Netizens flay the Opposition for their 'uncivil' Parliament walkout

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Saturday, 22 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Netizens have criticised the opposition for their walkout stunt at the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, describing them as being foolish and childish.


Media Prima journos bag seven honours in Kenyalang Journalism Awards 2016

By ADIB POVERA - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 23:29

KUCHING: Media Prima Bhd (MPB) journalists came out tops in the Kenyalang Journalism Awards 2016, winning seven awards in numerous categories at the ceremony, held at the Hilton Hotel today.

Entertainment guideline needed to ensure Muslims don't stray, says Jamil Khir

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 22:48

MALACCA: A guideline on entertainment is crucial to ensure Muslims do not go beyond what is permitted by their religion, especially in the face of a borderless world.

Magnitude 4.1 quake hits Indonesia's Tarakan, tremors felt in Tawau

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 22:40

KUALA LUMPUR: A weak earthquake, measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, occurred in Tarakan, Indonesia, at 7.51pm today.

Police report lodged over wire trap, minor injuries to patrol member, says Kesas

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 22:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Kesas Sdn Bhd has lodged a police report over the attempt to trap motorcyclists using the motorcycle lane along the Shah Alam Expressway (LSA) early yesterday morning.

Govt committed to help the Indian community, says DPM

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 20:29

BAGAN DATOH: The government remains committed to help eradicate poverty and the problem of school dropouts in the Indian community, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Sabah joint ops net 40 illegal immigrants, some with suspicious-looking documents

By Awang Ali Omar - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 20:23

SANDAKAN: More than 100 personnel from various Sabah-based enforcement agencies rounded up 40 illegal immigrants in a half-day operation in Kampung Mangkalinau, Batu 3, here today.

Parliament walkout: Pas 'more civilised' than Pakatan Harapan, says Mahdzir Khalid

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 20:18

SUNGAI PETANI: Pas members of parliament (MPs) have proven themselves to be more civilised and professional than other opposition MPs, as they remained seated during the tabling of 2017 Budget by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.

Halal Development Corp calls for Bumiputera entrepreneurs to venture into the booming halal industry

By INTAN BAHA - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 20:04

IPOH: The 2017 Budget will not only empower Bumiputera entrepreneurs but also spur the development of the country’s halal industry.

Azmin: We walked out because 2017 Budget failed to address fundamental issues

By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 19:42

KUALA LANGAT: PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has defended Opposition MPs' walkout during the 2017 Budget presentation in Dewan Rakyat on Friday, saying that they had listened enough of it.

Bittersweet moment for father of late UPM graduate

By ARFA YUNUS - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 19:13

KUALA LUMPUR: All she needed was just four more days. In that short time-frame, Maizulina Zulkeply could have personally accepted her Master’s Degree scroll.

Car lands in ditch, kills 71-year-old woman

By Hariz Mohd - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 18:51

SUNGAI BESAR: A 71-year-old woman was killed and another three injured in a road accident in Pasir Panjang this afternoon.

Van from Jelajah Malaysia convoy, involved in early morning accident

By SIM BAK HENG - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 18:23

KEMAMAN: A Jelajah Malaysia van was involved in an accident at KM127.7 Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kuantan at 8.40am today.

Defence Ministry to optimise 2017 Budget allocation by investing more in assets

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 18:10

SEMPORNA: The Defence Ministry will optimise allocation from the 2017 Budget by adding more assets and maintaining the seabasing in the waters off Semporna.

Youth NGO reaches out to Orang Asli tribe, warns of dangers of extremism, drugs

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 17:42

GRIK: Youth in an Orang Asli community in a remote area of Kampung Aman Damai, Banding, were paid a visit today by Kesateria Muda Keselamatan (KMK), an NGO founded by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Dr Seri Zahid Hamidi, which operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

439 participants of Tube 3.0 end entrepreneurship training

By INTAN BAHA - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 17:33

IPOH: A total of 439 participants of Tunas Usahawan Belia Bumiputera (TUBE) 3.0 completed their training programme today, receiving grants at the Rural Transformation Centre Gopeng, today.

Leaders come and go in politics, it's time to accept the fact that Shafie has changed path: Umno VP Hishammuddin

By Kristy Inus - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 17:14

SEMPORNA: It is time for Semporna Umno members to accept the fact that Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has changed his path and is no longer with the party.

Noh Omar: Banks should provide full housing loans

By FERNANDO FONG - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 17:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Banks should consider providing full housing loans to homebuyers – particularly first-timers – to help tackle the problem of end-financing.

Back-to-hostel visit for more than 200 Old Frees

By BALVIN KAUR - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 16:53

GEORGE TOWN: Some 200 Penang Free School old boys had a chance to relive their younger days during a visit to the school’s hostel today.

Paragliding operator falls into sea during ride, feared drowned

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 16:40

PORT DICKSON: A paragliding operator is feared drowned after he fell into the sea near Batu 1 here this morning.

Nine houses, shophouses, completely destroyed in midnight blaze

By RAMLI IBRAHIM - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 16:19

GUA MUSANG: About 20 people from eight families lost all their belongings when a fire swept through nine houses and shophouses at Kampung Pulai at midnight last night.

Death of King Bhumibol felt by all in Southeast Asia, says Najib

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:52

BANGKOK: The death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is felt not only by the people in Thailand but also throughout the Southest Asian region, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Khairy questions walkout, says Opposition has ample time to complain 2017 Budget

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:45

SUNGAI PETANI: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has described the opposition's walkout protest during the tabling of 2017 Budget by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday as unprofessional.

UN named Wonder Woman as ambassador for gender equality

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:31

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations on Friday named the fictional superhero Wonder Woman as its new honorary ambassador for gender equality amid protests criticizing the character not a qualified spokesperson for women and girls, China's Xinhua news agency reports.

IGP sticks to his guns, defends police action over 'mistaken identity' arrest

By ARFAH YUNUS - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has again defended the force’s action in a raid against suspected robbers near the Serdang Hospital earlier this month.

Rectifications underway, disrupted fuelling services at klia2 expected to be resolved soon

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:23

SEPANG : The disrupted hydrant fuelling services at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) are being rectified in stages and are expected to be resolved soon.

R&D fund will boost image of higher learning institutions, says Idris Jusoh

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:16

KOTA KINABALU: A sum of RM400 million allocation for research works and upgrading of broadband services in public universities will further elevate the reputation of higher learning institutes, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

New tax reduction scheme will help address lay offs, says MEF

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The new income tax scheme designed for companies starting next year will hopefully address retrenchment issues in the country, said Malaysia Employers Federation (MEF).

Opposition MPs turned their backs on people by walking out, says PM Najib

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition lawmakers have "disrespected the people" by walking out of the Dewan Rakyat during the tabling of the 2017 Budget, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Temporary balloon ban at official functions, Terengganu MB to decide after police investigation

By SIM BAK HENG - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:58

KUALA TERENGGANU: The use of balloons either as decorative items or an opening gimmick will temporarily be banned in all official functions with immediate effect.

AirAsia's Tony wins EY Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:36

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia co-founder and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has won the EY Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for his contribution to the region.