Monthly Archives: February 2017

February 28

Kim Jong-Nam case: Three in custody likely to be charged for murder on Wednesday

A North Korean chemist and two foreign women held over the death of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, are expected to face murder charges Wednesday. The remand order on the two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, a spa masseur, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29, an entertainment outlet worker, […]

February 25

Court: Bank may not use exemption clause to escape liability

Appeal Court makes landmark ruling in favour of British couple who lost their house due to bank’s negligence. The Court of Appeal today ruled that a bank is liable for breach of contract and liable in tort for refusal to make a housing loan progress payment to a developer. A three-man bench chaired by Rohana […]

February 24

Authorities to sweep KLIA2 for ‘radioactive’ material, IGP says

Malaysian authorities will sweep the international airport and other locations for radioactive material, the police chief said today, following the murder of Kim Jong-nam in which VX nerve agent, a highly toxic chemical, was used. “(We are looking to) sweep all locations that we knew the suspects went to. We will get the experts from […]

February 24

Weapon of mass destruction substance found on Jong Nam’s body, says IGP

Tests using dry swabs on the eye and face show the presence of the dangerous VX nerve agent. Preliminary tests by the Chemistry Department on the body of Kim Jong Nam have found traces of VX nerve agent, a chemical substance classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations, police said today. […]

February 22

It couldn’t have been poison, says North Korea

North Korean embassy officials have rubbished Malaysian police investigations into the death of Kim Jong-nam, saying it could not have been poison. North Korea is also asking for the release of the three suspects who have been detained so far, including its citizen Ri Jong Chol. “It has been 10 days since the incident happened, […]

February 22

Malaysia identifies N.Korean embassy official among suspects

Malaysian police identified a senior official in the North Korean embassy today as a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong-nam, and said another was linked to the North Korean airline. Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said both suspects are still in Malaysia and have been called in for questioning. He said the North Korean […]

February 19

EPF declares 5.7% dividend for 2016, total payout RM37.08bil

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has declared a 5.7 per cent dividend for 2016, with a total payout of RM37.08bil. Chairman Tan Sri Samsudin Osman said the EPF is pleased it has been able to consistently exceed its two strategic investment targets of at least 2.5 per cent nominal dividend on a yearly basis and […]

February 17

Married couple sues JAWI after traumatic khalwat raid

A husband and his wife today sued the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) for raiding and arresting them for khalwat or close proximity. Mohd Ridhuan Giman, 34, and Siti Sarah Maulad Abdullah, 26, who have been married for three years, are demanding an apology from JAWI for their traumatic experience that resulted in injuries […]

February 16

Jong-nam assassination: Five seconds was all it took to administer poison [VIDEO]

IT took no more than five seconds and one fluid move to kill Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at klia2 on the morning of Feb 13. Jong-nam was standing idle in a small crowd in front of the airport’s self check-in counter when his assailants struck. They had […]

February 16

Killing of North Korean: Suspect thought she was playing a prank

Suspect claims four men travelling with her told her to spray Kim Jong Nam with a type of liquid and a woman companion to cover the face with a cloth. Free Malaysia Today reports: The Vietnamese suspect, nabbed over the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half brother, revealed her travelling partners had asked her to […]

February 13

Are Malaysian houses a ‘death trap’ if a fire breaks out?

Cilisos New Jo-Lyn writes to share – In the early hours of Monday (6 Feb), a fire broke out in a house in USJ, claiming the lives of ALL its occupants. They were four family members – Lim Ah Kok, who was found with his two sons, Yong Liang and Yong Wei on the upper floor, and […]

February 10

Hot water boiler explodes in Mont Kiara condo

An explosion from a hot water boiler caused extensive damage to a condominium unit along Jalan 1/70C, off Jalan Bukit Kiara in Mont Kiara here. No one was injured in the explosion, which occurred at a unit on the 11th floor. Operations commander Ruhisha Haris said eight fire fighters from the Sri Hartamas and Hang […]

February 10

Kelantan Health Dept investigates death of man from mystery virus

The Kelantan Health Department is investigating the death of a 59-year-old man on Sunday (February 5) after he was infected by a mysterious virus. Its director Datuk Dr Ahmad Razin Ahmad Mahir said an investigation to identify the source of infection was being done with the Selangor Health Department as prior to this the victim […]

February 09

It’s your attitude, not lack of experience, jobseekers told

Fresh graduates can “moan” all they want about the lack of jobs that don’t require any prior working experience, but it’s their attitude that needs work, says a senior executive with Jobstreet. According to JobStreet country manager Chook Yuh Yng, there are plenty of jobs catering specifically for those who are just starting out, if […]

February 02

Penang-born SIA stewardess found dead in San Francisco hotel room

A Singapore Airlines (SIA) stewardess was found dead in a San Francisco hotel room on Tuesday (Jan 31), several hours before she was to depart from the city on the return leg of a long-haul flight, according to a source. Penang-born Vanessa Yeap, who is believed to be in her late 30s or early 40s, […]

February 01

Your RM100 Banknotes Withdrawn From ATM Machines Could Be Fake

A man’s attempt to deposit RM100 banknotes into a cash deposit machine had failed as it appears that the banknotes in his possession were counterfeits. Mohd Azwim Kamarulzaman, claims the banknotes were withdrawn via an ATM machine, however, they were being rejected as he tried to deposit them into the cash deposit machine. “Please be […]