May 27

‘Mountains’ of UK plastic waste found in Ipoh dump site

PLASTIC waste from British supermarkets and council recycling departments has made its way to a dump site in Ipoh, revealed a BBC documentary team. The Malaysian Insight reports: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his co-host, Anita Rani, discovered that “mountains” of plastics from Britain were simply dumped or burned in Malaysia, reported The Mirror. The duo host […]

May 27

KL hospital staff slapped in the face for doing his job

Instead of getting a pat on the back for doing his job, a Kuala Lumpur Hospital medical assistant, received a slap in the face early Sunday, from a person believed to be a relative or friend of an accident victim. The New Straits Times reports: In the 3am incident, Umair, 29, had just wheeled-in the […]

May 26

More funds needed to hit tourist arrival targets, says Tourism Malaysia

Tourism Malaysia director-general Musa Yusof says Malaysia must match the efforts of regional countries in promoting tourism. – pic from http://www.matta.org.my, May 26, 2019. TOURISM Malaysia needs enough funds for advertising and promotion (A&P), air connectivity and media coverage, if the agency is to regain its footing after continuously missing arrival targets, reports The Edge […]

May 26

AG Tommy Thomas hid Shafee Abdullah’s letter from judge

Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas made sure that the judge hearing an application to cite senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for contempt would not know the contents of an exonerating letter written by Muhammad Shafee, the High Court here was told yesterday. The Edge Markets reports: Lawyer David Mathews, acting for Muhammad Shafee, […]

May 24

Taib’s daughter to continue suit against Bruno Manser Fonds

Canadian real estate company Sakto Corporation is turning its full legal attention to bringing Bruno Manser Fonds to trial for defamation. In a press release today, the Ottawa-based company said it had filed its civil court proceedings against BMF with the Basel Civil Court in January this year, seeking to put an end to BMF’s […]

May 09

Taib’s aide: MACC gave all-clear for S’wak governor

The Sarawak governor’s office has reiterated that the MACC has exonerated Abdul Taib Mahmud of any wrongdoing, in the wake of the latter being linked by an environmental activist group to an allegedly illegal land-clearing operation just outside Mulu National Park. MalaysiaKini reports: Taib’s press secretary Jameson Ahip Nawie pointed to a July 3, 2018 […]

February 20

Legal Troubles Ahead for Swiss Activists Bruno Manser Fonds

Lukas Straumann and the activist group Bruno Manser Fonds are facing further legal troubles on their ongoing defamatory campaign against Sakto Corporation, a Canadian real estate company owned by Sean Murray and Jamilah Taib Murray, the daughter of Sarawak governor Tun Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud. After a Canadian Court ruled against the BMF in February 2017, […]