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Pregnant woman tested positive for Zika in Singapore

By Bernama - Thursday, 1 September 2016.

SINGAPORE: A pregnant woman living in the Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive area was tested positive for Zika virus infection, according to Singapore Ministry of Health.

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Brazil's Senate strips Rousseff of presidency

By AFP - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 00:49

BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country’s presidency Wednesday in a Senate impeachment vote ending 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America’s biggest economy.

Pendrive contains other technical issues as well, says Khairy

By LAILI ISMAIL - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 19:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the pendrive, handed over to him by Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim recently among others, contains technical information on local football.

PM Najib launches KL International Arts Festival

By ALIZA SHAH - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 17:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launched the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival (Diversecity 2016).

Three rearrested over MACC probe into RM15m book publishing contract

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 17:19

PUTRAJAYA: Three of four individuals who were released after their remand period ended yesterday, have been rearrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in its RM15 million book publishing contract probe.

Tangkap MO1 rally: Rasah MP among those summoned by police

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 16:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have summoned several individuals, including Rasah MP Teo Kok Seong, to have their statements recorded over the Tangkap MO1 rally held on Saturday.

Day to remember for Dataran Merdeka crowd cheering for Malaysian Olympians

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 15:49

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a National Day parade to remember for undergraduate Tam Ho Yan, 20, from Puchong as she joined thousands at the Dataran Merdeka to watch athletes who represented Malaysia in the recently-concluded Rio Olympic Games.

DAP: No need for internal probe on assemblyman over alleged bribery video

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 14:12

GEORGE TOWN: DAP will not conduct an internal inquiry into an alleged bribery case by the father of Sungai Pinang assemblyman Lim Siew Khim, who purportedly demanded money to fast-track low-cost housing applications.

'School's design not to blame'

By LAILI ISMAIL - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 14:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The design of the building at SMK Presint 9 (2) in Putrajaya cannot be blamed for the fatal accident involving a Form Three student, said architecture experts.

From helicopter crash survivor to Paralympian: Yuhaizam aims for the stars

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:29

KUALA LUMPUR: From helicopter crash survivor to Paralympic archer, there can be few more courageous life stories than that of 45-year old Yuhaizam Yahaya.

Police thwart planned Merdeka eve IS attack

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 10:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Three suspected Islamic State (IS) militants were detained in a series of raids conducted by the police's Special Counter-Terrorism Branch in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Pahang.

Thousands throng Dataran Merdeka to witness National Day parade [VIDEO]

By NURADZIMMAH DAIM AND JUNE MOH - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 09:32

KUALA LUMPUR: They come from different walks of life but as thousands thronged Dataran Merdeka this morning, they showcased what Sehati Sejiwa

Google commemorates Merdeka with Malayan tiger doodle

By SAMEER AHMED SHAIKH - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 08:30

KUALA LUMPUR: As Malaysians ushered in the 59th Merdeka Day with fireworks and chants of ‘Merdeka’, Google marked the occasion with a special Malaysia Independence Day 2016 doodle.

(English translation) Prime Minister's 'Amanat Merdeka 2016'

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:36

Following is the English translation of the ‘Amanat Merdeka 2016’ Message delivered by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at Dewan Merdeka of the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur tonight, on the eve of National Day 2016. The event was carried live over national radio and television.

What does Merdeka mean to you?

By FERNANDO FONG - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:18

Sports can unite Malaysians: Olympians

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The strong support of people of various races for Olympians proves that sports can unite the people, said Datuk Lee Chong Wei.

Merdeka! More than 10,000 usher in independence celebration in Bukit Jalil

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 00:27

BUKIT JALIL: Fireworks lit up the night sky moments after a crowd of more than 10,000 gave a rousing rendition of the Negaraku in unison at the Sehati Sejiwa Merdeka Countdown Concert, here tonight.

(Full text) PM Najib Razak's Merdeka 2016 message

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 21:55

* Below is the full text of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Merdeka 2106 message at the Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre tonight:

Down memory lane: Sharing memories of how Penang heralded Merdeka in 1957

By BALVIN KAUR - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 19:58

GEORGE TOWN: Although 59 years has passed, Tan Sri Mohd Yussof Latiff can still remember every detail of how Penang heralded Malaysia’s independence, as if it was yesterday.

Axiata defends appointment of foreigner as Celcom's CEO

By Business Times - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd has defended Celcom Axiata Bhd’s new chief executive officer Michael Kuehner amid criticism over the appointment of a foreigner to head the subsidiary.

Single mother pleads guilty to possessing terror-related materials

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:12

KUALA LUMPUR: A single mother today pleaded guilty at the High Court to possessing materials linked to a terrorist group.

Indonesia declares emergency due to forest fires

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 16:44

JAKARTA: Indonesian Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya has announced the country has been placed under emergency state due to forecasts on blazes and impacts of smoke from forest and land fires.

Hitch-hiking for cancer cause

By T.N.Alagesh - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 15:15

KUANTAN: Cancer-stricken Zaki Mohd Yamani is a man on a mission.

Man charged with causing ruckus at Nasi Kandar restaurant

By BALVIN KAUR - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:22

GEORGE TOWN: The man, who caused a ruckus at Deen Nasi Kandar restaurant in Jelutong recently, was charged with criminal intimidation and causing damage by committing mischief.

Malaysia, Thailand to ink MoUs during PM Najib's visit

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 13:15

BANGKOK: Malaysia and Thailand are to sign several memorandums of understanding during the visit of Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to the kingdom on Sept 8 and 9.

Haze: Slight improvement, only two areas with unhealthy API reading

By AMIN MOKHTAR - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:53

KUALA LUMPUR: The haze situation in Malaysia today is showing a slight improvement, with two areas recording unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) readings, according to information released by the Department of Environment (DOE).

'Tan Sri' bank chairman remanded over probe into RM15m book project

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:38

PUTRAJAYA: A chairman of a bank with a 'Tan Sri' title was remanded by the magistrate's court to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) investigation into alleged graft and abuse of power involving a RM15 million book publishing project.