JAKARTA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says investigations on Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the SRC International Sdn Bhd case will be conducted in a fair and independent manner. Anwar who received a pardon from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V on May 16, hoped any investigation on Najib would be done fairly and independently. Anwar, 71, was sentenced to five years in prison in February 2015 after the Federal Court upheld a conviction for sodomy. SRC International Sdn Bhd was a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad until it was placed under the Ministry of Finance in 2012. On Jan 26, 2016, the media reported that then-Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali confirmed that no criminal offence was committed by Najib on cases involving RM2.6 billion and SRC International funds.
May 20, 2018 12:11 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor said she bored no grudge against her former allies who have now turned their backs on her and husband, following Barisan Nasional’s defeat in the 14th General Election. It is just part and parcel of life,” Rosmah told the Malay Mail in an exclusive interview at their house in Jalan Langgak Duta, yesterday. Rosmah said that she was upbeat despite the series of long raids conducted by the police at some of their premises. I think we're quite relaxed, being a family of politicians. I'm not asking for this kind of life, but it's a much more relaxed life when I can do my thing.
May 20, 2018 12:11 UTC
RAQQA: To fast or not to fast? For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the Islamic State group and their religious police. "We are free to fast or not," says Ahmad al-Hussein, a resident of the northern Syrian city that was the inner sanctum of IS's self-styled "caliphate." A worker drinks water from a container as he stands on rubble of damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria May 14, 2018. Already, Ramadan feels different, with those opting not to fast eating publicly without fear of retribution.
May 20, 2018 12:00 UTC
Prabakaran, or better known as Praba among his friends, won the Batu parliamentary seat with a majority of 24,438 votes. Q: Who or what inspired you to join politics? It really inspires a lot of young people because they had no idea that you can join politics at a very young age. P. Prabakaran raising his hands as he is declared the winner of the Batu parliamentary seat at SMK Sentul Utama on polling day. Based on your legal studies, don’t you feel Parliament needs more independent voices?
May 20, 2018 11:48 UTC
BANGKOK: Losing 10 kilogrammes in three months has benefited national men's doubles shuttler Teo Ee Yi, especially on the court. Apart from looking sharp, the 25-year-old says he is moving faster and having more energy due to his light weight. This will certainly add more firepower to the national men's team as Ee Yi becomes a lethal weapon for Malaysia who start their Thomas Cup campaign at the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok against Russia on Monday. Ee Yi, however, is without his regular partner Ong Yew Sin, who did not make the cut for the Thomas Cup. Malaysia, out to end their Thomas Cup drought since winning the title in 1992, will play Russia in their opening tie.
May 20, 2018 11:48 UTC
KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu’s Pakatan Harapan chairman Raja Datuk Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad called on all quarters to concentrate on rebuilding the country. He said that he had heard of many polemics and promises during the 14th General Election. “We must now concentrate on ‘Rebuilding Malaysia’, like what we had promised,” said Kamarul Bahrin, who is also the state Parti Amanah Negara chief. Raja Kamarul Bahrin said it was better to discuss matters in an orderly and constructive manner, for the benefit of the people and the country. “This should be the true spirit of Islamic friendship that should be exhibited during this respectful month of Ramadan,” said Raja Kamarul Bahrin.
May 20, 2018 11:03 UTC
BANGKOK: Malaysia's key to victory against Indonesia in their Uber Cup Group D opening tie on Monday could lie in the hands of the women's doubles players. National women's doubles coach Rosman Razak admitted that the outcome of the match against Indonesia, would determine who make it to the quarter-finals. The key, however lies with the women's doubles. "That's why our gamble is on the women's doubles. On whether Malaysia would field scratch pairs in the tie on Monday, Rosman said: "Well, we will have to wait and see.
May 20, 2018 10:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Gelugor member of parliament Ramkarpal Singh wants the Royal Commission of Inquiry to reopen the murder case of Altantuya's Shaariibuu. Ramkarpal said he wants those responsible for ordering the murder to be brought to justice regardless of their rank or position. “The statement is contrary to his claim (earlier) that the murder of Altantuya was his only crime. ”Sirul who was a former police officer is now in Australia after he fled the country to get away from a death sentence. “He fled from the country to Australia just before the Federal Court convicted him and Azilah Hadri of Altantuya’s murder in 2015.
May 20, 2018 10:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Fans of Korean pop group BTS are over the moon seeing one of its key members Kim Taehyung or V singing and dancing in baju Melayu. Taehyung wears the baju Melayu Cekak Musang we sent to him. She also showed Netizens a close-up photo of the traditional Malay costume she gave Taehyung in a tweet on Feb 15. "So here I give him a set of Baju Melayu. Seven-member BTS is set to attend the Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles, the United States today.
May 20, 2018 10:18 UTC
KANGAR: Kangar Umno Youth wing views that the party is going backwards and becoming irrelevant in not allowing certain positions to be contested in the coming party election. Kangar Umno Youth chief Hamizan Hassan, who is also the Kayang state assemblyman, said the move clearly showed that Umno was controlled by certain individuals and was not fair to all members. “Before a party wishes to change a country, it (Umno) must first change itself to remain relevant in the eyes of the people before coming into power again. He also welcomed Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar’s proposal for all positions in the party to be contested. Khairy was reported rejecting suggestions that certain positions in the party should not be contested in the coming party elections.
May 20, 2018 10:07 UTC
JAKARTA: Pakatan Harapan de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today held a meeting with former Indonesian president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Indonesia’s reformation. Bacharuddin, affectionately known as BJ Habibie, is the third Indonesian president, from May 21, 1998, to Oct 20, 1999. The meeting, which took place at BJ Habibie’s residence in Jalan Patra Kuningan here started at 1pm local time. Anwar in a statement said the visit was at the invitation of BJ Habibie in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Indonesia’s reformation era. Anwar said the meeting with BJ Habibie would improve relations between the two countries and would strengthen Malaysia’s reformation agenda.
May 20, 2018 09:45 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: A thief was hospitalised after falling from the third flood of Kompleks Api-Api downtown here when he tried to flee with a woman’s handbag this afternoon. Following the 12.40pm incident, the suspect who has yet to be identified is being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital here. It was made to understand that the suspect broke into a housing unit at the fifth floor of the building, and ran off with a woman’s handbag believing it contained cash and important documents. “When I could not find my handbag I went downstairs to inform the guard and check if stranger had entered the building. “The guard told me my handbag had been found and was with the police, and that the thief was in the hospital after falling off the building,” she said when met at the scene.
May 20, 2018 09:33 UTC
BANGKOK: Lee Chong Wei played a different role today — leading his teammates at a team-building session, ahead of their Thomas Cup battle against Russia here tomorrow. We only have four masseurs while there are 20 players altogether," said Chong Wei, who is the team skipper, after training at the Hippocampus Badminton Hall here today. Chong Wei, who had indicated that it might be his last Thomas Cup appearance, confirmed he will take to the court tomorrow as Malaysia's first singles against Russia in a Group D tie. Give everything you've got and don't worry about the outcome," added Chong Wei, who will likely face World No 51 Vladimir Malkov tomorrow. Malaysia, who last won the Thomas Cup in 1992, are also in the same group as defending champions Denmark and African champions Algeria.
May 20, 2018 09:11 UTC
PAHOA: A stream of lava threatened to block a key Hawaii highway on Saturday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano. An aerial view of a massive flow of fast moving pahoehoe consuming everything in its path, as the flames from the remnants of one home burn (L), while it approaches another (R) in Pahoa, Hawaii, USA, 19 May 2018. As magma destroyed four more homes, molten rock from two huge cracks merged into a single stream, threatening to block escape routes. Fountains of bright orange lava were seen spouting at least 20-feet high and spewing rivers of molten rock on Saturday. Lava flows near a house on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S., May 19, 2018.
May 20, 2018 09:11 UTC
SEOUL: The chairman of South Korea's LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, instrumental in transforming the country's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a year-long battle with brain disease. LG Group said in a statement Koo, 73, had been ill for a year. Major affiliates are LG Electronics Inc, display maker LG Display and electric car battery maker LG Chem. Prior to its chairman's death, LG Group had established a holding company in order to streamline ownership structure and begin the process of succession. DAP assemblymen were appointed as the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister II and the six executive councillor posts.
May 20, 2018 08:48 UTC