Arkib untuk February, 2017

New auditor-general ‘Umno member’, PKR questions neutrality

Newly-appointed auditor-general Madinah Mohamed is once again in the spotlight following a PKR leader’s claim that she is an Umno member. PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said Madinah must clarify this as it could affect public perception with regard to her exercising her duties in an impartial manner. “If this is true, Prime Minister Najib […]

February 28, 2017 8:24 pm - Susan Loo

March fuel prices: Petrol unchanged, diesel up 5 sen

The retail price for RON95 and RON97 petrol in March will remain unchanged at RM2.30 per litre and RM2.60 per litre respectively. However, the retail price of diesel will go up by 5 sen to RM2.20 per litre effective midnight, according to China Press. Monthly fuel prices are determined based on a managed float system […]

8:21 pm - Susan Loo

Dr M: Perhaps we’d be better off being an European colony

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sarcastically suggested that Malaysia may be better off remaining an European colony. He said this in a blog posting today in defence of national car maker Proton Holdings which its owner DRB-Hicom is in the midst of selling a majority stake to a foreign partner. “Frankly, Malaysia would […]

8:21 pm - Susan Loo

Harapan holds seat talks without ‘unprepared’ Bersatu

Pakatan Harapan has conducted its first round of seat negotiation in the absence of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) as the latter has yet to identify the seats it wants to contest. “(They have) yet to do their homework or research on the seats they are going to contest,” said PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution. He […]

8:21 pm - Susan Loo

Explain ‘bankrupt’ heading foundation, Jamal tells Azmin

Sungai Besar Umno chairperson Jamal Md Yunos has questioned the reason an alleged bankrupt has been appointed to head a Selangor foundation. At a press conference in Shah Alam this afternoon, he demanded an explanation from Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali regarding the status of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) general manager Kamsani Nasir. Azmin […]

8:21 pm - Susan Loo

MP: Pro-developer forces trying to scuttle KL structure plan?

Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar questioned whether there were attempts to scuttle the much touted Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 by forces aligned to property developers. Nurul said the structure plan was needed to control the population density in Kuala Lumpur and prevent arbitrary development. “We were previously made to sign a non-disclosure agreement […]

8:21 pm - Susan Loo

Gov’t breaches fiduciary duties to Seletar tribe, rules court

The Johor Baru High Court ruled that both the Johor and federal government had breached their fiduciary duties related to the customary land rights of the Orang Seletar community. “The court found that the state government had breached their fiduciary duty to the Orang Seletar. “Their fiduciary duty towards the Orang Seletar is to protect […]

8:21 pm - Susan Loo

Don’t speculate on pastor’s abduction case, says IGP

Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has urged all quarters not to speculate on the case involving pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo, who was abducted by a group of masked men on Feb 13 in Petaling Jaya. Speaking to Malaysiakini, the police chief said there has been much speculation on this case, with some claiming […]

8:21 pm - Susan Loo

Pyongyang sends high-level delegation over Jong-nam killing

Pyongyang has sent a high-level delegation to Malaysia seeking the body of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who was killed on Feb 13 at KLIA2. Ri Ton-il, the former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations who was among the diplomats sent to Kuala Lumpur, said the […]

8:21 pm - Susan Loo

FGV told to clarify if Rajawali refunded RM654m deposit

Felda Global Ventures Holdings (FGV) has been asked to clarify if the US$174.5 million it paid to Rajawali Group in 2015 has been refunded. This was posed by PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli following FGV’s termination of an agreement to acquire a 37 percent stake in Eagle High Plantations Tbk from the group. FGV was required […]

8:20 pm - Susan Loo

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