Monthly Archives: December 2016

Apex court to hear government’s bid to appeal landmark sedition ruling

Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei (left) kept his Sri Muda state seat in Election 2013 with a whopping majority, but a sedition conviction could potentially disqualify him from holding office as a lawmaker. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, Dec … Continue reading

Posted in Court case, PKR

Who gets to use and spend money held in EPF?

 By Lau Bing Money held in the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) keeps snowballing every month from members’ contributions plus profits and gains and interests earned from EPF’s direct investments using members’ monies. This also includes money accrued from savings in … Continue reading

Posted in Here and There

Pilot in red lipstick smashes stereotypes in aviation

Captain-Giselle PETALING JAYA: A female pilot has written to AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes in appreciation of the airline’s system of meritocracy that has helped women’s careers in aviation to take off. In the email, posted on Fernandes’ Facebook page, … Continue reading

Posted in Here and There

The politics behind Pan Borneo Highway

COMMENT From outcasts to victims of genocide – that is how Putrajaya made a U-turn on the Rohingya issue before going on to politicise their ordeal. Now, the government is doing it again – this time to the people of … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak

Clarify new tax on religious organisations, churches tell Putrajaya

Dusing said local churches were not consulted by the government before the amendment was tabled and passed in Parliament recently. — Reuters pic KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 — Churches nationwide have been caught unawares by a change in the law … Continue reading

Posted in Religion

Rafizi: MRT already costs double Spain, South Korea projects

People taking advantage of the Christmas holiday to catch a free ride on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Phase One line from the Sungai Buloh station to Damansara, December 25, 2016. — Bernama pic SUNGAI BESI, Dec 27 — The … Continue reading

Posted in PKR Updates

Dr M willing to advise opposition if it wins federal power

 PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that he is willing to be the government’s advisor should the opposition win power. “If they (Pakatan Harapan) take over as government and let me be the consultant, I will do … Continue reading

Posted in Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Johor bus crash: Driver only had three hours rest

GEORGE TOWN: The driver of the ill-fated bus that took the lives of 14 passengers only had three hours rest prior to his trip. His relative Syahril Redzwan, who is a lawyer, said Zakeer Zubir had been driving for nine … Continue reading

Posted in Tragedy

George Michael dies aged 53

George Michael has died at the age of 53. The pop legend passed away at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, South East England, on Christmas Day (25.12.16). George’s publicist confirmed the sad news, saying in a statement: “It is with … Continue reading

Posted in Obituary

‘I feel like I’m going far away’ — accident victim’s final message to fiance

Nur Amira’s fiance Hary Ramlan is comforted by relatives today. — Bernama pic MUAR, Dec 24 — “I feel like going far away,” were among the final words from Nur Amira Izzaty Razip to her fiance before she left on … Continue reading

Posted in Tragedy