Mon07242017

LAST_UPDATEMon, 24 Jul 2017 4pm

What Are Today's Headlines?

Today, the English dailies headlined the story of jailed Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim being called up to talk to a task force on the issue of Bank Negara Malaysia losses, Adam Rosly's mansion in Kampung Melayu Ampang being sealed by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission, the landmark ruling by the Federal Court on the Land Acquisition Act 1960 and the obliteration of two major international drug syndicates by the Malaysian police force.

Anwar Speaks To Task Force On BNM Losses - New Straits Times reports that Anwar Ibrahim, the former deputy prime minister and finance minister was called up by the task force investigating Bank Negara Malaysia's losses in the 1990's.

PKR Leader 'Disney' Mansion Seized - The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission has sealed Adam Rosly's mansion in Kampung Melayu, Ampang and his family members were asked to vacate the premises, reports Malay Mail. This follows Adam's arrest by the MACC eight days ago over investigations into his 'unusual wealth'.

Landmark Ruling - The Federal Court has ruled that a provision in the Land Acquisition Act 1960 which gives two assessors the right to decide compensation is in breach of the Federal Constitution, reports The Sun.

Malaysian 'Iceman' Nabbed - The Star reports on the taking down of two major international drug syndicates, following arrests made in Malaysia and Thailand.

Meanwhile, the Malay dailies today highlighted the story of an Ustaz who performs his alternative medicine rituals on Facebook Live, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim giving his statement to the special task force on BNM's losses, Abd Latif Bandi paying his RM 2 million bail following arrest over his corruption case, and a statement from Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal saying he's ready to be investigated by the MACC regarding the property purchase made by MARA Incorporated Sdn Bhd in Melbourne, Australia.

Ustaz FB Live (FB Live Ustaz) - Harian Metro reports on Norazman Mat Derus's openness in sharing his alternative medicine rituals, even going to the extend to broadcast his rituals on Facebook Live.

Anwar Beri Keterangan (Anwar Ibrahim Gives His Statement) - Berita Harian also reports on Anwar being summoned to the Ministry of Finance yesterday, to give his statement to the Special Task Force team.

Latif Bandi Bayar Jaminan RM2 Juta (Latiff Bandi Pays His RM2 Mil Bail) - Kosmo! reported that after one night in the lockup, Abd Latif Bandi has agreed to pay his bail, amounting to RM2 million. Abd Latiff Bandi also has resigned from his position as Johor's Housing and State Government Exco, following the court case.

Anwar Tampil (Anwar Shows Up) - Utusan Malaysia also reports on Anwar showing up to give his statement for the Bank Nasional Negara case dating back some three decades. Former Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz was also called to give her statement yesterday.

'Saya Sedia Disiasat' (I'm Ready To Be Investigated) - Sinar Harian reports that Shafie Apdal, the former federal Minister of Rural and Regional Development has said that he is ready to be investigated, following the case of Mara Incorporated Sdn Bhd's purchase of property in Melbourne, Australia.

The vernacular dailies today highlighted a man who claims he is an eight trillion year old god and the large number of people withdrawing their money from their EPF to pay for their PTPTN loans.

An 8 Trillion Year Old God - A man has claimed that he is an eight trillion year old god who had descended to the mortal realm to look for his queen, reports China Press.

Withdrawing EPF To Pay Off PTPTN Loan- Sin Chew Daily reports that a huge number of Malaysians have been withdrawing their EPF savings to pay for their PTPTN loans, following travel bans imposed by the government to those who didnt pay their PTPTN loans.

-mD