High Court to decide next month whether defamation suit against local newspaper can be heard in Sabah


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MO,2/2/2018, KOTA KINABALU: The High Court will decide next month whether the defamation suit by Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri against local newspaper Daily Express can be heard in Sabah. Judge Ravinthran Paramaguru fixed March 1 for ruling and ordered the applicant for the judicial review – lawyer Marcel Jude Joseph – and the three respondents to file in written submissions.

Marcel who was acting on his own accord to apply for the judicial review, had named the Registrar of the High Court of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur as first respondent, Ismail as second respondent, and Messrs Kesavan Advocates and Solicitors as third respondent. “The judge will make a decision after reviewing the written submissions on whether the High Court here has jurisdiction over a matter that was done by the Registrar of High Court of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur,” Marcel told reporters when met outside the court today.

Ismail last year filed the suit against the Sabah-based newspaper over articles published between Jan 24 and Sept 9, 2015, on a controversy surrounding turtle egg dishes served at an Umno function in Beluran. The Umno Supreme Council member filed the lawsuit through Messrs Kesavan, naming Sabah Publishing Sdn Bhd as the first defendant and Daily Express editor James Sarda as the second defendant.

According to a news report, Ismail claimed the articles suggested he was evading responsibility, had no respect for the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1967 and showed disregard for the investigation process. Earlier this year Ismail was reported saying he had instructed his lawyers to pursue the case further after the latest court’s instructions that the case should be heard in Kuala Lumpur and not in Kota Kinabalu.

Marcel in his application for leave said a key factor the courts in Malaysia have to appreciate was that mere publication on the internet does establish jurisdiction but it has to go on to examine whether the defendant has a commercial or business presence, or conducted business in that jurisdiction. “In other words did the Daily Express owners or publishers circulate the newspapers in Peninsular Malaysia and did they depend on such circulation for income or profits?

“Did the said owners and publishers maintain a website or web presence for the purpose of promoting or circulating the newspaper in West Malaysia,” he reasoned.



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Wanita rentung kereta rempuh rumah kosong terbakar


SANDAKAN: Seorang wanita rentung selepas kereta dinaikinya bersama seorang lelaki terbabas lalu merempuh sebuah rumah tidak berpenghuni di Jalan Labuk Lama Batu 9, Sandakan pada awal pagi Jumaat.

Dalam kejadian kira-kira pukul 4 pagi itu, lelaki terbabit berjaya menyelamatkan diri manakala wanita itu rentung.

Lelaki yang selamat dikenali sebagai R. Karthigaiyan, 30 tahun manakala mangsa yang rentung masih belum dapat dikenal pasti identitinya.

Menurut Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Negeri Sabah (JBPM) impak kemalangan itu telah menyebabkan kereta jenis salon yang dinaiki kedua mangsa terbakar.

Kenderaan yang dinaiki wanita itu dan seorang lelaki rentung selepas merempuh sebuah rumah kosong.

Manakala katanya, rumah kosong yang dirempuh juga turut musnah dijilat api.

“Pihak bomba daerah Sandakan menerima panggilan kecemasan sekitar jam 4.20 pagi.

“Sebaik sahaja tiba di lokasi pihak bomba mendapati terdapat dua orang mangsa dan seorang mangsa lelaki berjaya menyelamatkan diri manakala seorang wanita didapati rentung di dalam kereta tersebut,” katanya dalam kenyataan di sini hari ini.

Api dapat dikawal dan dipadam sepenuhnya jam 5.04 pagi.

Pasukan menyelamat sibuk membuat pemeriksaan keselamatan bagi memastikan api berjaya dikawal.

Keadaa rumah kosong yang musnah dijilat api.



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Demi zuriat Datin Alyah rancang buat rawatan kesuburan IVF


PENYANYI Datin Alyah mengakui ada merancang untuk melakukan kaedah perubatan alternatif menerusi rawatan kesuburan In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) demi mendapatkan zuriat.

Alyah yang sudah mendirikan rumah tangga dengan maestro muzik terkenal, Datuk Ramli MS sejak lima tahun lalu pernah merujuk beberapa pusat perubatan untuk mengenal pasti masalah sukar hamil.

“Sebelum Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza mengumumkan berita kehamilannya menerusi kaedah IVF, saya sudah bertanya beberapa pusat perubatan.

“Difahamkan, oleh kerana rutin dan jadual kerja saya yang sangat padat, ia menyukarkan proses untuk saya hamil.

“Tambah pula dengan pelbagai tekanan kerja dan gaya hidup.

“Jadi, saya fikir insiatif terakhir saya untuk mendapatkan zuriat menerusi teknik IVF,’ katanya kepada Astro Gempak.

Namun, hasrat itu terpaksa disimpan terlebih dahulu memandangkan dia bakal sibuk mempromosikan single terbaharu, Jutaan Purnama sepanjang tahun ini.

“Jika saya melakukan IVF saya dikehendaki berehat selama tiga hingga empat bulan, tanpa ada tekanan mahu pun memakai kasut tumit tinggi.

“Oleh kerana single saya baru sahaja keluar, saya dahulukan komitmen kerja sepanjang tahun 2018,” tambahnya ketika ditemui pada majlis sambutan hari jadinya ke-37 di Red Box Karaoke, The Curve, Damansara baru-baru ini.

Majlis itu antara lainnya dihadiri oleh kelab peminat Alyah4Ever dan ditaja sepenuhnya oleh pengasas produk kesihatan Lime Shots, Datin Yulia Rosalina Yusop.

Teks oleh: Amri Hassan



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Wacky Places You Can Rent on Airbnb Right Now


Casa Caracol

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If you’ve ever wanted to feel like Ariel from The Little Mermaid, now’s your chance. The famous “seashell house” Casa Caracol is located in a gated community in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Amenities include a private pool, kitchenette and in-shell wifi and air conditioning.

The Great Escape Lakeside Retreat

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If you love board games, this Clermont, FL-based Airbnb option is perfect for a lakeside retreat. Each room in this home—which sleeps a whopping 43 people—is themed after a different board game, from Clue and Operation to Scrabble. The house also features a giant water slide, lazy river, fishing, boating, an actual escape room game, a real laser maze, escape room, theater, human bowling, human Foosball, soccer billiards and an outdoor TV. Here are some classic board games to play to get you in the mood.

Tile House

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There is no shortage of color and design in the Tile House, located just outside the east entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park (Joshua Tree is one our must-see places to take your kids). The home is covered in Mexican tile, smalti, and handmade Perry Hoffman ceramics. Amenities include a hot tub, gated courtyard, and fire pit.

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There is no shortage of romance in Tuscany, but with casaBARTHEL, you can squeeze in a bit more with this tree house. It sits on the edge of Galluzzo, a small village, and is only 20 minutes from the region’s acclaimed vineyards. It offers a bedroom with a queen size bed, a small kitchenette with stove and fridge; and a private outdoor terrace. There is also a communal pool and tennis courts.

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Augill Castle

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You don’t have to have the last name Windsor to take up residence in an English castle. Augill Castle, located in Cumbria in North West England, has all of the makings of a Victorian-era throwback travel experience, with turrets, Tudor paneling, and Gothic windows. Oh, there is also a bar. Here are seven more castles you can rent on Airbnb.

Bamboo Eco Cottage

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Set in the middle of Indonesian rice fields, the bamboo eco-cottage is made of just that—woven bamboo. The open-air Airbnb, has modern amenities: The bathroom is upgraded and there is an outdoor living space that just begs for cocktails and stargazing. Guests at the cottage can also take advantage of the main lodge’s full food menu and saltwater pool.

Cob Cottage

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Built from local, sustainable natural materials, the Mayne Island, Canada-based home is surrounded by gardens, orchids, and sheep. An indoor fireplace, kitchenette, and wireless Internet help to make it an option for hunkering down and getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Mushroom Dome Cabin

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The Mushroom Dome Cabin continues to be one of Airbnb’s most popular listings with nearly a year-long waiting list. Located in Aptos, CA, the mushroom dome cabin has a geodesic dome loft that gives renters a view of the Oak and Madrone trees that can’t be beat. French press coffee, a popcorn maker and a grill are all provided, as are several organic food staples. However, the owners warn that the toilet is a composting one.

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The Brandy Bus

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Spend some time in this renovated old double-decker school bus located in Nairobi, Kenya. With the capacity for six guests, there is also outdoor seating and a fireplace for guest use. Travelers have applauded its homey feel as a perk as well as its location to attractions and restaurants.

Dutch Windmill

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Close to Amsterdam, there is a windmill set in the gorgeous Dutch countryside. A kitchen, wireless Internet, and three bedrooms await renters. The windmill is only rented to one group at a time, making it cozy and intimate, as well as an authentic experience for those looking for a little something different.

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Zahid: 2,000-strong security force to ensure safety at Ninth World Urban Forum


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MO,2/2/2018, KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities have taken measures to ensure that the Ninth World Urban Forum taking place here next week remains incident free. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi  said Malaysia safety issues are never taken lightly when hosting international events. “We expect 25,000 people to attend the forum, which will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Feb 7, and 50% of them are foreign delegates.

“The involvement of all parties (police, Fire and Rescue Department and Armed Forces) is important,” he told reporters after attending a counter-terrorism exercise at KLCC here on Friday. Malaysia is hosting the forum organised by the Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

Dr Ahmad Zahid said about 2,000 personnel would be on duty throughout the forum.

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Empat pendatang asing kritikal akibat ditembak di Perancis



LILLIE: Empat pendatang asing tanpa izin (PATI) berada dalam keadaan kritikal akibat ditembak selepas satu perbalahan tercetus antara pendatang dari Eritrea dan Afghanistan di bandar Calais, Perancis pada Khamis.

Menurut pihak berkuasa tempatan, dua lagi PATI mengalami luka yang kurang serius manakala 12 lagi mengalami kecederaan lain.

Menteri Dalam Negeri Perancis, Gerard Collomb berkata, beliau akan ke Calais pada petang Khamis untuk meninjau situasi yang dianggap serius itu.

“Pihak polis terpaksa campur tangan untuk mempertahankan PATI dari Afghanistan yang diancam oleh 200 PATI dari Eritrea,” ujarnya.

Tambah Collomb, jumlah mangsa yang terlibat mungkin akan bertambah dari angka sedia ada ketika ini.

Perbalahan yang berlaku petang itu melibatkan PATI daripada pelbagai kaum.

Pihak berkuasa berkata, kira-kira 600 PATI yang kini berada di Calais, walaupun pihak kemanusiaan menganggarkan jumlah mereka kira-kira 800 orang.



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KDN tidak lulus tayangan filem Padmaavat di Malaysia



KUALA LUMPUR: Filem ‘Padmaavat’ tidak dibenarkan ditayangkan di Malaysia kerana mempunyai elemen menyentuh sensitiviti agama Islam, kata Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN).

KDN dalam satu kenyataan hari ini memaklumkan Lembaga Penapis Filem (LPF) telah membuat keputusan tidak meluluskan tayangan filem ‘Padmaavat’ atas alasan jalan cerita filem tersebut memberikan gambaran buruk terhadap agama Islam.

Keputusan LPF itu turut dikekalkan oleh Jawatankuasa Rayuan Filem (JKRF) yang bersidang pada 30 Januari lepas berikutan rayuan yang dikemukakan syarikat pengedar filem itu untuk mempertimbangkan keputusan tapisan filem tersebut, katanya.

“JKRF membuat keputusan untuk mengekalkan keputusan LPF iaitu tidak membenarkan tayangan filem Padmaavat di Malaysia (Tidak Lulus Untuk Tayangan – TUT),” kata KDN.



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Microsoft Office 2019 Hanya Akan Menyokong Windows 10 – Amanz


Microsoft telah pada awalnya mengumumkan Office 2019 pada tahun lepas, tetapi tidak berkongsi sebarang info lanjut mengenainya ketika itu. Terkini, gergasi perkomputeran berkenaan berkongsi beberapa perkara mengenai pelancarannya, dimana perisian pejabat popular ini disasarkan untuk pengenalan pada pertengahan kedua 2018 kelak.

Dan satu lagi perkara yang dikongsikan oleh Microsoft hari ini melalui laman sokongan mereka adalah dimana Office 2019 hanya akan menyokong Windows 10 sahaja. Ini bermakna, pengguna Windows 7 dan Windows 8 perlu menaik-taraf sistem operasi mereka kepada Windows 10 sebelum dapat menggunakannya.

Dari segi sokongan, Office 2019 akan disokong selama 5 tahun lamaanya, dengan sokongan lanjutan selama 2 tahun.

Microsoft dijangka akan menawarkan versi pembangunan kepada pengguna untuk mengujinya terlebih dahulu menjelang suku kedua 2018 ini.



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These Adorable Vintage Valentines Will Bring You Back in Time


This Message in a …. Christmas Ornament… Is a True Story of Love

Courtesy Carol ByronVintage Valentines from the 1940s say it with charm. Carol Byron of East Williamson, NY, found this storybook-style card, among her parents’ belongings. Don’t miss these Valentine’s Day date ideas from long-time couples.   Courtesy Carol Byron Courtesy Carol Byron Courtesy Carol ByronThis booklet Valentine from Carol Byron’s collection is signed “Love, Precious […]



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