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NSOF to serve as Malaysia's first-responders to terror threats

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Thursday, 27 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The newly-established National Special Operations Force (NSOF) will serve as the nation’s security forces’ first responders to terror threats.


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.

Stop the panic buy, 1kg cooking oil pack is still at RM2.50!

By Nuradzimmah Daim and Zahratulhayat Mat Arif - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 20:19

TELUK INTAN: There was sense of relief among the general public to know that cooking oil, in 1kg polybag, will be maintained as it is.

Organisers still uncontactable over last-minute cancellation of Melaka Int'l Century Ride

By Kelly Koh - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 19:14

MALACCA: Cyclists who had signed up to participate in the Melaka International Century Ride have taken to social media to vent their anger on the event's last-minute cancellation.

PAM says building safety of utmost importance, maintenance culture needs to be improved

By MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 18:13

ALOR STAR: The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) today urged all owners and occupants of private, commercial and public buildings to immediately check on the safety of their buildings.

Sabah graft probe: Another 10 released

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:32

KOTA KINABALU: Ten people have been released from remand by the Magistrate court here today, pending investigations into the Sabah Water Department’s multi-million ringgit graft scandal.

Water in electrical socket led to scare at Sultanah Aminah Hospital today, say police

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:26

JOHOR BARU: Water seeping into an electrical socket caused sparks at the under-renovation operation theatre at Sultanah Aminah Hospital, here at 1.40pm today.

Khairuddin to know decision soon on 'dancing video' application

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has fixed Nov 11 to decide on former Batu Kawan Umno division deputy head Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan's application to adduce in his judicial review a videoclip of what he claimed showed Attorney-General (AG) Mohamed Apandi Ali dancing with a group of ministers.

Joint Federal-Selangor govt task force formed to tackle river pollution

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:51

SHAH ALAM: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry and the Selangor state government have agreed to form a joint task force to tackle river pollution in the region.

Coverage for farmers: Crop insurance to be introduced in 2017, says Shabery Cheek

By EMBUN MAJID - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:57

PENDANG: The crop insurance aimed at protecting farmers in the event of natural disasters will be introduced by the end of next year.

Beautician from New Delhi gets death sentence for drug trafficking

By BALVIN KAUR - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:45

GEORGE TOWN: A High Court here today sentenced an Indian national to death for trafficking 1.6kg of drugs three years ago.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital evacuated again as smoke spotted on first floor

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:41

JOHOR BARU: Patients and staff were evacuated from the Sultanah Aminah Hospital main building after smoke was spotted at the operation theatre at 1.35pm today.

'I came to wish my daughter happy birthday, but ended up saying goodbye'

By Halim Said - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:31

JOHOR BARU: K. Muniandy had gone to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital yesterday with a plan.

She's not dead, stop spreading rumours, says Johor Health Dept on 'hero nurse'

By Chuah Bee Kim - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:30

JOHOR BARU: Nurul Ain Zulkurnain, the staff nurse of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital who was injured in a fire yesterday, is not dead.

Cyber defence to be one of Asean's best: Hisham

By Veena Babulal - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:15

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA’S cyber defence security system is poised to be one of the most sophisticated in the Asean region once it is in place, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.