New clue or red herring??
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects were picked up in Kota Bharu (Kelantan), Kuala Kangsar (Perak) and Kuantan (Pahang) after the key player in the syndicate was shot dead by the police in Kampung Weng Dalam, Kedah on June 17.
Monday, June 26, 2017
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Its crew is reported to be safe.
The vessel, the CP41, has returned to dock at Koh Noo, said the Thai navy's Vice Admiral Pornchai Pinthong.
He said on Monday he had dispatched naval officers, customs officials, and officials from the Labour Welfare and Protection Department to visit the crew.
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He indicated that it would be unfair for him to offer comments if he had no idea about the incident.
“I don’t know. I don’t know the details. I can’t comment if I don’t know the facts,” he said when met by reporters at his Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here.
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Civilian volunteers and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front used the 6am-to-2pm ceasefire to rescue people trapped in the war zone.
Terrorist snipers fired at positions held by government troops during the ceasefire, but there were no major clashes.
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Saturday, June 24, 2017
He said the tourism officials had also met with the attorney-general of both states in Kuching, reported The Borneo Post.
Karim also welcomed Sabah Tourism Minister Masidi Manjun’s invitation for a joint Sabah-Sarawak tourism tax memorandum.
Referring to a message shared on social media, police sources told The Star that IS militants from Indonesia are urging their counterparts in Malaysia to eliminate the main threat to its operations, namely Bukit Aman’s Counter-Terrorism Division head Deputy Comm Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.
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For years, the call-in show was one of the network's most popular, reaching tens of millions. Viewers would call in and pose their faith questions to Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric and a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. People would ask all kinds of things: Is it okay to smoke during Ramadan? Does a female Palestinian woman have to wear a hijab while carrying out a suicide bombing?
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The incident happened around the Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon prayers on the last Friday of this year’s Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month.
Ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told Saudi television that police “foiled the terrorist plan that targeted the security of the Grand Mosque, pilgrims and worshippers.”
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Friday, June 23, 2017
Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella during the "Mindanao Hour" in Davao City stressed that the BIFF is an isolated group.
“The local Muslim community, the Maranaos especially, do not want this… These are isolated groups that are brilliant in media manipulation ... but they do not have the necessary support coming from the ground,” he said.
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The Straits Times understands from the Philippine military that the militant is Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist, Mahmud Ahmad.
General Eduardo Año said Mahmud bin Ahmad was wounded in the fighting in Marawi last month and died on June 7 of his wounds.
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In an exclusive interview granted to The Australian in Manila, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana described Australia’s offer as “important to us and to the region which Australia belongs”.
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A new standard for English translations has been issued and it is to take effect by Dec 1.
The standard aims to improve the quality of English translations in 13 public arenas, including transportation, entertainment, medicine and financial services, People's Daily reported on Wednesday.
The guidelines prioritise correct grammar, the paper said, and warns against using rare words and expressions.
The translations should not "contain content that damages the images of China or other countries", while discriminatory and "hurtful" words have been banned.
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Sarawak minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says the state accepts the implementation of the tourism tax but wants its share of the tax collected to be channelled straight to the state government.
According to The Borneo Post, the tourism, arts, culture, youth and sports minister said Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg had communicated this stand to the federal government in a recent meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The world must be prepared for an asteroid strike, which is just a matter of time, warns a leading astrophysicist from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.
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The two – Abu Sayyaf group leader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute group head Abdullah Maute – who have ties with the Islamic State (IS), are believed to be trying to flee the Philippines military offensive trying to take back Marawi City.
Esscom commander Datuk Wan Abdul Bari Abdul Khalid said there were concerns that Abdullah and Isnilon, the Basilan island Abu Sayyaf leader, could try to slip into Sabah.
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Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera said the number of militants holding out in Marawi had dwindled to "a little over 100."
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Tampus said: "Their area has been reduced to 1 km square only." Tampus' troops are blocking escape routes across bridges spanning a river to the west of the militants.
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Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the US president was in a “tough situation” at home and claimed he was toying with the idea of a preemptive strike on North Korea to divert attention from a domestic political crisis.
PETALING JAYA - Dr Mahathir Mohamad today warned that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government will declare emergency and suspend Parliament should it lose marginally at the coming polls.
“The government will refuse to admit defeat. The opposition would be accused of cheating. No evidence would be needed for the government to declare this. The bullies of the BN will be ready to create instability,” the PPBM chairman wrote in his blog today.
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Speaking to the reporters in Cagayan de Oro City, Mr. Duterte said the terrorists were apparently prepared for battle in the city, stockpiling guns and munitions in buildings as early as three years ago.
“As early as last year, it was already difficult to enter Marawi … You don’t invade it with men. You really crush it with bombs,” Mr. Duterte said.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The directive was given by Justice Kamaludin Md Said following case management today. Justice Kamaludin said the affidavit in reply to Anwar's application must be submitted by July 12.
Merdeka Center director Ibrahim Suffian said even though the survey showed that majority of Malaysians were worried about the economy, many Malays would continue to be loyal to BN and Umno to safeguard their privileges because they felt that there was not a better alternative to BN.
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He said such an act could also slow down traffic as it could distract a person when behind the wheel.
“The risk might be low if a driver is using the hands-free device but the use of mobile phones can cause traffic to slow down. In fact, it can result in accidents.”
After launching the Kedah-level integrated operations, dubbed ‘Op Selamat’ 11/2017 in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration yesterday, Asri said 54 locations in the state had been identified as ‘hotspots’ (accident-prone) areas during the operation which would run until July 2.
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How did a water drain/waste tunnel that lead from inside the jail to the outside go undetected for so long, especially as the jail’s governor admits he walked past it regularly?
And when the tunnel was detected, after the four staged their brazen escape, why was its exit, on a busy Bali road, simply covered over with some grate and a few rocks?
Then there is the issue of Australian man, Shaun Edward Davidson’s active Facebook page, containing video clearly filmed inside a cell at Kerobokan jail with another prisoner.
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No students were taken hostage at the school in Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato province on Mindanao island, said Brigadier General Restituto Padilla, discounting earlier reports that some children were being held.
However, he said the military was investigating whether around five civilians were still with the militants.
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More than 300 BIFF rebels figured in the early morning attack in Barangay Malagakit, Pigcawayan. The ongoing firefight has resulted in one wounded CAFGU.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
JAKARTA - Bali police on Tuesday continued a search for four foreign inmates who escaped from a high-security prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali after digging a 15-metre-long tunnel under the prison's walls.
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"He (Duterte) has accepted the situation at this stage," Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters when asked if the president was "wavering" on his earlier stance that foreign powers should not meddle in internal affairs.
Last November, Duterte said he respects the country's defense treaties with "friends," including traditional "ally" the United States, but still wanted foreign troops to leave his country by the end of his term.
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However, the police have yet to reveal the actual identity of the arrested company leader.
Enforcement officers from the domestic trade ministry, Bank Negara and Bukit Aman commercial crime investigation department raided MBI's housing project site in Kulim, Kedah, yesterday morning, and took the company leader to the police station at the end of the raid in the afternoon.
The domestic trade ministry said in a statement this morning that raids were carried out on MBI in Penang and Kedah yesterday, seized RM688,000 in cash, three luxurious cars and freezing the suspect's RM27 million bank account.
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The 22-year-old was medically evacuated to the United States last Tuesday, suffering from severe brain damage. He died six days later surrounded by relatives in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Prime Minister Najib Razak has survived a series of unprecedented scandals, which in Western democracies would have doomed any leader and their party to the opposition benches. But in Malaysia, politicians dance to a different tune.
Radio dzBB's Allan Gatus reported that the military continued the airstrikes as they believe that the remaining Maute group members in the city are still in possession of rocket-propelled grenades, improvised explosive devices and other high-powered firearms.
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Monday, June 19, 2017
Tony Nainggolan named the four as Australian Shaun Edward Davidson, Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov, Indian Sayed Muhammad and Malaysian Tee Kok King.
"The tunnel is about 12 metres (39 ft) long and we suspect it took more than a week to build," Nainggolan said, adding that police had launched a search and believed the men were still in Bali and not far from the prison.
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A US embassy spokesperson told Malaysiakini confirmed that no correspondence from Putrajaya has been received following the DOJ's last court filing last Thursday to seize more 1MDB-linked properties valued at US1.7 billion.
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Col. Edgard Arevalo, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs chief, said that as of 6 p.m. on Saturday (June 17), a total of 243 firearms of the Maute group members have also been recovered by troops.
The number of civilians and troops killed as of Saturday was still at 26 and 59, respectively.
Arevalo also reported that the number civilians rescued by government troops and local government units has climbed to 1,636.
In his report, Arevalo said troops advancing to known positions of the Maute group in four of the 96 total villages in the besieged city are receiving less resistance from the militants.
PETALING JAYA - The Customs Department has cancelled the order which would have seen over 60 food items, including staples such as noodles, potatoes and spinach, subject to the goods and services tax (GST).
In a statement, the department’s director-general Subromaniam Tholasy said the decision was made after it had referred the matter to the finance ministry.
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The escalation comes as Syria's six-year-old war becomes ever more complex, with US forces and their allies converging on the northern IS bastion of Raqa in close proximity to Russian-backed regime troops.
Further complicating matters, Iran said it launched missile strikes yesterday against "terror bases" in Syria's northeastern Deir Ezzor province in revenge for deadly attacks on its capital claimed by IS.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Quoting Sarawak police commissioner Datuk Mazlan Mansor, The Borneo Post reported that the reports were lodged at 15 police stations against the man whose real name is Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, over his purportedly seditious remarks.
“We have opened an investigation paper regarding the police reports … Therefore, give us time to complete the investigation,” he was quoted saying.
As the police probe widens, city OCPD Assistant Commissioner Anuar Omar said the suspects, aged between 16 and 18, were believed to be serial bullies preying on teenagers within their Gelugor neighbourhood which stretches from Taman Tun Sardon to Taman Buah Pala.
“They are the ultimate juvenile delinquents,” he said.
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Dozens of people were still missing three days after the 24-storey Grenfell Tower was engulfed in flames, and worries over the safety of the apartment block's charred wreck has slowed the search for human remains.
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This, in turn, would lead to the recommended retail price (RRP) of drugs being displayed on the product packaging and prevent retailers from making unreasonable increases in pricing.
“This will promote transparency in the pricing of medicines and drugs,” said Health Ministry deputy director-general Datuk Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
The three are among five youths who were arrested following the brutal attack against Nhaveen, 18, and his friend T. Previin, 19, in the incident that happened at Jalan Kaki Bukit, Bukit Gelugor on June 10.
The trio were brought to court at 11.12am Saturday for a remand application, which was granted by a magistrate's court here until Tuesday.
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The magistrates court in Butterworth ruled they had contravened Section 20(1)(a) of the Drug Dependants Act 1983. Among other things, the law stipulates that it is illegal for any drug rehab inmate to have ball bearings in his penis.
Hoang Vo, 28, was rescued by troops on Friday after an air strike and artillery fire on an Abu Sayyaf camp in the island of Basilan dispersed the kidnappers, regional military spokeswoman Captain Jo-Ann Petinglay said.
She said the sailor was being treated for an unspecified wound on his back.
Friday, June 16, 2017
The virtual currency relies on "mining" computers that validate blocks of transactions by competing to solve mathematical puzzles every 10 minutes. The first to solve the puzzle and clear the transaction is rewarded with new bitcoins.
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Its chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail said that it would be looking into the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh (pic), Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth Sitepu, and Perlis welfare activist Amri Che Mat.
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Technical Sergeant Mahamud Darang said his armored carrier came under fire from a black-clad militant firing rocket-propelled grenades as a column of troops crossed the Agus River toward the commercial center of Marawi City, an area held by the militants since May 23.
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In a latest civil forfeiture suit filing, the DOJ alleged that at least US$27.3 million was used to buy a 22-carat pink diamond pendant and necklace for “MO1's wife.”
It also indicated that the returned "donation" money was used by Penang born-tycoon Jho Low to purchase a US$750,000 photograph as a gift for actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
MO1 is described by the DOJ as a high- ranking government official.
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