KUALA LUMPUR: Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, who claims to be one of the two individuals in a viral sex video, is expected to be released on police bail Saturday (June 15).His lawyer Ramesh Sivakumar said he was informed by investigating officer (IO), one Asst Supt Khairul, that Haziq, who was arrested on Friday (June 14), was brought to the Batu 9 Cheras police station earlier.He is currently at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. "According to the IO, he won't be remanded and will be given police bail," he said when contacted.On Friday, Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed confirmed that Haziq was arrested at the international departure hall of the KLIA.“Based on his ticket, he was to fly to Manila.“The investigation will be conducted under Section 292 (sale of obscene material), 504 (intent to provoke breach of peace) and 377B (carnal intercourse against nature) of the Penal Code, as well as Section 233 Multimedia and Communication Act 1998,” he said in a statement.It is learnt that HAziq was arrested on Friday (June 14) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at around 5.30pm. Related stories:‘Azmin should take a break’‘Haziq badgered me for info’Azmin’s aide: Haziq admitted it is a conspiracyIs it Azmin or a deepfake? Rafizi denies he is behind sex video scandalCops arrest Haziq at KLIAAnwar: Not necessary to suspend Azmin‘Everything points to an inside job’
June 15, 2019 00:45 UTC
I’ve never seen something like this before,” said the Bateq grandmother who lives in Kuala Koh, the settlement that has been infected by the illness. The yet-to-be identified disease has taken 14 lives and sent over 100 more to hospital. Another tribe member Mamat Ong is also hoping for answers after his wife and son were stricken by the disease. Meanwhile, the entrance to the village remains closed to the public as search and recovery teams continue to trace four more Bateq resting places. Her remains will be sent for a second post- mortem after the first revealed that she had died of pneumonia.
June 15, 2019 00:22 UTC
BUTTERWORTH: The Penang Customs Department seized more than 3.7 million sticks of contraband and clove cigarettes worth nearly RM2.6mil, including tax, in two separate operations. He said some 708,000 sticks of contraband cigarettes were found at a vacant building in Jalan Batu Maung in the first operation on Tuesday. “The contraband cigarettes are worth RM56,952 with unpaid taxes of RM321,956. Saidi said on Thursday, they stopped a 10-tonne lorry laden with three million sticks of contraband cigarettes worth RM240,000 with tax value of RM2mil at the 267km mark of the North-South Expressway. He said the case was being investigated under Section 135(1)(e) of the Customs Act 1967, which carries a fine of up to 20 times of its contraband value or up to three years’ jail, or both.
June 15, 2019 00:00 UTC
Malaysian Bar president Datuk Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor said the police were professionals and would not be influenced by any parties. Lawyer Syahredzan Johan said that Dr Mahathir was merely expressing his personal opinion, and it had no bearing on the police investigation. Syahredzan, who is also DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang’s political secretary, said it would be a different scenario if Dr Mahathir had interfered with the police. Transparency International Malaysia (TI) president Datuk Seri Akhbar Satar said the police should be allowed to investigate the case without interference. On Wednesday, Dr Mahathir said people were able to produce any picture they wanted if they were clever enough to do so.
June 14, 2019 23:37 UTC
(Reuters) - They come from around the world to play Pebble Beach and enjoy the seaside layout's spectacular vistas but Italy's Francesco Molinari saw far more than he wanted in a costly second round U.S. Open hike on Friday. "I liked it more before the last two holes," said Molinari. So I need to play better the next couple of days." Despite his second round woes Molinari did not play himself out of contention and remained in the chasing pack five shots behind pacesetting Justin Rose at two-under 140. "So I need to hit the ball and be better than today if I want to contend at the weekend."
June 14, 2019 23:15 UTC
I did not think that the details I gave Haziq would be used to slander a leader of the party. “As a PKR Youth leader, I came on my own free will to clean up the name of the party which has been smeared by Haziq. He also said that he knew Haziq well enough from the past party elections, when Haziq had just rejoined the party and was allowed to contest. On claims by fellow party youth leader Syed Badli Shah Syed Osman, Blission said he is not with any camp but is for the party. Related stories:Azmin’s aide: Haziq admitted it is a conspiracy‘Everything points to an inside job’MCMC forms dedicated cybercrime group for probeCops arrest Haziq at KLIA
June 14, 2019 23:02 UTC
The first thing that's noticeable about the new Mi Band 4 is its 0.96in AMOLED screen (120x240 pixels), which is not only 40% larger than the last version, it's also in colour and customisable. The bracelet is also waterproof to 164 feet (49.99m), meaning it can be used as a swim tracker. Beyond physical exercise, the Mi Band 4 can register heartbeat 24 hours a day and analyse sleep quality. It offers up to 20 days' battery life. Huawei ranks third with 3.9 million units sold.– AFP Relaxnews
June 14, 2019 22:52 UTC
PEBBLE BEACH, CA. (Reuters) - Ian Poulter's chances at the U.S. Open ended quickly with a quadruple-bogey during the second round on Friday. Although Pebble Beach has yielded low scores in calm conditions, there is enough punishing rough to claim victims, as Poulter found out the hard way at the par-four third, his 12th. The Englishman's second shot ended up in foot-high fescue grass above the face of a greenside bunker, only 30 feet from the hole and that's when all the trouble began. Poulter came closest at the 2008 British Open, where he battled it out with Padraig Harrington before finishing second at Royal Birkdale.
June 14, 2019 22:52 UTC
NEW YORK: U.S. stocks ended nominally lower on Friday as investors awaited next week's Federal Reserve meeting for signs of imminent easing, while the U.S.-Iran confrontation in the Gulf of Oman added to geopolitical uncertainty, sending oil prices higher.Lingering worries over the U.S.-China trade war also weighed on investor sentiment. U.S. crude settled up 0.44% at $52.51 per barrel, with Brent futures gaining 1.1% to $62.01 per barrel.China's industrial output growth came in well below expectations, slowing to a more than 17-year low, suggesting Beijing was feeling the sting of the protracted trade war with the United States. (GRAPHIC: Rate cuts by central banks - https://tmsnrt.rs/2Igfo8O)(GRAPHIC: Global assets in 2019 - http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl)EYES ON NEXT WEEK'S FED MEETINGA Reuters poll showed a growing number of economists expect the Fed to cut interest rates this year, although the majority still see it holding steady. "If they indicate they won't or that they'll wait and see, that's going to hurt," Battle, of Performance Trust Capital, said. "We're going to be on pins and needles until we get some indication from the Fed.
June 14, 2019 22:41 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: A toddler in Lahad Datu died after she was left in the car by her mother who forgot about her after fetching her sisters from school. Lahad Datu police chief Asst Comm Nasri Mansor said the two-year-old had followed her mother, a 31-year-old housewife, to fetch her sisters at about 1pm. “After fetching her sisters, they went home and the mother told her eldest child, aged 10, to bring the toddler into the house,” he said in a statement here yesterday. “She then looked in her car and found the toddler unconscious and foaming at the mouth,” he said. ACP Nasri said the parents immediately took the girl to the Lahad Datu hospital where she was pronounced dead.
It is the buzzword in Malaysia since the appearance of the sex tryst video allegedly involving a Cabinet minister. Some argued that it was Haziq as there was no reason for him or those behind the sex video to use deepfake to generate a confession video. Whether deepfake technology was used in the latest sex tryst video, the gameplay is the same. For example, in 2013, a heavyweight PAS leader survived the “big suspender” sex video, when he denied that it was him. Sooner or later, we will know whether this sordid sex tryst video clip is deepfake or deeptruth.
BUTTERWORTH: Penang Customs has found another 132 containers filled with plastic waste at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT). State director Datuk Saidi Ismail said the total number of containers with plastic waste now stood at 397. It was reported on May 31 that 265 cargo containers filled with bits of rotting food, organic matter and plastic waste were stranded at the NBCT. “They were okay to take plastic waste back from the Philippines, but not from Malaysia,” he said. In late May, the Malaysia said it would send back 3,000 tons of plastic waste back to 14 countries of origin, including Canada, the United States, Japan, France, Australia and Britain.
PETALING JAYA: The proposal to decriminalise attempted suicide is a right step towards removing the stigma attached to those with mental health issues, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He described the punishment for attempted suicide as “very inhumane, unthinkable and unacceptable” as victims needed help instead of being penalised. He said the World Health Organisation’s report on suicide in 2014 showed decriminalising attempted suicide led to a drop in suicide cases in some countries. Malaysian Bar president Datuk Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor said Malaysia was among the few countries that still consider attempted suicide as a crime. On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Attorney General’s Chambers had been instructed to study a proposal to decriminalise attempted suicide.
Johor Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) director Salman Saaban said in some cases, these wildlife were sourced out from the forest or bought illegally from the black market. “The illegal wildlife trade, mainly done via cyber crimes, is a new threat to our precious wildlife. Salman said Perhilitan was in the midst of amending the Wildlife Conservation Act by giving special provisions on wildlife cyber crime issues. “Loopholes make it difficult for us to take action against wildlife cyber crimes,” he said. “The public are allowed to keep protected wildlife in their homes if they have a valid licence.
Shares of other Huawei suppliers like Analog Devices Inc, Skyworks Solutions and Qorvo Inc also fell.European peers including STMicroelectronics, Infineon and AMS ended the day lower. Broadcom, however, also said the forecast cut "extends beyond one particular customer. "I think you have seen all the companies (Qorvo, Skyworks, Maxlinear, Cree, Inphi, Lumentum, NeoPhotonics) which pre-announced negative for about half their quarter's impact due to this Huawei export ban," Chan said. "The issue now is that there will be a second degree (indirect) impact as well that most companies do not want to talk about. We believe the next wave of companies that should be echoing what Broadcom says are Micron and Western Digital," Chan added.
June 14, 2019 21:22 UTC