Last update: 2016-12-06 11:40:36
- 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.
- Graphic Artists Launch Online Poster Campaign to ‘Free the Media’ in Malaysia
"We feel that the time has come for Malaysians to demand for media and internet freedom in light of the latest assault on freedom of speech in Malaysia."
- The Malaysian Insider News Website Blocked by Authorities for Posting ‘Unverified’ Report on Government Corruption
"Such unilateral action could also be construed as an attempt to intimidate the media against running critical news reports."
- Netizen Report: Medium Stands Up for Malaysian Investigative Journalists
The Malaysian government is now blocking the blogging platform Medium, in an apparent effort to censor the Malaysian investigative news organization Sarawak Report.
- Malaysian Police Threaten Internet Users for Sharing Clown Memes of Prime Minister
"Public scrutiny is part of the democratic process that serves as the foundation of Malaysia. Satirical images and comments made against government official[s] should not be considered as a crime."
- COOLER BOX MURDER: Woman, boyfriend could be charged today
ALOR STAR: Police are expected to charge today either one or both the suspects remanded in connection with the death of a two-year-old boy, whose body was stuffed in a cooler box, at Paya Nahu Flats in Sungai Petani last month. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
- Don't link Datuk Ong's shooting case with gang activity, say Penang police
GEORGE TOWN: Penang police have asked the people to stop speculating on last Thursday's shooting incident at the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in which three people were killed and five injured. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
- Amok bodyguard deemed mentally ill, had previous military training [VIDEO]
GEORGE TOWN: It has emerged that a bodyguard who allegedly ran amok last night, shooting three people to death and injuring five others on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, has a history of mental instability. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
- Penang highway shooting: Datuk killed by own bodyguard [VIDEO]
GEORGE TOWN: Police have arrested a suspect behind a shooting incident which left three dead at theTun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway this evening. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
- Tun M has betrayed Umno, Malays, country, says Umno president
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's recent actions constitute an ultimate betrayal of Umno, the Malay race and the country, said Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
- IGP on Al-Jazeera report: Malaysia not a baby-selling hub
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have shot down allegations that Malaysia is a hub for baby-selling syndicates. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
- Myanmar's Rohingya: Stateless, persecuted and fleeing
YANGON: Scores of Rohingya Muslims have been killed in a Myanmar army crackdown since early October, when sword-wielding assailants raided police posts in the remote marshlands bordering Bangladesh. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
- Cops release 10 nabbed over Bersih 5, Red Shirts rallies
KUALA LUMPUR: The police today released 10 people who were arrested since last Friday over the Bersih 5 and Red Shirts illegal rallies held yesterday. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
- California fire victims identified, criminal probe launched
OAKLAND: The death toll from a massive weekend fire at a warehouse near San Francisco shot up to 36 as authorities launched a criminal probe and continued recovery efforts. Of the 36 victims found so far in the wrecked two-story building that had been converted into an artists collective, 33 have been identified, authorities said.... [full post]
- Abe to make first Pearl Harbor visit by Japan leader
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor, announcing Monday a trip to the site of his country’s surprise attack that launched World War II in the Pacific. News of the journey comes just two days ahead of the 75th anniversary of the deadly December 7, 1941 assault... [full post]
- US dad gets life in prison for leaving son to die in hot car
MIAMI: A man from the southern US state of Georgia got life in prison without possibility of parole for leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car while he sent sexually explicit messages from his office. Justin Ross Harris, 36, was given the maximum sentence after lead prosecutor Chuck Boring said 22-month-old Cooper... [full post]
- GunJilla menang anugerah utama BTA 2016
// Oleh Florence Nervyn // SEMANGAT berpasukan dan usaha gigih membuahkan kejayaan kepada kumpulan tarian GunJilla untuk memenangi anugerah utama Talent Star of The Year Award pada Borneo Talent Awards (BTA) 2016 di Dataran Bandar Sibu, baru-baru ini. Kumpulan GunJilla dari Sabah yang berjaya menewaskan 17 peserta akhir dengan persembahan yang memukau dan menambat hati... [full post]
- PM Najib lawat pembangunan PIC di Pengerang
KOTA TINGGI: Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mengambil masa sejam daripada jadual kerjanya yang sibuk semalam untuk melawat Kompleks Bersepadu Petronas Pengerang (PIC), menerusi udara serta lawatan tapak. Beliau yang diiringi Presiden dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulan Petronas Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin dan Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, turut... [full post]
- Petronas’ Pengerang Integrated Complex on track for start up by 2019
KUCHING: Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) is on track to start up in the first quarter of 2019. This was among the highlights during Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s visit to the complex yesterday for a progress review of the US$27-billion mega development. The PIC forms part of Malaysia’s... [full post]
- BNM measures likely lead to a more stable ringgit
KUCHING: Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) latest measures to broaden the domestic foreign exchange (forex) market to improve liquidity and depth of the onshore market, are likely to lead to a more stable Malaysian ringgit in the immediate term. The measures came into effect yesterday following BNM’s recent attempt to curb the offshore ringgit market. It... [full post]
- Spike in MGS yield negative to REITs
KUCHING: The spike in yields of the Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) was viewed as negative by analysts to real estate investment trusts (REITs) due to narrowing spread between dividend yield of REITs and MGS yield which reduce REITs’ attractiveness. According to MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd (MIDF Research) in a sector update, MGS yield spiked... [full post]
- Firm state support underpins Sabah Development Bank’s AA 1/stable ratings, says RAM Ratings
KUCHING: RAM Ratings has reaffirmed the ratings of Sabah Development Bank Berhad’s (SDB) outstanding debt programmes at AA 1 /Stable/P1. The reaffirmation is anchored by the firm’s anticipation of firm support for the bank from the Sabah state government given its developmental role in the State. RAM in a statement yesterday said SDB has completed... [full post]
- Location a key success factor for CHM Hotels in Penang
KUCHING: Location plays a great part in the success of hotels such as Cititel Penang, The Wembley, and Cititel Express, managed by Cititel Hotel Management (CHM Hotels), a subsidiary company of IGB Corporation Bhd (IGB). Business and leisure travellers to Penang often take advantage of these strategically located hotels within the city centre. Notably, the... [full post]
- Bursa records higher outflow by foreign investors last week
KUCHING: Malaysian equities saw higher outflow caused by foreign investors exiting the capital market last week compared to the prior week ending November 25. The research arm of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd (MIDF Research) in a report yesterday said net amount sold by foreign investors on Bursa was RM780.5 million last week, higher than... [full post]
- King hosts luncheon for media practitioners
KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah yesterday attended a luncheon with about 200 media practitioners at Istana Negara. The luncheon was held to strengthen the relationship between the palace and media practitioners and also in appreciation of the media’s role in establishing close links... [full post]
- At Penang courthouse, calls for Kon Yeow to replace Guan Eng as CM
GEORGE TOWN, Dec 6 ― A group of 50 people demonstrated against Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng outside the Penang courthouse here this morning amid a court mention of his corruption case. The group of Malays and Indians held up placards with...
- Malaysian motorcyclist killed in accident at Singapore checkpoint (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 ― A Malaysian man died while two other Malaysians were hurt in an early morning accident at the Second Link towards the Tuas Checkpoint in Singapore early this morning that caused a massive traffic jam. The Singapore...
- Govt admits to weaknesses in Sarawak logging licences
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 ― The Sarawak Forestry Department has much to improve in the issuance of logging licences, the government said following questions over trees felled in a forest reserve in Ulu Ngemah, Kanowit. Permanent Secretary of...
- Police: Machete tied to three-metre pole used to kill sleeping man
SUNGAI BULOH, Dec 5 — A machete tied to three-metre pole was used as a weapon to kill a man who was sleeping in Kampung Melayu, Subang, here, on Monday (November 28) at 2.30am. Three men, including a former policeman, are believed to have...
- Shahidan praises Trump’s social media skills
KANGAR, Dec 5 — Umno members at all levels are reminded to be wise and professional in tackling hostility and hatred against Umno leaders in social media. Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said in order to retain power,...
- Woman found dead in toilet
IPOH, Dec 5 — A woman was found dead in the toilet in her home in the Tambun Flats here today. The victim, Lee Choon Lai, 49, was found on the floor between the toilet bowl and the wall of her toilet, clad only in a blouse. Ipoh District...
- Police probe plot by woman to kill husband with lover
TELUK INTAN, Dec 5 — A woman plotted with her lover, a Nepal national to kill her husband in their own home last Friday. Hilir Perak District Police Chief ACP Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad said the 30-year-old woman went to the Hutan Melintang Police...
- Police: Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, Penang Bridge to close on Dec 7 to facilitate murder probe
GEORGE TOWN, Dec 5 — The Tun Dr Lim Choong Eu Expressway and the Penang Bridge here will be closed from 10.30am to 5pm on December 7. Penang Traffic Police spokesman said the closure was to facilitate the forensic ballistics investigation at...
- Man feared drowned after falling off boat in Sungai Pahang
KUANTAN, Dec 5 — A man is feared drowned in Sungai Pahang after he was believed to have fallen off his boat near a water pump house at Kampung Gintong in Jerantut here yesterday. Jerantut police chief Superintendent Azid Ismail said the...
- Police closing in on individuals in Penang cemetery assault case
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — The police are closing in on several individuals who allegedly assaulted a man at a cemetery for insulting a businessman who was gunned down in Penang on Thursday. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid...
- Part-time Grabcar driver charged with insulting woman’s modesty
PETALING JAYA, Dec 5 — A part-time GrabCar driver was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with insulting the modesty of a 20-year-old woman, early November. M. Vijayakumar, 27, an engineer, claimed trial to committing the offence in...
- Lorry driver’s wife and her lover held over his murder
IPOH: A lorry driver’s wife, along with her lover and another man, have been detained over his death.
- Bukit Keteri is Perlis’ latest tourist attraction
KANGAR: The tourism sector in the state has grown thanks to the spectacular natural and unique structure of its limestone caves.
- Court sets Jan 6 for case management in Guan Eng’s graft case
GEORGE TOWN: The High Court has set Jan 6 for case management in Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s corruption trial.
- Policewoman jailed for withholding information on terrorist act
KUALA LUMPUR: A policewoman was sentenced to seven years' jail for intentionally withholding information that a terrorist was leaving for Syria to join the Islamic State terror group.
- Nur Jazlan: NGOs can be probed over foreign funding
PETALING JAYA: The Government can investigate non-governmental organisations (NGOs) if they are suspected of receiving foreign funding, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.
- Protesters gather at Penang High Court, call for Guan Eng to return to Malacca
GEORGE TOWN: A group of people gathered in front of the Penang High Court building Tuesday morning urging Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to go back to Malacca.
- Traffic at Tuas checkpoint improves after early morning accident
SINGAPORE: Traffic flow at Tuas Checkpoint has improved after an accident which killed a man and injured two others this morning.
A Bernama check on traffic camera footage from www.checkpoint.sg at 9.15am showed no more tailback at the checkpoint.
The estimated time to reach the Island City is about... [full post]
- Crane collapses at Bandar Damansara Perdana
PETALING JAYA: A crane collapsed at a construction site at Bandar Damansara Perdana today.
Pictures of the crane show that it overturned and was lying lopsided at the construction site, dangling precariously.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul confirmed the incident, saying... [full post]
- Govt mulls standardising integrated enforcement of various agencies
MALACCA: The government is studying the possibility of setting up a standard integrated action plan for various enforcement agencies involved in protecting national interests including reducing leakages of national revenue collection from cross-border crimes.
Deputy Finance Minister I Datuk Othman Aziz (pix) said the integrated action plan would coordinate and promote... [full post]
- Newborn baby girl wrapped in batik found in Gelang Patah
JOHOR BARU: A newborn baby girl wrapped in batik sarong was found by a road-shoulder near a school in Gelang Patah near here yesterday.
A passer-by stumbled on the infant in Jalan Tanjung Kupang about 2.30pm near Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Ladang Pendas.
Iskandar Puteri police chief, Supt Noor Hashim... [full post]
- RM5b lost through illegal sale of cigarettes, alcohol
KUALA LUMPUR: The government suspects that tax-free cigarettes and alcohol are being sold in areas that are not duty free.
Speaking at the Dewan Negara yesterday, Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said the government lost about RM5 billion in duties from the sale of tax-free cigarettes and alcohol which were... [full post]
- Customs Dept targets raising GST revenue by 10 to 13%
MALACCA: The Customs and Excise Department (JKDM) is targeting to increase Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection by 10 to 13% next year, as compared to RM38 billion this year, says director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad.
He said JKDM would focus on the issue of GST delivery statement compliance as one of... [full post]