Sunday, June 26, 2016
In his speech at the thanksgiving party in Cebu on Saturday night, Duterte said he does not consider the Abu Sayyaf to be an enemy despite its tag as a militant group and involvement in kidnapping foreign nationals for ransom.
The tough-talking politician, however, said the group must be clear on whether it wants to be seen as an enemy.
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Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali said he disagreed with the label and even asked the mufti to correct his statement.
"Perkasa is of the opinion that the Pahang mufti's statement about DAP being kafir harbi is quite overboard," he told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.
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Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said he and Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi want to meet the incoming Philippines Foreign Secretary after the official takes oath of office.
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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Penampang police chief Deputy Supt Rosley Hobden said the man was detained to assist them in their investigations into the 4.20am heist on Friday at the bank at Putatan Plaza.
He said the bank had disclosed that the total amount stolen from both ATM machines was just over RM254,000.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:24:00 PM
After a series of meetings with the Ranau District Office and other authorities, Sabah Electricty Sdn Bhd (SESB) cut power supply to the lodge yesterday.
The move came after villagers of Kampung Bundu Tuhan complained that the lodge operator was using six containers for his business just outside the Kinabalu Park, illegally occupying their customary land.
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Friday, June 24, 2016
A large piece of what may have been the wing of missing flight MH370 has been found on Pemba Island, Tanzania.
The discovery is reported on the Jamii Forums site.
Few details are given, but the images posted make it an object of strong interest.
The discovery comes as Malaysia’s authorities are reported to have become indifferent to the rising numbers of potential fragments of the lost Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER being brought to the attention of the media and authorities in Madagascar and elsewhere.
Those objects include personal items possibly belonging to the 239 people who were on board MH370 when it vanished soon after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8, 2014.
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Former vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, on the other hand, has been suspended.
The announcement was made by Umno president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the party’s headquarters here.
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The MCA Religious Harmony Bureau chief said it was highly “unbecoming” of the revered mufti of a state (Pahang Mufti Abdul Rahman Osman) to increase confusion about Islam and its fine teachings.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:18:00 PM
Indonesian authorities have voiced concerns that piracy in the Sulu Sea area, a major sea traffic lane for the world’s top thermal coal exporter, could reach levels previously seen in Somalia.
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Marites Flor, the Filipino kidnap victim from Samal Island, has been freed, incoming Presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza confirmed Friday.
Flor, a native of Bukidnon and the girlfriend of fellow beheaded kidnap victim Robert Hall, was freed on Thursday evening but she was only turned over to Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan II early morning Friday.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:30:00 PM
Another beheading video showing three captives deemed as “spies of the crusader alliance” has emerged as a group of three Southeast Asian ISIS fighters from Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, called for jihad against non-believers, taking turns to urge ISIS supporters in their home countries to stage attacks.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:26:00 PM
World financial markets plunged as nearly complete results showed a 51.8/48.2 per cent split for leaving. The vote instantly creates the biggest global financial shock since the 2008 economic crisis, this time with interest rates around the world already at or near zero, stripping policymakers of the means to fight it.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Citizens braved the morning drizzle as they lined up at the polls in London -- umbrellas in hand.
Weather across the rest of the region was mixed, with sunshine forecast in parts of Scotland and heavy showers set to move across Northern Ireland.
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Due to the failure of Pakatan Harapan (Amanah) to strike an accord with PAS prior to the by-elections to fight BN one-on-one, the ruling coalition has been able to enjoy the windfall from their disagreement.
BN has not only consolidated its grip of the fundamental Malay support base, but has also managed to win back the hearts of some Chinese voters, while the other two opposition parties suffered tremendous losses pitching against each other for the same voter source.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:29:00 PM
“People should not be bothered by this because it’s part of the propaganda they are propagating,” Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla, the military’s spokesman, told reporters.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:08:00 PM
His lawyer Gobind Singh Deo said he expects his client to be freed once the remand order expires.
While the remand period is relatively short, it is understood that the police may request for an even longer remand period when the initial period ends on Friday.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:32:00 PM
|Dian Megawati Ahmad, the wife of kidnapped |
crewman Ismail, with a photo of her husband
"We can confirm the kidnapping. We are coordinating with the police and military to follow up on the report," said the Samarinda Port Authority chief Col Yus Kusmany on Thursday.
"We were informed of the kidnapping by one of the crewmen, Syaril, who was on board the boat. We were in contact with him last at 10:20 am Thursday morning. The boat was in the area around Mangkaliat cape," Kusmany said.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:21:00 PM
PETALING JAYA - Police have detained a taxi driver to assist in the investigations into the assault on a Uber driver on Monday.
China Press quoted Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Amar Singh Ishar Singh as saying the suspect, 44, was detained in Batu Caves at 11.15pm yesterday.
News Straits Times quoted Brickfields police chief assistant commissioner Sharul Othman Mansor as saying the commotion only took place between one taxi driver and an Uber driver.
"The incident took place at 12.30pm on Monday. The Uber vehicle, which was ferrying an Iranian passenger to her destination, was obstructed by two or three taxi drivers.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:10:00 PM
A multinational search effort was swiftly launched but two years on, after a million square miles of ocean have been scoured and more than £47m spent, the crash site remains elusive.
So why can't the missing plane be found?
Posted by wikisabah at 3:33:00 PM
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) reportedly abducted 7 crew members of a cargo ship headed to Indonesia on Tuesday, June 22.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:11:00 PM
Lightning strikes are relatively common in India during the June-October monsoon, which hit the southern coast earlier this month, but this week's toll is particularly high.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:01:00 PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
PETALING JAYA - Sarawak is set to implement a new procedure, requiring surau and mosque managements to apply for permission to hold religious talks at their premises, at least two weeks in advance.
KUALA LUMPUR - The Government has been urged to establish a dedicated cybercrime unit to tackle the Dark Web.
Akhbar Satar of the Institute of Crime and Criminology at Help University said this was necessary in view of the dangers posed by people using the World Wide Web for nefarious purposes.
Images of the unique formation have gone viral.
Kinabalu Park manager Yassin Miki said the “face” was obvious in certain lighting conditions on the mountain.
“It has to be just after sunrise. The face would then become noticeable,” he said yesterday.
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In the same encounter, another 10 bandits were reported wounded.
Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM) spokesperson Major Filemon Tan said the encounter with the estimated 200-strong ASG took place around 2:20 p.m. at Sitio Bud Duwa Bayho in Patikul.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:40:00 PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
This comes after inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar denied that police had received the money.
“I still maintain what I have earlier said, which is that RM12 million was sent to Sandakan through the bank.
"If the public has any doubts, they can enquire from Hong Leong Bank,” the families’ spokesperson Lau Cheng Kiong was quoted as saying in The Borneo Post.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:30:00 PM
His pickup truck, which bears the party’s logo, was shot through the driver’s side window while he was waiting for the traffic light near E-Mart supermarket to turn green.
He was reportedly shot once in the neck and was found slumped in his seat at about 9.20am.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:25:00 PM
Isis beheads 4-year-old girl then forces mother to soak hands in her blood after 'swearing to Allah'
The extremists are renowned for their shocking punishments meted out by their feared al-Hisbah police who enforce their strict version of Sharia Law on the towns and cities they conquer. Often the punishments are handed out for seemingly minor infringements and their latest example shows just how brutal they can be.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:23:00 PM
Monday, June 20, 2016
|An Angry Bird bag found|
The photos were reportedly released by campaigners for families of those on board the missing Boeing 777-200. The items were discovered earlier in June on Riake beach, on the island of Nosy Boraha in northeast Madagascar. Gibson, who found two pieces of debris that may be from the aircraft during the same time, said that it could be possible that the items may be irrelevant in the search for Flight MH370.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:12:00 PM
Duterte's single-issue campaign of tackling illegal drugs and other crime within six months, and his staunch advocacy of extrajudicial killings, struck a chord with Filipino voters. However, rights groups have rebuked him over concerns that, as president, he would live up to his nickname of "the punisher".
Posted by wikisabah at 5:04:00 PM
Europe's high-profile migrant crisis, its worst since World War II, is just one part of a growing tide of human misery led by Palestinians, Syrians and Afghans.
Globally, approaching one percent of humanity has been forced to flee.
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DAVAO CITY - Jolo Mayor Hussin Amin accused the military of colluding with the notorious ISIS-linked Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and said some officers partook of the ransoms paid for the freedom of some of the group’s hostages.
Amin claimed that military officials had been using some Abu Sayyaf members as their “assets,” a slang to refer to spy or informant.
He asked the government to investigate these officers who are in cahoots with the terrorists and for the Armed Forces of the Philippines to conduct a loyalty check among its ranks.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:24:00 PM
The missing amount raised suspicions the rebels may be in cahoots with government officials from Malaysia and the Philippines who may have shared the money among themselves.
According to two highly placed senior Philippine government officials, the payment of ransom was confirmed by Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:12:00 PM
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Hundreds of women are murdered by relatives in conservative Muslim Pakistan each year on the pretext of defending what is seen as family honour, but it is rare for victim to be a man.
The murder happened at a marketplace in the Punjab city of Burewala on Friday, when Muhammad Irshad, 43, was attacked by his father-in-law and two brothers in-law, police said.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:35:00 PM
In a media conference, the hostages knelt down on the floor to thank the government, police, members of the public and the media for their assistance so that they could come back alive. By right, this should have been a happy ending to the entire issue. However, following their safe return, the question of ransom continues to raise queries as the police and hostages' families tell their own sides of the story.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:19:00 PM
"Our armed forces and police have been at the forefront of the fight against all KFRGs (kidnapping-for-ransom groups) and the ASG for a long time. We have lost so many servicemen in the process. We do not doubt the dedication and commitment of our troops," AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:08:00 PM
Barisan candidate Budiman Mohd Zohdi of Umno polled 16,800 votes in Sungai Besar compared to Amanah’s Azhar Abdul Shukur’s 7,609 with Dr Abdul Rani Osman of PAS emerging third with 6,902 votes.
In Kuala Kangsar, Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid of Barisan polled 12,653 votes.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:22:00 AM
Saturday, June 18, 2016
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Counterterrorism experts interviewed by ABC News believe the documents are authentic.
What Are Terrorist Watch Lists?
What is commonly referred to as "the watch list" is actually a collection of lists, beginning with the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) run by the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:31:00 PM
Although the bird has been rescued and is now safely with her owner and friend, her fame is apparently still going strong.
The ostrich has become a phenomenon among Malaysian, so much so that the day after her surprise appearance on the Federal Highway, several organisations have latched onto her ‘feathers’.
Smartphone maker Huawei was arguably the first, to capitalise on the ostrich trend.
On their Facebook page yesterday, they posted an image of their phone being used to capture the image of an ostrich, boasting of their in-phone camera’s focus with the tagline, “Focus faster than a feathered fugitive.”
Domino’s meanwhile promoted their two pizza deal for Ramadan, featuring an image of an ostrich carrying pizzas.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:54:00 PM
The foreign workers start off working as cashiers in clothing stores, jewellery shops, restaurants, mechanic workshops, construction businesses and selling mobile phones.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:46:00 PM
This was a follow-up to the Philippine deployment of 5,000 troops in Sulu to hunt down the Abu Sayyaf militants who had beheaded two Canadian hostages in the past two months after failing to get their demanded ransom, he said.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:39:00 PM
Incoming justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said they are trying to help save the remaining hostages from being executed by the Abu Sayyaf, citing in particular Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad.
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Friday, June 17, 2016
He said police were not involved in paying for the hostages to be freed.
Khalid also denied claims that the Special Branch had received the RM12mil raised by the families.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:27:00 PM
The video starts off with two militants standing over Hall, who is made to kneel down before them, with the Islamic State flag in the background.
The 90-second video seemed to have been shot in a jungle.
In his last moments, Hall is seen wearing an orange t-shirt and black sweatpants while his hands seemed to be tied behind his back.
One of the militants in the video held Hall’s head while the other hand is seen holding a rambo knife.
Throughout the video, another militant, wearing a ski mask, stands behind Hall and recites a prayer in Arabic, which lasted about 45 seconds.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:22:00 PM
He said when he first took over MAS, he was not impressed with the state that the Malaysian flag carrier was in.
"Despite all the announcements by the government, a turnaround wasn't initiated by the time I became CEO.
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