• Unhappy Selangor PKR members bash party, president in Permatang Pauh - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 3, 2015.A group of disgruntled PKR members from Selangor have taken their grouses against their party to Permatang Pauh where Pakatan Rakyat is fighting to keep the parliamentary seat. The group called 'Suara Akar Umbi Keadilan' (Sauk) rejected their party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's candidacy, saying that she would not be capable of serving two seats in two states. Spokesman for the group, Mazli Saring, 47, said the members were unhappy with Dr Wan Azizah standing for election in Permatang Pauh when she had said in 2008 that she wanted to retire to care for her grandchildren.

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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 "There are Umno division chiefs who realise that the support of the 'red shirts' to the top leadership can no longer represent the rakyat's support," wrote Zainuddin on his blog today.

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  • 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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  • Illegal Myvi race cause of deadly DUKE accident? - The Malaysian Insider

    Police are investigating claims that a fatal accident which killed a family of three at the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE), in Kuala Lumpur, early today, could have been caused by an illegal race involving six Myvi cars, Bernama reported. In the accident which happened about 1am, Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, his wife Nova Safitri Azhari, 25, and their 7-month-old daughter, Nur Firuza Annisa were killed when their Pajero crashed with two Myvi cars.

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  • 'Debate GST or be called bankrupt', Mei Fun told

    UPDATED 7.28PM Penang exco issues challenge after DAP fingered for misleading public.

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  • Najib, Rosmah must explain source of wealth

    Vijay47: It is fully understandable that groups like Mubarak (Malaysian Council of Former Elected Representatives) excel in bending low like MP P Kamalanathan in their fervour to honour, defend and praise PM Najib Razak. They demand that the PM's personal lifestyle be not questioned. Mubarak president Abdul Aziz Rahman adds that Najib comes from a wealthy dynasty, hence justifying his opulent, rich and famous ways.

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  • Time to replace the A-G, says Utusan - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 3, 2015.Umno mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia today said Putrajaya should seek a replacement for Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, citing his ailing health and long years in service. The paper's editors, writing under the pseudonym Awang Selamat, said although Gani's contribution in the past 12 years could not be denied, the time has come for him to step down. "Rumour has it that Gani is on leave due to health problems.

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  • Execution of drug convicts leaves a big mess for Jokowi

    Whatever positive outcome President Joko Widodo had expected of this week’s executions of eight drug convicts, it’s clear he has failed to achieve it. The dramatic execution of the inmates, seven of whom were foreign nationals, has made a big mess of things, bringing into disrepute the president’s global standing, and straining Indonesia’ s diplomatic ties with several countries, especially Australia. Even in Indonesia, where support for capital punishment for drug traffickers is strong, the mass execution managed to polarised the country, further alienating a big chunk of his supporters who have already started to lose patience with his leadership. On Wednesday shortly after midnight, eight convicted drug traffickers from Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and Ghana were shot dead by a firing squad.

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  • Americans too fast for Bolt to catch in relay - Athletics | The Star Online

    Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay powered the Americans to a five-meter advantage through three legs of the highly anticipated race and Ryan Bailey brought the team home in 37.38 seconds. Bolt, who had missed last year's inaugural World Relays, made up ground on Bailey in their anchor leg but could not close the gap as Jamaica, running their 2013 world championship team, finished second in 37.68.

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  • Sarawak village drinking water contaminated by graves

    — Picture by Nigel EdgarKUCHING, May 3 — The residents of Ringin bazaar and its surrounding areas are consuming tap water contaminated by a cemetery near the source and may have done so for over 20 years. According to Balai Ringin lawmaker Snowdan Lawan, the main pumping station supplying the area was located just 200m downstream the cemetery near a riverbank, which he said put the health of over 5,000 natives at risk. “We have more than 30 villages in Balai Ringin who are consuming the tap water everyday.

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  • Lack of response from PKR sees 300 join Barisan-friendly party - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 2 2015.Lorry driver S. Muniswaran only wanted to get two makeshift tents, which could be used for community events in his neighbourhood of Taman Siakap in Seberang Jaya. When he could not get them after repeated requests, he got fed up and decided to leave PKR last month. Tonight, the 33-year-old who joined PKR almost 17 years ago and some 300 other residents from Taman Siakap submitted their forms to the Malaysian Indian United Party (MIUP), a party friendly to ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN). If PKR could get them for us, we wouldn't have to rent them.

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  • Isn’t there a single honest man left in Umno?

    Someone must have gotten to former deputy higher education minister Saifuddin Abdullah. As former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad has asked, if your wife is a murderer, do you still support her? As for moderation, ask yourself honestly whether Najib Abdul Razak and his government have been practising moderation. CQ Muar: If only Najib were free from those controversial accusations and alleged scandals, I would readily agree he would make a fine prime minister of this country.

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  • Parking dilemma continues to plague KL drivers - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Basil Foo, May 3, 2015.Parking problems continue to plague motorists in Kuala Lumpur with vehicles at risk of being stolen and broken into if the parking spaces are located in secluded areas. Although convenient parking spaces are available, the general public usually shy away because of the exorbitant charges. A private company employee Siti Nurmaizan Mokhtar, 29, said one of her colleagues lost two of her car tyres when she parked the vehicle some distance from their office in Plaza Vads, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, in Kuala Lumpur.

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  • 10 things to look out for when buying property in Malaysia

    Malay Mail Online spoke to Knight Frank Malaysia managing director Sarkunan Subramaniam, real estate lawyer Chris Tan and senior real estate negotiator at Property Hub, Roy Teo and found out the top 10 factors to look out for when hunting for the right piece of property. A township with well-maintained landscape in Shah Alam.We are not just talking about the landscaping of the landed property or the compound the condominium sits on. It goes without saying that your property must be at least pleasant to look at and well kept.Knight Frank Malaysia managing director Sarkunan Subramaniam. Sarkunan said the area or neighbourhood where the property is located has to be taken into account as well.

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  • Privileged life of JPA scholars - The Malaysian Insider

    Every year the Public Service Department (JPA) scholarship, and the university admission process, causes a ruckus. The script is always the same: some excellent straight A students do not get the scholarship (or the course they wanted), the media reports make waves in the social media, and the cycle repeats the following year. Rather, I want to shine light on the lesser known aspects of this scholarship. The following account is just my personal observation, which may not be generalised for all JPA students.

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  • Sadly, we’re way out of tune - Nation | The Star Online

    IF you have always dreamt of watching Madonna, Shakira or Lady Gaga performing live in Malaysia, you can dream on. This does not include the international stars, namely Beyonce, who pulled out of their agreed show due to their unwillingness to comply to the strict concert rules in Malaysia and fear of religious backlash.

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  • Halep stunned by Cornet, Sharapova, Wozniacki through - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 3, 2015.World number two Simona Halep slumped to a shock 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 defeat to France's Alize Cornet in the first round of the Madrid Open today. Halep reached the final in the Spanish capital last year, but looked out of sorts as a double fault handed Cornet the opening set in a tie-break. And the Romanian's serve crumbled when serving to stay in the match in the second as Cornet wrapped up victory in just under two hours on court.

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  • Firemen come to aid of girl whose finger got caught in a cake mixer

    MIRI: It took firemen from Lopeng Fire Station 30 seconds to free a teenage girl’s finger from a cake mixer in Piasau Jaya here on Friday morning. The team led by senior fire officer II Henry Jugah received a call from the victim’s family around 10.58am that morning. According to sources, Nur Nasha Nabilla Yusuf, 12, was helping her mother bake cookies that morning when she accidentally switched on the gadget. “My finger got caught in the whirling beater and I was lucky it wasn’t cut or torn off,” said Nur Nasha.

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  • MMOTV: Witness recounting the rough arrest of Tian Chua

    Huraimi Husri, 18, who was escorting Tian Chua when Chua was arrested, recounting the incident to reporters outside the Central Seberang Perai district headquarters. ― Video by Opalyn Mok

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  • Rompin: Of giant prawns, sailfish and tourism - Nation | The Star Online

    ROMPIN: If you are in Rompin you are likely to come across restaurants or stalls promoting udang galah (giant river prawns). Whether it’s prepared masak lemak cili api, masak merah or with noodles, Rompin swear by this delicacy. Now that Rompin is in the spotlight because of a looming by-election, the demand for these crustaceans has increased several times fold. Udang galah seller Wan Rosdi Wan Zakaria claims that the Rompin prawns are in high demand because they are tastier.

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