• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Baby flung out of vehicle in highway crash

    — file picPETALING JAYA, May 6 — In yet another blatant disregard for safety, a nine-month-old baby tragically died after she was flung out of her family car in an accident at KM22 of the North-South Expressway near Senai at 6am yesterday. The incident comes after a seven-month-old baby and her parents were flung out of their vehicle in a fatal crash at the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (Duke) last Saturday. It remains unclear if the baby, Nur Firuza Annisa Fairuz, was strapped into a child safety seat during the incident which was believed to have been caused by six speeding Perodua Myvi cars. The vehicle flipped several times, throwing the baby out of the car.

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  • 'It's just not easy being Hadi's son'

    PAS Youth deputy chief Muhammad Khalil says it's not easy being the party president Abdul Hadi Awang's eldest son. However, the Islamic studies degree holder from Portsmouth University said Hadi (right) had not given him any specific advice before he joined the party. On his role as number two in PAS youth, Muhammad Khalil said it was about more than just gaining support from young Malaysians. Muhammad Khalil has received nominations to contest both the PAS Youth chief and deputy chief posts in the upcoming Muktamar, which has been touted as a battle between PAS' ulama and pro-Pakatan factions.

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  • Don’t turn Penang Hill into Disneyland with cable car project, says group - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 6, 2015.A civil society group has suggested that the state government should use the allocation for the Penang Hill cable car project for the proposed cross-channel cable car. Penang Citizens Chant Group (Chant) adviser Yan Lee said in a statement that public had objected to the move to have a cable car service for Penang Hill and this was made clear during the public consultation in 2013 and 2014.

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  • BN retains Rompin, majority reduced by almost half - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, May 5, 2015.Barisan Nasional (BN) today comfortably retained the Rompin parliamentary seat in the by-election for the Pahang southeastern constituency, albeit with a much lower majority. BN’s Datuk Hasan Arifin defeated PAS’s Nazri Ahmad with a majority of 8,895, the Election Commission (EC) announced at 10.23pm. Hasan obtained 23,796 votes while Nazri obtained 14,901, in a by-election that saw a 73% turnout when polls closed at 5pm earlier today.

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  • Gerakan Youth slam alcohol ban in Malacca

    It says state’s economy would be impacted and tourism would also be affected.

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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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  • The melted woman, Part 1

    I asked how she was and he said she was not well, that she was also six months pregnant and in the government hospital. The truth is that the hospital has some amazing doctors and surgeons; limited by poor management, underfunding and lack of equipment they are struggling to do their best in oftentimes horrible situations.

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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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  • PAS will lose in GE14 without Pakatan, challenger warns Hadi

    — Picture by K.E. OoiKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — A PAS veteran has warned the party that it faces defeat in the next general election if it severs ties with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners DAP and PKR, saying it cannot win in mixed constituencies on its own. PAS presidential nominee Ahmad Awang said PR’s survival as a coalition now hinges entirely on the Islamist party’s commitment to keep cooperating with DAP and PKR, as both allies have already reaffirmed their intention to stick with PAS despite problems with its president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. “The chaos we see now, the souring of ties between PAS and DAP, is because these parties have put their trust in PAS, they wanted a strong Pakatan to head Putrajaya.

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  • PKR-PAS hudud tiff no longer an issue in Permatang Pauh poll, Mat Sabu says

    — Picture by K.E. OoiPERMATANG PAUH, May 6 — The tiff between Pakatan Rakyat (PR) component parties PAS and PKR over the implementation of hudud will not affect the voter turnout at the Permatang Pauh by-election, PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu said today. Instead, he said, support for PKR candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail even increased following the two parties’ reconciliation last week. “They’re free to express their mind but from the leadership, there is full support, and Kak Wan will win handsomely,” he said of Dr Wan Azizah who is better known as “Kak Wan”.

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  • Company charged with making unreasonable profit from sale of ladies' fingers - Nation | The Star Online

    SHAH ALAM: Trendcell Sdn Bhd, which owns Jaya Grocer supermarket, has become the first company to be charged under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 for selling ladies' fingers at an unreasonably high. Its director Ting Pooi Guan (pic), 59, who represented the company, pleaded not guilty to the charge at a sessions court here. The company was said to have attempted to increase its profit margin by raising the price of ladies' fingers (okra) by RM6.60 per kilogram (from RM3.10 on Jan 1 to RM9.70 from Jan 3 to Jan 20). It was said to have committed the offence at Jaya Grocer’s premises at the Bangi Gateway Shopping Complex in Bandar Baru Bangi, between Jan 3 and Jan 20.

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  • Ringgit leads rally by Asian currencies as crude extends climb

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Malaysia’s ringgit rose, leading gains in Asia, as a rally in crude prices eased concern that falling revenue will harm the oil-exporting nation. Brent crude has advanced 2.7 per cent this week, taking its increase this year to 19 per cent. That’s improved the outlook for the finances of a government that derives around 30 per cent of its revenue from oil. The ringgit is still Asia’s second- worst performer over six months, dropping 6.6 per cent as doubts a state investment company can repay its debts raised concern the country could have its credit rating downgraded.

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  • Women tell of horror of Boko Haram captivity | theSundaily

    ABUJA: Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp. The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children last week from the Islamist fighters in northern Nigeria's Sambisa Forest in a major operation that has turned international attention to the plight of hostages. "They didn't allow us to move an inch," said one of the freed women, Asabe Umaru, describing her captivity. Nearly 700 kidnap victims have been freed from the Islamist group's forest stronghold since Tuesday, with the latest group of 234 women and children liberated on Friday.

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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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  • Adenan meets S'wkians in UK

    KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem participated in a fruitful and engaging session with Sarawakian students and working professionals during an official visit in London yesterday. A statement from the Chief Minister’s office said those present came from as far as Scotland to meet Adenan, who shared with them the latest developments in Sarawak particularly on his vision, new policies and initiatives on timber, plantation and rural development. The audience also showed a high degree of appreciation for the Chief Minister’s initiatives in combating illegal logging, reducing electricity tariffs, abolishment of the Lanang Bridge toll, introduction of a nominal RM1 ferry charge and more. Students who were present also gave Adenan positive feedback on how they enjoyed his speeches, which they have followed closely online via Facebook, YouTube and so on.

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  • Investigations conclude into Arafat death - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 6, 2015.French judges re-examining the evidence surrounding the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have concluded their investigations, the prosecutors' office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said on Tuesday.

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  • Syed Mokhtar-linked firm, Utusan unit battle to buy government printers - The Malaysian Insider

    Newspaper group Utusan Melayu is using a dormant company to bid for government printers Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Bhd. – gdparchitects.com pic, May 6, 2015.Well-connected tycoon Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary and the Umno-owned newspaper group Utusan Melayu are battling to buy the government printers Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Bhd (PNMB) which has been put up for sale. The Malaysian Insider understands that Sutera Bakti Sdn Bhd, which is linked to Syed Mokhtar, and Utusan Prisma Sdn Bhd – a dormant company linked to Utusan, are the front runners to buy PNMB for an undisclosed sum.

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