The Supreme Council of Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) will not convene an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on April 26 as reported by a national daily.

The assurance came from SPDP Secretary General Datuk Nelson Balang Rining who said that whatever ‘political maneuverings’ in the party highlighted by a national tabloid recently were “merely speculation”.

Balang said he was “misquoted” by the national daily as saying that there would be a party Supreme Council Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on April 26.

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Pemilihan PKR kali ini memperlihatkan pertembungan dua generasi bagi merebut jawatan tertinggi parti iaitu dari kumpulan anak muda dan senior pergerakan parti itu.

Penganalisis politik, Prof Madya Dr Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani berkata, hasil pertembungan itu, PKR bakal mengalami perubahan apabila berlaku campuran antara generasi baru dan orang lama.

“Paling hangat diperkatakan adalah jawatan Timbalan Presiden, tapi melihatkan kepada jawatan Naib Presiden yang ramai orang muda, tidak mustahil golongan ini akan memenangi jawatan itu.

Read more: Pemilihan PKR: Pertandingan dua generasi #AnwarIbrahim

Two policemen convicted of brutality against a detainee here failed in their bid to overturn the Sessions Court’s four-year jail sentence against them.

High Court judge Justice Amelia Tee Hong Geok Abdullah, in dismis­sing the appeal by Sjn Mohd Shafiee Abdul Halim and Sjn Mohd Diah Sulaiman, both 51, said their application was without merit.

Sjn Mohd Shafiee and Sjn Mohd Diah, together with five others, were charged with voluntarily causing hurt to lorry driver B. Prabakar, 31, and crane operator C. Solomon Raj, 21, at the Brickfields police station between 10.15pm on Dec 23 and 3.30am on Dec 24, 2008.

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The underwater search for the flight recorders from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could be completed in five to seven days, Australian officials said on Saturday.

A US navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Bluefin-21, is scouring a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean floor for signs of the plane, which disappeared from radars on 8 March with 239 people on board and is believed to have crashed in the area.

The underwater search has been narrowed to a circular area with a radius of 10km (6.2 miles) around the location from which one of four pings believed to have come from the recorders was detected on 8 April, officials said.

Read more: #MH370 flight recorders search to be completed within seven days

The Malaysian government will issue death certificates for passengers of missing Flight MH370 and provide financial assistance to families still hanging onto hopes of their loved ones being found alive, officials said on Sunday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Hamzah Zainudin appeared at pains to show that officials were trying to be fair to all relatives of those who went missing when the Malaysia Airlines jet went missing on March 8.

"When we talk about financial assistance, we have to be fair with everybody," he said during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. "The only discussion that we talk to currently is to the next of kin in Malaysia and to representative from China. So, we don't only talk to Malaysia next of kin. We'll talk to everybody.".

Read more: Malaysia's Government to Issue #MH370 Death Certificates