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Action taken against 63 MACC personnel over past five years

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has taken disciplinary action against 63 of its personnel for various offences from 2016 to Oct 18 this year, says MACC Complaints Committee (CC) chairman Datuk Ahmad Said.

He said out of the total, 13 had been fired and among the offences committed included negligence, absenteeism and engaging in activities not in accordance with MACC ethics.

"They were given appropriate punishment based on the offences committed while the rest were subject to other action such as warnings and fines.

"The 63 individuals who were found to have committed offences comprised two groups of officers, namely the management group and the support group," he told the media at the MACC headquarters, here on

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Afghan women lawyers on the run face life in limbo abroad

ATHENS (Reuters) -When the Taliban seized Afghanistan, lawyer Bibi Chaman Hafizi heard the militants were going door to door, hunting for people who worked for the state, so she burned every document in her home and went into hiding. Then she fled the country.

Like dozens more women working in the legal sphere, Hafizi, who handled cases for the Counter Narcotics Justice Centre, was chased out of Afghanistan by the men they had jailed, now freed from prison by the insurgents.

"When the Taliban came, we felt fear," she said, sitting in a bare-bones apartment in the Greek capital. "That if we fall into the hands of the Taliban, they will kill us."

Hafizi was on the run for seven weeks with her journalist husband and their two children, moving between four ci

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Tesla submits partial response in U.S. auto safety probe — memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has submitted a partial response https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/inv/2021/INME-PE21020-1022.pdf to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) information request issued as part of the agency's formal auto safety probe into the automaker's driver assistance system Autopilot.

NHTSA said in an Oct. 22 memo released Monday that Tesla's response "has been received and is being reviewed. The company has requested confidential business information (CBI) treatment for the entirety of the information request."

On Aug. 31 NHTSA sent Tesla a 11-page letter with numerous questions it was required to answer by Oct. 22, as part of its investigation.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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Football: Soccer-Serie A weekend talking points

(Reuters) - Talking points from the weekend's Serie A matches.


Even by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's standards, Saturday's 4-2 victory for AC Milan at an embattled nine-man Bologna was an eventful occasion.

With his side cruising 2-0 up, against 10 men at the time, Ibrahimovic decided to spice things up, scoring an own goal to give Bologna hope, before the home side got themselves level, moments later.

Bologna then had captain Roberto Soriano sent off to make Milan's task easier, with Stefano Pioli's men getting the job done - the final and best goal of the match scored by the Swedish striker.

On his first Serie A start of the season after recovering from injury, Ibrahimovic became the fourth oldest scorer in

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Man slashes housemate to death in argument over mobile phone

BUTTERWORTH (Bernama): A man died in hospital after he was slashed in a fight with his housemate, apparently following the loss of a mobile phone belonging to their friend in an incident at a house in Jalan Pak Abu, Kampung Telaga Air here on Sunday (Oct 24) night.

North Seberang Perai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said police received a call at 7.35pm, informing them that a 30-year-old man had suffered serious injuries as a result of being slashed during a fight.

"Based on the testimony of the witness who is the suspect's stepbrother, he was at his house and heard his stepbrother (suspect) who is a tenant along with the deceased, and some other friends in the house next door quarrelling at 7.30pm.

"In the incident, he did not see the quarrel u

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Poland to increase troop numbers on Belarus border to around 10,000

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland is increasing the number of troops on its border with Belarus to around 10,000, its defence minister said on Monday, as the country tries to stem a surge in migration which it blames on Minsk.

Hundreds of people from places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa have been trying to cross the border illegally every day, and Poland has beefed up security in the region, brushing aside criticism that it is treating the migrants inhumanely.

"We are increasing the number of soldiers helping the Border Guard by 2,5000," Mariusz Blaszczak wrote on Twitter. "Soon, about 10,000 soldiers from the 12th, 16th and 18th divisions will be watching over the security of the border."

The Border Guard said that over the weekend groups of about 60 or

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Serba Dinamik says EY review on-going, gets one-month extension to submit accounts

KUALA LUMPUR: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd said the stock exchange operator has approved its request to delay the issuance of its annual report and annual audited financial statement by a month until Nov 30.

The annual report and the annual financial statement were supposed to be submitted by end of this month.

Separately, the oil and gas service company also said that Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd was still in the midst of performing the special independent review on audit issues raised in May by its former external auditors.

On Friday, Bursa Malaysia

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Tesla gets order for 100,000 vehicles as Hertz converts to electric rental cars

(Reuters) -Hertz on Monday announced an order of 100,000 Tesla Inc cars, taking a step toward changing its fleet to electric vehicles just months after emerging from bankruptcy.

Tesla stock was up 4.3% and was set to open at a record high following the order. Shares were also buoyed by news of the company's Model 3 becoming the first electrical vehicle to top monthly sales of new cars in Europe.

Hertz said it has ordered 100,000 Tesla Inc cars for delivery by the end of 2022.

The car rental firm also said it was installing thousands of chargers throughout its network. Customers who rent a Tesla Model 3 will have access to 3,000 Tesla supercharging stations throughout the United States and Europe.

Tesla's cheapest Model 3 sedan starts at about $44,00

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