No fire drills, no emergency response teams at Sultanah Aminah Hospital?

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, 27 October 2016.

JOHOR BARU: There is a strong possibility that no fire drills have been conducted at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) since last year.


UKM unveils novel app designed to measure risk of stroke

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) launched its innovative Stroke Riskometer mobile app in conjunction with World Stroke Day 2016 today.

SMK Tun Abdul Razak Sarawak bags Petrosains Science Show Competition, wins trip to Australia

By Azura Abas - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:48

PUTRAJAYA: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Abdul Razak Sarawak today was crowned the grand prize winner of the Petrosains Science Show Competition 2016.

Hiccup in search and rescue mission for Aussie tourist, authorities forced to wait for smaller boat

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:46

MIRI: The remote and challenging route to Mulu National Park has proved to be an obstacle for the search and rescue operation of missing Australian tourist, Andrew Gaskell.

Kedah behind industrially, must develop human capital holistically, says MB

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:40

ALOR STAR: The best way for Kedah to advance as a state is for it to develop its human capital holistically, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.

Proving its critics wrong: UPM moves up in int'l university Agricultural Sciences ranking

By OON CHUAN YEOH - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:32

SERDANG: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) notched up yet another record of excellence when its Agricultural Sciences subject was listed in 42nd position worldwide by Best Global Universities Ranking 2016/2017.

No state Deepavali celebration as mark of respect for HSA victims

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:23

JOHOR BAHRU: There will be no state Deepavali celebration in Johor as a mark of respect for the victims of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) fire on Tuesday.

Indonesia AirAsia flight forced to return to klia2 after technical difficulties

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:22

SEPANG: An Indonesia AirAsia flight en route to Surabaya had to turn back to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) this morning due to technical issues.

Fire Dept rules out possibility HSA fire due to charging mobile phone

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:16

JOHOR BAHRU: The Fire and Rescue Department today denied claims that went viral on social media the fire in the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) Intensive Care Unit here was caused by a charging mobile phone.

Appeals Court reinstates MH370 lawsuit against DCA, Govt

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:15

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian Civil Aviation Department (DCA) director-general and the Malaysian government have been reinstated as defendants in the lawsuit filed by the family of three passengers who were on board Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 when it vanished two years ago.

Ex-ministers who divulge confidential govt info have broken oath of secrecy, says Pandikar

By LAILI ISMAIL - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 15:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Former ministers who divulge confidential government information to the public, and even in Parliament, have broken their oaths of secrecy, said Parliament Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.

Foodstall worker loses two fingers as hand becomes trapped in meat grinder

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 15:23

BINTULU: Firemen, due to the nature of their job, are no strangers to unusual situations.

Bangladeshi cashier charged with trafficking fellow countrymen

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 15:13

KUALA LUMPUR: A Bangladeshi restaurant cashier was charged at the Sessions Court with trafficking four men from his country.

High Court changes SIB's judicial review on rights to use the word "Allah" to originating summons

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 15:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has changed the status of Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) church’s judicial review application to originating summons over its right to use “Allah” in its religious publications and practices.

State governments must do their part to bring down housing prices, says Housing Ministry

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:56

KUALA LUMPUR: The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry has urged all state governments to synchronise efforts to bring down housing prices nationwide, in order to alleviate the people’s financial burden.

Johor firemen return more than RM2,000 cash found at Sultanah Aminah Hospital burnt ICU

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:47

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Fire and Rescue Department received praise from the public today when its firemen handed over more than RM2,000 in cash found in a drawer at the razed intensive care unit of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital.

Aussie tourist missing for a week following Mulu, Sarawak expedition

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:37

MIRI: An Australian tourist has gone missing for seven days following an expedition to the Mulu National Park near here last week.

IRB can meet RM115bil tax target, says Finance Ministry

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:35

KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry (MoF) is confident that the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) can meet its direct tax collection target of RM115 billion for 2016 despite the uncertain economic conditions.

Panic ensues as ambulance catches fire in Kuala Kangsar

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:13

KUALA KANGSAR: An ambulance caught fire at a traffic light junction near Taman Bunga Raya, here last night.

Parti Warisan Sabah swamped with 7,000 online applications in last few days

By Kristy Inus - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:04

KOTA KINABALU: Newly-formed state-based opposition party, Parti Warisan Sabah, claims it has collected 7,000 online membership applications from across the state since its website went live a few days ago.

Red Shirts have submitted notice for rally, none yet from Bersih

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:04

KUALA LUMPUR: City police yet to receive any notice from Bersih for a permit on the upcoming Bersih 5 rally slated to be held on Nov 19.

Education Ministry seeking feedback on proposed replacement of UPSR with PBS

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:01

KUALA NERANG: The Education Ministry will meet with Parent-Teacher Associations and schools to get feedback on the proposed plan to replace Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) with the School-Based Assessment (PBS).

Police: Over 2,000 computers modified into gambling machines destroyed

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 13:54

KUALA LUMPUR: Police destroyed RM3.5 million worth of computer units which had been modified into gambling machines seized during operations in Dang Wangi district.

Court fines Prolintas RM40,000 for stealing water supplied to toll plaza

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 13:47

SHAH ALAM: Projek Lintasan Kota Sdn Bhd (Prolintas) was fined RM40,000 by the Sessions Court here today for committing water theft five years ago.

Annual safety audits should be mandatory for all old buildings, says Lee Lam Thye

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 13:32

KOTA KINABALU: Annual safety audits should be conducted in all old buildings used by the public, said National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

8 year-old girl chained to playground pole by mother as punishment, residents outraged

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 13:26

KUALA LUMPUR: The mother of an eight year-old girl who was chained to a pole at a playground in Bandar Sunway yesterday has had her police statement recorded.

IGP: No evidence that Kelantanese caught in the Philippines is bomb expert, as claimed

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 13:15

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have yet to confirm whether the Malaysian reportedly caught at Maluso port by Philippine authorities is a militant.

Master plan for Sabah development for next 20 years launched

By Kristy Inus - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 13:14

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Structure Plan 2033, which was recently approved by the state cabinet, was officially launched at the Sabah State Planning Conference today.

MyWatch chairman claims trial to offensive Facebook postings on IGP

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:47

PETALING JAYA: MalaysianCrimeWatch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan claimed trial at the Sessions Court today over his Facebook postings on Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Three men nabbed for illegal clearing of 3 hectares of land at forest reserve

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:33

TAIPING: Three men who were caught illegally clearing land at Jebong Forest Reserve in Kuala Sepetang here were nabbed by the State Forestry Department yesterday.

Najib to make third official visit to China since 2009 next week

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:20

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be undertaking an official visit to China from Oct 31 to Nov 6 at the invitation of the Premier of the State Council of China, Li Keqiang.