Sunday, October 4, 2015
His announcement comes as ‘unhealthy’ or ‘very unhealthy’ air quality is reported in most parts of Peninsular Malaysia today due to haze, while Shah Alam had briefly recorded ‘hazardous’ air quality this morning.
“The schools involved do not need to replace their schooling days following this closure,” he said in a Facebook post today.
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He said that those in power are willing to do anything to ensure that the investigations are put to a stop, and one method employed is to confuse the public.
“In line with that effort (to stop the investigations), they are confusing the public by conjuring a stale script that there is supposedly a conspiracy to topple the government, which doesn’t make sense.
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He said the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have not received any notification of the alleged investigations.
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Saturday, October 3, 2015
Shahbudin, a political analyst, said he had complied after receiving an email from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, which regulates use of the Internet.
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he said news reports are meant to inform the public of current affairs with accuracy, simplicity and objectively.
"Newspapers are set up to inform, to provide commentary and to entertain...it helps readers to keep abreast with the facts, statistics and opinions," he said.
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“In these circumstances, it is clear that Doris will, if she returns, have to contend with a system that is strongly motivated against her — the authorities are determined to prosecute and convict her,” he said.
The lawyer, who is also the counsel for the four Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia volunteers who were recently charged for sedition, explained, however, that cancelling Jones’s passport only restricts her ability to travel but does not strip her of her Malaysian citizenship.
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Friday, October 2, 2015
Its chairman, Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, said in a statement today that everyone had the right to live in a peaceful world free from all violence.
He said the commission joined the rest of the world in observing the International Day of Non-Violence, which is celebrated every Oct 2 on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi who was the embodiment of the spirit of non-violence.
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In their application, Azrie Situ, 24, Jemmy Liku, Markus Situ, 32, Erick Jack William, 29, and Joseph Koilis, 29, raised that legal arguments which are going to be raised in their defence are complex in nature and that such complex legal arguments are matters best heard and determined by the High Court.
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The sources however did not reveal if police had caught the key suspects in the shooting which injured the two policemen.
According to the sources, the two were detained to assist in investigations that are currently ongoing.
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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Jones is currently wanted by Malaysian police after campaigning for Sabah to secede from Malaysia.
In a Facebook post, the lawyer said she had applied to renew her passport and was due to collect it yesterday, only to be told by Immigration attaché Azhar Abdul Hamid at the Malaysian High Commission in London that her pending application is being refused due to the warrant of arrest out against her.
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The villagers volunteered to repair the badly damaged roads after it did not receive any help from the government, according to Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Treasurer General, Japiril Suhaimin.
“I received a call from the village’s representative, Sabidi Sabayoi regarding the problem where the badly damaged roads caused the villagers to have difficulties in marketing their plantation products as well as in the event of burials,M he said in a statement.
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PALEMBANG, Indonesia - The air pollutant index (API) reading in Palembang, South Sumatra, neared the 1,000 mark on Thursday (Oct 1), recording at 829 at 10 am local time.
One hundred and fifty-six hotspots were also identified across Sumatra as a hazardous level of haze hung over much of the region. However, the recorded number was far less than the 1,585 on Sep 24, when hazardous levels of haze swept towards Singapore.
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“Does this mean that the real enemies of Muslims are Muslims themselves?”
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Within hours of the Kremlin authorising Russian soldiers to be sent to fight, reports emerged of bombing raids underway against anti-government targets.
The airstrikes were confirmed by government officials in Moscow and the US.
The move by Putin's Russia could be a huge game-changer in the global fight to destroy the terror network.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Slowing growth and a commodities crash have badly hurt sentiment in Malaysia and other emerging markets (EM), which have lost an estimated US$40 billion (RM 177.2 billion) in foreign capital as investors flee for safer havens.
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Kota Kinabalu District police chief Assistant Commissioner M Chandra said the suspect, identified as Jonathan John Jipil believed to have committed the fraud from April until early September, before disappearing with the participants' money.
"So far, police have received 21 police reports on the matter in Kota Kinabalu and the others were done in a separate reports.
"Initial investigations showed the suspects used the social media, the press and online news to announce the extreme sports event," he said during a press conference just now.
Chandra said, after deceiving the victims, the suspect disappeared while the official website of the organization of the sport is no longer accessible.
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Although the ringgit had depreciated much more than other currencies, the situation was still under control, said senior lecturer at Universiti Utara Malaysia’s School of International Studies Dr Nurhaizal Azam Arif, adding that the environment was different in 1997 when the actions of currency speculators had caused the ringgit to tumble.
He said the nation’s economic fundamentals were still at healthy levels and, furthermore, in June international rating agency Fitch Ratings had upgraded the outlook of Malaysia’s sovereign rating to “stable” from “negative” and affirmed its long-term foreign currency issuer default rating at A- and local currency at A.
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According to a report in The Star Online, Dr Huang said he visited the area to see for himself if there was a need to issue a travel alert, after the US and Australian missions issued a terror alert for Jalan Alor.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
FT, which said that 1MDB was pushing for a quick sale in efforts to restore its image and quell concerns over its RM42 billion debts, warned that the process lacked clarity in areas such as the status of potential bidders and the amount of energy assets up for sale.
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The ringgit shed more than 1% and touched a low of 4.4770 against the dollar, its lowest level since January 1998, according to Thomson Reuters data.
Asian currencies fell broadly. The Thai baht hit an eight-year low at around 36.50, while the Singapore dollar set a six-year low of S$1.4335. The Indonesian rupiah set a fresh 17-year low of 14,730 versus the dollar.
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A widening political scandal and tumbling currency have steadily taken their toll on investor sentiment towards the South-East Asian economy, unnerving its emerging Asian neighbours despite the central bank’s efforts to contain the damage.
About RM11 billion (US$2.5 billion) worth of government bonds are due to mature tomorrow and foreigners, who own on average 45 percent of outstanding bonds, are seen likely to pull their cash out rather than re-invest it in Malaysian debt.
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“We already have a lot on our hands fighting for the independence of Sulu from the Philippines. To add the claim on Sabah to our mission will be unnecessary additional problem when we should instead be working towards our independence,” said Datu Mohd Kudhar SJ Kiram II.
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Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry said it would meet Chinese Ambassador Huang Huikang so that he could clarify comments that “attracted attention and caused concern to the Malaysian public”.
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Monday, September 28, 2015
He said this is because PKR president and Kajang assemblyperson Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has not fulfilled her election pledges two years after elected, the New Straits Times reported.
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Sunday, September 27, 2015
Asia correspondents in top Canadian and Australian newspapers are zeroing in on Najib’s “alleged scandals”, with Canada’s The Globe and Mail describing the PM as having “flailed desperately".
The Sydney Morning Herald's headline, meanwhile, ominously read: "Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak's inevitable fall".
In a scathing semi-analysis yesterday, The Global and Mail’s Asia Pacific correspondent Iain Marlow accused Najib of being “unfit to lead a democracy” and ruling as a “pseudo-authoritarian”.
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In an online posting, Tunku Idris, who is Tunku Temenggong Johor, said he was annoyed by comments about his sister not covering her head by wearing a tudung.
He posted a photo showing his sister, Tunku Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, in a blue baju kurung with her hair tied in a bun and said she wore a selendang (shawl) at all religious events and prayed more often than some who wore tudungs.
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The seven will be charged at the Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, the Malaysian Insider reported. Both charges carry the death penalty on conviction.
The doctor, a colonel in his 50s, was with the pathology lab at Tuanku Mizan military hospital, was already facing trial on charges of unlawful trade and bribery.
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It is understood that the Sabah Department Director also had his statement taken by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency officials on the matter on Friday. However, the Sabah JPN Director could not be reached for comments.
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In defending the Chinese envoy, Hua Zong president Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah said Huang's visit to the tourist stretch popularly known as Chinatown was to showcase that the area was safe, since it was one of places visited by Chinese tourists.
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The outrigger boat was found on Friday on Jolo, more than 500km southwest of the Samal island resort where two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipina were abducted late on Monday, Brigadier-General Alan Arrojado said.
Jolo is the main base of the Abu Sayyaf, an Al-Qaeda-linked group that has been blamed for the Asian country’s deadliest terror attacks as well as ransom kidnappings of foreign tourists and Christian missionaries.
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Saturday, September 26, 2015
“Chong’s criticism of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem is a sign of Sarawak DAP insecurity,” he said, in reacting to Chong’s statement that the banning of Pua from entering Sarawak was a clear sign of Adenan’s support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Added Abdullah “DAP Sarawak is merely an extension and always been a Peninsular Malaysia-based political party.
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Russia could face a barrage of legal action over the downing of flight MH17 as affected countries gather in New York to discuss their options.
Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, will meet with her counterparts from Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine on Tuesday during the annual United Nations general assembly meeting.
One of the proposals is for a tribunal similar to that established to prosecute Libyan suspects over the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight over Scotland.
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He hopes the police take strict action against Jamal (photo) so it can act as a deterrent to others from disturbing the public order.
"Our country has laws. It is illegal intimidate or provoke. The authorities should charge Jamal so Petaling Street businesses can run their business peacefully, as usual…
"We feel anxious over Jamal’s action and he has caused harm to the entire operation of Petaling Street hawker. He should take some social responsibility,” Ang told a press conference at Jalan Sultan this afternoon.
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Friday, September 25, 2015
The new Pakatan, Lim (photo) had announced, comprises DAP, PKR and new kid on the block, Parti Amanah Negara, but minus former ally, PAS.
PAS Penang secretary Fadzil Mohd Kemi said Pakatan Harapan is not seen as promising what the people need, which is to see a strong opposition fact that can be an alternative to BN.
He said the coalition’s decision to elevate PKR defacto leader Anwar Ibrahim as their prime minister if it seizes Putrajaya in the 14th national polls, is also "unrealistic".
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Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said they comprised a local man as well as an Indonesian and a Syrian national.
Noor Rashid said all three were detained to assist in investigations.
"Bukit Aman has contacted the embassies of the United States and Australia on the security level relating to possible terrorist attacks," he told Bernama Friday.
On Thursday, the United States Embassy and Australian High Commission here were reported to have issued a travel advisory on the possibility of terrorist attacks in Jalan Alor near Bukit Bintang and its surrounding areas.
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The US embassy issued an advisory saying it had credible threat information and urged citizens to avoid Alor Street, in a shopping belt in the city centre, and its immediate surrounding areas.
It says terrorist organisations had in the past planned attacks to coincide with significant dates, but gave no details.
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A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj -- the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca -- has killed more than 700 people and injured nearly 900 others in Saudi Arabia.
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
The crush, in which at least 450 others were injured, took place on Street 204 of the camp city at Mina, a few kilometres east of Mecca, where pilgrims stay for several days during the climax of the haj.
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|Kjartan Sekkinstad (left), John Ridsdel and Robert Hall|
Elite Army troops were trying to track the bandits while Air Force helicopters were readied for a possible rescue as the abductors trekked into Davao Oriental province, a hotbed of Maoist and Islamic rebels, said senior superintendent Aaron Aquino, the region’s deputy police commander.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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"I deny that I was involved in any of these activities as claimed by social media users," he said during Wednesday's press conference at the Ampang Jaya police station.
"This is a very irresponsible act."
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Najib neither attended nor officially endorsed the racially-charged rally by members of Malaysia’s majority community.
But several members of Najib’s political party told Reuters they helped an ultranationalist Malay group stage the ‘Malay Pride’ rally. Critics accused the organisers of stoking racial tensions in multicultural Malaysia to distract from a multi-million-dollar corruption scandal swirling around the prime minister.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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KUCHING - The Sarawak Government has decided to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) in a landmark decision. The recognition will apply to the state civil service, university and Sarawak Foundation (Yayasan Sarawak) scholarships.
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