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Ivana’s death should have been classified as homicide, says cop

Dang Wangi police sergeant Haliza Hamdan. KUALA LUMPUR: A witness who testified in the inquest into Dutch model Ivana Smit’s death last year told the Coroner’s Court here today that police should have classified the case as a homicide instead of opening a sudden death report (SDR). Dang Wangi police sergeant Haliza Hamdan, the initial...

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Anwar’s journey: 20 years of trials and triumphs

A+     A– Today marks the 20th anniversary of Anwar Ibrahim’s arrest after he was sacked as deputy prime minister on September 2, 1998. His dismissal, arrest and incarceration sparked the Reformasi movement which spawned a generation of activists, many of whom today have become elected representatives in the new Pakatan Harapan government are civil society...

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Don’t get defensive, just be honest, lawyer tells pathologists

Lawyer SN Nair. KUALA LUMPUR: A senior criminal lawyer has taken pathologists to task over their defensive behaviour, especially in police investigations and inquests into controversial deaths. SN Nair, a former counsel to PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim, said for the most part, pathologists appeared constantly on the defence especially since the Teoh Beng Hock case...

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Cop admits clueless about testing Dutch model’s clothes

KUALA LUMPUR: A witness testifying in the inquest into Ivana Smit’s death last year told the Coroner’s Court today that she was “clueless” as to what she was supposed to do with some of the Dutch model’s clothes handed to her for DNA testing. Dang Wangi police sergeant Haliza Hamdan, the initial investigating officer (IO)...

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Ivana inquest: Lawyer accuses cop of lying after receipt ‘goes missing’

Police sergeant Haliza Hamdan. KUALA LUMPUR: A witness testifying in the inquest into Ivana Smit’s death last year was branded a “liar” during today’s proceedings in the Coroner’s Court here after a document she cited as proof for one of her claims “went missing”. Dang Wangi police sergeant Haliza Hamdan, the 20th witness to take...

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Affidavit could see Anwar’s suit reinstated, says lawyer

Affidavit could see Anwar’s suit reinstated, says lawyer PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim. PETALING JAYA: A lawyer says the Court of Appeal is likely to reinstate Anwar Ibrahim’s suit following the revelation that Muhammad Shafee Abdullah who was ad hoc prosecutor at the time received RM9.5 million from Najib Razak to prosecute the former...

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Witness grilled for ‘defaming’ Ivana

Counsel for the model’s family says evidence of promiscuity by Ivana cannot be corroborated and should be struck out. The nude body of Ivana Smit was found sprawled in the nude on the sixth-floor balcony on Dec 7 last year at CapSquare Residences, off Jalan Dang Wangi, in Kuala Lumpur. (Instagram pic) KUALA LUMPUR: There was...

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Witness: Ivana told couple ‘nice if we can have a threesome’

Ivana Smit’s friend Mohd Shareza Sadek Mohamed @ Adam says the model had a history of late night partying and drinking. Ivana Smit’s body was found sprawled on the sixth floor of a condo in Kuala Lumpur last year. (Instagram pic) KUALA LUMPUR: A witness who testified today in the inquest into Dutch model Ivana...

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Ivana’s boyfriend: She told me she was coming home

Lukas Kramer last spoke to his girlfriend Ivana Smit in the early hours of the day the Dutch model was found sprawled in the nude on a condo balcony. Dutch model Ivana Smit died last year. (Instagram pic) KUALA LUMPUR: The boyfriend of Dutch model Ivana Smit today told an inquest into her death that...

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Dutch model inquest: Local media barred from condo, foreign media allowed in

Dutch model inquest: Local media barred from condo, foreign media allowed in KUALA LUMPUR: The court visit to the scene where Dutch model Ivana Esther Robert Smit was found dead last December had an unusual condition: Media members from the Netherlands were given full access, while local media had restrictions imposed on them. Two reporters...