KOTA KINABALU, Dec 17 (Bernama) -- Sabah Parti Keadilan Rakyat chief Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin has denied rumours that the party's Inanam representative Dr Roland Chia has tendered his resignation.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 (Bernama) -- The Dewan Negara was today told that poor religious education led to a handful of Malaysians to leave the country and join the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 (Bernama) -- A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Southern Sumatra, Indonesia at 2.10pm, today.

SHAH ALAM, Dec 17 (Bernama) -- Five football fans, including two brothers, pleaded not guilty in the magistrate's court here, to charges of rioting during the first leg semi-final of the AFF Suzuki Cup between Malaysia and Vietnam at the Shah Alam Stadium on Dec 7.

By Manik Mehta

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Bernama) -- As news of the rising death toll of school children massacred during a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, poured into the United Nations headquarters, the shocked and speechless officials could not believe that this was happening to school-going children who were merely seeking education that is enshrined as the right of every child.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 (Bernama) - Some 11,204 units of National Economic Action Council People's Housing Project (PPR MTEN) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall Public Housing Projects (PA DBKL) were sold from 2009 until Oct 31 this year.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 (Bernama) -- The flood situation in three states in Peninsular Malaysia saw Dungun becoming the latest district to be affected in Terengganu, while the number of flood victims in Kelantan increased compared to in the morning but there was no increase in the number of victims in Pahang.