• Dr Mahathir: Najib did not tell truth about 1MDB cash in Singapore - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accused Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of not telling the complete truth when he told Parliament that money held by government investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is being kept in Singapore. “No money was banked into BSI Bank in Singapore. It is unclear what is in the documents, but it is clear it is not cash,” said Dr Mahathir in a blogpost on Sunday. In January, the Finance Ministry said 1MDB had deposited the funds it had redeemed from its offshore account in the Cayman Islands into BSI Bank, with the amount held in US dollars.

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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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  • Adi Putra, the forgotten child genius - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 24, 2015.Some years ago, child genius Adi Putra Abd Ghani made waves with his speed and skill at solving mathematical problems at a tender age. Now 16, Adi is still pursuing his mathematical passion locally and overseas – but on his own, a forgotten genius let down after various promises made to him by the Federal government fizzled out. Crowned the Islamic Mathematician of the century by the Riau University in Indonesia in 2009, Adi had produced 235 mathematical formulas and published 12 of them in a book titled "Seni Matematik Islam" (The art of Islamic Mathematics).

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  • Stop being a hypocrite, DAP tells Najib - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 24, 2015.Datuk Seri Najib Razak should stop being a hypocrite blaming traders for hiking up prices following the rollout of the goods and services tax (GST), while backing the "single biggest profiteering exercise" by mobile telecommunications companies. Its national publicity chief Tony Pua said the prime minister was being a "complete hypocrite" for shifting the entire blame of substantial price hikes on traders when his own minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek had defended the telcos move not to absorb the 6% GST.

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  • After ministry denial, mass graves with hundreds of dead immigrants found in Perlis

    — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Police have discovered 30 mass graves in Perlis believed to contain hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi corpses, after the Home Ministry denied the existence of human trafficking camps in Malaysia. Utusan Malaysia’s Sunday edition, Mingguan Malaysia, reported today that the graves were found mid-May in forests in Padang Besar and Wang Kelian, and are believed to be linked to the mass graves found previously in Songkhla, Thailand, from which Thai authorities had exhumed 26 bodies likely to be of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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  • 15 year-old schoolgirl, boyfriend detained in Jaim operation | theSundaily

    MALACCA: A 15 year-old schoolgirl and her 22 year-old boyfriend were among four couples detained in an operation by Malacca Islamic Religious Department (Jaim) early today. Jaim director Ismail Hamid said the form three school student from Masjid Tanah, Alor Gajah and her partner were detained in a room of a budget hotel in Jalan Tun Ali at 2.50am. "Jaim will inform the matter to her parents and the school authority," he told reporters here today.

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  • Century eggs: An adventure for your palate

    — Picture by Elaine HoKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Firstly, if you’ve got any concerns regarding century eggs (and I think I might know what your concern is exactly), let me assure you they are NOT made by soaking eggs in horse urine. Century eggs are actually made by packing eggs with a mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime and rice hulls for several weeks as a method of preservation. Also known as thousand-year or millennium eggs, they are a popular ingredient in Chinese cuisine, where they are either consumed as it is or accompanied by other ingredients. To prepare century eggs, it is the alkaline medium of the preserving ingredients that brings about the changes in their texture and flavours, which further eliminates any need of anything acidic.

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  • Working to death in Japan: health warning over ‘no overtime’ law - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, May 24, 2015.Japan's push to take away overtime from high-paid workers has critics warning it will aggravate a problem synonymous with the country's notoriously long working hours – karoshi, or death from overwork. Teruyuki Yamashita knows the risks all too well. "I told a nurse that it was dark – I didn't realise that I was blind," Yamashita said, recalling when he woke up in hospital. Hundreds of deaths related to overwork – from strokes, heart attacks and suicide – are reported every year in Japan, along with a host of serious health problems, sparking lawsuits and calls to tackle the problem.

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  • Marina: Hudud or not, I’m staying - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Daughter of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hates to live in Malaysia if hudud were to be implemented. But she would not give the proponents of PAS’ version of hudud the satisfaction of seeing her leave the country.

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  • View from the Umno grassroots –  Muhammad Azaham Wahab - The Malaysian Insider

    I am a member of Umno who had served the party for a good 40 years and was a Branch Chairman for 23 years. I also served for a few years at the division level and consider myself a grassroots leader of Umno and am qualified to say that I embody the sentiments of members at the grassroots level. As a branch leader for more than 20 years, we have always obeyed the higher ups in Umno and slogged at every election to ensure the success of Umno-Barisan. I was proud of Umno and my MCA and MIC friends because for whatever weakness Barisan had we were brothers in arms to develop the country.

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  • DPM gets limp response on 11MP in Rembau

    UPDATED 2.20PM Muhyiddin finds 5,000-strong crowd uninterested in the new plan.

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  • Ops Warta: Foreigners without driver's licence detained - Videos | The Star Online

    Selangor Road Transport Department nabbed 70 people including 50 foreigners without competent driver's licence at a recent operation.

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  • Sarawak halts sale of KR1M-brand soy sauce - The Malaysian Insider

    The Sarawak government has ordered all Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) outlets in the state to stop the sale of its KR1M-brand salty soy sauce (kicap masin)…

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  • As graduate numbers grow, Singapore faces hard truth: Not all degrees are equal

    — TODAY picSINGAPORE, May 23 — After graduating with a second-class upper degree in human resource management, Tan, 30, took some time to land a full-time job and he is currently doing administrative work — buying office supplies and processing claims. A PhD holder in biomedical sciences, Dr Christopher Yang, was a research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine when he made the switch into the financial sector four years ago. “I had to seriously think about my career path and prospects,” said Dr Yang, who is now an accredited financial adviser. In Asia, Taiwan and South Korea have been experiencing an oversupply of graduates, with double-digit youth unemployment rates.

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  • 1MDB saved us money? – Goh Wei Liang - The Malaysian Insider

    I have not penned my thoughts down in an article about 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) since this circus began. Most of us are short of filing for a missing persons report on 1MDB management. You run the operations on a daily basis, not Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. a) 1MDB bought the IPPs.

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  • Rohingyas: A worthless people?

    That is the reality that Myanmar’s Rohingya people have faced for decades. Whatever their origins — recent migrants from Bangladesh (as the Myanmar government claims) or people who have called the country home for generations (as the Rohingya themselves claim) — the restrictions placed on the community by the Myanmar authorities violate dozens of fundamental human rights. Unlike the more economically minded boat people from parts of Asia making runs to Australia, the Rohingya, it seems, are happy to go anywhere: Indonesia, Thailand Bangladesh... anywhere but Myanmar. But fearing a flood of refugees — if even a small trickle is allowed in — none of Myanmar’s neighbours have agreed to take in the pitiful boat people.

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  • For some Muslim women, divorce not the end of marital hell

    — Pictures by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 ― Aida Melly Tan Mutalib spent eight years in an arranged marriage until, in 1996, she decided to divorce her abusive husband who had taken a second wife. It took her nearly eight more years before she finally got her divorce ― years spent going in and out of courts due to the tortuous bureaucracy in the Shariah court, which women’s group said continues to be hostile towards Muslim women. Aida Melly’s case has served as the watershed moment for the Muslim women’s rights movement, but almost 20 years on, single mothers and activists told Malay Mail Online little has changed with the Islamic legal system. It’s a waste of time,” said an older single mother named Mariam Abdul in a recent interview.

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  • Suriname: a small country with big problems - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, May 23, 2015.Suriname, which holds general elections on Monday, is the smallest country in South America but has big problems related to drug trafficking, money laundering and illegal gold mining. Nearly all of the country's 164,000 square kilometres is covered by the Amazon rainforest, from its Atlantic coast to the southern border with Brazil. People are mostly descendants from Hindustani Indians, Creoles, Javanese, "Maroons" who came from Africa as slaves, Amerindians, Chinese, and Dutch settlers.

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  • Longer, stronger…study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, May 24, 2015.Long established as a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is important for the membrane that envelops your muscle cells, promoting proper healing from the natural tears that take place when you work out, according to a new study. "Every cell in your body has a plasma membrane, and every membrane can be torn," says corresponding author Dr Paul L. McNeil, cell biologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. The study, which was published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, has implications for muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, common diabetes-related muscle weakness and – of course – body builders. "Part of how we build muscle is a more natural tearing and repair process – that is the no pain, no gain portion – but if that repair doesn't occur, what you get is muscle cell death," says McNeil.

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  • PAS leaders who only know how to read Quran not fit as PM, says Mat Taib - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, May 23, 2015.Former Selangor menteri besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib said he is beginning to lose interest in PAS because emerging leaders in the Islamist party appeared to be not in touch with real world issues. Speaking at a forum in Petaling Jaya today, Muhammad, who is also known as Mat Taib, said of late, he noticed there was the so-called ulama (clergy) coming back from the Middle East who wanted to become leaders in the party. "They can memorise the Quran and Hadith but when we ask them to explain about 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Bhd), they say they don't really understand the issue. "So, if you want to become leaders but can only read the Hadith and Quran, then to me, you are not fit to be PM. What's more, our country is multi-racial," he said.

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