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No survivors: Pakistan plane carrying 48 people crashes, killing all on board

By AFP - Thursday, 8 December 2016.

Saddha Batolni, Pakistan: A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country’s mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the country’s history.

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Najib: Malaysia ready to extend aid to quake-hit Aceh

By NST ONLINE - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 23:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ready to extend aid to Indonesians in Pidie Jaya, following a devastating earthquake which struck the Aceh province in northern Sumatra, early this morning.

Night market trader charged with harbouring two IS militants

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 21:07

BATU PAHAT: A 31-year-old pasar malam trader was charged at the magistrate's court here with harbouring two Islamic State militants planning to launch attacks in Johor between July and August this year.

Oil spill on NKVE, massive jam hits

By TEOH PEI YING - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 20:52

KUALA LUMPUR: A lorry carrying used engine oil caused a massive traffic jam along several roads after it overturned at KM3.1 on the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).

Seven Ampang Line LRT stations to open late on Sunday

By Bernama - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 20:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven Ampang Line LRT stations will open at 9 am this Sunday, three hours later than usual, to facilitate the final upgrading work of the LRT signaling system.

Malaysian graduates' employability rate rises to 77.2 per cent

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 19:37

PUTRAJAYA: The employability rate for Malaysian graduates rose by 1.1 percentage point to 77.2 per cent this year.

Foreign Ministry: No Malaysians involved in Aceh quake

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 15:58

PUTRAJAYA: The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that so far, no Malaysians were involved in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck the northern Indonesian province of Aceh this morning.

Ship with 64 passengers on board sinks off Yemen coast

By Reuters - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 15:43

ADEN: A passenger ship carrying more than 60 passengers, including women and children, sank while sailing to Socotra island in the Indian Ocean from Hadramout province in mainland Yemen, shipping sources said on Wednesday.

Cooler box murder: Accused's father says will never disown son

By NST - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 15:10

SUNGAI PETANI: “He will always be my son, regardless of the verdict. I will never ever disown him.”

Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia as Rohingya crisis grows

By AFP - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 14:24

YANGON: Myanmar has banned workers from going to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour between the neighbours over a bloody military crackdown on the Buddhist country’s Rohingya minority.

Aceh quake: Official says at least 25 killed, many more injured

By Reuters - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 14:12

JAKARTA: At least 25 people were killed and dozens were missing after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the northern Indonesian province of Aceh on Wednesday, officials said, collapsing buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets.

Singapore teen charged with pretending to be Sultan of Johor's grandson

By Halim Said - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 13:03

JOHOR BARU: A 15-year old Singaporean youth was charged at the Johor Baru magistrate's juvenile court today for impersonating a member of the Johor royalty.

Massive jam as part of Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway closed off for ballistic tests [VIDEO]

By BALVIN KAUR - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:49

GEORGE TOWN: Part of the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway was closed off today to enable police to conduct ballistic tests as part of their probe into a fatal shooting case last week.

No Federal public holiday on Dec 13: Ali Hamsa

By Bernama - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The Office of the Chief Secretary to the Government today denied it had issued a statement declaring Dec 13 a federal public holiday, as reported on social media.

Ceiling light fire sparks minor panic at Serdang Hospital

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Fire from a ceiling light component sparked a minor panic at the Serdang Hospital this morning.

Faced with rapid erosion, residents want to see master plan of reclamation project

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:02

MALACCA: Is Malacca’s future, particularly that along its storied coastline, one that is bereft of its traditional ways, a sprawling metropolis inhabited by foreigners buying into foreign investments?

Excessive land reclamation means smaller catch for Malacca fishermen

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:02

MALACCA: As a lean and fit-looking 40-year-old Edgar Rodrigues stands to greet visitors at the lobby of a four-star hotel, one might guess his build could be the result of lifting countless kilogrammes of guests’ luggage at his workplace.

Experts puzzled over Kuala Linggi International Port's construction [VIDEO]

By Arnaz M. Khairul and Kelly Koh - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:01

MALACCA: Just how the RM12.5 billion Kuala Linggi International Port (KLIP) has been given the go-ahead to begin construction in the first quarter of next year has left experts, who deemed the project an environmental hazard, puzzled.

Polar bear numbers to plunge a third as sea ice melts

By AFP - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:09

PARIS: Polar bear numbers could drop a third by mid-century, according to the first systematic assessment, released Wednesday, of how dwindling Arctic sea ice affects the world’s largest bear.

TMJ gives Faiz Subri early reward

By Bernama - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:36

KUALA LUMPUR: The patron of the Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM) Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has presented a RM15,000 reward to wonder goal scorer Mohd Faiz Subri.

Police say 'no' to discount touts, tell public to pay summonses at the counter

By TEOH PEI YING - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will take immediate action against “discount touts” who claim they can help traffic offenders reduce their compounds.

At least 18 dead in Indonesian earthquake

By AFP - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:28

BANDA ACEH :At least 18 people died and dozens were feared trapped in rubble after a strong earthquake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, officials said.

Overturned Damansara Perdana crane safely removed, investigation ongoing

By Awaina Arbee - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 20:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Officers from the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Dosh) safely removed an overturned crane from a construction site at Damansara Perdana at 5.30pm today.

PISA 2015: Malaysia shows significant improvement in Math, Science & reading

By AZURA ABAS and FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 20:09

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has shown significant improvement in the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for three domains, namely Science, Mathematics and reading literacies.

Special Branch drop IS bombshell, reveal 14 attack attempts in M'sia foiled

By Bernama - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 19:16

AMMAN: The Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) foiled 14 attempts by the Islamic State (IS) militant group to stage attacks in Malaysia, it was revealed here.

Mass grief as India political star Jayalalithaa dies

By AFP - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 17:22

CHENNAI: Tens of thousands of mourners filed past the coffin of the Indian politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram on Tuesday in an emotional farewell to the former movie star who enjoyed almost god-like status in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Najib: Bank Negara taking right steps to strengthen ringgit

By Halim Said - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 17:07

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s measures to broaden the onshore foreign exchange market will bring specific benefits that will generate optimism in the market and help strengthen the ringgit.

Iskandar Malaysia sets sights on becoming Asia's premier GBS hub

By Halim Said - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 17:01

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Global Business Services (GBS) will become one of the main economic sectors of Iskandar Malaysia.

Malaysia, Singapore to sign high-speed rail agreement next week: Najib

By FAUZIAH ISMAIL AND AHMAD FAIRUZ OTHMAN - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 16:08

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Malaysia-Singapore High Speed Rail agreement will be signed in Kuala Lumpur next week, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.

Over 100 abandoned private housing projects recorded as of November

By Bernama - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 16:01

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 134 abandoned private housing projects was recorded in the peninsula between 2013 and November, said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique.