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Taiwan quake: Over 130 people still trapped in collapsed tower [VIDEO]

Sunday, 7 February 2016.

TAINAN: A total of 132 people are still trapped beneath the rubble of a Taiwan apartment tower that collapsed in a powerful earthquake on Saturday morning, a local government official said on Sunday.


Labuan must diversify in order to draw more investors, says Najib

By Roy Goh - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 21:30

LABUAN: Steps must be taken to diversify the economy so that the people can pull through the challenging times, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

LATEST: Thirteen dead after powerful Taiwan quake fells buildings

By AFP - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 19:26

TAINAN, Taiwan: Relatives of missing residents from a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed 13 people were praying for miracles Saturday as rescuers scoured the rubble for survivors.

More people-centric programmes in the pipeline, says Najib

By NST ONLINE - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 18:02

LABUAN: More people-centric programmes will be announced despite the challenging times, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

No more Menteris Besar to be replaced, says Zahid

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 13:57

HUTAN MELINTANG: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today refuted claims that several other Menteris Besar would be replaced after the change in Kedah's top leadership.

Cross-cultural education in school can unite Msians: Zahid

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 13:35

HUTAN MELINTANG: Cross-cultural education should be emphasised in vernacular, religious and national schools to help strengthen unity, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Zahid Hamidi.

No Msians in Taiwan quake: Foreign Ministry

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 13:24

PUTRAJAYA: No Malaysians were affected by the earthquake in the southern Taiwan so far, said a Foreign Ministry source.

Slow traffic on North and South bound routes

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow heading to the northern and southern parts of the country was reported to be slow following the Chinese New Year holidays next week.

Najib wishes happy and prosperous Chinese New Year

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak today wished all the Chinese community a happy and prosperous new year.

Adenan: BN parties to resolve issues before nomination

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:01

TAN Sri Adenan Satem is a busy man as Sarawak gears up for its 11th state election.

'Sarawak not challenging federal authority'

By ADIB POVERA - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:00

KUCHING: Sarawak’s pursuit of greater autonomy for the state government should not be construed as a challenge to the federal administration’s authority, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

Floods: Over 300 evacuated in Gemas, Gemencheh

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:42

GEMAS: A total of 320 people from several villages here and Gemencheh were evacuated to relief centres following heavy rain last night.

Father, son sent to detention centres over link to murders of four people

By Sylvia Looi - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 00:29

IPOH: A father and son, who were earlier today released under the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA) 1959 for their suspected involvement in the murder of four people since 2012, have been ordered to be detained at two separate institutions.

Zika-hit nations should allow access to contraception, abortion: UN

By AFP - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 21:30

GENEVA: The United Nations urged countries hit by the dangerous Zika virus to let women have access to contraception and abortion.

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought

By AFP - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 20:23

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a “state of disaster” in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages.

Sweden's IKEA loses right to use its own name in Indonesia

By Reuters - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 20:20

JAKARTA: Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle with a local company that claimed the trademark, court documents released earlier this week showed.

Najib approves RM15mil allocation for business complex in Sungai Petani


SUNGAI PETANI: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak approved a RM15 million allocation for the development of a business complex to benefit small traders and hawkers here this evening.

Najib congratulates Bashah, hopes Kedahans will benefit from appointment

By Audrey Dermawan - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 12:13

LUNAS: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak congratulated Datuk Seri Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah on his appointment as the new Kedah Menteri Besar.

PM approved nearly RM800mil for Tamil schools since 2010, says MIC

By PREDEEP NAMBIAR - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 12:04

KULIM: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has placed the interest of Indians at heart, via special funding for the community such as for new Tamil schools since 2010, says MIC president Datuk Seri S. Subramaniam.

Nineteen told to submit defence over 2013 Lahad Datu intrusion

By AVILA GERALDINE AND OLIVIA MIWIL - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 11:21

KOTA KINABALU: Nineteen people facing multiple charges for the 2013 Lahad Datu intrusion, including treason which carries the death sentence, were ordered to enter their defence in the High Court here today.

CM: Seat distribution solved

By MUZLI MOHD ZIN AND ADIB POVERA - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 11:11

KUCHING: Barisan Nasional (BN) has found a solution to the thorny issue of seat distribution among the coalition’s component and breakaway parties as it gears up for Sarawak’s 11th state election.

Malaysia's trade performance exceeded 2015 forecasts; up 1.2 per cent to RM1.466 trillion: Ong Ka Chuan

By CHERYL YVONNE ACHU - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 11:08

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's trade performance has exceeded forecasts in 2015 with total trade up by 1.2 per cent to RM1.466 trillion.

PM officiates opening of country's newest Tamil school in Lunas

By Audrey Dermawan - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 10:44

LUNAS: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has arrived at the SJK (T) Jalan Paya Besar to officiate the opening of the primary school.

Ringgit opens at 4.1270/1325 against US dollar

By Bernama - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 10:23

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar prompted by a weaker dollar amid speculation that the US Federal Reserve would increase interest rates this year, analysts said.

After 50 years, Sabah government grants land titles to Sandakan, Kinabatangan villagers

By Bernama - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 08:50

KINABATANGAN: After waiting for more than five decades, 459 residents of six villages in Kinabatangan and Sandakan finally realised their dream of owning a own plot of land.

ISDS to be used 'appropriately': USTR

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 16:12

AUCKLAND: The US top trade official allayed fears that the dispute settlement clause in the freshly-signed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has given too much power to US corporations.

Mustapa, man of the hour for Malaysia at TPPA signing in New Zealand

By Bernama - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 15:56

AUCKLAND: International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, who had just signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) here, is undoubtedly the man of the hour for Malaysia.

Ahmad Bashah pledges to continue Mukhriz's development efforts

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 15:36

ALOR STAR: Newly minted Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said he will continue all the development efforts and projects implemented by his predecessor, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, which are aimed at benefiting Kedah and the people.

Time for Sarawak to regain powers it lost to Federal government: Adenan Satem

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 15:00

KUCHING: The pursuit by Sarawak for the devolution of powers from the Federal Government is merely to claim back authorities which belong to the state administration.

EPF set to launch syariah-compliant fund in Jan 2017

By Bernama - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 14:22

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is set to launch its pioneer fully syariah-compliant fund in January 2017 as an option for contributors interested in converting their savings to full syariah compliance status.

'Najib did not mastermind Kedah crisis'

By ALIZA SHAH - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 14:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had nothing to do with the Kedah political crisis which led to the resignation of Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.