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TN50: Youth voice hopes, fears on education, unity, meritocracy

By NST TEAM - Thursday, 19 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in a casual setting, listened to the aspirations of youth leaders on various topics at the National Transformation (TN50) town hall session today.

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One dead, several injured after car hits pedestrians in Melbourne, shots reported [VIDEO]

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

SYDNEY: At least one person has died after a car ploughed into pedestrians, with reports of shots having been fired in the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday.

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.

Italy quake: 30 feared dead in avalanche-hit hotel

By AFP - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 18:03

ROME: Up to 30 people are feared to have died Thursday after an Italian mountain hotel was engulfed by a powerful avalanche in the earthquake-ravaged centre of the country.

Malaysia to contribute RM10 million for Rohingya humanitarian efforts in Rakhine State

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:48

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will contribute RM10 million to assist in humanitarian efforts and social rehabilitation projects for the Rohingya community in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.

[Speech text] PM Najib at Extraordinary OIC session on Rohingya situation

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:26

Bismillahir rahmanir Rahim.

Feb 18 by-election for Tanjong Datu seat in Sarawak [VIDEO]

By Azura Abas - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:35

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) today announced that the Tanjong Datu by-election in Sarawak will be held on Feb 18.

MH370: No permanent stop, but suspension of search, says Liow

By Veena Babulal - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:13

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai will be on hand to receive the MH370 search vessel, Fugro Equator, when it arrives at Perth Harbour, Western Australia on Sunday.

PM invites M'sians to offer feedback on TN50 today

By Bernama - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has extended an invitation to the public to provide their views on the Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) vision.

OIC Extraordinary Meeting on Rohingya convenes in KL

By Bernama - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:13

KUALA LUMPUR: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers on The Situation of The Muslim Minority Rohingya in Myanmar kicked-off with the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) here this morning.

Reward for those who solve mystery

By ZAFIRA ANWAR AND VEENA BABULAL - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 09:00

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA has opened the gates for private entities to participate in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

BSN to create 'one millionaire a month' this year via Premium Savings Certificate special draw

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 08:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Simpanan Nasional is about to create one millionaire each month this year, thanks to its new campaign, ‘RM12 million, 12 millionaires, 12 months’.

New Matrade chief from the industry?

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's export promotion agency, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), will likely be headed by a corporate figure, from February.

Ex-Public Enterprises and Agriculture Minister Manan Othman dies at 81

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 00:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Minister of Public Enterprises and Agriculture Datuk Manan Othman has passed away at 7.10pm today at the Gleaneagles Hospital in Ampang.

Contactless cards safe, BNM denies media reports on electronic pick-pocketing

By Bernama - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 19:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today said recent media postings on electronic pick-pocketing on individuals with contactless cards were not true.

Federal police question ex-Bersih official over alleged OSF funds

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 16:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bersih 2.0 treasurer was today questioned by police over funds allegedly received from US billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundation (OSF).

Wrong target: Nigerian air force kills 52 in strike on refugee camp

By Reuters - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 16:23

MAIDUGURI: Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants.

Malaysia to push for humanitarian aid access in Rakhine State

By ADRIAN LAI - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will push for the passing of an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resolution urging the Myanmar government to allow unimpeded access for humanitarian assistance to reach the Rohingya community in the Rakhine State.

Shahrir: New Felda Investment Corp board of directors to be announced February

By T.N. Alagesh - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:34

JERANTUT: The new Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd (FIC)'s board of directors lineup will be unveiled in February, said Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad.

Benzoyl peroxide in wheat flour below the rated level

By NST - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:53

KUALA LUMPUR: Checks on various types of branded flour sold nationwide shows that the level of benzoyl peroxide is still below the rate allowed.

Court acquits teacher of leaking 2014 UPSR papers

By Bernama - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:54

KUALA KANGSAR: The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharge a teacher of illicit possession of examination papers related to the primary school achievement test (UPSR) in 2014.