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YOURSAY | ‘Sent Zakir Naik home and allow him to clear his name in India.’ Zakir Naik will return if Supreme Court promises not to arrest, jail him Evin K: Several warrants of arrest have been iss...
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Spain’s Supreme Court decides on Friday whether to uphold a ruling that cleared five young men of gang-raping a teenager at a bull-running festival, concluding a case that triggered mass protests an...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — The government of India has made a formal request to the Malaysian government to send back its citizen and controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik to face money launderi...
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ADUN SPEAKS | "The trial won't be fair for me!" "The charges are politically motivated!" "It's an attempt to silence me!" Najib Abdul Razak and Rosmah Mansor would have said these things if they had m...
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BRASILIA, June 7 ― Brazil's Supreme Court ruled yesterday that state-run firms do not need congressional approval to sell their subsidiaries, a major victory for the government of President Jair Bol...
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Thousands of Israelis protested on Saturday against legislative steps that could grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution and limit the power of the country’s Supreme Court.
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COLOMBO, May 14 — The International Monetary Fund today released a long-delayed loan instalment to Sri Lanka, providing financial relief to a government still reeling from the Easter Sunday bombings...
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Facebook Inc critics who want the social-media giant broken up gained an unexpected ally in one of the company’s co-founders – but antitrust enforcers face long odds in taking that approach to rein in its dominance.
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NEW DELHI, May 7 — Jet Airways’ pilots’ union has appealed to India’s top court to direct State Bank Of India (SBI) to release interim funding to try to revive the grounded airline, according ...
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Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 da...
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India's Supreme Court announced yesterday that a panel of its judges had dismissed a complaint of sexual harassment made against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi (photo, above) by a former court employee, a...
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LONDON: Lehman Brothers is finally leaving Canary Wharf, almost a dozen years after the Wall Street giant’s collapse.
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Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Saturday begins intricate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies to symbolically transform him into a living god as the Southeast Asian nation officially crowns its f...
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Thousands of people representing the more than 300 tribes native to Brazil marched to government offices in Brasilia on Friday to protest the policies of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that threa...
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TOKYO, April 28 — Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s trial, which was expected to begin in September, will be delayed, local media said yesterday, hinting that it may not start this year.
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SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR (April 25): Prosecutors in El Salvador yesterday seized 61 properties linked to a massive corruption case against exiled former president Mauricio Funes, accused of embezzlin...
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Two weeks ago, the Nepali government decidedly banned the massively popular battle royale game, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG). The reason given was the most common one, being its impact on chi...
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Sri Lankan intelligence officials were tipped off about an imminent attack by Islamist militants hours before a series of suicide bombings killed more than 300 people on Easter Sunday, three sources w...
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India's ban on popular Chinese video app TikTok is resulting in "financial losses" of up to US$500,000 a day for its developer, Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, and has put more than 250 jobs at risk, the company said in a court filing seen by Reuters.
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NEW DELHI, April 23 — India’s ban on popular Chinese video app TikTok is resulting in “financial losses” of up to US$500,000 (RM2.06 million) a day for its developer, Beijing Bytedance Technol...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd’s 80%-owned unit, Ncell Private Ltd, is challenging the decision by the Nepali tax authority to seek 39.06 billion Nepalese rupees (RM1.45 billion) as capital gains ta...
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PETALING JAYA: Axiata Group Bhd has confirmed that its 80%-owned unit Ncell Pte Ltd will be appealing against the Large Taxpayers Office’s (LTPO) assessment of the outstanding capital gains tax (CGT) amount it owes.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd's subsidiary Ncell Pte Ltd has appealed against Nepal's Large Taxpayer Office's (LTPO) demand of 39.06 billion Nepalese rupees (RM1.45bil) as capital gains tax (CGT).
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A powerful regulatory authority in New Mexico is requiring the state’s largest utility to bill Facebook US$39mil for a new transmission line construction.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research is maintaining its hold call on Axiata Group with unchanged forecasts and fair value of RM3.86 a share after Axiata-Ncell was required to pay capital gains tax.
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SAN FRANCISCO: Google and Apple Inc complied with an Indian court order to block downloads of the popular app TikTok over government concerns with illicit content, according to people familiar with the decision. The move could handicap the app’s owner, China’s Bytedance Ltd, the world’s most highly valued startup, in one of its most promising markets.An Indian state court had earlier asked the federal government to ban TikTok, citing concerns the video-sharing mobile app exposed children to troubling content, including pornography.
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NEW DELHI, April 17 — The Chinese video app TikTok is no longer available in Google and Apple app stores in India after a state court prohibited its downloads, a setback for developer Bytedance Tech...
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Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on April 16.
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An Indian court's call for a ban on the popular video app TikTok will hurt free speech rights, China's Bytedance Technology Co has said in a request for the Supreme Court to quash the directive.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Supreme Court of Nepal's order for Axiata Group Bhd's 80%-owned Ncell to pay capital gains tax to the Nepali government substantiates concerns of high regulatory and investment risks for the telco's overseas operations, says PublicInvest research.
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China’s ambitious plan to assign lifelong scores to citizens based on their behaviour has stoked international concern, even as the project remains nascent and numerous hurdles must be overcome before the experiment can be implemented nationwide.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): Analysts have maintained their "hold" calls on IHH Healthcare Bhd as they remain cautious after the healthcare group's auditors issued a qualified opinion last week on its FY18...
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Indonesia’s Supreme Court has upheld a jail sentence for a mother of four who was convicted last year on blasphemy charges for complaining that her neighbourhood mosque was too loud.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Political parties in Malaysia will have to live with the fact that there is nothing that can be done if their MPs or assemblymen decide to switch sides.
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Australian prosecutors are seeking jail and fines for dozens of journalists and media outlets for alleged contempt of court over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s child sex abuse trial last y...
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SEOUL, March 25 — A South Korean court has approved the seizure of Mitsubishi’s assets over the Japanese industrial giant’s use of forced labour during World War II, an activist group said today...
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MUMBAI, March 19 — Indian tycoon Anil Ambani has settled a multi-million debt with Sweden’s Ericsson, the company said yesterday, after judges threatened the billionaire with jail if he did not pa...
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NEW DELHI, March 7 — Volkswagen will challenge a ruling by an Indian environment court that imposed a fine of 5 billion rupees (RM290 million) on the German carmaker for emission violations.
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Apple’s iPhone headaches may be aggravated by a brewing backlash against the fees gushing from its app store.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Centre for Independent Journalism said today Section 298A(1) of the Penal Code, which has been used to charge two people for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad, should be put on ho...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 27): IHH Healthcare Bhd has maintained that the ongoing dispute between the Singh brothers (Malvinder and Shivinder), and Daiichi Sankyo does not involve Fortis Healthcare Ltd, and t...
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Malaysian communications giant Axiata yesterday said it did not exit the Singapore market to fund a reported 66 billion Nepalese rupee (S$783 million) tax bill - which surfaced just days before it ann...
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An Australian man who drove a car into dozens of pedestrians on a busy shopping street in central Melbourne in Jan 2017, killing six, has been jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 46 ye...
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The Cabinet has agreed to form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to look into allegations of judicial misconduct after a top judge recently sounded the alarm over claims of abuse and interference in...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 22): Axiata Group Bhd posted a net loss of RM1.66 billion for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 (4QFY18) — compared with a net profit of RM24.73 million a year ago — as the g...
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COMMENT | The cabinet has agreed to form a royal commission of inquiry to look into allegations of judicial misconduct after a top judge recently sounded the alarm over claims of abuse and interferenc...
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BRASILIA, Feb 22 — The senator son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under investigation by federal authorities for money laundering in connection to unexplained increases in his net worth, t...
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PUTRAJAYA: All court cases will proceed as scheduled and be decided by the courts as usual, despite the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to enquire into the judiciary, according to At...
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PUTRAJAYA: All court cases will proceed as usual when the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) carries out its probe on alleged misconduct in the judiciary, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today.
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All cases in the superior and subordinate courts will continue despite the cabinet's decision to form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the judiciary, said attorney-general Tommy Thomas (photo,...
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The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has proposed the creation of a judicial ombudsman in the wake of shocking allegations of misconduct in the judiciary.
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AS the ultimate bastion of justice, an impartial and incorrupt judiciary is crucial for maintaining the rule of law.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): Shares in IHH Healthcare Bhd took a beating in afternoon trade today after India's Supreme Court extended its ban on the group's US$1.1 billion (RM4.5 billion) acquisition of a ...
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NEW DELHI (Feb 15): A two-judge Supreme Court panel headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi declined to hear Fortis Healthcare Ltd’s plea immediately; says it will hear the case on Feb 26.
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PETALING JAYA: An affidavit filed by Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer about misconduct in the judiciary has gone viral and is causing waves in the legal fraternity.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 8): Axiata Group Bhd said the company and related parties have not received the judgement and order from the Supreme Court in Nepal relating to the capital gains tax (CGT) claim whic...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 8): Axiata Group Bhd shares fell 3.59% oin early trade this morning after NCell Pte Ltd and major shareholder Axiata were been ordered to pay capital gains tax amounting to 61 billio...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Ncell Private Ltd and its major shareholder, Axiata Group Bhd, have been ordered to pay a capital gains tax of 61 billion Nepalese rupees (RM2.16 billion), excluding late fees and fines,...
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The previous government fell at last year’s general election and the general public perception has been that its key politicians were largely kleptocrats who bent and broke the rule of law resulting...
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QuadrigaCX, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Canada, reportedly lost US$145 million (~RM613 million) of its customers assets, after its CEO and founder Gerald Cotton suddenly passed away.
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Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro accused US President Donald Trump of ordering his assassination, while his main global backer Russia called on Wednesday for mediation in a standoff deepe...
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Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of a Christian woman who spent years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, dismissing a petition filed by Islamists who have calle...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has questioned the need for a tribunal to inquire into alleged misconduct by former Election Commission (EC) members as all of them have resigned from office.
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First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on...
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PETALING JAYA: A transgender activist in India has reportedly been told by the Malaysian consulate in the country to change her gender to “male” if she wishes to travel to Malaysia.
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In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a thick-set bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a constant stream of pilgrims, who garland her with marigolds and kneel to touch her feet.
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JANUARY 17 — The government is the servant, not the master, of the people.
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India’s highest court ordered the reinstatement of the head of the country’s top crimefighting bureau on Tuesday, in a blow to the government that has been accused of undermining it.
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Singapore needs to build and manage its network of relations with other countries, and as a small state, the law is an important tool which enables it to do so, Attorney-General Lucien Wong said.
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SINGAPORE - Singapore needs to build and manage its network of relations with other countries, and as a small state, the law is an important tool which enables it to do so, Attorney-General Lucien Won...
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Former Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Christian Zerpa has fled to the United States to protest President Nicolas Maduro's second term that will begin with his inauguration this week, the onetime Mad...
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JANUARY 7 — We read about the campaign by Isma to gather one million signatures in support of its claim of “Malaysia Negara Islam” or Malaysia an Islamic state.
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A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis.
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Hindu nationalists linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party urged him on Wednesday to push through laws to allow the building of a temple on the ruins of a 16th century mosque, a flashp...
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SEOUL, Jan 2 — South Korean plaintiffs in a World War Two forced labour court case against Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp have applied to seize some of Nippon Steel's Korean assets, a So...
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PETALING JAYA: India’s Fortis Healthcare Ltd’s statutory auditors Deloitte Haskins and Sells LLP have tendered their resignation, as its largest shareholder, IHH Healthcare Bhd, prefers to align its auditors on a group-wide basis.
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SAO PAULO, Jan 1 — Brazil's business community will give far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro little in the way of a honeymoon as it presses him to make good on campaign promises to tame the cou...