Monthly Archives: December 2016

December 30

Datin claims trial to attempted murder of Indonesian teen maid

Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali was charged today with attempting to murder her 19-year-old Indonesian maid at her home in Mutiara Damansara, Selangor last week. Local dailies The New Straits Times and The Star reported on their websites that the titled 43-year-old was accused of using a kitchen knife, a clothes hanger, mop handle and umbrella […]

December 30

After McDonald’s halal cake policy, group says Jakim certification not for premises

The federal Islamic authority’s halal certification should apply only to an eatery’s food and not its premises, civil society group Centre for a Better Tomorrow (Cenbet) said today. Just a day after fast food chain McDonald’s policy of allowing only halal-certified birthday cakes into its outlets attracted controversy, Cenbet co-president Gan Ping Sieu said the […]

December 29

NFCorp chief wants to amend claim against bank

National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail and four others want to amend their lawsuit against Public Bank Bhd relating to an alleged leak of his and his company’s banking information. Their newly appointed solicitor Nooreha Idris told High Court judge Justice John Louis O’Hara that her clients […]

December 28

Zulhasnan Rafique is new M’sian envoy to US

Former Federal Territories Minister Zulhasnan Rafique has been appointed as Malaysia’s new ambassador to the United States. He replaces Awang Adek Hussin, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry today. Zulhasnan was Federal Territories Minister from 2006 to 2009, after becoming Federal Territories Deputy Minister from 2004 to 2006. He was the Member of […]

December 18

Khairy has not resigned, WhatsApp message false, says aide

A message circulating on WhatsApp and social media, claiming that Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has resigned, is untrue. In a statement issued tonight, Khairy’s political secretary Datuk Megat Firdaouz Megat Junid said the claim was false, and labeled it a desperate move. “I hope people will be wary of this desperate tactic,” he […]

December 14

Bodyguard who shot ‘Datuk’ boss, several others in Penang charged with multiple offences

A 37-year-old bodyguard was charged at three separate courts here today with three counts of murder, five counts of attempted murder and one count of causing injury. Ja’afar Halid was accused of committing the crimes near the Penang Bridge exit at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu on Dec 1, between 7.15pm and 7.30pm. In […]

December 10

Does your car have a push-button ignition? Thieves may have a new device to steal it!

Does your car have push-button ignition? Be wary then because thieves may have a new technology that allows them to start your car and drive away with it, leaving nary a trace. The theft can be accomplished using a ‘mystery device’, which comes in two pieces, and works by picking up a signal from the […]