NSOF to serve as Malaysia's first-responders to terror threats

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Thursday, 27 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The newly-established National Special Operations Force (NSOF) will serve as the nation’s security forces’ first responders to terror threats.


IGP: Murder of 26 year-old man at Sungai Arip solved

By Esther Landau - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:46

MUKAH: Police have solved the murder of a 26 year-old man at Sungai Arip, Balingian, near here.

Sg Semenyih pollution crisis: Tests reveal pollution level critical, poison detected

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor executive councillor for Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Consumer Affairs Elizabeth Wong said the pollution level of Sungai Buah, Negri Sembilan, remains critical.

Harapan Rakyat will not be stealing members from local opposition parties, says its president

By Kristy Inus - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:37

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (Harapan Rakyat) president Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin vowed he will not steal members from existing local opposition parties.

Malacca CM wants action taken against organisers of botched 'Melaka Century Ride'

By Kelly Koh - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:27

MALACCA: The Malacca government wants the organisers of the failed Melaka Century Ride to be brought to book for tarnishing the state's name and for failing to be answerable over the estimated RM390,000 collected from participants.

Idris orders thorough check of 80-year-old Malacca Hospital following HSA fire

By Kelly Koh - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:23

MALACCA: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron has ordered a thorough check of the Malacca Hospital here, which is more than 80 years old, to allay fears of electrical faults that may lead to fires at the ageing hospital.

Anifah concludes participation in Paris ministerial conference on peacekeeping

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:17

PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman's participation at the two-day Ministerial Conference on Peacekeeping in the Francophone Area in France ended today, reaffirming Malaysia’s commitment and continued support for the role of the United Nations peacekeeping operations in the maintenanc

Perak wants MPIC to increase quota for subsidised cooking oil

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:09

IPOH: Following the announcement of Cooking Oil Price Stabilisation Scheme yesterday, the state government is asking the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry to increase its quota for the subsidised cooking oil that are packed in 1kg polybags.

All 23 Op Water II suspects released, says MACC source on the Sabah graft scandal

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:57

TAWAU: All 23 suspects detained under Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) Op Water II have been released from remand pending investigations on a multi-million graft case.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital West Block closed for a month for checks

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:47

JOHOR BARU: Services at the West Block of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) here will be halted for up to a month to enable thorough checks to carried out.

Sand theft syndicate busted, 22 arrested, equipment worth RM2.8 million seized

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:38

MIRI: Twenty-two members of a suspected sand theft syndicate were arrested during a raid by the General Operation Force (GOF) this morning.

Levels at Kedah's main dams at just 37 per cent; Mada to initiate cloud seeding

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:00

ALOR STAR: The Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) will use cloud seeding to fill the Pedu, Muda and Ahning dams in the state, where water levels are rapidly dwindling.

Fed up Deputy Speaker threatens to eject MPs following rowdy Parliament session

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:55

KUALA LUMPUR: A day filled with confrontations in today's 2017 Budget debate in Parliament led to a warning from Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee

UKM unveils novel app designed to measure risk of stroke

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:50

KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) launched its innovative Stroke Riskometer mobile app in conjunction with World Stroke Day 2016 today.

SMK Tun Abdul Razak Sarawak bags Petrosains Science Show Competition, wins trip to Australia

By Azura Abas - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:48

PUTRAJAYA: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Abdul Razak Sarawak today was crowned the grand prize winner of the Petrosains Science Show Competition 2016.

Hiccup in search and rescue mission for Aussie tourist, authorities forced to wait for smaller boat

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:46

MIRI: The remote and challenging route to Mulu National Park has proved to be an obstacle for the search and rescue operation of missing Australian tourist, Andrew Gaskell.

Kedah behind industrially, must develop human capital holistically, says MB

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:40

ALOR STAR: The best way for Kedah to advance as a state is for it to develop its human capital holistically, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.

Proving its critics wrong: UPM moves up in global university Agricultural Sciences ranking

By OON CHUAN YEOH - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:32

SERDANG: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) notched up yet another record of excellence when its Agricultural Sciences subject was listed in 42nd position worldwide by Best Global Universities Ranking 2016/2017.

No state Deepavali celebration as mark of respect for HSA victims

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:23

JOHOR BAHRU: There will be no state Deepavali celebration in Johor as a mark of respect for the victims of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) fire on Tuesday.

Indonesia AirAsia flight forced to return to klia2 after technical difficulties

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:22

SEPANG: An Indonesia AirAsia flight en route to Surabaya had to turn back to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) this morning due to technical issues.

Fire Dept rules out possibility HSA fire due to charging mobile phone

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:16

JOHOR BAHRU: The Fire and Rescue Department today denied claims that went viral on social media the fire in the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) Intensive Care Unit here was caused by a charging mobile phone.

Appeals Court reinstates MH370 lawsuit against DCA, Govt

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:15

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian Civil Aviation Department (DCA) director-general and the Malaysian government have been reinstated as defendants in the lawsuit filed by the family of three passengers who were on board Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 when it vanished two years ago.

Ex-ministers who divulge confidential govt info have broken oath of secrecy, says Pandikar

By LAILI ISMAIL - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 15:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Former ministers who divulge confidential government information to the public, and even in Parliament, have broken their oaths of secrecy, said Parliament Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.

Foodstall worker loses two fingers as hand becomes trapped in meat grinder

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 15:23

BINTULU: Firemen, due to the nature of their job, are no strangers to unusual situations.

Bangladeshi cashier charged with trafficking fellow countrymen

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 15:13

KUALA LUMPUR: A Bangladeshi restaurant cashier was charged at the Sessions Court with trafficking four men from his country.

High Court changes SIB's judicial review on rights to use the word "Allah" to originating summons

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 15:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has changed the status of Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) church’s judicial review application to originating summons over its right to use “Allah” in its religious publications and practices.

State governments must do their part to bring down housing prices, says Housing Ministry

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:56

KUALA LUMPUR: The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry has urged all state governments to synchronise efforts to bring down housing prices nationwide, in order to alleviate the people’s financial burden.

Johor firemen return more than RM2,000 cash found at Sultanah Aminah Hospital burnt ICU

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:47

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Fire and Rescue Department received praise from the public today when its firemen handed over more than RM2,000 in cash found in a drawer at the razed intensive care unit of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital.

Aussie tourist missing for a week following Mulu, Sarawak expedition

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:37

MIRI: An Australian tourist has gone missing for seven days following an expedition to the Mulu National Park near here last week.

IRB can meet RM115bil tax target, says Finance Ministry

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:35

KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry (MoF) is confident that the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) can meet its direct tax collection target of RM115 billion for 2016 despite the uncertain economic conditions.

No fire drills, no emergency response teams at Sultanah Aminah Hospital?

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:15

JOHOR BARU: There is a strong possibility that no fire drills have been conducted at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) since last year.