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Former Kencana executive director charged with insider trading

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, 29 July 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former executive director of Kencana Petroleum Berhad, Yeow Kheng Chew and two others, were today charged in the Sessions Court for insider trading and abetment.

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Jetstar, AirAsia planes narrowly avoid collision at Australian airport

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:38

SYDNEY: A Jetstar and an AirAsia plane came dangerously close to a midair collision after taking off from the Gold Coast, China’s Xinhua news agency reported Australian authorities as saying.

Three policemen detained for taking RM300 from sales assistant

By NST ONLINE - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:23

KOTA KINABALU: Three policemen were detained last night following a complaint lodged by a sales assistant, who claimed that he had to pay RM300 to avoid arrest.

RTD to integrate system with SPAD, police

By Sylvia Looi - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:17

IPOH: The Road Transport Department (RTD) will integrate its system with police and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to allow sharing of information among the three enforcement agencies.

Actor's wife among 28 immigration personnel held

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 08:44

KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of a popular actor was among 28 immigration department personnel detained for alleged involvement in a human trafficking syndicate, said deputy inspector-general of police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

Girl tries to burn house down after being grounded for two days

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 00:17

KUALA LUMPUR: A 16-year-old girl decided to set fire to her home at Taman Desa Setapak today, after being grounded for two days.

Religious school denies involvement in alleged student abuse

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:56

SUNGAI PETANI: A private religious school here has denied involvement in an alleged student abuse by one of its teachers.

Azmin: PKR needs time to decide on Penang snap polls

By DAWN CHAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:24

SHAH ALAM: As DAP kicks its heels waiting for a decision from PKR whether it is agreeable to snap polls in Penang, PKR's deputy president has yet to provide an indication any which way.

Plantation caretaker gets revenge on banana thief

By ADRIAN DAVID - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:02

BESUT: A banana thief, who had slashed a plantation caretaker when confronted, was in turn slashed when he returned to steal the fruit the next day.

Turkish ambassador to Malaysia warns of threat posed by FETO network

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 22:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Turkish ambassador to Malaysia Basak Turkoglu today advised all nations with diplomatic ties, warning them of the threat posed by the Fethullah Gulen-linked network.

Aseanapol members sign landmark protocol, 10 years in the making

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 22:02

PUTRAJAYA: In a historic development today at the 36th Aseanapol Conference, delegates from all 10 countries signed the Communication and Coordination Protocol for Crisis Management (ACCPCM), bringing to a close 10 years of discussions.

More than 60,000 guests to attend Pekan Hari Raya open house

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 21:38

PEKAN: Guests attending the Pekan constituency Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at Taman Tasik Sultan Abu Bakar here on Saturday will be spoilt for choice as there will be 165 stalls serving food on that day.

'Open car door' leads police to robbers on crime spree

By ISKANDAR SHAH MOHAMED - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:58

SHAH ALAM: What started off as a simple mystery involving a car door left open near a restaurant, led police to three robbers on a crime spree.

No need for rallies to come under NSC Act, says IGP

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:40

PUTRAJAYA: There is no need for rallies to be monitored under the National Security Council Act.

Banker falls to his death at Menara Southern Bank

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:10

KUALA LUMPUR: A senior banker fell to his death from the fifth floor of Menara Southern Bank in Bukit Damansara here today, police said.

Homedec returns to Johor tomorrow

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:00

JOHOR BARU: The Home Decor and Design Exhibition (Homedec) returns to Johor tomorrow, featuring 400 booths and 140 home furnishing and designs companies, at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre, here.

Family tragedy: Cousins drown while swimming in Caka waterfalls

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 19:42

SETIU: A family picnic ended in tragedy when two cousins drowned at the Caka 2 waterfalls near Ulu Seladang today.

He does it again! After smashing 100m, Khairul breaks 200m SUKMA record

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 19:31

KUCHING: Malaysia’s new sprint king Khairul Hafiz Jantan who had smashed the national 100m record yesterday continued his record breaking feat by smashing the 14-year-old 200m SUKMA record in the semifinals, here today.

IGP tells Risda: Seek Health Ministry approval before embarking on ketum project

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 19:12

PUTRAJAYA: Police have urged the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) to conduct thorough research before embarking on cultivating 'ketum' on a commercial scale.

Malaysia, Philippine police to establish forward base in southern Philippines

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 18:48

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and the Philippines have agreed to set up a 'forward base' in southern Philippines, as part of a combined effort to combat cross-border crime.

Felda drug raid sees family members objecting to arrest of addicts

By Abnor Hamizam Abd Manap - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 18:35

BANDAR SERI JEMPOL: A total of 31 people aged between 17 to 50 were arrested in a National Anti-Drug Agency (NADA) operation, here last night.

Two children in Perak hospitalised over suspected diphtheria

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 18:35

IPOH: Two siblings, aged 17-months and two-years-old, were admitted to the Seri Manjung Hospital on Monday over suspected diphtheria.

Medical graduates free to work in other sectors while waiting for housemanship

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 17:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry does not bar medical graduates who have not been called up to undergo housemanship at government hospitals to work in other sectors as long as they comply with the stipulated medical practitioner ethics.

Bye bye animal cruelty: Animal Welfare Act to be enforced next year

By Azura Abas - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 16:29

PUTRAJAYA: The Animal Welfare Act 2015 is scheduled to be enforced next year, said Veterinary Services Department (DVS) director-general Datuk Dr Kamarudin Md Isa.

PM Najib congratulates "new sprint king" Khairul Hafiz

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 16:11

KUALA LUMPUR: “Congratulations to the country’s new sprint king!” Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said to Khairul Hafiz Jantan who set a new time for the 100-metre dash at the 18th Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Sarawak yesterday.

Business Times journo bags top prize in Pemudah Business Journalism Competition 2015

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:39

PUTRAJAYA: New Straits Times reporter Rupa Damodaran emerged the first prize winner of the Pemudah Business Journalism Competition 2015.

Man charged with raping neighbour's teen daughter

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:31

KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man was charged at the Sessions Court today with raping his 12-year-old neighbour eight years ago.

Ismail Sabri in the dark over Risda's 'ketum' mass production plans

By DAWN CHAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:31

KLANG: Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has instructed the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) to furnish a full report on its call to grow ‘ketum’ in the country on a commercial scale.

Koh's late wife Kah Peng cremated

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:15

GEORGE TOWN: The late Puan Sri Chui Kah Peng, wife of former Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, was cremated today at the Batu Gantung crematorium here.

Two pupils given medical aid after mercury spillage in Kepala Batas classroom

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:58

KEPALA BATAS: Two pupils at a primary school here were given medical attention after being exposed to mercury.

Raja Permaisuri Agong receives MSU honorary Doctorate

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:45

KUALA LUMPUR: The Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah, today received an honorary Doctorate in Social Works from the Management and Science University in conjunction with its 19th convocation.