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Drastic decline in piracy, sea robberies in Malaysian waters

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Tuesday, 30 August 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Piracy and sea robbery cases in Malaysian waters saw a drastic decline, compared to the previous year.

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Axiata defends appointment of foreigner as Celcom's CEO

By Business Times - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd has defended Celcom Axiata Bhd’s new chief executive officer Michael Kuehner amid criticism over the appointment of a foreigner to head the subsidiary.

Single mother pleads guilty to possessing terror-related materials

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:12

KUALA LUMPUR: A single mother today pleaded guilty at the High Court to possessing materials linked to a terrorist group.

Indonesia declares emergency due to forest fires

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 16:44

JAKARTA: Indonesian Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya has announced the country has been placed under emergency state due to forecasts on blazes and impacts of smoke from forest and land fires.

Hitch-hiking for cancer cause

By T.N.Alagesh - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 15:15

KUANTAN: Cancer-stricken Zaki Mohd Yamani is a man on a mission.

Man charged with causing ruckus at Nasi Kandar restaurant

By BALVIN KAUR - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:22

GEORGE TOWN: The man, who caused a ruckus at Deen Nasi Kandar restaurant in Jelutong recently, was charged with criminal intimidation and causing damage by committing mischief.

Malaysia, Thailand to ink MoUs during PM Najib's visit

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 13:15

BANGKOK: Malaysia and Thailand are to sign several memorandums of understanding during the visit of Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to the kingdom on Sept 8 and 9.

Haze: Slight improvement, only two areas with unhealthy API reading

By AMIN MOKHTAR - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:53

KUALA LUMPUR: The haze situation in Malaysia today is showing a slight improvement, with two areas recording unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) readings, according to information released by the Department of Environment (DOE).

'Tan Sri' bank chairman remanded over probe into RM15m book project

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:38

PUTRAJAYA: A chairman of a bank with a 'Tan Sri' title was remanded by the magistrate's court to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) investigation into alleged graft and abuse of power involving a RM15 million book publishing project.

Bangsa Johor concept now more relevant than ever, says Johor ruler

By A. JALIL HAMID - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:01

FAST on the heels of opposing comments by the Sultan of Johor and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week, the former graced us with an interview at his home in Istana Pasir Pelangi late on Saturday afternoon.

Study: Adult mosquitoes can pass Zika to their offspring

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:00

CHICAGO: Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs.

Hundreds of motorists caught in hellish traffic as flash floods hit Subang airport road

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 09:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of motorists were caught in hellish traffic at the NKVE-bound stretch of Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang this morning.

MACC finalising IPs on three senior govt officers

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 00:08

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is finalising investigation papers (IPs) on three high-ranking civil servants who were detained on Aug 15 in connection with corruption, abuse of power and money laundering.

Selangor govt now says 10 pct property discount is for all

By DAWN CHAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 23:19

SHAH ALAM: Purchasers of serviced apartments, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and Small Office/Virtual Office (SOVO) under the affordable category in the state will get to enjoy a 10 per cent discount starting next month, said the Selangor state government.

USJ, Shah Alam, Klang folk to experience water shortage till Wednesday

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:15

KUALA LUMPUR: Water disruptions are expected to hit parts of Shah Alam and Klang until Wednesday, due to a burst pipe at the river behind the Carlsberg factory in Section 15, Shah Alam.

Education Ministry to review designs, safety features of Putrajaya schools

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 17:54

PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry will review the designs of school buildings to increase their safety features, said its minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

Slight relief as downpour increases water level at Congok Dam

By Halim Said - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 17:06

MERSING: The water level at the Congok Dam today showed a slight increase after a downpour last night, the first in the last two months.

Appeals Court rules home minister's order to ban Bersih 4 Yellow T-shirts unreasonable

By Bernama - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 16:27

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has ruled that the home minister's order to ban the use of Bersih 4 yellow T-shirts and pamphlets related to the Bersih rally was unreasonable.

Thailand gives go-ahead to extradite 10 Thais over Malaysia's human-trafficking probe

By Azura Abas - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 15:33

PUTRAJAYA: Thailand has approved Malaysia's application to extradite 10 Thai nationals believed to have mastermind human-trafficking activities across the Malaysia-Thai border.

Los Angeles police say reports of gunfire at airport were false alarm

By Reuters - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 14:56

Terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) were evacuated briefly late on Sunday after reports of gunfire that police later determined were incorrect, in the second recent false alarm at a major U.S. airport.

No more 10 pct Bumi discount on certain property types, says Selangor government

By NST ONLINE - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 14:34

KUALA LUMPUR: The 10 per cent Bumiputera discount on properties will no longer be available for certain types of properties in Selangor.

Is the haze back?

By ZAFIRA ANWAR and NAIM ZULKIFLI - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 14:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Is the haze back?

Student falls to his death from 3rd floor of Putrajaya school

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 13:20

PUTRAJAYA: All Azim Hakimi Abu Shuja wanted to do was to help out a classmate.

Are you a Malaysian looking to quit smoking? Here's how

By Audrey Dermawan - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:59

GEORGE TOWN: The Tobacco Quitline, a telephone facility offering comprehensive smoking cessation service, was launched today.

Fallen crane tragedy: Victim finally laid to rest

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:42

GEORGE TOWN: A sombre air enveloped the funeral of Chin Khoon Sing today, who was tragically killed when her car was crushed by a fallen crane hook in Kuala Lumpur last Thursday.

'Food poisoning cases in Perak at alarming level'

By RAJA KHALIDATUL ASRIN AND LAILI ISMAIL - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:50

IPOH: Despite various measures taken by the authorities, food poisoning cases in Perak have reached an alarming level this year, with 45 cases reported to date.

Environment drives childhood obesity

By BEATRICE NITA JAY and NAIM ZULKIFLI - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The increase in obesogenic environments (an environment that promotes gaining weight and one that is not conducive to weight loss) is one of the main factors contributing to children and teenagers’ obesity issues, say nutritionists.

UDA settles Tanjung Tokong land issue

By Audrey Dermawan - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:01

GEORGE TOWN: Leading property developer UDA Holdings Bhd has resolved all issues with Tanjung Tokong villagers and has begun the groundwork for its mixed-development project here.

Passports can be renewed online beginning Sept 1

By Bernama - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 00:14

JOHOR BAHARU: The Immigration Department has chosen four states and two Urban Transformation Centres (UTC) as part of a pilot programme to issue passports renewed via the ‘MyOnline Passport’ system, beginning Sept 1.

Khairy remains mum on content of pendrive given by TMJ

By Fadhli Ishak - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 19:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has remained mum on the information allegedly contained in a pendrive handed to him by Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

Perak among top four states which have babies without immunisation

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 18:56

IPOH: Perak is among the four states in the country which have the highest number of babies without vaccination.