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Yelp, Lyft, Patagonia other US firms oppose Texas abortion law



More than 50 US companies, including the online review service Yelp, clothing maker Patagonia and ride-hailing app Lyft, have signed on to a statement opposing a new Texas law that bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

"Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our workers and customers," said the statement circulated by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, American Civil Liberties Union and other groups.

"Simply put, policies that restrict reproductive health care go against our values and are bad for business," the statement added.

Other companies signing on included ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's, cosmetics and skin care company The Bo

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Software engineer loses over RM1.2mil in Macau scam



KUALA LUMPUR: A 61-year-old IT software engineer lost more than RM1.2mil of her life savings to a Macau scam.

Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department deputy chief Supt Tan Poh Cheok said that the scammers first contacted the victim on July 29.

"The scammers told her that they were from the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) and that she had been flagged for unpaid taxes and money laundering. Her call was also transferred to the 'police' where she was told that her name was listed as wanted by the authorities.

"They then instructed her to pass all financial information such as pay slips, insurance statements and information on stocks held by her. She was then told to transfer monies, including from her Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to a newl

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Elderly man dies in car fire in Kuala Lumpur



KUALA LUMPUR: An elderly man died in a car fire at an apartment complex parking lot here.

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Idzam Jaafar said they recieved a call about the incident at around 10.56am on Tuesday (Sept 21).

He said the Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to the scene to put out a car fire.

"Investigations revealed the remains of an 82-year-old man in the driver's seat of the vehicle.

"The man suffered burns to at least 70 percent of his body. Checks revealed the vehicle, a Perodua Kancil, was registered to the man," he said in a statement on Tuesday.

He said CCTV footage showed the man got out of his vehicle at around 9.20am and then went back inside it about 15minutes later.

"A loud explosion occurred at ar

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No evidence of wrongdoing by Zahid involving millions to Yayasan Akalbudi, says lawyer



KUALA LUMPUR: There is no evidence of wrongdoing by Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi involving millions of ringgit from Yayasan Akalbudi (YAB) as the star witnesses in the case have testified that the money given were meant as charity and political donation, the High Court heard.

Lead counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said the four witnesses - Junaith Asharab Md Shariff, Datuk Abu Hanifah Noordin, Chew Ben Ben, and Azlan Shah Jaffril - were crucial to eight charges (Charges 11 until 18) against Ahmad Zahid.

Yet, none of them testified that the money was corruptly given to YAB.

Hisyam said the witnesses affirmed that the payments were rewards in return for government contracts.

“It is clear that they knew the money was a donation and meant for ch

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Cops bust syndicate specialised in stealing lorries



GOMBAK: Police here have crippled a syndicate that profited from selling and modifying stolen lorries.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan said that the operation was launched following information gathered from the public.

“The first arrest was made on Sept 18 after we stopped a lorry in Pulau Lumut, Shah Alam. Following that, an arrest was made here where we located around 12 lorries, a forklift and other machinery which we believe were used to modify stolen lorries.

“Following questioning of both suspects, a third man was arrested in Taman Seri Indah Bestari Jaya,” he said at a press conference near the group's workshop in the Rawang Integrated Industry Park on Tuesday (Sept 21).

Investigations showed that the f

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Texas startups mount fight against abortion ban-without big tech



Technology leaders across Texas have been privately meeting for weeks, discussing how to best combat the state’s new abortion law and challenge a cultural shift they believe will make it difficult to attract top talent. Absent from the discussion: Big Tech.

Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tesla and Microsoft have shifted tens of thousands of high-paying jobs to Texas in recent years amid a statewide economic boom. Oracle and Hewlett Packard Enterprise moved their headquarters to the state during the pandemic. And Tesla is expanding operations just outside of Austin.

Although most of these companies spoke out against the state’s controversial shifts to restrict voter-rights and eliminate mask mandates in public schools, they are not stepping up to oppos

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JKMR, LPPR call for thorough probe of MACC officers’ alleged RM25mil theft



KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Special Committee on Corruption (JKMR) and the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (LPPR) are calling for a thorough investigation into the alleged involvement of three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) senior officers in the theft of case materials involving over RM25mil.

JKMR chairman Tan Sri Rais Yatim and LPPR chairman Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang, in a joint statement, said the alleged perpetrators must be brought to justice as soon as possible so that the people's confidence in the MACC remains intact.

"As a body appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong through Sections 13 and 14 of the MACC Act 2009 (Act 694), JKMR and LPPR express deep concern over the allegations," said Rais and Abu Zahar in the statement after holding a m

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Two cops among 14 nabbed at wild drug party in luxury condo



KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Two policemen - a lance corporal and an extra police constable - were among 14 individuals detained by the police after they were believed to have attended a wild party at a luxury condominium in Changkat Raja Chulan, here, on Saturday (Sept 18).

Kuala Lumpur Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department chief Asst Comm Sahar Abd Latif said the seven men and seven women aged between 20 and 40 who were arrested in the 9.30pm operation were also positive for ketamine.

He said police also found ketamine drugs weighing about 5.56g estimated to be worth RM834.

"The organiser of the wild party is a 39-year-old man, and visitors are invited to attend via phone call by the organiser at a luxury condominium rented for RM220 a day," he s

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Anti-graft group calls for MACC chief commissioner’s suspension due to RM25mil theft case



PETALING JAYA: An anti-graft group has called for the suspension of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki while investigations are underway into the alleged theft of US$6mil (RM25mil) in confiscated money by MACC officers.

RasuahBusters team leader Datuk Hussamuddin Yaacub said the case investigation must also be taken over immediately by a special police team in order for a transparent and thorough probe to be carried out.

"MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki must also be held accountable and be suspended while investigations are underway.

"The existence of such cases shows that the demands of RasuahBusters and our coalition for a structural reform whereby the MACC and the Attorney General must

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Lorry driver charged with indecent act and having porn on his mobile phone



JOHOR BARU: About three years ago, a lorry driver was caught for having in his possession pornographic videos in his mobile phone.

Then on Malaysia Day last week, the 42-year-old allegedly committed an act of gross indecency in his apartment unit that was seen by a neighbour.

Following this, the accused was charged at a magistrate's court on Monday (Sept 20) for indecent and obscene behaviour, as well as having pornographic videos on his mobile phone.

Muhammad Mahadzir Abdullah, however, only pleaded guilty to the one of the charges before magistrate Mohd Zulhilmi Ibrahim.

According to the charge sheet, the accused was found in possession of pornographic videos in his mobile phone at about 6pm on Aug 18, 2018.

For the second charge,

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