Category Archives: Socio Politics

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 […]

May 10

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, 92, to be sworn in as world’s oldest elected leader

Mahathir Mohamad is to become the world’s oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia’s bitterly fought election. The BBC reports: He will be sworn in at 21:30 local time (13:30 GMT), according to the state news agency, Bernama. The former PM came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to […]

September 25

Rafizi Ramli – you missed the point here

Rafizi Ramli is very unhappy that a bankruptcy notice was printed in the newspapers and said that this will make the public get angry at UMNO. Blogger Lim Sian See writes: He said this is a “cheap” political ploy and said he sympathizes with the persons whom he had lost the fitnah case to because […]

September 24

Bankruptcy proceedings against Rafizi initiated

A bankruptcy proceeding has been initiated against PKR vice president Rafizi Ramli over his alleged failure to pay damages and cost related to the National Feedlot Corporation’s (NFC) defamation suit against him. NST’s Syed Umar Ariff reports: A classified advertisement in Berita Harian states that a bankruptcy notice has been obtained by Datuk Seri Dr […]

December 18

Khairy has not resigned, WhatsApp message false, says aide

A message circulating on WhatsApp and social media, claiming that Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has resigned, is untrue. In a statement issued tonight, Khairy’s political secretary Datuk Megat Firdaouz Megat Junid said the claim was false, and labeled it a desperate move. “I hope people will be wary of this desperate tactic,” he […]

November 29

Shahrizat goes with the flow

WANITA Umno chief Datuk Seri Shah­rizat Jalil is now a grandmo­ther of two with one more on the way. The grandchildren feature quite prominently in her Instagram along­­side pictures of her activities as the Wanita chief and her role as the women’s affairs adviser in the Prime Minister’s Department. But this grandmother has not lost […]

June 20

Editors of defunct news portal apologise to ex-MB, admit libel

Two ex-editors of The Malaysian Insider news portal today apologised to former Selangor mentri besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim over two articles for which he sued them for defamation. Former chief executive of the now-closed news portal, Jahabar Sadiq, and its Malay section’s news editor, Amin Shah Iskandar, acknowledged in open court today that the […]