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Major logging scandal exposed

Kota Kinabalu: A major logging scandal has been uncovered following the recent State Government decision to ban logging exports with enforcement operations chancing upon 40,161 logs - including from the State's forest reserves - and escaping paying timber tax. The logs were seized by the reactivated Special Taskforce Unit under the Chief Minister's Department in several logging sites at forest reserves in Tongod, Sandakan, Ranau and Kalabakan.

Man held after death threats against Malaysia PM and king

Malaysia has been on high alert since gunmen allied with Islamic State militant group carried out a series of attacks in Indonesia Malaysia has detained seven people for suspected militant-linked activities, including a man who allegedly made death threats against the country's king and prime minister, police said on Thursday. The Muslim-majority country has been on high alert since gunmen allied with Islamic State militant group carried out a series of attacks in Jakarta, the capital of neighbouring Indonesia, in January 2016.

Nurul Izzah: Invitation for Radiohead to perform in Malaysia almost ready

IPOH, July 18 : Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar says she is committed to fulfil her promise and bring rock band Radiohead to Malaysia. "I'm writing an open letter and it is now in the final process to expose to them the importance of being sensitive to issues about the Palestinian struggle.

Clouds over projects but China and Malaysia - can weather change'

Beijing seeks greater belt and road cooperation as Mahathir envoy visits the Chinese capital to pave the way for Malaysian prime minister's trip next month Beijing's ties with Kuala Lumpur can withstand change and uncertainty, China said on Wednesday, despite massive infrastructure projects hanging in the balance in Malaysia. In talks with Tun Daim Zainuddin, a special envoy of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China would advance cooperation on the " Belt and Road Initiative ", a massive plan by Beijing to boost infrastructure links throughout Asia to Africa and Europe.

PEACETALK: Malaysia and its role in the GPH-MILF peace process

The result was almost impressive, having signed two essential agreements with little difficulty; namely, Agreement of Intent signed on August 27, 1998, and the two Joint GRP-MILF Acknowledgments of MILF Camps on February 10, 1999, and October 6, 1999. The first agreement committed the parties to pursue peace negotiations on the substantive issues as soon as possible and to continue the said talks until reaching a negotiated political settlement.

Former Malaysian PM Najib questions government on economic impact of...

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak questioned the country's economic affairs minster Azmin Ali on Wednesday about the economic impact of cancelling the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail project. Speaking at the first parliamentary debate since the new Pakatan Harapan government came into power in May, Najib asked the government to disclose the impact the project would have had on the economy and on jobs creation, arguing that the HSR was a project many people wanted.

Four inspiring acts of caring Malaysians

BACK in May, a video of a Mali man who sprang into action to save the life of a four-year-old child dangling from a four-storey building in France quickly went viral over the internet. Media outlets have labelled him the "real-life Spider-Man" and he was rewarded a citizenship for his heroic act.

Malaysian Bar congratulates new Chief Judge of Malaya

KUALA LUMPUR : The Malaysian Bar welcomes and congratulates Tan Sri Zaharah Ibrahim on her appointment as the new Chief Judge of Malaya. In a statement on Tuesday its president George Varughese said the Bar Council looked forward to working with Zaharah.

Malaysia 'unequivocally' opposes child marriages: DPM Wan...

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government "unequivocally" opposes child marriages and is already taking steps to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18, said Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in a press statement on Tuesday . Dr Wan Azizah was commenting on the case of a 41-year-old Malaysian man who recently married an 11-year-old girl in Kelantan .

Daesh leader killed in Syria masterminded attacks in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR : Police confirmed that Indonesian Daesh militant group leader Bahrum Naim, who was reportedly killed in a drone strike in Syria prior to Ramadan, had masterminded a series of foiled attacks in Malaysia. Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the 34-year-old man had plotted several attacks on places of worship and entertainment premises in Johor, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur in 2015.

Pemantau Malaysia Baru to be investigated under the Peaceful Assembly Act

KUALA LUMPUR: The assembly that was organised by Pemantau Malaysia Baru will be investigated under the Peaceful Assembly Act. City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said that the organisers failed to notify the police regarding the assembly.

Perak Sultan: Growing pains part of Malaysia's path to mature democracy

Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah hiving his royal keynote address during the 5th World Conference on Islamic Thought and Civilization in Ipoh. SAIFUL BAHRI/The Star IPOH: Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah said there will be "growing pains" in the journey to make Malaysia a mature democracy capable of joining the rest of the nations already in this "Premier League".

Top Malaysian university announces 50 scholarships to high-achieving Pakistani students

The Malaysia UCSI University announced awarding 50 educational scholarships to high-performing Pakistani students in conjunction with their outstanding position in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. With the scholarship fund launched, Pakistani students will enjoy a meaningful educational experience in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city, and learn from the best that UCSI as a Praxis university has to offer with their signature Cooperative Placement programmes where students are required to intern at a company for two months for each academic year.

With Malaysian Police HQ in his ward, MP calls for more resources to fight terror

KUALA LUMPUR: With an increasing number of militants using Sabah as a jumping-off point into southern Philippines and vice versa, Malaysian Member of Parliament Fahmi Fadzil is calling for additional resources for the police's counter-terrorism and border security unit. The first-time MP from Parti Keadilan Rakyat represents Lembah Pantai, the constituency that houses Bukit Aman, the headquarters of the Royal Malaysian Police which is at the forefront of fighting terrorism in the country.

Sen. Ben Sasse calls Putin a murderer,a says Trump shouldna t meet with Russian president

Hours before President Donald Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin one American senator made his displeasure known in a string of tweets calling Putin a "murderer," "crook" and "liar." Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., one the more frequent opponents of the president within the GOP, took to Twitter to send out nine tweets on the upcoming meeting, including eight points about the Russian president.

Pilgrims reminded not to bring too much money from Malaysia

By Zarul Effendi Razali MADINAH, July 16 -- Malaysian haj pilgrims are reminded not to bring too much money when departing for the Holy Land from Kuala Lumpur. Tabung Haji operations director Nor Aida Ahmad said around 500 riyals would be sufficient for several days after arrival, depending on their needs.

Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad takes the oath during swearing-in ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, July 16, 2018. Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament.