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Justo to appeal against jail sentence

Former PetroSaudi executive Xavier Andre Justo, the Swiss national held in a Bangkok jail on a blackmail conviction - and embroiled in a financial scandal plans to appeal against his three-year jail term, reports The Straits Times (ST).


TI urges Malaysians to unite in fighting corruption

Transparency International, a global coalition against corruption, today called on Malaysians from all walks of life to come forward to show their solidarity and support for the nation's fight against corruption.


Shahrizat: Disappointed with Mahathir

"He is our mentor and we followed everything he taught us. That's why we get so disappointed!"


Rafidah: National embarrassment

"The embarrassment is certainly very painful, like adding salt and vinegar to the wound!"


UNCAC: Najib must go

"I think the reality is that if he doesn't step down, the process of investigation can be influenced and undermined."


Facebook takes top two spots among all-time most popular apps

A new report by analyst firm App Annie finds Facebook and Facebook Messenger coming one after the other to take the top spots among the iOS apps with the most worldwide downloads.


Utusan loses appeal to include Anwar's conviction in defense statement

Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd and its group editor-in-chief Datuk Abdul Aziz Ishak lost their appeal to include Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy II conviction in their defense statement to be used as a factor in assessing the quantum of damages in a defamation suit.


China punishes three firms blamed for stock volatility

China's market regulator has fined three companies, including Alibaba-linked Hundsun, a combined 453 million yuan ($71 million) for conducting "illegal securities business", which has been blamed for volatility on the plunging markets.


Drowned Syrian boy shows need to stop boats: Australian PM

Heart-breaking images of a Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach were a reminder of the need to stop people-smuggling boats, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday, as he stood firm on Canberra's hardline immigration policies.


Android Wear watches turn up the style

Despite the hype, according to data from Canalys, a total of just 720,000 smartwatches sporting Google's Android Wear operating system shipped in the entirety of 2014. However, that was before Apple joined the wearable technology market, and, since the launch of the Apple Watch, interest in a wrist-worn smartphone counterpart is certainly growing.


 

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