RTD issues over 80,000 summonses through ‘Awas’ within 3 months

A total of 82,054 summonses have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) through the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) in the first three months since its introduction this year. Its deputy director-general (management) Datuk Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman said 72,806 of the summonses were for speeding and 9,248 for beating the traffic…

Qatar row: Six countries cut links with Doha

Six Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar denies. The Saudi state news agency SPA said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact with…

Condolences stream in following death of Rehman Rashid

Condolences and heartfelt sympathies poured in for the family of veteran journalist and author, Rehman Rashid, following news of his death early this morning. Many remembered the 62-year-old for his books, particularly his 30-year-old bestselling social commentary, A Malaysian Journey, and its sequel, Peninsula: A Story of Malaysia. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin wrote…

Extension of time not granted by Shariah Appeals Court

The Shariah Court of Appeal, the highest in the Shariah judicial system, today found that there was no merit in the leave to file an appeal out-of-time by Shahnaz Abdul Majid in a matter against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib. The bench found that the imperative criteria for…