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India confirms extradition request for Zakir Naik sent in Jan

  • Jul 13, 2018
The Indian government has confirmed that it sent Malaysia a formal extradition request for preacher Zakir Naik in January this year.Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Shri Raveesh Kumar confirmed this via email today.“In January this year, we made a formal request for the extradition of Zakir Naik who is an Indian national, who is living in Malaysia and who is wanted (for) criminal cases in India.“Our extradition request is under consideration (by) the Malaysian authorities,”
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Altantuya's father files bid to use Federal Court verdict in civil suit

  • Jul 13, 2018
Lawyers for Mongolian national Setev Shaariibuu have filed an application for the Federal Court criminal verdict regarding his daughter Altantuya Shaariibuu's murder to be used in his family's RM100 million civil suit over her death.Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo said this when contacted today.She said this legal issue will have to be decided by Shah Alam High Court judge Justice Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera, before the start of the civil suit trial."The main legal issue is whether the findings of the crimi
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10 things to know about Jho Low

  • Jul 13, 2018
Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho is the CEO of Hong Kong-based private equity investment and advisory firm Jynwel Capital. PETALING JAYA (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): The hunt for fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, wanted in a global corruption probe in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) state fund, is now shifting to the West Indies islands. The Star reported on Thursday (July 12) that Low, also known as Jho Low, could have fled to the Saint Kitts and Nevis islan
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Time for gov’t to give 'fishing rod' and not just 'fish' - minister

  • Jul 13, 2018
The government will continue its efforts to strengthen farmers and fishermen so that they do not depend solely on subsidies and aid from the government. Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Salahuddin Ayub said the time has come for the government to give these people the ‘fishing rod’ and not the ‘fish’ so that they can change their lives and get out of poverty. “We will continue giving them aid, but the incentives must include training so that they can change. “
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Gov't must look into these issues pertaining to pharmacists in M'sia

  • Jul 13, 2018
COMMENT | Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) council members recently had the opportunity to have a meeting on July 12 and presented the following topics to Health Minister Dzulkely Ahmad. Issues pertaining pharmacists in Malaysia: 1. Pharmacy Bill As of now, the Pharmacy Bill which had been drafted over the past 20 years has yet to be tabled in Parliament. There are many benefits with regards to pharmacists in this Bill. However, the objection towards this Bill by MPS still stands on
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Najib-BN’s ‘blatant corruption’ led to gov’t change, 'won’t happen to S’pore'

  • Jul 13, 2018
A Singaporean prominent figure says the PAP government wouldn’t suffer BN’s fate, as it isn’t plagued by “massive corruption”. "It is not the absence of full democratic institutions, it is not the absence of full human rights, or the putting down of dissent, nor the presence of paternalistic governance which brings down a government, or has brought down the (previous) Malaysian government. "It is the unbridled, egregiously blatant and massively enormous corruption of the (former
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Ex-Rosmah aide remanded by MACC for another two days

  • Jul 13, 2018
The MACC has secured an additional two days to remand an ex-aide to former prime minister's wife Rosmah Mansor. This is to facilitate a probe into the company that was awarded the solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak. The aide's lawyer Ridha Abdah Subri, said the MACC had originally applied for a seven-day extension but was only granted two days by the Putrajaya magistrate's court. "So by Sunday, he must be released," Ridha told reporters after the remand hearing today.
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Prosecution withdraws charge against the late Shuhaimi Shafiei

  • Jul 13, 2018
The prosecution withdrew the sedition charge faced by the late Sungai Kandis assemblyperson Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei at the Shah Alam Sessions Court yesterday.The prosecution, in a letter dated July 3 signed by solicitor-general II, Zauyah Be T Loth Khan said, they received the representation letter from Mat Shuhaimi's lawyers and decided to withdraw its case against him."Actually, we have considered (withdrawing) the charge before he passed away."The Attorney-General's Chambers expresses condolence
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Rosmah's jewellery: Undeclared items may be seized, Customs DG says

  • Jul 13, 2018
Jewellery from a Lebanese firm sent to former prime minister's wife Rosmah Mansor, may subject to further seizure if they were not declared to the Customs Department.Customs director-general T Subromaniam said this when asked about the consignment of 44 jewellery pieces, which is currently being held by police."The police hasn't contacted us yet. Any items not declared may also subject to seizure," he told Malaysiakini when contacted.Subromaniam was responding to Jelutong MP RSN Rayer, who raise
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Dr M was right on Zakir Naik, says Kulasegaran

  • Jul 13, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was correct to state that Zakir Naik can remain in Malaysia provided that he does not do anything wrong or cause unrest, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran said.The DAP lawmaker, who was a staunch critic of the controversial Muslim preacher in the past, said the issue was discussed during Wednesday's cabinet meeting.“The issue was raised in the last cabinet meeting by (Communications and Multimedia Minister) Gobind Singh Deo, (Minister of Water, Land and
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