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Experts puzzled over Kuala Linggi International Port's construction

By Arnaz M. Khairul and Kelly Koh - Wednesday, 7 December 2016.

MALACCA: Just how the RM12.5 billion Kuala Linggi International Port (KLIP) has been given the go-ahead to begin construction in the first quarter of next year has left experts, who deemed the project an environmental hazard, puzzled.

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No Federal public holiday on Dec 13: Ali Hamsa

By Bernama - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The Office of the Chief Secretary to the Government today denied it had issued a statement declaring Dec 13 a federal public holiday, as reported on social media.

Ceiling light fire sparks minor panic at Serdang Hospital

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Fire from a ceiling light component sparked a minor panic at the Serdang Hospital this morning.

Fourth shop in Sandakan gutted by fire so far this year

By Awang Ali Omar - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:30

SANDAKAN: A shop at Batu 8 here was gutted by fire in the wee hours, making it the fourth commercial building to burn down in the district this year.

Jho Low's family moves to protect assets in 1MDB probe

By Reuters - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:10

Relatives of Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho are seeking fresh court action in a bid to prevent the U.S. government from seizing assets as part of an investigation into the scandal-tainted 1MDB fund, according to a U.S. court filing.

Faced with rapid erosion, residents want to see master plan of reclamation project

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:02

MALACCA: Is Malacca’s future, particularly that along its storied coastline, one that is bereft of its traditional ways, a sprawling metropolis inhabited by foreigners buying into foreign investments?

Excessive land reclamation means smaller catch for Malacca fishermen

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:02

MALACCA: As a lean and fit-looking 40-year-old Edgar Rodrigues stands to greet visitors at the lobby of a four-star hotel, one might guess his build could be the result of lifting countless kilogrammes of guests’ luggage at his workplace.

Search mission launched for missing fishing boat crew near Semarang waters

By Kristy Inus - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:17

LABUAN: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has activated a search and rescue (SAR) operation to locate a missing fishing boat crew member near Semarang waters.

Masked robbers escaped with five trays of jewellery in Bagan Serai [VIDEO]

By Bernama - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:01

BAGAN SERAI: Three masked robbers, armed with a pump gun, a pistol, an axe and a hammer escaped with five trays of jewellery at a goldsmith shop in Jalan Sepakat here.

Police say 'no' to discount touts, tell public to pay summonses at the counter

By TEOH PEI YING - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will take immediate action against “discount touts” who claim they can help traffic offenders reduce their compounds.

MCMC seizes 5,000 IPTV decoders that fail to meet Sirim standards

By Bernama - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:18

JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) seized 5,000 Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) decoders, which do not meet the SIRIM standards, in three separate raids here.

Boy rescued after getting leg stuck in bicycle rim

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 01:22

TAIPING: A five-year-old boy endured half an hour of pain when his left leg was caught in his bicycle rim at his home in Taman Long Jaafar here today.

Merchant ship rescues four from sinking fishing boat in Sekinchan

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 01:13

LUMUT: Four people from a sinking boat off Sekinchan waters were rescued today.

Highway inferno: Lorry catches fire in Klang [VIDEO]

By C. Premananthini - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 01:03

SHAH ALAM: A lorry transporting paper rolls caught in fire at Jalan Pelabuhan Utara, Klang around 7.30pm today.

Universities to have more industry collaborations

By ZAFIRA ANWAR AND MAHADHIR MONI - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 00:23

KUALA LUMPUR: The Higher Education Ministry is committed to redesign the sector in efforts to improve graduate employability by expanding industry collaborations.

More than 22,000 undocumented immigrants in Sabah to be repatriated by year-end

By Awang Ali Omar - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 00:17

SANDAKAN: More than 22,000 undocumented immigrants in Sabah will be deported to their countries by year-end.

RM30,000 worth of fake Fipper flip flops, Nike shoes seized

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 23:45

ALOR STAR: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry today seized 4,600 pairs of counterfeit slippers and shoes worth over RM30,000 from a wholesaler in Tanjung Bendahara here today.

Fire razes 10 homes in Sabah's Kampung Pituru

By Olivia Miwil and Zahratulhayat Mat Arif - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 23:05

KOTA KINABALU: Ten houses at Kampung Pituru, Pekan Lokawi near here were destroyed in a fire today.

Policeman falls to death from Pandan Perdana apartment while fleeing Jais raid

By Bernama - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 21:41

KUALA LUMPUR: A policeman with the rank of Lance Corporal fell to his death from the fourth floor of an apartment block in Pandan Perdana here today.

Co-operatives Societies Act to be amended to ensure good governance

By BALQIS LIM - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 20:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry is set to review and amend its Co-operative Societies Act 1993 (Amendment) 2007 or Act 502, to increase professionalism and ensure good governance in cooperatives.

USM researchers win multiple innovation awards in Korea

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 20:39

GEORGE TOWN: Three Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) researchers from its engineering campus have clinched major science awards in South Korea on Sunday.

Overturned Damansara Perdana crane safely removed, investigation ongoing

By Awaina Arbee - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 20:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Officers from the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Dosh) safely removed an overturned crane from a construction site at Damansara Perdana at 5.30pm today.

PISA 2015: Malaysia shows significant improvement in Math, Science & reading

By AZURA ABAS and FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 20:09

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has shown significant improvement in the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for three domains, namely Science, Mathematics and reading literacies.

Perlis to make it easier for men to take on second wife (or more) in Thailand

By ILI SHAZWANI - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 19:36

KANGAR: Perlis is working on simplifying marriage registration procedure for Muslim couples who tied the-knot abroad, in a bid to resolve unregistered polygamous marriages.

Special Branch drop IS bombshell, reveal 14 attack attempts in M'sia foiled

By Bernama - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 19:16

AMMAN: The Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) foiled 14 attempts by the Islamic State (IS) militant group to stage attacks in Malaysia, it was revealed here.

Corruption informants urged to come forward; Protection ensured by Whistleblower Acts

By Bernama - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 18:46

PUTRAJAYA: The public should not fear lodging complaints against corrupt practices and abuse of power, as informants are protected under the Witness Protection Act 2009 (Act 696) and the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (Act 711).

GMM urges Asean to pressure Myanmar on Rohingya crisis

By LAILI ISMAIL - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 18:37

BANGI: The Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMM) has urged Asean member states to continue putting diplomatic pressure on Myanmar to come up with solutions over the atrocities unleashed upon the country's minority Rohingya.

New cancer drug part of Health Ministry's Blue Book, says Noor Hisham

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 18:30

PUTRAJAYA: Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today dismissed a report by a news portal claiming that new cancer drugs were not available in Malaysia.

Army veteran sentenced to jail, fine, for illegal land-clearing

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 17:24

TAIPING: An ex-army officer has been found guilty of carrying out land-clearing activities at Pokok Tanjung Forest Reserve, Gunung Semanggol, Kerian, two years ago without a valid permit.

Najib: Bank Negara taking right steps to strengthen ringgit

By Halim Said - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 17:07

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s measures to broaden the onshore foreign exchange market will bring specific benefits that will generate optimism in the market and help strengthen the ringgit.