Thursday, November 26, 2015
No reason was given, but the interior ministry said earlier the explosive used in the attack that killed 12 presidential guards was the same used to make suicide belts illegally brought from Libya and seized last year.
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The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President said it is been long overdue for Sabahans, as Malaysians, to insist that Malaysia reset the relationship with the Philippines, to leverage and pressure the Philippines government to cease their support for their "Sabah Claim" campaign.
"What was claimed by the brother of the late Kevin is preposterous. Kevin was never involved in the 1MDB investigations," Tan Sri Mohd Apandi Ali told The Malaysian Insider in a text message from Nanning, China, referring to the controversial state-owned 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
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“I suggest he share the contents with us for action to be taken.
“We can’t act if we have no knowledge about the late Kevin’s secrets,” he told Malaysiakini.
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“It is in safe custody in the US with someone who has instructions to release it publicly should anything untoward happen to me for swearing this statutory declaration,” said Charles Suresh Morais.
“The contents of this pen drive clearly and unequivocally reveal the investigation Kevin had been tasked with just before his untimely death, which implicates certain personalities who currently walk the corridors of power in Malaysia,” he added in a statutory declaration today.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:07 AM
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Rais, who is the government's Social and Cultural Affairs adviser, said such a move could sow discord among the people and affect unity between the Peninsular and East Malaysia.
As news of his statement hit social media, netizens said they were firmly behind Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem for making the bold move in adopting English as the official language of administration together with Bahasa Malaysia.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:52 PM
'One on board was wounded when he parachuted down and killed in a savage way on the ground by the jihadists in the area and the other managed to escape and, according to the latest information, has been picked up by the Syrian army and should be going back to the Russian airforce base,' ambassador Alexandre Orlov told Europe 1 radio.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:44 PM
Though numerous Malay groups have criticised Sarawak’s adoption of English as an official language alongside Bahasa Malaysia, the chief minister remained firm in his decision which he first announced at the State Civil Service Day last week.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:21 PM
The motion is listed second on Parliament's order paper today and states that the opposition lawmaker’s decision to be photographed with Jacel Kiram went against the former's oath of office as an MP to be loyal to Malaysia and to preserve, protect and uphold the country's Constitution.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:15 PM
The resignation through an email was addressed to the state chairman Chow Kon Yeow and state secretary Lim Hui Ying.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:11 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Zaid: Malays won’t end up like Red Indians, but may become ‘criminals, morons’ under ‘gangster’ leaders
Instead, the one-time minister in charge of law said he fears the Malays would become backward if they follow leaders who behave like “gangsters”.
Posted by wikisabah at 8:30 PM
The allegations that Pairin and PBS were paving the way for Umno to enter Sarawak surfaced after the announcement of the party’s plans to spread its wings to Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak.
Pairin told a press conference in his office at the State Assembly yesterday that he was accused of being a Trojan Horse for Umno to enter Sarawak and that accusation was published on a website.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:49 PM
Turkey said the jet was warned 10 times in the space of five minutes before it was shot down.
Television footage released by Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency appeared to show two pilots parachuting out of a jet downed near the Turkish-Syrian border.
Turkish F-16 fighter jets shot down the war plane, a Russian-made SU-24.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:17 PM
Contrary to the claim that the newly formed opposition bloc will have a short lifespan, the Pandan lawmaker said Pakatan Harapan would become stronger with its Common Policies agreement next year.
“The analysis (by the research centre) is far from reality. Pakatan Harapan has learnt from past mistakes and now has a mechanism to make it much stronger.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:32 PM
The State Department issued a travel alert, which will be in effect until February 24, saying current information suggests that militants with the Islamic State, al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:14 PM
CGN Group will also assume Edra Global Energy Bhd’s relevant gross debt and cash based on a valuation date as at March 31, 2015.
The deal is expected to be completed in February, the companies said in a joint statement yesterday.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:26 AM
A "vast and overwhelming majority" of the 115 attacks were against Muslim women and girls aged between 14 and 45 who were wearing traditional Islamic dress, according to the findings reported in The Independent newspaper.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:23 AM
News of the move, a departure from the council’s traditional meetings on Fridays at the party’s own building, had initially prompted speculation over the change.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:17 AM
Monday, November 23, 2015
This group say they were fed up with what they saw as unsophisticated Anonymous tactics. Things came to a head after the Charlie Hebdo attack in January, and after that, the founding members of Ghost Security Group decided to make a clean break from Anonymous.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:12 PM
The patch of deep ocean southwest of Australia that Capt. Simon Hardy has determined is the most likely resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be searched through December, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is co-ordinating the search on Malaysia's behalf, said in a statement.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:41 PM
Some 22 raids were carried out Sunday across Brussels and Charleroi, the federal prosecutor's spokesman said.
Brussels remains on the highest level of terror alert. Universities, schools and the metro system will stay closed on Monday.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:27 PM
Sidney Jones, director of the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict and a long-time observer of religious radicalism in Indonesia, says groups that support IS currently are not capable of launching large-scale attacks, due to competence and manpower issues but also because of Indonesian authorities' high levels of vigilance.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:12 PM
Previously dubbed “Low Yat 2”, the rural and regional development minister was quoted in Malay portal Kosmo! Online as saying that a new name for the mall will be announced on the launch day.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:55 PM
DAPSY chief Teo Kok Seong said the decision by Azmin Ali’s administration made it look as if the sacrifices by Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) leaders, who had been defending the now defunct opposition pact Pakatan Rakyat (PR), were not appreciated.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:50 PM
“I think that there are masterminds using these 34 branch leaders,” he told reporters attending a forum here. “I am not accusing anyone in particular, but as one of Umno’s vice presidents, I’ve caught a sniff of those who are behind this call.”
Zahid said the call would not threaten Najib’s position because the 34 Umno branches represented too small a portion of the 21,000 across the country.
However, he acknowledged that Umno should not “trivialise” the proposed rally.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:36 PM
PETALING JAYA - The action by elected representatives to abstain from voting in the Penang state assembly was a democratic right they exercised and showed they placed the interests of the people ahead of that of politics, Genie Lim of PKR said in defence of the five.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:03 PM
Failure to do so could result in legal action being taken against them, Jimmy said yesterday.
Speaking to reporters, the Kota Kinabalu member of parliament said some quarters were still poking fun at him over the issue.
President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered the AFP and Philippine National Police (PNP) to further intensify operations against the Al Qaeda-linked bandit group and all threat elements in the country.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Wrapping up a nine-day trip to Turkey and Asia, Obama also pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to align himself with the US-led coalition, noting that the Islamic State has been accused of bringing down a Russian passenger jet last month, killing 224 people.
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In a statement today, the state Youth arm in a collective unsigned statement said such a statement should not have been uttered by the chief minister against those who have supported his leadership since 2008.
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Syed Nizamuddin Sayed Khassim said this in response to Yayasan Karyawan chief executive Datuk Zainal Abidin Borhan’s appeal to the Sarawak government to review its decision to make English an official language in the state.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:18 PM
Lim said he found it “disturbing” when Penang PKR whip Ong Chin Wen and four other party backbenchers had not only abstained from voting on land reclamation in the state legislative assembly last week, but admitted they had informed an unnamed national party leader of their intention to do so instead of state leaders.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:05 PM
In a related development, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino apologised for the beheading of a Malaysian national as he ordered the military to intensify its ongoing operations against the Abu Sayyaf and arrest the killers.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:19 PM
Photos of Nurul Izzah posing with self-styled Sulu princess Jacel Kiram have stirred controversy, with MPs and the public demanding that the Lembah Pantai MP explain herself.
The most outspoken of the disgruntled leaders was Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee, who suggested the PKR vice-president be banned from the state if she doesn’t apologise and promise never to offend Sabahans again.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:56 PM
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Adenan explained that he was being realistic and accepting of the fact that English is a universal language when he made the announcement to adopt it as an official language of his administration at a state civil service day last Wednesday.
Posted by wikisabah at 8:00 PM
Calling them "outstanding, courageous men and women," he said he had wanted to hear directly from them about the issues and challenges they face.
"I want to send a clear message that the United States stands behind the important work they are doing on a day-to-day basis," he said.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:58 PM
"The TPP is not just a trade pact. It levels the playing field for everyone and integrate our markets," said Obama.
He said this during his address at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel here today.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:53 PM
"She has taken the Tanduo incident very lightly when the bloody tragedy had actually left a dark stain on the history of the state," the Sabah MPs Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club chairman said.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:48 PM
Within days of the Paris attacks on Friday, Anonymous closed 5,500 Twitter accounts as Operation Paris (#OpParis) and Operation ISIS (#OpISIS) gained in popularity.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:08 PM
As an increasingly detailed picture emerges of a network of European-born jihadists with ties to Syria, investigators are working around the clock to find Salah Abdeslam, an eighth gunman who is still on the run.
Maher Khalil and Anas Ayyad were told by a gate agent at Midway Airport that they wouldn't be allowed on the plane because a fellow passenger had overheard them speaking Arabic -- and was afraid to fly with them.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:57 PM
Islamist militants killed 19 people in an attack on a top hotel in the capital of Mali before Malian commandos stormed the building and rescued 170 people, many of them foreigners. Two militants were killed.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced the death toll and said seven people were wounded in the attack, which has been claimed by the jihadist group Al Mourabitoun, allied to Al-Qaida and based in the desert north of the former French colony, claimed responsibility for the attack. Mali has been battling Islamist rebels for years.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:51 PM
"We strongly deny social media claims Abu Sayyaf suicide bombers were targeting various locations in Kota Kinabalu City in particular and Sabah in general,'' Kota Kinabalu City police chief Asst Comm M. Chandra (pic) said Saturday.
He said the viral messages on Facebook and WhatsApp among other social media platforms were creating uneasiness and fear among the people.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:23 PM
Friday, November 20, 2015
The raid on the Radisson Blu hotel, which lies just west of the city centre near government ministries and diplomatic offices in the former French colony, comes a week after Islamic State (IS) militants killed 129 people in Paris.
170 taken hostage at Radisson hotel by men screaming 'Allahu Akbar'.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:28 PM
Malaysian police yesterday confirmed that a leaked internal police communique indicating the presence of suicide bombers in Kuala Lumpur and Sabah was authentic.
Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed this to online news portal Malaysiakini, saying the police memo was genuine and expressed regret over the leak.
The memo reportedly said that Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had 10 suicide bombers in Kuala Lumpur and 8 in Sabah. The note instructed police to increase patrols and intelligence surveillance.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:21 PM
Sabah Region 4 MOF Commander ACP Mohamad Madun said the three men, aged between 22 and 38, were detained in an operation, code-named "Op Taring", at about 3.30am.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:10 PM