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  • Punishment for 10 days' notice 'unconstitutional'

    The nation's second highest court in a landmark decision today ruled Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA), which punishes citizens who do not give 10 days' notice before they hold an assembly, to be unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision to strike out the charge against Selangor assembly deputy speaker Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, the three-member panel also declared the PKR Youth chief aspirant, who was charged under the PAA, as acquitted and discharged. The panel was led by …

  • Company boss denies ties with Najib, to sue Rafizi over RM100 million grant claim
    Company boss denies ties with Najib, to sue Rafizi over RM100 million grant claim

    A company named by PKR's Rafizi Ramli as recipient of a RM100 million research and development (R&D) grant from Putrajaya said it would sue the Pandan MP for defamation for making such allegations. NSE Resources chief executive officer Azhar Anuar, in an interview with Star Online, said he had "no choice" but to consider taking legal action... …

  • Son rejects calls to drop charge against Karpal

    DAP Puchong parliamentarian stirred up a round 3,000-strong crowd when he rejected calls to have attorney-general (AG) drop the sedition charge against his late father Karpal Singh. "They have tried to break him for years, but they couldn't, he was a man who stood up to defend the constitution and was convicted for that," Gobind Singh Deo said at a memorial held by DAP in tribute to its former chairperson in Kuala Lumpur last night. There were reports of calls to urge the AG to withdraw the …

  • Search for MH370 likely to take years, says US official
    Search for MH370 likely to take years, says US official

    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior US defence official told Reuters today, as an underwater search for any trace of the plane's wreckage off west Australia appeared to have failed. The official, speaking under condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to comment on the... …

  • Widow sues after insurance declines cancer cover after husband gets cancer
    Widow sues after insurance declines cancer cover after husband gets cancer

    GEORGE TOWN, April 25 ― A widow is suing an insurance firm here for RM2 million after it declined to pay out on her husband’s policy against cancer when he was diagnosed with the disease six months... …

  • In Malaysia visit, Obama revisits the ‘Asia pivot’
    In Malaysia visit, Obama revisits the ‘Asia pivot’

    As the excitement swells ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Malaysia this weekend – if not on the closed-off streets of Kuala Lumpur then at least in the media – there’s also a burgeoning anxiety here inside the Washington beltway that the hope’n’change promised by the so-called “Asia pivot” may need some tempering during this... …

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Dis (Bernama) -- Ratu skuasy negara dan pemain nombor satu

dunia Datuk Nicol David menjadi pilihan utama Kejohanan Terbuka Wanita Dunia

yang dijadual bermula lewat hari ini dengan pusingan kelayakan di Kepulauan

Cayman.

Empat hari pertama kejohanan tahunan itu akan berlangsung di South Sound

Club sebelum berpindah ke gelanggang kaca di Festival Green, Teluk Camana,

demikian menurut laman sesawang kejohanan www.worldopensquash.com.

Nicol yang enam kali bergelar juara dunia iaitu di Hong Kong (2005), Ireland

Utara (2006), England (2008), Mesir (2010) dan dua kali di Belanda (2009 dan

2011), juga menjuarai Terbuka Kepulauan Cayman sebanyak tiga kali - 2009, 2010

dan 2011.

Pada perlawanan pertama Ahad ini, beliau diundi bertemu pemain di ranking

ke-20 dunia Omneya Abdel Kawy dari Mesir yang merupakan naib juara Terbuka Dunia

2010.

Anak jati Pulau Pinang berusia 29 tahun itu dijangka bertemu sama ada

pilihan kesembilan Annie Au dari Hong Kong atau pemain Denmark Line Hansen jika

mara ke pusingan kedua.

-- LAGI

SUKAN-SKUASY (TERBUKA DUNIA) 2 (AKHIR) KUALA LUMPUR

Sementara itu, seorang lagi pemain negara yang berkedudukan ketujuh dunia,

Low Wee Wern akan bertemu pemain bukan pilihan dari England Sarah Kippax pada

pusingan pertama.

Pemenang dijangka bertemu sama ada pilihan ke-12 dari Australia Kasey Brown

atau pemain nombor tiga dunia Laura Massaro dari England pada pusingan suku

akhir.

Malaysia memulakan kempen pada kejohanan ini dengan pemain nombor tiga

negara Delia Arnold menentang sama ada Tesni Evans dari Wales atau pemain Mexico

Ivonne Diaz pada pusingan kelayakan.

-- BERNAMA

MCYS ERE KHY NM

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  • MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox officer The Malaysian Insider
    MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox officer

    The partner of an American passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has spoken about how a Fox executive who was recently sacked by the news station had contacted her offering to raise funds on her behalf. Sarah Bajc, whose partner Philip Wood is among the 239 people on board the missing plane, told the Sydney Morning Herald... …

  • My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh The Malaysian Insider
    My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh

    A week after the tragic crash that took the lives of veteran lawyer and politician Karpal Singh and his personal aide, Michael Cornelius, his son Ramkarpal recounts the final hours with his father that fateful day. This is his story, as told to V. Anbalagan, assistant news editor. “My parents (Karpal and Gurmit) had gone to Pantai Hospital... …

  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle Associated Press
    In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192. …