• Why the bad grammar on PMO’s website if Malaysia’s English so good, asks DAP - The Malaysian Insider

    – PMO website screenshot, March 30, 2015.A DAP lawmaker today questioned the deputy education minister's claim that Malaysia's standard of English is better than Singapore's when grammatical errors can be found even in the Prime Minister's Office's official website. Serdang MP Dr Ong Kian Ming (pic, right) said the minister, P. Kamalanathan, should focus on the task at hand which was to improve the standard of English among English teachers, and stop making inaccurate comparisons.

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  • Hard for PM, wife to let go of daughter

    Protests and pressure for PM to resign fails to take the shine off wedding.

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  • Is Singapore really better than Malaysia? – Kelvin Yii - The Malaysian Insider

    Recently, there was an article of an interview with former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in which he says that if DAP was in power, Malaysia would be like Singapore as it is today. I guess that begs the question again for us Malaysians, acknowledging the flaws we have in our country, is Singapore really better than Malaysia?

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  • My year in Singapore

    MARCH 30 -- It was a dream job. 2001. I joined a banking project in Singapore.  One time I was on this flight, there was this anorexically challenged guy bragging about his job in Kiasu-land...

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  • Police raid PKR HQ over Rafizi's circular

    UPDATED 6.45PM Police broke down his office door and seized four computers.

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  • Germanwings air crash: Last minutes of ill-fated flight revealed

    — Reuters picBERLIN, March 30 — The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany’s Bild newspaper. Both accounts are based on information from the cockpit voice recorder captured by one of the black boxes discovered among debris of the Airbus A320 that crashed in the Alps Tuesday. A French fireman stands in a gymnasium near maps that show the terrain where an Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015.

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  • Selangor Ruler welcomes master plan for state's public transport - Nation | The Star Online

    SHAH ALAM: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has welcomed the Selangor government's decision to draw up a master plan for the state's public transportation system. "This effort can give benefits and alternative transportation which is cheaper, efficient and safe, and reduces the usage of private vehicles as well as carbon emission," said the Selangor Ruler said in his address at the opening of the state legislative assembly session here Monday.

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  • Debt-ridden eye hospital mulls hiring PI

    — Picture by Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — The Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital, despite having suffered a RM3.5 million deficit, is contemplating hiring a private investigator to uncover moles within. The minutes of the council meeting on August 16 last year read “the hospital was suffering from a deficit of RM3,460,000 mainly due to reduction in patient load and staff salary”. It remains unclear if the hospital’s accounts are still in the red. The hospital’s chairman Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar confirmed the matter.

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  • Speaker rejects opposition motion to sack top cop - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, March 30, 2015.The Dewan Rakyat Speaker today rejected a motion by PKR lawmaker Sim Tze Tzin to sack the inspector-general of police (IGP), amid concerns that the nation's top cop was abusing the colonial-era Sedition Act to silence dissent. Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia rejected Sim's motion in chambers, on grounds that Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar's actions as the IGP were allocated to him under the laws to ensure the nation's security and public order.

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  • CEO admits blind association renting space in Rawang eye hospital owned by wife

    — file picKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) chief executive officer Datuk S. Ganeson confirmed the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital was renting his wife’s building in Rawang, admitting it was bound to be an issue. Wisma Supiah Kanagam, located at Jalan SJ1, was rented out to the hospital since 2012. The hospital operates a clinic on the ground floor while a MAB-led programme to train visually-impaired phone operators is held at the upper floor. Two thirds of MAB council members sit in the hospital board.

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  • Kita Lawan, a divided Pakatan and the wedding

    Three reasons why turnout was soggy at yesterday’s ‘wedding march’ for Najib.

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  • Really, GST is to help pay salaries, pension for civil servants? – TK Chua - The Malaysian Insider

    International Trade and Industry Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the goods and services tax (GST) is to diversify revenue source and to help pay for salaries and pension of public servants. In one stroke, it is hope that GST will gain the support of more than a million public servants and a few hundred thousand pensioners. Also, by stating that GST is to diversify revenue sources, Mustapha has also implied that present revenue source is too narrow and insufficient to cover the increased expenditure of the government.

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  • Beware of criticising Chinese tourist - Regional | The Star Online

    BANGKOK: As the battle over the behaviour of Chinese tourists rages on Thai social media, one combatant has come away with tears in her eyes. Pin-up model Duangjai “Jha” Phichitamphon found herself at the centre of a controversy last week after a video of her criticising Chinese tourists went viral. Jha recorded the video at the airport in Jeju, South Korea, where unruly Chinese tourists pushed past her and other polite Thais in what up until then had been an orderly queue at the tax refund counter. Being jostled left and right, Jha’s temper rises as the video goes on and her language becomes increasingly impolite.

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  • MRT line rerouting a bid to ‘benefit’ 1MDB, claims DAP MP

    — File picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — The realignment of the second Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) route to a new township on land owned by 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) shows Putrajaya is trying to favour the debt-ridden state investment firm, a DAP lawmaker said today. Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said the Singapore's Sunday Times report yesterday on the rerouting of the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya route from the Cheras and Pandan suburbs  to the Bandar Malaysia township, which has yet to be constructed, will “significantly” benefit 1MDB. “The sudden realignment of Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya route for MRT2 only goes to show that Putrajaya will go to the ends of the earth to bailout 1MDB,” Pua said in a statement.

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  • An open letter to Lim Kit Siang — Dave Anthony

    I salute you as the elder statesman of Malaysia who has raised a consistent voice over the years. Today we are in the cusp of a political crisis and yours is the only lonely voice calling for a Malaysian solution. Pakatan Rakyat, whichever way we look at it, is no longer a viable reality. The DAP and PAS are quite clear where they stand on the hudud issue.

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  • Monorail service delayed as coach tyre catches fire - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of Malaysian Fire Department, March 30, 2015.The monorail service was temporarily delayed when a tyre of a two-car train coach caught fire at the Titiwangsa Station this morning. Chief operations officer of the Kuala Lumpur Fire Station, Shamsol Maarif Saibani said the station received a call at 8.52am regarding the fire and a team of firemen arrived at the scene about five minutes later. Immediately upon arrival, all train passengers were ordered out of the coaches and the monorail operator was directed to move the burning coach to a location further away from the buildings.

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  • Girl says ‘I Do’ at mock wedding fair – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    MIRI: Walking down the aisle to get married to the man you love, is almost every girl’s dream. For 22-year-old Yvonne Koh, she got the ultimate surprise when her boyfriend of five years popped the question last weekend, witnessed by dozens of her friends, family members and city revellers. Initially, Koh was ‘tricked’ by her boyfriend, Chong Kian Tang, to visit a wedding fair which he claimed was held at Bintang Megamall to try out a value for money super wedding package that would cost them only ‘RM29.90’. “Right after Koh went to try out a wedding gown and make-up, everyone (friends and family members) started to show up in front of the stage, with a balloon each in their hands.

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  • Malaysian and Bangladeshi’s rivalry over Indonesian girl ends in death - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: A jealous taxi driver ended up dead when he confronted a man whom he thought had something going on with his Indonesian girlfriend. Mohd Alias Mahani, 55, was slashed to death when he went to see the guy who is from Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi ran away and headed to Jalan Kepayang while Mohd Alias gave chase. When Mohd Alias did not return, the friend got out of the taxi and went to look for him.

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  • MyVi driver burnt to death in two-car collision | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: The driver of a Perodua MyVi was burnt to death when the vehicle burst into flames upon collision with a BMW car at the Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Highway (Maju Expressway-MEX) today. The BMW driver escaped unhurt. Kuala Lumpur traffic investigation and regulation staff officer DSP S. Markandan said initial investigation revealed the MyVi was registered in the name of a man from Kuching, Sarawak. Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department director, Khirudin Drahman said a team of firemen arrived at the location about 15 minutes after the crash, only to find the MyVi totally burnt.

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  • Paying for thesis? No problem, say university students - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, March 30, 2015.At a time when Malaysian universities are struggling to be on a par with their counterparts globally, some students are paying good money for others to complete their assignments. Julie, a writer who used to offer such services, says she can earn a lucrative side income of up to US$3,000 (RM11,000) a month by doing the assignments of university students, especially those from the Middle East, who need help churning out a quick paper on a tight deadline. "It was lucrative part-time work, especially if the students are from the Middle East. "The rates depend on the needs of the students.

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