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Water woes put damper on Selangor folks' Deepavali preparations

By LAILI ISMAIL - Friday, 28 October 2016.

SUBANG JAYA: With barely a day before Deepavali, residents at USJ4 had to dig deep to prepare for the festival of lights tomorrow, given Selangor's water woes.


Malaysia to buy navy vessels from China in blow to U.S.

By Reuters - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 23:02

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will sign a contract to purchase Littoral Mission Ships from China when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak visits Beijing next week, according to a Facebook posting by the Ministry of Defence.

NGO lodges report against Muhyiddin for leaking state secrets, sedition

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 20:26

KUALA LUMPUR: Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) today lodged a police report against Parti Peribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for revealing classified information on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Service disruptions still affecting KTM north-south line following train derailment

By AINA NASA - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 20:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Train services along the KTM north-south line are still experiencing disruptions following the cargo train derailment along Batu Gajah earlier today.

Nurses still traumatised over deadly Sultanah Aminah Hospital blaze

By Chuah Bee Kim - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 18:51

JOHOR BARU: Several nurses may be on the road to recovery at the Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI), but they are still traumatised by the fire at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) three days ago that killed six patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

Relief for Subang, Puchong residents as water supply returns

By Beatrice Nita Jay - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 17:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Residents in Subang and Puchong are now breathing a sigh of relief as water supply, which was disrupted for the past few days, was fully restored as of 2pm today.

ETS services between Kampar - Ipoh suspended for 48 hours

By Nuradzimmah Daim and Zahratulhayat Mat Arif - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 14:26

IPOH: KTM's ETS service between Kampar and Ipoh has been suspended for 48 hours following a train derailment at Batu Gajah this morning.

More than 400 patients relocated following Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire

By Rizalman Hammim - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:09

JOHOR BARU: More than 400 patients have been relocated to several government hospitals in the city and neighbouring districts following the fire that damaged parts of Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) on Tuesday.

Tony Fernandes named CAPA 'Airline CEO of the Year'

By B. SURESH RAM - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:15

AMSTERDAM: AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has been named Airline CEO of the Year at the 2016 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence.

Dr M 'not sure' if Khairuddin has quit PPBM

By FERNANDO FONG - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is unaware that his staunch supporter Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan had quit Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

Penang state gov't castigated for turning blind eye to rampant land clearing

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:37

GEORGE TOWN: Indiscriminate hill clearing in Penang has resulted in the decimation of forested land, and the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has been asked to make its stand on the matter.

Cargo train derails in Batu Gajah, no fatalities reported [VIDEO]

By Bernama - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:24

IPOH: A cargo train derailed along Kampung Bakap, Batu Gajah early this morning, throwing 21 carriages including two locomotives off the track.

Yemen's Houthis launch missile toward Saudi holy city Mecca

By Reuters - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 09:20

RIYADH: Yemen’s Houthi militia launched a ballistic missile toward Mecca on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen’s civil war said on Saudi state news agency SPA.

PM sends Deepavali video greetings on Facebook

By Awaina Arbee - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 23:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak called for unity this Deepavali through a video he posted on Facebook tonight.

The Sultan of Perak's birthday will be celebrated on Nov 4, state secretary announces

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:54

IPOH: The birthday of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, would be celebrated on Nov 4, this year.

Sg Semenyih pollution crisis: Tests reveal presence of poison

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor executive councillor for Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Consumer Affairs Elizabeth Wong said the pollution level of Sungai Buah, Negri Sembilan, remains critical.

All 23 Op Water II suspects released, says MACC source on the Sabah graft scandal

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:57

TAWAU: All 23 suspects detained under Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) Op Water II have been released from remand pending investigations on a multi-million graft case.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital West Block closed for a month for checks

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 17:47

JOHOR BARU: Services at the West Block of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) here will be halted for up to a month to enable thorough checks to carried out.

Fed up Deputy Speaker threatens to eject MPs following rowdy Parliament session

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:55

KUALA LUMPUR: A day filled with confrontations in today's 2017 Budget debate in Parliament led to a warning from Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee

No fire drills, no emergency response teams at Sultanah Aminah Hospital?

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:15

JOHOR BARU: There is a strong possibility that no fire drills have been conducted at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) since last year.

Red Shirts have submitted notice for rally, none yet from Bersih

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:04

KUALA LUMPUR: City police yet to receive any notice from Bersih for a permit on the upcoming Bersih 5 rally slated to be held on Nov 19.

Education Ministry seeking feedback on proposed replacement of UPSR with PBS

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:01

KUALA NERANG: The Education Ministry will meet with Parent-Teacher Associations and schools to get feedback on the proposed plan to replace Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) with the School-Based Assessment (PBS).

MyWatch chairman claims trial to offensive Facebook postings on IGP

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:47

PETALING JAYA: MalaysianCrimeWatch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan claimed trial at the Sessions Court today over his Facebook postings on Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Najib to make third official visit to China since 2009 next week

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:20

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be undertaking an official visit to China from Oct 31 to Nov 6 at the invitation of the Premier of the State Council of China, Li Keqiang.

Sultanah Aminah fire: Maintenance company Medivest escapes suspension

By LAILI ISMAIL - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:43

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will not suspend the services of hospital maintenance company Medivest Sdn Bhd over the deadly fire at Johor Baru’s Sultanah Aminah Hospital two days ago.

Muhyiddin's remarks on 1MDB contrary to past statements - Annuar Musa

By Bernama - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 09:00

KUALA LUMPUR: UMNO Information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa said today Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was making statements on 1Malaysia Development Bhd that went contrary to those he had made when he was the deputy prime minister.

Strong twin quakes rock central Italy

By AFP - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 08:48

VISSO: Two strong earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday, toppling buildings and injuring dozens of people according to initial reports, two months after a devastating tremor killed nearly 300 in the same region.

Raja Zarith Sofiah urges public to channel donations, aid for Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire victims

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman and Chuah Bee Kim - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 23:38

JOHOR BARU: Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah has appealed to the public to channel humanitarian aid or funds for the Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire victims to the Malaysian Red Crescent Community Services Committee.

Malaysian couple forced to abandon 'Kitchen in Calais' as refugee camp burns

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 22:32

LONDON: Fire raged in the refugee transit camp in Calais, dubbed 'The Jungle' this morning, as volunteers at the Kitchen in Calais, run by a Malaysian husband and wife team - Jamalulail Ismail and Sofinee Harun - were packing to leave.

Victims of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire will be compensated, says Johor MB

By Halim Said - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 21:59

JOHOR BARU: Families of the six patients who lost their lives in the Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire will be compensated, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, announced today.

National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested in Pakistan

By AFP - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 21:25

PESHAWAR: An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers.