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Frustrated by fruitless search, Indira still pins hope on police to nab ex-hubby

Frustrated by fruitless search, Indira still pins hope on police to nab ex-hubby

By Ida Lim
May 4, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 ― Despite the police’s recent fumble, M. Indira Gandhi is counting on the men in blue to hunt down her ex-husband who forced a seven-year long separation between her and her youngest child. The mother of three had once considered hiring a private detective to track down Muhammad Riduan Abdullah who took Prasana Diksa away from her at 11 months old after unilaterally converting his Hindu-born children to Islam, but dropped the idea due to financial... Read more

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Is it the end of road for Metrobus?

By Dan Guen Chin and Lavinia Louis

Is it the end of road for Metrobus? PETALING JAYA, May 4 — A “familiar face” of Klang Valley’s public transportation, Metrobus Nationwide Sdn Bhd, is in dire straits and may close down. The company has, among others, cut... Read more

Zunar wins 2016 peace award for cartoons

Zunar wins 2016 peace award for cartoons KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ul-Haque has picked up yet another honour for his satirical drawings, this time receiving the 2016 “Cartooning for Peace... Read more

Former classmates to lock horns in Pending

By Azdee Amir

Former classmates to lock horns in Pending KUCHING, May 4 — The two contenders for Pending in the state polls have much in common — both are 38 years old, they are lawyers and they went to the same high school, where they were in... Read more

Close call for duo after car plunges into hole

By Praven Suppayah and Kenneth Tee

Close call for duo after car plunges into hole PETALING JAYA, May 4 — A car plunged into a 13m-deep sewage manhole here yesterday, trapping its occupants — an 85-year-old man and his maid — for over an hour. In the 2pm incident, the... Read more



Sarawak PKR chief seeks special council to aid religious reverts

BY SULOK TAWIE

Sarawak PKR chief seeks special council to aid religious reverts KUCHING, May 3 — The government should set up a special council to deal with Muslim converts who wish to revert to their original religion, Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian said today. The... Read more

BN is about equal development among races, social justice, says Najib

BY AIZYL AZLEE

BN is about equal development among races, social justice, says Najib KUCHING, May 3 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition believes in equal development among the races and social justice. However, he conceded... Read more

Malaysian, three foreigners missing off north Sabah coast

Malaysian, three foreigners missing off north Sabah coast KOTA KINABALU, May 3 — Alarm bells are ringing after a Malaysian and three tourists went missing yesterday evening while on a boat trip between Sabah’s northern Balambangan Island and... Read more

Senator claims cannabis-laced lipstick, lotions, perfumes sold at Malaysian airports

Senator claims cannabis-laced lipstick, lotions, perfumes sold at Malaysian airports KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — A senator today disclosed that there are some cannabis-infused beauty products and cosmetics being sold over the counter and online in the country. Datuk Mohd Suhaimi... Read more


Cabinet meeting in Kuching to support Sarawak, says Zahid

Cabinet meeting in Kuching to support Sarawak, says Zahid KUCHING, May 3 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the weekly Cabinet meeting which will be held here tomorrow is to support Sarawak under the leadership of Chief... Read more

Government not deviating from high-income target set for 2020, says Pemandu

Government not deviating from high-income target set for 2020, says Pemandu KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — The high-income target set by the Government has not deviated despite the fact that the threshold figure may rise or dip according to various economic... Read more

Zahid: Federal government’s responsibility to provide Sarawak with assistance, funds

Zahid: Federal government’s responsibility to provide Sarawak with assistance, funds KUCHING, May 3 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said it is the responsibility of the federal government to provide Sarawak with the assistance and funds it needs for... Read more

Span: Water scheduling to take place in parts of Johor if dam level keeps dropping

Span: Water scheduling to take place in parts of Johor if dam level keeps dropping JOHOR BARU, May 3 — The National Water Services Commission (Span) may implement water supply scheduling in some areas of Pasir Gudang and Johor Baru, if the water level at Sungai Layang Dam... Read more


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A woman browsing through some books at the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair, May 4, 2016. The book fair will go on in Kuala Lumpur until May 9. ― Bernama pic

A woman browsing through some books at the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair, May 4, 2016. The book fair will go on in Kuala Lumpur until May 9. ― Bernama pic