• Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
    • Kota Baru-bound Firefly plane forced to turn back due to technical problems

      A Firefly aircraft was forced to perform an air turn-back today following a problem with its landing gear, the second incident involving a Malaysian commercial aircraft this week. In a statement, Firefly Airlines confirmed that flight FY1002, a codeshare with Malaysia Airlines flight MH9948, landed…

      The Malaysian Insider26 mins ago
      • Putrajaya moots law to manage non-Muslim houses of worship

        KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Putrajaya plans to enact a fresh law to regulate all non-Muslim houses of worship in the country, a move aimed at resolving recurring conflicts sparked by the haphazard...

        The Malay Mail Online
        • My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh

          A week after the tragic crash that took the lives of veteran lawyer and politician Karpal Singh and his personal aide, Michael Cornelius, his son Ramkarpal recounts the final hours with his father that fateful day. This is his story, as told to V. Anbalagan, assistant news editor. “My parents…

          The Malaysian Insider
          • Anwar convinced he will go to jail for sodomy

            Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is convinced he will go to jail for his sodomy conviction, probably for even longer than the five years he was given, as he said the judicial process is staked heavily against him. The de facto PKR leader, who disclosed that foreign leaders like former US Vice-President Al…

            The Malaysian Insider
            • Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

              By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…

              Reuters
              • Absolute power corrupts absolutely, Dr Mahathir reminds current leaders

                Malaysian leaders have been reminded not to look down on the public’s capability to topple a corrupt government as what had happened in the Middle East during the Arab spring, warned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic). In his latest blog posting today, the country’s longest serving prime minister said…

                The Malaysian Insider
                • Material washed ashore near Western Australia town possible MH370 debris, says paper

                  Debris has washed up on the coast of Western Australia (WA), raising hopes it may be from the missing flight MH370, the Sydney Morning Herald reported today. In a statement released this afternoon, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said police in Western Australia attended to a report of…

                  The Malaysian Insider
                  • 9 Countries with No Income Tax

                    April is almost at an end, and that means the tax season deadline is fast approaching. For residents and non-residents without additional business income (that’s form BE and M), your deadline for filing those income tax return forms is on … Continue reading →

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                    • Najib, Anwar and Obama’s visit to Malaysia

                      April 26 will be a historic day for Malaysia. For on that day, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be arriving in Kuala Lumpur. He will be the first sitting US president to visit Malaysia since Lyndon … Continue reading →

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                      • MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox officer

                        The partner of an American passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has spoken about how a Fox executive who was recently sacked by the news station had contacted her offering to raise funds on her behalf. Sarah Bajc, whose partner Philip Wood is among the 239 people on board the…

                        The Malaysian Insider
                        • Body of Korean boy who raised ferry alarm believed found

                          By James Pearson and Kahyun Yang SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that an overloaded ferry with hundreds of children on board was sinking has been found drowned in the submerged wreckage of the vessel, his parents believe, the coastguard said on…

                          Reuters23 mins ago
                          • Karpal memorial service non-political event, says DAP inviting Najib, Muhyiddin

                            DAP today extended an invitation to both the prime minister and his deputy to be guests of honour at a memorial service for the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh tomorrow to prove that the event is non-political. Gelang Patah MP and party adviser Lim Kit Siang (pic) said the invitation has been…

                            The Malaysian Insider
                            • Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake

                              JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military commander said critics who called him out for wearing an especially luxurious watch should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake.

                              Associated Press
                              • Brother-in-law of Britain's Prince Charles dies in New York

                                Mark Shand, the brother-in-law of Britain's Prince Charles, died in a New York hospital on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a fall outside a club following a charity event. Shand, 62, was the younger brother of Camilla Parker Bowles, who became the Duchess of Cornwall as the…

                                Reuters
                                • Madrid 'athletes' too much for Bayern, admits Guardiola

                                  Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola said his side had struggled to contain Real Madrid's pace on the counter-attack as Los Blancos secured a 1-0 advantage from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday. Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game on 19 minutes from one of a…

                                  AFP News
                                  • 15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

                                    Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to dethrone the likes of Samsung and Apple. That competition is especially strong ...

                                    Tech in Asia
                                    • Dr Ling’s son chose wine over woman, court hears

                                      The son of former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik today reached an out of court settlement with his ex-girlfriend in a breach of contract suit over seven properties registered under their joint names. Ling Hee Leong and businesswoman Teh Chee Yen agreed to settle out of court after he took the…

                                      The Malaysian Insider
                                      • Quan Yifeng fined and banned from driving

                                        The Singapore-based TV personality was fined SGD 800 and banned from driving for three months after knocking down a pedestrian last year

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                                        • Angry MH370 relatives demand data for independent analysis, says CNN

                                          Relatives angry over reports that debris found in the Indian Ocean were not from the missing flight MH370 have demanded that the authorities release the data so external experts can analyse them, reported CNN. Steve Wang's mother was on the plane that vanished March 8 after taking off from Kuala…

                                          The Malaysian Insider51 mins ago