theSundaily.my Most Recent/Updated http://www.thesundaily.my/sites/default/files/images/thesundaily_logo_google.png theSundaily.my Most Recent/Updated http://www.thesundaily.my/rss/latest http://www.thesundaily.my/rss/latest en Assange warns of forthcoming 'significant' Clinton leaks http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1949784
Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, Assange, who has been sheltering in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 while fighting extradition, said WikiLeaks was combing through thousands of pages of material.

A variety of documents from various institutions that are associated with the election campaign had yielded "some quite unexpected angles, that are quite interesting, some even entertaining," he said.

Assange reported the documents would "absolutely" be released before the November 8 election.

Asked whether the leaks would be a game changer for the vote, Assange said: "I think it's significant. It depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media."

Ahead of the Democratic National Convention last month, WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails gleaned by hackers who apparently raided the accounts of seven DNC leaders.

The emails showed the nominally neutral party staff trying to undermine Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders's campaign and caused the resignation of Democratic Party leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

"In the case of the DNC leaks for example, we pushed as fast as we could to try and get it in before the Democratic Nomination Conference, because obviously people had a right to understand who it is that they're nominating," Assange said.

"The same is true here for the US electoral process," he added.

Assange, 45, recently marked the start of his fifth year inside Ecuador's mission in Britain in his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.

The anti-secrecy campaigner is wanted there for questioning over a 2010 rape but fears that he could then be extradited to the United States to be tried over publication of hundreds of thousands of classified documents. — AFP]]>
World Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:02:50 +0000 theSundaily 390275 at http://www.thesundaily.my
Construction crane part falls on car, killing woman http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1949770
The victim identified as Chim Khoon Sing was just a week short of turning 24 when the fatal accident claimed her life.

A spokesperson from the city fire and rescue department said in the 7.20pm incident, the woman was driving alone in her silver Perodua Kelisa when the approximately 300kg crane hoist block hit her.

"We received multiple distress calls from members of the public at about 7.25pm.

"Sixteen fire and rescue personnel from the Pudu and Hang Tuah fire stations were deployed to the scene," he said in a statement today.

The case is being investigated by Dang Wangi police.]]>
Highlights Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:46:27 +0000 Ashwin Kumar newsdesk@thesundaily.com 390277 at http://www.thesundaily.my
MNCF President Abu Samah, Naim ordered to pay back Sime Darby Foundation http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1949698
Judge Siti Noraida Sulaiman made the order after allowing the lawsuit by the foundation.

Sime Darby Foundation was represented by lawyers Alvin Muhamed, assisted by lawyer Sofia Qaisara Chan Abdullah, while Abu Samah and Naim were represented by lawyer Sugandra Rao.

The foundation filed the suit last Jan 21 claiming that the two defendants had breached the sponsorship agreement.

In the statement of claim, the foundation stated that in a sponsorship agreement dated April 19, 2010, it had agreed to provide financial allocation to the Abu Samah and Naim to sponsor a seven-member cycling team.

It claimed that among the terms and conditions of the agreement were that the defendants should provide the cyclists with suitable support staff, sports equipment and services needed for them to participate in cycling races within the stipulated period and to preserve the foundation's reputation, image and good name.

The foundation claimed that it agreed to pay sponsorship of RM2 million, of which RM1,961,571.07 had been paid to the Abu Samah and Naim.

It claimed that the agreement expired on March 2012 and during the process to close the account, the defendants could only justify proper spending of RM1,673,295.51 out of the RM1,961,571.07 paid in sponsorship.

As such, the foundation filed the lawsuit to reclaim RM288,275.56, interests, cost and other relied deemed fit by the court. — Bernama]]>
Local Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:57:06 +0000 theSundaily 390252 at http://www.thesundaily.my
London mayor criticises burkini ban before Paris visit http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1949780
Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital, spoke out after some 30 French towns banned the burkini, triggering a fierce debate about women's rights and secularism.

"I don't think anyone should tell women what they can and can't wear. Full stop. It's as simple as that," he told the London Evening Standard newspaper.

"I don't think it's right. I'm not saying we're perfect yet, but one of the joys of London is that we don't simply tolerate difference, we respect it, we embrace it, and we celebrate it."

The highest administrative court in France was Thursday considering a legal appeal against the ban in one of the towns, Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice in the south of France.

Khan is due to hold talks with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo covering the impact of Britain's vote in June to leave the European Union as well as trade and security.

"I'm here in Paris to make it clear that London is open – open to the world, open to trade, open for new business ventures and collaborations, open to new ideas, new talent and people," Khan said ahead of the visit.

France has been hit by several major attacks in recent months, including in Nice last month when 86 people died after a lorry was driven into crowds of people during celebrations on a national holiday.

The Islamic State group claimed the attack was conducted by one of its "soldiers".

Investigators have found no proof of driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel's allegiance to IS but say he had a fascination with jihad and had planned the attack for months. — AFP]]>
World Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:57:18 +0000 theSundaily 390273 at http://www.thesundaily.my
Gang specialising in stealing excavators from construction sites nabbed http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1949643
Sepang district police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Ali said the suspect, now the mastermind of "Gang Mega Kajang" which has 11 members including a woman, a Thai national, are onto stealing excavators at construction sites in Klang Valley.

Following a tip-off, he added, the suspects, aged between 31 and 45 were arrested at various locations in Kajang, Puchong, Dengkil and Rompin in Pahang on Aug 11.

"The members of the gang act on the leader's instruction. The modus operandi is one gang member will apprehend the security guard at the site while the others execute the theft," he said in a press conference at Kuala Lumpur International Airport police station here today.

Police recovered two excavators, three lorries, two cheques worth RM17,000 and three vehicles worth RM350,000 following the arrest of the gang members.

Abdul Aziz said the group which has been active recently is believed to have one more suspect, a Pakistani,who is still at large.

It is learnt that some of the stolen lorries and excavators were sold at below market price with forged vehicle grants.

The suspects have been remanded until Aug 27 under Section 395 and 397 of the Penal Code for gang and armed robbery.]]>
Local Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:16:42 +0000 Ashwin Kumar newsdesk@thesundaily.com 390240 at http://www.thesundaily.my
Advice for Malaysians to undergo medical examination upon return from Rio http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1949760
Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the ministry was monitoring the athletes and officials.

"We are monitoring our athletes because we know who they are but the supporters could have gone to Brazil through other countries. When they return to Malaysia, they should be medically examined if they have fever," he told reporters after launching the National Blue Ocean Strategy programme at the Ministry of Health Training Institute at the Alor Setar Medical Assistants College here.

Six hundred students repainted the college with the help of several government agencies like the Department of Civil Defence and the Parole Office of the Kedah Prisons Department.

Dr Hilmi said the Ministry would continue with the appropriate measures to prevent yellow fever and the zika virus from entering the country.

Meanwhile, Dr Hilmi said parents who used homeopathy methods on their children were doing them an injustice as they would not get protection from diseases.

The Selangor Health Department had reported a diphtheria case involving a three-year-old child.

According to Director-General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the child did not have immunisation against the disease as the family opted for homeopathic treatment.

On the NBOS programme, Dr Hilmi said it could reduce expenditure in the form of payments to contractor companies by up to 70%.

"The cost of repainting 33 training institutes is RM5.4 million but through NBOS we are able to bring it down to only RM2 million," he said. — Bernama]]>
Highlights Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:39:18 +0000 theSundaily 390271 at http://www.thesundaily.my
DBKL will not interfere in MACC'S investigations: Mayor http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1949733
"It is MACC's right to carry out the investigations. For me, my officers and staff have nothing to worry about if they didn't do anything wrong. We (DBKL officials) will be working as usual," he told reporters when visiting the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Cleanliness and Area Rating Blueprint Site here today.

Mhd Amin said this in response to the media report that over 30 DBKL officers and staff were suspected of abusing their power to make quick money and enjoy the convenience of booking condominium or apartment units, especially from housing project developers, without paying the deposits.

A senior DBKL officer with a title 'Datuk Seri', who was arrested recently to facilitate in the MACC investigation on corruption and abuse of power, is also believed to own 31 luxury condominium units worth over RM15.5 million.

Meanwhile, the city mayor said DBKL was in the midst of updating the declaration of assets of its top management officers and the process was expected to be completed by next Friday.

"Of the total 26 directors, only 12 of them have yet to update their declaration of assets in our system. I have given them until next Friday to do," he added. — Bernama]]>
Highlights Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:26:23 +0000 theSundaily 390267 at http://www.thesundaily.my
Two foreigners held for possessing fake identity cards http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1949666
Department director-general Mohd Yazid Ramli said the 19-year-old Filipino man from Sabah, who was on duty at the school security post, was picked up during an operation at 12.30 am, after being suspected of using a fake identity card.

"Upon the arrival of the NRD team at the location, the security guard ran to hide at the back of the school building to avoid inspection," he said in a statement today.

JPN also inspected another location at a residence in Kepong and apprehended a 32-year-old man suspected of using an identity card belonging to another person," he said.

"Inspection confirmed he was using an identity card which belongs to another person and both men were Yakan people from Mindanao, southern Philippines," he said.

He said both of them were investigated under Regulation 25(1)(e) of the National Registration Regulations 1990 (Amendment 2007) which carries a jail sentence of not exceeding three years or a fine not exceeding RM20,000 or both upon conviction. — Bernama]]>
Local Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:24:59 +0000 theSundaily 390238 at http://www.thesundaily.my
Two foreigners held for possessing fake identity cards http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1949735
Department director-general Mohd Yazid Ramli said the 19-year-old Filipino man from Sabah, who was on duty at the school security post, was picked up during an operation at 12.30 am, after being suspected of using a fake identity card.

"Upon the arrival of the NRD team at the location, the security guard ran to hide at the back of the school building to avoid inspection," he said in a statement today.

JPN also inspected another location at a residence in Kepong and apprehended a 32-year-old man suspected of using an identity card belonging to another person," he said.

"Inspection confirmed he was using an identity card which belongs to another person and both men were Yakan people from Mindanao, southern Philippines," he said.

He said both of them were investigated under Regulation 25(1)(e) of the National Registration Regulations 1990 (Amendment 2007) which carries a jail sentence of not exceeding three years or a fine not exceeding RM20,000 or both upon conviction. — Bernama]]>
Local Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:26:30 +0000 theSundaily 390269 at http://www.thesundaily.my
Video of boat operator ignoring cries for help goes viral http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1949642
The video which was taken by a tourist shows the boat passing the victims of the mishap without stopping to offer any assistance.

Cries of "Rescue them! Rescue them!" in Chinese can be heard coming from tourists who were on board the boat at the time.

On Aug 21, a boat to Pulau Mantanani ferrying residents including teachers and students capsized at about 3.30pm, killing headmaster Limun Gamburud and teacher Kamariah Hamdan.

The video which has been circulating on Facebook and Whatsapp has caused the public to question the boat operator's lack of action, as in the past many fishermen or local villagers had come to the rescue of victims on board boats that had run into trouble in the waters off Pulau Mantanani.

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Sabah and Labuan Regional Director Mohamad Zubil Mat Som told local media that they were trying to establish the veracity of the video.

According to the report, there have been at least three recent incidents where Chinese tourists were left adrift or stranded in choppy waters between Pulau Mantanani and Kota Belud.

Watch the Video here :]]>
Highlights Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:16:42 +0000 Vathani Panirchellvum newsdesk@thesundaily.com 390261 at http://www.thesundaily.my