"The reason why I made this police report is to rebut all the allegations made by netizens, cybertroopers, Hilman Idham and others," he stated in the report. Hilman is Azmin's political secretary, who had lodged a police and a qazaf report against Haziq in Putrajaya on Thursday (June 13). On Wednesday (June 12), Haziq admitted that he was the other individual seen in a sex video, which has been making its rounds on social media and WhatsApp. Haziq is also the senior private secretary to Deputy Primary Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin. Azmin, in denying his involvement in the sex video, had said people should not resort to cruel and filthy acts of political sabotage.
June 13, 2019 09:27 UTC
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Police have opened an investigation paper in connection with the sex video allegedly linked to a minister, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador (pic). To date, police have received only one report over the video that has gone viral, said the Inspector-General of Police. "We will take action in the same manner as how we act on each and every report we receive. Asked whether action can be taken on the individuals in the video, Abdul Hamid said: "During investigations, we may or may not call the individuals concerned. Abdul Hamid said action can be taken against those who distribute the video as well.
June 13, 2019 09:22 UTC
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Defence Ministry has lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the purchase of six helicopters worth more than RM300mil in 2015, which has yet to be received by the Malaysian Armed Forces to date. The report was filed by the ministry's representative at the MACC headquarters here on Thursday (June 13). According to a ministry source, the McDonnell Douglas MD530G lightweight combat helicopters were supposed to be received in two phases – two in July 2017, and the rest in December 2018. According to the source, the approval for the purchase of the military assets in November 2015 was also not done according to set procedures. For example, the contract was approved without any military specifications, a mandatory requirement in the purchase of military assets," the source said.
June 13, 2019 09:11 UTC
SHAH ALAM: Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly snuck into the women's toilet at a petrol station and attempted to take pictures of a woman while she was trying to relieve herself. "Based on her report, she claimed that she entered the toilet at a petrol station at Batu Tiga here and was relieving herself when she noticed a shadow outside the cubicle. He said CCTV footage from the petrol station showed a man holding his mobile phone while walking out of the toilet there. THIS IS A REPOST Location: Petrol station heading to Shah Alam, beside Chinese graveyard Date/Time: 11/6/19, 11.15 pm, Suspect: Malay, driving Viva". The 27-second video shows a man rushing out of the women's toilet while holding an object resembling a mobile phone.
June 13, 2019 08:00 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah PKR chairman Datuk Christina Liew believes that someone is setting up party deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali by linking him to a gay sex video spread via social media, but is adamant that it is not an "inside job". It could not be from anyone inside the party because Azmin is respected as the party deputy president and a federal minister. "Azmin is our deputy president. However, she said that she did want to speculate as advised by party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and instead allow for police to investigate the matter. The sex video was allegedly recorded at a room at the Four Points Hotel in Sandakan between 1am and 2am on May 11.
June 13, 2019 07:30 UTC
Wasn't engaging in “unnatural sex” used against PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim twice? It is indeed very interesting how illicit sex seems to rear its head whenever Malaysian politics get rough. American columnist Steve Chapman, in an opinion piece entitled Why adultery is political suicide, said: “Sex without marriage is OK. That seems to be the weapon of choice to bring down male opponents in Malaysian politics. But the difference between Azmin and Anwar, according to Tawfik, is that the charismatic Anwar built a strong, even rabid, following.
June 13, 2019 07:18 UTC
HONG KONG: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing, people familiar with the matter said, moving closer to what is potentially the city’s biggest share sale since 2010.The online emporium filed a stock listing application with the exchange this week without the need for financial disclosures, the people said, requesting not to be named because the matter is private.It is said to have picked China International Capital Corp. and Credit Suisse Group AG as lead banks.The offering from China’s largest corporation could raise as much as $20 billion, though Alibaba hasn’t finalized its fundraising target, the people said. An Alibaba representative declined to comment.A deal that size would be Hong Kong’s largest share sale since 2010, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.The transaction could bolster the city’s status as a destination for Chinese tech listings and boost the online retailer’s cash pile as it wages a costly war of subsidies in food delivery and travel with Meituan Dianping.A successful deal will rival AIA Group Ltd.’s 2010 IPO as Hong Kong’s largest-ever share sale, a triumph for a city that’s ceded many of China’s largest corporations to U.S. exchanges.Alibaba raised $25 billion in New York in the world’s largest initial public offering after struggling to persuade Hong Kong regulators to approve its unique structure.In the Hong Kong offering, the company will seek to preserve its existing governance system, where a partnership of top executives has rights including the ability to nominate a majority of board members, a person has said.Under new rules for secondary listings introduced by the Hong Kong bourse last year, the company can apply for an exemption to standard restrictions in the city that would bar that kind of setup. - Bloomberg
June 13, 2019 07:18 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): Malaysia's badminton king Lee Chong Wei, a three-time Olympic silver medalist and former world number one, announced his retirement on Thursday, as prolonged health issues after battling cancer dashed his hopes of a comeback. Lee is one of Malaysia's most popular and successful sportsmen. While he will no longer be competing, Lee said he will still be heading to Japan in 2020 as Malaysia's chef de mission for the Games. "I couldn't get (the gold medal), but I hope Malaysian athletes can get one gold for Malaysia — that will also be my dream," Lee said. Lin leads 27-12 in their head-to-head encounters, defeating Lee twice each at the Olympics and the world championship finals.
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June 13, 2019 06:56 UTC
He said the PSC wanted to hear from Latheefa on how she intended to discharge her duties as MACC chief in light of her past political affiliations and lacking any investigative experience in graft-busting. Leong added that the PSC wanted to Latheefa to brief them on her vision and mission to combat corruption in the country. Leong clarified that the PSC was not questioning Latheefa's appointment as the hearing would only focus on her function and responsibilities as the new MACC chief. Latheefa's appointment, announced on June 4, came as a surprise to many. She replaced Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, who quit before his tenure was to have ended in 2020.
June 13, 2019 06:22 UTC
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today presented the future of luxury with its first ever S-Class Plug-in-Hybrid, the S 560 e, along with an exclusive premiere of the EQC, the Mercedes-Benz of electric vehicles. The S 560 e delivers an output of up to 350kW with the combination of 270 kW of the 3.0L V6 petrol engine and 90kW of the EQ Power. The launch also showcased the unveiling of C 300 e as an extension of Mercedes-Benz’s EQ Power model range, as well as the South-East Asia premiere of its electric vehicles, the EQC range. It has the capability of accelerating from zero to 100km/h in 5.0 seconds and an all-electric range of up to 50km. Come join us to test drive the Mercedes-Benz EQC, S 560 e and many others from 14th June 2019 (Friday) to 16th June 2019 (Sunday), 10:00am – 5:00pm at Bandar Malaysia, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama, Kuala Lumpur (Google map/Waze link).
June 13, 2019 06:11 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) says general practitioners (GPs) in standalone clinics will still charge low-income B40 patients affordable fees, even if rates were raised. He said this in the wake of attempts by GPs to increase their fees by harmonising their rates with those of medical doctors in private hospitals. He said GPs in Malaysia were only asking for the harmonisation and gazetting of the consultation fee that was agreed upon in 2013. The current fees of RM10 to RM35 for GPs in private clinics have not been revised since 1992, he said. However, the current fee schedule is making it almost impossible for GPs to continue operating their clinics.
June 13, 2019 06:11 UTC
Netflix Inc is unveiling new videogames based on its shows, stepping up efforts to turn its streaming platform into a multimedia empire. The company isn’t developing or producing the videogames itself, opting instead to license the characters to outside studios. Netflix is just starting to explore the possibility of turning its movies and TV shows into other products, and Stranger Things has been its guinea pig. Hollywood studios have a checkered history of turning hit movies and shows into videogames, and an even spottier track record of turning games into movies. The company has also produced interactive TV series that blend gaming with TV, such as Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
June 13, 2019 06:00 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: GDB Holdings Bhd has tendered for RM2.9bil worth of residential and commercial building projects in the Klang Valley, its managing director Cheah Ham Cheia said.The construction services company's tender book for the 12 projects were residential, mixed development, hotel, factory and a sales gallery, he said in a statement after its AGM.Cheah said GDB was upbeat on its prospects in the current financial year ending Dec 31, 2019 due to its strong track record of completing the projects ahead of schedule and also the high quality ratings.He was upbeat of GDB's prospects in the financial year ending 31 December 2019 (FY2019) on the back of its strong track record for works completion ahead of schedule and high quality ratings.In FY2018, GDB delivered Etiqa Office Tower on July 13 and Westside III on Oct 20 – which were ahead of schedule. Both projects achieved a five star rating with score above 90% from Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia (CIDB) in Safety and Health Assessment System in Construction.“FY2019 has seen gradual improvement in tender activity for the construction of various buildings, reflecting project owners’ recovering sentiment in the sector.“On top of that, we also believe that our consistent track record in delivering projects ahead of schedule as exemplified with our recent completions places us in a favourable position to secure new contracts,” he said.GDB’s order book consists of Aira Residence in Damansara Heights, Menara Hap Seng 3 within the Kuala Lumpur city centre, and the recently-secured Perla Ara Sentral, Ara Damansara.Cheah said the group was pursuing new contracts to increase its order book of RM619.1mil as at end-March 2019. The order book is expected to last until December 2021.
June 13, 2019 06:00 UTC
SINGAPORE (Bernama): The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) on Wednesday ordered a recall of Starfresh bottled drinking water from Malaysia after bacteria was found in samples of the product, reports Vietnam News Agency. The agency instructed the product's importer, Radha Exports, to recall all the implicated products. The products that have been recalled are the 1.5l Starfresh bottles of water that expire on May 13, 2021 and the 500ml Starfresh bottles of water that expire on May 11, 2021. It can multiply in water environment and also on the surface of suitable organic materials in contact with water. It also advised consumers who have purchased the implicated products not to consume them.
June 13, 2019 05:37 UTC
In the future, Uber hopes to land the drones on parked vehicles located near each delivery location to allow the final delivery by hand. The ride-hailing company’s self-driving system will be installed in production versions of the Volvo XC90 SUV. Various sensors will allow Uber’s self-driving system to safely operate and manoeuvre in urban areas, the company said. Argo AI, an autonomous vehicle company partly owned by Ford, announced that it would expand testing to Detroit. The company already is testing vehicles in Pittsburgh, Miami, Washington, D.C., Dearborn, Michigan, and Palo Alto, California.
June 13, 2019 05:37 UTC