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Ukraine president arrives in KL for three-day working visit

By Azura Abas - Thursday, 4 August 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived at the Perdana Putra Complex for his meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.

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Abd Halim Abd Majid, former press secretary to Zahid, dies

By SITI NURSURAYA ALI - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 21:58

KAJANG: Abdul Halim Abdul Majid, who was former press secretary to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, died today.

Government slams the brakes on ketum cultivation plans

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 21:17

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not allow the cultivation and distribution of ketum commercially, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Man jailed five months for beating up wife in fight over mistress

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 21:00

KUALA LUMPUR: A construction worker who assaulted his Filipina wife when they fought over his mistress, was today sent to jail for five months by the magistrate's court.

Man rushed to hospital for smoke inhalation after car catches fire

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 20:26

KUALA LUMPUR: A man had to be rushed to hospital for smoke inhalation after his vehicle caught fire in an incident along KM13.2 of the Maju Expressway today.

Headmistress transferred after allegedly driving teacher to suicide attempt

By C. Premananthini - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 20:23

SHAH ALAM: A Klang Tamil school headmistress has been temporarily transferred to the Selangor Education Department after being accused of driving one of her teachers to the brink of suicide.

Maintain Terengganu's political stability until next GE, says Zahid

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 20:10

BANGKOK: Political stability in Terengganu must be maintained until the next general election.

Muhyiddin's political party will get RoS approval if it fulfils all requirements

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 19:58

BANGKOK: Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the Registrar of Societies (RoS) will issue its approval for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s application for a new political party, provided it fulfils the necessary requirements.

Cross-border crime, counter-terrorism among key issues in Zahid's Thailand visit

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 19:50

BANGKOK: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's two-day working visit to Thailand will focus on five security issues set to be tackled by both Malaysian and Thai authorities.

Malaysia, Ukraine declare commitment to bring MH17 perpetrators to justice

By AZURA ABAS and FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 19:45

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Ukraine are committed to uncovering the truth about the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy, and to ensure that justice is served.

Police warn politicians, public against 'Gelombang Kuning' involvement

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 19:11

KUALA TERENGGANU: Nine police reports, including from the Terengganu palace, have been lodged following the discovery of ‘Gelombang Kuning’ (yellow wave) displays at four districts over the last 10 days.

Man gets jail for punching, threatening to kill wife who texted his mistress

By Bernama - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 19:10

KUALA LUMPUR: A father of five who punched and threatened to kill his wife for texting his mistress was sentenced to five months in jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today.

Sanusi's son resigns from Umno in support of Dr M's new party

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 19:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Akhramsyah Sanusi has resigned as an Umno member effective immediately in a show of commitment to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s upcoming new political party.

Online entrepreneur found stabbed to death in Penang apartment

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 18:52

GEORGE TOWN: An online entrepreneur was found dead with two stab wounds, at his apartment in Lebuh Sungai Pinang 7, Jelutong this afternoon.

Ukraine First Lady tours Permata Kurnia Centre

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 18:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Ukraine First Lady, Maryna Poroshenko, today toured the Permata Kurnia Centre, a platform providing pre-school education and early intervention for children with autism.

Sultan Nazrin graces Media Prima Aidilfitri open house

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 18:25

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah was the guest-of-honour at the Media Prima Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house today.

Scientific Expert Panel to be set up to strengthen disaster management

By Bernama - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 18:20

PUTRAJAYA: A Scientific Expert Panel (SEP) will be set up to advise and assist the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) to strengthen disaster management in Malaysia.

Rapist avoids jail after marrying victim

By AFP - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 17:56

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian man who raped a 14-year-old girl avoided being thrown in jail after he married the young victim, sparking calls from angry activists for legal reforms on Thursday.

Johor Datuk-ship to be stripped if recipients fail to attend Hari Hol events

By Rizalman Hammim - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 17:41

MERSING: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today warned those who had received the 'Datukship' from his late father that the award could be revoked if the individual fails to attend events in conjunction with 'Hari Hol' every year.

Zahid arrives in Bangkok for two-day working visit

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 17:25

BANGKOK: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has arrived in Bangkok for his two-day working visit.

Missing MATRADE manager found safe

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 17:13

KUALA LUMPUR: Ahmad Shazali Zakaria, an assistant manager at Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), who was reported as missing since July 30, was found safe at 3.30pm today.

DPM to make two-day working visit to Thailand today

By Bernama - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 16:18

BANGKOK: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will make a two-day working visit to Thailand beginning today which will enhance bilateral relations and cooperation between the two neighbours.

Rural, Regional Development Ministry says 'no' to commercial ketum planting

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 15:01

PUTRAJAYA: The Rural and Regional Development Ministry has decided to reject Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority’s (Risda) proposal to plant ketum on a commercial scale.

Security guard gets two months jail for drunken assault on own mother

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 14:58

KUALA LUMPUR: He inflicted pain on his mother by beating and hurting her and in the process, assaulted her dignity.

12th WIEF sets new record, says Tun Musa

By Lokman Mansor - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 14:53

JAKARTA: The 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), which ends today, has set a record for the biggest attendance since its inception, WIEF Foundation chairman Tun Musa Hitam said.

Dr M, two others not renewing bid to quiz PM Najib over lawsuit

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 14:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and two others would not renew their bid to question Datuk Seri Najib Razak over his alleged contradictory affidavit that backs his application to strike out a lawsuit linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue.

Unity in diversity shines during Syawal, says Najib

By Bernama - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 14:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the Aidilfitri celebration is proof of the uniqueness and advantage of Malaysians, who are united in diversity.

Ghazali Taib should resign as Exco, says Umno Terengganu Liaison information bureau chairman

By Bernama - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 14:31

KEMAMAN: Ajil state assemblyman Ghazali Taib has been advised by Umno Terengganu Liaison information bureau chairman Wan Abdul Hakim Tan Sri Wan Mokhtar to resign as state Exco.

Malaysian pilgrims advised to adhere to security measures during haj

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 14:06

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian pilgrims have been advised to adhere to security measures implemented by the Saudi government in light of recent terror attacks.

Strong stench behind water tank leads to discovery of human remains

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 13:49

KUALA LUMPUR: A strong stench emanating from behind a water tank in Batu Arang led to the discovery of charred human remains this morning.

Daesh eyes Southeast Asia as Mideast support declines - report

By Bernama - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 13:31

SINGAPORE: The self-styled terrorist group Islamic State, or ISIS, is growing its presence in Southeast Asia to make up for losing ground in Iraq and Syria, Ahmad El-Muhammady, an advisor to the Royal Malaysia Police on terrorist detainees Channel NewsAsia reported him as saying.