GEORGE TOWN: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is surprised that Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has cleared the company involved in the Penang undersea tunnel project of any wrongdoing. “Since when does MACC have to discreetly report to the chief minister and authorise him to reveal the investigation outcome? It was reported that MACC lodged a police report over leaked investigation papers in relation to the case involving the project. Dr Wee said he was made to understand that MACC had opened six investigation papers on the project. “MACC said three investigation papers were returned to it for further investigation while two others remain with the Attorney-General’s Chamber,” he said.
April 19, 2019 00:00 UTC
Later at the launch, the Prime Minister spoke to a little girl by the name of Aisyah, not with her physically but her hologram. Aisyah or her real name Tengku Zara Eryna Tengku Ahmad Saifuddin is no stranger to Dr Mahathir. The seven-year-old was featured in an election campaign video with the prime minister last year. “Aisyah” also asked Dr Mahathir what’s next for Malaysia beyond 5G, to which she answered “Teleporting humans”. Dr Mahathir told the audience that the government, through the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan and the National 5G Task Force would create an environment conducive for the growth of 5G.
April 18, 2019 23:12 UTC
The project is reportedly codenamed "Sidecar". While it's already possible to use an iPad as an external display for Macs, thanks to paid-for third-party solutions such as Luna Display, the aim here is for Apple to integrate the function directly into its operating system.This would make it possible to view any application window open on your Mac directly on your iPad. The function promises to be extremely simple to use, with a new menu proposing the option to move a window to an external display or iPad appearing when the user hovers over the green "maximize" button at the top left of an app window.If the iPad in question supports Apple Pencil, it will apparently be possible to draw or make annotations directly via the tablet's touch screen.The major new features of macOS 10.15 are expected to be outlined at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), on June 3-7, at the McEnery Convention Center in San José, California. – AFP Relaxnews
April 18, 2019 23:03 UTC
NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) - A magnificent Alexandre Lacazette free kick sent Arsenal into the Europa League semi-finals with a comfortable 1-0 win away to a toothless Napoli on Thursday, ending Serie A's interest in European competition this season. "We came here with ambition, we wanted to win, to score some goals. We did it, and kept a clean sheet as well, which is important for the confidence," said Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny. The second half petered out after that as Arsenal sat back and Napoli enjoyed most of the possession but did little with it. "Insigne was just disappointed with the way the match went, he had believed in our chances like everyone else" said Ancelotti.
April 18, 2019 21:31 UTC
It was as simple as that, and I remember he told me that “you would go nowhere if you remain in Penang”. The truth is, Penang is stagnating and hasn’t been able to reinvent itself. Having the three islands next to the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone, the Penang International Airport and the Second Penang Bridge is the right thing to do. Malaysia’s E&E industry is centred in Bayan Lepas, contributing RM120bil in exports, and these islands will help boost this crucial sector further, and encourage Penang to reinvent itself as a digital economy. Penang must move up the value chain to reclaim its lost stature of “Penang Leads”.
S. Sivanganam told the seven-member panel of the Royal Commission of Inquiry that he was barred from going on operations till the day he retired in July 2016. The caller also gave a list of eight othervillagers involved in transporting illegal migrants, but did not give their full names. Sivanganam said the individual operated a shop at a business arcade near the CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) Complex in Perlis. ASP Joeking said they discovered the camp on Jan 19, and the then Perlis deputy police chief instructed them on Jan 20 to destroy it. However, sometime in March or April the same year, he received orders from the battalion commander to delete all the photographs.
His company ABS Trend Master Sdn Bhd was paid a RM50,000 deposit, with the remaining paid after completing the three-month long project. One for the album: Najib having a meal at the food court of the court complex in Kuala Lumpur. However, the other accounts had been linked to Najib via charge sheets and the prosecutor’s opening statement. The former premier and finance minister faces seven charges involving RM42mil belonging to SRC International. He allegedly misappropriated RM42mil in funds belonging to SRC International.
IPOH: Villagers can still use water from Ayer Ganda for their daily needs except for consumption, says Dr Lee Boon Chye. The Deputy Health Minister said the water from the plant was still safe for washing and bathing, but he advised villagers not to consume the water until further notice. “We have already started building a new water pipe to supply fresh water to the affected villagers. “The state Department of Irrigation and Drainage is monitoring the situation,” Mohd Yusuf said. Ahmad Faizal’s press secretary Adie Suri Zulkefli said the ministry had sent a letter to SPAN regarding the pollution at Sungai Rui.
PUTRAJAYA: Founder of the Malaysian Marijuana Education Movement Mohd Zaireen Zainal has escaped the death sentence. Zaireen was seen breaking down in tears when he heard the death sentence had been reduced to a jail term and rotan. This is the first case of reduced charge involving marijuana for medical use. During the raid on the top floor of a three-storey shophouse, they found several bottles of cannabis oil and a compressed lump of cannabis. The Muar High Court sentenced Zaireen to death for trafficking in 2014 and the decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) is gathering information to charge landowners in court for operating the illegal dumpsite in Bukit Teh near Machang Bubok here. The statement, however, did not state the notice period. “Landowners of Lots 1690, 1688, 1689 and 2049 have appealed to extend the notice period for several offences on illegal building. “Departments in MPSP are gathering information to charge the landowners for other offences such as unauthorised earthwork,” said the statement on Monday. New mounds of discarded furniture, plastic waste, construction debris and planks were found while existing waste such as sacks of agricultural waste on the marshland remain uncleared.
KOTA KINABALU: The state government will not rush into filling the remaining 4,000 vacancies in the civil service as it is prioritising critical areas in order to be more cost-efficient, says Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. The Sabah Chief Minister said there were presently 21,000 state public servants out of the 25,000 posts available. Mohd Shafie said the state also wanted to encourage innovation and automation in the public service delivery system. “However, the cut in the last five years did not affect the existing public servants. However, in the following month, the state Cabinet decided to raise the current age limit from 16 to 18 years.
Its minister Anthony Loke said that under the previous model, all development allocation for airports was borne by the government. “The extension of the OA will allow private companies to play a bigger role in investing in the country’s infrastructure,” he said, adding that the OA would be finalised by June. “The new OA will be divided into four clusters, namely for Kuala Lumpur International Airports, airports in Peninsular Malaysia, in Sabah and in Sarawak. “This will allow investors to choose where they want to invest in,” he said. “The project developer, KA Petra Sdn Bhd, has been given permission in principle to carry out the study.”
The ECRL is a flagship project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its resolution before the summit is a relief to China. Bai Tian said: “This is the world’s biggest ever international forum. One of the themes of the summit/forum is anti-corruption and Dr Mahathir may have a lot to share about Malaysia’s experience. “This is a good chance for Malaysian and Chinese leaders to exchange views. “At the bilateral meetings, the leaders will exchange views on bilateral issues and map out guidelines for further cooperation,” Bai Tian added.
Months earlier, McGahn had been on the brink of resigning when he said Trump told him to get rid of Special Counsel Mueller. "I never said to fire Mueller," Trump began the meeting, according to McGahn's retelling to Mueller. You're the White House counsel." "Now that we fired Flynn, the Russia thing is over," Trump told Christie, the governor recalled. Instead, Trump claimed, it was somewhere in the White House residence.
April 18, 2019 17:37 UTC
When then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions informed Trump of Mueller's appointment in May 2017, the report said, Trump slumped back in his chair and said: "Oh my God. Details of Mueller's investigation were released on Thursday, showing Trump tried to impede the probe, raising questions of whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice. "Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency," Trump said, according to the report. A month after the appointment, in June 2017, Trump tried to get rid of Mueller, according to the report. (The story corrects to acting attorney general, not Sessions, in paragraph 8)(Reporting by Ginger Gibson, Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Rigby)
April 18, 2019 16:18 UTC