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Jong-nam died 20 minutes after being wiped with VX, says Health Minister

By NST TEAM - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: The autopsy report on the murdered Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been completed.

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Sabah Pas to contest in 20 state, 4 Parliamentary seats in GE14

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 18:33

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Pas intends to contest in 20 state and four parliamentary seats in the next general election (GE14).

3 senior citizens in S'gor, KL, Perak arrested for FB posts on JB cycling tragedy

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 18:13

JOHOR BARU: Three senior citizens, aged 61, 64 and 65, have been arrested for posting “derogatory or seditious remarks” on Facebook concerning the recent traffic accident which killed eight teenage cyclists, and seriously injured eight others here.

K. T'ganu police sweep yields four suspected pushers, various drugs

By NOOR AZNIDA ALIAS - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 17:37

KUALA TERENGGANU: Police detained four suspected drug pushers, including a woman, in three separate arrests here last Thursday.

Senior MAHB officer detained by MACC for graft released on bail

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 17:13

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) senior officer who was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Feb 22 over allegations of abuse of power, was released on bail today.

MBSA tackles 200-day dengue epidemic at UiTM, Unisel dorms

By DAWN CHAN - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 16:49

SHAH ALAM: Sleeping late on a Sunday morning was out of the question for students of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Universiti Selangor (Unisel) staying at Section 7 dormitories, when Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) officers came knocking on their doors as part of an anti-dengue eradication and

Dr M, Muhyiddin send contradicting message over Pas issue at PPBM function

By C. Premananthini - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 16:23

SUNGAI BULOH: It seemed that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman and president, despite sharing the same stage, are not on the same page when it comes to Pas-related issues.

Kedah cops nab two men, seize gun, homemade rifle used for illegal hunting

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 15:39

ALOR STAR: Police have arrested two men and seized a pistol and a homemade rifle in two separate raids in Sik and Kuala Ketil here.

Deadly VX nerve agent never found in Msia - Health Ministry

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 15:32

PUTRAJAYA: The VX nerve agent found on the face of North Korean Kim Jong-nam, who was murdered in Malaysia on Feb 13, was never found in Malaysia before, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said today.

One killed, 12 injured when van crashes into concrete pole near Kota Sarang Semut

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 15:13

ALOR STAR: A 54-year-old man was killed while 12 others were injured when a van they were travelling in crashed into a concrete pole at Batu 10, Kota Sarang Semut this morning.

Motorcyclist killed after hitting cows outside Dungun

By Zarina Abdullah - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 15:05

DUNGUN: A 27-year-old unemployed man was killed when his motorcycle rammed into a herd of cows near Jambatan Pak Suri, Kampung Tok Kah, here, on Friday.

Pas tells dissident Pokok Sena MP to leave party

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 14:05

ALOR STAR: Pokok Sena member of Parliament Datuk Mahfuz Omar should leave Pas if he finds that he is no longer on the same wavelength with the party's mission and vision.

Startled robber stabs nurse during home invasion in Malacca

By Kelly Koh - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 13:26

ALOR GAJAH: A freelance nurse was stabbed in the stomach by a robber who broke into her home in Kampung Panchor yesterday afternoon.

King Salman receives grand welcome at Parliament Square [VIDEO]

By NST TEAM - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud received a grand red carpet welcome by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at the Parliament building, as part of the former's state visit to Malaysia, today.

MIC wants Indian youths to give inputs on TN50

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:44

KLANG: Indian youths have been urged to provide their input and aspirations for the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) initiative launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

UM to probe don's alleged racist remarks

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:30

KUALA LUMPUR: An allegation by a Universiti Malaya (UM) student that a lecturer had made racist remarks at her has created a public uproar.

Man detained for bomb hoax near Le Tour de Langkawi route

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:25

SERI ISKANDAR: The police today detained a man in connection with a bomb hoax involving an abandoned Mercedes Benz at a traffic light junction near Bota Kiri here.

King Salman's state visit: Talks to focus on trade, investment

By NST - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:14

A JALIL HAMID, MUZLI MOHD ZIN and AHMAD ZAINI KAMARUZZAMAN speak to Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman on the significance of King Salman’s state visit to Malaysia

MACC arrests of Johor gov't officers based on complaints: Johor MB

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:07

PASIR GUDANG: The arrests of high-profile officers in the Johor government by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) recently were carried out based on complaints lodged against them for their alleged offences.

Kedah drug addict runs amok, climbs police patrol car

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:01

PENDANG: Angry at not being able to get his drug fix, a man turned aggressive and even climbed atop a police patrol car with a stick in hand, in front of his house in Kampung Lubuk Ular, Mukim Air Putih, near here yesterday.

2nd body of foreigner washes up on T'ganu beach in 8 hours

By Zarina Abdullah - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:55

KUALA NERUS: Barely eight hours after the decomposed body of a foreigner was found washed up on Telok Ketapang beach here, another body has been spotted at Tok Jembal beach this morning.

T'ganu agriculture industry on alert for red weevil beetle infestation

By ROSLI ZAKARIA - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:49

KEMAMAN: State Agriculture Departments here have been directed to inspect all date palm and to destroy trees determined to be infested with red weevil beetles.

Decomposed body of foreigner washes up on Telok Ketapang beach

By Zarina Abdullah - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:40

KUALA TERENGGANU: A partly-decomposed body was found washed up on the Telok Ketapang beach here by rescuers who were patrolling the area last night.

King Salman arrives in Malaysia for four-day state visit

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:22

SEPANG: Malaysia rolled out the red carpet for King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia as he arrived here today for a four-day state visit.

Sabah a safe, secure tourism destination: Chinese consulate

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:09

KOTA KINABALU: The government’s efforts to ensure that Sabah is a safe and secure tourism destination for international visitors has received the thumbs-up from China’s consul-general in Kota Kinabalu, Chen Pei Jie.

Opposition warned against "spreading lies" about country's economy

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:02

HULU SELANGOR: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan has warned opposition leaders against spreading lies that could hurt the country's economy.

klia2, all who came in contact with Kim, cleared of VX nerve agent contamination

By HARIZ MOHD AND TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:27

SEPANG: Suspects in police custody over Kim Jong-nam's assassination, and all airport and medical personnel who came in contact with the victim, have been cleared of VX nerve agent contamination.

Police to use "legal means" to compel N. Korean diplomat to come forward

By HARIZ MOHD AND TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:16

SEPANG: Police will use legal means to compel a North Korean diplomat, identified as a person of interest in Kim Jong-nam's murder, to come forward should he refuse to do so.

Kim killing: Suspects may have been given VX nerve agent antidote

By HARIZ MOHD AND TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:10

SEPANG: Police are exploring the possibility that the two female suspects in the murder of Kim Jong-nam were given antidotes to VX nerve agent before carrying out the assassination.

Kim's next-of-kin still need to come forward: Health Ministry

By HARIZ MOHD AND TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:04

SEPANG: Now that VX nerve agent has been identified as the probable cause of Kim Jong-nam’s death, the Health Ministry is awaiting his next-of-kin to come forward to identify the body and provide DNA samples to conclude the forensic procedure.

KLIA2 declared safe after sweep for toxic materials

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 09:46

SEPANG: The authorities have declared KL International Airport 2 (klia2) a "safe place" after a sweep early today found no toxic materials in the wake of the killing of North Korean Kim Jong-nam there with what has been identified as the VX nerve agent.