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Armed forces chief is NSC's first DG

By Bernama - Thursday, 25 August 2016.

NEW YORK: Taking into account the severity of the threats to national security and defence, the Malaysian government has appointed a military officer as the director-general of the National Security Council, it was announced here Wednesday.

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Ministry raps Zoo Negara over decision to send panda cub back to China

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:42

PUTRAJAYA : Zoo Negara needs to discuss with the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry first if they plan to send Nuan Nuan, the cub of panda couple Xing Xing and Liang Liang, to China.

Namewee 'released', but immediately bundled into police car

By Audrey Dermawan - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:30

GEORGE TOWN: Controversial rapper Namewee, whose remand order expires today, has been ordered to be released over a probe on his “Oh My God” music video.

Suspension on water sports related co-curricular activities at schools lifted

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:29

JOHOR BARU: The suspension of water sports related co-curricular activities at schools has been lifted yesterday.

MNCF chief, deputy ordered to pay RM288k to Sime Darby Foundation

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:17

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court today ordered Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) president Datuk Abu Samah Abd Wahab and his former deputy to pay RM288,275.56 to Sime Darby Foundation over breach of a sponsorship agreement involving a cycling race team.

Perak police crackdown leads to arrest of 71 triad members

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:31

IPOH: Police have arrested 71 suspected triad members including a 17-year-old schoolboy under the ongoing Ops Cantas Khas 2 in the state.

Bill Kayong murder: Police seize firearms, ammo from corporate figure's home

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:22

MIRI: Police have seized several firearms registered under the name of corporate figure wanted in connection with the murder of the late Miri PKR secretary and activist Bill Kayong or Mohd Hasbie Abdullah.

'Datuk' in corruption case released on RM300,000 bail

By Jason Gerald John - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:56

MALACCA: A 56-year-old senior officer with the Public Works Department (PWD), remanded to facilitate a corruption probe involving high-ranking civil servants, was released today on a RM300,000 bail.

2,208 to perform haj under special packages

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:01

MECCA: A total of 2,208 Malaysian pilgrims will perform their haj under the special private packages offered by 16 Malaysian agencies.

Ministry working with authorities to curb Daesh influence

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:00

THE Ministry of Higher Education is aware of and views seriously the existence of Daesh (Islamic State group) activities among students and staff of higher-learning institutions in the country.

Foreign students may get nod for job training

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:00

PUTRAJAYA: The following are excerpts from the New Straits Times exclusive interview with Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

US change of leadership won't affect Malaysia's bid in visa-waiver programme

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 08:44

NEW YORK: A change of leadership in the United States will not affect Malaysia’s efforts to be part of the country’s visa-waiver programme, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

MyWatch chairman to be charged tomorrow over using fake academic qualifications

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 00:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan is slated to be charged tomorrow morning (Thursday) with allegedly using fake academic qualifications.

Robber threatens to burn down bank, escapes with RM39,000

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 00:03

SEREMBAN: A man poured gasoline onto a bank counter before threatening to light it up, in a bank robbery at Taman Rasah Jaya this afternoon.

Five per cent increase in tourist arrivals this year, says Nazri

By ALIZA SHAH - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 23:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has recorded a five per cent increase in the number of tourist arrivals from January to June this year, compared to the same period last year.

Selangor authorities to monitor earth fissures in Bukit Antarabangsa

By DAWN CHAN - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 23:10

SHAH ALAM: Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment exco Elizabeth Wong and various Selangor local authorities have been tasked with monitoring the earth fissures issue in Bukit Antarabangsa, which surfaced following earthworks for the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) river alignment project.

No rest yet: Chong Wei to give 'one last shot' at World Championships

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 20:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the disappointment of not being able to win the elusive Olympic gold medal, Lee Chong Wei has vowed to give it one last shot at the World Championships in Glasgow next year.

Chong Wei on Lin Dan's 'bromance letter': Do they think we're in love? [VIDEO]

By AMIN MOKHTAR - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 20:03

SEPANG: “Do they think we’re in love?”

Kelantan villagers living in fear after Sunday's crocodile attack

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 19:11

PASIR PUTIH: Villagers staying near Gong Ketereh river have expressed worry over another possible crocodile attack after a fisherman barely survived the ordeal near the area on Sunday.

Three soldiers remanded for causing hurt to junior colleague

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 18:41

SIBU: Three soldiers from a military camp here were remanded on suspicion of causing hurt to their junior colleague last Sunday.

Meet Ahmad Osman, Kuantan's last trishaw rider

By T.N.Alagesh - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 18:08

KUANTAN: In the past, Ahmad Osman would join hordes of other trishaw riders for the National Day celebration in the state capital.

Private colleges, universities laud moratorium on new higher education institutions

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 18:07

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision by the Higher Education Ministry to extend the moratorium on the setup of new private colleges and universities has received the support of private higher education institutions.

Fishermen rescued after eight hours adrift at sea following boat capsize

By EMBUN MAJID - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 17:38

YAN: Three fishermen drifted at sea for almost eight hours after their trawler boat capsized due to strong waves about six nautical miles from Pulau Bunting here.

Businessman Chin Chun-Yean appointed to USM's Board of Governors

By BALVIN KAUR - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 17:24

GEORGE TOWN: Businessman Chin Chun-Yean, 72, has been appointed as a member of Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM) Board of Governors for the next three years beginning August 1.

A camera's receipt leads to crippling of house break-in gang in Shah Alam and Subang

By DAWN CHAN - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 17:11

SHAH ALAM: A houseowner's diligence in keeping the receipt of a DSLR camera he bought recently led police to the recovery of the item and crippling of a house break-in gang.

Lorry attendant dies, six bus passengers injured in Ledang crash

By Chuah Bee Kim - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 17:06

LEDANG: A 45-year-old lorry attendant died while the lorry driver and six bus passengers were injured in a collision between a lorry and a bus at 12.53am near here today.