Man who allegedly raped, impregnated daughter nabbed after three-month manhunt

MELAKA: A 38-year-old man who went into hiding for three months after allegedly raping and impregnating his teenage daughter has finally been caught. State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zainol Samah said the suspect was arrested in Kampung Kelemak Dalam at midnight on Tues (Feb 6). He said police launched a manhunt for the suspect, a labourer,...

Retired teacher loses RM1.2mil EPF savings to crypto scam

ALOR GAJAH: A 70-year-old retired teacher has lost RM1.2mil of her Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) savings in a cryptocurrency investment scam. Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu said the victim's misery began on Oct 30 when she joined a social media group promising lucrative returns. "The victim was attracted to the rosy offer of multiplying her money...

Indian tourist killed, two others seriously hurt in fiery bus crash on NSE

MELAKA: A tourist from Chennai, India has died while two others suffered serious injuries after their bus caught fire following an accident at KM198 of the North-South Expressway here. Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu identified the deceased as Yafarah Taj Fakrudin Hussaini, 17, who was trapped in the burning bus during the accident at 3.50am...

Chopped up body not that of missing single mum

MELAKA: The dismembered body found in Alor Gajah is not that of missing single mother Mira Sharmila Samsusah, say police. State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zainol Samah said DNA tests had been conducted on the family members of Mira Sharmila and another missing woman from Gemenceh in Negri Sembilan. “Both the tests showed negative link to...

Illegal swims across Sungai Melaka but fails to flee Immigration officers

MELAKA: An illegal immigrant dove into and swam across Sungai Melaka in a bid to flee Immigration officers during a raid at Kampung Morten here. Melaka Immigration director Anirwan Fauzee Mohd Aini said the Indonesian man, in his 20s, was arrested as soon he reached the opposite side of the river bank during the operation at...

Tanker detained for illegal anchoring off Melaka coast

MELAKA: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained a Cameroon-registered oil tanker together with six crew members for illegally dropping anchor off the Tanjung Dahan coast here. MMEA Negri Sembilan/Melaka director Maritime Capt Mohd Khairi Abd Aziz said the vessel was detained about 7.5 nautical miles (about 14km) from the shoreline here at 11.30am on...

Online registrations for volunteer community paramedics in Melaka to begin in January

JASIN: Registration of volunteers for the Community Paramedic programme will be opened online from next month to facilitate the participation of the public in every village that is involved. Community Paramedic Programme chairman Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh said they are targeting the participation of volunteers in 339 villages, comprising not just those involved in medical teams...

Married couple loses over RM1.6mil to investment scam

JASIN: A married couple, both of whom are directors of a woodcarving company, lost over RM1.6mil after falling prey to an investment scam on Facebook. Jasin OCPD Deputy Supt Ahmad Jamil Radzi said the wife, 38, was contacted by three individuals on three different numbers after expressing interest in an investment scheme on Facebook. "She was then...

Melaka coffee warehouse destroyed in late night fire

MELAKA: A local coffee company’s warehouse was destroyed in a fire at Taman Teknologi Cheng here on Sunday (Nov 26) night. Senior Fire Supt II Mohd Khairul Nizam Mohamad Anuar said the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) received a distress call at 9.59pm Sunday before rushing to the scene and arriving four minutes later. Mohd Khairul Nizam,...

Melaka hotels look abroad for Christmas decoration ideas

MELAKA: The competition to unveil the most interesting Christmas decorations among hotels here has begun. One hotelier even flew to London to get inspiration and order ornaments in a bid to create Yuletide fairyland vibes. Shah Beach Resort's general manager Dennis Samford said he made a trip overseas to look for hand-painted Christmas art, toy soldiers and...