• Ridhuan, if this happens to your little girl would you fault her body for rape? ― Zhu Mohammad

    FEBRUARY 27 ― Su-Lyn, I read your column and am outraged by Ridhuan Tee's comment that a woman's body on its own is an invitation to rape. Like a lot of kids at that age who are attached to their grandparents, I was to my grandfather on my father's side, who I think at that time was about 67 or so.

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  • Forbes: Daughters of Malaysian billionaires among most powerful Asian businesswomen

    — Pic courtesy of YTL Community KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — The daughters of two Malaysian billionaires were among the dozens listed by Forbes as the most powerful female entrepreneurs in Asia. Tan Lei Cheng, daughter of  IGB Corporation Berhad’s major shareholder Datuk Tan Chin Nam, and Ruth Yeoh, daughter of YTL Group chief Tan Sri Datuk Francis Yeoh were named in “Asia’s Power Women 2015” and “Asia’s Power Businesswomen, 2015: 12 To Watch” respectively.

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  • One worker killed, another injured in mishap at MRT construction site - The Malaysian Insider

    The MRT line construction crew, and Fire and Rescue Department staff at the site of an accident that saw one worker killed and another injured at MRT Corp's Semantan site this afternoon.– The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, February 27, 2015..One Bangladeshi worker has died in an accident at the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) construction line’s Semantan site in the capital today while another injured has been sent to hospital. In a statement, the MRT Corp said Rijaul Abdul Goni, 40, died on the spot while his compatriot identified as Shanaullah, 37, has been sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. It said a third worker identified as Rozlu Karim escaped injury. This will reveal the cause of death, and we will share this information once it is available”, said MRT Corp’s director of strategic communications & PR Amir Mahmood Razak.

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  • Couple slammed for being rude to cop - In Other Media | The Star Online

    A video uploaded by the couple on social media showed the female driver refusing to listen to the policeman who, she claimed, had ordered her to go to the station after he found her driving licence was expired. Netizens supported the policeman, saying he was merely doing his duty. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) graduates from Chinese independent schools are encouraged to apply for places in teacher training institutes. The United Chinese School Teachers’ Association (Jiao Zong) chairman Ong Chiow Chuen said graduates interested to be primary school teachers should not miss the chances.

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  • Going beyond the Razak inheritance talk – K L Lau - The Malaysian Insider

    Recent commentaries and news reports are talking about a rift between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his brothers, as well as reports about the Razak family’s inheritance. The people are not against Najib or his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor or the four Razak siblings. But the public is really concerned with  the ‘’incorrigible’’ corrupt culture and money politics of Umno largely attributed to the period of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's reign that he (Najib) has inherited together with poor governance.

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  • Waiters from hell, customers from other planets - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: “If you don’t like the taste of our food, don’t come here,” said a stall owner in a kopitiam in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. The owner, who wants to remain anonymous, was responding to a customer’s complaint that his meal was not up to his taste buds. Welcome to the world of service — where customers and waiters passionately trade barbs about how bad the other is. Waitress Karmila Zainudin, 27, said there were instances when customers cancelled their orders, claiming that the service was too slow.

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  • 20 richest M'sians: Mokhzani slides off list

    KINIBIZ He suffers the biggest drop in the latest ranking released today.

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  • Agong has last word on Anwar’s pardon, say lawyers

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah is the final arbiter of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s petition for a royal pardon, criminal lawyers have said. Although Anwar’s appeal will technically be decided by the Federal Territories Pardon Board, Tuanku Abdul Halim will be the one who decides whether or not the petition is granted. “(T)he other members of the (pardons) board serve a more advisory role,” lawyer Rajpal Singh, a former Bar Council Criminal Practice Committee chairman, told Malay Mail Online. Apart from the ruler, the pardons board includes Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor, and three other members appointed by the Agong on the recommendation of the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

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  • Sultan of Johor pays visit to Singapore PM - Nation | The Star Online

    The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar and his family visited Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday, Mr Lee said. "Was honoured to host the Sultan of Johor and his family to tea yesterday," Mr Lee posted on Facebook on Friday. "Appreciate their thoughtful gesture to visit me, as they are busy preparing for the Sultan's coronation next month. Mr Lee was discharged from the Singapore General Hospital on Feb 18 after surgery to remove his prostate gland.

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  • Petronas posts RM7 billion quarterly loss, cuts spending on oil slump - The Malaysian Insider

    State-owned oil firm Petronas reported on Friday a US$2 billion quarterly loss and a planned cut in spending over the next two years, hit by a slump in global oil prices. Petronas posted a net loss of RM7.3 billion in October-December 2014 compared to a profit of RM12.8 billion in the same period in 2013. The loss, which Petronas's CEO said was its first quarterly loss in at least five years, was also caused by impairment charges. "Since we began reporting our quarterly earnings five years ago, in my memory we have never reported a quarterly loss," outgoing Petronas chief executive Shamsul Azhar Abbas said at a press conference to announce the results.

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  • Ismail Sabri, Pasar Tani traders are neither stupid nor ignorant – TK Chua - The Malaysian Insider

    A few days ago, Agriculture and Agri-based Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob made a statement that the licences of Pasar Tani traders will not be renewed if they continue to buy from the middlemen by June. He said traders should instead buy directly from producers or Fama collection centres throughout the country. Threatening not to renew the traders’ licences will only make the supply situation worse if he is not careful. What assurances has he got that the prices charged by the producers/Fama collection centres and the final cost incurred by the traders will be more competitive compared with buying the supplies from the middlemen?

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  • What Color Is The Dress? Celebs Debate White & Gold Or Blue & Black

    White and gold? Or, blue and black? That is the question burning up the internet Thursday night!

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  • Cops nab cook's vengeful ex-hubby in Kedah - Nation | The Star Online

    ALOR SETAR: Police have nabbed the former husband of a cook who is in critical condition after she jumped out of a speeding car following a botched kidnapping.

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  • Brahim’s Airline Catering and MAS ink settlement agreement

    BAC, 70 per cent-owned by Brahim’s Holdings Bhd, is the exclusive in-flight caterer to MAS under a 25-year catering agreement expiring in 2028 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Penang International Airport. In a statement, Brahim’s said among the salient terms of the SA is that, it would commence on Oct 1, 2014 and remain in force until a new catering agreement (NCA) is signed on or before March 31, 2015. BAC and MAS have also agreed to the full and final settlement of the monies withheld by the airline of RM94.03 million.

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  • Lee Kuan Yew still in intensive care - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, February 26, 2015.Singapore's first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city-state's economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is still on mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit in hospital, the prime minister's office said on Thursday. Although Lee has receded from the public and political scene, his health is watched closely as he is still seen as an influential figure for the government of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, his oldest son. Even Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin posted on his Facebook about the rumours late on Wednesday. Lee, a Cambridge-educated lawyer, is widely credited with building Singapore into one of the world's wealthiest nations on a per capita basis with a strong, pervasive role for the state and little patience for dissent.

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  • How about sitting out next GE to keep Malaysia’s peace, PAS tells Umno

    — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Umno should abstain from contesting in all future elections to put an end to politicking and social schisms, PAS said today in the wake of the Barisan Nasional (BN) lynchpin party’s decision to sit out the Chempaka by-election next month. The Islamist federal opposition party commended Umno for the move, and urged the country’s biggest party to consider its idea seriously, saying Malaysia would be more peaceful as a result. “Umno can continue its party agenda in fields other than politics. Certainly, Malaysia will experience a new, more peaceful politics without Umno-BN in elections,” PAS information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar said in a statement.

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  • ‘Jihadi John’, the quiet football fan who developed a thirst for war (VIDEO)

    People quoted in British media reports said they could not reconcile their impressions of football-loving Emwazi with that of the “cold, sadistic and merciless” killer, as he is remembered by one former hostage. Emwazi was born in Kuwait but the family moved to London when he was six years old and he grew up in North Kensington, a leafy middle-class area of west London with a network of Islamist extremists uncovered in recent years. As a child he was a fan of Manchester United football club and the band S Club 7, according to a 1996 school year book published by The Sun tabloid. He went on to study information technology at the University of Westminster, which confirmed that someone by that name left six years ago and said it was “shocked and sickened” by the allegations.

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  • Extra 6pc in food bill will be from GST, mamak eateries tell consumers

    ― Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27— Mamak restaurants have been instructed against hiking the prices of their food and drinks once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) comes into effect on April 1, Indian Muslim (Mamak) Restaurant Association (Presma) president Noorul Hassan Saul Hameed has said. In an interview with Berita Harian, Noorul Hassan said the directive has been issued to all Presma members, and pledged that the mamak eateries throughout the country will abide by this decision.

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  • I fought for all Muslims, says Borders manager after court frees her - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, February 26, 2015.Borders Bookstore manager Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz said her legal battle with Islamic authorities over a charge of selling and distributing a book deemed to be against Islam had changed her and made her realise her larger role to ensure other Muslims are not harassed for doing their jobs. Given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by the Shariah High Court today, Nik Raina said she had been a shy and reserved person before the raid on May 23, 2012 on the bookstore where she worked, but her ordeal had turned her into a more outspoken person. Nik Raina said most of the management staff at Borders are Muslims, and she feared they could be subject to the same intimidation if she did not stand up for her rights in facing the charges. "I stand here today not only for myself, but for all my colleagues, especially the Muslims who could face the same action by the religious authorities for merely doing our jobs," she said outside the court today.

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  • Malaysia is education destination of last resort – S. Ramakrishnan - The Malaysian Insider

    Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh claims that Malaysia’s higher education system is now on par with developed nations like the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia in view of the fact that the 135,000 foreign students here make up 10% of all students in local institutions of higher learning.  Many Chinese students are enrolled in local colleges that have twinning programmes with foreign universities. Malaysia is a stepping stone for these students to get foreign degrees or migrate to a third country. Students from China choose Malaysia as they feel at home here with the local Chinese culture, and food is affordable.

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