Immigration breaks up online gambling ring

THE Immigration Department has arrested of 15 people in a series of raids across the Klang Valley, in connection with an online gambling ring. Immigration Department director-general Ruslin Jusoh said 15 people were arrested in the raids carried out on Tuesday and yesterday, 14 of which are foreign nationals.

At least 8 dead in India temple collapse

AT least eight devotees were killed and around a dozen rescued today after about 25 people fell into a well at a Hindu temple in India, police said. The worshippers plunged into the stepwell – a stair-lined communal water source – after the floor covering it collapsed in the central city of Indore.

Zahid says no directive issued to bar Kedah MB from attending federal events

DEPUTY Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi denied that a circular had been issued to bar Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor from attending federal government events. “I have not heard of any written order to prevent him from attending official events organised by the federal government. But I would not know if he was […]

Wall Street Journal reporter detained in Russia on espionage charge

A US journalist working for the Wall Street Journal has been arrested in Russia on charges of spying for Washington, Russia’s FSB security services said today. The announcement marks a serious escalation in the Kremlin’s efforts to silence perceived critics, a crackdown that gained momentum following Russia’s military operation in Ukraine last year.

Replace pension with EPF for new doctors, says MMA

THE government should provide Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributions to contract doctors made permanent, if Putrajaya decides to do away with pensions, the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) said. MMA president Dr Muruga Raj Rajathurai said the association proposed permanent positions with EPF instead of a civil service pension to the Health Ministry in 2019.

Sulaiman denies being pressured to step down

SULAIMAN Md Ali has insisted that he was not pressured by any party to step down as the Malacca chief minister. “It was urged by my heart… my instinct,” he said after presenting donations to the Masjid Tanah parliamentary constituency in conjunction with the Ramadan month at the Kuala Linggi Legislative Assembly Development and Coordination […]