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Fitch unit: Malaysia’s scandals spooking investors, eroding faith in country’s systems

Fitch unit: Malaysia’s scandals spooking investors, eroding faith in country’s systems

February 11, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — The scale of the controversy surrounding 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and the RM2.6 billion donation to the prime minister will cause investors to be wary of dealing with state-owned firms here, a Fitch Group unit said today. According to Business Monitor International (BMI), both scandals as well as the numerous investigations launched in foreign jurisdictions are set to damage Malaysia's well-perceived legal environment. BMI explained that the contrast... Read more

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Lawyer: Decision in Deepa’s case failed to address unilateral conversion, legal reforms still needed

By Mayuri Mei Lin

Lawyer: Decision in Deepa’s case failed to address unilateral conversion, legal reforms still needed KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 ― Legal reforms are urgently need to address issues of unilateral conversion in interfaith custody battles, a lawyer has said, and that the Federal Court’s decision in... Read more

Flare-up at Selayang wholesale market leaves one dead, two injured

By Jonathan Edward

Flare-up at Selayang wholesale market leaves one dead, two injured KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — Silence has descended on the Selayang wholesale market over the past few weeks as shoppers enter in fear of Rohingya workers in a longstanding turf war with... Read more

IGP: RM300 fine like peanuts to some motorists

By Ushar Daniele

IGP: RM300 fine like peanuts to some motorists KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — Police are considering a possible increase in the RM300 compound fine for traffic offences as part of a move to come down hard on errant motorists. Inspector-General... Read more

Land owner demolishes part of iconic Runnymede

By Mohamed Basyir

Land owner demolishes part of iconic Runnymede GEORGE TOWN, Feb 11 — Several vacant colonial heritage buildings by the seafront, collectively known as The Runnymede, were demolished by the land owner on Tuesday evening. According to... Read more



Customers unhappy with Lunar New Year food price hike at eateries

By Jerry Choong

Customers unhappy with Lunar New Year food price hike at eateries KUALA LUMPUR — Price hikes at restaurants and eateries during the Lunar New Year were to make up for increased wages and to stock up on supplies for the rest of the season. Malay Mail... Read more

After a year in prison, is Anwar still relevant to Malaysian politics?

BY AIZYL AZLEE

After a year in prison, is Anwar still relevant to Malaysian politics? SUNGAI BULOH, Feb 10 — After serving the first of his five-year prison sentence for sodomy, questions remain over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s continued importance to local... Read more

Sarawak says would deport Aussie priest accused of child molest, homosexuality

BY SULOK TAWIE

Sarawak says would deport Aussie priest accused of child molest, homosexuality KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Sarawak Immigration authorities said today that they will expel an Australian priest accused of sexually abusing children in his home country, if he is found to be... Read more

Federal Court ruling on Deepa case will encourage more unilateral conversion, WAO says

Federal Court ruling on Deepa case will encourage more unilateral conversion, WAO says KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — The Federal Court verdict granting S. Deepa’s Muslim convert ex-husband custodial right over their son would encourage more unilateral conversion in the future, the... Read more


Now Rayani Air denies sabotage claim in flight delay caused by shattered windshield

BY KAMLES KUMAR

Now Rayani Air denies sabotage claim in flight delay caused by shattered windshield KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Rayani Airlines has now denied claims of sabotage involving its Boeing 737 aircraft, a day after stating it suspected foul play after the plane’s windshield in the... Read more

Page: English proficiency is key to international acclaim in science

Page: English proficiency is key to international acclaim in science KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 ― To carve a name for Malaysia in the international scientific community, proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite for all local scholars, a parents group... Read more

Tabung Haji: Reserves not in the negative, no element of ‘creative accounting’

Tabung Haji: Reserves not in the negative, no element of ‘creative accounting’ KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) today maintained that its financial reserves were not in the negative and that its accounts had been endorsed by the Malaysia Accounting... Read more

Muslim convert happy with custody split, hopes ex-wife embraces Islam too (VIDEO)

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY

Muslim convert happy with custody split, hopes ex-wife embraces Islam too (VIDEO) PUTRAJAYA, Feb 10 ― Muslim convert Izwan Abdullah was a happy man today when the Federal Court agreed to grant him custody of his youngest child, eight-year-old Nabil, although the order did... Read more


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Tourists and locals throng Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur on the third day of Chinese New Year. Picture released February 11, 2016. ― Bernama pic

Tourists and locals throng Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur on the third day of Chinese New Year. Picture released February 11, 2016. ― Bernama pic