All 145 public hospitals nationwide under scrutiny in wake of deadly Johor blaze

By Halim Said - Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

JOHOR BARU: The safety and crisis management procedures of all 145 public hospitals nationwide are set to undergo scrutiny by a special squad under the Health Ministry.


Snatch theft on the rise in Malacca

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:50

Malacca: The Malacca government is concerned with the increase in snatch theft cases reported in the state during the first nine months of this year.

12 year-old killed when car driven by teacher flipped and rolled multiple times

By ADIB POVERA - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:24

SIBU: A Year Six pupil was killed when he was ejected from a car driven by his teacher during an accident here today.

Shoppers stunned as escalator explodes in Pandan mall

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Shoppers at the Pandan Kapital shopping mall were stunned when an escalator within the complex exploded at noon today.

Sabah corruption scandal: Engineer released on bail, remands of more suspects expire tomorrow

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:06

KOTA KINABALU: An engineer attached to the Sabah Water Department was released from remand by the Sandakan magistrate’s court today.

(UPDATED) Petronas confirms deadly explosion at Johor Baru petrol station

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 18:29

JOHOR BAHRU: A petrol station worker was killed when an explosion occurred at a Petronas station in Austin Perdana, Johor Baru this afternoon.

Zahid: Board of inquiry to probe Johor hospital blaze

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 18:00

JOHOR BARU: A board of inquiry will be set up to carry out a detailed probe on the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) fire, which claimed six lives today.

Immigration Dept nets 192 undocumented immigrants at Terengganu construction sites

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:46

HULU TERENGGANU: State Immigration Department rounded up 192 undocumented immigrants during an operation named 'Ops Sepadu' at two construction sites, here and Kemaman yesterday.

One dead in explosion at Johor petrol station

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:37

JOHOR BAHRU: A man was killed after a Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) cylinder exploded at a petrol station in Taman Mount Austin here this afternoon.

Sarawak rolls out the red carpet for local, international investors

By Goh Pei Pei - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:23

KUCHING: Sarawak welcomes investment from local and foreign investors, especially companies with high-technology expertise which could help the state move up the value chain in the global economy.

157 Kemas kindergartens in Sarawak in need of repairs, refurbishment

By Esther Landau - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:12

KUCHING: Sarawak has 157 Kemas kindergartens which are dilapidated and in sore need of repair and refurbishment, said state Welfare, Women and Community Wellbeing Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah.

RM29,800 goes missing after doctor told to update bank account

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:07

BESUT: A 52-year-old female doctor had a rude shock on Saturday after finding out she had lost RM29,800 to an online scam.

Hearing, speech-impaired youth charged with murdering teen girl

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:41

KOTA MARUDU: A hearing and speech-impaired man was charged at the magistrate’s court here today with murdering a teenaged girl.

Terrorism begins with small things: Judge jails man two years for possessing IS items

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:37

KUALA LUMPUR: A business diploma holder who had plans to start a business with his pensioner father, was today sentenced to two years' jail by the High Court over two charges of possessing images and stickers related to the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

RoS officially approves formation of Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:34

PUTRAJAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) today officially approved the formation of Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (Harapan Rakyat).

Self-proclaimed 'Datuk Seri' charged with six counts of cheating, forgery

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:32

SHAH ALAM: A businesswoman claiming to be a ‘Datuk Seri’ was slapped with six counts of cheating and document forgery involving mining projects committed in 2015.

Media Prima Bhd donates dialysis machines to National Kidney Foundation

By Nadia Badarudin - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Media Prima Bhd (MPB) today donated six dialysis machines to the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) to benefit chronic kidney disease patients receiving treatments at NKF’s new dialysis centres in Selangor and Sarawak.

Cops clear up popular drug dens in Kelantan in seven-day swoop

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:12

KOTA BARU: An average of 60 drug addicts were picked up on a daily basis as Kelantan police embarked on a seven-day swoop at several wellknown hot spots around the state since last week.

Johor hospital blaze: Fire began from ICU treatment room

By HALIM SAID and AHMAD FAIRUZ OTHMAN - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:04

JOHOR BARU: The fire at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital today, which left six patients dead, may have started from a treatment room at its second floor Intensive Care Unit.

Ministry aware of cooking oil hoarding, says Hamzah

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry said today that there are parties hoarding the supply of cooking oil which resulted in shortages in the market.

Home Ministry to liquidate traffickers' assets to help combat drug use among students

By SITI NURSURAYA ALI - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi wants a more qualitative measure taken to combat drug use among secondary school students including confiscating assets belonging to drug dealers.

Sultan of Johor wants full report on Sultanah Aminah Hospital blaze

By NST TEAM - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:13

JOHOR BARU: Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar expressed concern over the fire that occurred at Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) and wants a full report on the incident.

Ministry mulls tighter SOP to care for mentally-challenged children at welfare homes

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will tighten its standard operating procedure in the housing and caring for mentally-challenged children at welfare homes following allegations of abuse at a home in Perak recently.

Home Ministry keeping eye on NGOs with triad links

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 14:39

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry is closely monitoring non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure that none is involved in triad-related activities.

Johor hospital blaze: One of deceased had undergone brain surgery two days ago

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 14:34

JOHOR BARU: Two days ago, Yusof Hasan, 51, underwent brain surgery at the Hospital Sultanah Aminah.

Cooking oil shortage hits shoppers

By SITI NURSURAYA ALI - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 14:29

KUALA LUMPUR: THOSE celebrating Deepavali are managing the shortage of cooking oil in the market by sending family members to search for the commodity at various shops.

Father of three claims trial to raping 12-year-old girl

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 14:09

ALOR STAR: A trader was today brought to the Sessions Court here to face three charges of raping a minor.

Raja Zarith visits scene of Johor hospital tragedy

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 13:55

JOHOR BARU: Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah visited the scene of the fire at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital here today.

Johor hospital fire: Ten Health Ministry staff among those injured in blaze

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 13:52

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has taken all necessary measures and precautions to ensure the safety of the patients and staff at the Hospital Sultanah Aminah in Johor Baru, following a fire that broke out there this morning.

Ensure all airlines get correct, complete info on routes safety, Liow tells ICAO

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 13:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia wants the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to play a role in giving complete information to all airlines on safe routes when flying over conflict zones.

Five foreigners nabbed while attempting to sneak into Sabah

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 13:45

SEMPORNA: The district marine police force nabbed a boat skipper and four passengers for attempting to sneak into Sabah’s waters off here yesterday.