Asia Briefs: Penang cops to act against rally leaders

Penang cops to act against rally leaders

GEORGE TOWN • Malaysian police yesterday vowed to take action against organisers of the Penang Red Rally, which reportedly will be held today in Komtar, Bernama reported.

Police said no one has applied for a permit, and urged the public not to attend the rally. Activists claimed it was aimed at urging the state government to rescind the ban against the use of loudspeakers in mosques and suraus in Penang.

Johor princess closes Instagram account

JOHOR BARU•  Johor Princess, Tunku Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, has closed her Instagram account after getting negative comments for not wearing a tudung.

She said on Tuesday she made the decision after speaking to her parents, who were worried about her safety. The criticism she received online had prompted Johor Prince, Tunku Idris Sultan Ibrahim, to come to her defence on his Instagram account last Saturday.


Indians declare $712m in hidden money

NEW DELHI•  Indians declared US$500 million (S$712 million) in black money, the government announced yesterday, a fraction of the total amount feared hidden.

The Finance Ministry said more than 600 tax evaders had made declarations by midnight on Wednesday - when a three-month window for unveiling stashes and avoiding prosecution ended.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2015, with the headline 'Asia Briefs: Penang cops to act against rally leaders'. Subscribe