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Armed Forces set up cyber defence unit last year to prevent info leakage, hacking

By ADRIAN LAI - Sunday, 28 August 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Armed Forces has since last year established a cyber defence unit to safeguard classified information on the nation's defence system from being leaked or hacked.

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Two farmers charged with trespassing on Sultan of Johor's land

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 14:30

KLUANG: A 64-year-old farmer, Yean Fock Choi today pleaded guilty at the magistrate's court to a charge of trespassing on land owned by the Sultan of Johor.

Senior TNB staff in abuse of power probe released on RM300,000 bail

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 13:38

KOTA BARU: A Kelantan Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) senior officer, who was remanded for 13 days to facilitate investigations into an alleged abuse of power, was released on bail today.

Sultan of Johor launches One Bukit Senyum project masterplan

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 13:18

JOHOR BARU: Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today launched the masterplan of the One Bukit Senyum project, and ground-breaking of the new tower for the Johor Baru City Council (MBJB).

Najib outlines four key principles for Umno to remain relevant to Sabahans

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:03

KUDAT: Umno will uphold four key principles in Sabah to remain relevant to the people, party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.

Umno unfazed over Parti Pribumi courting its members

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:58

BUTTERWORTH: Umno isn't concerned over moves by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia to entice its members to cross over.

Clearing hurdles on long road to Mecca

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:43

MECCA: When Ong Kim Koi was young, she used to listen to the school ustaz (religious teacher) teaching her Muslim friends.

PM agrees to Sabah having new Petronas board member

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:12

KUDAT: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has agreed for Sabah to have a new board member in national oil and gas company Petronas.

'Musa Aman won't turn his back on a friend'

By Roy Goh - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:07

KUDAT: Sabah Umno Chief Datuk Seri Musa Aman is not a leader who will turn his back on a friend in times of trouble.

More than 7,000 take part in Ipoh car-free day

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:36

IPOH: More than 7,000 people joined the "Car-Free Day" programme at Jalan Raja DiHilir here today, also held to help instil patriotism among the city dwellers.

Ku Nan questions Dr M's motive over Bangsa Johor issue

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:30

PUTRAJAYA: Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has questioned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's motive in criticising the Bangsa Johor concept.

Malaysia condemns attack on Turkey

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 09:16

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian government has condemned the truck bomb attack in the Cizre district of the south eastern province of Sirnak, Turkey on Aug 26.

Mahathir lied about not signing my ISA detention order - Tajuddin

By Bernama - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 01:02

GEORGE TOWN: The denial of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the signing the Internal Security Act (ISA) detention order is a lie.

Two in family of six dead after car ends up under trailer

By Halim Said - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 00:45

YONG PENG: A family of six travelling between Yong Peng and Pagoh last night (Saturday) were involved in a seven-vehicle pileup, killing two of them on the spot.

Search and rescue for man feared drowned after boat capsized continues

By Bernama - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 00:12

GEORGE TOWN: The family of Rosmin Selamat, 62, who is feared to have drowned after the boat he was in capsized, were seen weeping and praying for his safety.

Family members should help single women find partners - Jamil Khir

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 23:58

ALOR SETAR: Family members have been urged to help single women find partners to avoid various problems, including Internet fraud which is often perpetrated by foreigners.

MIC lauds proposed amendment to Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976

By FERNANDO FONG - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 23:23

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC has lauded the proposed amendment to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 in the next Parliament sitting, saying it will once and for all solve legal disputes which often arise when one party to the civil marriage converts to Islam.

Zaref wins hearts of competitors, audience at RHB-NST Spell-It-Right Challenge

By Awaina Arbee - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 22:23

KUALA LUMPUR: He may not have won the RHB-New Straits Times National Spell-It-Right (SIR) Challenge primary school category, but 11-year-old Muhammad Zaref Khairol Azri won the hearts of everyone at the competition here today.

One of two men in nasi kandar ruckus nabbed - Police

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 22:10

GEORGE TOWN: The police have detained one of two men linked to a ruckus at a popular nasi kandar restaurant in Jelutong near here last Thursday night, resulting in RM7,000 in losses.

NSC Act 2016 for national security not personal says Najib

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 21:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today stressed that the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 which came into effect recently was for the security of the country and not for any personal ends.

Farmer Davianan makes Najib's day with letter of appreciation

By NST NEWS DESK - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 21:22

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a blast from the past for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, when he received a note written in Tamil from farmer V. Davianan.

Islamic NGOs want removal of certain Ibn Taimiyyah's teachings in religious schools

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 21:13

PUTRAJAYA: Several Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have urged the Education Ministry to remove the syllabus containing the teachings of medieval Islamic scholar Ibn Taimiyyah from religious schools, claiming it could lead to Islamic State (IS) ideologies.

50-50 Umno members should leave, says senior party leader

By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 20:53

KLANG: Half-hearted Umno members, who claimed support for the party but not the president, should make an exit, said Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Idris Haron today.

M'sian first infected by locally-transmitted Zika virus

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 20:48

SINGAPORE: A Malaysian woman is believed to be the first patient infected by locally-transmitted Zika virus in Singapore.

People in Pahang still firmly behind Najib says MB Adnan Yaakob

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 20:14

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: The people in Pahang will continue to support Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his leadership despite various accusations and slanders being hurled at him, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.

Four-year-old girl latest Diphtheria case reported in Perak

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 20:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Another new diphtheria case has been reported in Perak involving a four-year-old girl, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Low visibility in Melaka and West Johor expected until Monday

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 19:45

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department has issued a warning of low visibility, for a range of less than five kilometres in Melaka and west Johor due to continuous haze until this Monday (Aug 29).

Tough future for Parti Pribumi in Johor after "bangsa Johor" issue

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 19:39

KOTA TINGGI: Parti Pribumi may face a tough future in Johor after one of its founders Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad played up the ‘Bangsa Johor’ issue, predicted UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

MASwings aircraft skidded off runaway in Marudi

By EKHWAN HAQUE FAZLUL HAQUE - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 19:31

MARUDI: A twin-otter aircraft operated by MASwings Sdn Bhd skidded off the runaway upon landing at the Marudi Airport here today.

Rahman Dahlan: DAP-led government not the best option for Penang

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 19:24

PERMATANG PAUH: The DAP-led government is seemingly not the best administration for Penang, a federal minister said today, pointing out what he claimed was its failure to resolve issues over the last eight years of its rule.

Home Ministry not stopping anyone from holding rallies - Nur Jazlan

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 19:12

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the ministry is not against anyone, including students, from holding a rally.