• Divorced couple encounter turns ugly – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    KUCHING: An encounter between a recently-divorced couple at the Syariah court here on Monday morning turned ugly following a punch-up between a man and his ex-wife’s two male friends. The incident occurred in the lobby of the court at Jalan Haji Taha when the 40-something ex-husband came across his former wife and asked her about the two younger men who had accompanied her to the complex.

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  • Angry housewives go to police after Rosmah’s picture on pig - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, March 2, 2015.A Facebook posting showing Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor superimposed with a pig's body has caused an uproar among a group of housewives in Penang. The group, made up of Umno members, women non-governmental organisations, single mothers and housewives from Bayan Baru, lodged 11 police reports against a Facebook user, identified as Peter Lee, urging swift investigations by the authorities. Bayan Baru Umno information chief Kuraishah Syed Mohamad said it was unfortunate that people these days go to such extremes to offend leaders in the country. "The person who did this must face the music," she said outside the Bayan Baru police station.

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  • Sirul and mum reunite in Sydney, says Mahfuz - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, March 3, 2015.Convicted murderer Sirul Azhar Umar and his mother Piah Samad had a reunion at the immigration detention centre in Sydney, were he is being detained, PAS Information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar said from Australia this evening. The former police corporal who was found guilty of murdering Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu met his 72-year-old mother who arrived in Sydney yesterday, assisted by Mahfuz.

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  • Drastic cuts to fly high again - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: The big cuts at Malaysia Airlines (MAS) have started. The big move to MAS’ new headquarters at KLIA from Subang will begin on April 1, where at least 1,300 of its employees will be relocated in stages. The current MAS will cease to operate by June 30 and its operations will be migrated to a new airline, Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), which starts on July 1. The new airline will have 10% less capacity and will focus on profitable domestic and regional routes.

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  • 'Outlander': 8 Fun Finds In The Blu-Ray Special Features

    The "Outlander" Blu-Ray finally hit store shelves on Tuesday. Boasting plenty of special features goodness, it is helping make the wait until the show's return to Starz on April 4 shorter. Costumes from Terry Dresbach and her team have been utterly divine, so it was nice to take a trip in the featurette "Authentic in Design: The Dresses & Kilts of Outlander" into the "Outlander" costume department workspace.

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  • SPM top scorers want to become doctors – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    SIBU: Jason Lau Pick Hook of SMK Sacred Heart is happy his sacrifices paid off by him obtaining 10A+ and 1A in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), the results of which were released yesterday. Overcoming the first hurdle, he became the toast of the school by scoring A+ in Bahasa Malaysia, Moral Studies, History, Additional Mathematics, Accounts, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Chinese; and A in English. Jason’s ambition is to be a doctor. “Since young, I have often heard my grandmother complaining of illness so I hope to become a doctor to provide the necessary treatment to people who are ill,” he said.

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  • ‘Drunk’ bus driver jailed for attempting to molest friend’s wife

    The defence of being drunk when he hugged his friend's wife with intention to molest did not help M. Rengasamy, who was handed a four-month jail sentence by the Magistrate's Court here today. Magistrate Saifulakmal Said ordered Rengasamy who had pleaded guilty to the charge to serve the sentence from his date of arrest on Feb 26. In mitigation, Rengasamy, who was unrepresented, pleaded for a lenient sentence saying he was drunk at the time and thought he was at his own home.

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  • Sarawak Report says it has ‘thousands of documents’ on 1MDB, Jho Low, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    Sarawak Report editor and founder Claire Rewcastle Brown said she has thousands of documents on 1MDB operations, following a report on the investment fund and its links to Jho Low.Whistleblower site, Sarawak Report has obtained "thousands of documents" on 1Malaysia Development Berhad's (1MDB) operations, as well as businessman Low Taek Jho's role in the government-owned strategic investment fund, its editor and founder Claire Rewcastle Brown said. Rewcastle told news portal Malaysiakini in an email interview that she had taken about two years to scrutinise the documents with other journalists before releasing a series of exposés on the company and the controversial tycoon better known as Jho Low, over the past few weeks. She said the documents had not been obtained illegally, but refused to divulge her sources. "In fact, I had neither forged nor hacked to get this material, but I thank PetroSaudi for at least acknowledging the authenticity of the documents I have published.

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  • Flying drones near airports prohibited, says aviation authority – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) today warned that the flying of unauthorised drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the vicinity of airports…

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  • Fewer students score all ‘As’ in 2014 SPM exam – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Seth Akmal, March 3, 2015.Fewer students scored A+, A and A- in last year's Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination, mainly because of a changed format for questions that required a different way of thinking, it was revealed in Putrajaya today. Director-general of Education Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said 11,289, or 2.6%, of the 455,839 candidates who sat for the examination last year obtained the A grade in all the subjects they took, down from the 13,970 in 2013. He said the drop in the number of these A-grade students was due to, among others, the habit of spotting (forecasting) questions, thinking that the questions would be the same, thus making them revise lessons in the old way. "However, candidates who focus on lessons and knowledge will continue to secure excellent results," he said when announcing the analysis of the 2014 SPM results.

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  • Sacked airman testifying in MH370 suit bound by OSA, armed forces chief insists

    — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — Former air force major turned expert witness Zaidi Ahmad may testify in a lawsuit against Putrajaya over Flight MH370 but remains bound by the Official Secrets Act (OSA), Armed Forces chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin said today. Zulkiefli said that the armed forces had “nothing to hide” after it was pointed out that Zaidi’s testimony could implicate the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) in the aviation mystery, but was quick to note that the sacked airman may not disclose information detrimental to national security.

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  • Pig farmer nabbed for siphoning RM77,000 worth of treated water | theSundaily

    KUALA LANGAT: A pig farm which has been operating for the past 16 years here was raided by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) today for installing illegal piping to siphon treated water, which resulted in the company losing about RM77,000. Syabas Project and Non-Revenue Water executive director Yusuf Badawi said the illegal activity carried out by the farm owner was detected one year after Syabas became suspicious of the water meter reading. "Further investigations showed the farm owner made an illegal 20-millimetre pipe connection at a main pipe, 200 metres away from the farm.

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  • Koenigsegg stuns with the world’s most powerful production car

    — AFP Relaxnews picPARIS, March 3 — The new Regera, unveiled at the Geneva Motor show today, is the Swedish supercar company's first plug-in hybrid and it boasts four engines and a total output of 1782bhp. Regera is Swedish for "to reign" and as such the car is aptly named, as it is potentially unbeatable on both road and track. Alongside a traditional 5-litre, turbocharged V8 engine are two small electric motors running to each of the rear wheels plus another electric motor in the crankshaft. But as well as an epic turn of speed, thanks to its electric motors, the car can be driven smoothly and silently around town, on battery power alone and can be plugged in or draw power from the traditional gas engine in order to recharge.

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  • US teacher hangs herself in classroom

    —AFP picLOS ANGELES, March 3 — A popular California school teacher hanged herself in her classroom yesterday and was found by students arriving for their morning lessons, police said. Jillian Jacobson, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene at El Dorado High School in Placentia, some 30 miles (50 km) southeast of Los Angeles, said a spokesman.

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  • The unexpected – Tay Tian Yan - The Malaysian Insider

    Given his low profile and personal relationship with Taib Mahmud, some thought he would never be able to deliver himself out of his predecessor's shadow. He provided allocations to independent Chinese secondary schools in the state, and was ready to recognize the UEC certificate, while promoting senior Chinese public servants.

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  • Chinese box office beats the US for the first time in February - The Malaysian Insider

    The Chinese monthly box office brought in more revenue than its US equivalent for the first time in history in February. A record-breaking Lunar New Year…

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  • Nephew of ex-CM killed after attack at his cafe - Nation | The Star Online

    KOTA KINABALU: A nephew of former chief minister Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee died after an attack by an enraged worker at his own restaurant. Darren Kong died on his 36th birthday. The businessman was killed after he was slashed repeatedly on the head, neck and hands during the 5pm incident on Sunday at the Asia Cafe in the east Lahad Datu district. Lahad Datu police chief Asst Comm Hamza Ahmad said a 37-year-old foreigner had been nabbed within an hour of the attack.

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  • Kingwood Hotel Group founder passes away – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    SIBU: Kingwood Hotel Group founder Datuk Hii Yii Peng passed away yesterday at 3.23am at Mount Elizabeth Specialist Hospital Centre, Singapore at the age of 86.The encoffin ceremony will be held in Singapore tomorrow (March 5) at 5.35am.Hii’s body is

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  • Flight MH370: the other March 8 – Nawawi Mohamad - The Malaysian Insider

    March 8, 2015 is the first anniversary of the missing flight MH370. While every effort within human means was done in the search for the missing plane, things have been made complicated because of various conspiracy theories: almost everyone has a theory, so much so that even if there were any true story, it would get mixed up and ignored. Of course, the response from the Malaysian authorities was inadequate; fortunately though it did not morph into another disastrous blunder. Malaysia is far behind in seriously defending its skies despite having the most advanced instrumentation and counterstrike capabilities.

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  • MH370: No debris, only shipping containers in underwater hunt so far, says Australia

    — Reuters picSYDNEY, March 3 — The intensive underwater hunt for missing plane MH370 has so far turned up just a few shipping containers — and no sign of the jet, the head of the Australian agency leading the search said today. The plane vanished a year ago Sunday carrying 239 people en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and is believed to have gone down in one of the deepest and most remote areas of ocean far off the Western Australia coast. Chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) Martin Dolan said that while several manmade items — mostly shipping containers — have been detected during a sonar search, they had found nothing resembling debris from the Malaysia Airlines jet.

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