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September 19

How racial misinformation shapes politics, according to an ex-BN ‘cybertrooper’

A former Barisan Nasional (BN) “cybertrooper” today revealed how her past 13th general election online campaign for the former ruling coalition helped solidify perceived “racial tensions” between different ethnic communities in Malaysia. The MalayMail reports: Syarul Ema Rena Abu Samah, also known online as Ratu Naga (Malay for “Dragon Empress”), told a forum organised by […]

May 30

NST Leader: Brake the alcohol habit

Alcohol, strangely, gets people all riled up. The NST writes: Even journalists who are supposed to be dwellers of the kingdom of sobriety, at least when they hold their mighty pen, are intoxicated to no end. These and others wax indignant when a ban is suggested. It is a breach of human rights, they say. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

August 21

Sarawak Governor’s Jamilah Taib applies to Basel Civil Court for injunction against Swiss NGO Bruno Manser Fonds

The Bruno Manser Fund (“BMF”) and its Executive Director, Lukas Straumann, have run into serious legal trouble over their lengthy defamatory campaign against a Canadian company operated and owned by Sean Murray and Jamilah Taib Murray, the daughter of Sarawak governor Tun Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud. Sakto Corporation (‘Sakto’), a mid-size Canadian real estate company […]

August 18

Jho Low says he will not surrender

A Malaysian financier wanted for his role in the multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB has said he does not expect to get a fair hearing anywhere and will not present himself to any country where his guilt has been predetermined. Reuters report: Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, has been identified by […]

February 21

TV now Malaysians’ most trusted news source, study reveals

Malaysians still prefer traditional press for trusted news over social media, with television taking top spot as the medium with the highest degree of confidence, according to a recent study. The nationwide study conducted by International Islamic University Malaysia’s (IIUM) Electoral Study Group also ranked social media platform Twitter as the least trustworthy source, with […]

October 07

Bomba: Mall fire brought under control within 20 mins

A fire at a popular mall here, which set off alarms and required the building to be evacuated here on Saturday, was brought under control within 20 minutes of authorities being alerted to it. A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said they received a call at around 7.10pm and managed to bring the fire under […]

September 16

Keramat tahfiz fire: Investigations now focused on possibility of foul play as new lead emerges

Investigations into Thursday’s tahfiz school fire is now focused on the possibility of foul play. NST’s Hariz Mohd, Tasnim Lokman and Teoh Pei Ying report: This follows a new lead which officials discovered yesterday during the course of investigations into the 5am blaze at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah school which saw 23 souls perish. Sources close […]

April 17

Keeping family matters private

After Chef Wan’s announcement of impending divorce, Serina Redzuawan’s husband issues media statement on marriage and divorce. When any couple are going through a divorce with a young family, it is never a happy time and certainly not to be celebrated. It is the hope of any family that all other family members support the […]

January 06

Couple Almost Lost RM900 After Using Their Debit Card At A Pharmacy

  A post about a debit transaction gone wrong has been shared widely on Facebook A Facebook user, Izzat Mustaffa posted a status on Sunday, 1 January about a couple’s experience with using their debit card for a transaction at a pharmacy. The ordeal started when the couple, (referred to as ‘customer’ in […]

August 23

PDRM Recovered 150 Stolen Malaysian Vehicles From Thailand Last Year

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have repatriated about 150 stolen vehicles belonging to Malaysians that were recovered in Thailand last year. Police liaison officer at the Malaysian Embassy in Thailand ACP Fauzi Khan Ismail said the vehicles had fallen prey of vehicle theft syndicates involved in cross border criminal activities. “The repatriated vehicles comprise luxury […]

July 14

Cops shoot killer in quadruple murder case

The man allegedly behind the brutal shootings in a chicken processing factory in Batu Maung has been shot dead by police in Air Itam near here Thursday. The suspect, Chung Chun Wah, 32, was shot in front of a souvenir shop near the Kek Lok Si temple at around 7pm. Chung was believed to have […]

June 28

Woman on fire after using handphone while filling up petrol

A woman sustained burns on 60 per cent of her body when she was engulfed by flames after using her handphone at a petrol station in Setapak Indah this afternoon. The woman, 25, was using her handphone while filling petrol in the car when the accident occurred. “A spark ignited from the pump and triggered […]

January 20

Sarawak Report creating trouble for Malaysia, says Lim Sian See

LSS Report Sarawak Report continues to fitnah attack. This time in their latest article, they claim that Najib used these two cards to rack up bills based on ‘reliable inside information’ passed to Clare Brown. Lim Sian See shows us how Sarawak Report has been yet again lying big time .. The two cards involved […]

January 18

Malaysia Airlines offers travel bargains galore

With eight long weekends to look forward to in 2016, the Malaysia Airlines’ Travel Fair (MATF) is set to excite avid travelers with incredible deals from Monday until 26 January 2016 across its domestic and international routes. Malaysia Airlines said these promotions are valid for travel from 16 January until 31 May 2016. As part […]

November 15

Malaysia needs TPPA to secure its future, says Mustapa

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is needed to safeguard the present and future interests of Malaysians. That was the message from Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed who today urged Malaysians to “think long and hard” before deciding to protest against the TPPA. Speaking at a briefing session at Putra World […]

November 14

Dozens dead in series of terror attacks in France as Kalashnikov-wielding gunman opens fire in restaurant, 100 hostages are taken at theatre and two blasts are heard near the Stade de France

At least 60 people have been killed and several wounded in a series of terror attacks in the heart of Paris tonight 11 were killed in restaurant shootout on Rue Bichat, close to where Charlie Hebdo shootings occurred in January   Another 15  killed in the Bataclan concert hall where terrorists are said to be holding […]

July 26

Who is misleading whom?

THE day before Singapore’s respected The Straits Times daily ran Friday’s exclusive interview with Xavier Andre Justo, their writer had emailed The Edge bosses in Kuala Lumpur for comments on Justo’s disclosures. Justo, who is under Thai police custody, had named The Edge’s owner and publisher in the Bangkok prison interview. But the ST chose […]

June 20

No ‘balik kampung’ ads for TV3 this year, writes RockyBru

Proton hits back at TV3 “smear campaign”. So you won’t see any “balik kampung” Proton commercial in TV3 this year, no thanks to the television station’s mysterious series of unflattering reporting about the national car in the past week or so, writes RockyBru. I hear Proton spends quite a bit on TV3 – the benefit […]

May 14

UMNO leader flays 1MDB board for letting PM roast

An Umno supreme council member said it is unfair for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to be solely responsible in responding to problems plaguing 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). He wanted the ailing firm’s board of directors to step up to the plate. Reezal (photo) blamed the board for failing to clarify issues that cropped up […]

May 12

Only the court can invoke, not litigants

The heavily contentious multi-million Ringgit divorce demands by Shahnaz Abdul Majid against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, was heard today at the Kuala Lumpur Shariah Appeals Court with three appeal proceedings filed to be adjudicated by the highest court in the Shariah judicial system. At earlier Shariah High […]

April 27

Politically motivated conspiracy had evolved from his divorce maintenance hearings

The Sarawak Governor’s son, businessman Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, today denied a string of accusations by his former wife’s lawyers, including the allegation that there were many women in his life. Testifiying in the Syariah High Court here in the “mutaah” (conciliatory gift) suit brought by Shahnaz Abdul Majid, he also denied that his father, […]

March 11

‘Free Anwar’ petition yanked amid final push, reports MalaysiaKini

In surprising turn of events, former United States ambassador to Malaysia John Malott’s online petition has been removed from the White House website ‘We the People’ citing “a violation of their terms of participants.” The petition, which was online an hour ago, saw a dramatic jump in signatures over the past 24 hours. MalaysiaKini’s Anjulie […]

February 24

Lim Kit Siang and his knack of exaggeration, says Azmin Ibrahim

Lim Kit Siang has made a series of outlandish statements in the wake of Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction of sodomy that is doing nothing but misleading the rakyat, writes Free Malaysia Today reader Azmin Ibrahim. Here is what the noise is all about: Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction appears to have had a deleterious effect on his supporters, […]

December 10

WHAT! Price of Money Logging book up by 126%

Money Logging, the notorious book by Bruno Manser Fund director Lukas Straumann, has shot up more than twice fold. The book which was originally retailed at Kinokuniya for RM50-00 (see below) is now RM113-34 (see above), up by a whopping 126.68%. Like WHAT!! This is outrageously outrageous. The book is not cast in gold. But […]

December 06

Not sold here, not sold there

A recent visit to the leading bookstores in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya reveal that the book Money Logging by Lukas Straumann is not readily available. Borders and MPH are not carrying the book. Neither is the largest book store Kinokuniya which had some copies. Last week, it no longer displayed it on the shelves. […]