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Myanmar resistance urges West to provide arms for fight against junta

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(Reuters) – The defence chief of Myanmar’s shadow government has called for international help to arm its resistance forces fighting the ruling military, requesting support similar to that being given to Ukrainians battling invading Russian troops. The people of Ukraine and Myanmar’s pro-democracy militias are all fighting for freedom and giving their lives, but those taking on Myanmar’s well-equipped army need more than international solidarity, said Yee Mon, the National Unity Government’s (NUG) defence minister. “The stance of international community for Myanmar is moral support for us and … Read More »

Malaysia foreign minister meets counterpart from Myanmar shadow govt in Washington

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah met his counterpart from Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG), a shadow administration outlawed by the ruling military junta, in the group’s first open engagement with a Southeast Asian country. The meeting, disclosed by Saifuddin in a Twitter post late on Saturday, was held on the sidelines of a two-day summit in Washington between the United States and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which excluded Myanmar’s leader over a military coup last year. Myanmar has repeatedly called on countries… Read More »

Goldman Sachs officials reach $79.5 million shareholder settlement over 1MDB scandal

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By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc officers and directors reached a $79.5 million settlement to resolve shareholder claims that their poor oversight contributed to the bank being enmeshed in the looting scandal at Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund. A preliminary settlement of the so-called shareholder derivative lawsuit was filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court, and requires approval by U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick. The defendants’ insurers would pay the $79.5 million to Goldman, which would apply it toward compliance and governance measures, incl… Read More »

Hong Kong laws can limit false Covid info, says security chief, but research into ‘fake news’ legislation underway

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Hong Kong Free Press

The government expects research into the planned “fake news” law to be completed by the middle of the year, the legislature has heard. However, security chief Chris Tang has said that existing laws were already capable of regulating the spread of false information related to the Covid-19 pandemic. During a Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday, lawmaker Michael Tien asked about government efforts to combat “false information,” saying that it “has greatly affected public order and efforts for fighting the epidemic.” In response, the Secretary for Security Chris Tang said that the government … Read More »

YOURSAY | Outriders do nothing but inflate politicians’ egos

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Malaysiakini (English)

YOURSAY | ‘Unless these VIPs resolve traffic woes, they should suffer like the rest of us.’ Get rid of police outriders for ministers, deputies – Steven Sim PurpleRabbit4068: I believe many road users have experienced these outsiders behaving like the roads are all theirs by intimidating other road users to give way to them. They pressure road users to give way to them quickly as they travel at a very high speed. We feel so belittled by these outsiders whenever they appear. We pay their salaries and the VIPs in the black-tinted cars, but we need to step aside for them to pass. I cannot agree m… Read More »

Sollehuddin Alyubi appointed as PM Dept’s Senior Deputy Sec-Gen

PUTRAJAYA, May 11 (Bernama) — Deputy Secretary-General (Finance and Development) of the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM), Datuk Sollehuddin Alyubi Zakaria, has been appointed as the department’s new Senior Deputy Secretary-General, effective today.

Sollehuddin Alyubi’s appointment as the new JPM Senior Deputy Secretary-General was announced by Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali, in a statement today.

Mohd Zuki said the appointment of Sollehuddin Alyubi, 49, was based on his qualifications and vast experience in various fields, including financial management and human resource development, also having served as the Government Chief Security Officer.

Sollehuddin Alyubi has served in the civil service for 25 years, starting as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer on Sept 15, 1997.

“I believe with Sollehuddin Alyubi’s experience, knowledge and credibility, he can empower and strengthen JPM in providing the best service to all stakeholders,” he said.

Sollehuddin Alyubi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Sciences (Hons) from the International Islamic University Malaysia and a Master’s degree in Strategic and Defense Studies from the Universiti Malaya.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Body of man believed to be foreigner found by the road in S’ban

SEREMBAN, May 11 (Bernama) — The body of a man believed to be a Bangladeshi was found by the roadside at Kuari Batu 11 along Jalan Labu here this afternoon.

Nilai District police chief Supt Mohd Fazley Ab Rahman said they received a call regarding the discovery at about 12.50 pm.

“Police found a copy of a Bangladeshi identification document believed to belong to the man. The location is surrounded by oil palm plantations,” he said in a statement here today.

He said the victim’s body was sent to the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital here for autopsy and the case was classified as sudden death.

Following that, Mohd Fazley urged members of the public with any information related to the incident to report it at the nearest police station or to contact investigating officer Inspector Mohd Nor Nikman Ahammed at 013-6262415.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency