• Unofficial: BN wins in Rompin

    ROMPIN, May 5 — Barisan Nasional (BN) ahead at 11 polling centres, while PAS at 2 centres (Felda Keratong 4 and Muadzam Shah) as at 7.30pm. — Bernama MORE TO COME

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pakatan turning into house of clowns – Karamjit Gill - The Malaysian Insider

    The furore of comedy in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition has up scaled to a new level. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng with a cynical smile had the audacity to make a public declaration that while Azmin Ali will take care of the Kajang constituency, he pledges to look after PermatangPauh. This revelation by Lim is as disturbing as ever. PR is literally now saying that Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is nothing but a puppet.

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  • No more vacancies — Putrajaya confirms hiring freeze

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — The Public Service Commission (PSC) has confirmed that the government is no longer recruiting for any positions effective April. PSC chairman Tan Sri Mahmood Adam told Sin Chew Daily that the government was not taking in any more people into its service, but declined to explain the rationale for the decision. Mahmood told the Chinese-language newspaper that 15 agencies, including the police, army and Education ministry, have already received notice of the freeze. According to Mahmood, the moratorium does not affect recruitment for vacancies that were advertised prior to the April 22 directive.

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  • Saudi king sacks senior aide for photographer 'slap' | theSundaily

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman sacked a senior aide on Tuesday, shortly after a video posted online appeared to show the official slapping a photojournalist, state media said.

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  • Newspaper boycott leaves many ignorant about GST, says Muslim preacher - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 5, 2015.Popular Islamic speaker Datuk Kazim Elias last night urged Permatang Pauh voters to end their boycott of mainstream news outlets in order to get accurate information on the goods and services tax (GST). He said some consumers were being duped into paying taxes for items that were actually “GST-free”, as their boycott had left them uninformed about the new tax system. "We don't read the newspapers, we don't watch the news, so we end up duped," said Kazim during Barisan Nasional's (BN) mammoth ceramah at the SMK Permatang Pasir, Permatang Pauh. The preacher, who appears in the television programme Kalau Dah Jadi Jodoh, said other countries with GST enforced the tax on many goods and services.

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  • We were not racing on DUKE, say Myvi club members - The Malaysian Insider

    Members of the Familia Myvi Club have denied that they were racing on the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) before an accident that killed a couple and their infant child, The Star reported. The female driver of the Myvi which crashed into the victims’ vehicle had also reportedly told police that it was the victims' Pajero which had swerved into her lane and caused her to lose control of her car, the daily reported. An eyewitness, Muhammad Zaki Abdullah, 18, however, told The Star that he saw the Myvi convoy speeding. The drivers of the two Myvi cars involved in the accident have been released on police bail.

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  • Singapore PM says 2020 timeline unrealistic for high-speed rail to KL - Business News | The Star Online

    SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a 2020 timeline to build a high-speed rail link between the city-state and Malaysia was unrealistic, adding that the two countries hoped to reach an agreement by year-end on when the trains would start running. Singapore and Malaysia said in February, 2013, that they planned to build a high-speed rail link by 2020 that would cut travel time between the city-state and Kuala Lumpur to 90 minutes, without giving a cost estimate.

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  • Take GST chaos seriously – Sin Chew Daily - The Malaysian Insider

    Consumers are condemning, traders are complaining, while the Customs are pressuring. The Customs has also demonstrated "extraordinary" efficiency, not only charging errant traders in court, but officers will also be going undercover to take to task traders flouting regulations. The people will still have to face the brutal reality of the rising cost of living. Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) president Datuk Lim Kok Cheong said yes, but Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong and Customs GST director Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy said that there is no such thing as "GST grace period".

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  • Father of pregnant airbag victim sues Takata, Honda - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of Welhelmo Rodriguez Caido Jr, May 5, 2015.The father of a heavily pregnant Malaysian woman who died after being hit by shrapnel from a defective airbag is suing automaker Honda Motor Co and equipment manufacturer Takata Corp, Bloomberg reported. Law Suk Leh, 42, was killed in a car crash on July 27 last year. In an interview with Bloomberg, attorney Kevin Dean said Ngee Chiong was suing the automakers in the United States because “the defective inflator at issue” had been manufactured in LaGrange, Georgia.

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  • An iconoclast tacks in familiar style

    COMMENT Mahathir fuses many roles on road show to trigger an ouster.

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  • In conjunction with coronation, Sultan Nazrin Shah pardons, commutes prisoners’ sentences

    — Bernama picKUALA KANGSAR, May 5 — The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah has commuted the sentences of three prisoners and granted a pardon to a prisoner in conjunction with his enthronement ceremony tomorrow. Perak Pardon’s Board secretary Datuk Razali Othman in a statement released today said the decision was made in the state Pardon’s Board conference chaired by the Sultan at Iskandriah Palace, here today. He said the two prisoners who had been sentenced to death were commuted to life imprisonment with effect from today.

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  • Little Amira wants justice for parents, sister killed in DUKE accident - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Seth Akmal, May 5, 2015.Losing her parents and baby sister in a horrific accident on the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) on Saturday has forced Nur Firuza Amira, 7, to assume a role way beyond her years as she comforts her younger sister and other family members. Relatives told the New Straits Times that Amira might appear reserved and uncomfortable under media attention but once away from the public eye, she would be the one to comfort the grieving family members.

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  • Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast | theSundaily

    JAKARTA: Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia – a major destination for Indonesian maids – United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt, and will come into effect in three months' time, Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri was cited as saying in local media.

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  • Kuala Kangsar eagerly waits for electric train service - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Jerry Francis, May 5, 2015.Keretapi Tanah Melayu's (KTM) electric train service (ETS) to Padang Besar – the northernmost town at the Perlis-Thailand border – will not only bring back the popular mode of transportation to towns along the route but it will also attract more visitors to the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, about 50km from Ipoh, Perak. Currently the ETS from Kuala Lumpur ends in Ipoh although the double-tracking project to Padang Besar had been completed.

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  • Honda HR-V: Why 13,000 people want this Urban SUV

    — Picture by YS Khong KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Just barely three months following its launch, the Honda HR-V has 13,000+ buyers, according to an announcement by Honda Malaysia when we attended its media test drive on beautiful Langkawi Island last week. Mr Okabe said that the HR-v was designed using the Honda Jazz platform (you could have fooled me on that, as the HR-V looks completely different) and that it was designed to be an SUV, but t to have the same driving feel as a car, and car-like features.

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  • Rafizi creating non-existent scenarios, says Zahid

    PMTG PAUH He replies with sarcasm on claim BN making late night house visits.

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  • Snatch thieves bashed up - Nation | The Star Online

    KOTA BARU: Two snatch thieves got more than they bargained for, with one of them almost losing an ear after being overpowered by passers-by. “But they were held back by one of the suspects who hit them with a piece of wood,” he added. The suspects fled on a motorcycle that they had parked at the side of the road. "About an hour later, the duo were accosted by members of the public about 200m from the scene," ACP Rohaimi told reporters at the police contingent headquarters here yesterday.

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