Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 31

Number on Reunion Island debris corresponds to Boeing 777 component

Saint-Denis, Reunion Island (CNN):  Boeing investigators are confident that debris found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean comes from a 777 aircraft, according to a source close to the investigation. An international team of aviation experts is trying to determine if that airplane part comes from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 […]

July 31

Allegations of charge sheets are false, says AG

Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has issued the following statement regarding a recent posting by the Sarawak Report blog. STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL MALAYSIA 1. These allegations by foreign national Clare Rewcastle Brown in political blog Sarawak Report are false. 2. T‎he alleged charge sheets are not in and never reached the Attorney […]

July 26

Who is misleading whom?

THE day before Singapore’s respected The Straits Times daily ran Friday’s exclusive interview with Xavier Andre Justo, their writer had emailed The Edge bosses in Kuala Lumpur for comments on Justo’s disclosures. Justo, who is under Thai police custody, had named The Edge’s owner and publisher in the Bangkok prison interview. But the ST chose […]

July 24

MCMC cautions online news portal editors on false or inaccurate reporting

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) regrets that a few online news portals have featured headlines and stories which have been taken out of context. The reason that the editors of online news portals were called in to the MCMC this morning was to remind them that false or inaccurate reporting, or the spread […]

July 22

Rafizi Ramli, Tony Pua barred from leaving country

PKR Secretary-General Rafizi Ramli has claimed that in addition to DAP’s Tony Pua, he too has been barred from leaving the country. “I was informed that Tony Pua was prevented from leaving the country due to his involvement in exposing information on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB),” he said, adding that he immediately checked his own […]

July 21

Lim Kok Wing ends stint as Najib’s adviser

Advertising wizard Lim Kok Wing has reportedly ended his stint as Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s public campaign coordinator. Citing sources, The Malaysian Insider said Lim resigned from his post in the Prime Minister’s Office earlier this month. The resignation comes as Najib struggles to deal with the 1MDB scandal with calls for him to […]

July 19

Thai police: News organisation tampered with documents

Thai police today confirmed that a news outlet based in London had tampered with classified documents belonging to Saudi oil company PetroSaudi International. The NST reports: Without naming the news organisation, Thai police spokesman Lt Gen Prawut Thavornsiri said it belonged to a Malaysia-born woman who moved to Britain. He said the news outlet had […]

July 18

Jules Bianchi dies at age 25, his family confirms

Jules Bianchi has died at age 25, his family confirmed in a statement early Saturday morning French time, some nine months after his accident in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. Tony DiZinno reports: Bianchi suffered a diffuse axonal injury when his car veered off course at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. His helmet was […]

July 17

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri

Great stuff here in this video clip that is going viral for the sharing this festive season. Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

July 16

Galleria of liars Rafizi Ramli, Clare Rewcastle and Shamsubahrin Ismail

Often, one lies to make one look clever, street smart, important, popular, kind or generous. Even victimized as in the Low Yat fracas and melee. Other times it may be a lie to save one’s skin. But some lie for the dramatic effect it adds to the plot. Compulsive liars such as Rafizi Ramli, Clare […]

July 13

NFCorp chairman granted second interim injunction against Shamsubahrin Ismail

National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail today successfully secured a further second interim injunction until 27 July against former consultant Shamsubahrin Ismail from further uttering frivolous and malicious statements against Datuk Dr Salleh. The second interim injunction was granted in the Kuala Lumpur High Court by Judge Datuk Mohd […]

July 12

Bank Negara Malaysia denies its officials had leaked confidential information

Bank Negara Malaysia strongly condemns allegations that officials of the Bank leaked information to the media. In a statement issued today, the central bank said: Such allegations are without basis. In this regard, the Bank has lodged a police report. Bank Negara Malaysia remains steadfast in our quest to uncovering the truth in a fair […]

July 12

And will there be a dawn raid to arrest the culprits?

Lessons never learnt, it would seem. Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz was clear on the issue of banking confidentiality when she said in 2012: “The confidentiality of customer information is clearly protected by the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA). So when a Public Bank Berhad clerk from the […]

July 09

Incredible RM121 million child maintenance sought by former wife

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, continued today at the Kuala Lumpur Shariah Appeals Court, the highest court in the Shariah judicial system, where the parties argued on child maintenance sought by his former wife for their […]

July 08

NFCorp chairman secures interim injunction on Shamsubahrin Ismail from further malicious attacks

National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail today successfully secured an interim injunction until Monday against former consultant Shamsubahrin Ismail from further uttering frivolous and malicious statements against Datuk Dr Salleh. For the next six days, Shamsubahrin Ismail is to desist from further uttering or publishing or causing to be […]

July 08

Legal letter despatched to Wall Street Journal

The publisher of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) had been asked to state its position on two recent articles which alleged transfer of 1Malaysia Develop Bhd (1MDB)’s funds into the personal accounts of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Najib had conveyed this to Dow Jones and Company Inc via a letter dated today from his law firm Hafarizam […]

July 08

Media plot against Najib may have begun shortly after he became PM

Conspiracies abound. The Rakyat Post reports that it is becoming quite apparent that a third media organisation could be part of a plot to undermine the authority of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, judging from recent reports. So far, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has named Sarawak Report and The Edge Media group as […]

July 04

A-G confirms raids on companies implicated in WSJ report

Authorities have raided three companies implicated in the alleged channelling of funds into the Prime Minister’s personal accounts. Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail (pic) said a special taskforce had raided SRC International Sdn Bhd, Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd and Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd on Friday. “Documents were retrieved from the three premises,” he said […]

July 03

NFCorp chairman strikes Shamsubahrin Ismail with a legal suit

National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail today instituted a lawsuit against former business consultant Shamsubahrin Ismail for the frivolous and malicious statements rendered on postings on the latter’s personal Facebook account. In his statement of claim, Datuk Dr Salleh had stated that upon Shamsubahrin being convicted and sentenced by […]

July 03

Gloomy retail outlook for the first quarter

The lower-than-ex­pected retail sales performance for the first two months has led Retail Group Malaysia (RGM) to revise the country’s projected retail sales growth rate for this year down­wards for the second time to 4.9% from 5.5%, writes Laura Lee. Its previous revision from 6% to 5.5% was made on Jan 26, when RGM released […]

July 01

Thai police: Justo has admitted to blackmailing and attempting to extort from former boss

Thailand Royal Police are still in the process of investigating the case of former PetroSaudi International executive Xavier Andre Justo although he has admitted to blackmailing and attempting to extort his former employer. Thailand Royal Police spokesman Pol Lt Gen Prawuth Thavornsiri said Justo had admitted to allegations about blackmailing and attempting to extort his former employer. “Yes, he did […]

July 01

Home Ministry issues show-cause letter to The Edge over 1MDB coverage

The Home Ministry has issued a show-cause letter to The Edge over what Putrajaya deemed to be unverified news that was published by the business paper on debt-laden 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). An official with the ministry confirmed that the letter was sent to the publication, but did not reveal further details. “We are […]

July 01

Petrol prices up by 10 and 20 sen, diesel unchanged

The pump prices of RON95 and RON97 fuel have increased by 10 sen and 20 sen respectively. RON95 is now RM2.15 per litre and RON97 has been fixed at RM2.55. The heartening news is that the price of diesel remains at RM2.05 a litre. This will at least help ensure no hike in costs in […]