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Najib lauds gains made in Msia's economic competitiveness

By B. SURESH RAM - Friday, 30 September 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he is committed towards making Malaysia more competitive.

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Pregnant policewoman cries in court after found guilty of bribery

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:55

KUALA LUMPUR: A heavily pregnant policewoman broke down and sobbed in court today after the High Court sentenced her to two years's jail and fined her RM20,000 in default eight months jail, for bribery.

Wife and mother of Eimarace crash victims calls for justice

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:25

KUANTAN: Siti Suhaiza Seman, whose husband and daughter were killed in the deadly Innovation Motorsports Automotive Race (Eimarace) buggy crash on Sunday, has called for justice for her loved ones.

Guan Eng expresses confidence in defence team, gibes Umno, BN

By AUDREY DERMAWAN AND BALVIN KAUR - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:01

GEORGE TOWN: A subdued Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today said he will leave it to his lawyer to prove his innocence in the two corruption charges against him.

Esscom suspects intelligence leak being exploited in Sabah

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:52

KUALA LUMPUR: The Armed Forces will investigate the alarming possibility that classified information transmitted between officers and agencies under the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) is being intercepted and used by enemies.

Guan Eng laden with prosecution's 13,000-page document

By AUDREY DERMAWAN AND BALVIN KAUR - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:39

GEORGE TOWN: The High Court here today set Dec 6 for case management for Chief Minister's Lim Guan Eng's two counts of corruption.

Asma Ismail is USM's first female vice-chancellor

By ROZANA SANI - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Prof Dr Asma Ismail has been named the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) effective Oct 4 2016 until Oct 3 2019.

Guan Eng arrives at Court to rowdy protestors, supporters [VIDEO]

By Audrey Dermawan - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 09:20

GEORGE TOWN: Members of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) gathered at the Penang Court Complex here this morning to welcome Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Focus on content, not delivery of UN speech, says Anifah

By Roy Goh - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 09:04

NEW YORK: Positive reception from the international community spoke volumes on Malaysia’s message delivered at the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York last week.

Azharuddin elected president of ICAO 39th general assembly

By Bernama - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia was greatly honoured with the election of Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Director-General Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman as President of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 39th General Assembly, early this week.

Source of water pollution at Semenyih plant to be known in a week's time

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 23:47

SHAH ALAM: The source of water pollution which resulted the Semenyih water treatment plant being shut down and causing water supply disruption in Selangor will be known in a week’s time, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Man and wife found dead, believed due to inhaling gas

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 23:12

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The remains of a husband and wife were found inside a house in Taman Machang Bubok here this evening.

MH17: Malaysia could opt for International Criminal Court to seek justice

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 21:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia could opt for the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the prosecution of the perpetrators who fired the BUK missile that downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine two years ago.

Flash flood in Penang due to overflowing rivers says Chow

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 21:29

GEORGE TOWN: The flash floods that hit several areas in the state, today, were due to several rivers overflowing in the island and the mainland areas following heavy rain.

Two more kids develop rotavirus symptoms after Bukit Merah Waterpark visit

By ILI SHAZWANI - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:54

ALOR STAR: Two more children who visited the Bukit Merah Laketown Waterpark in Perak have developed rotavirus symptoms, including diarrhoea and vomiting, bringing the total number of cases to nine within the past four days.

Buzzing sex toy delays AirAsia flight departure

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:46

KUALA LUMPUR: An AirAsia flight was temporarily delayed after a buzzing sex toy in a passenger’s rucksack sent alarm bells ringing among airport security.

Convicted drug addict and thief nabbed in kidnapping of 15 year-old

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:37

KAJANG: Police today arrested a second suspect behind the abduction of a 15 year-old girl at Bandar Tun Hussein Onn in Cheras last Thursday.

Malaysian embassy in Paris meeting with student who disappeared from lodgings

By Azura Abas - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:30

PUTRAJAYA: The Foreign Affairs Ministry today confirmed that Malaysian student Nur Shakinah Naim, who was reported missing in Rouen, Normandy has returned to her lodgings in France.

217 people bestowed Federal awards, medals

By Bernama - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah today presented federal awards and medals for this year to 217 recipients.

New measures to keep tourism sector humming along discussed

By Azura Abas - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:03

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today chaired the Tourism Cabinet Committee meeting to deliberate on strategic measures to spur Malaysia's tourism sector.

Bukit Merah Laketown Resort pledges full cooperation in rotavirus investigation

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 19:54

BUKIT MERAH: The Bukit Merah Laketown Resort (BMLR) management has pledged their full cooperation to the authorities to investigate the source of the rotavirus infection which affected several visitors to its water park recently.

Master's student acquitted of possessing terrorism-related publications

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 19:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Former master’s student Siti Noor Aishah Atam walked out of the High Court a free woman today after being acquitted of possessing 12 terrorism-related books.

Robber being transported to prison escapes custody, manhunt underway

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 19:28

GEORGE TOWN: A robbery suspect being led from the Penang Court Complex here into a Black Maria escaped custody in spite of being surrounded by policemen.

Police discover 460 magpies smuggled in lorry

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:47

KOTA TINGGI: Up to 460 magpies worth RM50 each were rescued by officers from Region Two Marine Police in Pengerang in a 12.30am raid today.

Missing Msian student in France mysteriously re-emerges, says dad

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:20

SUNGAI PETANI: Nineteen year-old Malaysian student Nur Shakinah Naim, who has been missing in France for five days, has re-emerged at her lodgings in the city of Rouen.

Reports of USM dorm collapse untrue, spread by social media

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:08

GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has denied social media reports that the female block of one of its hostels, Desasiswa Cahaya Gemilang, collapsed in an incident recently.

Man who killed girlfriend on Valentine's Day sent to gallows

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:00

GEORGE TOWN: A 33 year-old engineer charged with murdering his girlfriend on Valentine's Day three years ago has been sentenced to death.

Man who hacked mother to death a junkie with long record

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:58

IPOH: A 55-year-old man who hacked his mother to death on Tuesday tested positive for morphine and has three previous convictions involving drugs

Esccom streamlines SOP on restricted areas in Semporna

By AVILA GERALDINE - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:53

KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has streamlined its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on restricted areas covering 11 islands and two coral reefs in the Semporna district.

Selangor govt failed to prepare for water contamination issue, says Noh Omar

By Awaina Arbee - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:47

SHAH ALAM: Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar has fired a salvo at the Selangor government over the contamination affecting the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant.

Man slashed to death by 10 men in own bedroom

By OMAR OSMAN - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:05

SUNGAI PETANI: A backhoe driver was slashed to death by a group of men at his house in Taman Keladi last night.