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Malaysia remains on Tier 2 of US' Trafficking in Persons Report

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Friday, 1 July 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: For the second consecutive year, Malaysia remains on the United States government’s Tier 2 “Watch List” on human trafficking, while two other Asean countries were upgraded in the ranking.

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Pahang villages to expect low water pressure this Raya

By NST ONLINE - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 15:07

KUANTAN: With many expected to return to their hometowns for Hari Raya Aidilfitri, some Felda settlements and traditional villages in Pahang are expected to experience low water pressure.

Cabbies fined RM2k for damaging Grab vehicle

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 15:06

KUALA LUMPUR: Two taxi drivers who got carried away with their emotions and damaged a Grab driver's vehicle on Tuesday, were fined RM2,000 by the magistrate's court today.

Traffic bound east reported moving slowly

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 14:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic bound east was reportedly moving slowly from the Gombak toll plaza this afternoon as people started returning to their hometowns and villages for the Aidilfitri next week, according to a spokesman of the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA).

Two men detained for avoiding border inspection

By EMBUN MAJID - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 14:03

BUKIT KAYU HITAM: The Kedah Immigration Department detained two men who attempted to evade the border checks to Thailand.

DAP says no need for Guan Eng to take leave as Penang CM

By ALIZA SHAH - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:58

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP's Central Executive Committee has unanimously resolved that there is no need for Lim Guan Eng to take leave from his post as the Penang Chief Minister.

Govt to expand volunteer programme to lower-income Asean nations

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:52

PUTRAJAYA: The government is looking to expand the Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) programme to include low-income Asean countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia.

Sufficient supply of essential items for Raya, Fama assures

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:34

KUALA KEDAH: The Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (Fama) has assured that there is sufficient supply of essential items for the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.

MH370: Ministerial tripartite meeting to take place on July 19 in KL

By Azura Abas - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:12

SEPANG: The ministerial tripartite meeting on the missing Malaysia Airline Flight MH370 will be held on July 19, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today.

Health Ministry plans mandatory ruling for parents to immunise their children

By Audrey Dermawan - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:08

SEBERANG PRAI: The Health Ministry may soon come out with a ruling to make it mandatory for parents to immunise their children.

Teen biker slams into policemen at roadblock

By EMBUN MAJID - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:03

ALOR STAR: A police constable suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by a youth who tried to escape a roadblock at Jalan Kepala Batas traffic light here early this morning.

Police detain six suspects in connection with Bill Kayong's murder

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:48

MIRI: Police have arrested six suspects in connection with the murder of PKR Miri branch secretary Bill Kayong, who was shot dead at a traffic intersection in Lutong on June 21.

Mukhriz denies plotting with Dr M, Muhyiddin to overthrow government

By HIDIR REDUAN - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir denied he had plotted with his father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin to overthrow the current Malaysian government.

Five charged with smuggling immigrants into Malaysia

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:53

TELUK INTAN: Five men, including four Indonesians, were charged in the Sessions Court here today for the smuggling of immigrants last month.

Court frees Bilqis Hijjas of 'yellow balloons' charge

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:24

KUALA LUMPUR: The magistrate's court today freed dancer, producer and activist Bilqis Hijjas without calling her defence over her 'insulting behaviour' charge, that accused her of releasing yellow balloons to incite anger among citizens at a shopping mall here on Merdeka Day.

Sarawak declares July 8 special holiday for state civil servants

By ADIB POVERA - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:10

KUCHING: Sarawak has agreed to give an additional Hari Raya holiday to civil servants in the state on July 8, which falls on next Friday.

Johor govt wants to develop Street of Harmony and Culture

By PEGGY LOH - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:42

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government plans to bring together relevant stakeholders to develop a tourism product dubbed the Street of Harmony and Culture in Johor Baru’s heritage quarter.

WSJ has misrepresented Guan Eng's corruption charge, says Salleh Keruak

By NST ONLINE - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 01:08

KUALA LUMPUR: The Wall Street Journal has misrepresented Lim Guan Eng’s arrest and corruption charges by linking it to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

Police arrest 646 people in Op Cantas

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 00:56

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a total of 646 people in ‘Op Cantas’ nationwide.

Malaysians STILL using the emergency lane to beat traffic, says RTD

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 00:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite numerous cautions, Malaysians are still using the emergency lanes as a route to beat traffic.

Najib, Rosmah attend 'khatam' al-quran and 'iftar' at Seri Perdana

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 00:10

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today attended ‘khatam’ (completion of reading) al-Quran and ‘iftar’ (break of fast) at Seri Perdana, here.

Sultan of Selangor displease with 'nazirs' for allowing mosques to be used for politics

By Bernama - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 23:04

KLANG: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has expressed displeasure at some ‘nazir’ (guardian) for allowing mosques to be used for political purposes.

Police record Pahang mufti's statement on 'kafir harbi' remark

By T.N.Alagesh - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 21:32

KUANTAN: Police have recorded Pahang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Rahman Osman’s statement on his recent "kafir harbi" (non-believers who are against Islam) remark.

Sultan Nazrin presents aid to 46 associations

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 20:13

KUALA KANGSAR: The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah today handed over contributions to 46 associations at the Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery, here.

Devamany to relinquish position as Perak assembly Speaker

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 19:23

SUNGAI SIPUT: Perak Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri S. K. Devamany will seek an audience with Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah to relinquish his position as Speaker of the state assembly.

Peter Bellew is Malaysia Airlines' new Group MD, CEO

By NST ONLINE - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 19:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd has named its chief operating officer Peter Bellew as its new group managing director and chief executive officer, replacing Christoph Mueller effective July 1.

Salary increment, minimum wage show government's concern for the people - Najib

By Bernama - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:36

KUALA LUMPUR: A salary increment and the implementation of the RM1,200 minimum wage for civil servants next month show that the government gives high priority to the people’s welfare and interests, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Parents who deny vaccinations for children could be charged with abuse

By Azura Abas - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:29

PUTRAJAYA: It is an offence under the Child Act 2001 for parents to place a child's health at risk by choosing not to vaccinate their children.

Road users can expect more deaths and accidents this Raya

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities expect the number of road accidents and deaths to increase further during this Hari Raya Aidilfitri's Op Selamat 9.

Practise what you preach and take leave from office, Liow tells Guan Eng

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:05

SUBANG JAYA: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was charged with corruption today, should practise what he preaches and take leave from office, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Sg Petani bookies raked in RM2.5 million in bets during Euro 2016

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 17:57

ALOR STAR: Police busted bookie activities which had raked bets on Euro 2016, totaling RM2.5 million, at a house in Taman Ria, Sungai Petani on Monday.