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Najib: US Dept of Justice civil complaint shows 1MDB not directly involved

By FERNANDO FONG - Friday, 29 July 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister and Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the civil complaint filed by the United States (US) Department of Justice (DOJ) showed that strategic development company 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) is not directly involved in the affair.

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New parking rates in KL effective tomorrow - Tengku Adnan

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 22:54

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the Federal Territories Ministry today set new parking rates according to three zones, effective tomorrow.

Vandals leave almost 60 cars scratched in Shah Alam

By DAWN CHAN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 22:25

SHAH ALAM: Police are on the hunt for vandals who damaged close to 60 cars parked outside SMK Taman Seri Muda on Wednesday.

National Anti-Drug Agency rejects suggestion to plant ketum commercially

By Sylvia Looi - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 22:19

IPOH: The National Anti-Drug Agency (NADI) has rejected suggestion by Risda to plant ketum commercially.

Ongkili to assume duties as PBS president with immediate effect

By Roy Goh - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 22:15

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili has been entrusted by the party's supreme council to carry out duties as the party president with immediate effect.

KTMB, world's first train service provider to obtain halal certificate

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 22:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) today made history by becoming the first train service provider in the world to obtain halal certificate for its electric train services (ETS).

Aesthetic doctor jailed for molesting M'sian male patient

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 21:59

SINGAPORE: An aesthetic doctor was sentenced to three-and-a-half years’ jail on Thursday for molesting a Malaysian male patient twice after sedating him with stupefying drugs, Channel NewsAsia reported.

Government has no plan to extend retirement age

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 21:31

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no plan to extend the retirement age of civil servants to 62 from the current 60, according to Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa.

Two bank staff dead, two injured in Perak accident

By Sylvia Looi - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 20:56

LENGGONG: Two Bank Simpanan Nasional employees died while two others were injured in an accident near the Selat Pagar rest area here this afternoon.

PTPTN ready to assist visitors at MyRumah Property Showcase

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 20:54

JOHOR BARU: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is making its first appearance at the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd MyRumah Property Showcase this weekend.

Police say 'list of prominent gang leaders' statement is a hoax

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 20:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Police today clarified that it has never issued any media statement titled ‘Senarai Nama Ketua Kongsi Gelap di Malaysia (Op Cantas 2016)', supposedly a list of the names of prominent gang leaders in the country.

Salleh Said Keruak appointed Umno treasurer

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 20:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has been appointed the Umno treasurer, taking over from Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah who resigned last June.

Malaysian tigers becoming extinct, minister calls for greater public awareness

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 20:05

PUTRAJAYA: Only about 240 to 350 tigers are still living in the main habitats in Malaysia, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN).

Media must educate public on property matters, says Johor exco

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 19:52

JOHOR BARU: The press must play its role to impart knowledge about the finer aspects of the property market, including the proper ways of obtaining housing loans.

UN-Habitat executive director pays courtesy call on Noh Omar

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 19:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Dr Joan Clos paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Tan Sri Noh Omar here, today.

Businesswoman cheated of RM20,000 by 'love scam' syndicate

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 19:39

KUALA LUMPUR: A bitter lesson of love was learnt by a local businesswoman who claimed that she was cheated by a 'Love Scam' syndicate masterminded by Nigerians, causing her to lose RM20,000.

Umno calls on government to review security SOPs, guidelines

By ADRIAN LAI and FERNANDO FONG - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 19:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno has urged the government to review existing security standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines to ensure the safety of the people, in light of the spike in security threats.

Airline compounded for failure to submit annual statement

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 19:28

KUALA LUMPUR: A compound notice has been issued to Monspace Malaysia Sdn Bhd for failing to submit its annual financial statement to the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).

IKEA Malaysia recalls six more types of chocolates

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 19:04

KUALA LUMPUR: IKEA Malaysia has recalled six more types of chocolates, after it was found that the hazelnut and almond contents were not clearly stated in the labels.

Speed limiters for all express buses by 2020, says RTD

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 18:58

IPOH: By 2020, all express buses in the country will come equipped with speed limiters, in an effort to reduce the rate of road accidents.

Veteran Cub Prix rider embarks on 10,000km journey to Mecca via 'kapcai'

By FERNANDO FONG - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 18:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran Malaysian Cub Prix rider Wazi Abdul Hamid and four others have embarked on a pilgrimage journey of more than 10,000km from Kuala Lumpur to Mecca using ‘kapcai’ motorcycles.

Johor Homedec offers clutter-free, space-saving solutions for homeowners

By Halim Said - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 18:22

JOHOR BARU: Seeking to eliminate clutter, or dreaming of creating sustainable living conditions at home? If so, head to the three-day Home Decor and Design Exhibition (Homedec) at Persada Johor International Convention Centre.

Abu Kassim, two deputies bid farewell to MACC

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN and FAZLEENA AZIZ - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 18:04

PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed is taking his final bow at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after helming the graft-busting body for more than five years.

Six charged with Datin's fatal shooting at Taman OUG

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 17:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Six people including a woman were charged at the magistrate's court and at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital today over the murder of real estate agent Datin Wong Siew Ling, who was gunned down at Taman OUG, Jalan Klang Lama on July 6.

Dzulkifli Ahmad is new MACC chief

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 17:27

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad has been appointed as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief, effective August 1.

Lecture room at iconic Shah Alam mosque destroyed in fire

By DAWN CHAN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 17:21

SHAH ALAM: A lecture room at the iconic Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah mosque in Shah Alam was completely destroyed in a fire today.

Education Department to repair termite-infested SK Sayed Othman

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:47

MIRI: The Education Department will repair the termite-infested 54-year old wooden school block where a seven-year-old pupil yesterday sustained minor injuries after stepping on a run-down floorboard.

Serdang policeman dies after accidentally shot in the head by colleague

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:20

SERDANG: A 57-year-old policeman was killed after his colleague accidentally shot him while emptying his gun.

NSTP launches MyRumah Property Showcase in Johor Baru

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:19

JOHOR BARU: The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) launched its second MyRumah Property Showcase in Komtar JBCC today in collaboration with the Andaman Group, aimed at making NSTP a leader in print media for property consultation.

Residents plead with CIMB not to close Muadzam Shah branch

By T. N. ALAGESH - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:02

KUANTAN: CIMB Bank Bhd has been urged to reconsider its decision to close the branch in Muadzam Shah, Rompin as its services are needed by the locals.

Young Malaysian entrepreneurs told to grab opportunities offered by Asean business community

By Farah Adilla - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 15:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Young Malaysian entrepreneurs, especially those from small and medium enterprises (SMEs), have been urged to grasp the opportunities offered by the Asean business community and continue contributing towards the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and exports.