Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Washington Post reported that a new confidential assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency trims two years off the timeline for when North Korea could strike North American cities with atomic weapons. The assessment was triggered by recent North Korean missile tests that indicated the nation’s program was further along than expected.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:02:00 PM
According to the 2017 economic hardship survey report, 33.8% of respondents reported reduced incomes of between 1% and 5%.
Other than inflation, Malaysians are also suffering from thinned incomes or zero payrises, while their biggest threat comes from prospects of unemployment.
The reported move follows a similar announcement earlier this month by the French government.
No one was immediately available for comment at Britain’s environment ministry, which was due to make the announcement, according to the newspaper reports.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:12:00 PM
This follows earlier plans to exempt locals from paying the tax at only three-star and lower hotels.
Nazri said that foreign tourists will, however, be charged a flat rate of RM10 per night and per room for all types of hotels and accommodation.
The families of the 101 soldiers and policemen have received a P250,000 check each from the businessmen through the Go Negosyo Kapatid for Marawi network.
The checks were handed out to the families in Malacañang on Tuesday, where they also met with President Duterte who condoled with them for their loss.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:55:00 AM
In a letter to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia to convey the contents of his earlier writings to the royals, Mohamed Tawfik Ismail reiterated his insistence that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s so-called Shariah Bill must be approved by the Malay Rulers before it may be tabled in Parliament.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:04:00 AM
Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a blacklist on Tuesday of 18 organisations and individuals suspected of links with extremism that they said had ties with Qatar.
Tuesday's list blacklisted nine charity and media organisations and nine individuals "directly or indirectly linked to Qatari authorities" as "terrorist", read a joint statement released by the four states.
Posted by wikisabah at 10:54:00 AM
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
PETALING JAYA - The wife of Pastor Raymond Koh, who was abducted by an unknown group of people on Feb 13, wants the police to update her directly on investigations into the case, following Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar’s revelation today of possible Thai links to the incident.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:08:00 PM
Yusoff, 58, who has been transferred to the Public Service Department (PSD) last Friday, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He was charged with driving a car, with registration number "BLY 68" on an emergency lane, which is an offence under Rule 53(1) of the Road Traffic Rules 1959, at Lingkaran Putrajaya here at 6.27pm on Oct 7 last year.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:10:00 PM
The Inspector-General of Police said that police investigations following the detention of three syndicate members indicated that Koh might have been their victim.
"We believe this syndicate has links with groups in southern Thailand.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:19:00 PM
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close enough to the U.S. EP-3 plane on Sunday to cause the American aircraft to change direction.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:09:00 PM
Monday, July 24, 2017
Police cordoned off the area, located near the house of the deputy government Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq in a part of the city where many of the mainly Shi'ite Hazara community live.
Monday's suicide bombing, which targeted government personnel, continued the unrelenting violence that has killed more than 1,700 civilians in Afghanistan so far this year.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:30:00 PM
Seventeen of those taken to hospitals after the discovery in the early morning hours in San Antonio – about a two hour drive from the Mexican border – were in critical condition, suffering from heat stroke and dehydration, authorities said.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:24:00 PM
Among these is diphtheria, a vaccinable bacterial disease that can lead to paralysis and even death in unprotected child victims.
According to G25’s Datuk Dr Narimah Awin, the Health Ministry found that parents were increasingly citing religious objections to decline the vaccinations, adding that this was particularly so within the Muslim community.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:03:00 PM
The stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up tension between the neighbours, who share a 3,500-km (2,175-mile) frontier, large parts of which are disputed.
“Shaking a mountain is easy but shaking the People's Liberation Army is hard,” ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a briefing, adding that its ability to defend China's territory and sovereignty had “constantly strengthened.”
Posted by wikisabah at 2:59:00 PM
The assistance programme is carried out in Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Pahang and Sabah.
Eco World Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said the foundation forked out between RM4 million to RM5 million every year to assist around 3,000 students under the programme in eight states.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:54:00 PM
The New Straits Times (NST) reported that the Bar Council member lodged the report at the Sentul police station, yesterday morning, against a man who had allegedly called upon others to issue such threats against Siti.
She told the daily that the man had, on July 3, posted an online portal article that she said had misquoted her stand on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) issue.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:01:00 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2017
|Hiew showing the documents he received from DAP Hq recently|
KOTA KINABALU - The Registrar of Society has ordered DAP to hold again the Annual General Meeting for year 2008 to 2012 to elect its Central Executive Committee due to discrepancies and many complaints received from its members.
Hiew King Cheu, the MCA Luyang assemblyman who had left DAP since the end of 2013, was informed by the party’s Chief of Staff on July 17, 2017 informing him through e-mail to attend an emergency meeting of the 2008 – 2012 CEC members to discuss matters pertaining the instruction by ROS.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:39:00 PM
They are Kampung Entubuh, Tebedu in Serian, and Mile 5, Jalan Semeba, in the outskirts of Kuching.
“This brings the total to 20 rabies-affected areas, where dogs have been found to be rabies-positive in Sarawak," the committee said in a statement here Sunday.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:30:00 PM
Smartphone apps developed by printer manufacturers including HP, Epson, Brother, and Canon have all the functions of printing software designed for PCs, reports the non-profit German consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest. However, most apps only work with printers produced by the same manufacturer.
Some apps can can cross the manufacturer divided, such as the Mopria Print Service application for Android (4.4 or later) and the in-built AirPrint app on Apple iOS, but have limited functionality.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:28:00 PM
“Our investigations involve two major state government agencies and high-ranking officers. That is all I can say for now,” he said at the Sabah MACC Raya open house here yesterday.
Sazali said MACC had been monitoring and probing the agencies and their personnel.
PETALING JAYA - Politicians and social activists are up in arms over a directive by the Kota Bharu Municipal Council that male and female participants be segregated during a fun run held last week as this proved that non-Muslims were being affected by the supposedly Muslim-only rulings of Kelantan PAS .
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Last Sunday, however, as much I looked forward to meeting my friends, I was dreading the day’s event as it was about Pastor Raymond Koh’s disappearance.
His disappearance signalled to me a new ominous phase in Malaysia’s political history.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:11:00 PM
The Police Regional Office (PRO)-Negros Island identified the fatalities as Guihulngan City police chief Superintendent Arnel Arpon, Senior Police Officer 2 (SPO2) Mecasio Tabilon, SPO2 Chavic Agosto, SPO1 Jesael Ancheta, PO2 Alvin Paul Bulandres, and PO2 Alfredo Dunque.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:51:00 PM
The official, who asked not to be identified because he was not allowed to speak on the matter, said government security forces learned that the Maute and Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the city were guarding 70 bags of loot, each worth around P20 million.
“They’re not leaving because they have 70 bags from looting [and the loot] is about P20 million per bag,” the official said.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:40:00 PM
Sabah director Datuk Sazali Salbi said they were gathering information to determine if there was any wrongdoing by tourism-related government agencies as well as those in the private sector.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:20:00 PM
Citing a couple of reports as examples, its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry always ensured that all states have sufficient vaccines at all time as a precautionary measure, including the Sarawak General Hospital.
"Cumulatively, we have identified 624 animal bite cases from April 1 until today. Of that, 108 are undergoing tests and checkup, while 115 do not meet the vaccination indication criteria.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:16:00 PM
According to a police source, the incident occurred near the gate of the main entrance at about 3.30am.
The source said a policeman on sentry duty saw two men on a yellow motorcycle trying to hang a banner on the gate.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:11:00 PM
In giving out the warning, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the initiative was meant to assist first time house buyers in getting their own affordable homes.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:06:00 PM
Friday, July 21, 2017
RIYADH - A Saudi prince was arrested yesterday on King Salman’s order, a state-run broadcaster reported, as outrage grew on social media over videos appearing to show him abusing members of the public.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:17:00 PM
Serian and Kalimantan Barat share a common border.
According to Harian Rakyat Kalbar, the rabies virus in Kalimantan Barat has spread rapidly, resulting in the record number of 1,006 cases of human infection.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:21:00 PM
PETALING JAYA - A company in Texas is recalling its “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee” after the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voiced concern over the presence of Tongkat Ali in the ingredients.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:52:00 AM
BEAUFORT - More than 100 members of Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) in the Beaufort district have joined Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (PHRS), claiming they have lost confidence in the party’s leadership and struggle.
Saidi @ Masden Kasneh, former chief of Warisan’s Kamarabau branch, said he and other former members will continue their political struggle with PHRS instead.
PETALING JAYA - Sarawak wants the federal government to postpone the implementation of the tourism tax until next year.
In a Borneo Post report, Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said this was because many local tour agents and hotels had made and paid forward bookings for their packages for early next year.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:21:00 AM
It is learnt that the 25-year-old militant was killed during the Syrian security forces’ offensive against the terror group in June.
Shortlisted as a possible replacement for slain notorious militant Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, the former NGO member went to Syria on May 2, 2014.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:15:00 AM
Thursday, July 20, 2017
About 25 officers, led by Kuching Veterinary senior officer Dr Nicholas Jenek, took part in the programme held at the Mile 10 community hall near here.
“We focused on dogs because they carry the rabies virus. We have five teams on duty and we welcome the public to bring their dogs for vaccination,” Dr Nicholas told reporters at the campaign on Thursday.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:46:00 PM
Khim Hang, 74, said up to 100 people a day visit her home in northeast Kratie province to see the calf she said behaves very similar to her husband, Tol Khut, who died more than a year ago.
“I believe that the calf is my husband because whatever he does...is in exactly the same way as my husband did when he was alive,” she told Reuters Television.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:41:00 PM
Perak Criminal Investigation Department head chief Datuk Gan Tian Kee said the policemen, a corporal and a lance corporal, were arrested at the Sentral police station of the Ipoh district police headquarters about 10pm last Tuesday.
"Following a check, two plastic bags containing battery, cigarettes, bottled drinks, chocolate, toothpaste, card and playing cards were found in a car," he said in a statement today. — Bernama
Posted by wikisabah at 2:35:00 PM
There are more than 64,000 people staying in Australia illegally. The Australian government estimated as many as 12,000 have been there for more than 20 years.
New figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection showed that temporary visitor visas were the mostly likely to be abused in Australia, The Canberra Times reported yesterday.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:27:00 PM
One of the reasons is the dwindling catch of fishermen who have seen a reduction of about 50 per cent in the last four months as compared to the same period last year.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Malaysia’s unenviable state today is due both to Prime Minister Najib Razak and former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, says writer Willian Pesek.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:31:00 PM
In a media release, MINDEF said the SAF's assistance will include a Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 transport aircraft, use of the SAF's urban training villages for AFP troops, and a detachment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to enhance the AFP's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, MINDEF said.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:57:00 PM
Directorate General for the Administration of General Law at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Freddy Harris said at a press conference on Wednesday the government is revoking the status of the organisation’s legal entity to “maintain the existence of Pancasila” as the country’s founding ideology and to maintain "the unity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI)".
Posted by wikisabah at 1:57:00 PM
Duterte was not in the convoy when gunmen opened fire on two Presidential Security Group vehicles along a highway on the main southern island of Mindanao, they added.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:50:00 PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The retired prime minister-turned-government critic was last week announced as the chairman of the four-party Pakatan Harapan, though jailed PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was named the federal Opposition pact’s de facto leader and his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail its president.
“In the hierarchy, I am the top dog there,” Dr Mahathir told a press conference here.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:11:00 PM
A study conducted by Onemyr Awareness Management showed that young girls’ obsession with indiscriminately befriending people online has caused them to fall into a “virtual trap”.
IT consultant Mohd Ridzman Azzahari said 10 pornographic photos and videos are uploaded on the Internet every day.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:13:00 PM
Sabah MACC director Datuk Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap said the word "settle" had a similar negative connotation as it implied to solving matters through corrupt means.
It was because of this that the MACC embarked on its 3J campaign – Jangan Hulur (Don't give), Jangan Kautim and Jangan Settle, he said.
L Prem Anand, 50, pleaded not guilty to the charge of outraging the modesty of the waitress, under Section 354 of the Penal Code for assault or use of criminal force to a person with intent to outrage modesty.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:05:00 PM
Monday, July 17, 2017
"While he advocates the idea of 1Malaysia, particularly during the 2013 general election, being the founding father of the Global Moderate Movement, a self-praising defender of the concept of 'wasatiyah' or moderation, the prime minister continues to fan the flames of separatism and discrimination by feeding the monster of racism under his very own nose, disguised as the BTN in the Prime Minister's Office," she said in a statement today.