KUALA LUMPUR: Former chief executive officer of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi (pix) told the High Court here today that he became suspicious of the fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low after the authorities started investigating the 1MDB case in 2015. Testifying in former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s trial involving 1MDB funds, Shahrol, 49, said he became suspicious about Jho Low when he was about to be shown the flows of the money involved, during the recording of his statement. “I don’t recall whether it was shown by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) or by the police ... it was probably around the end of the year (2015),” he said when cross-examined by Najib’s lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on the 17th day of the trial. Najib was charged with four counts of using his position to obtain RM2.3 billion bribe in the 1MDB fund and 21 charges of money laundering … [Read more...] about 1MDB ex-CEO becomes suspicious of Jho Low when probe begins
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ROCHEFORT, France: The owner of famed French rooster Maurice emerged victorious on Thursday (Sep 5) from a legal battle with her neighbours over his early-morning crowing, with a court upholding the bird's right to sing in the day.The case filed by the neighbours of Maurice's owner Corinne Fesseau has made headlines around the world, seen as symptomatic of the tensions in the countryside between rural folk and holiday home owners."Maurice won and the plaintiffs must pay his owner 1,000 euros in damages," Fesseau's lawyer Julien Papineau told AFP.Fesseau had told the court in Rochefort, western France, that nobody near her home on the picturesque Atlantic island of Oleron had ever complained about Maurice before a couple of pensioners bought a holiday home next door.After they complained of being woken by his crowing, she made several attempts to silence him, including placing black sheets around his coop to trick him into thinking that morning had not yet broken - all to no avail."I'm … [Read more...] about French rooster triumphs in battle over right to crow
MANILA, Philippines — Most can attest to moms being the nurturers of families, and providers of affection, love and care. But through the years, they continue to reinvent themselves — breaking stereotypes in society, taking on multifaceted roles, and showing strength amid tenderness. So when it comes to making and saving money, moms surely can. In celebration of Mother’s Day, meet two moms who have bravely stepped up, brought their A-games, and raised their children while providing for their families. Mommy Chrys: The wise spender Chrys learned to be a wise spender by minimizing spending in small things that add up. Photo Courtesy of Chrys Esguerra del Monte Imagine separating from your husband at the height of the Asian Financial Crisis — a period that gripped most of East and Southeast Asia in the late 90s — with two very young daughters to raise alone. Sounds difficult? Maria Chrystia Esguerra del Monte, now 50, went through all these … [Read more...] about When it comes to saving, managing and growing money, moms can!
By Alyshah Hasham Courts Reporter Sat., May 4, 2019 Sylvia Consuelo, a slight 34-year-old woman with long, dark hair, was found dead on the floor of her Etobicoke apartment in the early hours of Jan. 30, 2016. A bunch of unopened condoms had been scattered over her body and she had been sexually assaulted with an object. Three years later, a jury is set to decide whether Najib Amin, 31, murdered Consuelo because he believed — wrongly — that she was HIV-positive and had given HIV to three people through unprotected sex. There is no DNA evidence in the case, no fingerprints or an eyewitness to the murder. In closing arguments on Thursday, the case against Amin was described as entirely circumstantial and based mainly on two pieces of evidence: security footage from Consuelo’s building that shows Amin and the alleged murderer on different days wearing apparently identical clothing and secretly recorded conversations between Amin and undercover … [Read more...] about Jury set to begin deliberations in Sylvia Consuelo murder trial
By Michelle McQuigge The Canadian Press Tues., April 30, 2019 The mayor of a town wresting with flood conditions in central Ontario’s cottage country says local water levels are beginning to stabilize just in time for a fresh influx of rain expected this week. Graydon Smith, mayor of Bracebridge, Ont., says levels in the Muskoka River and Lake Muskoka have either crested or have begun to recede. But he says the latest forecast from Environment Canada is calling for a fresh 25 to 30 millimetres of rain to fall on the town on Wednesday. The national weather agency has issued a rainfall warning for the swath of central Ontario in which four communities have had to declare states of emergency thanks to record-high water levels caused by spring runoff and new rainfall. Those declarations stayed in place in Bracebridge, Muskoka Lakes Township, Minden Hills and Huntsville, where officials said water levels in local lakes began dropping on Monday. Article … [Read more...] about Water levels begin to stabilize in Ontario’s cottage country, but more rain on the way