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Tian Chua jailed three months for sedition

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Wednesday, 28 September 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Batu MP and PKR vice-president Tian Chua was today sentenced to three months jail and fined RM1,800 in default of six months jail by the Sessions Court for uttering seditious words at a forum, three years ago.

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Man breaks leg after being pinned under tree trunk in freak accident

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 13:04

IPOH: A man endured a harrowing experience when he spent more than hour pinned under a tree trunk, which fell on him as he was riding his motorcycle to work today.

Gunmen abduct Malaysian in Semporna waters

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:56

KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian has been abducted while fishing in Semporna waters during curfew hours, last night.

Ex-civil servant found with serow parts used to make traditional medicine

By TEOH PEI YING - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:47

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) arrested a man believed to have produced traditional medicine using various parts of serow in Rembau, yesterday.

Sarawak to identify modules to hasten development, boost household income

By ADIB POVERA - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:32

SANTUBONG: The Sarawak government is in the midst of identifying the best module to hasten development and increase household income among rural folk in Sarawak.

Dutch-led team to release initial MH17 criminal probe

By AFP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:32

THE HAGUE: A Dutch-led international team of criminal investigators on Wednesday will release initial findings into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 amid growing frustration among relatives over the probe’s pace.

Female directors of motorcycle company face multiple charges of not declaring GST

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:57

GEORGE TOWN: A motorcycle components company and its two female directors were charged today with non-declaration of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) over an eight-month period.

Hangzhou delegation to visit Kota Kinabalu to discuss 'sisterhood' pact

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:30

KOTA KINABALU: A delegation from Hangzhou, China is set to visit the Sabah capital in November to further discuss the signing of a 'sister city' pact.

Senior citizen found hacked to death in own home

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:27

TAPAH: A paralysed senior citizen was found dead at her home in Kampung Baru Air Kuning here last night, believed to have been hacked by a close relative.

PM: Germany a strategic partner

By A JALIL HAMID - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:00

BERLIN: Hailing Germany as a strategic partner for Malaysia, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday signalled deeper and more meaningful economic ties with Europe’s most powerful economy.

Malaysia may consider sending more students to Germany - Najib

By Bernama - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 09:55

BERLIN: Malaysia may consider sending more of its citizens to further their studies in Germany, said Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Sabah police to shed light onto kidnapping case near Lahad Datu

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 09:51

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police commissioner Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun will hold a press conference with regards to claims over a kidnapping case, later today.

Peaceful uses of nuclear technology for socio-economic development: Nancy Shukri

By Bernama - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 00:43

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia as a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has enjoyed a longstanding and mutually beneficial partnership with the agency in the application of peaceful uses of nuclear technology for socio-economic development.

Final Malbatt 850-3 batch arrive home after Lebanon mission

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 23:39

SUBANG: The final group of Armed Forces' Malaysian Battalion (Malbatt) 850-3 personnel has arrived safely home after serving under the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) as part of a peacekeeping mission for one year.

Tok Belagak arrested over gold investment scam

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 23:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Police yesterday arrested the chairman of a gold trading company for allegedly scamming an investor of more than RM80,000 in 2014.

Altantuya's family appoint private firm to serve court papers on Sirul

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 22:03

KUALA LUMPUR: The family of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu have appointed a private process server firm in Sydney to serve court papers on her convicted murderer, who had fled to Australia.

Probe continues into women accused of RM900,000 fraud – vehicles, jewellery, luxury handbags seized

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 21:21

JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) obtained a five-day extension of a remand order on a district health office finance clerk who was among three women arrested for making false claims amounting to RM900,000.

Decomposing body found in car at Penang Town Hall

By Audrey Dermawan - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 20:59

GEORGE TOWN: A man was found dead inside a parked car in front of the Town Hall here this evening.

Drug dealing suspect turned bedroom into mini-lab for heroin, syabu

By TEOH PEI YING - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:49

SEREMBAN: A 51 year-old man was arrested for producing, possessing and dealing drugs at a house in Taman Seremban Jaya, Senawang here.

High tide phenomenon to hit west coast this month and November

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:36

PUTRAJAYA: The high tide phenomenon is expected to hit the west coast of the peninsula from Oct 17 to 20 and Nov 14 to 17.

Malaysians warming to new online passport renewal system

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:28

PUTRAJAYA: Since the online passport renewal system was introduced on Sept 1, more than 900 Malaysians have utilised the application.

Muktadil brothers killed in Sulu military strike

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:24

KOTA KINABALU: Two men, known as the Muktadil brothers, said to be responsible for series of kidnappings in Sabah, were killed in a shootout during a Philippines military operation in Sulu, today.

Twelve questioned in probe into brutal murder of painter

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:15

SETIU: The probe into the gruesome murder of a painter at a house in Kampung Jelapang here on Sept 19 continued with police questioning and recording the statements of 12 people, including the victim’s relatives and neighbours.

NGO 'Rakyat Terengganu' submits petition to Petronas on oil royalty hike

By ADRIAN DAVID - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:03

KUALA TERENGGANU: Following Sarawak’s successful negotiation with Petronas on issues relating to oil royalty, a non-governmental organisation is pushing for similar benefits for Terengganu.

Forty students arrested since 2001 for terrorist group involvement

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 18:58

SINTOK: Over the past 15 years, 40 students from various schools and institutions of higher learning in the country were found to be involved in militant groups, including Islamic State (IS), Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and Al-Qaeda.

Men take just 28 seconds to rob store of RM50,000 in earrings

By TEOH PEI YING - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 18:53

SEREMBAN: Two men took just 28 seconds to make off with RM50,000 worth of gold earrings from a jewellery shop at Jalan Datol Bandar Tunggal here this morning.

Malaysia to discuss Sulu Sea security with Indonesia, Philippines tomorrow

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 17:39

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry will discuss the issue of security at the Sulu Sea with Indonesia and the Philippines tomorrow.

Satellite Pipeline ties up with AWS Schafer to build workshop in Pahang

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 17:35

BERLIN: Satellite Pipeline Sdn Bhd has tied up with German pipe machine leader AWS Schafer Technologie GmbH to start a steel and pipe heat induction bending workshop in Pahang.

UM vice-chancellor, Axiata Group CEO receive Panglima Setia Mahkota award

By Bernama - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 17:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Malaya vice-chancellor Tan Sri Prof Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin and Axiata Group CEO Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim were among five recipients of the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) award which carries the title ‘Tan Sri’, at an investiture ceremony, here, today.

Greenpeace blocks Malaysian palm oil company IOI at Rotterdam Port

By Reuters - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:51

AMSTERDAM: Greenpeace activists on Tuesday blocked operations of Malaysian palm oil trader IOI at Rotterdam Port, accusing it of forest destruction and child labour, but other traffic at Europe’s busiest port was unaffected, a port spokesman said.

Teen mum charged with smothering newborn to death

By Kelly Koh - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:38

MALACCA: A teenager was charged with infanticide at the Sessions Court here today for murdering her newborn in order to conceal her birth.