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Armed Forces, Mindef staff to get 10 to 40 per cent pay rise: Hishammuddin

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Sunday, 1 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Armed Forces and Defence Ministry personnel are set for a pay rise of between 10 and 40 per cent from July 1 under the government's rasionalisation programme for the Federal Public Service Scheme.

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Intruder 'caught' in judge's house compound returns to apologise for trespassing

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 23:24

KUALA LUMPUR: An intruder who was ‘caught’ in the compound of a judge’s house in Segambut yesterday returned 30 minutes later to apologise for trespassing.

Huang's priority to upgrade school buildings, facilities in Repok

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 23:04

SARIKEI: BN candidate for Repok, Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii said upgrading buildings and facilities of the 20 schools or more, in the constituency would be his priority if he wins on polling day, May 7.

Sebuyau-Triso ferry to begin operating tomorrow

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 22:45

KUCHING: Another ferry will begin operating tomorrow between Sebuyau and Triso in Sungai Batang Lupar, about 130 km from here.

UiTM student stretchered down from Gunung Pulai after fainting

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 22:32

BALING: A 22-year-old female student from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) fainted during a climb at Gunung Pulai here earlier today.

Dr Mahathir's police escort privileges should have been stripped long ago: Nazri Aziz

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 21:29

KUCHING: The move to cease providing escorts for former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is appropriate, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

Opposition can never be the alternative government that it claims to be: Salleh

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 21:21

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition lacks the foundation it needs to succeed and has a weak structure that it can never be the alternative government that it claims to be, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

Senior citizen missing after falling off Penang ferry

By PRIYA PUBALAN - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 21:14

GEORGE TOWN: A senior citizen is missing after falling overboard the Pulau Angsa ferry this afternoon, just about it departed the Pengkalan Tun Uda port today.

Sarawak election: 24,604 early voters to cast ballots on Tuesday

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 21:03

KUCHING: A total of 24,604 early voters will be casting their ballots on Tuesday in the 11th Sarawak state election.

Policeman among four detained in fight in Sitiawan

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 20:51

SITIAWAN: A 36 -year-old policeman and three men were arrested to assist investigation into a fight that had left one of them injured at Ladang Sitiawan here last night.

Kulim MP offers aid to bring home remains of Msian who died in Ho Chi Minh

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING AND AZAHAR HASHIM - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 20:42

KULIM: Kulim/Bandar Baharu member of parliament Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir has offered to bear the cost of bringing home the remains of Malaysian national Mohd Azhar Abdul Wahab, who was found dead in a hotel room in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Wednesday.

Police open 34 investigation papers related to Swak state polls

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 20:28

KUCHING: Police here opened 34 investigation papers and two inquiries related to the state elections.

Eleven couples tie the knot together on May 1

By Suzaini Sulaiman - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 20:23

KUALA SELANGOR: May 1 will no longer be known only as Worker's Day for 11 couples who decided to tie the knot today.

Thank you Zeti and all the best, says Najib

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 20:08

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today praised former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz for her contribution and achievements during her 35-years of service for the central bank.

Govt focuses on six actions to turn out more competitive workers - Najib

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 19:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is implementing six actions to turn out a group of workers who are more competitive to mobilise the economy to a higher level.

Stefan was like a son to me, says Melaka Utd VP of deceased goalie

By Kelly Koh - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 19:04

MALACCA: "He was like a son to me, I am saddened over his passing."

Terengganu firemen battle forest and peat fires caused by El Nino

By ADRIAN DAVID - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 18:56

SETIU: Firemen in Terengganu have been kept busy dousing forest and peat fires, no thanks to the current extreme hot and dry spell.

15 fishermen including Thai nationals arrested for illegal fishing in Terengganu waters

By ADRIAN DAVID - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 18:43

KUALA TERENGGANU: The state Fisheries Department hauled up 15 fishermen, including seven Thai nationals, for illegal activities at sea during the two-day Operation Gelora Special today.

Petite newcomer Athina packs a punch when it comes to politics

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 18:36

KUCHING: She may be petite but 27-year-old lawyer Athina Klaywa Sim knows what she is doing when she took the decision to stand in the election for the new Serembu seat.

Sarawak Elections: Batu Kawah independent denies attempting to buy votes at RM30 a pop

By Goh Pei Pei - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 18:25

KUCHING: Batu Kawah independent Liu Thian Leong denied he was buying votes in the run up to the state election after a police report was lodged by a local resident yesterday.

BN can win Chinese majority seats in Piasau, Senadin and Pujut: Adenan

By Roy Goh - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 17:44

MIRI: Sarawak BN chief Tan Sri Adenan Satem said the coalition can win the three Chinese majority seats of Piasau, Senadin and Pujut if Bumiputera support stayed solid in the coming state polls.

Pahang MB orders probe into claims that logging affected Sg Pahang water level

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 17:24

KUANTAN: Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob has ordered technical agencies to immediately investigate reports that the critical drop in the Sungai Pahang water level was caused by excessive logging and land clearing, particularly in Hulu Tembeling.

Ahmad Razif conveys thanks to PM over closure of Terengganu MB issue

By ADRIAN DAVID - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 17:20

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for him being retained as the state’s chief administrator.

Malacca Utd keeper dies in hospital, a month after being struck by lightning

By ROSHIDI ABU SAMAH AND KELLY KOH - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 17:17

MALACCA: Marco Stefan Petrovski, the Malacca United reserve goalkeeper who was struck by lightning during training died today after being in critical condition for almost a month.

Najib meets St Thomas Mar Thoma Church reps

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 16:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today met with St Thomas Mar Thoma Church committee members who also expressed their thanks to the government for extending the lease of the church land.

960,000 civil servants yet to own a home: Cuepacs

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 16:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Sixty per cent or 960,000 out of 1.6 million civil servants in the country have yet to own a home, according to the Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS).

Present report cards of previous BN assemblymen: PKR

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 16:11

KUCHING: PKR has called on Barisan Nasional to present the report cards of their previous assemblymen in Ba’kelalan so the people can evaluate for themselves the progress brought by the party in the area.

Form Two boy fractures right elbow in classroom bullying incident

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 15:33

POKOK SENA: A 14-year-old boy from a secondary school here suffered a fractured right elbow in a bullying incident involving his fellow classmates.

Body of Sabah policeman arrives in Kota Kinabalu for burial

By Kristy Inus - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 14:36

KOTA KINABALU: The remains of Corporal Roydin Jamaludin, the policeman found dead in a ditch in Muar yesterday, has arrived here and will be buried at his hometown in Kudat this evening.

Ismail challenges Sarawakians to prove their support for Adenan

By ADIB POVERA - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 14:36

KUCHING: Sarawakians have been challenged to prove their support for Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem by giving Barisan Nasional a landslide victory in the May 7 election.

Rural folks of S'wak were never neglected: Ismail Sabri

By ADIB POVERA - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 14:10

KUCHING: The Federal Government never neglected the welfare of rural folks in Sarawak as claimed by the opposition pact, Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.