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GEORGE TOWN - The search and rescue (S&R) operation for the remaining two victims of the landslide at a housing project site in Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah here enters its third day, today.

The two missing victims have been identified as Yuan Kouk Wern, 27, a local, and Muhammad Monirul Islam, a Bangladeshi.

As at 9 pm yesterday, nine bodies had been recovered, and identified as Myanmar nationals Yunus Nazir Huson, Muhammad Elyas Mustak and Rahmatullah Mohd Sidiq; Bangladeshi nationals Hossen Mia, Nur Alam and Rahaman Abdur; Indonesians Hosrin Sharif and Erwin Salis; and Pakistani national Raza Ali.

Rahaman's body, the latest to be recovered, was found about one metre from that of the eighth victim around 6.20 pm before being brought out and sent to Penang Hospital at 8.38 pm.

The operation to look for the remaining two bodies continued from last night till this morning.

The landslide happened at 8.57 am on Saturday while a group of labourers were carrying out construction work at the basement of the building.

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COX'S BAZAR (Bangladesh) - Malaysia will assign a humanitarian and welfare attache to Bangladesh to fulfill the government's commitment in helping Rohingya ethnic refugees currently sheltered at refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he would raise the matter in the Cabinet next week to expedite the process.

"The attache, from the National Security Council (MKN) will be based at the Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka. He will assist the high

KUALA LUMPUR - Motorists using the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), the Kemuning-Shah Alam Expressway (LKSA) and the Kajang SILK Highway (SILK) will enjoy a 10 percent toll discount in conjunction with Deepavali.

Group chief executive officer of PROLINTAS Datuk Mohammad Azlan Abdullah said in a statement on Wednesday, the toll discount would begin from 6 am on Oct 18 until 6 am Oct 19 for class 1 vehicles only.

"The discount will hopefully

PUTRAJAYA - Government information managed and stored in digital format must be handled according to established procedures and provisions, says Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa.

He said this was to prevent any leakage of information that could be manipulated and exploited by certain groups out to discredit the Government.

“Leaked government information is often misconstrued by this group, resulting in the spread of false news among the people.

“It is important to be

BANGI - 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.

He said action would be taken against anyone plating the game in school.

Further instruction would be issued to the teachers in-charge of students' affairs and hostel wardens to take action against those playing the game, he said.

He told reporters

KUALA LUMPUR - Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has denied allegations that the federal government controlled the powers of the state governments in Malaysia.

Denying the allegations, Salleh pointed out that the Malaysian government was more accurately called the federal government instead of the central government because the Malaysian government is the property of all Malaysians in the Federation of Malaysia.

"Malaysia is using the federal state

SHAH ALAM - A man by the name of Kim Chol who was rushed to Hospital Putrajaya after a supposed attack at the KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2) died of an acute VX nerve agent poisoning, a High Court heard.

The court was also told of no other contributing factors to the man’s death apart from acute VX poisoning.

Dr Mohd Shah Mahmood, 57, a forensic pathologist at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), testified that the body was brought into the emergency department of Hospital Putrajaya at 11am on

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