Last update: 2017-07-12 09:38:10
- Young Girl Quits Malaysian Chess Tournament After Organizers Call Her Knee-Length Skirt ‘Seductive’
"The police should not only be looking into the claims of the breach of dress code but the fact that a child was possibly sexualised by an adult.”
- Southeast Asian Leaders Use ‘Fake News’ to Justify Tighter Media Laws and Intimidate Their Critics
Singapore plans to update its Broadcasting Act, Philippine House Speaker is proposing to regulate social media, and Cambodian officials are mimicking Donald Trump by calling unfavorable news "fake".
- Malaysian Court Convicts Activist for Screening Human Rights Documentary
"Screening, sharing, watching and making films is not a crime."
- China Argues Over Which Country is Behind Kim Jong-nam Assassination
Old school pundits are still trying to drum up support for Beijing's troublesome ally, but social media users aren't buying it.
- Malaysians Can Have Their Cake and Eat It Too Inside McDonald's — But Only If It's Halal
"Has halal political correctness gone overboard? Will we one day see moral police invading houses to ensure that we are eating only halal food? When will common sense prevail?"
- Leader of Malaysia's Anti-Corruption Movement ‘Bersih’ Arrested Under Anti-Terror Law
"Is this the type of country that we Malaysians want to live in, where corruption runs amok, elections are rigged and innocents are placed behind bars?"
- Southeast Asia’s Iconic Mosques, Temples, Pagodas, and Cathedrals
Where can you find the largest Catholic cathedral in Asia, the world's largest religious monument, and the only mosque without a dome? Only in Southeast Asia.
- Is Malaysia's Prime Minister at the Centre of a Billion Dollar Corruption Lawsuit in America?
"I'm angry that the money is used like a personal bank account. More angry at the fact that Malaysian Official #1 is an untouchable here."
- Viral Photos of Fukushima Win Media Attention Abroad, Criticism From Some in Japan
"Not only is what he did illegal, but beyond disrespectful to victims of the disaster who had no choice but to leave their homes."
- Malaysia Will Likely Force ‘Political Blogs’ and News Websites to Register With the Government
Human rights groups and media freedom advocates denounced the proposal as a curtailment of free speech, adding that the move reverses Malaysia's earlier stated commitment to promoting Internet freedom.
- IS chief reported dead after jihadists lose Mosul
BEIRUT: Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Tuesday, a day after Iraq declared it had driven the jihadists from their one-time top stronghold of Mosul. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a longtime conflict monitor, said it had heard from senior IS leaders that Baghdadi was dead. If confirmed,... [full post]
- Integrated logistic players still gearing up for e-commerce boom
KUCHING: Local integrated logistic players such as Tiong Nam Logistics Holdings Bhd (Tiong Nam), Century Logistic Holdings Bhd (Century) and Xin Hwa Holdings Bhd (Xin Hwa) are still gearing up to leverage on an impending e-commerce boom. In a sector update by the research arm Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga Research), it highlighted that all... [full post]
- Vietjet inks agreement with GOAL German Operating Aircraft Leasing
KUCHING: Vietjet and GOAL German Operating Aircraft Leasing GmbH & Co KG (GOAL) – a joint venture of KGAL GmbH & Co KG (KGAL) and Deutsche Lufthansa AG, recently signed a strategic agreement paving the way for GOAL to finance Vietjet’s acquisition of four brand new A321 aircrafts worth US$464 million in accordance with the... [full post]
- Healthcare providers continue to suffer from bloated valuations
KUCHING: Malaysia’s healthcare sector continues to suffer from bloated valuations as sector players report pedestrian earnings despite expensive valuations. In a sectoral update, the research arm of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga Research) highlighted that the furst quarter of 2017 (1Q17) results season had seen most major healthcare players struggling to meet expectations. IHH Healthcare... [full post]
- ‘No recovery in tanker charter rates just yet’
KUCHING: There is no reprieve in tanker charter rates just yet due to causes such as high refinery maintenance costs, higher tanker fleet growth and shrinking demand stemming from the production cut by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec). In a sector update by the research arm of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga Research),... [full post]
- Critical smartphone components to see higher ASPs
KUCHING: Critical smartphone components would likely see higher average selling prices (ASPs) which have led analysts to raise the ASPs of Globetronics Technology Bhd’s (Globetronics) light sensor. With the seasonally stronger second half (2H) marked by major smartphone launches such as Samsung Galaxy Note and Apple iPhone, the research arm of Maybank Investment Bank Bhd... [full post]
- More money for tourism next year
Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports to receive additional funds for tourism in Sarawak KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg has promised to give additional budget to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports next year to promote tourism in Sarawak. Abang Johari, who is a former minister... [full post]
- Unregistered cross-border marriages leave children stateless
SERIAN: Cross-border marriages that go unregistered are resulting in children without nationality documents. Minister of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said such cases occurred in communities near the border with Indonesia. “This has led to the child becoming stateless, and the procedure to register would become complicated as... [full post]
- CIQ complex to cut down smuggling across border – MP
KUCHING: Cross-border smuggling activities between Ba Kelalan and Long Bawan in Indonesia can be minimised once the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex in Ba Kelalan is completed in two years’ time, says Lawas MP Dato Henry Sum Agong. He said the tender has been approved and works on the project will start very soon.... [full post]
- Health Ministry confirms fourth rabies victim following lab results
KUCHING: The Health Ministry has confirmed the fourth rabies victim – a five-year-old girl from Kampung Ampungan in Serian. This follows the first three cases detected last month comprising siblings from Kampung Paon Rimu – a six-year-old girl and her four-year-old brother, both pronounced dead on July 4 – and another girl, aged seven,... [full post]
- Missing senior citizen found unharmed after jungle ordeal
SIBU: An elderly woman, reported missing while plucking ferns in a jungle at Jalan Deshon, was found unharmed yesterday afternoon. Lau Hie Ming, 71, was located by a rescue team comprising family members, police, firemen, fellow churchgoers and relatives around noon. Looking well albeit tired, the senior citizen was able to walk on her own... [full post]
- Man wakes up from sleep, sets himself ablaze
KUCHING: A man is in critical condition after he inexplicably doused himself with kerosene and set himself on fire at his residence in Kampung Tabuan Melayu here on Monday. The 10pm incident is said to have left the 48-year-old victim, a general worker, with serious burns on his upper torso and face. A family member... [full post]
- My son did not die of rat urine disease, Tahfiz student’s mother says
JOHOR BARU, July 12 — The family of Mohd Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi cannot accept the Health Ministry’s post-mortem finding that the 11-year-old boy had died from leptospirosis and not from physical abuse, as alleged. His mother, Felda Wani...
- PM Najib calls for enhancing counter-terror cooperation with the US
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Malaysia is looking forward to further enhance cooperation with the United States (US) in the fight against terrorism, to achieve the shared objectives of peace, security and stability for all, said Prime Minister Datuk...
- Detainee’s escape: Penang police may embark revamp, transfer exercise, says police chief
KEPALA BATAS, July 11 — The Penang police do not rule out the possibility of revamping and transferring its personnel stationed at the Bayan Baru central lock-up after three detainees were brought out to meet their family members and a friend on...
- Baker, friend of late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein dies
SINGAPORE, July 11 — Pioneer-generation Singapore diplomat Maurice Baker, a close friend of Malaysia’s second prime minister, the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, died this afternoon. He was 97. The Straits Times reported that Baker was high...
- Censorship need not be fatal, media forum told
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Malaysian media should not be resigned to local restrictions on reporting, a documentary maker said at a forum on censorship tonight. Citing his own experience with his documentary titled “Operasi Nasi Kerabu :...
- Two family members nabbed for allegedly embezzling RM4m from MISDEC
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained two family members who are also senior officers at the Melaka Industrial Skills Development Centre (MISDEC) for allegedly transferring RM4 million of the centre’s...
- Child dies after alleged abuse by adoptive parents
JOHOR BARU, July 11 — A 21-month-old boy who was in critical condition after he was allegedly abused by his step-parents near here yesterday, died at the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital (HSNI) in Batu Pahat this afternoon. In a statement here,...
- 19 Perak govt departments, agencies sign corruption-free pledge
IPOH, July 11 — About 300 staff from 19 departments and agencies of the Perak state government took an oath and signed the Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR) at the Federal Building, here today. Among the departments involved were the Labour...
- Azman Ayob is new Johor CID chief
JOHOR BARU, July 11 — Former Muar district police chief, SAC Azman Ayob has been appointed the new Johor CID chief, effective today. Azman, 52, replaces Datuk Kamaruzaman Mamat who has been promoted to Bukit Aman as CID (Forfeiture of...
- Police: Assistant warden still under suspension pending probe on death of abused tahfiz student
KOTA TINGGI, July 11 — An assistant warden of a religious school where the late Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi had studied is still under suspension from duty, pending completion of police investigations into the death of the 11-year-old...
- CEO charged with submitting forged invoices
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — A chief executive officer (CEO) was charged at the Sessions Court here today with five counts of submitting fake invoices to claim for paddy seedling incentive amounting to RM118,944, six years ago. Shuhaimi Ahmad, 57,...
- Three men face terrorism-related charges in Sandakan
SANDAKAN, July 11 — Two Indonesians and a local man were charged in the Sessions Court here today with involvement in activities related to terrorism in the Philippines. However, no plea were recorded from Indonesians Faisal, 24, Ali Misron,...
- Najib hands over haj offer letters to 1,100 community leaders
PUTRAJAYA, July 11 — Profits from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) are used not only to sponsor pilgrims performing the haj in the Holy Land, but also for other initiatives involving housing and educational aids worth hundreds of millions of...
- Health Ministry leaves it to police to announce tahfiz student’s autopsy report
PUTRAJAYA, July 11 — The Health Ministry has forwarded the post mortem report on the death of Al-Jauhar tahfiz student Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Ghaddafi to the police last week and will leave it to the force to inform the cause of death of the...
- Elderly woman missing in jungle found safe
SIBU, July 11 — An elderly woman who was reported missing in the nearby jungle in Jalan Deshon here while foraging for jungle produce yesterday was found safe this morning. A spokesman at the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Operations Centre said the...
- IRB to tax ill-gotten gains Board looking into ways to collect revenue from illegal activities
CYBERJAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) will intensify efforts in collecting the country’s rightful share of revenue, including from those involved in corruption cases involving millions of ringgit.
- Man arrested for selling dog meat at Sibu food stall
SIBU: A 54-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly selling dog meat at his food stall located on the ground floor of a row of wooden houses here.
- ‘Malaysians increasingly concerned about green issues’
KOTA KINABALU: Sustainable development and environmental conservation are among the top concerns for Malaysians who have given their feedback about charting the nation’s future in the next 30 years.
- Immigration: Holding depots not overcrowded
PETALING JAYA: Holding facilities are not overcrowded as the Immigration Department continues its crackdown on illegal workers.
- Immigration Dept to push for maximum penalties against those who hire illegals
PUTRAJAYA: Employers who hire illegal immigrants could face the rotan in addition to being jailed and fined.
Such a prospect may become a common reality as the Immigration Department plans to press for the maximum penalties allowed by law to be applied against such employers, especially those caught with five or... [full post]
- Warden may face causing hurt charge
KUALA LUMPUR: Police will look into the angle of causing hurt in the death of school student, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Ghaddafi (pix).
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police will reclassify the case from murder to a lesser crime, Noor Rashid said the post-mortem results showed he... [full post]
- DAP yet to receive letter from RoS to hold fresh election for CEC: Loke
PETALING JAYA: DAP has yet to receive any formal letter from the Registrar of Societies (RoS) ordering the party to hold fresh elections for its central executive committee (CEC) said Anthony Loke Siew Fook (pix) today.
The national organising secretary told theSun that the party has not heard from RoS up to... [full post]
- Perak Sultan takes personal interest in saving Malayan tiger
IPOH: The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, has taken a personal interest in ensuring the conservation of the threatened Malayan tiger.
His Royal Highness attended a closed-door dialogue today to enhance efforts to conserve the tiger in the Belum-Temengor Forest.
The ruler told the meeting that the Orang... [full post]
- Cops smash drug syndicate in Johor Baru
KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained eight individuals for processing syabu and being part of a drug-peddling syndicate in Johor Baru recently.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) also seized other drugs namely ketamine and cocaine and three pistols.
"Congatulations... [full post]
- Tahfiz student's death: Assistant warden still under suspension
KOTA TINGGI: An assistant warden of a religious school where the late Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi had studied is still under suspension from duty, pending completion of police investigations into the death of the 11-year-old student in April. Madrasah Tahfiz Al Jauhar head, Mohammad Afdhaluddin Ismail, said the man had been suspended since April... [full post]
- Rahman Dahlan: Malaysia's economic performance to surpass expectations of rating agencies
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's economic performance is set to surpass the expectations of international rating agencies, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.
He said although the country faced challenges like volatile world crude oil prices, heightened tensions in North Korea and China's growing economy, its performance would not... [full post]
- Immigration crackdown causes labour shortage
THE current crackdown on illegal migrant workers by the Immigration Department has resulted in a labour shortage in particularly the construction industry.
And consequently, migrant workers with valid papers are now worth more based on the law of supply and demand.
According to a report in Nanyang Siang Pau... [full post]