KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 10): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who pleaded not guilty to two counts of soliciting and accepting bribes totalling RM1.5 million in connection with the supply and installation of solar energy for rural schools in Sarawak, has appointed two new lawyers to represent her in the case.
The prosecution, conducted by deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib, told Sessions Court judge Azman Ahmad this when the case came up for mention today.
Australia‘s government signed a bill into law last week giving law enforcement agencies the right to force technology companies to reveal users’ encrypted messages. Another way of putting it: Australia‘s tech scene will soon be located on the Wayback Machine. The law was introduced as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, but now it’s official. And there’s a lot to be concerned about, even if you don’t live or work in Australia. The new law gives Australian law enforcement agencies the power to issue cooperation notices to technology entities with the purpose of gaining access… This story continues at The Next Web
South Korea has got its third unicorn startup after Viva Republica, the company beyond popular payment app Toss, announced it has raised an $80 million round at a valuation of $1.2 billion. This new round is led by U.S. firms Kleiner Perkins and Ribbit Capital, both of which cut their first checks for Korea with this […]