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Malaysians send words of encouragement to Chong Wei

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are sending their love and support to badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei , showering him with encouragement to keep fighting in his battle against cancer. Positive messages continue to pour into his official Instagram account since news of his illness broke out on Friday.



Landslide near Kundasang road cuts off link between Ranau and KK

KOTA KINABALU: A large section of the road near Kg. Kinasaraban, Kundasang was cut off due to a landslide following continuous downpour on Saturday .



UMT first university to empower STEM in Malaysia

KUALA NERUS, Sept 23 Universiti Malaysia Terengganu is the first local public university to offer the STEM Foundation Programme . Its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr Nor Aieni Mokhtar said the programme's first intake was in June and all the 60 STEM Foundation students also involved themselves in the UMT STEM mentor-mentee programme by acting as mentors to school children.



Methanol poisoning: 10 new cases, Negri Sembilan affected, says Health Ministry

PETALING JAYA: A total of 86 methanol poisoning cases has been reported to the Health Ministry from its treatment facilities from Sept 15 till noon on Saturday . The cases are also spreading, with Negri Sembilan emerging as the fourth state to be affected, with one methanol poisoning case reported on Saturday , Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement this evening.



Malaysian NGO calls for mandatory jail sentence as alcohol poisoning deaths hit 36

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation has called on the government to introduce a mandatory jail sentence for those who sell smuggled or adulterated alcohol, as the death toll from an alcohol poisoning case rose to 36. The non-governmental organisation's senior vice chairman Lee Lam Thye said on Sunday that the existing laws should be amended as alcohol outlets were mushrooming and operating with insufficient monitoring by the authorities. "I believe that the lack of control of alcohol sales has led to the latest methanol poisoning cases since, as has been reported, many shops are still selling cheap smuggled or adulterated alcohol," he said in a statement.



Another woman in T'ganu may face whipping sentence after pleading guilty to sex offence

KUALA TERENGGANU: Another woman could be whipped six times with the rotan after she pleaded guilty to attempting to offer sexual services at a hotel here. The 30-year-old divorcee pleaded guilty before Syariah judge Rosdi Harun at the Syariah High Court here Sunday .



Cops: Tahfiz centre principal who allegedly sodomised 9 students already charged in court

PETALING JAYA: The principal of a tahfiz centre in Kepong, who was detained by the police for allegedly sodomising nine students from the school, has already been charged in court, said Deputy Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob. The Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief said the suspect, in his 30s, was charged in Putrajaya Sessions Court on Wednesday , with 11 offences under Section 14 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.



Liquor shops play safe as methanol poisoning death toll rises

KUALA LUMPUR: News of the deadly methanol poisoning has at least made it more difficult for consumers to get cheap and possibly illicit alcohol beverages from liquor shops in the Klang Valley, as the death toll continues to rise. A liquor shop in Kuala Lumpur, tipped to be one of the places for cheap illicit alcohol, now only sells beverages with Royal Malaysian Customs Depart ment labels, stating the products are tax paid.



E-voting glitch causes fight, postponement in 8 Kedah PKR divisions

ALOR SETAR: PKR's electronic voting system is not going well in Kedah as the names of candidates and voters went missing in the voting app after the system hung, leading to a fight and the postponement of voting in eight divisions. It is learned that a voter in Merbok lost his cool after discovering that the names of certain candidates had gone missing from the e-ballots and alleged that this was an attempt at sabotage.



Rewcastle Brown 'relieved' as Najib's arrest shows authorities have control of case

IPOH: British journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown says she is relieved that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been charged with graft and money-laundering, which shows that action is being taken. "I am hugely relieved that the authorities are taking control of the case," she told reporters during her book launch at a hotel here on Saturday .



Malaysia to end body searches at Kuala Lumpur airport next year

SINGAPORE: Malaysia will end body searches of flight passengers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport next year, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said on Friday . Body searches will no longer be necessary with the introduction of new and upgraded X-ray machines and scanners by Malaysia Airports Holdings, Mr Loke said, adding that such searches will also likely stop at the airport's budget terminal, KLIA2.



Malaysia alcohol poisoning case: At least 29 dead, dozens ill

KUALA LUMPUR: The death toll from an alcohol poisoning case in Malaysia has risen further, with at least 29 people dead, authorities said on Friday . Nine of those who died were Malaysians, while the rest included foreigners from Myanmar, Nepal and Bangladesh, Health Director-General Datuk Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.



Duo charged with killing cat

KUALA LUMPUR: Two men who allegedly cruelly killed a cat were the first to be charged under the Animal Wel fare Act 2015, said Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor chairman, Christine Chin. The men who were recorded on closed-circuit television putting a pregnant cat into a running dryer at a launderette, causing its death, have claimed trial at the Selayang Sessions Court.



Toxic alcohol poisoning more widespread

Kuala Lumpur: The toxic alcohol poisoning that has caused 21 deaths over the past several days is believed to be more widespread than originally suspected, claiming victims outside the Klang Valley and Selangor as well. Perak on Thursday reported that two Malaysian men from Bandar Baru Putra, Bercham, had succumbed to the poisoning, one last Monday and the other on Tuesday.



Rubber Market Trends by 2025: Top Players Like Ross C.W. Mackie,...

This report focuses on the Rubber in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. Natural rubber, also called India rubber or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds plus water.



The best things to eat in Penang, Malaysia's food paradise: part one

The best things to eat in Penang, Malaysia's food paradise - Hokkien mee, char kway teow, Nyonya kuih and more Friends, friends' relatives and a tour guide take Susan Jung on a journey to find the most delicious street and restaurant food in Penang. In the first of two reports, she heads to the historic state capital of George Town The scene that took place as I was eating with a tour guide and a friend on the streets of George Town in Penang seemed so contrived I wondered if we were being covertly filmed by a Malaysian tourism group.



Malaysian death sentences commuted for 3 Mexican brothers

In this May 17, 2012, file photo, Mexican brothers, from left, Luis Alfonso Gonzalez Villarreal, Simon Gonzalez Villarreal and Jose Regino Gonzalez Villarreal, leave a courthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.





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