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Taiwan quake: One rescued, search for over 100 victims resumes [VIDEO]

Sunday, 7 February 2016.

TAINAN: Rescuers in Taiwan pulled a young man alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday more than 24 hours after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept searching for more than 130 people believed trapped in the ruins of the building.


No compromise on corruption in football, says Zahid

By FAZLEENA AZIZ and FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 23:09

PUTRAJAYA: Police will go all out and take stern action against corrupt practices in the local football scene, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

UPDATED: Over 3,000 evacuated in Malacca floods

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 11:42

MALACCA: The number of flood victims evacuated to the 13 relief centres in Malacca increased to 2,659 people involving 587 families as at 8am today.

Keeping traditions alive

By AUDREY VIJAINDREN - Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 11:03

WHILE many parents find it increasingly difficult to persuade their kids to follow them to houses of friends and relatives over the festive season, some small customs still manage to bring the family together, such as the giving of ang pows.

Preserving the Peranakan heritage

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 11:02

“WE celebrate quite differently from the Chinese. They like everything to be red, while we like to see a spectrum of colours during Chinese New Year (CNY),” said Baba Cedric Tan.

Adenan: More needs to be done

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 11:02

<b>Question: How do you view the state’s economic growth?</b>

Wife's cooking a delight for Adenan

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 11:01

KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has a lot on his plate, especially with the state polls expected be held in the next two months.

Saudi envoy praises Malaysia's success in combating terrorism

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 10:54

KUALA LUMPUR: The authorities' recent success in detaining terror suspects and Daesh supporters, received praise from Saudi Arabian envoy Fahad Abdullah Al-Rashid, who felt that in this regard Malaysia could somewhat contribute towards the Saudi Arabia-led alliance of 34 Muslim nations in combating

Bashah clocks in as Kedah MB

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 10:03

ALOR STAR: Newly appointed Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah clocked in for his first day at work in Wisma Darul Aman here today.

N. Korea launches space rocket in defiance of sanctions threats

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 09:06

SEOUL: North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday, violating UN resolutions and doubling down against an international community already determined to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month.

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: A powerful earthquake in Taiwan felled a 16-storey apartment complex full of families who had gathered for Lunar New Year celebrations Saturday, with at least eleven dead and more than 30 feared trapped.

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

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic heading out of the city has been slow since early today due to the long Chinese New Year weekend.

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.