The sacking of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister 11 years ago was lawful. The Federal Court ruled against Anwar by Court of Appeal president Alauddin Mohd Sheriff and Federal Court judges Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusof and Abdull Hamid Embong dismissed Anwar’s final appeal for a declaration that his dismissal from his cabinet post as DPM (Deputy Prme Minister) in 1998 was unconstitutional.
Pos Malaysia opened its one hundredth retail outlet at Tropicana City Mall in Damansara Utama. The new outlet provides both retail and postal services, including payment of bills, ASNB and JPJ transactions, posting convenience for normal mail, PosLaju, registered mail and other postal items, remittance, as well as sale of stamps and philatelic items.
The Malaysian Home Minister announced that three women were caned at the Kajang Prison under Section 23 (2) of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997 for having illicit sex. The three became the first women in the country to be caned for committing syariah offences. The Syariah High Court had issued the caning order between December 2009 and January 2010.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s new version of Sodomy Trial begins today at Kuala Lumpur Federal Court. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, a 63 year old Opposition Leader, has engaged three foreign DNA and forensic experts to assist in his trial. The court claimed that he had sodomise (engage in an unnatural sexual intercourse with) his former personal aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, age 25, in Bukit Damansara on June 26, 2008. Anwar Sodomy Trial 1.0 was in 1999.
Vandals threw an alcohol bottle at a mosque in the first attack on a Muslim house of worship. The was mosque which is located located in Sarawak. Most Muslims consider alcohol illegal. Local police blamed “naughty boys” for the incident and have dismissed the attacks as vandalism. But it have caused disquiet in multiracial Malaysia and raised fears of more widespread religious tensions.
The authorities seized a consignment of 10,000 copies of the Bible sent from Jakarta to Kuching in Sarawak state, because the Indonesian-language books contained the word “Allah,” a translation that has been banned in this Muslim-majority country. Another 5,100 Bibles, also imported from Indonesia, were reportedly seized in March. Church officials said Allah is not exclusive to Islam but is an Arabic word that predates Islam.
A Malaysian government report said indigenous tribal girls have been sexually abused by loggers in remote jungles on Borneo island, in the first official verification of rape accusations involving timber companies.
Malaysian police arrested Alain Robert, age 47, a French climber nicknamed “Spiderman,” after he scaled the iconic 88-story Petronas Twin Towers.
Police broke up KL’s biggest street protest in nearly two years, firing tear gas and chemical-laced water at thousands of opposition supporters demanding an end to a law that allows detention without trial.
A woman was fined RM5,000 and ordered to be caned six times by the Kuantan Syariah High Court after she pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in public. She is expected to undergo her caning sentence after her audience with the Tengku Mahkota of Pahang.