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N. Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia, UN says

By Reuters - Monday, 27 February 2017.

It is in Kuala Lumpur’s “Little India” neighbourhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office.

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Wan Shades withdraws lawsuit against Rotikaya

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 14:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Wan Shades, the lead singer of acapella group Shades has withdrawn his RM1 million lawsuit against entertainment blog, Rotikaya over an online article alleging him of a seven-year involvement in a rape case.

CBRNe threat in Southeast Asia realistic, says counterterrorism expert

By NST - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Security experts believe the likelihood of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNe) threat within the Southeast Asian region is now “realistic”.

Dead Indonesian maid suspected abuse victim, Penang employer arrested

By BALVIN KAUR - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:40

GEORGE TOWN: An Indonesian maid who died at a house in Jelutong here on Saturday, is believed to have been abused by her employers.

Court releases Immigration Dept. director nabbed for suspected graft

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:32

IPOH: The director of the Perak Immigration Department and three other men who were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Thursday as part of a graft probe into massage parlours and entertainment outlets in the state, were released today.

Saudi Arabia to triple scholarships for M'sian students next year

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The Saudi Arabian government will increase the number of scholarships for Malaysian students to study in the Kingdom next year.

Negligence possible factor in escape of handcuffed Beluran rape suspect

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:01

KOTA KINABALU: Police are investigating whether negligence was a factor in the escape of a handcuffed rape suspect from police custody in Beluran last Saturday.

BR1M cash aid is not bribery, reiterates Najib

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today has pointed out once again that 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) cash aid to the people is not a form of bribery, despite claims by former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Chinese con woman tied to tree over hypnotism, robbery

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:14

KUALA LUMPUR: A Chinese woman, who is alleged to have 'hypnotised' a local woman and stolen her jewellery last year, was caught and tied to a tree after her ‘victim’ spotted her at a market in Pusat Bandar Puchong near here yesterday.

Pahang villagers evacuated as Sg. Lembing overflows

By HIDIR REDUAN - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:28

KUANTAN: Eight residents of Pekan Sungai Lembing were evacuated early this morning when nearby Sungai Lembing overflowed due to a continuous downpour.

Six school kids hurt in Kota Tinggi bus mishap

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:01

KOTA TINGGI: Six pupils of a school here sustained minor injuries when a tour bus they were travelling in fell on its side at Km26.5 of Jalan Kulai-Kota Tinggi yesterday.

Sarawak interior inundated by rain, 243 villagers evacuated

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 08:54

MIRI: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee opened a flood relief centre in the interior of Limbang yesterday due to floods following heavy rain since Saturday.

18 M'sian human trafficking victims rescued in Perak

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 08:45

IPOH: Perak police rescued 18 locals, including five children, believed to be victims of a human trafficking syndicate in Pengkalan Hulu near Gerik, about 170km from here yesterday.

Riyadh backs KL initiatives to help Muslims - King Salman Abdulaziz

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 23:29

KUALA LUMPUR: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia said Riyadh is prepared to support the initiatives undertaken by Kuala Lumpur to help fellow Muslims.

King Salman Abdulaziz bestowed nation's highest award

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 23:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today bestowed the nation's highest award to Saudi Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud at Istana Negara here.

KL, Riyadh need to respond to challenges facing Muslims together

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 23:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, as active members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), have been urged to jointly seek ways to address a host of challenges blighting the Muslim world.

Upko acting deputy president Siringan in hospital after heart attack

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 21:49

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Siringan Gubat was hospitalised after suffering a heart attack last night.

No simulator machines in Penang after 2018: Guan Eng

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 21:24

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Penang government will ban all "simulator machines" or "games of chance" in the state after 2018 to curb the increasing number of social problems.

Suspected rapist, still in handcuffs, gives Beluran cops the slip

By Awang Ali Omar - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 20:54

BELURAN: A suspected rapist gave police officers escorting him the slip while stopping for dinner at a restaurant in Pekan Nangoh here yesterday.

New hiring system for foreign fishing boat crew on hold: DPM

By INTAN BAHA - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 20:25

HUTAN MELINTANG: A new system for hiring foreign fishing boat crew members, which includes applying for temporary work visiting passes for jobs on deep sea fishing boats, is being put on hold.

Drowned angler's body found in river near Kg Sungai Buluh

By Zarina Abdullah - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 20:11

HULU TERENGGANU: Rescuers today found the body of a 26-year-old man, who was feared drowned in a river at Kampung Sungai Buluh, here, since early yesterday.

Kelantan lauds MACC's move to eye golf-playing civil servants

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 20:07

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan state government today said it has welcomed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)'s move to monitor civil servants who travel abroad, under sponsorship, to play golf.

Perak BN reps plan to step aside for young candidates in GE14

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 20:02

IPOH: Several state Barisan Nasional (BN) elected representatives have voiced their intention to refrain from contesting in the coming general election, said Perak BN chief Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.

2 of 3 men detained over FB posts on Johor cycling tragedy are 'Datuks'

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 19:49

JOHOR BARU: Two of the three senior citizens arrested by police yesterday for making “derogatory or seditious remarks” on Facebook regarding the teenage cycling tragedy here have the title of ‘Datuk’.

Selangor BN accuses MB of hiring bankrupt crony to head foundation

By DAWN CHAN - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 19:18

KLANG: Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) has hit out at Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali for allegedly hiring a bankrupt to head a state government-backed foundation.

Sabah Pas to contest in 20 state, 4 Parliamentary seats in GE14

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 18:33

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Pas intends to contest in 20 state and four parliamentary seats in the next general election (GE14).

3 senior citizens in S'gor, KL, Perak arrested for FB posts on JB cycling tragedy

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 18:13

JOHOR BARU: Three senior citizens, aged 61, 64 and 65, have been arrested for posting “derogatory or seditious remarks” on Facebook concerning the recent traffic accident which killed eight teenage cyclists, and seriously injured eight others here.

Jong-nam died 20 minutes after being wiped with VX, says Health Minister

By NST TEAM - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 17:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The autopsy report on the murdered Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been completed.

K. T'ganu police sweep yields four suspected pushers, various drugs

By NOOR AZNIDA ALIAS - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 17:37

KUALA TERENGGANU: Police detained four suspected drug pushers, including a woman, in three separate arrests here last Thursday.

Senior MAHB officer detained by MACC for graft released on bail

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 17:13

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) senior officer who was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Feb 22 over allegations of abuse of power, was released on bail today.

MBSA tackles 200-day dengue epidemic at UiTM, Unisel dorms

By DAWN CHAN - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 16:49

SHAH ALAM: Sleeping late on a Sunday morning was out of the question for students of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Universiti Selangor (Unisel) staying at Section 7 dormitories, when Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) officers came knocking on their doors as part of an anti-dengue eradication and