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Agong, PM join over 10,000 Malaysians for Merdeka parade

By KOI KYE LEE - Monday, 31 August 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of Malaysians has thronged to Dataran Merdeka this morning to celebrate the Independence Day, a joyful and memorable occasion for the nation.

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Debt collector shot dead on flyover in Penang

By PREDEEP NAMBIAR - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:40

GEORGE TOWN: A 31-year-old debt collector was shot dead at the Udini flyover here today.

Umno, BN should take action against Tun M: Salleh

By KOI KYE LEE - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Appropriate action should be taken against former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who showed up at the two-day Bersih rally held at Dataran Merdeka over the weekend.

US keen to strengthen ties with Malaysia: Kerry

By B. SURESH RAM - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:11

KUALA LUMPUR: The United States is looking forward to continuing and expanding ties with Malaysia in the coming years.

A losing battle in Science vs Arts?

By AINA NASA - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Students continue to stream to the Arts rather than Science field and this imbalance has raised concern among academics, who say many students wrongly believe that science is not lucrative, difficult to learn and boring.

‘Attraction lies in exploring, discovering new things’

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The sheer thrill of discovery and exploration should be the biggest plus-point in attracting the younger generation to pursue science fields, says Dr Nor Haniza Sarmin of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

A night to remember at 15th Deaf Association’s gathering

By ADRIAN DAVID - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 09:53

KUALA TERENGGANU: The ballroom of Primula Beach Hotel was full of 500-odd people communicating in sign language at the 15th Terengganu Deaf Association’s gathering.

Pictures of Merdeka celebrations

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 09:19

It is a big day for Malaysians today, celebrating the country’s 58th Independence Day.

Google celebrates Merdeka with “teh-tarik” doodle

By B. SURESH RAM - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 09:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Google has created doodle in conjunction with the nation’s 58th National Independence.

Momentous night for Johoreans

By Halim Said - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 08:48

JOHOR BARU: It was a momentous Merdeka Eve 2015 celebration at Dataran Bandaraya here with 5,000 Johoreans thronging the square to celebrate the state-level Merdeka Day countdown last night.

Bersih observers’ attempt to force reporters to leave leads to heated argument

By NST TEAM - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 01:25

KUALA LUMPUR: A heated argument broke out between Bersih 4 rally security observers and a group of reporters near Dataran Merdeka here about 12.30am today.

Countdown and fireworks on 58th National Day

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 00:28

KUALA LUMPUR: The skies of the Bukit Jalil National Stadium was lit with colourful fireworks when midnight struck to mark Malaysia's 58th National Day.

Bersih 4: 27 police reports lodged

By NST TEAM - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 00:03

KUALA LUMPUR: City Police Chief Datuk Tajudin Md Isa said a total of 27 police reports were lodged throughout the two-day rally. 

Najib pledges not to let Malaysia fall

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 22:48

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight gave the undertaking that his administration will not let Malaysia fall, but will continue to develop the country so that it prospers on the world stage.

Prime Minister’s full National Day 2015 address (in Bahasa)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 21:50

Rakyat Malaysia Yang Dikasihi Sekalian,

Brunei border crossings operation hours extended

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 21:42

PUTRAJAYA : The Immigration Department will extend the closing operation for Sarawak - Brunei border crossings from 10pm to 12am, effective September 1.

RM 60,000 - RM70,000 homes for 2nd generation Felda settlers: Najib

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 19:31

KUALA NERUS: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak today announced that Felda’s second generation settlers could now buy a house to call their own for between RM60,000 and RM70,000.

BN component parties should settle internal problems: Zahid

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 18:29

IPOH: All Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties should settle their internal problems to help the coalition win big in the next general elections, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Bersih organisers don't care about people’s welfare

By ROSLI ZAKARIA - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 17:43

KUALA TERENGGANU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the organisers of the Bersih 4.0 rally do not care about the people’s welfare, nor do they care about developing the rural areas.

Bersih 4: Medical team member’s car damaged in early morning blaze

By NST TEAM - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 17:24

KUALA LUMPUR: A car that belongs to a Bersih 4 rally medical team member was badly damaged in a blaze at Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, here, about 5.30am today.

Bersih 4 supporters hold 'roadshow' in Penang

By PREDEEP NAMBIAR - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 16:46

BUTTERWORTH: Some 100-odd Bersih 4 supporters are on a 'roadshow' on mainland Penang today.

Indian president extends greetings on Malaysia’s national day

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 16:38

NEW DELHI: Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of Malaysia on its 58th National Day celebration.

Felda Sening wins RM1m cash for Felda Cheerfulness Village Award

By Zarina Abdullah - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 15:57

KUALA TERENGGANU: The spirit of togetherness and unity among villagers are the reasons why Felda Sening in Kota Tinggi, Johor, has emerged as the winner of Felda Cheerfulness Village Award 2015 (Anugerah Keceriaan Kampung Felda).

Health Ministry confirms two Bersih protesters down with acute gastroenteritis

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 15:44

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has confirmed two cases of acute gastroenteritis affecting Bersih 4 protesters as of 1.30pm today.

Bersih 4 affects preparation for Merdeka celebration

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 15:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Preparation for the National Day 2015 celebration in Dataran Merdeka has been affected by the staging of the Bersih 4 rally as the exit routes are obstructed by the protesters.

Salleh slams Sarawak Report editor for distorting the truth

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 15:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has slammed Clare Rewcastle Brown of Sarawak Report (SR) for maligning Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak while being interviewed by the UK-based Sky TV last night.

‘My Tok was tall, dark and handsome’

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 14:53

THE late Tunku Abdul Rahman is remembered for the rousing cheers of “Merdeka” and his eloquence as a speaker.

Stadium Merdeka soul of the nation

By ILI LIYANA MOKHTAR - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 14:48

TO many Malaysians, Stadium Merdeka embodies a singular moment in the nation’s history, when the first prime minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, punched the air with his fist seven times, shouting “Merdeka!”, during the declaration of independence on Aug 31, 1957.

Simple gesture of a nation of ‘one heart, one soul’

By ARMAN AHMAD - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 14:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Sometimes the simplest act borne out of thoughtfulness can galvanise a nation.

Nur Jazlan thankful for peaceful rally

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 14:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamad thanked Bersih 4 participants and the police on duty for the peaceful rally and for maintaining public order in the city centre yesterday.

Bersih 4: Sabah protesters disperse peacefully

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 13:55

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Bersih supporters dispersed peacefully at 12.05pm near Tamu KPD after police prevented them from marching further to the city centre.