• Mobile prepaid cards may revert to pre-GST prices, says Shabery - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 4, 2015.Multimedia and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said tonight that he has decided mobile prepaid cards should revert to the old, pre-goods and services tax (GST) prices as soon as possible. He said Malaysians had informed him they wanted to pay RM10 for mobile prepaid cards and receive RM10 worth of mobile services value, so he would ensure that this would become a reality.

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  • Twitter cop gets brickbats from Umno – Sir Wenger Khairy - The Malaysian Insider

    Without a doubt, the current IGP is the most unpopular inspector-general of police in the history of the country. Never before has an IGP been criticised not only by members of the opposition, but even by an Umno division chief.

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  • Ambiga flays 'faceless cowards' of Bukit Aman

    Former Bar Council head relates her experience during detention.

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  • Orphaned child to home minister: Punish those responsible for my parents’ death

    Those were the words of Nur Firuza Amira, 7, who lost her father Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, mother Nova Safitri Azhari, 25, and her youngest sister Nur Firuza Annisa, seven months, in a three-vehicle pile-up at Km6.2 of the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (Duke) on Saturday. She uttered the words to Home Minister Ahmad Zahid when he visited the victims’ family in Taman Batu Muda, Batu Caves here today.

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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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  • We were not racing on DUKE, say Myvi club members - The Malaysian Insider

    Members of the Familia Myvi Club have denied that they were racing on the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) before an accident that killed a couple and their infant child, The Star reported. The female driver of the Myvi which crashed into the victims’ vehicle had also reportedly told police that it was the victims' Pajero which had swerved into her lane and caused her to lose control of her car, the daily reported. An eyewitness, Muhammad Zaki Abdullah, 18, however, told The Star that he saw the Myvi convoy speeding. The drivers of the two Myvi cars involved in the accident have been released on police bail.

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  • Narcotics officer found dead in submerged police car - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Police confirmed that the body found inside a police car recovered from a former mining pond in Puchong yesterday is that of Asst Supt V. Sivanathan, a narcotics officer. Kuala Lumpur Narcotics Criminal Investigation chief Asst Comm Wan Abdullah Ishak said the 34-year-old was an officer attached to the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarter’s narcotics department. It is believed that ASP Sivanathan, who was on duty, lost control of the car while driving along Jalan Meranti Permai where a sharp bend lies, right next to the lake. The car was fished out yesterday after a two-day search by divers from the Fire and Rescue Department, Royal Malaysian Navy and marine police.

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  • Australia gift to Britain's new princess to help pygmy possums | theSundaily

    SYDNEY: Australia will send a fine woollen blanket embroidered with yellow flowers to Britain's new princess, but the royal baby will also be honoured with a more unusual gift – support for a rare possum. Fervent royalist Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the cot blanket made from Tasmanian merino wool and stitched with the nation's floral emblem, the wattle, would be sent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their new baby arrived on Saturday. In honour of the princess's birth, the government will also donate Aus$10,000 (US$7,826) to a Victorian state wildlife sanctuary to support research into the Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus), an unusual creature thought extinct until 1966. "The Mountain Pygmy-possum is Australia's only hibernating marsupial.

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  • BN turns GST debate into a racial issue

    Commentable: It is unbelievable how these people coming from the BN stable seem to horse around with us whenever the discussion is about parting with our hard-earned money. MCA Wanita chief Heng Seai Kie, even if your statement is true and makes sense, does it matter whether the Malays pay more than the Chinese or the Indians or the ‘lain-lain’, and is that some consolation to the other races? Like everyone else, the Malays have their own commitments and financial problems but in the end, they still have to make ends meet and put food on the table.

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  • Ministry considers appealing for convicted ex-Mara student in London – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    The Ministry of Rural and Regional Development will consider whether to appeal to the Southwark Crown court in London to reduce the sentence imposed on former Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) loan student Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, 23. Its minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic) said this when commenting on the London court's decision to sentence Nur Fitri to five years in prison on 13 offences of possessing more than 30,000 pornographic images and videos of children.

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  • British grandmother vows to look Indonesian executioners in the eye

    ― AFP picLONDON, May 4 ― A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article yesterday. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week, causing a storm of international protest. Sandiford, originally from Redcar in northeast England, wrote that she planned to sing the cheery popular song “Magic Moments” when facing the firing squad. Sandiford was sentenced to death on the island of Bali in 2013 after she was convicted of trafficking drugs.

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  • Everything was forever until it was no more, the last regime – OMG! - The Malaysian Insider

    OMG! There were demonstrations and rumours of demonstrations. People were being picked up and brought to police stations at all odd hours of the day and night. The police pretended they knew everything and if they came, then you were already at fault.

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  • Giving idiots the keys

    And it’s not just the six “racers”, who probably couldn’t wait to save enough money so they could take their cars out for a couple of laps at the Sepang International Circuit without having to trouble the cops or oncoming traffic. It’s people who’ve had one pint too many and think that the blurry truck-looking thing in front of their car will magically disappear as they floor the accelerator.

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  • OnePlus One: The flagship killer arrives - Tech News | The Star Online

    One of the highest rated flagship smartphones in 2014 finally made its official entry in the local market. It Is not new for smartphones to take a long time to reach our shores but the OnePlus One took a year. The Android device, which was dubbed “the flagship killer” in 2014 by the foreign press, only arrived here in April. Co-founder and head of OnePlus Global Carl Pei says it was because the company was still in its ­infancy and couldn’t cope with the demand when the smartphone was launched in April 2014.

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  • Amid support for Najib, Umno leaders starting to question, says former minister - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, May 3, 2015.Umno division chiefs are beginning to realise that people are not happy with Datuk Seri Najib Razak, even as the party leaders continue to express their strong support for his leadership, former information minister Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin said. He said that it was wrong to assume that Ummo division leaders were mere yes-men who "swallowed" the country's leaders' every word. "There are Umno division chiefs who realise that the support of the 'red shirts' to the top leadership can no longer represent the rakyat's support," wrote Zainuddin on his blog today.

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  • 3 top GST-free restaurants in Klang Valley - The Malaysian Insider

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has come into force for a month now, and because we know many of you are feeling that pinch eating out at your favourite restaurant, we’ve listed down three of our favourite spots that are doubly awesome because they’ve absorbed the 6% tax. Simply Mel's is the first place that springs to mind whenever we think of authentic Kristang (Malaccan-Portuguese) food, and now we have more reason to feast there.

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  • Shocked by antics of rude security guards - Letters | The Star Online

    SECURITY guards in hospitals play a crucial role in protecting patients, hospital employees as well as the public. A patient’s close relative had come to deliver breakfast to the patient who had delivered a baby through Caesarian operation a day before. Un­for­­tunately, the elderly relative was not allowed to go in by four security personnel at the entrance of the building. On top of that, the security guards humiliated the elderly lady by saying “Kenapa bodoh sangat?

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  • Is this little boy the reincarnation of Bruce Lee? (VIDEO)

    This Japanese child with an extraordinary knack for nunchuck can keep up with Bruce Lee’s classic martial arts films — move for move. In the clip, a five-year-old named Ryusei recreates one of the most famous moments in martial arts film history: The kung fu master’s nunchuck battle from “Game of Death”.

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  • Couple wants to adopt child left behind by former tenant - Nation | The Star Online

    IPOH: A babysitter and her husband, who have been taking care of a former tenant’s abandoned child since she was a toddler, now have problems registering the girl for school without her birth certificate. Hew Kong Man, 35, said they did not have any documents pertaining to the child born to a Punjabi woman. “She was pregnant at the time, and a week after moving in, she gave birth to the child. “We have been caring for the child, whom we named Kerk Kar Wai, as our own and would like to adopt her legally,” she said.

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  • PAC to quiz those linked to 1MDB - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 4, 2015.The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has unanimously agreed to question those involved in the setting up, management and regulating of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), the government-owned strategic investor which has racked up debts totalling RM42 billion since 2009 and is now under probe by the auditor-general. The Malaysian Insider learnt that PAC will start its hearings after May 18 when the next Dewan Rakyat parliamentary session resumes. The hearing will continue from the last hearing on the matter in 2012. "They will start with Ministry of Finance officials who help set up 1MDB, followed by 1MDB executive, the company board, and the auditors," a source told The Malaysian Insider.

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