • MELAKA - The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has urged Islamic Religious Departments in the country to form special committees in their own states to monitor the Syariah Index so that the national administrative performance is better understood from the perspective of Maqasid Syariah.
  • BEIJING - Malaysia is to enhance its ties with China and other Interpol member states to establish strong cooperation and share experiences in curbing international and trans-border crime, terrorism and cyber crime in an effort to make the world safer.
  • YANGON - Myanmar troops on Monday searched for dozens of missing Hindu villagers feared dead after the discovery of a grave containing 28 corpses in Rakhine state, evidence of what the army says is a massacre by Rohingya Muslim militants.
  • CALIFORNIA - An eight-year-old boy in South Sacramento, California, was beaten to death with a hammer, allegedly by his mother's former boyfriend, while defending his younger sister from being molested by him.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas will abide by, and respect any decision made by the BN Supreme Council with regard to the BN candidate for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).
  • KUALA TERENGGANU - The police have sent to the Attorney-General's Chambers a report on their investigation into the fire that claimed 23 lives at a religious residential school in Kuala Lumpur.
  • FOLLOWING rumours on the death of famous tv personality, Datuk Mahadzir Lokman, his family members have requested cooperation from all parties to stop the spreading of such false news.
  • GREATER MANCHESTER - ENGLAND. A Muslim doctor was stabbed in the neck as he arrived at a mosque for evening prayers by attackers shouting "abusive comments".
  • ABU DHABI - The world's former heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed Abdul Atti, passed away on Monday morning,UAE newspaper Khaleej Times reported citing the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
  • PUTRAJAYA - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) nabbed two individuals with the title ‘Datuk’ aged between 54 and 58 years old respectively to assist investigation on dispute over ownership and sale of farmland in Kampung Serampang Indah or formerly known as Ladang Gatco Jempol which occured since 1977.
  • BALI - More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years, an official said Sunday.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - The High Court here today set October 13 for hearing of cartoonist Zunar’s judicial review application to challenge the Malaysian Immigration Department’s travel ban on him since October last year.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - The MCA hopes the people in Kuala Lumpur will return to give their support to the party and BN in the next general election as only the coalition can assure the continuity of the country's development.
  • SUBANG JAYA - “I did not bring the people’s money abroad to invest like ‘someone’,instead I went there to attract foreign investors to Selangor,” said Selangor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali on his trip to Guangdong, China recently.
  • COLOMBO - Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle gold and jewellery weighing up to 1kg hidden in his rectum.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - The MIC has approved 49 amendments to the party's constitution in strengthening and restoring the glory of the 71-year-old party, said Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.
  • PUTRAJAYA - It is not easy to dogde offers from various political parties said the Chairman of Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa), Datuk Ibrahim Ali.
  • YE BAW KYA - MYANMAR. The Myanmar Army on Sunday claimed that it had found a mass grave of 28 Hindus killed by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army in Ye Baw Kya village, AFP reported. Those killed included 20 women, six boys under the age of 10, and two men.
  • ALOR SETAR - The number of residents affected by the flash floods in Kedah as of 8am is 3,621, from 3,439 last night.
  • SEREMBAN - Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the party may swap five seats with Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties in the 14th General Election (GE14) .
  • COX’S BAZAR - Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said.
  • PULAU INDAH - The combination of three former menteri besar to take over Selangor proved that Umno leadership wanted to obtain the people’s support.
  • TOKYO - A panel weighing 4.3kg fell from a plane shortly after take-off from a Japanese airport and smashed the window of a car being driven below, news reports and the airline said.
  • WASHINGTON - The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad.
  • BEIJING - Kuala Lumpur's move to establish counter-terrorism cooperation with Beijing and the focus on combating cybercrime are among the highlights of Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's three-day working visit to China, beginning Monday.
  • NEW YORK - United States President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday,North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer "if he echoed the thoughts of Little Rocket Man," an apparent reference to Kim.
  • KOTA BHARU - The proposal made by some quarters to shut down operations of all Tahfiz centres following the tragic fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah that claimed 23 lives is considered unreasonable.
  • KUTUPALONG - BANGLADESH. Surviving Rohingya Muslims who escaped persecution and violence in Myanmar now face hunger and disease in this supposed safe haven.
  • MANILA - Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor today dismissed an allegation of him having stated that the 'Better Beer Festival 2017' planned for next month in the city was cancelled due to political and religious factors.
  • RAKHINE - Police in Myanmar's Rakhine state have fired warning shots to disperse a Buddhist mob trying to block a boat carrying aid, reports say.
  • PUTRAJAYA - The Fire and Rescue Department has ascertained arson as the cause of the fire at a Islamic residential religious school in Kuala Lumpur that claimed the lives of 21 students and two teachers last Thursday.
  • PADANG BESAR - Perlis Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JAIPs) is preparing a star-rating system to be used to gauge the quality of 'maahad tahfiz' (religious schools) in the state.
  • PUTRAJAYA - The suspects arrested following the fire at Darul Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre cannot be sentenced to death if they are convicted under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
  • MEXICO CITY - Elements from the civil protection corps, Red Cross, army, police and voluntary civilians worked through the day on Wednesday to remove rubble from collapsed buildings in Mexico City, after the magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook the centre of the country on Tuesday.
  • SEOUL - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called U.S. President Donald Trump's address to the United Nations "the sound of a dog barking", brushing aside Trump's remarks that the United States may be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea.
  • BANGKOK - Be careful where you park your car and think twice before deciding to react to anything that upsets you. That could be the message after an incident in Samut Prakan on Wednesday.
  • SHAH ALAM - The organisers of 'Better Beer Festival' do not intend to change venue after the application to hold the event in Kuala Lumpur next month was denied by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
  • NEW YORK - U.S. President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to end violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, declaring the crisis a threat to world.
  • MELAKA - The state government has instructed the local authorities to appoint senior officials as "foster fathers" of tahfiz centres in their jurisdiction to periodically monitor these premises.
  • SHAH ALAM - Wife of former Opposition leader, Datuk Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, expressed her gratitude to all who continue to pray for her husband's health.
  • SHAH ALAM - Since her video went viral on social media a couple of days ago, an Enforcement Assistant of Road Transport Department (JPJ) Nur Syafiqah Azaman, was summoned to meet the JPJ Director-General Datuk Shaharuddin Khalid in Putrajaya.
  • YANGON - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a suggestion she is soft on the military, which the United Nations has accused of ethnic cleansing, saying her relationship with the generals was normal and her objective was national reconciliation.
  • MEXICO CITY - A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing at least 226 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.
  • MARANG - Pas Youth considered Bersatu Chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as someone who never wanted to change and now willingly becomes a defender to DAP.
  • KALIMANTAN - A self-proclaimed crocodile shaman who said he had the power to control crocodiles was killed in a suspected attack by one of the reptiles in Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, last Saturday.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - The precarious situation pertaining to issues on the Rohingyas in Rakhine State, must be addressed urgently, or else it will provide a fertile breeding ground for recruitment of extremists, said Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.
  • YANGON - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said her government does not fear "international scrutiny" of its handling of the growing Rohingya crisis.
  • NEW YORK - Donald Trump's first major speech at the United Nations has been denounced by some of the member nations he singled out for criticism.
  • SHAH ALAM - Former Selangor Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib is incapable of toppling the Selangor government because he no longer has any power or influence.
  • BALUKHALI PAN BAZAR - BANGLADESH. At least two children and one woman were killed in a stampede as clothes were being handed out to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, according to aid agencies.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - Former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was brought to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) here last night, was admitted to the hospital for scheduled examination and not because of any acute condition, said hospital director, Datuk Dr Zaininah Mohd Zain.
  • MEXICO CITY - A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 130 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - The Immigration Department will introduce a device that will enable outgoing passengers to check their travel status at the departure hall of the KL International Airport, next month.
  • YANGON - Pressure grew on Myanmar Monday as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military, which is accused of driving out more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated “ethnic cleansing” campaign.
  • PUTRAJAYA - The Road Transport Department (RTD) will be rebranded so that it will not be seen as a department which inconveniences the public, said its new director-general, Shaharuddin Khalid.
  • COX'S BAZAR - Elephants trampled to death two Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh on Monday when they rampaged through a settlement where the refugees were taking shelter after fleeing a military offensive in neighbouring Myanmar.
  • BEIJING - A Chinese man is being investigated for running a 'veterinary' clinic on the street that cut the vocal cords of "noisy" dogs for a fee, local authorities announced Monday.
  • PUTRAJAYA - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been invited to be part of a task force to coordinate safety aspects at all residential tahfiz or Islamic religious schools.
  • SHAH ALAM - The basis of Pas statement that a vote for Pakatan Harapan means a vote for DAP, is proven by Amanah, Bersatu and PKR.
  • TOKYO - A powerful typhoon ripped through the Japanese archipelago on Monday, leaving two people dead and three others missing, officials and news reports said.
  • AH NAUK PYIN - Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-wracked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has denied the application to hold 'Better Beer Festival 2017' on October 6 and 7 at Solaris Damansara, here.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - The Goods and Services Tax Act 2014 will be amended to enable the government to collect billions of ringgit in taxes from foreign companies operating in Malaysia under the digital economy.
  • PUTRAJAYA - Former Finance Minister, Tun Daim Zainuddin said, he did not know about the RM772.3 million in 1998 and RM2.259 bilion in 1989 foreign exchange losses incurred by Bank Negara.
  • YANGON - A rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.
  • HONG KONG - Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed to death reportedly by a man who fell onto a pavement after breaking a window on the upper deck of a Hong Kong bus.
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