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RMAF jet crash: Family had planned pilot's surprise birthday party today

By AUDREY DERMAWAN AND BALVIN KAUR - Wednesday, 21 December 2016.

The surprise party that she had planned for her husband was not meant to be. Today was supposed to be a day of celebration. It was Major Kayamboo Chellam’s 44th birthday.

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Body of RMAF pilot Major Kayamboo claimed for burial

By BALVIN KAUR - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 09:24

BUTTERWORTH: The body of Major Kayamboo Chellam, who was killed when the aircraft he was piloting crashed yesterday, was claimed by his family today.

Two locals, including civil servant, held over alleged gang rape of Indonesian woman

By Bernama - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 09:17

MIRI: Two local men, one of whom is a civil servant, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the gang-rape of a 30-year-old Indonesian woman on Monday.

Malaysian tourists caught up in deadly shooting return from Jordan

By Bernama - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 09:14

KUALA LUMPUR: All 20 Malaysians, including two who were injured while they were at Karak Castle - location of a shooting incident between Jordanian security forces and gunmen in the town of Karak, Jordan on Sunday - arrived home yesterday.

Indian woman falls to death while fleeing police raid

By Bernama - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 09:05

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman from India died after falling from the third floor of a shophouse in Jalan Bandar 12, Puchong, near here today, while apparently fleeing from the police.

Foreigner held for allegedly molesting five-year-old in barber shop

By Bernama - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 08:58

KOTA TINGGI: A Bangladeshi man was arrested for allegedly molesting a five-year-old child in Sungai Rengit, here, yesterday.

RMAF jet crash: Wife of survivor Sgt Mohd Sofi travels to Penang while still in confinement period

By Bernama - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 08:53

KUALA LUMPUR: Family members of Sgt Mohd Sofi Azizan, one of the crew members of the Beechcraft B200T which crashed near Terminal Perluru at the Butterworth air force base in Penang yesterday, are grateful that he survived the incident.

Terengganu businessman' home ransacked one hour after he left for Kelantan

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 01:34

BESUT: A 54-year-old businessman from Kampung Pengkalan Nyireh here lost RM83,000 worth of belongings, including a pick-up truck after his house was broken into on Monday.

RMAF jet crash: Pilot's wife inconsolable following tragedy

By AUDREY DERMAWAN AND BALVIN KAUR - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 00:33

BUTTERWORTH: "He's gone, he's gone.."

RMAF jet crash: Board of inquiry set up, RMAF chief assures a thorough and prompt investigation

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 00:12

BUTTERWORTH: A board of inquiry has been set up by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) to investigate the Beechcraft B200T air crash at the Butterworth Airbase here yesterday.

Police after employer, Indonesian maid found unconscious in a drain in Mutiara Damansara

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 23:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are looking for the employer of a 19-year-old Indonesian maid to assist with investigation into the abuse of the maid.

Plus releases travel time advisory in conjunction with X'mas, New Year holidays

By Bernama - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 23:04

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1.6 million vehicles are expected to use the North-South Expressway (NSE) daily during the peak hours ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays, starting from Dec 23 to Jan 3, 2017.

MACC, IRB to work closely in fight against corruption

By Bernama - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 22:51

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) will establish a network of strategic cooperation to curb corruption, abuse of power and tax evasion.

Three Santas land at UMMC, bring cheer to children in paediatric ward

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 21:59

KUALA LUMPUR: The paediatric ward at Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) came alive with smiles and laughter as three jolly Santa Claus walked with toy-filled sacks for the young patients here today.

Zahid saddened by RMAF's plane crash, Hishammuddin orders probe into incident

By AUDREY DERMAWAN AND HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 21:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has instructed his deputy, Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Baharum and newly-minted RMAF chief General Datuk Seri Affendi Buang, to head over to Butterworth, Penang to oversee the investigation into the RMAF Beechcraft B200T crash.

Worried faces at Seberang Jaya Hospital as officers await fate of comrades

By BALVIN KAUR - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 21:21

BUTTERWORTH: The atmosphere at Seberang Jaya Hospital emergency ward is tense as a group of Butterworth's Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) officers wait to hear the fate of their three comrades, who were involved in an air crash today.

Malaysian charged with cleaner's murder, crime committed in Singapore

By Rizalman Hammim - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 21:13

JOHOR BARU: A 23-year-old Malaysian was charged in a Singapore court with the murder of a cleaner at the republic’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal last month.

NSTP, Utusan, three others win suit against Guan Eng

By Bernama - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 20:58

PUTRAJAYA: Two mainstream media groups and three others today won their appeals against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who had sued them for labelling him a “Singapore agent”.

Senate passes new CAAM Bill 2016 to regulate safety and security of aviation sector

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 20:18

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Negara was adjourned sine die today following proceedings which lasted 10 days.

Sarawak Forestry Corp curbs illegal logging, thanks to lead from the public

By Goh Pei Pei - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 19:32

KANOWIT: The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) managed to stop an illegal logging operation at Sungai Rayah near here, following a tip-off from the public yesterday.

Education Ministry allocates RM16.5 mil, upkeep for 251 Tamil primary schools

By NOORSILA ABD MAJID - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 19:29

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Education Ministry has allocated RM16.5 mil to upkeep 251 national-type, Tamil primary schools (SJKT) in the country.

Sound of silence: Penang BN chief attends press event with mouth taped shut

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 19:24

GEORGE TOWN: All eyes were on Penang Barisan Nasional chief Teng Chang Yeow when he walked into a press conference this afternoon with his mouth plastered over.

RMAF aircraft crashes at Butterworth airbase; one dead, three injured

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 18:57

GEORGE TOWN: A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) pilot was killed while three officers were injured when the Beechcraft B200T aircraft they were in crashed while attempting to land at the Butterworth Air Force base this evening.

Singapore ex-banker convicted in 1MDB fund case

By AP - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 18:38

TOKYO: A court in Singapore has found a former private banker guilty of trying to obstruct investigations linked to the indebted Malaysian State Fund 1MDB.

Social media abuzz as 'tough as nails' biker catches burglar in the act

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 17:43

KUALA LUMPUR: A burglar that entered a home in a gated community in Cheras and locked himself in a room was apprehended by a good Samaritan today.

Duo snatch phone from student, nabbed by passers-by after crashing getaway car

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 17:25

BESUT: Two men, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested for snatching a mobile phone from a 21-year-old student near Kampung Padang Luas near here on Sunday.

MH370: Malaysia to hold talks with China, Australia to determine next step in search

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 17:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, via the Transport Ministry, will hold tripartite talks with the Australian and Chinese governments to determine the way forward in search efforts for Malaysia Airlines MH370, which disappeared on March 7, 2014.

Hilir Perak police launches raids, sweeps up drugs and firearms

By INTAN BAHA - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 16:37

TELUK INTAN: Cleaning up drug-related activities in the Hilir Perak district, the Hilir Perak police in Teluk Intan has carried out three operations, which saw three arrested for cases involving drugs and firearm possessions.

Residents unhappy with Syabas, claim water tankers did not arrive on time

By TASNIM LOKMAN and SERI NOR NADIAH KORIS - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 16:08

KUALA LUMPUR: Residents in the Zone 1 and 2 affected by the Klang Valley water disruption have expressed disappointment over Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd's (Syabas) water distribution exercise.

Malaysia's 1MDB paid interest due in Q4 on IPIC-guaranteed bonds - minister

By Reuters - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 16:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd has made interest payments on one of its bond issues this quarter, after failing to pay earlier this year because of a dispute with a guarantor, Malaysia’s second finance minister said on Wednesday.

Two Singaporeans fined RM1,500 for hurting policeman

By Roshidi Abu Samah - Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 15:37

MALACCA: Two Singaporeans were fined RM1,500 each by the Magistrate’s Court here today for causing harm to a policeman here last month.