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Pass-Out Challenge banned in schools
The 'pass-out challenge', a game which involves applying enormous pressure to the chest until the person is rendered unconscious, is banned in all schools with immediate effect, Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said on Monday. Further instruction would be issued to the teachers in-charge of students' affairs and hostel wardens to take action against those playing the game. Mahdzir commenting on a video of the game which had been viralled on the social media since a few days ago.
Agong hopes more Malaysian firms given opportunities in Qatar
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has expressed hope for more Malaysian companies to be given the opportunity to enhance Qatar's economy. His Majesty said this following the success of a Malaysian company in completing a new building project for Qatar's Ministry of Interior, which also served as the Qatar Prime Minister's office.
MIB to resolve socio-economic problems of Indian community
The Malaysian Indian Blueprint (MIB) launched in April, will effectively resolve socio-economic problems faced by the community over a period of 10 years, said MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam. He said various development programmes have been outlined in the master plan to address critical issues which have been plaguing the Indian community. I am confident through this blueprint a long-term solution to all matters involving Indians, can be achieved and the plan will succeed.
Johor wants closer ties with federal govt
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the move was because the state government believed the federal government could help Johor emerge as a new economic force. At the same time, it would also ensure that the aspirations of the federal government were in line with those of the state government. All these will not be possible without close ties with the federal government. Mohamed Khaled said in developing Johor, the government would always stress certain aspects, including detailed planning in drawing up action.
MACC detain businessman to facilitate probe on Sabah funds misappropriation
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained another person to facilitate investigations into the misappropriation of rural development funds in Sabah involving RM1.5 billion, on Saturday. According to a source, the 33-year-old businessman was arrested at about 5.15 pm when he went to the Sabah MACC office to make a statement. The source said the businessman has no political position. MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operation) Datuk Seri Azam Baki, when contacted, confirmed the arrest but declined to comment further.
Young woman who stabbed husband remanded for six days
A young woman who was suspected of stabbing her husband to death in an incident at a house in Sungai Abong here yesterday has been remanded for six days to assist investigations. The remand on the 18-year-old suspect was issued by Magistrate Zuraidah Abu Bakar at the Muar Court Complex here. The suspect who is hawker in Muar and Tangkak districts was remanded to assist investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
Life in Malaysia better
Following the continuing conflict at his birthplace in Rakhine province, Myanmar, he fled with his family to Kutupalong when he was five with the hope of securing a better life. Musa had worked in Malaysia from 2009 till 2014 to help change the fate of his family but due to his refugee status and lack of accurate information on job opportunities in Malaysia, he was forced to return to the refugee camp.
Some quarters trying to destabilise country
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak today said that there are certain quarters who were always looking for ways to destabilise the country. He said this was proven through the arrest of several individuals suspected of being involved in terrorist activities or groups. The two-day event which began yesterday, was officiated by Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.
Five-day remand extension for former ministers brother
The remand on the younger brother of former minister has been extended for another five days from today to assist investigations into the alleged embezzlement of rural development funds estimated at RM1.5 billion. Magistrate Afiq Agoes made the decision after hearing an application by deputy public prosecutor Rustam Sanip representing the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The 52-year-old man, who was detained by the MACC on Oct 10, was earlier remanded for five days to assist investigations into the case.
50 per cent of tahfiz centres in Malaysia unsafe
Fifty per cent of the 956 tahfiz centres inspected by the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) throughout the country since last month are found not safe, said its director-general Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim on Sunday. He said the premises occupied by the centres concerned had to be improved, including installed with fire safety equipment. The most common offence is not having fire safety equipment and from inspections conducted, 291 notices have been issued until last Oct 13.
Emir of Qatar arrives for a state visit
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al Thani arrived here tonight for his maiden two-day state visit to the country. The aircraft carrying the King and his delegation arrived at the Bunga Raya Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here at 8.45pm. The visit, at the invitation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, is the first to be made by the Emir since the last state visit made by his father Sheikh Hamad Khalifa Al Thani in May 2009.
Undergraduates must change their wage earner mentaliti
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants undergraduates to change their 'wage earner' mentality to become entrepreneurs who can offer employment to other individuals. The Prime Minister said undergraduates must challenge themselves to choose the field of entrepreneurship that could promise a more meaningful future. I want our mentality to change, don't want the mentality that upon leaving the university, becoming a wage earner is in our head.
Hospital at Coxs Bazar in dire need of facilities
The lack of basic facilities was not the only major challenge faced by the 250-Bed District Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, because there was only one ambulance available to shuttle thousands of Rohingya refugees who needed treatment at the hospital. The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail witnessed the actual situation when visiting the hospital on Sunday in the Cox's Bazar district, about 300km from the capital Dhaka.
NIOSH will organise nationwide safety campaign in all tahfiz schools
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will organise a nationwide safety campaign to help on the safety awareness in all tahfiz or religious schools, said its Chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. Lee said at the start of the campaign, NIOSH would hold an Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) awareness programme for the tahfiz schools in Selangor on Oct 30 and expected the programme to be expanded to the other states.
Four teenagers lost in Hutan Lipur Gunung Soga
Four teenagers were reported to have lost their way while trekking up a mount in Hutan Lipur Gunung Soga, Batu Pahat, here tonight. He said, the details of another two victims had yet to be determined, but the police believed both are also 14 years old. Based on the information, the police searched for the victims, with the involvement of the Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Force and villagers. The incident happened when they lost their way after the dark.
Malaysia Qatar sign four MoU
Malaysia and Qatar today signed four Memorandum of Understanding in the field of legal and judicial cooperation, training of diplomats, and higher education. The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al-Thani in conjunction with his two-day state visit to Malaysia. The first two MoU on the fields of training of diplomats and Higher Education were signed between Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and his counterpart Sheikh Mohammad Abdulrahman Al-Thani.
Four teens missing at Gunung Soga found
Four teenagers from Batu Pahat, who were reported missing at the Gunung Soga Recreational Forest yesterday evening, were found safe today. The teenagers, who are students at SMK Dato Bentara Luar, were taken to the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital for outpatient treatment, he said when contacted today. The incident was reported to the police at 7.15pm after one of the missing teenagers sent a message and their last location to a friend.
Kelantan chef killed in south Thailand
A Malaysian chef was fatally hit by a stray bullet that was shot by four men at a police roadblock in Tak Bai, south of Thailand last night. He said, the victim was riding pillion on a motorbike taxi when they encountered the roadblock at Kampong Che He. Wan Mohd Zain was a highly experienced chef, said television host and personality, Nazrudin Habibur Rahman. I remember him well, he was an experienced chef, wanting to merge Southern Johorean cooking with East Coast taste buds.
Increased prices of goods PTPTN top peoples concerns
The increased prices of goods and the National Higher Education Fund Corporation's (PTPTN) are top concerns among the people. UMNO information chief, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, said these two questions were giving indication that there was still dissatisfaction and confusion among the people against the government and that they should be given proper explanation and assurance. I deeply appreciate every question raised during this programme and we will channel these grouses to the party leaders so that the people's voice will be heard.
Corruption ranking for ministries will be ready by end of November
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is in the final stage of finalising the list of ministries based on its placing in terms of corruption and abuse of power, prior to announcing it by the end of November. MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Shamsun Baharin Mohd Jamil said at the moment, the ranking list was waiting to be submitted to MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad.

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