• Baby flung out of vehicle in highway crash

    — file picPETALING JAYA, May 6 — In yet another blatant disregard for safety, a nine-month-old baby tragically died after she was flung out of her family car in an accident at KM22 of the North-South Expressway near Senai at 6am yesterday. The incident comes after a seven-month-old baby and her parents were flung out of their vehicle in a fatal crash at the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (Duke) last Saturday. It remains unclear if the baby, Nur Firuza Annisa Fairuz, was strapped into a child safety seat during the incident which was believed to have been caused by six speeding Perodua Myvi cars. The vehicle flipped several times, throwing the baby out of the car.

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  • BN retains Rompin, majority reduced by almost half - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, May 5, 2015.Barisan Nasional (BN) today comfortably retained the Rompin parliamentary seat in the by-election for the Pahang southeastern constituency, albeit with a much lower majority. BN’s Datuk Hasan Arifin defeated PAS’s Nazri Ahmad with a majority of 8,895, the Election Commission (EC) announced at 10.23pm. Hasan obtained 23,796 votes while Nazri obtained 14,901, in a by-election that saw a 73% turnout when polls closed at 5pm earlier today.

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  • Suit to remove chairman of Malaysia’s wealthiest temple on Friday - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 5, 2015.The High Court has fixed case management for a suit to remove the chairman of the richest Hindu temple in Malaysia for this Friday. Former Kota Alam Shah assemblyman Manoharan filed the suit on April 17, saying among others that he wanted Nadaraja removed for failing to administer the organisation as a charitable, cultural, religious and educational trust. Manoharan also wanted the High Court to set aside a 1930 Supreme Court order that the temple was a charitable trust for the benefit of a select group of people.

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  • Of marital rape and logic deduction — Md Ridzuan Md Hamid

    MAY 5 ― Articles written by Muslim feminist Shafiqah Othman Hamzah and humanist Zurairi AR caught my attention yesterday. I have no idea about the life experiences that both Shafiqah and Zurairi had endured for them to be so vindictive over authoritative and knowledgeable figures, particularly the Muslim clerics in response to their ‘Marital Rape’ comments, but here’s my take. A marriage itself is a consensual contract upon a husband and wife, which is not bound by time. Unlike a proper business or employment contract where one would scrutinise every single line written in that legal document, I notice that details of responsibilities in marriage are never seriously discussed by any couple until they are married.

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  • In London, Sabahan wanted for sedition taunts IGP after meeting Sarawak CM

    Wanted in Sabah for alleged sedition, Europe-based activist Doris Jones today questioned why she was allowed to walk in freely to the Malaysian High Commission in London without being handcuffed. Following a recent meeting with Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem at the commission, Doris posted photos of the event as proof and issued a challenge to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. “Saya cabar Khalid Abu Bakar, jika benar ada arahan ke Interpol; mengapa semalam itu saya DI DALAM bangunan SURUHANJAYA KEDUTAAN MALAYSIA saya ni tidak di gari mengikut AKTA HASUTAN?” she wrote on social networking site Facebook this afternoon.

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  • The melted woman, Part 1

    I asked how she was and he said she was not well, that she was also six months pregnant and in the government hospital. The truth is that the hospital has some amazing doctors and surgeons; limited by poor management, underfunding and lack of equipment they are struggling to do their best in oftentimes horrible situations.

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  • PAS will lose in GE14 without Pakatan, challenger warns Hadi

    — Picture by K.E. OoiKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — A PAS veteran has warned the party that it faces defeat in the next general election if it severs ties with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners DAP and PKR, saying it cannot win in mixed constituencies on its own. PAS presidential nominee Ahmad Awang said PR’s survival as a coalition now hinges entirely on the Islamist party’s commitment to keep cooperating with DAP and PKR, as both allies have already reaffirmed their intention to stick with PAS despite problems with its president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. “The chaos we see now, the souring of ties between PAS and DAP, is because these parties have put their trust in PAS, they wanted a strong Pakatan to head Putrajaya.

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  • Company charged with making unreasonable profit from sale of ladies' fingers - Nation | The Star Online

    SHAH ALAM: Trendcell Sdn Bhd, which owns Jaya Grocer supermarket, has become the first company to be charged under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 for selling ladies' fingers at an unreasonably high. Its director Ting Pooi Guan (pic), 59, who represented the company, pleaded not guilty to the charge at a sessions court here. The company was said to have attempted to increase its profit margin by raising the price of ladies' fingers (okra) by RM6.60 per kilogram (from RM3.10 on Jan 1 to RM9.70 from Jan 3 to Jan 20). It was said to have committed the offence at Jaya Grocer’s premises at the Bangi Gateway Shopping Complex in Bandar Baru Bangi, between Jan 3 and Jan 20.

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  • No more vacancies — Putrajaya confirms hiring freeze

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — The Public Service Commission (PSC) has confirmed that the government is no longer recruiting for any positions effective April. PSC chairman Tan Sri Mahmood Adam told Sin Chew Daily that the government was not taking in any more people into its service, but declined to explain the rationale for the decision. Mahmood told the Chinese-language newspaper that 15 agencies, including the police, army and Education ministry, have already received notice of the freeze. According to Mahmood, the moratorium does not affect recruitment for vacancies that were advertised prior to the April 22 directive.

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  • Little Amira wants justice for parents, sister killed in DUKE accident - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Seth Akmal, May 5, 2015.Losing her parents and baby sister in a horrific accident on the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) on Saturday has forced Nur Firuza Amira, 7, to assume a role way beyond her years as she comforts her younger sister and other family members. Relatives told the New Straits Times that Amira might appear reserved and uncomfortable under media attention but once away from the public eye, she would be the one to comfort the grieving family members.

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  • Man found dead in blazing car in Kepong - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: A man was found dead in a blazing car near Medan Putra 1, Bandar Menjalara here on Tuesday morning. The charred body of the unidentified man was discovered in a Proton Gen 2 after the fire was put out. "A team of firemen from Sri Hartamas fire station was immediately deployed to the scene.

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  • Jokowi’s ‘comedy of errors’, or Pandora’s Box? — Julia Suryakusuma

    The latest example, of course, is the belief that the death penalty deters drug traffickers. Jokowi keeps on muttering these figures like a mantra that he believes gives him power. The drug-convict executions was a “comedy of errors” of sorts, a really pathetic and tragic one. Hopefully, they also provide insights about Jokowi, Indonesia and the countries whose citizens were executed.

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  • Two Nevada men sue Pacquiao over concealed shoulder injury

    — Reuters pic LAS VEGAS, May 6 — Two Nevada men filed a class-action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao yesterday, seeking millions in damages because they say he fraudulently concealed a shoulder injury before his defeat to Floyd Mayweather. It is just the latest fallout from Mayweather’s victory in Las Vegas on Saturday in a unanimous decision, with Pacquiao saying afterwards that the shoulder complaint hampered his performance in the welterweight world title showdown. The plaintiffs argue that by failing to go public with the injury before the feverishly anticipated bout, the Philippine icon and his camp violated the Nevada Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

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  • Bumiputra firms given 94% of jobs in Penang | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: Bumiputra contractors were awarded RM7.81 billion worth of jobs, which is equal to 94% of the contracts given out by the Pakatan Rakyat Penang government since it came into power in 2008. Of more than 6,000 projects valued at RM8.31 billion awarded over a seven-year period between 2008 and 2014, 5,688 projects were awarded to bumiputra contractors. The remaining RM496.35 million, went to non-bumiputera contractors spread over 407 projects, chief minister Lim Guan Eng said.

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  • Syed Mokhtar-linked firm, Utusan unit battle to buy government printers - The Malaysian Insider

    Newspaper group Utusan Melayu is using a dormant company to bid for government printers Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Bhd. – gdparchitects.com pic, May 6, 2015.Well-connected tycoon Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary and the Umno-owned newspaper group Utusan Melayu are battling to buy the government printers Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Bhd (PNMB) which has been put up for sale. The Malaysian Insider understands that Sutera Bakti Sdn Bhd, which is linked to Syed Mokhtar, and Utusan Prisma Sdn Bhd – a dormant company linked to Utusan, are the front runners to buy PNMB for an undisclosed sum.

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  • Newspaper boycott leaves many ignorant about GST, says Muslim preacher - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 5, 2015.Popular Islamic speaker Datuk Kazim Elias last night urged Permatang Pauh voters to end their boycott of mainstream news outlets in order to get accurate information on the goods and services tax (GST). He said some consumers were being duped into paying taxes for items that were actually “GST-free”, as their boycott had left them uninformed about the new tax system. "We don't read the newspapers, we don't watch the news, so we end up duped," said Kazim during Barisan Nasional's (BN) mammoth ceramah at the SMK Permatang Pasir, Permatang Pauh. The preacher, who appears in the television programme Kalau Dah Jadi Jodoh, said other countries with GST enforced the tax on many goods and services.

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  • Malaysian student injured in Moscow fire dies - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of RSMU website, May 5, 2015.Malaysian medical student Nur Atikah Alias, 25, who was injured in a fire at a hostel of the Russian National Research Medical University last month, has died. According to Francisco Munis, the Malaysian embassy's deputy head in Moscow, she succumbed to her injuries at about 2.30pm local time (7.30pm Malaysian time) today. He said Nur Atikah's death was due to respiratory complications and that she had also sustained burns to her face, hands and legs in the April 23 blaze. She died at Moscow's Skifosovsky Hospital.

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  • Father of pregnant airbag victim sues Takata, Honda - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of Welhelmo Rodriguez Caido Jr, May 5, 2015.The father of a heavily pregnant Malaysian woman who died after being hit by shrapnel from a defective airbag is suing automaker Honda Motor Co and equipment manufacturer Takata Corp, Bloomberg reported. Law Suk Leh, 42, was killed in a car crash on July 27 last year. In an interview with Bloomberg, attorney Kevin Dean said Ngee Chiong was suing the automakers in the United States because “the defective inflator at issue” had been manufactured in LaGrange, Georgia.

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  • Saudi king sacks senior aide for photographer 'slap' | theSundaily

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman sacked a senior aide on Tuesday, shortly after a video posted online appeared to show the official slapping a photojournalist, state media said.

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  • Take GST chaos seriously – Sin Chew Daily - The Malaysian Insider

    Consumers are condemning, traders are complaining, while the Customs are pressuring. The Customs has also demonstrated "extraordinary" efficiency, not only charging errant traders in court, but officers will also be going undercover to take to task traders flouting regulations. The people will still have to face the brutal reality of the rising cost of living. Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) president Datuk Lim Kok Cheong said yes, but Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong and Customs GST director Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy said that there is no such thing as "GST grace period".

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