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OIC calls on Myanmar to end aggression against its Muslim community

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Thursday, 19 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on the Myanmar government to ensure its security forces apply maximum restraint on its civilians and end aggression against its Muslim community.

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CNY Op 2017: RTD lists down 7 traffic offences that take offenders straight to court

By NOORSILA ABD MAJID - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 18:53

PUTRAJAYA: Traffic offenders beware. The Road Transport Department (RTD) has listed down seven major traffic offences under its Chinese New Year Strategic Op 2017 and offenders caught will be hauled straight to court.

Fire safety audit conducted on eight Perak hospitals over 50 years old

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 18:33

IPOH: The Perak Fire and Safety Department has conducted a Fire Safety Audit (FSA) of eight government hospitals aged 50 years or more, to ensure that they comply with contemporary safety requirements.

Fisherman spots woman's body floating in waters off Sandakan

By Awang Ali Omar - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:30

SANDAKAN: The body of a woman believed to be in her 20s was found floating in the open sea off Pulau Nunuyan Laut near here this morning.

Senior MPK officer to face music over New Year's fireworks incident

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:13

SHAH ALAM: A senior Klang Municipal Council (MPK) officer will be dragged to face the council's disciplinary board over the New Year's firework incident at Pandamaran Sports Complex.

No to unmarried Muslim couples on a motorcycle, cars acceptable

By ADRIAN DAVID - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:00

KUALA TERENGGANU: Unmarried Muslim couples in Terengganu travelling together in a car need not fear of getting arrested by the state’s religious authorities.

RRC to be imposed at Thai border in June: Transport Ministry

By Bernama - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 16:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is set to impose the Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) on foreign-registered vehicles entering the country from the Thai border by this June.

Hotel worker charged with impersonating immigration officer, bribe-taking

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:55

ALOR STAR: A hotel worker pleaded guilty at a Sessions Court here to two counts of soliciting and accepting bribe under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act and a separate charge under the Penal Code for impersonating as an Immigration Department officer last week.

Civil servants told to report corruption cases, attractive reward await, says MACC

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Civil servants reporting bribery cases will receive an incentive equal to the amount of the bribe offered once the case is completed, says Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Shamsun Bahrin Mohd Jamil.

Myanmar's nod to Malaysian 'food flotilla' mission can help its international image, says Zahid

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Myanmar’s decision in allowing the planned Malaysian ‘food flotilla’ aid mission to enter the country will help paint a more positive image of the former.

T'ganu umrah package scam: 300 reports received, suspects out on bail

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:27

KUALA TERENGGANU: Police have received 300 reports from the victims of an alleged umrah package scam involved a whopping RM14.2 million.

Band of thieves targeting mosques busted by police

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:17

SHAH ALAM: The arrest of a man, caught red-handed stealing cash from a mosque in Section 27 here, has led to police busting a band of thieves on Monday.

Visa says its payWave cards are safe, no reports of fraud

By NST ONLINE - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:13

KUALA LUMPUR: There have been no reports of fraud from the use Visa payWave contactless cards, said the company.

MACC remands engineer accepting kickbacks in 30 roadworks project

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 14:57

ALOR STAR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today obtained a week-long remand order against a 56-year-old senior engineer with the Public Works Department (PWD). The engineer is believed to have received kickbacks for at least 30 roadworks related contracts in Sik district.

PBB to discuss Tanjung Datu by-election on Saturday

By Adib Povera and Esther Landau - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 14:40

PETRA JAYA: The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Supreme Council will convene a meeting to deliberate on the Tanjung Datu by-election on Saturday.

New Sarawak CM to continue legacy of the late Adenan

By Adib Povera and Esther Landau - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 14:31

PETRA JAYA: The state government will continue to pursue the good work and policies left behind by the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

MACC arrest GLC acting CEO in sting operation

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 14:28

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested a Datuk, said to be the acting chief executive officer of a government-linked company (GLC) over a graft probe.

Two Kedah friends charged with illegal firearm, ammunition possession [VIDEO]

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:57

KULIM: Two close friends today claimed trial in the Sessions Court here to two separate charges of illegal possession of firearms and live bullets last month.

New leads emerge in case of murdered T'ganu assemblyman

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:52

KUALA TERENGGANU: Police have received new leads in their investigation into the murder of former Alor Limbat state assemblyman Alias Abdullah.

Malaysia to contribute RM10 million for Rohingya humanitarian efforts in Rakhine State

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:48

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will contribute RM10 million to assist in humanitarian efforts and social rehabilitation projects for the Rohingya community in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.

Tabung Haji cautions public against dealing with "third parties" on haj appeals

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has not appointed any party, company or individual to act as a broker, intermediary, third party or agent to manage matters related to haj appeals, including appeals to expedite the pilgrimage rotation period.

New Sarawak CM to maintain state cabinet line-up

By Adib Povera and Esther Landau - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:31

PETRA JAYA: There are no changes in the Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri line-up under new Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Abang Openg.

[Speech text] PM Najib at Extraordinary OIC session on Rohingya situation

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:26

Bismillahir rahmanir Rahim.

831 receive awards on Yang Dipertuan Besar N. Sembilan's birthday

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:21

SERI MENANTI: Tuanku Jaafar Hospital Senior Medical Consultant Datuk Dr K Sree Raman leads the 831 recipients of awards from Negri Sembilan in conjunction with the 69th birthday of the Yang Dipertuan Besar Negri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir today.

New Sabah fire stations to reduce response times in emergencies

By Kristy Inus - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:11

KOTA KINABALU: The scheduled completion of two new fire stations in Kimanis and Beluran this year is expected to help ensure better response time for the Sabah Fire and Rescue Department.

Puncak Alam folk hand over protest memo to MB's office over cemetery project [VIDEO]

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:49

SHAH ALAM: Residents from five villages in Puncak Alam this morning submitted a protest memorandum against a Chinese cemetery project at their area to the Selangor Menteri Besar's office, here.

Police nab 21 in palm oil plantation gambling hotspot

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:38

IPOH: Police arrested 21 people, including three Malaysians and one Chinese woman, for gambling during a raid on a palm oil plantation in Tambun here on Tuesday.

Feb 18 by-election for Tanjong Datu seat in Sarawak

By Azura Abas - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:35

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) today announced that the Tanjong Datu by-election in Sarawak will be held on Feb 18.

Shah Alam Amanah MP faces possible sacking following conviction

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:34

KLANG: Shah Alam member of Parliament Khalid Samad faces possible disqualification from his position after he was fined RM2,900 in default of three months’ imprisonment by the Syariah Court here today.

One killed, two injured, in three-vehicle collision in KK

By AARON LEE - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:25

KOTA KINABALU: A car salesman was killed in a collision involving three vehicles along Lintas Road in Kolombong yesterday night.

MH370: No permanent stop, but suspension of search, says Liow

By Veena Babulal - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:13

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai will be on hand to receive the MH370 search vessel, Fugro Equator, when it arrives at Perth Harbour, Western Australia on Sunday.