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Jong-nam murder: Authorities to sweep klia2 for toxic chemicals at 1am

By Reuters - Saturday, 25 February 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia plans to sweep Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong-nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week.

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BNM forex scandal: Kit Siang now caught in 'Mexican standoff', claims Raja Petra

By NST ONLINE - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 21:48

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang appears to have been caught up in a 'Mexican standoff' over the government's probe into Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) foreign exchange scandal in the 1990s.

Malaysia to open visa processing centre in Xiamen, says Zahid

By Bernama - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 21:43

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has approved the opening of a visa processing centre in Xiamen, China in order to get at least one million tourists from Fujian province this year.

Pas to decide ties with PKR, PPBM at party's Muktamar in April

By Mohd Zulkifli Zainuddin - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 20:20

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision concerning Pas’ cooperation with PKR and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) will only be made during the Islamic party’s muktamar, scheduled to take place from April 28 to 30.

Two UMP students feared drowned at Bekelah waterfall, bodies found hours later

By T.N. Alagesh and Zarina Abdullah - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 19:55

KUANTAN: A swimming outing by 13 Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) students turned tragic when two of them drowned at the Bekelah waterfall near Gambang here today.

Azmin defends Dr M's surprise appearance at Reformis Malaysia convention

By ARFA YUNUS and C. PREMANANTHINI - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 19:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali appeared to have forgiven former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for all the attacks he made against the opposition during his 21-year premiership.

Public urged not to fall for disinformation on Act 355

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 19:15

SIK: The public should not be misled by certain quarters who are creating the wrong perception about the proposed amendment to the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355).

N. Korean ambassador crossed the line: Mahdzir

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 18:53

SUNGAI PETANI: Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol, crossed the line in trying to meddle in Malaysian authorities’ investigation into the death of Kim Jong-nam.

Indonesian embassy holds briefing for Indonesian media exclusively

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 18:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Members of the media who arrived at the Indonesian embassy for a press conference were left puzzled when only Indonesian pressmen were allowed to enter.

Malaysia should not sever ties with N. Korea because of one incident, says Idris

By Kelly Koh - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 18:43

MALACCA: Severing ties with North Korea should be the 'last resort' extreme measure and Malaysia should not be doing so merely due to one incident, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.

Review of N. Korean-M'sian ties appropriate: Khairy

By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 18:09

TANJONG KARANG: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has voiced support for Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's call for a review of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and North Korea, describing it as appropriate, as there are several grounds for the reconsideration.

Umno Youth given 3-month deadline to prepare for GE14

By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 17:52

TANJONG KARANG: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has given his wing a three-month deadline to finalise preparations to face the 14th general election (GE14).

Sabah man rapes grandniece for 3 years, girl now pregnant

By AARON LEE - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 17:40

PAPAR: A man who has been the caretaker of his grandniece since 2004 is alleged to have been raping the child for the past three years.

Claim of Umno-PAN tie up to destroy Pas in Kelantan 'slanderous', says Azmin

By ARFA YUNUS - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 17:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today dismissed allegation that Umno and Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) in Kelantan were cooperating to topple the Pas-led state government.

Chemical engineer killed in single-vehicle accident in KK

By AARON LEE - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 17:18

KOTA KINABALU: A chemical engineer was killed after her car smashed into a tree along the Coastal Highway in Sembulan near here, early this morning.

PM warns of "fake news" peddled by parties bent on toppling gov't

By HIDIR REDUAN - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 17:10

PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has warned of peddlers of “fake news” who seek to undermine and destroy the country.

Students involved in bullying to be suspended up to six months: Mahdzir

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 16:46

SUNGAI PETANI: Primary and secondary school students found guilty of bullying can be suspended up to six months depending on the seriousness of the offense.

Relatives, friends mourn as Penang shooting victim's body cremated [VIDEO]

By BALVIN KAUR - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 16:38

BUTTERWORTH: Tears flowed freely at the funeral of a 49-year-old woman who was shot to death by unknown assailants while driving her BMW along Jalan Pekaka 1 here, on Tuesday.

300,000 people sought outpatient treatment at IJN last year: CEO

By INTAN BAHA - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 16:29

KUALA KANGSAR: About 300,000 patients have received outpatient treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN) as of last year compared to 280,000 in 2015.

Police can handle it, no need for military involvement: Hisham on Jong-nam's murder

By Mohd Ikhwan Jamaludin - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 16:10

PORT DICKSON: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today expressed confidence that police will be able to solve the alleged murder of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Kim killing: Police confirm samples taken from Jln Klang Lama condo

By Bernama - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 15:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat has confirmed that police had taken samples from a condominium in Jalan Klang Lama, believed to be related to the investigation on the murder of Kim Jong-nam.

Six, including son, special aide to Johor govt officer nabbed in property scandal

By CHUAH BEE KHIM - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 15:15

JOHOR BARU: Six men, including a son and a special aide to a Johor state government officer were nabbed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over an alleged property embezzlement case.

Ipoh schools' anniversary dinner reunite a constellation of VIPs

By ADRIAN DAVID - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 15:12

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a long time coming, but the 39th anniversary reunion for former students of Ipoh’s Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) and Methodist Girls School (MGS), was nonetheless filled with grandeur.

"Veteran politician" criticising Johor Sultan to sow confusion: Pahang Umno

By HIDIR REDUAN - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 14:37

PEKAN: The criticism being levelled by a former Umno politician against the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar is an attempt to sow confusion and chaos among the people, said Pahang Umno Deputy Chairman Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin.

Kim killing: M'sia to issue arrest warrant for N. Korean diplomat

By Reuters - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 14:17

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia said on Saturday it will issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat wanted for questioning over the murder of Kim Jong-nam if he doesn't voluntarily cooperate with the police.

Siti Aishah speaks: "I thought it was baby oil, not poison"

By TEOH PEI YING - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 14:07

CYBERJAYA: Siti Aishah, the Indonesian suspect in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, has maintained that she was duped into committing the act, believing it was a prank for a TV show.

Malaysian women ahead of counterparts in other countries, says Najib

By HIDIR REDUAN - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 13:57

PEKAN: The status and achievement of women in Malaysia puts them far ahead of many developing countries, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.

4.2 mil taxpayers expected to file returns via e-Filing

By Bernama - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 13:39

KUALA LUMPUR: The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) targets to receive 4.2 million taxpayers forms through e-Filing for the 2016 assessment year.

Feat on a feast: Carvings of da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' causing sensation in M'sia

By ADRIAN DAVID - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 13:34

KUALA TERENGGANU: Three giant, handcrafted wood carvings of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ have a special significance for N. Raaj Mohan.

Najib: Development should be inclusive for both urban and rural areas

By T.N. Alagesh - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 13:12

PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today stressed that development should adopt inclusive practices both in urban and rural areas.

Two burn to death as taxi catches fire at Penang's second bridge

By BALVIN KAUR - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 12:54

GEORGE TOWN: Two men were burnt to death when the car they were travelling in caught fire at KM2.7 of the southbound stretch of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah bridge here today.