Malaysia beefs up border checks with Singapore following Zika scare

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, 28 August 2016.

PENDANG: The Health Ministry is beefing up health screening at the border entrance in Johor following reports of a Malaysian infected by the Zika virus in Singapore.


Male twins' shortlived crime career cut short by police

By ADRIAN DAVID - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 16:16

KEMAMAN: A pair of identical male twins, who disguised themselves as an elderly Muslim couple, were nabbed by police as they were planning to rob a series of goldsmith shops in Terengganu.

Hishammuddin questions Dr M's true motive behind recent 'apology' to Rulers

By ADRIAN LAI - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 16:08

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has questioned former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s true intentions of pushing through a plan in 1994 to remove certain powers from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

PM Najib takes time out to visit madrasah in Membakut, Sabah

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:50

MEMBAKUT: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak took time out from his busy schedule to visit the Madrasah Tahfiz Darul Yatama Yacob Khan here, today.

Mah to tackle Gerakan's internal crisis

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:44

IPOH: Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said he would hold a closed-door meeting with the party ledership in Penang next month, to help resolve an internal crisis brewing in the state.

Health Ministry in constant contact with Singapore over Zika case

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:37

PUTRAJAYA: Health Ministry is in constant contact with its counterparts in Singapore to further understand the Zika situation, following the first case of a Malaysian woman who was infected by locally-transmitted Zika virus.

Be patient, don't flee Penang, locals told

By Audrey Dermawan - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:30

GEORGE TOWN: Natives of Penang have been advised to continue to reside in the state despite being pressured by the DAP-led state government.

When 'no' means 'no'

By SUZANNA PILLAY - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:26

A nationwide survey on Malaysian Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) reveals that a shocking 34 per cent of respondents seem to think that sexual consent is not important. Only 60 per cent are aware of the fact that consent is required.

Do boys know more about sex than girls?

By SUZANNA PILLAY - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:22

WHAT do Malaysian youths know about sex? Not a whole lot, according to the findings of a survey on Malaysian Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).

Money Thoughts: Under-promise, but over-deliver

By Rajen Devadason - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:12

THE general business climate in Malaysia has grown tougher over the past two years. The drop in oil prices has hurt us all because Malaysia, with its large natural gas exports, is a net seller of fossil fuels even though we are a net importer of petroleum.

Dealing with rogue elephants

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 15:03

THE arrival of a herd of seven elephants at the doorsteps of many homes in Telupid early this year was greeted with mixed feelings.

Two farmers charged with trespassing on Sultan of Johor's land

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 14:30

KLUANG: A 64-year-old farmer, Yean Fock Choi today pleaded guilty at the magistrate's court to a charge of trespassing on land owned by the Sultan of Johor.

Senior TNB staff in abuse of power probe released on RM300,000 bail

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 13:38

KOTA BARU: A Kelantan Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) senior officer, who was remanded for 13 days to facilitate investigations into an alleged abuse of power, was released on bail today.

Sultan of Johor launches One Bukit Senyum project masterplan

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 13:18

JOHOR BARU: Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today launched the masterplan of the One Bukit Senyum project, and ground-breaking of the new tower for the Johor Baru City Council (MBJB).

Najib outlines four key principles for Umno to remain relevant to Sabahans

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:03

KUDAT: Umno will uphold four key principles in Sabah to remain relevant to the people, party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.

Umno unfazed over Parti Pribumi courting its members

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:58

BUTTERWORTH: Umno isn't concerned over moves by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia to entice its members to cross over.

Clearing hurdles on long road to Mecca

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:43

MECCA: When Ong Kim Koi was young, she used to listen to the school ustaz (religious teacher) teaching her Muslim friends.

PM agrees to Sabah having new Petronas board member

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:12

KUDAT: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has agreed for Sabah to have a new board member in national oil and gas company Petronas.

'Musa Aman won't turn his back on a friend'

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:07

KUDAT: Sabah Umno Chief Datuk Seri Musa Aman is not a leader who will turn his back on a friend in times of trouble.

More than 7,000 take part in Ipoh car-free day

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:36

IPOH: More than 7,000 people joined the "Car-Free Day" programme at Jalan Raja DiHilir here today, also held to help instil patriotism among the city dwellers.

Ku Nan questions Dr M's motive over Bangsa Johor issue

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:30

PUTRAJAYA: Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has questioned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's motive in criticising the Bangsa Johor concept.

Malaysia condemns attack on Turkey

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 09:16

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian government has condemned the truck bomb attack in the Cizre district of the south eastern province of Sirnak, Turkey on Aug 26.

Mahathir lied about not signing my ISA detention order - Tajuddin

By Bernama - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 01:02

GEORGE TOWN: The denial of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the signing the Internal Security Act (ISA) detention order is a lie.

Two in family of six dead after car ends up under trailer

By Halim Said - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 00:45

YONG PENG: A family of six travelling between Yong Peng and Pagoh last night (Saturday) were involved in a seven-vehicle pileup, killing two of them on the spot.

Search and rescue for man feared drowned after boat capsized continues

By Bernama - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 00:12

GEORGE TOWN: The family of Rosmin Selamat, 62, who is feared to have drowned after the boat he was in capsized, were seen weeping and praying for his safety.

Family members should help single women find partners - Jamil Khir

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 23:58

ALOR SETAR: Family members have been urged to help single women find partners to avoid various problems, including Internet fraud which is often perpetrated by foreigners.

MIC lauds proposed amendment to Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976

By FERNANDO FONG - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 23:23

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC has lauded the proposed amendment to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 in the next Parliament sitting, saying it will once and for all solve legal disputes which often arise when one party to the civil marriage converts to Islam.

Zaref wins hearts of competitors, audience at RHB-NST Spell-It-Right Challenge

By Awaina Arbee - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 22:23

KUALA LUMPUR: He may not have won the RHB-New Straits Times National Spell-It-Right (SIR) Challenge primary school category, but 11-year-old Muhammad Zaref Khairol Azri won the hearts of everyone at the competition here today.

One of two men in nasi kandar ruckus nabbed - Police

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 22:10

GEORGE TOWN: The police have detained one of two men linked to a ruckus at a popular nasi kandar restaurant in Jelutong near here last Thursday night, resulting in RM7,000 in losses.

NSC Act 2016 for national security not personal says Najib

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 21:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today stressed that the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 which came into effect recently was for the security of the country and not for any personal ends.

Farmer Davianan makes Najib's day with letter of appreciation

By NST NEWS DESK - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 21:22

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a blast from the past for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, when he received a note written in Tamil from farmer V. Davianan.