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Bauxite-mining in Kuantan suspended for three months, new safeguard measures to be introduced

By Nuradzimmah Daim and Tasnim Lokman - Wednesday, 6 January 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: All bauxite-mining activities in Kuantan have been suspended for three months from Jan 15.


Vapes still 'haram', but no ban in Negri Sembilan, says MB

By TEOH PEI YING - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 14:51

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan government today announced that it would not be banning the sale of vape-related materials in the state.

Pas will not join BN, says party's Syura Council

By ADRIAN LAI - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 14:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas’s powerful Syura Council has given the go-ahead for the Islamic party to cooperate with any party for the sake strengthening Islam, but ruled out the possibility of joining Barisan Nasional.

PM visits Dengkil Tamil school to check on upgrading progress

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 13:48

DENGKIL: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today paid a visit to Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Dengkil today.

MAS lifts check-in baggage limitations for Europe

By KOI KYE LEE - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:08

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has lifted its temporary limitation on check-in baggage for its Kuala Lumpur to Europe sectors.

EXCLUSIVE: Another hill in Penang 'stripped naked'

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:01

BALIK PULAU: Another hill in the state has been partly stripped naked since late last year.

UPDATED: Msia Airlines imposes temporary limitation on check-in baggage for Paris, Amsterdam routes

By KOI KYE LEE - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 17:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has lifted the temporary limitation on check-in baggage to London, however a temporary limitation is still in place for its routes to Paris and Amsterdam starting from tonight.

Two-year-old girl in suspected abduction case now under protection

By Halim Said - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 16:32

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Welfare Department today obtained a court order to place a two-year-old girl, who is embroiled in an alleged abduction case, under the care of a children's protection home for a month.

Gambling kingpins, pimps & human traffickers among those arrested under POCA in 2015

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 15:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a total of 808 people under the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) last year, said Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Malaysians, Saudis gain from strong ties, says PM

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 15:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak praised the strong bilateral relations between the country and Saudi Arabia, and called for all Muslims to unite.

PKR, DAP and Amanah to sign coalition agreement; no mention of Pas

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 14:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan will sign a Coalition Agreement that will bind PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) during its inaugural leadership conference this Saturday.

Sarawak disaster management plans could be used as national template, says Zahid

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 13:31

KUCHING: The Federal government is considering adopting Sarawak’s natural disaster management plans as a national template, especially on how to tackle floods.

Why ban sale of vapes? Not all vapers are Muslim, says Negri MB

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 13:11

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan government is looking at possible procedures to allow electronic cigarettes, or vape products to be sold in the state.

Msia condemns mob attacks on Saudi missions in Iran

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 12:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has expressed its concern over the developments in the Middle East, revolving around mob attacks on Saudi Arabian diplomatic missions.

Announcement of new Selangor councillors soon, says Azmin

By KOI KYE LEE - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 11:54

KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no postponement on the announcement date for the 288 councillors' posts in the 12 local authorities in Selangor.

Rahim Thamby Chik's fate on 'Selangor royalty apostate' charge to be known in March

By KHAIRAH N.KARIM - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 11:38

SHAH ALAM: Former Malacca Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik will know by March 1 his fate on the sedition charge over his Facebook posting which alleged that Selangor Raja Muda Tengku Amir Shah is an apostate.

Miners: We've not been told to stop

By T.N. Alagesh - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 11:02

KUANTAN: Miners are prepared to stop their activities if the government imposes a ban on bauxite mining.

Real sack Benitez and appoint Zidane

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 08:23

MADRID: Real Madrid have sacked coach Rafa Benitez after less than half a season in charge and promoted their former France great Zinedine Zidane from the B team to replace him, president Florentino Perez said on Monday.

Zahid arrives in Kuching for whirlwind visit

By ADIB POVERA - Monday, January 4, 2016 - 20:49

KUCHING: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived in the state for a short working visit to the city today.

Malaysia wants Nobel Prize winner by 2057

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Monday, January 4, 2016 - 18:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has challenged authors and fiction writers alike to produce and publish award-winning materials to be recognised internationally.

Abu Kassim not stepping down, says MACC

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 17:31

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today denied claims that its chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed will soon be replaced due to health concerns.

Civil service's lack of action top grouse

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Monday, January 4, 2016 - 14:59

PUTRAJAYA: Delays in taking action and failure in enforcement are the most frequent complaints made by the public against the civil service.

Vape ban in Malacca

By Kelly Koh - Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:50

MALACCA: The state government will enforce the National Fatwa Council’s edict against vaping, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.

More than 90,000 Standard 1 pupils in Selangor

By DAWN CHAN - Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:25

KLANG: A total of 91,509 Standard 1 pupils are registered for the 2016 new school term in Selangor.

Strong 6.7 quake hits near India-Myanmar border

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 08:49

NEW DELHI: A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeast India near the country’s borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh early Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

Special payment of RM500 can ease burden of civil servants, pensioners: Najib

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 22:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak hopes the RM500 special payment to civil servants and pensioners would ease their burden, especially those who have school-going children.

Several accidents but traffic remains smooth on major highways

By KOI KYE LEE - Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 16:32

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow is reported to be smooth, albeit a little slow on major expressways in the nation as Malaysians are making their way back to the city.

'Is Tony Pua begging to be sacked from PAC?'

By KOI KYE LEE - Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 14:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Impartiality and integrity should be upheld by all Public Accounts Committee (PAC) members regardless of their political inclination.

Let bygones be bygones, Zambry tells Umno, Pas leaders

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 13:42

IPOH: Umno and Pas leaders should be able to get over old political feuds and let bygones be bygones in the interest of the Malays and for the sake of Muslim solidarity.

School students to be briefed on dangers of IS terror group

By Chong Chee Seong - Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 13:02

MUAR: The Education Ministry and Police will conduct briefings to school students on the dangers of Islamic State (IS) terror group starting this year.

Kuantan facing severe danger

By Farrah Naz Karim And Aliza Shah - Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 11:03

KUALA LUMPUR: A team of scientists has warned that the damage to the environment from the indiscriminate and poorly regulated mining of bauxite may be so severe that the ecosystem may never recover.