Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 30

Court allows Bekir to postpone RM30m mutaah to ex-wife (updated)

The Kuala Lumpur Syariah High Court has granted a stay application to Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, who was ordered to pay his former wife Shahnaz A Majid RM30 million as mutaah, pending the decision of the Syariah Court of Appeal. Judge Muhamad Abdul Karim Wahab said the court found it reasonable to grant the stay […]

March 29

Media groups to launch job portal for retrenched journalists

A media group announced today that a job repository listing will be launched this Friday to help journalists who were recently laid off due to the closures and restructuring of several news organisations. The job repository, which is to be hosted on the Foreign Correspondents Club of Malaysia’s (FCCM) website, will list job openings in […]

March 29

Bad weather and dead passenger delay MH002

Passengers on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH002 from KL International Airport (KLIA) to Heathrow in London were stuck in the plane for five hours while it sat on the tarmac in Manchester. They had to remain in the plane when it arrived at Manchester Airport because of medical emergency due to a death of a […]

March 29

Kuala Lumpur tops global rich list with 13,800 millionaires

Malaysia’s largest city Kuala Lumpur has the highest number of millionaires (denominated in US dollars)  surpassing all other cities of the world, according to a report by international wealth research group WealthInsight. The city had 13,800 millionaires or high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in 2013, higher than Abu Dhabi’s 12,500, Cape Town’s 8,753 or Birmingham’s […]

March 24

Aminulrasyid’s family awarded RM400,000 in damages

The High Court here has awarded more than RM400,000 in damages to the family of shooting victim Aminulrasyid Amzah for their pain and suffering. High Court judge Justice Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim made the order on Thursday after he found that the plaintiffs had proven their claim against the defendants. Aminulrasyid’s elder sister Nor Azura Amzah, […]

March 21

Shahnaz cross-appeals on RM30m mutaah, wants RM100m

Shahnaz A Majid today filed a cross-appeal against the Kuala Lumpur Syariah High Court decision that ordered her former husband Mahmud Bekir Taib to pay her RM30 million for her mutaah (gift following divorce) claim. The notice of cross-appeal application was filed before the registrar of the Syariah High Court, just after today’s proceeding where […]

March 18

40°C threshold for ‘heatwave emergency’

The Government will declare a “heatwave emergency” if the temperature in an area exceeds 40°C for seven days or more. The move is tops in a list of measures in the new heatwave “action plan” that was approved by the Cabinet on Friday. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, […]

March 17

BritishIndia loses legal bid to remain on 1st floor of Suria KLCC

Home-grown lifestyle boutique BritishIndia lost its legal bid continue operating at its current premises on the first floor of Suria KLCC. NST’s Hidir Reduan reports: The High Court today ordered the brand’s owner BTC Clothier Sdn Bhd to vacate the premises following dismissal of the suit over the shopping mall’s alleged wrongful termination of a […]

March 16

Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib granted stay in RM30 million ‘Mutaah’ payment to former wife

Lawyers Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar and Saadiah Din acting for Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib today successfully obtained a stay on the order of the RM30 million ‘mutaah’ (conciliatory gift) granted to his former wife Shahnaz Abdul Majid by the Kuala Lumpur Shariah High Court last week. Registrar Nor Faiz […]

March 15

Apple Watch knows a heart attack when it sees one

If you’re not feeling great, it may not hurt to take a quick look at your Apple Watch. In fact, it saved one builder’s life. Evan Killham reports: 62-year-old Dennis Anselmo was working last August when he suddenly “felt all over the place.” While taking a break, he checked his heart rate on his recently […]

March 14

Tesco offers job to man caught stealing

Tesco Bukit Mertajam proves humanity matters more than commercial interests by choosing not to press charges against a theft suspect. Free Malaysia Today reports: A hypermarket in Bukit Mertajam has proven than humanity trumps commercial interests by offering a man caught stealing from their premises, a job with them instead. The hypermarket also chose not […]

March 10

Shariah High Court rules RM100 million ‘mutaah’ excessive, reduces claim to RM30 million

The multi million Ringgit ‘mutaah’ claim filed by the former wife of Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib was today reduced to RM30 million after taking into consideration that the original application for RM100 million was excessive. Kuala Lumpur Shariah High Court Judge Muhamad Abdul Karim Wahab ruled that former wife Shahnaz […]

March 09

Federal Court clears lawyer Shafee of violating publicity rules

The Federal Court has cleared Umno lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah of breaching the publicity rules under the Legal Profession Act following an interview with a daily in 2009. A five-man bench led by Tan Sri Raus Sharif said they unanimously agree with the decision of the Court of Appeal last year which set […]

March 08

Journalist gets to keep source confidential, rules Federal Court

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing lost his appeal at the Federal Court in Putrajaya today, relating to the issue of confidentiality of sources by a journalist in his defamation suit. A five-man bench chaired by Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Shariff unanimously dismissed his appeal and ordered him to pay […]

March 04

Appeals Court rules passengers in Malaysian cars cannot claim for accidents in Singapore

The Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday that passengers riding in Malaysian cars involved in accidents in Singapore will not be able to claim compensation from Malaysian insurers. Reversing a Kuala Lumpur High Court decision, the Court of Appeal ruled that a passenger would not be able to claim compensation from the vehicle’s insurers because […]

March 02

TM subscribers, here’s why your Internet speed is sluggish right now

Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) broadband subscribers may experience reduced Internet access speed at least until the end of the month due to a fault on the Asia Submarine Cable Express (ASE) system off Singapore. TM, in a statement, today said the fault on the ASE system has affected the Cahaya Malaysia submarine cable linking Malaysia […]