Govt committed to keeping house prices in check: Rahman Dahlan

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, 26 November 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The previously steep rise in prices of Malaysian homes is gradually tapering off.


Deepak-Sabbaruddin head to trial after settlement talks break down

By HIDIR REDUAN - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 17:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman J. Deepak Jaikishan's libel suit against former Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik will go for trial on Dec 7, following a breakdown in settlement talks.

Endangered leatherback turtle last landed on Terengganu shores in 2010

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 17:13

MALACCA: They may be the symbol and pride of the east-coast state, but for nearly five years, not a single leatherback turtle has landed on the shores of Terengganu.

Shafie: Why disallow Muhyiddin from speaking at Umno assembly?

By ADRIAN LAI - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 17:06

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has decried the party’s Supreme Council’s decision to disallow the deputy president from speaking at the wing assemblies next month.

Overwhelming response to PR1MA homes, says Najib [VIDEO]

By KOI KYE LEE - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 16:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The affordable homes offered under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Programme (PR1MA) has seen very positive and encouraging response from Malaysians.

Five Wanita division leaders resign in support of Hamidah

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 16:36

IPOH: Five Gopeng Wanita Umno division leaders resigned from their respective posts effective today.

Motorist knocks down snatch thief

By PRIYA PUBALAN - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 15:40

GEORGE TOWN : A 39-year-old suspect was arrested during a snatch thief incident at Lebuh Chulia here, yesterday.

Flash flood victims in Klang assess damages

By DAWN CHAN - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 15:04

KLANG: Taman Maznah residents who were affected by the flash floods yesterday have begun cleaning up their houses as water began to subside earlier this morning.

NGO gives Charles Morais seven days to lodge police report over allegations

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 14:52

PETALING JAYA: A non-governmental organisation has challenged Charles Suresh Morais, the brother of murdered deputy public prosecutor Kevin Anthony Morais, to lodge a police report on the former’s allegations within seven days.

Number of flood victims in Perak rises to 410

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 13:54

IPOH: The number of flood victims in Perak rose to 410 people as at 8am today, up from 404 last night, according to Perak Fire and Rescue Department director Datuk Yahya Madis.

Flood: Beaufort remains vigilant

By Kristy Inus - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 13:39

KOTA KINABALU: There has been no relocation of villagers in Beaufort as the weather has turned for the better today and water level had receded.

Negri Sembilan civil servants to receive token next month

By TEOH PEI YING - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 12:28

SEREMBAN: As an appreciation of civil servants’ performance, Negri Sembilan state government will distribute a RM500 token to its staff next month.

Limbang still has 300 flood evacuees, food airlifted to Miri interior

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:52

MIRI: The number of evacuees in Limbang remained at 300 as at 8 am, said Limbang Department of Civil Defence officer Subuh Posa.

Zahid becomes first recipient of Perak's SPSN award

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:41

KUALA KANGSAR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was today conferred the Darjah Seri Paduka Sultan Nazrin Shah (SPSN) which carries the title “Datuk Seri Diraja”.

Cult leader, family strange, police told

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:00

LONDON: Neighbours and people in contact with Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan, 75, and members of his commune, described them as “odd” and “strange”, hardly mixing with others and living in a house with the windows and door always shut.

'Penang govt knew of gambling dens'

By BALVIN KAUR - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:00

GEORGE TOWN: A sacked local councillor has accused Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng of playing dumb over the many illegal cyber gambling dens operating in the state.

Pakatan Harapan feud with Pas will drag on till GE14, says analyst

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 08:56

KUALA LUMPUR: The perceived feud between PAS and Pakatan Harapan would drag on till the next general election, according to a political analyst.

MMEA seizes 'sand smuggling' tugboat in Tanjung Sedili

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 01:17

JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized a sand-laden tugboat and detained its skipper and 10 Indonesian crew members 17 nautical miles off Tanjung Sedili in Kota Tinggi yesterday.

Sultan of Perak celebrates first birthday as ruler

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 01:10

IPOH: The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah's birthday today may be scaled down in terms of scale and grandeur, but it will nevertheless be a significant ceremony which marks the first celebration for the sultan as the state’s new ruler.

41 arrested in anti-vice raids in Selangor

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 00:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested 41 people, including 19 foreign women working as guest relation officers (GRO) in Ops Noda and Ops Dadu in Selangor yesterday.

Sultan Perak to honour DPM, Kevin Morais, 37 others

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 00:01

KUALA KANGSAR: DEPUTY Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and the late deputy public prosecutor Kevin Anthony Morais will be among the 39 recipients of the main Perak state awards, bestowed in conjunction with the Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah's birthday today.

Mazda 2 crowned NST-Maybank Car of the Year 2015

By LAILI ISMAIL - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 23:50

SUBANG JAYA: The Mazda 2 was crowned as "Car of the Year" (COTY) at the New Straits Times-Maybank COTY 2015 Awards Night.

UM specialist rubbishes claims that vaping helps kick smoking habit

By ALIZA SHAH - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 23:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Smokers opting to quit should seek treatment at ‘stop smoking clinics’ instead of opting for non-evidence based practices such as vaping.

Ensure 2016 Budget initiatives implemented on time, says PM

By FAZLEENA AZIZ and HASHINI KAVISHTRI K - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 21:54

PUTRAJAYA: Finance Ministry staff must ensure that the execution of all initiatives listed under the 2016 Budget are implemented according to its stipulated timeline, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.

Tian Chua respects Sabah ban

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 21:11

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Tian Chua said today he respected the decision of the Sabah legislative assembly to ban him and fellow vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar from entering the state over their meeting with self-styled Sulu princess Jacel H. Kiram.

Zahid urges scholars to produce a book a year

By ALIZA SHAH - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 20:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today challenged scholars in the country to produce a book every year.

Govt to monitor 3PAN programme to curb abuse of PPR flats ownership

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 20:35

KUALA LUMPUR: The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government ministry's National Public Housing Management Corporation (3PAN) programme will better monitor and prevent misuse of low cost PPR flats in the country.

PM makes surprise visit, satisfied with service at Pudu Sentral UTC [VIDEO]

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 20:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today made a surprise visit to see for himself the services provided at the Pudu Sentral Urban Transformation Centre (UTC).

'Green YB' to return from 'self-exile'

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 20:22

GEORGETOWN: Tanjung Bunga DAP assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu, who broke ranks with the party will return from "self-exile" on Saturday, his service centre said today.

Student pleads not guilty to stabbing father

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 20:01

KUALA LUMPUR: An "A-Level" student claimed trial at the Magistrate's Court today to stabbing her father with a knife at their family home five days ago.

Three residential areas in Shah Alam flooded

By C. Premananthini - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 19:50

SHAH ALAM: Three residential areas, Taman Sentosa and Taman Maznah in Klang, and Kampung Orang Asli Paya Rumput in Kuala Langat, have been flooded after over two hours of heavy rainfall since 4.30pm, today.