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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 4:49 AM Japan’s stock market got you confused? Try analysing eyebrows

A man walks past an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo. — Reuters picTOKYO, Feb 22 — With Japan’s stock market having slipped away from strategists’ targets set at the start of the year, investors seeking alternative analysis could consider studying eyebrows. Thick eyebrows became popular during the nation’s 6

February 22, 2018 2:17 AM Broadcom lowers offer for Qualcomm in takeover bid (VIDEO)

NEW YORK, Feb 22 — Broadcom lowered its takeover bid for Qualcomm from US$82 (RM319) to US$79 a share. To account for Qualcomm's sweetened offer for NXP Semiconductors. Broadcom says it takes away from Qualcomm's value. GBH Insights' Daniel Ives says: “This is a game, a high stakes poker. And right here, with Broadcom, this is really them showing that they're 6

February 21, 2018 3:43 PM Reactions to the death of US evangelist Billy Graham

US President Donald Trump was among those who offered condolences on social media. — Reuters pic WASHINGTON, Feb 21 — Billy Graham became the best known preacher in the United States during 70 years in the pulpit. Following are reactions to his death today. “The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions 4

February 21, 2018 11:42 AM Lebanon arrests former IS financial official, says source

Despite being defeated in Syria, IS militants are still active. — Reuters picBEIRUT, Feb 21 — Lebanese intelligence arrested a man today they believe was a financial official for Islamic State in Syria, a security source said. The Syrian, arrested in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, was responsible for collecting money for the militant group in Albu Kamal 9

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 4:25 AM S'wak football players in alleged match-fixing released

KUCHING: Two Sarawak football players and a man suspected to be a 'bookie', who were in remand to facilitate investigations into match-fixing, have been ordered released by the magistrate's court here today. Magistrate Sandy Yvette Freddy ordered their release on bail by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The three men were detained by MACC last Feb 14 and were ordered 6

February 20, 2018 2:06 PM Joint operation rescues 11 Thais from Macau Scam syndicate in KL

BANGKOK, Feb 20 — Eleven Thai nationals believed to have been forced to work for a Taiwanese-led “Macau Scam” syndicate in Kuala Lumpur were rescued in a joint operation by the Malaysian and Thailand Police here today. In the raid conducted by Malaysian Police following intelligence by Thai Police on a 10-storey building in Sri Petaling, five Taiwanese 7

February 20, 2018 8:42 AM Wireman to enter defence on armed gang-robbery charge

PETALING JAYA: The Sessions Court here today ordered a wireman to enter his defence on a charge of committing gang-robbery when armed with a machete on a teenager two years ago. Judge Azwarnida Affandi made the order after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in establishing a prima facie case against V. K. Deventra Kumar, 39. Deventra Kumar was charged 6