August 6, 2018 9:03 AM The day the Special Branch threatened to charge me for being a CIA agent
When Malaysia’s Special Branch detained me together with nine others in April 2001, the official reason given was ‘terrorism’. According to what the government announced, and which was reported by the media, the ten of us were planning to start an armed insurrection and that we had imported guns, bombs and rocket launchers for this purpose. What the Special 9
August 6, 2018 5:06 AM Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. Roses and tulips lie scattered at the tribute — featuring a plaque inscribed in English — in the foreground of a scrubby mountain landscape. "We express 15
August 1, 2018 12:35 PM Man held to assist in Sentul motorcycle shop fire
KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained a 33-year-old local man to assist investigation on a fire which broke out at a motorcycle shop in Jalan Sentul here yesterday. Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said police believed there was an argument between the suspect and a woman at the shop before the fire broke out. "There is a criminal element in the incident 7
July 29, 2018 3:23 AM Police nab man for possessing caffeine, ecstasy pills in Ulu Tiram
JOHOR BARU: Police detained a man in the vicinity of Ulu Tiram here two days ago and seized drugs worth RM30,000 from him. Johor Police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the 60-year-old man was arrested at about 8.30pm by police personnel from the Johor Narcotics Crime Investigation Department. "Following further investigation, police seized 7,500g of white 5
July 27, 2018 9:03 AM Is it true the case against Guan Eng is going to be dropped?
Lim Kit Siang told Najib Tun Razak that he already knows how to suck eggs so no need to teach him how to suck eggs. “I do not want to be rude, but Najib should be aware of the idiom not to teach grandmother to suck eggs,” said Kit Siang. “What is Najib’s credibility worth, when he was the Prime Minister, he teamed up with Penang billionaire Jho Low to commit 18
July 27, 2018 3:29 AM New judge for Najib's trial?
KUALA LUMPUR: Speculation is rife that the court case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) is to be heard by a new judge with High Court judge Datuk Mohd Sophian Abdul Razak reported to be transferred to a different division. After the case was heard earlier this month before Mohd Sofian, reports emerged that he was the younger 8
July 23, 2018 2:47 PM 8 killed as Lebanon army swoops on suspected drug baron
BEIRUT: Eight people were killed in eastern Lebanon on Monday in an army raid on the home of a suspected drug trafficking baron, the armed forces said. "An army unit raided the house of Ali Zayd Ismail, wanted on several counts of drug trafficking in the area of Al-Hamudiya-Brital," in the eastern Bekaa Valley, the army said. "The unit was shot at ... forcing 5
July 18, 2018 3:08 AM Mexico's next government to weigh legalising drugs
MEXICO CITY: Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given his future interior minister "carte blanche" to explore the possibility of legalising drugs in a bid to curb violent crime, she said Tuesday. Olga Sanchez Cordero, a former Supreme Court judge tapped to lead the interior ministry, drew applause when she made the comment at a university 4
July 17, 2018 3:57 PM US police capture suspected serial killer in Texas
CHICAGO: Police in the US state of Texas on Tuesday captured a man they described as a serial killer who took the lives of at least three people in seven days. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was arrested after a 14-minute car chase with police. A resident in a Houston suburb alerted authorities to the location of the 46-year-old's vehicle just hours after police 9
July 17, 2018 10:32 AM Cambodia calls campaign to boycott election a 'crime'
PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's election commission on Tuesday described calls to boycott a controversial election on July 29 as a "crime" and said authorities were already pursuing charges against those who criticised the vote. Strongman leader Hun Sen is set to extend his 33-year grip on power in the upcoming election after supporting the dissolution of the main opposition 8