The murky business implicates immigration officers and human traffickers, but the UN refugee agency is also being criticised for not protecting vulnerable refugees.
Which court? RPK to know on Feb 13
breaking news updated 3.25pm The Kuala Lumpur High Court will make a decision on Feb 13 as to which court will hear blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin's criminal defamation case - the Sessions or Magistrate’s Court.
MP: Don't brush aside 'refugees for sale' claim
An opposition parliamentarian tells the government not to brush aside human trafficking claims now that the US Senate is probing a scam in which Malaysian immigration officials have been implicated.
No room for hudud in secular M'sia, PAS and Anwar told
updated 5.30pm Should PAS, in particular, continues to proceed with its Islamic state agenda and goes ahead with enforcing hudud, DAP will pull out of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, warns Karpal Singh.
Karpal to CJ: Sue me for defamation
updated 6pm Either the chief justice is lying when he clarified his purported act of bribery two decades ago, or Karpal Singh stands liable for defamation.
PAS: Oil royalty main issue for KT
Terengganu’s oil royalty should be the main issue for the Barisan Nasional government to answer for, said PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.
PSM: Police stirred up protesters
updated with Home Minister's comments The political party claims that the crowd that had gathered for the anti-war vigil had been harassed and that placards were snatched by police.
Take regional stance against Israel, Anwar tells gov't
updated 9.15pm The Opposition Leader said we should work with Indonesia and Brunei in taking pro-active measures in addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
UKM polls: Anti-establishment students draw first blood
The Pro-Mahasiswa group won three seats uncontested and the other one on default after a pro-government student was disqualified.
Police force has improved, claims Suhakam
While not seeking credit for it, Suhakam feels the commission has bring some changes to the human rights situation in the country and positively influenced the law enforcement agencies.
BMC fracas victim to sue police
Updated 6.45pm Mechanic Chang Jiun Haur, 24, said that the Suhakam inquiry report today provides him the ammunition to file a suit against the police.
Suhakam: Cops guilty of excessive force
updated 3.30pm However, the inquiry panel could not identify the cops responsible for assaulting the mechanic in Bandar Mahkota Cheras due to “contradicting and unclear evidence”. [VIDEO INSIDE]
'Buy over highways and save taxpayers money'
A quick check of toll concession agreements convinces DAP parliamentarians that the national coffers would be in better shape if the government buys back three highways and the Penang bridge.
Freehold titles: Royalty did not object, says Perak exco
Ngeh Koo Ham also says the state government’s legal advisors believe it has every right to issue freehold land titles to leaseholders.
PKFZ 'tell all session' that wasn't
If Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat’s intention was to spill the beans on the Port Klang Free Zone scandal, he fell short of the target.
Ong: PKFZ report out in two days
updated 1.55pm The report on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal will be disclosed to the public by the Transport Ministry either tomorrow or Saturday.
Housing woes top consumer complaints list
Among the issues that most often cropped up when house buyers lodge their complaints were poor workmanship, late delivery, abandoned housing projects and the issue of booking fees.
Landslide survivor: We are victims of corruption
Businessman Ungku Farid Ungku Abdul alleges that greed, lack of ethics and procedural ‘irregularities’ were the real causes of the landslide in Bukit Antarabangsa.
Dr M: Vision 2020 now doubtful
updated 7.50pm He said Malaysia will probably not be able to become a developed nation in 12 years’ time, which is the key target of his Vision 2020.
Penan sexual abuse: Work with us, NGOs tell police
The NGOs also take exception to the insinuation that they had 'sheltered' two alleged victims of sexual abuse in KL for nine days to coax them into distorting the issue.