• When an ex-PM accuses the PM of lying

    Kingfisher: It is a sad episode in the annals of our governance culture when a sitting PM is identified for having lied in matters of fiscal responsibility as finance minister by none other than a former PM.

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  • Giant rat photo goes viral on social media | theSundaily

    PETALING JAYA: A photograph of a gigantic rat, allegedly caught during an operation in USJ11, is now making rapid rounds on the the social media. However, there is nothing to get worked up about as this is not a species of some mutated rodent, but merely the result of the angle the photograph was taken.

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  • What exactly are 1MDB assets in S’pore bank?

    How could a statement on a paramount issue like 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) be casually written by a lowly ministry official without the approval of the finance minister whose job is on the line? Wg321: Why is the Finance Minister II Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah dishonest? On March 10, 2015 in a written reply in Parliament, PM Najib Razak said the US$1.103 billion (RM3.9 billion) which were held in the Singapore bank is in the form of cash. This statement had been corroborated by 1MDB president and group executive director, Arul Kanda Kandasamy.

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  • Ahead of massive job cull, MAS union turns to PM for help… again

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — With reports claiming that up to 8,000 Malaysian Airlines (MAS) employees could lose their jobs tomorrow, an employee union for the airline today said they will seek Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s help should any of their terminated staff fail to be properly reimbursed. In Malay daily Utusan Malaysia’s report today, the Malaysia Airlines System Employees Union (MASEU) said they will plead for Najib’s help if MAS does not reimburse its terminated employees according to their Collective Agreement. The administrator picked by Khazanah Nasional Berhad has full power to decide anything. “The last step would be to appeal to the prime minister,” the union’s secretary-general Ab Malek Ariff was quoted as saying in the daily’s business section.

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  • Profiteering much? Kayu Nasi Kandar in the soup again over RM20 ladies’ fingers

    The Kayu Nasi Kandar restaurant in Bukit Jambul is in trouble with the Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry for the seond time in three days over allegations of overcharging patrons. This time around, an irate customer’s complaint about paying through his nose for ladies’ fingers went viral on social media. The enforcement officers, who visited the eatery yesterday, had paid a call on the restaurant late last week  to investigate a claim it had billed a customer RM2.50 for a roti telur. Restaurant owner and managing director Burhan Muhamad, who was present during the spot check, initially blamed the exhorbitant price of ladies’ fingers on human error, but later pointed the finger at the system.

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  • Unused Rolls Royce, just another collectible | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: Just another one of his collections ... A black Phantom Rolls Royce sits unused in Kuala Lumpur after it was purchased for Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud when he is in town. According to The Sarawak Report, it was purchased late last year and costs about RM2 million.

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  • Bumi equity 50% now if policies carried out, says economist - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 26, 2015.Bumiputeras would be controlling 50% of all corporate stock in Malaysia had the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administrations carried out pro-Bumi business policies, said a prominent economist who helped in drafting them for the government. Universiti Malaya's (UM) Tan Sri Kamal Salih said this as Putrajaya pushed its Bumiputera business agenda in the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) launched on May 21. Kamal said 11MP’s target of achieving 30% Bumiputera corporate equity would likely fail without structural reforms to the agencies and departments tasked with carrying out the agenda. This is because many of the strategies in the 11MP’s were similar to those created and implemented by the previous administration under Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

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  • Minister: How can 1MDB survive with such bad publicity?

    — File picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) can overcome its financial problems, but the indebted firm is being hampered by negative media coverage and criticism, a minister has said. Urban Well-Being, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan pointed out that it was unreasonable to expect any company to continue operating normally with the amount of controversy that greets 1MDB’s every move. Concerned that with all this bad publicity, how can any company survive in this kind of environment where everybody is squeezing them (1MDB) out of oxygen?” he asked Malay Mail Online in a recent interview. Fears that public funds may be used to “bail out” the state-owned firm that reportedly accumulated RM42 billion in debt in just over five years has prompted opposition towards its transactions, both old and new.

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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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  • Welcome to ‘char siew’ heaven at Char Siew Yoong, Cheras - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 26, 2015.Good char siew, or barbecued pork belly, is always tender and juicy with a sweet, caramelised glaze. Great char siew is all that, but with a superior choice of cut that has thin layers of fat interspersed with lean meat so each mouthful has an equal meaty bite with a slight burst of fatty juices.

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  • Where did SRC’s RM3.81 billion end up, DAP asks again - The Malaysian Insider

    – Gobi Coal & Energy Ltd screenshot, May 26, 2015.Putrajaya should reveal where RM3.8 billion of SRC International funds had gone to, a DAP lawmaker said today, after it was revealed that its investments in Gobi Coal & Energy Ltd was only valued at US$60 million (RM216 million). Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said that Malaysians were interested to know where the money, borrowed from the Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP), had gone in light of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, which has racked up RM42 billion in debts. "In the light of the questionable 'level 3 assets' of RM13.4 billion in SRC International’s former parent, 1MDB which appears to have gone missing, Malaysians are also interested to know if RM3.81 billion, most of which is also classified as 'level 3 asset’ is missing," he said in a statement today.

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  • Mysterious fires, voices haunt Bercham family - The Malaysian Insider

    A family in Taman Rima Gamelan, in the Ipoh suburb of Bercham, Perak, claimed they had been haunted by mysterious fires in their house, Sinar Harian reported. The report claimed that the incidents had started after a family member, Mohd Syafiq Hassan, 17, had helped a neighbour who faced similar problems.

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  • Man suspected of killing sister, mother and her partner found dead

    — File picOXFORD, May 26 — A 21-year-old British man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner was found dead yesterday after a huge manhunt, police said. His six-year old sister Derrin, mother Janet Jordon, 48, and Jordon’s partner Philip Howard, 44, were found stabbed to death on Saturday in their home in Oxfordshire, south east England. Flowers and teddy bears were left in tribute at Derrin’s Oxfordshire primary school All Saints, as families gathered to pay their respects. All Saints head teacher John Myers described Derrin as “beautiful, gentle, quiet, smiley, happy, precious, a lovely girl”.

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  • Indonesian minister fears government sabotage in contaminated rice scare - The Malaysian Insider

    – YouTube pic, May 25, 2015.Indonesia's home minister called for a police investigation into the suspected contamination of rice with plastic, saying it may be an attempt at sabotaging the government, media reported on Monday. President Joko Widodo has called for calm after reports that tainted rice may have caused the hospitalisation of a girl in Medan on Sunday and made some customers at a food market in Bekasi sick last week.

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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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  • Human trafficking victim: We were treated like animals

    — Pictures by Firdaus LatifKUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — Following the discovery of mass graves where hundreds of starved and tortured migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were buried at abandoned detention camps in Wang Kelian and Padang Besar, Malay Mail met up with Mohd Junaid Ahmad Mohd Yunus, 29, who made the perilous journey from Myanmar to Thailand by boat and by foot to Malaysia four years ago. He recalls that Myanmar army personnel had warned that those living in his village would either end up dead or become slaves to human traffickers if they did not flee the country. After surviving the human trafficking camp in Thailand, he was able to integrate into the Rohingya community in Malaysia.

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  • Perlis ruler says no need for ‘Indera Kayangan’ in state’s name - The Malaysian Insider

    – May 25, 2015.The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail has commanded that there should be no addition to the state's name, such as "Indera Kayangan" or "Darul", and be called just Perlis, as enshrined in the state constitution. He said the constitution had been signed by his father, the late Tuanku Syed Putra Syed Hassan Jamalullail only with the name Perlis for the state, without any addition.

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  • Investments in 1MDB only ‘small’ risk to EPF, claims Ahmad Maslan

    The deputy finance minister said these investments included the RM200 million in 1MDB bonds subscribed in 2009, and RM1.52 billion the fund pumped into 1MDB subsidiaries Panglima Power Sdn Bhd (PPSB) and Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd. “There is a risk in these investments, but it is small,” Ahmad told Parliament during question time.

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  • Mass graves in Perlis: Grim find in horror jungle camps (VIDEO)

    Coffee shop operator Zulhelmi Yusof was unaware about the graves found just 4km from his shop. This undated handout photo made available on May 25, 2015 by the Royal Malaysian Police shows an abandoned migrant detention camp used by people-smugglers in a jungle near the Malaysia-Thailand border in Genting Perah.

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  • Local actor fined for showing disrespect to traffic policeman - The Malaysian Insider

    A promo poster for the screening of local TV series 'Ariana Rose' which stars Keith Foo, among others.– Pic from official 'Ariana Rose' Facebook page, May 25, 2015.A local actor was imposed a fine of RM100 or 10 days' jail by the Magistrate's Court in Kuala Lumpur today for insulting a traffic policeman. Keith Foo Chuan Chin, 32, admitted before Magistrate Nur'Aminahtul Mardiah Md Nor to committing the offence near the roundabout to Kampung Pandan at Jalan Davis in Kuala Lumpur at 4.30am on March 15. His fiancee, Kim Raymond who had accompanied him to court, settled the fine for him. According to the facts of the case, the "Ariana Rose" drama series actor who also starred in "Love You Mr Arrogant", hurled the words, "Kau siapa, kau ingat kau polis besar sangatkah, bodoh", at Faizul Amri Md Zan.

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