• One worker killed, another injured in mishap at MRT construction site - The Malaysian Insider

    The MRT line construction crew, and Fire and Rescue Department staff at the site of an accident that saw one worker killed and another injured at MRT Corp's Semantan site this afternoon.– The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, February 27, 2015..One Bangladeshi worker has died in an accident at the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) construction line’s Semantan site in the capital today while another injured has been sent to hospital. In a statement, the MRT Corp said Rijaul Abdul Goni, 40, died on the spot while his compatriot identified as Shanaullah, 37, has been sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. It said a third worker identified as Rozlu Karim escaped injury. This will reveal the cause of death, and we will share this information once it is available”, said MRT Corp’s director of strategic communications & PR Amir Mahmood Razak.

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  • Waiters from hell, customers from other planets - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: “If you don’t like the taste of our food, don’t come here,” said a stall owner in a kopitiam in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. The owner, who wants to remain anonymous, was responding to a customer’s complaint that his meal was not up to his taste buds. Welcome to the world of service — where customers and waiters passionately trade barbs about how bad the other is. Waitress Karmila Zainudin, 27, said there were instances when customers cancelled their orders, claiming that the service was too slow.

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  • Ridhuan, if this happens to your little girl would you fault her body for rape? ― Zhu Mohammad

    FEBRUARY 27 ― Su-Lyn, I read your column and am outraged by Ridhuan Tee's comment that a woman's body on its own is an invitation to rape. Like a lot of kids at that age who are attached to their grandparents, I was to my grandfather on my father's side, who I think at that time was about 67 or so.

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  • Couple slammed for being rude to cop - In Other Media | The Star Online

    A video uploaded by the couple on social media showed the female driver refusing to listen to the policeman who, she claimed, had ordered her to go to the station after he found her driving licence was expired. Netizens supported the policeman, saying he was merely doing his duty. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) graduates from Chinese independent schools are encouraged to apply for places in teacher training institutes. The United Chinese School Teachers’ Association (Jiao Zong) chairman Ong Chiow Chuen said graduates interested to be primary school teachers should not miss the chances.

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  • 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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  • Agong has last word on Anwar’s pardon, say lawyers

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah is the final arbiter of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s petition for a royal pardon, criminal lawyers have said. Although Anwar’s appeal will technically be decided by the Federal Territories Pardon Board, Tuanku Abdul Halim will be the one who decides whether or not the petition is granted. “(T)he other members of the (pardons) board serve a more advisory role,” lawyer Rajpal Singh, a former Bar Council Criminal Practice Committee chairman, told Malay Mail Online. Apart from the ruler, the pardons board includes Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor, and three other members appointed by the Agong on the recommendation of the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

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  • China censorship sweep deletes over 60,000 Internet accounts - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, February 27, 2015.Some of China's largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Baidu Inc, Sina Corp affiliate Weibo Corp and other companies deleted the accounts in a cull aimed at "rectifying" online names, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said. The purge is notable as a step toward China's government locking down control over people's Internet account names, an effort which censors have struggled with in the past, despite numerous efforts to introduce controls.

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  • Sultan of Johor pays visit to Singapore PM - Nation | The Star Online

    The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar and his family visited Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday, Mr Lee said. "Was honoured to host the Sultan of Johor and his family to tea yesterday," Mr Lee posted on Facebook on Friday. "Appreciate their thoughtful gesture to visit me, as they are busy preparing for the Sultan's coronation next month. Mr Lee was discharged from the Singapore General Hospital on Feb 18 after surgery to remove his prostate gland.

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  • Najib’s rating dips further in latest survey

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s approval rating as prime minister fell again in the latest Merdeka Center survey, dropping four percentage points to 44 per cent in January. According to the independent pollster, the latest decline in Najib’s support was rooted in Malaysia’s lagging economy, as well as the impending implementation of a new consumption tax in April. “The negative sentiments were largely driven by economic factors, such as concerns over high cost of living, the general condition of the economy, as well as concerns over the impact of the upcoming implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the public,” Ibrahim Suffian, who heads Merdeka Center, said in a statement accompanying the survey results.

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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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  • Petronas posts RM7 billion quarterly loss, cuts spending on oil slump - The Malaysian Insider

    State-owned oil firm Petronas reported on Friday a US$2 billion quarterly loss and a planned cut in spending over the next two years, hit by a slump in global oil prices. Petronas posted a net loss of RM7.3 billion in October-December 2014 compared to a profit of RM12.8 billion in the same period in 2013. The loss, which Petronas's CEO said was its first quarterly loss in at least five years, was also caused by impairment charges. "Since we began reporting our quarterly earnings five years ago, in my memory we have never reported a quarterly loss," outgoing Petronas chief executive Shamsul Azhar Abbas said at a press conference to announce the results.

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  • Extra 6pc in food bill will be from GST, mamak eateries tell consumers

    ― Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27— Mamak restaurants have been instructed against hiking the prices of their food and drinks once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) comes into effect on April 1, Indian Muslim (Mamak) Restaurant Association (Presma) president Noorul Hassan Saul Hameed has said. In an interview with Berita Harian, Noorul Hassan said the directive has been issued to all Presma members, and pledged that the mamak eateries throughout the country will abide by this decision.

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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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  • Quebec judge denies woman hearing until hijab removed - CBC - World | The Star Online

    A Quebec judge told a Muslim woman appearing in a Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her head scarf, CBC news reported on Thursday. The broadcaster, citing an audio recording it obtained of the proceedings, said Judge Eliana Marengo was heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom is a secular place, and that she was not suitably dressed. Quebec's Ministry of Justice did not immediately respond after business hours to a request for comment on the case. Judge Marengo could not be reached for comment.

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  • Penang records 109% increase in investments - The Malaysian Insider

    Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng says Penang is in the top three for states with the highest investments in the country last year, after Johor and Sarawak.– Malaysian Insider file pic, February 27, 2015 Penang recorded a 109% increase in investments last year over 2013’s volume of RM3.91 billion. Out of the RM8.16 billion in domestic and foreign investments in 2014, RM5.1 billion came from foreign investment. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said this put Penang in the top three for states with the highest investments in the country last year, after Johor and Sarawak. He said the domestic and foreign investments came mostly from the electrical and electronics (E&E) sector, while some also came from the biomedical sector.

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  • How about sitting out next GE to keep Malaysia’s peace, PAS tells Umno

    — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Umno should abstain from contesting in all future elections to put an end to politicking and social schisms, PAS said today in the wake of the Barisan Nasional (BN) lynchpin party’s decision to sit out the Chempaka by-election next month. The Islamist federal opposition party commended Umno for the move, and urged the country’s biggest party to consider its idea seriously, saying Malaysia would be more peaceful as a result. “Umno can continue its party agenda in fields other than politics. Certainly, Malaysia will experience a new, more peaceful politics without Umno-BN in elections,” PAS information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar said in a statement.

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  • What Color Is The Dress? Celebs Debate White & Gold Or Blue & Black

    White and gold? Or, blue and black? That is the question burning up the internet Thursday night!

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  • Passengers injured on recent Thai Airways flight to be compensated – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    Thai Airways will compensate 11 people who were injured after its A340-600 jet was hit by an air pocket en route from Japan to Thailand yesterday. The…

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  • For Rosmah, Rafizi starts hairy campaign

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

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  • Looks like me but… – Tay Tian Yan - The Malaysian Insider

    A certain Selangor state assemblyman from DAP was said to have been involved in gambling during the CNY holidays. When confronted by reporters, he said,…

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