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Risda on commercial ketum planting: Why only focus on the negatives?

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Saturday, 30 July 2016.

PADANG BESAR: The people should look on the many benefits that can be gained from ketum farming programmes instead of focusing mainly on the downside.

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Ministry of Defence, MAF outline six proactive measures to fight Daesh threat

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 19:32

KLUANG: The Ministry of Defence and the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) have developed six proactive measures to combat the threat of the Daesh militant group in the country.

Form two student used 'duit raya' to buy motorcycle for illegal racing

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 19:20

GEORGE TOWN: A 14-year old boy, who is said to have used his Raya money to buy a motorcycle, was among 121 traffic offenders arrested in Ops Samseng Jalanan at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Bayan Lepas, near here, early today.

Crowdfunding initiative for heart patient exceeds target

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 18:59

LONDON: In just two days, the crowd-funding initiative for Malaysian Mohamad Sahar Mhd Noor, who had a heart attack upon arriving here on July 4, has exceeded its target.

Kedah government to review directive on seizure of land used for ketum-planting

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 18:23

ALOR STAR: The Kedah government will review a previous directive to seize land being utilised to cultivate ketum trees.

Family, friends pay last respects to late Maybank Islamic chairman

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 17:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Family, friends and colleagues today paid their last respects to Maybank Islamic chairman Datuk Seri Ismail Shahudin, who was laid to rest at the Bukit Kiara Muslim cemetery at 2.45pm.

More turtles land on Cherating beach

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 16:57

KUANTAN: A total of 376 turtles have landed on Cherating beach here from January to June, compared to only 262 turtles last year.

Programme to inform people about 1MDB to be held in Kelantan

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 16:47

KOTA BARU: A programme to disseminate information on issues related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will be held in Kelantan to rectify the people’s perception of the government.

Ipoh salted chicken shop wall collapses

By Sylvia Looi - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 16:24

IPOH: Visitors to Jalan Teater, Taman Jubilee, had a scare this morning when the wall of a shop selling salted chicken suddenly collapsed.

Najib: I'll remain focused on my job to safeguard people's interest

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 16:16

PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he would remain focused on his job to safeguard the interests of the people in the country.

Rookie policeman killed after being run over by several cars

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 14:58

SUNGAI PETANI: A 25-year-old police constable died when he was run over by several vehicles in a gruesome accident along the North-South Expressway near here today.

Chow Kon Yeow my successor as Penang CM, says Guan Eng

By Audrey Dermawan - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 14:47

SEBERANG JAYA: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today said Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow would be his natural successor as chief minister if anything happens to him.

Sabah extends screening period in schools for Thalassaemia

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 14:16

PENAMPANG: The Sabah Health Department has extended its screening service for inherited blood disease Thalassaemia among Form 4 students.

Fire at Bintulu's Petronas LNG complex

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 14:03

MIRI: A fire has occurred at one of the transformers in the Petronas Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) complex in Bintulu at 9.40 am today.

Muhyiddin to join hands with Opposition

By ADRIAN LAI and HANA NAZ HARUN - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 13:48

SUBANG JAYA: Former Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will join hands with the Opposition and go on a nationwide tour to explain the controversy surrounding 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Thousands of devotees throng Kuan Thee Than Temple

By ADRIAN DAVID - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 13:36

KUALA TERENGANU: Tens of thousands of Taoist and Buddhist devotees, including foreign tourists, thronged the Kuan Thee Than Temple in Kampung Tiong over six days to celebrate its 67th birthday anniversary.

A great blessing to perform the haj

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 13:06

JEDDAH: THE irony is not lost on me as I make my way to the Holy Land of Mecca.

Pokemon Go may help people with psychological disorders : Psychologist

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game that is gradually but inevitably taking over the virtual world by storm may be of help to people suffering from psychological disorders, according to a leading psychologist.

Fake FB posting: Police say Setapak shooters NOT caught yet

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have refuted claims on social media that the suspects involved in the deadly recent shooting of a moneylender near Setapak Central, have been arrested.

Thousands attend PM's Hari Raya open house in Pekan

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:06

PEKAN: Thousands attended the Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house hosted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, here today.

Rush hour chase between cops and thieves ends with six cars damaged

By Halim Said - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:03

JOHOR BARU: A rush hour car chase between police and two suspects in Kempas Baru saw five cars and a police vehicle damaged as a result.

Three arrested for drug offences at Cheras roadblock

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 11:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Three men were arrested for drug-related offences at a roadblock along the Cheras-Kajang Highway (Grand Saga) today.

PM Najib on working visit to Jakarta from Aug 1 to 3

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:48

PUTRAJAYA : Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will undertake a working visit to Jakarta from August 1 to 3.

Dr M says his new party will contest in GE14

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:05

KULIM: A new political party being formed by former prime minster Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has set its sight on contesting in the next general election.

Health Ministry say no to Risda's ketum for export plan

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 00:40

SEGAMAT: The Health Ministry does not agree with a suggestion by the Rubber Industries Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) for the government to allow smallholders in the country to plant ketum to increase their income.

Harian Metro rolls out Mountain Bike Grand Prix mobile game

By Awaina Arbee - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 00:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Harian Metro has introduced a new mobile game, Mountain Bike Grand Prix (MBGP) introduced in conjunction with the 2016 Mountain Bike Grand Prix in Kulim, Kedah today.

New parking rates in KL effective tomorrow - Tengku Adnan

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 22:54

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the Federal Territories Ministry today set new parking rates according to three zones, effective tomorrow.

Vandals leave almost 60 cars scratched in Shah Alam

By DAWN CHAN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 22:25

SHAH ALAM: Police are on the hunt for vandals who damaged close to 60 cars parked outside SMK Taman Seri Muda on Wednesday.

National Anti-Drug Agency rejects suggestion to plant ketum commercially

By Sylvia Looi - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 22:19

IPOH: The National Anti-Drug Agency (NADI) has rejected suggestion by Risda to plant ketum commercially.

Ongkili to assume duties as PBS president with immediate effect

By Roy Goh - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 22:15

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili has been entrusted by the party's supreme council to carry out duties as the party president with immediate effect.

KTMB, world's first train service provider to obtain halal certificate

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 22:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) today made history by becoming the first train service provider in the world to obtain halal certificate for its electric train services (ETS).