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Malaysia, Germany named "best performers" in nat'l policies on openness to int'l higher education

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Wednesday, 4 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: A British Council survey has named Malaysia as "best performer" in national policies on openness to international higher education along with Germany.


Timely policy responses enabled Malaysia to weather shocks: IMF executive board

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 00:16

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Monetary Fund, in giving the thumbs up for the outlook of the Malaysian economy, said pushing ahead with structural reforms will be important to raise the growth potential.

Political stability and peace essential for development of all states, including S'wak: PM Najib

By ADIB POVERA - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 17:25

KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said preserving political stability and peace are crucial for a country to develop and bring prosperity to the people.

(Full text) MoF Inc on changes to 1MDB governance

By NST - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Following is the full statement from Ministry of Finance on changes to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

MoF Inc on 1MDB: Board of directors' resignation accepted, Arul still president

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:25

PUTRAJAYA: The Minister of Finance Incorporated (MoF Inc) today announced its agreement to fully implement recommendations made on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) in the Public Accounts Committee report.

58 illegal immigrants nabbed in Nilai

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 14:27

SEREMBAN: An integrated anti-crime operation at a construction site in Nilai near here resulted in the arrest of 58 illegal immigrants yesterday, police said today.

Four Malaysians kidnapped from Semporna safe and "well-looked after": IGP

By Kristy Inus - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 13:21

KINARUT: The four Malaysians kidnapped on April 1 in the waters of Pulau Ligitan, Semporna are safe and "well-looked after."

Indian community in Sarawak pledges support for Adenan, BN

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:51

KUCHING: Sarawak’s Indian community is solidly behind Tan Sri Adenan Satem and Barisan Nasional for the state’s 11th election, said a community leader.

Homemade bombs break ceiling but fail to blast open ATM

By T.N. Alagesh - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:41

BENTONG: Burglars fled empty-handed when an attempt to use homemade bombs to break into ATM and cash deposit machines at a bank in Karak, failed today.

Over 80,000 residents of Canada's Fort McMurray evacuated due to wildfire

By AP - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:21

FORT MCMURRAY: The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.

AG: Case not closed yet on probe into Phang's 'false SD' claim

By AZUARA ABAS and BALVIN KAUR - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General has clarified that it has yet to make any decision on the case involving businesswoman Phang Li Koon, who was accused of falsifying a statutory declaration (SD).

Shootout with police in Sepang leaves two criminals dead

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 09:52

SEPANG: Two armed criminals were killed while another escaped in a shootout with the police at Taman Indah here early today.

Massive search operation mounted for four missing people in Kudat waters

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 09:40

KUDAT: The four people missing in Kudat waters, including three foreigners, have yet to be found as of 8.15am today.

Was elephant near Lake Pedu killed for its tusks?

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 21:49

PADANG TERAP: The discovery on an adult elephant carcass near the shore of Lake Peru here has raised speculation that it could have been killed for its tusks.

Pasir Gudang, JB might face water rationing in 2-3 weeks

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 19:09

PASIR GUDANG: Water rationing will take place in Pasir Gudang and some parts of Johor Baru if the water level at the Sungai Layang dam drops to 19 metres.

Four people, including three foreigners, reported missing in Kudat waters

By Kristy Inus - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 18:53

KUDAT: Four people including three foreigners have gone missing in Kudat waters near here last night.

Advance voting ends in Sarawak election with 72 per cent voter turnout

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 18:35

KUCHING: Advance voting for the 11th Sarawak state election closed today with 72 per cent of the 24,604 registered voters turning up at polling centres state wide.

Chaos as car plunges into massive 40-foot sewage hole in PJ

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 17:25

PETALING JAYA: A senior citizen and his maid cheated death when their car skidded down a large, 40-foot deep sewage hole at Jalan 17/14 Seksyen 17, here today.

Pre-poll voter turnout meets EC estimate

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 17:03

KUCHING: A total of 71 percent of the 24,604 early voters comprising military and police personnel, including their spouses, have cast their votes as of 4pm.

Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot

By AFP - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:45

SINGAPORE: The Singapore government on Tuesday announced the arrest of eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted terror attacks, including assassinations, back home to establish an Islamic state.

Adenan an extraordinary leader: Zahid

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:12

BETONG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has described Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem as a “godsend” to the people of Sarawak.

Sarawak Election: 62 percent pre-poll turnout as of 2pm

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 15:28

KUCHING: A total of 62 percent of the 24,604 early voters comprising military and police personnel, including their spouses have turned up at polling centres to cast their votes as of 2pm.

Fifteen 'tontos' arrested in major sweep since April, says Transport Ministry

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:55

PUTRAJAYA: Fifteen 'tontos' (informers) have been arrested and 13 vehicles seized during the Ops Cantas Khas Tonto carried out in three states since April 26.

Malaysia ranks No 2 in Asia and No 5 globally for infrastructure investment

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia ranks number two in terms of its attractiveness for infrastructure investment in Asia.

Sarawak Election: 21 percent of voters turn up at Penrissen Camp by 10am

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:07

KUCHING: Early voting for military personnel and their spouses at the Penrissen Camp polling centre here proceeded smoothly as of 11am.

Adenan a star in Chinese media

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:20

KUCHING: It was only to be expected that the Chinese press, like the other media organisations, would give Tan Sri Adenan Satem wide coverage when he took over as Sarawak Chief Minister two years ago.

Grey areas down to 25pc for BN

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:00

KUCHING: The Barisan Nasional (BN) machinery has made great strides in the first half of the 12-day Sarawak election campaign, reducing areas marked “grey” to 25 per cent.

EPF reports 4.91pct rise in annual contributions in 2015

By FRANCIS DASS - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:51

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) reported a rise of 4.91 per cent in annual contributions to RM59.98 billion against total annual amount withdrawn of RM44.25 billion, resulting in net inflows of RM15.73 billion in 2015.

4,400 security personnel and spouses to cast votes in Sibu

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:40

SIBU: Some 4,400 police and armed forces personnel, and their spouses, are expected to cast their ballots here today.

Sarawak Election: Early voting opens at 8am [VIDEO]

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 08:14

KUCHING: Early voting in the 11th Sarawak state election begins at 8 am today.

Relief at last in Klang Valley after consistent rainfall

By C. Premananthini - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 20:49

SHAH ALAM: Water levels at several dams in Selangor have shown an improvement following the recent rainfall in the Klang Valley.