KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – The hearing of the defamation suit filed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against Harakah and Harakahdaily pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will begin on March 16 next year. High Court judge Datuk Hue Siew Kheng fixed the date in her chambers on Thursday
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – PAS declared to be an opposition in Penang following the action of the state government which sacked 300 members of the Community Development and Security Committee (JKKK) from among members of PAS in the state. “PAS have no choice and must take the action to act
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 20 – Penang’s water supply authority asserted that it had the right to raw the water from within the state boundaries and will continue to take the water from Sungai Muda on a daily basis, free of charge. Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Ir.
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 20 – Several DAP assemblymen on Thursday requested an additional session of the state assembly in a year, saying this will give more time for discussions and alleviate the need to meet till late into the night. Ong Chin Wen (DAP-Bukit Tengah) said the additional session was necessary to
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 19 – Penanti state assembly woman Dr Norlela Ariffin broke down in tears during the state legislative assembly sitting here on Thursday with claiming that the state government had been neglected her constituency which no development taken for the people in her area. In the meantime, Dr Norlela also
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 – Reports of imminent terrorist threats in Malaysia have yet to be confirmed, Inspector-general of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement here on Thursday (Nov 19). This comes after independent news outlet Malaysiakini reported an internal police memo had been leaked indicating there were as
SAINT-DENIS, Nov 19 – The alleged mastermind of last week’s deadly Paris attacks was killed Wednesday during a raid carried out by French police, the Paris prosecutor confirmed on Thursday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud was identified by his fingerprints collected at the scene in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. His body was found “riddled with impacts,” according
SAINT-DENIS, Nov 19 – The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has been identified as one of those killed in Tuesday’s raid in the suburb of Saint Denis, the Paris prosecutor says. His body was found riddled with bullets and shrapnel in the shattered apartment in the northern suburb.
WASHINGTON, NOV 19 – President Obama threatened late Wednesday to veto legislation aimed at improving screening for Syrian refugees, potentially putting the White House and Congress on a collision course in a matter of days. The veto threat came as the House was preparing the bill which sets high hurdles for
POLAND, Nov 19 – The flight from Warsaw to Hurghada in Egpyt has made an unscheduled landing in Bulgaria after the threat. The Mayor of Burgas Dimitar Nikolov told Radio FOCUS that the plane landed normally at the airport in the coastal city of Burgas. He commented further that there were 161 passengers
BEIJING, Nov 19 – The Chinese Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has executed a Chinese national in the Middle East. The ministry has vowed to bring the perpetrators “to justice.” Beijing has confirmed the identity of the victim as Fan Jinghui, according to Reuters. The man
SAINT-DENIS, Nov 19 – The death of a police dog named Diesel during a raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis evoked an outpouring of grief on social media on Wednesday. The raid, which targeted the suspected Paris attack mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud, also resulted in the death of a woman suicide bomber and
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 19 – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Joseph Kurup said that the National Unity Action Plan framework is currently being discussed to be tabled before the ‘away day’ cabinet meeting in February on next year. He said the plan, which is prepared by the National Unity
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 – The High Court here has suspended an application by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to strike out a former UMNO member’s suit against him over the RM2.6 billion donation issue. Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab made the ruling here on Wednesday after allowing ex-UMNO
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also Home Minister said Malaysia is awaiting official information from the Philippines on the validity of reports that a Malaysian hostage has been beheaded by a Philippine militant group. “The police would get detailed information
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 – The High Court here Wednesday ruled that the charge of sabotaging banking and financial services did not fall under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA). Therefore, the court granted former Batu Kawan UMNO vice-chief Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang to be
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 19 – The Penang State Government sacked all almost 300 PAS members from Community Development and Security Committee (JKKK) in the state on last month. Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon had been confirmed it to the reporters in the Penang legislative assembly building lobby here on Wednesday.
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 19 – Machang Bubok assemblymember Tan Khai Loon together with the JKKK Machang Bubok members represented by Mustafa Ariffin had handed over a memorandum to exco member for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation, Chow Kon Yeow. Also present were exco member Datuk Abdul Malik Kassim. The memorandum is
MANILA, Nov 19 – Water cannon were used as street protests turned violent in Manila on Thursday (Nov 19), ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting. Police failed to disperse the crowd and scuffles broke out as authorities continued to block the large crowds gathered on the streets from
BEIJING, Nov 19 – China voiced “great shock” about a report saying a Chinese hostage held by the Islamic State (IS) had been killed, saying the report need to be further verified. Islamic State said in the latest edition of its English language magazine on Wednesday that it had killed a