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US stocks rise, dollar falls as Trump era begins

By AFP - Saturday, 21 January 2017.

NEW YORK: US stocks rose and the dollar fell Friday as Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the president of the United States and Barack Obama’s term ended.


Trump, in Oval Office, signs first executive order on Obamacare

By Reuters - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 08:44

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump signed his first executive order on Friday in the Oval Office shortly after his inaugural parade ended, directing agencies to ease the regulatory burdens associated with Obamacare as the US Congress determines how to repeal and replace the health care law.

Sipadan divers spot orcas in Malaysian waters, awestruck by encounter [VIDEO]

By AVILA GERALDINE - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 08:40

KOTA KINABALU: In what was supposed to be another typical fun dive, a group of 14 divers were treated to an experience of a lifetime when they spotted a pod of orcas in the tropical waters off the east coast of Sabah.

Trump declares from now on it's 'only America first'

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:41

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump vowed in his inaugural address Friday that every US decision would be guided by a vision that puts “only America first.”

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S. president

By Reuters - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:07

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad.

Nur Jazlan proposes sexual offenders registry setup for Malaysia

By Rizalman Hammim - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 23:38

JOHOR BARU: Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed today called for the implementation of a sexual offenders registry, which will enable Malaysians to know if such offenders are residing in their neighbourhoods.

Barack Obama leaves Oval Office for last time

By AFP - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 23:03

WASHINGTON: Outgoing US President Barack Obama on Friday left the Oval Office for the last time, before welcoming his successor Donald Trump to the White House.

Zahid: No leak of data, official secrets with arrest of GLC officials in e-passport graft case

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 21:53

HUTAN MELINTANG: The Home Ministry today gave its assurance that any sensitive information pertaining to official secrets would not be leaked following the arrest of two officials of a government-linked company (GLC) dealing in electronic chip-based passports.

Pageantry, protests to mark the start of Trump's presidency

By Reuters - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 20:58

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will be sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad.

M'sian man drives over 2,500km to 'take back' 3mil Baht from ex-wife in Thailand

By Bernama - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 18:27

BANGKOK: A Malaysian man drove more than 2,500km from Malaysia to Si Chomphu, Khon Kaen in northeastern Thailand to find his former Thai-wife whom he suspected had cheated him 3 million Baht (about RM380,000) over a proposed business venture.

Couple who harassed MBSA officer over parking ticket now 'parked' in jail for five months

By Bernama - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 17:41

SHAH ALAM: The High Court here today increased from 14 days to five months the jail sentence on a married couple who was convicted of harassing a female Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) enforcement personnel on duty in November last year.

Police investigating former MACC director for alleged abuse of power

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 17:13

PETALING JAYA: The Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today confirmed that a police report was lodged against former special operations director of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Datuk Bahri Mohd Zin, alleging that he abused his power while in office.

TN50: Zahid to helm dialogue series on religious clusters

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 15:48

BAGAN DATUK: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had instructed the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) dialogue session on religious cluster to be conducted nationwide to gather feedback in order to draw up the Islamic agenda, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

No decision made on reward for discovery of MH370: Transport Ministry

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 13:34

HUTAN MELINTANG: The government has yet to make any decision on rewarding anyone who manages to locate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Bangi nursery kids allegedly tied up, abused: Community Development Ministry conducting probe

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 13:06

PUTRAJAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is currently investigating the case of three young children who were allegedly tied up and abused in a nursery in Bangi.

Najib: 'U-turn Mahathir' now says DPM post for DAP

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 13:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak feels Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad makes no sense in designating Lim Kit Siang as a deputy prime minister candidate, after having previously labelled the politician ‘a racist’.

Former Sabah Water Dept head, wife, to plead for reduction of RM12 million bail

By AVILA GERALDINE AND KRISTY INUS - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:58

KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Water Department director and his wife are expected to make a plea to reduce their RM12 million combined bail set by the Sessions Court here after they were charged with money laundering last month.

Perodua's upgraded Axia unveiled to enthusiastic consumers

By Hariz Mohd - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:54

SHAH ALAM: Perodua has received over 3,000 orders for its Axia compact car since the new, facelifted version was made available for booking on Jan 13.

GLC head, Sales Manager, remanded over RM100,000 cash seizure

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:33

PUTRAJAYA: The acting Chief Officer of a government-linked company (GLC) with a 'Datuk' title, and the company's international sales manager have been remanded for six days from today.

(UPDATED) Three dead, 20 hurt after car ploughs into Melbourne shoppers [VIDEO]

By Reuters - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:00

MELBOURNE: A man deliberately drove into pedestrians, killing three and injuring more than 15 in the centre of Australia's second largest city Melbourne on Friday, but police said the lunch-time incident was not terrorism-related.

What's next in hunt for missing MH370

By AFP - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:45

SYDNEY: The official search for MH370 may have been called off but experts believe the missing airliner will one day be found, perhaps either by deep-sea miners or treasure hunters lured by a huge cash reward.

Sergeant-Major found dead with gunshot wound at JB police HQ

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:31

JOHOR BARU: A 51-year-old policeman with the rank of Sergeant-Major was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest in the weaponry workshop room of the Seri Alam district police headquarters here yesterday.

Singapore to withdraw RRC if M'sia withdraws or implements RC in non-discriminatory way

By Bernama - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 02:15

SINGAPORE: Singapore will withdraw its Reciprocal Road Charge if Malaysia subsequently withdraws its Road Charge, or implements it in a non-discriminatory way, says the republic’s Ministry of Transport (MOT).

TN50: Youth reps happy to have their voices heard, impressed by PM's stance

By NST TEAM - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 00:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth representatives have expressed their satisfaction when the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak gave his assurance that their feedback and aspirations will be taken into consideration when drafting the 2050 National Transformation (TN50).

From sustainable energy to disruptive innovation, insightful youth share vision on TN50

By NST TEAM - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 23:38

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2050 National Transformation (TN50) Townhall session tonight saw youths sharing their aspirations and pitching ideas to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Malaysia’s future.

TN50 townhall: Digital economy key to M'sia's transformation

By NST TEAM - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 22:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The digital economy, set to power and invigorate the Malaysian economic engine, was one of the issues raised in the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) townhall session held here tonight.

Another abduction? Malaysian-registered vessel found abandoned in Philippine waters

By Awang Ali Omar - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 21:21

SANDAKAN: A Malaysian-registered fishing boat was found abandoned in waters off Langawan island in the southern Philippines this morning, sparking fears of yet another abduction case.

M'sia targets 200,000 foreign students by 2020, sees education as main revenue contributor

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 21:15

PUTRAJAYA: The government welcomes the arrival of foreign students intending to pursue their studies in Malaysia as this move can help raise the image of the country as a regional education hub.

MACC seizes RM1.1 million cash from PWD engineer [VIDEO]

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 19:58

ALOR STAR: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today seized a staggering RM1.1mil cash from the home of a senior civil servant, remanded earlier today on graft investigation.

M'sia to allow Rohingya with UNHCR cards to work

By Bernama - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 19:38

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will be providing training in semi-skilled areas to about 56,000 Rohingyas who are United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cardholders.

CNY Op 2017: RTD lists down 7 traffic offences that take offenders straight to court

By NOORSILA ABD MAJID - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 18:53

PUTRAJAYA: Traffic offenders beware. The Road Transport Department (RTD) has listed down seven major traffic offences under its Chinese New Year Strategic Op 2017 and offenders caught will be hauled straight to court.