IPOH: Perak police have reclassified the case of a security guard who was assaulted by a homestay guest at a condominium here last year as murder following his death on Friday (Aug 27). Perak police chief Datuk Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid (pic) said the police had suggested a heavier charge against the suspect to the deputy public prosecutor’s office on Monday (Aug 30). “We are waiting for further instructions from the prosecutor’s office. “We view criminal activities seriously, and stern action will be taken in a fair and transparent manner against individuals or groups for disturbing the peace and safety of the people,” he added. The case was initially investigated under Section 335 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt on grave and sudden provocation but has now been reclassified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. Comm Mior Faridalathrash advised the public not to speculate in relation to the case, so as to prevent causing anxiety and ... » Learn More about Case of assaulted security guard reclassified as murder after victim dies, say Perak cops
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Former US president Bill Clinton leaves California hospital Former United States president Bill Clinton walked out of a Southern California hospital on Sunday after being admitted last week for a urological infection, live video showed. Mr Clinton, 75, will return to New York and remain on antibiotics, Dr Alpesh Amin, who had been overseeing his care at the hospital, said in a statement released by Mr Clinton’s spokesman. His fever and white blood cell count have normalised, Dr Amin added. The former president had been in California for an event for his foundation and was treated at the University of California Irvine Medical Centre’s intensive care unit after suffering from fatigue and being admitted on Tuesday. READ MORE HERE US supply chain woes to stretch into 2022, Biden admin warns The US transportation secretary on Sunday warned that America's supply chain woes including clogged ports will drag into next year, potentially cramping the upcoming holiday ... » Learn More about While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 18
AsiaOne has launched EarthOne , a new section dedicated to environmental issues — because we love the planet and we believe science. Find articles like this there . About five years ago, a herd of elephants showed up at Su Chun Fa’s estate in Malaysia and ate all the young oil palms in an eight-acre plot. Su blamed himself. Elephants had long roamed the adjacent forests in Johor, but they had stayed away from the estates for some time, so he opted not to install electric fences. “I was careless,” said the 75-year-old, who has lived in Peninsular Malaysia’s southernmost state of Johor for most of his life. He has since abandoned his plot near the town of Jemaluang and is now looking to sell it. Since 2016, residents in Jemaluang have faced a surge in conflicts with elephants, a trend that many blame on deforestation linked to an increase in oil palm plantations and gold mines. Before, the nearby forests – comprising the Jemaluang and Tenggaroh forest reserves – ... » Learn More about In Malaysia’s Johor, forest reserves are being replaced with gold mines and palm oil plantations
Young Chinese are increasingly reluctant to get married, according to a new survey – a trend that threatens to make the country’s dire demographic prospects even worse. Despite the traditional importance attached to marriage in Chinese culture, the survey of nearly 3,000 unmarried people aged between 18 and 26 across the nation found that 25 per cent of those asked “will you get married in future?” were not sure, while 8.9 per cent said no. This tendency was more pronounced among women, 44 per cent of whom said that they did not think they would get married or did not want to, compared with 19 per cent among men. The study was published last week in the official Guangming Daily. “Generation Zers, or those born in the internet era, will make up most couples in the next decade. “Their willingness to marry deserves great attention,” wrote the researchers from the Communist Youth League led by Ju Xiaoyan. “In recent years, we found that an increasing number of young people put ... » Learn More about Are young Chinese falling out of love with marriage?