A Malaysian court on November 11 ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defence against seven counts of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power in a case linked to a scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB.Najib, who lost a general election last year, faces dozens of criminal charges over accusations that $4.5 billion was stolen from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), which he co-founded in 2009.In the first case facing him, Najib has pleaded not guilty to three counts of criminal breach of trust, three counts of money laundering and one count of abuse of power for allegedly receiving illegal transfers of 42 million ringgit ($10 million) from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit.Close "SRC has been wrongfully deprived of the 42 million," Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Mohamad Nazlan Mohamad Ghazali said. "As such, I now call upon the accused to enter his defence on all seven charges." related news Japan's SBI Holdings to take 17.9% … [Read more...] about Malaysian court tells former PM Najib Razak to defend himself in 1MDB-linked case
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At first it was cute. I would hum it under my breath. It was a promotion that was sweeping the nation–move over Jared, Subway’s $5 foot long sub (ANY) campaign was a hit. That was until about two weeks into it when I realized Subway’s corporate definition “ANY” must be at least slightly different from those of their franchisees. On more than one occasion, local restaurants (who were in the same market in which the ads were running) were covering over half of the subs on their menus–and not even doing a good job of masking the menus at that. One restaurant I visited just taped up a piece of poster board over the pricier subs. Talk about inconspicuous. advertisement advertisement That was about a year ago (or whenever the promotion started). But today, in yet another Subway location, I noticed the same thing. One static cling with “any” in all capital letters while a few feet away another static cling says only eight … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines Versus Subway Restaurants: A Case Study in Advertising
One of the lead counsel for the Muslim parties in the Ayodhya land dispute case has said the decision on seeking a review of the verdict would likely be taken in the meeting of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday.In a historic and unanimous verdict, a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had cleared the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque."The decision whether to seek review of the verdict will be taken on November 17 in the meeting of the AIMPLB," senior advocate Zafaryab Jilani told PTI.Close Jilani was responding to a question whether the Muslim parties were contemplating to seek a review of the verdict in view of the dissatisfaction in certain sections of the community. related news Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray faces acid test as he charts new course for Shiv Sena Maharashtra government … [Read more...] about Decision on Ayodhya verdict review at AIMPLB meet on November 17: Advocate Zafaryab Jilani
A large number of Twitter users are considering shifting to a new social media website called Mastodon after Twitter was accused of bias over caste and ideological viewpoints.It all started after Supreme Court lawyer Sanjay Hedge’s Twitter account was suspended by the micro-blogging website after he used a famous picture of August Landmesser, a shipyard worker during the Nazi Germany era as a cover picture where Landmesser can be seen not doing the Nazi salute.Later, when he took down the picture the account was reinstated but to be suspended again as he re-uploaded the picture and a poem that was flagged by some users.Close In protest of Twitter's move, people are considering moving to a new alternative Mastodon, which has seen an increase in popularity lately. related news Instagram to start hiding likes on its platform in the US First Bajaj Auto-Triumph bike to be ready by 2022, agreement to be signed before December Maruti Suzuki cuts … [Read more...] about Why are Indian Twitter users thinking of quitting it to join Mastodon?
His knighthood is being questioned owing to an old domestic violence case in France but the legendary Englishman Geoffrey Boycott says he "doesn't give a toss" as he has been honoured solely for his cricketing success.After he was knighted by former British Prime Minister Theresa May, Boycott was severely criticised by UK's senior female MP Harriet Harman, who asked for a review of the "baffling decision to honour a man who was convicted in a French court in 1998 for assaulting his then-girlfriend, Margaret Moore".Boycott reacted angrily and was quoted as saying by BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he "didn't give a toss" about criticism from anti-domestic abuse campaigners, including Adina Claire, the co-acting chief executive of Women's Aid, who described his honour as "extremely disappointing".Close "I don't give a toss about her (Claire), love. It was 25 years ago. You can take your political nature and do whatever you want with it. You want to talk to me about my knighthood, it's … [Read more...] about I don’t give a toss about criticism of my knighthood: Boycott