Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 30

Malaysian auxiliary policeman among Batam murder suspects

Four Malaysians, including a member of the auxiliary police, have been arrested in Batam, Indonesia for suspected murder, reports The Jakarta Post.   Batam, Rempang and Galang (Barelang) City Police arrested the four who are believed to have murdered fellow Malaysian citizen Amar Aswan, 29, on April 24 at the BCC Hotel and Residence in […]

April 29

Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador, reports BBC

Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling.  Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were among eight people from several countries executed by firing squad shortly after midnight on Wednesday on the prison island of Nusakambangan. Brazil’s government also expressed its “deep dismay” at the execution of one […]

April 29

Tourism Sector, Sixth Highest Contributor For Malaysian Economy, says ETP

Malaysia’s tourism sector was the sixth highest contributor to the country’s economy in 2014, with the new record in tourism arrivals growing to 27.4 million and receipts at RM72 billion compared with RM65.4 billion in 2013. According to the Economic Transformation Report 2014, the results highlighted the industry’s resilience despite the nation’s twin aviation tragedies […]

‘Facebook nanny’ suspect in death of six-month-old

A six-month-old boy died from head injuries here after he was allegedly abused by a 26-year-old nanny his parents met on Facebook. Royal Malaysian Navy officer Muhammad Izzat Emir Mohd Rahim, 30, said he and his wife, Siti Norazila Onn, 32, never imagined they would lose their youngest son, Izz Harith Hafizi, when they placed […]

April 27

Politically motivated conspiracy had evolved from his divorce maintenance hearings

The Sarawak Governor’s son, businessman Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, today denied a string of accusations by his former wife’s lawyers, including the allegation that there were many women in his life. Testifiying in the Syariah High Court here in the “mutaah” (conciliatory gift) suit brought by Shahnaz Abdul Majid, he also denied that his father, […]

April 27

Elizabeth Wong is wrong ― Concerned Lawyers for Justice say

Concerned Lawyers for Justice (CLJ) refers to the Malay Mail Online news report of 21 April 2015 titled “Churches may operate in commercial areas without permits, Selangor exco says”. CLJ notes that the news report quotes Elizabeth Wong, a Selangor executive councillor and co-chair of the Selangor state committee on non-Islamic affairs (HESI) stating that […]

April 25

1MDB to media: no comment on speculation or rumours

Singapore branch of Swiss bank alleges that certain 1MDB documents were falsified, giving an inaccurate impression of company assets. Free Malaysia Today has this report on Malaysian Insider’s attempt to get clarifications from 1MDB: “Thank you for your e-mail. While we welcome media enquiries, 1MDB does not comment on speculation and market rumours.” That was […]