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DAP abandons plans for Penang snap polls

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Sunday, 31 July 2016.

GEORGE TOWN: DAP has called off its plans to hold snap polls in Penang.

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US DoJ action on 1MDB legally flawed, says senior Aussie lawyer

By Bernama - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 14:04

KUALA LUMPUR: The move by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) to seize assets allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) is legally flawed, according to a senior Malaysian-born Australian lawyer.

PM Najib, Jokowi to discuss economic cooperation

By Lokman Mansor - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 13:50

JAKARTA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who will arrive here this evening for a three-day working visit, will seek to enhance economic cooperation between Malaysia and Indonesia when he meets with President Joko Widodo on Monday.

Former Singapore president in critical condition after stroke

By NST ONLINE - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 13:38

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Singapore president S R Nathan is reportedly in critical condition after suffering a stroke on Monday.

DR Mahathir's new party to offer Umno, BN competition which is good for success: Salleh

By Bernama - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 12:33

KUALA LUMPUR: The new party to be set up by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would offer Umno and Barisan Nasional competition to become more successful, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz leads Kedah Warriors' Day celebration

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 12:26

ALOR STAR: Kedah Council of Regency member Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Tuanku Abdul Halim today led the state-level Warriors' Day celebration at the Warriors Monument in Jalan Tunku Bendahara here.

How 8 weeks pass by quickly

By Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:54

“IT has been eight weeks since I completed my term as a senator and minister on June 4 this year.

Guan Eng urges Muhyiddin to join a party under Pakatan

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:46

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has urged former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to become a member of an Opposition party under Pakatan Harapan.

Empowering women in need

By Chandra Devi Renganayar - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:02

GROWING up in a poor family and with no opportunities for advancement, S. Letchumi found herself caught in the vicious cycle of poverty.

Stroke victim might be able to go home

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:01

LONDON: It has been an emotional roller-coaster ride for the family of stroke victim Mohamad Sahar Mhd Noor, 57.

The tireless ice cream 'potong' man

By Leela L.P. - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:01

IF you were a child in the 1960s in Malacca, you would probably remember a man with a straw hat and a red box on a bicycle standing in front of your school, selling heavenly ice cream potong.

Malaysia, Ukraine ready to ink two agreements [VIDEO]

By SYED AZAHEDIAND BEATRICE NITA JAY - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: At least two agreements are expected to be signed during Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s official visit to Malaysia this week.

Behind the rise of our new sporting champions

By DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:00

AWAY from the bright lights and city life of Kuala Lumpur, a group of young sprinters train in relative seclusion under a hitherto unknown coach in a nondescript town in Johor.

Tabung Haji optimistic of security measures taken by Saudi Arabia

By Bernama - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 10:40

MADINAH: Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) is satisfied and confident with the security measures taken by the government of Saudi Arabia to curb any untoward incidents during the hajj season this year.

King, Queen attend Warriors' Day celebration at Dataran Pahlawan

By FAZLEENA AZIZ and FAIRUZ MOHD SAHAR - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 10:31

PUTRAJAYA: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Haminah Hamidun attended the Warriors’ Day celebration, held for the first time at Dataran Pahlawan, here today.

Policeman killed after patrol car rammed into trailer

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 22:40

JOHOR BAHARU: A policeman was killed while another fractured his leg when the patrol car they were in rammed into a trailer at Km 78 of Jalan Johor Baharu-Ayer Hitam near here, early today.

Malaysians, you're not eating enough fruits

By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 22:03

SHAH ALAM: Malaysians are consuming way less fruits than the amount recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Farah Nadihrah overcomes fever and nerves to win Johor RHB-NST Spell-It-Right

By Halim Said - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 21:45

JOHOR BARU: She may have been down with fever and grappling with a bad case of nerves, but Form Four student Farah Nadhirah Nizam did not let those obstacles prevent her from spelling her way to victory in the Johor secondary school-level RHB-New Straits Times Spell-It-Right (SIR) challenge today.

21-year-old man killed after his Avanza hit a tree in Labuan

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 21:32

LABUAN: A 21-year-old man died and two of his friends were hospitalised with one of them sustaining serious injury after they were involved in a car crash at 3.5km Jalan Tun Mustapha, here this morning.

Two Malaysians nabbed in Singapore drug busts

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 21:30

SINGAPORE: Separate operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) this month led to the arrest of two Malaysians, the Channel NewsAsia reported.

Ongkili pays tribute to Pairin, says he's prepared to assume PBS leadership

By Roy Goh - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 20:57

TAWAU: Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili will look to his experience to bring Parti Bersatu Sabah to greater heights as he takes over the helm of the party leadership.

Good news at last for Malaysian stroke victim in London

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 20:42

LONDON: It had been an emotional day for the family of stroke victim, Mohamad Sahar Mhd Noor, 57, yesterday.

Burglars escape with RM800,000 in jewellery from store heist

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 20:14

SUNGAI PETANI: A jewellery shop at Jalan Pengkalan here lost RM800,000 worth of jewellery to burglars early this morning.

Family entertainment outlets raided for illegal gambling operation

By Halim Said - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 20:01

SERI ALAM: A row of family entertainment outlets inside a supermarket in Ulu Tiram were raided yesterday by police for running an illegal gambling operation.

Malaysian house buyers increasingly drawn to high-rise living

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 19:45

JOHOR BARU: Malaysians house-buyers are increasingly attracted to the lifestyle attached to high-rise residential living as it offers affordability, security features and good resale value.

No compromise on security, immediate action to tackle border infiltration - DPM

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 19:42

TEMERLOH: The government has never compromised on matters concerning national security and had always acted swiftly to overcome problems on border infiltration especially involving internal elements.

Ministry of Defence, MAF outline six proactive measures to fight Daesh threat

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 19:32

KLUANG: The Ministry of Defence and the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) have developed six proactive measures to combat the threat of the Daesh militant group in the country.

Form two student used 'duit raya' to buy motorcycle for illegal racing

By Bernama - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 19:20

GEORGE TOWN: A 14-year old boy, who is said to have used his Raya money to buy a motorcycle, was among 121 traffic offenders arrested in Ops Samseng Jalanan at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Bayan Lepas, near here, early today.

Crowdfunding initiative for stroke patient exceeds target

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 18:59

LONDON: In just two days, the crowd-funding initiative for Malaysian Mohamad Sahar Mhd Noor, who had a heart attack upon arriving here on July 4, has exceeded its target.

Kedah government to review directive on seizure of land used for ketum-planting

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 18:23

ALOR STAR: The Kedah government will review a previous directive to seize land being utilised to cultivate ketum trees.

Risda on commercial ketum planting: Why only focus on the negatives?

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 17:55

PADANG BESAR: The people should look on the many benefits that can be gained from ketum farming programmes instead of focusing mainly on the downside.