First NFCorp, Then 1MDB, Now EPF

Rafizi Ramli is at it again on 1MDB, this time taking a swipe at KWAP and the EPF. And sounding unwarranted alarm bells to rile the general public as he did with NFCorp who have in turn initiated a legal suit against him for the lies, distortions and misrepresentations. Added to that, Rafizi faces a…

Aung San Suu Kyi is a bust, writes Zafar Sobhan

There was so much hope for her as a moral leader in Myanmar, but power (or politics) has changed her. Zafar Sobhan of the daily Dhaka Tribune writes to expose her for what she really is. In the face of scathing criticism from international human rights groups, supporters of the sainted Aung San Suu Kyi…

Tabung Haji Azmi, quips Azmi Arshad

Here are lessons to learn from all the unwarranted silly fuss from the Tabung Haji – 1MDB sale and acquisition. Azmi Arshad puts it wittily to us on how we have been made fools from the distortions and misrepresentations hurled by zealous critics. Lessons shared are lessons learned. Intelligence shared is intelligence doubled. Alhamdulillah I…

Racist reporting again by Malay Mail, writes Lukman Sheriff

Here’s something interesting raised by lawyer Lukman Sheriff Alias. And when you have read it, then you wonder why Joan Lau would be so inclined to allow such stories to be carried in The Malay Mail. It’s an absolute case of distortion and misrepresentation. This is a story about a guy hitting a tudung girl.…

Britain has an ‘illegal’ government, writes RPK

In the UK, 13 parties contested the elections and the Conservative Party won 51% of the seats on 37% on the votes. And the Conservative Party government is considered the legitimate government. In Malaysia, Barisan Nasional won 60% of the seats and 47% of the votes and it is not considered a legitimate government. Raja…

Should students selling nasi lemak in school be punished?

The AntDaily has an interesting feature written by Shahful Shaffiq. It is a story that reminds him of a time when his schoolmates engaged in little trades at school. Nasi lemak, snacks and even decorative accessories were among the more popular items that were sold. But in general, students knew that it was an offence…

Indonesia executes foreign drug convicts, defying global anger

Ambulances carried coffins away from the island where the men were put to death, with some shrouded in embroidery and others made of plain wood. CILACAP: Indonesia executed seven foreign drug convicts including two Australians by firing squad Wednesday, causing Canberra to withdraw its ambassador over the “cruel” punishment. Authorities put the seven plus a…

Shahnaz’s lawyers dare Mahmud to take conspirators to court

Despite the heavy badgering at the Kuala Lumpur Shariah High Court today, Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib remained cool, calm and collected, denying all accusations hurled by the lawyers acting for his former wife Shahnaz Abdul Majid in their ‘mutaah’ (conciliatory gift) hearing. Mahmud was queried on the names of his…

The trouble with our journalists, writes Lukman Sheriff

The Star reporter must be reprimanded for further inciting religious hatred. His job was to cover the event objectively. He may disagree with the protestors but he should report fairly and accurately. And he shouldn’t aggravate the situation to suit his grievance writes lawyer Lukman Sheriff Alias. There are four main ethical standards that all…

NFCorp: Challenge on BAFIA, a delay tactic by Rafizi Ramli

Pandan MP and PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli’s move to challenge the constitutionality of the repealed BAFIA banking law he was charged with violating in his exposés on the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) in 2012, is an attempt to avoid conviction. Free Malaysia Today reports: If Rafizi Ramli is found guilty, he could be liable to…

MACC can be overzealous to the extent of behaving unprofessionally, court told

Court grants ex-DPP Shamsul Sulaiman immunity from prosecution in lawyer’s suit against MACC. Stunning circumstances formed the basis on which former Deputy Public Prosecutor Shamsul Sulaiman gave evidence in court yesterday in the on-going trial of Rosli Dahlan’s suit against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) and the Government of Malaysia. Free Malaysia Today which is…

Rafizi Ramli’s BAFIA blunder will likely be his political downfall

It was almost forgotten that Bank Negara Malaysia and the police did a dawn raid on Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary general Mohd Rafizi Ramli some three years ago. Rafizi was arrested and charged for contravening the provisions of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act, 1989 (BAFIA). The Pandan member of parliament was accused of…

The harder truth was Lee Kuan Yew had to do what he had to do

Much has been written on the passing of Singapore’s founding prime minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The outpouring of grief was displayed all over Facebook and social platforms. Blogger THE CRAZY ANGMO AND HIS ANGRY WIFE wrote this excellent piece of her growing years hating this statesman who ran foul with her family. But Joanna Ash…

Southern Indian Ocean theory on MH370 ‘fabricated’

Southern Indian Ocean theory on MH370 ‘fabricated’ Shane Fuentes | March 25, 2015 Expert claims that the theory lacks “corroborative evidence”. KUALA LUMPUR: Military aviation technology expert, Andre Milne, has written to the Australian government to debunk its theory that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is lying in the southern Indian Ocean. In a letter…

You can’t rant as you please in parliament

Not a Free for All, dear MPs, or Know the Law, MPs, says Jerome Lee. Anyone who believes that an MP enjoys automatic immunity in Parliament is blatantly ignorant. Jerome says he was just as ignorant until he was enlightened by Haniff Katri’s statement on ‘Politics of Gangsterism” which highlighted the fact that no parliamentarian enjoys full…

Taib the target before, Najib the target today

Clare Rewcastle Brown is having great fun with selectively publicising stolen documents on her blog portal Sarawak Report.  She has been careful to tell MalaysiaKini that , “…I had neither forged nor hacked to get this material…”.  We are glad she made this clear.  That Clare didn’t forge or hack in this case is reassuring,…

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…

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…