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'Buck up and find ways to stop open burning,' Malaysian minister tells Dept of Environment

August 16, 2018 1:32 PM<br>KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Bucking up on enforcement, shifting resources and even borrowing cars and …

Asia

Belt and Road initiative in Malaysia has exemplary effect

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's visit to China from August 17 to 21 will have influence on at least three …

China

Malaysian government's first 100 days: Big moves buy leaders some time, but euphoria won't last

As Malaysia's new government marks 100 days in power on Friday (Aug 17), The Straits Times Malaysia Bureau takes a look at how it has fared on …

Asia

QAnon: Why we have the CIA partly to thank for the craziest conspiracy theory yet

<b>(Getty/Saul Loeb)</b><p>The roots of the wackiest pro-Trump conspiracy can be traced back to the CIA<p>Jefferson Morley<p>August 16, 2018 11:52am (UTC)<p><i>This article was produced by the Deep State, a project of the Independent Media Institute.</i><p>As the editor of the JFK Facts blog, I try not to spend a lot of time …

QAnon

New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's new government on Thursday repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers.<p>The bill was rushed through Parliament in April under former Prime Minister …

Human Rights

Judge: Women Accused of Killing Kim Jong Nam Must Begin Defense Phase

In declining to acquit the suspects, judge rejected argument that assault of Kim Jong Nam could have been passed off as a TV show prank<p>SHAH ALAM, Malaysia—Two women accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will need to enter a defense in their murder trial, a judge …

North Korea

Women charged with murder of North Korean to testify in Malaysia trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two women charged with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must answer for their role in a well-planned conspiracy, a Malaysian judge said on Thursday, but added that the evidence did not prove a political assassination.<p>Indonesian Siti …

North Korea

Malaysian parliament throws out law against 'fake news'

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's parliament on Thursday repealed a law against "fake news" introduced this year by the administration of former prime minister Najib Razak.<p>Najib's government secured a simple majority in April to pass the Anti-Fake News 2018 bill, which set out fines of up to …

Fake News

'Sarawak Law': Follow Alfred Russel Wallace's Footsteps to Borneo's Jungle

Before the father of evolution, there was Alfred Russel Wallace.<p>The chirping of cicadas is deafening, my clothes are sticky and heavy with heat and …

Why Malaysia's new government cannot meet its 100-days deadline

NEARLY 100 days have gone by since Malaysia’s new government was elected into power in May.<p>Since then, the administration led by world’s oldest prime …

Asia

Malaysia’s Mahathir to take ‘genial approach’ to China visit | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s government has struck a bullish tone on ties with Beijing ahead of the leader’s hotly anticipated …

China

Malaysian court to rule on whether to continue hearing case against women accused of killing Kim Jong-nam

A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, or acquit them.<p>Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese, could face the death penalty on charges of …

Up to PKR's disciplinary committee to take action: Azmin

<b>KUALA LUMPUR</b>: PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali is leaving it to PKR's disciplinary committee to take action against members who make …

Kuala Lumpur

American Makes 4 More Partners Available for Online Award Booking

The biggest mistake the average member of a frequent flyer program makes when it comes to using their miles for travel is believing that you just go …

Malaysia Airlines

China-linked cyberattacks likely as Malaysia reviews projects: security firm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Chinese state-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative, cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. (FEYE.O) said on Wednesday.<p>Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir …

Cyber-attacks

Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world.<p>Indonesia's Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam's Doan Thi …

Nerve Agents

Malaysia PM approval rating at 71 percent but concern over race, religion seen growing

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysians have given Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad a 71 percent approval rating, but concern about ethnic and religious issues has risen since his election in May, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks …

Kuala Lumpur

Leave Umno if you think Najib is a liability, Umno MP tells party members

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Umno members who have publicly said Datuk Seri Najib Razak is a liability to the party do not deserve to remain in Umno, an MP …

Malaysian prime minister defends his right to be anti-Semitic

President Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia speaks at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, May 10, 2018. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)<p>(JTA) — Anti-Semitism …

Malaysia judiciary still reeling from 1988 crisis but on road to full recovery, says law expert

Institutional Reforms Committee Member Prof Datuk Shad Saleem Faruqi gives a speech during the International Malaysia Law Conference at the Royale …

Kuala Lumpur

Dr M: No return to absolute monarchy - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: There are no plans to return power to the King to reject laws passed by Parliament, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.<p>"We are …

Monarchy

Want to buy a smart plug? Read this first

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. Smart plugs are one of the most underrated smart home products out there. No, they aren't the flashiest, but they can automate dumb products in your home with ease and bring them into your smart home ecosystem. To make sure you get the best fit …

Home Automation

The Alexa-Cortana crossover is now available to the public

More people will be able to access the Alexa-Cortana collaboration their companies unveiled last year, now that the team-up is available as a public preview. Unfortunately, you can only take it for a spin if you're in the US, but this is still a much wider release than the limited beta Microsoft …

Smart Homes

China-linked cyberattacks likely as Malaysia reviews projects: security firm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Chinese state-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative, cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. (FEYE.O) said on Wednesday.<p>Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir …

Cyber-attacks

Coded messages from ‘White House insider’ QAnon could be a load of random gibberish, analyst claims

People who believe in the ‘QAnon’ conspiracy theory think a Trump administration insider is secretly passing messages to the world from inside the …

Donald Trump

Man fined for trying to open door of Malaysia Airlines plane midair

SEPANG: A man from New Zealand was fined RM6,000 (US$1,460) by a Malaysian court on Wednesday (Aug 15) for attempting to open the door of a Malaysia …

Malaysia Airlines

I'm not interfering in UMNO, just defending my legacy: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak on Wednesday (Aug 15) denied claims that he is still interfering in the administration of …

In survey, Malays divided over support for Guan Eng, Tommy Thomas

A survey showed that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas are currently proving to be highly-divisive choices for …

Asia

'Mum, I was tricked': my daughter, the Kim Jong-nam murder suspect

In the beginning, there were a few times that Benah pretended not to know her daughter, Siti Aisyah. She just couldn’t face the questions.<p>One day while Benah was visiting the doctor in town the receptionist recognised the name of her sleepy Javanese village, Rancasumur – a name popularised by the …

North Korea

CPOs and senior police officers who fail to curb illegal gambling, corruption may be sacked

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): State police officers (CPOs) and senior officers who fail to address issues such as gambling and corruption in their …

Corruption