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Thursday, August 28, 2014

PAS against PKR-DAP stand, instead nominates 3 from PKR

Upon emerging from a meeting with Selangor PAS yesterday, the party’s secretary-general, Mustafa Ali said PAS would obey the Sultan and nominate three candidates for the post of Selangor Menteri Besar.

It may surprise some observers that he said all three PAS nominees would be from PKR, but he explained that this was in accordance with the Pakatan Rakyat agreement that the Selangor Menteri Besar post is PKR’s and “PAS respects that.”

Still, the decision to nominate three candidates flies in the face of PKR’s and DAP’s stance that only one name be submitted to the Sultan.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Malaysian women join Middle East in jihad for sex

Malaysian women are believed to have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) forces to offer Jihad Al-Nikah or sexual jihad, senior intelligence officials told an online media.

Authorities confirmed that three Malaysian women have journeyed to the Middle East to join up with Isis forces.

Jihad Al-Nikah refers to a controversial concept where Sunni women allegedly offer themselves in sexual comfort roles to fighters for the establishment of Islamic rule.

Sarawak wants higher oil royalty

At the same time, Sarawak wants to participate in the oil and gas industry, “not just stand and stare”.

KUCHING - Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem has confirmed that he will seek an upward revision to the present 5 per cent oil royalty “to spur its development under the 12th Malaysia Plan”.

He disclosed that the Sarawak government was still engaged in talks with the Federal government and Petronas, the national oil corporation, on the quantum of increase.

Kahumbo identifies targets for kidnappers

KOTA KINABALU - Apo Kahumbo @ Mubin Halil is an intelligence gatherer for Abu Sayyaf, whose main duty is to identify possible targets for the gunmen to kidnap.

Describing him as an urban operative, Mindanao State University lecturer Octavio A. Dinampo said Kahumbo, who is in his mid-30s, was a native of Patikul in Jolo island.

“I know of him and I’ve met him,” he said, describing Kahumbo as being “skinny, 5ft 7in tall and has spiky hair”.

MB crisis drags on, seems never-ending

LONG, dragging, never-ending, and tiresome. That’s how a lot of people, especially Selangorians, feel about the circus surrounding the Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) position. And yes, many of those people include the supporters of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) too.

Labuan-Sabah bridge vital: Yong

LABUAN - A bridge link between Labuan and Sabah is important and necessary, said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

He said here: "The Yong key issue here is development and this should not be blurred by other perspectives.

He said that under the circumstances the government should make a commitment to undertake the project.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Khalid to stay as MB until replacement found

The Sultan has asked Pakatan Rakyat to nominate more than two candidates.

SHAH ALAM - The Sultan of Selangor has decreed that Abdul Khalid Ibrahim should stay as Menteri Besar until a replacement is found.

The Sultan’s private secretary, Mohamad Munir Bani, said in a press statement today that the Sultan has asked PAS, PKR and DAP to nominate more than two qualified candidates for the post.

Hadi admits offering Azmin MB post in unity government with Umno

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang yesterday told a stunned central committee meeting that he had offered Azmin Ali to join the Islamist party with a few of his PKR members to form a unity government with Umno in Selangor.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Anwar, Azmin continue to shadow-box in PKR

SHAH ALAM - The conclusion of the 10th PKR National Congress yesterday marked the end of another shadow boxing round between PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and deputy president Mohamad Azmin Ali.

It is presumably the longest party polls in the world as it took five months to be concluded recently. The party claims to have 500,000 members.

Sabah cops up with strategy to catch kidnappers

KOTA KINABALU - Police have put in place a strategy to catch the three Tawi-Tawi-based kidnappers and killers behind a series of kidnapping activities in Sabah waters.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abd Rahman said they believed the trio fled and escaped to their homeland in the Philippines after evading capture when spotted in Pulau Maiga off Semporna at about 5.30pm on Thursday.

Indon president-elect promises to reinvestigate May 1998 riots

JAKARTA - Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo promises that he will instruct the National Human Rights Commission to reinvestigate the May 1998 riots.

However, he refused to comment on whether he will apologise to Indonesian Chinese, particular families of the victims in the tragedy.

Although it has been 16 years after the outbreak of the "Black May riots", the victims' families still gather at the presidential residence on Thursdays to request for the truth and thus, he will address the issue after taking the office, Widodo told Sin Chew Daily in an interview at his office in Jakarta on the eve Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on an appeal against the presidential election result by defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cybersex gang in Bulacan busted by cops

BULACAN, Philippines - Bulacan-Police said they had broken up a suspected cybersex gang in Bulacan province that, they said, had been blackmailing foreigners, who were lured into performing sexual acts online, and could have amassed up to P100 million (S$9.5 million) from the illegal activity.

Eight people were arrested on Thursday in a series of raids in San Jose del Monte City and Norzagaray town. Police also took into custody six young women whose jobs were to persuade foreigners into interacting with them sexually.

Bereaved relatives go online to solve MH370 mystery

Chinese physics student Jimmy Wang had no interest in aviation until March 8, when Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing with his 58-year-old father Wang Lijun on board.

But Wang, 31, now spends evenings combing through aviation blogs for Boeing 777 technical specs, exchanging what he finds with fellow MH370 next-of-kin.

Greater for PH peacekeepers at home amid Ebola

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday confirmed that the pull-out of Filipino soldiers working as United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in Liberia and Golan Heights were due to the Ebola epidemic and worsening armed conflict.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cops: Brothers behind Sabah kidnappings

SEMPORNA - Police have identified the Muktadil brothers as the key suspects in a series of cross border kidnappings and murders in Sabah's east coast.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abd Rahman identified the brothers as Nilson Muktadil, in his 30s, and Badong, in his 40s, as the key suspects. He added that authorities are trying to identify a third accomplice.

Burning of party flag, PKR sacks one Khalid's supporter, suspends four others

A PKR member and supporter of Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was sacked yesterday for burning the party flag.

PKR disciplinary board chairman Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong said in a statement today that the member, Aidil Haryman Mat Nor, had publicly posted on Facebook a picture of himself burning the flag.

He said the move gave a bad impression to the image and credibility of the party in the eyes of the public, hence the board came to the decision to sack him from the party.

“He also admitted to burning the party flag and challenged to be sacked from the party,” added Tan.

The decision was made yesterday after the PKR disciplinary board presented this and other disciplinary cases at the PKR leadership council meeting that was chaired by party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Gunmen in Sabah waters chased by security forces

KOTA KINABALU - A group of gunmen sneaked into Sabah waters on Thursday evening, leading to a chase with Malaysian security forces.

The country security personnel had also engaged in a shootout with the suspects after they were detected at waters off Semporna, around 7pm.

It is believed that the gunmen are still within the state waters and had gone into hiding, possible in one of the many islands.

UN Security Council condemns James Foley's killing


UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council condemned the "heinous and cowardly" killing of American journalist James Foley and said the Islamic State militant group "must be defeated."

In a statement, the council called the killing "a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers journalists face every day in Syria."

Sex assault victim petrified as MAS steward put his hand down her pants

Three hours into the half-full flight to Paris, Laura Bushney, 26, said Mohd Rosli Bin Ab Karim sat beside her and allegedly began massaging her legs under the guise of "comforting her" and later put his hand down her pants.

She told Sunday Night, in an interview to air this week, she was terrified when the 54-year-old steward allegedly began touching her, but was "frozen in panic".

Ebola outbreak: 5 reasons why it's out of control

Health officials in West Africa have underestimated the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said in a blunt statement on Friday.

Since the Ebola outbreak started, 2,615 probable, suspected or confirmed cases have been reported, including 1,427 deaths, according to the WHO's latest numbers.

Liberia and Sierra Leone have been the hardest-hit, while Nigeria is still trying to contain a handful of cases stemming from one airline passenger who brought the virus into the country in July.

The WHO says Liberia and Sierra Leone have underestimated the virus the most of all the affected countries, particularly in terms of how their populations are reacting to the outbreak.

Here are some of the challenges facing health officials and the WHO in containing Ebola's spread.

Friday, August 22, 2014

BHF: Be Serious in Solving Problems, Stop Cheating the People

I wish to respond to the press report made by Datuk Salleh Said Keruak, (Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly) captioned “Call to act on secession talk”

Leaders should listen more and understand the voices of dissension and unhappiness ( and not jump to conclusions)

I am surprised that Salleh as a Sabahan leader do not care about the concerns of Sabahans and the injustices suffered by Sabahans as a result of the way Malaysia has turned out to be:-

What Fish Does to Your Brain

Have you ever considered undergoing brain-thickening surgery, only to find that such a thing does not exist? And that the guy in the van was probably not actually a surgeon? Well, consider fish.

Dr. Cyrus Raji, a resident radiologist at UCLA, appreciates value far beyond the cosmetics of a thick cerebral cortex. He's the lead researcher in a new study in the current American Journal of Preventive Medicine that found that people who regularly eat fish have more voluminous brains than those who do not—in such a way that should protect them from Alzheimer's disease.

Singapore urged to abolish ‘barbaric’ punishment

PETALING JAYA - Human Rights Watch (HRW) today urged the Singapore government to “immediately and unconditionally” abolish caning as a punishment for crimes.

The call came just hours before the Singapore Court of Appeal was to hear the case of Malaysian national Yong Vui Kong. Yong was found guilty of drug trafficking in 2008. His death sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment and caning. His lawyer is in court today to challenge the caning part of the sentence.

Malaysian killed in Syria member of militant group, say police

The Malaysian who was reportedly killed in Syria recently was a Kumpulan Militan Malaysia (KMM) member who had previously been arrested for making firearms.

A senior police officer told The Malaysian Insider that Mat Soh had been arrested in 2001 for his involvement in the Southern Bank robbery in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Malaysian militants bought bomb material to plan attack

KUALA LUMPUR - Suspected Malaysian militants loyal to the extremist Islamic State movement bought bomb-making material ahead of a proposed attack on a Carlsberg brewery near the capital Kuala Lumpur, a top anti-terrorism official said.

The plan, which the official said was at a "discussion" stage, would be the first time Southeast Asian militants inspired by Islamic State's rise have sought to launch a major attack at home, adding to officials' fears of a domestic "blowback" from Islamic State's expansion in Syria and Iraq.

7 reasons Dr M has withdrawn support for Najib

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has listed seven reasons, from direct cash aids to trade pacts, which have upset him enough to withdraw support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak this month.

News portal Asia Sentinel today quoted a businessman with strong Umno links as saying that Dr Mahathir had sent a letter to Najib which reportedly listed seven demands.

However, Najib instead sent Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to meet Dr Mahathir and ask him to withdraw the letter, but the former prime minister refused.

Missing MH370: New underwater hunt claims 'reasonable chance' of finding missing plane

Believed to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean far off the west coast of Australia

A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a "reasonable chance" of finding the plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday, adding that searchers would not give up easily.

Flight MH370 vanished inexplicably en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, and there has been no sign since of the aircraft or the 239 people onboard.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chinese hackers 'stole classified data from Msia's MH370 probe'

Chinese hackers 'stole classified data from Malaysia's MH370 investigation with virus disguised as fake news report a day after plane went missing' 

Chinese hackers stole classified information from Malaysian officials involved in the search for MH370 a day after the plane disappeared, it was claimed today.

Yong: "Address grievances, not threaten"

KOTA KINABALU: The best way to deal with secession talk is to address the grievances of Sabahans over the failure of the government to fulfill the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement 1963, said former Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

He said Borneonisation of the civil service, autonomous control over immigration, security, land rights, oil and gas, religion, unemployment, poverty and cabotage policy are some key issues that are long overdue for a solution.

ESSzone curfew extended

LAHAD DATU - State Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman yesterday announced the extension of dusk-to-dawn curfew in the six districts in Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) from August 20 to Sept 2, but a change in time from 7 pm to 5 am instead of 6 pm to 6 am.

He told a press conference at the police headquarters here yesterday that the phase three curfew order would begin on August 20 (today) until September 2, from 7pm to 5am at the same areas that have been fixed during the first phase.

1962 Brunei rebellion, a British instigation?

The UN does not normally intervene in the internal matters of member countries.

KUCHING - The United Nations (UN) office in Kuala Lumpur struck a cautionary note when activists from Sarawak handed it a Peoples’ Petition which was signed in Miri on Aug 9 by activists in Borneo.

This was disclosed by Lina Soo, the President of Sarawak Association of People’s Aspiration (SAPA), in a statement issued in Kuching after her return.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Two killed while armoured vehicle overturns

SANDAKAN - Two soldiers died while four others were hurt after the armoured vehicle belonging to the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) overturned on Jalan Sungai Tiram, Mile 19, near here, this morning.

In the 11.40am incident, the two victims died at the scene, while four seriously injured were sent to the Duchess of Kent Hospital for treatment.

Salleh calls for stern action against people in social media on secession

KOTA KINABALU - Sabah State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Salleh Tun Said yesterday called on the relevant authorities to monitor the activity of certain individuals and groups who are using social media platforms to incite people to separate Sabah from Malaysia.

Salleh, who is also Usukan assemblyman, said such an extreme ideology spread by those quarters via Facebook and Twitter should be monitored and controlled as it was dangerous and could shake the country’s stability and safety.

“I found that in Sabah, there is an effort being done by certain groups and individuals to promote the idea of having Sabah separated from Malaysia,” he told reporters after attending Aidilfitri open house organised by Sabah Information Department at Wisma Dang Bandang here yesterday.

Yazidis haunted by cries for help as militants bury victims alive

Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq often consume his mind.

Tens of thousand of Yazidis fled their ancient homeland of Sinjar and other villages to escape a dramatic push by the Sunni militants who regard the ethnic minority as devil worshippers who must embrace their radical version of Islam or die.

Bacteria in your drinking water

PETALING JAYA - The water you buy from vending machines may not be as clean as you think.

Twenty-nine samples of water were drawn from such machines throughout the Klang Valley – and almost all were contaminated.

There were harmful E. coli, Coliform and Clostridium perfringens microbes – the same kind of bacteria found in untreated sewage.

Monday, August 18, 2014

MACC will monitor all types of cases even from various medias

GEORGE TOWN - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) does not investigate based only on the reports received but instead monitors all types of cases with elements of corruption from the various media.

MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Mustafar Ali said any information, whether from media reports, Dewan Rakyat sittings, State Assembly sittings or public forums would be studied thoroughly to check the validity of the issues raised.

Trial of 30 people linked to Lahad Datu intrusion to resume

KOTA KINABALU - The trial of 30 individuals charged with various offences linked to the intrusion in Lahad Datu last year continued today, after nearly two months of adjournment.

The prosecution's 32nd witness, investigating officer Inspector Jamirin Kintai, continued his testimony by identifying items handed over to him by a General Operations Force officer, ASP Mursalim Mohd Salleh, who seized the items following a skirmish at Kampung Tanjung Batu, Lahad Datu, on March 8 last year.

Dr M withdraws support for Najib govt

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he has been “forced” to criticise the prime minister for performing no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

“Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib would learn from his poor performance in the last general election, but it appeared he had not as there were no changes in policies and approaches to running the country.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Philippine Muslim self-rule bill to end decades of fighting?

MANILA - Philippine President Benigno Aquino will on Monday receive a completed draft Bill to create a Muslim autonomous area, aimed at ending decades of fighting that has claimed thousands of lives, his spokesman said.

Receiving the draft Bill would allow Mr Aquino to quickly submit it to Congress so it could be quickly passed into law and implemented before the president's term ends in mid-2016, Mr Aquino's spokesman Herminio Coloma said.

Think twice before you 'click' in social media

PETALING JAYA - Think before you 'click' anything on the Internet or face the wrath of the law, the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said.

Its chairman, Datuk Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, said any 'tweet', 'share' and comments, although made unintentionally, that could hurt the feelings or have negative effect on others might cause the authorities to take legal action.

"Now, everyone is connected and can be easily found in the social media. So, teach oneself to be more ethical, responsible and wiser when using the social media," he said.

PAS retracts support for Khalid, now backs Azmin and Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR - PAS has now retracted its support for Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as the Selangor Mentri Besar and nominated two candidates to replace the embattled leader to resolve the impasse.

In a packed press conference here, deputy president Mohamad Sabu, also known as Mat Sabu, said that the party has named Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman Azmin Ali and Kajang assemblyman Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as possible replacement.

Yong returned unopposed as SAPP President

KOTA KINABALU - Incumbent Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee has been returned unopposed as the president of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) for the 2014-2018 term.

Incumbent deputy president Haji Amde Sidek has been returned unopposed, while Melanie Chia Chiu Ket and Edward Dagul, both new faces, also won the deputy president post uncontested.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dr M against PM Najib on Isis, condemns violence

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today condemned the Isis militant group for its violent attacks in Iraq and Syria, saying it has misinterpreted Islam which is a religion of peace.

The former prime minister's views on Isis, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is opposite that of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who in June called on Umno members to emulate the boldness and courage of Isis fighters in defeating the much larger Iraqi forces.

"There is no place for violence in Islam. Islam is a religion of peace and some people have wrongly interpreted the religion," Dr Mahathir told reporters after a youth forum in Putrajaya today.

Militants’ hit list include Putrajaya, brewery, discos and pubs

Police today revealed that Malaysian militants arrested earlier this year were planning to attack several pubs, discos and even the Carlsberg brewery in Shah Alam.

Federal Special Branch principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Pitchay Mydin said the militants were supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis).

Friday, August 15, 2014

Suhakam: Charging student for sedition is shocking

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is shocked at the way the police are handling the incident involving a Form Five student who "liked" a "I Love Israel" Facebook page, just as authorities said today they would press ahead with the sedition probe.

Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, in a strongly-worded statement today, said that the sedition probe was an overreaction on the part of the police.

Gov't reverses its intention to ban facebook

KUALA LUMPUR: Banning Facebook is a definite no-no as far as Malaysia is concerned.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek stressed yesterday that the Government never had the intention to ban the website as more than 15 million users in Malaysia are registered on Face­book.

Two held for stealing RM110,643 from passengers of MH370

KUALA LUMPUR - Police have arrested a bank officer and her husband believed to be involved in siphoning off RM110,643 from the accounts of four passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370.

Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation department chief, ACP Izany Abd Ghani, said the bank officer, who has been working for the bank for 10 years, was arrested at her home in Ampang about 4pm.

Khalid's days numbered, says expert

PETALING JAYA - It is just a matter before Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has to step down as mentri besar, says constitutional expert Prof Emeritus Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi.

“The sun has set. There is a lingering twilight. He is entitled to relish it (the post) but in parliamentary democracies it is a game of numbers,” said Dr Shad.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sarawak senior minister's house shot at

Two police investigating officers looking for pellets.
SIBU - The residence of senior minister Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh was shot at on Wednesday, causing a crack on the window of an upper-floor bedroom.

The perpetrator apparently fired the shot from the perimeter concrete wall of the house, which is about 50m from the bedroom window.

Deputy district police chief Supt Martin Khoo told newsmen at the scene Thursday that the perpetrator probably used a shotgun.

He said a police investigation team who rushed to the scene found nine pellets on the car porch area.

Trial Ebola drug was too risky, doctors explain

Doctors treating a Sierra Leone physician with Ebola have defended their decision not to give him an experimental drug, saying they feared it was too risky.

Calling it "an impossible dilemma," Doctors Without Borders explained in detail last month's decision in response to a New York Times story on the case. It would have been the first time the experimental drug was tried in humans.

Two PAS Selangor reps declare themselves against Khalid

SUBANG - Two PAS state assemblymen today publicly expressed support for PKR’s Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to become Selangor mentri besar, effectively removing Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim’s claim of commanding majority support.

The two are Hulu Klang and Morib state assemblymen Saari Sungip and Hasnul Baharuddin.

Sabah Christian leaders: Why no action on mass conversion into Islam

Sabah religious authorities have been asked to “nullify without further delay” the mass conversion of natives into Islam that had taken place in the state, which Christian leaders said were performed fraudulently.

President of the Protestant Church in Sabah, Reverend Jensey Mojuin, addressing the monthly ethnic Kadazandusun Christians’ gathering in Pitas this morning to sound their latest mamangkis, said no action had been taken despite police reports lodged on the matter.

Probing a like by student on FB page is absurb and waste of time

It is absurd for police to probe a student for sedition for liking a Facebook page titled "I love Israel", say criminal lawyers, adding that police should not waste their time investigating such frivolous reports.

They said it was impossible to frame a charge under the archaic law as the police had trespassed into a private domain of an individual.

"It is a joke. What is wrong if someone "likes" a Facebook page," said an annoyed Fahri Azzat.
The lawyer said police were curtailing the freedom of expression, speech and association "just because a section of the Malaysian community disliked Israel".

Experimental Ebola vaccine sent to west Africa

OTTAWA - Canada is sending up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to West Africa to help the WHO fight an epidemic, the health minister announced today.

Minister Rona Ambrose said between 800 to 1,000 doses would be distributed through the World Health Organisation where it is needed.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

U.S. can’t turn its back on jihadist fight

About a century ago, after World War I, British and French leaders carved up the Middle East and set the modern borders of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

Now a growing force of Sunni extremists fighting under the banner of the Islamic State are creating a new nation in the same region ... at gunpoint. Its boundaries are not yet set in ink. But the jihadists have seized vast chunks of Syria and Iraq with a clear goal: Establish a new "caliphate," an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader. For people who live there this is an existential crisis that many of them cannot survive without more help from Western powers and Arab countries in the jihadists' sights.

Victim of 'Cyber ​​Cafe' attack in Klang died

One of Sabahans who were victims of attack by 10 armed men at Vital Net Cyber ​​Cafe in Klang last July 31 had died at about 4pm on last Saturday.

According to the victim's brother, 30-year-old Amran Amri died while the family and parents were beside him after being hospitalized in critical condition due to serious injuries from the attack.

The hospital will be doing a post-mortem and the victim who hails from Kampung Arungan Table, Tawau will be buried in the cemetery in Klang.

ISIS attracting SE Asian militants

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is attracting a growing number of militants from Southeast Asia to fight in the Middle East, raising the risk they will return to carry out attacks in their home countries, according to a US-based security consultancy.

As many as 200 Indonesians and at least 30 Malaysians have travelled to Syria to fight with ISIS and other rebel groups via third-party countries such as Egypt and Turkey, said the report by New York-based Soufan Group, which provides strategic analysis to governments.

Ebola report on social media is false, says Health Ministry

The report being circulated on social media such as Facebook, that an Ebola case has been detected in the country, is false.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah censured the parties who spread such rumours as irresponsible, saying there had been no quarantine cases related to the disease.

Saiful sues Anwar for RM50m over sodomy claim

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is facing a RM50 million (S$20 million) civil suit from his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan for allegedly sodomising the latter in 2008 and purportedly harming his reputation.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is facing a RM50 million (S$20 million) civil suit from his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan for allegedly sodomising the latter in 2008 and purportedly harming his reputation.