• Festive mood at packed Pakatan finale ceramah

    PMTG PAUH A thousand gather at Bukit Mertajam and hundreds more in Seberang Jaya.

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  • Villagers drive out PAS demonstrators

    PMTG PAUH A scuffle breaks out when a "pro-Ulama" group is driven out by locals.

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  • Top cop says Selangor MB has ‘gone too far’  with ‘Umno lackey’ remark - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 6, 2015.Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali went "too far" when he accused the Inspector-General of Police of being an Umno lackey in relation to the arrests of Pakatan Rakyat politicians, activists and youths following the May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur last week. "But this time, it went too far," he told reporters at the Seberang Prai Tengah district police headquarters.

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  • I didn’t steal money, says Dr M of BMF scandal - The Malaysian Insider

    The country's longest serving prime minister said the difference with him was that he was never advisor to the bank, unlike Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who is chairman of 1MDB's advisory board. "I don't steal money. The money was missing and it is the bank's money. "I was not the manager of the bank, neither was I its advisor," Dr Mahathir told reporters after an event at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya today.

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  • Beauty, brains and grace - Nation | The Star Online

    THE lovely and resplendent Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim was born on March 22, 1973, in Ipoh. Upon her return from Britain in 1995, Tuanku Zara served in Petronas, the national petroleum company, for six years before joining an information technology company, Formis Malaysia Berhad.

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  • Dr M: Convict maths whiz not following Quran

    UPDATED 2PM Mahathir says Muslims like to pick and choose the verses.

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  • Suit to remove chairman of Malaysia’s wealthiest temple on Friday - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 5, 2015.The High Court has fixed case management for a suit to remove the chairman of the richest Hindu temple in Malaysia for this Friday. Former Kota Alam Shah assemblyman Manoharan filed the suit on April 17, saying among others that he wanted Nadaraja removed for failing to administer the organisation as a charitable, cultural, religious and educational trust. Manoharan also wanted the High Court to set aside a 1930 Supreme Court order that the temple was a charitable trust for the benefit of a select group of people.

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  • Tuanku Zara Salim is Raja Permaisuri Perak

    IPOH: Tuanku Zara Salim was today crowned as the Raja Permaisuri of Perak. Born on March 22, 1973, she is the youngest of the four children of Datuk Salim Davidson and Sharifah Azaliah Tan Sri Syed Omar Shahabudin. Tuanku Zara received her early education at the Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Convent Ipoh, before attending secondary school at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Convent Ipoh.

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  • Dr M: GST the culprit for BN's reduced majority win | theSundaily

    PUTRAJAYA: The impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the rising cost of living are the reasons for Barisan Nasional's (BN) reduced majority in its win in Rompin, said former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "The win shows the opinion of the people in Rompin. BN has to pay attention to this and analyse what this voting trend means," he told the media after his keynote address at the Perdana Discourse Series 19: Islam & Islamisation at Perdana Leadership Foundation.

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  • Sarawak offers homes to forced conversion victim’s family, 12 others

    — Reuters picKUCHING, May 6 — The family of a girl who alleged she was the victim of an unauthorised conversion to Islam and 12 others squatting in Kuala Baram will receive offers for homes from the Lands and Surveys Department in Miri. The offer to resettle the families was made following a meeting by two Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) leaders with Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. The Kuala Baram squatter colony made headline news following an aborted attempt to convert 13-year old Sabrina Ngumbang to Islam by two teachers of SMK Lutong.

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  • Father of pregnant airbag victim sues Takata, Honda - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of Welhelmo Rodriguez Caido Jr, May 5, 2015.The father of a heavily pregnant Malaysian woman who died after being hit by shrapnel from a defective airbag is suing automaker Honda Motor Co and equipment manufacturer Takata Corp, Bloomberg reported. Law Suk Leh, 42, was killed in a car crash on July 27 last year. In an interview with Bloomberg, attorney Kevin Dean said Ngee Chiong was suing the automakers in the United States because “the defective inflator at issue” had been manufactured in LaGrange, Georgia.

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  • EPF consultation on withdrawal gets overwhelming response - Business News | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) members’ consultation was completed with an overwhelming response with a strong support for the option to maintain a full withdrawal at age 55 as well as towards other initiatives. EPF said on Wednesday that this has been the largest ever public consultation carried out in the country, receiving 94,448 responses from its members. EPF chief executive officer Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said it has received a overwhelming response as well as constructive feedback from its members.

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  • President Obama Visits David Letterman on 'The Late Show'

    David Letterman signs off on from 'The Late Show' on May 20 – and before that – President Obama decides to pay Dave a visit.

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  • No more vacancies — Putrajaya confirms hiring freeze

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — The Public Service Commission (PSC) has confirmed that the government is no longer recruiting for any positions effective April. PSC chairman Tan Sri Mahmood Adam told Sin Chew Daily that the government was not taking in any more people into its service, but declined to explain the rationale for the decision. Mahmood told the Chinese-language newspaper that 15 agencies, including the police, army and Education ministry, have already received notice of the freeze. According to Mahmood, the moratorium does not affect recruitment for vacancies that were advertised prior to the April 22 directive.

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  • Vote counting at polling stations meant to intimidate, says PKR

    — Picture by K.E. OoiPERMATANG PAUH, May 6 — The Election Commission’s (EC) decision to count votes for Thursday’s by-election at polling stations instead of the official tallying centre is an intimidation tactic, PKR’s Chua Tian Chang claimed yesterday. The party vice president, better known as Tian Chua, said the move would intimidate voters from voting against the government, especially at polling stations with fewer voters such as in smaller villagers. “The secrecy of their votes will be more or less jeopardised especially if it is a small community of maybe 40 to 50 households,” he told reporters at SP Arena yesterday.

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  • Driver barely escapes death on highway - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: A Chinese national had a close shave with death when his Maserati Quattroporte crashed into a side railing on an elevated portion of the Sprint Highway and burst into flames before plunging to the slip road below. Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Azmi Abu Kassim said the 32-year-old stock investment trainer was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Utama at about 3am yesterday when he lost control of the car while navigating a corner on the fast lane. ACP Azmi added that the driver escaped with minor injuries on both hands.

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  • Survey: Pregnant women in Malaysia nine times more likely to die than in Singapore

    ― AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Malaysian mothers are nearly nine times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than their Singaporean counterparts, a survey has shown. The State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report by international children’s rights group Save the Children released on Monday also showed Malaysia declining in the ranks from 68th last year to 71st out of 179 countries surveyed this year. Singapore was ranked 14th, the highest among Asian countries in the survey that assessed the well-being of mothers and children based on the lifetime risk of maternal death, children’s mortality rate below five years of age, children’s expected years of formal schooling, the gross national income (GNI) per capita, and women’s participation in national government.

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  • Dr M’s criticism more than political – T.K. Chua - The Malaysian Insider

    Do we seriously think at his age and with his stature, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has a personal and hidden agenda when he speaks up? I think we Malaysians have become too disillusioned with our government leaders, both past and present.

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  • Man found dead in blazing car in Kepong - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: A man was found dead in a blazing car near Medan Putra 1, Bandar Menjalara here on Tuesday morning. The charred body of the unidentified man was discovered in a Proton Gen 2 after the fire was put out. "A team of firemen from Sri Hartamas fire station was immediately deployed to the scene.

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  • 'It's just not easy being Hadi's son'

    PAS Youth deputy chief Muhammad Khalil says it's not easy being the party president Abdul Hadi Awang's eldest son. However, the Islamic studies degree holder from Portsmouth University said Hadi (right) had not given him any specific advice before he joined the party. On his role as number two in PAS youth, Muhammad Khalil said it was about more than just gaining support from young Malaysians. Muhammad Khalil has received nominations to contest both the PAS Youth chief and deputy chief posts in the upcoming Muktamar, which has been touted as a battle between PAS' ulama and pro-Pakatan factions.

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