Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 30

Double shock for Khir Toyo’s defence team

Lead counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said the team of lawyers representing former Selangor menteri besar, Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, were shocked with the conviction and the forfeiture of the two plots of land in question. MalaysiaKini’s Hafiz Yatim reports: “We are shocked by the guilty finding. We are extremely confident that the Federal Court finding […]

September 28

One Malaysian killed in Hajj stampede

One Malaysian pilgrim was killed in the stampede tragedy in Mina on September 24. The pilgrim, Zulkifly Samad, 50, from Taman Ukay Bistari, Ampang, Selangor, is believed to have strayed into the area where the tragedy happened. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said initially Tabung Haji was informed that no […]

September 25

Hajj horror leaves 717 dead in stampede

LATEST: A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj season — the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca — has killed more than 700 people and injured close to 900 others in Saudi Arabia. The stampede occurred Thursday morning during the ritual known as “stoning the devil” in a tent city in the […]

September 24

CNN UPDATE: Stampede kills 220 at Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca

A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj season has killed at least 220 people and left 450 others wounded. The stampede occurred during the ritual known as “stoning the devil” in the tent city of Mina, about two miles from Mecca. Hundreds have been killed in past years during the same […]

September 24

Scores killed in Saudi Arabia Hajj stampede UPDATED

BREAKING NEWS:  At least 220 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 450 people were injured in the incident at Mina, between Mount Arafat and Mecca’s Grand Mosque. The stampede occurred as more than a million […]

September 21

Apple cleaning up iOS App Store after first major attack

Apple Inc APPL.O said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet. The company disclosed the effort after several cyber security firms reported finding a malicious program dubbed XcodeGhost that was embedded in hundreds […]

September 21

Cardiovascular Disease Contributes 50 Per Cent Of Malaysian Deaths

Cardiovascular diseases, that is, heart diseases and strokes contribute 50 per cent to the deaths of Malaysians each year. Principal Assistant Director, Disease Control Divison, Ministry of Health, Dr Feisul Idzwan Mustapha said the main factor carrying risks of cardiovascular diseases were smoking and high blood pressure. “These are the two main contributors besides other […]

September 16

Police confirm body is that of Kevin Morais

The body of deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais (pic) has been found. Following the arrest of seven suspects, one of them led police to a river along Jalan Subang 3 here where they are alleged to have dumped an oil drum containing his body filled with cement. Federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh […]

September 16

Emerging News: Kevin Anthony Morais

Over 50 policemen believed to be a part of the special task force investigating the abduction of prominent Deputy Public Prosecutor Kevin Anthony Morais started canvassing a bushy area at a roadside in USJ 1, here, since 6am today. It is believed that they were there to follow up on a major lead in the […]

September 12

107 killed in crane collapse at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

A powerful storm caused a crane to topple Friday afternoon at one of Islam‘s most important mosques — the Masjid al-Haram, or Grand Mosque in Mecca — killing at least 107 people and injuring 238 others, Saudi Arabia’s civil defense authorities said Friday on Twitter. CNN reports: The crane fell 10 days before the start […]

September 11

Malaysian Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today on technical correction, dealers said. At 9.15 am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.2910/2990 against the greenback from 4.3340/3400 on Thursday. “Investors have been covering their short US dollar positions against the ringgit as the local note seems to be oversold,” a dealer said. The ringgit […]

September 11

Malaysian cargo ship broke down, not hijacked, says coast guard

A Malaysian cargo ship that went missing and was feared hijacked had actually only experienced engine trouble and has been found with all its crew safe, the coast guard said today. The owners of the Malaysian-registered MV Sah Lian had lost contact with the vessel a week before as it travelled along the coast of […]

September 10

Hijack suspected as M’sian cargo ship goes missing

Malaysian authorities were Thursday searching for a cargo ship that has been missing for a week and is feared hijacked in the piracy-prone South China Sea, a coast guard official said. The owners of the Malaysian-registered vessel lost contact with it last Thursday while it travelled along the coast of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, […]

September 10

Apple CEO Tim Cook has unveiled two new iPhones as well as the new Apple TV, iPad Pro and Apple Watches

The new iGadgets were unveiled during a press event Wednesday at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. iPhone “While they may look familiar, we have changed everything about these new iPhones,” said Tim Cook. Apple has updated its two smartphones. The new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are available in four colors: silver, gold, […]

September 08

Nazir Razak raises concern over 1MDB adviser’s resignation

The resignation of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) adviser Tan Sri Dr Abdul Samad Alias has raised the concern of Datuk Seri Nazir Razak. “Respected, honest, professional appointed by the Govt and welcomed by the Chairman with fanfare. “But denied access to information by management. If this is true and tolerated, what message does it send […]

September 03

RHB says it offers voluntary exit scheme to employees

RHB Banking Group, Malaysia’s fourth-biggest bank by assets, said on Wednesday it is offering a voluntary exit option to all permanent employees in Malaysia, in a bid to improve productivity. The offer is valid from Wednesday and will close on Sept 23, 2015, RHB said in a statement to Reuters. A slowing economy and a […]

September 02

More than 225,000 Apple iPhone accounts hacked

Hackers show ways to protect your iPhone Hackers have stolen more than 225,000 Apple accounts from iPhone customers. CNNMoney David Goldman reports: Security company Palo Alto Networks is calling the attack “the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware.” Palo Alto Networks (PANW) discovered the hack along with Chinese tech group WeipTech. The good […]

September 01

Ringgit at 4.15 against US Dollar

The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today on improved demand for the local currency, said a dealer. At 9.17 am, the local unit was quoted at 4.1500/1600 to the greenback from last Friday’s 4.1950/1050. The ringgit was also traded higher against a basket of major currencies. It rose against the Singapore dollar to […]