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MACC arrest GLC managing director for abuse of power and graft

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Thursday, 25 August 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested a managing director of a government-linked company over alleged abuse of power and for receiving bribes.

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Proposal to address religious conversion issues to be tabled in Parliament

By Azura Abas - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 18:50

PUTRAJAYA: The cabinet has agreed to table a proposal to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 in the next Parliament sitting.

Thank you Indonesia, for the absence of haze this year

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:53

PUTRAJAYA: Immediate action by the Indonesian authorities to put out forest fires before it spread managed to curb the recurrence of cross border haze this year.

Najib launches Iskandar Malaysia Intellectual Property Policy

By Bernama - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:03

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched Iskandar Malaysia Intellectual Property Policy which will serve as the guideline in regulating the use of Iskandar Malaysia registered marks.

Armed forces chief is NSC's first DG

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:12

NEW YORK: The appointment of armed forces chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin as the National Security Council’s first director-general is part of the government’s efforts to ensure that security agencies could work in a cohesive manner.

Bill Kayong murder: Police seize firearms, ammo from corporate figure's home

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:22

MIRI: Police have seized several firearms registered under the name of corporate figure wanted in connection with the murder of the late Miri PKR secretary and activist Bill Kayong or Mohd Hasbie Abdullah.

Man runs amok in Malacca, slashes three family members to death

By Roshidi Abu Samah - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:36

MALACCA: The sleepy village of Kampung Bertam Malim was rocked this morning when a man ran amok and killed three people in a family, and left two others seriously injured.

Foreign students may get nod for job training

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:00

PUTRAJAYA: The following are excerpts from the New Straits Times exclusive interview with Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble

By AP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:45

AMATRICE: Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday.

Afghan forces kill two gunmen to end American University attack

By Reuters - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:32

KABUL: Afghan security forces killed two gunmen who attacked the American University in Kabul, police said early on Thursday, ending an assault on the compound that killed at least one person and sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic.

US change of leadership won't affect Malaysia's bid in visa-waiver programme

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 08:44

NEW YORK: A change of leadership in the United States will not affect Malaysia’s efforts to be part of the country’s visa-waiver programme, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

MyWatch chairman to be charged tomorrow over using fake academic qualifications

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 00:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan is slated to be charged tomorrow morning (Thursday) with allegedly using fake academic qualifications.

No rest yet: Chong Wei to give 'one last shot' at World Championships

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 20:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the disappointment of not being able to win the elusive Olympic gold medal, Lee Chong Wei has vowed to give it one last shot at the World Championships in Glasgow next year.

Pandelela in a daze over 'surreal' welcome by fans at KLIA

By Fadhli Ishak - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 19:29

SEPANG: Pandelela Rinong dubbed her return to Malaysia alongside dive partner Cheong Jun Hoong as a 'surreal' experience after receiving a heroes' welcome at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today.

RHB Bank sees 15 pct net profit drop in first half of 2016

By OOI TEE CHING - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 19:04

KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Bank Bhd's RM915.1 million net profit in the first half of 2016 fell 15 per cent from RM1.07 billion posted a year ago, dragged by a corporate bond impairment in Singapore, said RHB Banking Group managing director Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli.

Najib says Olympic medalists to get additional RM200,000 [VIDEO]

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 16:20

SEPANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced that Olympic silver and bronze medal winners will get an additional reward of RM200,000.

Najib says Olympic medalists to get additional RM200,000 [VIDEO]

By BEATRICE NITA JAY AND AMIN MOKHTAR - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 16:20

SEPANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced that Olympic silver and bronze medal winners will get an additional reward of RM200,000.

Scorpene secret data leak likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile: Report

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 15:14

SYDNEY: French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday.

Court postpones hearing ex-MCA president's bid to strike out Najib's defamation suit

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 14:46

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today postponed to Sept 29 the hearing of former-MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik's bid to strike out Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defamation suit.

Mechanic charged with gruesome murder of five-year-old

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:31

KUALA LUMPUR: A mechanic was today charged in the magistrate's court here with the murder of five-year-old Noor Amila Edrus Norsham.

MH17: Malaysia committed to seeking justice for the victims, says Zahid

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:28

NEW YORK: Malaysia will consider the option of prosecuting the party responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines MH17 after completion of the investigation conducted by the Joint Investigation Team comprising the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, Belgium and Ukraine.

Court to hear Indira Gandhi's appeal to challenge validity of children's conversion

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:20

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court set two days from Nov 14 to hear an appeal by kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi to challenge the validity of her three children's conversion by her Muslim ex-husband seven years ago.

MACC cordons off BMX track due to safety fear

By ADIB POVERA and ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:18

KUCHING: The BMX track in Bukit Siol here, which has been mired in controversy for its below-standard foundation, has been cordoned off while the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) completes the technical phase of its probe into the facility.

Asean's Olympic gold medalists to get free flights for life, says AirAsia boss

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:14

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia will reward all five Olympic gold medal winners from Asean nations with free flights for life, group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes announced today.

Quality, quantity of medical students under control

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:07

PUTRAJAYA: Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the quality and quantity of medical students and schools are under control and within the quota and requirements of the Malaysia Medical Council (MMC).

Higher education quality soaring upwards

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:56

PUTRAJAYA: The following are excerpts from the New Straits Times exclusive interview with Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

Malaysia aims to have varsities in the same league as Oxford, Cambridge within 20 years

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:34

PUTRAJAYA: THE government will push ahead to raise the quality of higher education in Malaysia, with the aim of making one or two universities equal to Cambridge or Oxford University in 20 to 30 years.

Malaysian duo in Guantanamo unlikely to be freed

By ALIZA SHAH - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:03

KUALA LUMPUR: THE two Malaysians, who have been languishing in Guantanamo Bay for about a decade now, will likely remain in the United States’ Department of Defence’s (DoD) custody for a while.

Penang urged to review reclamation

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:46

GEORGE TOWN: THE Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has urged the DAP-led Penang government to review all coastal reclamation projects on the island, given their adverse impact on the environment.