Friday, August 26, 2016
He is being investigated over his involvement in a tender related to a bank system and also over the publication of books related to a prominent political figure. MACC investigations director Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the arrest when contacted yesterday.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:05:00 PM
The unidentified crane operator has disappeared after he ran away from the construction site immediately after the incident at 7.15pm on Jalan Raja Chulan.
The hook smashed into a Perodua Kelisa from 20 storeys up killing the driver Chin Khoon Sing, 24, on the spot.
According to the Meteorological Services Department, the tremors were felt here, Tuaran, Penampang and Ranau.
"The epicentre was traced to a location 16km northwest of Ranau at a depth of 10km," the department revealed in its alert on social media. According to van driver Jiliun Gawing, he could see the power cables swaying while driving past Kundasang towards Sandakan this morning.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:30:00 PM
Thursday, August 25, 2016
“My orders to the police and armed forces against enemies of the state: seek them out in their lairs and destroy them... The Abu Sayyaf, destroy them, period,” said Duterte during an early morning press conference on Thursday, August 25, in Davao City.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:55:00 PM
The 11-second video shows a group of five culprits forcefully lifting the victim and placing his legs between a pole, before pulling and pushing the victim’s private part against the pole continuously.
The culprits incessantly ram the private part to the pole six times, and cries of “sakit” (painful) could be heard from the victim throughout the agonising ordeal.
The clip was shared by a Facebook user Ryyan Hidayat and has since garnered more than 195,000 views and around 3,000 shares.
Caption that followed the video alleged that the incident involved secondary school pupils in Klang.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:46:00 PM
Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said in a statement that the head, believed to belong to Patrick James Almodovar who was kidnapped July 16, was wrapped in a plastic bag found in Indanan town in Sulu -- an Abu Sayyaf stronghold.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:14:00 PM
Dr Mahathir’s antagonism towards world leaders had put Malaysia “in a spot” in the past, the sultan was reported by The Star as saying today in a scathing response to the former prime minister’s remarks yesterday that such notions promoting affinity to individual states over the country will divide Malaysians.
“He has quarrelled with many world leaders including with our neighbour Singapore and putting Malaysia in a spot.
“And now he talks about unity with an incredible straight face. Tun Mahathir is the root cause of the present problems in the country. He has no right to interfere in my state. I will not tolerate his antics,” Sultan Ibrahim was quoted saying.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:04:00 PM
The police however, did not let him go immediately and took the 33-year-old Johorean born Wee Meng Chee back to the district police headquarters, prompting a cry of foul play from the singer’s lawyer.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:55:00 PM
At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy's Civil Protection Department.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:28:00 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte promised to begin a war on crime when he took office. Seven weeks into his presidency, more than 1,900 people have died, more than half of them in vigilante killings.
The National Police Chief, Ronald Dela Rosa, first gave the Philippine Senate inquiry a figure that was 100 deaths fewer, but by Tuesday he had revised that number to about 36 deaths per day. Of these, Dela Rosa said, police killed at least 712; the others, he said, were killed by vigilantes who often leave behind signs that warn others against becoming involved in drugs.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:33:00 PM
The 'Datuk Seri' who was arrested by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in a corruption investigation is believed to own 31 luxury condomimium units worth more than RM15.5 million, reported Utusan Malaysia.
These units located in Kuala Lumpur were 'purchased' from five housing developers which had dealings with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
These units located in Kuala Lumpur were 'purchased' from five housing developers which had dealings with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
Posted by wikisabah at 5:14:00 PM
Canberra is leading the search for the aircraft which vanished in March 2014 with 239 people onboard and is currently probing the Indian Ocean floor off the Australia’s far west coast.
In a regular update on the underwater search, which has so far failed to find a sings had been working to model the drift of MH370 debris over the past 18 months, a “further intenle piece of debris from the plane, the Australian government said a new drift modelling study would be done.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:02:00 PM
Posted by wikisabah at 3:41:00 PM
He said that by "cutting off Syed Kechik's financial oxygen to make more money from Sabah," he (Harris) and his Berjaya Party earned much animosity from Syed Kechik. He also said that Syed Kechik (who was from Kelantan) became a "Native" of Sabah because it was easier for him to buy native lands at RM100 to RM150 an acre.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Based on early reports that reached the Basilan Crisis Management Committee (CMC), four were killed from the government side, including three Army Special Forces and a member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU). Names of the slain soldiers have yet to be verified on ground.
Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., spokesman of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said troops from the Joint Task Force Basilan (JTFB) were pounding the Abu Sayyaf group since Tuesday morning.
“We have yet to determine the casualties on the Abu Sayyaf group,” Tan said. “As of press time firefight is ongoing.”
Posted by wikisabah at 6:39:00 PM
Australian police have tracked down the whereabouts of the mastermind said to be behind the murder of PKR’s Bill Kayong and hiding there.
However, it is not that easy to bring him home to face justice.
The Malay Mail Online quoted Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia Rod Smith as saying the suspect’s extradition to Malaysia “is subject to a legal process in Australia”.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:12:00 PM
According to a Borneo Post Online report, the Sarawak chapter of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) has urged Petronas to explain the termination of services of tour companies which had been servicing Petronas for years, in favour of a Kuala Lumpur-based company as its panel agent.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:30:00 PM
PETALING JAYA - Controversial entertainer Namewee has reiterated his innocence over the “Oh My God” video issue, saying that he does not need to run away as he had not done anything wrong.
Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, updated his Facebook status yesterday afternoon, while behind bars, following his four-day remand, reported China Press today.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:24:00 PM
Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa told a Senate committee on Monday that 712 drug traffickers and users had been killed in police operations since July 1.
Police were also investigating 1,067 other drug-related killings, Dela Rosa said, without giving details. On Sunday, Duterte railed against the United Nations for criticising the wave of deaths.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:15:00 PM
Monday, August 22, 2016
The young lad – aged between 12 and 13 – was stopped by police before the bomb exploded in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad.
The boy reportedly burst into tears after he was arrested by police.
It is unclear if the youth was a brainwashed jihadi or he was forced into the attack by twisted ISIS militants.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:58:00 PM
Typhoon Mindulle made landfall at about 12:30pm in Tateyama city, roughly 80km southeast of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
As of noon, the storm was packing gusts up to 180 kilometres per hour and heading north at a speed of 20kph, the agency said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or significant damage.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:34:00 PM
He struggled to speak as he choked on his emotions.
Three times he was close to the summit of Mount Olympus, yet on all three occasions he failed to reach the top.
A lesser player would have given up but not Lee.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:19:00 PM
OCPD Asst Comm Abang Ahmad Abang Julai said the incident occurred Sunday night when police stopped a Perodua Kancil at a roadblock in Jalan Matang Baru.
While police were checking the boot of the car, a 44-year-old man came out and hurled abusive words at them.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:06:00 PM
“If there is anything that happens on that day, Ali Tinju is responsible.
"Please do not come after us. Go after him because he is already starting to provoke us,” said Asheeq Ali, president of Student Unity Front.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:27:00 PM
PETALING JAYA - A Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister has hit out at the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Sarawak for assuming the state government would prioritise employment for locals at the expense of quality.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:24:00 PM
Harris is suing Shaari over allegations made in the latter’s book “Vendetta and Abuse of Power: Quest for Justice in the Land Below the Wind – Political Vilification Against Syed Kecik in Sabah (1975-2013)”.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:16:00 PM
“Labuan’s duty-free status will be maintained and if there is any problem due to smuggling, the way to go about it is to improve law enforcement. It will be wrong to victimise the people of Labuan for something that is not their doing,” he said when opening the Labuan Umno meeting here yesterday.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:09:00 PM
PETALING JAYA - Penang is opening itself up to the possibility of having more natural disasters like flooding and tsunamis, due to coastal reclamation works going on in full swing, reported New Straits Times today.
The report quoted Dr Zulfigar Yasin, a Universiti Sains Malaysia marine biology professor, saying the reclamation works would also affect the island state’s fishery and tourism industry.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:03:00 PM
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took ill while delivering a National Day rally speech on Sunday but returned to the stage after about an hour's break.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:58:00 PM
(CNN)Iraq has hanged 36 people for taking part in the massacre of as many as 1,700 men in ISIS-controlled territory in 2014, a local governor said.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:53:00 PM
The 33-year-old Johorean born Wee Meng Chee had caused a stir after several religious groups accused him of blasphemy with his music video that had purportedly been filmed in several houses of worship here.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:23:00 PM
Of the firearms, 12 were from five drug syndicates deemed dangerous while others were from individuals.
Bukit Aman Narcotics CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said drug peddlers were preparing for violence with pistols, revolvers, shotguns, hand grenades and rifles in their possession.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:20:00 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2016
National newspaper New Straits Times reported that the Felcra chairman had his statement recorded under the MACC Act 2009 at the agency’s headquarters in Putrajaya.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:41:00 PM
This was confirmed by George Town district police chief Faridalathrash Wahid, according to The Star Online.
Faridalathrash was quoted as saying that the 33-year-old artist will be transported to Penang for further investigations.
Namewee was reportedly arrested at 3.30pm. He is expected to be remanded tomorrow.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:38:00 PM
The remand orders on an engineer and two technicians were issued by magistrate Ahmad Adha Amir Yasser Amri, here, today.
According to an officer from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the three TNB officers, aged between 30 and 50, were being investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 for allegedly using their post or position to obtain bribes.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:28:00 PM
AT LEAST 50 people have been killed and dozens injured after a suspected suicide bomber targeted wedding celebrations in Turkey.
The wedding party had been dancing in the street in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, about 40 miles from the Syrian border, when the bomb exploded in one of the deadliest attacks this year.
Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan has now said it was likely that Islamic State militants carried out the late-night attack.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:15:00 PM
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said IS would try to influence and mislead the youths into thinking that IS fights in the name of Islam.
The militants, he said, has exploited social media including blogs, Facebook, and Twitter as tools to connect with the youths.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:55:00 PM
The NGO. led by the ruler, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah's cousin, Syed Idrus Syed Baharom, said the institution should not be toyed with.
"Tuanku is the ruler of the country, he is not an administrator. Why was he even dragged into this?" Syed Idrus asked at a press conference in Alor Setar.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:36:00 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2016
KUALA LUMPUR - A senior politician is reportedly under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission over allegations of abuse of power in awarding tenders.
The New Straits Times said the man’s wife was called in two weeks ago to have her statement recorded, and the politician was expected to be called to MACC today.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:57:00 PM
Friday, August 19, 2016
And the terrorists, who have taken thousands of captured women as sex slaves, murdered adulterers and forced many into suicide bombings, have decided to show off their feminist credentials by allowing a burqa-clad female deliver a message to wannabe 'jihadi brides'.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:54:00 PM
Within weeks, the company announced on Thursday, customers will be able to opt into a test program and summon an autonomous Ford Fusion. But since the technology has not been perfected, the cars will come with human backup drivers to handle any unexpected situations.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:44:00 PM
However, the report said no charges had been filed against him yet.
Khadem has been earlier barred from leaving the United Arab Emirates and has had his assets in the country frozen.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:13:00 PM
The companies operating the vessels must support the government’s stance, which is to strictly refuse giving money to the militant group, he said.
"If the government insists on not paying, then [none of us] should pay because as a nation we could be exploited," Gatot said in a statement on Thursday.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:00:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016
There was a need for the regional grouping to unanimously decide on action to be taken against these militant groups, said associate professor Dr. Aruna Gopinath, desk officer on South-East Asian Studies at the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies of Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:07:00 PM
Ismail, the chief officer of a tugboat whose seven crewmen were abducted near Philippine waters in June, was recovered by troops Wednesday along a road in southern Jolo Island's Luuk town, said Maj. Filemon Tan, a regional military spokesman.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:01:00 PM
Speaking at the civil society conference on national security here, Khoo said that the NSC Act was not accompanied by a legislation that passes on the emergency declaration powers from the Agong to the council.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:42:00 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Falcon is one of the banks under investigation by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for a possible breach of anti-money laundering rules in handling transactions linked to scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:50:00 PM
Clarifying the matter this evening, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) chief Datuk Ahmad Puzi Abdul Kahar said preliminary investigations suggest that the drama rose following a disagreement between their crew and their employer, the ship’s owner. This, he said, led to the crew taking matters into their own hands.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:20:00 PM
Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson Major Filemon Tan Jr. said one of the camps which was captured Monday, August 15 is located at Hill 355 in Barangay Silangkum, Tipo-Tipo, Basilan province.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:47:00 PM