Saturday, July 23, 2016
Posted by wikisabah at 6:19:00 PM
The man was caught when police conducted raids in five states last week.
A woman and 13 men were arrested on suspicision of being militants of the Islamic State terrorism network.
The bomb-maker was a trusted follower of Wanndy Mohamad Jedi, the Malaysian IS leader in Syria, according to a police press statement.
Lawsuits were filed on Wednesday in California by the US Justice Department to seize assets "involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money misappropriated from 1MDB" over a four-year period.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:40:00 PM
In an informal survey conducted by Malay Mail Online, respondents pointed out that the 14th general election was just two years away.
Most also said there were no issues or problems in the state administration that required a step as major as a premature election to be conducted.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:30:00 PM
Investigators found the body of the suspected shooter, who appears to have acted alone and then killed himself.
Police say the assailant was an 18-year-old German-Iranian who was not previously known to police.
Europe has been on alert in the wake of a string of attacks in neighbouring France and in Belgium.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:23:00 PM
MH370 pilot 'practised flying suicide mission on flight simulator weeks before the airliner disappeared on same route' (So why are we just hearing about it?)
- MH370 vanished during a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur back in 2014
- Pilot Zaharie Shah practised crashing into the Indian Ocean on a simulator
- The simulated route was similar to the one the plane took before vanishing
- Officials admit that the likelihood of recovering the doomed plane is fading
Friday, July 22, 2016
The U.S. Justice Department lawsuits filed in a federal court on Wednesday did not name Najib, instead referring to "Malaysian Official 1". Some of the allegations against this official were the same as those in a Malaysian investigation into a $681 million transfer to the premier's personal bank account.
China’s position on its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea is consistent and clear.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:37:00 PM
"Exactly 12 months ago, this headline got them suspended.
"Today, the US attorney-general is saying pretty much the same thing," wrote the younger brother to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in an Instagram posting last night.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:02:00 PM
Ministers from Malaysia, China and Australia met in Kuala Lumpur today to discuss the future of the search in one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.
The statement said ministers had agreed that if the plane is not found in current search area, and in the absence of new credible evidence on its location, the search “would not end, but be suspended”.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:28:00 PM
The United States has already transferred two Hamilton-class cutters to its Southeast Asian ally over the past few years, with Manila acquiring the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar in 2011 and the BRP Ramon Alcaraz in 2013. Both warships have since been armed and deployed for patrols, including in the South China Sea.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:22:00 PM
The PAS leader claimed that Muslims would not accept such “extreme” forms of entertainment and that the concert by the US pop singer will invoke God’s wrath if it were allowed to take place.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:09:00 PM
City police chief Datuk Amar Singh said the 40-year-old suspect was a RTD employee who had planned the heist for about two months.
He said police managed to recover RM111,400 of the money.
They also seized several gold chains worth RM5,256 believed to have been bought with the stolen money.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:58:00 PM
|Presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza (left) |
and Hadji Murad Ebrahim of the MILF
The MILF and the largest of three MNLF factions, led by former Cotabato City Mayor Muslimin Sema, had twice forged in recent months a deal binding both camps to find a common solution to the now 45-year Moro rebellion.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:48:00 PM
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who pointed this out during Sarawak Day 2016 celebration today (July 22), conceded that “there has been constant erosion of power given to us over the last 50 over years.”
He said Sarawak was in the process of claiming its rights and there had been a response from the federal government – a committee had been formed to work out the details.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:34:00 PM
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Such a political maneuver while not really surprising might not be warranted.
As a constituent of the Pakatan Harapan opposition pact, DAP must first secure the consent of his allies before a snap election can be called.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:31:00 PM
The Justice Department unveiled a criminal complaint against Ukrainian national Artem Vaulin, 30, who was arrested in Poland and is wanted by the US for copyright infringement, money laundering and other charges.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:19:00 PM
SYDNEY - Top searchers at the Dutch company leading the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 say they believe the plane may have glided down rather than dived in the final moments, meaning they have been scouring the wrong patch of ocean for two years.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:54:00 PM
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"In fact, this is the 'ground zero' that is supposed to be the most secure part of Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone), and yet cross border bandits have managed to get away with five other Malaysian hostages.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:11:00 PM
According to a source, a Philippines-registered call was made to the shipping firm by one of those taken hostage, Tayudin Anjut, 45, who was the Serudong 3 engineer and Serudong 4 skipper.
In the brief call, Tayudin revealed that he and four other crew are safe and now in Basilan, southern Philippines.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:05:00 PM
|The Late Datin Renyce Wong Siew Ling|
Police investigations revealed that Wong wanted to venture into the ceramic business, and gave the money to the businessman and his wife last year.
City police chief Datuk Amar Singh said Wong, however, later asked for the couple to return her money when she found that the business venture was not taking place.
"From investigations, police found that the victim had hired a private investigator to locate the businessman and his wife in her bid to get her money returned.
"Following this, the businessman and his wife engaged the services of two contract killers. This was done via a restaurant owner and his wife, who acted as middlemen," he told a press conference at the city police headquarters, today.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:17:00 PM
Out of the six people, four are children of the first diphtheria victim, a 41-year-old woman from Rembau, who has been isolated for treatment at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital (TJH) since July 16.
The four children, aged eight, 12, 15 and 21, have been warded and isolated at the same ward in TJH with their mother since July 18.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, said he met with Adm. Wu Shengli, the commander of the People's Liberation Army-Navy, for three hours and had a “very substantial discussion,” which he characterized as open and honest. The meeting in Beijing came a few days after an international court ruled that many of China's historical claims and island-building offered no legal basis to controlling nearly all of the disputed South China Sea.
But does this description correctly represent the face of the colonialists who, for more than 80 years, controlled the lives of the people in Sabah and then washed their hands and left the people to chart their own destiny in 1963?
"On the contrary! A careful reading of history showed that the British had every intention to safeguard the rights of Sabahans and Sarawakians with the hope that the people in the Bornean states will one day chart their own destiny," said political activist Zainnal Ajamain.
This legacy, as Zainnal put it, is found in a series of documents particularly the three documents - the Cobbold Commission Report, the Inter-Governmental Committee Report and the Malaysia Agreement 1963 - which formed the basis for the Federation of Malaysia.
Federal prosecutors are poised to launch one of the largest asset seizures in U.S. history as they step up their investigation into billions of dollars siphoned away from a Malaysian government investment fund, according to people familiar with the matter.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:09:00 PM
After a turbulent campaign that saw Trump defeat 16 rivals and steamroller stubborn party opposition, the tycoon said it was time to "go all the way" and beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
"This is a movement," he told the delegates via video link.
On the convention floor, states from Alabama to West Virginia took it in turns to pledge their delegates.
"Yesterday we launched an operation and we arrested eight individuals involved in the murder," said Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
He added that along with the arrests, a gun was seized from those apprehended in Perak which might possibly be the murder weapon.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:04:00 PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
In a press briefing in Malacañang, Dureza said: “I heard today that they took five more Malaysians in Lahad Datu and the Indonesians are still there.”
Dureza also disclosed that “there are efforts” from Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari to secure the release of the Norwegian national still held captive by the group.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:24:00 PM
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said this was to facilitate ESSCom in conducting surveillance in the area.
"I ask for cooperation from the boat owners so that the security forces can monitor the movement of boats and facilitate the surveillance in the area to ensure smooth operation of boats," he told a press conference here Tuesday.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:09:00 PM
Footage on local media showed the bus had rammed into an expressway fence with flames blazing from the front.
It was then engulfed by thick plumes of smoke with the fire leaving burned-out wreckage at the roadside.
The 69-year-old, who was in office from 2001-2010, could be freed later today from the Manila government hospital where she has been held since her November 2011 arrest, her lawyers said.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague last week ruled that there was no legal basis for Beijing's claims to much of the sea, embodied in a "nine-dash line" that dates from 1940s maps and stretches close to other countries' coasts.
Manila, which lodged the suit against Beijing, welcomed the decision, but China dismissed it as a "piece of waste paper".
"[China's foreign minister] had asked us to open ourselves for bilateral negotiations, but outside, or in disregard of, the arbitral ruling," Perfecto Yasay said, referring to the ruling from The Hague.
“We do not rule out the possibility of the five being kidnapped,” Sabah Police Commissioner Abdul Rashid Harun told reporters in Lahad Datu on Tuesday.
He said that no calls were received by the families of the crew of the tugboat, which was found listing in Sabah waters.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:39:00 PM
The suspects were armed with a firearm which is believed to be an air gun, and knives, city police ACP M Chandra said.
During the robbery which occurred at a premises that sells scrap metal the suspect with the firearm fired three shots and injured an employee there.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:59:00 PM
Monday, July 18, 2016
Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said they must be insistent on the state rights.
"The rights and privileges are enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963, Malaysia Act 1963, Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) Report, Federal Constitution and the Cobbold Commission Report," he said.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:38:00 PM
Duterte named Lim as one of the drug triad members operating in the country.
"I will advise you strongly na mag-submit ka to investigation," the President told Lim during their meeting. [I will advise you strongly to submit yourself to investigation.]
An expert in the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism has pointed to the likelihood of insiders being responsible for the Abu Sayyaf’s streak of success in abducting locals and foreigners in Sabah waters recently.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
"The recent release of a list of people supposedly involved in the formation of the new party is a fake and a lie.
"I have never been involved and never will be involved in politics. I am and will always be a professional," he said via the WhatsApp application to Bernama.
The list of the new political party leadership that is said expected to be formed by Dr Mahathir, among others, named former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin as being appointed as president while former Umno vice president Mohd Shafie Apdal as his deputy.
Abdul Gani is listed as a member of the supreme council.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:55:00 PM
The 44-year-old Briton was once told by a Malaysian man that she was the first white woman he had ever spoken to.
"I've also been asked by a drunk guy one night if I was a Chinese taxi driver in disguise," she said.
Uber said she is the only Caucasian woman out of its "tens of thousands of driver partners", over 98 per cent of whom are Singaporean.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:49:00 PM
Saturday, July 16, 2016
“Qandeel Baloch has been killed, she was strangled to death by her brother, apparently it was an incident of honour killing,” Sultan Azam, senior police officer in Multan, told AFP.
Baloch, believed to be in her twenties, had travelled with her family from the city of Karachi to Muzzafarabad village in central Punjab province for the recent Eid holiday.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:05:00 PM
Speaking at an Asia-Europe summit, Li said various security challenges — conventional and unconventional — remain prominent even though those regions had remained generally stable and peaceful.
“Acts of terrorism are common challenges faced by every nation. Countries should work more closely to fight terrorism, and build societies that are truly open and tolerant so to root out the soil where it grows,” said Li.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:00:00 PM
Pang said the state recorded around 50% growth in Chinese arrivals from January to May this year compared to the same period last year.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:41:00 PM
China has refused to recognize Tuesday’s ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague invalidating China’s vast claims in the South China Sea and did not take part in the proceedings. It has reacted angrily to calls by Western countries and Japan for the decision to be adhered to.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:31:00 PM
Running mate Pence backs Trump's call to 'temporarily suspend immigration' from terror-prone countries
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence told Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity in an interview that aired Friday night that 'I am very supportive of Donald Trump's call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorists influence and impact represents a threat to the United States.'
Posted by wikisabah at 2:24:00 PM
At least 60 people were killed in violence that erupted yesterday after a faction of the armed forces attempted to seize power, officials said.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:17:00 PM
Friday, July 15, 2016
“In coordination with the French security authorities the federal police are strengthening their control in the area of cross-border traffic into France,” the police said in a statement.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:29:00 PM
He said that during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, it was proposed that only passengers be allowed at the check-in counters while those sending them off should remain outside the terminal building or allowed to be at a designated area.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:53:00 PM
The billionaire real estate mogul had reportedly said this during an interview with Fox News Channel’s after a truck ploughed through a crowd, leaving 80 dead in Nice, France.
“This is war,” he was quoted as saying.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:37:00 PM