Shahidan Kassim pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting underage girl

KANGAR: Former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim was charged in the Sessions court here today with sexually assaulting an underage girl. However, he pleaded not guilty to the charge before judge Johari Hassan. Shahidan, who is Arau Member of Parliament, was charged with sexually assaulting the girl, aged 15 years and seven […]

Habitual drug user sentenced to five years and one stroke

KUCHING: A 48-year-old habitual drug user has been sentenced to five years in jail and to be given one stroke of whipping for administering himself with dangerous drugs namely Amphetamine and Methamphetamine. He committed the offence on July 7 2018 when the police tested him positive of the drugs. He was not represented by any […]

Remand extended for babysitter who allegedly abused child

KUCHING: A babysitter suspected of abusing a 14-month-old toddler by under nourishing her following the late payment of fees by the child’s mother, has been placed on another four days remand order for the police to complete investigation into the allegation. The first remand order expired today. The suspect was arrested four days ago for the […]

Former national diving coach ordered to enter defence on rape charge

  KUALA LUMPUR: Former national diving coach Huang Qiang, who had been  acquitted and discharged by a lower court on a charge of raping a national diver last year, was today ordered  by the High Court to enter his defence against the charge. Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah made the order after allowing the prosecution’s appeal against […]

Sibu High Court releases 11 accused with revised bail

SIBU: Sibu High Court has released the 11 accused who are being charged with wrongfully restraining a person with a revised bail condition of RM500 with two local sureties each this morning, after their lawyer filed for a judicial review to review the decision of the Magistrates’ Court regarding the bail condition. Judicial commissioner Lim Hock […]

Man who beat up former son-in-law released on police bail

KUCHING: The 48-year-old contractor who beat up his former son-in-law for injuring his wife has been released on police bail in one surety. Magistrate Mohd Syukri Mokhtar granted the release of the suspect, as the police have to get further instruction from the public prosecutor. According to the suspect’s lawyer Lim Lian Kee, the victim […]

Hasanah pleads not guilty to CBT involving US$12.1 million

KUALA LUMPUR: Former director-general of the Research Division in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Hasanah Ab Hamid, pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to a criminal breach of trust (CBT) charge involving US$12.1 million belonging to the Malaysian government. Hasanah, who was the former head of the Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO),  made […]