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Brent crude surpasses US$50 a barrel for first time this year

By AFP - Thursday, 26 May 2016.

SINGAPORE: Brent crude passed US$50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 on Thursday after data showed a fall in US crude inventories, adding to expectations of a tightening global market.

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1MDB's fine payment marks end of BNM investigations

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia governor Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim said the fine paid by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) for non-compliance marks the end of the central bank's investigation.

Shafee's defamation suit against Bar & members thrown out

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:20

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court threw out a defamation suit by veteran lawyer Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah against the Malaysian Bar and its three senior members over his post-Sodomy 2 conduct.

Sabah's Tun Mustapha Marine Park gazetted for conservation

By Roy Goh - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:01

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia's biggest marine park located north of Sabah has been gazetted, promising better protection and conservation.

Discussion of funds in PM's personal account still sub judice, says Azalina

By KOI KYE LEE - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:57

KUALA LUMPUR: The government reiterated today that it was sub judice to speak about the funds that were transferred into the personal accounts of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Elements of sabotage in myIMMs since 2010, says Immigration Dept

By Bernama - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:07

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Immigration Department has found elements of sabotage in its system (myIMMs) dating back to 2010.

Massive delays, losses at Westport

By CHERYL YVONNE ACHU AND ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:00

KLANG: Hauliers are crying foul over the massive daily congestion at Westport here which they claim has led to major financial losses.

Pas' hudud bill makes appearance in Parliament order papers

By KOI KYE LEE - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:39

KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal by Pas to amend the Federal Constitution in order to enable the Islamic party to implement hudud law in Kelantan has reappeared in the Parliament order paper today.

Four robbers shot dead, one on the loose in Kajang

By Hariz Mohd - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:12

KAJANG: Police shot dead four suspected robbers at the Sekamat River near the Sungai Long Toll Plaza at the Kajang Silk Highway, this morning.

Ringgit opens firmer against US dollar at 4.08

By Bernama - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 09:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened firmer against the US dollar, in early trade, tracking improved oil prices.

Thunderstorm lashes Penang, triggers flash floods

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 09:11

GEORGE TOWN: A thunderstorm lashed the state early today causing flash floods and extensive damage to infrastructure here.

Msia ready to explore military collaboration with China to tackle extremism, terrorism - Najib

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 21:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ready to discuss further possibilities with China on joint military collaboration to tackle the threats of extremism, terrorism, kidnappings and other criminality.

Najib receives courtesy call from Chinese president's special envoy

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 20:48

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today received a courtesy call from from Meng Jianzhu, Special Envoy of the President of China, at the Prime Minister’s Office at the Parliament Building here.

MH370: Family of three granted access to audio recording, records

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 18:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The family members of a married couple and their eldest son onboard Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 today succeeded in their legal bid to obtain audio recordings and other related records from the national carrier.

PM Najib receives courtesy call from Asean education ministers

By FERNANDO FONG - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 14:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak received a courtesy call by education ministers from Asean countries in Parliament today.

BN to field only winnable, likeable candidate for Sg Besar

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:09

PUTRAJAYA: Barisan Nasional (BN) will only field a winnable and likeable candidate for the Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff - sources

By Reuters - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:56

CAIRO: The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday.

Cancellation of undersea tunnel will cause hefty loss to Penang govt

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 01:01

GEORGE TOWN: The cancellation of a proposed undersea tunnel will result in a hefty loss to the Penang government, said Penang MCA liaison committee secretary Dr Tan Chuan Hong.

Philippines says Malaysian Navy detains three fishermen in South China Sea

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 20:03

MANILA: A Malaysian naval patrol detained three Philippine fishermen for encroaching in territorial waters in the disputed Spratlys this month, the Philippine military said on Tuesday, in what may be the first such incident involving Southeast Asian neighbours.

Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 16:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily, including 3,000 tonnes that is still fit for consumption and should not be discarded.

11 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide, many feared missing

By AFP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:54

YANGON: At least 11 people died in a landslide in a remote jade mining region of northern Myanmar with many more feared missing, authorities said Tuesday, the latest deadly incident to hit the shadowy industry.

Border Control Agency staff to be rotated every three, six months

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW AND MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:22

BUKIT KAYU HITAM: Officers and personnel under the Malaysian Border Control Agency (Aksem) will be rotated every six and three months, respectively, as a move to combat incidences of smuggling and human trafficking at the country's borders.

SPM: Education Ministry to determine if Msia ready for compulsory pass in English

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is setting up indicators to determine whether the country is prepared to implement the condition of a compulsory pass in English Language in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

Taskforce formed to probe sabotage in myIMMs implementation

By AZURA ABAS and HASHINI KAVISTHRI KANNAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:36

PUTRAJAYA: A taskforce has been formed to probe into a possible element of sabotage in the enforcement of the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs).

DAP MP gets 'zero-carbon' lesson from Wan Junaidi

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Climate change heated up the Dewan Rakyat today when Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar scolded an Opposition lawmaker for being ‘stupid’.

PAC report on 1MDB had cleared Najib of wrongdoing, parliament told

By KOI KYE LEE - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:25

KUALA LUMPUR: The report by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had cleared Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak from any wrongdoing.

Rivers may get bigger buffer zones

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: All rivers in the country, including those at serious risk of being severely polluted, will have a minimum buffer zone of 20m on both sides of the riverbank.

Keep land along rivers in natural state, says expert

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: River buffer zones must host native flora and function as habitats for fauna.

Foreign workers leaving Malaysia

By ALIZA SHAH AND FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The sectors that are heavily dependent on foreign labour can expect to be hit by another round of operational problems as more of these workers are quitting, packing up and leaving the country.

Italy helps rescue 2,600 migrants from sea in 24 hours

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 09:43

ROME: Italian vessels have helped rescue more than 2,600 migrants from boats trying to reach Europe from North Africa in the last 24 hours, the coastguard said on Monday, indicating that numbers are rising as the weather warms up.

Two UTM youths successfully reach the peak of Mt Everest

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 22:09

JOHOR BAHARU: Two youths from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, successfully scaled the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, at 11.45am local time, today.