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Forensic official: EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast

By AP - Tuesday, 24 May 2016.

CAIRO: A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft.


Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 16:45

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily, including 3,000 tonnes that is still fit for consumption and should not be discarded.

11 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide, many feared missing

By AFP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:54

YANGON: At least 11 people died in a landslide in a remote jade mining region of northern Myanmar with many more feared missing, authorities said Tuesday, the latest deadly incident to hit the shadowy industry.

Border Control Agency staff to be rotated every three, six months


BUKIT KAYU HITAM: Officers and personnel under the Malaysian Border Control Agency (Aksem) will be rotated every six and three months, respectively, as a move to combat incidences of smuggling and human trafficking at the country's borders.

SPM: Education Ministry to determine if Msia ready for compulsory pass in English

By Bernama - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:12

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is setting up indicators to determine whether the country is prepared to implement the condition of a compulsory pass in English Language in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

Taskforce formed to probe sabotage in myIMMs implementation

By AZURA ABAS and HASHINI KAVISTHRI KANNAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:36

PUTRAJAYA: A taskforce has been formed to probe into a possible element of sabotage in the enforcement of the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs).

DAP MP gets 'zero-carbon' lesson from Wan Junaidi

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Climate change heated up the Dewan Rakyat today when Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar scolded an Opposition lawmaker for being ‘stupid’.

PAC report on 1MDB had cleared Najib of wrongdoing, parliament told

By KOI KYE LEE - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:25

KUALA LUMPUR: The report by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had cleared Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak from any wrongdoing.

Rivers may get bigger buffer zones

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: All rivers in the country, including those at serious risk of being severely polluted, will have a minimum buffer zone of 20m on both sides of the riverbank.

Keep land along rivers in natural state, says expert

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: River buffer zones must host native flora and function as habitats for fauna.

Foreign workers leaving Malaysia

By ALIZA SHAH AND FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The sectors that are heavily dependent on foreign labour can expect to be hit by another round of operational problems as more of these workers are quitting, packing up and leaving the country.

Italy helps rescue 2,600 migrants from sea in 24 hours

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 09:43

ROME: Italian vessels have helped rescue more than 2,600 migrants from boats trying to reach Europe from North Africa in the last 24 hours, the coastguard said on Monday, indicating that numbers are rising as the weather warms up.

Two UTM youths successfully reach the peak of Mt Everest

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 22:09

JOHOR BAHARU: Two youths from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, successfully scaled the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, at 11.45am local time, today.

Sabotage in the implementation of MYIMMS: Zahid

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:17

IPOH: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said they believed that the enforcement of the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs) by the Immigration Department has been sabotaged.

I didn't break AirAsia buntings, says Tourism Msia boss

By NST ONLINE - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 18:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong has hit back at allegations that his conduct at the recent BITE (Beijing International Tourism Exhibition) was "over the top."

31 taxi touts busted at KLIA, klia2

By Azura Abas - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:27

SEPANG: The Selangor Road Transport Department (RTD) has arrested 31 illegal taxi touts at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 from January to May 21 this year.

PM announces RM2.5m allocation for pondok institution

By SIM BAK HENG - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 15:50

KUALA TERENGGANU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced a RM2.5 million allocation for the development of the 'pondok' schools institution in the country.

Obama announces full lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

By AFP - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 14:46

HANOI: The United States has fully lifted its ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, President Barack Obama announced on Monday during a visit to Hanoi, unpicking a decades-old embargo on the one-time enemy.

Liow demands explanation from Tourism Msia chief over 'tantrum' in Beijing

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 14:21

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has demanded an explanation from Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong for allegedly ordering the removal of an AirAsia bunting at the recent 4th China (Beijing) International Tourism Expo 2016.

Foreign workers are seeking fortunes elsewhere, says Home Ministry

By FERNANDO FONG - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:20

KUALA LUMPUR: The falling value of the ringgit has driven foreign workers to seek greener pastures elsewhere instead of Malaysia, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

15 kidnap attempts foiled by Esscom since since 2014 - Shahidan

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:10

KUALA LUMPUR: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) crippled 15 kidnap attempts at the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) since 2014, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

Police identify whereabouts of Msian IS leader

By M. Hamzah Jamaludin and Rahmat Khairulrijal - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:48

IPOH: Police have identified the whereabouts of Islamic State (IS) leader Zainuri Kamaruddin, who has vowed to bring the terror group's campaign to Malaysia.

Give MPs allocation to upgrade futsal courts

By FERNANDO FONG - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Members of Parliament should be given allocations help upgrade futsal courts all over the country.

AirAsia-Wee feud heats up over claims of temper tantrum at Beijing expo

By NST ONLINE - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 11:29

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia’s Group CEO Tony Fernandes today alleged that Tourism Malaysia chairman, Wee Choo Keong has been “tormenting” the national budget airlines for “many years.”

Too few STEM students

By AINA NASA and ZAFIRA ANWAR - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will face a serious shortage of human capital in science fields as the target for students enrolling in the stream is not being met annually at the school and tertiary levels.

Local IS man an expert bomb-maker

By ALIZA SHAH - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The threat posed by the man who has vowed to bring the Islamic State’s terror campaign to Malaysia has taken a new and dangerous dimension.

Egypt sends submarine to hunt for crashed jet's black boxes

By AP - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 11:00

CAIRO: Egypt sent a submarine Sunday to join the hunt for the flight recorders from the EgyptAir jetliner that crashed in the Mediterranean and killed all 66 people aboard, while hundreds of Coptic Christian mourners filled a church in Cairo to pray for their relatives among the dead.

'Allow 15-year-olds to get licence'

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM AND ZAFIRA ANWAR - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The minimum age to obtain a motorcycle licence should be lowered from the existing 16 years to 15 years old to allow more youngsters with valid licences on the road.

250 Kudat squatter homes up in flames

By Roy Goh - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:29

KOTA KINABALU: An estimated 250 squatter houses were razed in a fire that broke out in Landung Ayang in Kudat.

Seven dead after volcano erupts in western Indonesia

By AP - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:51

GAMBER: The death toll in the eruption of a volcano in western Indonesia rose to seven on Sunday, with two other people in critical condition, as an official warned of more eruptions.

Ringgit remains higher against US dollar in early trade

By Bernama - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:35

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continued last week’s uptrend to open higher against the US dollar in early trade Monday, supported by demand for the local unit and an improved Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April, dealers said.