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February 22, 2018 9:08 AM Federal Court dismisses Farouk Musa’s bid to challenge Section 7 of PPPA as unconstitutional

Ahmad Zahid had on September 6 last year issued an order to ban the Malay-language 'Wacana Pemikiran Reformis (Jilid I)' and 'Wacana Pemikiran Reformis (Jilid II)' written by IRF founder Datuk Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa (pic). — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaPUTRAJAYA, Feb 22 — The Federal Court has dismissed the Islamic Renaissance Front’s (IRF) bid to challenge 3

February 22, 2018 8:42 AM After five years, activist Adam Adli acquitted of sedition charge

Social activist Adam Adli is pictured at the Palace of Justice, Putrajaya on February 22, 2018. — Picture by Azinuddin GhazaliPUTRAJAYA, Feb 22 — The Court of Appeal today acquitted social activist Adam Adli’s sedition charge that was brought against him by the government in 2013. A three-man bench acquitted and discharged the case on the grounds of multiple 4

February 22, 2018 5:00 AM Four arrests over Taiwan’s ‘first’ bitcoin robbery

Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins placed on Dollar banknotes, next to computer keyboard, are seen in this illustration picture, November 6, 2017. — Reuters picTAIPEI, Feb 22 —Taiwan police have arrested four men over a bitcoin robbery worth T$5 million (RM666,145) in what they said was the first case of its kind on the island. Bitcoin is a virtual currency 5

February 22, 2018 1:19 AM Melania Trump's immigrant parents become US residents

WASHINGTON: First lady Melania Trump's parents have become permanent US residents, their lawyer said Wednesday, apparently taking advantage of a family unification programme pilloried by the president. "I can confirm that Mrs. Trump's parents are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents," lawyer Michael Wildes said in a statement 6

February 21, 2018 2:11 PM Robbery victim hatch elaborate sting to nab thief

KAJANG: A thief who tried to sell a stolen digital camera belonging to a local news portal photographer was apprehended by the victim who posed as a buyer. Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said on Feb 18, at about 2.30pm, the 20-year-old photographer attached to local news portal Malaysian Gazette, stopped near the Nilai toll plaza after his motorcycle 6

February 21, 2018 7:44 AM Court allows EC’s bid to halt lawsuit over voters in uncompleted army camp

Lawyers Gobind Singh Deo (left) and Michelle Ng represented 48 Segamat voters who had challenged the registration of 949 voters at an uncompleted army camp, February 21, 2018. — Picture by Zuraneeza ZulkifliPUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 — The Election Commission (EC) today succeeded in effectively putting a stop to a lawsuit challenging the registration of 949 voters 7

February 21, 2018 4:23 AM Report: Chong Wei was approached by match-fixer

World number two Lee said he was approached by a match-fixer a few years ago, without giving further details. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Datuk Lee Chong Wei has revealed he once rejected an offer by a match-fixer and said he was “ashamed” two fellow Malaysian badminton players were under investigation over alleged fixing, a report said today 6

February 21, 2018 3:13 AM Amnesty International: Fahmi Reza’s guilty verdict a violation of human rights

Graphic artist Fahmi Reza (right) arriving at the Ipoh sessions court accompanied by his lawyer Syahredzan Johan January 4, 2018. — Picture by Marcus PheongKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Amnesty International Malaysia today questioned the Ipoh Sessions Court’s decision to punish graphic artist Fahmi Reza for posting a clown sketch of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib 11

February 20, 2018 4:00 PM Pro-Syrian government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen near the city of Afrin, Syria February 19, 2018. — Reuters picANKARA, Feb 20 — Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria’s north-western Afrin region today to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation. Soon after the convoy of militia fighters 11

February 20, 2018 9:14 AM Graphic designer gets jail, fined RM30,000 for improper use of network facilities

IPOH: A graphic designer was sentenced to a month's jail and fined RM30,000 by the Sessions Court here today for uploading an offensive image of the country's leader on his Facebook account two years ago. Judge Norashima Khalid handed down the sentence on Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin, 40, after finding that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubts 8