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KOTA BARU - Kelantan Umno has condemned the attack at a mosque in Egypt last Friday which saw at least 305 people killed.

Its information chief Datuk Alwi Che Ahmad described the attack as a cruel and inhumane act.

He said the incident showed that the attackers were worse than animals.

"Kelantan Umno condemns this cruel attack.

"The attackers claim to be Islamic fighters but behave like animals," said Alwi, who is also state Barisan Nasional secretary.

The Kok Lanas assemblyman said the attack should be roundly condemned by everyone and all efforts must be taken to eliminate such acts.

He was commenting on the attack on worshippers at the Al-Rawda mosque in Sinai, Egypt.


KUALA LUMPUR - The completed work declaration for two projects under the Youth and Sports Ministry, valued at RM337,575 were signed before the completion of actual construction work, the Auditor-General’s Report revealed.

According to the 2016 Auditor-General’s Report (Series 2), tabled in the Dewan Rakyat, declarations were signed for two sports courts, one in Kg Medan and one in Kg Lubok Buntar, both in Kulim, Kedah, under the Projek Gelanggang Sukan.

The project in Kg Medan, which was

PETALING JAYA - Malaysia is seeking re-election to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the seventh consecutive term, the Transport Minister said.

Hoping that Malaysia could continue playing a role in creating safer seas and sustainable maritime transport for the global maritime industry, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Malaysia would submit its candidacy at the 30th IMO general assembly being held in London from yesterday to Dec 6.

“As one of the leading players in

KUALA LUMPUR - The Government has proposed to revert to the original position of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which will allow the court to decide a punishment of either death or life imprisonment with whipping.

Under the Act currently, any person convicted of trafficking in dangerous drugs shall be punished with death under Section 39B.

The section was first included via an amendment to the Act in 1975.

The amendment originally stated that a person convicted shall receive either death or

KUALA LUMPUR - The incomes of 126 federal statutory bodies under 23 ministries have increased 6.9% to RM109.232bil, compared with RM102.169bil in 2015, said the Auditor-General’s Report 2016 (Series 2).

According to the report, RM90.63bil of this total was self-generated revenue, RM13.54bil in management grants and RM5.07bil in settlement of other grants.

It also said the Finance Ministry had the highest revenue at RM62.44bil, followed by the Higher Education Ministry with RM17.24bil, the

KUALA LUMPUR - The Penang government is set to increase its water conservation surcharge to RM1 from 48 cents per 1,000 litres by the end of the year.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was previously reported as saying that the hike would take place for water consumption exceeding 35,000 litres each month. 

According to Lim, the hike is meant reduce the rate of water wastage in Penang.

He said that the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) would send an application to increase the water

MELAKA - The supportive role of wives of elected and former elected representatives is important as a driving force for their spouses, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

In this regard, he said, interaction among members of the welfare bodies of wives of elected and former elected representatives nationwide, which were non-profit organisations, could be a morale booster for these spouses.

"Indeed in each general election, there will be at least 30 per cent new faces

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