• Local actor fined for showing disrespect to traffic policeman - The Malaysian Insider

    A promo poster for the screening of local TV series 'Ariana Rose' which stars Keith Foo, among others.– Pic from official 'Ariana Rose' Facebook page, May 25, 2015.A local actor was imposed a fine of RM100 or 10 days' jail by the Magistrate's Court in Kuala Lumpur today for insulting a traffic policeman. Keith Foo Chuan Chin, 32, admitted before Magistrate Nur'Aminahtul Mardiah Md Nor to committing the offence near the roundabout to Kampung Pandan at Jalan Davis in Kuala Lumpur at 4.30am on March 15. His fiancee, Kim Raymond who had accompanied him to court, settled the fine for him. According to the facts of the case, the "Ariana Rose" drama series actor who also starred in "Love You Mr Arrogant", hurled the words, "Kau siapa, kau ingat kau polis besar sangatkah, bodoh", at Faizul Amri Md Zan.

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  • Man killed after vehicle crashed at Sunway toll plaza

    A man was killed after his vehicle skidded and crashed into a lane divider at Sunway Toll Plaza, Petaling Jaya early today. Subang Jaya police chief, ACP Yahaya Ramli said the accident at 4.40am near the exit to the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) killed Beh Chee Kong, 41. The transport company manager was driving from Bandar Sunway to Puchong when the vehicle skidded and crashed into a lane divider at the toll plaza. “The initial police investigation found that the road shoulder was unpaved and the road was dry and without sand.

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  • Lord Mayor of London: I’m a Malaysian - Nation | The Star Online

    JOHOR BARU: “Saya adalah orang Malaysia (I’m Malaysian)” were the first few words uttered by the Lord Mayor of London Alan Yarrow as he addressed a crowd here. Yarrow, who visited the Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (Jaro) here yesterday with his wife Gilly, was on a two-day working visit to Malaysia, with a special tour to this city. As for Jaro, Yarrow said the organisation held fond memories for him as his mother Paula Yarrow was one of the volunteers at the centre.

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  • DAP: 1MDB CEO skipping PAC hearing shows something ‘seriously’ wrong

    — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy’s decision to skip the Public Accounts Committee’s hearing tomorrow confirms doubts over the debt-laden state-owned firm, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said today. The DAP parliamentary leader said the planned absence of Arul Kanda and his predecessor Datuk Shahrol Ibrahim Halmi from the PAC hearing is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back in the controversy.

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  • 1MDB bosses confirm will attend PAC probe - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 25, 2015.1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) top bosses have denied they are skipping a meeting with a parliamentary probe on the troubled company, saying that they “look forward” to telling their side of the story. 1MDB group executive director and CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy said he and 1MDB board of directors member Datuk Shahrol Halmi will appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is investigating the company. “As confirmed by the PAC chairman, the date for this appearance is currently being finalised, due to a date proposed earlier being in conflict with previously scheduled overseas commitments. “Both, Arul Kanda and Datuk Shahrol Halmi, look forward to appearing before the committee and having the opportunity to clarify 1MDB's position," Arul Kanda said in a brief statement here.

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  • Perlis ruler says no need for ‘Indera Kayangan’ in state’s name - The Malaysian Insider

    – May 25, 2015.The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail has commanded that there should be no addition to the state's name, such as "Indera Kayangan" or "Darul", and be called just Perlis, as enshrined in the state constitution. He said the constitution had been signed by his father, the late Tuanku Syed Putra Syed Hassan Jamalullail only with the name Perlis for the state, without any addition.

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  • Overpriced food caused by human error, says restaurant owner | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: The popular 'nasi kandar' restaurant, Kayu Nasi Kandar in Bukit Jambul, has clarified that the price of its ladyfingers on a receipt, which went viral over social media recently, was caused by human error. Its managing director Burhan Mohamed said the right pricing for the ladyfingers in the restaurant was RM2 for five pieces and not RM20 as posted in the Internet. "Our cashier made an error, instead of RM2, he mistakenly punched RM20 for the item," he told a press conference at the restaurant today. Burhan also justified the RM2.50 price of its 'roti canai telur', saying it is reasonable with the services and quality provided by the restaurant.

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  • 'Bad moon rising for PAS under current leaders'

    INTERVIEW Ahmad Awang says party will do badly in GE if they stay.

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  • Two foreigners drown after being chased by a man while sightseeing

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Two foreign women are missing and feared drowned in Sungai Klang, Brickfields here, while two others were rescued in an incident yesterday. Seputeh Fire and Rescue Station chief, Japari Tajuddin said a group of five women, aged 18 to 20 years, were purportedly chased by a man on a motorcycle while they were sightseeing, resulting in four of them to jumping into the river in the 7pm incident. The three rescued women were taken to the Brickfields District Police Headquarters to have their statements recorded. “Currently, firemen from the Hang Tuah Fire and Rescue Station are conducting a search and rescue operation along the river using torchlights but are hampered by the darkness,” he said.

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  • No giant rat in Subang Jaya, says Hannah Yeoh - The Malaysian Insider

    – Facebook pic, May 25, 2015.Selangor Speaker Hannah Yeoh today denied the existence of a giant rat in her state constituency of Subang Jaya, saying that a photograph which was spread through social media yesterday was inaccurate. Yeoh said the picture of the rat, which was caught by residents of USJ11, could have been modified to make it appear bigger than normal-sized rodents. The operation was led by Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) councillor and Zone 3 Residents' Committee. The furore was said to have started when Facebook user Sian Liam See posted a photograph of a giant rat, saying the rodent had been caught in front of Thiagan and Kumar Dental Clinic in USJ 11/1J in Subang Jaya.

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  • Court says EC must reply to Anwar’s suit in two weeks - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 25, 2015.The Election Commission (EC) and its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof have been ordered to file their affidavit within two weeks in response to a suit filed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was barred from voting in the recent Permatang Pauh by-election. The former opposition leader's lawyer, Raul Lee, said High Court deputy registrar Norhasniah Abdul Razak gave the order today during a case management.

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  • More Umno MPs against Hanadzalah’s restructuring plan – Sir Wenger Khairy - The Malaysian Insider

    Two weeks ago, I profiled Umno MPs into three categories: the first, hard-core supporters of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, whom I counted at 26; those who were anti-PM, whom I counted as 8; and the middle ground, whom I counted at 56. The Bugis Warrior ship continues to leak support and the longer it continues, the easier it will be to separate those condemned to go down with the Bugis dingy and those who have made the smart choice to save Umno and themselves. Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz then quipped and said that 1MDB did not pose a systemic risk to the Malaysian banking sector and the 1MDB CEO asked us to believe that the Cayman Islands investment was redeemed in cash because “he sighted the statement”. The Cayman Islands investment has not been redeemed and is currently held as ownership interest in illiquid “units”.

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  • The Telegraph: Malaysia 13th top source of migrants to UK

    — AFP file picKUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Malaysia is the 13th top country of origin of immigrants in the UK with an estimated 9,000 Malaysians arriving there in 2013, according to a report. British paper The Telegraph reported Friday UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) as saying in a study of long-term international migration that China is the country of origin with the highest arrivals there, with 46,000 Chinese nationals moving to the UK two years ago.

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  • Zahid slams Lim, but Reezal wants ego aside

    The Umno MP gives Penang thumbs up for saying it’ll consider refugee camp proposal.

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  • One-third of MAS staff to lose jobs in matter of days, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 25, 2015.Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is set to terminate at least one-third of its workforce in a matter of days as a last effort to save the flailing national carrier, The Star reported today. It added that Christoph Mueller, the newly hired chief executive, would be the only one spared, and that no government-linked company had ever sacked nearly everyone. It was previously reported that some 6,000 jobs would be cut, but sources told The Star that the figure would likely be closer to 8,000 and that job cuts would be made in stages over the space of a year. The flag carrier has suffered losses for the last three financial years and the twin tragedies of flights MH370 and MH17 last year made revival more difficult.

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  • How straight are you? - Ask Dr G | The Star Online

    Before you start writing in to complain about me crossing the line, asking a too provocative question in a conservative society, let me assure you I am referring to the geometrical straightness of a man’s sexual organ. Sidney Poitier, the first African American actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor once said: “I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical and legal bounds through the skilful use of words, and thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent or bend of a truth completely out of shape. How the curvature of the male external genitalia is a “bend of a truth” and “completely out of shape” is the topic of our discussion today. Obviously, with my wife being pregnant for the last six months, my sexual activity has been confined to moments of “self indulgence”.

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  • Minimum wage review to be finalised soon, says minister

    — AFP picPUTRAJAYA, May 25 — The Ministry of Human Resources will submit the proposals in the minimum wage review for finalisation soon. Its minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said the review was conducted by the Minimum Wage Consultative Council in line with Section 25 of the National Wages Consultative Council Act which determined that a review of the minimum wage order be carried out at least once every two years. He said the ministry was also in the midst of collecting data to publish the National Wages Index, aimed at providing a guide to job seekers and employers on the starting salary rate. “The appropriate starting salary rate for various categories of jobs is according to qualification, job category and sector,” he said in a statement issued, here, today.

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  • City of Dreams turning into Tanjung Tokong residents’ nightmare - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Dalbinder Singh Gill, May 25, 2015.Despite objections from residents and the local assemblyman, the Penang Island City Council has approved yet another high-density development project in the Tanjung Tokong suburb of George Town, Penang. Avalon and Acacia Residents Association (AWA) of Seri Tanjung Pinang are strongly opposing the project dubbed as the "City of Dreams" (COD) comprising 572 units of service apartments which translates into a density of 156 units per acre (0.4ha).

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  • MAS’ wholesale sackings: MP accuses airline of circumventing labour laws

    — File picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Malaysia Airline  (MAS) is attempting to avoid compensating the employees it will retrench for its restructuring with its “cynical” termination of the entire workforce and rehiring the ones it will retain, a DAP federal lawmaker said today. Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong said that while retrenchments were not unusual, the announced termination of all MAS employees who will then be offered new contacts at the new entity, Malaysia Airline Bhd (MAB), was blatant manipulation of existing labour laws. Liew also questioned the move, given that MAB’s owner is government-linked corporation Khazanah Nasional. “MAS, and its owner Khazanah, is telling the whole country that the best way to sack workers is to shut down the current set-up without the necessary compensation via the conventional voluntary separation schemes,” Liew said in a statement today.

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  • Tiger ‘unintentionally’ mauled Thai abbot at controversial Tiger Temple, doctor says

    — File picBANGKOK, May 25 — A tiger that mauled the abbot of a Thai temple under fire over the welfare of dozens of big cats in its care “didn’t intend” to attack him, the monk’s doctor said today. Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua in western Kanchanaburi province — commonly known as the “Tiger Temple” — is home to nearly 150 tigers and has long drawn tourists who flock there to be photographed next to the monks’ feline pets. But the monastery has also had a controversial reputation among animal rights groups and Thai wildlife officials who say it is breaking the law in keeping the cats. On Saturday, abbot Luang Ta Jan, 64, was admitted into intensive care at Thanakarn Hospital with injuries including a bleeding facial wound as well a broken arm and tooth, his doctor and hospital director Sahathep Sawarngnet told AFP.

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