Joint Federal-Selangor govt task force formed to tackle river pollution

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Wednesday, 26 October 2016.

SHAH ALAM: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry and the Selangor state government have agreed to form a joint task force to tackle river pollution in the region.


Terengganu preps for year-end floods, RM5 million allocated

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 19:03

KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government here has allocated a total of RM2 million in preparations for the floods this year.

5 palm oil mills fined for failure to obtain fire certs

By MOHD RIZAL ABDULLAH - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 18:41

MIRI: Five palm oil mills have been slapped with a fine between RM1,200 and RM2,000 by the magistrate’s court here today for the failure to obtain fire certificates from the Fire and Rescue Department.

PAM says building safety of utmost importance, maintenance culture needs to be improved

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 18:13

ALOR STAR: The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) today urged all owners and occupants of private, commercial and public buildings to immediately check on the safety of their buildings.

DOSH: 'Exploding' escalator likely due to wear and tear

By LAILI ISMAIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 18:04

KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Dosh) has attributed that wear and tear to be the cause behind the 'explosion' of an escalator at Pandan Kapital shopping mall in Pandan Indah yesterday.

Woman attacked by father-in-law, possibly with a meat cleaver

By EMBUN MAJID - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 18:00

ALOR STAR: A 42-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was attacked by her father-in-law at their house in Taman Selayang here.

Sabah graft probe: Another 10 released

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:32

KOTA KINABALU: Ten people have been released from remand by the Magistrate court here today, pending investigations into the Sabah Water Department’s multi-million ringgit graft scandal.

Dec 1 remention for Sanjeevan's fake degree case

By Bernama - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:29

KUALA LUMPUR: The magistrate's court here today set Dec 1 for remention of Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan's fake academic qualification case.

Water in electrical socket led to scare at Sultanah Aminah Hospital today, say police

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:26

JOHOR BARU: Water seeping into an electrical socket caused sparks at the under-renovation operation theatre at Sultanah Aminah Hospital, here at 1.40pm today.

Wildlife conservation programme in place on Gaya island

By Kristy Inus - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:25

KOTA KINABALU: In a bid to promote awareness on wildlife and nature conservation, Gaya Island Resort officially launched its wildlife centre today.

Khairuddin to know decision soon on 'dancing video' application

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has fixed Nov 11 to decide on former Batu Kawan Umno division deputy head Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan's application to adduce in his judicial review a videoclip of what he claimed showed Attorney-General (AG) Mohamed Apandi Ali dancing with a group of ministers.

Negri Sembilan to ration water supply in two weeks if poor rainfall continues

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:48

SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan may start to ration water supply in two weeks time if rainfall in the state continues to dwindle.

Cops record 12 statements, including supplier, over Batu Burok balloon explosion

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:44

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu police have recorded 12 statements from witnesses to shed light into the balloon explosion which occurred at the Batu Burok recreational park here last Friday.

3 hit with bribery charges for falsifying marriage certs and cards

By SIM BAK HENG - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:02

KUALA TERENGGANU: Three men, including two civil servants, were charged in the Sessions Court here yesterday for their involvement in soliciting money from several individuals as inducement to procure for them marriage certificates and cards.

Coverage for farmers: Crop insurance to be introduced in 2017, says Shabery Cheek

By EMBUN MAJID - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:57

PENDANG: The crop insurance aimed at protecting farmers in the event of natural disasters will be introduced by the end of next year.

5 suspects including 3 longhouse chiefs arrested in brawl that left 1 man dead

By ADIB POVERA - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:50

MUKAH: Three longhouse chiefs were among five people arrested in connection with a brawl between a group of men and villagers of a longhouse in Sungai Arip, Balingian.

Beautician from New Delhi gets death sentence for drug trafficking

By BALVIN KAUR - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:45

GEORGE TOWN: A High Court here today sentenced an Indian national to death for trafficking 1.6kg of drugs three years ago.

More than 3,000 people march in Penang demanding Guan Eng's resignation

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:07

GEORGE TOWN: Some 3,000 people took to the streets today in a protest march, calling for Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to vacate his post immediately.

Balloon explosion victims to be given counselling, incident could have left psychological scar

By SIM BAK HENG - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:50

KUALA TERENGGANU: Psychological therapy needs to be administered immediately to those injured in the balloon explosion which occurred at the Batu Burok recreational park here last Friday.

Some parties only make promises, BN's the one that delivers, says Musa Aman

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:47

BEAUFORT: Barisan Nasional (BN) is the only party political that will look into the wellbeing of the people, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman today.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital evacuated again as smoke spotted on first floor

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:41

JOHOR BARU: Patients and staff were evacuated from the Sultanah Aminah Hospital main building after smoke was spotted at the operation theatre at 1.35pm today.

Cops looking for main suspect in drugs, firearm smuggling case [VIDEO]

By ARFA YUNUS - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:36

PUTRAJAYA: Police are looking for a 32 year-old man suspected to be involved in drugs and firearms smuggling activities in the country.

'I came to wish my daughter happy birthday, but ended up saying goodbye'

By Halim Said - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:31

JOHOR BARU: K. Muniandy had gone to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital yesterday with a plan.

She's not dead, stop spreading rumours, says Johor Health Dept on 'hero nurse'

By Chuah Bee Kim - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:30

JOHOR BARU: Nurul Ain Zulkurnain, the staff nurse of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital who was injured in a fire yesterday, is not dead.

BIMP-EAGA member countries conclude air linkages expansion deliberation

By ADIB POVERA - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:49

KUCHING: Transport ministers and high ranking officers from member countries of the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-the Philippines' East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) have concluded their deliberation on the Protocol to Amend the Memorandum of Understanding on Expansion of Air Linkages.

Hospitals to be audited to ensure readiness to face fires, says Health Minister

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:43

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will audit safety standard operating procedures (SOP) in all hospitals to ensure they are ready to face the eventuality of any fire outbreak.

Multinational gang of robbers brought down to earth by Sepang police [VIDEO]

By ARFA YUNUS - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:39

PUTRAJAYA: Sepang police have crippled a multinational gang of robbers, following the arrest of 16 people recently.

Court adjourns Azmin's judicial review application to declassify 1MDB audit

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:38

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today fixed Nov 18 for hearing of Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali's bid to declassify the Auditor-General's (AG) final report on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), currently under the Official Secrets Act 1972(OSA).

MMEA detains local boat with five foreign crew

By ILI SHAZWANI - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:35

KANGAR: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has intercepted a Class C local fishing boat and arrested five crew members for fishing outside their designated area early this morning.

Victim of Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire to be cremated at 2pm

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:26

TELUK INTAN: K. Logeswaran, who died in the Hospital Sultanah Aminah fire in Johor yesterday, will be cremated at his hometown in the Rubana Estate, here today.

Cyber defence to be one of Asean's best: Hisham

By Veena Babulal - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:15

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA’S cyber defence security system is poised to be one of the most sophisticated in the Asean region once it is in place, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.