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Why Penang's sudden change of heart from undersea tunnel to a third bridge?

By NST - Tuesday, 24 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP-led Penang government must explain why it has suddenly and “very readily” dropped the undersea tunnel project in favour of a third bridge.

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Cancellation of undersea tunnel will cause hefty loss to Penang govt

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 01:01

GEORGE TOWN: The cancellation of a proposed undersea tunnel will result in a hefty loss to the Penang government, said Penang MCA liaison committee secretary Dr Tan Chuan Hong.

Storm wreaks havoc in Besut

By SIM BAK HENG - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 00:35

BESUT: A storm slammed into the district here this evening, uprooting several trees in Kampung Bukit Tanah, Tembila.

Ipoh school canteen shut down after 29 pupils suffer food poisoning

By Sylvia Looi - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 23:30

IPOH: A primary school canteen here has been ordered to close for two weeks beginning yesterday after 29 of its pupils came down with food poisoning.

Shabery wants Pas and Amanah to contest in Sungai Besar

By DAWN CHAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 22:54

SABAK BERNAM: Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek hopes that Pas and its splinter party, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) will contest against each other in the upcoming Sungai Besar by-election.

World War 2 bomb found in drain near Semenyih Sentral

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 22:34

KUALA LUMPUR: A 49-year-old contractor discovered an inactive World War 2 bomb while cleaning a drain near Semenyih Sentral here this afternoon.

Car washer found guilty of murdering fishmonger

By Chong Chee Seong - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 21:56

MUAR: The High Court here today sentenced a car washer to death after he was found guilty of murdering a fishmonger about two years ago.

Ferry rams into Dataran Lang perimeter following strong waves

By Hamzah Osman - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 20:18

LANGKAWI: The heavy rain and strong wind which occurred this afternoon damages numerous public facilities including advertisement boards and fences at Dataran Lang here.

Esscom nets 66 illegal immigrants in massive operation

By Kristy Inus - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:40

LAHAD DATU: A total of 66 illegal immigrants were rounded up during the Ops Gasak 5 at three separate squatter areas here today.

Company awarded only RM500k out of RM148 million claim

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:24

KUALA LUMPUR: A company only managed to get RM50,000 out of nearly RM148 million it claimed was owed by the Port Klang Authority (PKA) over corporate advisory service fees linked to the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ).

'RM500k fine a pittance for illegal loggers'

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:07

KUALA LUMPUR: Lipis Member of Parliament Abdul Rahman Mohamad said a fine of RM100,000 to RM500,000 is nothing to those who carry out illegal logging.

Kadir Gang remnants arrested in Johor

By Halim Said - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:01

JOHOR BARU: Three men aged between 26 and 42 were arrested by police today for their alleged involvement in a spate of armed robberies in Kota Tinggi recently.

Man dies in lorry-car collision in Dungun

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 18:59

DUNGUN: A 49-year-old man was killed when the lorry he was traveling in was rammed by a car near Kampung Air Hitam, here yesterday.

Penang again appeals to Works Minister for third bridge approval

By Audrey Dermawan - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 18:58

GEORGE TOWN: Penang has again appealed to Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof to give approval in principle, subject to Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) approval, for the third bridge project.

Illegal farmers are back in Cameron, barely a year after Ops Gading

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 18:55

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Illegal farmers have returned to Cameron Highlands, barely a year after the authorities had launched a massive joint operation to curb illegal farming and land encroachment here.

Evicted farmers from Cameron Highlands can seek state government help

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 18:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Small farmers in Cameron Highlands who are evicted from their farms can seek help from the state for resettlement purposes, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Strong wind, downpour leaves trail of damage in Perlis [VIDEO]

By Hafizudin Mohd Safar - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 18:18

KANGAR: Perlis was hit by strong winds and a downpour over a near two-hour spell this afternoon, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake in several locations.

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.

Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 16:45

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.

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’.