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Vietnamese woman starts fire in friend's house out of anger

JOHOR BAHRU, ulai (Bernama) -- Police have detained a Vietnamese woman who is believed to have started a fire at the house of a male friend in Taman Soga near Batu Pahat today.


Norzawiyah first woman to Head Sabah JAPEN

KOTA KINABALU, July 17 (Bernama) -- The appointment of Norzawiyah Bulka as the new Information Department director in Sabah, effective from June 25, has created history as she is the first woman appointed to the post.


HFMD: Preschool class in SK Oran, Arau closed for two weeks

KANGAR, July 17 (Bernama) -- The Anjung Budi preschool class in Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Oran in Arau was ordered to be closed for two weeks from today after several of its pupils were suspected of contracting the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).


Snack food packaging factory using halal logo without permission raided

SHAH ALAM, July 17 (Bernama) -- A snack food packaging factory in Puchong near here was raided by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) on suspicion of using the halal logo without permission from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).


Health Ministry contemplating medicine price control

PETALING JAYA, July 17 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry will look into a price control mechanism for medicines, said its deputy minister, Dr Lee Boon Chye.


Tun M attends state banquet in conjunction with Raja Perlis' birthday

ARAU, July 17 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad attended a state banquet in conjunction with Raja Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail´s 75th birthday at Istana Arau here tonight.


20-day-old baby believed abused

KEPALA BATAS, July 17 (Bernama) -- A woman has alleged that her 20-day-old baby girl has been abused with bruises and bite marks on her.