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Umno Assembly begins today

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno General Assembly begins in earnest today at the Putra World Trade Centre as the three movements - Youth, Wanita and Puteri kick-off their respective meetings tonight.

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Teachers' union supports Education Ministry proposal to abolish UPSR

By Bernama - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:31

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) supports the proposal by the Education Ministry to abolish Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR).

Body found on Iran mountain confirmed to be M'sian climber, 2nd man still missing

By Bernama - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:29

KUALA LUMPUR: A body found during a search-and-rescue (SAR) operation at Mount Damavand, Iran, was today confirmed as being that of Syed Redzuan Syed Salim Shatri, 50, who was reported missing since Nov 20.

Thailand invites M'sia for talks on the Bangkok-KL High Speed Rail link

By Bernama - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:00

BANGKOK: The State Railway of Thailand has sent a letter to the Malaysian railway authority, seeking to start discussions on the feasibility of a High-Speed Rail (HSR) connecting Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

Four killed, two seriously injured, when lorry slams into MPV at NKVE

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 09:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Four people were killed and two others seriously injured in a horrific crash at Km16.7 of the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) early this morning.

Umno GA 2016 to enable party to map out strategy & tackle challenges

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 07:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno General Assembly 2016, which starts today, will serve as an avenue to discuss the best strategies for the party to tackle challenges and remain relevant.

Special interview with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

By Bernama - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:44

The following is the transcript of a special interview with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in conjunction with the 2016 UMNO General Assembly moderated by Hamdan Ahmir and joined by Utusan Malaysia Editor Datuk Zulkefli Hamzah and RTM television personality Sayed Munawar Sayed Mohd Mustar

10 foreigners carrying fake IDs arrested

By TEOH PEI YING - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 23:26

KUALA LUMPUR: Ten foreigners carrying fake identity cards have been arrested in Negri Sembilan.

Malaysia will not tolerate foreign intervention in domestic affairs

By Azura Abas, Syed Umar Ariff and Fairuz Mohd Shahar - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 22:19

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak vowed that foreign intervention in Malaysia’s domestic affairs would not be tolerated.

Mind the gap: ECRL can close east-west coast economic divide, says Najib

By Azura Abas, Syed Umar Ariff and Fairuz Mohd Shahar - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 22:02

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will be the catalyst to close the economic gap between the east and west coasts.

Act 355 not about introducing hudud, says Najib

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR, Azura Abas and Syed Umar Ariff - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 22:02

PUTRAJAYA: Non-Muslims must understand that the amendment of the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) is not about introducing hudud, but merely aims to increase the powers of the Syariah court.

Trump impressed by Malaysia's Q3 economic growth

By Azura Abas, Syed Umar Ariff and Fairuz Mohd Shahar - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 22:01

PUTRAJAYA: President-elect Donald Trump was impressed by Malaysia's 4.3 per cent economic growth in the third quarter of this year.

Ringgit has weathered market reaction to Trump victory better than some, says Najib

By Azura Abas, Syed Umar Ariff and Fairuz Mohd Shahar - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 22:01

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said Bank Negara had told him that the ringgit has managed to weather the market reaction to President-elect Donald Trump's recent victory better than some other currencies.

Najib pledges protection of East M'sians' rights, committed to Malaysia Agreement 1963

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR, Azura Abas and Syed Umar Ariff - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 22:00

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight warned against debating the issue of the secession of Sabah and Sarawak, as the matter is non-negotiable.

Malaysiakini "regrets" exposing Rahman Dahlan to ridicule with its bias reporting

By ARFA YUNUS - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 21:55

KUALA LUMPUR: Local news portal Malaysiakini has expressed regret in its defamation settlement with Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

Deputy director of Sabah Customs Dept, Yunus Tahir dies

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 21:08

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Customs Department deputy director Yunus Tahir has passed away at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM) in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.

One of two missing Malaysian climbers found dead on Iranian mountain

By NST ONLINE - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 20:41

KUALA LUMPUR: The search and rescue team today found a body believed to be one of two Malaysian climbers who went missing on Mount Damavand in Iran since Nov 20.

Gang of 5 arrested, breakthrough for police in 8 home burglary cases

By EMBUN MAJID - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 20:40

ALOR STAR: Police believe they are able to solve more than eight house burglary cases in the Kuala Muda district since 2012, following the arrest of a gang of five.

Sweet relief: No rise in sugar prices, says ministry

By Farrah Naz Karim - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 19:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic Trade Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said although players in the industry had since two months ago asked for the ceiling price of the controlled commodity to be increased, the government had decided against it.

S'gor gets interim stay on judicial review against EC's proposed redelineation exercise

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 19:43

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today granted Selangor government's application for a brief stay halting the Election Commission (EC) from holding local inquiries on it's proposed redelineation in Selangor.

Malacca CM slams anti-Trump protesters for disrespecting US constitution

By Kelly Koh - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 19:34

MALACCA: All citizens must respect their country's national constitution and adhere to all principles laid in it, including on election and voting rights.

Desperate Rohingya fleeing Myanmar turned back by Bangladesh

By AFP - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 19:25

DHAKA: Multiple boats packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar were turned back by Bangladesh border guards Monday, despite appeals by the country's opposition to provide shelter to the persecuted Muslim minority.

Abim calls for Myanmar's expulsion from Asean over Rohingya genocide

By INTAN BAHA - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 19:14

IPOH: The Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (Abim) has called for the expulsion of Myanmar from Asean.

Cuban embassy in KL opens condolence book for Castro

By Bernama - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 18:52

KUALA LUMPUR: The Embassy of Cuba here today announced the opening of a Condolence Book for the late former president of Cuba, Fidel Castro.

Tabung Haji retains Haj payment at RM9,980 per person for 2017, in spite of rising costs

By Bernama - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 18:11

KUALA NERUS: The Pilgrims Management and Fund Board (Tabung Haji) has retained the payment for each Malaysian performing the Haj in the next pilgrimage season at RM9,980 – the same figure as over the last nine years.

Boy, 10, drowns after falling into Hulu Langat river

By Bernama - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 18:08

KUALA LUMPUR: A 10-year-old boy, believed to have slipped and fell into Hulu Langat river near Kampung Batu 9, Cheras here, yesterday, was found drowned.

Bersih leader Maria Chin released

By TEOH PEI YING - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 17:38

KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah has been released from detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).

M-Bike system set to be introduced on Nov 30

By Bernama - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 17:35

KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of the Secured Automated Clearance System for Malaysian Citizen Motorcyclists (M-BIKE) starting Nov 30 (Wednesday) is expected to reduce motorcycle lane congestion by 50 per cent at the Malaysia-Singapore entry points.

Thai trader bludgeoned to death by worker

By Zarina Abdullah - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 17:35

MARANG: A 35-year-old Thai trader was found dead in a pool of blood at her house in Kampung Che Lijah, Binjai Rendah yesterday.

Police raid office of NGO purportedly allied with Bersih 2.0

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 17:25

PETALING JAYA: Police have raided the office of a non-government organisation (NGO), believed to be allied with Bersih 2.0, in Petaling Jaya here today.

Two men charged with trying to join Islamic State in Syria

By Bernama - Monday, November 28, 2016 - 17:15

KANGAR: A welding assistant and a factory technician were today charged in the Magistrate’s Court, here, with attempting to join the Islamic State terror group in Syria recently.