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Crane tragedy: Tears flow as victim's family perform Taoist ritual at accident site

By Veena Babulal - Friday, 26 August 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The family of Chin Khoon Sing, the woman who died after a crane hook fell onto her car at Jalan Raja Chulan yesterday, held a ceremony at the scene of the tragedy today.


Self-proclaimed prophet taken into police custody

By Hariz Mohd - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 17:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Police on Thursday arrested a man who proclaimed himself as a prophet, and threatened to eliminate the Malay Rulers, as well as the country's top leaders.

Smoke from Indonesian fires hits "unhealthy" level in Singapore

By Reuters - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:50

SINGAPORE: Air pollution in Singapore rose to the “unhealthy” level on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the city-state’s National Environment Agency (NEA) said, in a repeat of an annual crisis.

Stern action against those who breach public safety regulations, says Lam Thye

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:34

PUTRAJAYA: Those responsible for the crane accident that claimed the life of a 24-year old woman along Jalan Raja Chulan yesterday should face the sternest action available by law, said veteran social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

AGC, Women's ministry set up task force to handle child sex crimes, says Azalina

By JUNE MOH - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) and representatives from Women, Family and Community Development Ministry have formed a new task force to deal with child sex crimes, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman.

Govt-linked bank MD among 12 remanded in MACC probes

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:47

PUTRAJAYA: A managing director of a bank with a 'Datuk' title, and three others were today hauled before the magistrate's court and remanded to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation into alleged graft and abuse of power case.

Fatal crane accident: Stop work order issued on construction site

By Farhana Syed Nokman - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:35

KUALA LUMPUR: A stop work order has been issued against a construction site where a crane hook fell on top of a car in Jalan Raja Chulan yesterday, killing the vehicle's occupant.

What exactly happened at Penang's famous Deen Nasi Kandar? [VIDEO]

By Audrey Dermawan - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:46

GEORGE TOWN: A video of a man creating a ruckus at the famous Deen Nasi Kandar in Jelutong here, has been making its rounds on social media channels since the morning.

(UPDATED) 4.0 quake hits Ranau this morning

By Ainul Durmahyanty - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:41

KOTA KINABALU: Tremors were felt in Kota Kinabalu and three other Sabah districts after an earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale struck Ranau at 9.39am.

Court dismisses Khairuddin's appeal to strike out economic sabotage charge

By HIDIR REDUAN - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:13

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has dismissed Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan's appeal to strike out his economic sabotage attempt charge.

MACC to haul up 30 more City Hall officers over graft

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The recent arrest of a “Datuk Seri” attached to Kuala Lumpur City Hall has led the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to believe that corrupt practices could be occurring at an “unprecedented” scale at one of the biggest local councils in the country.

TNB officers to be charged soon

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:01

KOTA BARU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) expects to complete its investigations into the abuse of power and bribery cases involving four Kelantan Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) officers soon.

MACC freezes RM8m from Datuk, others' bank accounts

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:00

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a managing director of a government-linked company over alleged abuse of power and multi-million ringgit graft case.

Tamrin retracts support for Mahathir-Kit Siang declaration, says no to Parti Pribumi

By SITI NURSURAYA ALI - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Pas member Datuk Mohd Tamrin Abdul Ghaffar said he will not be joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu, led by former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Timber-theft syndicate using new tactic: MACC

By Bernama - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:24

PASIR PUTEH: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has uncovered a new tactic used by timber-theft syndicate to prevent from being detected by the authorities.

Three Tan Sris must clear name, says envoy

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 22:52

JAKARTA: The three former Malaysian senior government officers with the title ‘Tan Sri’ who are alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to topple Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak must clear their name by issuing statutory declarations, said Malaysia’s Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Ser

Woman killed after crane hook falls onto car along Jalan Raja Chulan

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 21:51

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman was killed when a crane hook fell onto her car at Jalan Raja Chulan during rush hour this evening.

Congok Dam water level depleting, necessitating scheduled water supply for Mersing

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 21:39

JOHOR BARU: The water level of the Congok Dam near Mersing which supplies raw water to the Tenglu water treatment plant is depleting and is unable to accommodate the needs of the plant.

Proposal to address religious conversion issues to be tabled in Parliament

By Azura Abas - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 18:50

PUTRAJAYA: The cabinet has agreed to table a proposal to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 in the next Parliament sitting.

MACC arrest GLC managing director for abuse of power and graft

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 18:49

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested a managing director of a government-linked company over alleged abuse of power and for receiving bribes.

Thank you Indonesia, for the absence of haze this year

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:53

PUTRAJAYA: Immediate action by the Indonesian authorities to put out forest fires before it spread managed to curb the recurrence of cross border haze this year.

Najib launches Iskandar Malaysia Intellectual Property Policy

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:03

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched Iskandar Malaysia Intellectual Property Policy which will serve as the guideline in regulating the use of Iskandar Malaysia registered marks.

Armed forces chief is NSC's first DG

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:12

NEW YORK: The appointment of armed forces chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin as the National Security Council’s first director-general is part of the government’s efforts to ensure that security agencies could work in a cohesive manner.

Bill Kayong murder: Police seize firearms, ammo from corporate figure's home

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:22

MIRI: Police have seized several firearms registered under the name of corporate figure wanted in connection with the murder of the late Miri PKR secretary and activist Bill Kayong or Mohd Hasbie Abdullah.

Man runs amok in Malacca, slashes three family members to death

By Roshidi Abu Samah - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:36

MALACCA: The sleepy village of Kampung Bertam Malim was rocked this morning when a man ran amok and killed three people in a family, and left two others seriously injured.

Foreign students may get nod for job training

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:00

PUTRAJAYA: The following are excerpts from the New Straits Times exclusive interview with Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble

By AP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:45

AMATRICE: Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday.

Afghan forces kill two gunmen to end American University attack

By Reuters - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:32

KABUL: Afghan security forces killed two gunmen who attacked the American University in Kabul, police said early on Thursday, ending an assault on the compound that killed at least one person and sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic.

US change of leadership won't affect Malaysia's bid in visa-waiver programme

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 08:44

NEW YORK: A change of leadership in the United States will not affect Malaysia’s efforts to be part of the country’s visa-waiver programme, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

MyWatch chairman to be charged tomorrow over using fake academic qualifications

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 00:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan is slated to be charged tomorrow morning (Thursday) with allegedly using fake academic qualifications.

No rest yet: Chong Wei to give 'one last shot' at World Championships

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 20:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the disappointment of not being able to win the elusive Olympic gold medal, Lee Chong Wei has vowed to give it one last shot at the World Championships in Glasgow next year.