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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 24

August 30, 2018 4:10 AM Whistleblower Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

SYDNEY: US whistleblower Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified information, is facing a ban from Australia as organisers of a speaking tour said Thursday her visa application was likely to be refused. The former soldier, freed last year after then-US president Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence days before he left office, was due to talk at the Sydney 9

August 15, 2018 7:13 AM Paulsen, Arul freed from sedition charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and PSM's central committee member S. Arulchevan were freed from sedition charges at the sessions court today. They were acquitted and discharged after the prosecution withdrew the charges against them. Judge Edwin Paramjothy Michael Muniandy delivered his order after Deputy Public Prosecutor Norinna Bahadun 14

August 6, 2018 8:32 AM Online trader sent to jail for providing financial assistance to terrorist group

KUALA LUMPUR: An online trader was sentenced to two years and six months' jail by the High Court here today for contributing RM890 for the benefit of a terrorist group. Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali handed down the sentence on Mohd Shaiful Mohd Jaafar, 32, to be served from the date of arrest, which was May 25, 2017. Mohd Shaiful had initially pleaded 10

August 1, 2018 10:31 AM Erdogan accuses US of 'evangelist, Zionist mentality' in pastor's case

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not give into threats from the US over the case of an American pastor being tried on terror charges, accusing Washington of showing an "evangelist, Zionist mentality". Andrew Brunson, who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, is at the centre of one of the most bitter 17

July 16, 2018 1:17 PM France expels 'mentor' of 2015 jihadist attackers to Algeria

PARIS: France on Monday expelled a radical Islamic preacher to Algeria after his release from prison, where he became a mentor to at least two jihadis who carried out deadly attacks on a satirical newspaper and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015, officials said. Djamel Beghal was given a 10-year jail term in 2005 after being sent to France following 32

July 5, 2018 5:50 AM Jamal Yunos expected to arrive soon, to face several charges

PETALING JAYA: Fugitive Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos (pix) who was arrested in Indonesia on Monday will be charged in court for escaping police custody soon after he arrives in Malaysia today. Selangor police CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said Jamal will arrive at the KL International Airport (KLIA) from Jakarta at 2.15pm today and will be taken straight to the Ampang 13

July 1, 2018 5:16 AM 1MDB probe: Najib's former special officer freed on bail

PUTRAJAYA: The former special officer to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak who was remanded since last Monday to assist in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) investigation into the case related to 1Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB), was released today. Magistrate Muhammad Bukhari Md Ruslan ordered the 42-year-old man with a title 12

June 20, 2018 12:39 AM Brazil Supreme Court to consider Lula appeal

BRASÍLIA: Brazil's Supreme Court is scheduled to rule Tuesday on the latest effort by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed, pending new appeals to his 12-year corruption sentence. Lula, 72, has been behind bars since April after being convicted of accepting a seaside apartment as a bribe from the big Brazilian OAS construction company 12

May 18, 2018 10:49 AM Salute to the new Malaysia!

I WISH to salute Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan President Brig General (Rtd) Datuk Mohamad Arshad Raji for his noble and valiant stand for the concepts of New Malaysia and Malaysians First. He severely criticised the Perkasa rejection of the appointment of a non-Malay Finance Minister-designate Lim Guan Eng as "race-based politicking". He also bravely 15