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Monday, February 12, 2018

Murder probe into Msian family on death of Indon maid

Three members of a Malaysian family have been detained after the death of their Indonesian maid, who suffered injuries and was forced to sleep outside on a porch with the family’s dog, police said on Monday. The alleged maid abuse prompted calls by activists and lawmakers for better laws to safeguard migrant workers.

Lawmaker Steven Sim said his office received information from concerned neighbours about the possible abuse of 26-year-old Adelina Lisao on Saturday and went to investigate, but her employer refused to cooperate. After they lodged a complaint with police, the employer brought Lisao to the police station and she was then admitted to hospital but died on Sunday, Sim said.

Car thieves have gone high-tech

Owners of cars using the keyless entry system are at risk of having their vehicles stolen in minutes by a frequency­-hacking device that is available locally.

The device, which costs about RM150 and can be obtained online or at some electronics stores, can unlock a car and start its engine by hacking its radio frequency identification (RFID) information.

A source said the device could open almost every car with keyless entry.

The source said car thieves recruited hackers to install the required software onto their laptops and teach them how to operate the device.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Mayor: No more amnesty for parking, SAPP: City hall should lower compound fines

KOTA KINABALU - The amnesty for parking offenders that saw over 10,000 people queueing-up for hours to take advantage of the reduced RM10 compound per offence is a one-off measure that won't be repeated, said Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai.

He said this was done so that it would not become a bad habit for the offenders and for the sake of the city's 18th jubilee on Friday.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

In pursuit of healthy old age

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Experts on the forefront of anti-aging medicine say the field is booming, with therapies on the horizon to target illnesses like cancer and Alzheimer's and make for a healthier, older population in the years to come.

Such remedies are increasingly important because of the world's aging population. Growing old, experts say, is a leading risk factor for most human diseases and a major socioeconomic problem.

RM1.6mil in cash seized from 5th suspect over Sabah railways issue

KOTA KINABALU: A 60-year-old contractor became the fifth person arrested in connection with the broadening Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) probe into the awarding of contracts for a number of Sabah railway projects.

Investigators also seized some RM1.6mil in cash from the house of the contractor as they moved to freeze his accounts, it was learned.

He was arrested when he turned up to give his statement at the Sabah MACC office here at 6pm on Saturday (Jan 27).

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Both Shafie and Bumburing want to be CMs

KOTA KINABALU - It is an open secret that both Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) president Datuk Wilfred Bumburing and Parti Warisan president Datuk Shafie Apdal are aiming to be the Chief Minister of Sabah, said SAPP President Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

"This is the key reason why PCS and Parti Warisan are not able match up with each other and with other parties," said Yong in a statement Monday.

"The PCS (Parti Cinta Sabah) pullout from Gabungan Sabah in April 2017 is a gift to Umno because it is the greatest fear of Umno if Sabah parties are united.

MACC arrests 4 in Sabah graft probe

KOTA KINABALU - Another department under the Sabah Infrastructure Development Ministry has run into trouble with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), with three senior Sabah Railway Department officers, including a deputy director, arrested over the award of contracts between 2012 and 2017.

During their swoop yesterday, MACC officers also arrested the director of a company that had been awarded the railway contracts.

The two others from the Sabah Railway Department were assistant engineers.

10 police reports lodged against Shafie

KOTA KINABALU - An investigation is underway after 10 police reports were lodged against Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Shafie Apdal over his alleged remarks disparaging Rela members.

Sabah police commissioner Ramli Din said the probe involved getting Shafie’s statement on the matter.

“We opened an investigation paper after the reports were lodged,” he said after the monthly gathering at the Sabah police headquarters here today.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Gabungan Sabah leaders questioned over walkabout

KOTA KINABALU - Three opposition leaders had their statements recorded yesterday by police over a walkabout programme held in Sepanggar last year.

They were Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee, Party Harapan Rakyat Sabah (HR) deputy president Ashim Jamat and STAR information chief Jeffrey Kumin.

The event was organised by Gabungan Sabah, a coalition of state-based parties, at Sulaman, Salut, Indah Permai and Kingfisher on December 9, 2017.

Malaysian arrested for scamming $5.4 million from victim

A woman lost $5.4 million in November last year after she was cheated into believing that she had to surrender all her money to Chinese authorities.

Police investigations revealed that she had delivered the money to different strangers at various locations in Singapore over a one-week period. The suspects then left Singapore after committing the crime.

On Jan 16, one of the suspects was arrested in Kuala Lumpur. The 20-year-old Malaysian man was taken back to Singapore two days later with the assistance of the Royal Malaysia Police.

If found guilty, he faces a fine and/or imprisonment of up to five years.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Warisan has burned its bridges with us, says Gabungan chief

Sabah opposition alliance says it has been waiting patiently for Shafie to wake up to the reality of the tough work ahead.
KOTA KINABALU - Parti Warisan Sabah has burned its bridges with Gabungan Sabah when it cast aspersions on the leaders of the local opposition alliance, said its chairman Mohd Noor Mansoor.

“For more than a year, we have been hoping that Warisan will wake up to reality.

“As a former vice-president of Umno, Warisan’s president Shafie Apdal surely knows that it is no easy task to defeat Umno,” he said.

“The people expect Sabah parties to combine their strengths to beat Umno but, in spite of all our efforts and patience with Warisan, it seems that Shafie has made up his mind.”

Shafie, A Stooge of Malayan Parties/Hegemony? – Dr. Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU - “Shafie is actually still willing to serve and be subservient to Malayan parties and Malayan hegemony and control over Sabah.  As a result, he is fearful of working with Gabungan Sabah (GS) which is truly fighting for Sabah for Sabahans with patriotic Sabahans for Sabah” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, President of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku, a coalition partner in Gabungan Sabah, in response to Datuk Seri Shafie’s statement that his Parti Warisan Sabah have no intention to work with Gabungan Sabah over the weekend.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Man found dead in sedan at Tg Aru

KOTA KINABALU - A 42-year old man was found dead in a four-door sedan at a secluded area, Tanjung Aru Beach 2, here, on Friday.

City Police Chief ACP M. Chandra said Liew Ka Ket (pic), 42, was found sitting in his car locked with a steaming burning charcoal in a barbeque grill.

"Initial investigation showed that two police officers were patrolling around Tanjung Aru Beach 2 when they found a suspicious black four-door sedan.

"They attempted to access the locked door as they saw it filling with smoke along with an unconscious driver.

"The Fire and Rescue Department broke the rear left passenger window, allowing them to reach the driver and found several charcoal still burning," he said.

Chandra said no physical injuries were found on the body and no weapon was found at the scene.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Peter Anthony arrested again over another corruption case

KOTA KINABALU - Parti Warisan Sabah vice-president Datuk Peter Anthony has been arrested again, this time for another corruption case involving a RM155mil land deal.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed that Anthony was arrested after he turned up at the MACC office here at 10.25am Friday.

"Investigators have taken him to his house as part of the probe," he said, without elaborating.

Manhunt for five Filipinos who escaped from detention centre

KOTA KINABALU - Police have released details of five Filipino men who escaped from the temporary detention centre in Menggatal here on New Year's Day.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Student’s phone stolen as he lay dying after being hit by van in JB

JOHOR BARU (Malaysia) — A secondary four student was killed in a traffic accident in Johor Baru on Tuesday (Jan 2), and had his phone stolen by an unknown individual as passers-by were helping him.

An eyewitness known as Harry Cyclone, who posted the incident on Facebook claimed a van had struck the 16-year-old while he was riding his motorcycle after beating a red light near Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.

“All of us were helping this boy and there come this guy in all of a sudden like checking the boy’s phone to call the parents but he took the phone and ran away.

“His head was bleeding a lot and all of us were trying to help him and there comes this guy, all of a sudden under the pretence of checking the boy’s phone to call his parents,” he said in his posting.

The post was uploaded onto the JB Tracer: Johor Baru Traffic, Crime and Community Service Report Facebook page.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Demi Sabah: Brace Up for Revolutionary Changes in 2018 – Dr. Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU - “The world is undergoing a digital and political revolution in 2018.   Malaysia, with the General Elections required to be held before August, should brace up to face and handle these expected revolutionary changes”, said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, in his New Year Message.

Global politics is changing and shifting as information and communication technology broadcast violence and sharpens religious and sociological differences affecting behavioural perceptions and decisions of world leaders.

America is being isolated by the global community on account of Jerusalem but also by Trump’s own policy of “America First”.

A revolutionary development in China’s economy, science and technology is pushing China to becoming a key global player economically, militarily and politically after decades of isolation.

The emerging global influence of China is likely to be far greater than most people expect.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Report: Chinese firms came to 1MDB's rescue

Divestment of 1MDB assets to companies from China helped raised funds to repay a US$602.7 million debt to Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) by year-end, according to Singapore's Straits Times.

The report, citing sources, said 1MDB sold financial instruments and stakes by two 1MDB-related entities which held land in northern Penang and around Port Klang.

EC dismisses Parliament's dissolution, polling day, on social media

PUTRAJAYA - The Election Commission (EC) has rubbished a viral message which claims that Parliament will be dissolved on Jan 11 next year.

The message, which is widely circulating on social media, also alleges that nomination day will be March 11, while polling day will be March 25.

In a statement issued today, EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said the message is ridiculous, because the gap between Parliament’s dissolution and the polling date stated is more than 60 days.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Najib’s ‘two conditions’ for Sarawak are beyond the pale

COMMENT | So Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has set two conditions for Sarawakians if they want their rights returned.

In a report appearing in The Star on Dec 24, the prime minister was quoted as saying that Putrajaya had no problem discussing devolution of power and returning all eroded constitutional rights to Sarawak, provided that those in the state met two conditions.

“Firstly, there should be no talk of secession. The second red line is that the people must support BN.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Local opposition leaders must swallow pride, says Gabungan Sabah

KOTA KINABALU - A Gabungan Sabah leader has urged local opposition parties, including Parti Warisan Sabah and Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS), to work together with the alliance in the coming 14th general election (GE14).

Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah deputy president Maijol Mahap said he believed all local opposition parties in Sabah want the same thing for the state but their way of going about it may differ.

US will 'take names of those who vote to reject Jerusalem recognition'

UN members warned Donald Trump will take issue personally if countries back draft resolution rejecting US decision

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has warned UN members she will be “taking names” of countries that vote to reject Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In a letter seen by the Guardian, Haley told countries – including European delegations – that she will report back to the US president with the names of those who support a draft resolution rejecting the US move at the UN general assembly on Thursday, adding that Trump took the issue personally.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

To Secede or Not to Secede: Learning from Catalonia

When is it appropriate for a region of a larger geopolitical entity to secede? And what criteria should be used to decide the legitimacy of a secession bid?

The standoff over Catalan independence from Spain has split not only the region and country, but Europe as a whole.

The issue raises big questions: When is it appropriate for a region of a larger geopolitical entity to secede? And what criteria should be used to decide the legitimacy of a secession bid?

Monday, December 4, 2017

Key Abu Sayyaf member gunned down near Lahad Datu

KOTA KINABALU - Malaysian security forces have killed a key member of the notorious Abu Sayyaf group involved in kidnap for ransom incidents and cross border crimes in the state’s east coast. 

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said the man known as Abu Paliyak or Kamaner Paliyak @ Yusof was killed in a shootout with security forces in waters off Pulau Kantong Kalungan near Lahad Datu at about 3am on Monday. 

He said Abu Paliyak was involved in a number of sea robberies and kidnappings in waters off Kunak and Lahad Datu since 2014. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sabah’s USA has ‘almost finalised’ GE14 seats allocation

KOTA KINABALU - The four parties in the opposition in Sabah making up the United Sabah Alliance (USA), or Gabungan Sabah, have “almost finalised” a decision on which seats each is to contest in the next general election.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Yong Teck Lee said they would make adjustments if the additional 13 new state constituencies proposed by the Election Commission took effect in the 14th general election.

Forex RCI: Finance minister concealed facts, PM implicated

KUALA LUMPUR - The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) losses due to foreign exchange (forex) dealings in the early 1990s believes that the finance minister then had misled Cabinet.

In a 528-page report tabled in Parliament on Thursday, the RCI said it also believes that the prime minister at the time had given the green light for the finance minister’s misleading statements.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New heritage law has removed protection by assembly and TYT – Yong

KOTA KINABALU - The State Heritage Enactment 2017 recently passed by the Sabah legislative assembly has removed the crucial protection that was provided for in the Cultural Heritage (Conservation) Enactment 1997,  said former chief minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

Clause 4(3) of the 1997 enactment stated that ‘no declaration (of cultural heritage or conservation area) shall be revoked or amended without the prior approval of the Sabah Legislative Assembly given by way of a resolution.’

In other words, Yong said it is only after a resolution of the assembly had been obtained that the Sabah Heritage Council and minister may present the proposed revocation of the heritage site to the Head of State (TYT) for consent.

“The idea of having to get a resolution of the legislative assembly beforehand is to ensure a strong deterrent against abuses by the government. This is because the process of obtaining a resolution of the assembly will necessarily bring the proposed degazetting of the heritage conservation area into the public arena. This will force the ministers and officials to explain and defend their decision (to revoke a heritage area) to the public. It is to be expected that media and environmental groups will come to know about the proposed revocation of a heritage site and make their views known. Public opinion or outrage will act as a deterrent against abuses by the government.

Malaysia Agreement a very important document, says Abang Johari

KUCHING - Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has called out Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia on his recent statement where he insinuated that the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) was unimportant.

“I beg to differ with what Pandikar Amin has said on the Malaysia Agreement.

“You cannot just describe that the Agreement is not important because it is a very important document where the territorial rights of Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia is the basis of the Malaysia Agreement,” he told reporters when met after officiating the 20th Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS) and International College of Advanced Technology (i-CATS) Sarawak at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fourth suspect held, RM1.1m cash stashed in apartment

KOTA KINABALU - Immigration officials have remanded a 46-year-old local woman in connection with the discovery of the RM13 million cash haul suspected to be from vice earnings during a raid in the city last week.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the woman was wife of one of three suspects arrested earlier in a prostitution syndicate sting, adding that his men found RM1.1 million in cash stashed in several boxes all over the apartment where she was arrested.

“After further investigation from the current suspects, we went to her house to arrest her.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Once a loan shark, now a debt counsellor

SINGAPORE: It takes a crook to deal with a crook, says Wong Kee Soon.

This is why the 63-year-old believes he has a special advantage in his chosen profession of helping borrowers with loan-shark woes.

After all, he used to be a loan shark and was one of the leaders of a secret society.

"I was a former loan shark, so I know their scare tactics and I'm not afraid of them (or it they) use them back on them," he told The Straits Times. "If they shout at me, I will shout back. I also tell those under my care not to be scared."

Man in viral video hypnotized us, say two women

PETALING JAYA - Two women have said that one of the men in a viral video showing two men hypnotising a senior citizen was the man who once hypnotised them in Kuala Besut.

Sinar Harian reported that one of the women, 59-year-old Zaidah Dollah confirmed that one of the men who appeared in the video clip the same man that hypnotised her in June 2015.

"I still remember the face and the shape of the body of the man donning the songkok in this video. But the other man is not the same man that had hypnotised me back in 2015," said Zaidah, who added that she was shown the video by her child.

Greedy DAP to contest for Jeffrey Kitingan’s seat

KOTA KINABALU - DAP has announced that it will contest in the Bingkor state constituency, an opposition stronghold currently held by Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) president Jeffrey Kitingan.

Sabah DAP chairman Stephen Wong said the party had chosen its Keningau division chief, Peter Saili, to be its candidate there in the 14th general election.

Jeffrey reacted to the announcement by questioning DAP’s motive in targeting the seat instead of one held by BN.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai kills at least 235

CAIRO - Armed attackers on Friday killed at least 235 worshippers in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province, in the country’s deadliest attack in recent memory.

A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque frequented by Sufis roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish before gunmen opened fire on those gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said.

3 men arrested and RM13 million seized from suspected prostitution ring in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU - Sabah Immigration Department seized RM13 million from a suspected prostitution syndicate and arrested three men in Kota Kinabalu in the early hours yesterday.

In an operation codenamed “Ops Gegar”, the trio, aged between 30 and 50 years old, were detained for suspected involvement in the syndicate at a hotel.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said one of men was a Filipino and the others were locals.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Sabah Stands to Benefit From Sabah Rights/MA63 Debates – Dr. Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU - “The persistence of the Sabah Rights fighters and activists in leading the claims for the restoration of Sabah Rights as well as those of neighbouring Sarawak are slowly but surely bearing fruits.  The testimonials are plain to see with the raging and often heated controversies and debates on Sabah/Sarawak Rights and MA63” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Bingkor Assemblyman and President of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku, in a statement released today.

Over RM10 million cash seized by Sabah Immigration during raid

KOTA KINABALU - Over RM10 million in cash were seized in a raid by the State Immigration department here.

The recovery was made by a team in a swoop dubbed Ops Gegar here in the early hours today.

A total of 21 people were held in the operation from about 1am. Of the total 19 were foreign women.

The operation saw the raiding party checking a fitness centre at a hotel here and was later led to an apartment unit in the vicinity.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Cops' lack of follow-up action on items linked to pastor Koh found in suspect's home

SUHAKAM INQUIRY | Nothing seems to have come out of the discovery of four items related to missing pastor Raymond Koh in the home of a suspect who police shot dead in June, according to Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) commissioner Mah Weng Kwai.

Mah told the Suhakam public inquiry today that the apparent lack of subsequent action on the discovery was a question mark that continued to linger over the pastor’s disappearance.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

New North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

GENEVA - North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint US-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang’s atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a US nuclear threat.

In an interview with Reuters, Han Tae Song, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, brushed off the new sanctions which the Trump administration has said it is preparing, as well as the possibility of North Korea being added to a US list of states sponsoring terrorism.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Condemning the future of all Sabahans

KOTA KINABALU - “Will the 5th and final Sabah Budget for the present State Assembly to be tabled this Friday be another killer blow for the future of Sabahans with the fifth consecutive failure to include Sabah’s constitutional 40% net revenue entitlement?” asked Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, President of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku and Bingkor Assemblyman.

For the past 4 years, despite being reminded time and again, CM Musa cum Finance Minister and his Cabinet Ministers have contravened the express provisions of the Federal Constitution in failing to provide for the 40% entitlement.

Sabah Rights Mandate and Sabah Day Motions Before DUN

 KOTA KINABALU - “While the Sarawak Legislative Assembly has tabled and passed unanimously in 2015, the Motion to empower the Sarawak Government to seek the restoration of their Rights in Malaysia, Sabahans have been anxiously waiting for their Sabah lawmakers to adopt a similar resolution,” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Bingkor Assemblyman and President of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku, in a statement released today.

Yong: Pandikar’s challenge is out of point

KOTA KINABALU - The Gabungan Sabah Alliance, consisting of four Sabah political parties, namely STAR, SAPP, Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah and Parti Perpaduan Rakyat Sabah, has never brought up the issue of religion. There has been absolutely no thought of and no intention at all to amend  Article 5A of the Sabah constitution making Islam no longer the official religion should the Sabah opposition form the Sabah government.

Why should Mais, DBP write Malay Bibles for Christians? Sarawak DCM asks

KUCHING - Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Masing asserted today that Christian Malaysians find it totally unacceptable if Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) were to translate the Bible into Malay as suggested by the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais).

“They would not understand the essence of Christianity, so why should they want to write the Bible for us?” he told reporters here when responding to a recent argument in court by Mais lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla that DBP can produce the official Malay translation of the Christian holy book for Malaysian consumption.

Extremist links may be behind Pastor Koh’s disappearance, inquiry told

KUALA LUMPUR - Pastor Raymond Koh’s mysterious disappearance since February may be linked to extremist elements, a police officer investigating his case said today.

Assistant Superintendent Supari Mohammad who was testifying for the fourth day at a public inquiry into the disappearances of four social activists, reportedly said: “It is more towards extremist activities”.

He was responding to a question from the inquiry panel chaired by Datuk Mah Weng Kwai from the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) about the three police hypotheses for Koh’s disappearance: personal issues, extremist links or kidnap-for-ransom, theSun Daily reported on its website.

Don’t Use Religion to Divert Attention from the Real Issues – Dr. Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU - “I have no issue with religion.  I am surprised that Pandikar is bringing up the issue of religion to divert attention from the real issues. What is his agenda?” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, President of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku, who is also the Assemblyman for Bingkor in response to Pandikar’s challenge to amend Article 5A of the Sabah Constitution.

The challenge by Pandikar to the opposition is nothing more than a typical Malay/Umno-like race and religion diversion to avoid facing the real issue. Perhaps, his years of indoctrination in Umno and Malaya has honed his politics to mere and hollow race and religion politics and trying to incite division in harmonious Sabah and peace-loving Sabahans.

40 wannabe Datuks cheated

JOHOR BARU - At least 40 businessmen are believed to have been conned of millions of ringgit by an unregistered club which promised to get them Datukships from the royal household of a state.

Each victim is believed to have paid between RM180,000 and RM280,000 to get honorific titles such as "Datuk Sri" and "Datuk".

Prior to that, they also reportedly had to pay between RM20,000 and RM30,000 as membership fees to join a state honorific awards "club".

Monday, November 13, 2017

Pandikar is wrong and misleading Malaysians – Dr. Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU - “At this time and age, it is very surprising for Pandikar Amin to be wrong and misleading Malaysians particularly Sabahans on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and the 40% net revenue entitlement due to Sabah under the Federal Constitution. He may have his reasons, but he is obviously twisting facts with pure empty political rhetoric for political survival,” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, President of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku, who is also the Assemblyman for Bingkor, Keningau.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Keep your mouth shut, Nur Jazlan tells recalcitrant Zamihan

JOHOR BARU - Muslim preacher Zamihan Mat Zin has been told to keep his "mouth shut" and resign from the civil service if he is unhappy with the Government.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the ministry was disappointed with Zamihan for uttering words that challenged religion and the royal institution time and time again.

He said that after expressing views that hurt various parties, Zamihan had taken things further by criticising Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in a new viral video clip.

Strange hole in Kudat caused by lightning, says geologist

As locals talk about creature from earth's core coming out or aliens blasting hole in middle of the road, geologist says rare 'vertical lightning' more likely the cause

KOTA KINABALU - The mysterious appearance of a seemingly bottomless hole measuring one foot in diameter on a village road near Kudat on Friday morning has left folks in the area astounded and wondering if it was brought about by paranormal elements.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

IRB warns taxpayers of new email scam about tax refund

PETALING JAYA - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has warned the public to not fall for an email scam that tries to get people to disclose their bank account details.

It said in a statement on Tuesday that a syndicate was using the name of its CEO, board members and the official logos of the IRB and banks to convince people that they have overpaid taxes and that the IRB requires their bank account details to facilitate the refund.

"Please note that the IRB has never sent emails requesting taxpayers to reveal their bank account number," it said.

Philippine army says Malaysian Amin Baco is dead

The Philippine armed forces believes that Malaysian militant Amin Baco has already been killed in clashes in Marawi City, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported.

Armed forces spokesman Major-General Restituto Padilla in a message to the media yesterday, said that the military “strongly believes” Baco died during efforts to retake Marawi City from the clutches of the Maute militant group.