Daily Archives: 2019-05-23

Court of Appeal grants last-minute stay of execution to drug trafficker

A day before his scheduled execution for drug trafficking, 31-year-old Pannir Selvam a/l Pranthaman made an eleventh-hour bid on Thursday (23 May), before the very same Court of Appeal which dismissed his appeal, hoping to stave off his execution after his clemency petition had been rejected. The reason: he intends to file a judicial review application before the High Court …

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Jakarta riots: Deadly violence continues for second night in Indonesia after election result gave Joko Widodo victory

Violence has escalated into a second night of raging riots in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, as a result of political tension over disputed election results. Thousands of rioters gathered at Indonesia’s election supervisory agency (Bawaslu) headquarters on Wednesday (22 May), protesting against the alleged election fraud in the recent presidential election. The rioters are supporters of losing presidential candidate, Prabowo …

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12 Malaysian universities to award over RM11.4mil in scholarships to Palestinian undergraduates and postgraduates residing in Malaysia

Palestinian students pursuing their undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral degrees in 12 Malaysian universities stand to receive almost RM11.5mil in scholarships via the Palestinian Cultural Organisation Malaysia (PCOM), said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Among the 12 universities are Multimedia University, UCSI University, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Sunway University, Universiti Kuala Lumpur and Universiti Utara Malaysia. Speaking at the 9th …

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