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Malaysia beefs up border checks with Singapore following Zika scare

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, 28 August 2016.

PENDANG: The Health Ministry is beefing up health screening at the border entrance in Johor following reports of a Malaysian infected by the Zika virus in Singapore.

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Five dead as sedan rams into 4WD vehicle in Lahad Datu

By Awang Ali Omar - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 20:11

LAHAD DATU: Five people were killed while another was seriously injured when a car they were in crashed into a four-wheel-drive vehicle here.

Khairy remains mum on content of pendrive given by TMJ

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 19:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has remained mum on the information allegedly contained in a pendrive handed to him by Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

Thai trio arrested trying to smuggle ketum across Malaysian border

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 19:28

PENGKALAN HULU: A Thai couple and their relative were arrested when the Malaysian Border Protection Agency (Aksem) found 55 kilogrammes of ketum leaves in their four-wheel-drive vehicle today.

Perak among top four states which have babies without immunisation

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 18:56

IPOH: Perak is among the four states in the country which have the highest number of babies without vaccination.

Najib: Loyalty, consistency key to political longevity

By Kristy Inus - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 18:34

BEAUFORT: Loyalty and consistency is the key to having staying power in the political world.

Congok Dam, Mersing's main source of water, has completely dried up

By Halim Said - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 17:58

MERSING: The Congok Dam, the main water reservoir for the Mersing district, has completely dried up.

Give space and time for Najib to protect interests of the people, says Sabah CM

By Kristy Inus - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 17:13

BEAUFORT: It is important to not only support but defend the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Razak so as to give him space and opportunity to fight for the interests of the people.

Khir Toyo takes second wife

By Bernama - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 17:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Selangor menteri besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo today married a civil servant Christine Zanitrah Abdullah as his second wife.

Male twins' shortlived crime career cut short by police

By ADRIAN DAVID - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 16:16

KEMAMAN: A pair of identical male twins, who disguised themselves as an elderly Muslim couple, were nabbed by police as they were planning to rob a series of goldsmith shops in Terengganu.

Hishammuddin questions Dr M's true motive behind recent 'apology' to Rulers

By ADRIAN LAI - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 16:08

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has questioned former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s true intentions of pushing through a plan in 1994 to remove certain powers from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

PM Najib takes time out to visit madrasah in Membakut, Sabah

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:50

MEMBAKUT: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak took time out from his busy schedule to visit the Madrasah Tahfiz Darul Yatama Yacob Khan here, today.

Mah to tackle Gerakan's internal crisis

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:44

IPOH: Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said he would hold a closed-door meeting with the party ledership in Penang next month, to help resolve an internal crisis brewing in the state.

Health Ministry in constant contact with Singapore over Zika case

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:37

PUTRAJAYA: Health Ministry is in constant contact with its counterparts in Singapore to further understand the Zika situation, following the first case of a Malaysian woman who was infected by locally-transmitted Zika virus.

Be patient, don't flee Penang, locals told

By Audrey Dermawan - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:30

GEORGE TOWN: Natives of Penang have been advised to continue to reside in the state despite being pressured by the DAP-led state government.

When 'no' means 'no'

By SUZANNA PILLAY - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:26

A nationwide survey on Malaysian Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) reveals that a shocking 34 per cent of respondents seem to think that sexual consent is not important. Only 60 per cent are aware of the fact that consent is required.

Do boys know more about sex than girls?

By SUZANNA PILLAY - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:22

WHAT do Malaysian youths know about sex? Not a whole lot, according to the findings of a survey on Malaysian Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).

Money Thoughts: Under-promise, but over-deliver

By Rajen Devadason - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:12

THE general business climate in Malaysia has grown tougher over the past two years. The drop in oil prices has hurt us all because Malaysia, with its large natural gas exports, is a net seller of fossil fuels even though we are a net importer of petroleum.

Dealing with rogue elephants

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:03

THE arrival of a herd of seven elephants at the doorsteps of many homes in Telupid early this year was greeted with mixed feelings.

Two farmers charged with trespassing on Sultan of Johor's land

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 14:30

KLUANG: A 64-year-old farmer, Yean Fock Choi today pleaded guilty at the magistrate's court to a charge of trespassing on land owned by the Sultan of Johor.

Senior TNB staff in abuse of power probe released on RM300,000 bail

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 13:38

KOTA BARU: A Kelantan Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) senior officer, who was remanded for 13 days to facilitate investigations into an alleged abuse of power, was released on bail today.

Sultan of Johor launches One Bukit Senyum project masterplan

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 13:18

JOHOR BARU: Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today launched the masterplan of the One Bukit Senyum project, and ground-breaking of the new tower for the Johor Baru City Council (MBJB).

Najib outlines four key principles for Umno to remain relevant to Sabahans

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:03

KUDAT: Umno will uphold four key principles in Sabah to remain relevant to the people, party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.

Umno unfazed over Parti Pribumi courting its members

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:58

BUTTERWORTH: Umno isn't concerned over moves by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia to entice its members to cross over.

Clearing hurdles on long road to Mecca

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:43

MECCA: When Ong Kim Koi was young, she used to listen to the school ustaz (religious teacher) teaching her Muslim friends.

PM agrees to Sabah having new Petronas board member

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:12

KUDAT: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has agreed for Sabah to have a new board member in national oil and gas company Petronas.

'Musa Aman won't turn his back on a friend'

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:07

KUDAT: Sabah Umno Chief Datuk Seri Musa Aman is not a leader who will turn his back on a friend in times of trouble.

More than 7,000 take part in Ipoh car-free day

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:36

IPOH: More than 7,000 people joined the "Car-Free Day" programme at Jalan Raja DiHilir here today, also held to help instil patriotism among the city dwellers.

Ku Nan questions Dr M's motive over Bangsa Johor issue

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:30

PUTRAJAYA: Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has questioned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's motive in criticising the Bangsa Johor concept.

Malaysia condemns attack on Turkey

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 09:16

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian government has condemned the truck bomb attack in the Cizre district of the south eastern province of Sirnak, Turkey on Aug 26.

Mahathir lied about not signing my ISA detention order - Tajuddin

By Bernama - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 01:02

GEORGE TOWN: The denial of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the signing the Internal Security Act (ISA) detention order is a lie.