In Malaysia, theft, loss of radioactive substances more common than exposure cases – ANM

BANGI, Nov 11 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Incidents relating to the loss and theft of radioactive materials occur more frequently in Malaysia than those involving emergencies and radiation safety, according to Malaysian Nuclear Agency (ANM) deputy director Dr Mohd Abd Wahab Yusof. He said based on records, from the 1990s to date, there have been…

Dr M: Muslims should strive to get the world on their side

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Muslims should strive to get the world on their side by highlighting the injustices that have been perpetrated by the Israelis against Muslims in Palestine.  The prime minister underscored that it is not true that all Europeans or Americans…

Lim: Tax administrators worldwide should help tackle shadow economy

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 11 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Tax administrators worldwide should cooperate and share information to address the issue of tax compliance and prevent illegal activities, especially the shadow economy, says Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Lim said the shadow economy is difficult to measure due to its underground nature and it…

Najib ordered to defend all seven charges against him in SRC case

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The High Court today ordered Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to enter his defence on seven charges of misappropriating RM42 million in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds. Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali made the ruling at 11.34 am. The judge arrived at the decision after finding that the…

UN Palestine Agency to have new commissioner-general

By Manik Mehta NEW YORK, Nov 8 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees has a new Commissioner General after the incumbent chief resigned on Wednesday hours after the preliminary findings of an investigation into misconduct allegations were announced. Pierre Krahenbuhl, a Swiss national and…

1MDB Trial: Jho Low siphoned off US$1.83 bil of 1MDB funds – witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The High Court Thursday was told that fugitive businessman, Low Taek Jho or Jho Low, had siphoned off all in all US$1.83 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds over a span of three years, from 2009 to 2011. Former 1MDB chief executive officer Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi…

Malaysian govt to send official letter to India on its stance on Zakir Naik

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will send an official letter to the Indian government to explain Malaysia’s stance for not sending back controversial preacher Zakir Naik to his country of origin.  Its minister Saifuddin Abdullah said he would discuss with Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to provide…

Dr Mahathir urges Asean to speak with one voice

By Voon Miaw Ping and Linda Khoo BANGKOK, Nov 8 (NNN-BERNAMA) — When Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad spoke at a dialogue session at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) last Saturday on the sidelines of the just concluded 35th ASEAN Summit here, he called for the 10-ASEAN nations to speak with one…

Thai police identify one suspect in Yala attack

YALA, Nov 7  (NNN-BERNAMA) — Thailand police have identified a suspect involved in the violent attacks on two security posts in Yala, southern Thailand, which killed 15 people last Tuesday. Fourth Division Army chief, Lt. Gen Pornsak Poonsawat said preliminary investigations revealed that the weapon used by the suspects was similar to…

Kelantan state welcomes Fed Govt’s acknowledgement of two oil fields off its coast

KOTA BHARU, Nov 6 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Kelantan is thankful to the Federal Government for the acknowledgement given to two oil fields located within three nautical miles off the coast of the state. Its Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said it was a good progress for the state in its long-standing claim…
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