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Blame it on the sex pills

KUALA LUMPUR: A national muay thai exponent is now serving a provisional ban after testing positive for diuretics prior to the Kuala Lumpur Sea Games after consuming sex pills bought on the internet.

Malaysian Muay Thai Association president Datuk Muhd Shahnaz Azmi confirmed that one of their exponents had tested positive prior to the Sea Games.

"For the time being, we will not reveal the identity of the athlete as we are still waiting for his B sample results," said Shahnaz.

"The athlete was originally registered for the Sea Games but was then replaced and did not compete after testing positive at a pre-Sea Games competition."

MPB chairman's father dies aged 81

PETALING JAYA: Ismail Awang, the father of Media Prima Bhd chairman Tan Sri Ismee Imail, died today at Sungai Buloh Hospital.

Ismee said his father, 81, died at 7.53pm at the hospital.

Crowds started gathering as early 10pm at his house in Kampung Tunku to pay their last respects.

Ismail is survived by four children, 15 grandchildren and a great grandson.

He had a long and distinguished career in the private sector. Being a director of Mobil Malaysia in the 1970s, Ismail was one of only a few Malays serving as a director in multinational companies here.

Teen raped by boss five days after starting work

SUBANG JAYA: A teenager claimed that she was raped by her manager at his home, five days after she began working for him.

The attack is believed to have occurred on Oct 24 at his apartment in Puchong Prima.

870 cases of natural disasters in Selangor since last year

SHAH ALAM: Selangor has witnessed 870 cases of natural disasters in nine districts since last year, the state legislative assembly was told today.

Sementa assemblyman Dr Daroyah Alwi said the natural disasters include floods, flash floods, storms, landslides, peatland fires and fire incidents in forest reserves.

She said from 2016 to Oct 22 this year, Klang recorded the highest number of cases at 185, followed by Hulu Langat (142), Gombak (132), Petaling (106), Sabak Bernam (77), Hulu Selangor (72), Kuala Selangor (62), Kuala Langat (62) and Sepang (52).

Daroyah, who is also the Selangor Health, Welfare, Women and Family Affairs Committee chairman, said the state government has allocated RM50,000 for each district to aid disaster victims in an emergency.

Exercise precautions during wet season, urges Met Dept

KUALA LUMPUR: The public have been reminded to take necessary precautions during the wet season.

Meteorological Department National Weather Centre director Dr Mohd Hisham Mohd Anip said the public should avoid going out to open areas during thunderstorms.

"There is a higher chance of being struck by lightning when out in open spaces.

"Those living in flood-prone areas should also take precautions when conducting outdoor activities," he said.

Mohd Hisham said the continuous high density of rain poses high risk of flash floods.

(Update) Weather alert issued for N Sembilan, Johor, Pahang

KUALA LUMPUR: Thunderstorms, heavy rains and strong winds are expected to lash several areas of Negri Sembilan, Johor and Pahang this morning.

The alert was issued by the Meteorology Department on its Facebook page at 6.30am today.

It said areas which should brace for inclement weather are Jelebu, Jempol and Tampin in Negri Sembilan; Segamat, Kluang, Mersing, Kota Tinggi, Johor Baru, Kulai and Pontian in Johor; and Bentong, Bera, Rompin and Pekan in Pahang.

For more information on weather warnings and alerts, visit the Department’s official Facebook page, or its website at or call 03-7967 8000.

Parts of Klang, Shah Alam under 3 feet of water following downpour

KLANG: Parts of Klang and Shah Alam are under water today following an early morning downpour.

Jusuf Kalla irked by Dr M's Bugis insult; demands apology

KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla has demanded that former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad apologise over his derogatory remarks against the Bugis community.

Indonesian news portal Republika reported Jusuf as saying that he was shocked when he found out about Dr Mahathir’s remark towards Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“First, as a person with Bugis ancestry, I protest (the remark) and I am shocked. So, Dr Mahathir should apologise as the Bugis community is not only in South Sulawesi but all over Indonesia and Malaysia.”

Najib wants Value Innovative Centre established in ministries, departments

PUTRAJAYA: The time is ripe for every ministry to form a Value Innovative Centre (VIC), said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak Tuesday night.

Citing Samsung's success story, Najib said, one of the secrets of its success was its ability to churn out new ideas and innovations that were tested and shared via its VIC established at every Samsung branch.

"The VIC can become a template in the government. In line with the National Blue Ocean Strategy concept, VIC will allow innovation breakthrough to happen at a rapid rate and wider scope.

"In this respect, I want to propose that a VIC should be formed in the government's administration and its agencies," he said at the presentation of the Prime Minister's Innovation Awards (AIPM) 2017.

Umno info machinery should fight misinformation spread by opposition by playing up PM's successes

SHAH ALAM: The Umno information machinery should not be “shy” to share with the rakyat the successes and achievements that have been accomplished by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the country.

Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the success stories of Najib in building and developing the nation must be highlighted to the people in an effort to dispel misinformation being spread by the opposition.

“We feel that the achievements by the prime minister are something we can be proud of amidst the hostile environment and the world’s challenging economy. All these must be highlighted because there are parties that try to bury these success stories.