Arkib untuk December, 2017

Jamal released from remand, claims fainted in lockup

After “fainting” from back pain due to spending a night lying on a cement floor, Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Yunos was today released from his two-day remand for allegedly threatening former minister Zaid Ibrahim. Speaking to reporters after his release from the Dang Wangi police lockup this afternoon, Jamal expressed regret that police have […]

December 11, 2017 5:35 pm - Susan Loo

Cops gets two more days’ remand for blogger Milosuam

The remand for blogger Yusof Al-Siddique Suratman, better known as Milosuam, has been extended for another two days. His lawyer, G Sivamalar, said police requested for the extension this morning after the initial three-day remand order expired, following Yusof’s arrest at his home in Malacca last week over a leaked MACC witness statement. “As to […]

5:34 pm - Susan Loo

Ku Nan: Media will answer to God for ‘spinning’ Hamzah’s remark

Media outlets which “spun” Umno minister Hamzah Zainudin’s speech during the Umno general assembly will have to answer to God, said party secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor today. Speaking at a press conference after attending a public transport ceremony in Putrajaya, Tengku Adnan said journalists have to be responsible for their reporting. “I believe, after this, I […]

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Jerusalem: Don’t expect Muslim potentates to really care

COMMENT | “I was only the more anxious to make Jerusalem a city like the others, where several races and several beliefs could live in peace; but I was wrong to forget that in any combat between fanaticism and common sense, the latter has rarely the upper hand.”  – Marguerite Yourcenar, ‘Memoirs of Hadrian’ This outrage of […]

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My two-line tweet

COMMENT | First I received a scathing royal rebuke from the sultan of Selangor for my now-infamous tweet. Umno also took full opportunity to gain political mileage—they went to town burning effigies of me and calling me names like bangsat (bastard), biadab (rude), derhaka (traitor), kurang ajar (ill-mannered) and much more. (Umno Malays are fond of calling people such names when they are angry at […]

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Proposal to register online portals still in the works – deputy minister

The proposal to require online news portals to register with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is still in the works. Communications and Multimedia Deputy Minister Jailani Johari, however, confirmed that the ministry has indeed engaged with all the relevant stakeholders in the matter. “For registering online (portals) we cannot solely follow what the […]

5:34 pm - Susan Loo

Dr M, wife, returned awards from S’gor palace

Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad has returned two awards he had received from the Selangor palace, including the state’s highest order, a Bersatu leader has confirmed. “True,” Bersatu supreme council member Rais Hussin said when contacted over a report that appeared The Malaysian Insight, which quoted sources. According to the report, both awards – conferred […]

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Umno convinced Gelang Patah voters back with BN

Umno is convinced that the voters in the Gelang Patah parliamentary constituency, who backed the opposition in the last general election in 2013, have switched their support to BN. According to Gelang Patah Umno chief Mohamad Khairi Malek, constituents feel that incumbent DAP representative Lim Kit Siang did not deliver on the election promises of the opposition, as […]

5:34 pm - Susan Loo

Low: Those who object to JITN don’t understand what it does

Those who objected to the setting up of the National Integrity and Good Governance Department  (JITN) were not well informed about the department’s role, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low. He said JITN, which was officially established on Nov 1, had received objections from prominent civil society and human rights leaders since […]

5:34 pm - Susan Loo

Yunos promoted to chief executive of BSN

Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) has announced the promotion of Yunos Abd Ghani as its new chief executive for a three-year term, effective Dec 1, 2017. In a statement, the bank said Yunos, who was previously deputy chief executive, business support, has 30 years of experience in the banking industry, covering various aspects of banking operations, […]

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