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Ramasamy pays RM1.52mil damages to Zakir Naik for defamation

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Penang deputy chief minister II P. Ramasamy has paid a total of RM1.52mil to independent preacher Zakir Naik for defaming him. Read full story

Old friends Dr Wee, DPM Fadillah meet up for a chat

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has met with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusuf. Read full story

Kulai cops nab senior citizen, seize 60,000 litres of subsidised diesel

KULAI: Police arrested a senior citizen and seized more than 60,000 litres of subsidised diesel in a raid here. Read full story

Man pleads guilty to abandoning 4 children at Perak district office

Kamarul Kamil Abd Rifin faces a maximum of five years' jail or a maximum fine of RM20,000, or both.

Kidnapped Bangladeshi journalist recounts ‘ordeal’

The investigative reporter says he was trying to expose a foreign workers' syndicate operated by his countrymen in Malaysia.

Fifteen kittens found soaked to death at Pahang market, MAA offers RM5,000 to unravel culprit

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — The Malaysian Animal Association (MAA) is offering RM5,000 to whoever is willing to unravel the cu...

Bersatu activist questioned for calling PM ‘false messiah’

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — Perikatan Nasional (PN) figure Badrul Hisham Shaharin @ Chegubard gave his statement today to the...

Najib to seek update on royal pardon bid

PETALING JAYA: A letter requesting an update on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s application for a royal pardon will be sent to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) on Saturday (Dec 2), says his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah. Read full story

PM Anwar invites Xi to visit, says Malaysia's ambassador to China

BEIJING: Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has invited China's President Xi Jinping to visit the country, says Malaysian ambassador to China Norman Muhamad in Beijing on Friday (Dec 1). Read full story

Where does Biden stand on abortion rights in America?

The Troubles: Understanding Northern Ireland's era of unrest

PN’s Ratu Naga sues govt over Peaceful Assembly Act

Syarul Ema Rena Abu Samah claims that a provision under the Act, requiring organisers to inform police of planned rallies, is unconstitutional.

The ludicrous ways Russians abuse diplomatic immunity around the globe

New Zealand to axe pioneering smoking ban to pay for tax cuts

China's in trouble, birth rates have dropped by 10%

Preventing teenage aggression

During my year-long training in forensic psychiatry which began in May 1993 at Monash University Rosanna Forensic Psychiatry Centre and Pentridge Prison in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, the focus was on adult patients. All psychiatric patients we treated were under the supervision of Professor Emeritus Dr Paul Mullen. They were involved in t...

What was Portugal's Carnation Revolution?

On April 25, 1974, a revolution took place initiated by music and ornamented with flowers. Known as the Carnation Revolution, it was a near-bloodless military coup staged in Portugal that brought down the authoritarian rule of one of Europe's longest-serving dictators. In its wake, democracy prevailed and a national holiday was decreed to commemorate one of the most astonishing and significant episodes in Portugal's long history. So, what is the background behind this extraordinary event, and how was it planned? Click through and relive the military takeover that reshaped a nation.

Latent cases may disrupt nation's plan to become TB-free

KUALA LUMPUR - A fortnight ago, social media was abuzz with stories about a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak in Cheras, sparking concern among the public. Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa promptly dismissed it as fake news and stressed that although "tuberculosis does exist, it is under control” in Malaysia. The public concern was understandable as the ...

"Samsuri's leadership should be felt nationwide" Pas Selangor confident Terengganu MB will debut in Parliament soon

IN a strategic move showcasing unwavering support, Pas Selangor has meticulously organised its entire machinery to be in Kemaman for the past two weeks to campaign for Terengganu Menteri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar for the by-election. Expressing the party’s full confidence in Samsuri - popularly referred to as Dr Sam, the party’s Selangor liais...

Bersatu activist Chegubard challenges Anwar to charge him under Sedition Act, promises PM ‘surprise’ in court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — Perikatan Nasional (PN) figure Badrul Hisham Shaharin @ Chegubard today challenged Prime Minister...

Police arrest man who rammed into a motorcyclist after an argument with his wife

Police have detained the driver, believed to have rammed his car into a motorcycle at Taman Tun Teja, Rawang, Selangor recently. Acting Gombak district police chief Supt Noor Ariffin Mohamad said the suspect was detained at 7.45pm on Thursday (Nov 30) at Jalan Bidara, Selayang, and added that the incident is believed to have occurred when the car driver tried to drive off following an argument with his wife. Read more at WATCH MORE: SUBSCRIBE: LIKE:

Pas denies splitting with Bersatu, PN

SHAH ALAM - Pas deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man denies claims that the party will split with the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) soon. Tuan Ibrahim stressed that there was no question of Pas leaving Bersatu and expressed support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the unity governme...

Anwar hints of Cabinet reshuffle happening this month

PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today hinted that there will be a Cabinet reshuffle this month. As if he didn’t hear the question asked by a reporter when met after performing Friday prayers at Surau Putra Al-Amin in Precinct 18 today, Anwar jokingly asked a young congregant, a 12-year-old Akmal Afif Yaseer Arafat, to repeat the...

DPM Ahmad Zahid returns to work, attends Cabinet meeting

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi returned to work on Friday (Dec 1) and attended the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after spending some time recuperating from a recent surgery. Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Rural and Regional Development Minister, appeared cheerful in the meeting room as he registered for the National Digital Identity or Digital ID programme. Read more at WATCH MORE: SUBSCRIBE: LIKE:

19YO Alleges Rape By Father Figure Over Two Weeks

The suspect was arrested in Seri Alam, Johor, on 26 November.

Quit as Suhakam commissioners, NGO tells Umno-linked duo

CSO Platform for Reform reminds Hasnal Rezua Merican Habib Merican and Nazira Abdul Rahim that as members of a political party, their position is compromised.

Who are the most notorious mobsters and gangsters in history?

In the history of organized crime, the gangsters and mobsters that operated in the United States during the early and mid-20th century are known for their extreme violence and ruthlessness. The criminal syndicate known as the Sicilian Mafia, or Cosa Nostra, was especially active during the 1920s, '30s, '40s, and '50s, and enjoyed near legendary status among law enforcement agencies and the public alike. However, this period also saw the emergence of numerous hardened criminals who engaged in robbery, murder, and intimidation, solidifying their infamous status. So, who stands out as the most hateful among them all? Take a look at this gallery featuring mobsters and gangsters, all of who were convinced that a life of crime would be worth it.

FT PAS Youth upset over lifting of liquor sale restrictions in KL

FEDERAL Territories PAS Youth has condemned the lifting of restrictions on the sale of hard liquor at sundry shops, convenience stores and Chinese medical halls in Kuala Lumpur. Read full story

Selangor cops seek two more suspects in football hooligan attack

SERDANG: The hunt is still on for two men involved in an attack on rival fans and an aborted rampage by football hooligans, Selangor police say. Read full story

Unease in DAP over strained ties between Chow, Guan Eng

Senior party leaders urge the two to 'talk it out'.

Continuous rain in Terengganu, several areas in Kelantan, Pahang until Dec 3

KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued an alert-level continuous rain warning for the whole of Terengganu and several areas in Kelantan and Pahang from today until Sunday (Dec 3). It said in a statement today that the warning involved areas in Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Kota Bharu, Bachok, Machang and Pasir Puteh in...

M'sian varsities get top spot in Asean public, private rankings

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian universities have come out tops in a new ranking of public and private institutions in Asean. Read full story

Muar bakery offers free meals as a way of giving back to the community, open to 'anyone who's hungry'

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — A bakery owner is going above and beyond for her community by offering free meals at her shop in M...

How does the Russian president protect himself from enemies?

The revelation that President Vladimir Putin is apparently forming mysterious private armies across the country to protect himself from potential attack is telling in that it demonstrates the mistrust and paranoia overwhelming the Russian leader in the wake of the failed mutiny by Wagner soldiers in June 2023. Putin has added extra layers to his own personal security, while these new units have allegedly been tasked with protecting the state border, fighting illegal armed groups, and combating foreign sabotage. So, exactly how vulnerable is Vladimir Putin feeling? Click through and take a look at the people and apparatus charged with protecting the Russian president.

No basis for concerns over national digital ID, says PM

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim says claims that personal and bank records can be leaked or people will have a chip implanted in them are completely unfounded.

Myanmar unrest: 121 Malaysian job scam victims rescued and returned home

SEPANG: 121 Malaysians who fell victim to job scams in Myanmar have been brought back to Malaysia. Read full story

Shafee says Najib currently writing PhD thesis in prison, reading materials brought in by assistant

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyer, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, has explained that the former p...

Ipoh cops nab man wanted for mischief, criminal intimidation

IPOH: A man in his 30s has been arrested in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, for committing mischief and criminal intimidation here, says Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri. Read full story

Ipoh cops nab 11 for running call centre, online gambling activities

IPOH: The police have arrested 11 people, including seven foreigners, believed to be running a call centre and online gambling activities at a house in Taman Bercham Makmur here. Read full story

Report lodged on kittens drowned to death - Police

JERANTUT – Police today confirmed that they received a report regarding the incident of 10 dead kittens believed to be drowned in water at the Temin Wholesale Market here. Jerantut District Police Chief Superintendent Azman Mat Kamis said a report was made by a 27-year-old man who found some of the animals dead at the scene at about 5pm on Wednesda...

Cops seize nearly RM1bil worth of contraband in November raids

The internal security and public order department says the police conducted 7,033 raids and operations and detained 5,099 individuals during the month.

Was the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill a member of the KGB?

Cop among 4 charged with kidnapping Bangladeshi journalist

Selangor police chief Hussein Omar Khan says the four were charged on Nov 22 at the Kuala Selangor magistrates’ court.

Some trying to hijack Sabah’s poverty housing programme design to make money, says state minister

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has detected attempts by certain quarters trying to “hijack” its trademark design for a hardcore poor housing programme for commercial purposes. Read full story

Cops nab man in Gombak for injuring adoptive mother over property argument

SEREMBAN: Police have detained a 25-year-old suspect for allegedly causing injury to his 67-year-old mother who adopted him when he was only 10-days-old. Read full story

Monsoon may dampen PAS’s chance of bigger majority in Kemaman, says think tank

Ilham Centre’s Hisomuddin Bakar says the weather may dissuade voters from coming out to cast their ballots, despite the presence of heavyweights in the by-election.

Not just Sirul, govt can also file for death sentence review, says Shafee

PETALING JAYA: A review of the death sentence on former police officer Sirul Azhar Umar, who was convicted of the murder of Mongolian woman Altantuja Shaaribu in 2006, should be filed by the government through the Attorney General, says Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah. Read full story

Najib applies for DNAA in RM27 million SRC case

KUALA LUMPUR - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has applied to be acquitted of three other charges of money laundering involving SRC International Sdn Bhd (SRC) funds totalling RM27 million, which he is facing in the High Court here. Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, representing Najib, said the application was made after deputy ...

Sabah's oldest organ donor gives gift of sight to two people

KOTA KINABALU: Octogenarian Selvaraju Shanmugam @ SS Raju has become Sabah's oldest organ donor, says state Health director Datuk Dr Asits Sanna. Read full story

Armed robbers loot US$2.2 million from bank in India

NEW DELHI - Armed robbers took away 188 million rupees (US$2.2 million) from a bank in the violence-hit northeastern state of Manipur. The robbery took place on Thursday evening at a branch of Punjab National Bank in the Ukhrul district, 80 km from the state capital Imphal, local media reported on Friday. The branch stocked Reserve Bank of India ca...