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Seven prison warders sent for de-radicalisation programme after falling under militant influence

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, 28 July 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The authorities have been forced to send seven prison warders for de-radicalisation programmes after they fell under the influence of detainees involved in militant groups.

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Bye bye animal cruelty: Animal Welfare Act to be enforced next year

By Azura Abas - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 16:29

PUTRAJAYA: The Animal Welfare Act 2015 is scheduled to be enforced next year, said Veterinary Services Department (DVS) director-general Datuk Dr Kamarudin Md Isa.

PM Najib congratulates "new sprint king" Khairul Hafiz

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 16:11

KUALA LUMPUR: “Congratulations to the country’s new sprint king!” Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said to Khairul Hafiz Jantan who set a new time for the 100-metre dash at the 18th Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Sarawak yesterday.

Business Times journo bags top prize in Pemudah Business Journalism Competition 2015

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:39

PUTRAJAYA: New Straits Times reporter Rupa Damodaran emerged the first prize winner of the Pemudah Business Journalism Competition 2015.

Man charged with raping neighbour's teen daughter

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:31

KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man was charged at the Sessions Court today with raping his 12-year-old neighbour eight years ago.

Ismail Sabri in the dark over Risda's 'ketum' mass production plans

By DAWN CHAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:31

KLANG: Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob has instructed the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) to furnish a full report on its call to grow ‘ketum’ in the country on a commercial scale.

Koh's late wife Kah Peng cremated

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:15

GEORGE TOWN: The late Puan Sri Chui Kah Peng, wife of former Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, was cremated today at the Batu Gantung crematorium here.

Two pupils given medical aid after mercury spillage in Kepala Batas classroom

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:58

KEPALA BATAS: Two pupils at a primary school here were given medical attention after being exposed to mercury.

Raja Permaisuri Agong receives MSU honorary Doctorate

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:45

KUALA LUMPUR: The Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah, today received an honorary Doctorate in Social Works from the Management and Science University in conjunction with its 19th convocation.

Genting Highlands bus crash: 3 Chinese nationals still in hospital

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:39

KUANTAN: Three Chinese national tourists who were injured in the accident yesterday at KM17.13 involving a bus which was travelling down Genting Highlands, are still at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Teen dies after falling off boat and hitting propeller [VIDEO]

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:37

TUMPAT: A youth lost his life after falling off a boat and hitting its propeller, while out fishing with a friend at Pantai Geting here, last night.

Report crimes in real-time to the police, via a new mobile app

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:31

KUCHING: The Home Ministry will introduce a number of initiatives to beef up security in the country and restore the people’s confidence, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.

Early polls in Penang might spell doom for Opposition, says Nurul Izzah

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Earlier polls in Penang might just result in the Opposition pact’s loss of seats, said PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar.

Penang 'football hooligans' remanded for attack on Kedah supporters' bus [VIDEO]

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:17

GEORGE TOWN: Six people who were arrested for allegedly vandalising a coach carrying Kedah football supporters, have been remanded until Sunday.

Uber retracts bid to enter taxi drivers' lawsuit

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:48

KUALA LUMPUR: Uber was allowed to withdraw its bid to intervene in a lawsuit targeting it and two other ride-hailing services while still having liberty to file a fresh related suit.

Australia: MH370 captain's simulator had Indian Ocean route

By AP - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:35

SYDNEY: Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

Terengganu's 22 state secretaries immortalised in coffee table book

By ADRIAN DAVID - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:56

KUALA TERENGGANU: The services and contributions of Terengganu’s 22 state secretaries over the past 105 years has now been immortalised in a coffee table book.

Court strikes out Jamil Khir's suit against NOW director

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:50

KUALA LUMPUR: National Oversight and Whistleblowers Centre (NOW) director Akmal Narullah Mohd Nasir succeeded in striking out a defamation suit against him over allegation of fund abuse at the Malaysian Islamic Economy Development Foundation (Yapeim).

Penang DAP assemblyman acquitted of sedition charge

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:32

GEORGE TOWN: Seri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer was discharged and acquitted by the Sessions Court today over a sedition charge.

Amendments to three land laws will provide more bite for authorities

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:27

NILAI: State land administrators have been urged to embrace the spirit behind the amendments made to the three land laws, as approved by the Parliament recently.

Setapak shooting: Gunmen are still in the country, say police

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Police believe the four men involved in the deadly shooting of a 43-year-old man at an intersection near Setapak Central here yesterday, are still in the country.

MH370: JACC reports simulator info doesn't reveal cause of disappearance

By Bernama - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 01:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) has offered its take on recent media reports regarding FBI’s probe into the MH370 captain’s home flight simulator.

Setapak shooting: Victim bought new car to avoid being followed, says friend

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 23:56

KUALA LUMPUR: The man who was shot dead at the Jalan Taman Ibu Kota/Jalan Genting Klang junction here today had just bought a new car after suspecting that he was being followed, according to his friend.

Next stop, Sri Lanka for MYCorps programme

By Awaina Arbee - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 23:44

KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry plans to expand its volunteer programme, MyCorps, to Sri Lanka in 2017.

Najib: Government won't base key decisions on populist notions

By Arnaz M Khairul - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 23:11

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not base decisions that affect future generations on populist notions, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

One dead, 15 injured in Genting Highlands bus crash

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 22:22

KUALA LUMPUR: One person was killed and 15 others injured in a bus accident on the way down from Genting Highlands, Pahang, this evening.

SPAD considers driver card system for Uber, GrabCar drivers

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 21:06

MUAR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will consider introducing a ‘driver card’ system for Uber and Grabcar drivers to allow them to operate legally, said its chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.

DOJ should have listened to 1MDB's side of the story before making announcement

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 20:45

PUTRAJAYA: The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) should at least have the courtesy to contact 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) to listen to their side of the story rather than only based its reports on the online news website (Sarawak Report), said Barisan Nasional (BN) strategic communicati

High Court rules Tony Pua's overseas travel ban is valid

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 20:19

KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration director-general has the power to bar Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua Kiam Wee from traveling overseas due to criminal investigation.

Unemployed man fined RM2,500 for blackmail

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 18:55

KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man was fined RM2,500 by the magistrate's court today for blackmailing a project manager on Saturday.

Man shot dead by two gunmen at Setapak traffic lights

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 18:01

KUALA LUMPUR: A man was killed when two gunmen opened fire on his car near Setapak Central this evening.