Salleh moves to strike out CBT charge

Legal counsel argues RM250 million to NFCorp chairman was a loan, not a grant, rendering it a civil, not criminal matter. KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur High Court today heard an application to strike out two CBT charges against National Feedlot Corporation chairman Mohamad Salleh Ismail for RM9.1 million and RM40 million. The court was…

More rope to hang Lukas Straumann?

It appears that there will be more rope to hang Bruno Manser Fund’s Dr Lukas Straumann for the defamatory statements made in recent weeks against Sarawak governor Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. Bruno Manser Fund and Sarawak Report have been challenging Taib to sue them, and claiming that a lack of a lawsuit…

Comedy of error in court by Shahnaz’s lawyer

News clips from media archives have been retrieved to confirm a contentious circus that transpired Wednesday at the Shariah High Court in Kuala Lumpur before Judge Muhamad Abdul Karim Wahab.  It was argued that Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib had brought an unmarried Australian woman to the wedding of his sibling…

PAC not to touch 1MDB, says chairman

Since an international audit firm has already cleared 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) financial dealings, the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will not touch the government-link company (GLC). Athi Shankar of Free Malaysia Today has this report – PAC chairman says since an international audit firm has already given 1MDB the thumbs up, PAC has no…

Southeast Asia needs regional aviation regulators: AirAsia chief

Southeast Asia needs regional aviation regulators to streamline a fragmented safety framework and ensure common standards for aircrew training in the booming industry, AirAsia’s group chief executive officer said. The patchy airline safety record of Indonesia, the largest country in the region, has been in the spotlight after an Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 crashed into…