Compiled by RAZAK AHMAD, NG SI HOOI and R. ARAVINTHAN
FORTY-SIX Malaysian Islamic State (IS) militants are waiting in line to become suicide bombers, reported Mingguan Malaysia.
The newspaper quoted Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division head Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ayob Khan as saying the Malaysians were currently in Syria.
Another 18 Malaysian IS militants in the war-torn country have been killed, including seven who were suicide bombers.
“Malaysians who join in the fight in Syria want to die as martyrs... but the possibility that they will only be wounded in battle is something that has strengthened their resolve to offer themselves to be in the frontline,” he said.
He added that Malaysians who wanted to become IS suicide bombers had to wait their turn as there was a waiting list.
> The Institute of Medical Research (IMR) has found that papaya leaf juice does not harm the kidneys and heart, Metro Ahad reported.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the research by IMR used a high dose of 2,000mg per kg of bodyweight.
“There is no side effect found on the kidneys and heart of those who consumed papaya leaf juice. The results from their blood and hepatotoxicity tests on their livers were normal,” said Dr Noor Hisham.
> The Johor government is mulling the possibility of developing several locations where the World War II era Battle of Muar took place as a national heritage site, reported BH Ahad.
Yayasan Warisan Johor (YWJ) is to conduct a study on the various locations situated in Muar, Segamat, Ledang and Batu Pahat, said state committee chairman for Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage Datuk Zulkunain Kamisan.
The locations were sites where British-led troops tried to fend off a Japanese invasion, ultimately leading to the fall of Singapore in 1942.
The Battle of Muar ended with the mass slaughter of 145 Australian troops by the Japanese at Parit Sulong near Batu Pahat.
> Singer Maya said she did not see any possibility of getting back with her ex-husband after their divorce last year, reported Kosmo! Ahad.
Maya, whose real name is Meyanaliza Ruslee, said she did not have any ill feelings towards Tengku Shahreza Tengku Abdul Aziz.
The 40-year-old singer, popular for her song Matahari, recently revealed that she and her husband had divorced on Aug 17 last year after being married for six years.
> Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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