2017 Budget: Anchored on 5 core principles

By LAILI ISMAIL - Friday, 21 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The formulation of the 2017 Budget was anchored on five government principles and philosophies, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.


2017 Budget: RM30 billion revenue loss due to drop in oil prices

By FERNANDO FONG - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 17:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said in 1995, the amount of subsidies was only RM123 million (0.24 per cent of Budget) but in 2012, the amount rose to RM24.8billion (9.8 per cent of Budget).

Police urge for law amendments, looking to seize premises housing illegal gambling dens

By Hariz Mohd - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:53

SHAH ALAM: Selangor police will utilise the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA) to investigate landlords who rent out their premises in the state for illegal gaming activities.

2017 Budget: Six per cent GST to remain

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:45

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has collected almost RM30 billion from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) so far.

2017 Budget: RM28 billion in FDI approved for first half of year

By ADRIAN LAI - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:44

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM28 billion in foreign direct investments (FDI) have been approved for the first half of this year, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Scholarship programmes continued to strengthen higher education

By Bernama - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Scholarship programmes under several ministries have been continued in order to enhance and strengthen the higher education sector.

2017 Budget: GDP to grow between 4 and 5 per cent

By ADRIAN LAI - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s gross domestic product is expected to grow between four and five per cent next year, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

2017 Budget: Allocation of RM260.8 billion

By FERNANDO FONG - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:27

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced an allocation of RM260.8 billion when tabling the 2017 Budget in Dewan Rakyat today.

IGP dismisses Jamal's declaration of all-out war on Bersih as bluster

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Datuk Jamal Yunos' remarks declaring all-out war on Bersih are only part of a "war of words".

MACC: Corruption cases on the rise, those below 40 years of age more predisposed to taking bribes

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:05

PUTRAJAYA: Greed to live beyond one’s means is the main reason individuals below the age of 40 accept bribes.

Frames of missing motorcycles found in pond, theft syndicate suspected

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:57

ALOR STAR: Police discovered the body frames of six motorcycles of various makes and models in a pond near a factory in the Industrial area of Taman Ria Jaya in Sungai Petani yesterday afternoon.

2017 Budget: All set to go

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:55

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak arrived at Parliament House at 3.44pm today to table the 2017 Budget in the Dewan Rakyat.

Update: Seven killed in grisly crash involving 4 vehicles

By AVILA GERALDINE - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:44

KOTA BELUD: Three children were among the seven people killed in an accident involving four vehicles at Jalan Kampung Pandasan early this morning.

2017 Budget: PM Najib makes stopover at Finance Ministry

By Azura Abas - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:32

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak made the customary stopover at the Finance Ministry to retrieve the much awaited text of the 2017 Budget.

Pos Malaysia issues special stamp series to commemorate Penang Free School's 200th anniversary

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:15

GEORGE TOWN: The oldest English school in Malaysia, Penang Free School (PFS) kicked off its bicentenary celebration today with two special events.

Housing scheme helps put roof over heads of underprivileged Perakians

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 14:43

IPOH: Skim Rumah Insan Aman Jaya (SRIA), a scheme created by independent body Yayasan Bina Upaya (YBU) in 2012, has proven successful in helping the underprivileged in Perak.

PAS not cooperating with parties trying to topple PM Najib's government: Hashim

By SULAIMAN JAAFAR - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 14:28

KOTA BARU: PAS today announced that it has no plan to cooperate with any political parties aiming to bring down Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's government.

Johor comes down hard on illegal gambling, seizes 1,000 machines in 1 month

By Halim Said - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 14:16

JOHOR BARU: The Johor state government means business when it comes to fighting the menace of illegal gambling.

Prolintas offers 10% discount on Akleh, GCE, LKSA in conjunction with Deepavali

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 14:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Projek LintasKota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas) has announced today that all road users will enjoy a 10 per cent discount at its three highways during the Deepavali celebrations.

Lawyer and companion charged with meth, cannabis possession

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 14:03

SEREMBAN: A lawyer and his female companion were charged at the magistrate's court here today for two counts of drug trafficking.

Johor to host Mega Sale Carnival 2016

By Rizalman Hammim - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 13:59

KULAI: Johor will host the inaugural Mega Sale Carnival 2016 organised by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry next month.

IGP: Cops ready for possible Abu Sayyaf entry after Philippines' crackdown

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 13:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are on alert into possible attempt by Abu Sayyaf militants from the Southern Philippines to sneak in into Sabah following the nation's all-out crackdown on the militants in the region.

Johor police bike convoy embark on 2-state meet-and-greet tour

By Chuah Bee Kim - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:24

JOHOR BARU: The Kembara Meet and Greet tour of Johor and Malacca kicked off here today with 140 motorcyclists comprising policemen and policewomen from the state police headquarters and the Iskandar Puteri district police station.

Man crushed to death when tractor trailer plunges into ravine

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:43

NILAI: A man was killed when the tractor trailer he was driving skidded and plunged into a ravine at Km46.2 of the North-South Middle Ring Highway (ELITE) after the Nilai exit here this morning.

Two land in court for offering bribes over overloaded lorries, 1 found guilty, another claims trial

By HIDIR REDUAN - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:37

KUANTAN: A supervisor with a sand-mining company was jailed a day and fined RM5,000 by the sessions court here for offering a RM400 bribe to a Road Transport Department (RTD) assistant enforcement officer to turn a blind eye to four lorries overloaded with sand.

Four Filipino thieves nabbed after high-speed car chase

By ADIB POVERA - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:56

SARIKEI: Four Filipinos were arrested for allegedly robbing a pet store at Jalan Nanas here yesterday.

Bungalow of Tan Sri's relative gutted in early morning fire

By Goh Pei Pei - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:35

KUCHING: The bungalow of State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani’s mother-in-law at Kampung Lintang here was razed by fire early this morning.

Memorial held for founder of 200 year-old Penang Free School

By BALVIN KAUR - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 09:39

GEORGE TOWN: A memorial ceremony in honour of Reverend Robert Sparke Hutchings, founder of the 200 year-old Penang Free School (PFS), was held at the Protestant Cemetery in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here today.

Mother, stepfather, step-uncle, of murdered disabled boy remanded

By Chuah Bee Kim - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 09:01

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru magistrate's court here today granted a one-week remand for the mother and step-uncle of an 11-year-old disabled boy who was allegedly murdered in Mersing on Wednesday.

Six killed, five seriously injured, in grisly crash involving 4 vehicles

By AVILA GERALDINE - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 08:37

KOTA BELUD: Six people were killed in an accident involving four vehicles at Jalan Kampung Pandasan here today.

Police Stagg team smash KL gambling den with VIP features [VIDEO]

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 01:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Police last night busted another illegal gambling den, which had been operating next to a hotel for more than three months in a bid to evade detection.