Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 31

Felda settler group rejects explanation on share price plunge

Anak president Mazlan Aliman says Felda’s explanation on plunge in share price us just an excuse for FGVH’s poor business decisions. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 31, 2015.Felda settlers have rejected Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad’s (FGVH) explanation that the fall in share prices and the company’s poor performance were partly due to […]

May 29

Bicycle allowance among culprits in MAS financial drain, says new boss

Some 180 types of allowances paid out by Malaysia Airlines, including a monthly bicycle allowance to one employee, contributed to its financial drain, The Star reported today. It quoted MAS chief executive officer Christoph Mueller as saying that huge overtime claims, over-priced contracts and salaries also added to the airline’s costs. But Mueller said that […]

May 26

Future of Malaysia Airlines staff draws attention of elected reps

The welfare of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) workers, who were reported to be facing retrenchment, received the attention of Members of Parliament who want their interests be prioritised. Johari Abdul Ghani (BN-Titiwangsa) said the workers involved must be assisted as they have families and debt commitments which must be settled. “The fasting month is also close, […]

May 24

1MDB shakeup proposal will be tabled to Cabinet

An IN-DEPTH report on the proposed restructuring of cash strapped 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) will be tabled to the Cabinet next week, as the last resort to save the strategic investment fund from collapsing. Malaysian Reserve’s P Prem Kumar reports: Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the government still believes a restructuring […]

May 23

Anwar’s lawyers fight Saiful’s attempt to use sodomy conviction in defamation suit

A supporter of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan outside the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya in February, when the Federal Court ruled that the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had sodomised his former personal aide. – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 23, 2015. Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan who filed a RM50 million defamation suit against Datuk Seri […]

May 23

‘Why must Salleh approve my NFC takeover?’ asks convicted con man

Former National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) consultant Shamsubahrin Ismail today questioned the Ministry of Finance’s (MOF) motives in requiring him to secure NFC’s approval for his proposed takeover of NFC’s cattle farming project. Shamsubahrin, who was sentenced by the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on Monday on five counts of cheating Salleh, faces a five-year jail term […]

May 22

Rafizi Ramli’s BAFIA hearing set for 19 June

The Sessions Court in Shah Alam today set June 19 to hear the case of PKR secretary-general Mohd Rafizi Ramli under the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (BAFIA). Judge Zamri Bakar, who set the date, will now hear the case because Judge Rozina Ayob recused herself on May 15 on the grounds that she was […]

May 20

Khairy wants PAC to probe Jho Low over 1MDB, says report

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin is insisting that businessman Low Taek Jho be investigated by parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over his involvement in debt-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), The Star Online reported. He said public speculation over Low’s involvement in the scandal was too great to be ignored, adding that “whatever way […]

May 19

Rohingyas: Here are your options to resolve. What’s your choice?

Rohingyan Issues Part II The issue on the Rohingyans currently befalling Malaysians is simple. Lawyer Lukman Sheriff Alias puts it to you: 1) Do you believe that the Rohingyans should be left to die on high seas in their current barely functional cramped vessel? (The provision of humanitarian food and water, though a necessity, will […]

May 18

Shamsubahrin found guilty of cheating (updated)

‎Businessman Shamsubahrin Ismail has been found guilty by the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur of cheating National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd former chairperson Mohamad Salleh Ismail.  He is also found guilty of money laundering. MalaysiaKini’s Hafiz Yatim reports: Sessions judge ‎Rozilah Salleh said the defence had failed to create reasonable doubts on the prosecution’s case. […]

May 18

Lawyer wrong to label 15-year-old girl as a slut and liar

It isn’t surprising why some people view lawyers with disdain and have a low opinion of them. The recent actions of Augustine Liom, the lawyer defending a 60-year-old man charged with impregnating a 15-year-old girl, clearly illustrates the reasons behind the negative perception. Candy Jiang in a post on TheAntDaily explains .. Liom had claimed […]

May 15

Rescue the boat people first, says activist Marina Mahathir

Human rights activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir has called on the Malaysian government to deal with the humanitarian situation involving the stranded Rohingyas at sea first before dealing with Myanmar on the issue. In a Facebook posting, today, Marina said as the current chair of ASEAN, Malaysia must make a strong statement on this issue. […]

May 14

UMNO leader flays 1MDB board for letting PM roast

An Umno supreme council member said it is unfair for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to be solely responsible in responding to problems plaguing 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). He wanted the ailing firm’s board of directors to step up to the plate. Reezal (photo) blamed the board for failing to clarify issues that cropped up […]

May 14

More students caught breaking traffic rules, reports MalayMail

A 17-year-old girl was caught driving a Perodua Myvi with her 16-year-old sister to school which is 6km away from their home in Taman Keramat.  “My mother usually sends us to school but today, we had no one to send us so I decided to drive to school myself,” she said. The teenager, who does […]

May 12

Only the court can invoke, not litigants

The heavily contentious multi-million Ringgit divorce demands by Shahnaz Abdul Majid against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, was heard today at the Kuala Lumpur Shariah Appeals Court with three appeal proceedings filed to be adjudicated by the highest court in the Shariah judicial system. At earlier Shariah High […]

May 09

In defence of Tabung Haji, writes Lukman Sheriff Alias (updated)

As the facts are becoming clearer, Tabung Haji has purchased one lot at 1MDB at a discounted value and rejected the tower. There has been tremendous debate from the likes of our former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, blogger Din Merican, Khairy Jamaluddin, and the list goes on. Lukman Sheriff Alias takes a different perspective. […]

May 07

GST on government services is senseless, says Johor Ruler

Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail has criticised the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on government services. “This does not make sense as government services are a basic responsibility to the rakyat and it is unreasonable that the rakyat should be further burdened with paying GST on them,” he said in his opening address […]

May 06

Firemen called in to remove metal ring from man’s scrotum

Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) had more than their hands full after a man turned up at their emergency ward with a metal ring stuck around his scrotum. Doctors had to call in the Fire and Rescue Department to assist them in removing the ring from the man’s private parts. KL Fire and Rescue Department operations […]

May 05

Call For Judge Rozina Ayob To Withdraw From Rafizi’s BAFIA Case

Judge Rozina Ayob of the Shah Alam Sessions Court while having declared that it would not be in the best interest of justice to preside in the case of PKR communications director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad as they are related, should also recuse herself from hearing Rafizi Ramli’s BAFIA case. Nik Nazmi reports to PKR […]

May 05

FDA approves new drug to dissolve chin fat, reports CNN

This news may mean the end for the ultimate selfie killer, the double chin. The Food and Drug Administration will now let you say bye-bye to nasty neck fat and hello to a jawline that doesn’t jiggle. The agency approved the first drug that can eliminate neck fat in most people without surgery. Jen Christensen, […]

May 04

Traffic offenders beware! The police are coming for you!

The police have set their sights on stubborn traffic offenders who have yet to settle their outstanding summons. This May, the police are set to launch an operation, dubbed Ops Warta, dedicated to bring this issue to an end once and for all. Mike Tan from TheAntDaily puts us on alert: The operation will target […]

May 04

Kuala Lumpur folk warned: Storms and flash floods ahead

City dwellers are advised to take precautionary measures to face possible flash floods, thunderstorm, fallen trees and even landslides during the current weather uncertainties. Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department director Khiruddin Drahman said the department, together with the National Security Council and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, were fully prepared to respond to any […]

May 02

Woman arrested after three deaths in highway race

Couple and seven-month-old daughter killed, police seek Myvi driver. A woman has been arrested and police are investigating reports that six Perodua Myvi cars racing on the Duke highway here last night were involved in a crash that killed a couple and their seven-month-old daughter. Eyewitnesses said Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, died on the spot […]

May 01

Malaysian student in London jailed five years for having child porn, says report

A Malaysian student at London’s Imperial College has been jailed five years for possession of images and videos of child pornography, some of which were said to be the most extreme child porn British police have ever seen, the International Business Times reported today. Nur Nordin, 23, was caught possessing 601 images and videos classified […]

May 01

Fuel Prices Remain Unchanged For May

The retail prices of RON95 and RON97 petrol as well as diesel for May 2015 will be maintained at the current levels, a Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) spokesperson told Bernama Thursday. The prices will be unchanged for the third consecutive month, with RON95 petrol remaining at RM1.95 per litre, RON97 at […]