• Australia orders 2 on flight decks after Alps crash - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, March 30, 2015.Australian airlines must ensure that two crew are on the flight deck at all times, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Monday in response to the Germanwings disaster. Investigators believe co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked his captain out of the cockpit of Flight 4U 9525 and deliberately steered the Airbus A320 into a French mountainside last week, killing all 150 onboard. "The government has been in discussion with the airlines over the last couple of days and there has been an agreement that airlines in Australia will move immediately to adjust their flight operation procedures to ensure that there are always two people on the flight deck," Truss told reporters.

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  • Speaker rejects opposition motion to sack top cop - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, March 30, 2015.The Dewan Rakyat Speaker today rejected a motion by PKR lawmaker Sim Tze Tzin to sack the inspector-general of police (IGP), amid concerns that the nation's top cop was abusing the colonial-era Sedition Act to silent dissent. Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia rejected Sim's motion in chambers, on grounds that Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar's actions as the IGP were allocated to him under the laws to ensure the nation's security and public order.

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  • Hard for PM, wife to let go of daughter

    Protests and pressure for PM to resign fails to take the shine off wedding.

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  • Is Singapore really better than Malaysia? – Kelvin Yii - The Malaysian Insider

    Recently, there was an article of an interview with former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in which he says that if DAP was in power, Malaysia would be like Singapore as it is today. I guess that begs the question again for us Malaysians, acknowledging the flaws we have in our country, is Singapore really better than Malaysia?

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  • MRT line rerouting a bid to ‘benefit’ 1MDB, claims DAP MP

    — File picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — The realignment of the second Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) route to a new township on land owned by 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) shows Putrajaya is trying to favour the debt-ridden state investment firm, a DAP lawmaker said today. Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said the Singapore's Sunday Times report yesterday on the rerouting of the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya route from the Cheras and Pandan suburbs  to the Bandar Malaysia township, which has yet to be constructed, will “significantly” benefit 1MDB. “The sudden realignment of Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya route for MRT2 only goes to show that Putrajaya will go to the ends of the earth to bailout 1MDB,” Pua said in a statement.

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  • My year in Singapore

    MARCH 30 -- It was a dream job. 2001. I joined a banking project in Singapore.  One time I was on this flight, there was this anorexically challenged guy bragging about his job in Kiasu-land...

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  • Germanwings air crash: Last minutes of ill-fated flight revealed

    — Reuters picBERLIN, March 30 — The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany’s Bild newspaper. Both accounts are based on information from the cockpit voice recorder captured by one of the black boxes discovered among debris of the Airbus A320 that crashed in the Alps Tuesday. A French fireman stands in a gymnasium near maps that show the terrain where an Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015.

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  • Police raid PKR HQ over Rafizi's circular

    UPDATED 6.45PM Police broke down his office door and seized four computers.

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  • Monorail service delayed as coach tyre catches fire - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of Malaysian Fire Department, March 30, 2015.The monorail service was temporarily delayed when a tyre of a two-car train coach caught fire at the Titiwangsa Station this morning. Chief operations officer of the Kuala Lumpur Fire Station, Shamsol Maarif Saibani said the station received a call at 8.52am regarding the fire and a team of firemen arrived at the scene about five minutes later. Immediately upon arrival, all train passengers were ordered out of the coaches and the monorail operator was directed to move the burning coach to a location further away from the buildings.

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  • Kita Lawan, a divided Pakatan and the wedding

    Three reasons why turnout was soggy at yesterday’s ‘wedding march’ for Najib.

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  • Malaysia never recognised Philippine claim on Sabah, says Anifah

    — Reuters picKOTA KINABALU, March 30 — Malaysia has not and does not acknowledge the Philippines’ claim on Sabah, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said today. Dismissing a Manila Times report that the Philippines would ease its claim on the Borneo state in return for Malaysia’s support in its Spratlys dispute with China, Anifah said such an arrangement would be moot as Putrajaya recognises no such claim. The note is irrelevant,” said Anifah when asked by reporters at a wildlife trafficking convention here. Yesterday, the online report said that the Philippine government has offered to downgrade its claim on Sabah in exchange for Malaysia’s support for its international claim against China before the United Nations.

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  • She’s no loafer - Columns | The Star Online

    MY OBSESSION with hijab styles seems to be getting out of hand. One brand, however, created by actress, model and TV host Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor, or more affectionately known as Neelofa, seems to have made a strong impression.

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  • CEO admits blind association renting space in Rawang eye hospital owned by wife

    — file picKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) chief executive officer Datuk S. Ganeson confirmed the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital was renting his wife’s building in Rawang, admitting it was bound to be an issue. Wisma Supiah Kanagam, located at Jalan SJ1, was rented out to the hospital since 2012. The hospital operates a clinic on the ground floor while a MAB-led programme to train visually-impaired phone operators is held at the upper floor. Two thirds of MAB council members sit in the hospital board.

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  • Two-year-old survives night in plantation full of snakes - Nation | The Star Online

    KOTA KINABALU: A two-year-old boy survived a night alone in a snake-infested rubber plantation in the interior Tenom district. Healezry Zeandfly Henderi was found sleeping in a narrow path of a thick undergrowth at 10.25am yesterday, about 18 hours after he was reported missing. Apart from a minor scratch on his cheek, Healezry was generally doing well although he was weak and frightened when he saw firemen approaching him in the hilly terrain rubber plantation about 300m from his house in Kg Kuala Tolokoson. In the police report lodged at 4pm on Thursday, it was stated that Healezry’s mother Moina Barahin, 27, had just reached home from the market in Tenom town and had headed to the toilet.

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  • Mimpi lagi, kali ini saksi ‘road rage’ di Kelantan - The Malaysian Insider

    Opinion Mimpi lagi, kali ini saksi ‘road rage’ di Kelantan Wong Chin Huat Published: 29 March 2015 Saya berasa amat rendah diri membaca sambutan yang cukup hangat

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  • Philippines to review claim on Sabah to get Putrajaya’s support against China

    — Reuters file picKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — The Philippines has offered to “downgrade” its claim on Sabah in exchange for Malaysia’s support for its territorial dispute against China, according to a note verbale handed to the Malaysian Embassy from its Department of Foreign Affairs last week. The note verbale, of which a copy was obtained by Philippines news portal Vera Files, told Putrajaya that Manila is “reviewing” its previous territorial protest in 2009 and the result of the review depends on Putrajaya’s response to its two requests.

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  • Pak Mie, heroic animal lover - People | The Star Online

    The untimely demise of Pak Mie from a stroke last Sunday left many who knew him in deep shock and sadness. What happens now to Pak Mie’s animal shelter in Kedah? Muhammad Azmi Ismail, known far and wide simply as Pak Mie, and his wife, Halijah Idris, fondly called Mak Intan, became celebrities when an amateur documentary about their unaided efforts in managing an animal shelter went viral online in 2013.

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  • Customs: GST on sardines as it's processed food

    This is unlike lobsters which are under the category of crustaceans, it said.

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  • Shopping mad till the dawn of GST - Nation | The Star Online

    At some places, the shelves for toilet rolls and floor cleaner had been emptied out. Social media manager Helena Singh, 29, said she waited almost an hour outside a supermarket here to avoid the crowd. The mother of two children said she had made other purchases at another shopping mall last week for items such as toilet paper, detergent, household goods and chocolates, which cost her about RM600. Insurance agent Kelvin Chong, 36, said he wanted to restock on certain household items.

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  • 5 nutrition tips for better sleep - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 30, 2015.March is World Sleep Month, which means research institutes around the globe are releasing reports on the importance of shut-eye, as well as tips on how to get enough. In France, after observing the link between eating habits and sleep hygiene in a recent study, the National Institute of Sleep and Vigilance (INVS) and the health insurer MGEN share suggestions on how to eat to improve the chances of getting a good night's rest. Never skip dinner: "If the body has not consumed enough energy, sleep will be fragmented. One must eat enough to make it through until morning," explains INSV president Damien Léger.

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