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Police deny claims that MH370 pilot had charted ill-fated course weeks before incident

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, 28 July 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: Police today denied reports claiming that the pilot of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 had conducted a simulation of a similar path just weeks before helming the ill-fated flight.

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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.

Turkey probing ties between coup plotter and Malaysian educational institutions

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 19:33

KUALA LUMPUR: The Turkish government is investigating whether there are educational institutions in Malaysia linked to alleged coup plotter Fethullah Gulen.

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.

BBC report: Sultan Johor building RM25m royal retreat in Perth

By NST ONLINE - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 19:11

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Ismail, is reportedly building a royal retreat in Perth, Australia.

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.

Genting Highlands bus crash: 3 Chinese nationals still in hospital

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:39

KUANTAN: Three Chinese national tourists who were injured in the accident yesterday at KM17.13 involving a bus which was travelling down Genting Highlands, are still at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Teen dies after falling off boat and hitting propeller [VIDEO]

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:37

TUMPAT: A youth lost his life after falling off a boat and hitting its propeller, while out fishing with a friend at Pantai Geting here, last night.

Report crimes in real-time to the police, via a new mobile app

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:31

KUCHING: The Home Ministry will introduce a number of initiatives to beef up security in the country and restore the people’s confidence, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.

Early polls in Penang might spell doom for Opposition, says Nurul Izzah

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Earlier polls in Penang might just result in the Opposition pact’s loss of seats, said PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar.

Penang 'football hooligans' remanded for attack on Kedah supporters' bus [VIDEO]

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:17

GEORGE TOWN: Six people who were arrested for allegedly vandalising a coach carrying Kedah football supporters, have been remanded until Sunday.

Seven prison warders sent for de-radicalisation programme after falling under militant influence

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:10

KUALA LUMPUR: The authorities have been forced to send seven prison warders for de-radicalisation programmes after they fell under the influence of detainees involved in militant groups.

Uber retracts bid to enter taxi drivers' lawsuit

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:48

KUALA LUMPUR: Uber was allowed to withdraw its bid to intervene in a lawsuit targeting it and two other ride-hailing services while still having liberty to file a fresh related suit.

Australia: MH370 captain's simulator had Indian Ocean route

By AP - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:35

SYDNEY: Australian officials have confirmed that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

Terengganu's 22 state secretaries immortalised in coffee table book

By ADRIAN DAVID - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:56

KUALA TERENGGANU: The services and contributions of Terengganu’s 22 state secretaries over the past 105 years has now been immortalised in a coffee table book.

Court strikes out Jamil Khir's suit against NOW director

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:50

KUALA LUMPUR: National Oversight and Whistleblowers Centre (NOW) director Akmal Narullah Mohd Nasir succeeded in striking out a defamation suit against him over allegation of fund abuse at the Malaysian Islamic Economy Development Foundation (Yapeim).

Penang DAP assemblyman acquitted of sedition charge

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:32

GEORGE TOWN: Seri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer was discharged and acquitted by the Sessions Court today over a sedition charge.