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Police tell 'Tangkap MO1' rally-goers to disperse

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN and AMIN MOKHTAR - Saturday, 27 August 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have asked participants of the "Tangkap Malaysian Official 1" rally to disperse as the gathering is in violation of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

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MMEA detains 27 Filipinos over alleged illegal fishing

By Awang Ali Omar - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 16:00

SANDAKAN: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has intercepted a fishing boat with 27 Filipino crew members about 18 nautical miles from Biliran island here on Wednesday.

Let them register first, says Pas' No 2 on working with Parti Pribumi

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 15:31

KUANTAN: Pas will wait for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia to complete the registration process before deciding on possible working relationship with the new party, its deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said today.

Sarawak-Petronas impasse over, 7 steps to resolve woes, says Adenan

By Esther Landau - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 15:16

KUCHING: Sarawak government and Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) have reached an amicable solution to resolve the impasse over the moratorium slapped against the national oil giant.

PM Najib: Govt spent RM50m to rebuild Kampung Sg Ruil Orang Asli settlement

By T.N.Alagesh - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 14:49

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: The government spent RM50mil to rebuild the Kampung Sungai Ruil Orang Asli settlement here, which was badly affected in a landslide five years ago.

Armed Forces chief's appointment as NSC D-G timely, says Hishammuddin

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 13:42

KUALA PILAH: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today lauded the appointment of Armed Forces chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin as National Security Council's (NSC) first director-general, saying the decision reflected the government's serious effort to protect the country.

City Hall 'Datuk Seri' released after 12-day remand

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 13:35

PUTRAJAYA: A Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) senior officer, who was remanded for 12 days to facilitate investigations into an alleged graft, abuse of power and money-laundering case involving high-ranking civil servants, has been released today.

PM Najib: No apologies for strict measures to protect nation's security

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 13:01

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he would not be apologetic for taking various stern measures to maintain security and safety in the country.

Director remanded for 7 days to assist RM15m fraud probe

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 12:45

PUTRAJAYA: A book publishing company director was remanded for seven days beginning today to assist in the investigation into a case of abuse of power and misappropriation of funds totalling RM15 million.

Survey: Malaysians still 'proud to be Malaysian'

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

KUALA LUMPUR: “I’m proud to be a Malaysian“; This is what Malaysians proudly said in a nationwide survey on patriotism held during the run up to the 59th independence anniversary next Wednesday.

MMEA collects RM300m from encroachment, illegal fishing

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:57

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has collected more than RM300 million in revenue between 2006 and Aug 24, this year.

2 siblings perish in Keningau fire

By AVILA GERALDINE - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:12

KOTA KINABALU: Two sisters were killed in an early morning fire, which destroyed their two-storey wooden house at Batu 27 Jalan Keningau-Tenom near here.

Fomca wants powerbank to be tested and approved by Sirim

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 09:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Consumers are advised to always ensure that all electrical and electronic devices and gadgets they want to purchase have SIRIM safety labels or stickers on it.

Malaysian in Asia 21's 2016 Class

By NST ONLINE - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 23:25

MALAYSIAN Dr Avinesh Singh Bhar is one of 32 rising professionals in the 2016 class announced by Asia 21, the preeminent network of young leaders from across the Asia Pacific.

Senior citizen feared drowned after boat capsizes in Penang waters

By BALVIN KAUR - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 23:19

GEORGE TOWN: A quarry worker is feared drowned after his boat capsized some 300 meters from the beach, just behind the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Penang this evening.

Get ready, consider this last delegates' conference, says Razali

By Bernama - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 22:22

MARANG: Umno delegates have been advised to consider this year’s delegates’ conference to be the last as the 14th General Election (GE14) might be held sooner than expected.

Five-year-old mentally-challenged girl raped in Padawan, unemployed man arrested

By ADIB POVERA - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 21:08

KUCHING: A 24-year-old unemployed man was arrested for allegedly raping a five-year-old mentally-challenged girl in Padawan on Wednesday.

Raising awareness on poaching with giant rhino balloons

By AVILA GERALDINE - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 20:11

KOTA KINABALU: A giant-sized rhino made from balloons now sits in the middle of a shopping mall here with hopes to highlight Malaysia’s three rhinos in captivity.

Kazim, religious school lodge four reports over spread of sexual abuse claims

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN and NABILAH HAMUDIN - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 19:44

IPOH: Popular preacher Datuk Mohammad Kazim Elias today lodged police reports against several individuals for allegedly tarnishing his name and a religious school here, following the spread of sexual abuse claim at the school on social media.

'Chegubard' lodges report with MACC over Selangor land issues

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 19:17

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian Youth Solidarity Movement founder Badrul Hisham Shaharin today lodged a report with Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on alleged malpractice in Selangor.

Fama 'MyBest Buy' offers reasonably-priced fresh products

By Bernama - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 19:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Urban dwellers are urged to grab the fresh farm products at reasonable prices offered through 'MyBest Buy' programme organised by the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama).

18 undocumented migrants arrested in Esscom dragnet

By Kristy Inus - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 18:20

LAHAD DATU: Authorities have detained 18 illegals immigrants and seized 125 cartons of contraband cigarettes, as well as five pump boats in four separate operations this week.

Try chargeback request to get refunds, aviation commission tells Rayani Air's customers

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 17:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has advised Rayani Air’s customers who have purchased tickets using credit or debit card to initiate a chargeback request in order to recover their monies.

Federal govt named in suit by company seeking dried dates to be exempted from GST

By HIDIR REDUAN - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 17:24

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Government has now become a defendant in a lawsuit to remove dried dates and other essential goods from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) list.

Self-proclaimed prophet taken into police custody

By Hariz Mohd - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 17:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Police on Thursday arrested a man who proclaimed himself as a prophet, and threatened to eliminate the Malay Rulers, as well as the country's top leaders.

Court affirms conviction on cop's bribery case

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today affirmed the conviction and sentence of a policeman who was fined RM10,000 and sentenced to eights months' jail, for graft.

Stern action against those who breach public safety regulations, says Lam Thye

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:34

PUTRAJAYA: Those responsible for the crane accident that claimed the life of a 24-year old woman along Jalan Raja Chulan yesterday should face the sternest action available by law, said veteran social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

AGC, Women's ministry set up task force to handle child sex crimes, says Azalina

By JUNE MOH - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) and representatives from Women, Family and Community Development Ministry have formed a new task force to deal with child sex crimes, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman.

Govt-linked bank MD among 12 remanded in MACC probes

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:47

PUTRAJAYA: A managing director of a bank with a 'Datuk' title, and three others were today hauled before the magistrate's court and remanded to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation into alleged graft and abuse of power case.

Petronas launches 'To Malaysia with Love' campaign for Merdeka, Malaysia Day

By Awaina Arbee - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas has launched its 35-day National and Malaysia Day campaign titled 'To Malaysia with Love' today.

Court deals couple death sentence for syabu-trafficking

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:51

KUALA LUMPUR: A personal assistant cum driver and his fiancee were today sentenced to death by the High Court here for trafficking some 20kg of syabu.