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Dzulkifli Ahmad is new MACC chief

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Friday, 29 July 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad has been appointed as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief, effective August 1.

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Abu Kassim, two deputies bid farewell to MACC

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN and FAZLEENA AZIZ - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 18:04

PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed is taking his final bow at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after helming the graft-busting body for more than five years.

Six charged with Datin's fatal shooting at Taman OUG

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 17:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Six people including a woman were charged at the magistrate's court and at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital today over the murder of real estate agent Datin Wong Siew Ling, who was gunned down at Taman OUG, Jalan Klang Lama on July 6.

Lecture room at iconic Shah Alam mosque destroyed in fire

By DAWN CHAN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 17:21

SHAH ALAM: A lecture room at the iconic Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah mosque in Shah Alam was completely destroyed in a fire today.

Education Department to repair termite-infested SK Sayed Othman

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:47

MIRI: The Education Department will repair the termite-infested 54-year old wooden school block where a seven-year-old pupil yesterday sustained minor injuries after stepping on a run-down floorboard.

Serdang policeman dies after accidentally shot in the head by colleague

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:20

SERDANG: A 57-year-old policeman was killed after his colleague accidentally shot him while emptying his gun.

NSTP launches MyRumah Property Showcase in Johor Baru

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:19

JOHOR BARU: The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) launched its second MyRumah Property Showcase in Komtar JBCC today in collaboration with the Andaman Group, aimed at making NSTP a leader in print media for property consultation.

Residents plead with CIMB not to close Muadzam Shah branch

By T. N. ALAGESH - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:02

KUANTAN: CIMB Bank Bhd has been urged to reconsider its decision to close the branch in Muadzam Shah, Rompin as its services are needed by the locals.

Young Malaysian entrepreneurs told to grab opportunities offered by Asean business community

By Farah Adilla - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 15:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Young Malaysian entrepreneurs, especially those from small and medium enterprises (SMEs), have been urged to grasp the opportunities offered by the Asean business community and continue contributing towards the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and exports.

Solar panels a boon for the poor

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 15:10

KANGAR: THE homes of 20 less fortunate in Pauh, Perlis, installed with solar panels, have been a source of income to the occupants.

Missing teen turns up dead a day later at Langkawi beach [VIDEO]

By EMBUN MAJID - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:57

LANGKAWI: The body of a 17-year old beach boy who had fallen off a jetski off the shores of Pantai Chenang, was found at Tanjung Mali here, more than 14 hours after he went missing.

(Updated) AG's decision on PM Najib cannot be questioned in court

By HIDIR REDUAN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:46

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General's (AG) absolving the Prime Minister of wrongdoing in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue cannot be questioned in court, the High Court was told.

Near midair collision: AirAsia X says its pilots followed air traffic control instructions

By NST ONLINE - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:23

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X today maintained that its pilots had followed instructions by the Collangatta airport Air Traffic Control, prior to a near midair collision with a Jetstar passenger aircraft in Queensland yesterday.

Wahid Omar: PNB appointment is very meaningful to me

By NST ONLINE - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, set to assume chairmanship of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) on Aug 1, today paid tribute to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as well as his predecessor over his appointment.

Fifteen illegal immigrants detained in Sungai Petani immigration swoop

By EMBUN MAJID - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:53

SUNGAI PETANI: Fifteen illegal immigrants working at an electrical wire factory at Bakar Arang Industrial Area were detained for various offences under Ops Mahir on Thursday night.

Perak siblings test negative for diphtheria

By Sylvia Looi - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:48

IPOH: Two siblings, who had been admitted to the Seri Manjung Hospital over suspected diphtheria infection, have been cleared of the disease.

PM Najib joins thousands at Wanita Umno Aidilfitri open house

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak joined thousands of people at Wanita Umno's Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house held at the Putra World Trade Centre here, today.

Ustaz detained for alleged abuse of three boys

By EMBUN MAJID - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:26

SUNGAI PETANI: Police have picked-up a 27-year-old man from Kuala Kurau, Perak to facilitate investigations into an alleged student abuse case involving three boys at a private religious school here.

Wahid Omar is new PNB chairman

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:11

PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar has been appointed as the new chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) effective Aug 1.

Sheila Majid's ex-clerk jailed four years for misusing RM90k from singer's company

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:35

KUALA LUMPUR: A former clerk to songstress Datuk Sheila Majid was sentenced to four years jail by the Sessions Court for misusing RM90,000 belonging to the artiste's entertainment production company.

Malaysian suffers stroke in London, family hit by £46,000 hospital bill

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:29

LONDON: Mohamad Sahar Mhd Noor, 57, was looking forward to a family Hari Raya reunion as well as to witness his daughter’s graduation in London.

Jetstar, AirAsia planes narrowly avoid collision at Australian airport

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:38

SYDNEY: A Jetstar and an AirAsia plane came dangerously close to a midair collision after taking off from the Gold Coast, China’s Xinhua news agency reported Australian authorities as saying.

Three policemen detained for taking RM300 from sales assistant

By NST ONLINE - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:23

KOTA KINABALU: Three policemen were detained last night following a complaint lodged by a sales assistant, who claimed that he had to pay RM300 to avoid arrest.

RTD to integrate system with SPAD, police

By Sylvia Looi - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:17

IPOH: The Road Transport Department (RTD) will integrate its system with police and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to allow sharing of information among the three enforcement agencies.

Actor's wife among 28 immigration personnel held

By Bernama - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 08:44

KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of a popular actor was among 28 immigration department personnel detained for alleged involvement in a human trafficking syndicate, said deputy inspector-general of police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

Girl tries to burn house down after being grounded for two days

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, July 29, 2016 - 00:17

KUALA LUMPUR: A 16-year-old girl decided to set fire to her home at Taman Desa Setapak today, after being grounded for two days.

Religious school denies involvement in alleged student abuse

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:56

SUNGAI PETANI: A private religious school here has denied involvement in an alleged student abuse by one of its teachers.

Azmin: PKR needs time to decide on Penang snap polls

By DAWN CHAN - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:24

SHAH ALAM: As DAP kicks its heels waiting for a decision from PKR whether it is agreeable to snap polls in Penang, PKR's deputy president has yet to provide an indication any which way.

Plantation caretaker gets revenge on banana thief

By ADRIAN DAVID - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:02

BESUT: A banana thief, who had slashed a plantation caretaker when confronted, was in turn slashed when he returned to steal the fruit the next day.

Turkish ambassador to Malaysia warns of threat posed by FETO network

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 22:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Turkish ambassador to Malaysia Basak Turkoglu today advised all nations with diplomatic ties, warning them of the threat posed by the Fethullah Gulen-linked network.

Aseanapol members sign landmark protocol, 10 years in the making

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 22:02

PUTRAJAYA: In a historic development today at the 36th Aseanapol Conference, delegates from all 10 countries signed the Communication and Coordination Protocol for Crisis Management (ACCPCM), bringing to a close 10 years of discussions.