ALOR GAJAH, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- A man who was initially detained for allegedly stealing cash from donation boxes at the Kuala Sungai Baru Mosque here was also found to have been involved in 17 cases of motorcycle theft.

KOTA BHARU, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Police investigation into the fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Religious Residential Centre which claimed the lives of 23 students and teachers here last Thursday is almost completed, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Two friends were sentenced to eight and seven years' jail by the Sessions Court today after being found guilty of two charges of committing gang robbery and impersonating Immigration officers, last year.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The new Sunway Velocity Hotel of the Sunway Group has officially opened its door today in Cheras and, if the strategic location is any indication, the 351-room hotel can be a magnet for business travelers, visitors and locals alike.

KOTA BHARU, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Eight men, including four Bangladeshi nationals, were arrested for allegedly encroaching into the Sokor permanent forest reserve, Tanah Merah to illegally mine gold.

SHAH ALAM, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The Malaysia Islamic Organisations Consultative Council (MAPIM) is targeting at least 100,000 people to attend a peaceful protest gathering over the oppression and atrocities against the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The Shot-firer Licence which replaces the Shot-firer Certificate and Blasting Certificate will improve the efficiency of blasting works in quarries, mines and construction sites, said Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Dr Hamim Samuri.