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Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily

By Bernama - Tuesday, 24 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily, including 3,000 tonnes that is still fit for consumption and should not be discarded.

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DAP wants Amanah to contest in Sg Besar, not Pas

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 17:56

KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah is the "natural successor" to Pas in Pakatan, thus it makes more sense for them to contest in the Sungai Besar by-election, says DAP lawmaker Datuk Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz.

Upgrading of traffic management centre will cost RM2mil

By KOI KYE LEE - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 17:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is planning to improve and upgrade the coordination system in the Traffic Management Centre (TMC).

'Rebel' Kedah Umno branches do not represent Umno as a whole

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 17:45

KUALA LUMPUR: The 50 Umno branches in Kedah which submitted a motion of ‘no-confidence’ over Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak does not represent the party as a whole.

Rubber estate owner gets 1-day jail, RM15,000 for graft

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 17:27

KUANTAN: A rubber estate operator was sentenced to one day's jail and fined RM15,000 by the Sessions Court here today for bribing a National Parks officer in November last year.

Jobless youth sentenced to jail, fine over Low Yat phone theft

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 17:17

KUALA LUMPUR: Jobless youth Shahrul Anuar Abdul Azizi whose smartphone theft purportedly triggered a riot at Plaza Low Yat last year, was today sentenced to four months jail and RM1,000, in default one month's jail, by the magistrate's court.

PAS to unveil Sg Besar, K. Kangsar by-elections candidates on May 27

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 16:56

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas will announce its candidates for the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections on Friday night.

Timor Leste prepared to send maids to Malaysia

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Timor Leste is prepared to send its women to work as domestic maids in Malaysia if Indonesia plans to stop doing so.

Border Control Agency staff to be rotated every three, six months

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW AND MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:22

BUKIT KAYU HITAM: Officers and personnel under the Malaysian Border Control Agency (Aksem) will be rotated every six and three months, respectively, as a move to combat incidences of smuggling and human trafficking at the country's borders.

SPM: Education Ministry to determine if Msia ready for compulsory pass in English

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is setting up indicators to determine whether the country is prepared to implement the condition of a compulsory pass in English Language in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

Taskforce formed to probe sabotage in myIMMs implementation

By AZURA ABAS and HASHINI KAVISTHRI KANNAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:36

PUTRAJAYA: A taskforce has been formed to probe into a possible element of sabotage in the enforcement of the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs).

Three environmental NGOs get go-ahead to challenge Taman Rimba Ampang closure

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:26

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and two other environmental organisations got a High Court nod to challenge the closure of Taman Rimba Ampang to make way for the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE).

Probe begins on Komuter-ETS crash in Batang Kali

By KOI KYE LEE - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Investigations into the collision involving Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) Komuter train and an Electric Train Service (ETS) train near the Batang Kali Komuter station in Selangor has begun.

DAP MP gets 'zero-carbon' lesson from Wan Junaidi

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Climate change heated up the Dewan Rakyat today when Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar scolded an Opposition lawmaker for being ‘stupid’.

Sarawak Jakim man charged with falsifying claims

By ADIB POVERA - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:27

PETRA JAYA: A civil servant attached with the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) branch in Sarawak was charged at the Kuching Corruption Court here today with five counts of making false claims amounting to RM34,740.

Personal loan repayment fixed at 10 years to protect consumers

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said Bank Negara Malaysia had set a maximum 10 year-repayment period for personal loans to protect consumers.

Two men sentenced to death for fatally slashing victim

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:36

GEORGE TOWN: Two men were convicted and sentenced to death at the High Court today for murdering their friend five years ago.

PAC report on 1MDB had cleared Najib of wrongdoing, parliament told

By KOI KYE LEE - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:25

KUALA LUMPUR: The report by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had cleared Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak from any wrongdoing.

Man to hang after torching wife to death three years ago

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:22

GEORGE TOWN: A 42-year-old man was sentenced to the gallows today by the High Court for torching his wife to death three years ago.

Man crushed to death by fallen billboard

By Kelly Koh - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:05

MALACCA: A large "Don't Mess with Malacca" billboard collapsed and fatally crushed a motorcyclist along Jalan Limbongan here this morning.

Rivers may get bigger buffer zones

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: All rivers in the country, including those at serious risk of being severely polluted, will have a minimum buffer zone of 20m on both sides of the riverbank.

Keep land along rivers in natural state, says expert

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: River buffer zones must host native flora and function as habitats for fauna.

Foreign workers leaving Malaysia

By ALIZA SHAH AND FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The sectors that are heavily dependent on foreign labour can expect to be hit by another round of operational problems as more of these workers are quitting, packing up and leaving the country.

Basic knowledge of the law a necessity for married couples, says Siti Hasmah

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 01:25

TANJUNG MALIM: Married couples should have a knowledge of the law with regard to relationships in this country.

Pahang state assembly suspends opposition rep a day for criticising general elections

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 23:00

KUANTAN: Bilut State Assemblyman Chow Yu Hui was shown the door and suspended from attending the State Assembly sitting tomorrow after refusing to withdraw his criticism of the last general election.

Two UTM youths successfully reach the peak of Mt Everest

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 22:09

JOHOR BAHARU: Two youths from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, successfully scaled the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, at 11.45am local time, today.

Suspected drug dealer dies in shootout with police

By Audrey Dermawan - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 20:28

TASEK GELUGOR: A suspected drug dealer was killed in an exchange of fire with policemen in Ara Kuda here this evening.

Kudat Wanita Umno launches humanitarian effort for victims of squatter homes blaze

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:47

KUDAT: Skuad Sayang Wanita Umno Kudat has begun its relief operation for thousands of victims who lost their homes in a fire at Kampung Landung Ayang here this morning.

Man claims trial to molesting Burmese woman

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:20

KUALA LUMPUR: An administrative worker was charged at the magistrate’s court here today, with molesting a Burmese woman.

Sabotage in the implementation of MYIMMS: Zahid

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:17

IPOH: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said they believed that the enforcement of the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs) by the Immigration Department has been sabotaged.

Four illegal foreign workers detained in Sungai Petani

By EMBUN MAJID - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:08

SUNGAI PETANI: Four illegal foreign workers were detained by the Kedah Immigration Department under "Ops Ikrar" here on Sunday night.