KUALA LUMPUR: A former administrator for Tabung Amanah Pendidikan Negeri Melaka (Tapem) has been sentenced to 584 years in jail and 146 strokes of rotan after he pleaded guilty to 146 counts of embezzlement charges involving over RM2.4 million school students’ scholarship funds.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday it had stopped veteran Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy from boarding a flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian capital Jakarta on the instruction of Indonesian authorities.
BANGKOK: Thai police have foiled an attempt to smuggle one tonne of ‘Ice’ worth RM50 million (350 million baht) into Malaysia, Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) said today.
HONG KONG: Finance firms in Hong Kong urged staff on Wednesday to seek safety or work from home as anti-government protests paralysed the city’s business district for a third day in one of the biggest disruptions faced by the Asian finance hub.
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 108 local companies have reaped contracts worth about RM9bil from Petronas’ vendor development programme (VDP), as of October this year.