PM Najib: Malaysia, EU may resume free-trade talks by end-2016

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

BERLIN: Malaysia and the European Union may resume the stalled free trade talks by the end of this year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.


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.

Religious officers should treat public with respect, compassion, says Sultan Nazrin

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:08

IPOH: Religious officers must be prudent while carrying out their duties amongst the public, said the Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.

KL man arrested for Facebook post insulting Johor royal family, sent to JB for remand

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:34

JOHOR BARU: Johor police have arrested a 25 year-old man in Kuala Lumpur for allegedly posting an insulting comment on Facebook against a member of the Johor royal family.

Economy, Syria top PM's agenda

By A. Jalil Hamid - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:18

BERLIN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrived here yesterday to kick off his three-day official visit to Germany with bilateral economic ties, Syria and security issues topping his discussions with German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel.

Kids used as diversion by drug dealer dad, major syndicate busted in raid

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:16

KOTA KINABALU: Police believe they have crippled a local drug syndicate with the arrest of three suspected dealers and the seizure of syabu weighing 503.56 grams in a raid here yesterday.

Employees must learn to relax, unwind

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Work-related stress is a growing concern in Malaysia as it has a significant impact on the health of employees, the productivity of organisations and the nation’s economy.

Employers must engage workers in addressing mental health

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Employers need to ensure that workplaces are both physically and mentally healthy for all employees.

Early detection for poor mental health a must

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Early detection of poor mental health and early treatment are important to prevent further complications and the  higher risk of developing mental illnesses, said Malaysian Mental Health Association deputy president Datuk Dr Andrew Mohanraj Chandrasekaran.

Housing project for settlers' children to be ready next year

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:01

BELOW are excerpts of an exclusive interview with Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad.

Helping young generation to own homes

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:01

THE welfare of 112,635 smallholders and their families has always been close to Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad’s heart.

Wembley Three to go ahead

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) is going ahead with the third phase of its real estate development in Wembley, London, in the United Kingdom.

PTPTN open for consultations with borrowers

By Bernama - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:25

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is always open for negotiations to all borrowers with difficulties in making repayments and strives to ease their burden.

Thief drives off with woman's car at petrol station

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:20

SETIU: A 35 year-old nurse’s vehicle was driven off by a thief at a petrol station near here on Sunday morning.

Dropping of suit over 1MDB shows allegations without merit - Azalina

By Bernama - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 08:41

KUALA LUMPUR: A minister said today the dropping of a class action suit by Matthias Chang and Datuk Husam Musa against companies and individuals in the United States over 1Malaysia Development Berhad showed that their allegations were of no merit and baseless.

College student pleads guilty to being Al-Qaeda member

By Bernama - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 00:58

KUALA LUMPUR: The first person charged with involvement with al-Qaeda activities in Malaysia pleaded guilty at the High Court here today on a charge of giving support to the terrorist group (Jund Al Aqsa) by becoming a member.

Shafie Apdal's new party to be unveiled next week

By Kristy Inus - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 23:54

PENAMPANG: The unveiling of the new party helmed by Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is expected to take place as early as next week.

Perlis' Paralympic heroes to get a terrace house each

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 23:20

KANGAR: The Perlis government today announced an incentive in the form of RM300,000 two-storey terrace house for Paralympics gold medalist Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi and Abdul Latif Romly.