Cargo train derails in Batu Gajah, no fatalities reported [VIDEO]

By Bernama - Friday, 28 October 2016.

IPOH: A cargo train derailed along Kampung Bakap, Batu Gajah early this morning, throwing 21 carriages including two locomotives off the track.


Search for missing Aussie tourist in Mulu National Park enters second day

By Esther Landau - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:16

MIRI: The search and rescue mission for the Australian tourist, who has been missing for more than a week since his trip to the Mulu National Park here, has yet to produce any positive results.

More than 400 patients relocated following Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire

By Rizalman Hammim - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:09

JOHOR BARU: More than 400 patients have been relocated to several government hospitals in the city and neighbouring districts following the fire that damaged parts of Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) on Tuesday.

Furore erupts over Penang Run 2016 being held a day after Deepavali

By BALVIN KAUR - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:58

GEORGE TOWN: The organiser of the Penang Run 2016 has apologised to the state’s Hindu community for holding the event on Oct 30, just a day after Deepavali.

Dr M 'not sure' if Khairuddin has quit PPBM

By FERNANDO FONG - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is unaware that his staunch supporter Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan had quit Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

Gerakan flays Penang City Council for foot dragging on pressing local issues

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:42

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Gerakan took Penang Island City Council (MBPP) councilors to task for not addressing numerous pressing issues faced by the local community.

Penang state gov't castigated for turning blind eye to rampant land clearing

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:37

GEORGE TOWN: Indiscriminate hill clearing in Penang has resulted in the decimation of forested land, and the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has been asked to make its stand on the matter.

Form 3 student missing for past 12 days in Perak

By Bernama - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 08:55

IPOH: A form three pupil has been reported missing over the past 12 days.

Husband and wife die, teen daughter injured in Jempol traffic accident

By Abnor Hamizam Abd Manap - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 00:33

BANDAR SERI JEMPOL: A man and wife died while three others were injured in a traffic accident at Jalan Besar Felda Serting Hilir, here today.

PM sends Deepavali video greetings on Facebook

By Awaina Arbee - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 23:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak called for unity this Deepavali through a video he posted on Facebook tonight.

Hawkers tighten belt, frugal times ahead as cooking oil subsidy to be removed

By HIDIR REDUAN, Phua Ken Lin and Esther Landau - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 22:34

KUANTAN: Hawkers here will have to be more prudent once the cooking oil subsidy is withdrawn next month.

Authorities seize over 3 tonnes of cooking oil from abandoned home

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 21:04

MUAR: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry seized 3,585kg of cooking oil valued at RM9,708 at a vacant house in Rawang, Tangkak on Wednesday.

HSA fire was not caused by exploding oxygen tank nor charging handphone

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 20:40

JOHOR BARU: It was neither an explosion from an oxygen tank nor a charging handphone that caused the fire in the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HAS) Intensive Care Unit on Tuesday.

Crew of fishing trawler robbed at gunpoint by suspected Filipino bandits

By Awang Ali Omar - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 19:39

BELURAN: The crew of a fishing trawler was robbed at gunpoint by a group of men who spoke Tagalog in waters off Jambongan island here on Monday.

Police hunting for man who torched home

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 19:08

IPOH: Police are tracking down a man who allegedly set ablaze his rented home, which caused the fire to spread to five other houses at Taman Kuan Woh Yuen in Jalan Bendahara yesterday.

Malacca will not retract ruling prohibiting dogs in intermediate terrace houses

By Kelly Koh - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 19:06

MALACCA: The Malacca state government will not be retracting its ruling that prohibits the rearing of dogs in intermediate terrace houses.

303 individuals conferred Federal Awards today

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 19:02

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah today conferred Federal Awards to 303 recipients.

The Sultan of Perak's birthday will be celebrated on Nov 4, state secretary announces

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:54

IPOH: The birthday of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, would be celebrated on Nov 4, this year.

[WATCH] Petronas ushers in 'Festival of Lights' via heartfelt web film

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) today launched an exclusive webfilm to mark the Deepavali celebration on Saturday.

IGP: Murder of 26 year-old man at Sungai Arip solved

By Esther Landau - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:46

MUKAH: Police have solved the murder of a 26 year-old man at Sungai Arip, Balingian, near here.

Sg Semenyih pollution crisis: Tests reveal presence of poison

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor executive councillor for Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Consumer Affairs Elizabeth Wong said the pollution level of Sungai Buah, Negri Sembilan, remains critical.

Harapan Rakyat will not be stealing members from local opposition parties, says its president

By Kristy Inus - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:37

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (Harapan Rakyat) president Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin vowed he will not steal members from existing local opposition parties.

Malacca CM wants action taken against organisers of botched 'Melaka Century Ride'

By Kelly Koh - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:27

MALACCA: The Malacca government wants the organisers of the failed Melaka Century Ride to be brought to book for tarnishing the state's name and for failing to be answerable over the estimated RM390,000 collected from participants.

Idris orders thorough check of 80-year-old Malacca Hospital following HSA fire

By Kelly Koh - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:23

MALACCA: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron has ordered a thorough check of the Malacca Hospital here, which is more than 80 years old, to allay fears of electrical faults that may lead to fires at the ageing hospital.

Anifah concludes participation in Paris ministerial conference on peacekeeping

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:17

PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman's participation at the two-day Ministerial Conference on Peacekeeping in the Francophone Area in France ended today, reaffirming Malaysia’s commitment and continued support for the role of the United Nations peacekeeping operations in the maintenanc

Perak wants MPIC to increase quota for subsidised cooking oil

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:09

IPOH: Following the announcement of Cooking Oil Price Stabilisation Scheme yesterday, the state government is asking the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry to increase its quota for the subsidised cooking oil that are packed in 1kg polybags.

All 23 Op Water II suspects released, says MACC source on the Sabah graft scandal

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:57

TAWAU: All 23 suspects detained under Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) Op Water II have been released from remand pending investigations on a multi-million graft case.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital West Block closed for a month for checks

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:47

JOHOR BARU: Services at the West Block of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) here will be halted for up to a month to enable thorough checks to carried out.

Sand theft syndicate busted, 22 arrested, equipment worth RM2.8 million seized

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:38

MIRI: Twenty-two members of a suspected sand theft syndicate were arrested during a raid by the General Operation Force (GOF) this morning.

Levels at Kedah's main dams at just 37 per cent; Mada to initiate cloud seeding

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:00

ALOR STAR: The Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) will use cloud seeding to fill the Pedu, Muda and Ahning dams in the state, where water levels are rapidly dwindling.

Fed up Deputy Speaker threatens to eject MPs following rowdy Parliament session

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:55

KUALA LUMPUR: A day filled with confrontations in today's 2017 Budget debate in Parliament led to a warning from Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee