Malaysian couple forced to abandon 'Kitchen in Calais' as refugee camp burns

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Wednesday, 26 October 2016.

LONDON: Fire raged in the refugee transit camp in Calais, dubbed 'The Jungle' this morning, as volunteers at the Kitchen in Calais, run by a Malaysian husband and wife team - Jamalulail Ismail and Sofinee Harun - were packing to leave.


Contractor dies, two rushed to hospital after inhaling toxic fumes

By Awaina Arbee - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 01:31

KERTEH: A contract worker tasked with cleaning petroleum tanks died after he is believed to have inhaled toxic fumes while on the job this evening.

Tugboat and barge laden with RM14 million in palm oil attacked by pirates off Bintulu

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 01:24

BINTULU: A tugboat and barge laden with 2,499 metric tonnes of palm oil worth more than RM14 million, reported missing for 20 hours, were found in Bintulu waters yesterday.

Seven Malaysian Rio Olympians honoured by UM Alumni Association

By JUNE MOH - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 00:53

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven national athletes who represented the country in the recent Rio Olympics were honoured by the Universiti Malaya Alumni Association (PAUM) yesterday.

2017 Budget: RAs believe security and neighbourhood maintenance allocation can aid communities

By JUNE MOH - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 00:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Residents associations (RAs) believe that the RM10,000 grants for security equipment and neighbourhood maintenance announced in the 2017 Budget would go a long way towards easing the burden on communities.

Abandoned motorcycle found on Penang Second Bridge, man feared drowned

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 00:02

GEORGE TOWN: A 38-year-old man, claiming he was fined unfairly for cigarette smuggling, is feared to have drowned. The man is believed to have abandoned his motorcycle on the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge earlier today.

Raja Zarith Sofiah urges public to channel donations, aid for Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire victims

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman and Chuah Bee Kim - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 23:38

JOHOR BARU: Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah has appealed to the public to channel humanitarian aid or funds for the Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire victims to the Malaysian Red Crescent Community Services Committee.

Upset man torches home, destroys five other houses in process

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 23:19

IPOH: Six houses in Taman Kuan Woh Yuen, Jalan Bendahara here perished in a fire this afternoon after a man allegedly set ablaze his rented home following an argument with his wife.

Bogus "Datuk Seri" scammer arrested, police urge victims to come forward

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 22:19

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman carrying a bogus “Datuk Seri” title has raked in huge profits by conning gullible individuals who wanted to apply for loans to expand their businesses.

Victims of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire will be compensated, says Johor MB

By Halim Said - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 21:59

JOHOR BARU: Families of the six patients who lost their lives in the Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire will be compensated, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, announced today.

Violence against women on the decline as awareness rise, say police

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 21:04

PUTRAJAYA: Cases of violence against women are on a downward trend for the past three years, said Bukit Aman's Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director Datuk Rusli Ahmad, indicating that effort to raise awareness on the problem are working.

Stop the panic buy, 1kg cooking oil pack is still at RM2.50!

By Nuradzimmah Daim and Zahratulhayat Mat Arif - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 20:19

TELUK INTAN: There was sense of relief among the general public to know that cooking oil, in 1kg polybag, will be maintained as it is.

Polish woman dies after hit by bus while crossing busy junction in KL

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 20:15

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman from Poland died after she was run over by a bus while crossing a busy intersection in KL this afternoon.

Hundreds pay their last respect to Neeramala

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 19:49

BAHAU: Grief, disbelief and shock hung heavy in the air as hundreds bid farewell to C Neeramala for the very last time. Families and friends came to pay their last respect at the Sivalogam crematorium.

KL cops bust 'Macau scam' ring, four Chinese nationals nabbed

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 19:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled a 'Macau scam’ syndicate with the arrest of five foreigners at two houses at Fraser Business Park here last Wednesday.

Organisers still uncontactable over last-minute cancellation of Melaka Int'l Century Ride

By Kelly Koh - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 19:14

MALACCA: Cyclists who had signed up to participate in the Melaka International Century Ride have taken to social media to vent their anger on the event's last-minute cancellation.

Terengganu preps for year-end floods, RM5 million allocated

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 19:03

KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government here has allocated a total of RM2 million in preparations for the floods this year.

5 palm oil mills fined for failure to obtain fire certs

By MOHD RIZAL ABDULLAH - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 18:41

MIRI: Five palm oil mills have been slapped with a fine between RM1,200 and RM2,000 by the magistrate’s court here today for the failure to obtain fire certificates from the Fire and Rescue Department.

PAM says building safety of utmost importance, maintenance culture needs to be improved

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 18:13

ALOR STAR: The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) today urged all owners and occupants of private, commercial and public buildings to immediately check on the safety of their buildings.

DOSH: 'Exploding' escalator likely due to wear and tear

By LAILI ISMAIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 18:04

KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Dosh) has attributed that wear and tear to be the cause behind the 'explosion' of an escalator at Pandan Kapital shopping mall in Pandan Indah yesterday.

Woman attacked by father-in-law, possibly with a meat cleaver

By EMBUN MAJID - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 18:00

ALOR STAR: A 42-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was attacked by her father-in-law at their house in Taman Selayang here.

Sabah graft probe: Another 10 released

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:32

KOTA KINABALU: Ten people have been released from remand by the Magistrate court here today, pending investigations into the Sabah Water Department’s multi-million ringgit graft scandal.

Dec 1 remention for Sanjeevan's fake degree case

By Bernama - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:29

KUALA LUMPUR: The magistrate's court here today set Dec 1 for remention of Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan's fake academic qualification case.

Water in electrical socket led to scare at Sultanah Aminah Hospital today, say police

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:26

JOHOR BARU: Water seeping into an electrical socket caused sparks at the under-renovation operation theatre at Sultanah Aminah Hospital, here at 1.40pm today.

Wildlife conservation programme in place on Gaya island

By Kristy Inus - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:25

KOTA KINABALU: In a bid to promote awareness on wildlife and nature conservation, Gaya Island Resort officially launched its wildlife centre today.

Khairuddin to know decision soon on 'dancing video' application

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has fixed Nov 11 to decide on former Batu Kawan Umno division deputy head Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan's application to adduce in his judicial review a videoclip of what he claimed showed Attorney-General (AG) Mohamed Apandi Ali dancing with a group of ministers.

Joint Federal-Selangor govt task force formed to tackle river pollution

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:51

SHAH ALAM: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry and the Selangor state government have agreed to form a joint task force to tackle river pollution in the region.

Negri Sembilan to ration water supply in two weeks if poor rainfall continues

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:48

SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan may start to ration water supply in two weeks time if rainfall in the state continues to dwindle.

Cops record 12 statements, including supplier, over Batu Burok balloon explosion

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:44

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu police have recorded 12 statements from witnesses to shed light into the balloon explosion which occurred at the Batu Burok recreational park here last Friday.

3 hit with bribery charges for falsifying marriage certs and cards

By SIM BAK HENG - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:02

KUALA TERENGGANU: Three men, including two civil servants, were charged in the Sessions Court here yesterday for their involvement in soliciting money from several individuals as inducement to procure for them marriage certificates and cards.

Coverage for farmers: Crop insurance to be introduced in 2017, says Shabery Cheek

By EMBUN MAJID - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:57

PENDANG: The crop insurance aimed at protecting farmers in the event of natural disasters will be introduced by the end of next year.