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Why Penang's sudden change of heart from undersea tunnel to a third bridge?

By NST - Tuesday, 24 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP-led Penang government must explain why it has suddenly and “very readily” dropped the undersea tunnel project in favour of a third bridge.

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Amanah fumes as Pas labels its election machinery as "too small"

By DAWN CHAN - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 17:31

SHAH ALAM: Parti Amanah Negara’s (Amanah) Youth wing has hit back at Pas for ridiculing the former’s Sungai Besar by-election machinery by labeling it as “too small.”

Tun Mohd Khalil Yaacob to be appointed Yang di-Pertua Negeri Malacca for fourth term

By Roshidi Abu Samah - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 17:30

MALACCA: Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob’s tenure as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri will be extended for a fourth term.

New Komuter schedule in the pipeline due to upgrading work

By Farhana Syed Nokman - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 17:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) will carry out infrastructure and system upgrading works in the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) area from May 27 this year all the way to 2019.

Rescuers dig away soil to free man trapped between trailer and cliff edge

By Sylvia Looi - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 17:21

SELAMA: Rescue workers had to dig away soil to free a man who was pinned in his trailer after the vehicle became trapped on a cliff edge in Bukit Bintang Hijau, Rantau Panjang this morning.

Three injured in car-van collision in Kemaman

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 16:13

KEMAMAN: Three people including a woman were seriously injured in a car and van collision near Kampung Meraga Beris, near here last night.

43 polluted rivers, mostly in urban areas - Wan Junaidi

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 16:00

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 43 or nine per cent of rivers in the country, mostly in the urban areas are recorded as polluted, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Media practitioners get UTK 'training' in Pulau Kapas

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 15:18

MARANG: Media practitioners were recently treated to a first-hand look at how the Special Actions Unit (UTK) conducts its operations, thanks to a retreat at the elite unit’s training base in Pulau Kapas on May 22.

South African to hang for drug-trafficking

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 15:11

ALOR STAR: A South African was today sent to the gallows by the High Court for trafficking 1,598.3 grammes of methamphetamine three years ago.

PM Najib receives courtesy call from Asean education ministers

By FERNANDO FONG - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 14:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak received a courtesy call by education ministers from Asean countries in Parliament today.

NIOSH urges introduction of safety audits for billboard structures

By Chuah Bee Kim - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 14:42

JOHOR BARU: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) wants local authorities to introduce a safety audit requirement for billboard structures.

Opposition used as 'circus clowns' to ease Tun M's return to BN, says Pas

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 14:07

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s political machinations have muddled the opposition parties’ direction, said Pas Youth vice-chief Khairil Nizam Khirudin.

Brahim's to conclude negotiations on catering service with KTMB soon

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 14:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Brahim’s Holdings Bhd expects its ongoing negotiations with Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) on a catering service onboard trains, to be concluded soon.

Court extends order barring closure of Ampang Forest Park

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:39

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today extended an order temporarily barring the closure of the Ampang Forest Park and construction works there which form the East Klang Valley Expressway(EKVE) project.

Man claims trial to firearm, ammo possession charge while driving footballer's truck

By Halim Said - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:25

JOHOR BARU: A 34-year old man claimed trial at the Johor Baru Sessions Court today to two counts of illegal possession of a revolver and 30 bullets found during police checks at the North-South Expressway Kempas exit on May 15.

Philippine fishermen had encroached into Msian waters, clarifies Foreign Ministry

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:21

KUALA LUMPUR: The three Philippine fishermen detained by the Royal Malaysian Navy earlier this month, had encroached into Malaysian waters.

1MDB: We have fully paid off Bank Negara fine

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:18

KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) today announced that it has made full payment of a fine imposed on it by the central bank.

Msia, Indonesia, Philippines to draft SOP on maritime security in Sulu Sea

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:15

KUALA LUMPUR: A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on maritime security in the Sulu Sea is expected to be established during a trilateral technical meeting between Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia tomorrow.

BN to field only winnable, likeable candidate for Sg Besar

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:09

PUTRAJAYA: Barisan Nasional (BN) will only field a winnable and likeable candidate for the Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Acid spill causes scare at Bayan Baru factory

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:44

GEORGE TOWN: Workers at a Bayan Baru factory had a scare this morning when hydrochloric acid leaked from a tank and spilled over onto the factory’s compound.

Exco to discuss deadly collapse of 'Don't Mess With Melaka' billboard

By Kelly Koh - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:37

MALACCA: The state exco will discuss the issue of a ‘Don't Mess With Melaka’ billboard which collapsed and killed a motorcyclist on Tuesday.

M'sia invited to become board member of Standards & Metrology Institute for Islamic countries

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:34

ISTANBUL: Malaysia, which is recognised for spearheading global halal standards, has scored another first as it has been invited to join the board of directors of the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC).

ASEAN+3, EAS ties crucial to boost education: Mahdzir

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:28

PETALING JAYA: Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said today it is crucial for ASEAN+3 to establish a partnership with East Asia Summit (EAS) countries to expand cooperation in education beyond the ASEAN region.

Court upholds Anwar's RM200k damages award

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:18

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today upheld an order for Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd to pay RM200,000 in damages to former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in a defamation suit.

Tourism Msia boss to know fate on May 30 over alleged Beijing outburst

By FERNANDO FONG - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:57

KUALA LUMPUR: The fate of Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong, following his reported outburst at a tourism fair abroad recently, will be decided after May 30.

Education ministry committed to maintain low dropout rate among Indian pupils

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:05

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is committed to maintaining a low dropout rate among Indian students by ensuring that these teenagers stay in school.

Man caught at Kota Kinabalu airport with RM3.5 million worth of drugs [VIDEO]

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:55

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Customs Department seized over 6kg of syabu following the arrest of a 34-year-old man at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport here, last weekend.

Horse falls into drain, gets rescued by firemen

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:26

KUALA LUMPUR: A team of firemen today rescued a horse that fell into a two-metre deep drain in Taman Pinggiran Putra, Seri Kembangan here.

Two boys drown while swimming in Kuala Kemaman

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:22

KEMAMAN: Two boys drowned while swimming at the Bukit Belah beach in Kuala Kemaman, yesterday.

Cancellation of undersea tunnel will cause hefty loss to Penang govt

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 01:01

GEORGE TOWN: The cancellation of a proposed undersea tunnel will result in a hefty loss to the Penang government, said Penang MCA liaison committee secretary Dr Tan Chuan Hong.

Storm wreaks havoc in Besut

By SIM BAK HENG - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 00:35

BESUT: A storm slammed into the district here this evening, uprooting several trees in Kampung Bukit Tanah, Tembila.