Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The Malaysia Airlines aircraft disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, carrying 239 people in what has become one of aviation's great mysteries.
The plane "has not been located" in the 120,000 square kilometre (46,000 square mile) search area of the southern Indian Ocean, a statement from the three nations said.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:03:00 PM
Monday, January 16, 2017
"I did not know riding motorcycles and with pillion riders who are non-mahram (a woman who is not a close relative) is an offence," revealed a majority of couples arrested at Terengganu Religious Affairs Department (JHEAT), after the 'Ops Bonceng’ was carried out, in Batu Buruk, last Thursday night.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:04:00 PM
The Sultan of Johor has criticised Dr Mahathir Mohamad for trying to play “racial politics” in an attempt to drive away mainland China investments from the state, The Star reported in an exclusive interview with the state monarch, published today.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:28:00 PM
The notice, which was published in Sabah newspaper Daily Express today, said Lajim, the founder of Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah, has seven days to settle his RM160,951.81 debt with CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad.
He could also opt to obtain a court order to set aside the notice issued by Messrs Wong & Shim, or counter claim an amount to the bank.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:19:00 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2017
The leader who was killed has been named as 50-year-old Zainuri Kamaruddin, also known as Abu Talhah, local media reports said.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:01:00 PM
It will be an extremely busy first day in the White House for Donald Trump if he lives up to his various campaign and transition pledges to undo the policies of Barack Obama’s eight-year presidency.
Some orders or guidance can be reversed with the stroke of a pen. Other policies will take months or longer to unwind. But he will be able to set efforts in motion on several fronts.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:50:00 PM
It is learnt that their lawyer will file the appeal at the Kota Kinabalu High Court together with a certificate of urgency.
Ag Tahir, who was slapped with 12 anti-money laundering charges, and Fauziah, who faced 19 similar charges failed to raise the bail amount as all their assets and bank accounts had been frozen by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:18:00 PM
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Though investigations into 1MDB transactions are being carried out in various countries, Singapore has been the swiftest, shutting down BSI Bank and Falcon Private Bank for facilitating the laundering of 1MDB-linked funds and charging former employees of these banks.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:53:00 PM
Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice-President/Head of Retail Research, Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan, said Malaysia’s strong economic fundamentals and the higher crude oil and commodity prices would continue to support the ringgit.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:33:00 PM
Esszone also encompasses waters off Pulau Gulisan, Tanjung Bidadari, Pulau Tambisan, Silam, Tungku, Pulau Adal, Alice Reef, Timbun Mata, Kalumpangan, Batuan Unarang, Pelabuhan, Wallace Bay, Jambongan, Timur Jambongan, Pulau Lihiman, Pulau Pundaras, Torongohok, Pura-Pura and Kuala Sugut, among others.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:28:00 PM
Park Chulhong, skipper of the South Korea-registered carrier DongBang Giant 2, and Filipino Glenn Alindajao, were brought to the house of the island's governor after they were released by the militants of the Abu Sayyaf group, Major Filemon Tan said.
Friday, January 13, 2017
It said China’s investment commitments not only gave a direct boost to the economy but also enhanced investor confidence in Malaysia.
“As such, both the public and private sectors should build on this in order to attract more domestic and foreign investments, thereby enhancing economic development and growth,” it said in a statement yesterday. ACCCIM President Datuk Ter Leong Yap said Malaysia and China had always maintained close bilateral ties since diplomatic relations were first established in 1974.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:52:00 PM
The soldiers have been going after the rebels under Furuji Indama alias Abu Dujana in Cabcaban in Sumisip town, Western Mindanao Command spokesperson Major Filemon Tan said.
The firefight started at 7:10 a.m. as troops from the Army’s 19th Special Forces Company of the 4th Special Forces Battalion chased the terrorists.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:24:00 PM
Earlier this week, the former Exxon Mobil chief executive said the US would send a "clear signal" to China that its access to artificial islands in the South China Sea would be blocked.
In a confirmation hearing before the US Senate and Foreign Relations Committee, Mr Tillerson also said the US's traditional allies in South-East Asia should also provide "back up" in the region.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:00:00 PM
Yeo's foray into Australian property began with a US$1.3mil (RM5.8mil) luxury oceanfront apartment in Surfers Paradise, which he bought in 2014 direct from a collapsed developer, the report said.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:40:00 PM
In his confirmation hearing Wednesday, Tillerson, the former CEO of oil giant ExxonMobil, said that China should be denied access to the islands it has built.
PBB senior vice-president Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said Abang Johari had the party's backing to take over from Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who passed away suddenly on Wednesday.
"We all support Abang Jo," Awang Tengah told reporters after leaving Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud's residence at Demak Jaya here Friday.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku President and the Huguan Siou Lundu Mirongod Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said this is because such action cannot be done without the total consent of the natives of the Interior residency.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:48:00 PM
Brunei is getting into the news for all the wrong reasons.
Once known for its abundant oil wealth and the extravagant lives of its royal family, today the news is about severe shariah punishments, declining oil revenue, media repression, and suppression of the people’s voices.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:26:00 PM
According to a source, the group was arrested by Singaporean authorities at the Woodlands Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex at about 1.30am yesterday.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:59:00 PM
In comments expected to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee that China's building of islands and putting military assets on those islands was "akin to Russia’s taking Crimea” from Ukraine.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
"It's something which we feel very sad about as he departed so suddenly," said the leader of the Chinese education group.
Lau said Adenan was a dynamic leader.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:09:00 PM
According to Borneo Post, tomorrow has been declared a public holiday in Sarawak, while a seven-day mourning period would be observed in the state.
The public can pay their last respects at the state mosque in Petra Jaya starting at 10.30am.
Adenan, who took over as the Chief Minister on Feb 28, 2014 passed away at the Kota Samarahan National Heart Institute (IJN), about 1.20 pm, his niece confirmed.
The cause of death has yet to be announced but Adenan had a history of heart problems.
Consumers here told The Borneo Post that cooking oil packed in plastic packs are also not sold in any of the supermarkets in town.
“Cooking oil packed in big bottles are available but are being sold at a high price and many consumers could not afford to buy them,” said Cik Nong.
She said the shortage was apparent for a few weeks now and cooking oil packed in plastic packs are not available for sale.
The victim, Jufazli Shi Ahmad 27, told FMT the three followed him and his two friends when they went to the Secret Recipe restaurant at Batu 5, Sandakan, at about 2.30pm.
“We didn’t realise we were being followed until after 15 minutes. A man approached me and tapped my cheek, asking me to meet him outside the restaurant.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:00:00 PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Aszroy Achoi, 25, denied both counts framed under the Penal Code when the amended charges were read to him before justice Ravinthran Paramaguru.
On the first count, Aszroy was alleged to have given support to IS through a Facebook account with the user name Yohyo Illa’nur AlSaba Malizia belonging to him, at Kampung Kota Bungan along Jalan Kudat, Kota Belud, between July 5 and 19, 2016.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:26:00 PM
Standard Chartered Bank FX Strategist for Asean and South Asia Divya Devesh said the ringgit has been disconnected from fundamentals and can remain under pressure for the first half of 2017.
He said the major risk factors for the ringgit are the US Federal Reserve's rate hikes and the stability of the Chinese Yuan against the US dollar.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:58:00 PM
The Sulu archipelago is a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, an al-Qaeda linked group notorious for kidnappings and, increasingly, piracy.
The IMB report was released just hours after armed men attacked a fishing boat, killing eight fishermen, in what appeared to be a pirate attack off the southern Philippines.
Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Sarawak president Hu Yu Siang, who stated this, said the weak Ringgit and exchange rate have caused the prices of many imported commodities to increase.
Citing mandarin orange, a must-have for the Chinese community when celebrating Chinese New Year, as an example, Hu said the price for the commodity has increased by 30 per cent.
“A box of 40 to 50 mandarin oranges last year was sold for RM35. This year, the price is RM47 on average. That is an increase of 30 per cent,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Construction sector will suffer an additional RM2 billion with implementation of new foreign worker levy
Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) President Foo Chek Lee said the impact included the increase in levy to RM1,850 per foreign worker hired from RM1,200 less than a year ago.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:11:00 PM
Aside from Abu Sayyaf, the military is also targeting to defeat the Maute Group, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and Ansar Al-Khilafah Philippines.
“For the record, our goal is to defeat the Abu Sayyaf, the Maute etc.,” Lorenzana said in an interview shortly after the joint DND–AFP New Year’s Call 2017 at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. “That was the target given by chief of staff Gen. [Eduardo] Año. Let’s see if we could do that in the next six months. But if not, we can extend it by the end of the year.”
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Lajim said on Sunday that his party will join as a "component" of the currently three-party coalition, and not as part of a loose electoral pact.
This adds a fourth member to the coalition, which is currently made up of Parti Cinta Sabah, the State Reform Party and the Sabah Progressive Party.
With this, the only local Opposition party currently out of the alliance is Parti Warisan Sabah headed by former Umno vice president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:28:00 PM
The 35-year-old paperless Filipino, who is responsible for 13 criminal cases in the city and at least one burglary in Keningau between December last year and January, was shot below his armpit and ribs.
The foreigner who was released from prison last October after serving three months for a drug offence, was warded and reported to be in stable condition.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:42:00 PM
KUCHING - To a group of construction workers here, it was just another routine day as they were carrying out work to build a drainage system.
Little did they know that while digging near a police station in Jalan Khoo Yeang here, they would unearth pieces of ancient Chinese pottery.
The workers stumbled upon broken parts of a ceramic plate and a bowl, believed to be about 200 years old, on Friday.
Shapiee Said, 42, said the workers at first thought the ceramic pieces were nothing unusual and continued with their work.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:24:00 PM
ZAMBOANGA CITY, the Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his desire to put an end to a Daesh-linked group which continues to pose a serious threat to peace in the country's south.
Friday, January 6, 2017
The aide, Michael Ting, said this followed Miri branches of McDonald's being the only outlets in Sarawak that have followed Peninsular Malaysia in putting up the notice.
"They had received an instruction from their headquarters to take down the notice to complement the tolerant spirit in Sarawak,” he was quoted as saying by Borneo Post.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:54:00 PM
"We're at the final lap within these two weeks," the minister, Liow Tiong Lai told reporters.
"We hope we can find the plane."
Liow did not specify a date but said that a tripartite meeting will be held after a final report is released when the 120,000 square kilometre (46,000 square mile) search ends.
Authorities had previously said the search will end early this year. The last search vessel embarked on its final sweep across the southern Indian Ocean last month.
The Malaysian Airlines jet disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, carrying 239 passengers and crew.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:43:00 PM
Of the prisoners who escaped after suspected heavily armed Muslim rebels stormed a jail in the country’s south, 43 have been recaptured and eight were killed.
The bodies of Nurul Islam Marzan and another suspected extremist were found after officers raided a property in Dhaka’s Rayer Bazar neighbourhood, a spokesman for the Dhaka Metropolitan Police told AFP.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:22:00 PM
Thursday, January 5, 2017
He said in a statement that the ban issued by McDonald's management in Peninsular Malaysia was not suitable for multicultural and multi-religious Sarawak.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:43:00 PM
The 59-year-old secretary-general and his sons, aged 29 and 34, arrived at the magistrate’s court here in separate cars at 9.40am on Thursday.
They were clad in orange coloured t-shirts bearing the words “LOKAP SPRM” and had their faces covered.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:32:00 PM
Employers in Sarawak are exempted from having to pay the levy for foreign workers under the home ministry’s newly-introduced Employer Mandatory Commitment (EMC), the Borneo Post reported.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:15:00 PM
The affected schools, involving 1,203 pupils and 131 teachers, are SK Pandan Mandamai, SK Sosop, SK Pinggan-Pinggan, SK Mandurian, SK Pinapak, SK Nibang and SK Rokom.
Sabah Civil Defence Department director Col Mulliadi Al-Hamdi Ladin said the situation, however, remained under control.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:00:00 PM
A three-member Court of Appeal panel chaired by Datuk Seri Zakaria Sam allowed the appeal by the National Registration Department director-general after finding that there was merit to it.
His prayer was answered when Kedah agreed to allow all stateless children aged 7 and above to enrol in school. Tan, who will be 8 this Aug 29, will join Year 2 pupils at SJKC Yit Min here.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah’s political secretary, Datuk Shaiful Hazizy Zainol Abidin, conveyed the good news to Tan and his grandmother, Rose Mary Chin, 77, at their house in Taman Sayang here yesterday.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:36:00 PM
He said Ag Mohd Tahir Ag Mohd Talib, his client, had not decided whether to appeal against the RM10 million bail imposed on him and the RM2 million imposed on his wife.
Both are in jail after failing to post bail in what has come to be known as the Sabah watergate case.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:31:00 PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Major Felimon Tan, spokesperson for Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom), said that ship's crew vigilance and quick response by naval forces pressured the Abu Sayyaf members to abandon their hijack plot and to flee towards the Moro Gulf.