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Fifteen 'tontos' arrested in major sweep since April, says Transport Ministry

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Tuesday, 3 May 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: Fifteen 'tontos' (informers) have been arrested and 13 vehicles seized during the Ops Cantas Khas Tonto carried out in three states since April 26.

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Pre-poll voter turnout meets EC estimate

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 17:03

KUCHING: A total of 71 percent of the 24,604 early voters comprising military and police personnel, including their spouses, have cast their votes as of 4pm.

Cop honoured EC opens polling station just for him

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:53

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The 11th Sarawak election will certainly remain a unique experience for Cpl Mahmud Pawi, 56, as an early voting polling centre with a polling stream was opened at the Kota Samarahan police although he was the only voter at the centre.

Malaysian hackers busted after RM30,000 online shopping spree

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Eleven people have been arrested following their role in an online shopping spree which saw them rake in RM30,000 worth of items.

Adenan an extraordinary leader: Zahid

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:12

BETONG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has described Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem as a “godsend” to the people of Sarawak.

Sultan of Selangor visits Kelantan MB after operation

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:04

KOTA BARU: Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today visited Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob who is currently on medical leave after undergoing an operation to remove a blood clot from his brain.

Khairy suggests formation of high-level financial committee to prevent leakage

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 15:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today suggested the setting up of a high-level financial management committee chaired by the minister to monitor the ministry’s financial transactions and that of its agencies.

Carpenter jailed for role in supporting armed terrorism in Syria

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 15:41

KUALA LUMPUR: A carpenter was today sentenced to five years jail for supporting armed terrorism in war-torn Syria over two years ago.

Sarawak Election: 62 percent pre-poll turnout as of 2pm

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 15:28

KUCHING: A total of 62 percent of the 24,604 early voters comprising military and police personnel, including their spouses have turned up at polling centres to cast their votes as of 2pm.

Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan of Selangor visit economic project for the poor

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 15:18

PASIR PUTEH: The Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V and the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today visited the Asnaf Economic Development Project of Selangor Zakat Board (SZB) at Kampung Gong Jenerah, Bukit Awang, here today.

Terengganu firemen forced to tackle four fires within seven hours

By ADRIAN DAVID - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 15:11

KUALA BERANG: Terengganu firemen were pushed to the limit yesterday, having to tackle four fires within the span of seven hours as the hot and dry spell continues.

Sarawak polls: 90 police reports received so far

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 14:51

KUCHING: The number of police reports lodged in relation to the 11th state election has increased to 90 reports.

We're watching you: Penang to have 534 CCTVs by year-end

By Audrey Dermawan - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 14:42

GEORGE TOWN: A total of 534 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) will be installed throughout Penang by the end of the year.

Najib to launch Wanita Umno 'Skuad Sayang' carnival

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 14:21

PORT DICKSON: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is scheduled to launch the ‘Skuad Sayang United’ carnival of Wanita Umno at Dataran Telok Kemang here on Sunday, said Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Missing education director found

By NST - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 14:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Education Ministry’s Technology Education division director Zaidi Yazid who went missing since April 30 was found in Miri, Sarawak.

Uphill struggle to preserve country's forest cover: Wan Junaidi

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 14:17

PUTRAJAYA: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has urged all parties to reconsider any plans to develop permanent reserved forest areas.

'No need for DNA test to prove Hang Tuah's existence'

By Michele Ng - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 14:03

MALACCA: Hang Tuah definitely existed and a DNA test to prove his existence would be a 'waste of time', says Malaysian Institute of Historical and Patriotism Studies (IKSEP) chairman Adjunct Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Jamil Mukmin.

EC expects more than 70 percent voter turnout during pre-polls

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:56

KUCHING: The Election Commission is expecting more than 70 percent of the 24,604 early voters to turn up for pre-poll voting throughout the state today.

Corporal Celopatra, the sole early voter at Demak Laut

By ADIB - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:57

KUCHING: The weather was slightly overcast when Corporal Celopatra Lemuh cast her vote during early voting today.

Sarawak Election: 21 percent of voters turn up at Penrissen Camp by 10am

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:07

KUCHING: Early voting for military personnel and their spouses at the Penrissen Camp polling centre here proceeded smoothly as of 11am.

Myanmar national slashed to death in Butterworth

By BALVIN KAUR - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:07

BUTTERWORTH: A Myanmar national was slashed to death, while his housemate was found grievously injured at a kongsi in Jalan Estate here early this morning.

Demolition of Kg Sembulan squatter houses starts today

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:02

KOTA KINABALU: Forty-two squatter houses in Kampung Sembulan here are scheduled to be demolished by City Hall today.

Nearly 7,400 police personnel to cast their votes in Kuching today

By Esther Landau - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:46

KUCHING: Some 7,400 members of the police force are expected to cast their votes throughout the state, today.

Fire razes TNB office in Jalan Bukit Minyak

By BALVIN KAUR - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:23

BUTTERWORTH: A Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) office at Jalan Bukit Minyak here was partially razed in a fire today.

Adenan a star in Chinese media

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:20

KUCHING: It was only to be expected that the Chinese press, like the other media organisations, would give Tan Sri Adenan Satem wide coverage when he took over as Sarawak Chief Minister two years ago.

Sarawak Election: Upgrade for Home Ministry's Bario office, RM2m for road works: DPM

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:14

KUCHING: Although he is not contesting in the 11th state polls, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang is equally busy campaigning not only for Barisan Nasional but also for the state’s development.

50 sen for a cup of fruit juice

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:01

IPOH: Ishak Ismail from Kedah followed his cousin to Ulu Kinta near here in the early 1970s when he was 20 years old.

Grey areas down to 25pc for BN

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:00

KUCHING: The Barisan Nasional (BN) machinery has made great strides in the first half of the 12-day Sarawak election campaign, reducing areas marked “grey” to 25 per cent.

Sarawak Election: Kanowit-Kapit road a game changer

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:55

KAPIT: The Pan Borneo Highway may be the mother of all road projects in Sarawak but there is another road that is equally and anxiously awaited by the people in Kapit, Song, Kanowit and Sibu.

4,400 security personnel and spouses to cast votes in Sibu

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:40

SIBU: Some 4,400 police and armed forces personnel, and their spouses, are expected to cast their ballots here today.

May 12 date for next phase of PM-Harakah defamation suit

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:15

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has set May 11 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Razak's bid to do away with a full trial in his defamation suit against Pas' online mouthpiece Harakahdaily.