Sultanah Aminah Hospital evacuated again as smoke spotted on first floor

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Wednesday, 26 October 2016.

JOHOR BARU: Patients and staff were evacuated from the Sultanah Aminah Hospital main building after smoke was spotted at the operation theatre at 1.35pm today.


More than 1,000 people march in Penang demanding Guan Eng's resignation

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:07

GEORGE TOWN: Some 1,500 people took to the streets today in a protest march, calling for Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to vacate his post immediately.

Balloon explosion victims to be given counselling, incident could have left psychological scar

By SIM BAK HENG - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:50

KUALA TERENGGANU: Psychological therapy needs to be administered immediately to those injured in the balloon explosion which occurred at the Batu Burok recreational park here last Friday.

Some parties only make promises, BN's the one that delivers, says Musa Aman

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:47

BEAUFORT: Barisan Nasional (BN) is the only party political that will look into the wellbeing of the people, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman today.

Cops looking for main suspect in drugs, firearm smuggling case

By ARFA YUNUS - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:36

PUTRAJAYA: Police are looking for a 32 year-old man suspected to be involved in drugs and firearms smuggling activities in the country.

'I came to wish my daughter happy birthday, but ended up saying goodbye'

By Halim Said - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:31

JOHOR BARU: K. Muniandy had gone to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital yesterday with a plan.

She's not dead, stop spreading rumours, says Johor Health Dept on 'hero nurse'

By Chuah Bee Kim - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:30

JOHOR BARU: Nurul Ain Zulkurnain, the staff nurse of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital who was injured in a fire yesterday, is not dead.

BIMP-EAGA member countries conclude air linkages expansion deliberation

By ADIB POVERA - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:49

KUCHING: Transport ministers and high ranking officers from member countries of the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-the Philippines' East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) have concluded their deliberation on the Protocol to Amend the Memorandum of Understanding on Expansion of Air Linkages.

Hospitals to be audited to ensure readiness to face fires, says Health Minister

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:43

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will audit safety standard operating procedures (SOP) in all hospitals to ensure they are ready to face the eventuality of any fire outbreak.

Multinational gang of robbers brought down to earth by Sepang police

By ARFA YUNUS - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:39

PUTRAJAYA: Sepang police have crippled a multinational gang of robbers, following the arrest of 16 people recently.

Court adjourns Azmin's judicial review application to declassify 1MDB audit

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:38

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today fixed Nov 18 for hearing of Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali's bid to declassify the Auditor-General's (AG) final report on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), currently under the Official Secrets Act 1972(OSA).

MMEA detains local boat with five foreign crew

By ILI SHAZWANI - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:35

KANGAR: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has intercepted a Class C local fishing boat and arrested five crew members for fishing outside their designated area early this morning.

Victim of Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire to be cremated at 2pm

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:26

TELUK INTAN: K. Logeswaran, who died in the Hospital Sultanah Aminah fire in Johor yesterday, will be cremated at his hometown in the Rubana Estate, here today.

Cyber defence to be one of Asean's best: Hisham

By Veena Babulal - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:15

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA’S cyber defence security system is poised to be one of the most sophisticated in the Asean region once it is in place, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

Raja Zarith Sofiah visits patients, survivors of Sultanah Aminah Hospital tragedy

By Chuah Bee Kim - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:11

JOHOR BARU: Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah today visited the Sultan Ismail Hospital to check on patients affected by the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) fire yesterday.

Leaner civil service will improve country's productivity, says agency

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:57

PETALING JAYA: MALAYSIA’S 1.6 million-strong civil service must be trimmed for the country to improve its productivity, said Malaysia Productivity Corporation director-general Datuk Mohd Razali Hussain.

Scrap transport plan if George Town's heritage status at stake, MCA tells Penang

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:51

GEORGE TOWN: MCA has urged Penang government to shelve the RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) in the wake of possible threat to the George Town's Unesco World Heritage Site status.

Msian bomb-maker caught in Philippines is from Kelantan, says IGP

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Police today confirmed that a militant arrested in Maluso by the Phillippines early this month, is a Malaysian.

Halal industry players rights given attention by Malaysia Halal Council

By FERNANDO FONG - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:28

KUALA LUMPUR: The rights of halal industry players are being given due consideration by the Malaysia Halal Council, which has been set up to address wider issues pertaining the halal industry.

No more cooking oil subsidy from next month, except those in 1kg polybag

By AZURA ABAS and HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:24

PUTRAJAYA: Cooking oil, except for those sold in the 1kg polybag, will no longer be subsidised starting from next month.

MH17: Malaysia to work with other countries to seek justice for victims

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will wait for the findings from international investigators on the downing of Malaysia Airlines' Flight MH17 before deciding on the next course of action.

Farewell, Neeramala: Family coming to terms with death following Johor hospital fire

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:16

BAHAU: The family of C. Neeramala Devi is still coming to terms with her shock passing following the deadly blaze at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru yesterday.

Firemen in Johor hospital blaze gets praise, fire under control in 45 minutes

By NST - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:03

PETALING JAYA: Firefighters involved in putting out the blaze at Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru yesterday received praised from their superior for their quick action in handling the crisis.

Najib announces Malaysia Digital Hubs for startups in digital economy

By AINA NASA - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 11:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is confident that by next year, a new category of certified locations called the Malaysia Digital Hubs will be established for the start-up community in the digital economy.

Curfew in Esszone extended until Nov 11: Sabah police

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 11:29

KOTA KINABALU: The dusk-to-dawn sea curfew in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) will be extended until Nov 11, authorities said today.

Freak storm blows roofs off 50 houses in Felda settlements

By T. N. ALAGESH - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 11:08

BENTONG: A freak storm ripped the roofs off 50 houses in Felda Chemomoi and Kemasul near here last night.

Najib launches Huawei's centre of excellence in the heart of KL

By AINA NASA - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:51

KUALA LUMPUR: The Huawei Customer Solution Integration and Innovation Experience Centre (CSIC) was today launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, inching the country closer to Malaysia's aspirations of becoming a regional Information Communication and Technology (ICT) hub.

Johor hospital fire victim to be cremated in Bahau today

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:46

SEREMBAN: C. Neeramala Devi, who was one of the six victims who died in the fire at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru yesterday, will be cremated at her hometown in Bahau, today.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital staff pens heartfelt tribute following deadly tragedy

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:42

** The following was penned by a house officer from the Hospital Sultanah Aminah, who related his personal experience in handling the fire tragedy which claimed six lives yesterday:

Sultanah Aminah Hospital operations back to normal a day after fire tragedy

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:27

JOHOR BARU: Operations at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital here have largely returned to normal, apart from the razed intensive care unit that saw six patients killed in a fire yesterday.

Suspected Malaysian terrorist captured by Philippines in Basilan

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:04

KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian man, who is suspected of being a terrorist member, has been captured by the Philippines security forces in Basilan recently.