• Amid support for Najib, Umno leaders starting to question, says former minister - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, May 3, 2015.Umno division chiefs are beginning to realise that people are not happy with Datuk Seri Najib Razak, even as the party leaders continue to express their strong support for his leadership, former information minister Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin said. He said that it was wrong to assume that Ummo division leaders were mere yes-men who "swallowed" the country's leaders' every word. "There are Umno division chiefs who realise that the support of the 'red shirts' to the top leadership can no longer represent the rakyat's support," wrote Zainuddin on his blog today.

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  • Unhappy Selangor PKR members bash party, president in Permatang Pauh - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 3, 2015.A group of disgruntled PKR members from Selangor have taken their grouses against their party to Permatang Pauh where Pakatan Rakyat is fighting to keep the parliamentary seat. The group called 'Suara Akar Umbi Keadilan' (Sauk) rejected their party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's candidacy, saying that she would not be capable of serving two seats in two states. Spokesman for the group, Mazli Saring, 47, said the members were unhappy with Dr Wan Azizah standing for election in Permatang Pauh when she had said in 2008 that she wanted to retire to care for her grandchildren.

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  • Is this little boy the reincarnation of Bruce Lee? (VIDEO)

    This Japanese child with an extraordinary knack for nunchuck can keep up with Bruce Lee’s classic martial arts films — move for move. In the clip, a five-year-old named Ryusei recreates one of the most famous moments in martial arts film history: The kung fu master’s nunchuck battle from “Game of Death”.

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  • Illegal Myvi race cause of deadly DUKE accident? - The Malaysian Insider

    Police are investigating claims that a fatal accident which killed a family of three at the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE), in Kuala Lumpur, early today, could have been caused by an illegal race involving six Myvi cars, Bernama reported. In the accident which happened about 1am, Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, his wife Nova Safitri Azhari, 25, and their 7-month-old daughter, Nur Firuza Annisa were killed when their Pajero crashed with two Myvi cars.

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  • 'Debate GST or be called bankrupt', Mei Fun told

    UPDATED 7.28PM Penang exco issues challenge after DAP fingered for misleading public.

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  • Najib, Rosmah must explain source of wealth

    Vijay47: It is fully understandable that groups like Mubarak (Malaysian Council of Former Elected Representatives) excel in bending low like MP P Kamalanathan in their fervour to honour, defend and praise PM Najib Razak. They demand that the PM's personal lifestyle be not questioned. Mubarak president Abdul Aziz Rahman adds that Najib comes from a wealthy dynasty, hence justifying his opulent, rich and famous ways.

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  • Time to replace the A-G, says Utusan - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 3, 2015.Umno mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia today said Putrajaya should seek a replacement for Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, citing his ailing health and long years in service. The paper's editors, writing under the pseudonym Awang Selamat, said although Gani's contribution in the past 12 years could not be denied, the time has come for him to step down. "Rumour has it that Gani is on leave due to health problems.

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  • Cop hailed as hero after saving man from burning car - The Malaysian Insider

    A policeman has been hailed as a hero for rescuing a man from a burning car, The Star reported. Lans Korporal Al Aliff Alzam, 28, was on patrol duty at 5.30am on Friday when he saw smoke billowing from a Perodua Alza on the opposite side of the road near Medan Damansara. A man, identified now as 39-year-old Chen Chee Hau, was trapped in his seat, unconscious. Lans Korporal Aliff broke the window on the driver’s side with a torchlight before unlocking the door and pulling Chen out with the help of his patrol partner.

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  • Lack of response from PKR sees 300 join Barisan-friendly party - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 2 2015.Lorry driver S. Muniswaran only wanted to get two makeshift tents, which could be used for community events in his neighbourhood of Taman Siakap in Seberang Jaya. When he could not get them after repeated requests, he got fed up and decided to leave PKR last month. Tonight, the 33-year-old who joined PKR almost 17 years ago and some 300 other residents from Taman Siakap submitted their forms to the Malaysian Indian United Party (MIUP), a party friendly to ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN). If PKR could get them for us, we wouldn't have to rent them.

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  • Execution of drug convicts leaves a big mess for Jokowi

    Whatever positive outcome President Joko Widodo had expected of this week’s executions of eight drug convicts, it’s clear he has failed to achieve it. The dramatic execution of the inmates, seven of whom were foreign nationals, has made a big mess of things, bringing into disrepute the president’s global standing, and straining Indonesia’ s diplomatic ties with several countries, especially Australia. Even in Indonesia, where support for capital punishment for drug traffickers is strong, the mass execution managed to polarised the country, further alienating a big chunk of his supporters who have already started to lose patience with his leadership. On Wednesday shortly after midnight, eight convicted drug traffickers from Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and Ghana were shot dead by a firing squad.

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  • Paul Low, how much lower can we go?

    COMMENT All walls of decency and tolerance have been broken down.

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  • Americans too fast for Bolt to catch in relay - Athletics | The Star Online

    Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay powered the Americans to a five-meter advantage through three legs of the highly anticipated race and Ryan Bailey brought the team home in 37.38 seconds. Bolt, who had missed last year's inaugural World Relays, made up ground on Bailey in their anchor leg but could not close the gap as Jamaica, running their 2013 world championship team, finished second in 37.68.

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  • Parking dilemma continues to plague KL drivers - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Basil Foo, May 3, 2015.Parking problems continue to plague motorists in Kuala Lumpur with vehicles at risk of being stolen and broken into if the parking spaces are located in secluded areas. Although convenient parking spaces are available, the general public usually shy away because of the exorbitant charges. A private company employee Siti Nurmaizan Mokhtar, 29, said one of her colleagues lost two of her car tyres when she parked the vehicle some distance from their office in Plaza Vads, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, in Kuala Lumpur.

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  • Isn’t there a single honest man left in Umno?

    Someone must have gotten to former deputy higher education minister Saifuddin Abdullah. As former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad has asked, if your wife is a murderer, do you still support her? As for moderation, ask yourself honestly whether Najib Abdul Razak and his government have been practising moderation. CQ Muar: If only Najib were free from those controversial accusations and alleged scandals, I would readily agree he would make a fine prime minister of this country.

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  • 10 things to look out for when buying property in Malaysia

    Malay Mail Online spoke to Knight Frank Malaysia managing director Sarkunan Subramaniam, real estate lawyer Chris Tan and senior real estate negotiator at Property Hub, Roy Teo and found out the top 10 factors to look out for when hunting for the right piece of property. A township with well-maintained landscape in Shah Alam.We are not just talking about the landscaping of the landed property or the compound the condominium sits on. It goes without saying that your property must be at least pleasant to look at and well kept.Knight Frank Malaysia managing director Sarkunan Subramaniam. Sarkunan said the area or neighbourhood where the property is located has to be taken into account as well.

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  • So why do Singaporeans want to go to New Zealand?

    Singapore vs Malaysia. I nominate New Zealand. Because more and more people seem to be asking themselves: Singapore or New Zealand? New Zealand, of course, offers a lot more space (268,000km2 vs 700km2) and we have a bit more money (total GDP SG US$300 billion or RM1,078 billion, NZ US$230 billion, per capita SG $55,000 NZ $45,000).

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  • Narrow Marrow Café: A delightful discovery in George Town

    – Pictures BY K.E.OoiGEORGE TOWN, May 3 — Along busy Carnarvon Street you will find an odd, narrow pre-war shophouse that looks like it squeezed into the small gap between two shophouses. Yes, nestled between a vacant shophouse and a computer supplies shop is Narrow Marrow Café. The people behind the Narrow Marrow cafe (From left): Alvin Neoh, Jessica Yee and Jamie OonIt is hardly noticeable as the original signs of the previous business that occupied the narrow shoplot are still emblazoned on the two columns fronting the shop. The faded words that read Swee Hup Merchant are still on the top frontage of the shophouse and the only sign that it is now a café is a small signboard, a long table and some unique wooden benches along with potted plants at the entrance.

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  • Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao: How Much Money Is At Stake?

    The numbers are staggering when you look at how much money will be made when Floyd Mayweather fights Manny Pacquiao in Vegas.

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  • GST effects beginning to be felt - Business News | The Star Online

    THE goods and services tax (GST) has seen its fair share of hiccups since its implementation on April 1, 2015, but the storm is far from over. The spokesperson added that while there is still a lot of public interest in their models, many are resisting making the decision to purchase them. In a recent report, the Retail Group Malaysia (RGM) says it expected Malaysian consumers to buy earlier in the year in anticipation of higher retail prices after April 2015.

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  • Hadi unsure who protested against PKR candidate in Permatang Pauh

    — Picture by Saw Siow FengKOTA KINABALU, May 3 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang admitted he did not know for sure who among its party members protested against Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is Pakatan Rakyat’s candidate for the Permatang Pauh by-election. “The statement says we will work together (with our partners DAP and PKR) in Permatang Pauh.

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