• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • PAS campaigns for Wan Azizah as polling nears - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 5, 2015.The Permatang Pauh by-election might have kicked off on shaky ground amid talk of a boycott by disgruntled PAS members in the early stages and worries that Chinese votes could be swayed over the Islamist party’s plan to implement hudud. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 5, 2015.However, after a ceramah last night, such worries may be put to rest as PAS leaders were warmly received as they stumped for PKR's Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. PAS central committee member and state deputy commissioner Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa received a high-spirited welcome by the predominately Chinese crowd at the Moral Uplifting Society premises. The Parit Buntar MP, who is known for his interfaith work, spoke after DAP  secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah but managed to hold the crowd's attention, speaking about the unity and solidarity among PR parties in facing their common enemy, Barisan Nasional.

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  • Father of pregnant airbag victim sues Takata, Honda - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of Welhelmo Rodriguez Caido Jr, May 5, 2015.The father of a heavily pregnant Malaysian woman who died after being hit by shrapnel from a defective airbag is suing automaker Honda Motor Co and equipment manufacturer Takata Corp, Bloomberg reported. Law Suk Leh, 42, was killed in a car crash on July 27 last year. In an interview with Bloomberg, attorney Kevin Dean said Ngee Chiong was suing the automakers in the United States because “the defective inflator at issue” had been manufactured in LaGrange, Georgia.

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  • Suit to remove chairman of Malaysia’s wealthiest temple on Friday - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 5, 2015.The High Court has fixed case management for a suit to remove the chairman of the richest Hindu temple in Malaysia for this Friday. Former Kota Alam Shah assemblyman Manoharan filed the suit on April 17, saying among others that he wanted Nadaraja removed for failing to administer the organisation as a charitable, cultural, religious and educational trust. Manoharan also wanted the High Court to set aside a 1930 Supreme Court order that the temple was a charitable trust for the benefit of a select group of people.

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  • Apologise for calling IGP 'barua', cops tell Azmin

    Three police reports have been lodged against Selangor MB, senior officers say.

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  • Dr M’s criticism more than political – T.K. Chua - The Malaysian Insider

    Do we seriously think at his age and with his stature, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has a personal and hidden agenda when he speaks up? I think we Malaysians have become too disillusioned with our government leaders, both past and present.

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  • Driver barely escapes death on highway - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: A Chinese national had a close shave with death when his Maserati Quattroporte crashed into a side railing on an elevated portion of the Sprint Highway and burst into flames before plunging to the slip road below. Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Azmi Abu Kassim said the 32-year-old stock investment trainer was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Utama at about 3am yesterday when he lost control of the car while navigating a corner on the fast lane. ACP Azmi added that the driver escaped with minor injuries on both hands.

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  • Survey: Pregnant women in Malaysia nine times more likely to die than in Singapore

    ― AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Malaysian mothers are nearly nine times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than their Singaporean counterparts, a survey has shown. The State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report by international children’s rights group Save the Children released on Monday also showed Malaysia declining in the ranks from 68th last year to 71st out of 179 countries surveyed this year. Singapore was ranked 14th, the highest among Asian countries in the survey that assessed the well-being of mothers and children based on the lifetime risk of maternal death, children’s mortality rate below five years of age, children’s expected years of formal schooling, the gross national income (GNI) per capita, and women’s participation in national government.

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  • Lower voter turnout reason for Rompin defeat, says PAS - The Malaysian Insider

    PAS has conceded defeat in the Rompin by-election, citing the lower voter turnout as a contributing factor. Pahang PAS commissioner Datuk Tuan Ibrahim…

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  • Firemen’s help sought in ‘delicate’ emergency - The Malaysian Insider

    Fire and Rescue Department officers are used to all types of emergencies but when they were called to the Kuala Lumpur hospital, they had a shock of their lives. The man had sought medical attention at the emergency ward with his private parts swollen and a ring wrapped around his sensitive area, the daily reported. KL Fire and Rescue Department operations deputy director Azizan Ismail said officers had to be called to the ward at about 3.45pm yesterday to help doctors remove the ring.

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  • Sarawak offers homes to forced conversion victim’s family, 12 others

    — Reuters picKUCHING, May 6 — The family of a girl who alleged she was the victim of an unauthorised conversion to Islam and 12 others squatting in Kuala Baram will receive offers for homes from the Lands and Surveys Department in Miri. The offer to resettle the families was made following a meeting by two Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) leaders with Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. The Kuala Baram squatter colony made headline news following an aborted attempt to convert 13-year old Sabrina Ngumbang to Islam by two teachers of SMK Lutong.

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  • Australian hospital gets surprise visit from furry, four-legged intruder (VIDEO)

    Security camera footage of a koala wandering unhindered through the emergency ward of an Australian hospital has gone viral, with tens of thousands watching the curious critter on the Internet. The cameras captured the koala, an Australian native marsupial, strolling through the doors of the emergency department of the Hamilton Base Hospital in regional Victoria state. “We think this little chap has come from the park across the road,” Brigid Kelly, the hospital’s community liaison officer, told Reuters.

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  • In London, Sabahan wanted for sedition taunts IGP after meeting Sarawak CM

    Wanted in Sabah for alleged sedition, Europe-based activist Doris Jones today questioned why she was allowed to walk in freely to the Malaysian High Commission in London without being handcuffed. Following a recent meeting with Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem at the commission, Doris posted photos of the event as proof and issued a challenge to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. “Saya cabar Khalid Abu Bakar, jika benar ada arahan ke Interpol; mengapa semalam itu saya DI DALAM bangunan SURUHANJAYA KEDUTAAN MALAYSIA saya ni tidak di gari mengikut AKTA HASUTAN?” she wrote on social networking site Facebook this afternoon.

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  • Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 5, 2015.Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta.

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