Furore over Pas bill is a 'big misunderstanding', says Najib

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL and ADRIAN LAI - Friday, 27 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional will reach a consensus on the need to strengthen the existing jurisdictions of the Syariah courts before making a decision on the matter, said its chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.


Police to quiz assemblyman over assault

By Bernama - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 20:18

ALOR SETAR: Kedah police will be questioning a state assemblyman over an assault case, a video clip of which has now gone viral on social media.

Do not sell food early during Ramadan

By Bernama - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 20:05

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) is seeking the cooperation of local authorities to advise restaurant operators and hawkers to not begin selling their food early in Ramadhan.

Emergency response drill on LDP tomorrow

By Bernama - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 19:48

KUALA LUMPUR: Lingkaran Trans Kota Sdn Bhd (Litrak), will hold emergency response drills at KM19 of Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) heading northwards to the Petaling Jaya Toll Plaza, on Saturday.

Tabling of Private Member's Bill is to strengthen syariah law, says Jamil Khir

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 19:18

PUTRAJAYA: The tabling of the Private Member’s Bill by Pas president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang is geared towards further strengthening the existing syariah law.

Top grads grab chance to learn subsea engineering know-how

By NST ONLINE - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 19:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The opportunity to gain a niche expertise does not come by easy, and six local engineering graduates did not squander the chance to learn advanced Subsea technologies in the oil and gas (O&G) industry when a programme was offered by multinational company, Aker Solutions.

Wahid Omar to end tenure as minister, Dewan Negara member on June 4

By Azura Abas - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 19:08

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar's tenure as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and as Dewan Negara member will end on June 4.

BN wants to carry Sarawak momentum into coming by-elections

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 19:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno hopes that Barisan Nasional's convincing victory in the recent Sarawak polls will provide the momentum needed to succeed in the coming elections.

Police foil fake MC syndicate

By Bernama - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 18:33

SEREMBAN: The Commercial Crime Division of the Seremban District Police Headquarters (IPD) foiled a fake medical leave certificate syndicate with the arrest of nine people to assist in investigations; including two women and four civil servants last week.

Malaysia will not acknowledge, entertain any claims on Sabah, says Foreign Ministry

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 18:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has reiterated its stand that it will not acknowledge or entertain any claims on Sabah.

MCA, MIC, SUPP, Gerakan lash out at tabling of 'hudud' bill

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 17:46

PUTRAJAYA: The tabling of the Private Member’s Bill by Pas president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang was not discussed with the Cabinet or the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council.

Police to probe claims of EC voters database sale

By Hariz Mohd - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 17:26

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will investigate a claim by a former Election Commision (EC) volunteer that he had sold confidential voters' details to various parties, including a person purportedly linked to the Dr Mahathir-Lim Kit Siang Declaration camp.

Foreign students make RM126k a month from illegal car rental service

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 17:23

PUTRAJAYA: Three foreign students were earning up to a whopping RM126,000 a month by running an illegal car rental service in Cyberjaya.

Kedah exco man quits MCA to protest against hudud bill issue

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 17:12

SUNGAI PETANI: Kedah state executive councillor Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong today announced his resignation from MCA, as a mark of protest against Pas' hudud bill issue.

Forget Sg Besar, K. Kangsar; Pas won't work with Pakatan anymore

By Bernama - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 16:47

MARANG: PAS is firm on its stand and will not negotiate with Pakatan Harapan to have the latter’s candidates be fielded in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-elections next month.

Hadi says DAP wants to be enemy of Islam

By Bernama - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 16:26

MARANG: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the action of DAP lawmakers disputing his tabling of a Private Member’s Bill in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday on the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 was unbecoming and showed that DAP wanted to be enemies with Islam.

Tengku Sariffuddin calls for probe on WSJ for taking sides in Malaysia's politics

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 16:14

PUTRAJAYA: An investigation must be carried out against The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for taking sides in Malaysia’s politics and internal affairs, said the prime minister's press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad.

Sabah never recognised or acknowledged any claim on the state

By Bernama - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 16:00

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has never recognised or acknowledged any claim by the Philippines or any other quarter on the state, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman today.

Vivian Lee jailed six months for 'bak kut teh Ramadan' Facebook post

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 15:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee May Ling, the ex-girlfriend of former sex blogger Alvin Tan's, was today sentenced to six months jail for sedition over the 'bak kut teh Ramadan' Facebook posting in 2013.

'Tun M should set up own political party with 1.2 million-strong supporters'

By Chuah Bee Kim - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 14:59

JOHOR BARU: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad have been urged to set up his own political party with the 1.2 million supporters that he has from the Lim Kit Siang-Mahathir Declaration.

RM1.4 million worth of liquor seized from containers in Kuantan Port

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 13:59

KUANTAN: The state Customs Department seized liquor worth RM1.4 million involving RM15.2 million in unpaid duty and taxes.

Hadi says it again: Non-Muslims shouldn't fear hudud

By SIM BAK HENG - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 13:45

MARANG: Pas president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang reiterated today that non-Muslims need not fear the implementation of hudud law as the law are meant only for followers of Islam.

Teen sentenced to 12 years jail for planning terror attacks in Msia

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:26

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today sent a juvenile offender to 12 years jail for his role in planning terror attacks on government buildings, entertainment outlets and nightclub.

Khir Toyo: I've not even thought about contesting Sungai Besar

By Veena Babulal - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:25

KLANG: Former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo is free following his release from parole today.

Police to record Tun M's statement over Agong house arrest claim

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are waiting for the right time to record a statement from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his allegation that the government had placed the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and other Rulers under house arrest.

Policeman, daughter killed in hit and run

By Kristy Inus - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 11:55

KOTA KINABALU: A policeman and his daughter were killed when a car rammed the motorcycle they were on, in front of the Kota Kinabalu Polytechnic, Sepanggar here.

Situation back to normal at KLIA

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 11:42

SEPANG: The situation at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has returned to normal as one of its aerotrains is now up and running.

Malacca Yang Di-Pertua Negeri sworn in for 4th term

By Roshidi Abu Samah - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 11:20

MALACCA: Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, 79, was sworn in as the Yang Di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca for the fourth term at the Dewan Seri Negeri here today.

Proposal to amend National Forestry Act in final review - Wan Junaidi

By Bernama - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 00:27

KEPONG: The proposed amendments to the National Forestry Act 1984 will be tabled in Parliament by early next year, says Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Woman dies after car rams into back of lorry

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 23:28

SIK: A 48-year-old woman died after a car she was travelling in rammed into the back of a stalled lorry at Jalan Jeneri - Padang Chicak this evening.

Jordan celebrates 70th independence day anniversary

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 23:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 500 people attended the 70th anniversary celebration of the independence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.