Category Archives: Public Interest

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 03

Najib to be charged under Penal Code, anti-money laundering law

NAJIB Razak will face several charges under the Penal Code, and Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act when he is brought to court tomorrow, said sources. The former prime minister will be brought to the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at 8.30am, to be charged with offences in connection with the SRC International investigations launched by […]

February 26

Reserved parking bays only valid during business hours, says DBKL

Those renting reserved parking bays in front of their premises from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will face action from the local council if they refuse to adhere to the designated hours. Reena Raj of MalayMail Online reports .. Economic Planning and Development Department director Azmi Abdul Hamid said the bays are only rented to […]