Malaysian fugitive ‘Fat Leonard’ nabbed in Venezuela: Report

PETALING JAYA – Venezuelan authorities have apprehended the Malaysian fugitive Leonard Glenn Francis, commonly known as “Fat Leonard”, after he disappeared on Sept 4. According to US news outlet NBCNews.com, Penang-born Francis was captured after Venezuelan authorities nabbed him as he was trying to board a plane bound for another country. Venezuelan authorities had been […]

Ex-Malaysian navy chief says complaints to Najib, Zahid about ship contract unheeded

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – When Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Chief Admiral Abdul Aziz Jaafar was about to retire after serving for 40 years, he was offered the plum job as the executive deputy chairman/managing director of Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC). The highly respected career officer did not have to think twice. […]

China military says tasks in Taiwan Strait completed, troops to stay battle-ready

TAIPEI/BEIJING (REUTERS) – China’s military has “completed various tasks” around Taiwan but will conduct regular patrols, it said on Wednesday (Aug 10), potentially signalling an end to days of war games but also that Beijing will keep up the pressure against the island.   China, furious at a visit to Taipei last week by US House Speaker […]