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Kim killing: Next-of-kin yet to come forward; Only one autopsy performed [VIDEO]

By FAREZZA HANUM RASHID AND ARFA YUNUS - Tuesday, 21 February 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: The next-of-kin of assassinated North Korean Kim Jong-nam have yet to come forward to assist Malaysian authorities in identifying the victim.

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Madinah's appointment as auditor-general a win for women: Shahrizat

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 18:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad’s appointment as the new auditor-general, effective Thursday, is a deserved recognition of her qualifications, experience and abilities.

Public-listed companies must join SL1M to get gov't contracts: Najib

By Veena Babulal - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 18:17

KUALA LUMPUR: Public-listed companies will have to participate in the 1Malaysia Training Scheme or (SL1M) if they wish to secure contracts with the Malaysian government, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Former ministry sec-gen's son pleads not guilty to graft charges

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 17:38

SHAH ALAM: A son of former Rural and Regional Development Ministry secretary-general Datuk Mohd Arif Ab Rahman was charged at the Shah Alam Sessions Court earlier today with three counts of graft involving a total amount of RM1.32 million.

N. Korean ambassador's remarks 'diplomatically rude': Najib

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 17:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not be a pawn of any country, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, amidst an escalating row with North Korea over the probe into the murder of Kim Jong-nam.

NGO lodges report on Azmin's special officer, urges MACC to investigate extraordinary wealth

By DAWN CHAN - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 17:28

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor NGOs Coalition has lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) urging an investigation to be carried out on the alleged extraordinary wealth of an officer to Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

Lena Hendry convicted for showing documentary without LPF approval

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 17:13

KUALA LUMPUR: Activist Lena Hendry is facing a jail sentence of up to three years or a fine of up to RM30,000 or both after the magistrate's court today convicted her of screening a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war without prior approval from the Film Censorship Board (LPF).

Police bust four in possession of fake firearms, syabu

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 16:29

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Croc attack: Staff at crocodile farm in critical condition

By Awang Ali Omar - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 16:20

SANDAKAN: A worker was seriously injured after being mauled by a crocodile when he was feeding the reptile at a crocodile farm in Batu 8 near here, yesterday.

Eleven gamblers jump into swamp to escape enforcement officers

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 16:12

KUALA TERENGGANU: Eleven men escaped into a swamp nearby Kampung Santong, Paka, Dungun, after a team of enforcement officers from the State Religious Affairs Department raided a grocery store here last Thursday.

TN50 tour across M'sia, commencing in Sabah

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:44

PUTRAJAYA: The Youth and Sports Ministry will embark on a nationwide National Transformation 2050 (TN50) tour, starting with Sabah Feb 24.

Indian migrant labourer charged with the murder

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:17

SUNGAI PETANI: An Indian immigrant labour was charged at the Magistrate’s Court here today with the murder of his Sri Lankan colleague two weeks ago.

Two men charged with laundering RM1.5 million in Seremban court

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:09

SEREMBAN: Two men were charged at the sessions court here today with 22 counts of money laundering amounting to more than RM1.5 million, three years ago.

South Korea rejects North's claim of collusion with Malaysia over Jong-nam's death

By Bernama - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 14:53

SEOUL: South Korea's Ministry of Unification on Tuesday rejected North Korea's claim that Malaysia colluded with Seoul in investigating the death of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

Ex-convict commits suicide by hanging in KK family home

By AARON LEE - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 14:29

KOTA KINABALU: An ex-convict with a history of drug addiction committed suicide by hanging at his home in Kampung Cenderakasih, Likas, here yesterday.

Viral social media post on rotavirus outbreak rattles Malacca [VIDEO]

By Kelly Koh - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 14:12

MALACCA: Health authorities here are investigating the source of a possible rotavirus cluster infection in the state – but advised members of the public not to panic over unfounded social media reports alleging that cases of the disease have been officially confirmed.

300 village leaders, dept heads in Rompin sign MACC's anti-corruption pledge

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 14:08

ROMPIN: Village security and development committee (JKKK) leaders and village chiefs in the district took and signed a pledge to combat graft today.

Jong-nam murder: Aishah's Serang-to-Sepang misadventure baffles family

By Bernama - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 14:05

SERANG: The family of Siti Aishah, arrested over the killing of North Korean Kim Jong-nam near Kuala Lumpur, is surprised that she had gone to Malaysia.

My Chini 1.0 to raise awareness on need to save Tasik Chini

By Bernama - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:36

KUANTAN: Conservation efforts to save Tasik Chini, the second-largest freshwater lake in the country, from the threat of development should be intensifed to ensure that it does not suffer the same fate as Tasik Mentiga, said an environmental activist.

Teen nabbed two weeks after alleged armed robbery near Sandakan

By Awang Ali Omar - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:01

SANDAKAN: Police have arrested a teenager yesterday to facilitate investigations into a roadside robbery at Trig Hill here, recently.

Don't cast doubt on Malaysia's forensic team abilities, says Health Minister

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam today stressed that no country should cast any doubt on the ability of Malaysia's forensic team to conduct the autopsy process of Kim Jong-nam.

Motorcyclists grumble over congestion at Johor's new M-Bike lanes

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:36

GELANG PATAH: Heavy congestion experienced by motorcyclists at the new ‘Secured Automated Clearance System for Malaysian Citizen Motorcyclists’ (M-Bike) lanes at Johor’s Causeway and Second Link checkpoints is merely a teething problem.

Former Rural Ministry Sec-Gen, son, charged with corruption [VIDEO]

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Rural and Regional Development Ministry secretary-general Datuk Mohd Arif Ab Rahman will stand trial on a corruption charge involving about RM627,833, along with his son.

Mosquito bike: Give kids a chance to achieve dream, says ex-national athlete

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:02

MALACCA: IT was 2001 and the public was complaining about the rampant mosquito bicycle gatherings causing havoc in Kuala Terengganu.

Coach: Public dismisses young cyclists without recognising potential

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:44

MALACCA: If it can be done in Kelantan, then it should be done everywhere else.

Kim killing: Stafoc vehicles seen leaving HKL; Security tight

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Four Special Task Force on Organised Crime (Stafoc) cars were seen leaving the Forensic Department of Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) at about 10.20am this morning.

Najib chairs Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers' meeting

By Bernama - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:36

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today chaired the 128th meeting for Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers at Perdana Putra here.

Armed guards at Kim morgue, reports say son arrives for body

By AFP - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian armed guards on Tuesday stood watch at the hospital holding the body of Kim Jong-Nam, the assassinated half-brother of North Korea’s leader, amid reports his son had come to Kuala Lumpur to claim the remains.

Korean TV cameraman covering Jong-nam case arrested temporarily

By Bernama - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:38

KUALA LUMPUR: A momentary distraction occurred early this morning among the media who had set up camp near the National Institute of Forensic Medicine (IPFN), Kuala Lumpur Hospital to cover the Kim Jong-nam case when police came and single out one of the cameramen.

ABM: Beware of bogus calls from "banks" on credit cards

By Bernama - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 09:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) yesterday warned the public of bogus calls being made using its own hotline number, 1-300-88-9980, allegedly by a bank representative concerning credit card usage.

Ex-convict dresses up as woman to steal from Subang Jaya surau

By Bernama - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 09:43

KUALA LUMPUR: An ex-convict thought he could get away with stealing from a surau at a shopping centre in Subang Jaya by disguising himself as a burqa-clad woman here on Saturday - but he was found out.