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Looking for cheap new flights for this year? Well look no further, because we have just the offer for you! Alaska Airlines is having a flash sale promotion where you can book one-way flights starting at $39.

This promotion is only available when you book by June 13, 2019 for travel from September 04, 2019 – November 06, 2019. These flights will sell like hot cakes, so make sure you book soon. These flights are one way, but if you add it up, they’re still extremely affordable.

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Fly this season for less and treat yourself to vacation! Alaska Airlines is having a flash sale promotion where you can get one-way flights starting at $39. There is no promo code needed. Simply book your flight by the end of day June 13, 2019.

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Local man sues Malaysia’s Immigration Department for RM2.67 million over ‘unlawful arrest’ and ‘degrading treatment’ during detention

A Singaporean man, who is a retired teacher and a well-known musician, is suing Malaysia’s Immigration Department for RM2.67 million over his 37-day detention in an over-crowded and badly-maintained cell.

Puis Gilbert Louis, who will turn 68 next month, said that his nightmare started when the immigration officers raided his house in Johor Bahru on 9 October 2018 and arrested him.

Based on his statement of claim filed by his lawyer Arun Kasi, the man who owns a valid visa to be in Malaysia until 2 November 2018, was in the house with four other individuals, and one of them was his female friend from the Philippines who also holds a valid visa.

However, the additional three people in the house were friends of his Filipino friend and he is unaware of their origin or their immigration status.

Mr Louis claims that his arrest could be possibly due to the alleged illegal harbouring of the three who were apparently illegal immigrants. But, he expressed that he was not informed if he was arrested for this reason or charged for it.

Detention at Setia Tropika Immigration Office

Upon his arrest, Mr Louis was brought over to the Setia Tropika Immigration Centre (STIC) and during his journey, he managed to use his mobile phone to inform his family and friends of his arrest through Facebook before the officials took away all his belongings including his phone, wallet, cash, house keys, car keys and shoes.

In STIC, he was placed in an over-crowded cell with 100 other detainees. The condition of the space was extremely bad and he could only sleep on a “bare dirty floor beside a foul-smelling squalid open toilet” before he was transferred to the Pekan Nanas immigration camp the next morning.

When he was transported handcuffed the next day to another detention centre, he was kept in an eight-seater truck compartment with about 30 other detainees. This then caused him to have breathing difficulties as he claims to be claustrophobe and suffers from chronic asthma and heart diseases.

With the help of other detainees, he was pushed to an open window in the truck compartment to breathe fresh air, but got completely wet due to the heavy rain that particular day.

Horrible cell condition

Mr Louis claimed that he was detained for the next 36 days until 14 November 2018 and placed in a cell with about 130 people under a cramped condition, although the cell should only house 50 people.

“The condition was so horrifying and terrifying that ordinarily it would not be expected that any human being would be kept under that condition. The toilet was within the cell and was dirty and open. No clean water was available for drinking. Food was provided in an unhygienic condition,” said his statement of claim.

Adding to that, he mentioned that basic necessities were not given to all detainees including mat, pillow, blanket, footwear, toiletries like soap and towel, as well as change of clothing. He also had to walk barefoot and slept on a dirty bare floor.

In fact, he wore the same clothes for the first 14 days, and only got to change his attire after he was brought over to his house so that the immigration officers can look at a CCTV recording there.

As for taking a shower, he only had one after the first 10 days as he managed to purchase soap at an extremely high rate from an alleged privately-operated store.

“A small bottle of drinking water cost RM10. Purchase was limited by amount and time,” revealed his statement of claim, adding that the payments were taken from his wallet kept by immigration officers and from money given by visitors.

Since he was viewed as a relatively rich person, other detainees also took advantage of him and he had to buy items for them in order to avoid being “disturbed or harmed”.

He also said he had to pay RM350 each for three Indonesians for their ferry tickets as they didn’t have the money to get hold of the tickets or were unable to get in touch with their families to arrange for the tickets.

Besides that, Mr Arun also noted that no lawyers were allowed to visit their clients, and family and friends were only given limited access, forcing the lawyer to enter the detention centre posing as Mr Louis’s friend.

Claiming that seeking access to justice was denied by restrictions such as a commissioner of oath not allowed to meet the Singaporean man to have him affirm an affidavit for court purposes, the statement of claim expressed that many other detainees did not communicate with anyone outside for months.

“The condition of detention transgressed all basic standards of detaining humans and was without regard to any minimum standards of humanity and inflicted cruelty against humanity”.

Cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment

Mr Louis said that the treatment he received during his detention “falls within the definition of torture and of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment (CIDTP)” as defined under international conventions. He added that it breaches Article 5 and 7(1) of the Federal Constitution.

In Article 7(1), it is said that no any individual should be punished for actions that were not punishable by law when it was taken, and no one shall suffer greater punishment for an offence than was prescribed by law at the time it was committed.

The statement of claim also revealed that the Singaporean man had written to the Immigration director-general on 1 November 2018 through his lawyers but did not receive any reply, and had also filed a habeas corpus application at the High Court, about a week later (9 November).

However, he was released on 14 November with a seven-day special pass, just a day before his scheduled hearing for his habeas corpus application or challenge against his detention.

Upon his release, the man left Malaysia and his legal challenge was withdrawn because he had been released from detention.

Mr Louis claimed that his detention was unlawful as there was allegedly no valid reason for the arrest and no investigation was done for any offence pressed or no charges pressed against him. He was also not presented before any magistrate.

As such, he pointed out that his arrest violated the Federal Constitution’s Article 5, which says that no one is to be deprived of their personal liberty unless in accordance to law, and that an individual who is arrested shall be told the reasons of the arrest and be allowed to consult lawyers.

On the other hand, Article 5(4) comes with a provision that an arrested non-Malaysian cannot be detained more than 14 days without being brought before a magistrate and with the magistrate’s authority, however a Malaysian has to be produced before a magistrate without unreasonable delay within 24 hours.

Mr Louis also highlighted that infringes on the Constitution’s Article 8(1) promise non-discrimination and equality for all before the law.

As such, he argues that amendment that caused different timeframe given to non-Malaysians shows that it is unconstitutional and unlawful.

In the lawsuit, Mr Louis is seeking a total of RM2.67 million, with RM840, 000 for damages over his distress suffered during his arrest and throughout his detention, and RM1.83 million in other exemplary damages.

He is also seeking a declaration that he was projected to torture and treatment considered CIDTP, and this treatment is prohibited under the Federal Constitution particularly seen in Article 5 and 7. In addition, he also wants a declaration that the amended constitutional clause that allows different treatment for non-Malaysians is unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid.

The lawsuit was filed in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on 28 May against the Immigration Department of Malaysia’s director-general and the Malaysian government. His lawyer also said that the court papers for the lawsuit have been served on the Attorney General’s Chambers.

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Why This International Bank Will Boost Your Income

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Canada’s big banks are some of the best long-term investments in the market, and for good reason, too. The banks have provided investors with strong growth and handsome dividend hikes in the decade since the Great Recession, and they have used those gains to expand into other markets.

While most of the big banks expanded into the lucrative, white-hot U.S. market, Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS)(NYSE:BNS) saw an opportunity to expand heavily into several Latin American markets.

The nations of Columbia, Chile, Mexico, and Peru came together to form a trade bloc known as the Pacific Alliance. The stated goals of the bloc were to foster better trade relations between those member states, provide the means to share consular services abroad, and eliminate tariffs between those member states.

Bank of Nova Scotia capitalized on the Pacific Alliance by expanding into all four nations of the bloc, and in doing so became a familiar face across the bloc, which has led to significant double-digit gains during earnings season. The superb performance in the region even led Bank of Nova Scotia to pursue several acquisitions in the region; in doing so, Bank of Nova Scotia has emerged as one of the largest banks in Chile.

That’s not to say that the other segments of the bank have been performing weakly; in the most recent quarterly announcement, Bank of Nova Scotia reported net income of $2.17 billion, or $1.70 per diluted share, coming in at $110 million, or $0.08 per diluted share higher than the same period last year, while both the personal and commercial banking businesses saw strong 8% year-over-year gains.

Yet another reason why Bank of Nova Scotia remains a stellar opportunity at the moment comes in the form of the recent pullback across most of the financial sector. As at the time of writing, Bank of Nova Scotia trades at just over $70 with a P/E of 10.52. So far in 2019, the stock has seen a return of just 3.6%, which seems low considering that much of the market is still in the double-digit territory this year.

While Bank of Nova Scotia may appear as a great diversified pick in the financial sector, there is one more reason to buy it to take into account, which is the company’s mouth-watering dividend.

Bank of Nova Scotia currently offers a quarterly payout that provides a handsome 5.08% yield, which places the bank in a league of best-paying dividend investments on the market today.

In my opinion, Bank of Nova Scotia should be part of nearly any portfolio. Buy it, forget about it, and let that investment power your retirement portfolio to riches.

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Passive Income 101: Top REITs to Snowball Your TFSA


When building your TFSA passive-income fund, you need to look beyond yield or even the sustainability of the dividend behind the security you’re interested in buying. You need to consider growth!

You see, despite the lower magnitude of growth offered by higher-yielding securities, especially REITs, which are required to distribute a huge chunk of their net income back to shareholders, prudent long-term REIT investors know that growth still matters and can make the difference between a somewhat comfortable retirement and a rich one.

Moreover, given that life expectancy is on the rise, investors need growth if their income stream is to remain resilient over time, not only to keep up with inflation, but to provide real growth in purchasing power over time.

So, in short, you’re going to need to roll up your sleeves and find the perfect cocktail of upfront yield, distribution sustainability, and distribution growth over the long term. The latter trait, I believe, has been neglected by many REIT investors, and this piece will attempt to show you one REIT that has the best of all worlds in the form of a large, growing, and sustainable distribution.

Consider SmartCentres REIT (TSX:SRU.UN), a REIT that I find to be quite off-putting because of the name. Yes, it’s a retail REIT, but, no, it’s not just going to collect rent from its tenants until they close shop and take all their business online. While e-commerce is a continuously growing threat to brick-and-mortar retailers to this day, SmartCentres REIT not only has robust retailers that can better weather the digital onslaught; it has a long-term plan to adapt and thrive given the unfortunate situation being faced by physical retailers.

In spite of the tremendous disruption in the retail scene, SmartCentres will continue to profit as long as its tenants remain upright. And given the quality of tenants, like Wal-Mart, and various other robust Canadian retailers fared well in spite of recent pressures, I don’t see a scenario where vacancies rates will pop overnight.

If you’re not a fan of malls, strip malls, or brick-and-mortar retail in general, you’re probably not going to like SmartCentres REIT no matter what. My best rebuke to such a shunning of the broader physical retail market is to get investors to consider what would happen in a worst-case scenario where a huge chunk of SmartCentre’s tenants start going belly up in droves.

SmartCentres would likely be able to lease the newly vacant area to a better-performing tenant, likely a foreign firm that’s been growing quickly, like Diaso, Miniso, and various other traffic-driving Asian chains. As one retailer flops, another could take its place in Smart Centres, right?

Even if you believe all brick-and-mortar stores, even today’s top-performing ones, are going the way of the do-do bird, SmartCentres has a long-term plan of diversifying into other real estate sub-industries, like residential, with the hopes of ultimately forming master-planned mixed-use communities.

Residential is the way to go for long-term reliability, and the proximity to strong retailers like Wal-Mart is a massive plus that SmartCentres has over purely residential REITs. As a residential tenant, it doesn’t matter if you can get free same-day shipping on your groceries; it’ll still be more convenient, perhaps even easier, to go across the street and pick up your weekly grocery haul. You’ll probably be inclined to get a haircut, catch a movie, and head to the gym all in the same centre. That’s convenience that not even e-commerce can match!

As SmartCentres continues to double-down on its long-term plan, I see a scenario where the firm will be able to command higher-than-market rents, both for its residential units as well as its retail units. That’s a win-win in my books, and if you can see past the near-term retail-heaviness of the REIT, I think you’ll be able to score outsized distribution growth over time.

At the time of writing, SmartCentres sports a 5.42% yield, but in time, I think it could grow into so much more.

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