Arkib untuk May, 2017

Rafizi apologises for identifying wrong Florence Goh

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has apologised for misidentifying a woman and alleging her involvement in an exposé involving Putrajaya appointing a US lobbyist. Rafizi Ramli said he had misidentified the wrong Florence Goh in a previous statement, and accepted responsibility for his mistake. “I confirm that (Florence) Goh Siew Boey from CRT Insight Technologies Sdn […]

May 31, 2017 3:03 pm - Susan Loo

Wee Ka Siong: The media need to be more sensitive

MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong has called for greater sensitivity from the media, in the wake of the fallout against The Star over its controversial front page last Saturday. While Wee – whose party owns The Star – said the English daily had no intention to portray Muslims as terrorists, that may have been […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

BN tells Penang to reveal how much of state land remains

BN Strategic Communications Team has urged the Penang government to disclose the amount of land it still has amid controversy over the state taking a RM1 billion loan from Exim Bank of China. The loan is to bridge gaps in financing for the RM47 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). “The Penang government must assure […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

The manufactured outrage against The Star

“By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.” – Oscar Wilde COMMENT | From the New York Times archives (Oct 29, 1987) – Malaysia shuts down 3 papers: “The Malaysian government, saying it feared a racial explosion, closed three newspapers today, including the country’s […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

S’gor sultan orders action on Subang mosque over Sivarasa’s speech

The Selangor sultan has ordered the state Religious Affairs Department (Jais) to act on a mosque in Subang for allegedly allowing local MP Sivarasa Rasiah to speak there last week. Jais director Haris Kasim said the instruction was relayed by Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s private secretary Munir Bani. “In accordance with what Selangor Islamic Council […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

Zunar selling only photocopied covers at book launch

Political cartoonist Zunar will only be selling photocopied covers of his latest book of cartoons entitled “Twit-Twit, Cin Cin” at its launch on June 3. “Only photocopied copies of the ‘Twit-Twit, Cin Cin’ front cover will be sold at the launch this time around. And then I will send the (full) book to buyers after […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

Reezal: No conditions set for release of M’sians in Manchester

No conditions were imposed on the students who were released after being quizzed in relation to the Manchester bombing, Deputy Foreign Minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican said. The trio are also in safe condition, said Reezal in a statement issued in his capacity as Umno overseas student bureau chairperson. “I personally know and have met […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

Zakir Naik applied for M’sian citizenship, says report

Controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik has applied for a Malaysian citizenship, major Indian newspaper Times of India said, quoting agency sources. According to the report, sources revealed that Malaysian authorities have yet to make a decision on his application. “The Indian government is planning to use its diplomatic channels to frustrate all attempts by the […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

Journo group: Let The Star deal with front page flap internally

The Institute of Journalist (IoJ) has called for the state to cease action against The Star, following the daily’s decision to suspend its editor-in-chief and executive editor over a controversial front page on May 27. “This decision shows that the paper is willing to take responsibility for whatever transgressions it is seen to have committed, […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

MACC detains man suspected of soliciting bribe from a VIP

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a man suspected of soliciting and accepting a bribe from a VIP to purportedly close his case that is under investigation. According to the MACC, the 54-year-old suspect had solicited RM70,000 from the individual, claiming to be able to close the case against him. Sources revealed that the […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

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