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March 22

Doctor who travelled to Turkey ninth Malaysian to die from Covid-19

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced today the first death among its staff member, making the total deaths from Covid-19 infections nationwide nine. The MaiayMail Online reports: The 48-year-old doctor, who was patient number 890, had travelled to Turkey and was not one of the frontliners handling Covid-19 patients, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham […]

March 21

Covid-19: Six dead, total cases at 1,183

At least six people have now died from Covid-19 in the country. MalaysiaKini reports: Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (above) said the fourth victim was Patient 238, a 50-year-old man from the tabligh cluster who was warded in Malacca on March 12. Sarawak’s disaster management committee later announced that two others, a mother and […]

December 22

EPF says sorry after bed-ridden woman made to show up on stretcher

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has apologised over an incident where a cancer-stricken bed-ridden woman was made to show up at its Johor Bahru office in order to withdraw her contributions to the retirement fund. “EPF is very regretful over the unpleasant experience by the member and her family, and is sorry. “EPF has contacted […]

October 23

‘Billion Dollar Whale’ author claims Jho Low developed taste for riches at prestigious UK school

Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho’s drive to embezzle billions from the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) fund may have been inspired by his time as a student in one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious boarding schools, said Tom Wright. The Malay Mail’s Jerry Choong reports: The Wall Street Journal’s Asian economics editor and co-author of […]

August 22

High court orders interior design firm Tatum to return RM2.3 million immediately

The Kuala Lumpur High Court had yesterday Wednesday ordered a Bangsar interior decorator firm to refund a sum of RM2,313,452.07 to its client for breach of services and deliverables. Judge Datuk Lee Swee Seng ordered that the sum be paid immediately. Interior decorator firm Tatum (KL) Sdn Bhd had in their original claim sued Ivy […]

August 15

Nora Anne autopsy: No sign of kidnapping, no evidence of rape

The Star reports authorities have ruled out foul play in the mysterious death of Nora Anne Quoirin, whose remains were found in a stream 10 days after she disappeared from a resort in Pantai Hills near here. Medical experts who conducted a nine-hour autopsy on her remains ruled that her death was caused due to […]

August 07

Rafidah: Putrajaya cannot cave in to small group harping on race, religion

National Economic Action Council member Rafidah Aziz has told Putrajaya not to bow to minority groups that harped on race and religion issues. She said those who continuously utilised religion and race were only a small group of Malaysians while the majority of Malaysians had right-thinking minds. “Over the last decade, they showed a xenophobic […]

July 29

Court throws out NFCorp case against Public Bank

NATIONAL Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp), executive chairman Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail and three subsidiaries today failed in their bid to sue Public Bank Berhad for breach of contract to protect their bank account confidentiality. This followed High Court judge Su Geok Yiam’s decision in dismissing the suit filed by NFCorp, Salleh, National Meat & […]

July 25

Genting Malaysia reaches settlement over outdoor theme park

Genting Malaysia Bhd has fully resolved its dispute with Fox Entertainment Group Llc, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Foxnext Llc, Twenty First Century Fox Inc and The Walt Disney Company over the development of an outdoor theme park. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, Genting Malaysia said as part of the settlement terms, all […]

July 13

Minister fails to see e-hailing ‘nightmares’, says Umno Youth

The implementation of the e-hailing policy has not been well thought out and is bound to cause nightmares for those involved, Umno Youth said today. Free Malaysia Today reports: Its strategic director, Wan Agyl Wan Hassan, said what the government was doing appeared to go against the original spirit of the policy – to allow […]

July 13

Union wins 7-year court battle against Muamalat, Alliance banks

IN a landmark judgement on Wednesday, the Federal Court ruled that two banks were guilty of union busting tactics in promoting employees to executive positions without according them any “real” executive powers that should come with the job. Malaysian Insight reports: In a resounding victory for the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE), all five […]

July 11

Ex-aide to former AG sues Rewcastle-Brown for RM100m

V Mabel Muthayyah, a former secretariat head in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, has filed an RM100 million lawsuit against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown for defamation over a 2015 article. MalaysiaKini reports: Speaking to Malaysiakini today, Mabel’s lawyer David Gurupatham said Rewcastle-Brown is being sued for “a very serious allegation levelled against a member of the […]

June 02

EPF 1Q income falls 25% on equity rout

Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) total income fell 25% year-on-year (YoY) for the first quarter ended March 31 this year (1Q19) on the continued rout of domestic equities and challenging external picture, reports The Malaysian Reserve. Malaysia’s largest pension fund recorded RM9.66 billion in income for the quarter, significantly lower than the RM12.88 billion managed in […]

June 01

TNB blames technical glitch

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has admitted that a recent technical glitch is among the reasons for the sudden surge in utility bills. The Star reports: TNB president and chief executive officer Amir Hamzah Azizan, who held a press conference yesterday, was apologetic and promised to investigate and resolve the issue as soon as possible. Amir […]

May 27

‘Mountains’ of UK plastic waste found in Ipoh dump site

PLASTIC waste from British supermarkets and council recycling departments has made its way to a dump site in Ipoh, revealed a BBC documentary team. The Malaysian Insight reports: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his co-host, Anita Rani, discovered that “mountains” of plastics from Britain were simply dumped or burned in Malaysia, reported The Mirror. The duo host […]

May 27

KL hospital staff slapped in the face for doing his job

Instead of getting a pat on the back for doing his job, a Kuala Lumpur Hospital medical assistant, received a slap in the face early Sunday, from a person believed to be a relative or friend of an accident victim. The New Straits Times reports: In the 3am incident, Umair, 29, had just wheeled-in the […]

May 26

More funds needed to hit tourist arrival targets, says Tourism Malaysia

Tourism Malaysia director-general Musa Yusof says Malaysia must match the efforts of regional countries in promoting tourism. – pic from http://www.matta.org.my, May 26, 2019. TOURISM Malaysia needs enough funds for advertising and promotion (A&P), air connectivity and media coverage, if the agency is to regain its footing after continuously missing arrival targets, reports The Edge […]

May 26

AG Tommy Thomas hid Shafee Abdullah’s letter from judge

Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas made sure that the judge hearing an application to cite senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for contempt would not know the contents of an exonerating letter written by Muhammad Shafee, the High Court here was told yesterday. The Edge Markets reports: Lawyer David Mathews, acting for Muhammad Shafee, […]

May 24

Taib’s daughter to continue suit against Bruno Manser Fonds

Canadian real estate company Sakto Corporation is turning its full legal attention to bringing Bruno Manser Fonds to trial for defamation. In a press release today, the Ottawa-based company said it had filed its civil court proceedings against BMF with the Basel Civil Court in January this year, seeking to put an end to BMF’s […]

May 09

Taib’s aide: MACC gave all-clear for S’wak governor

The Sarawak governor’s office has reiterated that the MACC has exonerated Abdul Taib Mahmud of any wrongdoing, in the wake of the latter being linked by an environmental activist group to an allegedly illegal land-clearing operation just outside Mulu National Park. MalaysiaKini reports: Taib’s press secretary Jameson Ahip Nawie pointed to a July 3, 2018 […]

February 20

Legal Troubles Ahead for Swiss Activists Bruno Manser Fonds

Lukas Straumann and the activist group Bruno Manser Fonds are facing further legal troubles on their ongoing defamatory campaign against Sakto Corporation, a Canadian real estate company owned by Sean Murray and Jamilah Taib Murray, the daughter of Sarawak governor Tun Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud. After a Canadian Court ruled against the BMF in February 2017, […]

January 06

Kelantan’s Sultan Muhammad V resigns as Agong

Kelantan ruler Sultan Muhammad V has resigned as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. This was confirmed through a statement by the Comptroller of the Royal Household Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz. “The Palace would like to inform that the Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku has resigned as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong effective Jan 6 in accordance […]

December 16

IJN: Injured fireman Adib critically ill

Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, the firefighter who was severely injured after being attacked by a mob in last month’s Seafield temple riots, is back on respiratory support after a deterioration in his condition over the past 24 hours. In a statement today, the National Heart Institute (IJN) said Adib also continues to require dialysis as his […]

October 29

Kuala Lumpur Shariah High Court Strikes Out RM500 million Matrimonial Assets Division Claim by Shahnaz Abdul Majid

The Shariah High Court today struck out the claim for matrimonial assets division (harta sepencarian) by Shahnaz Abdul Majid, the former wife of Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib. Shahnaz had been asked by an earlier Court of Appeal hearing to particularise her original claim of RM300 million. Instead, she raised the […]

October 27

Another ‘investigative bang’?

CLARE Rewcastle-Brown’s need for an audience is obvious to anyone who reads her ranting about the Wall Street Journal’s brilliant book, Billion Dollar Whale. Rewcastle-Brown had survived because she was the lucky receiver of stolen files from PetroSaudi. But she was totally outstripped by the WSJ because they could understand and explain the material. Rewcastle […]

October 08

NFC fails to reinstate RM1b special damages claim against Public Bank

National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd and four others today failed to reinstate a claim of special damages of RM1 billion against Public Bank. MalaysiaKini reports: A three-member Federal Court bench led by Chief Justice Richard Malanjum unanimously refused to grant leave to NFC and the other appellants to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision that […]

October 01

Cradle Fund CEO’s body to be exhumed

The Magistrate’s Court has granted an application by the police to exhume the body of Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan after his death was reclassified as murder. NST reports: It is understood that a second post-mortem examination will be conducted on Nazrin’s body. The application to exhume his body was filed by the […]

September 21

Standing in a parking spot to ‘reserve’ it can cost you RM2,000 or even jail time, say cops

Those who attempt to “reserve” a parking spot can be fined up to RM2,000 or even six months in jail. The Star reports .. The Royal Malaysia Police on its Facebook page on Thursday (Sept 20) said that it is against the law to physically place oneself in a parking lot to prevent other vehicles […]

September 13

Shafee seeks to disqualify Sri Ram as prosecutor in trial

Lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who has been charged with four counts of money laundering, today told the Sessions Court he will apply to disqualify ad-hoc deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Gopal Sri Ram from conducting the trial. Free Malaysia Today has the story. Shafee said he would not get a fair trial with Sri Ram leading […]

September 13

Lawyer Shafee to be charged with money laundering, say sources

Lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is likely to face four counts of money laundering charges in relation to the RM9.5 million said to be received from former prime minister Najib Razak, sources say. Shafee, who is Najib’s lawyer, is expected to be produced before a Sessions Court for the charges to be read today. Those convicted […]