Haze won't be as bad this year, says Natural Resources & Environment Ministry


PUTRAJAYA: Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has assured that the transboundary haze this year will not be as severe as the previous years.


Appeals Court rules home minister's order to ban Bersih 4 Yellow T-shirts unreasonable

By Bernama - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 16:27

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has ruled that the home minister's order to ban the use of Bersih 4 yellow T-shirts and pamphlets related to the Bersih rally was unreasonable.

Father of Penang DAP assemblyman caught on video asking for "fast-track payment"

By BALVIN KAUR - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 16:06

GEORGE TOWN: A video of a DAP lawmaker's father allegedly soliciting payment to fast-track low-cost housing applications is spreading like wildfire online.

Five-day hearing for student charged with supporting Al-Qaeda

By Bernama - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 16:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today fixed five days from Sept 26 for trial of a college student in Cairo, Egypt, who is charged with giving support to the al-Qaeda (Jund Al Aqsa) terrorist group by becoming its member.

Ipoh bank evacuated after hoax bomb threat

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 15:42

IPOH: About 80 staff from an investment bank at Jalan Seenivasagam here had to vacate the outlet when an unidentified man made a hoax bomb call at noon today.

Thailand gives go-ahead to extradite 10 Thais over Malaysia's human-trafficking probe

By Azura Abas - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 15:33

PUTRAJAYA: Thailand has approved Malaysia's application to extradite 10 Thai nationals believed to have mastermind human-trafficking activities across the Malaysia-Thai border.

Teenager hospitalised after being beaten up by seniors

By EMBUN MAJID - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 15:27

SUNGAI PETANI: A 14-year-old boy sustained serious head and body injuries after he was beaten up by Form 3 students at his school, here, on Sunday.

Play your role in developing a 'roadmap' for education in Malaysia

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 14:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Education Malaysia is developing a 5-year Roadmap for Unity in Education to strengthen unity in schools under the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025.

No more 10 pct Bumi discount on certain property types, says Selangor government

By NST ONLINE - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 14:34

KUALA LUMPUR: The 10 per cent Bumiputera discount on properties will no longer be available for certain types of properties in Selangor.

Toll-free passage for MEX users on National Day

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 14:07

KUALA LUMPUR: In the spirit of “Sehati, Sejiwa” (One Heart, One Soul), Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd (MEX) is offering one-day toll-free passage to all its users on National Day.

Is the haze back?

By ZAFIRA ANWAR and NAIM ZULKIFLI - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 14:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Is the haze back?

Women lawyers want disclosure on proposed amendments to LRA

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 13:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) has urged the government to provide a copy of the proposed bill for the amendments of Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (LRA) to the relevant groups who have been in active discussion with the government on the issues.

Student falls to his death from 3rd floor of Putrajaya school

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 13:20

PUTRAJAYA: All Azim Hakimi Abu Shuja wanted to do was to help out a classmate.

Are you a Malaysian looking to quit smoking? Here's how

By Audrey Dermawan - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:59

GEORGE TOWN: The Tobacco Quitline, a telephone facility offering comprehensive smoking cessation service, was launched today.

Fallen crane tragedy: Victim finally laid to rest

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:42

GEORGE TOWN: A sombre air enveloped the funeral of Chin Khoon Sing today, who was tragically killed when her car was crushed by a fallen crane hook in Kuala Lumpur last Thursday.

Maurice Khoo, ex-Malay Mail editor, passes away at 83

By NST ONLINE - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malay Mail editor Maurice Khoo Teng Cheng has passed away at 83.

Shedding light on historic monument

By Kelly Koh - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:01

MALACCA: Nestled between the sprawling Dataran Pahlawan Malacca Megamall and a stone’s throw away from several iconic historical landmarks at the foot of St Paul’s Hill is the pyramid-shaped Independence Obelisk on Padang Pahlawan that thousands pass by without giving a second thought.

'Food poisoning cases in Perak at alarming level'

By RAJA KHALIDATUL ASRIN AND LAILI ISMAIL - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:50

IPOH: Despite various measures taken by the authorities, food poisoning cases in Perak have reached an alarming level this year, with 45 cases reported to date.

Unhealthy food at many canteens

By AINA NASA - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Childhood obesity is a long and winding issue, which has yet to be resolved.

Environment drives childhood obesity

By BEATRICE NITA JAY and NAIM ZULKIFLI - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The increase in obesogenic environments (an environment that promotes gaining weight and one that is not conducive to weight loss) is one of the main factors contributing to children and teenagers’ obesity issues, say nutritionists.

Uncovering history of holy places

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:01

MECCA: When you are here, do take the time to visit the famous Al Haramain museum.

'Parents need to get involved'

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Physical trainers are recommending that children and teenagers exercise regularly to overcome weight and obesity issues.

Passports can be renewed online beginning Sept 1

By Bernama - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 00:14

JOHOR BAHARU: The Immigration Department has chosen four states and two Urban Transformation Centres (UTC) as part of a pilot programme to issue passports renewed via the ‘MyOnline Passport’ system, beginning Sept 1.

Underwear thief captured on CCTV, arrested in Bangsar

By Hariz Mohd - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 23:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Police on Saturday arrested a suspected underwear thief in Bangsar, here, and seized 29 undergarments from his house.

Rare downpour sparks excitement in Mecca [VIDEO]

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 22:47

MECCA: A downpour here caused excitement among locals and haj pilgrims.

Gunung Keriang recreational area cordoned off following landslide

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 21:27

ALOR STAR: The Alor Star City Council has cordoned off a section of the Gunung Keriang Recreational Area following a landslide early this morning.

Michelle is KL's finest at state-level RHB-NST Spell-It-Right Challenge

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 20:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur has found its secondary school champion for the state-level RHB-New Straits Times Spell-It-Right Challenge.

Five dead as sedan rams into 4WD vehicle in Lahad Datu

By Awang Ali Omar - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 20:11

LAHAD DATU: Five people were killed while another was seriously injured when a car they were in crashed into a four-wheel-drive vehicle here.

Khairy remains mum on content of pendrive given by TMJ

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 19:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has remained mum on the information allegedly contained in a pendrive handed to him by Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

Thai trio arrested trying to smuggle ketum across Malaysian border

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 19:28

PENGKALAN HULU: A Thai couple and their relative were arrested when the Malaysian Border Protection Agency (Aksem) found 55 kilogrammes of ketum leaves in their four-wheel-drive vehicle today.

Perak among top four states which have babies without immunisation

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 18:56

IPOH: Perak is among the four states in the country which have the highest number of babies without vaccination.