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Malaysia-Saudi ties at 'all-time high'

By NST TEAM - Monday, 27 February 2017.

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today described ties between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia as being at an "all time high".

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King Salman calls on universities in Muslim nations to produce works that contribute to Islamic civilisation

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 21:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by University of Malaya (UM) in a special convocation ceremony today.

Visit to alleged N. Korean agency HQ in Brickfields finds vacated unit

By ALIZA SHAH - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:30

KUALA LUMPUR: An office unit claimed to be the Malaysian headquarters of a North Korea spy agency clandestinely running an arms operation was found to have been vacated.

Malaysia-Saudi to forge stronger cooperation to combat terrorism

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:24

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to forge stronger cooperation and work together to combat terrorism.

Saudi Aramco to invest US$7 billion in Rapid Pengerang project

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:20

PUTRAJAYA: Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) will invest US$7 billion (RM31.08 billion) in the refinery and petrochemical integrated development project (Rapid) in Johor, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.

Philippines-based militant group Abu Sayyaf beheads German hostage

By Reuters - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:12

MANILA: Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend.

Malaysia-Saudi MoU on trade and investment to lead to diversification of imports, exports

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:07

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Saudi Arabia today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of trade and investment to promote cooperation.

MoUs between Malaysia-Saudi will facilitate exchange of expertise in various fields

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 17:41

PUTRAJAYA: Two of the memoranda of understanding (MoUs) signed between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia will further strengthen the areas of human resources and educational in both countries.

King Salman, Najib discuss bilateral issues, improvements in Malaysia-Saudi cooperation

By NST TEAM - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 14:45

PUTRAJAYA: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib today held talks on various issues pertaining to bilateral issues as well as improvements in cooperation in various areas.

Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after standoff

By AP - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 14:19

JAKARTA: Indonesian police said they shot a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung on Monday after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight.

CBRNe threat in Southeast Asia realistic, says counterterrorism expert

By NST - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Security experts believe the likelihood of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNe) threat within the Southeast Asian region is now “realistic”.

Saudi Arabia to triple scholarships for M'sian students next year

By Bernama - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The Saudi Arabian government will increase the number of scholarships for Malaysian students to study in the Kingdom next year.

BR1M cash aid is not bribery, reiterates Najib

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today has pointed out once again that 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) cash aid to the people is not a form of bribery, despite claims by former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

N. Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia, UN says

By Reuters - Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:10

It is in Kuala Lumpur’s “Little India” neighbourhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office.

Riyadh backs KL initiatives to help Muslims - King Salman Abdulaziz

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 23:29

KUALA LUMPUR: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia said Riyadh is prepared to support the initiatives undertaken by Kuala Lumpur to help fellow Muslims.

King Salman Abdulaziz bestowed nation's highest award

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 23:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today bestowed the nation's highest award to Saudi Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud at Istana Negara here.

KL, Riyadh need to respond to challenges facing Muslims together

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 23:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, as active members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), have been urged to jointly seek ways to address a host of challenges blighting the Muslim world.

New hiring system for foreign fishing boat crew on hold: DPM

By INTAN BAHA - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 20:25

HUTAN MELINTANG: A new system for hiring foreign fishing boat crew members, which includes applying for temporary work visiting passes for jobs on deep sea fishing boats, is being put on hold.

2 of 3 men detained over FB posts on Johor cycling tragedy are 'Datuks'

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 19:49

JOHOR BARU: Two of the three senior citizens arrested by police yesterday for making “derogatory or seditious remarks” on Facebook regarding the teenage cycling tragedy here have the title of ‘Datuk’.

Jong-nam died 20 minutes after being wiped with VX, says Health Minister

By NST TEAM - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 17:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The autopsy report on the murdered Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been completed.

Senior MAHB officer detained by MACC for graft released on bail

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 17:13

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) senior officer who was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Feb 22 over allegations of abuse of power, was released on bail today.

Deadly VX nerve agent never found in Msia - Health Ministry

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 15:32

PUTRAJAYA: The VX nerve agent found on the face of North Korean Kim Jong-nam, who was murdered in Malaysia on Feb 13, was never found in Malaysia before, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said today.

King Salman receives grand welcome at Parliament Square [VIDEO]

By NST TEAM - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud received a grand red carpet welcome by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at the Parliament building, as part of the former's state visit to Malaysia, today.

MACC arrests of Johor gov't officers based on complaints: Johor MB

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:07

PASIR GUDANG: The arrests of high-profile officers in the Johor government by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) recently were carried out based on complaints lodged against them for their alleged offences.

King Salman arrives in Malaysia for four-day state visit

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:22

SEPANG: Malaysia rolled out the red carpet for King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia as he arrived here today for a four-day state visit.

klia2, all who came in contact with Kim, cleared of VX nerve agent contamination

By HARIZ MOHD AND TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:27

SEPANG: Suspects in police custody over Kim Jong-nam's assassination, and all airport and medical personnel who came in contact with the victim, have been cleared of VX nerve agent contamination.

Police to use "legal means" to compel N. Korean diplomat to come forward

By HARIZ MOHD AND TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:16

SEPANG: Police will use legal means to compel a North Korean diplomat, identified as a person of interest in Kim Jong-nam's murder, to come forward should he refuse to do so.

Kim killing: Suspects may have been given VX nerve agent antidote

By HARIZ MOHD AND TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:10

SEPANG: Police are exploring the possibility that the two female suspects in the murder of Kim Jong-nam were given antidotes to VX nerve agent before carrying out the assassination.

Kim's next-of-kin still need to come forward: Health Ministry

By HARIZ MOHD AND TEOH PEI YING - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:04

SEPANG: Now that VX nerve agent has been identified as the probable cause of Kim Jong-nam’s death, the Health Ministry is awaiting his next-of-kin to come forward to identify the body and provide DNA samples to conclude the forensic procedure.

KLIA2 declared safe after sweep for toxic materials

By Bernama - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 09:46

SEPANG: The authorities have declared KL International Airport 2 (klia2) a "safe place" after a sweep early today found no toxic materials in the wake of the killing of North Korean Kim Jong-nam there with what has been identified as the VX nerve agent.

PM warns of "fake news" peddled by parties bent on toppling gov't

By HIDIR REDUAN - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 17:10

PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has warned of peddlers of “fake news” who seek to undermine and destroy the country.