• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ambiga flays 'faceless cowards' of Bukit Aman

    Former Bar Council head relates her experience during detention.

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  • Jean Seymour is Miss Cultural Harvest Festival

    KUCHING: Jean Seymour Harry was crowned Miss Cultural Harvest Festival 2015 during the grand final at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) on Saturday. Jean, an Iban from Kuching, stood out among 15 othe...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Azmin slams top cop for arresting May Day protesters - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 4, 2015.PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali lashed out at Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar last night for arresting May Day rally-goers, which included Pakatan Rakyat leaders and prominent activists, over the past few days. Calling Khalid an Umno lackey, Azmin said that he wondered if the IGP was really concerned about the people's safety when police started hauling up rally participants who were protesting against the implementation of goods and services tax (GST).

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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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  • 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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  • Lured by Malaysian jobs, Bangladeshis end up slaves in Thai jungles, report claims

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi nationals in pursuit of jobs in Malaysia are believed to have fallen victim to the modern-day slave trade, amid claims of rampant human trafficking activities over the porous Malaysia-Thailand border, according to The Daily Star today. The Bangladesh-based English newspaper claimed that at least 250,000 Bangladeshis have been held in the jungles of Thailand for ransom over the past eight years, squeezing their families of anything between TK200,000 (RM9,200) to TK350,000 Bangladeshi Taka for each captive. Quoting a Bangladeshi expatriate-turned-broker based in Malaysia, the report said Thailand’s coast provided strategic cover for the trafficking operations given the remoteness of the mountainous region. “The migrants are confined in Thailand to realise the ransom before they are sent to Malaysia, because in the past some jobseekers fled from Thailand without paying.

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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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  • 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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  • Penang CM wants written guarantee of GST exemption on spending - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 3, 2015.Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng today said he required a written assurance from a federal minister that the state government will not have to pay the goods and services tax (GST) on its expenditure. In standing by his statement that the state government was facing an estimated RM47.9 million in GST fees this year, Lim said he required a minister's written confirmation to support Penang Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow's claim that the payments were not necessary.

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  • 3 top GST-free restaurants in Klang Valley - The Malaysian Insider

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has come into force for a month now, and because we know many of you are feeling that pinch eating out at your favourite restaurant, we’ve listed down three of our favourite spots that are doubly awesome because they’ve absorbed the 6% tax. Simply Mel's is the first place that springs to mind whenever we think of authentic Kristang (Malaccan-Portuguese) food, and now we have more reason to feast there.

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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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  • 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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