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Guatemala arrests ex-president, Oxfam chairman in graft probe

Guatemala arrests ex-president, Oxfam chairman in graft probe

Guatemala City – Former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom and a former finance minister who is now chairman of Oxfam International were arrested yesterday as part of a local corruption investigation, the public prosecutor’s office said. The arrests mark the latest chapter in a long-running series of United Nations-backed graft probes in the poor, violent Central […]

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Police names Samsung chairman as suspect for tax evasion

Police names Samsung chairman as suspect for tax evasion

Seoul – South Korean police named Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee as a suspect over allegations that he used bank accounts held in someone else’s name that held some 400 billion won (RM1.4 billion), Yonhap News Agency said this morning. Lee was suspected of tax evasion, Yonhap added.  Samsung declined comment and police is not […]

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Land ownership final issue to set Felda on right track – Shahrir

Land ownership final issue to set Felda on right track – Shahrir

Kuala Lumpur – Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad believes efforts to regain the Felda-owned land which was transferred through dubious transactions will be the final step in striving to put Felda on the right track. In a special interview with Bernama at Felda headquarters today, Shahrir said other issues which had derailed Felda, […]

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New FGV Chairman clocks in today

New FGV Chairman clocks in today

Kuala Lumpur – Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) new Chairman, Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid, arrived at Menara Felda at 8.15am today for his first day at the company. He will have his first meeting with the key management staff at the premise at level 45. Azhar was welcomed by Felda Director-General and FGV […]

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Isa Samad resigns as FGV chairman

Isa Samad resigns as FGV chairman

Kuala Lumpur – Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd’s (FGV) Chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad has resigned, effective today. In a filing to Bursa Malaysia today, the plantation company said he has “ceased as his appointment as government-appointed director to focus on his personal undertakings.” Isa was appointed Chairman and Non-Independent Executive Director of […]

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EC accepts court’s decision – EC chairman

EC accepts court’s decision – EC chairman

Putrajaya – The Election Commission (EC) accepts the decision of the Kuching High Court that Dr Ting Tiong Choon remains as the Sarawak assemblyman for Pujut, said EC chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah. In a statement today, he said, EC would take further action in line with the court’s decision. “The EC will hold […]

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Irwan appointed new chairman of TRX City, Bandar Malaysia

Irwan appointed new chairman of TRX City, Bandar Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur – TRX City Sdn Bhd and Bandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd will shortly be announcing the request for proposal (RFP) process, inviting expressions of interest for the role of master developer of Bandar Malaysia, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today. He said Treasury Secretary General Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar […]

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India’s Manohar quits as ICC chairman

India’s Manohar quits as ICC chairman

New Delhi – India’s Shashank Manohar resigned Wednesday as chairman of the International Cricket Council after a fallout with his own board over efforts to reform the game’s world governing body. Manohar took over last year as the first independent ICC chairman for a two-year term and had been trying to bring in changes to […]

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Pakistan International Airlines chairman resigns

Pakistan International Airlines chairman resigns

Islambad – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) chairman Azam Saigol has resigned from his post citing personal reasons, the company’s spokesman said on Tuesday, less than a week after a PIA plane crashed and all 47 people on board were killed. Officials say the aircraft suffered engine problems soon after take off from the mountainous region […]

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Chairman of crime-related NGO receives RM300k per month

Chairman of crime-related NGO receives RM300k per month

Kuala Lumpur – The chairman of a crime-related non-governmental organisation (NGO) who was arrested late last night in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan allegedly received extortion money totaling more than RM300,000 a month since the past few years. According to sources close to the investigation, the chairman who holds a Datuk title committed extortion against illegal gambling […]