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'Tan Sri' bank chairman remanded over probe into RM15m book project

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Tuesday, 30 August 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: A chairman of a bank with a 'Tan Sri' title was remanded by the magistrate's court to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) investigation into alleged graft and abuse of power involving a RM15 million book publishing project.

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Haze: Slight improvement, only two areas with unhealthy API reading

By AMIN MOKHTAR - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:53

KUALA LUMPUR: The haze situation in Malaysia today is showing a slight improvement, with two areas recording unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) readings, according to information released by the Department of Environment (DOE).

Denied work, Rohingya trapped in limbo in Malaysia

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The first time he tried to escape a tough existence in his village in western Myanmar in 2004, Junaid Zafar was thrown in jail for five years.

Old score ends with elderly man's death

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:50

BESUT: A 78-year-old man succumbed to his injuries yesterday, several hours after he was involved in a scuffle with a 62-year-old man near Pengkalan Nyireh market near here.

200 medical officers including specialists on standby for Merdeka parade

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Two hundred medical officers including six specialists will be on standby at Dataran Merdeka tomorrow to attend to any emergency during the National Day parade and procession.

Masyair area preparations on schedule

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:01

MECCA: Preparations in the three Masyair areas that form an integral part of the haj ritual are on schedule.

Bangsa Johor concept now more relevant than ever, says Johor ruler

By A. JALIL HAMID - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:01

FAST on the heels of opposing comments by the Sultan of Johor and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week, the former graced us with an interview at his home in Istana Pasir Pelangi late on Saturday afternoon.

Haze: Four areas record unhealthy API readings

By DAWN CHAN and TEOH PEI YING - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:16

SEREMBAN: The haze situation in the country continues to deteriorate, with four areas recording unhealthy air pollutant index (API) readings this morning.

Hundreds of motorists caught in hellish traffic as flash floods hit Subang airport road

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 09:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of motorists were caught in hellish traffic at the NKVE-bound stretch of Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang this morning.

Four in family, including two children, die in five-vehicle crash along Plus highway

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 09:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Four in a family including two children were killed while two others were injured in an accident involving five vehicles at KM405 of the Plus Highway earlier today.

Azalina to students: Want to get involved in politics? Graduate first

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 01:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Students should not allow their political opinions to compromise their studies.

KL sports school hall badly damaged in blaze

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 01:21

KUALA LUMPUR: A secondary school's multipurpose hall in Titiwangsa here was badly damaged in a blaze last night.

Pas to NGOs: Stop disrespecting religion under the guise of freedom of speech

By Awaina Arbee - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 01:12

KUALA LUMPUR: Non-governmental organisations should stop disrespecting religion under the guise of exercising freedom of speech and human rights.

Man feared drowned off Pantai Teluk Ketapang after boat capsizes

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 01:04

KUALA NERUS: A 32-year-old man escaped while his friend is feared drowned when their boat capsized near Pantai Teluk Ketapang, here today.

Multi-vehicle crash triggers massive traffic jam in Damansara Damai

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 00:28

PETALING JAYA: Several people were injured in a crash involving a bus and at least five cars in Damansara Damai, here tonight.

MACC finalising IPs on three senior govt officers

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 00:08

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is finalising investigation papers (IPs) on three high-ranking civil servants who were detained on Aug 15 in connection with corruption, abuse of power and money laundering.

Selangor govt now says 10 pct property discount is for all

By DAWN CHAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 23:19

SHAH ALAM: Purchasers of serviced apartments, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and Small Office/Virtual Office (SOVO) under the affordable category in the state will get to enjoy a 10 per cent discount starting next month, said the Selangor state government.

'24-hour eateries will die out if govt doesn't lift ban on foreign workers'

By Awaina Arbee - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 22:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will lose its unique feature or 24-hour restaurants if the government does not lift the freeze on recruitment of new foreign workers.

Four of Terengganu's best to compete in Celcom Axiata Msia Int'l Youth U-19

By ADRIAN DAVID - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 20:38

KUALA TERENGGANU: Four of Terengganu’s top players will compete with the best in Asia at the Celcom Axiata Malaysia International Youth Under-19 badminton championship in Kuala Terengganu on Sept 6-10.

Boy killed after car collides with excavator

By Zarina Abdullah - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 20:09

KUALA TERENGGANU: A 12-year-old boy was killed while his mother and four-year-old brother escaped with minor injuries when the car they were travelling in rammed into an excavator near kampung Banggol Katong, Serada, on Saturday.

20 rounded up on Sunday night for illegal gambling

By TEOH PEI YING - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:45

SEREMBAN: Police arrested 20 people after raiding four online gambling premises in the district on Sunday night.

Govt aims to reduce cervical cancer cases by one third by 2030

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:42

PUTRAJAYA: The government aims to see a one-third reduction of cervical cancer cases by 2030.

I was targeting child sexual abuse, not religious schools, says Syed Azmi

By AMIN MOKHTAR - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Child activist Syed Azmi Alhabshi has clarified that his postings on social media are meant to raise awareness on the importance of child protection, and not to victimise religious institutions.

USJ, Shah Alam, Klang folk to experience water shortage till Wednesday

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:15

KUALA LUMPUR: Water disruptions are expected to hit parts of Shah Alam and Klang until Wednesday, due to a burst pipe at the river behind the Carlsberg factory in Section 15, Shah Alam.

Putrajaya schoolboy death: Victim laid to rest at Presint 20 cemetery

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:02

PUTRAJAYA: Fifteen-year-old Azim Hakimi Abu Shuja, who fell to his death at a school here today, was laid to rest at the Presint 20 Muslim cemetery today.

Body in pickup truck: Man charged with murder of businessman

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 18:42

KUALA LUMPUR: A video game centre shopkeeper was charged at the magistrate's court today with murdering a businessman, whose body was found in the back of a pickup truck in Jalan Pelaga, Taman Cheras about two weeks ago.

Two businessmen charge with making false GST claims

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 18:31

IPOH: Two businessmen were charged in the Sessions Court here today with making false claims in their Goods and Services Tax (GST) statements between September last year and last May.

Two charged with murder of car dealership owner in Johor

By Rizalman Hammim - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 18:25

KLUANG: Two men were charged at the Magistrate's Court here today with the murder of a car dealership owner as well as the assault of a woman in late July.

It's fate, say family of student who fell to his death at Putrajaya school

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 18:05

PUTRAJAYA: The family of Azim Hakimi Abu Shuja, the boy who fell to his death from the third floor of a school in Putrajaya, said they have accepted the tragedy as fate.

Education Ministry to review designs, safety features of Putrajaya schools

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 17:54

PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry will review the designs of school buildings to increase their safety features, said its minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

NSTP Merdeka Photo Exhibition a reminder of country's struggles, says Zahid

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 17:33

PUTRAJAYA: The New Straits Times Press (NSTP) Merdeka Photo Exhibition has come in for praise from Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who said it was a timely reminder for the younger generation of the country's struggle to achieve independence.