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Jasmine Loo denies conspiracy with Jho Low to hoodwink 1MDB, rejects Tim Leissner’s accusations of receiving money

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Former 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) in-house lawyer Jasmine Loo today denied that...


70pc of patients at Socso rehab centre returned to work, says HR Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Seventy per cent of the 10,695 individuals who sought treatment at the Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) Rehabilitation Centre for the period between 2019 and last January have been able to return to work. Read full story


Swift victory for Yossi Dagan in Samaria

The sitting council head of Samaria, Yossi Dagan, was elected by an overwhelming majority of 80% of the vote, beginning his third term. He is one of the council heads with the highest voting rates in Israel. Dagan defeated main competitor Tamir Ben Shlomi. Dagan thanked residents, "The embrace and trust give me strength; together, we will bring Sam...


Thousands expected at memorial service for 3 slain Minnesota first responders

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics are expected to pack a Minnesota church on Wednesday for a memorial service for three first responders who were gunned down while responding to a report of a domestic incident at a home with seven children inside. The Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville has been in mourning in the week and a half since police Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27,...


School welcomes 20mph zone after near miss

A child was recently almost hit by a moped while crossing the road outside the school in Bournemouth.


Human smuggling suspect 'Dirty Harry' arrested following death of Indian family including two children, 11 and three, who froze while walking from Canada to US in -34F conditions

A man accused of recruiting the driver in a human smuggling operation linked to the deaths of a family of four from India who tried to enter the US from Canada has been arrested.


North Korean missiles used by Russia were filled with American parts


'Step out of line and it's six months' suspension', Speaker warns MPs

KUALA LUMPUR: “Step out of line and I will suspend you for six months,” Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul warned MPs following a shouting match, which erupted on the third day of Parliament. Read full story


Sarawak governor Wan Junaidi conferred state's highest award

KUCHING: Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has been conferred the state's highest award, the Darjah Utama Yang Amat Mulia Satria Bintang Sarawak (SBS), which carries the title Pehin Sri. Read full story


Hadi should step back from active politics, but it is not easy - Political experts

In a perfect world, it might be best for Hadi to make way for others. But in Malaysian politics, it's not as easy as people still want him to lead Pas in Parliament, says political analyst.


Paralowie alleged stabbing: Watch the dramatic moment cops arrest a man accused of stabbing young tradie to death outside his grandparents' home

Wild footage has emerged of a man being swarmed by police and arrested just hours after allegedly stabbing a young tradie to death.


Chaos in Dewan Rakyat after Bersatu MP says pressured to support PM

Tasek Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan says he was offered an allocation of RM1.7 million for his constituency if he would support the prime minister.


YOURSAY | Govt action against Bersih protest a betrayal of reform promises

YOURSAY | ‘Bersih’s march shows our frustration and disappointment in the Madani government.’ Around 100 Bersih protesters hand over memorandum to MPs Undecided: It was a catch-22 moment for Pakatan Harapan and Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim when the Agong wanted a unity government after the 15th general election. It was the only practical thing to d...


After threats and abuse, British lawmakers question their safety over Gaza

By Elizabeth Piper and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - It was 10 minutes of shouted accusations of being a "genocide enabler" and having "blood on your hands" that made a British lawmaker fear for his safety over his decision to voice support for Israel in its war with Hamas. Almost touching noses with his accuser before walking away and warning he would call the police, the opposition


Criminologist reveals what's next for police officer charged with the murders of Sydney couple Jesse Baird and Luke Davies

A top criminologist has revealed the next step for investigators after the remains of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies were discovered inside a shallow bush grave.


Albanese government brazenly shows off massive haul of seized vapes - as young Aussies are recruited to fight war on illegal e-cigarettes

The Albanese government will collaborate with a slew of popular teen influencers for a new anti-vaping campaign that aims to stop young Australians from purchasing and using the illegal devices.


Manual labour still needed for oil palm harvesting, says Johari

Plantation and commodities minister Johari Ghani says manual labour remains essential in the palm oil industry due to the absence of advanced machine-based technology.


Texas inmate facing execution for 2000 fatal shooting says new evidence points to his innocence

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate who has long said he’s innocent and claims that his conviction more than 20 years ago was based on false testimony and questionable evidence faces execution Wednesday for fatally shooting two people, including his cousin. Ivan Cantu was condemned for the killing of his cousin, James Mosqueda, 27, and his cousin’s girlfriend, Amy Kitchen, 22, during a November 2000 robbery at their north Dallas home. His execution by...


A key witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial is recanting his testimony, court documents show

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As the star witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial, Jason Autry spoke in a calm, deliberative manner as an attentive jury listened to him recreate the day the kidnapped Tennessee nursing student was wrapped in a blanket, placed in the back of a pickup truck, driven to a river and shot to death by his friend. Autry wore a white jail uniform and made a point of putting on eyeglasses as he looked at rural maps during his...


'My mother’s body was left by smugglers in the desert'

Those escaping Sudan’s conflict have been turning to people smugglers, with deadly consequences.


Over 26,000 business licences revoked since 2022 for breach of terms, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR: Local authorities nationwide revoked 26,108 business licences from 2022 up to Feb 15 this year, says Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming. Read full story


Court of Appeal overturns High Court’s decision to discharge Muhyiddin on four counts of abuse of power

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 28 — The prosecution has succeeded in its appeal over the discharge by the High Court of former prime min...


Farm worker loses appeal from RM1.01mil insurance fraud conviction

However, High Court acquits R Poobalan of money laundering RM1.05 million.


MCMC and TikTok took down 8,071 undesirable videos, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 8,071 undesirable videos were removed from TikTok since the beginning of last year up to Feb 15 this year, says Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil. Read full story


N Korea sent Russia millions of munitions in exchange for food, says Seoul

South Korea says North Korea has sent Russia 6,700 containers carrying millions of munitions since September.


Wait for govt’s year-end announcement on new public servant pension scheme, says Dzulkefly to MPs

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad has urged all MPs to wait for the government’s announc...


I was offered RM1.7mil in allocations to betray PN, says Wan Saiful

KUALA LUMPUR: A shouting match broke out in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (Feb 28) when an Opposition MP claimed he had been repeatedly induced to pledge support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story


“We Want To Go To Malaysia” – Students In Japan Excited After Making Pisang Goreng

They were taught to make banana fritters by a Malaysian teacher.


Survey: Most Malaysians agree with new National Service scheme, think it will be positive

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Over two in three respondents of a survey said they agreed with reviving the National Service Tra...


Two found dead in car at Muadzam Shah petrol station

He said both adults were later confirmed dead by medical personnel and the bodies were handed over to police for further action.


MP’s question about former King’s position on Najib’s pardon rejected

A letter from the Dewan Rakyat Speaker’s office cites two Standing Orders which prohibit the question from being answered.


1MDB-Tanore Trial: Jasmine Loo’s highly anticipated testimony strengthens claims about how 1MDB was managed

This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly on February 19, 2024 - February 25, 2024 FOR the more than five years that she was out of the country, former 1Malaysia Development Bhd general counsel Jasmine Loo Ai Swan feared she might suffer the same fate as former PetroSaudi International Ltd (PSI) executive Xavier Justo — imprisonment in Thailand. In her testimony in the Kuala Lumpur High Court as the 50th prosecution witness in...


Now Speaker Lindsay Hoyle loses support of Welsh nationalists as they join Tories and SNP in telling him to quit over Gaza ceasefire vote chaos - bringing number of MPs backing no-confidence motion to 86

Liz Saville Roberts said the chaos that unravelled in the Commons last week 'brought to light a profound disregard for smaller parties in Westminster'.


Hawkesbury River tragedy: Woman dies after boating accident

A woman has died after a boating incident on the Hawkesbury River.


Perak sets up panel to drive growth along West Coast Expressway

IPOH: The Perak government has set up a West Coast Expressway (WCE) economic growth committee to plan developments along the project. Read full story


Perak govt continues scam awareness campaign

IPOH: The state government has continued to carry out statewide awareness tours as an effort to prevent more people from falling victim to scammers. Read full story


Britain rubbishes plans to put boots on the ground in Ukraine after France's Macron claimed the West 'hadn't ruled out' sending troops to fight Russia

Downing Street said there were no plans to deploy troops to fight alongside Ukraine, after French president Emmanuel Macron said in Paris that boots on the ground 'should not be ruled out'


Wanted man detained at Ampang roadblock

AMPANG: A man wanted for a drug-related offence was detained at a roadblock at the Bukit Teratai toll plaza here. Read full story


Akademi Kenegaraan to lead Malaysia Madani training programme, says Anwar

Akademi Kenegaraan will lead collaborations with all parties to ensure the effectiveness of the Malaysia Madani National Training Programme, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar said this was agreed upon at an Akademi Kenegaraan special meeting which he chaired on Tuesday (Feb 27), which he added was among initiatives to strengthen the knowledge of nationhood and patriotism among Malaysians. Read more at https://shorturl.at/djlX3 WATCH MORE: https://thestartv.com/c/news SUBSCRIBE: https://cutt.ly/TheStar LIKE: https://fb.com/TheStarOnline


Johor eatery ordered to close for two weeks due to poor hygiene levels

JOHOR BARU: An eatery here has been ordered to close for two weeks due to unsatisfactory hygiene levels. Read full story


Remand extended for six suspects linked to international drug ring

MELAKA - The remand order for six suspects linked to an international drug syndicate using Pantai Klebang as a transit point to the Indonesian market has been extended for another six days, said Melaka police chief Datuk Zainol Samah. "The remand for all six suspects, aged between 40 and 74, has been extended from yesterday to March 4," he said in ...


Mother pleads guilty to charge of feeding son milk mixed with drug

Meanwhile, her drink-seller husband, aged 40, pleaded not guilty to the charge.


Raac school "propped up" so pupils can return

Children in Years 3 to 6 were forced to relocate for about six months.


Dr Nick Coatsworth admits the big vaccine mistake he made as one of the country's top doctors during the Covid pandemic

Queensland 's Supreme Court this week found that police and ambulance workers in the state were given unlawful directions to get vaccines or face potential disciplinary action.


Veteran star Lee Lung Kei's much younger fiancée jailed by Hong Kong police


US warship and aircraft shoot down FIVE Houthi drones in the Red Sea less than one week after rebels destroyed $30 million American Reaper

US Central Command announced Tuesday night the US military had destroyed five unmanned one-way attack drones originating in Yemen.


Indonesia's likely next president made 4-star general despite links to alleged human rights abuses

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday awarded an honorary four-star general rank to Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, a former high-ranking army officer who is linked to human rights abuses and who emerged as the apparent winner of the Feb. 14 presidential election. Widodo gave the honorary promotion to Subianto, 72, in front of high-ranking military and police officials in Jakarta. A four-star general is...


The Taliban’s ‘gender apartheid’ in Afghanistan


Dozens die after bus falls off bridge in Mali

Malians and citizens from other regions in West Africa are said to be among the victims.


Man jailed for sexual assault as victim slept

Victim is praised by police for coming forward three years after the attack by Jordan Wade.