Monthly Archives: March 2017

March 28

Woman pleads not guilty to causing death of teen cyclists

A 22-year-old saleswoman has claimed trial at the magistrate’s court here with causing an accident which claimed the lives of eight cyclists. Sam Ke Ting was charged with dangerous and reckless driving causing death under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which was read to her by a court translator in Mandarin on […]

March 17

Genneva Malaysia, 11 acquitted of money laundering charges

Eleven people and a company, Genneva Malaysia Sdn Bhd, were acquitted and discharged by a Sessions Court here of more than 1,000 counts of money laundering and illegal deposit taking. They are Genneva Malaysia’s directors Datuk Philip Lim Jit Meng, 60, Datuk Tan Liang Keat, 45, and Ahmad Khairuddin Illias, 59; company advisers Datuk Marcus […]

March 16

Comeback bid by Malaysian news site that was shut down

The Malaysian Insider to return as The Malaysian Insight The Malaysian Insider, a widely followed online news site that was forced to close just over a year ago by Prime Minister Najib Razak’s administration, is set to make a comeback under a new masthead, The Malaysian Insight. Straits Times Leslie Lopez Regional Correspondent In Kuala Lumpur, […]

March 16

Video of MPV ramming motorcyclist goes viral

A video recorded on Tuesday afternoon of a car crashing into a motorbike at a busy Pandan Indah T-junction has gone viral. The 81-second-video taken from a dashboard camera at 4.25pm was posted by 26-year-old Ng Sin Ji on Facebook and has received 3,906 shares as of press time. It shows a white Perodua Alza […]

March 15

Teen drives against traffic, one dead

A 19-year-old part-time model, who was allegedly high on drugs, drove against traffic on the North-South Expressway here and crashed her car, killing one motorist and damaging five vehicles. // In the early morning incident yesterday, the teenager drove her vehicle against traffic at the 134th kilometre of the three-lane express- way and first collided […]

March 09

Malaysian family in Pyongyang stopped from taking flight home

A MALAYSIAN family was prevented from boarding a flight to leave North Korea yesterday. A Facebook post by one Kamil Ghazali claimed that his cousin, Iza Karmila Ramli, her husband and their three children were among Malaysians who were stopped by North Korean authorities during an attempt to catch a flight to return to Malaysia. […]

March 07

In tit-for-tat, Malaysia bans North Korean embassy officials from leaving country

All North Korean embassy officials are barred from leaving Malaysia with immediate effect. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi made the announcement today in an immediate reaction to Pyongyang’s ban against Malaysians from leaving North Korea. “As a response to foreign minister of North Korea, the Home Ministry via Immigration has released an […]

March 07

11 Malaysians stranded at Pyongyang airport

A total of 11 Malaysians are stranded at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, says Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.   This came after Pyongyang banned all Malaysian citizens from leaving North Korea, potentially holding them hostage amid an increasingly heated diplomatic row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim […]

March 04

North Korean ambassador given 48 hours to leave

North Korean ambassador Kang Chol has been declared persona non grata in Malaysia and has been asked to leave the country within 48 hours. Kang Chol, who was summoned to Wisma Putra at 6pm Saturday, failed to turn up at the ministry in Putrajaya. The Foreign Ministry has sent a diplomatic note to the embassy […]