Wife of Cradle CEO slams investigation into his death

The wife of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan, who died in a fire at his house in June, today spoke out against the authorities involved in the investigation into his death, in particular the Fire and Rescue Department. Free Malaysia Today reports: Samirah Muzaffar said she and her family had been kept in…

The importance of facts and sources

The dangers of relying on the word of activists, not governments, is evident in the calls for an investigation into Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud. Daniel Read of Free Malaysia Today provides us with some great insights .. Malaysian prosecutors and investigators have been weighed down with information as, in the wake of Barisan Nasional’s (BN)…

Lady plonks herself on AirAsia premium seats, argument erupts

An argument erupted on an AirAsia flight when a passenger forcibly upgraded herself to the premium seats. The 22-second video of the argument between the lady and another male passenger uploaded by Bruce Lam has gone viral on social media. The video showed a man in a white shirt shouting at a woman who was…

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…