RTM Stops Airing Despacito Song

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 20 – Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will cease broadcasting the global hit song, Despacito, on all its radio and television stations immediately, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said the RTM evaluation panel decided to withdraw the approval to play the song after a

Convictions In Major Thai Human Trafficking Trial

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BANGKOK, Jul 19 – A Thai court found dozens of people guilty of human trafficking offences on Wednesday in a mass trial exploring links between corrupt officials, including a senior army general, and the grim but lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants. Thailand’s junta launched a crackdown in May 2015

Ishak Was A Loving Father

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SEREMBAN, Jul 19 – Lenggeng assemblyman Ishak Ismail, who died of heart complications yesterday, has been described as a loving brother and father. His elder sister, Asnah Salleh, 69, said although Ishak was vocal in politics, he was very affectionate towards his four children. “We have been close with each other since

Montenegro Coup Plot Trial Adjourned

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PODGORICA, Jul 19 – The trial of two pro-Russian opposition leaders and 12 others over their role in an alleged bid to topple Montenegro’s government was adjourned Wednesday after claims the prosecutor was biased. The 14 suspects, who risk lengthy jail terms, include Democratic Front leaders Andrija Mandic and Milan Knezevic as

Police Nab Two, Hunt For Another Five For Rioting

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JOHOR BARU, Jul 19 – Police have arrested two men and are hunting for five more, suspected of rioting using deadly weapons in front of a house in Taman Skudai Baru, Skudai here last week. Iskandar Putri District Police chief ACP Noor Hashim Mohamad said the duo, aged 27, were detained after

Grandmother Joins KL2017 Torch Run In Hulu Terengganu

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KUALA BERANG, Jul 19 – Being a doting grandmother of five has not hindered Latifah Abdul Rahman, 52, from participating in the fourth day of the KL Torch Run 2017 in the Hulu Terengganu district today. Latifah Abdul Rahman truly lived up to the slogan of “Semarakkan Semangat Bangkit Bersama” when she

Park Refuses Order To Testify In Samsung Heir’s Trial

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SEOUL, Jul 19 – South Korea’s disgraced former president Park Geun-Hye on Wednesday again refused to testify in the corruption trial of the heir to the Samsung business empire, citing poor health. For the second time in a fortnight, Park rejected a court order to give evidence in the case of

Indonesia Bans Local Branch Of Hizb Ut-Tahrir

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JAKARTA, Jul 19 – Indonesia’s government on Wednesday banned the local branch of Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, rejecting criticism from rights groups that the move was undemocratic. The government said it revoked the licence of Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) because the group conducted activities that were against the state ideology. Hizb ut-Tahrir,

Bad Weather Caused Deadly Plane Crash

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YANGON, Jul 19 – Bad weather caused a Myanmar military plane to crash last month with 122 people on board, state media reported on Wednesday, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the country’s history. The Chinese-made Shaanxi Y8 military aircraft plunged into the Andaman Sea during a routine flight from

Najib Conveys Condolences To Lenggeng Assemblyman’s Family

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 19 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak expressed his condolences to the family of Lenggeng Assemblyman Datuk Ishak Ismail, who died last night. “Innalillah. Received news that Lenggeng Assemblyman Datuk Ishak Ismail passed away. Al-Fatihah and condolences to the family,” he said on his Twitter today. Ishak died

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