• Orphaned child to home minister: Punish those responsible for my parents’ death

    Those were the words of Nur Firuza Amira, 7, who lost her father Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, mother Nova Safitri Azhari, 25, and her youngest sister Nur Firuza Annisa, seven months, in a three-vehicle pile-up at Km6.2 of the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (Duke) on Saturday. She uttered the words to Home Minister Ahmad Zahid when he visited the victims’ family in Taman Batu Muda, Batu Caves here today.

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  • Twitter cop gets brickbats from Umno – Sir Wenger Khairy - The Malaysian Insider

    Without a doubt, the current IGP is the most unpopular inspector-general of police in the history of the country. Never before has an IGP been criticised not only by members of the opposition, but even by an Umno division chief.

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  • Mobile prepaid cards may revert to pre-GST prices, says Shabery - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 4, 2015.Multimedia and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said tonight that he has decided mobile prepaid cards should revert to the old, pre-goods and services tax (GST) prices as soon as possible. He said Malaysians had informed him they wanted to pay RM10 for mobile prepaid cards and receive RM10 worth of mobile services value, so he would ensure that this would become a reality.

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  • More pig farms and nightclubs if ‘ultra kiasus’ win in Dr M-Najib row, Ridhuan Tee warns

    — File picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Controversial columnist Ridhuan Tee Abdullah warned today that Putrajaya could fall into the hands of the “ultra kiasu” if the conflict between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Najib Razak to continues to persist unabated. He said the ferocity of Dr Mahathir’s recent attacks on Najib “frightens” him as it puts Malay unity at risk, and could ultimately lead to a total split in the country’s dominant ethnic group. The UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) will be endorsed,” he said, referring to the China-recognised education certificates issued by independent Chinese secondary schools here. Tee often uses the “ultra kiasu” euphemism to refer to those in the DAP, the Chinese and the Christians, although he has also denied targeting only the Chinese.

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  • Ambiga flays 'faceless cowards' of Bukit Aman

    Former Bar Council head relates her experience during detention.

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  • Ministry considers appealing for convicted ex-Mara student in London – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    The Ministry of Rural and Regional Development will consider whether to appeal to the Southwark Crown court in London to reduce the sentence imposed on former Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) loan student Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, 23. Its minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic) said this when commenting on the London court's decision to sentence Nur Fitri to five years in prison on 13 offences of possessing more than 30,000 pornographic images and videos of children.

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  • China’s Zhiyuan steps in early to revive Perwaja - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Edge Markets pic, May 3, 2015.Perwaja Holdings Bhd is expediting its revamp by allowing China-based alloy manufacturer Zhiyuan Investment Group Co Ltd to restart the former's steel factory while waiting for regulators' approval. Zhiyuan is expected to invest at least RM100 million under the initial phase. In a statement to Bursa Malaysia, Practice Note 17 entity Perwaja (fundamental: 0; valuation: 0) said the firm signed its second memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Zhiyuan to restart the plant in Kemaman, Terengganu. Both companies also signed a lease agreement, under which, Perwaja will lease a portion of the factory land to Zhiyuan.

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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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  • Everything was forever until it was no more, the last regime – OMG! - The Malaysian Insider

    OMG! There were demonstrations and rumours of demonstrations. People were being picked up and brought to police stations at all odd hours of the day and night. The police pretended they knew everything and if they came, then you were already at fault.

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  • Narcotics officer found dead in submerged police car - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Police confirmed that the body found inside a police car recovered from a former mining pond in Puchong yesterday is that of Asst Supt V. Sivanathan, a narcotics officer. Kuala Lumpur Narcotics Criminal Investigation chief Asst Comm Wan Abdullah Ishak said the 34-year-old was an officer attached to the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarter’s narcotics department. It is believed that ASP Sivanathan, who was on duty, lost control of the car while driving along Jalan Meranti Permai where a sharp bend lies, right next to the lake. The car was fished out yesterday after a two-day search by divers from the Fire and Rescue Department, Royal Malaysian Navy and marine police.

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  • BN turns GST debate into a racial issue

    Commentable: It is unbelievable how these people coming from the BN stable seem to horse around with us whenever the discussion is about parting with our hard-earned money. MCA Wanita chief Heng Seai Kie, even if your statement is true and makes sense, does it matter whether the Malays pay more than the Chinese or the Indians or the ‘lain-lain’, and is that some consolation to the other races? Like everyone else, the Malays have their own commitments and financial problems but in the end, they still have to make ends meet and put food on the table.

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  • Australia gift to Britain's new princess to help pygmy possums | theSundaily

    SYDNEY: Australia will send a fine woollen blanket embroidered with yellow flowers to Britain's new princess, but the royal baby will also be honoured with a more unusual gift – support for a rare possum. Fervent royalist Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the cot blanket made from Tasmanian merino wool and stitched with the nation's floral emblem, the wattle, would be sent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their new baby arrived on Saturday. In honour of the princess's birth, the government will also donate Aus$10,000 (US$7,826) to a Victorian state wildlife sanctuary to support research into the Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus), an unusual creature thought extinct until 1966. "The Mountain Pygmy-possum is Australia's only hibernating marsupial.

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  • Two dead, one wounded at US Mohammed cartoon contest

    WASHINGTONL: Two suspects who may have been carrying bombs were shot dead Sunday, and a police officer was wounded, outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas, organizers said. The American Freedom Defense Initiative organized the event featuring far-right populist Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has been outspoken against Muslims. “#garlandshooting cop shot – two suspects dead, awaiting bomb squad for possible explosives at our free speech event #sharia,” political activist and AFDI co-founder Pamela Geller wrote on Twitter. Wilders also commented on the incident, saying: “Shots fired at Garland Mohammed cartoon free speech event.

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  • British grandmother vows to look Indonesian executioners in the eye

    ― AFP picLONDON, May 4 ― A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article yesterday. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week, causing a storm of international protest. Sandiford, originally from Redcar in northeast England, wrote that she planned to sing the cheery popular song “Magic Moments” when facing the firing squad. Sandiford was sentenced to death on the island of Bali in 2013 after she was convicted of trafficking drugs.

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  • Thousands protest in Moldova over missing US$1 billion | theSundaily

    MOSCOW: Some 10,000 people took to the streets of Chisinau, capital of Europe's poorest nation Moldova, to protest over the disappearance of US$1 billion (€900 million, RM3.59 billion) from three banks, police said. In April, the Central Bank of Moldova discovered that the three banks in question granted loans worth a total of US$1 billion, equal to 15% of the impoverished ex-Soviet state's GDP. According to a parliamentary committee's report, leaked to the press, some of the money is believed to have landed up in Russian banks. The three Moldovan financial establishments involved – Banca de Economii, Banca Sociala and Unibank – hold about a third of all bank assets in the country, including money for pension payments.

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  • Shocked by antics of rude security guards - Letters | The Star Online

    SECURITY guards in hospitals play a crucial role in protecting patients, hospital employees as well as the public. A patient’s close relative had come to deliver breakfast to the patient who had delivered a baby through Caesarian operation a day before. Un­for­­tunately, the elderly relative was not allowed to go in by four security personnel at the entrance of the building. On top of that, the security guards humiliated the elderly lady by saying “Kenapa bodoh sangat?

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  • Ismail Sabri peeved by criticism from Umno, MCA

    Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is "sad" there are Umno and MCA members criticising his policy of not helping people from opposition wards. In a post on his Facebook page today, Ismail Sabri said his words had been subject to "spin" and accused the DAP-led Penang government of sidelining people in BN-held constituencies. Thus opposition figures such as (DAP secretary-general) Lim Guan Eng attacked me for discrimination. "But what is sad is that BN component party MCA is like DAP in attacking me.

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  • Federer ends 3-year claycourt drought with Istanbul title - The Malaysian Insider

    Roger Federer won the inaugural Istanbul Open on Sunday, beating third seed Pablo Cuevas 6-3 7-6 (11) for his first clay title in three years. The world…

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  • It’s a dirty job but teen doesn’t mind doing it for charity - Nation | The Star Online

    MALACCA: Garbage bins are a source of income for a 16-year-old girl from Merlimau who uses the money to help cancer survivors. By selling recyclable items picked up from the trash, the SMK Dang Anum Fourth Former has become a constant donor to charitable organisations since 2011, giving RM50 to RM70 each month. After school, J. Shalini spends an hour collecting recyclables such as aluminium cans from her school compound. National Cancer Society of Malaysia’s project manager Miki Chua declared Shalini as the youngest donor who contributed regularly over the past two years.

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  • MAS cannot recover with bloated workforce, says think-tank - The Malaysian Insider

    Malaysia Airlines (MAS) cannot recover if it continues to have a bloated workforce, according to the head of a local think-tank. Datuk Dr Chin Yew Sin, who is President of the International Strategy Research Centre, lauded Khazanah Nasional Bhd Managing Director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar for taking a firm stand in cutting 6,000 jobs as part of the sovereign wealth fund's 12-point Recovery Plan for the ailing national carrier. "The Recovery Plan provides for a more ideal 14,000 workforce size, and retaining the 6,000 staff earmarked to leave is a recipe for failure. "This is a comprehensive and holistic restructuring to stop the national airline from haemorrhaging cash," Chin said.

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