- One million residents in Selangor, KL to face water disruption from Tuesday
- 2 Mamak Gang members nabbed over pharmacy hold-up in Subang
- Two cops arrested for rape of Indonesian woman
- Teen escapes rape attempt in mall
- Water cuts in Selangor, KL next week
- Filthy, disabled children found at grim Australian incest farm
- Bad weather forces emergency landing for helicopter in Bintulu
- Anger over Mandela death 'picture'
- 'Fake' interpreter at Mandela event claims illness
- Queen Elizabeth went nuts over nibbles, court told
- Flower prices set to rise from Jan 1
- Chong Wei cruises to victory
- Newlywed pleads guilty to second-degree murder
- Cancer cases up 11%, breast cancer by a fifth: WHO
- Syabas: Water cut needed to upgrade treatment plant More
KUALA LUMPUR: A foreign recruitment agent was today jailed 15 years and ordered to be given 10 strokes of the cane by the Ampang Sessions Court here for raping his 12-year-old daughter four years ago.
KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man was charged in the Magistrate's Court, here, with the murder of a personal assistant near a roadside mamak stall in Jalan Klang Lama, early this month.
KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu has almost recovered from floods while the number of flood victims in Pahang has increased slightly compared to this morning.
PUTRAJAYA: After 38 long years of waiting, an 83-year-old father will get to see his two children receiving Malaysian citizenship as they won their appeal at the Court of Appeal here today.
NEW DELHI: Malaysia's hopes of playing in the Hockey Junior World Cup final were dashed by France in the semi-finals in New Delhi today.
PUTRAJAYA: Some 22,278 farmers, breeders and fishermen are estimated to have been affected by the floods in Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor.
KOTA TINGGI: The Information Department is to hold a meeting on Monday and come up with a standard operating procedure during disasters.
MYANMAR: The women's pair of Nur Syazreen A. Malik and Nor Hamizah Abu Hasan delivered the silat squad's first gold through the women's doubles event at the Zayar Thiri Indoor Stadium in Naypyitaw this evening.
KUALA LUMPUR: The leader of a visiting Chinese delegation has praised Malaysia as a Southeast Asian nation excelling in the administrative, political and social aspects.
KUALA LUMPUR: A two-hour downpour has triggered flash floods in several areas in the Klang Valley today and congestions in the city centre and major highways.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry is studying the proposal of setting up a special police squad to stem the spread of Syiah and other deviant teachings in the country.
JOHOR BARU: A 22-year-old Indonesian labourer was killed when a beam the size of a hockey stick hit him on the back of his neck at a construction site in Taman Gaya here yesterday.
SANAA: A drone strike on a wedding convoy in Yemen killed 17 people, mostly civilians, medical and security sources said Friday, adding grist to mounting criticism of the US drone war.
PYONGYANG, North Korea: The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle brought a swift and violent end to a man long considered the country’s second-most powerful. But while Jang Song Thaek is now gone, the fallout from his bloody purge is not over.
JERUSALEM: A rare snowstorm has blanketed Jerusalem, forcing a lockdown with police blocking access to and from the city.
KUALA LUMPUR : Penang Wanita MCA chief Ooi Siew Kim today issued a demand for an apology from her predecessor Tan Cheng Liang for making allegations that she and her fellow team mates had indulged in money politics.
KUALA LUMPUR: A study by the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has revealed that many employers are still shortchanging workers by lumping all overtime and allowances into the basic salary to make up the statutory RM900 minimum wage.
NUSAJAYA: The Johor state government will give RM200 aid to each of the 2,300 families affected by floods in the state.
KUALA LUMPUR: As time inches closer to 6pm for the Malaysian junior hockey team to face France in New Delhi, Malaysians are confident that the boys will make it this time.
PRETORIA: The last day of Nelson Mandela’s lying in state triggered a massive turnout Friday, forcing the government to appeal for mourners to stay away.
BACHOK: The presence of wild boars roaming the grounds of the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan's (UMK) main campus in Tangok here posed a threat to staff and students.
BUKIT KAYU HITAM: Bukit Kayu Hitam Anti-Smuggling Unit (UPP) detained a local man after he was caught trying to smuggle out a luxury car to the neighbouring country today.
BUTTERWORTH: A group of 30 people held a peaceful protest against Jelutong member of parliament Jeff Ooi Chuan Aun and Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua for making insulting remarks against civil servants.
NAPYITHAW: Eddy Chew upset the form book today by becoming Malaysia’s first winner of the men’s 50-metre free pistol gold in 30 years of the Sea Games.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang police rescued a seven-month-old baby girl less than 24 hours after she was abducted from her house and subsequently sold to a 60-year-old grandfather in Balik Pulau.
NAYPYIDAW: Malaysia clinched a second Sea Games gold medal in karate today when the men's kata team defeated Myanmar 4-1 in the final.
PERTH, Australia: England took the upper hand over Australia on Friday for the first time since day one of this Ashes series, with Graeme Swann taking two key wickets.
JITRA: Responding to calls for help to alleviate the hardship of thousands of flood victims in the East Coast, Puteri Umno Kubang Pasu division came forward with contributions today.
KUALA LUMPUR: A High Court here today upheld a lower court decision and acquitted a former Jeli parliamentarian without having his defence called for 13 charges of falsifying documents in 2002.
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) has maintained that the looming water cut in Selangor and KL is necessary to ensure that its Sungai Selangor Phase 2 water treatment plant operates smoothly.
KUALA KRAI: A six-year-old girl was feared drowned after she slipped and fell into Sungai Kelantan at Kampung Bahagia here yesterday.
SANDAKAN: Malaysia needs an Animal Welfare Policy if it is to be a developed, caring and compassionate nation, said Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
KUANTAN: The man implicated in the assassination of Pahang Islamic Religious Department (Jaip) enforcement chief, Ahmad Rafli Abdul Malek, will be charged at the Kuantan magistrate's court on Dec 16.
KUALA LUMPUR: If we want to continue to live on this earth that is only two degree celsius warmer, substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions are required.
KEMAMAN: The Kemaman disaster operation centre closed at 11.45am after all remaining 324 flood victims in 4 evacuation centres returned home.
NAYPYIDAW: Lim Chee Wei won the men's individual Kata gold medal for Malaysia for the first time since 2007 to open the karate squad's Sea Games campaign today on a high.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court today fined two PKR Youth members RM1,900, in default two months' jail, each, for participating in an illegal assembly at a mosque during the "Blackout 505" rally.
MISSOULA, Montana: A newlywed bride pleaded guilty Thursday to killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park while they argued about her second thoughts about the marriage.
SEPANG: Two cops from the Dengkil police station were arrested yesterday for the rape of a female Indonesian immigrant.
WELLINGTON: New Zealand Police have broken up a Nigerian drug-smuggling ring after seizing methamphetamine valued at 2.7 million NZ dollars (US$2.22 million), Xinhua news agency reported.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: Sotheby’s auction house in New York has agreed to return an ancient statue to Cambodia, ending a heated legal battle that began more than a year ago.
PHOENIX: The half-brother of golfer Tiger Woods was arrested Thursday in Phoenix for allegedly making a false bomb threat at the government building where he works.
SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc encountered a user revolt for the first time as a public company after it tweaked its "block" function on Thursday, prompting an outcry from those who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse.
SYDNEY: Four Australian police officers will be charged with assaulting a 21-year-old Brazilian student who died while being arrested in Sydney last year, an anti-corruption official said in Friday.
NEW YORK: IBM Corp has been sued by a shareholder who accused it of concealing how its ties to what became a major U.S. spying scandal reduced business in China and ultimately caused its market value to plunge more than $12 billion.
SANAA: Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON: US regulators Thursday opened the door to allowing mobile phone use on airplanes — an issue that has stirred howls of protest over the potential for disruption in the skies.
SYDNEY: Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero denied rumours Friday that he was unhappy at Sydney FC and wanted out, insisting he had no plans to leave.
LONDON: Jose Mourinho is desperate to fire up his shot-shy strikers when Chelsea return to Premier League action against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
BANGKOK: The Malaysian Kitchen Programme is seeing a growing number of restaurants in Thailand, which itself is known as the "Kitchen of the world."
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be sidelined for at least four weeks with the hamstring injury he picked up last weekend, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday.
MARAN: Four masked men armed with machetes escaped with cash and valuables after holding up a family at a house in Kampung Luit here early today.
SHAH ALAM: A man was found dead with head injuries at his rented unit in the Sri Angkasa Flats in Section 28 here today.
PETALING JAYA: After 28 years on the run, two brothers linked to the infamous 'Mamak Gang' and two accomplices were arrested in connection with a robbery at a pharmacy in Bandar Pinggiran Subang near here early today.
TOKYO: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the second wave of the Look East Policy (LEP 2.0) was about the industries of the future which focus on high technology and low-carbon emission.
TOKYO: Malaysia is moving into the second phase of the Look East Policy (LEP) which will emphasise on deepening and strengthening certain areas including institutional relationship.
PARIS: The final result of Europa League fixtures played last night.
LONDON: Queens Park Rangers will leave their cramped Loftus Road home for a new 40,000-capacity stadium in west London, the club’s chairman Tony Fernandes revealed on Thursday.
SEOUL: North Korea said on Friday the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, previously considered the second most powerful man in the secretive state, has been executed for treason, the biggest upheaval since the death of Kim's father two years ago.
PRAGUE: Rafael Nadal showed he was not tired of dethroning world number one players when he saw off Daniel Negreanu to win a charity poker tournament in Prague on Thursday.
“A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I’ll do the shaking myself.”
NASHVILLE, Tennessee: A judge has finalized the divorce between Jack White and British model and singer Karen Elson.
CUIABA Brazil: Cuiaba stadium, one of six World Cup arenas still to be completed, will be tested in the “second half of February” as organisers race to get the playing surface and seating finished.
LONDON: PSV Eindhoven's disappointing season took a turn for the worse as they went out of the Europa League after losing 1-0 at home to Ukrainians Chernomorets Odessa, who pipped them to second place in Group B on Thursday.
NEW YORK: A former high-stakes poker game hostess pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges she helped run underground games for Wall Street financiers and celebrities in guest rooms at The Plaza hotel.
UNITED NATIONS: U.N inspectors said Thursday that chemical weapons have been used in the Syrian conflict, definitely in a widely publicized Aug. 21 attack near Damascus and probably in four other locations between March and late August.
GENEVA: The number of new cancer cases around the globe jumped by 11 percent in a five-year period, reaching 14.1 million in 2012, with breast cancer increasing by one-fifth, the UN health agency said Thursday.
ANTANANARIVO: A plague spread by rats has killed 39 people in recent weeks in Madagascar, the health ministry said Thursday.
SANAA, Yemen: Security officials say more than 40 people have been killed in sectarian clashes between Sunni Islamic militants and northern rebel forces belonging to a branch of Shiites in northern Yemen.
LONDON: The judge hearing the fraud trial of Nigella Lawson’s personal assistants told the jury Thursday to ignore comments by British Prime Minister David Cameron backing the celebrity chef.
PUTRAJAYA: A mission to send the second astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) to carry out scientific research work will proceed, and the date will be announced later.
KUANTAN: The Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has advised residents and volunteers carrying out cleaning works in the aftermath of the floods here to avoid situations that could spread diseases.
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Photo-sharing service Instagram unveiled a new feature on Thursday to let people send images and messages privately, as the Facebook-owned company seeks to bolster its appeal among younger consumers who are increasingly using mobile messaging applications.
OSLO: In an effort to solve its growing prison shortage, Norway has asked to rent prison space in neighbouring Sweden, the Norwegian justice ministry said Thursday.
BEIJING: China's capital Beijing, regularly shrouded in hazardous air pollution, plans to replace its oil-burning buses with greener models by 2017 to help clear the smog, state news agency Xinhua said.
PARIS: China’s first flyby of an asteroid shows that a gigantic space rock which once triggered a doomsday scare is essentially rubble, scientists reported on Thursday.
NAYPYITAW (Myanmar): The national sepak takraw squad were a disappointment, losing both games in the men's team event at the 27th SEA Games in the Wunna Theikdi Closed Stadium here today.
JOHANNESBURG: The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar: Local authorities in Madagascar say 20 people have died since last week because of what they suspect to be an outbreak of bubonic plague.
KUALA LUMPUR: Social and Cultural Affairs adviser to the government, Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim has suggested that the government send representatives to Leiden University in the Netherlands to obtain precious Malay manuscripts from the university.
KUALA LUMPUR: The success of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) during the intrusion in Lahad Datu, Sabah on Feb 12 is the pride of the nation.
YANGON: The national women's football squad started its campaign on the right footing in the Group B competition after beating Laos 3-1 at the SEA Games, Myanmar today.
LONDON: Britain's Queen Elizabeth was so incensed with royal police officers eating nuts from bowls left out in the corridors of Buckingham Palace that she drew lines on the sides in a bid to catch them out, a London court heard on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police today detained a 68-year-old man suspected to be a drug dealer at Kampung Wira Damai.
ISTANBUL: Heavy snow forced the cancellation on Thursday of scores of flights from Turkey’s main hub Istanbul and caused major disruption to road and sea traffic.
AMMAN: Syrians at a sprawling refugee camp in northern Jordan scrambled to batten down their tents against torrential rains and high winds as a blustery winter storm battered parts of the Middle East for a second day Thursday.
The searing historical epic “12 Years a Slave” and the con-artist caper “American Hustle” lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each.
LONDON: UK-based air services company Bond Aviation said on Thursday It had temporarily grounded its global fleet of 38 EC 135 helicopters following a technical fault, the same model that was involved in a fatal crash into a pub in Scotland last month.
KUALA LUMPUR: About one million residents in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will face water supply disruptions beginning Tuesday following the temporary partial stop-work at the Sungai Selangor Phase 2 water treatment plant.
KUALA LUMPUR: The flood situation in Pahang and Terengganu is showing signs of recovery, following a decrease in the number of flood victims at relocation centres.
GRENOBLE (France): A French care worker has been arrested on suspicion of fatally poisoning six pensioners in a retirement home in Chambery in the French Alps, police said Thursday.
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government struck an agreement with the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) on Dec 3 to solve delays in the approval of 878 projects in the state.
PUTRAJAYA: Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the government will allocate RM5 million to repair public facilities damaged by the recent floods.
CHUKAI: Over RM4.7 million worth of food items were provided to cater to 106,536 flood victims during the three peak days of the disaster last week.
GEORGE TOWN: The heat in the Penang assembly's afternoon sitting here today went up a notch with the continuous grilling by state opposition leader Datuk Jahara Hamid on the unfair actions taken against errant businesses operators.
SINGAPORE: Singapore on Thursday banned alcohol sales and consumption this weekend in a district here South Asian workers staged the city-state’s first riot in more than 40 years.
KUALA LUMPUR: United States (US) Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Tom Kelly is currently in Malaysia for consultations with senior officials on a wide range of political-military issues, including peacekeeping, security cooperation and defence trade.
KUALA TERENGGANU: "I am no Robin Hood," stressed Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, who did not wish to be compared to the heroic outlaw in English folklore.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh branded suicide bombers as “criminals” who will go to “hell,” Al-Hayat daily reported Thursday.
PRETORIA: The South African government said Thursday it would not release photographs of Nelson Mandela lying in state, and urged people to shun a purported image of the dead president posted on the Internet.