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Johor hospital blaze: Fire began from ICU treatment room

By HALIM SAID and AHMAD FAIRUZ OTHMAN - Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

JOHOR BARU: The fire at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital today, which left six patients dead, may have started from a treatment room at its second floor Intensive Care Unit.


(Update) Fire erupts at JB's Sultanah Aminah hospital, five patients killed [VIDEO]

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:08

JOHOR BARU: A fire which broke out on the second floor of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hospital Sultanah Aminah here has killed at least five patients and triggered the evacuation of hundreds of others at about 9am today.

Home Ministry keeping eye on NGOs with triad links

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 14:39

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry is closely monitoring non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure that none is involved in triad-related activities.

Brothers admit to bashing up two SAJ workers, fined RM5,000 each

By Halim Said - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 13:36

KULAI: The two brothers who allegedly attacked Syarikat Air Johor (SAJ) workers last week pleaded guilty to four counts of charges at the Kulai Magistrate Court and fined RM5,000 each.

Psychiatrists to assess residents of controversial Batu Gajah welfare home

By NURADZIMMAH DAIM AND RAJA KHALIDATUL ASRIN - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 13:11

BATU GAJAH: Psychiatrists and specialists will be despatched to the Welfare Home for Children with Disabilities here to assess the condition of its residents, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.

Health Ministry to get full report on Johor hospital fire, says Subra

By ADRIAN LAI - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is awaiting a full report on the fire which broke out on the second floor of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hospital Sultanah Aminah in Johor Baru today.

Sultanah Aminah Hospital fire: Four women, two men, among the dead

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman and Chuah Bee Kim - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:40

JOHOR BARU: Police confirmed the discovery of the body of a 6th patient killed in the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) Intensive Care Unit fire.

Malaysia at moderate national debt level, says PM Najib

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government's debt as of June 2016 is at RM655.7 billion or 53.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

Pakistan police academy attack ends with 59 killed

By AFP - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 08:51

QUETTA: At least 44 people were killed and more than a hundred wounded in an overnight raid by militants on a police academy in southwest Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, after declaring a military counter-operation was finished.

Environment Dept monitoring pollution sources behind Selangor water disruption

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 02:28

PUTRAJAYA: The pollution that led to the water disruption in Selangor is being monitored closely by the Department of Environment.

Is Formula One on its way out from Malaysia?

By ARMAN AHMAD - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 23:31

KUALA LUMPUR: Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chief executive officer Datuk Ahmad Razlan Ahmad Razali has suggested that it could be beneficial for Malaysia to "take a break" from hosting the Formula One races.

Caging the mentally-challenged isn't normal, says Women's Minister

By Veena Babulal - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 22:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Caging the mentally-challenged is not “normal practice” for welfare homes.

Khairy: Malaysia should 'take a break' from hosting F1 race

By NST ONLINE - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 20:53

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today expressed his support for a temporary halt to Malaysia hosting the Formula 1 races.

Health Ministry clarifies: Multiple vaccinations a day do NOT cause autism

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 19:32

PUTRAJAYA: Giving children more than one vaccination jab a day does not lead to adverse effects such as autism.

Sabah graft probe: RM8.4 million cash seized so far by MACC in second phase

By AVILA GERALDINE - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 18:55

KOTA KINABALU: Another engineer was picked up by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate its ongoing investigation into a multi-million ringgit probe concerning the Sabah Water Department.

Batu Gajah welfare home, accused of 'caging up' residents, denies wrongdoing

By Raja Khalidatul Asrin - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 17:58

BATU GAJAH: A home for the disabled in Batu Gajah has been accused by netizens of caging up its residents ‘like animals’.

Malaysians losing their taste for shark fin soup, says WWF

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 17:08

KOTA KINABALU: Though Malaysia is one of the world’s top consumers of shark fin soup, the popularity of the dish fell by almost fifty per cent over the last six months, and the downward trend is expected to continue in the coming year, said World Wildlife Fund Malaysia (WWF) marine head Dr Robecca J

Furious Pandikar says he knew of planned Opposition walkout a day before Budget tabling

By AINA NASA - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 15:58

KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia today claimed that he knew of the Opposition’s planned walkout a day before the tabling of the 2017 Budget.

EPU, UKAS cut ties with companies which had sponsored Bersih rallies

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 15:38

KUALA LUMPUR: The Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and the Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) have identified several companies which had sponsored the Bersih movement.

Unofficial US-N. Korea talks held in Malaysia

By AFP - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 15:20

SEOUL: A group of former US diplomats held closed door talks at the weekend with senior Pyongyang officials, even as international efforts gather pace to further isolate North Korea, diplomatically and economically.

Azmin: Luas already lodged a police report on Sungai Semenyih contamination

By FERNANDO FONG and SERI NOR NADIAH - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 14:44

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today confirmed that a police report has been lodged over the issue surrounding the contamination of Sungai Semenyih.

Details of companies caught hiring illegals will soon be announced

By Azura Abas - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 14:21

PUTRAJAYA: Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali plans to announce details of employers which have been caught hiring and harbouring illegal workers at the end of this month.

Kelantan defends 'dept heads on GLC boards' move


KOTA BARU: THE appointment of department directors to the board of state government-linked companies (GLCs) is nothing new and is a non-issue.

Sabah to lose tourism dollars if it allows shark population to decline

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 13:03

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will lose out to neighbouring countries in generating income in the tourism industry if it fails to conserve its shark population.

'Jungle' kids to join relatives in UK under EU's law on refugee claims

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:03

CALAIS: Wahid manoeuvred the toy lorry on the mat in the Kitchen in Calais, where we had just had dinner. He moved it in a zigzag manner and sometimes revved it up.

Go look for your brother, mum told Zahbah

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:03

MUAR: After 13 years of waiting, relatives of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamed Nazir Lep, 40, have finally received the much-awaited news that restored their hopes of being reunited.

Prisoner's family pins hope on govt's promise

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the news that only Mohamed Nazir Lep would be transferred back to Malaysia from the high-security United States prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the family of Mohd Farik Amin, the other detainee incarcerated there, is clinging on to the government’s promise to bring home thei

Waiting for 'prodigal sons' to return [VIDEO]

By ALIZA SHAH - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Two families, hundreds of kilometres apart, are harbouring the same hope.

All political funding disbursed by Najib to Umno divisions, says Annuar Musa

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 00:59

MALACCA: All political funding channelled to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak have been disbursed to Umno divisions accordingly, said Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

Tajuddin: Dr M "had a hand" in Opposition MPs walkout

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 23:11

IPOH: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad “had a hand” in the walkout staged by the Opposition MPs during the tabling of Budget 2017 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

435 investigation papers on sedition opened since 2010: Police

By Bernama - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 20:47

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 435 investigation papers have been opened under the Sedition Act 1948, between 2010 and Oct 14 this year.