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Semenyih water treatment plant closed again over pollution woes, taps go dry in numerous areas

By SITI NURSURAYA ALI - Sunday, 23 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang are experiencing temporary water disruption due to the closure of the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant following another case of odour pollution at 7.30am today.


Don't point fingers Azmin, Johan brings up sand mining project, claims it could be the cause

By Hariz Mohd - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 15:43

SHAH ALAM: Semenyih assemblyman Datuk Johan Abdul Aziz today lambasted Selangor Menteri Besar for blaming BN and Umno in Sungai Semenyih pollution case.

Health Deputy Minister: Full Paying Patient scheme misunderstood, not affecting subsidy

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 15:15

IPOH: Health Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya today said many quarters have misunderstood the implementation of Full Paying Patient (FPP) scheme by claiming it will end subsidies for patients seeking treatment at government hospitals.

Azmin blames BN, Umno for Sungai Semenyih contamination

By Hariz Mohd - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:59

BANTING: The PKR-led Selangor state government today has blamed Barisan Nasional and Umno for the recent water contamination at Sungai Semenyih, claiming it was an act of sabotage.

Screening against screens: Getting kids interested in gadget-free activities

By AUDREY VIJAINDREN - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:43

“BOTH my kids are only allowed to use their gadgets at the weekends or during holidays, provided that it is not the exam period,” says human resource consultant Priya Pillai, 43.

Monitoring mum: Aishah Sinclair keeps an eye on her kids' exposure to the virtual world

By NST - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:35

UP close and personal with radio host and mother of two Aishah Sinclair about her experience in striking a right balance on her children’s gadget time:

Childhood, unplugged: Drawing kids away from their gadget addiction

By AUDREY VIJAINDREN - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:46

IT’S virtually impossible to get children to stay away from the virtual world these days. Given the multi-screen era that we are in, it is not surprising that teaching kids how to detach from their gadgets is a major problem for many parents.

Explore budget's benefits, Subra tells Indian community

By FAREZZA HANUM RASHID AND AUDREY DERMAWAN - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:25

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC will set up a special committee to study the 2017 Budget tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Friday.

Asean deal helps control transboundary haze, says Sarawak CM

By ADIB POVERA - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11:58

KUCHING: EFFORTS undertaken by the government and other parties from neighbouring countries, have helped reduce the impact of transboundary haze in the country, especially in Sarawak.

2017 Budget: More needs to be done for disabled, say groups

By SUZANNA PILAY - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11:20

KUALA LUMPUR: From the perspective of people with disabilities (PWDs), the 2017 Budget is not much different from the 2016 Budget, despite minor adjustments.

Entertainment guideline needed to ensure Muslims don't stray, says Jamil Khir

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 22:48

MALACCA: A guideline on entertainment is crucial to ensure Muslims do not go beyond what is permitted by their religion, especially in the face of a borderless world.

Govt committed to help the Indian community, says DPM

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 20:29

BAGAN DATOH: The government remains committed to help eradicate poverty and the problem of school dropouts in the Indian community, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Parliament walkout: Pas 'more civilised' than Pakatan Harapan, says Mahdzir Khalid

By EMBUN MAJID - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 20:18

SUNGAI PETANI: Pas members of parliament (MPs) have proven themselves to be more civilised and professional than other opposition MPs, as they remained seated during the tabling of 2017 Budget by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.

Azmin: We walked out because 2017 Budget failed to address fundamental issues

By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 19:42

KUALA LANGAT: PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has defended Opposition MPs' walkout during the 2017 Budget presentation in Dewan Rakyat on Friday, saying that they had listened enough of it.

Bittersweet moment for father of late UPM graduate

By ARFA YUNUS - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 19:13

KUALA LUMPUR: All she needed was just four more days. In that short time-frame, Maizulina Zulkeply could have personally accepted her Master’s Degree scroll.

Noh Omar: Banks should provide full housing loans

By FERNANDO FONG - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 17:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Banks should consider providing full housing loans to homebuyers – particularly first-timers – to help tackle the problem of end-financing.

Death of King Bhumibol felt by all in Southeast Asia, says Najib

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:52

BANGKOK: The death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is felt not only by the people in Thailand but also throughout the Southest Asian region, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

UN named Wonder Woman as ambassador for gender equality

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:31

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations on Friday named the fictional superhero Wonder Woman as its new honorary ambassador for gender equality amid protests criticizing the character not a qualified spokesperson for women and girls, China's Xinhua news agency reports.

IGP sticks to his guns, defends police action over 'mistaken identity' arrest

By ARFAH YUNUS - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has again defended the force’s action in a raid against suspected robbers near the Serdang Hospital earlier this month.

Rectifications underway, disrupted fuelling services at klia2 expected to be resolved soon

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:23

SEPANG : The disrupted hydrant fuelling services at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) are being rectified in stages and are expected to be resolved soon.

Temporary balloon ban at official functions, Terengganu MB to decide after police investigation

By SIM BAK HENG - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:58

KUALA TERENGGANU: The use of balloons either as decorative items or an opening gimmick will temporarily be banned in all official functions with immediate effect.

Health Ministry bans sale, use of 10 cosmetics products containing poison

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:26

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has advised the public not to buy or use 10 cosmetic products, which were detected to contain prohibited ingredients including scheduled poisons.

Khairy honoured at being given mandate to prepare for TN50 initiative

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 14:06

SUNGAI PETANI: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has expressed appreciation at the mandate given to him and his ministry to be involved in the upcoming Transformasi Nasional (TN50) project.

Zahid swats away Budget 2017 criticisms by PPBM president

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 13:03

PORT DICKSON: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today dismissed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin’s claim that Budget 2017, tabled in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, is unrealistic and fails to address core issues of reduced national income.

Guan Eng: Opposition walkout justified due to relentless attacks by Najib

By Audrey Dermawan - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:24

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has defended opposition MPs’ sensational walkout during the tabling of the 2017 Budget by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.

Opposition treats Dewan Rakyat like a circus says Salleh

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 09:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition is treating Parliament like a circus by staging a walkout in the midst of the Budget 2017 presentation, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

Terror arrest in London over suspicious package

By AFP - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 09:08

LONDON: Armed police arrested a 19-year-old man in London on Friday under counter-terrorism laws in connection with a suspicious package found on the Underground network that sparked a security alert.

Ongoing cyber attack hits Twitter, Amazon, other top websites

By AFP - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 08:57

WASHINGTON: Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages on Friday as a US internet provider came under sustained cyber attack.

PM Najib announces TN50, a new 30-year vision for Malaysia

By NST ONLINE - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 22:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is set to embark on a new 30-year transformation plan, titled Transformasi Nasional (TN50), which will set a new ‘vision’ for the nation.

PM Najib labels Opposition walkout an act of disgrace

By ADRIAN LAI - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 22:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak slammed the walkout staged by opposition lawmakers during the tabling of the 2017 Budget.

Girl behind 'Nasi Lemak Anak Dara' stunned at being mentioned at Budget tabling

By C. Premananthini - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:52

SHAH ALAM: For Siti Hajjar Ahmad, better known as the woman behind the popular 'Nasi Lemak Anak Dara', being mentioned as a good entrepreneurial example by the Prime Minister during the 2017 Budget tabling today, was not even a remote possibility two months ago.