Police tracking down man for indecent exposure at Mersing shop - Nation

MERSING: Police are looking for a man to assist in the investigation of an incident where he allegedly exposed his private parts at a shop here, two days ago. Mersing OCPD DSP Cyril Edward Nuing said the man, Azney Amat Shukor, 30, was traced to his last known address in Jalan Enggang, Felda Nitar 1, Mersing. "Police launched an operation to look for the man after receiving a report on the incident from a woman, in her 20s. The report was lodged on the same day (Feb 17) at the Mersing police station," he said when contacted on Sunday. The man later escaped when members of the public gave chase after the woman asked for help.

February 19, 2017 05:26 UTC

Pros and cons of using diaphragms as a birth control option - Ask Dr G

So, I hope you don't mind answering my query about female condoms. I hear there is such a thing called female condoms. After the introduction of oral contraceptive pills (OCP) in the 1960s, the number of women using the diaphragm dropped dramatically. The idea of using diaphragm is straightforward. Some users of the diaphragm reported irritation and recurrent urinary tract infections.

February 19, 2017 05:06 UTC

Former Australia lock Vickerman dies at 37 - Rugby

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australia lock Dan Vickerman died at home in Sydney on Saturday night, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said on Sunday. "The rugby world is in shock today after news of the tragic passing of Dan Vickerman," ARU chief Bill Pulver said in a statement. After retirement, Vickerman had worked in the financial world, for the Rugby Union Player's Association and as a media pundit. "The shockwaves of his tragic passing will be felt right across our rugby community," Waratahs chief executive Andrew Hore said in a media release. "Our thoughts are with his wife Sarah, their two sons and other friends and family during this difficult time."

February 19, 2017 05:03 UTC

Kim Jong-nam murder: Siti Aisyah's mum had bad feeling - Nation

JAKARTA: The face of Siti Aisyah has been splashed on newspapers and news channels around the world as a suspect in the killing of North Korean exile Kim Jong-nam. Last Monday, Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was allegedly murdered by poison at the KL International Airport 2. Siti Aisyah was one of the two women arrested. Her Malaysian boyfriend, Muhammad Farid Jalaluddin, 26, and North Korean Ri Jong Chol, 46, have also been picked up by police. She believes the Malaysian police will release Siti Aisyah, saying: "I'm sure my daughter will come home soon, God willing."

February 19, 2017 04:30 UTC

Australia back Lealiifano's leukaemia in remission - Rugby

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Wallabies back Christian Lealiifano has been told his leukaemia is in remission after he received a bone marrow transplant last year. Lealiifano underwent two chemotherapy treatments and then a bone marrow transplant late last year after his sister proved to be a match for donation. "The doctors said the transplant was a success and everything is looking good in there and the cancer isn't showing up so I'm in remission at the moment but there is still a ways to go," Lealiifano told the Canberra Times. Lealiifano was named as co-captain of the ACT Brumbies this season but is unlikely to play at all, with lock Sam Carter leading the side on the field. The Brumbies open their Super Rugby season against the Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch next Saturday.

February 19, 2017 03:57 UTC

Second postmortem finds Balamurugan suffered beatings in custody, lawyers claim - Nation

PETALING JAYA: The second postmortem on S. Balamurugan has confirmed that he suffered multiple beatings while in police custody, his lawyers said. Balamurugan, 44, was arrested on Feb 6 and brought to court for a remand order the following day. "The deceased suffered multiple injuries to various parts of the body including the chest, head, legs and back which triggered heart failure," the lawyers said in a joint statement on Sunday. "In other words, because Balamurugan had an underlying heart condition, the beatings he received in police custody triggered heart failure," they said. "In light of these findings, on behalf of the family of S. Balamurugan, we call for the immediate arrest and prosecution of all police personnel who were involved in the assault and consequent death of S. Balamurugan," said Surendran and Latheefa.

February 19, 2017 03:32 UTC

Zahid: Malaysia's anti-terror financing laws have gained world's confidence - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's legal and regulatory framework in fighting the financing of terrorism has gained the world's confidence, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said terrorists needed substantial resources to operate their training facilities, acquire weapons and travel to perpetuate their activities. "The spate of terrorist attacks has continued to rise, and the correlation between such attacks and terrorism financing is significant," he said. As an FATF member country, Malaysia was recognised by the international community as a country that was seriously committed to fighting money laundering and terrorism financing, said Dr Ahmad Zahid. In drawing attention to the regional front, Dr Ahmad Zahid said Malaysia and the other Asean member states maintained strong cooperation to deal with security matters, including terrorism-related issues.

February 19, 2017 03:22 UTC

Golf: Johnson takes Riviera lead, closes in on top world ranking - Golf

(Reuters) - Long-hitting Dustin Johnson closed in on the world number one ranking when he took the second-round lead at the weather-plagued Genesis Open on Saturday. Poston, with former world number one Luke Donald of England among a group another stroke back. Seventy-one players made the cut, which fell at even par, before the third round started late afternoon, though the leaders will not tee off until Sunday morning. World number three Johnson will jump to top spot if he wins on Sunday, as long as current number one Jason Day finishes lower than third. World number five Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, who also started the week with a chance of becoming number one, missed his first cut since August, shooting 80 for six-over 148.

February 19, 2017 00:41 UTC

‘Muslims don’t need this right now’ - Nation

These are not divine.’’On RUU355, Dr Asri says, the politicians supporting it keep saying it is not the hudud. “If it is not hudud, then surely we Muslims are allowed to criticise and give our views. This kind of mentality is wrong, he says, adding that these kinds of Muslims understand Islam in a closed-off, secluded and non-holistic manner. He fears if such laws are enacted and implemented in an unjust manner, it will cause Muslims to leave the faith. “Muslims don’t need this right now.

February 19, 2017 00:34 UTC

Thousands cheer Johor Ruler and Crown Prince at procession - Nation

JOHOR BARU: Thousands of people lined the streets and cheered as Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and the Crown Prince Tunku Ismail arrived to launch a Chingay procession here. Sultan Ibrahim, who made history as the first Johor Ruler to attend the parade in the state last year, launched the event by sounding a Chinese drum several times. Sultan Ibrahim striking the drum to launch the procession as Crown Prince Tunku Ismail looks on. Sultan Ibrahim waved as the participants chanted heng ah! Organised annually by the Johor Ancient Temple, the procession, which takes pride in its 147-year old history, marked the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

February 19, 2017 00:22 UTC

Wenger says preference is to stay with Arsenal - Football

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could continue in management for four more years and his preference is to stay at the north London club, the Frenchman was quoted as saying by British media on Saturday. The 67-year-old added on Friday, however, that he would definitely still be a manager next season, whether at Arsenal or "somewhere else". Wenger denied in media reports published on Saturday that this was meant as a threat and said that his preference was to remain with his current club. But I think that I am adult enough to analyse the situation.”The second longest-serving manager in the history of the Premier League, Wenger is out of contract at the end of the season. That defeat is almost certain to condemn Arsenal to their seventh successive Champions League exit at the competition's first knockout stage.

February 19, 2017 00:12 UTC

Impending nuptials will not distract V Shem from badminton career - Badminton

KUALA LUMPUR: Olympic silver medallist Goh V Shem is confident his plans to get married this year will not distract him from his badminton career. The 27-year-old V Shem is the latest national shuttler set to end his bachelorhood. V Shem plans to tie the knot with his Kepong-born girlfriend Miyoki Wong Pui Mei this year. We have to be consistent throughout the year,” said V Shem. V Shem-Wee Kiong ended last year in style by winning the World Superseries Finals in Dubai in December.

February 19, 2017 00:00 UTC

Possible corruption in SEA Games bid, says source - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Elements of corruption and abuse of power have been suspected in the tender exercise for the supply of equipment for gymnastics events for the 2017 SEA Games. The source said the tender for the supply of gymnastics equipment for the SEA Games, which was closed in December, was cancelled and a new tender was then opened through the Malaysia Stadium Corporation a month later. “The Youth and Sports Ministry has already appointed Malaysian Resources Corp Berhad (MRCB) to handle all infrastructures and facilities for the SEA Games," he said. “Malaysia will host its sixth SEA Games this year and such incidents are indeed worrying as they can tarnish the image of national sports,” he added. On Feb 9, the ministry said that news reports about the flaw in the tender process for the supply of gymnastics equipment for the 2017 SEA Games were inaccurate.

February 18, 2017 23:49 UTC

Trio may have left country after the hit - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: The three remaining suspects hunted by police over the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam on Monday may have left the country immediately after the hit was carried out. It is learnt that the men, aged between 30 and 50, were believed to have boarded a flight to a neighbouring country right after the killing by two women subsequently arrested by police. Based on CCTV footages, sources said the suspects changed their clothes before heading to the departure hall to board their flight. “However, after the attack, they went to a restroom and changed before heading to the departure hall to board their flight,” sources said. The ruse might have been designed to evade the authorities as well as the two female assassins who allegedly attacked Jong-nam.

February 18, 2017 23:23 UTC

Crucial time for Opposition - Analysis

KELANTAN Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah is puzzled that people actually think he is the type to drive a Porsche. Nobody in Pakatan Harapan wants to say it out loud but Dr Mahathir has taken command of the Opposition agenda. He is playing the role that opposition leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail ought to be playing. Dr Mahathir and PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang tied at second place with a rating of 19% each. Next month will be one year since Dr Mahathir joined forces with the Opposition to launch the Citizens’ Declaration.

February 18, 2017 23:15 UTC

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