Monthly Archives: September 2016

Marina: Zahid should’ve used Malay at UN

KUALA LUMPUR: Social activist Marina Mahathir has advised Malaysian politicians who are not proficient in English to speak in Malay when giving public addresses. If they were keen on using English, they should attend classes to improve their command of … Continue reading

Posted in Zahid Hamidi

Bukit Aman: Female medical student sneaked into Syria to join IS

MALACCA: Two students managed to sneak out of the country to join the Islamic State (IS) with one of them, a female medical student, now in Syria. The other, a male, was detected and sent back and is now in … Continue reading

Posted in Terrorism

10 things about Siti Kasim, lawyer and activist

Litigation lawyer Siti Kasim poses for a picture during an interview with Malay Mail Online. — Picture by Choo Choy May KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — Siti Kasim is one of the few Malay-Muslims who dares to speak out against … Continue reading

Posted in Here and There

Shafie making his presence felt in Sabah through party takeover, say analysts

Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s decision to take over a Sabah-based party is a short-cut route for him to gain a political platform for the next general election, political analysts said. — File pic KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — Former … Continue reading

Posted in Sabah

Former senior judge: PM should not decide top civil service jobs

 KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — The prime minister should only have limited powers over the appointment of major government posts, said former Court of Appeal judge Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today. “I think this system of the appointments being made … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Service

Why ex-AG Gani didn’t challenge his termination

  KUALA LUMPUR: More than a year after his removal from office, former Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail today said he did not challenge his termination because he was bound by the General Orders. “The AG is deemed a civil servant, … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Service

‘Datukship’ deal costs lawyer RM604,000

PETALING JAYA: A lawyer was duped into donating RM604,000 to a foundation to get a “datukship”. However, the foundation, supposedly patronised by Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah, was just a front to cheat the 62-year-old man. Bukit Aman Commercial … Continue reading

Posted in Crime

Canny Ong’s murderer hanged

PETALING JAYA: Former aircraft cabin cleaning supervisor Ahmad Najib Aris was hanged Friday after he was convicted by the High Court for the rape and murder of IT analyst Canny Ong in 2003. A spokesman from the Prisons Department confirmed … Continue reading

Posted in Crime

IGP: Malaysia won’t become a police state

SINTOK: The laws and regulations in the country that have long been in force, will not make it possible for Malaysia to become a police state as claimed by DAP secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng. Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Khalid Abu … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Police

1.2 Million Malaysians do not have driving licences: RTD Chief

PADANG BESAR: The Road Transport Department (RTD) is conducting a campaign to get 1.2 million Malaysians without a driving licence to apply for them. Its director-general, Datuk Nadzri Siron said they wanted to know the reasons why these people do … Continue reading

Posted in Here and There