(Update) Fire erupts at JB's Sultanah Aminah hospital, six patients dead

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

JOHOR BARU: A fire which broke out on the second floor of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hospital Sultanah Aminah here has killed at least six patients and triggered the evacuation of hundreds of others at about 9am today.


Health Ministry to get full report on Johor hospital fire, says Subra

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is awaiting a full report on the fire which broke out on the second floor of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hospital Sultanah Aminah in Johor Baru today.

Still no sign of Japanese sailor as search enters third day

By Roshidi Abu Samah - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:46

MALACCA: Search and rescue (SAR) operations for missing Japanese sailor, Atsuhiro Kodana, off the waters of Pantai Puteri here continue for a third day today.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire: Four women, two men, among the dead

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman and Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:40

JOHOR BARU: Police confirmed the discovery of the body of a 6th patient killed in the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) Intensive Care Unit fire.

Batu Burok balloon explosion: 3 victims readmitted, 10 still warded, 1 in ICU

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:22

KUALA TERENGGANU: Three victims of the Batu Burok balloon explosion incident, who had only required outpatient treatment for their injuries, were rewarded yesterday.

Selangor government denies blacklisting pro-BN companies

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:44

SHAH ALAM: A Selangor executive council member yesterday refuted allegations that the PKR-led state government has blacklisted companies that support Barisan Nasional.

Malaysia at moderate national debt level, says PM Najib

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government's debt as of June 2016 is at RM655.7 billion or 53.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

Tanker lorry overturns on NSE, spills toxic hydrochloric acid

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 09:10

TAPAH: A tanker lorry laden with hydrochloric acid overturned at Km324 of the North-South Expressway near here last night, and leaked some of the highly toxic chemical onto the road.

Well-meaning soldier killed while aiding family of four after accident

By TEOH PEI YING - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 02:43

KUALA LUMPUR: All Lance Corporal Khairul Anuar Zakariya wanted was to help victims of an accident.

Environment Dept monitoring pollution sources behind Selangor water disruption

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 02:28

PUTRAJAYA: The pollution that led to the water disruption in Selangor is being monitored closely by the Department of Environment.

Homeless man decapitated after run over by racing Mat Rempit

By C. Premananthini - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 01:46

SHAH ALAM: An illegal Mat Rempit motorcycle race here last night turned deadly when a homeless man was killed instantly after being run over by the bikers.

SIS office was not raided, police after staff involved in breach of trust case

By TEOH PEI YING - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 00:37

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sisters In Islam’s (SIS) office was not raided by police this evening. The police were there to arrest a woman in relations to a probe on a breach of trust case.

Is Formula One on its way out from Malaysia?

By ARMAN AHMAD - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 23:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chief executive officer Datuk Ahmad Razlan Ahmad Razali has suggested that it could be beneficial for Malaysia to "take a break" from hosting the Formula One races.

Caging the mentally-challenged isn't normal, says Women's Minister

By Veena Babulal - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 22:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Caging the mentally-challenged is not “normal practice” for welfare homes.

UKM rises up to budget cut challenge, to foot operational costs via privately-funded research

By OOI TEE CHING - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 22:39

BANGI: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), in facing the highest percentage budget cut among public universities next year, will embark on more privately-funded research collaborations, said its vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali.

Property purchases deemed as good debts during tough times, says Rehda Penang

By Marina Emmanuel - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 22:11

GEORGE TOWN: The purchase of properties such as residential ones have been deemed as "good debts" compared to debts on vehicle purchases, credit cards and personal loans.

Narrow escape for 14 as express bus flips on its side in Pekan

By T.N.Alagesh - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 21:55

PEKAN: Fourteen passengers had the fright of their lives when their express bus landed on its side at KM71 of Jalan Kuantan-Segamat today.

3 UTM students who passed away, honoured with posthumous degrees

By Halim Said - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 21:38

JOHOR BARU: This year’s Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s (UTM) 57th convocation ceremony was exceptional. The university decided to honour three of its graduates who had passed away during their course of study here.

Khairy: Malaysia should 'take a break' from hosting F1 race

By NST ONLINE - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 20:53

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today expressed his support for a temporary halt to Malaysia hosting the Formula 1 races.

Soil and water samples from Nilai taken for analysis, says Selangor exco

By Hariz Mohd - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 20:43

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government has sent soil and water samples taken from a site in Nilai, Negri Sembilan, so far believed to be the source of contamination in Sungai Semenyih, for analysis yesterday.

Confrontation gets ugly between wronged husbands and two men when revolver is brandished

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 20:37

ALOR STAR: Police have arrested two employees of a government-linked company for trying to intimidate two other men with a revolver.

Puppy-go-lucky: Stray pup stuck in drain rescued, instantly finds 'forever home'

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 20:05

LABUAN: A stray puppy stranded in a storm drain sounds like the opening of a sad nursery tale, but this story has a very happy ending.

Family cheat death when 60-year-old tree crashes onto house

By Awang Ali Omar - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 19:49

SANDAKAN: A family of five had a close call when a 60-year-old tree fell right onto their wooden house in Kampung Sungai Batang.

Health Ministry clarifies: Multiple vaccinations a day do NOT cause autism

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 19:32

PUTRAJAYA: Giving children more than one vaccination jab a day does not lead to adverse effects such as autism.

Stranded climbers on Gunung Santubong worrying trend

By Bernama - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 19:25

KUCHING: The rising cases of climbers stranded on Gunung Santubong lately is a cause for concern, said Sarawak Fire and Rescue Services director (JBPM) Nor Hisham Mohamad.

Hearing postponed as mediation fails in former Perak MB-Pas state commissioner defamation suits

By INTAN BAHA - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 19:17

IPOH: The hearing for the defamation suit filed by former Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin against Perak Pas Commissioner Razman Zakaria was postponed as both parties failed to reach an amicable settlement after a mediation session this morning.

Sabah graft probe: RM8.4 million cash seized so far by MACC in second phase

By AVILA GERALDINE - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 18:55

KOTA KINABALU: Another engineer was picked up by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate its ongoing investigation into a multi-million ringgit probe concerning the Sabah Water Department.

New Sungai Besar MP relishing first few days in Parliament

By FERNANDO FONG - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 18:26

KUALA LUMPUR: Sungai Besar MP Budiman Mohd Zohdi is relishing his first time in Parliament.

4 caught in drug busts, meth and syabu worth RM26,700 seized

By Zarina Abdullah - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 18:09

BESUT: Police have arrested four men and seized drugs worth RM26,700 after raiding two separate locations in Besut on Wednesday and Saturday.

Home Ministry: 175 police reports lodged against Bersih, Red Shirts

By AINA NASA - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 18:07

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 175 police reports have been made against both Bersih 2.0 group and Red Shirt movement as of September.

Anwar loses appeal over defamation suit, ordered to pay RM100,000 in costs

By Bernama - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 18:01

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been ordered by the Court of Appeal here to pay RM100,000 costs after he lost his appeal on a defamation lawsuit against Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.