KOTA KINABALU - A Malaysian man, abducted off Semporna waters by gunmen on Sept 27, has been freed.
Sabah police confirmed that Ruslan Nasir Sarapin, 39, arrived in Lahad Datu at 7am today.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
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Both countries have summoned each other’s ambassadors for explanations, after Moscow rejected the findings of international investigators implicating Russia in the tragedy, 2 years ago.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed evidence used in the probe as coming from social media and unnamed witnesses.
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Friday, September 30, 2016
However for 27-year-old Sabahan Marie Christie Robert, that decision was made willingly since the recipient was a former teacher whom she loved dearly for his steadfast commitment to helping her pass Mathematics in school.
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After 41 years of flying to aid the sick in rural areas in Sabah, the Flying Doctor Services (FDS) has been terminated, ‘The New Sabah Times’ reports.
In confirming the news, Sabah Air Aviation Sdn Bhd CEO Terry Chan said the State Health Department’s decision would affect “thousands of rural villagers across nine districts in the state”.
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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Britain's Daily Star reported that the vibrator caused panic among staff when they heard a loud humming as they were loading a green rucksack onto the plane.
Fearing that it was an explosive device, the baggage handlers radioed for bomb disposal experts who rushed to the runway at Chiang Mai International Airport.
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An investigation that implicated Russia in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was able to track the movements of a missile launcher thanks to photos and video clips from witnesses.
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This was the comment made by City Police Chief ACP M Chandra on the concerns raised by Netizens over the use of ride-hailing apps, which include 'Grabcar.'
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I believe the conventional taxis have served us for so many decades and there are pros and cons of their existence in the cyber-age.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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A surface-to-air missile hit Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people aboard, most of them Dutch citizens.
At the time, pro-Russian separatists were fighting Ukrainian government forces in the region. The Boeing 777 broke apart in midair, flinging wreckage over several kilometres (miles) of fields in rebel-held territory.
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Based on his previous statements, Malaysian Indians Progressive Association (Mipas) noted that the former deputy prime minister portrayed himself as an ultra-Malay.
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Harris, reiterated Daniel John Jambun in a telephone interview, “was party to an illegality” by taking the position that the various constitutional documents on Malaysia were not “legally binding”.
Found inside the house located at No. 8 Unit 4, 3rd West Crame St. in Barangay West Crame, San Juan City—just two blocks away from Camp Crame—were M203 grenade launchers, M14 and M16 rifles and thousands of ammunition.
THE HAGUE - Live streaming of child sexual abuse and so-called “revenge porn” is on the rise on the internet, Europe’s police agency warned Wednesday, saying vulnerable children are increasingly falling victim to sexual predators.
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Uber is making a broad international push into meal delivery, with fresh hiring and aggressive marketing as it prepares to take on local rivals in dozens of countries.
In a sign of growing ambition beyond its taxi business, Uber is gearing up to deliver meals in Amsterdam this week just as Takeaway.com, the restaurant ordering leader in the Netherlands, lists on the Amsterdam stock market.
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Sabah Police Commissioner Abdul Rashid Harun said today the incidents happened in the Pulau Gaya waters, off Semporna, and the Tungku waters, off Lahad Datu, at about 9.30pm and 10pm respectively yesterday.
The two boats were five nautical miles apart, and a speed-boat could cover the distance in about 30 minutes, he told reporters here.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
|Nikson (left) and Brown (right)|
Philippines intelligence sources said siblings Nikson and Brown were shot dead when they tried to escape after their capture at about 5am Tuesday near Pata municipality in Sulu province.
According to Philippines intelligence sources, the duo had grabbed the weapons of security personnel escorting them and opened fire on the soldiers.
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Yesterday saw a crowd of over 100 taxi drivers gather in front of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) demanding for Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Abdul Razak to outlaw the ride-sharing services.
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The local men, aged 25 and 37, were unemployed and had signed up as drivers with the online transportation network company.
They were seen picking up passengers near Imago mall along Jalan Coastal.
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MANILA, Philippines – Under his watch, members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) will never be granted amnesty, said President Rodrigo Duterte.
"The Abu Sayyaf were decapitating people like they would just fowls and pigs and goats. And there will be no talks. The Armed Forces is right, rejecting amnesty for them. I will not, I will never. There will never be an amnesty for so much killing," said Duterte on Monday, September 26.
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District police chief ACP Fadil Bin Marsus said they had identified and followed the red Isuzu NPR bus from the Shell petrol station at Batu 5, Jalan Apas until RNR Balung where they had stopped the bus and approached the driver.
PETALING JAYA - More Sabah lawmakers are expected to leave PKR and DAP to either join existing opposition parties in the state or start their own parties, reported China Press.
According to the report, Moyog Assemblyman Terence Siambun is certain to leave PKR, following in the footsteps of Penampang MP Darell Leiking who recently left to join the new party formed by former Umno vice-president Shafie Apdal.
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey was responding on the video showing an expose by the Indonesian news media of the corruption and easy illegal entry into Sabah by Indonesians with hundreds reportedly arriving everyday practically next door to the security enforcement agencies in Tawau, Sabah.
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On Monday, the company announced a partnership in Australia with the travel planning app TripGo, which lets users request an Uber ride to the closest ferry terminal or train, bus or tram station in time for the next departure.
The new service is available in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sunshine Coast and Sydney. While the company would like to partner with other Australian transport apps, an Uber spokesperson told Mashable there are no current negotiations underway.
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|Amateur sleuth Blaine Gibson|
The fedora, the bomber jacket and the consuming quest invite comparisons to Indiana Jones.
While he hasn't quite matched Jones' triumph in finding the legendary chest containing the stone tablets inscribed with the 10 Commandments, it wasn't for a lack of trying. "The Ark of the Covenant, I did not find it. However, I do believe it's in Ethiopia somewhere," Gibson said recently.
The amateur sleuth has had far greater success finding clues from a modern mystery: The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
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High Court judge Justice Su Geok Yiam made the order after allowing a striking out application by SPAD.
Justice Su made the rulings on grounds that they should have filed the suit by way of a judicial review and not writ of summons together with statement of claim.
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Former Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) deputy president Mohamed Shaani Abdullah told Malaysiakini there would be no fair play in trade if a racial and religious slant is introduced into a policy.
"I don't see any basis to the (new) proposal... You are actually creating class division.
"You can't create discrimination, and this (new proposal) is a form of discrimination," said Shaani, who now serves as the Society for Promotion of Human Rights (Proham) assistant secretary.
He said the existing halal certification of the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) is awarded based on a regulated standard, recognised both in Malaysia and around the world.
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“We can’t bear it anymore. We are in pain. All of us are sick. We have cuts on our bodies. We are weak. No food to eat. What’s more, we are beaten. There are people who want to shoot us. Please help us.”
Those were the words of Mohd Ridzuan Ismail, one of the five Malaysians abducted by Abu Sayyaf gunmen from Lahad Datu waters in the east coast of Sabah on July 18.
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Sunday, September 25, 2016
It was an elaborate plan: conjure up two perfect undercover “recruits” to lure Daesh’s ravenous online recruiters. The plan worked, but the filmmaker never thought they’d actually talk.
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The department reminded employers that non-Sabahan staff must have the permit if they were working in any part of the state, including offshore oil rigs.
Sabah Immigration Department director Musa Sulaiman said the requirement was stated in a letter sent to employers.
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A source, who disclosed the syndicates’ modus operandi, said chances would be very slim to find the stolen vehicles if they reached those Indochina countries.
He believed that the vehicle theft syndicates in these countries had strong networking among them that complicated the authorities’ efforts in handling the cross-border crime.
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PETALING JAYA - Sarawak Report Editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown is penning a book on the 1MDB controversy, which she described as the “biggest story” in her career, Malaysiakini reports.
The London-based journalist explained that her book will be the story behind the story, specifically how and why she started to cover this controversy surrounding the state investment arm.
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Saturday, September 24, 2016
The two videos were uploaded on Facebook on Friday by an Uber driver and became an instant hit among Uber supporters who hit back the meter-less taxi drivers.
Facebook user Miguelmutien claimed based on the angle of the videos it was taken by the taxi drivers themselves.
"They were probably sharing the videos among the taxi drivers before an Uber driver got his hands on them.
"In a way they were helping us to promote our service," said the Uber driver, adding, however, "one of the Uber drivers in the video had to lodge a police report about the heckling."
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The concern comes with the estimated 400 waiting for the “right time” to breach the Eastern Sabah Security Command’s (Esscom) security cordon — elements of the Abu Sayyaf group (ASG) assimilating with fleeing villagers to turn Sabah into their outpost.
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Shafie is taking over an existing local party with the intention of turning it into a multiracial platform with Sabah interests at its core.
It has also won the allegiance of Penampang MP Darrell Leiking, who quit PKR on Wednesday to ally himself with Shafie. Leiking will bring with him crucial Kadazandusun Murut support.
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Friday, September 23, 2016
“That is why Sabahans of all races are going back to Sabah parties,” tweeted Yong Teck Lee, who was Sabah chief minister from 1996 to 1998.
Asked why he said so, Yong explained it is because the country is seriously affected by racial and religious polarisation.
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In a radio interview Friday, Armed Forces spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said it is important for the military to continue with their operations even while the negotiations are ongoing.
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|The rapist and murderer|
According to a source, his family members just found out about it from the prison personnel and further said Ahmad Najib’s mother could not come to the prison as she is bedridden at home.
On October 21, 2009, Ahmad Najib failed to obtain the Federal Court’s permission to review his conviction and death sentence against him saying the evidence were strong enough to convict 40-year-old Ahmad Najib for murdering 29-year-old Canny Ong.
At press time, Harith currently has more than 1.8 million points with fellow Malaysian Dr Jason Leong at over 1.5 million.
Points for the first round are tabulated by combining the likes, shares and follows of each individual comedian’s video on the voting website.
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Philippines signals it wants to bring back death penalty just so it can execute Australian paedophile
Scully, 52, is accused of directing child sex abuse videos involving torture and selling them through the dark web.
He is being investigated for a total of 75 charges, including the alleged rape of an 18-month-old girl. He has pleaded not guilty.
"If I had my choice it would be death for Scully. I want it to happen," chief prosecutor Jaime Umpa said, according to Fairfax Media.
He added: "We have to send a strong message to others that if they come to the Philippines and torture and abuse our children in this way they will be investigated with the full force of the law and executed."
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The move came about following a viral message which claimed that more than 200 Filipinos are waiting at the border islands of Taganak and Bakungan to sneak into Sandakan.
A copy of the message was forwarded to Sabah Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Datuk Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid, who then confirmed that the information was legit.
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Malaysia's premier retirement savings fund said on Friday the number rose to 60,931 involving RM370.39mil from 20,281 approved applications (RM96.86 million) a year ago. This was also an increase from the Q1 2016 of approved applications (RM255.21mil).
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Johor police chief Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the 32-year-old woman was picked up at her house in Desa Coal Fields, Sungai Buloh, Selangor at 6.30pm.
He said the suspect had posted the news, claiming two children’s bodies were found on a riverbank in Johor with their internal organs removed, with the intention that it would be seen and read by the public.
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In a statement, the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) said members of the Sumisip-based ASG under sub-leader Katatong Balaman (alias Tatong) surrendered to the Army's 104th Brigade, under Col. Thomas Donato, Jr. and Mayor Gulam Boy Hattaman.
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Tawau District Police chief Assistant Commissioner Fadil Marsus said all the illegals, including three women, working as plantation workers, were detained in a house in the Anderasy coconut plantation, Batu 17 near here at about 3.45pm.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
|KWAP CEO Datuk Wan Kamaruzaman|
This confirms reports yesterday that the civil service pension fund was planning to invest US$30 million into Uber as part of its foray abroad.
“We are excited to make Uber our first direct investment in a foreign company. This is part of our efforts to become a diversified global investor,” KWAP chief executive officer Datuk Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad said in the statement issued by Uber.
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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), which is coordinating the search for the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 carrying 239 passengers and crew, added that it was not yet able to link the pieces to MH370.
NUS climbed up two notches from last year's edition.
Nanyang Technological University (54th) has also been ranked in the top 100 list. It was previously ranked 55th.
The calculation of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings has been subject to an independent audit by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
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Major Filemon Tan Jr., spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, said Indonesian Herman Bin Manggak was freed to the Moro National Liberation Front at 11 a.m.
Manggak was abducted by armed men off the water of Sandakan, Sabah on August 3.
Tan said the victim was brought to Camp Teodulo Bautista Station Hospital for medical examination and debriefing before a formal turnover to Indonesian authorities at Western Mindanao Command.
But an MNLF official in Sulu said they rescued Manggak on Wednesday afternoon. SFM/rga
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