Prisons Department Denies Anwar Counselling Inmates

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 – The Prisons Department yesterday denied that de facto PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was serving a prison sentence in Sungai Buloh, had given religious lectures and counselling sessions to inmates. In a statement, the department said it had special officers or would invite qualified

Facebook Launches Standalone Web Messenger Browser Version

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Facebook is putting that Messenger.com domain to good use: The social network just launched a Messenger client on the Web that separates it from the Facebook.com homepage.  With Messenger.com, Facebook is clearly gearing users up for its upcoming Messenger Business integration, in which users can chat directly with companies about product questions, purchase updates and shipment tracking.

Pota Act Passed Without Amendments

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 – The Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota) 2015, to combat militant activities in the country, was finally approved at 2.25am this morning — after more than 14 hours of debate in the Dewan Rakyat. Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, in winding up the Bill, said in total there

Militant Group Held On Suspicion Of Plotting Attacks In KL

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 – Police have detained a suspected militant group, comprising 17 individuals, for allegedly plotting a terror attack in Malaysia’s capital. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said two of the individuals detained had recently returned from Syria, a country engulfed in a civil war, involving the

RTM Paid RM103.14M To TM Before The Contract Was Even Signed

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 – National broadcaster Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) paid RM103.14 million to Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) for broadcast network and maintenance services even before the official signing of agreement. According to the 2014 Auditor-General’s Report, the overall management of the contract was good. However, the following were the weaknesses found: – There

Kedah Proposes 50% Pay Hike For Assemblymen

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ALOR STAR, April 6 – The Kedah state government is proposing to raise the salary and allowance of state assemblymen, including the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Exco members by 50%. In the case of the Menteri Besar, the pay rise sought is 25%. The proposal to raise the salary and allowance of legislators was

Heli Crash: Police Rules Out As Sabotage

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KAJANG, April 6 – Into the third day of the helicopter crash investigation, police have so far ruled out any case of sabotage in Saturday’s incident at Kampung Pasir Baru in Sungai Pening-Pening, here. Selangor police chief Datuk Seri Abu Samah Mat said police cannot confirm whether there are elements of

The Struggling History Of Dr Mahathir

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 – Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been attacking Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in recent days, the sharpness of his criticism is even greater than criticisms from the opposition.  Some criticisms are justified while some are so unfounded to the extent of

I Was Under Dr Cassanova’s Spell

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GEORGE TOWN, April 7 – Former senior police officer Assistant Superintendent L. Chandkumary, who was charged with intentionally releasing a ‘Casanova doctor’ claims she was ‘under his spell’. In her defense, the 57-year-old claimed she was hypnotized by K. Prabaharan, 45 , who was then in her custody and control, at

Tan’s Remains To Be Buried On Wednesday

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ALOR STAR, April 6- The ashes of businessman Datuk Tan Huat Seang, who died in the helicopter crash at Semenyih, Kajang, on Saturday will be buried at the Prestavest Memorial Park (PMP) in Kebun 500, Pokok Sena, on Wednesday. Special prayers would be held prior to the ceremony at 11am, said a

Disposing Of Garbage To Fight Dengue

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 – Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr Krishna Kumar has urged the public to do its part to combat the spread of dengue in the country. This was in response to DAP lawmaker Charles Santiago’s repeated call on the government to declare a national emergency to combat the dengue pandemic. Dr

Cliff Was A Great Pilot And Humble Man

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 – Activist Syed Azmi Alhabshi sang praises of helicopter pilot Captain Cliff Fournier, who perished in the Semenyih helicopter crash, saying he was a “humble” man. He said he knew Fournier by chance and it started with an innocent post on Facebook when he said that he would love to

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