• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Flawed data used to praise Malaysia’s English standards, says DAP’s Zairil - The Malaysian Insider

    Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan had resorted to using an unscientific and statically invalid survey to claim that Malaysians have the best command of English in Asia, a DAP lawmaker said today. Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari said the survey Kamalanathan had cited yesterday, the English Proficiency Index by Sweden-based EF Education First, drew its results from a sample that was not representative of the population.

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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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  • 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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  • Goodbye, Mr Lee: Tribute draws more than 400,000 over 4 days (VIDEO)

    — AFP picSINGAPORE, March 29 — Almost 415,000 people paid final respects to Lee Kuan Yew ahead of a state funeral today for Singapore’s founding prime minister, which will draw dignitaries from around the globe. Singaporeans stood in line for as long as 10 hours to enter Parliament House, where Lee lay in state for four days before the public mourning was closed yesterday evening, according to the official website set up for tributes to Lee. World leaders including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are to attend today’s funeral. Public events have been curtailed during a week of mourning since Lee died at 91 on March 23, including the city’s nightly laser-light shows.

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  • Double jeopardy of payments on GST and service charges – Sirwin Ooi - The Malaysian Insider

    With the kicking in of the goods and services tax (GST) on April 1, 2015, most Malaysians are doing their shopping in order to stock up for at least a few months of supplies. A hot topic is being circulated and discussed on social media online, where everyone is criticising the implementation of the services charges by the service providers, i.e., hotel or restaurant, on top of the implementation of GST. Our Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan on March 1 said: "The 10% service charge imposed by hotels and restaurants need not be paid after the goods and services tax (GST) is implemented".

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  • 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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  • Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad held in #KitaLawan sweep - The Malaysian Insider

    Police arrested Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad early today in what has become a familiar pattern of detaining opposition leaders and activists after the #KitaLawan…

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  • Crash co-pilot’s personality ‘serious lead’ but not only one - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, March 28, 2015.The personality of a co-pilot suspected of deliberately flying a Germanwings passenger jet into a mountainside in the Alps is a "serious lead" in the inquiry but not the only one, a French investigator said Saturday. "We have a certain number of elements which allow us to make progress on this lead, which is a serious lead but which can't be the only one," police chief Jean-Pierre Michel told AFP in the western German city of Duesseldorf. The investigation so far has not turned up a "particular element" in the life of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz which could explain his alleged action in the ill-fated Airbus plane, he added. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit of the Germanwings jet and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials said.

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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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  • PAS: DAP has fallen into BN's political trap - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: In a fresh attack against DAP for opposing PAS' hudud plans in Kelantan, Pasir Mas MP Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz says its Pakatan Rakyat ally has fallen into the trap of political rival Umno. In a statement Saturday, the son of the late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said DAP's excuse to reject the Islamic penal code on the grounds of secularism was actually part of its effort to re-strengthen Umno's secular ideology, which he said was now increasingly vulnerable. "DAP has fallen into Umno and Barisan Nasional's trap by opposing the people of Kelantan's democratic right to the Islamic penal code.

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  • The unbeatable banana leaf rice that hits the spot

    — Picture by K.E. OoiGEORGE TOWN, March 29 — Banana leaf rice, originally a Southern Indian cuisine, is very much part of the few favourite local food in Penang particularly along Little India within the George Town Heritage zone. The meal is a simple one where fluffy white rice is served on a banana leaf and accompanied by a few types of vegetables, pickles, condiments like a chutney or mint sauce and papadum. The rice will be liberally mixed with your favourite type of curry, which you chose. For those who prefer a non-vegetarian meal, most banana leaf restaurants offer an extensive menu of curries with chicken, fish, lamb, eggs, quail, crabs and squids.

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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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  • 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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  • No one can question hudud law — Mufti of Perak – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    IPOH: No one can question the hudud law because it is Allah’s law and its implementation is compulsory in Islam, Mufti of Perak Tan Sri Dr Harussani Zakaria said. “I don’t know what (aspects) were being questioned, is it the methods (of implementation) or is it not perfect?…I don’t know, but as far as hudud is concerned, anyone who fight against Allah’s law shall receive punishment from Allah.

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  • Crash co-pilot told ex ‘everyone will know my name’ — Report – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    DUESSELDORF, Germany: The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that “one day everyone will know my name”, according to German newspaper Bild. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials say, in what appears to have been a case of suicide and mass killing. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that all the signs were “pointing towards an act that we can’t describe: criminal, crazy, suicidal”. German prosecutors revealed that searches of Lubitz’s homes netted “medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment”, including ‘torn-up and current sick leave notes, among them one covering the day of the crash’.

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  • The irresistible crunch of Ipoh’s sar kok liew

    — Pictures By James TanIPOH, March 29 — By now, if you are a self-proclaimed foodie in Malaysia, you must have at least heard or eaten at one of Ipoh’s most hyped hawker stalls — a stall aptly named Big Tree Foot or Dai Shu Geok located in the rambunctious neighbourhood of Pasir Pinji. Most of the items sold at Big Tree Foot are deep fried ingredients stuffed with homemade fish paste (otherwise known as yong tau foo more commonly, but we Ipoh folks call them yong liew), served as they are — piping fresh batches steaming hot from the wok right in front of you. The variety is astounding, and if this is your first time paying a visit, you will tend to get lost in the mix and end up piling dozens of greasy, delicious and extremely addictive pieces of yong liew in your bowl. Choose the piece that represents Ipoh most — sar kok liew otherwise known as jicama or yambean fritters.

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  • PKR Miri chief shocked by DAP’s move to quit PR – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    MIRI: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Miri chairman Dr Michael Teo was shocked by the state Democratic Action Party’s (DAP) announcement on Friday that it was leaving Pakatan Rakyat (PR). The Miri member of parliament told a press conference yesterday that he never expected DAP to quit PR. “What I know is that DAP and PKR are against the implementation of hudud law.

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