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Guan Eng charged with two counts of corruption

By AUDREY DERMAWAN AND BALVIN KAUR - Thursday, 30 June 2016.

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was charged with two counts of corruption and with using his position for gratification, at the High Court here today.

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'Guan Eng should relinquish CM post following graft charges'

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 13:05

GEORGE TOWN: Lim Guan Eng should immediately relinquish his position as Penang chief minister following the graft charges brought against him, says Penang Umno.

Grandmother disappears in forest, reappears in town 18 hours later

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:50

KUALA NERANG: An 81-year-old woman disappeared for more than 18 hours while looking for palas leaves behind her house.

Terawih prayers end with discovery of baby's body

By Sylvia Looi - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:48

GOPENG: The body of a baby boy, with his umbilical cord still attached, was found in front of a mosque at 10.15pm yesterday.

Guan Eng claims trial to corruption, abuse of position charges

By AUDREY DERMAWAN AND BALVIN KAUR - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:36

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today claimed trial at the High Court here to two counts of corruption and to using his position for gratification.

PM Najib witnesses RM44.3m contract exchange for 'Upin Ipin' drink manufacturing

By Azura Abas - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:36

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today witnessed the exchange of a contract worth RM44.36 million for the production of a nutritional drink under the 'Upin Ipin' brand.

Nine Malaysians to return from Istanbul today, one still missing

By SITI NURSURAYA ALI - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Nine Malaysians stranded at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, the scene of a horrific terror attack yesterday, are expected to arrive home today.

Salesgirl injured in snatch theft

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:19

ALOR STAR: A 25-year-old salesgirl on her way to work was injured in a snatch theft incident in front of a Ramadan bazaar at Jalan Kuala Sungai near here.

Fifteen new LRT stations in Klang Valley begin operations today

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:05

KUALA LUMPUR: As of 6am today, 15 new Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations began their operations in the Klang Valley, including the Putra Heights interchange station, which connects both the Kelana Jaya and Sri Petaling Lines.

No more delays: Minimum wage policy to come into effect tomorrow

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The minimum wage policy will come into effect tomorrow, without any further delays.

Govt extends moratorium on bauxite-mining for two more months

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:41

PUTRAJAYA: The moratorium on bauxite-mining in Pahang will be extended for another two months until Sept 14.

Civil servants to get July 8 as special holiday if Raya falls on July 6

By Azura Abas - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:16

PUTRAJAYA: The government has agreed to declare July 8 a special holiday for civil servants if Hari Raya Aidilfitri falls on July 6.

'Standing room only' in Penang sessions court for Guan Eng proceedings

By BALVIN KAUR - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:41

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Sessions Court, where Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is expected to be charged, is already packed to the brim.

Penang court complex a hive of activity in anticipation of Guan Eng charge

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:34

GEORGE TOWN: The High Court complex here is a hive of activity with supporters of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng fast filling the compound.

Bus tickets for July 1-5 still available at TBS

By Bernama - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:15

KUALA LUMPUR: City folks who wish to return to their hometowns for Aidilfitri still have the opportunity to purchase bus tickets at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) for trips between July 1 and 5.

Don't 'give face' to those claiming to be terrorists, says IGP

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 01:27

KUALA LUMPUR: Do not freely accord recognition to those taking responsibility for terrorist attacks, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Malaysia expresses concern over worsening Syrian crisis

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 00:51

PUTRAJAYA: The worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to be a great concern for Malaysia.

Puchong explosion: Police also investigating element of terrorism

By Bernama - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 00:32

KUALA LUMPUR: The police are investigating all aspects, including the element of terrorism, on the bomb explosion at an entertainment centre in Puchong yesterday.

12 credit cooperatives to be dissolved from today

By Bernama - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 00:18

KUALA LUMPUR: A total 12 credit cooperatives have been recommended for dissolution of their registrations effective today, said Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

DAP supporters hold vigil outside Penang MACC headquarters

By BALVIN KAUR - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 23:54

GEORGE TOWN: The crowd of DAP supporters keeping vigil outside the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here, is growing steadily.

Penang DAP to hold emergency meeting tomorrow

By Bernama - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 23:46

GEORGE TOWN: Penang DAP will be holding an emergency meeting tomorrow following the detention of party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today.

PKR, PAN voice support for Guan Eng

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 23:16

GEORGE TOWN: DAP's allies - PKR and Parti Amanah Negara - have voiced their support for Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was arrested earlier today.

PMO: Pahang mufti statement not a fatwa, only personal opinion

By Bernama - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 23:03

KUALA LUMPUR: The cabinet is of the view that Pahang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Rahman Osman’s statement on ‘kafir harbi’ (non-believers opposed to Islam) was just an opinion, and not a fatwa.

Seremban's serial arsonist finally caught red-handed

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 22:24

SEREMBAN: A serial arsonist who had been terrorising shopping malls in the state this month, was finally caught red-handed today.

Abdul Rahman Dahlan's statement on Guan Eng's arrest

By Bernama - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 22:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Following is the statement from Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications Director Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan on the arrest of the Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng today:

Pahang mufti to be investigated under Sedition Act for 'kafir harbi' statement

By Bernama - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 21:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have opened investigation papers under the Sedition Act over Pahang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Rahman Osman’s statement on the term ‘kafir harbi’ (non-believers who are against Islam).

Five diphtheria deaths in Malaysia so far

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 21:04

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has recorded 13 confirmed cases of Diphtheria so far, with five fatalities.

Police investigating eight cases involving Dr Mahathir

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 20:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating eight cases involving former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Hishammuddin refutes claims of apology to Indonesia

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 20:27

KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today refuted reports that Malaysia had apologised to Indonesia over what Jakarta claims was an intrusion by a Royal Malaysian Air Force C-130 transport plane into the republic's airspace on Sunday.

Noh to focus on welfare of the urban poor

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 19:46

PUTRAJAYA: Newly-appointed Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar will focus on the welfare of the urban poor and on resolving housing issues in the country.

Najib joins hundreds to hunt for Terengganu delicacies at Ramadan bazaar

By SIM BAK HENG - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 19:41

KUALA TERENGGANU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak joined hundreds of people for to hunt for authentic Terengganu food for buka puasa at the Batu Enam Ramadan bazaar at 5.15pm today.