Four Deny Wrongfully Confining Singaporean Siblings

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GEORGE TOWN, March 2 – Four men were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with four counts of wrongful restraint against two Singaporean nationals last month. Chee Kok Fang, 37, Loke Kah Wooi, 23, E. Boonroy, 30, and Koy Kean Teong, 26, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges

Government Spokesman: WSJ Ignoring Confirmed Facts

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 – The Malaysian Government has taken to task the Wall Street Journal for continuing to try and link the funds deposited into the Prime Minister’s accounts with 1MDB even after “multiple lawful authorities” have confirmed the money came from Saudi Arabia. In a statement, a government spokesman said:

1MDB Slams WSJ For Repeating Disproven Claims

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 – 1Malaysia Development Berhad has slammed the Wall Street Journal for repeating “disproven allegations”. It was responding to a WSJ article which claimed that more than US$1 billion was deposited into the accounts of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and that “much of it” came from

TMP Did Not Affect Land Belonging To PCGHS

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GEORGE TOWN, March 2 – The Transport Master Plan (TMP) will not involve acquisition of land from 197-year-old Penang Chinese Girls High School (PCGHS), said Chow Kon Yeow, state executive councillor Governtment, who is in charge of the local government, traffic and flood mitigation committee at Komtar here today. “The project delivery partner, SRS Consortium,

Lekas Highway Toll Collection Goes Fully Electronic

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SEREMBAN, March 1 – Toll collection on the Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas) will go fully electronic at noon tomorrow. Toll is collected at six plazas on the highway, namely Kajang Selatan, Semenyih, Pajam, Mantin, Setul and Ampangan. Lekas said in a statement that motorists paying cash who enter the highway at any of

Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Opens

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HONG KONG, March 1 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opened today and continues through 5 March at the AsiaWorld-Expo. This third edition of the show welcomes more than 1,880 exhibitors from 42 countries and regions to showcase jewellery

Leaders React To Dr Mahathir’s Decision To Quit UMNO

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JOHOR BAHARU, March 1 – Johor UMNO today expressed disappointment over the resignation of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from UMNO. Johor UMNO Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said it was most unfortunate that Dr Mahathir had decided to leave the party. He said they come up

Launching of Paging Board At PIA

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GEORGE TOWN, March 1 – The launching of the paging board was held at Penang International Airport (PIA) this morning with officiate by Penang State Tourism Development & Culture, YB Danny Law Heng Kiang. The main objective of the implementation is to ensure the smooth and systematic process of guest

Tun Mahathir Quits UMNO For Second Time

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 29 – Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced that he has again left UMNO. Dr Mahathir, 90, who was also a former UMNO president, made the announcement at a media conference at his office, the Perdana Leadership Foundation, here. Dr Mahathir, had previously left UMNO on May

Malaysia’s Ex-PM Mahathir quits UMNO Again

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 29 – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has quit the ruling party UMNO, with immediate effect and this will be his second time quitting from Umno when he left in May 2008 previously. He said he want to leave UMNO, because it is no longer UMNO that he know.

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