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  Goldman Sachs CEO Solomon pays price of 1MDB scandal
Posted by: superadmin - Yesterday, 10:14 AM - Forum: Business, Economy and Investment - No Replies

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NEW YORK: Goldman Sachs chief executive David Solomon’s annual pay fell by US$10 million, or 36%, in 2020, according to regulatory disclosures filed on Tuesday, reflecting the bank’s role in the 1MDB scandal.

Solomon will receive US$17.5 million for his work during the year, compared with US$27.5 million the year before, the bank said.

Goldman previously announced it would reduce Solomon’s pay, along with that of chief financial officer Stephen Scherr and chief operating officer John Waldron, in light of the findings of investigations into the bank’s role in the affair.

The scandal dates to the government of former prime minister Najib Razak, which set up 1MDB in 2009.

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  YOURSAY | PAS arrogance further exposes MIC, MCA weakness
Posted by: superadmin - Yesterday, 10:07 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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Gerard Lourdesamy: Sanusi is the menteri besar in Kedah because he has the support of six assemblypersons from Bersatu, of whom two are defectors from PKR and two Aduns from Umno.

In GE15, without a seat-sharing deal with Umno, Bersatu will be finished in Kedah and Umno will be able to win more seats than PAS in the state to form the state government. This man is going to be out of office very soon.

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  Myvi jerking on Slope/Hill climbing at high speed
Posted by: hanhan - Yesterday, 09:29 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

my wife's myvi 1.3ezi 2007 encountering engine jerking at fast speed above 70km/h especially on slope climbing but no jerking if in slow speed or in low gear..

any advice guys.
thanks in advance

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  Indonesia’s central bank expects billions of foreign funds to return
Posted by: superadmin - 01-26-2021, 02:37 PM - Forum: Business, Economy and Investment - No Replies

Indonesia’s central bank expects billions of foreign funds to return – supporting the rupiah

  • Indonesian rupiah is expected to strengthen further against the U.S. dollar as foreign investors could pile billions back into the country’s financial market, said Perry Warjiyo, governor of Bank Indonesia.
  • The currency has has stayed roughly flat against the U.S. dollar this year, after losing 1.1% to the greenback in 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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  Justice Department watchdog investigates possible attempt to overturn election result
Posted by: superadmin - 01-26-2021, 02:31 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

Justice Department watchdog investigating possible attempt to overturn election results

(CNN)The Justice Department's internal watchdog will investigate whether any department official sought to have the department overturn President Joe Biden's election win.

The office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz is launching "an investigation into whether any former or current DOJ official engaged in an improper attempt to have DOJ seek to alter the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election," it announced Monday.

The probe comes on the heels of reports from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal that former President Donald Trump attempted to use his Justice Department to challenge the election results, an effort that included the possibility of Trump ousting then-acting Attorney General Jeffery Rosen.

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  Election technology company Dominion sues Giuliani for $1.3 billion over 'Big Lie'
Posted by: superadmin - 01-26-2021, 01:51 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

Election technology company Dominion sues Giuliani for $1.3 billion over 'Big Lie' about election fraud

(CNN)An election technology company that has been the focus of consistent conspiracy theories by Donald Trump and his allies has sued the former President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for defamation after he pushed the "Big Lie" about election fraud on his podcast and TV appearances.

Dominion Voting Systems is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages.

"Just as Giuliani and his allies intended, the Big Lie went viral on social media as people tweeted, retweeted, and raged that Dominion had stolen their votes. While some lies -- little lies -- flare up on social media and die with the next news cycle, the Big Lie was different," lawyers for Dominion wrote in the lawsuit, filed in DC District Court on Monday morning. "The harm to Dominion's business and reputation is unprecedented and irreparable because of how fervently millions of people believe it."

The lawsuit notes that while Giuliani spread falsehoods about Dominion being owned by Venezuelan communists and corrupting the election, he did not make those claims in lawsuits he pushed on behalf of Trump.

"Dominion's defamation lawsuit for $1.3B will allow me to investigate their history, finances, and practices fully and completely," Giuliani told CNN in a statement Monday. "The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart. It is another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech, as well as the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously."

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  Anwar sues PM over Parliament suspension in Emergency
Posted by: superadmin - 01-26-2021, 01:09 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

Anwar sues PM over Parliament suspension in Emergency, seeks court order to declare Muhyiddin’s advice to Agong illegal, unconstitutional

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has filed a lawsuit against the prime minister and the Malaysian government in a bid to have the court declare that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin gave unlawful advice to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to suspend Parliament during the Emergency declared nationwide via an Emergency Ordinance.

In announcing the lawsuit, DAP’s Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh, who is a practising lawyer, said that the application for leave for judicial review was filed yesterday by Anwar at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur, with the lawsuit filed in Anwar’s capacity as the Opposition Leader in the Dewan Rakyat.

“Among reliefs sought in that application is a declaration from court that the prime minister’s advice to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to suspend Parliament during the period of the Emergency proclaimed recently is against the law and not in line with the Federal Constitution,” Ramkarpal, who is also DAP’s legal bureau chairman, said in a brief statement today.

“It has to be stressed here that what is being challenged in that application is not the Proclamation of Emergency, but the decision of the prime minister (through the Cabinet) to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to approve rule 14 of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 that suspends Parliament during the Emergency period. The prime minister’s advice is said to be in contravention of the law,” he added.

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  Why reinvent the social contract, say two academics
Posted by: superadmin - 01-26-2021, 11:29 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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PETALING JAYA: Two academics say the Federal Constitution and Rukun Negara, two of Malaysia’s most fundamental documents, are enough to lay the groundwork to redefine the nation’s future.

Chandra Muzaffar and Denison Jayasooria said there was no need to reinvent the wheel by setting up a new National Consultative Council (NCC) to set the nation’s course through a new social contract.

Prominent banker Nazir Razak, son of Malaysia’s second prime minister Abdul Razak Hussein, had recently proposed that a new social contract be drawn up.

However, Chandra, a political scientist and social activist, said the Federal Constitution and the Rukun Negara were very good documents which provide the basis for strengthening unity among the people and overcoming major challenges.

“The only problem is that we need to be sincere and honest in trying to give meaning to these two documents. Looking at the constitution, it’s quite balanced in terms of recognising rights, aspirations and so on.

“While Islam is the official religion of the federation under the constitution, freedom of worship for other religions is also guaranteed. So there’s a balance that’s realistic and based upon the realities of our society,” he said.

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  Hotel Equatorial Penang throws in the towel, to cease operation by March 31
Posted by: superadmin - 01-26-2021, 11:03 AM - Forum: Business. Economy and Investment - No Replies

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GEORGE TOWN, Jan 25 — The five-star Hotel Equatorial Penang is set to close down effective March 31 this year.

In an internal circular to employees, general manager Alan Ong said the directors of the hotel made the announcement of closure today due to the adverse business conditions caused by Covid-19.

He wrote that the last day of business to the public is yet to be decided but it will be before March 31.

“Until we officially cease operations, all of you shall remain as employees of the hotel and we remain committed to upkeep the strong heritage and name of Hotel Equatorial Penang,” Ong said in the letter with today’s date.

Ong said the company has suffered huge losses but will still pay severance benefits to hotel employees, the details of which will be announced later.

He said the company will strive to meet all obligations in accordance with the terms and conditions of employment for all employees.
A hotel employee, when contacted, confirmed receiving the letter from Ong today.

The hotel, which is about 30 years old, is located 250 feet above sea level at the southwest district of the island near to the industrial zones and the Penang International Airport.

It is a convention resort with 413 guest rooms catered primarily to business travellers, meetings, banquets and conventions. It has two large column-free ballrooms that can accommodate up to 2,600 people and 21 function rooms.

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  MP SPEAKS | What is Malaysia if we fail to celebrate inclusivity?
Posted by: superadmin - 01-25-2021, 11:14 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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MP SPEAKS | Ever since my debating days, I’ve always been proud whenever I travelled with the Malaysian contingent. We marched proudly in our colourful traditional attires.

When people asked about Malaysia, the first thing we talked about was our fundamental strength, our diversity.

What is Malaysia if we fail to celebrate inclusivity?

When I first read about the cancellation of Thaipusam public holiday by Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, I was really disappointed.

Even worse was when he made a comment of “mabuk todi populariti” (drunk on the toddy of popularity). The sheer disrespect and insensitivity behind the comment from the state’s highest official were mortifying.

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