Tag: prison

US actress Loughlin released from prison

American actress Lori Loughlin was released from prison on Monday after serving a two-month sentence for her part in a scam to secure spots for privileged children at prestigious universities, authorities said. The 56-year-old known from her role as Aunt Becky in the 1980s-90s hit...

Detained citizen journalist in China faces jail for reporting on Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan

India, Nov. 19 -- A Chinese citizen journalist who reported on the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan could face five years in jail after being formally charged with spreading false information. Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, was detained in May while covering stories on the...

Borat, the awful creation is resurrected: He is back!

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Baron Cohen has resurrected his awful creation Borat. For those who remember the antisemite who can't sleep in a Jewish home because they may kill him, brace yourselves. The new version of Borat will air tomorrow on Amazon Prime. This time, it is also about...

Report: Goldman Sachs set to pay RM8.3b more in settlements to US DoJ after Asian subsidiary pleads guilty to 1MDB-related charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 21 -- Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs is set to pay more than US$2 billion (RM8.3 billion) in penalties to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of yet another settlement related to the global 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...

Focus on action against Pakistan as FATF meet begins

India, Oct. 21 -- The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will begin a three-day virtual plenary meeting on Wednesday that will decide on the next course of action against Pakistan with regard to steps taken by the country to crack down on fund-raising by...

North Korean justice system treats people as ‘less than animals’: HRW

Torture, humiliation and coerced confessions are rampant in North Korea’s pretrial detention system which treats people as worth “less than an animal�, a rights group said Monday in a report on the country’s opaque legal processes. US-based Human Rights Watch drew on interviews with dozens...

Goo Hara’s former boyfriend imprisoned for threatening and assaulting her

The final verdict for Choi Jongbum’s case involving his ex-girlfriend Goo Hara has been announced by the South Korean Supreme Court. On October 15, the court has ruled the celebrity hairstylist be sentenced to a year in prison for threatening and assaulting the late...

The Covid-19 spike accountability game

Kuala Lampur, Oct. 7 -- The recent Covid-19 spikes shouldn't have surprised anyone closely following the upturn in cases. What should be present right now is accountability, but of course, it is gone along with many Malaysians' patience. It is disgusting to blame the uptick on...

Sabah Elections : Derailed by democracy, development and a distant dimension?

The well conducted, clean and respectable 16th Sabah Elections ended peacefully on September 26 on a decisive note. The COVID-19 pandemic was a definite dampener but rather impressively only a third of the electorate did not show up to vote. They probably had good...

Malaysia’s Lawyers for Liberty issues statement over “mischaracterisation” of lawsuit against K. Shanmugam

Singapore—After the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a statement saying that a lawsuit filed by a Malaysian human rights group against K. Shanmugam, Singapore’s Minister for Law and Home Affairs, was thrown out by the High Court of Malaysia, the group also issued a...