By Massita Ahmad

SINGAPORE, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- Like certain parts of its northern neighbour, the mercury in Singapore has also dropped with the lowest temperature recorded at 21.4 degrees Celsius in Jurong West as of 4pm today.

KUCHING, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- After one year in office, Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Dr Abang Johari Tun Openg has succeeded in introducing several new initiatives while continuing the policies and promises made by former Chief Minister the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem, said Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth chief Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

By Robert Kenneth

KUCHING, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- The new academic year saw a brighter start for over 2,000 students in 13 secondary and primary schools which were connected to the grid under Phase One of the Rural School Electricity Supply initiative, displacing diesel-run generators that the schools were dependent on.

IPOH, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- Perak police will be zeroing in on several individuals believed to be involved in Daesh activities in the state, said state police chief Datuk Hasnan Hassan.

KUALA LUMPUR Jan 12 (Bernama) -- A total of 117 foreign navy vessels made a stop in Malaysia last year which has directly contributed to the country's economy.

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- The Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) has foiled a human trafficking syndicate involving Bangladeshis with the arrest of a Bangladeshi man, known as 'Abang Bangla', who is believed to be the mastermind, in a raid on a house at Section 28, Shah Alam, early today.

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- Apart from countering the threat of physical attacks, Malaysia is waging an all out war against Daesh and other extremists on the ideological front, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.