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Probe into cops who leaked details on Tahfiz fire suspects

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police recorded statements from 13 police officers to facilitate an investigation into leaked information on the arrest of seven suspects in connection with a fire at a religious school last week that killed 23 people. The information leaked included facts of the case and several photographs of the suspects which were in circulation in the social media before an 8pm press conference by the city police chief on Saturday.

Snatch thief arrested for robbery of American tourist

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a habitual snatch thief over the robbery of an American tourist in front of a luxury hotel here. "We tracked the suspect down and arrested him in Setapak and seized two mobile phones and a motorcycle on Sept 12," he told reporters at the Dang Wangi police station on Monday.

Malaysia scraps beer festival following Islamists' objections

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities scrapped an annual beer festival on Monday after an Islamist party objected to the event that had been planned for the first weekend of October in the country's capital. Though there are plenty of beer drinkers among the sizable Chinese and Indian minorities, protests against events deemed to be "western" and unIslamic - such as concerts and festivals involving alcohol - are common in Muslim-majority Malaysia and are usually led by the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party .

Mahathir makes bold prediction about Najib and Malaysia's fate

In interview Mahathir Mohamad said he doesn't want to be prime minister again and that his aim was simply to topple Najib and restore Malaysia's reputation Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad said the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country's corruption-tainted leader could win the next general elections and pull Malaysia back from a slide into kleptocracy. The energetic 92-year-old, Asia's longest-serving leader before stepping down in 2003, has made a high-profile return to politics in a bid to oust his protA©gA©, Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has clung to power despite an epic corruption scandal that involved hundreds of millions of dollars passing through his bank accounts.

Three Russian women arrested after advertising alleged sex services on WeChat

KOTA KINABALU: Three Russian women who used the WeChat messaging app to "advertise" alleged prostitution services, were found their enterprise rudely halted after police arrested them at a hotel here on Sunday. Sabah police Criminal Investigations Department chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Salehhudin Abd Rahman said the three women, aged 18, 22 and 28, had just arrived in Sabah several days ago.

Kalabakan tragedy tested our unity, say Malaysians

TAWAU: The tragedy in Kalabakan on Dec 29, 1963, is still fresh in the minds of Sabahans, especially former security members involved in the fight to defend the state from invasion by the Indonesian National Armed Forces. The incident showcased the unity of the security forces from Sabah, Sarawak and the Peninsula just months after the formation of the Malaysian Federation on Sept 16 that year.

60,000 Attended 2017 Malaysia Day Celebration

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 16 -- More than 60,000 multi-racial people attended the national-level 2017 Malaysia Day celebration at Likas Sport Complex, here tonight. The celebration began at 8 pm upon the arrival of Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and wife Toh Puan Norlidah RM Jasni.

Teenagers set fire to school and killed 21 children 'after being called names'

Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi and Malaysia Police chief of Kuala Lumpur Amar Singh look outside the window where they standing in the second floor of religious school Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah after a fire broke out A group of teenagers reportedly set fire to a school and killed 23 people after some of the pupils called them names. Seven teens have now been arrested in connection with the horrific fire at the religious boarding school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ka Chuan: Malaysia's investment plan in US essential to rectify trade imbalance

IPOH: The Prime Minister's promise to invest in the United States is instrumental in Malaysia's bid to rectify the trade imbalance between both countries, says Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan. The International Trade and Industry Minister II said it was only logical and diplomatically correct for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to propose investments in the US to maintain a close trade relationship.

Malaysia police arrest 7 boys linked to deadly school fire

Malaysian police said Saturday they have arrested seven boys suspected of intentionally starting a fire at an Islamic boarding school that killed 23 people because students there had teased them. Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh said the boys, aged 11 to 18, were rounded up since Friday night after they were identified in CCTV footage from a neighboring building that showed them near the school the night of the fire.

7 arrested in connection with school fire in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 Seven teenage suspects were arrested in relation to the fire at a religious school that killed 23 people, mostly students, Malaysian police said. Police on Saturday arrested the seven suspects, aged between 11 and 18, after obtaining surveillance videos from the neighbourhood, Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh Ishar Singh told a press conference.

7 arrested in connection with Malaysia school fire

Seven suspects -- all of them younger than 19 -- have been arrested in connection with a fire this week at a school in Malaysia's capital that claimed the lives of 21 students and two adults, state-run media outlet Bernama reported Saturday. The suspects, who range in age from 11 to 18, were "school leavers and dropouts," Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said Saturday during a news conference.

7 Arrested in Connection with Malaysia School Fire That Killed 21 Students

Seven suspects - all of them younger than 19 - have been arrested in connection with a fire this week at a school in Malaysia's capital that claimed the lives of 21 students and two adults, state-run media outlet Bernama reported Saturday. The suspects, who range in age from 11 to 18, were "school leavers and dropouts," Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said Saturday during a news conference.

The Wolf of Wall Street producer settles US suit linked to Malaysian fund

Producer Riza Aziz , cast members Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill and producer Joey McFarland arrive for the U.K. Premiere of "The Wolf of Wall Street" at Leicester Square, in London January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/Files KUALA LUMPUR: The movie company that made The Wolf of Wall Street, and was co-founded by the Malaysian prime minister's step son, has settled a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. government to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.

Wisma Putra: No Malaysians involved in London terror attack

KUALA LUMPUR: There have been no reports so far of Malaysians affected in Friday's explosion incident on a Tube train as it was heading to the Parsons Green station in London during the morning rush hour. The Foreign Ministry said in statement on Saturday that it is monitoring the situation closely and that the High Commission of Malaysia in London is in contact with the local authorities.

21 boys who died in school fire buried in Malaysia

Relative cry during a mass funeral for victims of a school fire outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, Sept.

20 more offences under Kejara

Chinese edition: Liow launching the Malaysia Book of Records Business Edition at Wisma MCAi . With him are MBR project director Gillian Ooi, MCA vice-president Datuk Lee Chee Leong, MBR founder Tan Sri Danny Ooi, MBR chief executive officer Datuk Michael Tio and MBR chief operating officer Christopher Wong.