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 […]