‘Don’t politicise Tawau ISA arrests’

As the government comes under fire for using the soon-to-be abolished law to detain alleged terrorists, critics are told to let the police do their job. UPDATED PETALING JAYA: MCA today urged PAS and others not to politicise the recent arrest of 13 suspected terrorists in Tawau, Sabah, under the Internal Security Act (ISA). MCA…

Ahmad Sarbaini’s family wants royal commission

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 20, 2011): There is an urgent need for the government to set up a royal commission to investigate the death of Customs Department assistant director Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamad at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here on April 6. His cousin, Makhtar Mansor, 53, who was representing the deceased’s family, said the request…

Sarbaini’s family wants RCI

THE family of the late Selangor Customs assistant director Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamed is seeking a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into his death. Rejecting court findings that the death was “accidental”, the family claimed that there were elements of foul play in the incident. The deceased’s cousin Mokhtar Mansor said the family was willing to…

Glenmarie killings: Hisham riles MPs with short reply

The opposition takes a swipe at Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein for his response to the shooting of the three teenagers at Glenmarie last year. KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein’s one-paragraph written reply to a question seeking an update of the Glenmarie shootings involving three teenagers has drawn the ire of opposition parliamentarians. Puchong MP,…

Sarbaini’s family wants new probe

PETALING JAYA: The family of Customs assistant director Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamed yesterday rejected the coroner’s court’s verdict that his death was accidental. Instead, they called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to be set up to probe into his death. Lawyer N. Surendran, who represented the family during a press conference in Merchant Square here, said…

Keluarga Sarbaini mahu RCI

Surendran menegaskan tindakan itu bukan bertujuan untuk menentang sesiapa tetapi demi menuntut keadilan di atas kematiannya. PETALING JAYA: Keluarga Allahyarham Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamed yang ditemui mati April lalu menuntut agar Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) ditubuhkan untuk mengendalikan inkuiri berhubung kematian Penolong Pengarah Kastam Selangor terbabit. Tuntutan itu  disuarakan peguam yang mewakili keluarga, N Surendran meminta…

Stop the persecution, refugees tell junta

Myanmar refugees and local civil society groups held a demo outside the Myanmar embassy to protest against the military oppression against ethnic minorities in Myanmar. VIDEO INSIDE KUALA LUMPUR: Over 200 Myanmar refugees, including women and children, gathered today near the Myanmar Embassy here to protest against the ongoing military oppression against ethnic minorities back…

Slain trio’s moms want justice

Mothers of the three boys who were shot dead by the police in Glenmarie want the cops involved to be charged. KUALA LUMPUR: Disappointed with the lack of official response over their sons’ deaths, the mothers of the allegedly executed Glenmarie trio have demanded justice. Nor Hafizah Mohd Razali, mother of Syamil Hafiz Shafie, 15,…

Govt seeks to strike out suit over assault

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has applied to strike out a suit filed by a self-employed man, who claimed to have been assaulted by a Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) team during a Bersih demonstration in 2007. Senior Federal Counsel Isnan Ishak, who is representing the defendants, in his submission to the High Court here sought to…

‘MCMC officers behaved like thugs’

LFL lawyer is outraged over MCMC’s insinuation that it is above the law. PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) today questioned a journalist over a picture she had taken during the Bersih 2.0 rally. But according to Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) coordinator, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, the officials had behaved like thugs in…

High court postpones Bersih case to Sept 19

Empower chief Maria Chin Abdullah (left) and Lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri speaking to reporters outside the courtroom. KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — The High Court postponed today the hearing to challenge the Home Minister’s decision to declare Bersih 2.0 illegal. The Attorney-General’s team — representing the ministry — led by Datuk Kamaludin Mohd Said told…