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PM Najib allays German concerns over palm oil practices

By A. Jalil Hamid - Tuesday, 27 September 2016.

BERLIN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak used his rare visit to Germany to assuage concerns of the German government and the industry over the environmental impact of Malaysia's palm oil cultivation.

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Tok Belagak arrested over gold investment scam

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 23:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Police yesterday arrested the chairman of a gold trading company for allegedly scamming an investor of more than RM80,000 in 2014.

Altantuya's family appoint private firm to serve court papers on Sirul

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 22:03

KUALA LUMPUR: The family of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu have appointed a private process server firm in Sydney to serve court papers on her convicted murderer, who had fled to Australia.

Probe continues into women accused of RM900,000 fraud – vehicles, jewellery, luxury handbags seized

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 21:21

JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) obtained a five-day extension of a remand order on a district health office finance clerk who was among three women arrested for making false claims amounting to RM900,000.

Decomposing body found in car at Penang Town Hall

By Audrey Dermawan - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 20:59

GEORGE TOWN: A man was found dead inside a parked car in front of the Town Hall here this evening.

Drug dealing suspect turned bedroom into mini-lab for heroin, syabu

By TEOH PEI YING - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:49

SEREMBAN: A 51 year-old man was arrested for producing, possessing and dealing drugs at a house in Taman Seremban Jaya, Senawang here.

High tide phenomenon to hit west coast this month and November

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:36

PUTRAJAYA: The high tide phenomenon is expected to hit the west coast of the peninsula from Oct 17 to 20 and Nov 14 to 17.

Malaysians warming to new online passport renewal system

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:28

PUTRAJAYA: Since the online passport renewal system was introduced on Sept 1, more than 900 Malaysians have utilised the application.

Muktadil brothers killed in Sulu military strike

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:24

KOTA KINABALU: Two men, known as the Muktadil brothers, said to be responsible for series of kidnappings in Sabah, were killed in a shootout during a Philippines military operation in Sulu, today.

Twelve questioned in probe into brutal murder of painter

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:15

SETIU: The probe into the gruesome murder of a painter at a house in Kampung Jelapang here on Sept 19 continued with police questioning and recording the statements of 12 people, including the victim’s relatives and neighbours.

NGO 'Rakyat Terengganu' submits petition to Petronas on oil royalty hike

By ADRIAN DAVID - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:03

KUALA TERENGGANU: Following Sarawak’s successful negotiation with Petronas on issues relating to oil royalty, a non-governmental organisation is pushing for similar benefits for Terengganu.

Forty students arrested since 2001 for terrorist group involvement

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 18:58

SINTOK: Over the past 15 years, 40 students from various schools and institutions of higher learning in the country were found to be involved in militant groups, including Islamic State (IS), Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and Al-Qaeda.

Men take just 28 seconds to rob store of RM50,000 in earrings

By TEOH PEI YING - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 18:53

SEREMBAN: Two men took just 28 seconds to make off with RM50,000 worth of gold earrings from a jewellery shop at Jalan Datol Bandar Tunggal here this morning.

Malaysia to discuss Sulu Sea security with Indonesia, Philippines tomorrow

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 17:39

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry will discuss the issue of security at the Sulu Sea with Indonesia and the Philippines tomorrow.

Satellite Pipeline ties up with AWS Schafer to build workshop in Pahang

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 17:35

BERLIN: Satellite Pipeline Sdn Bhd has tied up with German pipe machine leader AWS Schafer Technologie GmbH to start a steel and pipe heat induction bending workshop in Pahang.

UM vice-chancellor, Axiata Group CEO receive Panglima Setia Mahkota award

By Bernama - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 17:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Malaya vice-chancellor Tan Sri Prof Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin and Axiata Group CEO Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim were among five recipients of the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) award which carries the title ‘Tan Sri’, at an investiture ceremony, here, today.

Greenpeace blocks Malaysian palm oil company IOI at Rotterdam Port

By Reuters - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:51

AMSTERDAM: Greenpeace activists on Tuesday blocked operations of Malaysian palm oil trader IOI at Rotterdam Port, accusing it of forest destruction and child labour, but other traffic at Europe’s busiest port was unaffected, a port spokesman said.

Teen mum charged with smothering newborn to death

By Kelly Koh - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:38

MALACCA: A teenager was charged with infanticide at the Sessions Court here today for murdering her newborn in order to conceal her birth.

Beware of fake Indian visa websites: Indian High Comm

By Bernama - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indian High Commission in Malaysia has warned that various websites that are not authorised by the government of India have been soliciting visa seekers to apply for Indian visa through their online portals against a service fee.

Malaysian lecturer wins International Quran Reciting competition in Russia

By Bernama - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 15:44

SEPANG: Kolej Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Ismail Petra (KIAS) lecturer Abdullah Fahmi Che Nor Shukri did the country proud when he emerged champion of the 17th Moscow International Quran Reciting Competition in Russia.

Selangor water woes to be sorted out in 24 hours, pollution source a mystery

By FRANCIS DASS - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 15:40

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) expects to see the water disruption in Selangor sorted out within the next 24 hours.

Police record statements from UTM over deadly Eimarace crash

By Bernama - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 15:09

KUANTAN: Police have recorded statements from representatives of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia which organised a go-kart race in Indera Mahkota last Sunday in which two people were killed when a go-kart rammed spectators.

Uber drivers nabbed for operating without permits

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 15:08

KOTA KINABALU: Police detained two Uber drivers here yesterday for transporting passengers without a permit.

Mum changes plea to not guilty over causing death of daughter

By EMBUN MAJID - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 14:47

SUNGAI PETANI: A 22-year-old woman changed her plea to not guilty at the Sessions Court here today over causing the death of her two-year-old daughter last month.

RTD clerk and husband released on bail over car cloning case

By EMBUN MAJID - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 14:45

ALOR STAR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has released a Road Transport Department (RTD) clerk and her husband on bail, pending investigations into the cloned car syndicate case.

PTPTN may set up airport counters for defaulters barred from leaving country

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 13:58

KUALA LUMPUR: The public has requested that the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) sets up counters at airports in the country to help prevent borrowers being barred from leaving the country for unsettled loans.

Former racer lambastes UTM, MAM, over deadly Eimarace

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 13:38

KUALA LUMPUR: A karting activist and former racing driver says that Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) was negligent in organising the Educational Innovation Motorsports Automotive Race (Eimarace) as a full-on series featuring vehicles not meant to be raced.

Umno Youth exco cancels plan to lodge report on alleged PM ousters

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 13:11

KUALA LUMPUR: An Umno Youth exco member has cancelled his plan to lodge a police report against two individuals for allegedly funding a movement to oust Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Gerakan offers Kuan Yaw RM5 million if dire prediction of Msia realised

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 13:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan will give RM5 million to DAP’s former "Superman", Hew Kuan Yaw, if Malaysia goes bankrupt in the year 2020, as predicted by Hew on Saturday.

Unsung Sabahan heroes honoured in viral videos [WATCH]

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:35

KOTA KINABALU: A mountain guide who rescued quake victims last year, and a pastor who cares for dozens of disabled people have been celebrated as local unsung heroes in two short video tributes recently.

Traffic sweep nabs illegal racers, drunk drivers and wanted criminals

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:33

KOTA KINABALU: Police seized 12 modified vehicles, some of which were involved in illegal racing activity, during a recent traffic operation in the State capital.