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Thursday, June 13, 2019

MACC to probe claims on Azmin’s overseas money

PETALING JAYA - The Malaysian-Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate allegations that Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali stashed RM300 million abroad.

MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said the anti-graft busters will look into all the reports received and act on it professionally.

“My statement is in response to media’s query on (Datuk) Lokman Noor Adam’s (Umno Supreme Council member) MACC report against a cabinet minister,“ she said in a statement today.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Police seeking info on viral video clip of woman abusing child

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - Police are seeking information regarding a video clip showing a woman badly abusing a child which has gone viral on social media.

Royal Malaysia Police corporate communications head Datuk Asmawati Ahmad in a statement here on Tuesday (June 11) said so far no one had lodged a police report on the matter.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact the nearest police station.

Mahathir says unaware of explosive homosexual video of Minister

PUTRAJAYA - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday denied knowledge of the spread of a sex video and several lewd photographs purportedly involving a Cabinet minister, The Star reported.

The video and photos where two men - one of whom resembles a Cabinet minister - appeared to be engaging in sexual acts, began spreading via WhatsApp early on Monday morning.

"I do not know anything. I have just heard, I would have to read up on it," Tun Dr Mahathir said in response to a question by a reporter during a press conference in Putrajaya.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Viral videos help police in solving crime

GEORGE TOWN - Police have managed to resolve 83 per cent of criminal cases captured by netizens and shared online since January this year.

Federal Criminal Investigation Department Director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the viraled videos as well as other details forwarded by members of the public and netizens allowed them to resolve the cases.

He said a total of 35 viral videos with footage of various offences and criminal activities being committed were submitted to police, which saw 87 people being called in for questioning.

IGP: Abu Sayyaf still a threat to Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - The threat of Abu Sayyaf group believed to be based in Jolo, Sulu, on islands in eastern Sabah is still high despite the establishment of Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.

The Inspector-General of Police said attacks by the group can happen any day and at anytime.

Dr M's Zakir-Sirul comparison 'misconceived', says Ramkarpal

PETALING JAYA - The Prime Minister's comparison between the cases of controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik and Sirul Azhar Umar is "misconceived", says Ramkarpal Singh. 

The Bukit Gelugor MP pointed out there were differences in the two cases. 

Ramkarpal said Sirul has been convicted by Malaysia's apex court for murdering Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, while Zakir has yet to be convicted of alleged money laundering offences. 

Two charged with murdering Grab driver, no plea recorded

KOTA KINABALU - Two car wash workers have been charged at the Magistrate’s Court in Tuaran with the murder of a local Grab driver here last month.

Amru Al Asy Japri, 24, a local man, and Filipino Arsit Indanan, 20, were accused of murdering Mohammad Hanafiee Jaffar, 27, in a Proton Saga FLX car on the roadside of Jalan Marabahai in Tuaran, between 4am and 5am on May 25.

No plea was recorded from duo after the charges, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, were read to them before Magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun at the mobile court in Tuaran about 40km from here on Tuesday (June 11).

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SAPP: Act on the 2.28billion projects and revive the Gas Pipeline project

KOTA KINABALU - Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) said that Sandakan is in dire need of immediate government actions and efforts to boost its dwindling economy.

Its party Secretary-General Datuk Richard Yong We Kong said the Federal Minister of Finance had announced approval of RM2.28 worth of projects for Sandakan during the recent Sandakan Parliamentary seat by-election but merely two weeks after DAP’s candidate won the seat, the same Minister of Finance who is also DAP’s Secretary-general announced the cancellation of the RM4.04 billion gas pipeline to Sandakan.

Power struggle and political interference in Sabah think tank?

KOTA KINABALU - A power struggle in Sabah think tank Institute for Development Studies (IDS) may soon test Chief Minister Shafie Apdal’s stand on how he wants the organisation to be run.

FMT understands that one camp in the IDS board of directors sides with chairman Simon Sipaun. This faction includes former CEO Hasnol Ayub.

The other camp, meanwhile, supports the embattled CEO Johan Ariffin, whose appointment was reportedly rejected at a board meeting last Wednesday.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Thanks to one man’s dream, kampung has the coolest attraction

REMBAU - Friends ridiculed Mohd Khairul Azman Mustakim when he told them about his idea to build a snow house to capture the feeling of being in a country with snow, yet for all their laughing, his dream has now become a reality.

To Hell with Trump! Asia doesn’t want US to kneecap China

NEW DELHI - Smoking cigarettes at Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotel, the site of Asia’s most prominent annual defense forum, members of China’s military found themselves surprisingly upbeat this weekend.

They expected the event to follow a typical routine: The US and its friends gang up on China, leaving it alone to push back against a host of complaints. But this year, with an escalating trade war threatening global growth, the People’s Liberation Army officers saw other Asian leaders critiquing key aspects of the Trump administration’s attacks on China.

China gave stern warning to US against meddling in South China Sea

SINGAPORE - China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said a war with the United States would be a disaster for the world while issuing a warning to Washington not to meddle in security disputes over Taiwan and the South China Sea.

China has been incensed by recent moves by US President Donald Trump’s administration to increase support for self-ruled and democratic Taiwan, including US Navy sailings through the Taiwan Strait that separates the island from mainland China.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

SAPP: Treat Grab driver’s murder as wake-up call

KOTA KINABALU - The recent cold-blooded murder of Grab driver Hanaffie Jaffar should serve as a serious wake-up call for the state government to put its ‘heart and mind’ to tackle pressing issues that are plaguing the people of Sabah, at the root.

They include, first and foremost, the continued presence of large number of illegal immigrants including those foreign workers who overstayed after their work permits had expired; the current sluggish state economy, high unemployment rate and an escalating cost of living.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) vice president Gee Tien Siong opined that as long as these pressing issues remain unresolved, no precautionary safety measures can stop such heinous crime from repeating in the future.

“Without prejudice, it is a known fact that illegal immigrants, including those in possession of such dubious documents like the IMM13 document, and even Mykads, were the main contributors to severe crimes in the state all this while.

Legal tussle of SFI between Warisan govt and Pelangi Prestasi

A showdown between politics and business is set to unravel in the “Land Below the Wind”.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Where are you, Christina, when you’re needed the most?

It is amazingly clear that people, whoever it may be, can change to suit their convenience and surroundings. This speaks volumes about the person’s credibility.

What is disappointing is that lawyer cum politician, Christina Liew, who had been championing the cause of Sabah Forest Industry Sdn Bhd (SFI) employees, has turned her back to the same group of people by keeping silent and ignoring their pleas. SFI is today undergoing a legal tussle that would result in employees losing their jobs.