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June 28: Headlines online
Published:  Jun 28, 2007 7:08 AM
Updated: Jan 29, 2008 10:21 AM

The focus was predominantly on the testimony of private investigator Ang Chong Beng in the Altantunya Shaariibuu murder trial.

He said that Altantunya had told him that she and Razak were married in Hong Kong in 2004.

English Newspapers

New Straits Times led with the report that High Court Judge V T Singham regretfully noted that many lawyers who come before his court are not serious in carrying out their duties. He expressed concern over lawyers who failed to address the court, who repeatedly submit affidavits to correct themselves and present inadequate submissions, forcing judges to do their own research.

The Star highlighted Ang's testimony.

Malay Newspapers

Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia frontpaged Ang's testimony.

Utusan Malaysia also reported that a notice of appeal was filed against the acquittal of Perwaja Steel Sdn Bhd former managing director Eric Chia Eng from a Criminal Breach of Trust charge.

Chinese Newspapers

Nanyang Siang Pau also headlined the statement that Altantuya and Abdul Razak had married three years ago.

Oriental Daily led with the report that 158 counsellors from Chinese primary schools were transferred due to their incompetency in the Mandarin language.

Sin Chew Daily frontpaged Works Minister S Samy Vellu's announcement that all the ceilings in the Jalan Duta court complex will be replaced.

Editorials

New Straits Times feels that the Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan has not responded strongly enough to allegations in a website concerning links between the Chinese underworld and the police. It also warned bloggers that the law provides recourse for victims of defamation, slander and libel.

Berita Harian described Malaysia as a new icon in international trade and highlighted several examples such as the joint venture between SP Setia Bhd and Vietnamese government-owned Becamex IDP Corp and Petronas.

Utusan Malaysia expressed hope that criminal activities in Johor will be combatted successfully. It also said that police efforts alone are not sufficient and the public must help.

Nanyang Siang Pau discussed how managing personal finances can allow credit card users to repay their debts in time.

Oriental Daily commented on the transferring of Chinese school counsellors who are not Mandarin-literate.

Sin Chew Daily commented on the excessive consumerism in the Malaysian society.

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