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Liow to meet PM to get BN stand on Private Member's Bill

By JUNE MOH - Sunday, 29 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai will be meeting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to convey MCA members' concerns over Pas' Private Member's Bill.

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Wan Junaidi slams Palanivel on land exploitation in Cameron Highlands

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 17:56

LANGKAWI: Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today slammed Datuk Seri G. Palanivel for not doing anything about illegal land exploitation in Cameron Highlands when he was the minister in charge.

DPM Zahid arrives in Tokyo for 5-day working visit

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 17:34

TOKYO: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived here Sunday to begin a five-day working visit to Japan, aimed at fostering greater bilateral relations with the world’s third largest economy.

Man sought in connection with offensive online posting against Johor royalty

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 17:30

JOHOR BARU: Police are looking for a 30-year-old postal clerk to assist its investigation into a case involving offensive remarks posted on social media against the Johor royalty.

Candidate's absence from campaigning is not an issue, says Khairy

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 16:40

KUALA KANGSAR: The absence of the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid during the campaign for the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election, should not be made an issue by any party, including the opposition.

Making batik the traditional way

By SIM BAK HENG - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 16:14

MARANG: FERVENT batik fabric maker Ibrahim Omar, 73, has a small “museum” featuring more than 200 batik copper stamps at his home.

Three fined RM16,500 each for taking agarwood from forest reserve

By Halim Said - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 15:45

KOTA TINGGI: Three Indonesian men were fined RM16,500 each by the Kota Tinggi Sessions Court here today for possession of agarwood (gaharu) and also for entering the Mersing forest reserve without a valid permit.

Three new boats to boost marine park patrols

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 15:40

LANGKAWI: The Marine Park Department received three new boats to boost enforcement and patrols at the Pulau Payar Marine Park here today.

No, I don't have a stroke, says Pandikar on health rumours

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 15:30

PETALING JAYA: Rumours claiming that Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia is undergoing major surgery following a stroke, are false.

Subra to resign from Cabinet if 'hudud' enters legal system

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 15:05

SUBANG: MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam will resign from the Cabinet if efforts to stop hudud law from making its way into the country's legal system fails.

Mercy beyond borders

By SUZANNA PILLAY - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 14:48

COMPASSION: Shifting from crisis response to taking preemptive measures in managing risks is necessary and exemplified by the work of Mercy Malaysia.

Petrol station attendant arrested for molesting female customer

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 14:09

KOTA KINABALU: A 36-year-old woman had asked for a petrol station attendant to help her fill up her car. But what she didn't count on was for the man to end up molesting her.

Next stage of Langkawi Tourism Blueprint to be unveiled tonight

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:50

LANGKAWI: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to unveil the second phase of the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint tonight.

Malaysia to take advice from IOC, WHO on Zika

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will only follow the advice from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the Zika virus issue that hit the Olympic Games host country, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Singaporeans launch petition against 'Chinese helicopter' in Oxford dictionary

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:14

KUALA LUMPUR: A Singaporean freelance writer and translator Goh Beng Choo, 64, on Monday launched an online petition to have the term "Chinese helicopter" removed from the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), Singapore's The Straits Times reported yesterday.

Rival MIC groups square off in hotel at party's EGM

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:07

SUBANG: MIC's extraordinary general meeting (EGM) was disrupted when a group of people, allegedly supporters of former president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel caused a ruckus outside the hall.

Penang waters believed to be affected by oil spill

By BALVIN KAUR - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:04

GEORGE TOWN: The black, slimy residue spotted along the waters of the north coast of Penang island early yesterday is believed to be an oil spill.

Sultan Johor visits his former headmaster, takes him out for nasi kandar

By Audrey Dermawan - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:21

GEORGE TOWN: A teacher and student reunion is more often than not a special occasion.

Counselling can save a lot of heartache, says patient

By FERNANDO FONG - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:12

AFTER a 10-year gap, Sumathi (not her real name) was surprised that she started “menstruating” again at the age of 47.

Fire destroys 44 cars at Seremban workshop

By TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:05

SEREMBAN: A total of 44 cars were destroyed when fire completely razed a workshop in Kampung Ribu, Kuala Sawah, here last night.

Man detained to help investigation on insulting TMJ via Facebook

By Bernama - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:38

JOHOR BARU: Police detained a man in Selangor, last night, to assist in the investigation on a case on insulting the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, via the social website Facebook.

'Jaga kereta' boys nabbed, to face charge of extorting from motorists

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 00:16

KUALA LUMPUR: The Road Transport Department (RTD) nabbed nine 'jaga kereta' boys who extorted money from motorists in a special operation on Saturday.

PAC denies WSJ report

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 23:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Public Affairs Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin today denied that the owner of Good Star Limited is Low Taek Jho or Jho Low as stated by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) by linking a Bank Negara Malaysia letter to the committee.

Zahid: Former leaders should know when their time is up

By Nik Imran Abdullah and T.N. Alagesh - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 23:36

KUANTAN: Those who have passed their time as leaders should allow the current leadership to run Umno, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said tonight.

UNESCO recognition proves Malaysia is on right track

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:22

PUTRAJAYA: UNESCO's recognition of Malaysia's achievement in various sectors has proven that the country's principles of inclusiveness is steering it on the right path towards development.

Mara's business developments should not be seen as a racial agenda

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:19

KANGAR: The establishment or development of any entity initiated by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) should not be questioned by any party, let alone be labelled as one-sided with racist motives, said Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Clinics, hospitals urged to lookout for suspect with gunshot wounds

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:04

KAJANG: Selangor police have urged clinics and hospitals in the state to alert the police immediately if any foreign man seeks treatment for gunshot wounds.

It's not hudud, says Hadi on Private Member's Bill

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 19:55

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas' Private Member's Bill tabled in Parliament is not meant to introduce hudud law in Kelantan but only to expand the range of punishments that can be imposed in the Syariah Courts.

Queen launches commemorative coins for 100th anniversary of Girl Guides Association

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 19:42

LANGKAWI: Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah today launched commemorative coins issued by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in conjunction with 100th anniversary of the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia (GGAM).

Media should not confuse the public, says Salleh

By Bernama - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 19:38

KOTA KINABALU: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak reminded local media practitioners to deliver information accurately and not to confuse the people.

Chinese designer bags top honours at Floria Putrajaya 2016

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 19:10

PUTRAJAYA: Floral designer, Pan Lei from China bagged the prestigious Royal Floria Putrajaya International Cup 2016 at the annual Floria Putrajaya this year.