KUALA NERUS - Umno Supreme Council Member, Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi considered Bersatu President, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s willingness to hold a debate with anyone from the government including himself as the best opportunity.
PUTRAJAYA - The Court of Appeal here today upheld the acquittal of former Public Works Department director (building facility management unit) Datuk Abdul Rahim Ahmad on a charge of abusing his position to procure a contract for maintenance, worth RM230,899, for a company belonging to his younger brother.
YANGON - Flooding across large parts of Myanmar has displaced more than 100,000 people, causing two deaths, while dramatic riverbank erosion has washed away a Buddhist pagoda, officials, residents and state media said on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today explained that 1.5 million Bangladeshi nationals had registered with their government to work abroad and that not all of them were headed to Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR - Transparency, good governance and integrity were not at all comprised in the implementation of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Mass Rapid Transit project, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
KABUL - A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 40, and the death toll could rise, an Interior Ministry spokesman in the Afghan capital said.
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings sinking over a suspected cronyism scandal, said on Monday he had never instructed that preferential treatment be given to a long-time friend and that his friend had never lobbied for favours.
ALOR SETAR - The police have detained four men, suspected to be members of the 'Geng 04' secret society, in connection with a molotov cocktail attack on the Kuala Muda police headquarters early yesterday morning.
BUKIT MERTAJAM - BN will draw up a manifesto specifically for Penang, to give people in the state the opportunity to choose between the two opposing coalitions, BN and Pakatan Harapan, in the coming 14th general election.
PUTRAJAYA - The chairman of the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad hopes new information obtained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission would help solve the case of the purchase of a four-star hotel in Kensington, London, by the Felda Investment Corporation (FIC).
PAPAR - Umno members must return to the three principles of 'Bersatu, Bersetia, Berkhidmat' (Unity, Loyalty and To Serve) struggle to ensure continuity of the party unity to win big in the coming 14th General Election.
KUALA LUMPUR - National Paralympic athlete, Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi won the silver medal in the men's 100m T36 (cerebral palsy) at the 2017 World Para Atletics Championships in London, England on Saturday (Sunday in Malaysia).
MANILA - The Philippines has withdrawn its plan to host the Southeast Asian Games in 2019 due to terrorism threat that continues to hang over the Mindanao region in the southern Philippines, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
KUBANG PASU - Voters, especially the Malays, are reminded not to simply give their parliamentary and state seats to the opposition at the 14th general election (GE14) as it is important to prevent DAP from having the chance to rule the country.
PUTRAJAYA - Two senior management staff of two companies are remanded for six days from today to facilitate investigations into the purchase of a four-star hotel in Kensington, London by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC).
PUTRAJAYA - Enforcement officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Royal Malaysian Customs Department can use firearms while carrying out their duties following the launch of the Use Of Firearms Guidelines (While On Duty) 2017, here today.
JOHOR BAHRU - Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abd Jalil on Friday described the appointment of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the chairman of Pakatan Harapan as a 'drama' staged by the opposition party.
MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was no longer interested in peace talks with Maoist-led guerillas and planned to hunt down the insurgents once the military has retaken a southern city from rebels.
KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today congratulated national diver Cheong Jun Hoong who created history by becoming the first Malaysian athlete to win the gold medal at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday (Thursday in Malaysia).
SITTWE - Five years have passed since Hla Hla Sein was forced into a displacement camp in western Myanmar for Rohingya Muslims, where disease and deprivation are rife and armed guards patrol a barbed-wire perimeter.
KUALA LUMPUR - National elite diver Cheong Jun Hoong created history after becoming the first ever Malaysian athlete to secure the at the International Swimming Federation (Fina) World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday (Thursday in Malaysia).
PUTRAJAYA - The government has decided that the National Security Policy approved on Jan 11 in accordance with the National Security Council Act 2016 be reviewed at least once in three years, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
JAKARTA - An Australian man has threatened to commit suicide by jumping from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport’s third floor in Bali on Tuesday, after causing a flight cancellation the day before.
MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year, to grant him time to crush a rebel movement inspired by Daesh.
YANGON - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s security adviser told diplomats that a United Nations mission looking into allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only “aggravate” troubles in the western state of Rakhine.
KUALA LUMPUR - Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government's effectiveness in addressing current issues has left the Umno divisional delegates meetings with no hot issue to discuss.
AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands unveiled a national monument on Monday in memory of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner (MH17) in 2014 above territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
PUTRAJAYA - Good news awaits the Felda community with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak expected to announce, among others, measures to be taken by the government to help reduce the financial burden of settlers at the 2017 Felda Settlers' Day celebration this Sunday.
CAIRO - Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting.
WASHINGTON - Grandparents of U.S. citizens from six Muslim-majority countries are now eligible to receive U.S. visas, according to a State Department memo seen by Reuters that reflects the latest court ruling on US President Donald Trump's travel ban.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it was lifting a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard U.S.-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions.
GUANGXI - A video about a man in his fifties who has been dressing as a woman for 20 years to help his mentally ill mum cope with the death of his sister is being widely shared on Chinese social media.
PASIR SALAK - Several areas in Sarawak are expected to be quarantined following an outbreak of rabies, especially in Serian, said Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.