• 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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  • Dr Mahathir: Najib lied when he said Singapore bank had 1MDB cash - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accused Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of lying 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mangoes for RM40? - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: Mangoes for RM40 a kilo, anyone? Apparently yes, for the harumanis variety.

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  • 10 things about: Marina Mahathir who doesn’t care what people think about her

    The prominent social activist, who is also the eldest child of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, receives requests for speaking engagements every day, even as she is busy with Muslim women’s rights NGO Sisters in Islam (SIS) and the informal group Malaysians for Malaysia group.

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  • 6 prostitution kingpins detained under crime act, says top cop - The Malaysian Insider

    Six prostitution kingpins have been detained under the Prevention of Crime Act this year, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said 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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  • Penang turns down suggestion to house Rohingyas, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 24, 2015.Penang wants Putrajaya to house the Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees in land owned by the federal government, reports The Star. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said this was because the state had limited space, both on the island and the mainland. He told the English daily that there were some 50,000 Rohingyas in Penang since the last six years and that state lands could not be used to house them. Lim also reiterated that Penang needed to be kept abreast of any plans to host the migrants in the northern state.

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  • As Pakatan chasm grows, Kit Siang pines for Nik Aziz

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today burst into eulogy for late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Niz Aziz Nik Mat, whom he said would not have allowed ties within Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to reach the current brink of disaster. Warning that PR may only have another fortnight to survive — PAS will hold its party elections next month — the DAP parliamentary leader sought repeatedly to remind the Islamist party of Nik Aziz’s refusal to entertain co-operation with Umno as well as his commitment to PR. Collaboration within the federal opposition pact, particularly between PAS and DAP, have all but ceased owing to increasing acrimony over the Islamist party’s insistence on wanting to enforce hudud, the Islamic penal code, in Kelantan.

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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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  • MB willing to ride rough seas with DPM, Umno

    UPDATED 3PM He will stick with party's leadership through rough political seas.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It’s a sea of red in FA Cup final - Football | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: It was an actual sea of red. Kelantan fans were in full force for the FA Cup final as their team take on Lions XII in the sold out 100,000-capacity National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Saturday. The Red Warriors fans numbered almost 95,000 to paint the stadium red and overwhelm the 4,000 Lions fans traveling from down south. Over 30 buses came directly from Kelantan while others poured out from the Bukit Jalil monorail station.

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  • Give us a worthy leader, and this nation will rise again - The Malaysian Insider

    Likewise, how great our nation will be is, unfortunately, very much dependent on how great our leaders are. By that measure alone, Malaysia seems to be doomed. The recent mounting calls for our present Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to step down has posed a pertinent question in every concerned Malaysian’s mind – If Najib relinquishes his post, who then is qualified to lead this nation at such a time of great political and economic volatility? But if you’re like me and have witnessed the countless changes within our country’s top echelon of leaders, and have been disappointed just as many times with the incompetency of those in charge, then the prospect of Najib’s resignation does not at all bring optimism that things will change for the better.

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  • 5,000 civil servants under-perform, says Ali Hamsa

    About 5,000 of the 1.6 million civil servants were found to have a performance score of below 60 percent since the introduction of the civil service's exit policy last year. Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa said they comprised those who had committed various offences, including being absent from work for 200 days in a year and moonlighting. "We give them training, courses, monitor and place them under observation for six months before they are given an option to quit," he told a media conference after the opening of the NBOS Open Day by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in Kuala Lumpur today. Apart from sending the civil servants concerned for training, he said, they could also be transferred to other departments or given alternative portfolios to improve their performance.

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  • Why this video of a South Korean woman removing her makeup got over three million hits

    A video of a South Korean woman removing make-up from half her face has gone viral. The video which was uploaded on May 2 is simply that — a woman removing makeup. But, a make up artist TODAY spoke with said achieving that effect is possible with a skilled hand. Sharhana Mohd Sharif who has been a makeup artist for Lyanaz Bridal Gallery for five years said there are techniques to make one’s eyes look bigger.

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