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ALOR SETAR : Burglars broke into the home of a Utusan Malaysia cameraman in Sungai Petani and escaped with about RM40,000 in goods and cash a few days ago.

The incident occurred while Safrizal Azmi,29, returned to Klang, Selangor on Friday accompanied by his wife, Nazatul Islah Zulkifly, 29, and daughter, Safiyya Soffiya, two. Safrizal said he discovered the burglary after seeing the rented house in Bandar Amanjaya, Sungai Petani, in a mess upon arrival at 11 pm last night.

"I found the back door open and there were signs of tampering on the grille and the door," he said when contacted Wednesday.

Among the items stolen were a Canon DSLR camera, three lenses and flash unit belonging to the company, two laptops and cash amounting to RM2,000.

Safrizal said he also lost two personal cameras, a television set, some jewellery, two coin boxes, three wristwatches, an iPad and a mountain bike.

Meanwhile, Kuala Muda District Police chief ACP Md Zukir Md Isa when contacted confirmed the burglary.


IPOH: A senior citizen was killed after a drum containing metal chloride, together weighing one tonne, fell off a trailer and hit him in Jalan Lahat, Menglembu, here, Wednesday evening.

Cheah Seaw Oon @ Cheah Seaw Oow, 65, was killed when one of seven such drums carried by the trailer came loose after his motorcycle collided with it at 5.25 pm.

Pasir Puteh Fire and Rescue Department chief Ismail Darus said seven members of the Emergency Medical Rescue Team rushed to the location and took a

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak joins thousands of Malaysians in celebrating the Chinese New Year at MCA's open house.

The Prime Minister along with his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived at 10am, where they were greeted by MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, MCA Deputy President Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong and other MCA leaders.

Malaysians from all walks of life queued from as early as 9am at Wisma MCA.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and a

KUALA LUMPUR : Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today wished all the Chinese community a happy and properous new year.

The Prime Minister said Malaysia was home to people from many cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, and all had played an important role in building the country into a great nation.

"I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Chinese Malaysians a happy and prosperous new year.

"This is very true of our Chinese brothers and sisters who have made a tremendous contribution to

PULAU PINANG : A Nasi kandar restaurant owner was shot dead at Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, Penang early this morning.

The victim, identified as Syed Amen Jainul Abidin, 46, was shot from a close range when his car, a Mercedes Benz had stopped in front of a Ducati show room at about 3.30am.

The victim died on the spot after being struck in the head and body by five bullets.

Penang CID chief SAC Datuk Mohd Zakaria Ahmad said the suspect had also fired several shots at RELA members who

KUALA LUMPUR : No Malaysian was affected in the earthquake which struck the Pingtung region in Taiwan early today.

The international media reported that five people were killed in the earthquake, including a baby girl aged 10 months, while 35 people were feared trapped.

In a statement, Wisma Putra said it would continue to monitor and update information on the incident which occurred at 3.57am.

"Malaysians in Taiwan should always communicate with our office in Taiwan and follow all

BUTTERWORTH : Mother of a five-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty at the Butterworth Sessions Court on Friday on the charge of abusing her daughter on Tuesday.


The accused, R. Malathi , 41, had asked to be put on trial after the charge was read in front of Judge Norashima Khalid.


According to the charge sheet, Malathi was alleged to have beaten and abused her daughter in a house at Jalan Besar, Kampong Manis, Prai at 3.30pm on February 2.


She was charged under Section 31(1) of the

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