• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Apologise for calling IGP 'barua', cops tell Azmin

    Three police reports have been lodged against Selangor MB, senior officers say.

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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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  • Genting group breaks ground on Resorts World Las Vegas - The Malaysian Insider

    Genting Group today conducted the groundbreaking ceremony of its Chinese-themed Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) – the first Las Vegas Strip development…

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  • Stumping for BN, celebrity Islamic speaker says Umno all for hudud

    — Picture by K.E. OoiPERMATANG PAUH, May 5 — Muslims who openly reject hudud cannot be trusted as followers of Islam have no choice but to accept the Islamic penal law, religious speaker Datuk Mohammad Kazim Elias claimed last night. Speaking at a campaign rally organised by Barisan Nasional (BN) for the Permatang Pauh by-election here on May 7, the popular speaker pointed out that Umno fully supports hudud. “There are Muslims who openly reject hudud and those who openly reject hudud are ruthless people,” he told the thousands of people gathered at the ceramah yesterday night. “We will need full support in Parliament to be able to pass the hudud law so here in Permatang Pauh, you have to be sure that your MP will support hudud when the time comes,” he said.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Public consultation reveals EPF members want status quo on withdrawal - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 6, 2015.The preliminary results of the two-week Employees Provident Fund's (EPF) Enhancement Initiatives members consultation which closed today, showed most EPF members want to be able to withdraw their retirement money in full at age 55. In a statement today, the EPF said the consultation that started from April 21 and hailed as the largest ever public consultation carried out in the country, received 96,448 responses from members. EPF's chief executive officer Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said: “We are delighted that the consultation has received overwhelming response from our members.

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  • Syed Mokhtar-linked firm, Utusan unit battle to buy government printers - The Malaysian Insider

    Newspaper group Utusan Melayu is using a dormant company to bid for government printers Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Bhd. – gdparchitects.com pic, May 6, 2015.Well-connected tycoon Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary and the Umno-owned newspaper group Utusan Melayu are battling to buy the government printers Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Bhd (PNMB) which has been put up for sale. The Malaysian Insider understands that Sutera Bakti Sdn Bhd, which is linked to Syed Mokhtar, and Utusan Prisma Sdn Bhd – a dormant company linked to Utusan, are the front runners to buy PNMB for an undisclosed sum.

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  • Don’t turn Penang Hill into Disneyland with cable car project, says group - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 6, 2015.A civil society group has suggested that the state government should use the allocation for the Penang Hill cable car project for the proposed cross-channel cable car. Penang Citizens Chant Group (Chant) adviser Yan Lee said in a statement that public had objected to the move to have a cable car service for Penang Hill and this was made clear during the public consultation in 2013 and 2014.

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  • Firemen’s help sought in ‘delicate’ emergency - The Malaysian Insider

    Fire and Rescue Department officers are used to all types of emergencies but when they were called to the Kuala Lumpur hospital, they had a shock of their lives. The man had sought medical attention at the emergency ward with his private parts swollen and a ring wrapped around his sensitive area, the daily reported. KL Fire and Rescue Department operations deputy director Azizan Ismail said officers had to be called to the ward at about 3.45pm yesterday to help doctors remove the ring.

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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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  • 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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  • In London, Sabahan wanted for sedition taunts IGP after meeting Sarawak CM

    Wanted in Sabah for alleged sedition, Europe-based activist Doris Jones today questioned why she was allowed to walk in freely to the Malaysian High Commission in London without being handcuffed. Following a recent meeting with Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem at the commission, Doris posted photos of the event as proof and issued a challenge to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. “Saya cabar Khalid Abu Bakar, jika benar ada arahan ke Interpol; mengapa semalam itu saya DI DALAM bangunan SURUHANJAYA KEDUTAAN MALAYSIA saya ni tidak di gari mengikut AKTA HASUTAN?” she wrote on social networking site Facebook this afternoon.

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