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Zahid tells Msian students in Japan: Be wary of untruths on social media

By Farrah Naz Karim - Sunday, 29 May 2016.

TOKYO: Malaysian students abroad must weigh for themselves the untruths from back home being spread on social media.

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Celebrating Gawai with 'Renai' (video)

By ADIB POVERA - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 09:05

EVERY year, Malaysians in Sarawak and Sabah will return to their hometowns to be with their families and loved ones for the annual rice harvest celebration, a time for indigenous communities to celebrate the padi spirits for the bounteous harvest.

Strong winds and rough seas off Perlis and Kedah until Tuesday

By Bernama - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 01:06

KUALA LUMPUR: Strong south-westerly winds between 40 and 50km per hour with high waves of up to 3.5 metres are expected in the waters off Perlis and Kedah until this Tuesday.

Elephants destroy more than 2,000 banana trees in Baling

By Bernama - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 00:33

BALING: More than 2,000 banana trees that were already bearing fruit have been destroyed by elephants roaming near Kampung Batu 8.

Serial robbers strike Sg Petani again, escape with jewellery worth RM50k

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 23:37

SUNGAI PETANI: A group of jewellery robbers have struck Sungai Petani again, this time at Jalan Ibrahim.

Cops arrest man posing as TNB, PBAPP worker to rob elderly

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 23:00

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A man, who was believed to have repeatedly posed either as Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) or the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) worker before robbing elderly victims, was arrested in Kubang Semang here today.

Sixteen rushed to hospital for suspected mercury poisoning

By BALVIN KAUR - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 21:13

BUTTERWORTH: Sixteen residents of Kampung Baru here were rushed to hospital today for suspected mercury poisoning.

Firemen deployed after teen sustains cramp during mountain descent

By Khairul Najib Asarulah Khan - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 20:33

KUALA PILAH: A teenager was forced to endure three-hours of pain after suffering cramps while descending Gunung Angsi, here, this morning.

Sg Besar by-election is final test for BN before GE14

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 19:46

SABAK BERNAM: The Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth machinery as been urged to focus on all voters regardless of race during the campaigning period for the Sungai Besar by-election this June.

Police record assemblyman's statement over assault

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 19:36

ALOR STAR: The police have recorded a statement from a state assemblyman who was alleged to have assaulted a man on May 15.

Selangor BN to 'clear the air' on Pas' Bill before Sg Besar by-election

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 19:32

SABAK BERNAM: Selangor Umno will meet state Barisan Nasional component party leaders to clear the air over the Private Member’s Bill submitted by Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Leisure island gets latest luxury landmark in the form of St Regis Langkawi

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 19:15

LANGKAWI: Langkawi's newest landmark, the St Regis Langkawi has the potential to draw upmarket tourists to the popular vacation island, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

5 million smokers among Malaysians

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 19:04

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry estimates smokers aged 18 and above in the country number a staggering five million. Malaysia’s population currently is 28 million.

Orang Asli village cut off in Cameron Highlands after flash floods wash away bridge

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 18:57

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: The Ulu Telom bridge near here collapsed as a result of flash floods early this morning.

MIC party polls to be after GE14

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 18:12

SUBANG JAYA: The MIC’s Extraordinary General Meeting held here today approved the party polls to he held after the 14th General Election (GE14).

Wan Junaidi slams Palanivel on land exploitation in Cameron Highlands

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 17:56

LANGKAWI: Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today slammed Datuk Seri G. Palanivel for not doing anything about illegal land exploitation in Cameron Highlands when he was the minister in charge.

DPM Zahid arrives in Tokyo for 5-day working visit

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 17:34

TOKYO: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived here Sunday to begin a five-day working visit to Japan, aimed at fostering greater bilateral relations with the world’s third largest economy.

Man sought in connection with offensive online posting against Johor royalty

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 17:30

JOHOR BARU: Police are looking for a 30-year-old postal clerk to assist its investigation into a case involving offensive remarks posted on social media against the Johor royalty.

Candidate's absence from campaigning is not an issue, says Khairy

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 16:40

KUALA KANGSAR: The absence of the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid during the campaign for the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election, should not be made an issue by any party, including the opposition.

Making batik the traditional way

By SIM BAK HENG - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 16:14

MARANG: FERVENT batik fabric maker Ibrahim Omar, 73, has a small “museum” featuring more than 200 batik copper stamps at his home.

Three fined RM16,500 each for taking agarwood from forest reserve

By Halim Said - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 15:45

KOTA TINGGI: Three Indonesian men were fined RM16,500 each by the Kota Tinggi Sessions Court here today for possession of agarwood (gaharu) and also for entering the Mersing forest reserve without a valid permit.

Three new boats to boost marine park patrols

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 15:40

LANGKAWI: The Marine Park Department received three new boats to boost enforcement and patrols at the Pulau Payar Marine Park here today.

No, I don't have a stroke, says Pandikar on health rumours

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 15:30

PETALING JAYA: Rumours claiming that Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia is undergoing major surgery following a stroke, are false.

Subra to resign from Cabinet if 'hudud' enters legal system

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 15:05

SUBANG: MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam will resign from the Cabinet if efforts to stop hudud law from making its way into the country's legal system fails.

Mercy beyond borders

By SUZANNA PILLAY - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 14:48

COMPASSION: Shifting from crisis response to taking preemptive measures in managing risks is necessary and exemplified by the work of Mercy Malaysia.

Petrol station attendant arrested for molesting female customer

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 14:09

KOTA KINABALU: A 36-year-old woman had asked for a petrol station attendant to help her fill up her car. But what she didn't count on was for the man to end up molesting her.

Next stage of Langkawi Tourism Blueprint to be unveiled tonight

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:50

LANGKAWI: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to unveil the second phase of the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint tonight.

Malaysia to take advice from IOC, WHO on Zika

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will only follow the advice from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the Zika virus issue that hit the Olympic Games host country, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Singaporeans launch petition against 'Chinese helicopter' in Oxford dictionary

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:14

KUALA LUMPUR: A Singaporean freelance writer and translator Goh Beng Choo, 64, on Monday launched an online petition to have the term "Chinese helicopter" removed from the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), Singapore's The Straits Times reported yesterday.

Rival MIC groups square off in hotel at party's EGM

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:07

SUBANG: MIC's extraordinary general meeting (EGM) was disrupted when a group of people, allegedly supporters of former president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel caused a ruckus outside the hall.

Penang waters believed to be affected by oil spill

By BALVIN KAUR - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:04

GEORGE TOWN: The black, slimy residue spotted along the waters of the north coast of Penang island early yesterday is believed to be an oil spill.