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More Malaysians owning luxury cars, Mercedes leads the pack

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH - Monday, 29 August 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian automotive sector saw a jump in the number of luxury cars sold in Malaysia, increasing from 28,831 in 2013 to 30,939 in 2015 alone.

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Azalina to students: Want to get involved in politics? Graduate first

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 01:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Students should not allow their political opinions to compromise their studies.

KL sports school hall badly damaged in blaze

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 01:21

KUALA LUMPUR: A secondary school's multipurpose hall in Titiwangsa here was badly damaged in a blaze last night.

Pas to NGOs: Stop disrespecting religion under the guise of freedom of speech

By Awaina Arbee - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 01:12

KUALA LUMPUR: Non-governmental organisations should stop disrespecting religion under the guise of exercising freedom of speech and human rights.

Man feared drowned off Pantai Teluk Ketapang after boat capsizes

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 01:04

KUALA NERUS: A 32-year-old man escaped while his friend is feared drowned when their boat capsized near Pantai Teluk Ketapang, here today.

Multi-vehicle crash triggers massive traffic jam in Damansara Damai

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 00:28

PETALING JAYA: Several people were injured in a crash involving a bus and at least five cars in Damansara Damai, here tonight.

MACC finalising IPs on three senior govt officers

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 00:08

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is finalising investigation papers (IPs) on three high-ranking civil servants who were detained on Aug 15 in connection with corruption, abuse of power and money laundering.

Selangor govt now says 10 pct property discount is for all

By DAWN CHAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 23:19

SHAH ALAM: Purchasers of serviced apartments, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and Small Office/Virtual Office (SOVO) under the affordable category in the state will get to enjoy a 10 per cent discount starting next month, said the Selangor state government.

'24-hour eateries will die out if govt doesn't lift ban on foreign workers'

By Awaina Arbee - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 22:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will lose its unique feature or 24-hour restaurants if the government does not lift the freeze on recruitment of new foreign workers.

Four of Terengganu's best to compete in Celcom Axiata Msia Int'l Youth U-19

By ADRIAN DAVID - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 20:38

KUALA TERENGGANU: Four of Terengganu’s top players will compete with the best in Asia at the Celcom Axiata Malaysia International Youth Under-19 badminton championship in Kuala Terengganu on Sept 6-10.

Boy killed after car collides with excavator

By Zarina Abdullah - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 20:09

KUALA TERENGGANU: A 12-year-old boy was killed while his mother and four-year-old brother escaped with minor injuries when the car they were travelling in rammed into an excavator near kampung Banggol Katong, Serada, on Saturday.

20 rounded up on Sunday night for illegal gambling

By TEOH PEI YING - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:45

SEREMBAN: Police arrested 20 people after raiding four online gambling premises in the district on Sunday night.

Govt aims to reduce cervical cancer cases by one third by 2030

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:42

PUTRAJAYA: The government aims to see a one-third reduction of cervical cancer cases by 2030.

I was targeting child sexual abuse, not religious schools, says Syed Azmi

By AMIN MOKHTAR - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Child activist Syed Azmi Alhabshi has clarified that his postings on social media are meant to raise awareness on the importance of child protection, and not to victimise religious institutions.

USJ, Shah Alam, Klang folk to experience water shortage till Wednesday

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:15

KUALA LUMPUR: Water disruptions are expected to hit parts of Shah Alam and Klang until Wednesday, due to a burst pipe at the river behind the Carlsberg factory in Section 15, Shah Alam.

Putrajaya schoolboy death: Victim laid to rest at Presint 20 cemetery

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:02

PUTRAJAYA: Fifteen-year-old Azim Hakimi Abu Shuja, who fell to his death at a school here today, was laid to rest at the Presint 20 Muslim cemetery today.

Body in pickup truck: Man charged with murder of businessman

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 18:42

KUALA LUMPUR: A video game centre shopkeeper was charged at the magistrate's court today with murdering a businessman, whose body was found in the back of a pickup truck in Jalan Pelaga, Taman Cheras about two weeks ago.

Two businessmen charge with making false GST claims

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 18:31

IPOH: Two businessmen were charged in the Sessions Court here today with making false claims in their Goods and Services Tax (GST) statements between September last year and last May.

Two charged with murder of car dealership owner in Johor

By Rizalman Hammim - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 18:25

KLUANG: Two men were charged at the Magistrate's Court here today with the murder of a car dealership owner as well as the assault of a woman in late July.

It's fate, say family of student who fell to his death at Putrajaya school

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 18:05

PUTRAJAYA: The family of Azim Hakimi Abu Shuja, the boy who fell to his death from the third floor of a school in Putrajaya, said they have accepted the tragedy as fate.

Education Ministry to review designs, safety features of Putrajaya schools

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 17:54

PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry will review the designs of school buildings to increase their safety features, said its minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

NSTP Merdeka Photo Exhibition a reminder of country's struggles, says Zahid

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 17:33

PUTRAJAYA: The New Straits Times Press (NSTP) Merdeka Photo Exhibition has come in for praise from Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who said it was a timely reminder for the younger generation of the country's struggle to achieve independence.

Mat Rempit 'supermen' get jail time for less than heroic stunts

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 17:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Four 'Mat Rempit' who pulled off the 'Superman' and wheelie stunts last month landed themselves in jail and were fined RM5,500 each by the magistrate's court today.

Slight relief as downpour increases water level at Congok Dam

By Halim Said - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 17:06

MERSING: The water level at the Congok Dam today showed a slight increase after a downpour last night, the first in the last two months.

Appeals Court rules home minister's order to ban Bersih 4 Yellow T-shirts unreasonable

By Bernama - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 16:27

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has ruled that the home minister's order to ban the use of Bersih 4 yellow T-shirts and pamphlets related to the Bersih rally was unreasonable.

Father of Penang DAP assemblyman caught on video asking for "fast-track payment"

By BALVIN KAUR - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 16:06

GEORGE TOWN: A video of a DAP lawmaker's father allegedly soliciting payment to fast-track low-cost housing applications is spreading like wildfire online.

Five-day hearing for student charged with supporting Al-Qaeda

By Bernama - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 16:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today fixed five days from Sept 26 for trial of a college student in Cairo, Egypt, who is charged with giving support to the al-Qaeda (Jund Al Aqsa) terrorist group by becoming its member.

Ipoh bank evacuated after hoax bomb threat

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 15:42

IPOH: About 80 staff from an investment bank at Jalan Seenivasagam here had to vacate the outlet when an unidentified man made a hoax bomb call at noon today.

Thailand gives go-ahead to extradite 10 Thais over Malaysia's human-trafficking probe

By Azura Abas - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 15:33

PUTRAJAYA: Thailand has approved Malaysia's application to extradite 10 Thai nationals believed to have mastermind human-trafficking activities across the Malaysia-Thai border.

Teenager hospitalised after being beaten up by seniors

By EMBUN MAJID - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 15:27

SUNGAI PETANI: A 14-year-old boy sustained serious head and body injuries after he was beaten up by Form 3 students at his school, here, on Sunday.

Play your role in developing a 'roadmap' for education in Malaysia

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 14:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Education Malaysia is developing a 5-year Roadmap for Unity in Education to strengthen unity in schools under the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025.