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751 warnings issued following publication of 2015 A-G's Report

By AZURA ABAS and HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Tuesday, 24 May 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 751 warnings have been issued following the publication of the first series of the 2015 Auditor-General's Report.

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SPM: Education Ministry to determine if Msia ready for compulsory pass in English

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is setting up indicators to determine whether the country is prepared to implement the condition of a compulsory pass in English Language in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

Taskforce formed to probe sabotage in myIMMs implementation

By AZURA ABAS and HASHINI KAVISTHRI KANNAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:36

PUTRAJAYA: A taskforce has been formed to probe into a possible element of sabotage in the enforcement of the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs).

Three environmental NGOs get go-ahead to challenge Taman Rimba Ampang closure

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:26

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and two other environmental organisations got a High Court nod to challenge the closure of Taman Rimba Ampang to make way for the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE).

Probe begins on Komuter-ETS crash in Batang Kali

By KOI KYE LEE - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Investigations into the collision involving Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) Komuter train and an Electric Train Service (ETS) train near the Batang Kali Komuter station in Selangor has begun.

DAP MP gets 'zero-carbon' lesson from Wan Junaidi

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Climate change heated up the Dewan Rakyat today when Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar scolded an Opposition lawmaker for being ‘stupid’.

Sarawak Jakim man charged with falsifying claims

By ADIB POVERA - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:27

PETRA JAYA: A civil servant attached with the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) branch in Sarawak was charged at the Kuching Corruption Court here today with five counts of making false claims amounting to RM34,740.

Personal loan repayment fixed at 10 years to protect consumers

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said Bank Negara Malaysia had set a maximum 10 year-repayment period for personal loans to protect consumers.

Two men sentenced to death for fatally slashing victim

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:36

GEORGE TOWN: Two men were convicted and sentenced to death at the High Court today for murdering their friend five years ago.

PAC report on 1MDB had cleared Najib of wrongdoing, parliament told

By KOI KYE LEE - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:25

KUALA LUMPUR: The report by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had cleared Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak from any wrongdoing.

Man to hang after torching wife to death three years ago

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:22

GEORGE TOWN: A 42-year-old man was sentenced to the gallows today by the High Court for torching his wife to death three years ago.

Man crushed to death by fallen billboard

By Kelly Koh - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:05

MALACCA: A large "Don't Mess with Malacca" billboard collapsed and fatally crushed a motorcyclist along Jalan Limbongan here this morning.

Rivers may get bigger buffer zones

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: All rivers in the country, including those at serious risk of being severely polluted, will have a minimum buffer zone of 20m on both sides of the riverbank.

Keep land along rivers in natural state, says expert

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: River buffer zones must host native flora and function as habitats for fauna.

Foreign workers leaving Malaysia

By ALIZA SHAH AND FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The sectors that are heavily dependent on foreign labour can expect to be hit by another round of operational problems as more of these workers are quitting, packing up and leaving the country.

Basic knowledge of the law a necessity for married couples, says Siti Hasmah

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 01:25

TANJUNG MALIM: Married couples should have a knowledge of the law with regard to relationships in this country.

Pahang state assembly suspends opposition rep a day for criticising general elections

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 23:00

KUANTAN: Bilut State Assemblyman Chow Yu Hui was shown the door and suspended from attending the State Assembly sitting tomorrow after refusing to withdraw his criticism of the last general election.

Two UTM youths successfully reach the peak of Mt Everest

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 22:09

JOHOR BAHARU: Two youths from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, successfully scaled the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, at 11.45am local time, today.

Suspected drug dealer dies in shootout with police

By Audrey Dermawan - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 20:28

TASEK GELUGOR: A suspected drug dealer was killed in an exchange of fire with policemen in Ara Kuda here this evening.

Kudat Wanita Umno launches humanitarian effort for victims of squatter homes blaze

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:47

KUDAT: Skuad Sayang Wanita Umno Kudat has begun its relief operation for thousands of victims who lost their homes in a fire at Kampung Landung Ayang here this morning.

Man claims trial to molesting Burmese woman

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:20

KUALA LUMPUR: An administrative worker was charged at the magistrate’s court here today, with molesting a Burmese woman.

Sabotage in the implementation of MYIMMS: Zahid

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:17

IPOH: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said they believed that the enforcement of the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs) by the Immigration Department has been sabotaged.

Four illegal foreign workers detained in Sungai Petani

By EMBUN MAJID - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:08

SUNGAI PETANI: Four illegal foreign workers were detained by the Kedah Immigration Department under "Ops Ikrar" here on Sunday night.

Proton recalls Inspira, selected Exora CPS 1.6 for improvement

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 18:38

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd (Proton) is recalling 20,330 units of Proton Inspira, a rebadged Mitusbishi model, for improvement.

I didn't break AirAsia buntings, says Tourism Msia boss

By NST ONLINE - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 18:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong has hit back at allegations that his conduct at the recent BITE (Beijing International Tourism Exhibition) was "over the top."

Get set for competitive prices thanks to Gas Supply Bill 2016

By FERNANDO FONG - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 18:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Consumers in Malaysia are set to enjoy competitive pricing and efficient services in gas supply, thanks to the Gas Supply (Amendment) Bill 2016 passed by the Dewan Rakyat today.

Najib: Aquapolitan project will help coastal fishermen become independent

By ROSLI ZAKARIA - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:57

KUALA TERENGGANU: The government is not afraid of introducing new ideas that can help alleviate poverty, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.

'Unlucky 13' gamblers nabbed in Batu Pahat

By Chuah Bee Kim - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:47

JOHOR BARU: A total of 13 people, including four women, were arrested for their involvement in illegal betting on Sunday (May 22) in 13 separate raids in Batu Pahat.

Tunku Abdul Aziz lodges report against Tun M over Agong 'house arrest' claim

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim today lodged a police report against former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the latter's claim that the government had placed Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah under house arrest.

Najib's defamation suit against Harakah to go to trial

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defamation suit against Pas online mouthpiece Harakahdaily over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue will go to trial.

31 taxi touts busted at KLIA, klia2

By Azura Abas - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:27

SEPANG: The Selangor Road Transport Department (RTD) has arrested 31 illegal taxi touts at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 from January to May 21 this year.