MCMC blocks 6,381 online gambling sites

THE Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said it blocked 6,381 online gambling websites from 2020 until the end of 2022 upon official request from the police force (PDRM). It said 212,399 telephone lines, including mobile and fixed lines, that sent dubious spam text messages to promote online gambling, unlicensed loans and others, were terminated during […]

Thousands rally for 5th week against Israeli govt reform plan

THOUSANDS of Israelis demonstrated in central Tel Aviv yesterday for the fifth consecutive week against controversial legal reforms touted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government. Crowds carrying blue and white Israeli flags braved the rain, swarming the city’s central Kaplan Street, with signs labelling the new government a “threat to world peace”.

Over 550 flood victims in relief centres in 2 states

THE number of flood victims in Johor and Sabah dropped to 552 people in temporary relief centres as at 8pm tonight.  IN JOHOR, the state Disaster Management Committee (DMC) said 506 people were housed in relief centres tonight, compared with 623 in the afternoon following the closure of one centre in Batu Pahat at 4pm. 

16 killed in China highway pile-up

A HIGHWAY pile-up in central China has killed 16 people and injured dozens, authorities said today, with footage aired on local media showing burning trucks and smashed cars. Nearly 50 vehicles were involved in multiple collisions along a highway in Hunan province within the span of 10 minutes yesterday evening, “with some vehicles catching on […]

MCMC Blocked 6,381 online gambling websites

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) blocked 6,381 online gambling websites from 2020 until the end of 2022 upon the official request from the police. Read full story

Hajiji is Gagasan Rakyat president

SABAH Chief Minister Hajiji Noor was officially elected as Parti Gagasan Rakyat Sabah (Gagasan Rakyat) president at the party’s extraordinary general meeting today. Hajiji who is also Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) chairman, in a statement today said the party is now a political platform that is 100% local, and will continue its struggle for the people and the state.

Asean foreign ministers condemn Quran burning in Sweden

ASEAN foreign ministers have strongly condemned the acts by extremist and far-right politicians in certain countries of burning and desecrating the Muslim holy book, the Quran, last month. “This act of blasphemy has hurt and tarnished religious tolerance,” according to a statement by the Asean chair’s coordinating council meeting and foreign ministers’ retreat, released today.