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MACC arrest GLC managing director for abuse of power and graft

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, 25 August 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested a managing director of a government-linked company over alleged abuse of power and for receiving bribes.

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Pensioner loses RM130,000 to bomoh who promised to double her money

By Halim Said - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 20:44

JOHOR BARU: A 60-year old pensioner lost a whopping RM130,000 to an Indonesian bomoh, who had claimed that he could double the cash via a money-conjuring spell.

Sultan Nazrin lauds women's contribution to environmental causes

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 20:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah has paid tribute to women across the world who have made immense contributions towards environmental awareness and protection.

Couple seeking public help for baby daughter's heart surgery

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 19:37

KUALA LUMPUR: After waiting for seven years, Abd Rahim Mohd Napiah and his wife, Rositah Kames were blessed to have their first child. The couple were even more blessed when they had an addition to the family this year.

Police bust Gang Ah Wai, ending Serdang burglary spree

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 19:32

SERDANG: Police arrested four men aged between 30 and 40, believed to be involved in a spate of burglary cases in the district on Monday.

Klang Valley folk upbeat over LRT3 prospect

By Veena Babulal - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 19:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Klang Valley folk are upbeat about the third light rail transit (LRT3) project, which is expected to be up and running in six years.

Japanese officials visit Esscom

By AVILA GERALDINE - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 19:06

LAHAD DATU: Japanese officials paid a visit to the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) here today to get a clear picture of the current security situation particularly in connection with cross-border crime in Sabah’s east coast.

Proposal to address religious conversion issues to be tabled in Parliament

By Azura Abas - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 18:50

PUTRAJAYA: The cabinet has agreed to table a proposal to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 in the next Parliament sitting.

Celcom to roll out app to keep track of your children instead of Pokemon

By LIDIANA ROSLI - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 18:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Celcom Axiata Bhd (Celcom Axiata) intends to replicate the success of augmented reality game, Pokemon Go with its yet-to-be launched mobile application (app), MySekolah.

'Rolling waves' clouds fascinate Teluk Intan residents

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 18:02

TELUK INTAN: Strange-looking clouds that appear like rolling waves today caught the attention of Teluk Intan residents.

Missing boy found in weak condition after being locked up six days by mentally-ill woman

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 17:55

KUANTAN: A 10-year-old boy, who went missing on Aug 19, was finally found this morning.

Maybe she knew she'd lose, says Ku Nan of Anina's withdrawn lawsuits

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 17:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said sacked Umno Langkawi member Anina Saadudin had withdrawn all her lawsuits against him and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak as she knew she would lose.

India's Manipal to build more hospitals in Malaysia

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 17:08

KLANG: Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd (MHE) aims to build more hospitals in the next five years in a move to expand and strengthen its healthcare business as a recognised medical excellence brand in Malaysia.

Najib extends condolences over quake disasters in Italy, Myanmar

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 17:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has extended condolences to governments and the people of Italy and Myanmar following the earthquake disasters in the two countries which resulted in loss of lives.

Thank you Indonesia, for the absence of haze this year

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:53

PUTRAJAYA: Immediate action by the Indonesian authorities to put out forest fires before it spread managed to curb the recurrence of cross border haze this year.

Court rejects van driver's appeal over rape of mentally-challenged teen girl

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:33

KUALA LUMPUR: A van driver who had raped a mentally-challenged teenage girl had his appeal against his conviction, jail sentence and lashing, thrown out by the High Court today.

PAN Youth vice-chief gets eight months jail over seditious remarks at #KitaLawan rally

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) Youth vice-chief Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar was sentenced to eight months jail by the Sessions Court today for uttering seditious remarks during the #KitaLawan rally last year.

Johor MB: Bangsa Johor concept won't lead to separation but foster even greater unity

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:09

JOHOR BARU: A rise in ‘Johor nationalism’ does not necessarily mean that Johor will cede from the federation of Malaysia.

Najib launches Iskandar Malaysia Intellectual Property Policy

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:03

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched Iskandar Malaysia Intellectual Property Policy which will serve as the guideline in regulating the use of Iskandar Malaysia registered marks.

Smugglers' lanes rife along Malaysia-Thai border, say Kedah police

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:01

KUALA NERANG: Police have identified private plots of land along the Malaysia - Thailand border used by smugglers to enter the country.

Penang Forum rep maintains stand on George Town heritage status

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 15:53

GEORGE TOWN: The sole NGO representative in the Penang Island City Council, Dr Lim Mah Hui, has described as uncivilised the accusation against him and the Penang Forum NGO over the heritage status of George Town.

MyWatch chairman in the dock again, this time for cheating charge

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 14:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan today claimed trial at the magistrate’s court here to a cheating charge involving his two fake British university degrees.

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.

Armed forces chief is NSC's first DG

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:12

NEW YORK: The appointment of armed forces chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin as the National Security Council’s first director-general is part of the government’s efforts to ensure that security agencies could work in a cohesive manner.

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.

Man runs amok in Malacca, slashes three family members to death

By Roshidi Abu Samah - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:36

MALACCA: The sleepy village of Kampung Bertam Malim was rocked this morning when a man ran amok and killed three people in a family, and left two others seriously injured.