Semenyih water treatment plant closed again over pollution woes, taps go dry in numerous areas

By SITI NURSURAYA ALI - Sunday, 23 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang are experiencing temporary water disruption due to the closure of the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant following another case of odour pollution at 7.30am today.


MCA poised to open doors to non-Chinese members

By ADRIAN LAI - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 17:30

KUALA LUMPUR: In an effort to widen its appeal among Malaysians, the MCA has announced plans to amend its constitution to pave the way for the entry of affiliate non-Chinese members.

Unis should view 2017 Budget fund cut as incentive to generate own income: National Council of Professors

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 16:59

ALOR STAR: Public higher learning institutions should make use of their research programmes to generate income and not rely on government grants.

USM 54th convocation ceremony kicks off tomorrow

By BALVIN KAUR - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 16:52

GEORGE TOWN: A total of 5,941 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) students will receive their scrolls in its 54th convocation ceremony commencing tomorrow.

American Islamic scholar blasts Jakim as 'ignorant' for refusing halal status for Auntie Anne's 'pretzel dogs'

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 16:36

KOTA KINABALU: A visiting Islamic scholar from the United States has labelled the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) ‘ignorant’ for refusing to grant halal status to Auntie Anne’s ‘pretzel dogs’.

MCA Youth wants opinions of Chinese youth on TN50, will hold dialogue sessions, says Liow

By ADRIAN LAI - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 16:28

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA Youth will be holding a series of dialogue sessions with the Chinese youth soon to get their views on the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) plan.

Special legislation will give more bite to border security agency: Nur Jazlan

By Rizalman Hammim - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 16:18

JOHOR BARU: The tabling of a new act on the Malaysian Border Control Agency (Aksem) will give the establishment more power to combat smuggling activities at the country's borders.

Family of crane-accident victim need not repay study loan, says PTPTN

By Audrey Dermawan - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 16:09

GEORGE TOWN: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has waived the payment on the remainder of Chin Khoon Sing’s study loan.

Adenan promises coastal road to connect all villages in rural Sarawak

By Goh Pei Pei - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 15:59

BINTULU: Sarawak is embarking on a plan to construct a coastal road which will connect all the villages in the rural areas with the main cities across the state, said its Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

Netizens question police purpose with witness who shot the snake-pit team building video, IGP answers

By INTAN BAHA - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 15:47

IPOH: The police are not “going to shoot the messenger”.

Don't point fingers Azmin, Johan brings up sand mining project, claims it could be the cause

By Hariz Mohd - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 15:43

SHAH ALAM: Semenyih assemblyman Datuk Johan Abdul Aziz today lambasted Selangor Menteri Besar for blaming BN and Umno in Sungai Semenyih pollution case.

Health Deputy Minister: Full Paying Patient scheme misunderstood, not affecting subsidy

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 15:15

IPOH: Health Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya today said many quarters have misunderstood the implementation of Full Paying Patient (FPP) scheme by claiming it will end subsidies for patients seeking treatment at government hospitals.

Kemaman flood management system, wins award in Geneva

By SIM BAK HENG - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 14:31

KEMAMAN: Bitter lessons learnt from past mistakes, especially when it comes to floods, have prompted Malaysia to formulate a solid natural disaster management plan – now recognised as one of the best in the world.

Crime suspect escapes police custody after being left unguarded at hospital

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 14:24

MALACCA: A suspected car thief escaped from police custody while receiving treatment at a Malacca hospital here yesterday.

Umno's support shot in the arm for Pas' beleaguered private member's bill

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 14:07

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas has voiced its appreciation towards Umno for recognising efforts to empower syariah law.

Azmin blames BN, Umno for Sungai Semenyih contamination

By Hariz Mohd - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:59

BANTING: The PKR-led Selangor state government today has blamed Barisan Nasional and Umno for the recent water contamination at Sungai Semenyih, claiming it was an act of sabotage.

Screening against screens: Getting kids interested in gadget-free activities

By AUDREY VIJAINDREN - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:43

“BOTH my kids are only allowed to use their gadgets at the weekends or during holidays, provided that it is not the exam period,” says human resource consultant Priya Pillai, 43.

Monitoring mum: Aishah Sinclair keeps an eye on her kids' exposure to the virtual world

By NST - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:35

UP close and personal with radio host and mother of two Aishah Sinclair about her experience in striking a right balance on her children’s gadget time:

7 arrested, 139 summonses issued, in 2 traffic ops in KK

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:26

KOTA KINABALU: Traffic police issued 139 summonses to motorists for various traffic offences during Op Samseng Jalanan here last night.

Childhood, unplugged: Drawing kids away from their gadget addiction

By AUDREY VIJAINDREN - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:46

IT’S virtually impossible to get children to stay away from the virtual world these days. Given the multi-screen era that we are in, it is not surprising that teaching kids how to detach from their gadgets is a major problem for many parents.

Explore budget's benefits, Subra tells Indian community

By FAREZZA HANUM RASHID AND AUDREY DERMAWAN - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:25

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC will set up a special committee to study the 2017 Budget tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Friday.

Search for missing paraglider in PD enters second day

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:25

PORT DICKSON: Search and rescue efforts for a missing motorised paragliding operator who was last seen crashing into the sea at Batu 1 here yesterday have entered a second day.

Raja Muda of Perlis appointed UniMAP Chancellor

By Bernama - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:09

ARAU: Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizzuddin Putra Jamalullail today received his credentials as the chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) for a term of five years effective December 13.

Asean deal helps control transboundary haze, says Sarawak CM

By ADIB POVERA - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11:58

KUCHING: EFFORTS undertaken by the government and other parties from neighbouring countries, have helped reduce the impact of transboundary haze in the country, especially in Sarawak.

Budget has given women due importance, says expert

By AUDREY VIJAINDREN - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11:38

KUALA LUMPUR: THE government’s allocation of RM30 million for women to undergo free mammogram screenings and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccinations to prevent cancer should be applauded.

2017 Budget: More needs to be done for disabled, say groups

By SUZANNA PILAY - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11:20

KUALA LUMPUR: From the perspective of people with disabilities (PWDs), the 2017 Budget is not much different from the 2016 Budget, despite minor adjustments.

Man injured in jealousy-fueled attack outside girlfriend's home

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11:00

ALOR STAR: A 25-year-old man was seriously injured after he was attacked by an unemployed man outside his girlfriend's house in Kampung Alor Belut here yesterday.

Atmosphere at Klang's Little India sombre, traders blame state govt

By Bernama - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 10:18

KLANG: Deepavali is just around the corner, but you would not know it at the Little India enclave at Jalan Tengku Kelana here, which seems to be deficient in festive decorations, and even a festive mood, according to traders.

MARA organises international forum to boost Malaysian entrepreneurship

By NST ONLINE - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 09:26

KUALA LUMPUR: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), in its ongoing bid to empower the Bumiputera through global entrepreneurship opportunities, is organising the 5th MARA-OISCA International Business Forum, which will take place from October 24-25 at the Primula Hotel, Kuala Terengganu in Terengganu.

Media Prima journos bag seven honours in Kenyalang Journalism Awards 2016

By ADIB POVERA - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 23:29

KUCHING: Media Prima Bhd (MPB) journalists came out tops in the Kenyalang Journalism Awards 2016, winning seven awards in numerous categories at the ceremony, held at the Hilton Hotel today.

Entertainment guideline needed to ensure Muslims don't stray, says Jamil Khir

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 22:48

MALACCA: A guideline on entertainment is crucial to ensure Muslims do not go beyond what is permitted by their religion, especially in the face of a borderless world.