• 'Bad moon rising for PAS under current leaders'

    INTERVIEW Ahmad Awang says party will do badly in GE if they stay.

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  • Lord Mayor of London: I’m a Malaysian - Nation | The Star Online

    JOHOR BARU: “Saya adalah orang Malaysia (I’m Malaysian)” were the first few words uttered by the Lord Mayor of London Alan Yarrow as he addressed a crowd here. Yarrow, who visited the Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (Jaro) here yesterday with his wife Gilly, was on a two-day working visit to Malaysia, with a special tour to this city. As for Jaro, Yarrow said the organisation held fond memories for him as his mother Paula Yarrow was one of the volunteers at the centre.

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  • No giant rat in Subang Jaya, says Hannah Yeoh - The Malaysian Insider

    – Facebook pic, May 25, 2015.Selangor Speaker Hannah Yeoh today denied the existence of a giant rat in her state constituency of Subang Jaya, saying that a photograph which was spread through social media yesterday was inaccurate. Yeoh said the picture of the rat, which was caught by residents of USJ11, could have been modified to make it appear bigger than normal-sized rodents. The operation was led by Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) councillor and Zone 3 Residents' Committee. The furore was said to have started when Facebook user Sian Liam See posted a photograph of a giant rat, saying the rodent had been caught in front of Thiagan and Kumar Dental Clinic in USJ 11/1J in Subang Jaya.

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  • More Umno MPs against Hanadzalah’s restructuring plan – Sir Wenger Khairy - The Malaysian Insider

    Two weeks ago, I profiled Umno MPs into three categories: the first, hard-core supporters of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, whom I counted at 26; those who were anti-PM, whom I counted as 8; and the middle ground, whom I counted at 56. The Bugis Warrior ship continues to leak support and the longer it continues, the easier it will be to separate those condemned to go down with the Bugis dingy and those who have made the smart choice to save Umno and themselves. Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz then quipped and said that 1MDB did not pose a systemic risk to the Malaysian banking sector and the 1MDB CEO asked us to believe that the Cayman Islands investment was redeemed in cash because “he sighted the statement”. The Cayman Islands investment has not been redeemed and is currently held as ownership interest in illiquid “units”.

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  • Don’t stress yourself out over GST and IMDB, says Shahidan Kassim - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: Think positive and don't stress yourself thinking about GST and 1MDB. "Think positive about GST...1MDB.If you think positive then there will be lower stress levels, " he said when answering a question in Parliament about stress-related dangers by Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar (BN-Kuala Kangsar).

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  • 1MDB chief Arul Kanda to skip PAC probe tomorrow

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 25  — The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will not get to grill 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief executive Arul Kanda Kandasamy tomorrow as he has excused himself from attending the parliamentary committee hearing. It is understood that Arul and his predecessor, Datuk Shahrol Halmi, had written in to inform the committee that they would not be able to attend the hearing as they are currently overseas. “PAC chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan (Mohamed) should be revealing more details on this later after the meeting,” a source close to the committee said.

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  • Two foreigners drown after being chased by a man while sightseeing

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Two foreign women are missing and feared drowned in Sungai Klang, Brickfields here, while two others were rescued in an incident yesterday. Seputeh Fire and Rescue Station chief, Japari Tajuddin said a group of five women, aged 18 to 20 years, were purportedly chased by a man on a motorcycle while they were sightseeing, resulting in four of them to jumping into the river in the 7pm incident. The three rescued women were taken to the Brickfields District Police Headquarters to have their statements recorded. “Currently, firemen from the Hang Tuah Fire and Rescue Station are conducting a search and rescue operation along the river using torchlights but are hampered by the darkness,” he said.

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  • Zahid slams Lim, but Reezal wants ego aside

    The Umno MP gives Penang thumbs up for saying it’ll consider refugee camp proposal.

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  • Court says EC must reply to Anwar’s suit in two weeks - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 25, 2015.The Election Commission (EC) and its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof have been ordered to file their affidavit within two weeks in response to a suit filed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was barred from voting in the recent Permatang Pauh by-election. The former opposition leader's lawyer, Raul Lee, said High Court deputy registrar Norhasniah Abdul Razak gave the order today during a case management.

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  • One-third of MAS staff to lose jobs in matter of days, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 25, 2015.Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is set to terminate at least one-third of its workforce in a matter of days as a last effort to save the flailing national carrier, The Star reported today. It added that Christoph Mueller, the newly hired chief executive, would be the only one spared, and that no government-linked company had ever sacked nearly everyone. It was previously reported that some 6,000 jobs would be cut, but sources told The Star that the figure would likely be closer to 8,000 and that job cuts would be made in stages over the space of a year. The flag carrier has suffered losses for the last three financial years and the twin tragedies of flights MH370 and MH17 last year made revival more difficult.

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  • Dr Mahathir: Najib did not tell truth about 1MDB cash in Singapore - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accused Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of not telling the complete truth when he told Parliament that money held by government investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is being kept in Singapore. “No money was banked into BSI Bank in Singapore. It is unclear what is in the documents, but it is clear it is not cash,” said Dr Mahathir in a blogpost on Sunday. In January, the Finance Ministry said 1MDB had deposited the funds it had redeemed from its offshore account in the Cayman Islands into BSI Bank, with the amount held in US dollars.

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  • Why auditors can’t guarantee there was no fraud at 1MDB - The Malaysian Insider

    The backers of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) have argued that because international accounting firms like KPMG and Deloitte have signed off all 1MDB's accounts from FY2010 to FY2014, this meant no money has gone missing and no fraud has occurred. Owing to the inherent limitations of an audit, there is an unavoidable risk that material misstatement may not be detected, even when the audit is planned and performed in accordance with international accounting standards.

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  • After Kit Siang’s doomsday warning, Rafizi says Pakatan needs cooling period - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 25, 2015.PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli has mooted a “cooling period” between Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties to avoid further straining the opposition pact, after DAP warned that PR may disintegrate within two weeks. He said instead of exchanging barbs with one another, party leaders should go down to the ground and realise the extent to which Malaysians wanted PR to stay together. “It is understandable and expected given the spate of exchanges between DAP and PAS top leaderships in the past three months that (Lim) Kit Siang fears the worst,” the PKR vice-president said when met by reporters at the Parliament lobby. “That’s why I think the best way to manage it and to preserve Pakatan in spite of whatever results that will be in the next two weeks is I think to have a cooling period until after that time.

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  • Adi Putra, the forgotten child genius - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 24, 2015.Some years ago, child genius Adi Putra Abd Ghani made waves with his speed and skill at solving mathematical problems at a tender age. Now 16, Adi is still pursuing his mathematical passion locally and overseas – but on his own, a forgotten genius let down after various promises made to him by the Federal government fizzled out. Crowned the Islamic Mathematician of the century by the Riau University in Indonesia in 2009, Adi had produced 235 mathematical formulas and published 12 of them in a book titled "Seni Matematik Islam" (The art of Islamic Mathematics).

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  • Why was MBPJ legal department head sacked but not sued? – Mak Khuin Weng - The Malaysian Insider

    The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) recently took its first step in sacking a high-ranking officer over a very serious issue: the alleged signing of an agreement for 13 billboard sites to a billboard operator that was deemed prejudicial to the interests of the city council and done without the knowledge or consent of the council. If this is true, then the sacking of Abdul Mutalib Mohd Ali as the MBPJ legal department director is most certainly welcome. As a former MBPJ councillor from 2008 to 2012 and having served in the MBPJ disciplinary board as a committee member, I would like to point out a few things that appear odd in the announcement from MBPJ.

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  • Abdul Aziz: Airline in danger of losing the plot - Nation | The Star Online

    It’s also in danger of losing the plot, said former managing director Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman (pic). “It is in danger of losing the plot. It is supposed to be our national airline. Abdul Aziz also derided the latest plan to make MAS a smaller airline by reducing the fleet and staff and focusing more on regional and domestic routes as a mistake.

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  • How straight are you? - Ask Dr G | The Star Online

    Before you start writing in to complain about me crossing the line, asking a too provocative question in a conservative society, let me assure you I am referring to the geometrical straightness of a man’s sexual organ. Sidney Poitier, the first African American actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor once said: “I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical and legal bounds through the skilful use of words, and thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent or bend of a truth completely out of shape. How the curvature of the male external genitalia is a “bend of a truth” and “completely out of shape” is the topic of our discussion today. Obviously, with my wife being pregnant for the last six months, my sexual activity has been confined to moments of “self indulgence”.

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  • MAS’ wholesale sackings: MP accuses airline of circumventing labour laws

    — File picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Malaysia Airline  (MAS) is attempting to avoid compensating the employees it will retrench for its restructuring with its “cynical” termination of the entire workforce and rehiring the ones it will retain, a DAP federal lawmaker said today. Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong said that while retrenchments were not unusual, the announced termination of all MAS employees who will then be offered new contacts at the new entity, Malaysia Airline Bhd (MAB), was blatant manipulation of existing labour laws. Liew also questioned the move, given that MAB’s owner is government-linked corporation Khazanah Nasional. “MAS, and its owner Khazanah, is telling the whole country that the best way to sack workers is to shut down the current set-up without the necessary compensation via the conventional voluntary separation schemes,” Liew said in a statement today.

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  • Ban on book about ex-Sabah leader stays, says Zahid - The Malaysian Insider

    – 4.bp.blogspot.com pic, May 25, 2015.Putrajaya is maintaining its 37-year ban on a biography of a former Sabah Kadazan leader as it deemed it to be harmful to the country's interests and federal security. Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said The Golden Son of the Kadazan was banned from the country on June 22, 1978 under the Internal Security Act. "The book was banned because it contains excessive criticism against the federal government, among them making certain decisions hastily in Sabah. As such, the contents of the book is feared to be harmful or may cause harm to security and public order if it is not banned," he told Darell Leiking (PKR-Penampang) in a written reply.

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  • Mangoes for RM40? - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: Mangoes for RM40 a kilo, anyone? Apparently yes, for the harumanis variety.

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