PM: Rural development programmes to continue despite economic slowdown

By Azura Abas - Thursday, 3 September 2015.

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak wants small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and agriculture products to be brought closer to the domestic and regional markets.


MCA to host conference on the economy

By Veena Babulal - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 19:33

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA will host a one-day conference on Sept 5 to map out strategic directions for the Malaysian economy.

Police record statements from Perak DAP regarding Bersih 4

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 19:26

TAIPING: State DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming and Aulong assemblyman Leow Thye Yik have their statements recorded today at the district police headquarters here to help investigations on a recent illegal rally.

Kedah immigration department detains 23 illegal immigrants

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 19:21

SUNGAI PETANI: The Immigration Department detained 23 illegal immigrants which include those from Thailand, Nepal and Laos in an operation, "Ops Ikrar", on Wednesday here.

Twenty-two illegal workers nabbed in Terengganu

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 18:30

KUALA TERENGGANU: State Immigration Department enforcement officers have arrested 22 illegal immigrants including a woman of Indian national in a four hours operation near Kuala Terengganu on Tuesday.

Two shot in high speed chase

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 18:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Two men suspected of being involved in a syndicate producing counterfeit bills were shot and wounded while a policeman was injured after a high-speed chase in Jalan Kuching here this afternoon.

Accident claims three lives at Kuala Kangsar

By Sylvia Looi - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 18:00

KUALA KANGSAR: Three people including a 12-year-old child died when the Perodua Alza they were travelling in collided with a cement lorry.

Justo to appeal 3-year jail term

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 17:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Xavier Andre Justo said he didn’t expect the three-year jail term that was handed down to him for blackmailing his former employer, PetroSaudi International.

Contribute Ideas for 2016 Budget says PM

By KOI KYE LEE - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 17:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has received a total of 672 ideas and suggestions for the upcoming 2016 Budget.

Revised incentive for rubber smallholders

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 17:11

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities has revised the terms of its Rubber Production Incentive (IPG) from Sept 1, to ensure 300,388 smallholders continue to benefit from the scheme.

More reinforcement to search for missing Orang Asli students

By Kalbana Perimbanayagam - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 16:34

GUA MUSANG: More reinforcement from Battalion 9 Terengganu (General Operations Force) is expected to arrive at Tohoi post today, to assist in the seven Orang Asli students’ search and rescue operation, here.

Vice ring busted in Malacca

By Kelly Koh - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 16:16

MALACCA: Immigration authorities successfully outsmarted a suspected vice syndicate here following the arrest of 40 women, all illegal immigrants, at an entertainment outlet here.

Najib ticks off Dr Mahathir

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 16:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should not be taking the limelight as he was no longer helming the country.

Schools will be closed if haze worsen

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 15:52

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Schools will be closed if the Air Pollutant Index in their respective areas worsen, says Natural Resources and Environment minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

20 bodies from capsized boat recovered

By Mazlinda Mahmood - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 15:31

SABAK BERNAM: Twenty people from the 70 passengers on board the boat which capsized in Sabak Bernam waters were found dead at 2pm today.

Tun M to be called under section 500 of Penal code

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 15:27

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be summoned by the police for questioning over his alleged defamatory statements during the Bersih 4 rally last weekend, said the Inspector-General of Police.

Lawyer Kamal Hisham pleads not guilty

By Halim Said - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 15:21

JOHOR BARU: Lawyer Kamal Hisham Ja'afar pleaded not guilty to two charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT) at the Johor Baru Sessions Court today.

Hishammuddin denies rumours of sacking Muhyiddin, Shafie

By Rizalman Hammim and Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 14:59

BATU PAHAT: Umno Vice President Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has denied rumours that the party’s Supreme Council meeting next week would discuss the possibility of sacking Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.

Four charged with trafficking 324kg of drugs

By PRIYA PUBALAN - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 14:27

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Four people, including a woman and two foreigners, were charged with trafficking 324kg of drugs in the Sessions Court here, today.

Separating wastes routine received positive feedback: Rahman Dahlan

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 14:01

BATU KAWAN: The government has received positive feedback following the recent implementation of the compulsory separation of solid waste at source or from the house.

Bid against foreigner medical fee policy failed

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:49

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court dismissed Sungai Siput Member of Parliament Dr. Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj's legal challenge against the Health Ministry guideline on new medical fees for foreigners who seek treatment at government hospitals and clinics.

Verify information shared online: Rosmah

By Rahmat Khairurijal - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:43

IPOH: The public should use the social media to preserve unity cherished by the multiracial society in the country.

Kedah folks wake up to hazy skies

By ‎MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:28

ALOR STAR: Kedah folks were greeted by the unwelcoming sight and smell of haze this morning, with the air quality deteriorating overnight here and in Sungai Petani.

Flight MH19 landed safely at KLIA

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:19

SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH19, which made an unscheduled landing in India due to broken lavatories had safely landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.37am, today.

Pay up, Rahman Dahlan tells Bersih 4 organisers

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:04

BATU KAWAN: Don't be childish and pay up.

Migrants’ boat capsized in Sabak Bernam waters, some 100 missing

By Mazlinda Mahmood - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:48

SABAK BERNAM: A boat carrying some 100 illegal immigrants is feared to have been capsized in Sabak Bernam waters this morning.

Three jailed for life over Dutch boy abduction

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:18

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court sentenced three friends to life in prison and six rotan strokes for kidnapping a Dutch teenaged boy for ransom three years ago.

Massive jam due to Jalan Kuching crash (with video)

By Farhana Syed Nokman - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:09

KUALA LUMPUR: At least three people were injured in an accident involving a car, a van and three motorcycles in Jalan Kuching today.

Bakti programmes should be emulated: Zahid

By M. Hamzah Jamaludin and Rahmat Khairulrijal - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 11:10

IPOH: The Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers' (Bakti) efforts to strengthen unity and organise programmes that benefit the people should be emulated by others, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi.

Broken lavatories force MAB flight MH19 to land in Chennai

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 09:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines said one of its jets made an unscheduled landing in India on Thursday due to broken lavatories while flying the same route as flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last year.

Youths who murdered 14-year-old girl escape gallows

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 01:00

MUAR: Two youths who were found guilty by the High Court here of murdering a 14-year-old girl in 2010 escaped the gallows, in accordance with provisions under the Child Act 2001.