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, […]