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Why Penang's sudden change of heart from undersea tunnel to a third bridge?

By NST - Tuesday, 24 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP-led Penang government must explain why it has suddenly and “very readily” dropped the undersea tunnel project in favour of a third bridge.

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Man claims trial to firearm, ammo possession charge while driving footballer's truck

By Halim Said - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:25

JOHOR BARU: A 34-year old man claimed trial at the Johor Baru Sessions Court today to two counts of illegal possession of a revolver and 30 bullets found during police checks at the North-South Expressway Kempas exit on May 15.

Philippine fishermen had encroached into Msian waters, clarifies Foreign Ministry

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:21

KUALA LUMPUR: The three Philippine fishermen detained by the Royal Malaysian Navy earlier this month, had encroached into Malaysian waters.

1MDB: We have fully paid off Bank Negara fine

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:18

KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) today announced that it has made full payment of a fine imposed on it by the central bank.

Msia, Indonesia, Philippines to draft SOP on maritime security in Sulu Sea

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:15

KUALA LUMPUR: A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on maritime security in the Sulu Sea is expected to be established during a trilateral technical meeting between Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia tomorrow.

BN to field only winnable, likeable candidate for Sg Besar

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:09

PUTRAJAYA: Barisan Nasional (BN) will only field a winnable and likeable candidate for the Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Acid spill causes scare at Bayan Baru factory

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:44

GEORGE TOWN: Workers at a Bayan Baru factory had a scare this morning when hydrochloric acid leaked from a tank and spilled over onto the factory’s compound.

Exco to discuss deadly collapse of 'Don't Mess With Melaka' billboard

By Kelly Koh - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:37

MALACCA: The state exco will discuss the issue of a ‘Don't Mess With Melaka’ billboard which collapsed and killed a motorcyclist on Tuesday.

M'sia invited to become board member of Standards & Metrology Institute for Islamic countries

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:34

ISTANBUL: Malaysia, which is recognised for spearheading global halal standards, has scored another first as it has been invited to join the board of directors of the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC).

ASEAN+3, EAS ties crucial to boost education: Mahdzir

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:28

PETALING JAYA: Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said today it is crucial for ASEAN+3 to establish a partnership with East Asia Summit (EAS) countries to expand cooperation in education beyond the ASEAN region.

Court upholds Anwar's RM200k damages award

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:18

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today upheld an order for Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd to pay RM200,000 in damages to former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in a defamation suit.

Tourism Msia boss to know fate on May 30 over alleged Beijing outburst

By FERNANDO FONG - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:57

KUALA LUMPUR: The fate of Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong, following his reported outburst at a tourism fair abroad recently, will be decided after May 30.

Education ministry committed to maintain low dropout rate among Indian pupils

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:05

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is committed to maintaining a low dropout rate among Indian students by ensuring that these teenagers stay in school.

Man caught at Kota Kinabalu airport with RM3.5 million worth of drugs

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:55

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Customs Department seized over 6kg of syabu following the arrest of a 34-year-old man at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport here, last weekend.

Horse falls into drain, gets rescued by firemen

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:26

KUALA LUMPUR: A team of firemen today rescued a horse that fell into a two-metre deep drain in Taman Pinggiran Putra, Seri Kembangan here.

Two boys drown while swimming in Kuala Kemaman

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:22

KEMAMAN: Two boys drowned while swimming at the Bukit Belah beach in Kuala Kemaman, yesterday.

Cancellation of undersea tunnel will cause hefty loss to Penang govt

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 01:01

GEORGE TOWN: The cancellation of a proposed undersea tunnel will result in a hefty loss to the Penang government, said Penang MCA liaison committee secretary Dr Tan Chuan Hong.

Storm wreaks havoc in Besut

By SIM BAK HENG - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 00:35

BESUT: A storm slammed into the district here this evening, uprooting several trees in Kampung Bukit Tanah, Tembila.

Ipoh school canteen shut down after 29 pupils suffer food poisoning

By Sylvia Looi - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 23:30

IPOH: A primary school canteen here has been ordered to close for two weeks beginning yesterday after 29 of its pupils came down with food poisoning.

Shabery wants Pas and Amanah to contest in Sungai Besar

By DAWN CHAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 22:54

SABAK BERNAM: Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek hopes that Pas and its splinter party, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) will contest against each other in the upcoming Sungai Besar by-election.

World War 2 bomb found in drain near Semenyih Sentral

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 22:34

KUALA LUMPUR: A 49-year-old contractor discovered an inactive World War 2 bomb while cleaning a drain near Semenyih Sentral here this afternoon.

Car washer found guilty of murdering fishmonger

By Chong Chee Seong - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 21:56

MUAR: The High Court here today sentenced a car washer to death after he was found guilty of murdering a fishmonger about two years ago.

Ferry rams into Dataran Lang perimeter following strong waves

By Hamzah Osman - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 20:18

LANGKAWI: The heavy rain and strong wind which occurred this afternoon damages numerous public facilities including advertisement boards and fences at Dataran Lang here.

Esscom nets 66 illegal immigrants in massive operation

By Kristy Inus - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:40

LAHAD DATU: A total of 66 illegal immigrants were rounded up during the Ops Gasak 5 at three separate squatter areas here today.

Company awarded only RM500k out of RM148 million claim

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:24

KUALA LUMPUR: A company only managed to get RM50,000 out of nearly RM148 million it claimed was owed by the Port Klang Authority (PKA) over corporate advisory service fees linked to the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ).

'RM500k fine a pittance for illegal loggers'

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:07

KUALA LUMPUR: Lipis Member of Parliament Abdul Rahman Mohamad said a fine of RM100,000 to RM500,000 is nothing to those who carry out illegal logging.

Kadir Gang remnants arrested in Johor

By Halim Said - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:01

JOHOR BARU: Three men aged between 26 and 42 were arrested by police today for their alleged involvement in a spate of armed robberies in Kota Tinggi recently.

Man dies in lorry-car collision in Dungun

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 18:59

DUNGUN: A 49-year-old man was killed when the lorry he was traveling in was rammed by a car near Kampung Air Hitam, here yesterday.

Penang again appeals to Works Minister for third bridge approval

By Audrey Dermawan - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 18:58

GEORGE TOWN: Penang has again appealed to Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof to give approval in principle, subject to Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) approval, for the third bridge project.

Illegal farmers are back in Cameron, barely a year after Ops Gading

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 18:55

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Illegal farmers have returned to Cameron Highlands, barely a year after the authorities had launched a massive joint operation to curb illegal farming and land encroachment here.

Evicted farmers from Cameron Highlands can seek state government help

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 18:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Small farmers in Cameron Highlands who are evicted from their farms can seek help from the state for resettlement purposes, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.