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09.07.2018 - 00:42 [ Dissident Voice ]

The Lures of Kleptocracy: Malaysia’s Najib Condition

Once the eyewash is applied, a certain ugliness manifests: the ethnic tensions that are only ever a stone’s throw away from bloodshed and riot; the thieving of state assets as a measure of self-enrichment by representatives; the periodic threatening and at stages jailing of opponents and dissidents unhappy with the vision of its leaders.

25.06.2018 - 09:06 [ Malay Mail ]

No Malaysia Baru if only Malay Opposition left, analyst warns

“In the last election, PAS won by invoking the race and religious card, so they will be consistent on that narrative. Umno’s (stance), however, depends on who is going to win the party elections.

Hopefully, it will be Khairy who is more inclusive and willing to open the party to other races,” Faisal said.

“That should be the way forward, although we are heading towards Malaysia Baru and hopefully, racial- and religious-based politics will be moderated. That doesn’t mean these two types of politics will be wiped out. They will still be key features in Malaysian politics.

18.06.2018 - 12:31 [ Strait Times ]

EU deal to end palm-oil transport fuel

EU negotiators have agreed to phase out the use of palm oil in transport fuels from 2030, setting up a clash with producer countries like Malaysia and Indonesia.

Under the deal – which needs final approval from the European Parliament and member states – at least 14 per cent of fuel for transport must come from renewables by 2030.

18.06.2018 - 12:16 [ Malay Mail ]

A look at the resignation of Malaysia’s two top judges and what’s next

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — The resignation of Malaysia’s two highest-ranking judges have been all over the news, but how did we get here and what’s next?

Here we list down everything you may want to know about this whole saga — probably one of the most exciting in the legal community in recent times.

06.05.2018 - 16:40 [ nst.com.my ]

Lecturer’s assassins used fake Serbia, Montenegro passports

He suspects both men fled to Thailand not long after the murder to return to the „country of origin“, whom he declined to identify.

On whether the assassins were related to Israel’s spy agency as speculated by many, including the victim’s family, the source would only say that the men were „highly professional“ in their fields.

„Both men are related to interested parties in the Arab-Israeli conflict,“ he said. –

06.05.2018 - 16:32 [ Al Jazeera ]

Malaysia releases sketches of suspects in Fadi al-Batsh killing

(23.4.2018) The computer-generated photographs of the suspects are based on descriptions by witnesses, police chief Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun told reporters. They show two light-skinned suspects who may be European or Middle Eastern. Both men are about 180cm with sturdy builds, the police chief said, according to a recording of his comments heard by Reuters news agency.

21.04.2018 - 15:11 [ Malaysian Times ]

Palestinian lecturer shot dead in KL

Mazlan said the lecturer had also served as an imam at a mosque near the condominium where he had lived with his wife and three children.

Mazlan said a recording of a closed-circuit television camera near the scene showed the two assailants waiting for about 20 minutes for the lecturer to emerge from the condominium.

“We believe the lecturer was their target because two other individuals walked by the place earlier unharmed. We will view the recordings of all the CCTV in the area to identify the suspects and get the registration number of the motorcycle,” he said.

He said the police were looking into the motive for the killing from all angles, including the possible involvement of Daesh terrorists.

03.04.2018 - 16:15 [ Channel NewsAsia ]

Malaysia approves ‚fake news‘ law despite outcry

Malaysia’s government on Monday (Apr 2) pushed a law through parliament that makes „fake news“ punishable by a maximum six-year jail term despite an outcry from critics worried it will be used to stifle dissent before elections.

The law targets foreign as well as local media, and is seen in part as an effort to silence criticism of the scandal surrounding sovereign wealth fund 1MDB that has rocked the administration of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

27.03.2018 - 22:20 [ Courthouse News Agency ]

Malaysia Looks to Punish Fake News With 10 Years in Jail

Malaysia’s government proposed new legislation Monday to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail sentence, a move slammed by critics as a bid to crack down on dissent ahead of a general election.

Prime Minister Najib Razak has been dogged by a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal involving an indebted state fund, and rights activists fear the new law could be used to criminalize news reports and critical opinions on government misconduct. A general election must be held by August but is widely expected in the next few weeks.