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Zahid: Efforts to bring back Guantanamo detainees to continue

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, 25 August 2016.

NEW YORK: Diplomatic efforts to bring back two Malaysian Guantanamo detainees will continue while the United States considers their fate.

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Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble

By AP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:45

AMATRICE: Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday.

Afghan forces kill two gunmen to end American University attack

By Reuters - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:32

KABUL: Afghan security forces killed two gunmen who attacked the American University in Kabul, police said early on Thursday, ending an assault on the compound that killed at least one person and sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic.

US change of leadership won't affect Malaysia's bid in visa-waiver programme

By Syed Azahedi - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 08:44

NEW YORK: A change of leadership in the United States will not affect Malaysia’s efforts to be part of the country’s visa-waiver programme, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

MyWatch chairman to be charged tomorrow over using fake academic qualifications

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 00:18

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan is slated to be charged tomorrow morning (Thursday) with allegedly using fake academic qualifications.

No rest yet: Chong Wei to give 'one last shot' at World Championships

By Fabian Peter - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 20:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the disappointment of not being able to win the elusive Olympic gold medal, Lee Chong Wei has vowed to give it one last shot at the World Championships in Glasgow next year.

Pandelela in a daze over 'surreal' welcome by fans at KLIA

By Fadhli Ishak - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 19:29

SEPANG: Pandelela Rinong dubbed her return to Malaysia alongside dive partner Cheong Jun Hoong as a 'surreal' experience after receiving a heroes' welcome at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today.

RHB Bank sees 15 pct net profit drop in first half of 2016

By OOI TEE CHING - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 19:04

KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Bank Bhd's RM915.1 million net profit in the first half of 2016 fell 15 per cent from RM1.07 billion posted a year ago, dragged by a corporate bond impairment in Singapore, said RHB Banking Group managing director Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli.

Najib says Olympic medalists to get additional RM200,000 [VIDEO]

By Azura Abas - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 16:20

SEPANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced that Olympic silver and bronze medal winners will get an additional reward of RM200,000.

Najib says Olympic medalists to get additional RM200,000 [VIDEO]

By BEATRICE NITA JAY AND AMIN MOKHTAR - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 16:20

SEPANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced that Olympic silver and bronze medal winners will get an additional reward of RM200,000.

Scorpene secret data leak likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile: Report

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 15:14

SYDNEY: French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday.

Court postpones hearing ex-MCA president's bid to strike out Najib's defamation suit

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 14:46

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today postponed to Sept 29 the hearing of former-MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik's bid to strike out Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defamation suit.

Mechanic charged with gruesome murder of five-year-old

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:31

KUALA LUMPUR: A mechanic was today charged in the magistrate's court here with the murder of five-year-old Noor Amila Edrus Norsham.

MH17: Malaysia committed to seeking justice for the victims, says Zahid

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:28

NEW YORK: Malaysia will consider the option of prosecuting the party responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines MH17 after completion of the investigation conducted by the Joint Investigation Team comprising the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, Belgium and Ukraine.

Court to hear Indira Gandhi's appeal to challenge validity of children's conversion

By HIDIR REDUAN - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:20

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court set two days from Nov 14 to hear an appeal by kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi to challenge the validity of her three children's conversion by her Muslim ex-husband seven years ago.

MACC cordons off BMX track due to safety fear

By ADIB POVERA and ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:18

KUCHING: The BMX track in Bukit Siol here, which has been mired in controversy for its below-standard foundation, has been cordoned off while the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) completes the technical phase of its probe into the facility.

Asean's Olympic gold medalists to get free flights for life, says AirAsia boss

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:14

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia will reward all five Olympic gold medal winners from Asean nations with free flights for life, group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes announced today.

Quality, quantity of medical students under control

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:07

PUTRAJAYA: Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the quality and quantity of medical students and schools are under control and within the quota and requirements of the Malaysia Medical Council (MMC).

Higher education quality soaring upwards

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:56

PUTRAJAYA: The following are excerpts from the New Straits Times exclusive interview with Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

Malaysia aims to have varsities in the same league as Oxford, Cambridge within 20 years

By A JALIL HAMID and HAZLINA AZIZ - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:34

PUTRAJAYA: THE government will push ahead to raise the quality of higher education in Malaysia, with the aim of making one or two universities equal to Cambridge or Oxford University in 20 to 30 years.

Malaysian duo in Guantanamo unlikely to be freed

By ALIZA SHAH - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:03

KUALA LUMPUR: THE two Malaysians, who have been languishing in Guantanamo Bay for about a decade now, will likely remain in the United States’ Department of Defence’s (DoD) custody for a while.

Penang urged to review reclamation

By Audrey Dermawan - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:46

GEORGE TOWN: THE Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has urged the DAP-led Penang government to review all coastal reclamation projects on the island, given their adverse impact on the environment.

Strong 6.2 quake hits central Italy

By Reuters - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:05

MILAN: A strong 6.2 magnitude quake struck central Italy early on Wednesday near the city of Perugia, the US Geological Survey said.

Najib congratulates M'sian contingent for best ever achievement in Olympics

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 00:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today congratulated the Malaysian contingent for the country’s best ever achievement in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Brazil.

Bullet-riddled body poser: Main suspect arrested

By Hariz Mohd - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 20:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Police earlier today arrested the main suspect in murder case of a man, whose bullet-riddled body was found in Taman Cheras on Sunday.

Proton to identify foreign strategic partner by first half 2017 - Mustapa

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 19:41

SHAH ALAM: Proton Holdings Bhd is expected to identify its foreign strategic partner by the first half of next year.

Fair for police to investigate 1MDB based on PAC's recommendations, says Azalina

By LAILI ISMAIL - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 17:26

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said today said it is fair for the police to restrict their probe into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) within the recommendations given by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

We know the whereabouts of suspect in Bill Kayong's murder, says Australian High Commissioner

By ADIB POVERA - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 17:24

KUCHING: Australian authorities today said they have identified the whereabouts of a corporate figure wanted in connection with the murder of Miri PKR branch secretary and activist Bill Kayong or Mohd Hasbie Abdullah.

Teen girl abducted outside my house, says woman

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 16:30

KUALA LUMPUR: A sexagenarian contacted police today claiming she had just witnessed a teenage girl being abducted in front of her home in Keramat.