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No 'disaster area' status for Bukit Merah and Timah Tasoh

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Thursday, 28 April 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: The government has decided not declare Bukit Merah, Perak and Timah Tasoh, Perlis as disaster areas after considering the financial and legal aspects.


Koperasi Hartanah Malaysia chief executive, wife, friend charged with 35 counts of money laundering

By Bernama - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 01:15

PETALING JAYA: The Koperasi Hartanah Malaysia Bhd (KOHAMA) chief executive, wife and a woman friend were charged in the Sessions Court here today, with 35 counts of money laundering amounting to RM2.1 million.

Zahid: Government will announce "important decision" on foreign workers in due course

By KOI KYE LEE - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 23:35

PETALING JAYA: The government understands the crucial need for businesses to hire foreign workers, especially for those sectors facing a shortage of manpower.

New Tabung Haji Group MD, CEO pays tribute to Ismee Ismail

By NST - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 21:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Johan Abdullah today paid tribute to Tan Sri Ismee Ismail, for blazing the path which has led Tabung Haji to the heights it has achieved today.

Plans underway to place KL among world's top 10 most-connected cities

By Veena Babulal - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 20:42

KUALA LUMPUR: City Hall is embarking on an initiative to transform KL into one of the world's top 10 most connected cities within the next three years.

5 arrested over security threat in Sabah: Nur Jazlan

By Bernama - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 20:06

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry’s monitoring of possible activities to extend the Sulu sultanate influence in Sabah has led to the arrest of five people, said Deputy Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

Chong Wei checks into Badminton Asia Championships q-finals

By Fabian Peter - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 19:00

LEE Chong Wei checked into the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships today following a 23-21, 21-12 win over Hong Kong's Vincent Wong in the second round.

Pacquiao shocked at Islamic militant kidnap claim

By AFP - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 18:45

MANILA: Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao expressed shock Thursday at President Benigno Aquino’s claim that Islamic militants planned to kidnap him, and said the alleged plot should not have been made public.

(PROFILE) Tabung Haji's new Group MD & CEO Datuk Johan Abdullah

By NSTOnline - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 14:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Johan Abdullah was today announced as the new Tabung Haji Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Najib visits Kampung Tun Razak in Serian

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 14:20

SERIAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reiterated his pledge to improve the lives of Sarawakians by prospering the state with more development programmes.

Over 40k illegal immigrants registered under Rehiring Programme: Nur Jazlan

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:56

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 40,374 illegal immigrants have been registered and deported under the government's rehiring programme.

Sarawak Election: The importance of realistic manifestos

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:51

KUCHING: By definition, a manifesto is a written or verbal statement of the beliefs, aims and policies of an organisation, usually a political party.

Banking stocks, ringgit rise on new BNM governor appointment

By Farah Adilla - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Banking stocks and the ringgit rose in early trade today after Wednesday's announcement on the appointment of Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim as the next Bank Negara governor.

Adenan capable of implementing more initiatives if given big mandate: PM [VIDEO]

By Bernama - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:19

KUCHING: Tan Sri Adenan Satem has implemented a lot of initiatives as Sarawak chief minister in the two years upon assuming the post, noted Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

By Bernama - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:19

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit extended yesterday’s gains to open higher against the US dollar this morning as demand emerged for Asian currencies, including the ringgit, dealers said.

Weather expected to return to normal by end of May

By Bernama - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 23:44

KUALA LUMPUR: The hot weather due to the El Nino phenomenon which is currently sweeping the country is expected to return to normal by the end of May, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department’s National Geophysics and Weather Operations Centre meteorologist Khairul Najib Ibrahim.

PNB to face bigger challenges to maintain its success, says Zahid

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 19:01

TAPAH: Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) will face bigger challenges on how to maintain its success due to global economic uncertainties, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Announcement on my position to be made by PM, says Terengganu MB

By Zarina Abdullah - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 17:04

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman today remained tight-lipped on questions concerning his position.

(Profile) Who is the new Bank Negara governor?

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 16:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim was today announced as the successor to outgoing Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, who had helmed the post for 16 years.

730 snake bite cases in the country so far this year, says Health Ministry

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 16:16

PUTRAJAYA: A total 730 cases of snake bites with one death in Kelantan have been reported to the Health Ministry since January up until yesterday.

Revised guidelines, SOP for bauxite-mining to be finalised before end of moratorium period

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 16:03

KUALA LUMPUR: The revised guidelines and standard operating procedure (SOP) for bauxite-mining and exports are expected to be finalised before the end of the extended moratorium period in July.

1MDB situation won't have immediate negative impact on sovereign ratings: Fitch

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 15:30

KUALA LUMPUR: The situation surrounding 1Malaysia Development Bhd is not expected to have an immediate negative impact on Malaysia's sovereign ratings, says Fitch Ratings.

Multi-lane free flow system on highways by 2020, says Works Ministry

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 13:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to adopt the multi-lane free flow (MLFF) system for highways by 2020.

No medical officer needed in schools: Education Ministry

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 13:19

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry has no plans to have medical officers assigned in schools.

PKR shoots down DAP offer to quit Batu Kitang

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 13:02

KUCHING: PKR has dismissed DAP's offer to quit its contest for Batu Kitang, saying that the offer was proof that the latter was not serious in running for the seat.

Pan Borneo Highway - link of a thousand opportunities

By Bernama - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 09:56

KUCHING: It was a mostly smooth, sometimes bumpy but altogether enchanting drive to the north-western coastal town of Pekan Sematan, about 100km from the state capital.

Ringgit rebounds to open higher against US dollar

By Bernama - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 09:18

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rebounded to open higher against the US dollar, after yesterday’s losses, on renewed buying interest for emerging currencies, including the ringgit, dealers said.

Zurinah Hassan receives 13th National Laureate Award

By Bernama - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 08:44

PUTRAJAYA: Writer and poet Datuk Dr Zurinah Hassan, who goes by the pen name Haniruz, has been conferred the National Literary Award, making her the 13th national laureate and the first woman in the country to receive the honour.

'PKR, DAP sleeping together but dreaming different dreams'

By Avila Geraldine and Hana Naz Harun - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 21:41

KUCHING: The quarrel between DAP and PKR on overlapping seats reflects the incompatibility between the two parties, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

Don't forsake racial and religious harmony in eagerness to uphold 'freedom of speech': AG tells media

By Bernama - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 19:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Media practitioners have been reminded to take immediate measures to stop the publication of news which are of no benefit and to verify the truth of every article published in order to maintain peace.

A staggering 80 per cent of the public prefer using Uber, GrabCar than cabs, says SPAD

By C. Premananthini - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 18:02

SHAH ALAM: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has yet to submit its study reports to the Transport Ministry on regulating ride sharing services such as Uber and GrabCar.