• 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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  • 20 richest M'sians: Mokhzani slides off list

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

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  • MH370 secretly landed in Kazakhstan, says American author – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, lost for nearly a year, might have secretly landed in Kazakhstan, says an American science writer. Jeff Wise, who is also CNN’s aviation analyst, said there may have been ‘deliberate tampering’ in the search data to make the Boeing 777 appear to have gone in another direction. Wise earlier wrote an article for the New York Magazine suggesting that its navigational data had been meddled with, to leave trails of inaccurate information which convinced officials that the plane flew south. In the article, however, Wise said he wasn’t sure of why Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted the Malaysian passenger plane.

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  • Robert Kuok retains top spot on Forbes Malaysia Rich List – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    Tan Sri Robert Kuok and several other business tycoons have retained their positions in the latest Forbes Malaysia Rich List, despite a dent in their nett…

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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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  • IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named by media | theSundaily

    LONDON: "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State militant apparently responsible for beheading Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi. A Washington Post report citing friends, a leading think tank researching foreign jihadists and a British security official quoted by the New York Times identified Emwazi as being the executioner. The Guardian and the BBC in Britain also named him without citing sources.

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  • Indonesia's Widodo 'considering position' on death row Australians | theSundaily

    SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday offered a glimmer of hope for two men facing imminent execution in Indonesia after phoning President Joko Widodo (pix) who he said was "carefully considering his position". Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug smuggling gang, were arrested for trying to traffic heroin out of Indonesia in 2005 and sentenced to death the following year. The looming executions by firing squad have dramatically heightened tensions between Australia and Indonesia, fraying ties that were only just recovering from a spying row, and Abbott called his counterpart on Wednesday evening.

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  • For Rosmah, Rafizi starts hairy campaign

    The PKR lawmaker's campaign is called #turunharga dandanrambut.

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  • Former Selangor menteris besar agree to settle defamation suits through mediation

    — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaSHAH ALAM, Feb 26 — Former Selangor Menteris Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo today agreed to settle through mediation the defamation suits filed by the latter against the former over statements published in newspapers on the purchase of a Lexus car and 46 cows for sacrifice. Dr Mohamad Khir, represented by lawyers M.Athimulan and Siti Maspuah Maulan, was at the court, while Abdul Khalid was not present. Abdul Khalid filed the two suits, both named Dr Mohamed Khir as the plaintiff, on February 18, 2009, over the latter’s statements on the purchase of the Lexus car and cows which were published in two newspapers.

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  • Actress told to pay ex-driver RM150,000 - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Mukhriz Hazim, February 26, 2015.A former driver of a local actress has been awarded RM150,000 in damages after the High Court found Zahida Mohamed Rafik liable of defaming him. Judge Datuk Hue Siew Kheng said Noor Azman Azemi has proved all the ingredients of defamation on the balance of probability. Hue also dismissed Zahida's counter claim for the return of RM200,000 allegedly taken by the driver. She also awarded Noor Azman RM40,000 as costs.

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  • Govt mulls commuting Sirul's death sentence | theSundaily

    PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is mulling the option of commuting former police commando Sirul Azhar Umar's death sentence to life imprisonment to facilitate his extradition. The move by way of the extradition treaty between Malaysia and Australia, would also allow for a prisoner exchange to take place. It has been reported that the extradition treaty between the two countries is not valid in Sirul's case as Australia does not recognise the death penalty.

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  • Shell reduces petrol prices by 2 cents - Regional | The Star Online

    OIL giant Shell reduced its petrol pump prices by 2 cents. On Tuesday, consumer watchdog Con­sumers Association of Singapore (Case) said that oil companies were “profiteering” from the recent Government petrol duty hike. Shell’s 95-octane grade now costs S$2.02 (RM5.38) a litre before discount, while its 98-octane grade is priced at S$2.26 (RM6.02) per litre. While this is 2 cents lower than yesterday, prices are still higher than the Government’s announced duty hike of 15 cents a litre for intermediate grade petrol and 20 cents a litre for premium petrol.

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  • ‘Try luck’ with Umno now and let Pakatan move on, PAS chief told

    ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaGEORGE TOWN, Feb 26 — A Penang PKR Youth leader challenged PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today to move in with political foe Umno instead of skirting the issue and keeping its Pakatan Rakyat (PR) allies in the dark. The wing’s deputy chief Khairil Anuar Kamarudin urged Hadi not to waste his partners’ time and to make the decision immediately. “If he wants to try his luck by forming the PAS-Umno unity government, then he should do it immediately so that PR can move on,” he said in a news conference at Komtar here. Khairil then reminded Hadi of the failed unity government between 1973 and 1977.

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  • March 7 demo will also demand for PM's ouster

    #KitaLawan cites 12 reasons why Najib Razak is not fit to be PM.

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  • From party boy to philanthropist, Jho Low credits late granddad for turnaround

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Billionaire Low Taek Jho is trying to shed his old party boy image and make a name for himself as a philanthropist, a shift he believed was only made possible by his late grandfather’s advice years ago. According to Low, his grandfather, Low Meng Tak, had reprimanded him shortly after his lavish partying lifestyle — which included public outings with American “celebutante” Paris Hilton — made international headlines back in 2010. “I was sat down by my grandfather, and he gave me a talking-to: ‘Being showy and flamboyant is not something you want to do,’” the businessman commonly known as Jho Low told Forbes business magazine in a recent interview. Low’s grandfather died of leukaemia in 2013.

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  • Clouded leopard captured at construction site | theSundaily

    BUTTERWORTH: A clouded leopard prowling around a construction site in Sungai Dua, near here, was captured by workers at the site on Wednesday. A Fire and Rescue Department Services spokesman said the workers had notified the department of the capture. When contacted, Penang Wildlife Department director Loo Kean Seong said his department was in the process of getting more information on the capture. Loo pointed out the clouded leopard was a protected species under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010.

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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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  • National Geographic 'Afghan girl' in Pakistan papers probe | theSundaily

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistani officials are investigating after the famous green-eyed "Afghan girl" immortalised in a 1985 National Geographic magazine cover was found living in the country on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of the then 12-year-old Sharbat Gula, taken in a refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history. After a 17-year search, McCurry tracked Gula down to a remote Afghan village in 2002 where she was living married to a baker and the mother of three daughters.

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  • Malaysian nabbed, drugs seized at Woodlands checkpoint - Nation | The Star Online

    SINGAPORE: More than 2kg of cannabis and other controlled drugs were seized on Wednesday at Woodlands Checkpoint after a routine car check. At about 9.35am an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officer found three bundles suspected to contain cannabis in the car of a 20-year-old Malaysian. Central Narcotics Bureau officers launched a follow-up operation to arrest a suspected accomplice. The 23-year-old Malaysian accomplice was captured near Woodlands at about 11.20am the same day.

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  • Penang govt ready to take over ferry service | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has thrown a challenge to Penang Port Commission (PPC), operator of the iconic ferry service — hand over ferry services to the state and we will revive it. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said his administration was ready to invest in upgrading the service which plies the Penang Channel daily. "Let the state take over the operation and we will revive the service the same way we revived George Town," he said at a press conference today.

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