Monday, May 29, 2017
In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Kelly said the United States planned to "raise the bar" on airline security, including tightening screening of carry-on items.
"That's the thing that they are obsessed with, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if it's a US carrier, particularly if it's full of US people."
In March, the government imposed restrictions on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on flights from 10 airports, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:29:00 PM
The crisis inside Marawi City, home to some 200,000 people, has grown increasingly dire as the Maute group terrorists showed unexpected strength, fending off the Army and soldiers who went house-to-house in search of gunmen.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:37:00 AM
For the next three days, Maxis users in Kota Kinabalu can enjoy free Uber rides in conjunction with the Kaamatan or Harvest Festival.
Maxis Sabah head Ng Chak Khin told The Star that the rides would be available for the first 10,000 customers. Until May 31, Maxis and Hotlink users can get four free rides worth a total of RM36 by keying in the promo code MAXIS4GKK.
Posted by wikisabah at 10:55:00 AM
They understand the forces of nature that affects their lives – light, earth, water, air, the energy of the Sun and the continuity of life beyond the material life.
They understand the interdependence of these forces of nature with their own lives.
They understand the spiritual presence in all living things. To them God is Nature. Thus, the thanksgiving of the Bambarayon and the sacrifice as well as the portrayal of Huminodun at the centre of the Kaamatan celebration.
Posted by wikisabah at 10:39:00 AM
This was how evacuees described many of the Maute group terrorists who have besieged Marawi for a week now, prompting Philippine President Duterte to declare martial law for 60 days in all of Mindanao and sending thousands of residents fleeing the city.
The boldness, daring and playfulness may be owing to their young age. The youngest of the terrorists is estimated to be 13 years old.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017
|Glenn Yap said the Sin Sze Si Ya Temple (pic) near Central Market|
was founded by his great-great grandfather Yap Ah Loy and should also be gazetted as a heritage site
Posted by wikisabah at 2:28:00 PM
The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on Tuesday across the southern third of the Philippines to quell what he said was a fast-growing threat of militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:30:00 PM
The soldiers have encircled the city where Malaysian lecturer-turned-militant Dr Mahmud Ahmad has dug in with at least 90 militants.
With the fighting taking place in a 4km area of the city, Philippine troops are constrained by some 100 civilians there who are reluctant to be evacuated.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:58:00 PM
The involvement of 10 Indonesians and a Singaporean — dubbed foreign jihadists by Philippine authorities — with the outlawed Maute terror movement has confirmed suspicion of collaboration among militants from the three countries.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:46:00 PM
Well, as the saying goes, the truth hurts and he must be feeling the hurt caused by the truth of STAR’s earlier statement and criticisms raised against PBS.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:06:00 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Duterte said the presence of foreign fighters in street battles that have raged since Tuesday in Marawi City was proof that Islamic State had gained a foothold on the restive island of Mindanao, but there was still a chance for peace.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:02:00 PM
He is believed to be holed up in the city where the army is battling the Maute group, which has seen 44 people, including two Malaysians, killed.
Dr Mahmud has been identified as the next man to create a bastion of IS in South-East Asia, now under the command of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon.
Isnilon was declared as the Emir of the IS forces in the Philippines early last year but he was reportedly badly injured in an aerial attack on Basilan about two months ago.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:57:00 AM
LAST Saturday, the video clips – real and fake – emerging from Pontianak in West Kalimantan, Indonesia were disturbing.
Saturday was the start of the one-week Gawai Dayak Harvest Festival – an annual festival with many Dayak men and women clad in their traditional costumes, carrying their spears and machetes.
Posted by wikisabah at 10:20:00 AM
Friday, May 26, 2017
The survey to gauge Malaysians’ thoughts on the Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) initiative, with a focus on unity and prosperity, also found that roughly the same disagreed with Islam as the religion of the federation.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:16:00 PM
President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the southern region of Mindanao on Tuesday, hours after gunmen loyal to the Islamic State group rampaged through Marawi city in response to a raid on one of their safe houses.
“What is happening in Mindanao is no longer a rebellion of Filipino citizens. It has transmogrified into an invasion by foreign fighters,” Solicitor-General Jose Calida, the government’s chief lawyer, told reporters in the southern city of Davao.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:10:00 PM
It was not immediately clear whether civilians were among the dead. As this developed, Malacañang announced that President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to fly to Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Friday afternoon to personally assess the situation.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:08:00 PM
Immigration Department deputy director-general (operations) Datuk Jaafar Mohamed said besides the woman, several officers suffered injuries in the incident.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:01:00 PM
Kim Jong Nam, whose murder here set off a diplomatic row between North Korea and Malaysia, apparently met a suspected US intelligence agent four days before he was killed.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:59:00 PM
Thursday, May 25, 2017
After years of dwindling sales and financial losses, it is hoped that finally now, Shufu is the man who would work his “magic”’ in reviving Proton as he did with prestigious Swedish auto maker Volvo.
Given his proven track record in turning round loss-making auto companies, the Malaysian government and Proton’s parent company DRB-Hicom are confident he will herald a new era of growth for Proton.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:47:00 PM
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the rampage via its Amaq news agency, and President Rodrigo Duterte defended his decision to declare martial law on Mindanao, the Muslim-majority island where Marawi City is located, to prevent the spread of extremism in the impoverished region.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:24:00 PM
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said, however, the department will not increase the number of personnel required for the task.
"We have taken precautions, and are always beware of what is happening in neighbouring country Philippines," he said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:19:00 AM
JAKARTA (AFP) - A suicide bombing attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday killed three police officers, the latest assault to hit the Muslim-majority country as it struggles with a surge of terror plots.
Posted by wikisabah at 10:49:00 AM
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the southern third of the nation and warned he would enforce it harshly.
The violence erupted on Tuesday night after the army raided the hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, an Abu Sayyaf commander who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:57:00 PM
At least one policeman was killed in the hunt for Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of the infamous Abu Sayyaf kidnap gang and Philippine head of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, according to Philippine military chief of staff General Eduardo Ano.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:50:00 PM
The PBS of today is no longer the PBS of 1985. It is now weak and powerless and subservient to Umno. Its voice is muted and has lost the appetite to fight for Sabah rights any more with many of its leaders in comfort zones.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner, Datuk Shamsun Baharin Mohd Jamil said the figure was considered small, representing only 0.00001 per cent of the 1.6 million civil servants in the country.
"It is undeniable that corruption among civil servants is at a critical level but it is disappointing that since 2011 until early this year, only 214 civil servants were brave enough to lodge reports on corrupt practices in their midst although the minimum incentive is RM500.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:27:00 AM
The Inspector-General of Police said the suspect was picked up in the north of the country last week.
"We believe he is relevant to the ongoing investigation into the abduction of Koh.
"Let us investigate the case thoroughly," he told a press conference in Bukit Aman after launching a blood donation programme here on Wednesday.
Previously, police detained a man in Ampang who demanded a ransom for allegedly kidnapping Koh. However, it turned out to be a hoax and the man has since been charged in court.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:14:00 AM
PETALING JAYA - An international Christian organisation has called for the police to enhance efforts to secure the release of Pastor Raymond Koh, instead of trying to investigate allegations that he had tried to proselytise to Muslims.
Posted by wikisabah at 10:47:00 AM
A Taiping police spokesman said they had been released on police bail and would not be sent to any other police contingent.
Reporters were seen gathering at the Taiping courts yesterday, but they left after the spokesman informed them through a text message that their remand would not be extended.
On Monday, Lee and his aides were issued a two-day remand order by magistrate Sharifah Izura Syed Mashor, which expired yesterday.
Posted by wikisabah at 10:36:00 AM
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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The call came as the family of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, unexpectedly withdrew an appeal against his conviction and two-year jail term for blasphemy, which had been submitted by his lawyers just hours earlier.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:39:00 PM
The Philippines Joint Task Force Sulu (JTFS) commander Brig-Gen Cirilito Sobejana Jr said Imbo was a key kidnap-for-ransom contact and facilitator keeper of Alhabsi’s firearms and boats used in kidnapping from Bahalaw island off Jolo island in the Sulu province.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:34:00 PM
“We are pleased that the Agenda Borneo has even received support globally and that Dr. Jeffrey still has his conscience unlike her who seem to have lost her direction as well,” added Jeffrey.
The calling of Sabah for Sabahans, Sarawak for Sarawakians, even SSKM, and the demands for full autonomy as well as for the restoration of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners and the implementation of the constitutional rights of Sabah and Sarawak are all parts of the Borneo Agenda.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:15:00 PM
PETALING JAYA - The wife of missing pastor Raymond Koh, Susanna Liew, has expressed her disappointment with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar for investigating her husband's alleged proselytising instead of solving his abduction.
Liew said her trust has been in vain after she had read a report in a Malay daily on April 6 stating that the police are investigating her husband and unnamed others for allegedly trying to convert unnamed Muslim youths in Perlis.
"According to the IGP, Raymond is now being investigated under Section 298 (A)(1) of the Penal Code for trying to disrupt the country's harmony by using religion.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:26:00 PM
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North Korea has been blamed in recent years for a series of online attacks, mostly on financial networks, in the United States, South Korea and over a dozen other countries.
Posted by wikisabah at 10:11:00 AM
Monday, May 22, 2017
KOTA KINABALU - The period of the dusk-to-dawn curfew in the waters off seven districts under the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) which ended today has been extended to June 7, said Sabah Police commissioner Datuk Ramli Din.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:35:00 PM
The Navy said the boat with an officer and eight personnel was patrolling the waters together with fast attack craft KD Perdana off Tanjung Sedili when both vessels lost communication with each other.
"The Royal Malaysian Navy has confirmed an incident where KD Perdana lost communication with a boat ferrying a Boarding Team in the waters of Sedili at 201300H (8.13pm) on Wednesday," said a Navy statement on Sunday.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:19:00 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Datuk Seri Mohd Hishamudin Yunus (pic) said the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (RUU355) was not suitable and would not be accepted by most Malaysians.
The argument that the RUU355 will not affect non-Muslims also cannot be accepted, he said.
The trio, led by police, arrived around 10.55am Sunday at the Bukit Mertajam courthouse from the Central Seberang Prai district police headquarters in Bandar Perda.
At about 1.50pm, their lawyer G. Jaya Prem walked out and announced to reporters that their remand application has been rejected by magistrate Diannee Ningrad Nor Azahar.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:50:00 PM
RIYADH - What women wear can often be the focus of critique and controversy -- all the more so when the woman is an ex-model, married to the US president and disembarking in Saudi Arabia.
The question of what first lady Melania Trump would wear on her husband's first foreign trip echoes similar debates around Michelle Obama's decision to wear colour -- blue and white -- and not cover her hair on a visit to ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:45:00 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017
North Klang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Yusoff Mamat said the trio would be passed over to Penang police for “their side of the investigation into the money scheme”, The Star daily reported.
Lee and his two senior aides who have not been named were arrested in Petaling Jaya, Selangor last Tuesday following a joint raid by government agencies including the police on eight JJPTR offices.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:19:00 PM
Friday, May 19, 2017
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared himself the victim of the “greatest witch hunt” in American political history Thursday and slapped down accusations he tried to quash a probe into collusion between his campaign team and Russia.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:46:00 PM
“This (the incident) was the most embarrassing thing to happen to me ever since I first got involved in the local entertainment industry,” he said.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:36:00 PM