Danisha Hakeem

M’sia’s former prime minister Najib Razak’s biggest 1MDB trial commences

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s most significant 1MDB trial begins Wednesday, centring on allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars linked to the state fund ended up in his bank account. Claims that Najib and his cronies pilfered massive sums from the fund and spent it on everything from real estate to artwork contributed to the defeat of …

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People’s Voice Party members, S’porean activist Tan Wah Piow meet M’sian MP and Bersih organiser Maria Chin Abdullah in KL

People’s Voice Party (PVP) chief Lim Tean, alongside PVP’s “Shadow Cabinet” members Leong Sze Hian and Nassir Ismail, paid what he has dubbed a “courtesy visit” to Malaysian Member of Parliament (MP) Maria Chin Abdullah yesterday afternoon (26 Aug) in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Ms Chin, who is well-known for her significant role in the Bersih protests that …

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S’pore Prison Service’s claim regarding M’sian death row prisoner Pannir Selvam’s letters “blatantly false”, an attempt to “shut down” campaign to save Pannir: Lawyer N Surendran

The Singapore Prison Service (SPS)’s statement on 31-year-old Malaysian death row prisoner Pannir Selvam Pranthaman’s letters last Fri (23 Aug) was “blatantly false”, said his Malaysian instructing solicitor N Surendran. The legal advisor for Malaysian human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers For Liberty (LFL), in a statement on Sat (24 Aug), stressed that contrary to SPS’s claim, all of …

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Netizens praise WP MP Pritam Singh’s hands-on approach in handling Aljunied GRC resident’s feedback regarding faulty lift

Aljunied GRC Member of Parliament (MP) and Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh yesterday evening (22 Aug) shared his experience of handling feedback from a resident in his ward regarding a malfunctioning lift in her housing block. The resident, who was named by Mr Singh as Mrs Goh, was eager to demonstrate the problem and how to supposedly “rectify” the issue, …

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Chiam See Tong Sports Fund raises nearly S$170k in gala dinner – but founding member says amount needed to effectively run multiple programmes up to S$900k

The Chiam See Tong Sports Fund yesterday (22 Aug) has successfully raised over S$160,000 through its Gala Dinner at the Marriott Tang Plaza in an effort to provide financial support to under-resourced Singaporean athletes. The sports fund was set up in the name of the veteran opposition politician, who served as Singapore’s longest-serving opposition MP in Potong Pasir SMC for 1984 …

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CNA accused of misreporting Carrie Lam’s statement on setting up independent task force

One of Singapore’s mainstream multimedia platform CNA was accused of misreporting Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s statement regarding setting up an “independent task force to investigate police violence” against anti-extradition Bill protestors in Hong Kong, as seen in a video posted on Tue (20 Aug). The Guardian reported Lam as saying, on the same day the CNA video was published, …

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