‘Predatory paedophile’ who went on the run jailed

A “predatory paedophile” who went on the run after being arrested for abusing a 14-year-old girl he met on social media has been jailed. Gareth John Skipsey Hughes, of Salford, met the girl in 2012 and went on to abuse

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Over 30,000 attend Kedah MB’s raya open house

ALOR SETAR: More than 30,000 people attended the Aidilfitri open house hosted by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir and his wife Tok Puan Norzieta Zakaria at Dewan Seri Mentaloon here. Also present were Prime Minister Tun

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33 families left homeless in Karamunting fire

SANDAKAN: Fire razed 23 squatter houses in Karamunting here yesterday leaving 33 families homeless. District Fire and Rescue chief Anddre Andrew said 14 firefighters arrived at the scene at 2.15 pm. “Strong winds caused the blaze to spread quickly destroying

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British Airways passenger finds dried vomit on his seat.

It was nothing short of a disgusting trip for a passenger travelling on a British Airways flight after he found that his seat was covered in what appeared to be vomit. Dave Gildea had upgraded to business class while travelling

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Sirisena sacks Sri Lankan intelligence chief

Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said. Sirisena summoned an emergency cabinet meeting on Friday night to oppose

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3 Malaysian, 8 Sri Lankan human smugglers detained

KUALA LUMPUR: Three Malaysians and eight Sri Lankan migrants have been detained for their involvement in a human smuggling syndicate, said Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador. The Malaysians were detained under the Special Offences (Security Measures)

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Blame greedy Malays for continuing divide and rule policy

PUCHONG: Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim has blamed greedy Malays for continuing the divide and rule policy that was introduced by the British colonial masters. He said that the discriminative policy remains in Malaysia because the Malays were willing to

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New US sanctions show talks offer ‘hollow’

Iran said that new US sanctions on its petrochemical industry show the hollowness of President Donald Trump’s claims to be open to fresh negotiations with Tehran. “Only one week was needed for the US president’s claim that he was ready

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Latheefa’s appointment as MACC chief is final

ALOR SETAR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has put his foot down amidst criticism over his appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new MACC chief. The premier said he would not replace Latheefa with another official to lead the

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Ismail Sabri Yaakob to quit PSC as it is sidelined

KUALA LUMPUR: Bera MP Ismail Sabri Yaakob said he will resign from the Parliamentary Special Select Committee (PSC) on Major Public Appointments after Hari Raya celebrations. Speaking to Oriental Daily, Ismail who is also Umno vice-president said Putrajaya’s decision to

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