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

By Veena Babulal - Monday, 24 October 2016.

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


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.

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.

Batu Gajah welfare home, accused of 'caging up' residents, denies wrongdoing

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 17:58

BATU GAJAH: A home for the disabled in Batu Gajah has been accused by netizens of caging up its residents ‘like animals’.

Malaysians losing their taste for shark fin soup, says WWF

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 17:08

KOTA KINABALU: Though Malaysia is one of the world’s top consumers of shark fin soup, the popularity of the dish fell by almost fifty per cent over the last six months, and the downward trend is expected to continue in the coming year, said World Wildlife Fund Malaysia (WWF) marine head Dr Robecca J

Major drug ring busted, cops seize RM7mil of ketamine from member of Gang 36

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN and AHMAD SYAKIR - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 16:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled a major drug syndicate with local underworld links and confiscated RM7.07 million worth of ketamine during a raid in Kepong on Friday.

Guan Eng accuses government of abusing power in blacklisting companies which support Bersih

By FERNANDO FONG - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 16:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today accused the government of abuse of power in its handling of the upcoming Bersih 5 rally.

Furious Pandikar says he knew of planned Opposition walkout a day before Budget tabling

By AINA NASA - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 15:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia today claimed that he knew of the Opposition’s planned walkout a day before the tabling of the 2017 Budget.

Teacher duped of more than RM48,000 by Facebook 'friend'

By Zarina Abdullah - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 15:46

BESUT: A 43-year-old teacher was duped of RM48,250 by a 'friend' she had made on Facebook recently, police said.

EPU, UKAS cut ties with companies which had sponsored Bersih rallies

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 15:38

KUALA LUMPUR: The Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and the Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) have identified several companies which had sponsored the Bersih movement.

Electricity theft in squatter areas spells huge losses for Sabah

By Awang Ali Omar - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 15:26

SANDAKAN: Sabah utility company estimates a RM64 million loss this year due to 178,000 squatter homes stealing electrical power illegally in the state.