• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cash-strapped 1MDB needs RM5b this year, RM1.4b in annual interest

    ― File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — State investment firm 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) will need to overcome its liquidity issues to meet RM5 billion in loan payments this year and an estimated RM40 billion in principal and interest payments by 2023, The Star reported today. According to the report, 1MDB must meet massive repayments totalling RM13 billion in 2022 and another RM11.7 billion in 2023, based on lump sum payment of the loan principal upon maturity. It further estimated that the state-owned firm will have to make annual interest payments of at least RM1.4 billion, based on its current liabilities and prevailing interest rates. Additionally, the firm was forced to use some of its capital earmarked for the development of the Tun Razak Exchange here to meet interest payments.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MACC panel wants high-powered team to fully probe 1MDB

    — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — A multi-agency team should be formed to comprehensively investigate 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) for elements of wrongdoing and abuse, the advisory panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said today. Saying that the MACC has already decided to form a special task force to scrutinise the state investment firm, the commission’s Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (ACAB) noted that the agency was, however, limited to only investigating corruption. “As such, seeing the complexity of the 1MDB issue, the ACAB suggests that this task force comprise the MACC, the Royal Malaysia Police, Bank Negara Malaysia, the Securities Commission, Bursa Malaysia and the Auditor-General,” it said in a statement. Earlier today, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad demanded a criminal probe against Putrajaya following its admission that the US$1.103 billion (RM3.97 billion) in offshore deposits that 1MDB had supposedly redeemed was now in the form of “units” instead of cash as previously claimed.

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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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  • 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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  • To retire, or not to retire, that is the question

    — Reuters picPETALING JAYA, May 24 — Retirees continue to work for many reasons. K. Subramaniam retired at 55. A HSBC report showed that living inheritance is cause for concern for retirees in Malaysia where 63 per cent are worried about not being able to support family or friends financially. The report said Malaysia had the highest percentage of concern worldwide, followed by Brazil and Mexico at 58 per cent, and Singapore with 54 per cent.

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  • Najib congratulates Lions XII on FA Cup triumph

    — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak congratulated 2015 FA Cup champions Singaporean invited side Lions XII who defeated Kelantan 3-1 in the final at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil here yesterday night. Kelantan had put up a good fight, do not despair, we will try again next year. " Najib posted in the his Twitter tonight. Lions XII scored through Muhammad Faris Ramli in the 6th and Mohd Sahil Suhaimi in the 81st minute and during injury time while Kelantan's only goal was netted by Wan Zack Haikal Wan Nor in the 62nd minute.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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