• Buy cars before April 1, automotive association says – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters filepic, March 28, 2015.The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has urged potential car buyers to do so before April 1, 2015 as most car companies planned to reduce their inventories with attractive offers. Its president, Datuk Aishah Ahmad, said the companies wanted to start selling the cars with goods and services tax (GST) on April 1 and were reducing their stocks in which the sales and services tax (SST) had been paid. "Even though some car companies will reduce the price come April 1, the current offer is better.

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  • Thank God, Pakatan did not win GE13 - The Malaysian Insider

    Opinion Thank God, Pakatan did not win GE13 Ooi Kok Hin Published: 28 March 2015 Technically, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) did win the popular vote. But the fact remains

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  • Mat Sabu nabbed by police in ski masks

    The police were also armed with weapons, says Mujahid.

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  • Germanwings air crash: What happened in the cockpit? (VIDEO)

    French investigators have said that the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet intentionally ploughed the plane into the French alps after examining data retrieved from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder. German police searched co-pilot Andrea Lubitz’s flat in Dusseldorf and his parents’ residence in Montabaur and were seen taking bags of evidence and a computer. 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. French gendarmes and rescue crew make their way around debris from an Airbus A320 in the mountains, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015 in this still image taken from TV.

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  • Residents shaken after snatch theft of widow - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Residents of a neighbourhood here are shaken by the aggressive manner in which two snatch thieves dragged a 76-year-old woman along their motorcycle. General manager V. Suresh Kumar, who lives in Sea Park, said his family was distressed by the brazen act. Widow Seow Wah Yin sustained bruises in the 10.20am incident on Wednesday at Jalan 21/16 in Sea Park.

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  • Chief judge slammed for ‘racist’ rant against Pakistanis - The Malaysian Insider

    A former Sabah lawmaker has demanded that the Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum (pic) apologise for allegedly making racist statements against Pakistanis in the state. Former Libaran MP Datuk Akbar Khan Abdulrahman, who is of Pakistani origin, said in a statement today he was disgusted and shocked by Malanjum's remarks that each and every Pakistani in Sabah should have their documents examined to determine whether they had entered the state legally.

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  • Taiwanese tourist killed in freak bus accident

    A Taiwanese tourist was killed in a freak accident involving a tour bus in Petaling Jaya near here this morning. Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Azmi Abu Kassim said initial investigations found the handbrake of the bus was not applied.

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  • Angered by ‘joke’, 2 campaign for zero GST on pads and tampon - The Malaysian Insider

    When Kamelia Shamsuddin, 29, read a news article that Bintulu MP Tiong King Sing had elicited laughter in Parliament for raising the issue of the goods and services tax (GST) being imposed on women's sanitary products, it struck a raw nerve. She decided it was up to her to be more vocal about the issue and after speaking to her husband, Huzaifah Azman, 32, and best friend, S. Kasthuri, 29, they started an online petition on Change.org to get the Malaysian government to stop taxing Malaysian women for their periods.

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  • Next Media Video: MAS Airbus A330 limps home after hard landing in Melbourne

    A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft that was grounded for nearly two weeks in Melbourne has returned to Kuala Lumpur. — Reuters

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  • ‘Silence not an option’, organisers say #KitaLawan rally will go on

    — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — Far from being cowed into calling off the #KitaLawan rally after a series of arrests, the organisers of the much talked-about street demonstration vowed to press on with their rally this afternoon. The unnamed organisers poured scorn at the eleventh hour detention of several opposition politicians and activists over the planned rally, saying the police strategy will spur the country’s youth to join the gathering instead of stopping it. Silence is not an option,” they said in a statement.

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  • After arrest, Mat Sabu taken to Bukit Aman

    — Picture by Choo Choy MayGEORGE TOWN, March 28 — PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, the latest opposition politician in the string of #KitaLawan arrests, is presumed to have been taken to Bukit Aman for his statement to be recorded today. Permatang Pasir assemblyman Datuk Mohd Salleh Man told Malay Mail Online he was with Mohamad when a large team of policemen in full uniform turned up in Penang and arrested his fellow PAS colleague. “About 20 of them from Bukit Aman, all attired in full face covered uniform, approached us just as we got down from my car at a restaurant in Sungai Dua at about 12.20am,” the Penang state lawmaker said when contacted. Mohd Salleh said the PAS Number Two popularly known as Mat Sabu had earlier invited him for a drink so there were just two of them when the police came.

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  • Tian Chua arrested, Rafizi and activist Hishamuddin under 3-day remand - The Malaysian Insider

    – Twitter pic, March 28, 2015.PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang is the latest opposition leader to be arrested ahead of a street demonstration planned in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon by the #KitaLawan movement, while party secretary-general Rafizi Ramli, who was arrested yesterday, has been remanded for three days. Activist Hishamuddin Rais, who was arrested last night, will also be remanded for three days, PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said today.

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  • We did not tell supporters to disrupt wedding of PM’s daughter, says PKR - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, March 27, 2015.PKR has denied reports that it has instructed its members to disrupt the wedding reception of the prime minister's daughter at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) tomorrow. Party communication director Fahmi Fadzil said today that the reports were not true as KLCC was not one of the locations selected for tomorrow's #KitaLawan rally in Kuala Lumpur. He said PKR was mobilising its members to participate in the rally to demand for the release of its de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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  • Taiwanese tourist killed in freak accident | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: A Taiwanese tourist was killed in a freak accident involving a tour bus in Petaling Jaya near here this morning. In the 8.20am incident, Teng Yun-Ch, 56, was waiting for a tour bus with his wife and daughter when he run was run over by the parked bus which suddenly moved backwards. Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Azmi Abu Kassim said initial investigations found the handbrake of the bus was not applied.

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  • Finding homes for 13 puppies - Community | The Star Online

    A GOOD Samaritan who rescued 13 puppies from two stray mothers in Bandar Sri Ehsan, Banting, is in a limbo after the Kuala Langat District Council ordered her to get rid of the puppies in a week. The woman decided to put the puppies up for adoption through canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) but getting them all adopted within a week is certainly an impossible task. “The district council apparently told her that a neighbour had complained of the noise the puppies were making during feeding times and that’s why the rescuer is being forced to get rid of them,’’ said MDDB rescuer coordinator Irene Low. Four of the 13 puppies will be available for adoption tomorrow at the MDDB adoption drive at Subang Pet Centre, No 55 Jalan SS18/6, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

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  • Kuan Yew and I — Dr Mahathir Mohamad

    I cannot say I was a close friend of Kuan Yew. Kuan Yew became well known at a young age. I first met Kuan Yew when I was a member of Parliament in 1964 after Singapore joined Malaysia in 1963. Actually I never went to Singapore to stir up trouble.

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  • 2 Iraqi Isis members nabbed in KL, says Khalid - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, March 28, 2015.Police arrested two Iraqi nationals, aged 39 and 42, who are believed to be members of the militant group Isis, in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, last Thursday. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the two suspects had been sent to the country to "do something" but police managed to foil their plans. "Isis threats are real and when we are not careful, we can experience something unwarranted," he said after an excellence awards ceremony at SMK Bukit Jelutong, in Shah Alam today.

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  • Cops say abortion legal for married couples

    Seremban police chief ACP Muhamad Zaki Harun made the statement when commenting on a recent case involving a married couple who had allegedly paid a clinic here to abort a six-week foetus. “It’s okay for married couples and it’s up to a specialist’s discretion. In an immediate response, deputy health director-general Datuk Dr S. Jeyaindran affirmed abortion is illegal in Malaysia unless a mother’s health is compromised.

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  • Rubber tapper’s son realises his dream

    ― Malay Mail picKUALA LUMPUR, March 28 ― Rabuan Pit, the youngest in a rubber tapper’s family of eight, was determined to prove anyone can achieve their dreams. The sprinter turns 59 on April 26 and is best remembered as “Asia’s Fastest Man” after his 100m victory at the 1982 Asian Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. He was the second Malaysian to win the title after Tan Sri Dr Mani Jegathesan at the Bangkok Asian Games in 1966. Jega had also won the 200m and 4x400m relay gold medals in Bangkok, four years after winning the 200m as an 18-year-old.

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  • Dayak body condemns attempt to convert underage girl – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    MIRI: The recent report of an attempt by two teachers at a secondary school to convert an underage Christian schoolgirl to Islam dismayed not only the parents but also members of the Dayak community here. “But not to preach and more so, to influence non-Mulsim students and force them to convert,” Dayak Association Miri (DAM) said told The Borneo Post yesterday. The association reminded the teachers concerned to focus on their actual purpose, that was teaching and educating the students, rather than propagating and forcing their religious belief on non-Muslim underage students. This was to avoid creating an atmosphere of mistrust and animosity between the various communities of different cultures and religious beliefs here as they had been living harmoniously all this while.

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