A snapshot of Taib-hater Lukas Straumann

Sarawakians don’t need silly stories that can be disproved. The Sarawak Report and Bruno Manser Fund Taib-haters divide commentators into two camps. In one camp are those who believe them and attack anyone who dares to question them or check their facts. All others are in the other camp; if these people speak out, they…

French government fighting online war against jihadist youth recruiting

There is overwhelming concern that our young are being misled into jihadist wars. Principal assistant director of the Counter Terrorism Division of the Special Branch in Bukit Aman SAC Ayub Khan Mydin Pitchay said the cooperation of all government agencies, including the religious authorities are needed. In France, the French President Francois Hollande’s government started…

Anti-crime activist denies attempt to subvert Anwar trial

Crime watchdog Mywatch chief R. Sri Sanjeevan and former inspector-general of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan have denied there was an attempt to subvert Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s recently-concluded sodomy case. They were responding to an article on the Malaysia Today blog yesterday, in which a businessman alleged that Jude Pereira, the investigating officer of…

Expose: Jude was asked to subvert the Anwar trial

There seems to be no end to the controversy on Sodomy II. An expose has unfolded on a possible conspiracy involving the former Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, MyWatch Chairman Sri Sanjeevan Ramakrishnan and former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim. In a no holds barred posting, Malaysia Today…

Do you know how much sugar there is in Coke?

Gong Xi Fa Cai. The gallons of Coca Cola that have been pouring out during the festive season prompts of how much sugar intake Malaysians generally consume. Once touted as the Real Thing and the trendiest of all sodas, Coca Cola has been the world’s favourite. Some would swear that their blood stream is all…

Shafee dialogue: Racy details spilled

For those of you who missed the Dialogue With Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, Free Malaysia Today’s James Sivalingam offers a report on what was articulated by the eloquent private lawyer.  Shafee spares no racy details on the prosecution’s case against Anwar Ibrahim and defends the Sodomy law. The ad-hoc deputy public prosecutor for…

Bar President misled public on Anwar case

The first thing that came to mind when we read the press release of the Malaysian Bar issued on February 11t by its President, Christopher Leong, on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction, was the President misrepresenting the law and facts on the case. We were in utter disbelief as to how a President who is…

Lawyers prove Aussie was legal wife

Lawyers produce marriage certificate of Abu Bekir and Aida dated February 2000 and show proof of his sister’s wedding on August 3, 2000. The accusation by Shahnaz Abdul Majid against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib of bringing an unmarried Australian woman to his sister’s wedding, was today demolished in the…

Malaysian Bar is now an Opposition political party, says Shafee

The Malaysian Bar Council is no longer independent and has evolved into a political party that belongs to the Opposition, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah claimed. This, he explained, was evident from the comment by former Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan criticising the judiciary in saying that Barisan Nasional had made a “terrible mistake”…

Divorces are fun, except for the people and families involved

Divorces are fun, except for the people and families involved.  Divorces of the rich are particularly stimulating as couples fight over money, and argue about interpretations and accuracy. The Benchmark first reported this – http://thebenchmark0.blogspot.com/2014/07/an-jailed-conman-and-syariah-compliant.html So the divorce hearing of Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib looked to get itself a certain amount of notoriety.…

Anwar would’ve fainted in dock

Those intent on continuing to politicise the Federal Court’s unanimous decision convicting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan will not have a leg to stand on if Anwar had been called to the stand. The grilling by the prosecution team, Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said, would…

Attorney-General clarifies why Saiful was not charged

Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has denied that the provision 377B of the Penal Code, under which Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was charged, was a rarely used provision. — Bernama file pic KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13, 2015: Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has clarified that the perception of certain parties that…

Shafee Abdullah’s statement on Anwar’s Sodomy II

There has been wide coverage on Anwar Ibrahim from the lead-up to the declaration of a guilty verdict on 10 February 2015. Malaysia which had been a divided nation with two schools of thought, reacted to the outcome with mixed feelings. Those for Anwar were completely outraged. The prosecutor presents his views here on the…

Anwar Ibrahim – you failed to defend yourself

This was not, as you claim, a ‘foul charge’. Neither was it a ‘complete fabrication”. Nor a “political conspiracy’ designed to end your political career. You ended your career all by yourself.  Free Malaysia Today reader Iskandar Mohamad writes … Dear Anwar, For how long can one hope to ride on the glory of days…

Shahnaz reprimanded by KL Shariah court

Shahnaz and her legal team were reprimanded for their continued absence in their RM100 million muta’ah hearing. KUALA LUMPUR: Shahnaz Abdul Majid and her legal team were today reprimanded by the Kuala Lumpur Shariah Court for their continued absence in their RM100 million muta’ah hearing. The plaintiff and her legal counsels Mohamad Rafie bin Mohd…

Lukas Straumann hides the truth behind BBC bullying

The London-based solicitors for current Sarawak Governor, Abdul Taib Mahmud, today categorically denied bullying the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) into shelving an interview with Lukas Straumann, director of the Bruno Manser Foundation and author of the controversial book “Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia”. Straumann had previously alleged that law firm…

RON95: Looking beyond cheaper teh tarik

Here is piece taken from Rocky Bru’s which would provide some confidence and cheer for those of us who have been prep’d to think otherwise by the prophets of doom. Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department tells Rocky: As Malaysians enjoy lower RON95 petrol price of RM1.70 per litre effective 1 February,…

Airlines to track halal food choices

As part of a global push to combat terrorism, airlines in the USA will now keep a register and record passenger information of those who request halal meals and EU will now ban certain facebook, twitter, and google from displaying results in order to curb radicalization. World Bulletin / News Desk According to a statement…