"I was supposed to be on board that helicopter"

By AVILA GERALDINE - Friday, 6 May 2016.

KUCHING: Abidin Supardi, the private secretary to Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Noriah Kasnon, was supposed to have been on board the helicopter which went missing en route from Betong to Kuching, yesterday.


Why Adenan banning outside politicians might be good for Sarawak

By ARMAN AHMAD - Friday, May 6, 2016 - 01:56

Sunset on the Kuching waterfront exudes an unusual serenity.

Search for missing helicopter: SAR team to focus on three divisions in southern Sarawak

By ADIB POVERA - Friday, May 6, 2016 - 01:14

KUCHING: A multi-agency search and rescue team comprising more than 100 men will focus their search for the helicopter which went missing here to three areas, namely Sri Aman, Simunjan and Betong.

30-strong Sarawak STORM team mobilised to find missing helicopter

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 23:39

KUCHING: A special team made up of rescue personnel from various agencies led by the Royal Malaysia Police has been activated to find the helicopter that has gone missing in Sarawak, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Police uncover drug lab in Ipoh temple

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 23:32

IPOH: Divine intervention was nowhere in sight for a drug syndicate when the police raided a drug processing laboratory concealed within a temple in Jelapang here on Monday.

Air Force and Army directed to search for missing helicopter: Hishammuddin

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 22:29

KUCHING: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has directed the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and the Army to mount a search and rescue operation to locate the missing helicopter.

Verify your polling centres, districts, EC tells voters

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 22:12

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission today advised voters in peninsula Malaysia to verify their polling districts and centres between tomorrow and May 12 following the updating of data by the commission.

PM Najib expresses concern over fate of missing helicopter passengers

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 22:04

KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has expressed concern over the fate of passengers onboard the missing helicopter in Sarawak.

Five foreigners linked to gold investment scam nabbed [VIDEO]

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 21:53

MALACCA: The police have detained five foreign members of a syndicate linked to a Hong Kong-based illegal gold investment scheme.

Missing heli: Last known location over swampy, coastal area- Zahid

By AVILA GERALDINE - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 21:07

KUCHING: A special task force has been set up to act upon and investigate the disappearance of a helicopter over Sarawak airspace today.

Not appropriate to talk about oil royalty at present time: Adenan

By GOH PEI PEI and ESTHER LANDAU - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 20:25

KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem today said he would continue to negotiate with the Federal government on the issue of oil royalty.

Shorter lunch breaks for govt servants during Ramadan?

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 20:03

BATU PAHAT: The government is prepared to consider a proposal to shorten the noon meal break times for civil servants by 30 minutes during the Ramadan fasting month in June.

Four dirty eateries in Terengganu shut down for two weeks

By ADRIAN DAVID - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 20:00

KUALA TERENGGANU: Four dirty eateries in Kuala Terengganu and one in Kuala Nerus have been ordered to shut down for two weeks after running foul of health regulations.

Adenan hits campaign trail despite feeling under the weather

By Esther Landau and Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 19:46

KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem had to cancel a few of his programmes today because he was feeling unwell.

Shipwreck in Sg Pahang likely British vessel 'Amherst'

By T.N.Alagesh - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 19:41

PEKAN: The shipwreck uncovered in Sungai Pahang at Kampung Tanjung, Paloh Hinai here on Wednesday is most likely to be that of British steam vessel Amherst, which sank here in 1901.

Sarawak Election: EC will not interfere with campaigns [VIDEO]

By Esther Landau - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 19:12

KUCHING: The Election Commission (EC) will not interfere with any campaigns carried out throughout the campaigning period for the 11th state election.

Don't let fingers to be marked with ink before entering polling centres: EC

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 18:48

KUCHING: The Election Commission (EC) has reminded voters, especially senior citizens, to not give their identity cards to unauthorised people because it may prevent them from voting on polling day.

Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia to coordinate against militant pirates

By Reuters - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 18:15

YOGYAKARTA: Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines agreed on Thursday to conduct coordinated maritime patrols after a spate of ship hijackings by Islamist militants in the southern Philippines.

BN machinery to go all out tomorrow, says DPM

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:48

SIBU: The Barisan Nasional machinery has been instructed to double its efforts in gaining the support of voters on the last day of campaigning tomorrow.

Firemen discover burnt python after battling forest fire

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:42

PASIR PUTIH: Firemen putting out a forest fire in Gong Kedak were stunned to find a casualty of the blaze in the form of a six-metre long python.

209 children successfully placed among foster families since 2014

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:40

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 209 children have been successfully placed under the care of foster families under the government's de-institutionalisation (DI) pilot project.

120 school heads take to the road for Teacher's Day celebration

By AINA NASA - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:32

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 120 school heads from 127 schools are braving the open road from Hulu Langat to Pontian, Johor to honour teachers and promote the spirit of togetherness among school principals and headmasters.

Can Malaysians have dual citizenship?

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:25

KUALA LUMPUR: One may have heard of Malaysians having dual citizenship.

High Court removes 1MDB reference in Najib-Pua defamation suit papers

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:19

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court removed 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) reference in court papers supporting Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee's defence against Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defamation suit.

Sarawak Election: Battle for Batu Kawah most watched

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 16:52

KUCHING: The most keenly-watched fight in the 11th Sarawak election is happening just outside the state capital in the growing township of Batu Kawah.

6,000 pairs of fake Nike, Adidas footwear, anyone?

By Rizalman Hammim - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 16:41

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry seized almost 6,000 pairs of fake footwear worth almost RM60,000 in a raid on Wednesday.

Govt allocates RM20million for GOF quarters in Sibu

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 16:00

SIBU: The government has allocated RM20 million for the construction of 60 units of living quarters for General Operations Force personnel stationed here.

Elderly woman assaulted over a gold chain dies in hospital

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 15:47

KEMAMAN: A 68-year-old grandmother who was assaulted by two robbers who broke into her home on Friday night, died at the Kemaman Hospital yesterday.

BN has championed struggles of rural folks in S'wak for longest time: Najib

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 15:20

LUBOK ANTU: Barisan Nasional has been championing the struggles of the rural folks especially those living in Sarawak for the longest time, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.

Man killed instantly after hit by train in Machang

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 15:17

MACHANG: A man was instantly killed after he was hit by a train at Km465.25 near Kampung Belukar, here today.

It's official: Facebook opens office in Malaysia

By NST ONLINE - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 15:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Social media behemoth Facebook has now opened its office in Malaysia.