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Measles cases in Malaysia up by 340 percent from last year

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Sunday, 26 June 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: The number of measles cases have increased by 340 percent (873 cases) compared to the same period in 2015 with only 197 cases.

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Muhyiddin undecided on whether he will join another party or form new one

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is not denying the possibility of him joining hands with Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir to form a new political party.

Muhyiddin undecided on whether he will join another party or form new one

By HANA NAZ HARUN and AMIN MOKHTAR - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 19:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is not denying the possibility of him joining hands with Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir to form a new political party.

New liability programme to make employers more responsible for foreign workers

By Chuah Bee Kim - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 14:19

JOHOR BARU: In a bid to make employers more responsible, the Home Ministry wants to introduce a strict liability programme to ensure that the movement of foreign workers can be better monitored and controlled.

No penalty for failing to get signature

By NURADZIMMAH DAIM AND ALIZA SHAH - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:35

FORM Three students who fail to get the signature of custodians of the buildings they write about for their Form Three (PT3) Sejarah Assessment will not be penalised.

(Football) Malaysia draws 1-1 with Fiji

By AJITPAL SINGH - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia ended their Tour of Oceania with a 1-1 draw with Fiji at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi today.

Let's ease burden to celebrate Syawal: PM

By Bernama - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today called on Malaysians to jointly play their role in easing the burden of celebrating the Hari Raya Aidilfitri soon.

Ensuring healthier school meals

By SUZANNA PILLAY - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:01

IF recommendations to introduce nutritionists in all 10,000 schools in the country materialise, more nutritionists need to be trained as there will be a shortfall, says Director-General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Going beyond the giving

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:00

KATRIN Weigmann found her calling in humanitarian work while still in school in Germany and duly began her career with the German Red Cross when she was 28.

Gunmen take guests hostage after blast at Somalia hotel

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 00:22

MOGADISHU: Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police said Saturday, as the attackers set up snipers on the rooftop and were throwing grenades.

Govt will continue to uphold people's welfare despite criticism

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 20:24

PUTRAJAYA: The government has always placed the people's welfare and interests as priorities despite being critised and defamed by naysayers.

Health Ministry mulls asking Jakim for fatwa on vaccinations

By Audrey Dermawan - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:39

BALIK PULAU: The Health Ministry will discuss with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) on the possibility of coming out with a new fatwa (edict) to make immunisation and vaccinations mandatory among Muslims.

British press divided over 'earthquake' EU vote

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 09:36

LONDON: Reflecting the divided nature of the country, Britain’s newspapers were Saturday polarised over the “Brexit earthquake“, some calling it the “birth of a new Britain,” others asking “what the hell happens now?”

Five questions for Britain and Europe after Brexit vote

By Reuters - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:58

BRUSSELS: Britons voted in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union. Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain’s relations with the bloc:

Potential MH370 debris found on island off African coast

By AP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:04

CANBERRA: Aircraft wreckage potentially from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found on an island off the east African coast, an Australian official said Friday.

Brexit: what it could mean for Britons

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:00

LONDON: Whether they live at home or abroad, here are some of the consequences facing British nationals once Britain leaves the European Union following the shock referendum result.

Muhyiddin sacking: Ismail Mohamed now Pagoh Umno acting division chief

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 22:51

JOHOR BARU: The Umno Supreme Council's decision to sack Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has led to his deputy at the Pagoh Umno division to automatically assume the role as acting division chief.

Reactions: Malaysian perspectives to Britain's exit from the EU

By NST ONLINE - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 21:55

Below are reactions from a Malaysian perspective to the outcome of the referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union:

Excerpts of Umno president Najib Razak's press conference at Supreme Council Meeting

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 20:56

Below are excerpts of the press conference by Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak, following the Umno Supreme Coucil meeting today:

Selangor Umno Youth backs call to end financial support for Perdana Leadership Foundation

By DAWN CHAN - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 19:06

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Umno Youth has supported the call for the Federal government to stop channeling financial assistance to the Perdana Leadership Foundation.

Najib: Britain's Euro exit won't have major impact on Malaysian economy

By KOI KYE LEE - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 19:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Britain’s decision to exit the European Union (EU) bloc will not have a major impact on the Malaysian economy.

Scotland's future is in EU, minister says as Brexit looms

By Reuters - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 18:26

EDINBURGH: Scotland sees its future in the European Union despite Britain’s vote to leave, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday, raising the spectre of a new Scottish independence vote and the possible dissolution of the United Kingdom.

Brexit: Msia's trade will not be significantly affected, says Ong Ka Chuan

By Bernama - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s trade will not be significantly affected by the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU), says Second International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan.

Brexit: British PM Cameron to quit by October [VIDEO]

By Reuters - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 15:39

LONDON: David Cameron said he would resign as Prime Minister by October after Britons ignored his pleas to stay in the European Union and voted in a referendum to leave.

PM Najib urges Muslims to make good use of Ramadan

By Bernama - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 15:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged Muslims to take advantage of the fasting month of Ramadan by engaging in good practices and ending disputes among themselves.

More Malaysian parents to reject vaccinations for their kids this year

By Audrey Dermawan - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 13:57

GEORGE TOWN: The number of parents refusing vaccinations for their children is expected to increase this year.

Britain votes to break with EU: national media

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:23

LONDON: Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, national media declared Friday, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading alarm through markets as sterling plummeted to a 31-year low against the dollar.

Pound collapses to lowest since 1985 on Brexit shock: Bloomberg

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:50

TOKYO: The pound collapsed to its lowest level since 1985 as the unit takes a beating on fears that Britain will vote to leave the European Union, in what critics warned would be a hammer blow to financial markets.

"Leave" scents victory as EU vote divides Britain

By Reuters - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:18

LONDON: Supporters of leaving the European Union seized the lead on Friday in the vote count from Britain's bitterly contested referendum, setting sterling on track for its biggest ever fall on world markets.

Customs Dept to nab online traders

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: The Customs Department will be going after traders selling firecrackers online.

Experts blast anti-vaccinists

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Medical experts have lambasted the anti-vaccine movement, blaming it for the resurgence of diphtheria, a disease which had “virtually disappeared in Malaysia”.