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September 10, 2017 5:51 AM UTeM lecturer couple held by MACC freed

The two were arrested on Sept 5 when they went to the MACC office to assist investigations under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 for using their office or position for gratification. MELAKA: A married couple, both lecturers at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), were freed today after being in remand for five days to facilitate investigations 15

September 10, 2017 4:19 AM Teenager lives in fear over alleged sexual trysts

PETALING JAYA: After having sex almost nine times allegedly with at least five different men, a 17-year-old student now lives in fear. The girl, who is a Form Five student of a school in Bachok, Kelantan, lodged a report at the district police station on Sept 7. However, it was referred to the Kota Baru police station for investigation as the alleged 30

September 9, 2017 1:15 PM Malaysia willing to accept Rohingya refugees

JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysia is willing to accept more Rohingya refugees into the country following the increasingly tense situation in Myanmar, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed. However, he expressed fear of Rohingya militants taking advantage of Malaysia's goodwill to enter the country. "We also have to be cautious. Although we are willing 122

September 9, 2017 12:25 PM Umno supreme council member was asking harmless questions, says Tun Faisal

KUALA LUMPUR: Claims that Umno supreme council member Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi's statements on former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) assistant governor Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop's testimony could affect the witnesses of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) were seen as "strange and funny". Special Affairs Department strategic communications director 37

September 9, 2017 12:04 PM Civil servants to get cash reward for reporting corruption

Sabah MACC director Sazali Salbi says this is to encourage them to report such activities and help curb incidence of corruption in the state. TAWAU: Civil servants who report cases of corruption to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will receive a reward in the form of a cash incentive amounting to the same value of the bribe involved, says Sabah 31

September 9, 2017 5:05 AM China bitcoin exchanges awaiting clarification on closure report

BEIJING: China's Bitcoin exchanges said on Saturday they are still awaiting clarification from the authorities on a media report that they will be shut down. Bitcoin fell sharply on Friday after Chinese financial publication Caixin reported that China was planning to shut down local crypto-currency exchanges, although analysts said this was just a temporary 17

September 9, 2017 2:19 AM Chinese fisherman captures endangered whale shark; tries to sell it to horrified restaurant staff

HONG KONG: A fisherman in eastern China has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell an endangered whale shark to a hotel restaurant. Residents in Ningde, Fujian province, tipped off police about the shark on Monday when it was spotted on the back of a truck in the township of Sansha, state-run Chinanews.com reported on Thursday. The fisherman tried 36

September 9, 2017 1:20 AM Saudi Arabia suspends any dialogue with Qatar, says SPA

Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani speaks to reporters in Doha, Qatar June 8, 2017. — Reuters pic DUBAI, Sept 9 — Saudi Arabia today suspended any dialogue with Qatar, accusing it of “distorting facts”, just after a report of a phone call between the leaders of both countries suggested a breakthrough in the Gulf dispute 25

September 8, 2017 4:04 AM Economists: Appoint university heads based on merit

They say the current practice of appointing presidencies based on political or ethnic criteria is affecting the quality of graduates and exacerbating the brain drain problem. PETALING JAYA: Economists are calling for leadership positions in local universities to be appointed based on merit, not political or racial criteria. In a report by The Edge, they said this could 133

September 8, 2017 1:46 AM Report: Perak looking to build RM1.5b international airport

According to the source, the existing Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh was not designed for wide-body aircrafts and its runway cannot be extended further due to limited land. At the same time, it is also surrounded by residential areas. — Picture by The Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — The Perak government might be building a new RM1.5 billion international 131