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Najib: MCA never asked for DPM post

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Sunday, 22 January 2017.

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

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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.”

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 Reuters - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 13:03

SINAGPORE: An 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck 47 kilometres (29 miles) west of Arawa on Bougainville island, Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey reported on Sunday.

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.

PM congratulates President Trump on inauguration

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 18:48

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has extended his congratulations to US President Donald Trump on his inauguration.

Govt mulls using NRD fine structure for those who lose their passports

By Rizalman Hammim - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 16:08

JOHOR BARU: The government is considering basing the fine structure for those who lose their passports to the one used by the National Registration Department (NRD) for lost or stolen MyKads.

Sipadan orca sighting unusual, but not unheard-of occurrence

By AVILA GERALDINE - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 14:41

KOTA KINABALU: The sighting of a pod of orcas by a group of divers in Sipadan waters last Sunday was not a first, as the marine mammals have been spotted in Sabah waters several times before.

Istanbul nightclub gunman 'might have visited Malaysia'

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 14:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The gunman who allegedly attacked a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Day may have visited Malaysia prior to the shooting rampage that claimed 39 lives.

Malaysia may look at bilateral FTAs with TPP members: Mustapa

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 13:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will likely pursue bilateral free trade agreements with relevant members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) grouping should the trade pact fail to materialise.

Land reclamation: Adhere to environmental guidelines, Wan Junaidi tells Malacca

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 13:24

MALACCA: The Malacca government has been warned by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry to ensure all coastal development works adhere to its guidelines, particularly the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Order 2015.

Extremism, not religion, is threat to unity, integration: PM [VIDEO]

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 11:37

3KUALA LUMPUR: Extremism, not religion, is the enemy of unity, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.

Dr M in damage control mode after DAP blunder

By NST ONLINE - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 11:20

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir, who had previously claimed that DAP had sought the post of deputy prime minister, has made yet another U-turn, this time claiming that it was MCA that had asked for the position.

Trump trade strategy starts with withdrawal of TPP- White House

By Reuters - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:57

WASHINGTON: The new US administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.

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.

US stocks rise, dollar falls as Trump era begins

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 08:12

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

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

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump assumed power Friday with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put “America first,” declaring a new political era after being sworn in as the 45th US head of state.

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.