Friday, December 2, 2016
GUA MUSANG - Two representatives from the Orang Asli community in Gua Musang today urged the PAS-led state government to stop bullying them, saying that they are protesting only because their rights were being trampled on.
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A senior police officer, who did not want to be named as he was not authorised to speak to journalists, told The Straits Times that the two - identified as Rashid Kilala and Jiaher Guinar - were part of a cell in Quezon City's sprawling Novaliches district that security forces had been monitoring for over a month.
Three more suspects being hunted had already likely fled back to their jungle strongholds in the war-torn southern Mindanao islands, police chief Ronaldo de la Rosa said at a news conference yesterday.
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A woman and two men were arrested on Wednesday after police raided clinics and homes on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
The woman who was arrested was shown on Al Jazeera's 101 East programme trying to sell a baby to undercover reporters.
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"The town is deserted and the Maute is withdrawing towards the mountain," military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla earlier said.
"They have been decimated. The capability to sustain and get back to the fight is no longer there," Padilla added.
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Thursday, December 1, 2016
GUA MUSANG - The 47 Orang Asli who were detained by police on Tuesday after refusing to move from a blockade they set up here, were released today.
The men who spent two nights at the Gua Musang police station, were released at 2.50pm and some of them were in tears when they were reunited with their families.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Malaysia's ringgit has lost 6.1 percent against the U.S. dollar so far this month on bond outflows.
The currency's slide would be the largest monthly depreciation since August last year when domestic markets tumbled as a financial scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) engulfed Prime Minister Najib Razak.
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It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a fairytale bringing Brazil’s celebrated underdogs to the top of the South American soccer league. Instead, a chartered flight to Medellin, Colombia carrying most of the Chapecoense football team and its entourage of journalists and coaches ended in tragedy late Monday.
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LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines – The main force of the Maute terror group that occupied parts of Butig town in Lanao del Sur has left the area, according to the military.
At least 49 members of the local terror group inspired by the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in days of operations while 21 soldiers were injured, the military added.
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Top of the list of concerns raised was the unrestricted power of the police to detain an individual under Sosma for up to 28 days, without trial.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said police did not rule out that the items were likely to be weapons left behind by Sulu militants during the 2013 instrusion.
“Based on initial investigations, we believe that the weapons had been left behind by the militants during the ‘Op Daulat’ as they were found within the operation area,” he said after launching the Sabah chapter of the Malaysian Association of Retired Senior Police Officers (Respa) here today.
Also present were Respa deputy president Datuk Mohd Nawawi Ismail and Sabah Respa chairman Datuk Sulaiman Junaidi.
Abdul Rashid said a 50-year-old man who discovered the items had also been detained to facilitate the investigations. — Bernama
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PUTRAJAYA - Police have summoned the production crew of international television station, Al-Jazeera, to seek more information concerning its documentary on alleged baby-selling activities in Malaysia.
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KOTA KINABALU - Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) reminded the Sabah Government that it had a duty to issue a White Paper on the water scandal, dubbed Sabah Watergate, in the state.
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Analysts have long linked both the Maute Group and related militant outfit the Abu Sayyaf to Daesh, but Duterte's televised comments late Monday are the first official recognition.
“We are not good today because finally, finally, intelligence community advised me that ISIS [Daesh] has finally connected with the group in the Philippines called the Maute," President Rodrigo Duterte said in a televised speech late Monday.
There’s a raging war now in Lanao... I will go to Marawi... I am not trying to scare you," he added, ahead of a trip to the region where the Maute Group is currently battling military.
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Monday, November 28, 2016
There may already be more than a handful of similar apps, but this newly-launched app is developed by East Malaysians to encompass eateries specifically in Sabah and Sarawak.
Developed by Dexus AP Marketing, WeEat is an app that helps users — or in this case, food hunters, to locate restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and the likes, across East Malaysia.
“The difference between our app and other food hunt is that it provides information to users on where to find the food they are looking for, with exact location accuracy,” said its managing director, SL Ling.
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“The information is fake, and has been spread through social media and WhatsApp applications lately.
“The department views this matter seriously as it can cause misunderstanding among the public,” JPJ said in a statement Monday.
The rumours started earlier in the day and began circulating on social media that road tax would go up by 25%.
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According to organisation's lawyer Honey Tan, the police are investigating the group under Section 124C of the Penal Code for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy and also under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).
"There are several Empower staff currently in the office and we (lawyers) are not allowed to enter.
"The police have been there for about an hour," said Tan.
Empower is an advocacy group aimed at encouraging female participation in the political process.
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“Harris is not the court. Only the court can declare on MA63,” Daniel John Jambun said, speaking on behalf of rights activists in Borneo.
He added that the law is not just about the letter but the spirit too.
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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Naik, who has preached and conducted programmes in Malaysia before, was also alleged by the report to be currently hiding here after his Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) was recently banned by Indian authorities.
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"I can confirm that Zulkiflee Bin SM Anwarul Haque @ Zunar (pic) was arrested at IPD Timur Laut," said ACP Mior in a statement on Saturday evening.
He said that Zunar's arrest was made under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948.
"An investigation is also being carried out under Section 504 of the Penal Code," added ACP Mior.
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Indonesian Consulate Chief Representative in Tawau, Krishna Dielani said they were advising their citizens involved in commercial and job-related activities at sea here and in Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna to temporarily stop work.
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Speaking on a visit to wounded soldiers at a military hospital in the southern city of Zamboanga, the firebrand leader appealed to the group to come to the negotiating table for the good of the population, and appeared to suggest that he would consider federalism for the country’s Muslim minorities.
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Friday, November 25, 2016
This followed the passing of the bill to amend the Terengganu Shariah Criminal Offences Enactment (Takzir) 2001 by the state assembly here yesterday.
Apart from amendments to Section 16, other amendments made involved Section 19 on failure to respect Ramadan and Section 53 on harassing women in public places.
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The recent move by the central bank to clamp down on Ringgit non-deliverable forward (NDF) was made in order to protect real sectors in the economy and genuine investors in the financial system here.
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KUCHING - A human rights advocate says there’s no reason for MPs in Sabah and Sarawak to be caught up with the rhetoric and polemics in peninsular Malaysia on hudud law.
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Thursday, November 24, 2016
Parti Warisan Sabah (PWS) president Shafie Apdal has questioned how Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman could deny knowledge about projects undertaken by the federal rural and regional development ministry in Sabah.
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GOMBAK - Around 50 Malaysian Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria and Iraq want to return home, according to Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar.
The nation’s top cop warned that while the government would facilitate their return to Malaysia, action would be taken against these militants for breaking the law.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad was attacked by a mob as he was approaching the main Parliament building this morning.
Fortunately for the Amanah lawmaker, parliament security officers came to his rescue and prevented the incident from turning ugly. However, it was later learnt that one officer was injured in the melee.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
However, the ex-BSI banker said the earnings were simply “referral fees” that were “directly earned.”
Singaporean prosecutors made the allegations on the last day of Yeo’s trial that lasted for 12 days. He faces four charges of obstructing justice.
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Over the course of this year, Abu Sayyaf has abducted nearly four dozen seafarers. Many of the crew have already been returned to their families, and Philippine media reports suggest that Abu Sayyaf has earned millions in ransom payments for their release – an important source of income for the long-running terrorist organization.
The bug seems to affect most iPhones even with the latest iOS 10.1 or 10.2 beta installed.
The video, which can be shared via a link, seems to cause the iPhone to slow down after about 10 seconds and eventually freeze it – this will happen even if you closed the video midway.
Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said state Barisan component parties would not support the Bill that will be read out a second time in Parliament this week.
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Trump's statement appeared to open the way for China to assume the United States' leadership mantle on trade and diplomacy in Asia. The Republican termed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) "a potential disaster for our country."
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She described Annuar’s allegations against the Bersih chairperson as outrageous and irresponsible.
“I dare him to make them on affidavit so that we may cross examine him on it. He is well aware that there is ongoing court proceedings relating to the release of Maria from detention.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
She was once kidnapped by the militants and now suffers from stress and high blood pressure whenever she feels they might be in the area.
“I had just withdrawn a lot of money from an ATM in Jolo and was making my way back to my town when a car pulled up and men grabbed me from the tricycle I was riding,” she said. “I was only kidnapped for a few hours until they had the money they wanted but it was traumatising."
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Selangor Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) head Asst Comm Mohd Sakri Arifin said between January and November this year, police received 554 cases of scams amounting to RM20.8mil in losses.
He said following a 40% increase in crimes related to scams and frauds compared to last year, Selangor police decided to carry out an operation to nab the syndicates.
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KOTA KINABALU - Putrajaya’s compliance with the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) must begin with resolving the definition of “Federation” in Article 160 of the Federal Constitution.
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He claimed the former Rural and Regional Development minister, during his tenure, did not inform the state government regarding federal water projects rolled out in the state.
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Sub-commander Alhabsi Misaya released photographs of the 70-year-old hostage, who has been identified as Jurgen Kantner, and disclosed their demand through text messages. However, Misaya did not specify any deadline for paying the ransom or issue any threat against the victim's life if their demand is not met.
The earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, had a magnitude of 7.4 and was centred off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles), the agency said.
Monday, November 21, 2016
KUCHING - The pro-autonomy advocacy coalition Sarawak For Sarawakians (S4S) held a rally today as the State Assembly met for the final time this year.
Calling for state representatives to reassert their support to reclaim the state’s rights, 400 S4S supporters turned up to demand that a motion be tabled to reverse the 1976 amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution, which had downgraded Sarawak’s status from an equal partner in Malaysia to one of the 13 states.
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Lajim said his party's struggles were similar to that of Gabungan Sabah which comprises Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS), STAR and Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).
"I will bring this up with the supreme council and we will decide from there," he said after attending the launching of USA's charter here yesterday.
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Sunday, November 20, 2016
The comments underscore Beijing’s opposition to involving other countries or international organizations in the maritime territorial dispute, where claimants to the waters also include Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan.
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EC chairman Datuk Mohd Hashim Abdullah said the amendments involved one of Sabah’s 25 Parliamentary constituencies and three state seats that were increased from 60 to 73.
Mohd Hashim said the amendments would be put on public display from Nov 22 until Dec 21 at various locations for the public to check.
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Five men snatched the two fishermen late on Saturday from a Malaysian-registered fishing trawler off Sabah. The army suspects the incident could be the work of Abu Sayyaf rebels.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim said it has been made clear to local banks that onshore opening ringgit prices cannot reference offshore prices or be out of sync with the underlying fundamentals of the economy.
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Dressed in red and white shirts, the colours of the Indonesian flag, religious leaders, members of human rights groups, lawmakers and others marched along a central Jakarta street.
For the second time in 15 months, leading reformist group Bersih has organised a demonstration to demand Najib resign and face justice over allegations that billions were looted from his brainchild investment fund, 1MDB.
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