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August 15, 2018 2:04 PM Couple suspected of involvement in model's murder absent from court

KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer holding a watching brief for the couple who hosted Dutch model Ivana Smit prior to her death was asked to leave the coroner's court today, as the couple will not testify in the proceedings. G. M. Tab, the special counsel for Alex and Luna Johnson, was asked to leave by coroner Mahyon Talib after S. N. Nair, the special counsel 4

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 6

August 14, 2018 3:34 AM Rela refuses to settle out of court with accused

AMPANG: The People's Volunteer Corp (Rela) has today rejected the out-of-court settlement offer by businessman Datuk Seri Liow Soon Hee who was charged with assaulting three of its on-duty personnel. Rela Director-General Tan Sri Zulkifli Abidin said the three victims have rejected the offer on the basis that they wish for the accused to be punished 4

August 13, 2018 7:37 AM Teacher pleads not guilty to possession of terrorism-related items

KUALA LUMPUR: A teacher of a primary school in Sarawak pleaded not guilty in the High Court here today on a charge of possession of six images and 16 videos of the Daesh terrorist group on his cellphone. Muhamad Naseefullah@ Heawian Einie, 47, made the plea before judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali. The Islamic Education teacher was alleged to have committed 8

August 12, 2018 12:04 AM Egypt monk detained over murder of bishop

CAIRO: An Egyptian Coptic monk accused of murder has been detained and will remain in custody for four days pending investigations into the suspicious death of a bishop, his lawyer said Saturday. Bishop Epiphanius, 68, was the head of Saint Macarius monastery in Wadi el-Natrun, northwest of Cairo. His body was found in late July in a corridor of the monastery 7

August 7, 2018 11:18 AM Bangladeshi charged with gruesome murder of wife who was found dismembered in luggage bags

KUALA LUMPUR: A 37-year-old Bangladeshi man was charged with the murder of his wife, who was found dead and stuffed in two luggage bags near the Putra World Trade Centre last month. Janitor Md Shahzada Saju nodded his head when the charge against him was read out in front of magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin, however, no plea was recorded 4

August 3, 2018 10:59 AM Jobless man charged with possession of terrorism-related items

KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed 22-year-old man pleaded not guilty in the High Court here today to two charges with possession of terrorism-related items, comprising images, videos and documents on his handphone and a pendrive. Muhammad Aabid Zarkasi made the plea after the charges were read out to him before judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali. On the first 6

August 3, 2018 12:20 AM Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

HARARE: Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country's landmark election, results showed early Friday, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests. Mnangagwa won 50.8% of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the opposition MDC party on 44.3%, the Zimbabwe 5

August 1, 2018 8:48 AM Zanu-PF wins most seats in Zimbabwe parliament: poll body

HARARE: Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party won the most seats in parliament, official results showed Wednesday, as the count continued in the presidential race and the opposition MDC cried foul, alleging widespread fraud. EU observers are due to give their preliminary report on Zimbabwe's election later Wednesday, two days after the vote — the first ballot 7

July 30, 2018 3:44 AM Najib gets to drop suit against Pua despite objection

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has allowed former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to withdraw his defamation suit against Damansara MP Tony Pua. Judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab today allowed the withdrawal despite Pua's objection, ruling the prejudice against the latter was not significant. He ordered for the suit to be withdrawn with the condition 4