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Nine drown as boat capsizes off Mersing, more fatalities feared

By Halim Said - Monday, 23 January 2017.

MERSING: Nine people drowned when a boat ferrying immigrants capsized in waters off Tanjung Leman around 9am today.

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Chong Wei turns 'chef' and cooks lunch for Kelantan flood victims

By BALQIS LIM - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 14:48

KUALA LUMPUR: It turns out that Datuk Lee Chong Wei isn’t just handy on the badminton court..he’s also equally comfortable in the kitchen.

Myanmar asks for 'time and space' to solve Rohingya crisis

By AFP - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 14:37

SINGAPORE: Myanmar’s deputy defence chief on Monday urged the world to give his government “time and space” to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation.

Amendments to plug regulation loopholes

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 14:01

KUALA LUMPUR: A host of legal provisions will be tweaked to plug loopholes in the system regulating the beauty industry.

Widening net to nab online sellers

By ALIZA SHAH - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 14:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Health authorities, now on an aggressive nationwide crackdown to rid the beauty industry of unnotified and toxic beauty products, have widened their net to nab those selling such products on social media.

Perak document-forging syndicate busted, five nabbed, including "Datuk Seri Panglima"

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 13:38

IPOH: Police busted a syndicate specialising in forging official government documents following the arrest of five individuals in Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar and Taiping.

TPPA's failure will not curtail Malaysia's trade

By Bernama - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 13:13

ALOR STAR: The failure to finalise the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) following the withdrawal of the United States, does not mean that Malaysia’s trade will be curtailed.

Samsung Elec says battery caused Note 7 fires, may delay Galaxy S8 launch

By Reuters - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:37

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd indicated on Monday that its latest flagship Galaxy S smartphone could be delayed as it pledged to enhance product safety following an investigation into the cause of fires in its premium Note 7 devices.

Liow agrees to meet with MH370 families in Perth

By Reuters - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:58

SYDNEY: Malaysia's transport minister said he will meet relatives of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth today, after being lobbied by a group representing families of those lost when the plane vanished in 2014.

Man stabs commuters in Paris metro, disappears

By AP - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:47

3 Siblings lose their dad, mum to dengue

By Audrey Dermawan - Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:54

Tun Mahathir should be less cocky about PPBM's standing, says Pas

By DAWN CHAN - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 20:01

SHAH ALAM: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should not be too confident that new-kid-on-the-block Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) would be able to defeat Pas, which is a decades-old party, said a Selangor Pas assemblyman.

M'sian with front-row seat at Trump's inauguration shares her experience

By Bernama - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 19:54

WASHINGTON: Malaysian Marina Ahmad Mustafa was one of the invited guests at Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, at Capitol Hill, Washington DC, on Friday.

PM looks back on M'sia's 60 years of peace, contemplates next 30 years

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 17:36

SEREMBAN: Malaysia has come a long way in 60 years, thanks to the peace and stability in the country, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.

The forgotten ones: Old folks home residents pine for children during CNY [VIDEO]

By JUNE MOH AND EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 16:06

KUALA LUMPUR: IN the last six years since Leong Siew Yoong took up residence at an old folks’ home, Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang, Selangor, she has never celebrated Chinese New Year with family members.

Old folks homes: Some children make excuses not to come visit

By JUNE MOH AND EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 16:01

KUALA LUMPUR: FOR the past five years, 69-year-old Yap Lai Kit has not celebrated Chinese New Year with his family.

'My daughter didn't want to take care of me anymore'

By EMBUN MAJID - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 16:01

ALOR STAR: “MY family has disowned me, so it is better for me to spend the rest of my life here.”

Najib: MCA never asked for DPM post

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 15:52

LUKUT: MCA has never asked for the deputy prime minister post, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

No qualms if DAP wants DPM post, says PKR's Zuraida

By NST ONLINE - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 14:45

SHAH ALAM: PKR has no problem if DAP really wants the deputy prime minister's post as mentioned by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, its Women's chief Zuraida Kamaruddin was quoted as saying yesterday.

Dr Mahathir: PPBM to tackle GE14 without PAS

By THE STRAITS TIMES - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 14:15

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad looks set to slam the doors shut on PAS, following the latter's apparent reluctance to work with his party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

PKR, PPBM need Pas' strength of support, says senior leader

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 14:06

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas does not need the Pakatan Harapan or Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) to succeed in general elections.

(UPDATE) Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

By AFP - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 13:03

SYDNEY: A major 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, with a tsunami alert issued for the Pacific island nation and neighbouring countries.

Kedah philanthropist strikes again: 1,000 chickens given away

By SYAHID SOKRI - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 12:36

SUNGAI PETANI: Local philanthropist Abd Ghani Haron, who has made headlines for his tremendous acts of charity here – including giving away petrol to 1,500 motorcyclists, donating 10 tonnes of rice to villagers, and distributing 1,200 bottles of cooking oil to needy families – today gave away 1,000

MH370 families plead for search to continue at Australia meet

By AFP - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:28

SYDNEY: Grieving relatives of MH370 passengers will appeal for the hunt for the missing airliner to continue at a meeting between the Australian and Malaysian transport ministers in Perth on Sunday.

Kelantan floods worsen considerably; almost 12,000 people evacuated

By Bernama - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:24

KOTA BARU: The number of flood victims in Kelantan shot up to 11,748 from 3,255 families as at 8am today, compared to 9,220 from 2,587 families at 8pm last night.

Zahid congratulates Pence on US VP appointment

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:08

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today extended his congratulations to Mike Pence on his appointment as vice president of the United States.

T'ganu flood situation deteriorates, 4,449 evacuated this morning

By Zarina Abdullah - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 09:59

KUALA TERENGGANU: Flooding in the state has reached a critical level with the number of flood evacuees skyrocketing to 4,449 people from 1,277 families, and 17 more relief centres being opened in four districts this morning.

(UPDATE) At least 26 killed, 50 injured as Indian train derails

By Reuters - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 08:47

MUMBAI: At least 26 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India, in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said.

Umno to discuss participation in 'Himpunan RUU355' at Supreme Council meeting

By Bernama - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 21:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno will discuss its participation at the Pas-led ‘Himpunan RUU355’ – a rally demonstrating support for Pas’ Bill on the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) 2016, or Act 355 – at the party's Supreme Council meeting on Jan 27.

Anti-Trump protesters set to flood Washington

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 20:12

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups are set to converge on Washington Saturday to send a defiant message to America's new president, Donald Trump.

Thai police nab 'Asean drug lord' who supplied drugs to Malaysia, Singapore

By Bernama - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 19:20

BANGKOK: A Laotian man, dubbed the 'Asean Drug Lord' for allegedly orchestrating a network spanning the South East Asian region, including Malaysia, was arrested by the Thai police in a sting operation at the busy Suvarnabhumi Airport.