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Pasir Gudang air quality reaches unhealthy level

By Chuah Bee Kim - Saturday, 27 August 2016.

JOHOR BARU: Pasir Gudang registered an 'unhealthy' air pollutant index (API) reading of 102 this morning (11am), as haze, sparked by forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia continue to blanket Johor and Singapore.

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Survey: Malaysians still 'proud to be Malaysian'

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 12:12

KUALA LUMPUR: “I’m proud to be a Malaysian“; This is what Malaysians proudly said in a nationwide survey on patriotism held during the run up to the 59th independence anniversary next Wednesday.

MMEA collects RM300m from encroachment, illegal fishing

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:57

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has collected more than RM300 million in revenue between 2006 and Aug 24, this year.

2 siblings perish in Keningau fire

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:12

KOTA KINABALU: Two siblings perished in a fire at their house in Keningau around 1am today.

Fomca wants powerbank to be tested and approved by Sirim

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 09:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Consumers are advised to always ensure that all electrical and electronic devices and gadgets they want to purchase have SIRIM safety labels or stickers on it.

Malaysian in Asia 21's 2016 Class

By NST ONLINE - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 23:25

MALAYSIAN Dr Avinesh Singh Bhar is one of 32 rising professionals in the 2016 class announced by Asia 21, the preeminent network of young leaders from across the Asia Pacific.

Senior citizen feared drowned after boat capsizes in Penang waters

By BALVIN KAUR - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 23:19

GEORGE TOWN: A quarry worker is feared drowned after his boat capsized some 300 meters from the beach, just behind the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Penang this evening.

Get ready, consider this last delegates' conference, says Razali

By Bernama - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 22:22

MARANG: Umno delegates have been advised to consider this year’s delegates’ conference to be the last as the 14th General Election (GE14) might be held sooner than expected.

Five-year-old mentally-challenged girl raped in Padawan, unemployed man arrested

By ADIB POVERA - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 21:08

KUCHING: A 24-year-old unemployed man was arrested for allegedly raping a five-year-old mentally-challenged girl in Padawan on Wednesday.

Raising awareness on poaching with giant rhino balloons

By AVILA GERALDINE - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 20:11

KOTA KINABALU: A giant-sized rhino made from balloons now sits in the middle of a shopping mall here with hopes to highlight Malaysia’s three rhinos in captivity.

Kazim, religious school lodge four reports over spread of sexual abuse claims

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN and NABILAH HAMUDIN - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 19:44

IPOH: Popular preacher Datuk Mohammad Kazim Elias today lodged police reports against several individuals for allegedly tarnishing his name and a religious school here, following the spread of sexual abuse claim at the school on social media.

'Chegubard' lodges report with MACC over Selangor land issues

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 19:17

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian Youth Solidarity Movement founder Badrul Hisham Shaharin today lodged a report with Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on alleged malpractice in Selangor.

Fama 'MyBest Buy' offers reasonably-priced fresh products

By Bernama - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 19:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Urban dwellers are urged to grab the fresh farm products at reasonable prices offered through 'MyBest Buy' programme organised by the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama).

18 undocumented migrants arrested in Esscom dragnet

By Kristy Inus - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 18:20

LAHAD DATU: Authorities have detained 18 illegals immigrants and seized 125 cartons of contraband cigarettes, as well as five pump boats in four separate operations this week.

Try chargeback request to get refunds, aviation commission tells Rayani Air's customers

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 17:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has advised Rayani Air’s customers who have purchased tickets using credit or debit card to initiate a chargeback request in order to recover their monies.

Federal govt named in suit by company seeking dried dates to be exempted from GST

By HIDIR REDUAN - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 17:24

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Government has now become a defendant in a lawsuit to remove dried dates and other essential goods from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) list.

Self-proclaimed prophet taken into police custody

By Hariz Mohd - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 17:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Police on Thursday arrested a man who proclaimed himself as a prophet, and threatened to eliminate the Malay Rulers, as well as the country's top leaders.

Court affirms conviction on cop's bribery case

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today affirmed the conviction and sentence of a policeman who was fined RM10,000 and sentenced to eights months' jail, for graft.

Stern action against those who breach public safety regulations, says Lam Thye

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:34

PUTRAJAYA: Those responsible for the crane accident that claimed the life of a 24-year old woman along Jalan Raja Chulan yesterday should face the sternest action available by law, said veteran social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

AGC, Women's ministry set up task force to handle child sex crimes, says Azalina

By JUNE MOH - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) and representatives from Women, Family and Community Development Ministry have formed a new task force to deal with child sex crimes, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman.

Govt-linked bank MD among 12 remanded in MACC probes

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:47

PUTRAJAYA: A managing director of a bank with a 'Datuk' title, and three others were today hauled before the magistrate's court and remanded to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation into alleged graft and abuse of power case.

Petronas launches 'To Malaysia with Love' campaign for Merdeka, Malaysia Day

By Awaina Arbee - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas has launched its 35-day National and Malaysia Day campaign titled 'To Malaysia with Love' today.

Court deals couple death sentence for syabu-trafficking

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:51

KUALA LUMPUR: A personal assistant cum driver and his fiancee were today sentenced to death by the High Court here for trafficking some 20kg of syabu.

Fatal crane accident: Stop work order issued on construction site

By Farhana Syed Nokman - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:35

KUALA LUMPUR: A stop work order has been issued against a construction site where a crane hook fell on top of a car in Jalan Raja Chulan yesterday, killing the vehicle's occupant.

Amok man remanded over murder of three in family

By Kelly Koh - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:28

MALACCA: Police today obtained a seven-day remand order against a male suspect, believed to have killed a family of three, an injuring two others in Kampung Bertam Malim, here yesterday.

Sarawak fifth formers receive laptops from PM

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:57

PUTRAJAYA: Five Form 5 students from Sarawak today received laptops from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as part of the government's initiative to bridge digital gap and expose students to information technology.

What exactly happened at Penang's famous Deen Nasi Kandar? [VIDEO]

By Audrey Dermawan - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:46

GEORGE TOWN: A video of a man creating a ruckus at the famous Deen Nasi Kandar in Jelutong here, has been making its rounds on social media channels since the morning.

Two families in Kajang arrested for selling marijuana

By Hariz Mohd - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:45

KAJANG: A partially paralysed man and two of his family members were nabbed by police on Monday for pushing marijuana at Taman Seri Mewah, here.

Ustaz Kazim Elias to lodge police reports on spread of sexual abuse claim at school

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN and NABILAH HAMUDIN - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:32

IPOH: Celebrity preacher Datuk Mohammad Kazim Elias today said police reports and legal action will be taken against those who tarnished his name and the religious school here that he helped set up.

Ustaz pleads guilty to insulting police

By BALVIN KAUR - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:58

BALIK PULAU: An independent preacher pleaded guilty at the magistrate's Court today to insulting the police force in a morning lecture at Masjid James Sungai Tiram here seven months ago.

(UPDATED) 4.0 quake hits Ranau this morning

By AINUL DURMAHYANTY and ROY GOH - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:41

KOTA KINABALU: Tremors were felt in Kota Kinabalu and three other Sabah districts after an earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale struck Ranau at 9.39am.