• Man shot 3 times after buying cigs in Kota Damansara

    PETALING JAYA: A man was seriously injured after he was shot three times by an unknown assailant at Persiaran Tropicana, Kota Damansara yesterday afternoon. According to police, the 35-year-old victim was purchasing a packet of cigarettes at a convenience store when he was approached by the gunman at about...
  • Malaysia’s Sabah on tsunami watch in wake of quakes in Indonesia, Philippines

    PETALING JAYA – In the wake of dozens of tremors in southern Philippines and the Indonesian islands over the past two weeks, the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has put Sabah on a tsunami watch. The department is on alert particularly for earthquake activities in Mindanao and Sulawesi, closely observing...
  • Malaysia to ban smoking at all restaurants, hawker stalls from Jan 1, deputy health minister says

    KEDAH – Malaysia will enforce a smoking ban on restaurants, coffee shops and hawker stalls nationwide from Jan 1, Sin Chew Daily cited Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye as saying on Thursday (Oct 11). The ban will cover all air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned restaurants, coffee shops, open-air hawker centres...
  • 2 dead, at least 61 ill after eating contaminated laksa in Malaysia

    ALOR SETAR – Up to 61 cases of food poisoning – with two deaths – have been reported from victims after consuming laksa (a spicy noodle soup) from an eatery in Baling, Kedah. Of the 61 cases, 24 were detected in Kedah, Perak (16) and Selangor (21), said Health...
  • 6 rescue divers drown in disused mining pool in Malaysia while trying to find teenager who fell in

    SERDANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Six Fire and Rescue Department personnel drowned while trying to rescue a teenager from a disused mining pool in Taman Putra Perdana. A department spokesman said all six – who were part of the rescue diving unit- were dragged away by strong currents...
  • Malaysia’s Federal Territories including KL to ban plastic straws from Jan 1, 2019

    PUTRAJAYA – Plastic straws will be banned in all the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan from Jan 1 next year. Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Adnan Mohd Ikhsan said businesses which are still found to be using plastic straws in 2019 risk having their business licences terminated....
  • 15 die, 33 warded after consuming alcohol

    SHAH ALAM: Up to 15 men have died and 33 more have been hospitalised since yesterday from suspected poisoning after having consumed alcoholic drinks in several areas in the Klang Valley, the police said. Selangor police chief Mazlan Mansor said the victims that died comprised Malaysians as well as...
  • MAS flight forced to return to London’s Heathrow Airport soon after takeoff due to technical issue

    PETALING JAYA – A Malaysian Airlines (MAS) flight was forced to return to London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday (Sep 13) night because of a technical issue. Flight MH1 which was bound for Kuala Lumpur had left London at 9.58pm (London time) but made a swift turnback after taking off....
  • Singapore’s ARA on lookout to acquire assets in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR (September 12): Singapore-listed ARA Asset Management Ltd would consider acquiring retail, commercial and logistics properties in Malaysia, its chief executive officer for Malaysia Thomas Kong said, adding that these properties would have the potential to generate attractive and stable returns within a three- to five-year time frame....
  • Power outage in Johor Baru leaves thousands stranded

    JOHOR BARU Thousands of people in Johor Baru have been left stranded after a major power outage occurred in the city area at around 1pm. The disruption in electricity supply meant traffic lights at many junctions were not functioning, leading to chaos along major roads such as Jalan Tun...
  • Johor wants a third link bridge with Singapore within 3-4 years

    ISKANDAR PUTERI – Johor plans to build a third link bridge in Sungai Rengit in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi district, to ease the traffic congestions at the Johor Causeway and the Second Link Crossing. Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said the bridge would link the southeast part of Johor with...
  • Malaysia’s national day parade to affect nearly 500 flights

    KUALA LUMPUR – Nearly 500 flights will be affected when Malaysia closes the airspace near its major international airport every morning for five days next week to prepare for independence day celebrations, the transport ministry said. Malaysia’s annual National Day parade, which features an aerobatic performance by the air...