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Altantuya’s father to meet AG tomorrow

  • Jun 18, 2018
Shaaribuu Setev’s lawyer, Ramkarpal Singh, says the meeting with Tommy Thomas is to discuss the possibility of reopening the investigation into the model's murder.Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot twice in the head and her body blown up with military-grade explosives in 2006.PETALING JAYA: Altantuya Shaariibuu’s father is in Malaysia to meet with Attorney-General Tommy Thomas and discuss the possibility of reopening the probe into her murder, Channel NewsAsia reported.Shaaribuu S
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Spooked by 1MDB scandal, bond funds turn off Malaysia1MDB

  • Jun 18, 2018
Rating agencies are likely to downgrade Malaysia sooner rather than later if its fiscal health deteriorates significantly due to liabilities arising from 1MDB, says Brown Brothers Harriman.FUND managers are cutting their holdings in Malaysian bonds due to uncertainty over the magnitude of losses that have been uncovered in the scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) probe, said Bloomberg.The escalating 1MDB controversy, the removal of the goods and services tax, and the disclosure that M
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Cops will do what it takes to arrest Jho Low, says minister

  • Jun 17, 2018
The businessman and four others are being sought for investigations into allegations that as much as US$4.5 billion was siphoned from 1MDB.MUAR: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is confident the police would take the necessary steps to arrest businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, who is being sought in connection with the 1MDB probe, Bernama reported.Jho Low and four others are wanted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for investigations into allegations that as much as US$4.
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Lawyer: You can’t give immunity to Jho Low as he is ‘principal offender’

  • Jun 17, 2018
Lawyer N Sivananthan on why Dr Mahathir could not agree to businessman's request for immunity from criminal prosecution.He says it is just a matter of time before Jho Low is arrested by Interpol or the authorities where he is seeking refuge, before being handed over to Malaysia. PETALING JAYA: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho could likely have sought immunity from criminal prosecution in exchange for providing information to a task force investigating state investor 1MDB, a lawyer said.N S
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Kula to meet IGP on Indira’s case

  • Jun 17, 2018
Kula to meet IGP to help find Indira Gandhi’s daughter.He says court had ordered Muhammad Riduan Abdullah to hand over Prasana Diksa to his former wife.IPOH: Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran, who is also counsel to M Indira Gandhi, will meet Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun to expedite the process of finding the woman’s youngest daughter.Kulasegaran said the court had ordered Muhammad Riduan Abdullah to hand over Prasana Diksa to his former wife, apart from ordering the m
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China ‘lost the plot’ in striking deals with Najib govt, says expert

  • Jun 17, 2018
Universiti Malaya’s Peter TC Chang says China needs to prohibit collusion between its companies and 'corrupt regimes' overseas, while ensuring care for civil liberties in its dealings.Beijing must set in place stronger moral oversight of its fast expanding international footprint, like in the ECRL rail project in Malaysia.PETALING JAYA: An expert on China’s international relations has claimed that the superpower “lost the plot” in its dealings with the previous Malaysian government and n
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Injecting new purposes into the Look East Policy 2.0

  • Jun 17, 2018
COMMENT | With Japan being the first country to visit after being sworn-in again as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad's’s pledge for the rejuvenation of the Look East Policy (LEP) did not come as a surprise. Regardless of how successive BN administrations attached importance to it after the end of the first Mahathir era (1981-2003), such a policy has never vanished from our foreign policy radar since its introduction in 1982. Now, with Asia tipped to become the world’
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Zuraida: Banks must consider all incomes of housing loan applicants

  • Jun 16, 2018
Zuraida says many housing loan applicants have side incomes from business.The Minister says this will address the high rate of rejections of applications.KUALA LUMPUR: The housing and local government ministry has proposed that banks take into account all other incomes of housing loan applicants.This is to address the high rate of rejections of applications from people in the middle- and low-income groups, minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said today.She said the suggestion might provide for better cr
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Websites glitch being addressed, says Gobind

  • Jun 16, 2018
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and MYNIC Berhad are working on overcoming a technical glitch that has affected Malaysian websites with addresses ending in .my since yesterday, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.He said it was hoped that the problem could be rectified promptly.“More information will be forthcoming upon receipt of a detailed report,” he said in a post on his Twitter account today.MYNIC Berhad is the sole coordinator for
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Probes into Mindef scandals, other ministries starts after Raya

  • Jun 16, 2018
Defence Minister Mat Sabu greets guests at his open house in Kampung Guar Petai today. The minister said the special investigation committee into allegations of misappropriations involving ministries will begin work after Hari Raya. DEFENCE Minister Mohamad Sabu said investigations into possible misconduct and allegations of misappropriations involving ministries will begin after Hari Raya. He said only after the festive holidays will the special investigation committee headed by forme
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