Japan seeks Msian participation in its own halal industry

By Farrah Naz Karim - Tuesday, 31 May 2016.

Tokyo: Japan wants Malaysia to actively participate in its growing Halal industry to service its increasing volume of Muslim tourists.


Immigration swoop nets 13 foreign women in Sg Petani

By EMBUN MAJID - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 20:00

SUNGAI PETANI: Thirteen immigrant women were detained by the state Immigration Department in separate raids here early this morning.

Fisherman busted with heroin stash

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 19:24

KEMAMAN: A 70-year-old fisherman was arrested for drug trafficking in a special police operation in Perumahan Bukit Kuang, here yesterday.

Soldier among 25 arrested in anti-drugs ops in Kemaman

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 19:24

KEMAMAN: Twenty-four locals and a soldier attached with the Royal Malaysian Airforce base in Subang were arrested in an anti-narcotics operation near the Kuala Kemaman Jetty today.

Don't treat Pas Bill as akin to 'the sky is falling'

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 18:08

KUALA LUMPUR: The reaction towards Pas' Private Member's Bill should not be 'as if the sky is falling down', said Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

Pas: We're not being hasty in tabling amendments to Syariah Act

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 17:36

KOTA BARU: Pas is not being hasty in pushing for the amendments the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, and is open for it to be debated.

MIC Youth lodges report over EGM ruckus

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 17:23

SUBANG JAYA: MIC Youth today lodged a police report against a group of people, allegedly supporters of former president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, who caused a ruckus during the party's Emergency General Meeting (EGM), here, two days ago.

MyFarm Putrajaya outlet records RM4.2 million sales

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 17:19

PUTRAJAYA: The MyFarm outlet in Presint 7 has recorded a whopping RM4.2 million in sales since it started its operation in March.

Ex-Sime Darby GM to serve only two years jail instead of 27

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 16:51

KUALA LUMPUR: A senior Sime Darby executive will only have to spend two years in jail, instead of 27 years, for five graft charges after the High Court allowed his appeal today.

Sarawak police mum on rumours that burnt accident victim was politician's grandson

By ADIB POVERA - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 16:41

KUCHING: Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the identity of a man, who was burnt to death during a car-motorcycle accident here.

GST now accepted as economic saviour, says Najib

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 16:37

PUTRAJAYA: More and more people have accepted the fact that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has saved the nation from suffering a serious financial crisis like Greece.

Premature to discuss Pas Bill, says Hishammuddin

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 16:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Any discussion on the Private Member's Bill tabled by Pas is premature as it will go through due process, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

Rehiring programme now expanded to 17 more subsectors

By ALIZA SHAH - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 16:13

PUTRAJAYA: The government has decided to expand the rehiring programme to another 17 subsectors under the services industry.

44,000 residential owners slapped with warnings for not separating household waste

By Najiha Najib - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 16:03

JOHOR BARU: More than 44,000 owners of residential premises in Johor received warning letters from the state Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp) for not separating their household waste during checks that were conducted since September last year.

SPAD seeks to strike out legal bid to ban Uber, GrabCar

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 16:03

KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is seeking to strike out a legal action that targets the banning of Uber and two other ride-sharing services.

Hawkers, petty traders association express concern over Pas' Bill

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 15:53

JOHOR BARU: The Federation of Hawkers and Petty Traders Association Malaysia said the recent issue of a Private Member's Bill being tabled at Parliament has caused worry among its members, who see it as a possibility that hudud may be implemented in the country.

UPKO registers objection over Pas' Bill

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 15:45

PENAMPANG: The United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) has raised its objection over the Private Member’s Bill tabled by Pas in parliament last week, saying that it would create a ripple effect that requires an amendment to the Federal Constitution.

La Nina: Get set for 12 months of rainfall

By ALIZA SHAH - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 15:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians can expect more rainy days in the next few months as the La Nina phenomenon is expected to hit the country early November.

Defence Ministry identifies idle land to tackle food security

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 15:24

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry has identified idle lands to be used for agriculture in its contribution to address food security issues.

Chegubard among 10 fined for role in Blackout 505 rally

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 15:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Activists Badrul Hisham Shaharin (popularly known as Chegubard), Adam Adli Abd Halim and Muhammad Safwan Anang@Talib were among 10 people fined RM6,000 each for rioting and being members of the illegal Blackout 505 rally three years ago.

ETS, KTM Intercity train tickets for raya on sale from June 3

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 15:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is making available 333,000 tickets in conjunction with the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration for its electric train (ETS) and KTM Intercity services.

Kuala Terla flash floods due to old land clearing work, says Pahang MB

By T.N.Alagesh - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 15:12

TEMERLOH: The flash floods in Kuala Terla in Cameron Highlands on Sunday was due to previous illegal land clearing works.

Umno Youth leader faces sacking if he contests K. Kangsar as independent candidate

By Farrah Naz Karim - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 15:01

TOKYO: Umno youth leader Syed Rosli Syed Harman Jamalullail will be sacked from the party if he goes ahead with his plan to contest the Kuala Kangsar by-election, as an independent candidate.

High-tech campaign for BN's Kuala Kangsar by election candidate

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 14:12

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno will adapt to the limitations of campaigning for Barisan Nasional Kuala Kangsar by-election candidate Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid by utilising technology.

Permata can help nurture future generation of Malaysians: Najib

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 13:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today he hoped that more Permata centres and programmes will be introduced nationwide in the effort to nurture a stronger and more resilient future generation.

Najib meets Maldives President

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 13:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had a meeting today with Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on the sidelines of the Permata International Conference 2016 here.

Yet another 'jaga kereta' fined for extorting money from motorists

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 13:14

KUALA LUMPUR: A security guard, who moonlighted as a parking tout, was today fined RM500 by the magistrate's court for extorting money from a motorist.

Cuepacs wants one month Raya bonus for civil servants

By ILI SHAZWANI - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 12:40

KANGAR: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) is appealing to the Federal government to consider giving a one month bonus to civil servants for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

15 officers sacked over Immigration system sabotage

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 12:28

PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department has sacked 15 of its officers for their involvement in sabotaging the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs).