• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mat Sabu nabbed by police in ski masks

    The police were also armed with weapons, says Mujahid.

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  • Ringgit likely to be volatile next week - The Malaysian Insider

    The ringgit is expected to be volatile against the US dollar next week amid the upbeat outlook for Malaysia's economic fundamentals versus favourable…

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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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  • 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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  • Toyota begins new Camry CKD production | theSundaily

    UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd marked a major milestone earlier this week after following a special line-off ceremony marking the start of the all-new 2015 Toyota Camry local assembly (CKD) programme. “Starting with the All New Toyota Camry Hybrid CKD, this is our chance to prove that we are at par with the other Asia Pacific major affiliates in terms of manufacturing and sales potentials,” said Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin, chairman of UMW Toyota Motor. Since 2010, UMW Toyota has invested close to RM180 million for the Toyota Camry model’s CKD project, and it now includes the new hybrid variant’s line.

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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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  • Sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

    He was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him.

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  • Low turnout at #KitaLawan rally after cops widen arrests

    — Picture by Syed Jaymal ZahiidKUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim saw a far lower turnout compared to the previous protest, possibly due to the arrests of several high-profile opposition politicians and activists. Chanting “Kita lawan” (We fight) and “Reformasi”, they converged at the Jalan Parlimen-Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman intersection first before marching towards the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. A few policemen in uniform were spotted keeping a close watch on the march. The crowd grew to about a thousand-strong later and moved towards the Sogo shopping complex on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, where they stopped to hear several other prominent federal opposition politicians and activists speak.

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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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  • Mum worries about missing teen daughter – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    SIBU: A 33-year-old woman is looking for her 13-year-old daughter who has gone missing since New Year’s Day.Penny Lok said her daughter, Chelsea Ngalai, left their home at Rumah Achan Mile 12 KJD Road on Jan 1.She received a telephone call from Chelsea

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  • No one can question hudud law | theSundaily

    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. "I'm confident that what was tabled was hudud law, but I had not looked into the methods of implementation...maybe it's the methods that were being criticised...hudud law must be implemented, it is compulsory," he said after launching the Baitul Ridzuan Tarbiah Complex project in Kampung Manjoi here today.

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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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