• No photos, no clearance, Immigration officer tells rock band - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 7, 2015.A starstruck female Immigration officer at the KL International Airport apparently refused to let members of a South Korean-American rock band through the checkpoint after they declined to pose for pictures with her, Guang Ming Daily reported. The daily quoted Malaysia Universal Music Group Chinese department senior label manager Miselyn Lem Yee Siew as saying that she was shocked to learn about the incident from the band’s manager on Monday night.

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  • DAP, PAS question Tabung Haji’s ‘high-risk’ land deal with 1MDB

    — File picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — DAP and PAS leaders questioned today Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (LTH) plan to buy two plots of land from 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) for over RM700 million, up to 65 times higher than the price the state investment arm had purchased it at. DAP’s Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari pointed out that the internal LTH risk management team had reportedly said the Muslim pilgrim fund board’s reported plan to purchase two plots of land totalling five acres in the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) was “high-risk”, due to the softening property market, property oversupply, and the slow pace of development in the real estate project planned as a financial centre in the capital.

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  • IGP: Our eyes will be on student when he returns - Nation | The Star Online

    BUKIT MERTAJAM: Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin will be on the police radar as soon as he returns. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the student would need to serve his time in Britain, but would eventually be back. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin lashed out at Mara for offering Nur Fitri a second chance, saying there should not even be a slight hint of using public money to sponsor “such people”.

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  • Beauty, brains and grace - Nation | The Star Online

    THE lovely and resplendent Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim was born on March 22, 1973, in Ipoh. Upon her return from Britain in 1995, Tuanku Zara served in Petronas, the national petroleum company, for six years before joining an information technology company, Formis Malaysia Berhad.

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  • TYT, wife at enthronement of Perak Sultan

    KUCHING: Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Toh Puan Dato Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib attended the enthronement ceremony of Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah and his wi...

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  • Backing cuts, new MAS CEO says airline spending much more than rivals

    — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — Malaysian Airlines Bhd (MAS) will have to grapple with painful spending cuts to remain competitive, its new chief executive officer Christopher Mueller has said as the national carrier’s operational cost is 20 per cent higher than its competitors. This was Mueller’s first message when addressing the company’s 20,000 employees in a meeting with them yesterday where he also admitted that turning around the ailing airline could be tougher due to a weakening ringgit triggered by Malaysia’s plunging oil revenue. “We cannot turn the airline around by fixing the revenue side alone.

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  • Jalan Batai Restoran Seng Lee’s char kway teow relocates to Klang

    – Pictures by Choo Choy MayKLANG, May 7 – Following our article in January, we tracked down the char kway teow stall that used to be at Restoran Seng Lee, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights to Setia Alam. The stall is run by Eng Lee Ling and her husband, Khoo Meng Hian. This April, the duo decided to give up managing Henan Hawker Food and started to search for a new premises to set up their stall. An obvious choice was Restoran Jie Mee in Sri Hartamas where the wantan mee stall from Restoran Seng Lee had opened.

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  • Villagers drive out PAS demonstrators

    PMTG PAUH A scuffle breaks out when a "pro-Ulama" group is driven out by locals.

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  • I didn’t steal money, says Dr M of BMF scandal - The Malaysian Insider

    The country's longest serving prime minister said the difference with him was that he was never advisor to the bank, unlike Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who is chairman of 1MDB's advisory board. "I don't steal money. The money was missing and it is the bank's money. "I was not the manager of the bank, neither was I its advisor," Dr Mahathir told reporters after an event at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya today.

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  • Festive mood at packed Pakatan finale ceramah

    PMTG PAUH A thousand gather at Bukit Mertajam and hundreds more in Seberang Jaya.

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  • Top cop says Selangor MB has ‘gone too far’  with ‘Umno lackey’ remark - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 6, 2015.Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali went "too far" when he accused the Inspector-General of Police of being an Umno lackey in relation to the arrests of Pakatan Rakyat politicians, activists and youths following the May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur last week. "But this time, it went too far," he told reporters at the Seberang Prai Tengah district police headquarters.

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  • Dr M: Convict maths whiz not following Quran

    UPDATED 2PM Mahathir says Muslims like to pick and choose the verses.

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  • Stay calm, you'll come home safe - In Your Face | The Star Online

    LAST weekend, a family was torn apart forever. The accident that took place along the Duta - Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) flung these three lives from their vehicle and rendered two young girls - aged seven and three - orphans. Since then, photos, videos and allegations swirling around last Saturday's tragic accident have gone viral, with the loudest and strongest allegations being those leveled by the public at members of a vehicle owners club. Members of the club were blamed for the accident that killed Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, his wife Nova Safitri Azhari, 27 and seven month old Nur Firuza Annisa.

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  • Ferry’s workers are operational, not executives, says Penang Port - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 7, 2015.Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) has clarified that all employees in Penang’s ferry service are operational staff and not executives, The Star reported. PPSB chairman and chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Sidik Shaik Osman said out of the 230 in the ferry department, 130 of them were vessel crew members who worked based on shift hours. He was responding to a comment by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng that should it take over operations, the Penang government was only willing to absorb the non-management staff as it was concerned that the top management could be highly paid. Lim had also said that the state government would not take over the debts incurred by Penang Port Commission’s (PPC) ferry operations so far.

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  • Dr M: GST the culprit for BN's reduced majority win | theSundaily

    PUTRAJAYA: The impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the rising cost of living are the reasons for Barisan Nasional's (BN) reduced majority in its win in Rompin, said former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "The win shows the opinion of the people in Rompin. BN has to pay attention to this and analyse what this voting trend means," he told the media after his keynote address at the Perdana Discourse Series 19: Islam & Islamisation at Perdana Leadership Foundation.

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  • The melted woman, Part 2

    MAY 7 — The next morning I arrived ready to transfer her but her mum was slow getting ready. At the time I was impatient, I wanted her to get treatment, but as I watched I realised that this was

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  • Rodents may be able to predict next big earthquake — Mac Margolis

    MAY 7 — The 10 biggest earthquakes recorded since 1900 have taken more than 1.5 million lives — not counting the toll from the 7.8 magnitude temblor in Nepal, which has killed 7,500 and counting. A research team working from three continents recently pored over data from a major earthquake in Peru and concluded that wild animals — especially rodents — know when the ground is about to buckle. Days before the 7.0 magnitude Contamana earthquake that struck a remote Andean village in 2011, motion-triggered cameras revealed that most wildlife in the Yanachaga-Chemillen national park had already fled the area, returning only after the quake had run its course. Just 48 hours before a big earthquake hit Helice, Greece, in 373 BC, “the snakes, weasels and worms deserted the city”, wrote Swiss energy expert Helmut Tributsch, in a celebrated 1984 book, When the Snakes Awake, which offered some scholarly backbone to what experts had always dismissed as folk tales.

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  • More jobless youths with public service job freeze, Cuepacs warns

    — Reuters file picKUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — Putrajaya must reverse its decision to freeze hiring for the public sector as this will discourage Malaysian youths from seeking gainful employment, the Congress of Unions of Employees in Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) said. The umbrella body representing over 800,000 workers in the public sector nationwide labelled the freeze, which Putrajaya has yet to explain, “unreasonable” and warned that it could affect public support for the government.

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  • Tuanku Zara Salim is Raja Permaisuri Perak

    IPOH: Tuanku Zara Salim was today crowned as the Raja Permaisuri of Perak. Born on March 22, 1973, she is the youngest of the four children of Datuk Salim Davidson and Sharifah Azaliah Tan Sri Syed Omar Shahabudin. Tuanku Zara received her early education at the Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Convent Ipoh, before attending secondary school at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Convent Ipoh.

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  • Crown Prince Consented to Attend Coronation of Perak's 35th Sultan

    KUALA KANGSAR, PERAK: His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, as the personal representative of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday consented to attend the Coronation Ceremony of Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah, the 35th Sultan of Perak. The coronation ceremony was held at Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia,©BRUDIRECT.COM  reported.

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