• Germanwings captain tried to smash into cockpit with axe | theSundaily

    BERLIN: The captain locked out of the cockpit of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps used an axe to try and force his way back in, German daily Bild said on Friday, citing security sources. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared to have deliberately flown the plane into the side of a remote mountain after locking the captain out of the cockpit, French officials have said, killing himself and all 149 others aboard Tuesday. The cockpit flight recorder showed that the captain repeatedly knocked and tried to get back in as the plane went into its fatal descent, French prosecutors said.

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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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  • Worry about Najib, not Othman Wok – Sir Wenger - The Malaysian Insider

    Nasty pro-Najib bloggers has decided to run down Tuan Haji Othman Wok, one of the last remaining first generation leaders of Singapore. In their eagerness to show off their “race, language and religion” credentials, they have accused Mr Othman of selling out the Malay race whilst at the same time, they are silent when Jho Low takes USD 700million (RM2, 567 million) of Malay wealth to fund his partying ways. Immature bloggers ignorant of history and who have bad breath because “kalau dia buka mulut, masih DAP hidu bau susu” should not condemn him because he decided to partner with Mr Lee Kuan Yew within the PAP cabinet. Singapore has a different model than Malaysia.

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  • Lufthansa CEO says co-pilot had break in training - World | The Star Online

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa said the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet operated by its Germanwings unit into the French Alps took a break from his training six years ago, but passed all necessary checks to fly.

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  • Final minutes of doomed Germanwings flight - The Malaysian Insider

    The flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit perfectly normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would soon allegedly inflict on the other 149 people on board flight 4U 9525. "For the first 20 minutes, they spoke in a normal fashion, courteous, like normal pilots. There was nothing abnormal," French prosecutor Brice Robin told reporters today. He was relaying information from the cockpit voice recorder, captured by one of the "black boxes" discovered among the debris of the Airbus A320 that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday.

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  • Teacher forces student to convert without parental consent – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    MIRI: A 13-year-old Iban student attending SMK Lutong lodged a police report against a teacher on March 25 for being forced to convert without parental consent. According to the report lodged by the complainant, she was brought by a teacher she knew to a house in the Samling residential area in Kuala Baram accompanied by two women and three men.

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  • Apple CEO to give away all his money - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, March 27, 2015.Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated US$785 million (RM2.88 billion) fortune to charity – after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook told the magazine. Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about US$120 million.

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  • Sarawak DAP quits PR Sarawak | theSundaily

    KUCHING: Sarawak DAP today announced it was quitting the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition pact in the state with immediate effect. Its chairman, Chong Chieng Jen, said the unanimous decision was made because PR partner PAS had deviated from the PR common policy framework by pursuing the implementation of hudud law in Malaysia. The third partner in PR is PKR. "Therefore, so long as the implementation of hudud law remains the political agenda and aim of PAS, Sarawak DAP can no longer work with PAS as a political party in Sarawak.

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  • Air crash victims’ hometown ‘angry’, ‘shocked’ by new findings – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    FRANKFURT: The town and school of the 16 students who died in a plane disaster in the French Alps said they were shocked by the news that the co-pilot may have deliberately crashed the jet. “Personally, I’m stunned, angry, speechless and deeply shocked by the latest news,” said Bodo Klimpel, mayor of the small northwestern town of Haltern where the students went to school. “I’m asking myself when this nightmare will end,” Klimpel told a televised news conference after investigators said they believed the 28-year-old co-pilot of the Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had deliberately slammed a jet into the French Alps, killing himself and the other 149 people on board. The head of their school, the Joseph Koenig Gymnasium, told reporters he had been informed of the latest developments by phone by the regional prime minister of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, at 1:20 pm (1220 GMT), too late to inform the other pupils as lessons had already finished for the day.

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  • Don’t burn the house down – Adli Ghazi - The Malaysian Insider

    My dear brothers and sisters My dear Malaysians Melayu Cina India Sabahan Sarawakians and my Lain-lain siblings Why do we let the angst of politicians…

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  • Kelantan’s hudud a betrayal of Sabah’s trust in Malaysia, churches say

    PAS-ruled Kelantan’s plans to enforce hudud in the state amounts to a “betrayal” of Sabah’s trust when it agreed to form Malaysia with Malaya and Sarawak, the Sabah Council of Churches said today. Rev Datuk Jerry Dusing, the council’s president, said that historical documents and declarations showed that Malaysia was intended to be founded as a secular country, when he voiced concern at the plans to implement the religious-based criminal law. “It was based on such assurances that our forefathers, from both sides of the South China Sea, came together to form this new nation of Malaysia, and thus they form the very foundation of our trust in and bond with our fellow Malaysians.

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  • Electric Train Service to be in operation in a few months | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: It is good news for commuters for when the Korean-made Electric Train Service (ETS) is in operation in another few months they can reach their destinations faster. The Electrified Double Tracking Project (Ipoh-Padang Besar) train spanning 329km linking Ipoh in Perak to Padang Besar in Perlis increases the accessibility of major cities.

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  • Hadi breaks his silence on hudud | theSundaily

    PETALING JAYA: After a long silence, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has come forward to provide an explanation to the public on the controversy surrounding the planned implementation of hudud in Kelantan. In an open letter posted on his Facebook page, Abdul Hadi questioned Muslims who had repeatedly given excuses against the implementation of hudud, by using Islamic terms to justify their excuses. Abdul Hadi said the private member's bill proposed by PAS is not a hudud bill, but amendments to the Syariah Courts Act (Criminal Jurisdiction) 1965, which is only applicable to Muslims. Abdul Hadi said various seminars and dialogues had been held for the public to understand before the hudud enactment was brought to the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly.

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  • Secret Chinese airport brought down to earth by chopper crash – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    BEIJING: A secret private airport illegally built by a wealthy businessman in China was exposed after he crashed his helicopter, killing a passenger, state-run media said yesterday. Private aircraft ownership by China’s wealthy elite has grown in recent years, but the military controls airspace and is reluctant to permit private flights. A businessman surnamed Li crashed a helicopter into a reservoir when flying in the eastern province of Anhui last week, the Global Times reported. Li — the chief manager of a construction machinery company who paid over one million yuan ( 160,000) for his chopper — swam to safety but a 25-year-old male passenger was killed, it said.

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  • The LKY I knew — Tan Tian Yan

    There have been too many things talked and written about Lee Kuan Yew. But, there is something I would like to share with you here, the LKY that I saw myself. It happened six years ago during LKY's last visit to Malaysia. One day, I received a call that LKY invited the local media for a breakfast get-together at the hotel he put up with in KL.

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  • Russian superhighway could connect London to New York - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 27, 2015.Russia has unveiled ambitious plans to build a superhighway that, in theory, could make it possible to drive from London on one end to New York on the other. According to a report by The Siberian Times, the head of Russian Railways is asking the government to seriously consider his project dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development, the first modern transportation corridor that would link up the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • DAP’s snub of Hadi sign of Pakatan split, says PAS spiritual adviser

    ― File picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — PAS’ Datuk Dr Haron Din has warned that the DAP’s move to sever ties with the Islamist party’s president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang will lead to an imminent split in Pakatan Rakyat (PR). The newly-appointed PAS spiritual adviser told Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia yesterday that the DAP can just exit the federal opposition pact if it no longer finds PR useful without having to criticise hudud. “If DAP wants to get out, just get out and we will wait for the new political scenario,” Haron was quoted saying. In comparison, Haron said PAS still feels that PR is useful and the pact can still be retained at this time.

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  • Indonesia threatens to stop sending workers to Malaysia over visa fees, again - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, March 27, 2015.Indonesia has once again threatened to stop sending its workers to Malaysia, citing the exorbitant visa processing fees charged by a private company appointed by the Malaysian government. The Star quoted Indonesian Manpower Services Association (Apjati) president Ayub Basalamah as saying the Jakarta-based private firm had imposed an additional RM235, in addition to the existing RM15 fee to process entry visas for Indonesians to work in Malaysia.

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  • Prices of residential properties expected to increase

    PUTRAJAYA: The price of residential properties is expected to increase between one and two per cent come April 1. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said public can expect to see an increase in residential property price despite it being tax-exempt due to spillover effect of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). "Prices of residential properties have been on the rise over the years. "In some areas in the country, prices of residential properties have increased between 10 and 12 per cent.

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  • Sacked ‘Top Gear’ star Clarkson defends attack victim - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, March 27, 2015.The outspoken former presenter of hit car show "Top Gear" Jeremy Clarkson on Thursday defended the co-worker he attacked in a fracas that led to his sacking by Britain's BBC. Clarkson's contract was not renewed after an internal BBC investigation found he physically attacked a "Top Gear" producer, Oisin Tymon, after a lengthy verbal tirade. Clarkson, 54, has yet to comment on the decision, but paused to defend Tymon when stopped by reporters outside his London home. Clarkson flagged the incident to the BBC after Tymon took himself to hospital following the outburst, which reportedly occurred because Clarkson was annoyed at a lack of hot food.

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