• Nasi kandar restaurant selling 'roti canai telur' at RM2.50 raided | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: A famous 'nasi kandar' restaurant in Bukit Jambul was raided today by the Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNN), Penang for selling 'roti canai telur' at RM2.50. State KPDNKK Enforcement deputy head Chin Ching Chung said the inspection was carried out at 10.40am after the department received a consumer's complaint that the price of 'roti canai telur' before the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was RM1.80. "The restaurant operator is given three days to submit relevant documents and reasons for raising the price before enforcement action is taken," he said when contacted.

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  • MB willing to ride rough seas with DPM, Umno

    UPDATED 3PM He will stick with party's leadership through rough political seas.

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  • DPM gets limp response on 11MP in Rembau

    UPDATED 2.20PM Muhyiddin finds 5,000-strong crowd uninterested in the new plan.

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  • Man killed while out buying medicine for fiancee - The Malaysian Insider

    The victim, known only as Subramaniam, had gone to buy medicine for his fiancee and had parked his motorcycle in front of a supermarket in Taman Puchong Perdana, Subang Jaya, Selangor, at about 8.30pm on Friday when the men approached him and started attacking him. Subramaniam managed to flee but he was hit by a car and the impact almost severed his head, the daily reported. His assailants fled after they saw the car crashing into Subramaniam, police said, adding that the driver also sped off. District police chief Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said Subramaniam was slashed several times on the body by his attackers.

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  • 7 shocking quotes from Muhyiddin during secret UMNO meet

    "Sack all the 1MDB board!" "Aku yang akan jadi pengarah pilihanraya ini!" These are just some of the quotes caught on video from Deputy PM Muhyiddin, during an UMNO training session in Janda Baik recently. #1mdb #ahmadmaslan #muhyiddinyassin

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  • Senior customs officers with millions in bank under probe, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    Senior customs officers in Sabah with millions of ringgit in their bank accounts are being investigated by authorities, which have frozen 69 bank accounts linked to customs officers in the state, The Star reported. The 69 accounts were reported to be among 1,623 bank accounts worth RM560 million belonging to individuals and companies that were frozen in an ongoing crackdown on smuggling by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) under "Ops BS". Quoting a source, the report said that several of the senior customs officers were living beyond their means and were being investigated for allegedly accepting bribes linked to smuggling. Two major Sabah smuggling kingpins operating in Sipitang and Keningau have also been picked up in the crackdown under Ops BS, an integrated multi-agency sting which began last week in the state.

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  • Families leaving for Isis as Malaysia not Islamic enough, says top anti-terrorism cop - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 23, 2015.Police have observed a recent trend among Malaysians joining the terror group the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (Isis): they are young families willing to give up everything here for a life under a caliphate because they think Malaysia is not Islamic enough, a senior counter-terrorism official said. “To these families, it was a ‘dream come true’ to have migrated from Malaysia, which they label as 'taghut', to a pure Islamic government under a caliph's rule,” Police Counter-Terrorism Division principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said.

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  • Why this video of a South Korean woman removing her makeup got over three million hits

    A video of a South Korean woman removing make-up from half her face has gone viral. The video which was uploaded on May 2 is simply that — a woman removing makeup. But, a make up artist TODAY spoke with said achieving that effect is possible with a skilled hand. Sharhana Mohd Sharif who has been a makeup artist for Lyanaz Bridal Gallery for five years said there are techniques to make one’s eyes look bigger.

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  • Malaysians slam brakes on vehicle buys as GST hits

    ― File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Vehicle sales in Malaysia fell nearly 33 per cent in April following the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), in a further indication of the effects of the new consumption tax on the economy. Combined private and commercial vehicle sales dropped from 67,314 to 45,187 during the space of a month, with the main variable being the new tax that replaces the previous Sales and Services Tax (SST). National carmakers Proton and Perodua were among the hardest hit, with sales volume falling by 5,556 — over half of what Proton sold the month before — and 4,913 respectively month-to-month following the introduction of the GST. The current best-selling luxury marque, Mercedes Benz, also saw its sales dip by less than 5 per cent month on month.

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  • Cash-strapped 1MDB needs RM5b this year, RM1.4b in annual interest

    ― File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — State investment firm 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) will need to overcome its liquidity issues to meet RM5 billion in loan payments this year and an estimated RM40 billion in principal and interest payments by 2023, The Star reported today. According to the report, 1MDB must meet massive repayments totalling RM13 billion in 2022 and another RM11.7 billion in 2023, based on lump sum payment of the loan principal upon maturity. It further estimated that the state-owned firm will have to make annual interest payments of at least RM1.4 billion, based on its current liabilities and prevailing interest rates. Additionally, the firm was forced to use some of its capital earmarked for the development of the Tun Razak Exchange here to meet interest payments.

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  • PAS ready to split with DAP - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: PAS is ready to end ties with DAP, according to an online report citing Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

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  • For some Muslim women, divorce not the end of marital hell

    — Pictures by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 ― Aida Melly Tan Mutalib spent eight years in an arranged marriage until, in 1996, she decided to divorce her abusive husband who had taken a second wife. It took her nearly eight more years before she finally got her divorce ― years spent going in and out of courts due to the tortuous bureaucracy in the Shariah court, which women’s group said continues to be hostile towards Muslim women. Aida Melly’s case has served as the watershed moment for the Muslim women’s rights movement, but almost 20 years on, single mothers and activists told Malay Mail Online little has changed with the Islamic legal system. It’s a waste of time,” said an older single mother named Mariam Abdul in a recent interview.

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  • My appointment as Najib’s PR man ‘nothing special’, says Lim Kok Wing - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 23, 2015.Advertising man Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing, who is now Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's new public campaign coordinator, says his appointment is “nothing special”. “I’ve been working with the Malaysian government since 1974 on the New Economic Policy. My appointment serves as a continuation of the role that I play in supporting the government,” he was quoted as saying in The Star Online today.

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  • Malaysia ready to hire 180,000 autoworkers now, says Najib

    — Reuters picPEKAN, May 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Malaysia needs about 180,000 workers to fill vacancies in the automotive industry from now until 2020. From 2000 until 2014, a total of 550,000 workers were involved in the automotive industry, one of the main contributors to the national revenue and the economy. “In 2014 alone, some 21,000 people were involved in the automotive industry and about 180,000 workers more are needed until 2020. “Apart from providing employment, the automotive industry is also a contributor to the stable national revenue.

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  • Indonesia says most migrants at sea illegal Bangladeshi workers, not Rohingya

    — Reuters picSYDNEY, May 23 — Indonesia has told Australia that most of the migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia are illegal labourers from Bangladesh, not oppressed Muslim Rohingya, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in comments published today.

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  • Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in US park - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 23, 2015.A Maryland mother was found early yesterday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call around 7am to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, about 55 km south of Washington, DC, said Charles County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson. One witness told deputies she found it strange that the woman had been pushing the child for an unusually long period of time, possibly since the day before, Richardson said. When the officers arrived they found the 24-year-old woman still pushing the child in the swing, and they realised immediately that the boy was dead, Richardson said.

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  • With more homes than all of Singapore combined, inevitable glut hits Iskandar

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Frenzied construction by developers hoping to tap the real estate potential of the Iskandar region is ironically leading to a glut that is depressing property value in the southern economic development corridor. According to a report by the Financial Times, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has already sounded a warning over the 336,000 private residential units either built or being built in Iskandar to target buyers from the republic. The figure exceeds the total of all completed private homes on the market in the island state, said the MAS, illustrating the margin with which supply will exceed demand in Iskandar. The development in Iskandar also far outstrips any that are meant for local buyers in the rest of Johor, which official figures put as 38,000 under construction and a further 48,000 in the planning stage.

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  • KR1M outlets across state ordered to take ‘Kicap Masin’ off shelves

    KUCHING: All Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) outlets in the state have been ordered to remove the KR1M-brand salty soya sauce (Kicap Masin) off the shelves amid food safety concerns. Assistant Minister of Public Health Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said the move came after the state Health Department issued a notice two days ago to all KR1M retailers. “Health officers in all divisions state-wide have gone to the ground to identify and monitor this product since we issued the notice on Thursday. Dr Jerip added that his ministry did not waste any time to send health officers and enforcement personnel to the ground to check on the product after the notice was circulated.

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  • Explanation on 1MDB-Singapore bank deal not a mistake, but blatant lie – Nawawi Mohamad - The Malaysian Insider

    Its investment in the Cayman Islands was also questionable because the island has been associated with the money laundering by the underworld. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has also expressed his frustration in trying to understand what has been going on, all leading to 1MDB being in debt amounting to RM42 billion, with almost half not being accounted for as yet. Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been attacked by Dr Mahathir and must be fully aware of the repercussions of the attacks, which have also demanded he step down as prime minister. It is therefore a very serious matter and despite the cool façade Najib must have taken it seriously.

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  • More whites please! Dutch immigrant kids take to streets over segregation

    — AFP picAMSTERDAM, May 23 — Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their ethnically-mixed Amsterdam neighbourhood seeking “white” pupils to attend their schools and help their integration. Dutch native Annelies, 10, and immigrants’ daughter Aminata, 11, have been friends since kindergarten and are also wearing the shirts, which have “All children have the right to integrate” written on the back. They “want more white children in the school to learn about each other’s cultures,” said Aminata, her smiling face framed by dangling African braids during yesterday’s protest. The pupils’ two schools — De Avonturijn and Catharinaschool — are considered “black” in this ethnically mixed southern Amsterdam neighbourhood, as more than 90 per cent of their pupils are from immigrant backgrounds.

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