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Malaysia aims to have varsities in the same league as Oxford, Cambridge within 20 years

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Wednesday, 24 August 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: THE government will push ahead to raise the quality of higher education in Malaysia, with the aim of making one or two universities equal to Cambridge or Oxford University in 20 to 30 years.

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MH17: Malaysia committed to seeking justice for the victims, says Zahid

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:28

NEW YORK: Malaysia will consider the option of prosecuting the party responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines MH17 after completion of the investigation conducted by the Joint Investigation Team comprising the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, Belgium and Ukraine.

(Haj) 'Lipan Bara' on hand to help pilgrims

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:23

MECCA: Every day, a small band of men in red shirts make their way quietly to Masjidil Haram here.

Court to hear Indira Gandhi's appeal to challenge validity of children's conversion

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:20

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court set two days from Nov 14 to hear an appeal by kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi to challenge the validity of her three children's conversion by her Muslim ex-husband seven years ago.

MACC cordons off BMX track due to safety fear

By ADIB POVERA and ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:18

KUCHING: The BMX track in Bukit Siol here, which has been mired in controversy for its below-standard foundation, has been cordoned off while the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) completes the technical phase of its probe into the facility.

Quality, quantity of medical students under control

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:07

PUTRAJAYA: Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the quality and quantity of medical students and schools are under control and within the quota and requirements of the Malaysia Medical Council (MMC).

Malay College Kuala Kangsar's first female student dies

By NST - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:58

KUALA LUMPUR: The first female student to attend Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) died yesterday at the age of 87 at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) here.

Higher education quality soaring upwards

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:56

PUTRAJAYA: The following are excerpts from the New Straits Times exclusive interview with Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

'Pas will not work with DAP, PAN'

By SULAIMAN JAAFAR AND HANA NAZ HARUN - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:40

KOTA BARU: Pas is ready to work with any political party to face Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general election, including Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Parti Pribumi).

Ministry restarts local maid plan

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:19

BALIK PULAU: THE “Home Managers Programme”, which received lukewarm response when introduced in 2009, has been reactivated.

Malaysian duo in Guantanamo unlikely to be freed

By ALIZA SHAH - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:03

KUALA LUMPUR: THE two Malaysians, who have been languishing in Guantanamo Bay for about a decade now, will likely remain in the United States’ Department of Defence’s (DoD) custody for a while.

Penang urged to review reclamation

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:46

GEORGE TOWN: THE Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has urged the DAP-led Penang government to review all coastal reclamation projects on the island, given their adverse impact on the environment.

10 Terengganu kindergartens quarantined over HFMD fear

By ROSLI ZAKARIA - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:44

KUALA TERENGGANU: Ten Taska Permata Keluarga in Terengganu have been quarantined to check for the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) which have so far infected 401 children.

Najib congratulates M'sian contingent for best ever achievement in Olympics

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 00:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today congratulated the Malaysian contingent for the country’s best ever achievement in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Brazil.

'Patriotism must be inculcated, not taken for granted'

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 23:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa said patriotism is a universal sentiment that needs to be inculcated and not be taken for granted.

UTM professor among nine finalist for second ASEAN-US science prize

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 22:29

BANGKOK: A Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) professor, Dr Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi has been selected as one of the nine finalists for the second ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women in Energy Research.

Bullet-riddled body poser: Main suspect arrested

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 20:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Police earlier today arrested the main suspect in murder case of a man, whose bullet-riddled body was found in Taman Cheras on Sunday.

Proton to identify foreign strategic partner by first half 2017 - Mustapa

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 19:41

SHAH ALAM: Proton Holdings Bhd is expected to identify its foreign strategic partner by the first half of next year.

Robber trio arrested two hours after heist

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 18:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Three robbers were arrested just two hours after they robbed a 24-hour convenience store in Kelana Jaya this morning.

Newborn found abandoned in front of apartment unit in Cheras

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 18:30

KUALA LUMPUR: A newborn baby girl, with her umbilical cord still attached, was found abandoned on the 12th floor of Putra Suria Residency in Cheras, yesterday.

Boy driven away in stolen car found at amusement park, says Johor police chief

By Halim Said - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 18:17

JOHOR BARU: A six-year-old boy, who was left inside a parked BMW 740i last Saturday and taken away by two suspected car thieves was found safe six hours later.

Man arrested over WhatsApp message against Johor Sultan

By Halim Said - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 17:44

JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in Penang yesterday for a malicious statement he wrote about the Sultan of Johor through WhatsApp.

Fair for police to investigate 1MDB based on PAC's recommendations, says Azalina

By LAILI ISMAIL - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 17:26

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said today said it is fair for the police to restrict their probe into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) within the recommendations given by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

We know the whereabouts of suspect in Bill Kayong's murder, says Australian High Commissioner

By ADIB POVERA - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 17:24

KUCHING: Australian authorities today said they have identified the whereabouts of a corporate figure wanted in connection with the murder of Miri PKR branch secretary and activist Bill Kayong or Mohd Hasbie Abdullah.

Quarrel over Facebook posting leads to man's death

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 16:46

GEORGE TOWN: A 56-year-old man, who tried to break up a fight between his family members over an insulting Facebook post on Monday night, died today.

Teen girl abducted outside my house, says woman

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 16:30

KUALA LUMPUR: A sexagenarian contacted police today claiming she had just witnessed a teenage girl being abducted in front of her home in Keramat.

28 illegal immigrants rounded up under Ops Ikrar

By EMBUN MAJID - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 15:26

ALOR STAR: The Kedah Immigration Department rounded up 28 undocumented immigrants during 'Ops Ikrar' yesterday.

Sarawak police cripple motorcycle theft group, recover 17 bikes

By ADIB POVERA - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 14:39

SIBU: Sarawak police force believed they have crippled a motorcycle theft ring operating actively in Sibu and Bintulu following the arrest of five school dropouts and an auxiliary policeman.

Terengganu MB settles road bike issue with Azizulhasni Awang

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 13:38

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman and cycling athlete Azizulhasni Awang have met and settled the ‘road bike’ issue amicably.

Boat with 3 Filipinos held for breaking curfew

By Kristy Inus - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 13:24

SANDAKAN: A frontline team aboard Royal Malaysian Navy's (RMN) mobile naval base ship, Tun Azizan, on Sunday night intercepted and detained three Filipinos for breaching the curfew law near the border off Pulau Taganak.