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Facebook wants to show it’s a force for good amid scandals     – CNET
At Facebook's Communities Summit, the social network announced updates to tools for blood donations, nonprofits and mentorships. [...]
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Facebook scandals test US watchdog with privacy power at stake
Facebook Inc’s repeated privacy scandals have infuriated users, lawmakers and data-security advocates who are clamouring for a forceful government response. That job mainly falls to Joe Simons, who is under pressure to satisfy doubters or risk sidelining his agency as the nation’s chief privacy watchdog. [...]
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Reject ‘Father of all Melaka scandals’, DAP MP urges PPBM
Kota Melaka MP Khoo Poay Tiong recalled many scandals involving Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik and have called on PPBM to reject his membership. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 — A Pakatan Harapan lawmaker has made a strong call for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM)’s Melaka chapter to reject any membership application by former Melaka chief minister Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik — dubbing him the “Father of all Melaka scandals”.In a press statement today, Kota Melaka MP Khoo Poay Tiong recalled many scandals involving Rahim and pointed out that the latter is not the father of Melaka’s development as touted by some parties.“To recall, Rahim Thamby Chik was the former Melaka Chief Minister involved in numerous scandals. In 1994, he was involved in a statutory rape case against a student, which was then covered up by the Attorney General.“Instead, Lim Guan Eng, who was the Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka at that time, was imprisoned under the Sedition Act and Printing and Publications Act for standing up and demanding justice for the victim,” said the DAP leader.He also pointed out that Rahim was also one of the individuals who seek to humiliate incoming prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by publicly screening a false sex video back in 2011 in Carcosa Seri Negara.Another scandal that Khoo dragged out of the closet was a police report lodged by Anwar in 1999 which alleged Rahim to have been involved in abuse of power and corruption.“In 1994, according to a police report made by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in 1999, the Attorney General and Anti-Corruption Agency had prima facie evidence that Rahim Thamby Chik was involved in misuse of power and corruption in the Syarikat Dayamik case.“The Attorney General again decided to cover up the case and no action was taken,” said Khoo.He then called for the PH Presidential Council to discuss the party hopping issue urgently and take a firm stance to ensure this does not snowball any further.The DAP lawmaker also claimed that accepting former Umno leaders and members into PH is a betrayal against the people and PH members who struggled against the Barisan Nasional regime over the years.“Parliament and the Cabinet must also discuss this issue and take steps to reform existing laws to ensure unethical party hopping would not happen again because it has time and again threatened the democratic processes and system in our country,” said Khoo. [...]
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Facebook's scandals and screwups: What you need to know     – CNET
The social media giant's problems just keep growing. [...]
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Mujahid: How could ‘Islamic’ PAS close one eye to Umno’s scandals?
Datuk Mujahid Yusof speaks to reporters in Putrajaya July 30, 2018. — Picture by Miera Zulyana KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — PAS’ acceptance of scandal-ridden Umno shows that the Islamist party is not committed towards combatting corruption, Parti Amanah Negara vice-president Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today.The Parit Buntar MP, who was previously in PAS, pointed out that the move to cooperate with its former rival was against the Islamic ideals of the Islamist party.“Ultimately, this cooperation has provided an indication that although Umno has been spoilt-rotten with corruption scandals, with some currently in the judicial process, PAS is willing to forget it as though corruption and abuse of power is not an issue in Islam.“PAS has no commitment to combat corruption, and is willing to cooperate with the party which has been tainted by the worst corruption in the country’s political history,” Mujahid said in a statement.“This is a bit confusing because as the most so-called Islamist party, they close their eyes to the corruption of their partner,” he added.The minister also said that the now public collusion between PAS and Umno came as no surprise, as the two parties already had what he called an “intimate affair” in championing pro-Malay and Islam issues.“Prior to this, after PAS had divorced Pakatan Rakyat, the Islamic party acknowledged that it was single and Umno was quick to seek its opportunity to ‘merisik’.“While in the Sungai Kandis and Seri Setia by-elections, PAS and Umno were seen as ‘engaged’, and were only awaiting the date for a wedding ceremony,” Mujahid mocked.“Merisik” refers to a Malay custom where a representative of a man would visit the prospective bride’s family to “enquire” of her availability, and ask for her hand in marriage on behalf of the groom-to-be.PAS and Umno had unofficially joined forces during the Sungai Kandis by-election, before formalising it in the Seri Setia by-election.Both parties have expressed their wish for collaboration, and eventually forming a new political coalition. [...]
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Guan Eng: We can afford all shelved mega projects, if not for 1MDB and other scandals
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia would have been able to afford to go ahead with the shelved mega projects if not for the 1MDB scandals and other ‘mini 1MDBs’ said Finance minister Lim Guan Eng. [...]
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