New AG could order fresh Altantuya murder probe – ex-judge

  KUCHING: The incoming attorney-general could order a fresh probe into the 2006 murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, former federal court judge Gopal Sri Ram said in a report by Free Malaysia Today. He said this could determine whether there had been a perversion of justice that led to the conviction of two ex-policemen and the […]

Ministry seeks public feedback on minimum age to obtain driving licence

  PUTRAJAYA: The Transport Ministry will seek the views of the public regarding the minimum age for obtaining a driving licence before making any decision on it, says Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. Currently, he said the minimum age for obtaining a driving licence in Malaysia is 16 for a motorcycle and 17 for a car. “We want the people, […]

Najib glad MOF comes clean about federal government debt

  KUCHING: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is glad that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has come clean about the official federal government debt. He quoted Lim’s recent statement as saying that “the official federal government debt remains at RM686.8 billion (50.8 per cent of the gross domestic product or GDP) – […]

PH does not support media blackouts – Gobind Singh Deo

  KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government does not support media blackouts, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. The minister said the policy adopted by PH was that of press freedom. “We do not promote or support media blackouts. That is something the previous government did and we disapproved of it.” The […]

Boxes, bags of money seized at Pavilion Residences brought to BNM

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have transferred to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) several boxes and bags believed to contain cash that were seized from Pavilion Residences last week, upon completion of the counting process yesterday evening. According to a source, the process of counting the cash believed to be in excess of RM110 million at the Bukit […]

Those involved in 1MDB investigation should not make public statements — 1MDB committee

KUALA LUMPUR: Those involved in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) investigation should refrain from making any public statement on its status, said the Council of Eminent Persons’ (CEP) 1MDB Investigation Committee. Former attorney-general Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman who is leading the committee said any public statement made should be done in the later stages […]

1MDB directors confirm company unable to repay debts — Guan Eng

PUTRAJAYA: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) directors have confirmed that the company is unable to repay its debts, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said former 1MDB Chief Financial Officer, Azmi Tahir, had written in March to the Ministry of Finance to state that 1MDB would not be able to service its interest due in […]