Thursday, August 27, 2015
"I, Jessica Gurmeet Kaur, am grateful to the director-general of Immigration Mustafa Ibrahim for confirming that my permanent residency status is not revoked.
"I would like to thank my lawyers for their relentless efforts for my cause.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:58 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: New disclosures on Wednesday on the trouble-stricken 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), reports CNBC, are being cited as the reason for the ringgit continuing to plunge despite China’s monetary stimulus measures calming the currency market. The ringgit is at a 17-year low on foreign exchange markets.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:06 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The public, he warned Najib in his latest blog posting, have a right to the full details on the so-called donation. “The public does not believe that the RM2.6 billion was a gift personally to the Prime Minister of Malaysia for him to win elections.”
Posted by wikisabah at 6:54 PM
Speaking to the Financial Times (FT), the former prime minister said he does not believe the official stand by Najib, and which was confirmed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, that the deposit was a donation from a benefactor in the Middle-East.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:38 PM
KUALA LUMPUR - An international human rights organisation has asked Interpol to “clarify its involvement” with regard to the issue of an arrest warrant and a red notice request by the Malaysian police against British investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:14 PM
Chan Wai See said she received the threat at about 5pm on Saturday.
Chan managed to speak to her husband Bernard Then Ted Fen who she said sounded worried and scared. It was the first time that she had spoken to her husband since the end of June, when she switched off the phone.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
"I don't have the slightest doubt over its authenticity since it was me who carried out the task (of erecting the Oath Stone) under the instructions of the first State Cabinet," said Lind, in an exclusive to Daily Express, Monday.
The Sabah Oath Stone is unique as it is the only such form of acceptance known in the world where an indigenous community's response towards the formation of a new nation was only secured after their wishes to have their demands literally cast in stone were met.
Lind said since the mystery of the missing plaque and its authenticity is now solved, he hoped it can be reinstated in keeping with the wishes of the Interior natives at that time.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:17 PM
SINGAPORE: Singaporeans will go to the ballot box on Sep 11 to elect 89 Members of Parliament in 29 constituencies.
Polling Day was announced after President Tony Tan Keng Yam, on the advice of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, dissolved Singapore's 12th Parliament on Tuesday (Aug 25).
Acting on the Prime Minister’s advice, the President also issued a Writ of Election. The Writ specifies that Nomination Day is on Sep 1.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:08 PM
Odin Tajué: Mahdzir Khalid, your pronouncements not only clearly show you have no regard at all for East Malaysia, but that you are also totally unfit to be education minister.
You said, inter alia, "Umno is the one who formed and built this country, with the support of MCA and MIC." That ‘country' was Malaya and not Malaysia. Since you cannot differentiate between the two, you are clearly no education minister material.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:13 PM
"I would also like to remind representatives elected by the people to shoulder public responsibilities entrusted to them and to set aside personal interests.
"The rakyat today are a generation of smart and learned people who can dissect information they receive. So please do not take them as fools by feeding them rosy news and information to hide what is really going on.
"Deal with the problems at hand immediately," Sultan Ibrahim said in a speech in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Johor Special Forces Regiment. The speech was uploaded onto Facebook.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:26 PM
Monday, August 24, 2015
Attempts by Najib Razak, Malaysia’s embattled prime minister, to contain a financial scandal have taken a knock after Swiss authorities said they had opened criminal proceedings related to the state development fund at the centre of the affair.
Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney-general said its case involved “suspected corruption of public foreign officials, dishonest management of public interests and money laundering”.
Its confirmation of proceedings involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, or 1MDB, which has $11bn in debt, marks the potential internationalisation of a case that has so far received mainly domestic scrutiny. The fund, established in 2009 by Malaysia’s finance ministry, is supervised by an advisory board chaired by the prime minister.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:46 PM
"The Malays will be bastardised if Najib remains in power! The Malays will be divided and be bastardised if Najib is not ousted!
Posted by wikisabah at 4:01 PM
“There is no need to deport her. She can apply for a special or social visit pass since she is married to a Malaysian,” The Star quoted Sakib saying yesterday.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:08 PM
Meanwhile, the ringgit fell against the Singapore dollar to below the 3.000 level to trade at the historically lowest level of 3.0110 as at 10.45am today. As of 11.30am, the ringgit had also depreciated 0.65% against the Australian dollar to quote at 3.0739, depreciated 4.12% against the euro to quote at 4.8946, and against the Great Britain Pound at 6.6835, down 1.87%. (watch realtime RM exchange rates)
Posted by wikisabah at 2:34 PM
Sunday, August 23, 2015
In recent months, a cross outside a mission school was sufficient to raise protest by Muslim teachers and parents, and even eating in public during the recent Muslim fasting month of Ramadan became a topic of controversy.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:31 PM
Computers in the Milan-based firm were digitally disembowelled by unidentified hackers, who promptly uploaded 400 gigabytes worth of executive emails, customer invoices and software source codes.
Even Hacking Team’s Twitter feed was hacked and used to distribute samples of the leaked files.
You shouldn’t feel bad for Hacking Team, however, because in most aspects the firm thoroughly deserves it. It is most known for selling spying software to any government willing to pay, regardless of the regime’s human rights record.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:15 PM
Trust among the rank and file towards the party president has been affected by ongoing controversies, from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to the RM2.6 billion put in his personal accounts, allegedly as a donation, with members finding it hard to swallow the explanations given.
"The people want Najib to step down. Even if we talk nicely they do not want to hear, so what more to say?
"Umno members still love Umno, but Umno members no longer love Najib," said former Tenggara Umno youth committee member Asrul Esreen Mohd Salleh to The Malaysian Insider.
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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Posted by wikisabah at 5:59 PM
KUALA LUMPUR - Umno vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is said to have met representatives of the Middle Eastern family behind a controversial US$700 million (RM2.67 billion) “donation” deposited in bank accounts in the name of Najib Razak, the party leader and prime minister.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:29 PM
The task force comprises the central bank, attorney-general's chambers, police, customs department and the Inland Revenue Board, the newspaper said, citing Mohd Shukri Abdul, deputy chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Posted by wikisabah at 3:42 PM
"The Office of the Attorney General confirms that, on Aug. 14 2015, it opened a criminal procedure against two entities of 1MDB as well as against an unknown person," said its spokesman as quoted by Reuters.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:55 PM
Friday, August 21, 2015
Malaysia has been home to Jessica for more than 20 years before the sudden move, within a spate of days, that started with investigations by the authorities on her and former MACC adviser Rashpal Singh over the alleged leak of a purported charge sheet on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:30 PM
Posted by wikisabah at 4:11 PM
A case against UBS Banking Group, triggered by a complaint under criminal law by the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF), a Swiss human rights and environmental organisation, may see it facing money laundering charges and a heavy penalty.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:43 PM
For, they too wish to establish a new group going by the name of United Sabah Alliance (USA) or Gabungan Sabah, a gathering of like-minded opposition parties and NGOs in the state that might later be turned into political entities.
This move has been confirmed by former chief minister Yong Teck Lee who told Theantdaily that Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) headed by him as president, is one of two opposition parties in the new grouping.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:42 AM
Thursday, August 20, 2015
While not mentioning names, it is clear Suhakam was reacting to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's remarks on Tuesday that universal human rights are not for Malaysia.
Suhakam chairperson Hasmy Agam said Malaysia had a duty to uphold human rights in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the Organisation of Islamic Countries' Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI).
Posted by wikisabah at 3:00 PM
Some claimed that the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) was inefficient and uncaring, the main reason why they refuse to pay.
A civil servant, who wanted to be identified as Ridza, was “extremely displeased by the service”.
He said he had excellent results in university and even received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award, so he expected to be automatically exempted from repaying his loan.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:11 PM
“There is no circular has been issued, we just reinforced the rule that we have in place, this is what we have informed those in the forex exchange market,” she told reporters at the sidelines at the briefing of the Global Findex 2014 Measuring Financial Inclusion around the World on Thursday.
According to a spokeswoman, it has always been the requirement that all foreign exchange transactions are backed by underlying transactions and that banks are reminded that they can decline these orders, which does not meet the requirements.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:06 PM
The move follows the ringgit’s plunge to 4.10 to the dollar last Friday and the foreign exchange reserves dropping to below the US$100 billion threshold in July.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:25 PM
Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said whether this six-month period is meant for 1MDB to pay off its loans, or for it to clean up the mess before the PM leaves, either way, it is possible that the Najib has decided to leave after his self-imposed grace period of six months.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:44 AM
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri also said investigators were now convinced two other men seen on the grainy video footage were accomplices.
At least 20 people were killed in Monday's blast in the heart of the Thai capital. The government says the unprecedented attack on the city was designed to wreck the country's economy, which depends heavily on tourism.
Posted by wikisabah at 9:07 PM
“It has been more than a month since we made the call to the RCI technical working committee led by Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan to make known to the people of Sabah what are the outcome of the findings and recommendations of the committee are, stated Edward.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:07 PM
The incident had been an embarrassment for Ahmad, who is the division's deputy chief and also the constituency's MP.
However, Ahmad insisted he still enjoyed support, pointing out that his private secretary and special officer garnered the second and third most votes respectively among seven representatives elected to represent Pontian Umno at the party's annual general assembly at the end of the year.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:31 PM
This question was posed by former Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee, who reminded deputy prime minister Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, that he has yet to name the three (Sabah) opposition leaders whom he had publicly alleged to be conspirators of the incursion.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:24 PM
The spread on the nation’s credit-default swaps widened 74 basis points in 2015 to 180 this week, a level not seen since October 2011. It's the worst performing in Asia and almost 40 basis points more than similar-rated oil-producer Mexico, which the Swiss bank says best illustrates the malaise for Malaysia.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:08 PM
Monday, August 17, 2015
The former premier also accused the man whom he endorsed to replace his successor as having "stolen the government".
"Najib may be able to buy his way through in the next election but he will not be able to acquire funds to sustain his purchase of popularity.
Posted by wikisabah at 8:02 PM
The case has drawn the greatest interest in Malaysia, because documents said to have been leaked by Xavier Justo allegedly revealed links between a financial scandal and Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Justo's original six-year sentence was cut in half after he pleaded guilty Monday at a Bangkok court.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:54 PM
"I have never been a traitor to the party. This is a serious and regrettable accusation," he said in a statement reported by Bernama.
The Umno supreme council member said while he might be vocal, he has never pawned his dignity for not being on the same page with any leader.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:51 PM
When Mahathir took office, insiders say, his plan was to create a cadre of 100 super-rich bumis who in turn would help rural Malays into prosperity under a konsep payung, or umbrella concept routed through the United Malays National Organization, much the way he envisioned driving the country into industrialization through massive projects.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:08 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Instead, they viewed the amount to be linked to state-owned investment firm 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
The pollster noted that Najib and the state investment firm’s supporters lacked influence on the social networking site and consequently were unable to use official Twitter accounts to convince people of their side of the story.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:04 PM
Residents from the area have been evacuated over fears of cyanide contamination.
A days-long fire intensified at the hazardous goods storage facility with a series of new explosions sending thick black smoke into the air on Saturday.
According to rescue headquarters, more than 700 people have been hospitalised, 58 of whom are in a critical or serious condition.
Twenty-one firefighters were among the dead, authorities say.
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ALOR SETAR - The United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia has been urged to stop issuing refugee cards without the consent of the Malaysian government.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:38 PM
A statement from the Education Ministry said the candidates would be informed of their results by post and they could also contact the Education Department of the state where the candidates had registered for the exam.
The results can also be checked via mySMS 15888 which would be activated at 10am on Aug 19 up to 11.59pm on Aug 26.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:25 PM
"Given that scenario what would you do? You would take drastic action wouldn't you?
"Okay, take these people out first, so that things will get back to normalcy and see what will happen next.
"If you could appreciate that scenario then you would understand the flurry of action taken by the prime minister," he said in an interview with The Star Online.
Abdul Rahman was responding to a question on whether the charge sheet was real.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:55 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2015
The portal said that the money was transferred back to Tanore Finance Corporation at Falcon Bank in Singapore, the same company that had made the initial deposit into Najib's personal accounts, according to an emailed statement from Sarawak Report.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:25 PM
Foreign funds have pulled out RM11.7 billion in shares as the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index retreated by 4.1%. The Ringgit has slumped to its lowest level since 1998 after sliding down 11% against the US dollar, the biggest decline among other Asian currencies.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:19 PM