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IGP: Altantuya case may be reopened if new leads surface

  • May 25, 2018
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohamad Fuzi Harun said investigations into the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu might be re-opened if there are fresh leads. “Not at this moment,” he replied when asked if the case would be re-investigated during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning. On May 18, Mongolian president Khaltmaagiin Battulga urged Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to help the family of Altantuya seek justice. Meanwhile, Fuzi said police are n
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Guan Eng to forge ahead with 'truthful' approach, despite Bursa fears

  • May 25, 2018
The Malaysian government will not stray from its policy of telling the truth about its spending and its current fiscal state, despite fears that this approach has led to loss of investor confidence of late. Affirming this, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said it was more important for the new government to show that it was committed to transparency and that it had shed the old administration's practice of "hiding spending". He said the government was simultaneously taking steps to improve th
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New RoS chief appointed

  • May 25, 2018
The Home Ministry today announced the appointment of Masyati Abang Ibrahim as the new director-general of the Registry of Societies (RoS) effective May 23. Ministry secretary-general Alwi Ibrahim said in a statement that Masyati takes over from Surayati Ibrahim who was transferred to the Public Service Department (PSD) on May 22. Masyati was a senior consultant at the Public Sector Transformation Division of the PSD prior to her latest appointment and had wide experience in administration
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RM114m: 22 bank officers, 35 bags of cash, 26 currencies, three days to count

  • May 25, 2018
It took 22 bank officers three days to count 35 bags of cash seized from residences linked to former premier Najib Abdul Razak, revealed commercial crimes department director Amar Singh. “We seized 72 bags. Of this, 35 contained cash in 26 currencies,” he told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning. Amar said the cash was counted by 21 officers from Bank Negara and one officer from Bank Islam. The total amount was RM114 million. The value of the remaining 37 bags, which
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Probe MCMC data leak, other wrongs, Gobind urged

  • May 25, 2018
A rights group has urged the new Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo to probe various alleged wrongdoings related to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), in particular the massive data breach of last year. “We call upon the minister to investigate the October 2017 personal data breach expose of over 46 million mobile phone subscribers (in addition to other personal medical and employment records from Jobstreet.com and various medical association
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Roaches and tuberculosis: Justo says prison horror led to confession

  • May 25, 2018
INTERVIEW | For former PetroSaudi International executive Xavier Andre Justo, spending 18 months in a Thai prison could only be described as a nightmare. In an interview with Malaysiakini yesterday, Justo recalled being in a cramped cell with little sanitation and ventilation, along with a few dozen inmates. “I was sleeping on the floor in 45-degree heat, with cockroaches. There were people with tuberculosis and strange diseases. It was a frightening experience,” he said. Justo was
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Kit Siang and Perlis mufti moot fresh polls to solve Perlis crisis

  • May 25, 2018
DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang and Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin believe that conducting a fresh election in Perlis is one way to resolve the ongoing crisis in the state. "One way to resolve the unseemly constitutional crisis in Perlis is for (Perlis menteri besar) Azlan (Man) to request the Raja of Perlis to dissolve the Perlis state assembly to pave the way for a fresh state general election," said Lim in a statement today. This is in the wake of Perlis being plunged into political tur
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Gold bars? Amar says wait till an expert confirms it's gold

  • May 25, 2018
Media reports claimed that among the items seized from the Pavilion Residences linked to former premier Najib Abdul Razak was 100kg of gold bars. However, federal commercial crimes director Amar Singh refused to confirm this during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning. “Once I have a person to confirm with me that it is gold, then I will verify it,” he said. Amar had revealed that out of the 72 bags seized during the May 18 operation, 35 contained cash in 26 currencies.
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IGP: Return seized cash to Umno? We’ll follow the law

  • May 25, 2018
Inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun has said that the police will follow due process in their ongoing investigation into money seized from the house of former Umno president Najib Abdul Razak. Fuzi said this when asked about on Umno’s call for the money to be returned to the party. “There is a process for reclaiming (the money). We must follow the process provided by the law. “Investigations are ongoing and we might need more time. “We can’t act arbitrarily, for
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PetroSaudi confessions made under duress, says Justo

  • May 25, 2018
INTERVIEW | For former PetroSaudi International executive Xavier Andre Justo, spending 18 months in a Thai prison could only be described as a nightmare.In an interview yesterday, Justo recalled being in a cramped cell with little sanitation and ventilation, along with a few dozen inmates.“I was sleeping on the floor in 45-degree heat, with cockroaches. There were people with tuberculosis and strange diseases. It was a frightening experience,” he said.Justo was jailed in August 2015 after he
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