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Strong quake hits off Indonesia, people rush to high ground

By AP - Wednesday, 2 March 2016.

JAKARTA: A powerful, shallow earthquake hit off the southwestern coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami warning that sent islanders rushing to high ground. An official said the potential for a tsunami was small.

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Selangor Fire Department receives numerous calls over tremors

By C. Premananthini - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 23:29

SHAH ALAM: Several areas in Selangor experienced tremors due to an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 that hit Southwest of Sumatera, Indonesia around 9.49pm, today.

Sumatra quake: No tsunami threat to Malaysia

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 22:56

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no tsunami threat to Malaysia following a 7.9-magnitude earthquake which struck Sumatra this evening.

Sumatra quake tremors felt in Kota Baru

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 22:51

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(LATEST) Reports of deaths after 7.9 quake strikes off Indonesia

By Reuters - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 22:38

JAKARTA: A massive and shallow earthquake struck on Wednesday off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, and there were early reports of deaths.

Object found off Mozambique coast could be MH370 debris, says US report

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 21:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Investigators are examining an object found off Mozambique which could be debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Powerful 7.9 quake strikes off Sumatra, tsunami warning issued in Indonesia

By Reuters - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 21:34

JAKARTA: A powerful and shallow earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Counterfeit shoe syndicate busted in Batu Caves

By Hariz Mohd - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 21:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities seized 1,008 pair of counterfeit branded shoes during a raid at a warehouse in Batu Caves, near here, earlier today.

Police arrest four over murder of 20-year-old

By C. Premananthini - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 20:42

SHAH ALAM: Police have arrested four suspects believed to be involved in the murder of a 20-year-old man, last year.

Indian tourists should be allowed e-visas as well: Matta

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 20:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Following the launch of the electronic visa (e-visa) and electronic travel registration and information (ENTRI) for Chinese tourists, the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) calls for the same measure to be taken for Indian tourists in the near future.

Terengganu retains position as top STPM performer

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 19:48

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu has retained its position as the top STPM performer nationwide for the second consecutive year with a total of 15 STPM candidates scoring a CGPA of 4.00.

Malaysian employers urged to register on eMigrate system to recruit Indian workers

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 19:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Commission of India today urged Malaysian employers who seek to recruit Indian workers, to register in the Indian government’s eMigrate system.

Canteen operators should not take food safety and hygiene lightly

By AZURA ABAS and HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 18:45

PUTRAJAYA: Food operators in schools and hostels should not take the issue of food hygiene and safety lightly, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid today.

Kuala Pilah district police disposes of RM20,000 worth of drugs

By Amran Yahya - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 18:04

KUALA PILAH: The Kuala Pilah district police headquarters today disposed of 351.87g of various types of drugs worth RM20,429.

Robbers escape with RM22k cash and take CCTV for good measure

By TEOH PEI YING - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 17:49

SEREMBAN: Four armed robbers escaped with not only RM22,105 in cash from a medical centre, but also carted away its CCTV recorder for good measure.

Leading Sunnah Wal Jamaah scholar to hold programme in Ipoh

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 17:38

IPOH: A leading Sunnah Wal Jamaah scholar from Yemen, Al Habib Umar Hafiz will pay a visit and hold a programme here for two days on Wednesday and Thursday next week.

TM subscribers, here's why your Internet speed is sluggish right now

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 17:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) broadband subscribers may experience reduced Internet access speed at least until the end of the month due to a fault on the Asia Submarine Cable Express (ASE) system off Singapore.

STPM top scorer dreams of becoming a customs officer

By Azura Abas and Hashini Kavishtri Kannan - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 17:22

PUTRAJAYA: STPM top scorer Loke Chia Chien gave 100 per cent in class and refused to allow any distractions to detract him from chasing his dream of becoming a customs officer.

Increase in number of Johor STPM scorers with a perfect 4.0 CGPA

By Chuah Bee Kim - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 17:17

JOHOR BARU: There was an increase in the number of Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) students in Johor who scored a cumulative grade point average of 4.00 this year.

MMEA flies seven-month old baby on mercy flight from Kelantan to IJN

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 16:17

KUALA LUMPUR: A seven-month old baby was taken on a mercy flight, courtesy of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), for immediate examination and treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN) here today.

Religious teacher escapes gallows, gets to 20 years' jail for death of pupil

By Bernama - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 16:09

PUTRAJAYA: A religious teacher escaped the gallows after the Court of Appeal, here, today reduced his charge from murder to committing culpable homicide not amounting to murder of a seven-year-old pupil, five years ago.

Azman Ujang appointed Bernama chairman

By Bernama - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 15:33

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Azman Ujang has been appointed chairman of Bernama, the national news agency of which he was once the general manager and editor-in-chief.

Subra told to file defence statement over suit seeking his removal

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 15:18

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today ordered MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam to file his defence statement over a suit by former MIC strategic director K. Ramalingam and seven others, seeking the former’s removal.

STPM: Kedah records higher number of passes

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 15:01

JITRA: Kedah recorded an increase in the percentage of students who achieved full passes in last year's Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination.

STPM: Fewer candidates with CGPA 4.0 in Penang

By PRIYA PUBALAN - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 14:59

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A total of 26 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) candidates in Penang obtained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 last year, a dip of almost 50 per cent from the 50 in 2014.

Four charged with kidnapping of S'porean brothers [VIDEO]

By BALVIN KAUR - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 14:57

GEORGE TOWN: Four men were charged at a magistrate’s court here today with kidnapping two Singaporean businessmen last week.

KLIA Customs stop ivory, drug smugglers [VIDEO]

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 14:46

SEPANG: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Customs officers foiled three attempts to smuggle in ivory and drugs worth more than RM1.68 million in separate cases recently.

More flood evacuees return home in Sarawak

By Bernama - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 14:00

KUCHING: Twenty-one flood evacuees returned to their homes today from a relief centre in Serian, leaving only 10 people at the Kampung Koran community hall in the district.

Case closed for legal dispute between Pahang MB & Utusan

By KHAIRAH N.KARIM - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 13:54

KUALA LUMPUR: The legal dispute between Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd which became a landmark case yesterday, has been closed at the High Court.

STPM: 21 students score CGPA 4.0 in Pahang

By T.N. Alagesh - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 12:29

KUANTAN: A total of 21 Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) candidates in Pahang obtained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 last year compared to 24 candidates in 2014.