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Ringgit at 4.40 against USD

Monday, 5 October 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened stronger against the US dollar today as negative sentiment over the latter helped boost demand.


17 arrested in human trafficking syndicate

By Sylvia Looi - Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:33

IPOH: Perak police has arrested 17 men believed to be the mastermind of a human trafficking syndicate.

Ringgit at 4.40 against USD

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 09:49

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened stronger against the US dollar today as negative sentiment over the latter helped boost demand.

Haze: USM postpones classes

By Audrey Dermawan - Monday, October 5, 2015 - 08:00

GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has decided to postpone all classes today due to the worsening haze condition.

PM Najib urges Indonesia to act against haze culprits

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 20:23

MILAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has urged Indonesia to take action against irresponsible companies which have contributed to the haze enveloping Malaysia and Singapore.

No lectures in UiTM Selangor campuses on Monday

By Mazlinda Mahmood - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 16:17

SHAH ALAM: Lectures at all Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) branch campuses in Selangor tomorrow are to be postponed again after taking into account the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading today.

Haze: 6 areas with very unhealthy API (with video)

By Minderjeet Kaur and Halim Said - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 13:56

KUALA LUMPUR: Two biggest cities in Malaysia continue to be choked with "very unhealthy" air quality, breaching the 200 Air Pollutant Index (API) as of noon today.

Haze: Schools in Peninsular Malaysia closed for two days; except Kelantan

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 13:13

ALOR STAR: All schools nationwide except for Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak have been ordered to be closed on Monday and Tuesday due to worsening haze situation, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, here today.

DPM: Malaysia urges Indonesia for stronger measures to solve haze

By Rozanna Latiff - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 11:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has called for stronger measures from Indonesia to solve the haze problem, saying that the current plans in place will take too long to be effective.

KL to Singapore in just 90 minutes

By A. Jalil Hamid - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 11:02

Forget air or bus travel. Visualise yourself travelling in ultramodern, hassle-freehigh-speed trains sprinting more than 250kph from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in just 90 minutes, door to door.

South Korea: Flying the bullet train from Seoul

By A JALIL HAMID - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 11:01

SEOUL: PASSENGERS begin boarding a South Korean high-speed train (called the KTX) minutes before it departs the Seoul station, bound south of the country to Daejeon, enroute to Busan.

Haze: Shah Alam’s API reaches hazardous level

By Minderjeet Kaur - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 10:40

KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality in Selangor and the capital city continues to worsen as at 9am today, with Shah Alam recording hazardous Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of 308. 

Haze: Very unhealthy API in Klang Valley

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 08:39

KUALA LUMPUR: Air pollution levels have climbed to "very unhealthy" levels in the country, as smog from forest fires in Indonesia envelopes the region.

FBI not investigating 1MDB, Najib: IGP

By Hariz Mohd - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 22:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Federal police denies that there was an ongoing investigation by the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against 1Malaysia Development Bhd and the prime minister.

PM launches ‘Malaysia Day’ celebration at Expo Milano

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 20:04

MILAN: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched a ‘Malaysia Day’ celebration at the Expo Milano here Saturday.

Haze: Four Msia Cup matches tonight cancelled

By DEVINDER SINGH - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 18:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Four Malaysia Cup football matches scheduled for tonight have been postponed due to the worsening haze situation in the country.

Zahid tells NGOs: Register or face legal action

By Melissa Darlyne Chow and Ili Shazwani - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 18:39

JITRA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has urged unregistered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to register themselves before undertaking any activities.

Haze: Three more unhealthy areas

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 18:28

KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Environment’s final Air Pollution Index (API) reading at 5pm today showed three more areas joining the day’s unhealthy air group.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon cancelled due to haze

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 17:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Tomorrow's Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 has been cancelled due to the worsening haze, which has reached unhealthy levels today.

Haze: Nationwide API continues to soar

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 17:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Environment’s Air Pollution Index (API) nationwide is steadily increasing by the hour.

Tears flow freely at Kevin Morais’ memorial

By Minderjeet Kaur - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 16:02

SHAH ALAM: Hundreds attended the mass memorial of murdered Deputy Public Prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais here this morning to pay tribute to their family member, friend and colleague.

PM Najib pledges as organ donor

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 15:40

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has pledged as an organ donor to save lives.

Ex-cop Yuen laid to rest at 12.35pm

By ZAFIRA ANWAR AND ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 14:58

NILAI: The nation bid their final goodbye as the country's hero, Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng was laid to rest at 12.35pm today.

Haze: Air quality worsens in 13 areas at noon

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 13:46

KUALA LUMPUR: The haze situation in the country worsens today after a short reprieve from the smog yesterday.

Five detained over attack on immigration officers

By TEOH PEI YING - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 13:33

NILAI: Police have detained five suspects linked to Wednesday’s attack on Immigration Department officers who were checking an entertainment outlet in Taman Melaka Raya, Malacca.

Five-nation treaty for tribunal over downed flight MH17 underway

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 13:17

NEW YORK: Malaysia may sign a treaty with four other nations to set up an independent tribunal to try people responsible for last year’s downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.

6P alternative may be on the cards, says Nur Jazlan

By ALIZA SHAH - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: THE government has no plans to extend the status of migrant workers under the 6P programme, although it is looking at alternatives to resolve the issue.

Illegal loggers clear 4ha in Gua Musang

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 11:00

GUA MUSANG: ILLEGAL loggers have encroached on Gunung Rabong, here, clearing some 4ha on the fringes of the 16,915ha forest reserve.

Haze-induced visibility below 5km in 9 states

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 10:42

KUALA LUMPUR: The Meteorological Department has issued a warning on haze-induced low visibility of less than five kilometres over the waters off nine states today.

Australian PM urges unity after Sydney police shooting

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 09:38

SYDNEY: Australians must not vilify the Muslim community, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged on Saturday, after a 15-year-old boy of Middle Eastern background was identified as the gunman who shot a police worker in Sydney the previous day.

2 people die in shootings near Sydney police headquarters

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 21:49

SYDNEY: A civilian employed by Australian police was fatally shot Friday outside the state police headquarters in western Sydney and his assailant was then killed, officials said.