Arkib untuk November, 2017

Kit Siang commends MB for apologising

In a rare move, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has lauded a BN leader for setting a good example. He commended Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob for apologising to the state’s opposition leader Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji and another DAP assemblyperson Leong Ngah Ngah. “Adnan’s act of contrition should be emulated by all politicians […]

November 29, 2017 3:52 pm - Susan Loo

UM issues formal gag order on all students, staff

The management of Universiti Malaya has issued a formal reminder to all its staff and students, forbidding them from making any public statements perceived to potentially have a “negative implication” on the institution and the government. According to an internal circular issued by the UM vice-chancellor’s office, all students and staff are forbidden from issuing any such […]

3:52 pm - Susan Loo

Another dodgy building purchase by Mara in Melbourne

EXCLUSIVE | With two companies registered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a swath of documents, a dodgy agreement and a highly inflated valuation report, a group of Malaysians allegedly made about RM60 million from a property deal apparently without forking out a single sen. The “sucker” in this deal transacted in Melbourne was Majlis Amanah […]

3:52 pm - Susan Loo

Boy in connection with tahfiz fire acquitted over drugs charge

An 18-year-old boy who was arrested in connection with the deadly fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah school in Keramat has been acquitted by the Magistrate’s Court in Kuala Lumpur over two charges of taking drugs. This after the urine sample on Mohamad Shahrulnizam Ikmal was found to be negative. Magistrate Umzarul An Nur Umar […]

3:52 pm - Susan Loo

Putrajaya has no plans to increase GST rate after GE

PARLIAMENT | Putrajaya has no plans to raise the GST rate from the current six percent after the next general election, said Deputy Finance Minister Othman Aziz. “Perhaps some quarters have proposed this for particular reasons. “But for the time being, the government has no plans to review or increase the rate in the future,” he […]

3:52 pm - Susan Loo

Don’t fear corporatisation of Penang Gardens, says exco

Penangites have nothing to fear as the enactment to corporatise the 130-year-old Botanic Gardens in the state provides legal measurements for it to be preserved and protected from damage due to development projects, according to state executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo. He said the earlier enactment under the previous BN government in Penang did not provide […]

3:52 pm - Susan Loo

How Mara lost RM60m in property deal Down Under

EXCLUSIVE | Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) paid A$41.8 million (about RM138 million) for a US$2 shell company in the Caribbean which claimed to have an interest in a building in Melbourne, Australia. Using an intricate web of paper transactions and companies incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), millions changed hands through a sale and purchase […]

3:52 pm - Susan Loo

Zaid blames Umno leaders for derailing billionaire’s dream

Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim has accused Umno leaders of being the stumbling block to the realisation of billionaire Robert Kuok’s dream. Zaid, a former Umno MP who is now with DAP, said many Malaysians shared Kuok’s dream of a successful and united homeland. “It’s not political reality that has prevented Kuok and many Malaysians […]

3:52 pm - Susan Loo

IRF gets court’s leave to challenge ban on three book

Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) has obtained leave from the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today to challenge the ban on three of its published books. It includes a book by Turkish author Mustafa Akyol titled “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty” which was translated into the Malay language as “Islam tanpa Keeskstreman: Berhujah untuk kebebasan“. The other […]

3:52 pm - Susan Loo

Najib’s suit against Pua fixed for April hearing

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is scheduled to call five witnesses to testify in his suit against Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua at the Kuala Lumpur High Court. The matter concerns a Facebook Live session in which the federal lawmaker held in Parliament in claiming the proposed amendments to the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act […]

3:52 pm - Susan Loo

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