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"I was supposed to be on board that helicopter"

By AVILA GERALDINE - Friday, 6 May 2016.

KUCHING: Abidin Supardi, the private secretary to Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Noriah Kasnon, was supposed to have been on board the helicopter which went missing en route from Betong to Kuching, yesterday.

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Why Adenan banning outside politicians might be good for Sarawak

By ARMAN AHMAD - Friday, May 6, 2016 - 01:56

Sunset on the Kuching waterfront exudes an unusual serenity.

Search for missing helicopter: SAR team to focus on three divisions in southern Sarawak

By ADIB POVERA - Friday, May 6, 2016 - 01:14

KUCHING: A multi-agency search and rescue team comprising more than 100 men will focus their search for the helicopter which went missing here to three areas, namely Sri Aman, Simunjan and Betong.

30-strong Sarawak STORM team mobilised to find missing helicopter

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 23:39

KUCHING: A special team made up of rescue personnel from various agencies led by the Royal Malaysia Police has been activated to find the helicopter that has gone missing in Sarawak, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Air Force and Army directed to search for missing helicopter: Hishammuddin

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 22:29

KUCHING: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has directed the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and the Army to mount a search and rescue operation to locate the missing helicopter.

PM Najib expresses concern over fate of missing helicopter passengers

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 22:04

KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has expressed concern over the fate of passengers onboard the missing helicopter in Sarawak.

Missing heli: Last known location over swampy, coastal area- Zahid

By AVILA GERALDINE - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 21:07

KUCHING: A special task force has been set up to act upon and investigate the disappearance of a helicopter over Sarawak airspace today.

Shorter lunch breaks for govt servants during Ramadan?

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 20:03

BATU PAHAT: The government is prepared to consider a proposal to shorten the noon meal break times for civil servants by 30 minutes during the Ramadan fasting month in June.

Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia to coordinate against militant pirates

By Reuters - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 18:15

YOGYAKARTA: Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines agreed on Thursday to conduct coordinated maritime patrols after a spate of ship hijackings by Islamist militants in the southern Philippines.

BN machinery to go all out tomorrow, says DPM

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:48

SIBU: The Barisan Nasional machinery has been instructed to double its efforts in gaining the support of voters on the last day of campaigning tomorrow.

Can Malaysians have dual citizenship?

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:25

KUALA LUMPUR: One may have heard of Malaysians having dual citizenship.

High Court removes 1MDB reference in Najib-Pua defamation suit papers

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:19

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court removed 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) reference in court papers supporting Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee's defence against Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defamation suit.

Govt allocates RM20million for GOF quarters in Sibu

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 16:00

SIBU: The government has allocated RM20 million for the construction of 60 units of living quarters for General Operations Force personnel stationed here.

BN has championed struggles of rural folks in S'wak for longest time: Najib

By ADIB POVERA - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 15:20

LUBOK ANTU: Barisan Nasional has been championing the struggles of the rural folks especially those living in Sarawak for the longest time, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.

More development in store for Selangau, says Zahid

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 14:48

SIBU: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has promised more development in Selangau, here, if Barisan Nasional wins this Saturday's polls.

Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town [VIDEO]

By AP - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 13:51

FORT MCMURRAY: Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.

Kelantan school hit by second wave of hysteria

By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 13:05

KOTA BARU: SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2 here was hit by second-wave of hysteria yesterday, this time involving more than 40 student.

Harmony of Sarawakians will remain protected under BN

By KOI KYE LEE - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:35

KUALA LUMPUR: The harmony enjoyed by Sarawakians will always be protected under the Barisan Nasional government.

Outstation Sarawakians return home to vote on Saturday

By Bernama - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:42

KUCHING: Outstation Sarawakians have begun returning home in conjunction with the 11th state election on Saturday.

Panama confirms four microcephaly cases tied to Zika

By Reuters - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:27

PANAMA CITY: Four babies born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus have been confirmed in Panama, the health ministry said on Wednesday, out of 264 total cases of the mosquito-borne infection in the country.

Cops step up op against 'tontos'

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: All they have to do is wait outside Road Transport Department (RTD) offices and, when the need arises, tail enforcement officers on operations and tip off lorry operators.

Timely policy responses enabled Malaysia to weather shocks: IMF executive board

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 00:16

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Monetary Fund, in giving the thumbs up for the outlook of the Malaysian economy, said pushing ahead with structural reforms will be important to raise the growth potential.

Political stability and peace essential for development of all states, including S'wak: PM Najib

By ADIB POVERA - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 17:25

KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said preserving political stability and peace are crucial for a country to develop and bring prosperity to the people.

(Full text) MoF Inc on changes to 1MDB governance

By NST - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:30

KUALA LUMPUR: Following is the full statement from Ministry of Finance on changes to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

MoF Inc on 1MDB: Board of directors' resignation accepted, Arul still president

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:25

PUTRAJAYA: The Minister of Finance Incorporated (MoF Inc) today announced its agreement to fully implement recommendations made on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) in the Public Accounts Committee report.

58 illegal immigrants nabbed in Nilai

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 14:27

SEREMBAN: An integrated anti-crime operation at a construction site in Nilai near here resulted in the arrest of 58 illegal immigrants yesterday, police said today.

Four Malaysians kidnapped from Semporna safe and "well-looked after": IGP

By Kristy Inus - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 13:21

KINARUT: The four Malaysians kidnapped on April 1 in the waters of Pulau Ligitan, Semporna are safe and "well-looked after."

Indian community in Sarawak pledges support for Adenan, BN

By Bernama - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:51

KUCHING: Sarawak’s Indian community is solidly behind Tan Sri Adenan Satem and Barisan Nasional for the state’s 11th election, said a community leader.

Homemade bombs break ceiling but fail to blast open ATM

By T.N. Alagesh - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:41

BENTONG: Burglars fled empty-handed when an attempt to use homemade bombs to break into ATM and cash deposit machines at a bank in Karak, failed today.

Over 80,000 residents of Canada's Fort McMurray evacuated due to wildfire

By AP - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:21

FORT MCMURRAY: The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.

AG: Case not closed yet on probe into Phang's 'false SD' claim

By AZUARA ABAS and BALVIN KAUR - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General has clarified that it has yet to make any decision on the case involving businesswoman Phang Li Koon, who was accused of falsifying a statutory declaration (SD).