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Sabahan hostage freed, five days after Semporna abduction

By AVILA GERALDINE - Saturday, 1 October 2016.

KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian man, abducted off Semporna waters by gunmen on Sept 27, has been freed.

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Bersih 5.0 convoy moved through Johor under police's watchful eye

By Halim Said - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 20:58

JOHOR BARU: Johor police kept a close watch on the Bersih 5.0 convoy which moved from Johor Baru to Kulai today.

One dead, two injured in three-vehicle collision in Sepang

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 20:02

PUTRAJAYA: One person was killed and two others injured in an accident involving three vehicles at Jalan Pekeliling 4 in Sepang today.

Surge in number of young drug addicts in Perlis

By Bernama - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 18:46

KANGAR: A total 1,171 People Under Supervison (OKP) in Perlis are those between 18 and 39 years of age, said National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) prevention division director, Abdul Rahman Hamid.

Education ministry: Police will take lead in Form One girl rape case

By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 18:28

TANJONG KARANG: The education ministry said it is leaving it to the police to carry out investigations on an alleged rape case of a Form One girl by two senior students in Jasin, Malacca.

MAM decries suspension by AAM, defends event-organising record

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 18:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM) regards their suspension by the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) as a blow to grassroots motorsports.

Rosmah visits children with disorders, bearing gifts

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 17:50

TANJUNG MALIM: Smiles were etched on the faces of four children and their family members at Kampung Taman Indah and Kota Malim Prima here when they received a visit from Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today.

Terengganu's agro-bazaar carnivals are blossoming across the state

By ADRIAN DAVID - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 17:34

KUALA TERENGGANU: With almost RM15 million in sales generated over three years, Terengganu’s 'My Best Buy' agro-bazaar monthly carnivals are turning into an overwhelming success with local folk.

Sidessh, Wan Wei crowned winners of RHB-NST National Spell-It-Right Challenge 2016

By AINA NASA - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 17:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Sidessh Sivalingam and Ng Wan Wei were crowned the national primary and secondary champions of the RHB-New Straits Times National Spell-It-Right (SIR) Challenge for 2016.

Secondary school students remanded over rape of Form One girl

By Kelly Koh - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 17:08

MALACCA: Two secondary schoolboys have been remanded for seven days for allegedly sexually assaulting their 13-year-old female schoolmate.

Kedah records four new rotavirus cases, bringing total to 17

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 16:59

ALOR STAR: Kedah recorded four new rotavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases since September 28 to 17.

PBS tells Opposition to 'walk the talk' on political funding

By Kristy Inus - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 16:48

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) wants to see the opposition supporting the new laws proposed under the Political Donations and Expenditure Act and prove that they can 'walk the talk'.

"Political funding reform will ensure government not ruled by outside hands"

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:53

ALOR STAR: The proposed new laws to regulate political funding and donations will help promote transparency in political parties, said Deputy Finance Minister I Datuk Othman Aziz.

Thousands demonstrate against Guan Eng in George Town

By Audrey Dermawan - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:34

GEORGE TOWN: More than 5,000 youths flooded the famous Gurney Drive area here demanding that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng relinquish his seat in light of the graft charges levelled against him.

Johor government all for political financing reform proposal

By Chuah Bee Kim - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:30

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government supports the Political Donation and Expenditure Act proposed by the National Consultative Committee on Political Financing.

BN reaches consensus on Syariah Courts Act amendment bill, decision to be announced

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders have reached a consensus on the private bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 tabled by Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Mada hopes for RM25 million allocation under 2017 budget

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:15

ALOR STAR: The Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) is seeking RM25 million in development allocation under the 2017 Budget, said its chairman Datuk Othman Aziz.

TV3's biggest ever Karnival Jom Heboh electrifies JB

By Chuah Bee Kim - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 15:03

JOHOR BARU: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak mingled with crowds at TV3's Karnival Jom Heboh (KJH) at Angsana Johor Baru Mall here today.

Adnan lashes out at opposition over funding reform reluctance

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 14:38

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has hit out at the opposition for its reluctance to support proposed new laws to regulate political funding.

Umno ready to offer legal advice to surviving Eimarace victim

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 14:28

KUANTAN: Indera Mahkota’s Umno division is ready to offer legal advice to Siti Suhaiza Seman, whose husband and daughter were killed in the Educational Innovation Motorsport Automotive Race (Eimarace) buggy accident on Sunday.

Msian students abroad urged to register with embassies, consulates

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 14:20

SEREMBAN: Malaysian students pursuing their studies abroad are advised to register with Malaysian embassies or Consulates General upon arrival to facilitate providing them with necessary assistance in case of emergency.

Zahid: All parties should be open to idea of Political Donations & Expenditure Act

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 14:15

PONTIAN: Parties across the political divide should be receptive towards the proposed Political Donations and Expenditure Act (PEDA), as it could promote transparency in political funding.

Malaysia records 7th Zika case, second for Sabah

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 13:56

PUTRAJAYA : The Health Ministry has received a report on the country's seventh Zika case, this time involving a 60-year-old woman in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Woman gets arm stuck in squat toilet while retrieving dentures, rescued by firemen

By Hariz Mohd - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 13:33

KUALA LUMPUR: A 65 year-old woman who was trying to retrieve her dentures from a squat toilet hole ended up getting her left arm stuck and had to be rescued by firemen.

PAS President Hadi Awang unwell due to hectic schedule

By Bernama - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 13:22

KEMAMAN: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is reported to be unwell and has to restrict his commitment to attend programmes that have been planned for him.

Police checking claims that hostage taken in Sabah waters freed

By AVILA GERALDINE - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 13:06

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police are checking on claims that a man, abducted by gunmen off Semporna waters on Sept 27, has been freed.

MACC on lookout for man in cloned car syndicate case

By Hariz Mohd - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:38

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is trying to trace a man by the name of Mohammad Fareez Hasim to facilitate their investigations into cloned car syndicates.

106 illegal immigrants from 8 countries nabbed in KL operation

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Police rounded up 106 foreigners yesterday in a special operation to nab illegal immigrants in the country.

Navy to boost links with Esscom, police

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 11:01

BUTTERWORTH: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) will tighten its security tie-up with the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) and the police.  

11 Filipinos arrested off Semporna

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 11:01

LAHAD DATU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has arrested 11 Filipinos after intercepting two boats, which tried to enter Mantabuan waters off Semporna on Thursday night.

Tattooed body of foreigner found off Perhentian

By Bernama - Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:21

KUALA TERENGGANU: A nude body of a man, believed to be a foreigner, was found off Perhentian Island, Besut, yesterday.