• BN retains Rompin, majority reduced by almost half - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, May 5, 2015.Barisan Nasional (BN) today comfortably retained the Rompin parliamentary seat in the by-election for the Pahang southeastern constituency, albeit with a much lower majority. BN’s Datuk Hasan Arifin defeated PAS’s Nazri Ahmad with a majority of 8,895, the Election Commission (EC) announced at 10.23pm. Hasan obtained 23,796 votes while Nazri obtained 14,901, in a by-election that saw a 73% turnout when polls closed at 5pm earlier today.

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  • Suit to remove chairman of Malaysia’s wealthiest temple on Friday - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 5, 2015.The High Court has fixed case management for a suit to remove the chairman of the richest Hindu temple in Malaysia for this Friday. Former Kota Alam Shah assemblyman Manoharan filed the suit on April 17, saying among others that he wanted Nadaraja removed for failing to administer the organisation as a charitable, cultural, religious and educational trust. Manoharan also wanted the High Court to set aside a 1930 Supreme Court order that the temple was a charitable trust for the benefit of a select group of people.

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  • In London, Sabahan wanted for sedition taunts IGP after meeting Sarawak CM

    Wanted in Sabah for alleged sedition, Europe-based activist Doris Jones today questioned why she was allowed to walk in freely to the Malaysian High Commission in London without being handcuffed. Following a recent meeting with Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem at the commission, Doris posted photos of the event as proof and issued a challenge to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. “Saya cabar Khalid Abu Bakar, jika benar ada arahan ke Interpol; mengapa semalam itu saya DI DALAM bangunan SURUHANJAYA KEDUTAAN MALAYSIA saya ni tidak di gari mengikut AKTA HASUTAN?” she wrote on social networking site Facebook this afternoon.

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  • Of marital rape and logic deduction — Md Ridzuan Md Hamid

    MAY 5 ― Articles written by Muslim feminist Shafiqah Othman Hamzah and humanist Zurairi AR caught my attention yesterday. I have no idea about the life experiences that both Shafiqah and Zurairi had endured for them to be so vindictive over authoritative and knowledgeable figures, particularly the Muslim clerics in response to their ‘Marital Rape’ comments, but here’s my take. A marriage itself is a consensual contract upon a husband and wife, which is not bound by time. Unlike a proper business or employment contract where one would scrutinise every single line written in that legal document, I notice that details of responsibilities in marriage are never seriously discussed by any couple until they are married.

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  • Father of pregnant airbag victim sues Takata, Honda - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of Welhelmo Rodriguez Caido Jr, May 5, 2015.The father of a heavily pregnant Malaysian woman who died after being hit by shrapnel from a defective airbag is suing automaker Honda Motor Co and equipment manufacturer Takata Corp, Bloomberg reported. Law Suk Leh, 42, was killed in a car crash on July 27 last year. In an interview with Bloomberg, attorney Kevin Dean said Ngee Chiong was suing the automakers in the United States because “the defective inflator at issue” had been manufactured in LaGrange, Georgia.

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  • Malaysian student injured in Moscow fire dies - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of RSMU website, May 5, 2015.Malaysian medical student Nur Atikah Alias, 25, who was injured in a fire at a hostel of the Russian National Research Medical University last month, has died. According to Francisco Munis, the Malaysian embassy's deputy head in Moscow, she succumbed to her injuries at about 2.30pm local time (7.30pm Malaysian time) today. He said Nur Atikah's death was due to respiratory complications and that she had also sustained burns to her face, hands and legs in the April 23 blaze. She died at Moscow's Skifosovsky Hospital.

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  • Company charged with making unreasonable profit from sale of ladies' fingers - Nation | The Star Online

    SHAH ALAM: Trendcell Sdn Bhd, which owns Jaya Grocer supermarket, has become the first company to be charged under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 for selling ladies' fingers at an unreasonably high. Its director Ting Pooi Guan (pic), 59, who represented the company, pleaded not guilty to the charge at a sessions court here. The company was said to have attempted to increase its profit margin by raising the price of ladies' fingers (okra) by RM6.60 per kilogram (from RM3.10 on Jan 1 to RM9.70 from Jan 3 to Jan 20). It was said to have committed the offence at Jaya Grocer’s premises at the Bangi Gateway Shopping Complex in Bandar Baru Bangi, between Jan 3 and Jan 20.

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  • No more vacancies — Putrajaya confirms hiring freeze

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — The Public Service Commission (PSC) has confirmed that the government is no longer recruiting for any positions effective April. PSC chairman Tan Sri Mahmood Adam told Sin Chew Daily that the government was not taking in any more people into its service, but declined to explain the rationale for the decision. Mahmood told the Chinese-language newspaper that 15 agencies, including the police, army and Education ministry, have already received notice of the freeze. According to Mahmood, the moratorium does not affect recruitment for vacancies that were advertised prior to the April 22 directive.

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  • Man found dead in blazing car in Kepong - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: A man was found dead in a blazing car near Medan Putra 1, Bandar Menjalara here on Tuesday morning. The charred body of the unidentified man was discovered in a Proton Gen 2 after the fire was put out. "A team of firemen from Sri Hartamas fire station was immediately deployed to the scene.

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  • Saudi king sacks senior aide for photographer 'slap' | theSundaily

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman sacked a senior aide on Tuesday, shortly after a video posted online appeared to show the official slapping a photojournalist, state media said.

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  • Pakatan turning into house of clowns – Karamjit Gill - The Malaysian Insider

    The furore of comedy in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition has up scaled to a new level. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng with a cynical smile had the audacity to make a public declaration that while Azmin Ali will take care of the Kajang constituency, he pledges to look after PermatangPauh. This revelation by Lim is as disturbing as ever. PR is literally now saying that Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is nothing but a puppet.

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  • Women tell of horror of Boko Haram captivity | theSundaily

    ABUJA: Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp. The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children last week from the Islamist fighters in northern Nigeria's Sambisa Forest in a major operation that has turned international attention to the plight of hostages. "They didn't allow us to move an inch," said one of the freed women, Asabe Umaru, describing her captivity. Nearly 700 kidnap victims have been freed from the Islamist group's forest stronghold since Tuesday, with the latest group of 234 women and children liberated on Friday.

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  • MMEA rescues 7 crew members of vessel

    BINTULU: Seven crew members of Nautika Tanjung Puteri XXX were rescued by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) here on Monday. MMEA Bintulu enforcement chief Capt Rahim Ramli said they received a distress call from the shipping agent informing them about the incident around 4pm on Monday. “MMEA immediately dispatched KM Tabah from Bintulu with 23 personnel on board to the reported location, but the vessel was not seen in the area.

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  • Bumiputra firms given 94% of jobs in Penang | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: Bumiputra contractors were awarded RM7.81 billion worth of jobs, which is equal to 94% of the contracts given out by the Pakatan Rakyat Penang government since it came into power in 2008. Of more than 6,000 projects valued at RM8.31 billion awarded over a seven-year period between 2008 and 2014, 5,688 projects were awarded to bumiputra contractors. The remaining RM496.35 million, went to non-bumiputera contractors spread over 407 projects, chief minister Lim Guan Eng said.

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  • Take GST chaos seriously – Sin Chew Daily - The Malaysian Insider

    Consumers are condemning, traders are complaining, while the Customs are pressuring. The Customs has also demonstrated "extraordinary" efficiency, not only charging errant traders in court, but officers will also be going undercover to take to task traders flouting regulations. The people will still have to face the brutal reality of the rising cost of living. Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) president Datuk Lim Kok Cheong said yes, but Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong and Customs GST director Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy said that there is no such thing as "GST grace period".

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  • Adenan meets S'wkians in UK

    KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem participated in a fruitful and engaging session with Sarawakian students and working professionals during an official visit in London yesterday. A statement from the Chief Minister’s office said those present came from as far as Scotland to meet Adenan, who shared with them the latest developments in Sarawak particularly on his vision, new policies and initiatives on timber, plantation and rural development. The audience also showed a high degree of appreciation for the Chief Minister’s initiatives in combating illegal logging, reducing electricity tariffs, abolishment of the Lanang Bridge toll, introduction of a nominal RM1 ferry charge and more. Students who were present also gave Adenan positive feedback on how they enjoyed his speeches, which they have followed closely online via Facebook, YouTube and so on.

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  • Giving new life to old photos - Tech News | The Star Online

    DO YOU have precious old photos that have faded or been badly damaged? Thing is, over time, photographs degrade, either due to mishandling (scratches, tears, folds) or humidity and sunlight which can result in strong colour casts in your old photos. The situation is quite different today – with the power of Adobe Photoshop, there’s a lot you can do to restore your old photos to nearly pristine condition. As a bonus, we’ll also go one step further and show you how to add colour to black and white photos – while it’s easy to overdo such a thing, subtle addition of colour to monochrome images can produce an interesting photo.

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  • Woman found dead at neighbour’s house after drinking session

    SIBU: A mother of four was found dead in her neighbour’s house at Kapor Road here yesterday morning after allegedly consuming excessive amount of liquor. On Sunday, she had prepared dinner for her children before going to a neighbour’s house to have drinks with five neighbours. The drinking session was believed to have ended at about 11.30pm when all present fell asleep. According to neighbours, the deceased had a habit of drinking liquor.

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  • More pig farms and nightclubs if ‘ultra kiasus’ win in Dr M-Najib row, Ridhuan Tee warns

    — File picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Controversial columnist Ridhuan Tee Abdullah warned today that Putrajaya could fall into the hands of the “ultra kiasu” if the conflict between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Najib Razak to continues to persist unabated. He said the ferocity of Dr Mahathir’s recent attacks on Najib “frightens” him as it puts Malay unity at risk, and could ultimately lead to a total split in the country’s dominant ethnic group. The UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) will be endorsed,” he said, referring to the China-recognised education certificates issued by independent Chinese secondary schools here. Tee often uses the “ultra kiasu” euphemism to refer to those in the DAP, the Chinese and the Christians, although he has also denied targeting only the Chinese.

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  • Ambiga flays 'faceless cowards' of Bukit Aman

    Former Bar Council head relates her experience during detention.

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