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KUALA LUMPUR : The Malaysian Police on Saturday said that a man, who was arrested at a train station in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, has confessed to planning a suicide attack.

The 28-year-old male had been nabbed outside a station in Jelatik, near the city centre, with weapons and documents related to the Islamic State group, reported Reuters.

Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar, in a statement, said that the suspect confessed to planning a suicide attack after receiving orders from Isis in Syria, reported The Australian.

Bakar added that three more arrests between 11-15 January related to Isis have been made in the country.

Earlier, Bakar had announced that the government will amp up surveillance on social media to increase security in the country. Malaysia has been on high alert since the terrorist attack on the neighbouring country of Indonesia. 

He had also said that Malaysia is under threat from "lone wolfs", who follow Isis' ideology and act out on their own.

On 13 January, a 16-year-old male was arrested from a supermarket after he brandished a knife to intimidate a woman. He is being suspected of being affiliated to the Islamic State group.

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SYDNEY: The multinational team hunting for MH370 will not expand the search zone in the southern Indian Ocean without new clues about the wreck's exact location.

More than 80,000 sq km of seabed have been scoured, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said on Wednesday (Jan 13) in its weekly update. The search of the full 120,000 sq km area will be completed in the middle of the year, the bureau said.

The governments of Australia, Malaysia and China need "credible new information that leads

KUALA TERENGGANU: Fifteen relief centres have been opened to house the increasing number of flood evacuees in Terengganu.  

The number of flood victims had increased from 255 on Monday to 1,451 from 406 families Tuesday.  

The centres are located in Kemaman (991 evacuees), six in Hulu Terengganu (279), four in Dungun (184) and one in Marang (eight).  

The flood situation, however, has improved in Hulu Terengganu.  

The Seri Puteh hall in Tok Lawit as well as four other relief centres have

KUALA LUMPUR - Traffic was reported to be moving smoothly on major highways as at 9am but volume is expected to pick up after 2pm as city folk return from the holidays in their hometowns and villages.

A spokesman of the Highway Traffic Control Centre at Plus Expressways Sdn Bhd told Bernama the traffic situation was under control on the north- and south-bound stretches of the North-South Expressway.

A spokesman of the Malaysian Highway Authority said no congestion was reported on the East

KUALA LUMPUR: Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa (pic) denied reports claiming that government contract workers would have their services terminated by December this year.

He said the government did not intend to terminate the contracts of its staff this year.

"It's a false news and a lie spread by irresponsible individuals with no authority," he said in a statement Tuesday.

A news portal reported today that government contract workers would not have their contract

KOTA BARU: Thirty-six people from 11 families were the first to be evacuated from their homes after floods lashed the Kuala Krai district Monday.  

According to the eBanjir portal, the families from Mengkebang were relocated to the district's veterinary office at 7pm.  

The number of flood victims was expected to increase Tuesday due to the incessant rains.  

The portal also reported that water levels for five rivers statewide breached the warning mark.  

Heavy rains in the southern

National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is expected to hold a special press conference on Monday to explain the maximum level of salary deduction imposed on civil servants to repay their loans.

However, its chairman Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said the explanation would only be given after they had examined all the relevant policies, or whether there was a need for PTPTN to issue a press statement on the matter.

"We will hold a press conference on Monday or issue a press release if

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