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Zahid Wins UMNO President's race with huge lead after 90% vites counted



Zahid wins Umno presidency

FMT Reporters | June 30, 2018



He is comfortably ahead of his closest challenger Khairy Jamaluddin, while veteran leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah comes in third.



Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has enough support from some 146,000 Umno delegates who voted today to choose the party’s top leaders.


With some 90% of the 191 divisional votes counted, Zahid leads comfortably against his closest rival Khairy Jamaluddin.

Meanwhile, veteran Umno leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah trails far behind, receiving only about 12% of the total divisional votes.

Zahid was the acting deputy president before he took over duties from Najib, who quit as president just days after Umno’s worst defeat in the general election last month.



He was appointed as the deputy prime minister in 2015, after Muhyiddin Yassin was sacked by Najib from the Cabinet following their fallout over 1MDB.

Zahid, a former aide to Najib when the latter was the Umno Youth chief in the eighties, had also served as deputy tourism minister, minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, defence minister and home minister.

As the Umno Youth chief, he was among those seen as critical of Dr Mahathir Mohamad during the 1997 general assembly, just a year before then deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim was dramatically sacked sparking protests in Kuala Lumpur.

Some 1,000 names being investigated In 1MDB probe, including former prime minister Najib Razak, his wife, Rosmah Mansor, and the wider Razak clan


Razak clan among 1,000 named in money laundering probe

The Malaysian Insight
Updated 5 days ago · Published on 25 Jun 2018 7:00AM


Former prime minister Najib Razak has denied knowledge of how money from 1MDB unit SRC International turned up in his bank accounts. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 25, 2018.


MALAYSIA’S biggest money laundering probe began last week, with some 1,000 names being investigated, including former prime minister Najib Razak, his wife, Rosmah Mansor, and the wider Razak clan, sources said.

The list includes a number of Barisan Nasional (BN) politicians suspected to have been paid with the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) monies found in Najib’s bank accounts, top civil servants, businessmen and lawyers.

“It is a long, long list. The usual suspects and a host of family members, relatives, politicians, top civil servants, etc… almost 1,000 names,” said a lawyer familiar with the probe.

The Malaysian Insight learned that the police have written to all financial institutions in the country to get information under Section 48 of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.


Under this section, the public prosecutor can authorise investigators to obtain information on banking records, shares, expense accounts, inspect the contents of any safe deposit box and request any other kind of information.

“This isn’t a case of getting warrants. This is the authorities having the power to summon bankers and asking for the information,” said another source.

It is understood that the list of those being investigated is similar to the list of those who had received money from Najib’s five AmBank Islamic banking accounts in a series of transactions in late 2014.

Some of the lawyers being investigated have acted in several suits for Najib as well as for Umno when Najib was party president and prime minister.

Among those who have admitted to receiving money from Najib are his brother, Nazir, who is CIMB Group chairman, and former Felda chairman Shahrir Samad.


Whistleblower site Sarawak Report reported in August 2015 that Shahrir received RM1 million after the 2013 general election while then Pontian MP Ahmad Maslan received a cheque for RM2 million.

Najib, who has denied any wrongdoing, is now under investigation by a slew of authorities, including the police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), for offences related to the 1MDB scandal.

He has also denied any knowledge of money from 1MDB unit SRC International turning up in his bank accounts, saying the accounts were handled by Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, who was SRC International chief executive.

The recent turn of events came after BN’s shocking and historic defeat in the May 9 polls to Pakatan Harapan led by Najib’s mentor-turned-nemesis Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Dr Mahathir is prime minister again 15 years after stepping down from the job, and he has not lost any time pursuing those involved in the 1MDB scheme, which has cost Malaysia some RM53 billion. – June 25, 2018.

Hala tuju Umno akan ditentukan oleh 146,000 perwakilan parti itu hari ini dalam pemilihan yang dianggap paling penting dalam sejarahnya



146,000 perwakilan tentukan hala tuju Umno hari ini

FMT Reporters | June 30, 2018

Tengku Razaleigh merupakan individu terakhir bertanding merebut jawatan presiden Umno pada 1987 apabila beliau mencabar Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.




Tumpuan terarah kepada pemilihan presiden parti itu berikutan peletakan jawatan serta merta bekas perdana menteri dan presiden Umno Datuk Seri Najib Razak pada 12 Mei atas kekalahan paling buruk parti itu dan Barisan Nasional dalam pilihan raya lepas. (Gambar Bernama)




PETALING JAYA: Hala tuju Umno akan ditentukan oleh 146,000 perwakilan parti itu hari ini dalam pemilihan yang dianggap paling penting dalam sejarahnya selepas kehilangan kuasa dalam pilihan raya umum 9 Mei lepas.




Tumpuan terarah kepada pemilihan presiden parti itu berikutan peletakan jawatan serta merta bekas perdana menteri dan presiden Umno Datuk Seri Najib Razak pada 12 Mei yang mengambil tanggung jawab atas kekalahan paling buruk parti itu dan Barisan Nasional dalam pilihan raya tersebut.




5 calon menawarkan diri untuk jawatan presiden Umno dalam pemilihan kali ini yang merupakan kali pertama jawatan itu dipertandingkan selepas 31 tahun.




Daripada 5 orang tersebut, calon yang dilihat menjadi pilihan ialah veteran parti, Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, bekas timbalan perdana menteri dan pemangku presiden Umno, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dan bekas ketua Pemuda, Khairy Jamaluddin.










Tengku Razaleigh merupakan individu terakhir bertanding merebut jawatan presiden Umno pada 1987 apabila beliau mencabar Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Beliau tewas tipis 43 undi.




Jawatan timbalan presiden pula menyaksikan pertandingan satu lawan satu antara bekas menteri besar Negeri Sembilan, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan dan ketua penerangan Umno, Tan Sri Annuar Musa.




Bagi jawatan naib presiden pula, 7 calon berentap merebut 3 kerusi yang dipertandingkan dengan bekas menteri luar bandar dan pembangunan wilayah, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, bekas menteri pendidikan, Datuk Seri Mahadzir Khalid, bekas timbalan menteri pertanian dan industri asas tani, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman dan bekas menteri kewangan kedua, Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani dilihat sebagai calon pilihan.




Turut bertanding ialah bekas menteri besar Johor, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, bekas menteri besar Terengganu, Datuk Seri Ahmad Said dan Sheikh Razali Sheikh Ahmad.




Sementara itu seramai 125 calon bertanding bagi merebut kerusi ahli Majlis Tertinggi parti itu.




Dalam pemilihan kali ini juga perwakilan akan memilih kepimpinan parti di peringkat Bahagian Umno di seluruh negara.




Dalam pemilihan Wanita, Pemuda dan Puteri Umno minggu lepas, masing-masing Datuk Noraini Ahmad, Datuk Dr Asyraf Majdi Dusuki dan Datuk Zahida Zarik Khan berjaya memenangi jawatan ketua sayap parti itu.

All out war against Illegals or Pendatang Tanpa Izin (PATI) In Malaysia, Ops Mega 3.0 begins July 1, 2018.









Teresa Kok confirms she is new Primary Industries Minister

Malaysian Ambassadors appointed by the previous government have been told to relinquish their positions and return home.

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Envoys told to return to Malaysia
Saturday, 30 Jun 2018
By Royce Tan and Eddie Chua





PETALING JAYA: Several heads of mission appointed by the previous government have been told to relinquish their positions and return home.

Malaysian ambassador to Indo­nesia Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim is returning to Malaysia today as his stint ends the same day.


An embassy source said Zahrain had made all his preparations to leave Jakarta a month ago.

“His bags are all packed, some are already in a container on its way to Kuala Lumpur,” said the source.

Zahrain, the former Bayan Baru MP, was a PKR member but he quit the party following a tiff with then Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng over the latter’s proposal to use a RM2 company to operate and manage Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club.

He then became Barisan Nasional friendly and rejoined Umno two years later. He did not stand in the 2013 general election but was appointed as the ambassador a few months after the polls.

Sources in the Foreign Affairs Ministry said the contract of Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, Malaysia’s first ambassador to the Vatican, was terminated on June 7, but allowing him a grace period ending today.

It is believed that he will be returning to Malaysia in another week.

The former Sabah chief minister was appointed for two years from March 2016. His political appointment was extended for another two years until April 18, 2020.

He had also held Cabinet positions as minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and plan­tation industries and commo­dities minister.

Sources added that other political appointees on the chopping block are ambassador to Finland Puan Sri Blanche O’Leary, Malaysian Friend­ship and Trade Centre in Taiwan president Datuk Adeline Leong (pic)and the High Commissioner to Brunei Datuk Ghulam Jelani Khanizaman.

O’Leary is the wife of former MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas while Leong was former Sandakan Municipal Council president.

Ghulam was the permanent secretary of Sabah’s Ministry of Rural Development prior to his appointment in Brunei.

Sources also said that Leong and Ghulam were close to former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman and his brother, former foreign affairs minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.

Meanwhile, former ambassador to the United States Tan Sri Zulhasnan Rafique resigned on April 23 before the general election.

He contested the Setiawangsa parliamentary seat but lost to PKR’s Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

Former ambassador to Cambodia Datuk Seri Hasan Malek also resigned prior to the May 9 polls to contest the Kuala Pilah parliamentary seat.

He lost to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Eddin Syazlee Shith by 200 votes.

His last day with the embassy in Phnom Penh was March 31.

More GLC Heads To Roll, No more big salaries for them, rewards and bonuses will be based on performance




No more big salaries for GLC heads


Saturday, 30 Jun 2018
by mergawati zulfakar




Full honours: Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) and Dr Mahathir walking past the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Bogor, Jakarta. — Reuters


NO more big salaries for those appointed to head government-linked companies but they will be rewarded with a “big bonus” if they perform.

“We found those appointed were chosen not because of their abilities in business or management, but due to being party supporters.


“They were inefficient but were paid high salaries. We found projects under them had failed or were not profitable,” Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the Malaysian media at the end of his two-day visit to Jakarta on an Asean tour.

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When asked to name the GLCs, he declined, saying there were too many

“There are 17,000 appointees who have no ability and are just party supporters.”

Dr Mahathir said the Pakatan Government needed to replace these CEOs with ones not linked to any political parties.

“We will hire, where possible, professionals to run the companies and we will get the ones with experience in managing companies.”

Asked if the Government will review the salaries of heads of the GLCs because some were allegedly paid RM10mil in gross salary, Dr Mahathir said the ones to be appointed will not get big salaries.

“Their salaries will not be big. They will be paid bonus and the bonus will be big.”

On the new ministers to be sworn in on Monday, Dr Mahathir reminded those who were involved in corrupt acts or abused their power that they would be “moved out”.

“At any time (they are involved), action will be taken,” he added.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/mergawati/2018/06/30/no-more-big-salaries-for-glc-heads-dr-m-they-will-be-rewarded-when-the-companies-perform-well/#or7ThWbhL42zwOBo.99


PETALING JAYA: Following the retirement of Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar as chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), the attention is now directed towards the top officials in Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) and Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT).
Sources said that among the government-linked companies (GLCs), these two organisations are expected to see changes following the change of government in Putrajaya.
LTH is headed by its group managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Seri Johan Abdullah, while LTAT’s chieftain is Tan Sri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, who is also Boustead Holdings Bhd’s deputy chairman and group managing director.
In 2015, LTH purchased a 1.55-acre parcel in the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project from scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) – sparking claims that the deal was done to bail out 1MDB.

More heads expected to roll in GLCs


in a statement yesterday, PNB said former Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz will replace Wahid as PNB’s chairman effective July 1.
In a separate statement, Wahid said the appointment of Zeti as PNB’s new chairman will enable a smooth transition of the leadership of the board of directors to ensure that investment and operations of the PNB Group are not affected.
“I believe Zeti and members of the board will be able to continue leading PNB to a higher level of success,” he said.
Wahid’s resignation follows a slew of changes in the top brass of GLCs – which forms part of the reform programmes of the new government under Pakatan Harapan.
The heads started rolling on May 14 when Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad stepped down from his position as the chairman of the politically-linked Federal Land Development Authority (Felda).
On the same day, Tan Sri Irwan Serigar Abdullah’s contract as Treasury secretary-general was cut short, and subsequently he was transferred to the Public Service Department. Irwan has since stepped down from board positions of companies under the Finance Ministry.
The following week saw LTH’s Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim relinquish his position as chairman.
Then came the resignation of Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim after having served about two years since his appointment in April 2016.
His resignation came weeks after questions were raised over the central bank’s purchase of land to bail out 1MDB.
Other key resignations related to GLCs in recent times included that of Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s group CEO Datuk Seri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly and Habibul Rahman, who sat on the board of Malaysia Airlines.
Last week, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB)’s Tan Sri Mohamad Salim Fateh Din, the developer of KL Sentral, announced his retirement.
Notably, Salim’s son Mohd Imran Mohamad Salim has taken over the MRCB group MD role.
MRCB has also restructured its board by redesignating Tan Sri Azlan Zainol as independent chairman.
Additionally, Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) independent non-executive director Datuk Mohd Omar Mustapha had also tendered his resignation on June 1.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan had stepped down from his position as the chairman of Petronas, while Bursa Malaysia CEO Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan could also be replaced before his term ends in March next year.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/30/more-heads-expected-to-roll-in-glcs-after-pnbs-wahid-attention-is-now-focused-on-lths-johan-and-ltat/#2kWIMUcd6dqywGqo.99

Friday, 29 June 2018

Debat Calon- Calon Presiden UMNO (Siaran Langsung) I 29 June 2018

Video of a man being run over by a motorbike and being kicked in the head, allegedly in a dispute over football goes viral




Man deliberately run over by motorbike, allegedly in spat over football

NATION


Friday, 29 Jun 20184:05 PM MYT
by austin camoens


RAWANG: A video of a man being run over by a motorbike and being kicked in the head, allegedly in a dispute over football, is making its rounds on social media and messaging apps.

A message accompanying the video states that the victim was stripped of his trousers, beaten, slashed and kicked by at least 30 alleged gang members as he was on his way to a convenience shop in Country Homes here.


The video shows a man riding a motorcycle over the victim who is lying on the road, before another man approaches and brutally stomps on the head of the already-defenceless victim several times.


Another man is then seen telling both assaulters to back off and leads them away from the victim, just as another man on a motorcycle who is seen gesturing in the 34-second video rides away.




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The incident is believed to have occurred at around 1.30am on Thursday (June 28).

The message further states that victim suffered wounds to his hands, back and head.

Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Ali Ahmad confirmed that the incident occurred, adding that the case was being investigated as voluntarily causing hurt during a robbery.

"We have identified all the suspects involved and are tracing their whereabouts.

"We will make arrests soon," he said adding that the victim is in a stable condition.




Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/29/man-deliberately-run-over-by-motorbike-allegedly-in-spat-over-football/#bzfipcPgqkxPw7mU.99

Series of videos showing several men fighting using chairs and hockey sticks in front of Sultan Ismail Hospital goes viral


JB cops investigating early morning drunken brawl involving seven men
Friday, 29 Jun 20185:40 PM MYT

by venesa devi



JOHOR BARU: A series of videos showing several men fighting using chairs and hockey sticks in front of Sultan Ismail Hospital here has been circulating on social media.

Johor Baru (south) OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said the fight involving seven men started at about 2am Friday (June 29) at a pub here.


"A 31-year-old man who was involved in the fight reported that he was leaving the pub with his friend at about 2am when they were blocked by a car.



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He added the man who reported the case drove to Hospital Sultan Ismail but was pursued by the other car, where the fighting continued.

He added that four suspects aged between 20 and 30 have been arrested and the case is still being investigated.


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JB cops investigating early morning drunken brawl involving seven men

NATION


Friday, 29 Jun 20185:40 PM MYT




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JOHOR BARU: A series of videos showing several men fighting using chairs and hockey sticks in front of Sultan Ismail Hospital here has been circulating on social media.

Johor Baru (south) OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said the fight involving seven men started at about 2am Friday (June 29) at a pub here.


"A 31-year-old man who was involved in the fight reported that he was leaving the pub with his friend at about 2am when they were blocked by a car.



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He added the man who reported the case drove to Hospital Sultan Ismail but was pursued by the other car, where the fighting continued.

He added that four suspects aged between 20 and 30 have been arrested and the case is still being investigated.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/29/jb-cops-investigating-early-morning-drunken-brawl-involving-seven-men/#kbzj0RIA0Qzz5iMt.99s/nation/2018/06/29/jb-cops-investigating-early-morning-drunken-brawl-involving-seven-men/#kbzj0RIA0Qzz5iMt.99

King Cup company’s Mackerel in Tomato Sauce was among the products recalled — not King Cup: Sardines in Tomato Sauce.



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King Cup sardines in tomato sauce okay for use, says company

Bernama | June 29, 2018



The company says only its mackerel in tomato sauce product is affected.



The manufacturer says only its canned mackerel is affected by the ban, not canned sardines. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The King Cup brand canned sardines are not among the products removed from the market under an order from the health ministry.


Marushin Canneries (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd’s administrative and human resource manager Josephine Loo clarified this today in a statement.

She said the health ministry’s statement clearly stated that the company’s Mackerel in Tomato Sauce was among the products recalled — not King Cup: Sardines in Tomato Sauce.

A ministry statement yesterday said three brands of canned sardines and three of canned mackerel were found to have worms in them.



As such, the ministry ordered the products to be withdrawn from the market, the statement said.

Ex Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti will be appointed group chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) with effect from July 1.


Zeti apppointed PNB group chairman, takes over from Wahid
Friday, 29 Jun 20185:13 PM MYT

Former Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz will head Permodalan Nasional Bhd.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz will be appointed group chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) with effect from July 1.

Zeti is presently one of the members of the Council of Eminent Persons, entrusted to advise the Government on matters pertaining to economic and financial matters.


StarBiz reported that Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar had on Friday resigned as PNB group chairman.

Abdul Wahid was appointed PNB chairman following the completion of his term as a senator and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of the Economic Planning Unit from June 2013 to June 2016.

Prior to his Cabinet appointment, Abdul Wahid was the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) from May 2008 until June 2013.

Maybank was the third major organisation that he has led as CEO. He was also group CEO of Telekom Malaysia Bhd

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from July 2004 until its de-merger with Axiata Group Bhd

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in April 2008.

Below is the statement issued by PNB

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 June 2018 – Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputra (YPB) today announced that Minister of Finance Incorporated (MOF Inc) has informed that YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister, has assumed the position of Chairman of YPB with effect from June 28, 2018.

Pursuant to the appointment, the composition of the Board of Trustees of YPB has been restructured to comprise YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Minister of Economic Affairs (appointed also as the Alternate Chairman of YPB), Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, former Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia and Tan Sri Dato’ Setia Ambrin Buang, former Auditor-General of Malaysia.

At the same time, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), the investment subsidiary for YPB, announced that Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar is retiring as the Group Chairman of PNB and Trustee of YPB with effect from June 30, 2018.

The Board of Directors of PNB would like to take the opportunity to thank Tan Sri Abdul Wahid for his invaluable contribution and dedicated service as the Group Chairman of PNB.

PNB appreciates the leadership provided by Tan Sri Abdul Wahid and the guidance that he has provided to the Board and Management of PNB, and its investee companies since his appointment in August 2016.

During his time with PNB, Tan Sri Abdul Wahid has set a roadmap for PNB to achieve three broad mandate deliverables; delivering enhanced sustainable returns for PNB’s portfolio, increasing Bumiputera economic wealth and participation, and utilising part of PNB’s gains for socially impactful initiatives.

The Board of PNB also announced that Datuk Dr. Awang Adek Hussin will be retiring as Director of PNB and Chairman of PNB Research Institute Sdn Bhd. effective June 30, 2018.

The Board wishes to thank Datuk Dr. Awang Adek for all his contributions during his tenure with PNB Group.

It is also announced that Tan Sri Dr. Zeti will be appointed as the Group Chairman of PNB with effect from July 1, 2018. Tan Sri Dr. Zeti is presently one of the members of the Council of Eminent Persons, entrusted to advise the Government on matters pertaining to economic and financial matters.

The Boards of YPB and PNB welcome the appointment of Tan Sri Dr. Zeti and expressed confidence that given her longstanding and vast experience, she will continue to provide strong leadership to the PNB Group in pursuing its founding mandate to enhance corporate wealth for the benefit of Malaysians.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/06/29/zeti-reported-to-be-pnb-executive-chairman/#PSo1mw6VEth5r1AW.99

Tun Dr Mahathir given a rousing Warriors Welcome by Indonesian President Jokowi at Istana Bogor. Amazing Moments Captured on video.









1MDB New Management Sack CEO Arul Kanda two days before his contract was going to expire

The special officer to Najib was the one who informed MACC and police that all 1MDB secret meetings were held at the unit.


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Najib’s ex-aide brought MACC to Jho Lo’s ‘secret’ KL home

FMT Reporters | June 28, 2018

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It is believed that the unit was used by the fugitive businessman to conduct 'secret meetings'.




The special officer to Najib was the one who informed MACC and police that all 1MDB secret meetings were held at the unit.

KUALA LUMPUR: The raid this afternoon at an apartment owned by fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho was based on information provided by a former aide to Najib Razak, said a source.


The man, a Datuk in his early forties, is currently under custody of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

“The special officer to Najib was the one who informed MACC and police.

“He informed police that all 1MDB secret meetings were held and discussed in Jho Low ‘s unit at this residential building at Kia Peng,” said the source.





Officers this afternoon broke into the apartment in Jalan Kia Peng, as part of an investigation into Low, also known as Jho Low.

A warrant issued by MACC said “there are logical reasons to suspect that information on offences under the MACC Act 2009 could be available at the premises”.

Low and four others, are wanted by MACC over allegations that some US$4.5 billion was siphoned from 1MDB between 2009 and 2015.

Earlier this month, the commission requested Low to come forward to assist in investigations into SRC International, a previous subsidiary of 1MDB.

MACC has also asked former SRC managing director Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil Nik Othman, 47, to help with investigations, while urging mystery man Tan Kim Loong, who is alleged to be the signatory for numerous bank accounts overseas, where billions of ringgit originating from 1MDB were laundered, to also assist.

It was earlier reported that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had rejected an offer for Malaysian investigators to grill Low in Dubai.

The Malaysian Health Ministry has found six more brands of canned sardines to be contaminated with roundworms

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The six products contaminated with roundworms are canned sardine brands from Cinta, Sea Fresh and HS Brand as well as mackerel fish in tomato sauce from the King Cup, Star Cup and TC Boy brands.



Six more brands of canned fish contaminated with worms
Friday, 29 Jun 20189:06 AM MYT



PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has found six more brands of canned sardines to be contaminated with roundworms.

This comes after two canned sardine brands from China - TL Tan Lung and TLC - were recalled after they were found to be contaminated with roundworms.


"The Health Ministry through the food safety and quality division has been monitoring imported canned fish (sardine and mackerel) in the local market," said Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement on Thursday (June 28).

Apart from the recalled TL Tan Lung and TLC brand canned sardines, the Ministry found six more canned fish brands that were also contaminated with roundworms.

The six products contaminated with roundworms are canned sardine brands from Cinta, Sea Fresh and HS Brand as well as mackerel fish in tomato sauce from the King Cup, Star Cup and TC Boy brands.


The Ministry said the worms are from the genus Anisakis spp, which causes the anisakiasis disease in humans that normally occurs when humans eat seafood such as raw or not fully cooked fish infected with the Anisakis spp parasite.

Anisakiasis is a parasitic and zoonotic disease brought about by a congenital fish causing the nematode (worm) that attacks the gastrointestinal system such as the stomach and intestines of humans and can cause gastrointestinal problems or symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.

However, Dr Noor Hisham assured that the health risk in the contaminated canned fish products is "very low" because the worms would have died during the cooking process.

"The Ministry has taken action against the companies involved and has ordered the products to be withdrawn from the market," said Dr Noor Hisham.

He said the Ministry has imposed a "Seize, Test and Release" action on the imported canned fish products at all entry points to Malaysia.

The "Seize, Test and Release" action is where samples will be taken for analysis and the product will only be released if the results finds that there is no contamination.

"Meanwhile for all locally produced canned fish products, the Ministry will carry out inspections at all production plants," said Dr Noor Hisham.

If consumers have any concerns or complaints regarding food security, they can contact the State Health Department or the nearest District Health Office. Consumers can also contact the Health Ministry through their website or Facebook, or the Ministry's Safety and Food Quality Division's Facebook page.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/29/six-more-brands-of-canned-fish-contaminated-with-worms/#f7ifUbvIuRf6eKZX.99

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has announced the retrial of the 2006 murder of Mongolian model Altantuya


PM: Altantuya case to enter retrial
Thursday, 28 Jun 201811:41 PM MYT

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JAKARTA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has announced the retrial of the 2006 murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Talk of reopening the murder case emerged after Altantuya’s family lawyer Ram­karpal Singh had said Attorney General Tommy Thomas gave “positive” signs that the case would be probed again following the emergence of new leads.


On the new leads, Ramkarpal said he was “not at liberty” to reveal what they are.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim last week said that the police may set up a committee to oversee fresh investigations into Altantuya's murder.


Altantuya, 28, is believed to have been shot dead before her body was blown to bits with explosives at a secondary forest near the Subang Dam in Puncak Alam, Shah Alam, in 2006.

Former Special Action Force personnel Sirul Azhar Umar, together with fellow colleague Azilah Hadri, were convicted of Altantuya’s murder and sentenced to death.

Sirul fled to Australia and is currently under detention by the country’s immigration department.

Australia does not allow a person on death row to return to their home country.Abdul Razak Baginda, a close associate of Najib, was charged with abetment for the murder but was later acquitted.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/28/altantuya-case-to-be-retried/#wAcI2S2ccPqaLRHo.99

MACC Freeze Accounts of UMNO as They Investigate the 1MDB Money Trail



Investigation extends into Umno as MACC follows the money trail of billions
Friday, 29 Jun 2018

PUTRAJAYA: The probe into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has extended into Umno as investigators go on the money trail of billions that have gone unaccounted from the fund.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) froze the bank accounts of the Umno headquarters and Selangor Umno.


Key party officials are in the dark as to why the accounts were frozen.

Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi gave assurance that he was trying to prove that the party’s money was legitimate and not involved in any money laundering activities.


“Umno will give our full cooperation to the MACC in the wake of the commission freezing the bank accounts of its headquarters and other accounts,” said Dr Ahmad Zahid in a statement yesterday.

Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is assuming the duties of Umno president, said that he will not tolerate any attempt to intimidate and discriminate against Umno.

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the party’s legal team would find out from the authorities as to why the accounts had been frozen.

MACC sources said these were done in relation to the investigations into 1MDB, and the decision to do so was taken “recently”.

“We can confirm that the accounts have been frozen but we are not at liberty to discuss the matter,” said a source in MACC.

It is not certain if the accounts of other state Umno would suffer the same fate.

“We can’t comment on that also,” said the source.

Former party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is subject to investigations following the 1MDB scandal where the fund took on borrowings of close to RM42bil within five years from 2009.

According to investigations in the US, Singapore and Switzerland, a sizeable sum was traced to individuals from Malaysia and the Middle East.

Among them is Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, who is linked to Najib.

Najib himself is facing allegations of some US$681mil (RM2.6bil) going into his account in 2013 before the 13th General Election.

Apart from that, MACC is also investigating some RM42mil going into the former prime minister’s account from SRC International Ltd, a former subsidiary of 1MDB.

Tengku Adnan said the MACC froze the accounts of the party around noon yesterday and he immediately informed Dr Ahmad Zahid.

“I was the one who told (Dr Ahmad) Zahid that our accounts cannot be accessed and that it has been frozen. Of course, we were shocked by this,” he told The Star.

Tengku Adnan did not specify the amount of money kept in the party’s accounts.

According to an Umno official, political parties kept millions in fixed deposits as stable source of income. In the case of Umno, sources say it could easily be in the region of RM350mil or more.

“The party would need at least RM25mil to run the organisation every year. The income has to come from some steady sources of investments, and fixed deposits is one of the channels,” said the official who held a high position under Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s administration.

Admitting that the move by the anti-graft authorities would make it financially tough for Umno administratively and for it to conduct activities, Tengku Adnan believed the matter could be resolved.

“We accept their authority to make such a move, but we also want to talk to the MACC to find out why out accounts were frozen,” he said.

Joe Jackson father to the Michael Jackson has died aged 89, days after being hospitalized for cancer




Michael Jackson's father Joe has died aged 89, just days after being hospitalized with stage four pancreatic cancer

  • Joe Jackson has passed away at the age of 89 one week after DailyMail.com revealed he had been hospitalized with stage four pancreatic cancer
  • He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren and wife of 69 years Katherine  
  • The patriarch of the Jackson family led his children to remarkable success in the music industry, particularly son Michael and daughter Janet 
  • His death comes almost nine years to the day that his son Michael passed away on June 25, 2009, and Joe said he wanted to hold through Monday
  • Jackson himself had given verbal instructions making clear he did not want visitors or family members to see him or his medical records in his final weeks 
  • He had attempted to forge a music career of his own and even tried at one point to become a professional boxer before putting together the Jackson 5 in the 60s
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Joe Jackson passed away on Wednesday at the age of 89.
DailyMail.com revealed last week that the King of Pop's father was on his deathbed and later hospitalized as he battled stage four pancreatic cancer.  
A family source tells DailyMail.com that Jackson, who had his wife Katherine by his side when he passed away, faded into unconsciousness on Tuesday.  
Katherine made the decision to move Jackson into hospice care over the weekend as his health began to rapidly decline.
The patriarch of the Jackson family had voiced his desire to hold on through Monday said the family source, which marked the ninth anniversary of his son's death. 
Jackson and his wife had been living apart for the past few years following a tumultuous 69-year relationship during which Jackson fathered a love child, had multiple affairs and was accused of abusing the couple's children.
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RIP: Joe Jackson (above in 2014) has passed away at the age of 89 one week after he was hospitalized with stage four pancreatic cancer
RIP: Joe Jackson (above in 2014) has passed away at the age of 89 one week after he was hospitalized with stage four pancreatic cancer
Rhythm nation: The patriarch of the Jackson family led his children to remarkable success in the music industry, particularly son Michael and daughter Janet (Janet and her father in 2000) 
Rhythm nation: The patriarch of the Jackson family led his children to remarkable success in the music industry, particularly son Michael and daughter Janet (Janet and her father in 2000) 
Tragedy: His death comes almost nine years to the day that his son Michael passed away on June 25, 2009 (Jackson and his son Michael in 2005 above) 
Tragedy: His death comes almost nine years to the day that his son Michael passed away on June 25, 2009 (Jackson and his son Michael in 2005 above) 
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Jackson had been ailing for months, but took a turn for the worse in the past two weeks according to sources close to the family.
His famous family all clambered to be by the bedside of the sickly father-of-eleven, but Jackson's handlers allegedly barred senior family members from visiting him, including his wife Katherine and oldest child Rebbie.
For four days, his sons and daughters were locked in heated discussions, unsure what was going on and pleading to see their father.
DailyMail.com later learned that following an emergency Jackson family meeting and desperate pleas to Jackson's manager, Charles Coupet, family members were finally granted access to the octogenarian last Tuesday night. 
It is understood that he suffered from a form of dementia and had suffered several strokes in recent years.   
'I will always love you! You gave us strength, you made us one of the most famous families in the world,' wrote his daughter LaToya on Wednesday.
'I am extremely appreciative of that, I will never forget our moments together and how you told me how much you cared. #RIP Joe Jackson.
Katherine, daughters Rebbie and Joh'Vonnie and granddaughter Yashi Brown were among those who visited with Jackson in his final days.
At the same time, the Jackson family struggled to gain medical information about the dying man.
A source close to Joe's daughter Janet confirmed that she too had been denied access to see her father in recent days.
And Joe's other daughter Joh'Vonnie Jackson - the product of an extra-marital affair - had also been barred from seeing her dad despite being very close to him and living nearby in Vegas claimed the source.
Jackson's son Jermaine confirmed the odd situation when approached by DailyMail.com.
'No one knew what was going on - we shouldn't have to beg, plead, and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this,' he said. 
'We have been hurting.We were not being told where he was and couldn't get the full picture. Even from the doctor. My mother was worried sick.'
Jermaine, 63, added at the time: 'He's very very frail, he doesn't have long. The family needs to be by his bedside - that's our only intention in his final days.
'It's what any family would want, but some people around him think they know better...and they don't.'
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Family man: Jackson himself had given verbal instructions making clear he did not want visitors or family members to see him or his medical records in his final weeks (Jackson with his sons in 1970)
Family man: Jackson himself had given verbal instructions making clear he did not want visitors or family members to see him or his medical records in his final weeks (Jackson with his sons in 1970)
Tribute: Randy Jackson Jr remembered his grandfather with a social media post on Wednesday (above) 
Tribute: Randy Jackson Jr remembered his grandfather with a social media post on Wednesday (above) 
The way they were: Randy Jr also shared an image of Jackson and wife Katherine (above)
The way they were: Randy Jr also shared an image of Jackson and wife Katherine (above)
Joe Jackson speaks out about cancer battle

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Jackson guided his children to unprecedented success as The Jackson 5 after his own attempt at stardom did not pan out with his band The Falcons.
Prior to that, Jackson had attempted to forge a career as a professional boxer after his 1949 wedding to Katherine.
He was born Fountain Hill, Arkansas just one year before The Great Depression to Samuel Jackson, a university professor who was the son of a slave.
He was the oldest of five children, and at the age of 12 moved to California with his father when his parents split.
His mother and other four siblings all moved to Chicago, with Jackson later joining them at the age of 18 when his father remarried.
That is when he began to pursue boxing, having dropped out of high school, and was briefly married to another woman before divorcing her and then pursuing a relationship with Katherine Scruse.
The two married soon after and he got a job at Inland Steel as a crane operator.
One year later, the couple had their first of 10 children, daughter Rebbie. 
In was in the early 1960s that he began to create what would become the Jackson 5, which initially consisted of his three eldest sons: Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. 
The boys were known as The Jackson Brothers and forced to spend most of their free time practicing as Jackson demanded perfection.
The group then became the Jackson 5 when Marlon and Michael joined a backup singers.
All that practice did pay off however, and the group found success on the road before drawing the attention of Gordon Keith, who released the group's first single in 1968 with Michael as the lead singer.
That was the beginning of the group's ascent, which all culminated with the boys being signed to Motown Records and the release of their first album, Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5. 
The support of that A-list singing star catapulted the group, whose hits included ABC, I'll Be There and I Want You Back.
By that time the family was living in California, and after six years with Motown the boys signed an even more lucrative deal with Epic while Jackson began to send his three daughters Rebbie, Janet and LaToya out on the road to perform. 
Janet's ascent began in 1982, and for the next two decades she was a fixture on the pop charts alongside her brother Michael, who had gone solo by that point. 
At the same time, Jackson's reputation began to tarnish as details of his abhorrent behavior towards his children and extramarital affairs began to emerge.   
It was also revealed that Katherine had filed for divorce in 1973 because of her husband's infidelity but later withdrew those papers. 
One year later he welcomed his eleventh child, Joh'Vonnie, with his mistress Cheryl Terrell.
Jackson and Terrell went on to have a relationship for 25 years, and in 1982 Katherine once again filed fir divorce before once again deciding to opt out of the proceedings at the last second.  
In 1993, Jackson suffered perhaps the most devastating blow of his life and career when Michael appeared on Oprah Winfrey's eponymous talk show and went into great detail about the emotional and physical abuse he endured during his youth.
That sit-down remains the most watched interview in television history, with 90 million people tuning in to hear the King of Pop speak openly for the first time in 14 years. 
It would also be one of his last interviews, as he retreated from the public eye soon after in the wake of allegations that he had sexually molested young boys.
Jackson, despite his son's comments to Winfrey, stood by Michael's side throughout the trials that followed, often accompanying Michael to court.  
In 2002 he was also inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame as the Best Entertainment Manager of All Time. 
Janet also paid tribute to her father just a few days ago at the Radio Disney Awards, where she was honored. 
'My father, my incredible father drove me to be the best I can,' said Janet, who recently welcomed her first child last year, son Eissa Al Mana.
Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson dead at 89

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