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Sultan of Johor tells Dr M to "keep his mouth shut" over Bangsa Johor criticism

By NST ONLINE - Thursday, 25 August 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has come under fire from none other than the Sultan of Johor over the former’s criticism of the ‘Bangsa Johor’ concept.

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Maybe she knew she'd lose, says Ku Nan of Anina's withdrawn lawsuits

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 17:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said sacked Umno Langkawi member Anina Saadudin had withdrawn all her lawsuits against him and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak as she knew she would lose.

India's Manipal to build more hospitals in Malaysia

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 17:08

KLANG: Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd (MHE) aims to build more hospitals in the next five years in a move to expand and strengthen its healthcare business as a recognised medical excellence brand in Malaysia.

Najib extends condolences over quake disasters in Italy, Myanmar

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 17:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has extended condolences to governments and the people of Italy and Myanmar following the earthquake disasters in the two countries which resulted in loss of lives.

Thank you Indonesia, for the absence of haze this year

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:53

PUTRAJAYA: Immediate action by the Indonesian authorities to put out forest fires before it spread managed to curb the recurrence of cross border haze this year.

Court rejects van driver's appeal over rape of mentally-challenged teen girl

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:33

KUALA LUMPUR: A van driver who had raped a mentally-challenged teenage girl had his appeal against his conviction, jail sentence and lashing, thrown out by the High Court today.

PAN Youth vice-chief gets eight months jail over seditious remarks at #KitaLawan rally

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) Youth vice-chief Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar was sentenced to eight months jail by the Sessions Court today for uttering seditious remarks during the #KitaLawan rally last year.

Johor MB: Bangsa Johor concept won't lead to separation but foster even greater unity

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:09

JOHOR BARU: A rise in ‘Johor nationalism’ does not necessarily mean that Johor will cede from the federation of Malaysia.

Najib launches Iskandar Malaysia Intellectual Property Policy

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:03

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched Iskandar Malaysia Intellectual Property Policy which will serve as the guideline in regulating the use of Iskandar Malaysia registered marks.

Smugglers' lanes rife along Malaysia-Thai border, say Kedah police

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:01

KUALA NERANG: Police have identified private plots of land along the Malaysia - Thailand border used by smugglers to enter the country.

Penang Forum rep maintains stand on George Town heritage status

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 15:53

GEORGE TOWN: The sole NGO representative in the Penang Island City Council, Dr Lim Mah Hui, has described as uncivilised the accusation against him and the Penang Forum NGO over the heritage status of George Town.

MyWatch chairman in the dock again, this time for cheating charge

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 14:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan today claimed trial at the magistrate’s court here to a cheating charge involving his two fake British university degrees.

Ministry raps Zoo Negara over decision to send panda cub back to China

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:42

PUTRAJAYA : Zoo Negara needs to discuss with the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry first if they plan to send Nuan Nuan, the cub of panda couple Xing Xing and Liang Liang, to China.

Namewee 'released', but immediately bundled into police car

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:30

GEORGE TOWN: Controversial rapper Namewee, whose remand order expires today, has been ordered to be released over a probe on his “Oh My God” music video.

Suspension on water sports related co-curricular activities at schools lifted

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:29

JOHOR BARU: The suspension of water sports related co-curricular activities at schools has been lifted yesterday.

MNCF chief, deputy ordered to pay RM288k to Sime Darby Foundation

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:17

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court today ordered Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) president Datuk Abu Samah Abd Wahab and his former deputy to pay RM288,275.56 to Sime Darby Foundation over breach of a sponsorship agreement involving a cycling race team.

Armed forces chief is NSC's first DG

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:12

NEW YORK: The appointment of armed forces chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin as the National Security Council’s first director-general is part of the government’s efforts to ensure that security agencies could work in a cohesive manner.

Perak police crackdown leads to arrest of 71 triad members

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:31

IPOH: Police have arrested 71 suspected triad members including a 17-year-old schoolboy under the ongoing Ops Cantas Khas 2 in the state.

Bill Kayong murder: Police seize firearms, ammo from corporate figure's home

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:22

MIRI: Police have seized several firearms registered under the name of corporate figure wanted in connection with the murder of the late Miri PKR secretary and activist Bill Kayong or Mohd Hasbie Abdullah.

'Datuk' in corruption case released on RM300,000 bail

By Jason Gerald John - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:56

MALACCA: A 56-year-old senior officer with the Public Works Department (PWD), remanded to facilitate a corruption probe involving high-ranking civil servants, was released today on a RM300,000 bail.

Man runs amok in Malacca, slashes three family members to death

By Roshidi Abu Samah - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:36

MALACCA: The sleepy village of Kampung Bertam Malim was rocked this morning when a man ran amok and killed three people in a family, and left two others seriously injured.

2,208 to perform haj under special packages

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:01

MECCA: A total of 2,208 Malaysian pilgrims will perform their haj under the special private packages offered by 16 Malaysian agencies.

Ministry working with authorities to curb Daesh influence

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:00

THE Ministry of Higher Education is aware of and views seriously the existence of Daesh (Islamic State group) activities among students and staff of higher-learning institutions in the country.

Foreign students may get nod for job training

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:00

PUTRAJAYA: The following are excerpts from the New Straits Times exclusive interview with Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

US change of leadership won't affect Malaysia's bid in visa-waiver programme

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 08:44

NEW YORK: A change of leadership in the United States will not affect Malaysia’s efforts to be part of the country’s visa-waiver programme, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

MyWatch chairman to be charged tomorrow over using fake academic qualifications

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 00:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan is slated to be charged tomorrow morning (Thursday) with allegedly using fake academic qualifications.

Robber threatens to burn down bank, escapes with RM39,000

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 00:03

SEREMBAN: A man poured gasoline onto a bank counter before threatening to light it up, in a bank robbery at Taman Rasah Jaya this afternoon.

Five per cent increase in tourist arrivals this year, says Nazri

By ALIZA SHAH - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 23:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has recorded a five per cent increase in the number of tourist arrivals from January to June this year, compared to the same period last year.

Selangor authorities to monitor earth fissures in Bukit Antarabangsa

By DAWN CHAN - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 23:10

SHAH ALAM: Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment exco Elizabeth Wong and various Selangor local authorities have been tasked with monitoring the earth fissures issue in Bukit Antarabangsa, which surfaced following earthworks for the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) river alignment project.

No rest yet: Chong Wei to give 'one last shot' at World Championships

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 20:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the disappointment of not being able to win the elusive Olympic gold medal, Lee Chong Wei has vowed to give it one last shot at the World Championships in Glasgow next year.