Protest In Hong Kong Over Activist’s Election Ban

HONG KONG, Jan 29 – Protesters in Hong Kong gathered outside the government’s headquarters Sunday evening after a leading pro-democracy activist was barred from standing as a candidate in upcoming elections. The ban on 21-year-old Agnes Chow, who was at the forefront of mass 2014 Umbrella Movement rallies calling for political

Negri Sembilan Pakatan Convention Descends Into Chaos

SEREMBAN, Jan 29 – The Negri Sembilan Pakatan Harapan Convention here today descended into chaos after some 40 Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) members objected to the pact’s seat distribution in the state for the 14th General Election (GE14). They started protesting while Pakatan Harapan president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah

Woman Held Over Penang Undersea Tunnel Probe Freed On Bail

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 28 – The magistrate’s court here today freed a woman consultant who was remanded since Wednesday to assist the Malaysian Anti-Coruption Commision’s (MACC) probe into a road and undersea tunnel project in Penang. Magistrate Nik Muhammad Azrin Hafiz Nik Mahmood ordered that the 50-year-old woman be released on bail of

Nazri: Minister Will Not Change Visit Malaysia 2020 Logo

PETALING JAYA, Jan 28 – Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz stressed that the ministry will stick with its Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) logo, despite it being panned as abuzz and poorly designed on social media. Nazri explained that the logo, launched during the Asean Tourism Forum 2018 (ATF), was

Ahmad Shabery: Mukhriz’s Patriotic Spirit Very Brittle

ALOR STAR, Jan 27 – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s patriotic spirit must be very brittle if he is ashamed to call himself a Malaysian when abroad, said Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister said that

Zahid: Don’t Fall For #SpoiltVote Campaign

BAGAN DATUK, Jan 27 – The public have been advised not to fall for the #SpoiltVote campaign slogan bandied about by certain quarters on social media which aims at ruining democracy in the country. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the move taken by the quarters trying

Najib: Spoilt Vote Campaign Contradicts Democracy

NEW DELHI, Jan 27 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has described the ‘spoilt vote’ campaign launched by certain quarters as an action that contradicts the democratic system being practised in Malaysia. He said the negative campaigning approach to win the 14th General Election (GE14) should not have been made

Penang Police Bust Car Clone Syndicate

BALIK PULAU, Jan 26 – Police busted a car cloning syndicate dubbed ‘Geng Jeff Klon’ following the arrest of eight men and seizure of five cars worth RM150,000 in several raids in Penang and Kedah. Southwest district police chief Supt A.A Anbalagan said following a public tip-off and intelligence work, a

Airline Staff Dies During Flight From KL To Bandung

PETALING JAYA, Jan 25 – A 46-year-old AirAsia staff died while on duty during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bandung, Indonesia yesterday. AirAsia in a statement said the flight, AK416, had to be diverted to the Senai International Airport in Johor due to “medical emergency” to treat the 46-year-old. The company added

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