Malaysia ranks 23 in World Bank Doing Business 2017 Report

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Wednesday, 26 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been ranked 23rd out of 190 economies in the World Bank Doing Business 2017 Report released this morning.


Najib announces Malaysia Digital Hubs for startups in digital economy

By AINA NASA - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 11:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is confident that by next year, a new category of certified locations called the Malaysia Digital Hubs will be established for the start-up community in the digital economy.

Curfew in Esszone extended until Nov 11: Sabah police

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 11:29

KOTA KINABALU: The dusk-to-dawn sea curfew in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) will be extended until Nov 11, authorities said today.

Freak storm blows roofs off 50 houses in Felda settlements

By T. N. ALAGESH - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 11:08

BENTONG: A freak storm ripped the roofs off 50 houses in Felda Chemomoi and Kemasul near here last night.

Najib launches Huawei's centre of excellence in the heart of KL

By AINA NASA - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:51

KUALA LUMPUR: The Huawei Customer Solution Integration and Innovation Experience Centre (CSIC) was today launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, inching the country closer to Malaysia's aspirations of becoming a regional Information Communication and Technology (ICT) hub.

Johor hospital fire victim to be cremated in Bahau today

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:46

SEREMBAN: C. Neeramala Devi, who was one of the six victims who died in the fire at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru yesterday, will be cremated at her hometown in Bahau, today.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital staff pens heartfelt tribute following deadly tragedy

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:42

** The following was penned by a house officer from the Hospital Sultanah Aminah, who related his personal experience in handling the fire tragedy which claimed six lives yesterday:

Sultanah Aminah Hospital operations back to normal a day after fire tragedy

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:27

JOHOR BARU: Operations at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital here have largely returned to normal, apart from the razed intensive care unit that saw six patients killed in a fire yesterday.

Suspected Malaysian terrorist captured by Philippines in Basilan

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:04

KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian man, who is suspected of being a terrorist member, has been captured by the Philippines security forces in Basilan recently.

Two brothers nabbed after snatch theft video goes viral

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 23:23

SHAH ALAM: Police today arrested two brothers in connection with a snatch theft incident that went viral, where a CCTV recording captured one of them allegedly running over a 56-year-old woman in Kapar, Klang, last week.

MMEA flies 60 pints of blood from Tioman Island to Sultanah Aminah Hospital

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 22:39

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has flown 60 pints of blood taken from residents of Tioman Island, Pahang on a mercy flight to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) in Johor Bahru today.

Slanging match breaks out between BN and PAN in Parliament

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 21:45

KUALA LUMPUR: A seemingly mundane Parliament debate on the 2017 Budget descended into chaos as a shouting match erupted between Barisan Nasional and Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) lawmakers.

Snatch theft on the rise in Malacca

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:50

Malacca: The Malacca government is concerned with the increase in snatch theft cases reported in the state during the first nine months of this year.

12 year-old killed when car driven by teacher flipped and rolled multiple times

By ADIB POVERA - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:24

SIBU: A Year Six pupil was killed when he was ejected from a car driven by his teacher during an accident here today.

Shoppers stunned as escalator explodes in Pandan mall

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Shoppers at the Pandan Kapital shopping mall were stunned when an escalator within the complex exploded at noon today.

Sabah corruption scandal: Engineer released on bail, remands of more suspects expire tomorrow

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:06

KOTA KINABALU: An engineer attached to the Sabah Water Department was released from remand by the Sandakan magistrate’s court today.

(UPDATED) Petronas confirms deadly explosion at Johor Baru petrol station

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 18:29

JOHOR BAHRU: A petrol station worker was killed when an explosion occurred at a Petronas station in Austin Perdana, Johor Baru this afternoon.

Zahid: Board of inquiry to probe Johor hospital blaze

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 18:00

JOHOR BARU: A board of inquiry will be set up to carry out a detailed probe on the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) fire, which claimed six lives today.

Immigration Dept nets 192 undocumented immigrants at Terengganu construction sites

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:46

HULU TERENGGANU: State Immigration Department rounded up 192 undocumented immigrants during an operation named 'Ops Sepadu' at two construction sites, here and Kemaman yesterday.

One dead in explosion at Johor petrol station

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:37

JOHOR BAHRU: A man was killed after a Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) cylinder exploded at a petrol station in Taman Mount Austin here this afternoon.

Sarawak rolls out the red carpet for local, international investors

By Goh Pei Pei - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:23

KUCHING: Sarawak welcomes investment from local and foreign investors, especially companies with high-technology expertise which could help the state move up the value chain in the global economy.

157 Kemas kindergartens in Sarawak in need of repairs, refurbishment

By Esther Landau - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:12

KUCHING: Sarawak has 157 Kemas kindergartens which are dilapidated and in sore need of repair and refurbishment, said state Welfare, Women and Community Wellbeing Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah.

RM29,800 goes missing after doctor told to update bank account

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:07

BESUT: A 52-year-old female doctor had a rude shock on Saturday after finding out she had lost RM29,800 to an online scam.

Hearing, speech-impaired youth charged with murdering teen girl

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:41

KOTA MARUDU: A hearing and speech-impaired man was charged at the magistrate’s court here today with murdering a teenaged girl.

Terrorism begins with small things: Judge jails man two years for possessing IS items

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:37

KUALA LUMPUR: A business diploma holder who had plans to start a business with his pensioner father, was today sentenced to two years' jail by the High Court over two charges of possessing images and stickers related to the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

RoS officially approves formation of Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:34

PUTRAJAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) today officially approved the formation of Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (Harapan Rakyat).

Self-proclaimed 'Datuk Seri' charged with six counts of cheating, forgery

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:32

SHAH ALAM: A businesswoman claiming to be a ‘Datuk Seri’ was slapped with six counts of cheating and document forgery involving mining projects committed in 2015.

Media Prima Bhd donates dialysis machines to National Kidney Foundation

By Nadia Badarudin - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Media Prima Bhd (MPB) today donated six dialysis machines to the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) to benefit chronic kidney disease patients receiving treatments at NKF’s new dialysis centres in Selangor and Sarawak.

Cops clear up popular drug dens in Kelantan in seven-day swoop

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:12

KOTA BARU: An average of 60 drug addicts were picked up on a daily basis as Kelantan police embarked on a seven-day swoop at several wellknown hot spots around the state since last week.

Johor hospital blaze: Fire began from ICU treatment room

By HALIM SAID and AHMAD FAIRUZ OTHMAN - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:04

JOHOR BARU: The fire at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital today, which left six patients dead, may have started from a treatment room at its second floor Intensive Care Unit.

Ministry aware of cooking oil hoarding, says Hamzah

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry said today that there are parties hoarding the supply of cooking oil which resulted in shortages in the market.