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Sabahan hostage freed, five days after Semporna abduction

By AVILA GERALDINE - Saturday, 1 October 2016.

KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian man, abducted off Semporna waters by gunmen on Sept 27, has been freed.

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"Political funding reform will ensure government not ruled by outside hands"

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:53

ALOR STAR: The proposed new laws to regulate political funding and donations will help promote transparency in political parties, said Deputy Finance Minister I Datuk Othman Aziz.

Thousands demonstrate against Guan Eng in George Town

By Audrey Dermawan - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:34

GEORGE TOWN: More than 5,000 youths flooded the famous Gurney Drive area here demanding that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng relinquish his seat in light of the graft charges levelled against him.

Johor government all for political financing reform proposal

By Chuah Bee Kim - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:30

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government supports the Political Donation and Expenditure Act proposed by the National Consultative Committee on Political Financing.

BN reaches consensus on Syariah Courts Act amendment bill, decision to be announced

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders have reached a consensus on the private bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 tabled by Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Mada hopes for RM25 million allocation under 2017 budget

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:15

ALOR STAR: The Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) is seeking RM25 million in development allocation under the 2017 Budget, said its chairman Datuk Othman Aziz.

TV3's biggest ever Karnival Jom Heboh electrifies JB

By Chuah Bee Kim - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:03

JOHOR BARU: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak mingled with crowds at TV3's Karnival Jom Heboh (KJH) at Angsana Johor Baru Mall here today.

Adnan lashes out at opposition over funding reform reluctance

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 14:38

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has hit out at the opposition for its reluctance to support proposed new laws to regulate political funding.

Umno ready to offer legal advice to surviving Eimarace victim

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 14:28

KUANTAN: Indera Mahkota’s Umno division is ready to offer legal advice to Siti Suhaiza Seman, whose husband and daughter were killed in the Educational Innovation Motorsport Automotive Race (Eimarace) buggy accident on Sunday.

Msian students abroad urged to register with embassies, consulates

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 14:20

SEREMBAN: Malaysian students pursuing their studies abroad are advised to register with Malaysian embassies or Consulates General upon arrival to facilitate providing them with necessary assistance in case of emergency.

Zahid: All parties should be open to idea of Political Donations & Expenditure Act

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 14:15

PONTIAN: Parties across the political divide should be receptive towards the proposed Political Donations and Expenditure Act (PEDA), as it could promote transparency in political funding.

Malaysia records 7th Zika case, second for Sabah

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 13:56

PUTRAJAYA : The Health Ministry has received a report on the country's seventh Zika case, this time involving a 60-year-old woman in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Woman gets arm stuck in squat toilet while retrieving dentures, rescued by firemen

By Hariz Mohd - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 13:33

KUALA LUMPUR: A 65 year-old woman who was trying to retrieve her dentures from a squat toilet hole ended up getting her left arm stuck and had to be rescued by firemen.

PAS President Hadi Awang unwell due to hectic schedule

By Bernama - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 13:22

KEMAMAN: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is reported to be unwell and has to restrict his commitment to attend programmes that have been planned for him.

Police checking claims that hostage taken in Sabah waters freed

By AVILA GERALDINE - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 13:06

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police are checking on claims that a man, abducted by gunmen off Semporna waters on Sept 27, has been freed.

MACC on lookout for man in cloned car syndicate case

By Hariz Mohd - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:38

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is trying to trace a man by the name of Mohammad Fareez Hasim to facilitate their investigations into cloned car syndicates.

106 illegal immigrants from 8 countries nabbed in KL operation

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Police rounded up 106 foreigners yesterday in a special operation to nab illegal immigrants in the country.

Navy to boost links with Esscom, police

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 11:01

BUTTERWORTH: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) will tighten its security tie-up with the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) and the police.  

11 Filipinos arrested off Semporna

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 11:01

LAHAD DATU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has arrested 11 Filipinos after intercepting two boats, which tried to enter Mantabuan waters off Semporna on Thursday night.

Tattooed body of foreigner found off Perhentian

By Bernama - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:21

KUALA TERENGGANU: A nude body of a man, believed to be a foreigner, was found off Perhentian Island, Besut, yesterday.

Seventeen fishing boat crew robbed, assaulted by gunmen in Lahad Datu waters

By Bernama - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 09:06

TAWAU: Owner of the fishing boat which was robbed by a group of armed men in the waters off Tungku, Lahad Datu on Saturday, is still traumatised by the incident.

Man accidentally crashes Bentley into Damansara food court

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 00:11

KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer escaped with no injuries - except to his dignity - when he accidentally crashed his Bentley into a food court at the Menara Millennium in Damansara this morning.

Water supply disruption still persist in Hulu Langat, Petaling

By Bernama - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 23:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in Hulu Langat and Petaling are still experiencing water supply disruption following the closure of the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant due to water odour pollution since Sept 24.

Risks of Zika infection throughout pregnancy

By Bernama - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 23:02

KUALA LUMPUR: According to an obstetrician, pregnant women face the risk of being infected with the Zika virus throughout the pregnancy period as it is associated with birth defects.

Motorcyclist dies after being flung 15-metres from bike

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 22:11

KUALA LUMPUR: A 26-year-old man was killed instantly when his motorcycle rammed into a road divider along the Damansara-Puchong Expressway early today.

Loggers and Orang Asli at loggerheads over Gua Musang logging

By Bernama - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 21:22

KOTA BARU: Logging activities in the Balah Permanent Forest Reserve in Gua Musang are being carried out legally and received the green light from the Kelantan Government and should not be blocked by the Orang Asli.

Police announce transfers, promotions of senior officers nationwide

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 21:13

KUALA LUMPUR: Police today announced the transfers and promotions of senior police officers nationwide.

66th Umno General Assembly to begin on Nov 29

By FERNANDO FONG - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 21:03

KUALA LUMPUR: The 66th Umno General Assembly, which will bring together Umno members nationwide, will be held from Nov 29 to Dec 3.

66th Umno General Assembly to begin on Nov 29

By AWAINA ARBEE AND AMIN MOKHTAR - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 21:03

KUALA LUMPUR: The 66th Umno General Assembly, which will bring together Umno members nationwide, will be held from Nov 29 to Dec 3.

Sabah's Flying Doctors cancellation offset by intensified services via land, water

By Kristy Inus - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 20:59

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Health Department will intensify provision of its medical services via land and water following the termination of its mobile clinic via air.

Employers who hire, harbour illegal foreign workers to have assets & bank accounts frozen tomorrow

By Audrey Dermawan - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 20:57

GEORGE TOWN: Employers who continue to hire and harbour illegal foreign workers will have their assets and bank accounts frozen effective tomorrow.