Malay Mail, in its article, said it had sighted a police report lodged by Najib at the Sentul police headquarters on Friday. According to the media outlet, Najib said there was a threat on his life and that of his family, and subsequently asked to be placed under witness protection. In the report, Najib allegedly said that the threats were not just from within the country but also abroad. In the report, Najib was quoted as saying that the items seized from police raids at thee locations in Bukit Bintang, such as jewellery, cash and other belongings, were given to him by friends. In the police report, he was also quoted as saying that RM2.6 billion he received was a donation from the Saudi royal family.
May 19, 2018 13:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: After the elimination of 10 contestants from the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, the US, Australia and Vietnam, two designers remain to claim the winning crown of The Apartment: Passion For Design. “I can’t believe I made it to the final of The Apartment: Passion For Design,” said Lee. I will continue to do my best to make you guys proud.”The winner of The Apartment: Passion For Design will walk away with the biggest prize in the series’ history, the deed to a luxurious UMLand apartment at D’Lagoon in Johor Baru. The show’s finale episode, with award-winning designer and author Jamie Durie as host and mentor, airs on May 24 at 9pm on the Sony Channel (unifi TV Channel 614). Presented by Dulux and supported by UMLand, The Apartment: Passion For Design is a Sony Channel Original Series created and produced by Imagine Group Entertainment.
May 19, 2018 13:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: National Under-23 football coach Ong Kim Swee is already feeling the jitters ahead of the Asian Games — all his players might not be available for centralised training. Kim Swee had faced such a problem before, and he fears a repeat. "I plan to start the final centralised training on Aug 1, 10 days before my players play in the Asian Games. When Kim Swee was preparing for the Under-23 AFC Cup in Thailand last July, only six out of the selected 26 players reported for camp. He believes that 10 days of centralised training is enough, provided everybody shows up.
May 19, 2018 12:56 UTC
BANGKOK: World No 1 Viktor Axelsen wants the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to stick to the present 21-point best of three games scoring system. Citing the women's singles final at the World Championships last year between India's P.V. "Also I think changing the format to the 11-point scoring system might take out the more physical part of the game. Seeing Nozomi and Sindhu play in the World Championships final, it was an epic match where both players were at their limits physically. "Some matches might be boring to watch if there's a huge difference in the level of the players.
May 19, 2018 12:45 UTC
WINDSOR: Britian’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle sealed their marriage with a kiss after a dazzling ceremony before a global audience of millions in a medieval chapel packed with royalty and celebrities. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor. But alongside tradition, there was innovation, by British royal standards. Meghan Markle walks up the aisle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry in Windsor. Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex begin their carriage procession in the Ascot Landau Carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor.
May 19, 2018 12:45 UTC
BANGKOK: Boasting the likes of five-time world champion Lin Dan and Olympic champion Chen Long, China have set their sights on reclaiming the Thomas Cup title this week, after missing out in the last two editions. We haven't won the Thomas Cup title in the last two editions, and this year is going to be more challenging for the team. Prior to the 2014 edition, China were crowned champions in five consecutive Thomas Cup tournaments. On the other hand, China have dominated the Uber Cup for a long time. China, will open their Thomas Cup campaign against Australia on Sunday, while the Uber Cup team play France ion Monday.
May 19, 2018 12:22 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Former cop Sirul Azhar Umar has said he is willing to return to Malaysia to reveal what really happened in the Altantuya Shariibuu murder case, provided he is given a full pardon to come back to Malaysia. Hence, I am willing to assist the new government to tell what actually transpired provided that the government grants me (a) full pardon," said Sirul. Sirul, 45, had also "expressed his displeasure" over how the murder trial took place, adding he had followed his lawyers' instructions. In 2009, Sirul and accomplice Azilah Hadri were convicted of murdering Altantuya, a Mongolian model, and were sentenced to death. One of the mysteries of the case is that the court did not establish a motive: why did Sirul commit the murder?
May 19, 2018 11:48 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Shortly after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had backed down from his declared intention to be the new Education Minister, Malaysians started an online petition calling him to take up the portfolio. On Thursday (May 17), Dr Mahathir said he will take over the education portfolio because he needed to give his attention to it and because, he added tongue in cheek, "many people are uneducated". Dr Mahathir also said that he will introduce online software to teach students in schools. However, the 92-year-old prime minister also said he could take up the Education portfolio, if there is a "demand" by the people. The Education Minister-designate is now political newcomer Dr Maszlee Malik, who joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) on March 12.
May 19, 2018 11:15 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Justice for workers and urgent attention to the disputes settlement mechanism are among the issues which the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) hopes the new Human Resources Minister will prioritise. MTUC Secretary-General J Solomon said the it is looking forward to working with Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran to address the various critical issues that MTUC had already raised to the past and present Pakatan Harapan government. "MTUC has always been tolerant and is willing to work with the government but the previous minister had vehemently disappointed MTUC and failed the workers. “We also hope the minister will immediately stop the secretary-general and top management of the Human Resources Ministry from interfering in the administration of the MTUC and undermining its constitution and rules, causing unnecessary chaos." MTUC also called for the ministry to look into funds to facilitate upskilling and reskilling workers in preparation for the future of work in the context of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
May 19, 2018 11:03 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Kuantan FA deputy president Datuk Wan Solihin Wan Hassan has questioned the FA of Malaysia (FAM) for demanding that they settle the unpaid salaries of over RM762,000 to 24 players. "We do want to pay but the question is, how are we going to do that when we are suspended now? In addition to Kuantan FA, the FAM Status Committee, which met on Monday, also ordered PJ Rangers to pay RM120,000 in contract compensation to player Abdullah Yusoff while Perlis FA have to settle the wages of 22 players amounting to RM182,000. They have been given 30 days to settle the salaries owing to the players or face the FAM Disciplinary Committee. "We tried to settle the players’ salaries by securing new sponsorship but when we were about to sign a new contract with sponsors, they (MFL) suspended us.
May 19, 2018 11:03 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Two separate online petitions have been registered on change.org in the past 24 hours backing two different candidates for the position of Education Minister. The first petition, which calls for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to be given the post, has garnered over 51,000 signatures. While the second petition, which is in support of Education Minister designate Dr Maszlee Malik is trailing close behind with over 38,000 signatures. “The petition for Dr Mahathir to be the minister hopes to send clear message to the government that the rakyat values education reforms. Later that day Maszlee was named the Education Minister, designate.
May 19, 2018 10:30 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has expressed his shock and disappointment that his children's personal items and gifts were seized from their apartments.Najib's lawyer Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal said in a press statement on Saturday (May 19) that the police had seized old handphones, tablets and a laptop belonging to Najib's son Norashman when a search was conducted at his condominium. "All these items are working tools of Norashman who is gainfully employed," said Harpal in a statement on Saturday.He also said that the watches and laptop of Norashman's assistant were also seized.Harpal said that Najib's family was shocked to find that personal items from the condominium of Najib's daughter Nooryana Najwa Najib were also seized. "Clothing and shoes which belong to her personally and have been purchased or gifted to her over the years (were seized)," said Harpal. "It is also shocking and disappointing that wedding gifts gifted to the couple were seized and removed by the raiding party without any attempt to identify the nature of the items seized," said Harpal.He also claimed that the police personnel helped themselves to food and chocolates in the refrigerator, and further demanded that meals be prepared for them. "There is no relevance and no prima facie evidence for this seizure to take place," he said.Harpal added that Najib will continue to extend his cooperation.
May 19, 2018 10:18 UTC
SEREMBAN: Seremban Umo information chief, Syamsul Amri Ismail, better known as Syamsul Debat, has announced his resignation from the post with immediate effect. He announced the development via his Facebook page, Syamsul Amri Ismail Official on Saturday afternoon. Syamsul is also relinquishing three other posts - Pancor Umno Youth permanent chairman, Pancor Umno information chief, and as Umno information bureau speaker. When contacted, Syamsul said he made the decision after the 14th General Election. “However, I remain an Umno member and will always be ready to share my views if needed,” he said.
May 19, 2018 09:45 UTC
"In the first condominium, occupied by Ashman, police seized several personal items such as watches and a laptop owned by his assistant. “At the raid on Gina’s condominium, only the housekeeper was at home at the time. It came as a shock as the items seized were either items they bought personally, or gifts presented to them years ago,” he said. Harpal said what was surprising was that the authorities seized Gina’s wedding gifts without even attempting to make any distinction between the items. “In addition, the publicity accorded to the seizures, many items of which were personal belongings of Najib’s children, embarrassed the family,” he said.
May 19, 2018 09:45 UTC
BANGKOK: Lee Chong Wei’s performance can influence the outcome of the whole Malaysian Thomas Cup team. V Shem feels that Chong Wei's performance can influence the team, which could decide the outcome of a tie. "If Chong Wei doesn't win the first point, the whole of Malaysia will know what comes next. "The Thomas Cup is a competition that boasts of so many top badminton countries. Malaysia are in Group D in the Thomas Cup along with Denmark, Russia and Algeria.
May 19, 2018 09:00 UTC