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)…

Ringgit slumps to 17-year low on 1MDB debt woes, growth concerns

Malaysia’s ringgit sank to a 17-year low as concern about the finances of a state investment firm at the heart of a political scandal worsened the outlook for an economy rocked by plunging oil prices and an emerging-market sell-off.The ringgit depreciated 1.3% to 4.2680 a dollar as of 10:17 am in Kuala Lumpur, reversing Tuesday’s 1.2% gain,…

MACC information leak investigation postponed for now, says Khalid

Police will temporarily postpone the investigations on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) alleged leakage of information which was published in the Sarawak Report portal, said Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. He said that although more people would be called to facilitate in the investigation, the case was postponed to avoid numerous…

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…