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

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Wednesday, 26 October 2016.

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.


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.

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.

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.

More than 3,000 people march in Penang demanding Guan Eng's resignation

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:07

GEORGE TOWN: Some 3,000 people took to the streets today in a protest march, calling for Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to vacate his post immediately.

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.

Msian bomb-maker caught in Philippines is from Kelantan, says IGP

By NAIM ZULKIFLI - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Police today confirmed that a militant arrested in Maluso by the Phillippines early this month, is a Malaysian.

No more cooking oil subsidy from next month, except those in 1kg polybag [VIDEO]

By AZURA ABAS and HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:24

PUTRAJAYA: Cooking oil, except for those sold in the 1kg polybag, will no longer be subsidised starting from next month.

MH17: Malaysia to work with other countries to seek justice for victims

By Nik Imran Abdullah - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will wait for the findings from international investigators on the downing of Malaysia Airlines' Flight MH17 before deciding on the next course of action.

Farewell, Neeramala: Family coming to terms with death following Johor hospital fire

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:16

BAHAU: The family of C. Neeramala Devi is still coming to terms with her shock passing following the deadly blaze at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru yesterday.

Najib announces Malaysia Digital Hubs for startups in digital economy

By AINA NASA - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 11:52

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is confident that by next year, a new category of certified locations called the Malaysia Digital Hubs will be established for the start-up community in the digital economy.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital staff pens heartfelt tribute following deadly tragedy

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:42

** The following was penned by a house officer from the Hospital Sultanah Aminah, who related his personal experience in handling the fire tragedy which claimed six lives yesterday:

Sultanah Aminah Hospital operations back to normal a day after fire tragedy

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:27

JOHOR BARU: Operations at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital here have largely returned to normal, apart from the razed intensive care unit that saw six patients killed in a fire yesterday.

Suspected Malaysian terrorist captured by Philippines in Basilan

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:04

KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian man, who is suspected of being a terrorist member, has been captured by the Philippines security forces in Basilan recently.

Malaysia ranks 23 in World Bank Doing Business 2017 Report

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 09:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been ranked 23rd out of 190 economies in the World Bank Doing Business 2017 Report released this morning.

MMEA flies 60 pints of blood from Tioman Island to Sultanah Aminah Hospital

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 22:39

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has flown 60 pints of blood taken from residents of Tioman Island, Pahang on a mercy flight to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) in Johor Bahru today.

Slanging match breaks out between BN and PAN in Parliament

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 21:45

KUALA LUMPUR: A seemingly mundane Parliament debate on the 2017 Budget descended into chaos as a shouting match erupted between Barisan Nasional and Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) lawmakers.

Sabah corruption scandal: Engineer released on bail, remands of more suspects expire tomorrow

By AVILA GERALDINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:06

KOTA KINABALU: An engineer attached to the Sabah Water Department was released from remand by the Sandakan magistrate’s court today.

(UPDATED) Petronas confirms deadly explosion at Johor Baru petrol station

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 18:29

JOHOR BAHRU: A petrol station worker was killed when an explosion occurred at a Petronas station in Austin Perdana, Johor Baru this afternoon.

Zahid: Board of inquiry to probe Johor hospital blaze

By Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 18:00

JOHOR BARU: A board of inquiry will be set up to carry out a detailed probe on the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) fire, which claimed six lives today.

RoS officially approves formation of Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah

By Azura Abas - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:34

PUTRAJAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) today officially approved the formation of Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (Harapan Rakyat).

Johor hospital blaze: Fire began from ICU treatment room

By HALIM SAID and AHMAD FAIRUZ OTHMAN - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:04

JOHOR BARU: The fire at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital today, which left six patients dead, may have started from a treatment room at its second floor Intensive Care Unit.

Home Ministry keeping eye on NGOs with triad links

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 14:39

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry is closely monitoring non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure that none is involved in triad-related activities.

Brothers admit to bashing up two SAJ workers, fined RM5,000 each

By Halim Said - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 13:36

KULAI: The two brothers who allegedly attacked Syarikat Air Johor (SAJ) workers last week pleaded guilty to four counts of charges at the Kulai Magistrate Court and fined RM5,000 each.

Psychiatrists to assess residents of controversial Batu Gajah welfare home

By NURADZIMMAH DAIM AND RAJA KHALIDATUL ASRIN - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 13:11

BATU GAJAH: Psychiatrists and specialists will be despatched to the Welfare Home for Children with Disabilities here to assess the condition of its residents, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.

Health Ministry to get full report on Johor hospital fire, says Subra

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is awaiting a full report on the fire which broke out on the second floor of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hospital Sultanah Aminah in Johor Baru today.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire: Four women, two men, among the dead

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman and Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:40

JOHOR BARU: Police confirmed the discovery of the body of a 6th patient killed in the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) Intensive Care Unit fire.