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No labour from neighbour?: Over 150,000 Indonesians come to Malaysia to work each year. But the sharp rise in visa processing fees may cause the steady supply to cease. — AZMAN GHANI / The Star
More than just furniture: Noor Rashid holding up the seized packets of heroin. Inset: A cupboard used to hide the heroin.

Turning point for Asean Community

Anger over steep visa fees

Seized – heroin in furniture

Travel itinerary leak no worry for Tok Pa


Grandpas love to work in disaster areas

Spacious shelter: Tuzewski (in white shirt) and Knos (third from left) demonstrating how to set up a survival tent at Menara Star in Petaling Jaya. With them are (from left) Rotary Club of USJ past president Looi Kok Kheong, Rotary Club of Bandar Utama honorary secretary Janice Lim, DAM founder K.G. Tan and DAM member Judy Chong.

PETALING JAYA: Two grandfathers have no qualms about sweating it out and getting themselves dirty just to help flood victims in the east coast return to their normal life.

Arms cache found after drug bust

GEORGE TOWN: It was a hair salon, a drug den and now an arms cache.


Military gives up trying to lift Flight QZ8501 fuselage from the Java Sea

PANGKALAN BUN (Indonesia): The Indonesian military has called off efforts to recover the wreckage of an Indonesia AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month, after failing to find any more bodies inside the fuselage.

Obama warms ties with Modi as he ends visit on high-note

NEW DELHI: President Barack Obama said the United States could be India’s “best partner” as he wrapped up a three-day visit to New Delhi by highlighting the shared values of the world’s biggest democracies.


Sudanese rebels detain six Bulgarians - Bulgarian foreign ministry

SOFIA (Reuters) - Six Bulgarians working with the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) were detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing in Sudan's war-torn South Kordofan province, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said.

German minister warns Greece against breaking agreements

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel speaks at the Europe's Twin Challenges: Growth and Stability event in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 22, 2015.                       REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel told Greece on Wednesday that it needed to stick to its agreements with international lenders and suggested the euro zone could cope if Athens decided to leave the single currency bloc.



Star Education Fair: A runaway success

The 65,000 visitors to last weekend’s Star Education Fair were overwhelmed by the choices available to them in the form of tertiary courses, scholarships and career talks.


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