• Claims of phantom voters emerge in Permatang Pauh - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of Steven Sim, May 7, 2015.A 61-year-old had a rude shock this morning when she arrived at SMK Tanah Liat at 8.30am to cast her vote in the Permatang Pauh by-election. When she handed her MyKad to an Election Commission (EC) officer, Faridah Zakaria was told she could not vote because a ballot had already been cast under her name. Tan Soo Eng, 70, had the same problem when she went to SJK (C) Jit Sin A and C. She was told that someone had voted using her name as well. Tan took her complaint to Pakatan Rakyat leaders stationed at a makeshift operation centre outside the school.

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  • No photos, no clearance, Immigration officer tells rock band - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 7, 2015.A starstruck female Immigration officer at the KL International Airport apparently refused to let members of a South Korean-American rock band through the checkpoint after they declined to pose for pictures with her, Guang Ming Daily reported. The daily quoted Malaysia Universal Music Group Chinese department senior label manager Miselyn Lem Yee Siew as saying that she was shocked to learn about the incident from the band’s manager on Monday night.

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  • Johor sultan wants property and housing bill reviewed - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, May 7, 2015.Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today said he wants the Johor Real Property and Housing Board Bill to be reviewed. The Johor government had in June last year proposed a bill for the establishment of a Johor Housing and Property Institution which would give Sultan Ibrahim authority over the institution's accounts and a direct hand in the development of real estate in Johor. The bill, which was met with fierce opposition from various quarters, was tabled and passed by the Johor legislative assembly with amendments that either limited or removed the sultan’s power in the proposed housing board.

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  • Backing cuts, new MAS CEO says airline spending much more than rivals

    — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — Malaysian Airlines Bhd (MAS) will have to grapple with painful spending cuts to remain competitive, its new chief executive officer Christopher Mueller has said as the national carrier’s operational cost is 20 per cent higher than its competitors. This was Mueller’s first message when addressing the company’s 20,000 employees in a meeting with them yesterday where he also admitted that turning around the ailing airline could be tougher due to a weakening ringgit triggered by Malaysia’s plunging oil revenue. “We cannot turn the airline around by fixing the revenue side alone.

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  • No arrest against Azmin yet over ‘Umno lackey’ remark, says deputy IGP - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Kamal Ariffin, May 7, 2015.Police today dismissed Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali's claim that he might be arrested for calling the country’s top cop Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar an Umno lackey during a ceramah early this week. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police had yet to start an investigation into the matter despite a report lodged against Azmin.

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  • Beauty, brains and grace - Nation | The Star Online

    THE lovely and resplendent Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim was born on March 22, 1973, in Ipoh. Upon her return from Britain in 1995, Tuanku Zara served in Petronas, the national petroleum company, for six years before joining an information technology company, Formis Malaysia Berhad.

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  • I didn’t steal money, says Dr M of BMF scandal - The Malaysian Insider

    The country's longest serving prime minister said the difference with him was that he was never advisor to the bank, unlike Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who is chairman of 1MDB's advisory board. "I don't steal money. The money was missing and it is the bank's money. "I was not the manager of the bank, neither was I its advisor," Dr Mahathir told reporters after an event at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya today.

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  • DAP, PAS question Tabung Haji’s ‘high-risk’ land deal with 1MDB

    — File picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — DAP and PAS leaders questioned today Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (LTH) plan to buy two plots of land from 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) for over RM700 million, up to 65 times higher than the price the state investment arm had purchased it at. DAP’s Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari pointed out that the internal LTH risk management team had reportedly said the Muslim pilgrim fund board’s reported plan to purchase two plots of land totalling five acres in the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) was “high-risk”, due to the softening property market, property oversupply, and the slow pace of development in the real estate project planned as a financial centre in the capital.

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  • TYT, wife at enthronement of Perak Sultan

    KUCHING: Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Toh Puan Dato Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib attended the enthronement ceremony of Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah and his wi...

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  • Festive mood at packed Pakatan finale ceramah

    PMTG PAUH A thousand gather at Bukit Mertajam and hundreds more in Seberang Jaya.

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  • Villagers drive out PAS demonstrators

    PMTG PAUH A scuffle breaks out when a "pro-Ulama" group is driven out by locals.

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  • Prince Harry filmed in secret for French comedy

    ― File picPARIS, May 7 ― A French actress climbed the gates of Kensington Palace in high heels, interrupted the changing of the guard and spent two nights in a British jail as she secretly filmed a comedy about a Parisian desperate to marry Britain's Prince Harry. The story revolves around an insufferable Parisian woman, played by Camille Cottin, who has just turned 30 and decided she is sick of using public transport, paying taxes or any of the daily grind faced by mere mortals. To get the sketches she needed for the film, Cottin was prepared to go to any lengths, such as climbing the gate of Kensington Palace. The actress spent a second night in prison after striding into the middle of the changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace as her character tries to prove she could work as their choreographer in a bid to win Harry's heart.

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  • IGP: Our eyes will be on student when he returns - Nation | The Star Online

    BUKIT MERTAJAM: Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin will be on the police radar as soon as he returns. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the student would need to serve his time in Britain, but would eventually be back. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin lashed out at Mara for offering Nur Fitri a second chance, saying there should not even be a slight hint of using public money to sponsor “such people”.

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  • Top cop says Selangor MB has ‘gone too far’  with ‘Umno lackey’ remark - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 6, 2015.Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali went "too far" when he accused the Inspector-General of Police of being an Umno lackey in relation to the arrests of Pakatan Rakyat politicians, activists and youths following the May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur last week. "But this time, it went too far," he told reporters at the Seberang Prai Tengah district police headquarters.

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  • Dr M: Convict maths whiz not following Quran

    UPDATED 2PM Mahathir says Muslims like to pick and choose the verses.

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  • Jalan Batai Restoran Seng Lee’s char kway teow relocates to Klang

    – Pictures by Choo Choy MayKLANG, May 7 – Following our article in January, we tracked down the char kway teow stall that used to be at Restoran Seng Lee, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights to Setia Alam. The stall is run by Eng Lee Ling and her husband, Khoo Meng Hian. This April, the duo decided to give up managing Henan Hawker Food and started to search for a new premises to set up their stall. An obvious choice was Restoran Jie Mee in Sri Hartamas where the wantan mee stall from Restoran Seng Lee had opened.

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  • 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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  • Jobstreet: More Malaysians dissatisfied at work

    — Reuters file picKUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — As many as 74 per cent out of 631 employees are dissatisfied at their workplaces, a survey on job satisfaction conducted by Jobstreet.com found, with majority of them citing poor leadership and management as the chief reason. It also found that more than half of those who felt dissatisfied at work are senior executives and managers, which the agency described as “disturbing”. “The disturbing matter, however, is that more than half of these discontented employees include senior executives and managers,” Jobstreet said. Surprisingly only 11 per cent of respondents said that poor salary was the main reason behind their discontent at work.

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  • Sarawak offers homes to forced conversion victim’s family, 12 others

    — Reuters picKUCHING, May 6 — The family of a girl who alleged she was the victim of an unauthorised conversion to Islam and 12 others squatting in Kuala Baram will receive offers for homes from the Lands and Surveys Department in Miri. The offer to resettle the families was made following a meeting by two Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) leaders with Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. The Kuala Baram squatter colony made headline news following an aborted attempt to convert 13-year old Sabrina Ngumbang to Islam by two teachers of SMK Lutong.

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  • Dr M: GST the culprit for BN's reduced majority win | theSundaily

    PUTRAJAYA: The impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the rising cost of living are the reasons for Barisan Nasional's (BN) reduced majority in its win in Rompin, said former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "The win shows the opinion of the people in Rompin. BN has to pay attention to this and analyse what this voting trend means," he told the media after his keynote address at the Perdana Discourse Series 19: Islam & Islamisation at Perdana Leadership Foundation.

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