Health Ministry bans sale, use of 10 cosmetics products containing poison

By Bernama - Saturday, 22 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has advised the public not to buy or use 10 cosmetic products, which were detected to contain prohibited ingredients including scheduled poisons.


Paragliding operator falls into sea during ride, feared drowned

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 16:40

PORT DICKSON: A paragliding operator is feared drowned after he fell into the sea near Batu 1 here this morning.

Nine houses, shophouses, completely destroyed in midnight blaze

By RAMLI IBRAHIM - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 16:19

GUA MUSANG: About 20 people from eight families lost all their belongings when a fire swept through nine houses and shophouses at Kampung Pulai at midnight last night.

Death of King Bhumibol felt by all in Southeast Asia, says Najib

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:52

BANGKOK: The death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is felt not only by the people in Thailand but also throughout the Southest Asian region, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Khairy questions walkout, says Opposition has ample time to complain 2017 Budget

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:45

SUNGAI PETANI: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has described the opposition's walkout protest during the tabling of 2017 Budget by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday as unprofessional.

UN named Wonder Woman as ambassador for gender equality

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:31

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations on Friday named the fictional superhero Wonder Woman as its new honorary ambassador for gender equality amid protests criticizing the character not a qualified spokesperson for women and girls, China's Xinhua news agency reports.

IGP sticks to his guns, defends police action over 'mistaken identity' arrest

By ARFA YUNUS - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has again defended the force’s action in a raid against suspected robbers near the Serdang Hospital earlier this month.

Rectifications underway, disrupted fuelling services at klia2 expected to be resolved soon

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:23

SEPANG : The disrupted hydrant fuelling services at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) are being rectified in stages and are expected to be resolved soon.

R&D fund will boost image of higher learning institutions, says Idris Jusoh

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:16

KOTA KINABALU: A sum of RM400 million allocation for research works and upgrading of broadband services in public universities will further elevate the reputation of higher learning institutes, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

New tax reduction scheme will help address lay offs, says MEF

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The new income tax scheme designed for companies starting next year will hopefully address retrenchment issues in the country, said Malaysia Employers Federation (MEF).

Opposition MPs turned their backs on people by walking out, says PM Najib

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition lawmakers have "disrespected the people" by walking out of the Dewan Rakyat during the tabling of the 2017 Budget, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Temporary balloon ban at official functions, Terengganu MB to decide after police investigation

By SIM BAK HENG - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:58

KUALA TERENGGANU: The use of balloons either as decorative items or an opening gimmick will temporarily be banned in all official functions with immediate effect.

AirAsia's Tony wins EY Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:36

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia co-founder and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has won the EY Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for his contribution to the region.

Khairy honoured at being given mandate to prepare for TN50 initiative

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:06

SUNGAI PETANI: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has expressed appreciation at the mandate given to him and his ministry to be involved in the upcoming Transformasi Nasional (TN50) project.

'Opposition MPs stage walkout because they were 'uneasy' with comprehensive budget'

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:02

PUTRAJAYA: The opposition lawmakers' walkout stunt during the tabling of 2017 Budget yesterday, showed they were 'uneasy' with various incentives and benefits announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Police to use part of Budget 2017 allocation to upgrade patrol vehicles

By Rizalman Hammim - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:00

JOHOR BARU: About 80 per cent of the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP)'s patrol vehicles are between 15 and 20 years old, and need to be replaced in order to match up with the more modern vehicles used by criminals.

CIDB warns of con artists impersonating its officers, demanding payment

By BALQIS LIM - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 13:39

KUALA LUMPUR: The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has cautioned all contractors to be on alert for individuals impersonating CIDB officers and asking for payment.

Authorities mulling stricter controls on use of gas-filled balloons at events

By Audrey Dermawan - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 13:24

GEORGE TOWN: Stricter controls will be put in place to prevent a recurrence of Friday's incident in which a bunch of balloons exploded in a giant fireball, injuring more than 30 people, in Kuala Terengganu.

Cops identify individual who put up video of schoolgirls forced into pond with snakes

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 13:06

IPOH: Police have identified the person who disseminated the video of students being made to wade a mud pool with snakes inside while taking part in a team-building camp.

Zahid swats away Budget 2017 criticisms by PPBM president

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 13:03

PORT DICKSON: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today dismissed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin’s claim that Budget 2017, tabled in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, is unrealistic and fails to address core issues of reduced national income.

Horrific Kota Belud crash decimates young man's family, imperils his future

By Kristy Inus - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:53

KUDAT: Alibasa Alibaba, 24, was scheduled to leave for Melbourne, Australia, tomorrow to begin his new career.

Malacca CM: Dirty your pockets and cars first, before you dirty the environment

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:16

MALACCA: When you find yourself with general thrash such as used tissue paper or food wrappers, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron expects you "dirty your pockets and cars first."

Zahid: Immigration Dept to collaborate with other enforcement agencies

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:02

PORT DICKSON: Plans are underway to combine the Immigration Department with other enforcement agencies in order to expand its role in border security control, as is done in developed countries.

Guan Eng: Opposition walkout justified due to relentless attacks by Najib

By Audrey Dermawan - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:24

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has defended opposition MPs’ sensational walkout during the tabling of the 2017 Budget by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.

Opposition treats Dewan Rakyat like a circus says Salleh

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 09:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition is treating Parliament like a circus by staging a walkout in the midst of the Budget 2017 presentation, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

'Substantial human, material damage' in Cameroon derailment: minister

By AFP - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 09:03

Yaoundé: A Cameroon passenger train derailed Friday, while travelling between the capital Yaounde and the economic hub of Douala in the south, causing “substantial human and material damage“, Transport Minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o said.

Najib arrives in Bangkok to pay last respects to late Thai King Bhumibol

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 00:16

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrived here last night, to pay his last respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej who died last week.

Budget to boost development of science, technology and innovation ecosystem

By AVILA GERALDINE - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 23:32

KOTA KINABALU: The 2017 Budget is set to boost the development of the nation's science, technology and innovation (STI) ecosystem.

Penang Free School Old Boys enjoy grand dinner to celebrate institution's 200th anniversary

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 22:57

GEORGE TOWN: Some 5,000 people packed the Penang Free School (PFS) field at its bi-centenary celebration grand dinner this evening.

PM Najib announces TN50, a new 30-year vision for Malaysia

By NST ONLINE - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 22:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is set to embark on a new 30-year transformation plan, titled Transformasi Nasional (TN50), which will set a new ‘vision’ for the nation.

PM Najib labels Opposition walkout an act of disgrace

By ADRIAN LAI - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 22:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak slammed the walkout staged by opposition lawmakers during the tabling of the 2017 Budget.