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Wahid Omar is new PNB chairman

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Friday, 29 July 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar has been appointed as the new chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) effective Aug 1.

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Young Malaysian entrepreneurs told to grab opportunities offered by Asean business community

By Farah Adilla - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 15:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Young Malaysian entrepreneurs, especially those from small and medium enterprises (SMEs), have been urged to grasp the opportunities offered by the Asean business community and continue contributing towards the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and exports.

Solar panels a boon for the poor

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 15:10

KANGAR: THE homes of 20 less fortunate in Pauh, Perlis, installed with solar panels, have been a source of income to the occupants.

Missing teen turns up dead a day later at Langkawi beach

By EMBUN MAJID - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:57

LANGKAWI: The body of a 17-year old beach boy who had fallen off a jetski off the shores of Pantai Chenang, was found at Tanjung Mali here, more than 14 hours after he went missing.

AG's decision on PM Najib cannot be questioned in court'

By HIDIR REDUAN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:46

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General's (AG) absolving the Prime Minister of wrongdoing in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue cannot be questioned in court, the High Court was told.

Near midair collision: AirAsia X says its pilots followed air traffic control instructions

By NST ONLINE - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:23

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X today maintained that its pilots had followed instructions by the Collangatta airport Air Traffic Control, prior to a near midair collision with a Jetstar passenger aircraft in Queensland yesterday.

Wahid Omar: PNB appointment is very meaningful to me

By NST ONLINE - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, set to assume chairmanship of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) on Aug 1, today paid tribute to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as well as his predecessor over his appointment.

Fifteen illegal immigrants detained in Sungai Petani immigration swoop

By EMBUN MAJID - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:53

SUNGAI PETANI: Fifteen illegal immigrants working at an electrical wire factory at Bakar Arang Industrial Area were detained for various offences under Ops Mahir on Thursday night.

Perak siblings test negative for diphtheria

By Sylvia Looi - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:48

IPOH: Two siblings, who had been admitted to the Seri Manjung Hospital over suspected diphtheria infection, have been cleared of the disease.

PM Najib joins thousands at Wanita Umno Aidilfitri open house

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak joined thousands of people at Wanita Umno's Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house held at the Putra World Trade Centre here, today.

Ustaz detained for alleged abuse of three boys

By EMBUN MAJID - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:26

SUNGAI PETANI: Police have picked-up a 27-year-old man from Kuala Kurau, Perak to facilitate investigations into an alleged student abuse case involving three boys at a private religious school here.

Sheila Majid's ex-clerk jailed four years for misusing RM90k from singer's company

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:35

KUALA LUMPUR: A former clerk to songstress Datuk Sheila Majid was sentenced to four years jail by the Sessions Court for misusing RM90,000 belonging to the artiste's entertainment production company.

Malaysian suffers stroke in London, family hit by £46,000 hospital bill

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:29

LONDON: Mohamad Sahar Mhd Noor, 57, was looking forward to a family Hari Raya reunion as well as to witness his daughter’s graduation in London.

Jetstar, AirAsia planes narrowly avoid collision at Australian airport

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:38

SYDNEY: A Jetstar and an AirAsia plane came dangerously close to a midair collision after taking off from the Gold Coast, China’s Xinhua news agency reported Australian authorities as saying.

Three policemen detained for taking RM300 from sales assistant

By NST ONLINE - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:23

KOTA KINABALU: Three policemen were detained last night following a complaint lodged by a sales assistant, who claimed that he had to pay RM300 to avoid arrest.

RTD to integrate system with SPAD, police

By Sylvia Looi - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:17

IPOH: The Road Transport Department (RTD) will integrate its system with police and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to allow sharing of information among the three enforcement agencies.

Actor's wife among 28 immigration personnel held

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 08:44

KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of a popular actor was among 28 immigration department personnel detained for alleged involvement in a human trafficking syndicate, said deputy inspector-general of police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

Girl tries to burn house down after being grounded for two days

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 00:17

KUALA LUMPUR: A 16-year-old girl decided to set fire to her home at Taman Desa Setapak today, after being grounded for two days.

Religious school denies involvement in alleged student abuse

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:56

SUNGAI PETANI: A private religious school here has denied involvement in an alleged student abuse by one of its teachers.

Azmin: PKR needs time to decide on Penang snap polls

By DAWN CHAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:24

SHAH ALAM: As DAP kicks its heels waiting for a decision from PKR whether it is agreeable to snap polls in Penang, PKR's deputy president has yet to provide an indication any which way.

Plantation caretaker gets revenge on banana thief

By ADRIAN DAVID - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:02

BESUT: A banana thief, who had slashed a plantation caretaker when confronted, was in turn slashed when he returned to steal the fruit the next day.

Turkish ambassador to Malaysia warns of threat posed by FETO network

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 22:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Turkish ambassador to Malaysia Basak Turkoglu today advised all nations with diplomatic ties, warning them of the threat posed by the Fethullah Gulen-linked network.

Aseanapol members sign landmark protocol, 10 years in the making

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 22:02

PUTRAJAYA: In a historic development today at the 36th Aseanapol Conference, delegates from all 10 countries signed the Communication and Coordination Protocol for Crisis Management (ACCPCM), bringing to a close 10 years of discussions.

More than 60,000 guests to attend Pekan Hari Raya open house

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 21:38

PEKAN: Guests attending the Pekan constituency Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at Taman Tasik Sultan Abu Bakar here on Saturday will be spoilt for choice as there will be 165 stalls serving food on that day.

'Open car door' leads police to robbers on crime spree

By ISKANDAR SHAH MOHAMED - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:58

SHAH ALAM: What started off as a simple mystery involving a car door left open near a restaurant, led police to three robbers on a crime spree.

No need for rallies to come under NSC Act, says IGP

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:40

PUTRAJAYA: There is no need for rallies to be monitored under the National Security Council Act.

Banker falls to his death at Menara Southern Bank

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:10

KUALA LUMPUR: A senior banker fell to his death from the fifth floor of Menara Southern Bank in Bukit Damansara here today, police said.

Homedec returns to Johor tomorrow

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:00

JOHOR BARU: The Home Decor and Design Exhibition (Homedec) returns to Johor tomorrow, featuring 400 booths and 140 home furnishing and designs companies, at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre, here.

Family tragedy: Cousins drown while swimming in Caka waterfalls

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 19:42

SETIU: A family picnic ended in tragedy when two cousins drowned at the Caka 2 waterfalls near Ulu Seladang today.

He does it again! After smashing 100m, Khairul breaks 200m SUKMA record

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 19:31

KUCHING: Malaysia’s new sprint king Khairul Hafiz Jantan who had smashed the national 100m record yesterday continued his record breaking feat by smashing the 14-year-old 200m SUKMA record in the semifinals, here today.

IGP tells Risda: Seek Health Ministry approval before embarking on ketum project

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 19:12

PUTRAJAYA: Police have urged the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) to conduct thorough research before embarking on cultivating 'ketum' on a commercial scale.