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Police thwart planned Merdeka eve IS attack

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, 31 August 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Three suspected Islamic State (IS) militants were detained in a series of raids conducted by the police's Special Counter-Terrorism Branch in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Pahang.

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Maglev trains set to revolutionise Johor

By Chuah Bee Kim and Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 15:29

JOHOR BARU: The proposed plan for a Maglev (magnetic levitation) train service here, as revealed by Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, will spur a new economic playing field for Johor and create a big leap for Johor Baru in terms of transport infrastructure.

Eight teenagers tested positive for drugs after cops storm wild party

By Halim Said - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 15:19

JOHOR BARU: Eight teenagers were among 45 partygoers tested positive for drugs during a police raid at an apartment unit in Nusa Bestari near Iskandar Puteri early this morning.

DAP: No need for internal probe on assemblyman over alleged bribery video

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 14:12

GEORGE TOWN: DAP will not conduct an internal inquiry into an alleged bribery case by the father of Sungai Pinang assemblyman Lim Siew Khim, who purportedly demanded money to fast-track low-cost housing applications.

'School's design not to blame'

By LAILI ISMAIL - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 14:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The design of the building at SMK Presint 9 (2) in Putrajaya cannot be blamed for the fatal accident involving a Form Three student, said architecture experts.

13 GROs nabbed in George Town

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:55

GEORGE TOWN: Thirteen guest relation officers (GRO) of Chinese nationality were detained in a raid at an entertainment centre in Midland Park, Jalan Burma here last night.

Thousands gather for Merdeka celebration in Penang

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:42

GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of Penangites packed the Esplande today to celebrate the state-level Merdeka celebration.

Student in assault case recovering after surgery

By ILI SHAZWANI - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:08

ALOR STAR: The teenager, who suffered from a brain haemorrhage after being beaten by a school senior on Sunday, is out of danger and in stable condition.

Volunteers spend Merdeka building new shop for disabled man

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:28

PENAMPANG: Some 30 volunteers spend their Merdeka celebration by helping a disabled man build a new grocery shop at his house at Kampung Dabak, here.

Thousands throng Dataran Merdeka to witness National Day parade [VIDEO]

By NURADZIMMAH DAIM AND JUNE MOH - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 09:32

KUALA LUMPUR: They come from different walks of life but as thousands thronged Dataran Merdeka this morning, they showcased what Sehati Sejiwa

Google commemorates Merdeka with Malayan tiger doodle

By SAMEER AHMED SHAIKH - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 08:30

KUALA LUMPUR: As Malaysians ushered in the 59th Merdeka Day with fireworks and chants of ‘Merdeka’, Google marked the occasion with a special Malaysia Independence Day 2016 doodle.

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) Prime Minister's 'Amanat Merdeka 2016'

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.