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Rafizi lodges MACC report over Selangor govt 'money and women' claims

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Monday, 30 May 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and submitted evidence pertaining to allegations of graft and ‘requests for women’ in dealings involving the Selangor government.

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Tony Pua appealing removal of 1MDB material

By HIDIR REDUAN - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 17:08

KUALA LUMPUR: Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee is appealing a High Court removal of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) reference in court papers supporting his defence against Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defamation suit.

Man finds baby's body while digging for toilet

By Zarina Abdullah - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 17:06

KUALA TERENGGANU: The body of a newborn baby girl was found in a sewage pump of a house in Kuala Terengganu on Friday.

Contractor sent to the gallows for trafficking cannabis

By Rizalman Hammim - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 16:33

JOHOR BARU: A general contractor has been ordered to be sent to the gallows after he was found guilty by the High Court here for drug trafficking three years ago.

Man charged with damaging temple idols fit to stand trial

By Bernama - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 16:33

IPOH: A medical graduate charged with damaging idols at a Hindu temple here last month is fit to stand trial, the Sessions Court was told today.

Man dies after pickup truck rams into signboard

By Zarina Abdullah - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 16:32

ĶUALA TERENGGANU: A 40-year-old civil servant died after his pickup truck crashed into a signboard near Kampung Pakoh, Belara, today.

Five 'jaga kereta' boys fined for extorting money from motorists

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 16:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Five parking touts (jaga kereta) including a foreigner were fined between RM500 and RM550 each by the magistrate's court for extorting money from motorists.

Johor zakat fitrah rate set at RM6 and RM8

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 16:11

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Islamic Religious Council (MAIJ) has set the rate for zakat fitrah, or tithes paid by Muslims in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, at RM6 and RM8 this year.

NST receives Raja Zarith Sofiah Award for promoting English language education

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 16:04

IPOH: The New Straits Times (NST) has been presented with the Raja Zarith Sofiah Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in English Language Education for its dedication towards English language education in Malaysia.

Survey: Oil and gas companies still most sought-after by Malaysian job-seekers

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 15:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Oil and gas companies remain the most highly sought-after employers in Malaysia.

Three civil servants charged with using fake MCs

By TEOH PEI YING - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 15:48

SEREMBAN: Three civil servants were charged at the Magistrate’s Court here today with using fake medical leave certificates (MCs) two years ago.

Public cautioned against disseminating official govt info

By ADRIAN DAVID - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 15:45

KUALA TERENGGANU: Members of the public have been cautioned against disseminating official government information deemed to be national secrets.

Education Ministry mulls placing nutritionists in schools

By Azura Abas - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 15:33

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is mulling a move to improve students' nutrition level by placing a nutritionists in schools.

No 'charmed' water in Klang Chinese school, says Education Ministry

By Azura Abas - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 15:25

PUTRAJAYA: There is no evidence indicating that water served to pupils at a Chinese school in Klang here had been ‘charmed.’

Police to boost security at K. Kangsar, Sg Besar by-elections

By ADRIAN DAVID - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 14:38

KUALA TERENGGANU: Security at the two by-elections in Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar will be heightened in view of the two seats being hotly-contested.

Businessman charged over bomb threat on Firefly flight

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 14:19

PETALING JAYA: A businessman was hauled to court today over a hoax bomb threat which led to panic onboard a Singapore-bound Firefly flight two weeks ago.

Get youth involved in traditional Sabah games, urges Musa Aman

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 13:47

PENAMPANG: Sabah’s annual grand celebration of the Kaamatan festival is among the state's key tourism products for visitors, said chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

MRT Corp launches 'touchpoints' for public to get into on KVMRT Line 2, SSP

By FERNANDO FONG - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 13:46

SERI KEMBANGAN: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) today launched 'touchpoints' which will serve as hubs for the public to obtain information about the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Line 2, and the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line (SSP).

Wife beater in viral video slapped with eight months jail

By Audrey Dermawan - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 13:20

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A veterinary officer was sentenced to eight months jail by the Magistrate's Court here today for beating his wife in an elevator three years ago.

UMS students tutor stateless kids

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 13:14

KOTA KINABALU: A GROUP of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students spend their weekends teaching stateless children at a market here to provide them with basic education.

TMJ: Don't arrest those who slander me, I'll meet them 'man to man'

By NST ONLINE - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 12:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Tengku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has asked police to refrain from arresting anyone who makes seditious remarks about him.

'A man ahead of his time'

By Dennis Chua - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 12:44

TAN Sri P. Ramlee left us exactly 43 years ago yesterday at the age of 44.

Advertorial: Perlis Marathon a success

By ILI SHAZWANI - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 12:32

KANGAR: THIS year’s Perlis Marathon received an enthusiastic response, with 7,653 participants from 17 countries, including Egypt, Jordan, Mozambique, Singapore and Japan.

Man gets 12 years jail, rotan for raping Facebook friend

By HIDIR REDUAN - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 12:16

KUALA LUMPUR: A former marketing executive appeared unmoved when the High Court upheld his conviction, a 12-year jail term and three strokes of the rotan for raping his teen female Facebook friend.

Solemn send-off for remains of 32 Australians at Malacca's Commonwealth War Graves

By Kelly Koh - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 11:28

MALACCA: The remains of the 32 Australian citizens who were interred at the Commonwealth War Graves (CWG) in the Terendak Camp have been sent home to their families in Australia.

Crime robs whole families

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 11:05

Mohamad Saifullah Mat Zani is only 18, but his responsibilities weigh heavily on his shoulders.

Still snatching away

By Faisal Asyraf and Zahratulhayat Mat Arif - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:51

‘SAFE CITY’: The number of snatch thefts is on the rise and this is causing concern among the public and the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation. But, is it a problem solely for the police to resolve? Faisal Asyraf and Zahratulhayat Mat Arif report

Penang oil spill cleanup completed

By BALVIN KAUR - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:25

GEORGE TOWN: The salvage and cleanup operation for an oil spill in the Straits of Malacca has been officially completed, said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Celebrating Gawai with 'Renai' (video)

By ADIB POVERA - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 09:05

EVERY year, Malaysians in Sarawak and Sabah will return to their hometowns to be with their families and loved ones for the annual rice harvest celebration, a time for indigenous communities to celebrate the padi spirits for the bounteous harvest.

Strong winds and rough seas off Perlis and Kedah until Tuesday

By Bernama - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 01:06

KUALA LUMPUR: Strong south-westerly winds between 40 and 50km per hour with high waves of up to 3.5 metres are expected in the waters off Perlis and Kedah until this Tuesday.

Elephants destroy more than 2,000 banana trees in Baling

By Bernama - Monday, May 30, 2016 - 00:33

BALING: More than 2,000 banana trees that were already bearing fruit have been destroyed by elephants roaming near Kampung Batu 8.