Punish judicial interference, say senior lawyers

SENIOR lawyers are calling for contempt proceedings to be initiated against any party that interferes with the judiciary, including those who try to usurp powers to investigate judges.  They said this in reference to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) probe against justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali. The anti-graft agency had concluded that Nazlan had a conflict of […]

Expert hails plan for Sarawak crocodile sanctuaries

ONE of Sarawak’s leading experts on crocodiles has lauded the proposal to set up sanctuaries in the state’s crocodile infested rivers as a solution to manage the growing number of human-crocodile conflicts in the state. Oswald Braken Tisen said the proposal, first disclosed by Natural Resources Deputy Minister Len Talif Salleh last week has merits, […]

One killed, 5 wounded in Tel Aviv attack

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mobilised police and army reserves late yesterday after one man was killed and five people were wounded in a car-ramming attack in central Tel Aviv. The Magen David Adom emergency service said in a statement a man aged about 30 had been declared dead and five others were taken to […]

Fayhsal: People are desperate, that was my point

PETALING JAYA: Information about people’s willingness to sell their kidneys for money was derived from posts by the public on the Facebook groups of those pushing for another round of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawal, said Machang MP Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal. Read full story

Six women among nine held as cops bust fraud ring

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted the Planetrade investment fraud syndicate with the arrest of three men and six women, including a director of the company that operates the scheme. Read full story

Senators to debate EPF withdrawal, collateral issues

KUALA LUMPUR: The motion on targeted Employees Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawals will be debated in Parliament on Monday, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan. The Deputy Finance Minister said he would be present at the Dewan Negara to listen to arguments on the issue. Read full story

‘Australia must reveal crash report’

KOTA KINABALU: With Malay­sia declassifying the full report on Sabah’s “Double Six” crash, the Australian government should do likewise, says former chief minister Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee. Read full story

Deal struck to manage waste in mosques and tahfiz

PUTRAJAYA: Waste at 845 mosques and surau in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan, as well as 62 registered religious schools and tahfiz institutions, will now be handled more efficiently. Read full story