Honduran president’s brother sentenced to life in prison in U.S. for drug trafficking

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Tony Hernandez, a former Honduran congressman and brother of the sitting president, was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for drug trafficking by a U.S. judge on Tuesday. Hernandez, 42, was convicted on the drug charges and related weapons charges in October 2019. Hernandez will also be forced to pay $138.5 million in forfeiture, which prosecutors in their sentencing memo here wrote was “blood money” from drug trafficking. “This is state-sponsored drug trafficking and this is exactly the type of conduct the government should be targeting, because… Read More

Muhyiddin demands apology, RM10 mln compensation over quarantine claims

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today has sent a legal letter to UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi demanding a public apology and a compensation of RM10 million for allegedly defaming him through a Facebook post last week. In the letter of demand dated Feb 16, issued by Muhyiddin’s lawyers Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership, the prime minister, among others, demanded Mohd Puad to unequivocally remove his posting on Feb 9 over quarantine statements from his Facebook page under the name “Dr Puad Zarkashi”…. Read More

EC to display Q4 2020 draft electoral rolls starting tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 — The Election Commission (EC) is conducting a Q4/2020 Draft Supplementary Electoral Rolls (RDPT) display for 14 days, starting tomorrow until Feb 9 at 910 selected locations nationwide. EC secretary Datuk Ikmalrudin Ishak said the Q4/ 2020 RDPT contained 85,358 new voter registration applications from Malaysian citizens and 31,162 applications for a change in electoral divisions from voters registered from Oct 1 to Dec 31. Inspection of Q4/2020 RDPT can be made via several channels such as by being present at any 910 display stations throughout the country… Read More

Mahathir says DAP wanted Shafie as PM

PETALING JAYA: As questions remain on whether the Opposition could put a united front to take on Perikatan Nasional, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has claimed that it was DAP and its Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng who preferred Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal as candidate for premier. “Well, that is the feeling of Guan Eng and DAP,” he said during BFM’s “ Breakfast Grille” programme on Friday. He was asked why he thinks Shafie is a better candidate for Prime Minister than Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. “Anwar does not want… Read More