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Not just cash aid: BR1M to undergo upgrade, will feature training programmes

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: The popular 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) programme is set to undergo an upgrade, which will focus on improving the standard of living of aid recipients.

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Six including teenager arrested for vandalising Kedah football fans' bus

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 15:12

GEORGE TOWN: Police today arrested six motorists, including a 16-year-old, for allegedly vandalising a bus ferrying Kedah football supporters.

Terengganu keen on mass production of ketum for US, Europe market

By ADRIAN DAVID - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:58

KUALA TERENGGANU: The increasing demand for ketum in the United States and Europe as a therapeutic herb to treat various diseases, has prompted Terengganu to support its mass production.

Najib: Felda must pool resources to become economic, political powerhouse

By AZURA ABAS and HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:45

PUTRAJAYA: Felda must pool its resources to become an economic and political powerhouse, urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Indian businessman to hang for trafficking drugs at KLIA

By C. Premananthini - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:30

SHAH ALAM: An businessman from India was sentenced to death by the High Court here today, after he was found guilty of trafficking more than 3kg of ketamine at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, four years ago.

PM Najib wishes Malaysian athletes all the best for Rio Olympics [VIDEO]

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 13:46

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today wished the Malaysian Olympic contingent the best of luck for the upcoming 2016 Rio Games next month.

Ketum can be grown commercially If scientific evidence of medicinal benefits proven - Azlan Man

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 13:31

ARAU: Ketum trees can be grown commercially if scientifically proven to have medicinal properties and there is high demand for the leaves abroad said Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man.

Penang snap polls: Guan Eng to wait for PKR's decision despite last night's snub

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 13:14

GEORGE TOWN: Despite PKR's fresh snub over the proposed snap polls in Penang, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said he would await official word from PKR before deciding on the next course of action.

Depressed businessman jumps to his death from Subang Jaya shopping mall

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:56

SUBANG JAYA: A man, overcome by depression, is believed to have committed suicide by jumping to his death from the fifth floor of a shopping mall in USJ19 this morning.

Hazmat team deployed after house thermometer breaks, leaking mercury

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:41

KUALA LUMPUR: The Fire and Rescue Department’s hazardous material (Hazmat) team was deployed to a house in Jalan Dutamas to contain mercury exposure, after a thermometer in the house broke, last night.

Two doctors plead guilty to falsifying medical reports

By Sylvia Looi - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:34

IPOH: Two doctors from two private clinics today pleaded guilty to falsifying medical reports of applicants taking the Road Transport Department's vocational driving licence, three years ago.

Thirty four years on, army members keep Raya reunion tradition alive

By ADRIAN DAVID - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:34

KUALA LUMPUR: It has been 34 years and counting, but the Armed Forces short-service commissioned officers of Intake 43/3 are still continuing their tradition of reuniting at each Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Penang Umno: Guan Eng should step down due to snap polls snub

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:21

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Umno has urged Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to step down after the PKR snub over DAP's snap polls proposal in the state.

High Court denies Dr M's bid to cross-examine Najib over affidavit

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:53

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has denied a bid by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and two others to cross-examine Datuk Seri Najib Razak over his purportedly contradictory affidavit that supports his application to strike out a lawsuit linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue.

Sultan Johor condemns fake social media statement using his name

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:49

JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has condemned a false statement made on social media which had used his name to comment on the country's political issues.

'Don't admonish students who offer constructive criticism'

By Awaina Arbee - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 00:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Students who voice out criticism in a constructive manner should not be subjected to any disciplinary action, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Student electrocuted to death while taking shower

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 00:30

SEREMBAN: A Korean university student died after she was believed to have been electrocuted in a bathroom of her family home at Garden Homes, Seremban 2, here, yesterday.

PKR yet to be convinced of DAP's call for snap polls

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 00:15

PETALING JAYA: The PKR central committee, after deliberating in a three-hour special meeting ton, announced that they have yet to be convinced by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's proposal for snap state elections.

Cyber laws to be reviewed to curb IT, social media abuse: Azalina

By Bernama - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 22:36

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s cyber laws will be studied and enhanced to prevent abuse of information technology (IT) and social media, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

RM400m to overcome water woes in Klang Valley

By Bernama - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 22:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Water woes in the Klang Valley will be solved in stages with the Selangor government providing an allocation of RM400 million.

'Grenade' in Taman Midah bank turns out to be a toy

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 21:33

KUALA LUMPUR: An object, resembling a grenade found at a bank at Taman Midah here early today, turned out to be a toy.

Car thief pulls out loaded pistol on policemen

By ADRIAN DAVID - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 20:12

BESUT: Luck ran out for a car thief after he was ratted out by residents in Kampung Tok Saboh, Kuala Besut, recently.

'Superman' Mat Rempit brought to earth, lands himself in jail

By Bernama - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 20:07

KUALA LUMPUR: A welding assistant was sentenced to two days' jail and fined RM5,500 by the Traffic Court here today after he pleaded guilty to riding his motorcycle in a reckless and dangerous manner.

Reaching out to underprivileged

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 20:02

BAGAN DATOH: The scorching sun did not deter the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority’s (NCIA) officers from reaching out to the underprivileged, here, to bring them daily necessities and kuih raya.

A spring in their step: Here's why Bandar Tasik Puteri residents spend almost nothing on their water bills

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 19:40

RAWANG: While most people have to fork out thousands of ringgit to install water purifiers and filters in their homes, the residents of Bandar Tasek Puteri and its surrounding areas have been enjoying spring water straight from the source.

Two men killed as 4WD vehicle rams into trailer in Gua Musang

By RAMLI IBRAHIM - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 19:24

GUA MUSANG: Two men were killed and another injured in an accident involving a four-wheel drive vehicle and a trailer carrying a bulldozer at KM11 of the Gua Musang-Kuala Lipis road this afternoon.

Another dead body found, believed to be from Kota Tinggi capsized boat

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 19:16

KOTA TINGGI: A dead body, believed to be from Saturday's boat tragedy in Pantai Batu Layar, was found at noon today.

Dr Subramaniam pays finals respects to Chui Kah Peng

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 18:02

GEORGE TOWN: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam today paid his last respects to Puan Sri Chui Kah Peng, the wife of former Penang chief minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

Welfare Dept looking for family of baby dumped in rubbish bin

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 17:58

KULAI: The Johor Welfare Department is looking for the relatives of a 25-day-old baby boy who was found in a rubbish bin at Taman Jaya Sepakat, Senai near here on July 3.

Five Thai masseuses detained for abusing social visit passes

By EMBUN MAJID - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 17:52

SUNGAI PETANI: Five Thai women have been detained for misusing their social visit passes, following a raid by the Kedah Immigration Department here early this morning.

AirAsia warns public of another online scam

By Bernama - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 17:44

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd has warned the public of another online scam that has been circulating via social media stating that the airline is offering free flights after completing a survey.