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37,699 workers terminated in 2016

By Bernama - Thursday, 23 February 2017.

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 37,699 workers were terminated last year of which 39.4 per cent (14,848 workers) were via Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) while 60.6 per cent (22,851 workers) were laid off.

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Jong-nam murder: Tracking down Siti Aishah's home

By Bernama - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 22:05

KUALA LUMPUR: A house belonging to the family of Siti Aishah, one of the two women detained in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the elder half-brother of the North Korean leader, is located in a very secluded area, far from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Najib congratulates, thanks volunteers of 'Food Flotilla For Myanmar' mission

By Bernama - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 21:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak congratulated and thanked all volunteers of the 'Food Flotilla For Myanmar' humanitarian mission for all the time, energy and sweat spent in ensuring success of the mission.

Most stalled private housing projects have been revived: Ministry

By C. Premananthini - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 21:42

PORT KLANG: According to the National Housing Department, Peninsular Malaysia recorded 253 abandoned private housing projects between 2009 and February this year.

Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng Muhibah Foundation donates RM2 mil to UUM

By Noorazura Abdul Rahman - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 21:38

SINTOK: The Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng Muhibah Foundation today donated RM2 million to Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) to fund research and infrastructure development.

High-ranking military officer arrested in Pahang over 'graft network' probe

By LAILI ISMAIL - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 21:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Anti-graft officers arrested a high-ranking military officer in Pahang yesterday for allegedly receiving gratification from contractors servicing military infrastructure.

Teen arrested over inflammatory FB posting on Johor bike accident

By Rizalman Hammim - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 21:21

JOHOR BARU: An 18-year-old youth has been arrested following a police report lodged over a Facebook posting calling for the public, especially youths, to gather and meet with the Sultan of Johor and the police over a recent accident which killed eight teenage cyclists.

AirAsia plans for single, listed Asean holding company

By NST ONLINE - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 21:10

SEPANG: The AirAsia group plans to combine its Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines operations under a single, listed Asean holding company.

Is PDRM upgrading? BMWs with 'Polis' logos stir up excitement on social media

By NST ONLINE - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 20:52

KUALA LUMPUR: A grainy photo is now making its rounds in WhatsApp groups and other social media, depicting what appears to be a fleet of BMWs in a parking lot with the word 'POLIS' emblazoned on the hoods, and complete with light bars.

Miti unveils new programme to boost Bumiputera entrepreneurship

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 18:46

IPOH: In an effort to boost Bumiputera entrepreneurial participation and propel Bumiputera companies into the international market, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) introduced a Bumiputera Exports Promotion programme today.

Out of the Johor cycling tragedy, "Podium Kids Malacca" is born [VIDEO]

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 18:44

MALACCA: Within days, the collective efforts of ex-cyclists in Malacca to educate and guide young ‘mosquito bike’ riders in the city have evolved into a full-fledged programme with a name - Podium Kids Malacca.

17 N. Sembilan eateries ordered closed due to poor hygiene

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 18:33

NILAI: Seventeen eateries here have been ordered to shut down for two weeks, due to poor hygiene.

BN Youth stage protest at N. Korean embassy, urge review of diplomatic ties

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 17:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Around 50 supporters of various Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth groups held a rally near the North Korean embassy here, urging that Malaysia withdraw from its visa-free agreement with the country.

KL lawyer charged with misappropriating RM2.5 million

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 16:49

KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer who is alleged to have misappropriated RM2,568,998.27 for payments to her credit cards, several individuals, and for a Mercedes Benz E240 was slapped today with 22 counts of money-laundering.

Education Ministry to hold TN50 dialogue sessions with young teachers

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 16:03

NILAI: The Ministry of Education will organise four dialogue sessions of the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) programme with teachers in their 20s this year.

N. Korean embassy security tightened; Umno Youth to deliver protest memo

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 15:54

KUALA LUMPUR: Police presence at the North Korean Embassy was noticeably intensified today, with a number of officers seen patrolling the premises.

Kim Jong-nam's next-of-kin to arrive in M'sia in day or two: Police

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 15:40

MUAR: A next-of-kin of Kim Jong-nam, the murdered half-brother of North Korea's leader, is expected to arrive in Malaysia in one or two days’ time, to assist police in identifying his body.

Form RCI to probe Bank Negara forex losses, says Anwar

By NST ONLINE - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 15:32

KUALA LUMPUR: The huge losses suffered by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) as a result of its venture into the foreign exchange market in the 1990s should be subjected to a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Malaysia requests Interpol alert on four N.Koreans over Kim murder

By Reuters - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 15:17

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has requested Interpol to put an alert out for four North Korean suspects in the murder of Kim Jong-nam, Malaysia’s Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said on Thursday.

Jong-nam murder: IGP shoots down claims police on the way to Macau to collect DNA samples

By Rahmat Khairulrijal and Teoh Pei Ying - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 14:38

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today refuted reports claiming that police have deployed officers to Macau to collect DNA samples from Kim Jong-nam’s next of kin.

Nazri tells North Korea: Don't push us

By Veena Babulal - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 14:32

KUALA LUMPUR: Planning a holiday to Pyongyang? Maybe now isn’t quite the time to do so, says Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.

Govt will monitor, support Proton but won't be involved in decision-making process

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 14:01

PETALING JAYA: The government will continue to monitor and support the local automotive sector, including Proton Holdings Bhd, but will not be involved in its decision-making processes.

Perak immigration director arrested over bribery involving entertainment spots, massage parlours

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 13:56

IPOH: Perak’s Immigration Department director was among four people arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission this morning over a graft probe involving massage parlours and entertainment outlets in the state.

Johor Sultan slams "outsider" politicians for meddling in state affairs [VIDEO]

By Rizalman Hammim - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 13:53

PAGOH: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar said that he would step down from the throne once he reaches a stage where he is incapable of ruling the state to the best of his abilities.

Mammoth giant tortoise rescued from Perak village drain

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 13:41

IPOH: Residents of Kampung Sungai Terap in Kampung Gajah near here did a double take when they discovered a massive giant tortoise trapped in a drain in their village.

Hisham: North Korean ambassador has 'gone overboard' with accusations on Malaysia

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 13:25

PORT KLANG: The North Korean ambassador to Malaysia has gone overboard with his statements with regards to Malaysia’s investigation into the murder of Kim Jong-nam.

Vietnamese suspect in Kim killing former Vietnam Idol contestant, active on FB [VIDEO]

By Reuters - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 13:06

HANOI: The Vietnamese woman suspected of helping to kill the North Korean leader's half-brother was a keen singer whose Facebook pages featured pouting portraits and pictures of parties.

Fed govt should review IRDA role, says Johor Sultan

By Rizalman Hammim - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:56

PAGOH: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today urged the Federal government to review the role of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).

Johor Sultan congratulates AG's Chambers over new Pulau Batu Puteh evidence

By Rizalman Hammim - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:46

PAGOH: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has congratulated the Attorney-General's Chamber over the decision to apply for a revision on the ownership of Pulau Batu Puteh at the International Court of Justice.

In possible response to Jamal Yunos stunt, Selangor Sultan issues decree on use of hearses

By C. Premananthini - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:41

SHAH ALAM: Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, has stressed to state mosque committee members responsible for parish hearses to take good care of their vehicles, and ensure that they are strictly and legitimately used for carrying coffins and bodies for burial.

Zeti ready to cooperate with task force to probe BNM forex losses

By AINA NASA - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said if needed, she will give her cooperation to the task force investigating the foreign exchange losses by BNM in the 1990s.