• 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.
  • SEREMBAN - The Mufti of Negeri Sembilan, Datuk Mohd Yusof Ahmad said the insinuating statement made by a woman concerning tahfiz schools which went viral on social media was only meant to vent out her anger.
  • MARAWI - The Philippine military said it had captured the command centre of Daesh group supporters who have besieged a southern city for nearly four months.
  • YANGON - Myanmar's top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - The police have recorded statements from 13 policemen to facilitate investigations into leaked information on the arrest of seven suspects in connection with a fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah residential religious school in Jalan Keramat Hujung here on Thursday.
  • NEW YORK - The US ambassador to the UN warned North Korea will be destroyed if it continues its "reckless behavior" and forces the United States and its allies to defend themselves against any attack.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said that Malaysia's foreign policy is clear and consistent and continues to pursue an independent, principled and pragmatic foreign policy.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - A useless struggle for nearly five years in the opposition made former Umno Vice President, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib returned to Umno.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the line-up of Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) doctors are now doing their best in treating four victims injured in the fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre here in which 23 people perished on Thursday.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - Former Selangor Mentri Besar, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib today has officially joined Umno.
  • SEREMBAN - “I did not get the chance to do anything,” said grieving mother Noorazlina Bakry, 36, over the tragic death of her eldest son, Muhammad Fahmi Abdullah, 11.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - “I do not hold grudges against the offenders involved in causing the fire which killed my son.
  • COX'S BAZAR - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday.
  • NILAI - The national contingent bagged all seven gold medals on offer at the National Velodrome on the first day of the 2017 Kuala Lumpur ASEAN Para Games (APG KL2017) here today.
  • PALERMO - A bride and groom's special day took a tragic turn when the horse pulling their ornate wedding carriage collapsed with heat exhaustion.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - “I never thought insults can lead to death,” said Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz School Principal, Mohd Zahid Mahmod.
  • NEW YORK - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said.
  • BANGKOK - xSome 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar, crossing the border to Bangladesh in waves following a military crackdown.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - The students of the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre in Jalan Keramat Ujung here are expected to resume classes latest by October at a new building located not far from their temporary building, which suffered a fire tragedy on Thursday.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - The public has been visiting Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz School, Jalan Keramat Ujung, to offer donations.
  • ADELAIDE - A koala has been released into the wild in Australia after recovering from a 16km car journey clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive.
  • SHAH ALAM - PKR will consider giving away its seats to Amanah and Bersatu based on winnability factor, says its Deputy President, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - “All my friends are gone now. We used to pray and recite al-Quran together especially with Haris,” said Mohd Ikhwan Muslim, 7, who spent most of his time at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz School which caught fire last Thursday.
  • SINGAPORE - Chinese movie star Jet Li has congratulated president Halimah Yacob on her presidency, quoting a Her World article that said she was one of his fans.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - A neighbour of Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz School, Jalan Keramat Ujung, which caught fire last Thursday, felt aggrieved for not being able to help rescue the students who died in the heart-wrenching tragedy.
  • COX’S BAZAR - BANGLADESH. Bangladesh is limiting the movement of more than 400,000 Rohingya migrants who have fled from neighbouring Myanmar.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will hold a special press conference at Umno's headquarters at 39th Floor, Menara Dato Onn, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) this evening.
  • COX'S BAZAR - BANGLADESH. Aid agencies have to step up operations "massively" in response to the arrival in Bangladesh of about 400,000 refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar, and the amount of money needed to help them has risen sharply, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.
  • TOKYO - A Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars.
  • FLORIDA - Hurricane Irma evacuees are returning to scenes of devastation in the Florida Keys with reports of a quarter of homes destroyed on the low-lying islands.
  • ROME - An 11-year-old boy died after he fell into a volcanic crater in Italy and his parents also died when they tried to help him, police said.
  • WASHINGTON - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Tuesday told the American business community that there was a campaign to deliberately sabotage 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and to undermine investor confidence towards the Malaysian economy.
  • SINGAPORE - Madam Halimah Yacob was declared the President-elect on Wednesday (September 13) after her nomination papers were found to be in order.
  • YANGON - Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled her planned attendance and speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), China's Xinhua news agency reported Director-General of the President's Office U Zaw Htay as saying.
  • SINGAPORE - A 41-year-old woman was arrested on Monday (Sept 11) for threatening her husband with a pair of scissors, after they got into a dispute over a tube of toothpaste.
  • NEW YORK - North Korea has said the United States will "suffer the greatest pain" over its role in bringing forth the latest sanctions on Pyongyang.
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would not support a resolution targeting Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the treatment of the country's Rohingya Muslims, and said Washington should not be "lecturing" her.
  • UTTAR PRADESH - A dozen monkeys have been found dead in a forest in India with veterinary experts claiming they suffered simultaneous heart attacks after they were scared by a tiger.
  • KUALA TERENGGANU - Terengganu Amanah insisted it is time for Pakatan Harapan to accept the fact that negotiations with Pas had reached the end as decided by Central.
  • MANILA - At least four people died and six were missing after a major storm caused widespread flooding in and around the Philippine capital, forcing schools, government offices and businesses to shut down.
  • WASHINGTON - United States President Donald Trump has commended Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over his significant role in the fight against terrorism.
  • COX'S BAZAR - BANGLADESH. Rahimol, 22, comes from the village of Foira, Rakhine State, Myanmar, which he fled a few weeks ago.
  • ALOR SETAR - The remains of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah's was safely laid to rest at Langgar Royal Mausoleum here, just now.
  • ALOR SETAR - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi recalled the late Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah reminding him to assist the prime minister maintain harmony and security in the country.
  • FLORIDA - About 6.5 million homes in Florida, two-thirds of the total, are without power after Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the state, officials say.
  • BANGKOK - A single mother told police she strangled to death her 15-year-old autistic daughter on Monday because she could not afford to look after her.
  • KUALA LUMPUR - Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has slammed allegations that Malaysia is overly dependent on foreign direct investment (FDI) from China.
  • ALOR SETAR - The Raja Muda of Kedah, Tunku Sallehuddin Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, has been announced as the new Sultan of Kedah to succeed his elder brother, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.
  • PETALING JAYA - The eldest daughter of PKR de facto leader, Nurul Izzah Anwar seemed to ‘surrender’ with regards to her father's release.
  • YANGON - Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent more than 300,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for the protection of civilians and Bangladesh seeking international help to handle the crisis.
  • NEW YORK - Sweden and Britain on Monday requested a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting on the "deteriorating situation" in Myanmar's Rakhine state, home to the majority-Buddhist nation's Rohingya Muslims, diplomats said.
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