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25/05 12:07 am Establish the IPCMC immediately

The Malaysian Bar is aghast that yet another person has died while in police custody. K Partiban, aged 34, who was being held by the police in Malacca under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959, was reportedly already dead when the police brought him to the hospital on May 22, 2017. To our knowledge, four other deaths in police custody have allegedly occurred in 2017 - those of Mohd Izham Abdul Rahman, aged 39, S Balamurugan, aged 44, Soh Kai Chiok, aged 49, and Thanaseelan Muniandy, aged 43. We ..

25/05 12:06 am Dr M: Proton-Geely deal the beginning of the 'great sell-out'

The deal to sell a stake of national car maker Protonto China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd is probably the beginning of the great-sell-out, warned Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The former premier, who is thearchitect of Proton, said in a blog posting today that Malaysians may eventually lose thecountry. As I slip into my final years, or month or days, I will watch as our beloved country is sold to foreigners to settle the trillion ringgits that we owe. We will have to sell more of our country. What ..

25/05 12:02 am Mahathir says Jho Low should not fear returning home

With his trademark sarcasm, former premier Dr Mahathir Mohmad called on businessman Jho Low to return to Malaysia. He claimed Low had nothing to fear because atttorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali would ensure he is not arrested. You (Low) shouldn't be scared, with the attorney-general around, you won't be arrested. "But if you were to come here, we will hammer," he told a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) ceramah in Kuala Lumpur last night. Mahathir has often criticised Mohamed Apandi ..

25/05 12:01 am Some secondary school students still illiterate in English

The serious lack of English proficiency among students was a key issue raised at the Transformasi Nasional 50 (TN50) dialogue held in Subang Jaya last night. One participant, My Readers literacy programme founder Charis Ding, said there are still secondary school students who are illiterate in the English language. As an example, she cited a 13-year-old student who could only read eight words out of a 77-word passage set for a Standard One student, highlighting a literacy gap of six years. ..

25/05 11:54 am The fault lines in Zakir Naik controversy

YOURSAY I still believe Malay Msians are not that easily fooled by Perkasa or Zakir. Perkasa wages war against MIC over Zakir Naik Tholu: I just saw the video clip of Perkasa secretary-general Syed Hassan Syed Ali's press conference where he stated, "What is Zakir Naik's wrongdoings and what has he said to degrade Hinduism?" Well Syed Hassan, watch this video clip . If you dare to bring yourself to watch this video clip in absolute neutrality without any skewed prejudice, would you make good on ..

25/05 11:52 am Reports of fire at HUKM's clinical block, fire engine deployed

A portion of a building at the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's clinical block in Bandar Tun Razak is believed to have caught fire this morning. It is learnt that the incident happened on the third floor of the block. A spokesman from the Bandar Tun Razak's Fire and Rescue Services Department confirmed that a fire engine with a crew of seven fire-fighters and a supervisor had left to the vicinity. However, there has been no development. When contacted, a HUKM spokesperson said it is ..

25/05 11:15 am Where is JJPTR founder Johnson Lee?

Report says he appears to have gone missing after being released by police, and that a man was found hanged in Taiping with JJPTR newspaper clippings on him. GEORGE TOWN: Has JJPTR money game founder Johnson Lee gone into hiding? A report in The Star said he seemed to have gone missing a day after his release from police custody on Tuesday. The report said a check at two houses in Bayan Baru and Jelutong found that he had not been staying there for years. One of his former Bayan Baru neighbours ..

25/05 11:03 am 'Slightly obese' Ku Nan flays 'lazy' Putrajaya residents

Putrajaya MP Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor flayed his constituents last night, for leading an unhealthy lifestyle. While admitting that he was"slightly obese" himself, Tengku Adnan said there were many ways Putrajaya residents could exercise, but chose not to. "Putrajaya is a garden city. You can jog, you can cycle. The view is beautiful. "But when you go to work you want to drive. Walk la. "If the car could go up on a lift you'd do it," he said in jest at a National Transformation 2050 (TN50) ..

25/05 11:02 am Who should be PM if Pakatan wins?

QUESTION TIME This is a rather big if given an opposition which is in disarray, not least because it cant even decide on a prime minister from a field which includes jailed Anwar Ibrahim, his wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and Bersatus Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Muhyiddin Yassin. Let us first rule out, in the interim, Anwar who cannot become prime minister immediately because he is convicted and in jail, and he would not be a member of ..

25/05 11:00 am Sabah PKR chief confident of electoral pact with Warisan

PKR Sabah chief Christina Liew is confident they can sign an electoral pact with former Umno vice-chief Shafie Apdal's new party, Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan). Liew said this is because the two parties have maintained a friendly relationship. Every time Warisan invites us, we go to its functions. When PKR has functions, Warisan sends its representatives as well. I am confident we can work out an electoral pact when the time comes, along with one or two local parties, Liew, who is the Api-Api ..

25/05 10:59 am Syahredzan: Glimmer of hope for legal challenges against electoral roll

There is still a glimmer of hope to challenge the electoral roll, despite a section in law which prevents it, said lawyer Syahredzan Johan last night. Speaking at theElectoral Reforms Before GE14, forum organised by the Bersih steering committee at Malaysiakini s office, Syahredzan was referring to Section 9A of the Elections Act 1958, which prevents the courts from scrutinising the electoral roll once it has been gazetted. The act was introduced by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, ..

25/05 10:56 am PAS excos will retain positions until GE14, rules Selangor sultan

The three PAS executive council members (excos) in the Selangor state government will retain their positions until the next general election, ruled the Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. "After taking in consideration of all aspects, especially from the aspect of the Selangor state administration's stability and to preserve the wellbeing of the rakyat as a whole, and after discussing with Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali, (Sultan Sharafuddin) has concurred with Azmin's wishes and ..

25/05 9:33 am Tunku's values still ring loud today

Tunku Abdul Rahman is widely celebrated as the architect of Malaya's independence and the founding father of Malaysia. Now, a group of authors are attempting to ensure that his thoughts, too, transcends through time. The group are among 23 authors who wrote essays and stories in response to selected quotes by the Tunku, compiled in the new book titled "Dialog - Thoughts on the Tunku's Timeless Thinking". "The Tunku's wisdom is not dead history, we want to keep his values alive," said Shahrifah ..

25/05 9:31 am Muhyiddin: Funds went to Umno, not my own pockets

Former Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin has denied he had ever personally received funds from the RM2.6 billion claimed to be a donation from a Saudi royalty to Prime Minister Najib Razak . This follows Umno supreme council member Nazri Abdul Aziz accusing him and former Umno vice-president Shafie Apdal of receiving a bigger slice of the controversial RM2.6 billion. Shafie yesterday also denied receiving a portion of the said funds. "This is slander. In the name of Allah, I did not ..

25/05 9:30 am Explosions rock Jakarta bus terminal

Two bomb blasts rocked a bus terminal in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, in Indonesia. The Jakarta Post reported that the explosions occurred about 9pm (about 10pm Malaysian time). East Jakarta police chief Senior Commander Andy Wibowo said the police were still investigating the explosions and that three people had been affected by the blasts. It is unclear whether there are any fatalities involved but Tempo reported that body parts, believed to be that of a man, were seen strewn at the scene of ..

25/05 9:28 am Dr M mourns Proton fast becoming a 'foreign car'

As the brains behind Proton, former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad is understandably unhappy over China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd's 49.9 percent acquisition of the Malaysian icon. With the latest acquisition, Mahathir said Proton was no longer a national carmaker. "It has become a foreign carmaker. We have lost one of the country's icons," he told a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) ceramah in Kuala Lumpur last night. However, it should be noted that Geely only acquired 49.9 percent ..

25/05 9:26 am For Dr M, what is shame compared with sins?

YOURSAY When one is full of maruah, there is no space for shame. Dr M: Japanese willing to kill themselves out of shame, but... Sarawakian: If the majority of Malays are shameless hypocrites how come Pakatan Rakyat got 51 percent of the votes in GE13? And how come support for Umno is plummeting below 40 percent? The problem is the Malay tidak apa (never mind) attitude which former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad is trying to shake up in his blog. Only the Malays can save Malaysia and GE14 will be about ..

24/05 11:18 pm Punca Gagal Dapat BR1M 2017

Punca permohonan #BR1M2017 gagal atau ditolak. Berikut dikongsikan punca atau sebab permohonan BR1M 2017 anda ditolak atau tidak diluluskan: 01: Tidak membuat pengemaskinian permohonan BR1M bagi tempoh 3 tahun kebelakangan (2014). 02: Maklumat tanggungan yang tidak tepat. 03: Memohon lebih dari satu kali (suami dan isteri membuat permohonan berasingan). 04: Tidak menyertakan dokumen pengesahan seperti dokumen kematian pasangan, dokumen pengesahan penceraian dan penyata gaji 05: Tiada maklumat ..

24/05 11:13 pm Awas Riders, Ada Pemandu UBER Yang Kongsikan Gambar Anda Secara Curi Bagi ..

Tak amanah. Itulah perkataan yang sesuai dilemparkan kepada sikap sesetengah pemandu Uber Grabcar yang menyebarkan gambar penumpang mereka yang sedang tidur. Menurut Nazmi, terdapat satu group di Facebook yang disertai oleh komuniti Uber yang berkongsikan gambar-gambar penumpang yang mengaibkan. Perkara itu juga disebarkan secara berleluasa dikalangan pemandu Uber dan Nazmi berkongsikan kekesalannya berhubung sikap sesetengah pemandu Uber yang memalukan penumpang mereka. Berikut luahan Nazmi . ..

24/05 11:05 pm Used your own money for GE13? Your family must be rich, Nazri tells Shafie ..

Provided by Malay Mail Online Nazri said that all Barisan Nasional MPs received RM10,000 to pay the Election Commission as deposit to contest in GE13, and a RM200,000 cheque for expenses from nominations to polling day. Picture by Yusof KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and his family must be very "rich" if he claims he was not a beneficiary of the controversial RM2.6 billion donation received by the prime minister in the last general election, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said today. Nazri ..

24/05 11:03 pm Academic: Fourth PM to blame for Constitution in coma

Provided by MToday News Sdn Bhd azmi-sharom_mahathir_600 KUALA LUMPUR: Law professor Azmi Sharom says the Federal Constitution is in a coma, with its health having gone downhill since Malaysias fourth prime minister took over the reins of the country. He said this at the launch of a book on Malaysias first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman. Dr Mahathir Mohammad was the countrys fourth prime minister. He was blamed for destroying the judiciary, curbing the power of the monarchy and strengthening ..

24/05 11:01 pm Apa berlaku pada Rosmah di London, soal Adun DAP

Provided by MToday News Sdn Bhd Lau-Weng-San-rosmah-di-london PETALING JAYA: Seorang Adun DAP berkata lawatan rasmi luar negara oleh pemimpin kerajaan Pakatan Harapan lebih telus berbanding lawatan yang diadakan isteri perdana menteri Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. Beliau memberi contoh lawatan dianjurkan kerajaan negeri Selangor yang boleh diikuti perkembangannya termasuk muat naik di Facebook milik menteri besar. Sebaliknya, Adun Kampung Tunku, Lau Weng San mendakwa tidak ada sebarang gambar atau ..

24/05 10:52 pm Ku Nan: Dress 'shabby' remark was just a joke

Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said his advise that women should dress 'comot' (shabbily) to avoid unwanted attention was just a joke. "The last time, I made a joke with a young lady that I knew, I was joking, in my heart I was joking, I told her that if she dressed prettily - not seductively, she would attract unwanted attention. "I was joking, but the opposition twisted my words, looking to create trouble," Tengku Adnan told a crowd in Putrajayatonight. He was ..

24/05 10:08 pm They ran out of fuel, so they just drifted around for a while.

KD Perdana's boat ran out of fuel, says Navy chief KD Perdana adrift ran out of fuel communication equipment failure unable contact mother ship RMN chief said preliminary findings why boat went missing lost contact conducting operations to chase away foreign fishing vessels communication equipment broke down - Bernama My comments : Ran out of fuel. Then comms broke down. Maybe the radio runs on diesel too? There is always a first time for everything. What about the cans? Can they flush? Toaster ..

24/05 10:02 pm Cops shoot dead Geng Pam leader

The 40-year-old suspect was shot dead after a high-speed chase. TAPAH: The leader of the notorious Geng Pam, who was on the most wanted list in Perak, was shot dead by police along Jalan Air Kuning-Teluk Intan here today. Perak police chief Hasnan Hassan said in the 3.30pm incident, a team from the Perak police headquarters conducting patrols in Air Kuning attempted to hail down the suspects car as it was using false number plates. However, the the suspect sped away. Following a high-speed ..

24/05 10:01 pm MonSpace demands Segambut MP apologise for remarks

Multi-level marketing company also wants Lim Lip Eng to retract his allegations, which it claims has hurt its reputation. PETALING JAYA: DAPs Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng has been asked to apologise to multi-level marketing company MonSpace (M) Sdn Bhd. The letter of demand was issued to him by Messrs Shafee & Co, The Star Online reported. It said Lim was also asked to withdraw statements made against MonSpace (M) Sdn Bhd, its chief executive officer and executive director Jessy Lai, who holds a ..

24/05 9:59 pm Perkasa: Proton perlu terus jaga kepentingan Bumiputera

Ibrahim Ali berkata, Putrajaya tidak harus melindungi Proton jika syarikat itu tidak menjaga kepentingan Bumiputera dan rakyat Malaysia. PETALING JAYA: Kumpulan hak Melayu, Perkasa mahu kerajaan memastikan Proton Holdings Bhd terus melindungi kepentingan negara dan memenuhi keperluan vendor Bumiputera, berikutan penjualan 49.9% saham dalam pembuat kereta nasional itu kepada Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd (Geely). Presiden Perkasa, Datuk Ibrahim Ali berkata, walaupun Proton masih memiliki ..

24/05 9:49 pm Stop making pre-announcements, petrol dealers tell media

Ever since the government began to announce weekly fuel price updates,certain media organizations have made frequently inaccurate pre-announcements. This practice has upset thePetrol Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM), which has issued a letter to the media, asking them not to pre-empt the government's fuel price updates. "Yes, there is an embargo, so the media have to respect it," saidPDAM presidentKhairul Annuar Abdul Aziz when contacted. Two media outlets have received the letter so far, ..

24/05 9:47 pm Jagdeep: Penang property prices saw the highest reduction in Malaysia

Penang has recorded the highest reduction of property prices in the country - thanks to coolingmeasures imposed by the state government since 2013, said state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo today. Jagdeep, who is state executive councillor in charge of housing, town and country planning, said property prices in the state have "stabilised" and is currently affordable. He cited statistics from the National Property Information Centre (Napic), which he said, showed that property prices have reduced by 3.2 ..

24/05 9:46 pm EIA report on Penang reclamation project finally on display

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for Penang's South Reclamation Scheme, which is part of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), can be accessed online from today until June 23. This puts to rest months of query as to when the EIA report would be published as certain quarters, including Natural Resources and Environment minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, has warned that reclamation works cannot begin until the EIA was approved. State exco on environment Phee Boon Poh said such ..

24/05 9:44 pm Kapar MP also target of Selangor Treasury audit

Hot on the heels of Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen revealing that his office had been subjected to an audit under "mysterious circumstances", PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has disclosed that another Selangor MP has also been subjected to an audit. Rafizi claimed that Kapar MP G Manivannan's office was also audited by the Selangor state treasury, similar to Wong. "No (my office was not audited). Wongand Manivannan (were the ones audited). "If there is any improper accounting or expenses, then take ..

24/05 9:43 pm Kelantan PSM chief recalls slapping incident

Kelantan PSM chief Khairul Nizam Abd Ghani said he was expecting another regular meeting with the Kumpulan Perumahan Rakyat Kelantan (KPRK) affairs manager Nik Salman Nik Din yesterday morning. But when he reached out his hand to greet Nik Salman, he claimed the man suddenly slapped him on the face. Another man who was accompanying Nik Salman then appeared to approach him aggressively, so Khairul said he defended himself. "The fight lasted around two to three minutes. "I defended myself, and ..

24/05 4:17 pm Mujahid finishes reading Hannah's book, remains a devout Muslim

Following the controversy surrounding DAP assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh's book, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) vice-president Mujahid Yusof Rawa decided to get a copy for himself. Just picked up at Pos Laju Parit Buntar. I will finish reading tonite. Hope I am still a Muslim by tomorrow, better, Mujahid quipped in a Twitter post, which featured him holding the book, over the weekend. His remarks came in response to claims that the book titled 'Becoming Hannah: A Personal Journey' contained elements ..

24/05 4:15 pm Reduce vehicle import duty, Gerakan Youth urges govt

Following Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd's acquisition of 49.9 percent stake in Proton Holdings Bhd, Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang calls for the government to reduce car import duty. This is because, Tan said, Proton is no longer the national carmaker. "Let's be clear on this. Proton is no longer a national car after the sale to China's Geely. No basis to accord it any national car privilege," he said in a Twitter posting today. "After (the) sale of Proton to China, I think next step is to ..

24/05 4:14 pm China's Geely to acquire 49.9pct stake in Proton, 51pct in Lotus

China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd has acquired a49.9 percent stake in national carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd from government-linked company DRB-Hicom Bhd. Geely will also acquire a 51 percent in British spotscarbrand Group Lotus Plc, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Proton Holdings. The balancewould be acquired by little-known Etika Automobile Sdn Bhd. Both parties are expected to sign a Definitive Agreement in July. DRB-Hicom, controlled by tycoon Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary, had been ..

24/05 11:11 am Survey: Malaysians miss the harmonious past

Respondents say they wish the different races could be as trusting of each other as they used to be. VIDEO INSIDE PETALING JAYA: If a random survey by Sisters in Islam (SIS) is anything to go by, the average Malaysian is worried over reports indicating that racial tension is on the rise. They look towards better interaction among the different races. SIS interviewed 30-odd Malaysians, mostly Malays, for a short video documentary. The interviews were conducted at public places in Kuala Lumpur ..

24/05 11:10 am How credible are Najibs statements, Kit Siang asks

The DAP parliamentary leader says Najib Razak is the most unpopular prime minister ever and that he, therefore, suffers from a trust deficit. KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran DAP politician Lim Kit Siang has raised a question as to the credibility of statements made by Prime Minister Najib Razak. Pointing to surveys and reports, the DAP parliamentary leader said that Najib had become very unpopular, which denotes a trust-deficit. He said in a statement today that Najib had claimed that his government was ..

24/05 11:09 am Cabotage policy not abolished, just on hold for six months in Sabah, ..

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Dr James Jemut Masing says after a six-month trial period of exemption from the cabotage policy, the Federal Government will decide if the policy goes for good or remains. KUCHING: The cabotage policy is not being abolished in Sabah and Sarawak not just yet. What has been announced by the Federal Government, explained Sarawak Infrastructure Development and Transportation Minister Dr James Jemut Masing, was that there would be an exemption for Sabah and Sarawak for ..

24/05 11:05 am Shafie Apdal denies receiving money from 1MDB

Parti Warisan Sabah president Shafie Apdal has denied receiving money from 1MDB while he was in Umno, reported Malay Mail Online . The former Umno vice-president also denied the claim by Umno minister Nazri Abdul Aziz that he and former Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin were the biggest beneficiaries of any donation received by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. "As far as I know, Najib never gave me any money from 1MDB. I really want to know what Nazri is claiming we are the bigger ..

24/05 11:04 am Jho Low's Park Lane Hotel in New York on sale now

New York developer Steven Witkoff, who with his partners won the bidding for the Park Lane Hotel in Manhattan, New York, for US$654 million in July 2013, is now being forced to sell the 47-storey tower property, The New York Times (NYT) reported. This was part of the US Department of Justice's (DOJ) efforts to forfeitthe assets held by Penang-born businessman Jho Low, who is accused of siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars from 1MDB to purchase art, a private jet and real estate in Beverly ..

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Free Malaysia Today Mahathir bemoans 'loss' of Proton, says more assets may be sold Free Malaysia Today The former prime minister says Proton may do splendidly after Geely buys over a 49.9% stake but that he cannot be proud of the success of something that does not belong to him or his country. ..