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Malaysia, Germany named "best performers" in nat'l policies on openness to int'l higher education

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Wednesday, 4 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: A British Council survey has named Malaysia as "best performer" in national policies on openness to international higher education along with Germany.

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700 unlicensed loan shark posters, banners removed in Klang

By C. Premananthini - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 22:42

KLANG: Seven hundred unlicensed posters, banners and stickers were removed in a three-hour operation by the Klang Utara police Commercial Crime Investigation Division, today.

More studies needed on Butterworth RMAF base development project: Najib

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 22:41

BUTTERWORTH: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has asked for more studies to be carried out before any decision is made on the proposed mixed development project on the site of the current Royal Malaysian Air Force base here.

Two men who bungled ATM robbery with homemade bomb surrender to police

By T.N ALAGESH - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 21:55

KUANTAN: Two men surrendered themselves to the police hours after attempting to use homemade explosives to break open an ATM machine at a bank in Karak, Bentong, today.

Final phone call: Man calls brother 30 minutes before dying in traffic accident

By Suzaini Sulaiman - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 21:45

KUALA SELANGOR: Muhammad Safiq Hasan Adli, 22, had rang his elder brother to ask him out for breakfast. He had also called up his mother and younger sibling to ask how they were doing.

Almost half of Malacca's armed robbery cases solved with arrest of Geng Rantau Muin

By Michele Ng - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 21:31

MALACCA: Police crippled a gang of robbers named "Geng Rantau Muin" with the arrest of 15 Indonesians, including their 24-year-old leader.

A vote for a BN candidate is a vote for me, says Adenan

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 20:56

BETONG: Tan Sri Adenan Satem said while campaigning for Lingga BN candidate Simoi Peri that voters should look at her capability to develop the constituency rather than her weaknesses as an individual.

Remains of Raja Perlis' eldest sister laid to rest at Royal Mausoleum

By ILI SHAZWANI - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 20:21

ARAU: The remains of Tengku Putri Utama Perlis ‎Datuk Seri Sharifah Salwa Syed Putra Jamalullail‎ were laid to rest at the Perlis Royal Mausoleum at 6pm today.

Robbers assault elderly woman in her home, flee with gold chain

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 19:34

KEMAMAN: A 68-year-old grandmother was severely injured after being assaulted by two robbers who entered her house in Taman Baiduri, Geliga, on Friday night.

Autopsy reveals woman tortured to death, say police

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 19:00

KEMAMAN: An autopsy has revealed what is suspected to be a life of torture experienced by a 22-year-old woman whose father claimed had died of fever.

'Dangdut' picnics all the rage for Sungai Golok residents

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 18:36

RANTAU PANJANG: The drying up of Sungai Golok due to the El Nino phenomenon has not necessarily spelt doom and gloom for the locals.

Seven dams nationwide at critical levels: Wan Junaidi

By Esther Landau - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 18:33

KUCHING: Seven dams nationwide have recorded critical readings with water levels below 50 per cent as of today, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Riot makes a call for solid Bumiputera support of BN in Chinese majority areas

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 18:27

KUCHING: SUPP deputy president Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem has called for solid Bumiputera support for Barisan Nasional candidates in Chinese-dominated constituencies.

Political stability and peace essential for development of all states, including S'wak: PM Najib

By ADIB POVERA - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 17:25

KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said preserving political stability and peace are crucial for a country to develop and bring prosperity to the people.

Repok trader wants direct access to Tanjung Manis

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 17:09

SARIKEI: Growing one's business is every entrepreneur's dream and in Sarikei the opportunity has presented itself with the massive development that will take place in Tanjung Manis.

Fight for hearts and minds of urban S'wakians goes to cyberspace

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 17:00

KUCHING: It's really psywar, communication experts said of the fight for influence in cyber space between Barisan Nasional and the opposition in the Sarawak election.

Sarawak's rural areas to see more development in the next five years

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:53

KUCHING: Jugah Megong, 66, could still recall how tedious the trip from his home in Kampung Rayu, Lundu to Kuching used to be, 30 years ago.

Agrobazaar Malaysia opens up opportunities for SMEs in Singapore

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:49

SINGAPORE: The government’s initiative in opening up the Agrobazaar Malaysia at Sultan Gate here has paved the way for small and medium enterprises to market their products in the country as well as internationally.

Police record statement from 'missing' Education Ministry director

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:48

BANGI: Police have recorded a statement from the Education Ministry’s Technology Education Division director Zaidi Yazid, who was reported missing for four days.

Joggers at Shah Alam playground find dead body hanging from tree

By ASRI SAIFUDDIN MAMAT - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:46

SHAH ALAM: Joggers at a neighbourhood playground here were shocked to discover a body hanging from a tree in an apparent suicide this morning.

(Full text) MoF Inc on changes to 1MDB governance

By NST - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Following is the full statement from Ministry of Finance on changes to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

MoF Inc on 1MDB: Board of directors' resignation accepted, Arul still president

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:25

PUTRAJAYA: The Minister of Finance Incorporated (MoF Inc) today announced its agreement to fully implement recommendations made on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) in the Public Accounts Committee report.

Two fathers and their sons face murder charge

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:13

KUALA LUMPUR: Two sets of fathers and sons, and one of their friends, were charged in the magistrate's court today with the murder of a motorist, more than two weeks ago.

Somali student faces death sentence for trafficking 'khat' leaves

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:06

SEPANG: A Somali public university student was charged at the Magistrate's Court here today with trafficking 13.10kg of "khat" leaves, a drug popular among Middle Easterners.

Three claim trial to obstructing RTD officers from carrying out duties

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 15:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Three men claimed trial at the magistrate's court today for obstructing Road Transport Department (RTD) officials from carrying out their duties.

Raja of Perlis's eldest sister passes away at 74

By ILI SHAZWANI - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 15:35

KANGAR: Tengku Putri Utama Perlis ‎Datuk Seri Sharifah Salwa Syed Putra Jamalullail‎, who is the Raja of Perlis' eldest sister, passed away at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital at 11.15am today.

T'Dagang eyes Msia Book of Records spot with longest 'nasi dagang' line

By ADRIAN DAVID - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 15:25

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu’s favourite traditional cuisine 'nasi dagang' will soon gain larger popularity when state-owned T-Kitchen lays out the longest packet line of over two kilometres, soon.

PKR leader slams Adenan's challenge to abolish GST in Selangor and Penang

By Esther Landau - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 15:17

KUCHING: A PKR leader said Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem's challenge towards opposition parties to abolish the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in opposition-held states Selangor and Penang first before Sarawak as ludicrous.

Damages for ex-Perak MB in defamation case to be known on June 16

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 14:56

KUALA LUMPUR: Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Bhd (TV3) will know on June 16 how much damages it needs to pay former Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin over a defamatory broadcast report.

El Nino unearths pre-war shipwreck in Sungai Pahang [VIDEO]

By T.N.Alagesh - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 14:29

PEKAN: A pre-war shipwreck, left abandoned under water, emerged recently near Kampung Tanjung here when the Sungai Pahang river water level dropped drastically due to the El Nino phenomenon.

58 illegal immigrants nabbed in Nilai

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 14:27

SEREMBAN: An integrated anti-crime operation at a construction site in Nilai near here resulted in the arrest of 58 illegal immigrants yesterday, police said today.