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Myanmar agrees to allow aid from Malaysian food flotilla to enter country

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, 18 January 2017.

NAY PYI TAW: The Myanmar government has agreed to allow aid from the Food Flotilla for Myanmar humanitarian mission to enter the country.

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Ex-Public Enterprises and Agriculture Minister Manan Othman dies at 81

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 00:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Minister of Public Enterprises and Agriculture Datuk Manan Othman has passed away at 7.10pm today at the Gleaneagles Hospital in Ampang.

Malaysian dragon and lion dance to be promoted as a national sport

By NOORSILA ABD MAJID - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 23:44

PUTRAJAYA: In an effort to boost national unity, the Dragon and Lion Dance Federation of Malaysia wants the traditional Chinese performing arts to be promoted as national sport.

Vietnamese masseuse falls to her death fleeing from raiding team

By DAWN CHAN - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 23:21

KLANG: A 31-year-old Vietnamese woman fell to her death when she was believed to have slipped while trying to leap from one building to the next in a bid to escape from the Special Task Force for Anti-Vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (STAGG) raiding team yesterday afternoon.

Flooding in Kota Marudu, 17 villages hit

By Awang Ali Omar - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 22:44

Two Bangladeshi workers hurt, crushed by falling scaffolding in Subang Jaya

By TEOH PEI YING - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 22:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Bangladeshi workers were injured when they were crushed by falling scaffolding at Taylor's University in Subang Jaya this afternoon.

High court dismisses prosecution's PO, Fahmi Reza to challenge charge

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 22:08

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today dismissed a preliminary objection (PO) raised by the prosecution against the application made by a graphic designer to have the charge against him dropped.

SPAD initiates RFP proposal for Klang-Kuala Lumpur BRT project

By NST - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 21:40

KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) exercise for bids to implement the Kuala Lumpur- Klang Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) busway along the Federal Highway.

Beaconhouse organises friendly sporting event for students from 5 countries

By C. Premananthini - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 20:36

SHAH ALAM: In an effort to highlight the importance of sports in academic learning, Beaconhouse International School Convention has launched a special two-day event here today.

Owners of iconic Ampang Park lose appeal over MRT's land acquisition

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 20:23

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today dismissed a judicial review application by 39 strata owners of the iconic Ampang Park shopping centre against the land acquisition for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Ampang Park station project.

CCTV cameras foil thieves' clean escape from Likas hospital

By AARON LEE - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 19:48

KOTA KINABALU: A pair of thieves' bid at a clean escape after stealing a bag from the Likas Children and Women's Hospital on Monday afternoon was foiled when their act was caught on the hospital's CCTV cameras.

Anwar allowed to challenge Pardons Board's decision, rules Court of Appeal

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 19:25

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can refer his questions of law to challenge the justiciability of the Pardons Board’s decision, which rejected his petition for a royal pardon, the Court of Appeal ruled.

Contactless cards safe, BNM denies media reports on electronic pick-pocketing

By Bernama - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 19:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today said recent media postings on electronic pick-pocketing on individuals with contactless cards were not true.

Dr M changes stance like a chameleon, says Kelantan Umno man

By Kalbana Perimbanayagam - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 19:05

KOTA BARU: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed is like a chameleon when it comes to making statements aimed at winning the hearts of voters, Kelantan Umno information chief Datuk Md Alwi Che Ahmad said today.

The third wave: Terengganu on standby for possibility of floods

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 18:50

KUALA TERENGGANU: Following the ‘yellow stage’ warning for heavy rain issued by the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), the state Fire and Rescue Department has frozen all leave for its staff.

Terengganu Socso to chase stubborn employers, getting SSM to help

By SIM BAK HENG - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 18:50

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu's Social Security Organisation (Socso) will seek the assistance of Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) to identify companies which have yet to register and made contribute monthly for their employees.

Klang New Year fireworks mishap: Azmin to call MPK president to give statement

By DAWN CHAN - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 18:37

SHAH ALAM: The decision on actions to be taken following the botched New Year eve’s fireworks display in Pandamaran Sports Complex will be made in a week or two.

Seven cops among eight syndicate members nabbed in Kedah major drug bust

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 18:35

ALOR STAR: The Bukit Aman Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (Sting) scored the biggest haul in Kedah this year with the seizure of RM6.7 million worth of drugs in a two-day raid at five locations in the state and Kuala Lumpur.

The third wave: Terengganu on standby for possibility of floods

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 18:12

KUALA TERENGGANU: Following the ‘yellow stage’ warning for heavy rains issued by the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), the state Fire and Rescue Department has frozen all leave for its staff.

Federal police question ex-Bersih official over alleged OSF funds

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 16:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bersih 2.0 treasurer was today questioned by police over funds allegedly received from US billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundation (OSF).

To build or not to build: Fate of Kaiduan Dam lies with state cabinet

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 16:52

PENAMPANG: The final decision to continue or scrape the controversial Kaiduan Dam project at Ulu Papar here will lie in the hands of the state cabinet, said Sabah deputy chief minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.

Listen and continue helping the people, Musa Aman reminds Sabah Umno leaders

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 16:49

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno liason chief Datuk Seri Musa Aman is calling on all division leaders to continue meeting the people and listening to their plight in order to assist those in the grassroots.

Car spray painter charged with assaulting employee

By Chuah Bee Kim - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:46

JOHOR BARU: A 36-year-old car spray painter claimed trial at the magistrate’s court today to causing grievous hurt to his 21-year-old employee more than a week ago.

Malaysia to push for humanitarian aid access in Rakhine State

By ADRIAN LAI - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will push for the passing of an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resolution urging the Myanmar government to allow unimpeded access for humanitarian assistance to reach the Rohingya community in the Rakhine State.

Full scholarship for students graduating with first class honour, says Kedah MB

By EMBUN MAJID - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:35

ALOR STAR: Beginning this year, all study loans given out by the Kedah State Scholarship Board will be converted into full scholarship for university students graduating with first class honour.

Shahrir: New Felda Investment Corp board of directors to be announced February

By T.N. Alagesh - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:34

JERANTUT: The new Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd (FIC)'s board of directors lineup will be unveiled in February, said Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad.

Unidentified body found at Kesas Highway

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:26

SUBANG JAYA: A body of a man was found at Km35.5 of the Kesas Highway here today. The remains of the man were discovered by motorists travelling along the road.

Eight foreign women rescued from Malacca vice den

By HASBULLAH AZHAR - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:23

MALACCA: Police rescued eight foreign women, said to be victims of human trafficking, following a raid on a vice den in Jalan Tun Ali here last night.

Pas strikes back at Kit Siang, warns DAP adviser not to issue baseless statements

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:10

KOTA BARU: Pas has stated that the party has its own reason for not attending the official launch of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) last Saturday.

Perlis border authority seizes 380kg of ketum leaves worth RM19,000

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:09

KANGAR: Perlis National Border Security Agency (Aksem) has seized 380kg of ketum leaves worth RM19,000 at an empty house in Sungai Mata Air in Padang Besar early today.

Benzoyl peroxide in wheat flour below the rated level

By NST - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:53

KUALA LUMPUR: Checks on various types of branded flour sold nationwide shows that the level of benzoyl peroxide is still below the rate allowed.