• Milk in, mosquitoes out as Anwar ‘reforms’ prison

    Inmates are being served milk three times a week and the prison area fogged.

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  • Perak sultan skips photo session after Pakatan reps don black

    — Picture by Marcus PheongIPOH, April 1 — The move by the 26 opposition assemblymen to wear black attire at the opening of the third session of the Perak state assembly may have earned the wrath of Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. The Perak ruler yesterday declined to join a photography session with state assemblymen from both sides of the political divide. It is normal practice for the Sultan and his consort to join the assemblymen for a photography session after the ruler officially opens the assembly. This is the first time that Sultan Nazrin Shah had officiated at the opening of the assembly as the new Perak ruler.

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  • Flash floods hit Subang Jaya - Community | The Star Online

    A three-hour downpour brought the township to a standstill, with floodwater reported up to knee level

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  • Girl injured in by alleged road bully | theSundaily

    PETALING JAYA: A video of a 27-year-old girl allegedly assaulted by a taxi driver at a petrol station at Jalan Persiaran Kayangan in Section 7 Shah Alam has gone viral on social media. According to Shah Alam police chief ACP Azisman Alias, the incident happened on March 29 and started after an accident between their cars at about 3.30pm. Azisman added that both the girl and the cabbie lodged police reports at Shah Alam police station and the girl's father who also turned up later at the police station assaulted the taxi driver.

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  • Over nine in 10 Malaysians ready to quit country for jobs, survey shows

    — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — Ninety three per cent of Malaysians are prepared to leave the country in search of jobs and experience, according to a new employment survey that has dire implications on Malaysia’s chronic brain drain. In its regional survey, recruitment firm Hays found that just seven per cent of Malaysians would not move abroad for better job prospects, career advancement or better lifestyles. This mobility is compounded by a previous Hays study that showed five per cent of the Malaysian workforce exited the country annually, with Singapore being the prime destination.

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  • Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew – Hamish McDonald - The Malaysian Insider

    When James Minchin, an Anglican priest from Australia who had lived in Singapore for many years, wrote an insightful book about its then prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in 1986, he gave it the title “No Man is an Island”. Yet when this week, after Lee died at the age of 91, his son and current prime minister Lee Hsien Loong broke the news to the nation by stating: “We won’t see another man like him.

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  • Sultanah Pahang and Jackson visits centre - Community | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Superstar Jermaine Jackson is in town but this time, he is not singing for his fans. A member of the pop group The Jacksons, he was accompanying Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Kalsom in paying a visit to the OrphanCare Foundation in Kampung Tunku near here. Jackson lauded the initiatives of the foundation, whose patron was Sultanah Kalsom. Meanwhile, Sultanah Kalsom urged more individuals and companies to support the foundation’s noble efforts.

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  • We need you to report without fear or favour, Umno man tells journalists after TMI arrests

    — Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — Umno member Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah urged journalists today to continue reporting without fear or favour despite the arrest of four journalists from news portal The Malaysian Insider (TMI) and their publisher for sedition. Saifuddin, who is currently a columnist and used to be an editor, also said that things have gone from “bad to worse” now, amid a slew of investigations under the Sedition Act 1948 against opposition politicians and social activists as well. “This persecution might affect some, but my plea is, please be steadfast,” Saifuddin told Malay Mail Online.

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  • Two national badminton coaches leave for better offers - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, March 31, 2015.National coaches Rashid Sidek and Rosman Razak have decided to not renew their contracts which ended today, despite a review of salary by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). BAM technical director Morten Frost Hansen said the coaches had made the decision after receiving better offers from other parties. "From the BAM part, we would like to thank both the coaches for having done a great job over the years and wish them all the best and good luck for the future," he said in a press conference at the Malaysia Open Premier Super Series at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil today. "She (Pek Siah) is actually an experienced coach, she has experience in Japan as well as some international exposure.

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  • Reports: Video of Germanwings crash surfaces, showing ‘cabin chaos’

    A French rescue worker inspects the remains of the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps March 29, 2015.— Reuters picPARIS, April 1 ― A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed emerged yesterday, with two European media claiming to have seen the footage. One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming “My God”. French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild said the authenticity of the video filmed on a mobile phone is “unquestionable” and that it had been retrieved from the wreckage of last Tuesday's crash. The recording lasting just a few seconds showed that passengers knew what was happening to them before the plane crashed into the French Alps, instantly killing all 150 people on board, according to the reports.

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  • Alleged conversion: Teachers transferred out of Sarawak – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    MIRI: SUPP secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting said he was glad that the Ministry of Education has transferred two teachers from SMK Lutong out of Sarawak for allegedly converting a student to Islam. “Secondary school students are all under 18 years old and they cannot make the unilateral decision to convert without permission from their parents while the principal plays the role of gatekeeper,” he said. Ting, also SUPP Piasau branch chairman, said he was immediately involved in the thick of things when told of the controversial conversion last Thursday, and called up the state education director who immediately acted on the case.

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  • China drives 66 golf courses into the rough | theSundaily

    BEIJING: China's Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 "illegal" courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time. The announcement by the ministry of land and resources comes amid a high-profile anti-graft campaign spearheaded by President Xi Jinping, which has seen crackdowns on banquets, lavish gift-giving and other official excesses. The ruling Communist Party has long had an ambivalent relationship with golf, which is a lucrative opportunity for local authorities and a favoured pastime of some officials, but is also closely associated with wealth and Western elites. "Presently, local governments have shut down a number of illegally-built golf courses, and preliminary results have been achieved in clean-up and rectification work," read the announcement on the ministry's website late Monday.

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  • Dear last-minute shopper, is GST truly a life-changing experience?

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — Perhaps you have seen the long snaking lines of shoppers or the empty shelves as Malaysia stocks up ahead of the arrival of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) tomorrow..   Traders are seeing brisk business with even big

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  • Are Malaysian women really safe? - The Malaysian Insider

    Are Malaysian women really safe? One of my friends was robbed of her mobile and purse while walking to meet another mutual friend for dinner, at a reasonably early hour of 8.45pm in the affluent neighbourhood of Bangsar. The incident happened so quickly, that passers-by could only advise her to make a police report.

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  • Leaked Zayn Malik Track Is Old One Direction Song From 'Four'

    Not so fast, Directioners – that earlier reported new Zayn Malik song is just an old One Direction demo! The internet (at least the portion used by 1D fans) flipped out on Tuesday, when producer Naughty Boy released (and then quickly removed) a track on SoundCloud that was believed to be Zayn's first music since quitting One Direction.

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  • Glaring spotlight on Dr M’s legacy with LKY gone

    — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew’s death leaves Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the last of the “Machiavellian” leaders of the region, and is inviting comparison between the two men’s legacy and achievements. In one such evaluation by the Associated Press, Lee was lauded for transforming Singapore from a swampy backwater into an efficient first-world state with good governance while Dr Mahathir is described as fostering political patronage through cronyism and achieving less than his contemporary despite greater resources.

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  • Fuel prices remain unchanged for April – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    KUALA LUMPUR: The retail prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel for April 2015 remain unchanged, according to the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) yesterday.The price of RON95 is unchanged at RM1.95 per litre, RON97 at RM2.25

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  • Sultan Nazrin wants Perak assembly sitting to be the pride of the people | theSundaily

    IPOH: The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah today expressed the desire to see the Perak State Assembly sitting to become the pride of the people in the state and a source of reference in terms of the proceedings, quality of debates and decorum of the members. "The professional qualifications and wealth of experience possessed by the Assemblymen can be demonstrated in their maturity and wisdom in analysing the main issues and policies rationally and in the best manner possible to avoid sensationalisation which are personal in nature," the Sultan said when opening the first sitting of the third term of the 13th Perak State Legislative Assembly, here. The sitting this time also created history with the maiden appearance of Sultan Nazrin as the 35th Sultan of Perak since he was proclaimed on May 29, 2014.

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  • Tian YaKe pan mee in Lorong Haji Taib - The Malaysian Insider

    Starting this month, the GST or goods and services tax will be imposed. The Malaysian Insider hunted down 30 food spots in high-density areas around the Klang Valley to bring you our collection of cheap and good eats. Pan Mee", or "Mee Hoon Kueh" in Hokkien, is a handmade wheat flour noodle dish. You'll find a few different varieties and permutations, but the most typical ones are machine-rolled noodles served in a clear anchovy stock with mushrooms, bits of pork, "sayur manis", garnished with deep fried anchovies and typically served with some "sambal belacan" as a condiment.

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  • Crash pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies - World | The Star Online

    The German pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago before he received his pilot's licence, German prosecutors said on Monday. This was the first acknowledgement from German officials that the pilot, Andreas Lubitz, had suffered bouts of depression and it is likely to intensify a debate about how airlines screen and monitor their pilots. Investigators believe Lubitz, serving as co-pilot on a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf on March 24th, locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the Airbus A320 plane into the side of a mountain while passengers screamed in horror. Lufthansa, the parent of the budget airline, has said it was not aware of anything in the 27-year-old's past which suggested he might have posed a risk.

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