Nine drown as boat capsizes off Mersing, more fatalities feared

By Halim Said - Monday, 23 January 2017.

MERSING: Nine people drowned when a boat ferrying immigrants capsized in waters off Tanjung Leman around 9am today.


Pairin to end political career, won't be contesting next election

By AVILA GERALDINE - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 15:29

KOTA KINABALU: Former Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan is ending his political career, and said he will not be contesting in the next election.

G25's Noor Farida, businessman suits resolved via mediation

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 15:21

KUALA LUMPUR: The legal dispute between Group of 25 Eminent Malays (G25) spokesman Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin and businessman Azmi Arshad over an article in which the latter had claimed the former of insulting Islam, has finally been resolved today.

We're not playing proxy for BN, says Pas

By Hariz Mohd - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 14:59

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Pas today lambasted Parti Amanah Negara (Pan) for accusing the Islamist party as a ‘third bloc’ playing proxy for Barisan Nasional.

Chong Wei turns 'chef' and cooks lunch for Kelantan flood victims

By BALQIS LIM - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 14:48

KUALA LUMPUR: It turns out that Datuk Lee Chong Wei isn’t just handy on the badminton court..he’s also equally comfortable in the kitchen.

Industry to sift out carcinogens

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 14:45

KUALA LUMPUR: The palm oil industry is regularly affected by misinformation, which is churned into a frenzy of inaccurate news articles and opinion pieces by the media.

Amendments to plug regulation loopholes

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 14:01

KUALA LUMPUR: A host of legal provisions will be tweaked to plug loopholes in the system regulating the beauty industry.

Widening net to nab online sellers

By ALIZA SHAH - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 14:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Health authorities, now on an aggressive nationwide crackdown to rid the beauty industry of unnotified and toxic beauty products, have widened their net to nab those selling such products on social media.

Mental Health Council sounds alarm bell on M'sia's psychiatrist shortage

By BALQIS LIM - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 13:53

KUALA LUMPUR: The ratio of psychiatrists to the Malaysian population is 1:200,000 – a figure far below the 1:10,000 recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Perak document-forging syndicate busted, five nabbed, including "Datuk Seri Panglima"

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 13:38

IPOH: Police busted a syndicate specialising in forging official government documents following the arrest of five individuals in Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar and Taiping.

Initiative to make Rukunegara preamble to Constitution launched

By AINA NASA - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 13:29

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of civil society leaders today launched an initiative to make the Rukunegara the preamble to the Federal Constitution.

Illegally-built telco towers cost Perak RM20 million in annual losses

By INTAN BAHA - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 13:16

IPOH: The state government is reviewing telecommunications infrastructure development in the state, as malfeasance is preventing the systematic collection of revenue from service providers.

Floods recede in Kelantan, evacuee numbers plunge by almost half

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:48

KOTA BARU: The flood situation in Kelantan improved slightly today with only Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang recording a water height reading above the danger level.

Man suspected of running amok, killing three and burning down home, remanded

By ADIB POVERA - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:23

KUCHING: A man arrested in connection with an assault and arson case, which killed three people near here, has been remanded for seven days until Monday.

Runaway Kangar bus crashes into five vehicles, injuring four

By MUHAMMAD MUSTAKIM RAMLI - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:15

KANGAR: A usually quiet Persiaran Jubli Emas here turned into a Hollywood thriller movie set this morning when a runaway bus ran loose before crashing into five vehicles stopped at a traffic light.

Fire-Rescue van, car with college students, collide in N. Sembilan; 1 dead, 10 injured

By Amran Yahya - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:10

KUALA PILAH: An 18-year-old student of Juasseh Vocational College was killed and 10 others were seriously injured after the car they were travelling in collided with a van carrying Fire and Rescue Department personnel at Jalan Kuala Pilah–Bahau near Jemapoh R&R here today.

Liow agrees to meet with MH370 families in Perth

By Reuters - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:58

SYDNEY: Malaysia's transport minister said he will meet relatives of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth today, after being lobbied by a group representing families of those lost when the plane vanished in 2014.

PPBM leaders playing politics, jeopardising country's economy: Gerakan

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:22

KEPONG: Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong has lashed out at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) leaders for playing politics at the expense of the country's economic wellbeing.

Northern Sabah flood evacuees increase, but river levels drop

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:20

KOTA MARUDU: There has been a slight increase in the number of flood victims at temporary relief centres in Northern Sabah.

Two killed in two-vehicle collision in N. Sembilan

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:26

REMBAU: Two people were killed in an accident involving two cars near Masjid Sungai Layang, Kampung Bongek here last night.

M'sia's Education Blueprint in line with TN50, Education Minister tells students in London

By HAZLINA AZIZ - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:32

LONDON: Malaysia's development plan for education, as laid out in the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025, is in line with the direction of the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) vision, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid in London last night.

T'ganu floods ease, less than 1,000 evacuees remain in shelters

By Zarina Abdullah - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:07

KUALA TERENGGANU: The number of evacuees in the state continues to drop as the flood situation gradually improves.

Perkasa fumes over corruption, proposes life sentence for guilty

By Bernama - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Right wing Malay movement Perkasa has proposed that the corrupt be subjected to mandatory caning and life sentences.

3 Siblings lose their dad, mum to dengue

By Audrey Dermawan - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:54

Penang woman beats would-be snatch thief, overpowers him

By Bernama - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:41

NIBONG TEBAL: A woman not only fended off an attempt by a truncheon-wielding thief to snatch her hand bag, but also managed to overpower him in an incident in front of a kindergarten in Taman Seri Emas here on Saturday.

Hulu Terengganu residents reel from "worst monsoon season in living memory"

By Bernama - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:36

KUALA BERANG: For local residents here who have been hit by three major floods in just one month, this is the worst monsoon season ever experienced in Hulu Terengganu.

Managing director found dead after fall from bicycle in Putrajaya

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 01:28

PUTRAJAYA: A 54-year-old cyclist died after falling from his bicycle near the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) this morning.

Farewell, Ramadhan: Leukemia patient buried near Masjid Nabawi in Madinah

By NOOR AZNIDA ALIAS - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 01:14

DUNGUN: Leukaemia patient, Muhammad Ramadhan Alias, 29, who died in Madinah, Saudi Arabia yesterday morning, was laid to rest in Madinah tonight.

Public transport stakeholders to meet after CNY to talk road safety: Aziz Kaprawi

By Halim Said - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 00:39

JOHOR BARU: The Transport Ministry will call up all public transport operators for a special workshop after the Chinese New Year celebration in an effort to find a solution on road safety management.

Flooding in northern Sabah, number of evacuees rise

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 00:12

KOTA MARUDU: There are currently 616 flood victims from 192 families in three districts here seeking shelter at seven evacuation centres.

Couple killed, son seriously hurt in four-vehicle crash near Rompin

By T.N. Alagesh - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 22:49

ROMPIN: A couple were killed and their nine-year-old son suffered serious injuries in an accident involving four vehicles at KM116 Jalan Kuantan-Johor Baru near here today.