PM: Streamline govt agencies to improve efficiency

By Rozanna Latiff - Tuesday, 6 October 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has proposed for some of the government agencies involved in the innovation sector to be merged or streamlined in order to improve efficiency and avoid duplication.


Floods: Dozens evacuate homes

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 00:10

SUNGAI BAKAP: Dozens of families were evacuated after their homes in Kampung Sethu here were inundated in waist-deep water here this evening.

Motorcyclist killed in accident with driverless trailer

By PRIYA PUBALAN - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 23:53

NINONG TEBAL: A motorcyclist in his 40s was killed in a freak accident when he was hit by a driverless trailer lorry in Simpang Empat today.

Haze: UPKK postponed, new date to be announced later

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 22:07

PUTRAJAYA: Two papers of the KAFA Class Assessment Test (UPKK) scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed.

Man arrested in Labis after threatening to burn down police station

By Chong Chee Seong - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 21:34

MUAR: Police arrested a 35-year-old man from Felda Moakil 3, Labis, last Thursday for criminal intimidation towards a district police chief, including threatening to burn down a police station.

Mentally-ill man stabs cop with screwdriver, dies in hospital

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 19:35

BESUT: A mentally-unsound man, who had gone amok at his home in Kampung Gong Resam in Hulu Besut, here, died after a scuffle with the police yesterday.

MYCC issues proposed decision on MYEG

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 19:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has issued a Proposed Decision on My E.G. Services Bhd (MyEG) for abusing its dominant position.

Ultras Malaya unfazed by FIFA action

By Arnaz M Khairul - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 19:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Ultras Malaya have no plans of changing their fiery ways, despite the FA of Malaysia (FAM) being slapped with a hefty penalty by FIFA for the crowd trouble the group sparked at the end of a World Cup qualifying match last month.

Malay Rulers want 1MDB issue settled

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 19:08

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malay Rulers want the government to complete the investigation related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad as soon as possible and take “the appropriate stern action” against all found to be implicated.

Sabah tourism badly affected by recent happenings

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 19:01

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah tourism is badly affected by the series of recent events happening in the country, said State Tourism, Culture and Environment Deputy Minister Datuk Pang Nyuk Ming.

Penang religious school slams DAP govt for alleged suspension of funds

By PREDEEP NAMBIAR - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 18:52

GEORGE TOWN: A principal of an Islamic school here slammed the DAP-led state government for suspending its yearly operating funds over presumed political reasons.

Bumiputera traders given 1 week to decide on consortium

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 18:44

PUTRAJAYA: Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry gives bumiputera traders in the meat industry one week to decide whether they want to come together under a consortium.

Langkawi schools to close, others to reopen tomorrow

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 18:10

PUTRAJAYA: All 28 schools in Langkawi have been ordered to close tomorrow due to the unhealthy Air Pollutant Index reading on the island.

Khairuddin cleared of dengue, now in police custody

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 17:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Batu Kawan Umno chief Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan who was warded in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for almost two weeks for dengue fever, was discharged yesterday.

Eleven cheat death in fire

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 17:43

SUNGAI BULOH: Eleven factory employees cheated death when fire razed the factory at Kundang Industrial Area here today.

Less haze from now until Sunday

By Farhana Syed Nokman - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 17:24

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is expected to experience less haze from now until Oct 11 due to the presence of tropical storm Mujigae, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Haze: Fish supply is sufficient

By C. Premananthini - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 17:07

KUALA SELANGOR: No fishermen in Selangor have been affected by haze. For now, fishing activities are going on as usual.

TPP: Contents to be made public next month, Parliament tabling in two months

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 16:24

KUALA LUMPUR: The contents of the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations will be made public next month.

DPM makes working visit to Washington DC

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 16:07

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will make a working visit to Washington DC from today until Oct 13, to sign the Homeland Security Presidential Directive No 6 (HSPD-6).

Chegubard’s coup claims “imaginary”, says PKR leader

By DAWN CHAN - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 15:39

SHAH ALAM: A PKR leader has launched an attack against former PKR Rembau division chief Badrul Hisham Shaharin, describing the latter’s claims of a coup plot against Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as “imaginary.”

Sibu Immigration nabs 17 illegal immigrants

By ADIB - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 15:36

SIBU: Seventeen Indonesian nationals were detained by the Sibu Immigration Department for entering and staying in the country illegally.

People who neglect health, a waste of national resources

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 15:31

KOTA KINABALU: People, who neglected their health care, is considered as a waste of resources to the country, said Sabah Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan.

Two men in parang hacking video charged with attempted murder

By TEOH PEI YING - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 15:24

SEREMBAN: Two men, whose video of them using parang to mercilessly hack a woman had gone viral, were charged with attempted murder today.

3 Kedah fire dept officers sacked for misconduct

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 15:20

ALOR STAR: Three low level officers from the Kedah Fire and Rescue Department were sacked recently due to misconduct, including making inappropriate statements in the social media.

Student, 21, makes RM30,000 monthly from drug deals

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 15:07

KUALA TERENGGANU: A 21-year-old student had been living the high life, pocketing around RM30,000 a month thanks to his life of crime as a drug dealer.

University student in critical condition over suspected leptospirosis

By ILI SHAZWANI - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 14:34

KANGAR: A 22-year-old Universiti Malaysia Perlis student is now in critical condition due to suspected leptospirosis.

Haze: Slight improvement in API readings

By NAIM ZULKIFLI and PRIYA PUBALAN - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 14:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The Air Pollutant Index (API) readings today showed slight improvements at eight areas while Langkawi remained highest with a reading of 165 as of noon.

DAP reps, villagers arrested for obstructing demolition

By TEOH PEI YING - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 14:03

SEREMBAN: DAP parliamentarian Anthony Loke Siew Foke and Temiang state assemblyman Ng Chin Tsai were among 15 people arrested by police when they prevented a demolition crew from clearing a piece of land in Kampung Ulu Temiang.

Police raid drug den, find underage girl

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 13:43

KAJANG: A 16-year-old girl was found in a drug den together with five other men during a police raid at a house in Bandar Tasik Kesuma in Beranang, yesterday.

Foreign students loving Malaysia, haze or no haze

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 13:24

CYBERJAYA: Despite the haze blanketing many parts of the country, it has not prevented a group of 19 foreign students from appreciating the wonders and beauty of Malaysia.

Oil tanker in flames

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 12:35

KEMAMAN: A 47-year-old oil tanker driver was killed after his vehicle burst into flames at the East Coast Expressway ( LPT2) near Kerteh this morning.