• 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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  • Two-year-old survives night in plantation full of snakes - Nation | The Star Online

    KOTA KINABALU: A two-year-old boy survived a night alone in a snake-infested rubber plantation in the interior Tenom district. Healezry Zeandfly Henderi was found sleeping in a narrow path of a thick undergrowth at 10.25am yesterday, about 18 hours after he was reported missing. Apart from a minor scratch on his cheek, Healezry was generally doing well although he was weak and frightened when he saw firemen approaching him in the hilly terrain rubber plantation about 300m from his house in Kg Kuala Tolokoson. In the police report lodged at 4pm on Thursday, it was stated that Healezry’s mother Moina Barahin, 27, had just reached home from the market in Tenom town and had headed to the toilet.

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  • Thank God, Pakatan did not win GE13 - The Malaysian Insider

    Opinion Thank God, Pakatan did not win GE13 Ooi Kok Hin Published: 28 March 2015 Technically, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) did win the popular vote. But the fact remains

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  • Hugh Jackman Announces Final 'Wolverine' Performance

    Hugh Jackman is getting de-clawed. The actor announced on Saturday that he is almost done with the role of his "X-Men" character, Wolverine. The third "Wolverine" stand-alone film is slated to hit theaters on March 3, 2017. It is unknown if Hugh will also appear as Wolverine in "X-Men: Apocalypse" – which is due to be released on May 27, 2016 – or "Deadpool" – out February 12, 2016.

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  • Double jeopardy of payments on GST and service charges – Sirwin Ooi - The Malaysian Insider

    With the kicking in of the goods and services tax (GST) on April 1, 2015, most Malaysians are doing their shopping in order to stock up for at least a few months of supplies. A hot topic is being circulated and discussed on social media online, where everyone is criticising the implementation of the services charges by the service providers, i.e., hotel or restaurant, on top of the implementation of GST. Our Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan on March 1 said: "The 10% service charge imposed by hotels and restaurants need not be paid after the goods and services tax (GST) is implemented".

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  • Crash co-pilot’s personality ‘serious lead’ but not only one - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, March 28, 2015.The personality of a co-pilot suspected of deliberately flying a Germanwings passenger jet into a mountainside in the Alps is a "serious lead" in the inquiry but not the only one, a French investigator said Saturday. "We have a certain number of elements which allow us to make progress on this lead, which is a serious lead but which can't be the only one," police chief Jean-Pierre Michel told AFP in the western German city of Duesseldorf. The investigation so far has not turned up a "particular element" in the life of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz which could explain his alleged action in the ill-fated Airbus plane, he added. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit of the Germanwings jet and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials said.

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  • The irresistible crunch of Ipoh’s sar kok liew

    – Pictures By James TanIPOH, March 29 — By now, if you are a self-proclaimed foodie in Malaysia, you must have at least heard or eaten at one of Ipoh’s most hyped hawker stalls — a stall aptly named Big Tree Foot or Dai Shu Geok located in the rambunctious neighbourhood of Pasir Pinji. Most of the items sold at Big Tree Foot are deep fried ingredients stuffed with homemade fish paste (otherwise known as yong tau foo more commonly, but we Ipoh folks call them yong liew), served as they are — piping fresh batches steaming hot from the wok right in front of you. The variety is astounding, and if this is your first time paying a visit, you will tend to get lost in the mix and end up piling dozens of greasy, delicious and extremely addictive pieces of yong liew in your bowl. Choose the piece that represents Ipoh most — sar kok liew otherwise known as jicama or yambean fritters.

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  • Buy cars before April 1, automotive association says – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters filepic, March 28, 2015.The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has urged potential car buyers to do so before April 1, 2015 as most car companies planned to reduce their inventories with attractive offers. Its president, Datuk Aishah Ahmad, said the companies wanted to start selling the cars with goods and services tax (GST) on April 1 and were reducing their stocks in which the sales and services tax (SST) had been paid. "Even though some car companies will reduce the price come April 1, the current offer is better.

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  • Is my opinion threatening your patriarchy? - The Malaysian Insider

    Opinion Is my opinion threatening your patriarchy? Yasmin Bathamanathan Published: 29 March 2015 Last week I wrote an article on my choice to be child-free in this

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  • Crash co-pilot told ex ‘everyone will know my name’ — Report – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    DUESSELDORF, Germany: The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that “one day everyone will know my name”, according to German newspaper Bild. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials say, in what appears to have been a case of suicide and mass killing. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that all the signs were “pointing towards an act that we can’t describe: criminal, crazy, suicidal”. German prosecutors revealed that searches of Lubitz’s homes netted “medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment”, including ‘torn-up and current sick leave notes, among them one covering the day of the crash’.

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  • Daud: Don’t be emotional over issues touching on religion – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    Commenting on the recent issue involving the conversion of a non Muslim student in Miri, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman said he was however glad that the issue had been finally settled. Daud said the student herself was interested to learn about Islam, but it was wrong not to inform her parents. The case was finally settled with the intervention of the Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah who had a meeting with the student (Sabrina) her family, church and the school teacher. Daud, also Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development, said this after he officiated at the opening of SMK Agama Matang 23rd Parent-Teacher Association’s annual general meeting and the presentation of awards to top students in the PT3 and SPM examinations last year.

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  • Kuan Yew and I — Dr Mahathir Mohamad

    I cannot say I was a close friend of Kuan Yew. Kuan Yew became well known at a young age. I first met Kuan Yew when I was a member of Parliament in 1964 after Singapore joined Malaysia in 1963. Actually I never went to Singapore to stir up trouble.

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  • Mat Sabu nabbed by police in ski masks

    The police were also armed with weapons, says Mujahid.

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  • Bar files application to set aside Shafee's injunction. - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar has filed an application to set aside an ex-parte injunction filed by senior lawyer Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah (pix) to block his conduct from being discussed by the Bar. Shafee's lawyers, Datuk Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin and Hasnal Rezua Merican confirmed they were served the affidavit for the application on Friday. The Appellate and Special Powers Court has fixed March 31 for a hearing on this application and the inter-parte injunction applied by Shafee on the same matter.

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  • Residents shaken after snatch theft of widow - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Residents of a neighbourhood here are shaken by the aggressive manner in which two snatch thieves dragged a 76-year-old woman along their motorcycle. General manager V. Suresh Kumar, who lives in Sea Park, said his family was distressed by the brazen act. Widow Seow Wah Yin sustained bruises in the 10.20am incident on Wednesday at Jalan 21/16 in Sea Park.

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  • Next Media Video: MAS Airbus A330 limps home after hard landing in Melbourne

    A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft that was grounded for nearly two weeks in Melbourne has returned to Kuala Lumpur. — Reuters

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  • Angered by ‘joke’, 2 campaign for zero GST on pads and tampon - The Malaysian Insider

    When Kamelia Shamsuddin, 29, read a news article that Bintulu MP Tiong King Sing had elicited laughter in Parliament for raising the issue of the goods and services tax (GST) being imposed on women's sanitary products, it struck a raw nerve. She decided it was up to her to be more vocal about the issue and after speaking to her husband, Huzaifah Azman, 32, and best friend, S. Kasthuri, 29, they started an online petition on Change.org to get the Malaysian government to stop taxing Malaysian women for their periods.

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  • PKR Miri chief shocked by DAP’s move to quit PR – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    MIRI: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Miri chairman Dr Michael Teo was shocked by the state Democratic Action Party’s (DAP) announcement on Friday that it was leaving Pakatan Rakyat (PR). The Miri member of parliament told a press conference yesterday that he never expected DAP to quit PR. “What I know is that DAP and PKR are against the implementation of hudud law.

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  • Guan Eng's action to severe ties with Abdul Hadi undemocratic | theSundaily

    ALOR SETAR: Kedah DAP today described the decision by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to severe ties with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang as undemocratic. Its chairman Tan Yen Chai said PAS had the right to submit the motion in Parliament.

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  • PAS: DAP has fallen into BN's political trap - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: In a fresh attack against DAP for opposing PAS' hudud plans in Kelantan, Pasir Mas MP Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz says its Pakatan Rakyat ally has fallen into the trap of political rival Umno. In a statement Saturday, the son of the late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said DAP's excuse to reject the Islamic penal code on the grounds of secularism was actually part of its effort to re-strengthen Umno's secular ideology, which he said was now increasingly vulnerable. "DAP has fallen into Umno and Barisan Nasional's trap by opposing the people of Kelantan's democratic right to the Islamic penal code.

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