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Malaysia-Saudi ties at 'all-time high'

By NST TEAM - Monday, 27 February 2017.

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today described ties between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia as being at an "all time high".

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M'sian mechanical engineering student drowns in New Zealand lake

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 22:17

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian student drowned in Lake Karapiro in New Zealand, the Foreign Ministry confirmed today.

Malaysian, Singaporean pixmen urged to share photos on both countries online

By Chuah Bee Kim - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 22:12

JOHOR BARU: The Photographic Society of Johor (PSJ) urged Malaysian and Singaporean photographers to share their works of art on an online platform in a bid to celebrate the two nations' shared cultures and heritage.

King Salman calls on universities in Muslim nations to produce works that contribute to Islamic civilisation

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 21:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by University of Malaya (UM) in a special convocation ceremony today.

Viral: Instructor slaps, kicks trainee at technical institute in Kedah

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 21:37

ALOR STAR: A video clip, showing a male instructor purportedly slapping and kicking a trainee of a technical institute in Kubang Pasu district has gone viral on the social media today.

300 Kedah youths set to take part in programme to improve job marketability

By EMBUN MAJID - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 21:34

JITRA: More than 300 youths in Jitra will be taking part in the inaugural 'Let's Speak and Be Ready for Job 2017' programme initiated by the Kedah state government.

Six nabbed in Pulau Besar drug bust

By Kelly Koh - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 21:33

MALACCA: Six drugs addicts were arrested by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officers in a raid on the coast of Pulau Besar, about 13km from the mainland, on Saturday.

M'sian mechanical engineering student drowns in New Zealand lake

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 20:29

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian student drowned in Lake Karapiro in New Zealand, the Foreign Ministry confirmed today.

Intrudu water festival makes a splash at Malacca's Portuguese Settlement

By Kelly Koh - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 19:27

MALACCA: The air in the quaint Portuguese Settlement here was filled with shrieks and sounds of laughter as residents engaged in a 'water war' to mark their unique 'Intrudu' or Water Festival yesterday.

S. Korea, Japan, US to discuss Kim killing in Washington talks

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:52

WASHINGTON: The recent killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be a key topic when South Korea, the US and Japan hold trilateral strategy talks on how to deal with Pyongyang, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported an official as saying Sunday.

High Court upholds decision to acquit, discharge ex-Mosti sec-gen of graft charges

By DAWN CHAN - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:45

SHAH ALAM: Former Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry sec-gen Datuk Abdul Hanan Alang Endut heaved a sigh of relief after the High Court today maintained a lower court's decision five years ago to acquit and free him on 10 counts of graft charges involving RM59,390.60.

Visit to alleged N. Korean agency HQ in Brickfields finds vacated unit

By ALIZA SHAH - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:30

KUALA LUMPUR: An office unit claimed to be the Malaysian headquarters of a North Korea spy agency clandestinely running an arms operation was found to have been vacated.

Malaysia-Saudi to forge stronger cooperation to combat terrorism

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:24

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to forge stronger cooperation and work together to combat terrorism.

Saudi Aramco to invest US$7 billion in Rapid Pengerang project

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:20

PUTRAJAYA: Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) will invest US$7 billion (RM31.08 billion) in the refinery and petrochemical integrated development project (Rapid) in Johor, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.

Drama on high seas as MMEA chase Vietnamese boats in Sabah waters

By Awang Ali Omar - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:01

SANDAKAN: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) engaged in an hour-long sea chase with two Vietnamese fishing boats in waters off Billien island here yesterday.

Kedah man runs amok in coffee shop, video goes viral [VIDEO]

By EMBUN MAJID - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 17:55

ALOR STAR: Police have obtained a three-day remand order against a 37-year-old man who went berserk inside a coffee shop in Simpang Kuala here yesterday.

MoUs between Malaysia-Saudi will facilitate exchange of expertise in various fields

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 17:41

PUTRAJAYA: Two of the memoranda of understanding (MoUs) signed between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia will further strengthen the areas of human resources and educational in both countries.

Perak couple suspected of running human trafficking syndicate remanded

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 17:17

IPOH: Police have obtained remand orders against a married couple believed to be the masterminds behind a human trafficking syndicate in Pengkalan Hulu, Gerik here.

Dr M taken to task for claiming Malaysia is among top 10 most corrupt nations

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 17:10

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister's press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad has lashed out at Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for saying that Malaysia is one of the top 10 most corrupt nations in the world.

Mukah driver crashes car trying to avoid "black apparition"

By PRETTY LICHA - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 16:43

MUKAH: A 20-year-old self-employed man had a close shave with death when his car skidded to the side of the road and rammed a metal road divider at Km2 of Jalan Kampung Sesok-Kampung Telian on Sunday night.

CCTV recording sheds light into transgender's brutal murder: Pahang police

By HIDIR REDUAN - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 16:37

KUANTAN: A closed circuit television (CCTV) recording obtained by police has revealed that three people were involved in the attack and brutal murder of a transgender woman in Jalan Pasar here recently.

OIC welcomes resumption of Syrian talks in Geneva

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 15:49

KUALA LUMPUR: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomes the resumption of the Syrian talks in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) which began last week.

Meet Malaysia's first family of skiing

By AFP - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 15:47

SAPPORO: A fanciful idea that started out as a joke among young members of one of Malaysia’s most prominent families has snowballed into a fully fledged ski team and dreams of Olympic success.

Poor demand for 1-litre subsidised bottled cooking oil; Ministry may scrap it

By NOORSILA ABD MAJID - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 15:38

PUTRAJAYA: Poor demand for the one-litre subsidised bottled cooking oil may force the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry to cease its production, said its Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

King Salman, Najib discuss bilateral issues, improvements in Malaysia-Saudi cooperation

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 14:45

PUTRAJAYA: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib today held talks on various issues pertaining to bilateral issues as well as improvements in cooperation in various areas.

Long wait but worth it, say Residensi Kerinchi residents

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 14:40

KUALA LUMPUR: After a wait of more than six years, 472 families finally got to move into their new homes at 'Residensi Kerinchi', which was officially opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today.

Wan Shades withdraws lawsuit against Rotikaya

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 14:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Wan Shades, the lead singer of acapella group Shades has withdrawn his RM1 million lawsuit against entertainment blog, Rotikaya over an online article alleging him of a seven-year involvement in a rape case.

CBRNe threat in Southeast Asia realistic, says counterterrorism expert

By NST - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Security experts believe the likelihood of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNe) threat within the Southeast Asian region is now “realistic”.

Dead Indonesian maid suspected abuse victim, Penang employer arrested [VIDEO]

By BALVIN KAUR - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:40

GEORGE TOWN: An Indonesian maid who died at a house in Jelutong here on Saturday, is believed to have been abused by her employers.

Court releases Immigration Dept. director nabbed for suspected graft

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:32

IPOH: The director of the Perak Immigration Department and three other men who were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Thursday as part of a graft probe into massage parlours and entertainment outlets in the state, were released today.

Saudi Arabia to triple scholarships for M'sian students next year

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The Saudi Arabian government will increase the number of scholarships for Malaysian students to study in the Kingdom next year.