PM Najib: Malaysians must foster 'moments of unity'

By ADRIAN LAI and FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, 30 August 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must sow the seeds of ‘moments of unity’ in order to preserve its sovereignty and independence.


PM's Merdeka message calls for togetherness

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Day message conveyed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight highlighted the uniqueness and the spirit of togetherness of Malaysia’s multi-racial society.

English translation of Prime Minister's 'Amanat Merdeka 2016' message

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:36

Following is the English translation of the ‘Amanat Merdeka 2016’ Message delivered by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at Dewan Merdeka of the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur tonight, on the eve of National Day 2016. The event was carried live over national radio and television.

What does Merdeka mean to you?

By FERNANDO FONG - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:18

People's welfare prioritised, security issues not compromised: Najib

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government always made the welfare and interests of the people a priority and at the same time, never compromised on national security and peace.

Merdeka! More than 10,000 usher in independence celebration in Bukit Jalil

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 00:27

BUKIT JALIL: Fireworks lit up the night sky moments after a crowd of more than 10,000 gave a rousing rendition of the Negaraku in unison at the Sehati Sejiwa Merdeka Countdown Concert, here tonight.

Newly-divorced Muslim women advised not to leave marital home

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 23:49

MELAKA: Newly-divorced Muslim women are advised not to leave their marital home until after they completed their ‘edah’ period because such action can affect their application for alimony payment.

Husam Musa joins PAN

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 23:41

CYBERJAYA: Former PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa tonight announced that he has joined Parti Amanah Negara (PAN).

Girl, 14, nabbed on suspicion of drug abuse

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 23:17

JEMPOL: A 14-year-old girl was among four people detained on suspicion of drug abuse at a hotel here yesterday.

Hold independence story telling activities at government agencies: Nazri

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 23:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Government agencies and institutions are asked to play a more effective role by organising story telling activities on events when the country gained independence.

Love for Malaysia has always been in my heart: Lat

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 22:59

KUALA LUMPUR: “The feeling of love for the country has been in my heart since I was a little boy and I find comfort in expressing that feeling through my comics.”

Preschools told to hire teachers with diploma from next year

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 22:44

KUALA LUMPUR: All preschool education implementing agencies must start hiring kindergarten teachers with at least diploma qualification from next year.

Najib's accounts comprehensively probed, no law broken

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 21:59

KUALA LUMPUR: The funds in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s accounts have been comprehensively investigated, and multiple authorities have ruled that no law was broken, according to an aide.

(Full text) PM Najib Razak's Merdeka 2016 message

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 21:55

* Below is the full text of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Merdeka 2106 message at the Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre tonight:

Muhyiddin bankrupt of issues: Salleh

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 21:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin appears to be bankrupt of issues, hence the need for him to keep talking about matters that are no longer of interest to most Malaysians, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

Bank Rakyat appoints one of board members as acting chairman

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 21:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Rakyat’s board of directors, at its special meeting, has appointed one of its members as Acting Chairman.

Woman punches, kicks husband after he fails to give her money

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 20:33

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A man was left injured after he was beat up by his wife for failing to give her money.

Down memory lane: Sharing memories of how Penang heralded Merdeka in 1957

By BALVIN KAUR - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 19:58

GEORGE TOWN: Although 59 years has passed, Tan Sri Mohd Yussof Latiff can still remember every detail of how Penang heralded Malaysia’s independence, as if it was yesterday.

MACC probes alleged bribe-for-home deals

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 19:42

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has launched an investigation into so-called bribe-for-home deals to obtain affordable houses allegedly involving the father of a Penang assemblyman.

Construction worker buried alive in Taman Segambut landslip tragedy

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 19:39

KUALA LUMPUR: A Bangladeshi foreign worker was killed when a landslip hit a construction site in Taman Segambut, here, this afternoon.

Zika alert: Johor health authority to carry out stringent search at entry, exit points

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 19:35

JOHOR BARU: Stringent health screenings will be carried out at six major exit and entry points in Johor, following the detection of the Zika virus in Singapore.

Orang Asli villagers join Merdeka celebration

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 18:30

GERIK: Perak State Park Corporation today organised a Merdeka celebration with Orang Asli villagers in the Royal Belum State Park, to ensure that those in remote areas are not left out as the nation celebrates its independence anniversary.

Ethiopian man fined RM3,000 for assaulting girlfriend

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 18:25

KUALA LUMPUR: A Ethiopian man was fined RM3,000 or two months jail in default by the Magistrates’ Court here today for assaulting his girlfriend.

Toll-free travel for LDP users for Merdeka Day

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 18:19

SHAH ALAM: Motorists using the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) tomorrow will enjoy toll-free travel for 24 hours from midnight today, says its operator, Lingkaran Trans Kota Sdn Bhd (Litrak).

Search efforts ongoing for man feared drowned off Pantai Teluk Ketapang

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 18:01

KUALA NERUS: Search efforts are ongoing for a man who is feared drowned after the boat he was in capsized near Pantai Teluk Ketapang yesterday.

Workers' quarters go up in smoke in Ara Damansara [VIDEO]

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:47

KUALA LUMPUR: A construction workers' quarters next to a newly-built condo, located along Jalan PJU 1A/3 at Ara Damansara, was razed today.

Toddler in Dungun dies of suspected abuse

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:44

DUNGUN: A suspected abuse case has been reported in Dungun, involving a two-year-old toddler who died at her house in Paka yesterday.

Flash flood engulfs SK 1 Taman Selayang

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:36

KUALA LUMPUR: A flash flood engulfed Sekolah Kebangsaan 1 Taman Selayang this morning.