• Villagers drive out PAS demonstrators

    PMTG PAUH A scuffle breaks out when a "pro-Ulama" group is driven out by locals.

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  • 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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  • Top cop says Selangor MB has ‘gone too far’  with ‘Umno lackey’ remark - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 6, 2015.Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali went "too far" when he accused the Inspector-General of Police of being an Umno lackey in relation to the arrests of Pakatan Rakyat politicians, activists and youths following the May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur last week. "But this time, it went too far," he told reporters at the Seberang Prai Tengah district police headquarters.

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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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  • Festive mood at packed Pakatan finale ceramah

    PMTG PAUH A thousand gather at Bukit Mertajam and hundreds more in Seberang Jaya.

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  • Dr M: Convict maths whiz not following Quran

    UPDATED 2PM Mahathir says Muslims like to pick and choose the verses.

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  • Dr M: GST the culprit for BN's reduced majority win | theSundaily

    PUTRAJAYA: The impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the rising cost of living are the reasons for Barisan Nasional's (BN) reduced majority in its win in Rompin, said former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "The win shows the opinion of the people in Rompin. BN has to pay attention to this and analyse what this voting trend means," he told the media after his keynote address at the Perdana Discourse Series 19: Islam & Islamisation at Perdana Leadership Foundation.

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  • Genting group breaks ground on Resorts World Las Vegas - The Malaysian Insider

    Genting Group today conducted the groundbreaking ceremony of its Chinese-themed Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) – the first Las Vegas Strip development…

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  • Survey: Pregnant women in Malaysia nine times more likely to die than in Singapore

    ― AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Malaysian mothers are nearly nine times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than their Singaporean counterparts, a survey has shown. The State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report by international children’s rights group Save the Children released on Monday also showed Malaysia declining in the ranks from 68th last year to 71st out of 179 countries surveyed this year. Singapore was ranked 14th, the highest among Asian countries in the survey that assessed the well-being of mothers and children based on the lifetime risk of maternal death, children’s mortality rate below five years of age, children’s expected years of formal schooling, the gross national income (GNI) per capita, and women’s participation in national government.

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  • Lee Chong Wei, 15-year-old Goh Jin Wei for Southeast Asian Games

    — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Malaysia have named 15-year-old shuttler Goh Jin Wei and former world number one Lee Chong Wei in their badminton squad for next month’s Southeast Asian Games. However, twice Olympic silver medallist Lee will only feature in the men’s team event at the biennial Games for the 11-nation block, which will be held in Singapore from June 5-16. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) bosses said they wanted Lee, who will return to competition on Sunday following an eight-month doping ban, to play singles elsewhere. “We’re planning to send him to the US Open (June 16-21),” BAM technical director Morten Frost was quoted as saying by The Star today.

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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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  • PAS campaigns for Wan Azizah as polling nears - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 5, 2015.The Permatang Pauh by-election might have kicked off on shaky ground amid talk of a boycott by disgruntled PAS members in the early stages and worries that Chinese votes could be swayed over the Islamist party’s plan to implement hudud. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 5, 2015.However, after a ceramah last night, such worries may be put to rest as PAS leaders were warmly received as they stumped for PKR's Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. PAS central committee member and state deputy commissioner Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa received a high-spirited welcome by the predominately Chinese crowd at the Moral Uplifting Society premises. The Parit Buntar MP, who is known for his interfaith work, spoke after DAP  secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah but managed to hold the crowd's attention, speaking about the unity and solidarity among PR parties in facing their common enemy, Barisan Nasional.

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  • Sarawak offers homes to forced conversion victim’s family, 12 others

    — Reuters picKUCHING, May 6 — The family of a girl who alleged she was the victim of an unauthorised conversion to Islam and 12 others squatting in Kuala Baram will receive offers for homes from the Lands and Surveys Department in Miri. The offer to resettle the families was made following a meeting by two Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) leaders with Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. The Kuala Baram squatter colony made headline news following an aborted attempt to convert 13-year old Sabrina Ngumbang to Islam by two teachers of SMK Lutong.

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  • Apologise for calling IGP 'barua', cops tell Azmin

    Three police reports have been lodged against Selangor MB, senior officers say.

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  • Archaeology could wreck China’s sea claims — Michael Flecker

    At the conclusion of the recent Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Malaysia, the Chairman’s statement read: “We share the serious concerns expressed by some leaders on the land reclamation being undertaken in the South China Sea, which has eroded trust and confidence and may undermine peace, security and stability in the South China Sea.” The stock response from China is that it has an “indisputable right” to be there and to do whatever it likes. Before then, China had as much right as anybody else to occupy previously unoccupied territory in the Spratlys. Since then, China has occupied or blockaded reefs within the Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

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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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  • President Obama Visits David Letterman on 'The Late Show'

    David Letterman signs off on from 'The Late Show' on May 20 – and before that – President Obama decides to pay Dave a visit.

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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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  • A chicken frenzy well worth it! | theSundaily

    KENNY Rogers Roasters (KRR) celebrated the opening of its 100th store in Malaysia with the start of a campaign called KRR Frenzy. After running for 100 days, it recently came to a close, ending with one lucky winner driving home a brand new Mazda 2 Skyactiv! “At KRR, we appreciate the continuous support from our guests and the recent opening of our 100th KRR restaurant at IOI City Mall is a testament to how we have grown over the past 20 years. This indeed calls for a celebration, which we thought, how else to reward our guests than to organise a fun and interactive activity through our mobile game app,” said Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn Bhd group executive director Datuk Francis Lee.

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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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