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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 this after opening the Fifth Malindo International Counselling Seminar at the islamic education Campus of the Teachers' Education Institute here Monday.

Mahdzir commenting on a video of the game which had been viralled on the social media since a few days ago.

In another development, Mahdzir said the ministry was prepared to consider a sugegstion by the Malaysian International Counselling Association (Perkama) for schools with an enrolment of less than 350 people to have counselling teachers or counselors.

He said there were currently about 11,000 full-time counselors at schools nationwide, a ratio of one counselor for every 500 students.

"So far, the play an effective role in helping

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

PUTRAJAYA - Civil servants can expect “good news” in Budget 2018, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Adding that improvements and new initiatives for public sector employees were on the cards, he however did not give further details.

“I know many of you are waiting for certain announcements. God willing, I will deliver some good news in the Budget. Please be patient,” he said when addressing the annual civil servants assembly yesterday.

Budget 2018 will be tabled in the Dewan

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

PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today attended the 2017 Warriors' Day celebration which was held in full military ceremony at Dataran Pahlawan Negara here.

Najib, who arrived with wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor at 9 am, was welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, as well as Armed Forces Chief General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri

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