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September 5, 2018 9:46 AM Former PAS assemblywoman freed on MACC bail

SHAH ALAM: A former Selangor state assemblywoman from PAS was released today after a two-day remand to facilitate investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for alleged abuse of government fund, amounting RM50,000. Magistrate Shazali Hidayat Shariff allowed the 56-year-old woman to be released on MACC bail of RM10,000 with one surety 70

September 5, 2018 4:08 AM Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON: Tropical Storm Gordon was making landfall Tuesday night on the US Gulf Coast along the border of Alabama and Mississippi as hurricane warnings remained in place. Authorities declared a state of emergency in both states as well as in the city of New Orleans in Louisiana – devastated in 2005 by mega Hurricane Katrina. The Miami-based National 61

September 4, 2018 10:08 AM Suhakam: Court should have exercised discretion in lesbian caning case

PETALING JAYA: The Terengganu Syariah High Court, that carried out the public caning on two women for same-sex relations on Monday, should have exercised discretion and refrained from executing the punishment, according to Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail. He said that while the law provides for punishment 25

September 4, 2018 4:30 AM Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) is open to the suggestion of other companies competing with digital broadcast service provider Astro, to provide paid television broadcasting services in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith (pix) said KKMM was ready to grant rights or Content 26

August 30, 2018 1:09 PM 174 taxi drivers receive individual taxi permits

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Anthony Loke today handed over letters of approval for individual taxi permits to 174 taxi drivers and a RM5,000 cash grant to subsidise the purchase of a new car to 47 of them. He said the granting of the taxi permits to the taxi drivers whose vehicle lease had expired would help increase their income and encourage them to better 9

August 30, 2018 5:22 AM PIAM: General insurance sees flat growth in 1H, expected to remain moderate in 2H

KUALA LUMPUR: The general insurance industry, which registered a marginal growth of 0.7% with gross written premiums of RM9.23 billion in the first half of 2018 (1H18), is expected to remain subdued for the rest of the year, with low single digit growth. "A single digit growth of 1%-2% could be achievable," General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) 6

August 29, 2018 11:08 AM Lost MyKad leads to lost citizenship?

KUALA LUMPUR: A 69-year-old man has claimed that he lost his citizenship due to a misplaced identity card (MyKad). Thean Seng Heng said he was only aware that he was stateless after he was denied entry to Sarawak in 2016. He has lodged a police report on the matter and appealed to MCA Public Services and Complaints Department Head Datuk Seri Michael 8

August 29, 2018 7:24 AM Court dismisses Mohamad's preliminary objection against Dr Streram's election petition

SEREMBAN: The Special Election Court here today dismissed a preliminary objection by Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan to strike out an election petition filed by PKR candidate for the Rantau state seat, Dr S. Streram. Judge Datuk Azimah Omar made the decision after studying and considering all the affidavits and written submissions by Mohamad 8

August 28, 2018 8:42 AM I knew about Amri’s disappearance only through news reports, says ex-IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said he only knew about activist Amri Che Mat through news reports. Khalid told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry for Amri's disappearance that he only knew about the case from reading news reports. "After reading news reports I found out that he was the subject 4

August 28, 2018 6:22 AM MMEA senior officer in remand for corruption, money laundering

CHUKAI: A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) senior officer with the rank of Lieutenant Commander is in remand for seven days for alleged corruption and money laundering. Kemaman Sessions Court judge Badrul Munir Mohd Hamdy issued the remand order following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). According to a MACC source 12