KEPALA BATAS: A woman was arrested after she allegedly ran amok and threatened her 73-year-old mother with a knife at their home in Permatang Buloh here. The woman, aged 31, was believed to be under the influence of drugs during the 11.20pm incident on Saturday (July 13). The son visited often for fear of the victim and the safety of the children ever since the recent death of his father. "Investigations showed that this was not the first time such an incident had occurred. “The suspect is said to be constantly running amok, believed to be as a result of drugs,” he said.
July 15, 2019 10:07 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court here heard that two credit cards belonging to Datuk Seri Najib Razak were used to spend RM3.3mil in one day, in De Grisogono, a Swiss luxury jeweller, in Italy in 2014.This was revealed by senior vice-president of Ambank in charge of credit card authorisation and fraud management, Yeoh Eng Leong, 58, on the 37th day of the former premier's trial in relation to the misappropriation of RM42mil of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds.The 47th prosecution witness said the amount of RM456,360.51 was spent using the Visa Platinum credit card and RM2,864,309.54 using the Master Platinum credit card.The witness said the shopping spree took place on Aug 8, 2014.He said this during examination-in-chief by Deputy Public Prosecutor Budiman Lufti Mohamed on Monday (July 15).Budiman Lutfi: How much is the limitation of both cards?Yeoh: The combined limit was RM3mil.Budiman Lutfi: Any payment made for the amount?Yeoh: Yes. For visa card, (payment of) RM449,586.95 was made, while for Mastercard, RM2, 833,147.21.The witness also said that in early January 2015, another RM466,330.11 was spent at Chanel, an exclusive boutique in Honolulu, the United States, using the cards.He said the cards were also used to pay the amount of RM127,017.46 at Shangri-La Hotel in the Thai capital.Meanwhile, when cross-examined by Najib's lawyer Harvinderjit Singh, the witness agreed that, according to the credit card statement dated April 2015, the last payment was made by a person named Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil (former CEO of SRC).During re-examination by Budiman Lutfi, Yeoh said all the payments came from Najib's Ambank current account, ending with the number 880.He also pointed out that Najib did not take any action regarding the credit card statements.Najib, 66, is facing three counts of criminal breach of trust, one count of abusing his position and three counts of money laundering involving SRC International funds amounting to RM42mil.The hearing before Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali continues.
July 15, 2019 09:11 UTC
The phrase “generation gap” underlines the difference in attitude between people of different generations, leading to a lack of understanding. Today, we have baby boomers (those born between the mid-1940s and mid-1960s), Generation X (mid-1960s to late 1970s), millennials or Generation Y (early 1980s to mid-1990s) and Generation Z (mid-1990s to the present) all living and working together. And each telling the next generation how their time had been “better than yours”. Meanwhile, members of Generation X are most likely holding managerial positions today and managing, well, younger people. Sometimes, it may feel next to impossible to bridge the generation gap, but really, why try?
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July 15, 2019 09:00 UTC
GIVEN the pervasive doom and gloom surrounding Malaysia Airlines Bhd, many would presume it would be difficult to find suitors or white knights for the floundering carrier. It is understood that Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim of The Weststar Group has been added to the growing list of possible suitors for Malaysia Airlines. It also has a general aviation arm, Weststar General Aviation Sdn Bhd, which provides executive VIP charters and aerial work services. Jentayu Danaraksa Sdn Bhd, helmed by managing director Feriz Omar, is also said to be launching a second takeover attempt for Malaysia Airlines. “I think the issue is more about finding an airline willing to invest in Malaysia Airlines, given its current state.
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July 15, 2019 09:00 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: Dive instructor Ab Zainal Abdu, 30, who was killed by fish bombs alongside two China tourists during a dive in Semporna district on July 5, was most likely a target of murder, say the Sabah police. "Yes, he (Ab Zainal) was most likely a murder target, but who is behind it and the motives are still unclear," he said when asked whether the July 5 incident was intentional. Apart from Ab Zainal, two China nationals - 26-year-olds Zhao Zhong and Xu Yingjie - were also killed while diving in waters off Pulau Kalapuan. Asked whether the Chinese tourists were also targeted, he did not comment but just responded "bombs can't see". Post-mortem results confirmed the trio had died from a blast as they suffered from massive internal injuries and there were minor superficial injuries on their bodies.
July 15, 2019 08:48 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Two Iranian men, who have a taste for the "high" life, were detained in connection with drug trafficking in the Klang Valley. The drugs seized were capable of supplying 2,010 drug addicts, he added. The drugs seized were worth RM221,220 and the duo, who are in a relationship, have been active for three months, he added. "The drugs seized are worth RM1.17mil and would have catered to 47,000 addicts," he said adding that the suspect has been active for seven months. Comm Mazlan vowed that police will continue to take action against the drug menace, prioritising busting drug trafficking syndicates.
July 15, 2019 08:37 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Several government agencies will be called up by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to explain themselves, following the tabling of the Auditor General’s Report 2018, which found several cases of discrepancies. “The PAC identified a few issues involving government departments that can be addressed by the committee,” said its chairman Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad (pic) to reporters during a press conference in Parliament on Monday (July 15). According to Dr Noraini, Auditor-General Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid found seven cases of improper payment by government agencies involving RM38.73mil. Nik Azman, who was present during the press conference, said that the discrepancies occurred due to a disregard of government procedures and rules. The Auditor-General’s Report 2018 Series 1 on Financial Management, activities of federal and state companies of ministries, department, agencies and statutory bodies, was tabled in Parliament on Monday (July 15).
July 15, 2019 08:26 UTC
MELAKA: A comedian fondly known as the “Malaysian Simran” has died after slipping in the toilet at her brother's house here.Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Afnizar Ahmad said M. Rajaletchumi, 39, passed away at her brother's house at Taman Cheng Perdana at about 8.40am on Monday (July 15).Her 37-year-old husband has also lodged a police report in Kuala Lumpur over the death.Rajaletchumi shot to stardom in the local Tamil film industry when she acted alongside with comedian T. Ramesh and Ghana in Hello Yaar Pesuratu (Hello, Who Is Talking), a locally produced Tamil comedy that was screened in late 2000.She was nicknamed after Kollywood diva “Simran”, who was a popular actress in the early 2000s.
July 15, 2019 08:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry did not issue any instructions to seize more than RM1bil in funds from state-owned China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP), says Lim Guan Eng. “I would just like to say that neither the Finance Ministry nor I issued any instructions for the seizure. “So, if there are any instructions of seizure, you should refer to the enforcement agencies. Last Saturday (July 13), it was reported that the authorities have seized more than RM1bil (US$243.25mil) from a HSBC bank account belonging to CPP. The seizure came nearly a year after authorities suspended two pipeline projects, valued at US$2.3bil (RM9.45bil), for which CPP was the lead contractor.
July 15, 2019 07:41 UTC
GEORGE TOWN: The Federal Government will implement the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for toll collection at all toll plazas nationwide soon. When asked whether it would take three to five years to implement the RFID technology, Works Minister Baru Bian said it would not take that long. The event was jointly organised by the Works Ministry and Malaysian Highway Authority in cooperation with Highway Concessionaires Malaysia. The Works Minister had pointed out that toll plazas without booths could only be initiated when the RFID system is widely used throughout all highways nationwide. "Big data analytics are to help with future planning, while strategic and tactical asset management is to enable optimum asset management and maintenance.
July 15, 2019 07:30 UTC
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. has managed to secure an emergency supply of key materials to sustain its chip-making operations for the time being, averting short-term disruption from a Japanese ban of critical semiconductor and display components.That temporary lifeline didn’t represent a "fundamental solution,” a Samsung spokesman said Monday, confirming a report by Yonhap over the weekend. Samsung had less than a month’s worth of supply of the materials on average, people familiar told Bloomberg last week.Among the targeted materials are fluorinated polyimide, required for the production of flexible panels -- such as those used in Samsung’s Galaxy Fold -- among other things. Photo-resists are key to chipmaking, while hydrogen fluoride is needed for both chip and display production.It’s unclear how much of each Samsung had secured, and the spokesman didn’t elaborate. Samsung’s emergency supplies were secured through the company’s efforts, separate from his trip, the spokesman added. - Bloomberg
July 15, 2019 07:18 UTC
MIRI: Search-and-rescue teams have confirmed the body found in the Deer Cave in Mulu National Park is that of missing tour guide Roviezal Robin, 20. Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said the body has been taken out of the cave. "The search team are carrying the body out from the cave and bringing it to base camp. Robin was leading nine foreign tourists into the cave when flash floods hit at 6pm Friday (July 12). Related stories:Body of German tourist missing in Mulu cave flash flood foundMulu cave flood: Dutch tourist dead, guide missing, eight others safe (Updated)Dutchman’s body found after flash floodFive SAR teams comb vast Mulu cave to look for missing guideSearch-and-rescue teams discover new geological features under Mulu's Deer CaveBody believed to be of tour guide found by teams searching Mulu's Deer Cave
July 15, 2019 06:40 UTC
SEREMBAN: The police have obtained a seven-day remand extension for the 65-year-old lorry driver arrested last Tuesday for the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl. A remand order was originally obtained last Wednesday when the suspect was brought to Seremban after being arrested while driving along the North-South Expressway near Gopeng. The police arrested the suspect after the victim's mother lodged a report around 3pm on July 9 upon being told of a viral video clip involving the victim and the suspect. In the video, the victim is being forced to perform sexual acts on a man in the back seat of a car. Related stories:Man surrenders after his sex video with underage girl goes viralMan in viral paedophile video did not surrender, was nabbed near Gopeng65-year-old lures girl with stationery to do lewd acts
July 15, 2019 06:11 UTC
WASHINGTON: It started as a simple sales promotion, but Amazon’s Prime Day has now morphed into a major phenomenon joined by scores of retailers jockeying with the US colossus for a bigger slice of the e-commerce pie. Amazon’s Prime Day, now in 17 countries, will be held over July 15 and 16, highlighted by a pre-recorded Taylor Swift video concert and promotions across a range of products and services from the e-commerce leader. “Mid-July used to be one of the sleepiest times for retailers, and Prime Day has really reshaped the dynamics,” said Andrew Lipsman of the research firm eMarketer. The original event brought in more revenue than “Black Friday”, the key shopping day opening the holiday season in November. ‘Crash Day’ for eBayOnline rival eBay is calling its event “Crash Day”, poking fun at technical glitches that Amazon has experienced in past years.
July 15, 2019 06:00 UTC
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has signalled an attacking policy for this week's British Open, saying he hopes to use his driver liberally at Royal Portrush after having enjoyed considerable success with the strategy last year. Long hitters such as McIlroy need not hit their driver often but it can be advantageous to do so. At Portrush in 2005, a 16-year-old McIlroy shattered the course record in shooting 61 at the North of Ireland Championship. To commemorate, McIlroy has released a limited run of 61-degree wedges in partnership with NBC's subscription website GOLFPASS. McIlroy made a quick stop at Portrush en route to the Scottish Open, where he tied for 34th on Sunday.
July 15, 2019 06:00 UTC