Bill Kayong case: Court sets July 3 to hear oral submissions

MIRI: The High Court here today fixed July 3 to hear oral submissions in the trial for the murder of land activist and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Miri branch secretary Bill Kayong. Judge Ravinthran N Paramaguru set the date to hear oral submissions from both the prosecution and defence, as the prosecution had applied to […]

Guan Eng, Li Koon seek to have corruption charges dropped

  GEORGE TOWN: Former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon are to file their respective representations to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for the corruption charges against them pertaining to the purchase of a bungalow at below market value to be dropped. Lim’s counsel Ramkarpal Singh said this during the mention of the case before High Court […]

Witness testifies seeing second accused filling drum with cement

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here was yesterday told that the former second accused in the murder trial of deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais had filled a drum with cement to the brim. Sixth accused S Nimalan, 25, said he was informed by G Gunasekaran, who was also known as ‘Jay’ that the […]

Sarawakian man gets death sentence for drug trafficking

KOTA KINABALU: A mechanic from Sarawak was sentenced to death by hanging for trafficking in 4,396 grams of syabu. Justice Nurchaya Hj Arshad found Ho Yee Onn, 35, guilty of the charge under Section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. The indictment carries the capital punishment, upon conviction. The accused, who hails […]

School security guard pleads not guilty to sex offence charge

MIRI: A security guard pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here yesterday to two charges of outraging the modesty of an eight-year-old schoolgirl. The 28-year-old man from Semanju at Miri-Bintulu Road here was charged under Section 14 (a) of Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, read together with Section 16 of the same Act. […]

Anwar fails in challenging prison order over physical contact

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his family once again failed in their challenge of a decision by the Sungai Buloh Prison director disallowing him to have physical contact with family members during their visits to the prison instead of being separated by a glass screen and speaking only through the telephone. This follows the […]

Remand extended for two YUM officers

TAWAU: Two Yayasan Usaha Maju Sabah (YUM) officers had their remand extended for seven days by a Magistrate Court here today for falsifying and submitting 36 loan applications amounting to RM153,769. Magistrate Herlina Muse allowed the remand application by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecuting officer Noor Hafizah Lanna on a 38-year-old YUM Sabah Entrepreneur Development […]