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German's 1,700km run mission for rainforests

Kota Kinabalu: A retired German civil engineer will embark on a 1,700km run to raise awareness on saving one of the very few remaining rainforests. Hailing from NA1 4rnburg, Germany, Andreas Bussinger, 28, will start his mission from The Tip of Borneo, Kudat to Pontianak, Indonesia at about 4am on July 15 .



Viral video, photo of Chinese tourists doing handstands irks people online

KOTA KINABALU: A video of a woman doing a handstand in the middle of the famous Gaya Street in downtown Kota Kinabalu and a photo of a scantily-clad woman doing the same in front of a mosque here have gone viral and attracted criticism. Both the photo and video have drawn criticism on social media for dressing inappropriately in a short sleeveless top and hot pants, while the woman in the photo was criticised for 'performing stunts' in front of a religious building.



Selangor MCA: It is not an issue if Umno uses party logo in Sungai Kandis by-election

KLANG: Selangor MCA says it is not an issue for Umno to not use the Barisan Nasional logo in the Sungai Kandis by-election. Its secretary Datuk Ng Chok Sin said MCA will understand if Umno chooses to use its own party logo instead.



Justice Mohamad Ariff 'honoured' to be Speaker if given the chance

PETALING JAYA: Retired Court of Appeal judge Justice Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof has said that he would be honoured to take up the post if given the chance. "I have not received any confirmation of this.



Mastermind behind 1MDB looting has fled, Malaysian authorities say

Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, a suspect in the looting of Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB, has fled Macau to an unknown destination, police said. Malaysian authorities have been pursuing Low, known just as Jho Low, since a new government reopened investigations into the scandal.



Malaysia ex-PM Najib Razak says he has difficulty paying his bills after his bank account is frozen

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to Reuters during an interview in Langkawi, Malaysia on Jun 19, 2018. KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysia prime minister Najib Razak has hit out at authorities for freezing his personal bank account, saying it has caused him "hardships" and he now has difficulties paying his bills.



Malaysian 1MDB plunder suspect Jho Low flees Macau

Malaysian police said today that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, a suspect in the looting of state investment fund 1MDB, has fled Macau to an unknown destination. Malaysian authorities have been pursuing Low, known just as Jho Low, since a new government reopened investigations into the scandal.



Malaysia says mastermind behind 1MDB looting fled Macau

An area burned in the Red Canyon Fire is viewed Monday, July 9, 2018, between Edwards and Wolcott, Colo. A small fire that was set illegally and left unattended likely ignited a destructive blaze in Colorado that destroyed several homes.



Police: Negligence a possible cause of death of baby found in fridge

SHAH ALAM: Police are looking into possible negligence in the death of five-month-old Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi, who was found inside a fridge at his babysitter's house last week. "We have remanded her until July 17 to facilitate further investigations.The other woman who was initially remanded has been released on bail," he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters on Tuesday .



Two arrested on suspicion of producing fake identification documents

SANDAKAN: Two people, including an Indonesian woman, have been arrested on suspicion of producing fake identification documents. Sabah Immigration director Musa Sulaiman said the duo were arrested in an operation codenamed Ops Mega 3.0 at about 12.40pm Monday .



Selangor PAS wants Umno's cooperation to stand back in Sg Kandis by-election

The Islamist party's state election director Roslan Shahir said PAS was waiting for Umno to withdraw from taking on the seat. "We prefer a straight fight and don't want to split the Malay votes like in the last general election.



BMW Concept X7 iPerformance coming to Malaysia - display at...

Later this month, BMW Malaysia will share another glimpse of its vision of modern luxury with the premiere of the Concept X7 iPerformance in Kuala Lumpur, which is being teased with the photo above. The SUV show vehicle will be on display at the Bangsar Shopping Centre from July 18-22, a few months after the Concept 8 Series made an appearance at the BMW Luxury Excellence Pavilion .



Switzerland investigates six for suspected bribery of foreign officials in 1MDB probe

Switzerland is investigating six people on suspicion of bribing foreign officials and other offences, as part of a money laundering investigation into Malaysian state fund 1MDB, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO - Men walk past a 1 Malaysia Development Berhad billboard at the fund's flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur March 1, 2015.



Kit Siang thanks Dr M for turning Malaysia into a top-class nation on premier's 93rd birthday

PETALING JAYA: Lim Kit Siang has congratulated Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on building a new political legacy based on "democracy, justice and unity", on the Prime Minister's 93rd birthday which falls today. The DAP veteran said that Dr Mahathir has turned Malaysia into a top-class nation in the international stage, adding that the country was now a "beacon of light in a disturbed and distracted world".



Malaysian ex-PM's wife being sued $15 mil for 'unreturned' jewellery

Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, shakes hands with a supporter as she leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 4, 2018. Source: Reuters AFTER having hundreds of millions in assets seized and being slapped with multiple counts of graft and abuse of power charges, it seems that former Malaysian premier Najib Razak and his family appears to be unable to catch a break.



Formal request sent to Macau to arrest Jho Low: Malaysia police chief

Jho Low during an appearance at the New York Times Health For Tomorrow Conference on May 29, 2014 in San Francisco. KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police have sent a formal request to Macau authorities requesting the arrest of Low Taek Jhow and are now waiting for their response.



New 'scaly' snails species group following striking discoveries from Malaysian Borneo

Six new species of unique land snails whose shells are covered with what look like scales have been described from the biodiversity hotspot of Malaysian Borneo by scientists Mohd Zacaery Khalik, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak , Kasper Hendriks, University of Groningen , Jaap Vermeulen, JK Art & Science , and Prof Menno Schilthuizen, Naturalis Biodiversity Center . Their paper is published in the open access journal ZooKeys .





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