Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 30

Double shock for Khir Toyo’s defence team

Lead counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said the team of lawyers representing former Selangor menteri besar, Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, were shocked with the conviction and the forfeiture of the two plots of land in question. MalaysiaKini’s Hafiz Yatim reports: “We are shocked by the guilty finding. We are extremely confident that the Federal Court finding […]

September 28

One Malaysian killed in Hajj stampede

One Malaysian pilgrim was killed in the stampede tragedy in Mina on September 24. The pilgrim, Zulkifly Samad, 50, from Taman Ukay Bistari, Ampang, Selangor, is believed to have strayed into the area where the tragedy happened. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said initially Tabung Haji was informed that no […]

September 25

Hajj horror leaves 717 dead in stampede

LATEST: A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj season — the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca — has killed more than 700 people and injured close to 900 others in Saudi Arabia. The stampede occurred Thursday morning during the ritual known as “stoning the devil” in a tent city in the […]

September 24

CNN UPDATE: Stampede kills 220 at Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca

A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj season has killed at least 220 people and left 450 others wounded. The stampede occurred during the ritual known as “stoning the devil” in the tent city of Mina, about two miles from Mecca. Hundreds have been killed in past years during the same […]

September 24

Scores killed in Saudi Arabia Hajj stampede UPDATED

BREAKING NEWS:  At least 220 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 450 people were injured in the incident at Mina, between Mount Arafat and Mecca’s Grand Mosque. The stampede occurred as more than a million […]

September 21

Apple cleaning up iOS App Store after first major attack

Apple Inc APPL.O said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet. The company disclosed the effort after several cyber security firms reported finding a malicious program dubbed XcodeGhost that was embedded in hundreds […]

September 21

Cardiovascular Disease Contributes 50 Per Cent Of Malaysian Deaths

Cardiovascular diseases, that is, heart diseases and strokes contribute 50 per cent to the deaths of Malaysians each year. Principal Assistant Director, Disease Control Divison, Ministry of Health, Dr Feisul Idzwan Mustapha said the main factor carrying risks of cardiovascular diseases were smoking and high blood pressure. “These are the two main contributors besides other […]