PETALING JAYA, Oct 9 (Bernama) -- Two sisters who pleaded not guilty to the charge of shoplifting various food items worth almost RM500, were sobbing in the Magistrate's Court, here, today.

KUCHING, Oct 9 (Bernama) -- The construction of the e-Commerce Regional Distribution Centre at the old Low-Cost Carrier Terminal in Sepang, Selangor is almost completed and will be launched at year's end, said Pos Malaysia Berhad chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission today arrested three more individuals to assist in the investigation into the alleged embezzlement of RM1.5 billion from a Rural and Regional Development Ministry allocation meant for development projects in Sabah.

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Oct (Bernama) -- The decision on whether the remains of drug mule Syzlin Hataman would be flown home or laid to rest in Peru will be known in another two weeks, UMNO Welfare Bureau (BiKUM) chairman Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said.

PORT KLANG, Oct 9 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 10 containers of ?keruing' timber valued at RM500,000 via Westports here on Aug 22.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) -- The Sessions Court was told today that deputy prime minister's son-in-law, Datuk Syed Alman Zain Syed Alwi, who died while undergoing dental treatment, had opted for general anaesthetic to remove an aching tooth, despite knowing the risks.

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 9 (Bernama) -- Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa received an honorary science doctorate from B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent University in Vandalur, Chennai, India last Saturday.