June 06

RM30 miilion mutaah excessive, should be limited to 100.8 grams of gold

Former wife had already received comforts of a villa, private pool and use of three vehicles after divorce Bank testimonies not authorized, must be expunged Ferrier Hodgson MH valuation report not credible nor final One-third of RM30 million award to be given away to charity by former wife, underscoring ‘mutaah’ was not entirely for her […]

May 10

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, 92, to be sworn in as world’s oldest elected leader

Mahathir Mohamad is to become the world’s oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia’s bitterly fought election. The BBC reports: He will be sworn in at 21:30 local time (13:30 GMT), according to the state news agency, Bernama. The former PM came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to […]

May 10

Pakatan wins the impossible dream

Dr Mahathir is expected to seek an audience with the Agong, to be sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister. PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan, the four-party alliance headed by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, achieved their impossible dream tonight with their campaign to “Save Malaysia”, scoring a historic general election victory that will result in the first […]

April 21

Sakto Link to Malaysia Graft Rejected as Judge Tosses Lawsuit

(Bloomberg) — A Swiss environmental group’s attempt to link a Canadian real estate company to Malaysian corruption failed because the advocates didn’t come up with enough evidence. Bruno-Manser-Fonds sued in Ontario last year in an attempt to get information from banks that it believed would back its claims that Sarawak Governor Abdul Mahmud Taib’s family […]

April 17

Indonesia court rules yacht seizure in 1MDB case invalid

An Indonesian court on Tuesday (April 17) ruled that the seizure of a luxury yacht linked to a US investigation into scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was invalid and without legal basis. “We declare the confiscation by police as invalid and legally baseless,” Justice Ratmoho told the hearing at the South Jakarta District Court. […]

April 10

‘Dukun’ charms its way to movie fans and rakes in millions

Dukun has cast a spell on movie-goers, taking in RM6.2mil in ticket collection within just four days of its release in Malaysia and Brunei. The StarOnLine reports: The horror thriller flick premiered last Thursday, raked in RM1.5mil on the first day alone. Directed by Dain Said, Dukun revolves around a seductive shaman, Diana Dahlan, being […]

March 05

EPF should take Sarawak Report to court: Razlan

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) should take legal action against Sarawak Report for its alleged slanderous remarks against the federal statutory body. Federal Territories Umno Youth chief Datuk Razlan Muhammad Rafii such accusations by the pro-opposition portal had tarnished EPF’s reputation and image. On Feb 28, EPF in a statement refuted a Sarawak Report’s claim […]