Waiting for 'prodigal sons' to return [VIDEO]

By ALIZA SHAH - Monday, 24 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Two families, hundreds of kilometres apart, are harbouring the same hope.


Kelantan defends 'dept heads on GLC boards' move


KOTA BARU: THE appointment of department directors to the board of state government-linked companies (GLCs) is nothing new and is a non-issue.

Corn-farming could yield high profits for Malaysia

By AINA NASA - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 13:06

KUALA LUMPUR: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry has prepared a policy paper and will formulate a blueprint to ensure the development of the corn-farming industry.

Sabah to lose tourism dollars if it allows shark population to decline

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 13:03

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will lose out to neighbouring countries in generating income in the tourism industry if it fails to conserve its shark population.

USM's convocation ceremony commences, almost 6,000 to receive scrolls

By BALVIN KAUR - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 12:55

GEORGE TOWN: A total of 276 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) graduates received their scrolls during the first session of the university's 54th convocation this morning.

Selangor govt blacklisted companies which had supported Umno, says Noh Omar

By FERNANDO FONG - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 12:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said the Selangor government had previously blacklisted companies which were known to support Umno.

Runners turn Cyberjaya pink, RM20,000 raised for cancer association

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 12:43

CYBERJAYA: MORE than 2,000 runners painted Taman Tasik Cyberjaya pink yesterday as they took part in the Pink Charity Run to raise breast cancer awareness.

Overnight downpour floods suburban villages in George Town

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:17

GEORGE TOWN: An overnight downpour triggered flash floods in to two low-lying suburban village areas here.

Nancy Shukri heads lists of 613 recipients of Pahang state awards

By Bernama - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:04

KUANTAN: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Nancy Shukri heads the list of 613 recipients of awards and medals conferred in conjunction with the anniversary of the birthday of the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah.

'Jungle' kids to join relatives in UK under EU's law on refugee claims

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:03

CALAIS: Wahid manoeuvred the toy lorry on the mat in the Kitchen in Calais, where we had just had dinner. He moved it in a zigzag manner and sometimes revved it up.

Go look for your brother, mum told Zahbah

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:03

MUAR: After 13 years of waiting, relatives of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamed Nazir Lep, 40, have finally received the much-awaited news that restored their hopes of being reunited.

Prisoner's family pins hope on govt's promise

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the news that only Mohamed Nazir Lep would be transferred back to Malaysia from the high-security United States prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the family of Mohd Farik Amin, the other detainee incarcerated there, is clinging on to the government’s promise to bring home thei

Search for Japanese merchant sailor resumes in waters off Malacca

By Roshidi Abu Samah - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:23

MALACCA: Search and rescue (SAR) efforts for a missing Japanese sailor at Pantai Puteri here resumed at 8am today.

All political funding disbursed by Najib to Umno divisions, says Annuar Musa

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 00:59

MALACCA: All political funding channelled to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak have been disbursed to Umno divisions accordingly, said Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

Tajuddin: Dr M "had a hand" in Opposition MPs walkout

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 23:11

IPOH: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad “had a hand” in the walkout staged by the Opposition MPs during the tabling of Budget 2017 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

In a Facebook posting, PM shares RM250 student debit card covers computer accessories and Internet fees

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 21:14

KUALA LUMPUR: The student debit card worth RM250 is not limited to books and stationeries alone but also for computer accessories and even Internet access.

435 investigation papers on sedition opened since 2010: Police

By Bernama - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 20:47

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 435 investigation papers have been opened under the Sedition Act 1948, between 2010 and Oct 14 this year.

N. Sembilan MB to Kumpulan Air Selangor: "Don't be too quick to blame others"

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 20:13

SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has advised Kumpulan Air Selangor not to blame others for the closure of the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant today.

Son of NSTP staff wins Tilawah al-Quran

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 19:51

SEREMBAN: The son of a New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) staff has emerged as the champion for the 42nd Tadarus al-Quran.

Remand extension for 4, the Sabah Water Department corruption scandal continues

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 19:31

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained remand extension on four individuals to facilitate the on-going probe into the Sabah Water Department’s corruption scandal.

Ipoh bustles with a multitude of engaging public awareness events

By Muhamad Izzat Nasuruden - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 19:26

IPOH: The city was abuzz with activity today, as various organisations held vibrant public events to raise awareness for a range of causes.

Former KL police chief Henry Chin dies

By Bernama - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 19:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Kuala Lumpur police chief Tan Sri Henry Chin, 79, died at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) here due to a stroke this morning.

Injured hiker on Gunung Irau, rescued by Fire and Rescue dept personnel training on the mountain

By Farah Suhaidah Othman - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 18:56

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: A group of personnel from the state’s Fire and Rescue Department rush to the aid of an injured hiker on Gunung Irau while out training in the field.

End of the road for Gang Matmi duo, cops recovered stolen items, vehicles

By Zarina Abdullah - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 18:50

MARANG: Police believed they have crippled a gang of thieves known as 'Gang Matmi' following the arrests of two men, aged 24 and 39, in Puchong, Selangor on Tuesday.

Source of Semenyih pollution narrowed down to Nilai, taps still dry in many districts

By DAWN CHAN - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 18:47

SHAH ALAM: The source of odour pollution that caused the shutdown of the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant this morning has been roughly pinpointed as Nilai in Negri Sembilan, the Selangor state government has confirmed.

BN not abandoning Vision 2020, leaders stated

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 18:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s new 30-year transformation plan, the 2050 National Transformation (TN50), was not designed to abandon Vision 2020.

Opposition MPs walkout immature, disgraceful, says Umno VP

By Halim Said - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 18:33

KLUANG: Umno vice president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today critisized Opposition lawmakers for staging a walkout during the 2017 Budget presentation on Friday, calling the act immature, unbecoming and disgraceful.

PAS: We will contest wherever DAP is contesting

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 18:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition pact Pakatan Harapan’s efforts to include PAS in a proposed greater coalition has hit a stumbling block when the Islamist party’s foremost figure head closed all doors for reconciliation.

Bersih 5 convoy causes barely a stir in Pahang

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 18:17

KUANTAN: The Bersih 5 convoy, which moved from Kuala Terengganu to Kuantan today, was met with a lukewarm response.

Temerloh leading candidate for location of UniKL's new Pahang campus

By T.N.Alagesh - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 18:03

KUANTAN: Temerloh will be a strategic choice for Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) to build its new Pahang campus, which will focus on water management studies.

MCA poised to open doors to non-Chinese members

By ADRIAN LAI - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 17:30

KUALA LUMPUR: In an effort to widen its appeal among Malaysians, the MCA has announced plans to amend its constitution to pave the way for the entry of affiliate non-Chinese members.