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Malaysian baby killed in fire after mother left her alone to go to post office

TAMPIN – A mother’s decision to leave her 10-month-old baby alone at home while she made a quick stop at the post office came back to haunt her, after the infant was killed in a fire. Tampin deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Ahmad Pilus Zainal said the 31-year-old mother had put her baby to sleep in an […]

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Malaysia arrests 4 policemen over $1mil extortion case

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian police chief Abdul Hamid Bador said four police personnel have been arrested for allegedly extorting RM3 million (S$1 million) from a businessman, in exchange to cover up a drug-processing lab in Cheras on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Tan Sri Abdul Hamid said police are in the midst of collecting evidence and […]

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American woman was tested twice for Covid-19, says Malaysia DPM

PUTRAJAYA – The 83-year-old American woman who was a passenger of cruise ship MS Westerdam was tested twice before she was confirmed to be Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) positive, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. The Deputy Prime Minister said the Malaysian health authority adhered to international protocol when carrying out the tests. Dr […]

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Malaysia PM Mahathir says he will only step down after November, no matter what PH leaders say

PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday (Feb 18) that he does not know if the date of Malaysia’s most anticipated power transition will be fixed at the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council meeting on Friday (Feb 21). But he reiterated that he will step down as premier as he had promised, but […]

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Facebook Live stream of Malaysian man sleeping gets 61k views, which is totally not weird at all

We live in a wonderful (or not, depending on how you look at it) time when anyone can get their 15 minutes of fame for doing the most random of things.  There’s that now-legendary photo of a really buff Singapore Armed Forces recruit; there’s that time when someone wore his motorbike helmet the wrong way; […]

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Malaysian health official shares happy photos of Chinese couple in JB who recovered from Covid-19

PETALING JAYA – Jovial pictures were posted on Facebook of the married couple from China who recently recovered from Covid-19 and was discharged from a hospital in Johor Baru. In some of the pictures, the couple, who were the seventh and eighth confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country, were displaying the thumbs-up sign while wearing hospital […]

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Witness: Najib had veto power

KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Razak had the power to veto ministerial-level decisions, a former Education Ministry secretary-general told the High Court here during Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s corruption trial. Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad said Najib, who was also then finance minister, could still override her even if she exercised her discretion. Madinah, who […]

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Dr Mahathir insists he will step down after Apec Summit

PUTRAJAYA – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated his commitment to step down after Malaysia hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit. The Prime Minister said this three days ahead of the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting, which is expected to discuss the issue of power transition. However, Dr Mahathir does not know if the date […]

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Toddler flung out of car in Malaysia: 2 claim trial to reckless driving

REMBAU – Two men pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate’s Court here to a reckless driving charge, after a toddler, who was in another car being driven by his father, was flung out following a crash. Nabil Hariz Jefridin, 23 and B. Thayalan, 20, claimed trial to the charge that was read to them separately […]

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