Najib: South China Sea dispute should be resolved through dialogue

By ADRIAN LAI - Monday, 17 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not compromise on the sovereignty of the country in light of the ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.


If it is similar, why not just support our Private Member's Bill, PAS asks PAN

By ARFA YUNUS - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 17:12

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS today has called on Parti Amananah Negara (PAN) to support its Private Member’s Bill instead of creating their own version of the Bill.

Selangor gov't says redelineation exercise unconstitutional; to apply for judicial review against EC

By DAWN CHAN - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 17:08

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government will be filing an application tomorrow for a judicial review against the notice and recommendations by the Election Commission (EC) of its proposed redelineation exercise.

Police seeking next-of-kin of murdered man found floating at sea

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 17:04

IPOH: Police are looking for the next-of-kin of a man whose tied-up corpse was found floating at sea off Pulau Sembilan, Bagan Datoh on Monday.

Training module suspended after video of terrified schoolgirls forced into pond with snake goes viral

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 17:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Civil Defence Force (APM) has suspended with immediate effect its student team-building module following a viral video which emerged of students having to wade a mud pool with a blood python snake inside.

Bukit Jambul Mall incident: Toddler's parents could be charged with negligence

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 16:20

PUTRAJAYA: The parents of the toddler who fell from an escalator in Penang on Sunday could be charged under Section 31 of the Child Act 2001 for negligence.

Bukit Jambul escalator tragedy: Girl still in critical condition

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 16:06

GEORGE TOWN: A three-year-old girl, who fell from an escalator at the Kompleks Bukit Jambul on Sunday, is still in critical condition.

MIGHT: Form an alliance first before thinking about developing smart city

By FRANCIS DASS - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 15:54

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to consolidate its current set of disparate initiatives to develop smart cities and form a national smart city alliance to bring all interested parties together.

More than 10,000 people sought PPIM's help over Ah Long cases

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 15:44

KUALA LUMPUR: The Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) wants borrowers having problems with loan financing companies or ‘Ah Long’ (loan sharks) to get its help to monitor loan repayment.

860 part-time teaching assistants hired under Education Ministry PPG programme

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 15:04

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 860 teaching assistants have been hired on a part-time daily basis to help ease the burden of school teachers.

Man shot dead by cops in Nibong Tebal, accomplice arrested

By Audrey Dermawan - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 14:58

SEBERANG PRAI: A man was shot dead while another arrested by police early this morning in Nibong Tebal following a car chase, police said.

Zahid: Moles leaking info and endangering Sabah security being smoked out

By AINA NASA - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 14:37

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry is engaged in an intelligence operation to identify possible moles who have been leaking information which has allowed foreign criminals and militants to encroach into Sabah waters undetected.

Terengganu's business, tourism sectors over the moon over ECRL announcement

By ADRIAN DAVID - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 14:25

KUALA TERENGANU: The tourism, business and investment fraternity in Terengganu enthusiastically welcomed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s announcement on the proposed East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project.

PM fulfils promise to Chinese community with construction of JB school, says MCA

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 14:01

JOHOR BARU: An approval letter for the construction of the third Foon Yew Independent High School here was today handed to the Foon Yew High School Management Committee, along with a cheque of RM1 million.

Showers trigger landslide in Penang, major road closed

By Audrey Dermawan - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 13:36

BALIK PULAU: Overnight showers have triggered a landslide at Jalan Tun Sardon here.

Action to be taken against both Red Shirt and Bersih members who break the law

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 13:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Action will be taken against any group found to have broken the law regardless of their political affiliation, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Teen feared drowned after boat struck by large waves due to high-tide phenomenon

By ILI SHAZWANI - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 13:21

KANGAR: An 18-year-old teenager is feared drowned when his fishing boat capsized after being hit by big waves triggered by the high-tide phenomenon.

Separating Internet from civil servants' work computers a possibility: Ali Hamsa

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 13:08

SINGAPORE: Malaysia will study the suitability of separating the Internet from the work computers in its public service sector, said its Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa.

Kuala Lumpur ranked 19th in world 'sustainable cities' index

By B. SURESH RAM - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 13:07

KUALA LUMPUR: The federal capital has been ranked 19th on the ‘profit sub-index’ of the “Sustainable Cities Index 2016” by global design and consultancy firm Arcadis.

GST is here to stay, says Finance Ministry

By AINA NASA - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 13:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no plans to halt the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is aimed at restructuring the country's tax to a more transparent and efficient system.

Authorities urge caution as Typhoon Sarika skirts East Malaysia

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:52

KOTA KINABALU: Fishermen and sailors are advised to take precautions against Typhoon Sarika as the storm passes over waters off East Malaysia.

Spastic children's association gets RM1.75m in donations for redevelopment

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The Spastic Children's Association of Selangor and Federal Territory (SCAS & FT) received donations totaling to RM1.75 million for its redevelopment fund during Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah's visit to the centre today.

Sibu man killed when car plunges into roadside drain

By Goh Pei Pei - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:41

SIBU: A man was killed when his car skidded and plunged into a drain by the roadside at Jalan Ulu Sungai Merah here at 1.30am.

Mara gives RM17mil discount this year, wants borrowers to pay back loans voluntarily

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has given discount amounting to RM17.82 million to 4,030 Mara education loan borrowers with a total repayment of RM28.95 million as of Oct 11.

137 people detained so far for Islamic State links in Malaysia

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:28

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 137 individuals have been detained so far for their suspected involvement with the Islamic State (IS) terror group, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

I saw it happen: Netizen explains events in Bukit Jambul escalator tragedy

By Audrey Dermawan - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:25

GEORGE TOWN: A netizen has come forward to explain the events which led to a three-year-old girl falling from an escalator at a shopping complex in Bukit Jambul here on Sunday.

Selangor tops BR1M recipients, says 2nd finance minister

By AINA NASA - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:09

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 7,280,340 applications for the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) were approved this year with Selangor recording the highest number of recipients.

Umno president to have final say whether party supports Pas' hudud-linked bill

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno president will have the final say as to whether the party’s lawmakers will support Pas’ hudud-linked bill if it is tabled in Parliament, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

PM banks on Dr Fauziah to continue humanitarian mission

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak hopes Malaysia’s sole ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza’ representative, Dr Fauziah Mohd Hasan will continue her humanitarian mission for the Palestinian people.

Perak Sultan advocates empowerment of youth at Islamic conference

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:35

IPOH: The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah graced the opening of the three-day World Conference on Islamic Thought and Civilisation 2016, held at Hotel Casuarina @ Meru here today.

Suspending bullies should be last resort, says Parent Action Group

By NST - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:28

KUALA LUMPUR: The one-year suspension of primary and secondary school students involved in bullying should be implemented as a last resort.