• Is Singapore really better than Malaysia? – Kelvin Yii - The Malaysian Insider

    Recently, there was an article of an interview with former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in which he says that if DAP was in power, Malaysia would be like Singapore as it is today. I guess that begs the question again for us Malaysians, acknowledging the flaws we have in our country, is Singapore really better than Malaysia?

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  • Thank God, Pakatan did not win GE13 - The Malaysian Insider

    Opinion Thank God, Pakatan did not win GE13 Ooi Kok Hin Published: 28 March 2015 Technically, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) did win the popular vote. But the fact remains

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  • Crash co-pilot’s personality ‘serious lead’ but not only one - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, March 28, 2015.The personality of a co-pilot suspected of deliberately flying a Germanwings passenger jet into a mountainside in the Alps is a "serious lead" in the inquiry but not the only one, a French investigator said Saturday. "We have a certain number of elements which allow us to make progress on this lead, which is a serious lead but which can't be the only one," police chief Jean-Pierre Michel told AFP in the western German city of Duesseldorf. The investigation so far has not turned up a "particular element" in the life of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz which could explain his alleged action in the ill-fated Airbus plane, he added. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit of the Germanwings jet and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials said.

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  • Two-year-old survives night in plantation full of snakes - Nation | The Star Online

    KOTA KINABALU: A two-year-old boy survived a night alone in a snake-infested rubber plantation in the interior Tenom district. Healezry Zeandfly Henderi was found sleeping in a narrow path of a thick undergrowth at 10.25am yesterday, about 18 hours after he was reported missing. Apart from a minor scratch on his cheek, Healezry was generally doing well although he was weak and frightened when he saw firemen approaching him in the hilly terrain rubber plantation about 300m from his house in Kg Kuala Tolokoson. In the police report lodged at 4pm on Thursday, it was stated that Healezry’s mother Moina Barahin, 27, had just reached home from the market in Tenom town and had headed to the toilet.

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  • Buy cars before April 1, automotive association says – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters filepic, March 28, 2015.The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has urged potential car buyers to do so before April 1, 2015 as most car companies planned to reduce their inventories with attractive offers. Its president, Datuk Aishah Ahmad, said the companies wanted to start selling the cars with goods and services tax (GST) on April 1 and were reducing their stocks in which the sales and services tax (SST) had been paid. "Even though some car companies will reduce the price come April 1, the current offer is better.

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  • Sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

    He was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him.

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  • Double jeopardy of payments on GST and service charges – Sirwin Ooi - The Malaysian Insider

    With the kicking in of the goods and services tax (GST) on April 1, 2015, most Malaysians are doing their shopping in order to stock up for at least a few months of supplies. A hot topic is being circulated and discussed on social media online, where everyone is criticising the implementation of the services charges by the service providers, i.e., hotel or restaurant, on top of the implementation of GST. Our Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan on March 1 said: "The 10% service charge imposed by hotels and restaurants need not be paid after the goods and services tax (GST) is implemented".

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  • Mat Sabu nabbed by police in ski masks

    The police were also armed with weapons, says Mujahid.

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  • PAS: DAP has fallen into BN's political trap - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: In a fresh attack against DAP for opposing PAS' hudud plans in Kelantan, Pasir Mas MP Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz says its Pakatan Rakyat ally has fallen into the trap of political rival Umno. In a statement Saturday, the son of the late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said DAP's excuse to reject the Islamic penal code on the grounds of secularism was actually part of its effort to re-strengthen Umno's secular ideology, which he said was now increasingly vulnerable. "DAP has fallen into Umno and Barisan Nasional's trap by opposing the people of Kelantan's democratic right to the Islamic penal code.

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  • A near-death experience - One Man's Meat | The Star Online

    I thought I had proven the effectiveness of a do-it-yourself remedy, but the doctors are still laughing.

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  • Germanwings air crash: What happened in the cockpit? (VIDEO)

    French investigators have said that the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet intentionally ploughed the plane into the French alps after examining data retrieved from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder. German police searched co-pilot Andrea Lubitz’s flat in Dusseldorf and his parents’ residence in Montabaur and were seen taking bags of evidence and a computer. A French fireman stands in a gymnasium near maps that show the terrain where an Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015. French gendarmes and rescue crew make their way around debris from an Airbus A320 in the mountains, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015 in this still image taken from TV.

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  • We did not tell supporters to disrupt wedding of PM’s daughter, says PKR - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, March 27, 2015.PKR has denied reports that it has instructed its members to disrupt the wedding reception of the prime minister's daughter at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) tomorrow. Party communication director Fahmi Fadzil said today that the reports were not true as KLCC was not one of the locations selected for tomorrow's #KitaLawan rally in Kuala Lumpur. He said PKR was mobilising its members to participate in the rally to demand for the release of its de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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  • Chief judge slammed for ‘racist’ rant against Pakistanis - The Malaysian Insider

    A former Sabah lawmaker has demanded that the Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum (pic) apologise for allegedly making racist statements against Pakistanis in the state. Former Libaran MP Datuk Akbar Khan Abdulrahman, who is of Pakistani origin, said in a statement today he was disgusted and shocked by Malanjum's remarks that each and every Pakistani in Sabah should have their documents examined to determine whether they had entered the state legally.

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  • Finding homes for 13 puppies - Community | The Star Online

    A GOOD Samaritan who rescued 13 puppies from two stray mothers in Bandar Sri Ehsan, Banting, is in a limbo after the Kuala Langat District Council ordered her to get rid of the puppies in a week. The woman decided to put the puppies up for adoption through canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) but getting them all adopted within a week is certainly an impossible task. “The district council apparently told her that a neighbour had complained of the noise the puppies were making during feeding times and that’s why the rescuer is being forced to get rid of them,’’ said MDDB rescuer coordinator Irene Low. Four of the 13 puppies will be available for adoption tomorrow at the MDDB adoption drive at Subang Pet Centre, No 55 Jalan SS18/6, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

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  • Next Media Video: MAS Airbus A330 limps home after hard landing in Melbourne

    A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft that was grounded for nearly two weeks in Melbourne has returned to Kuala Lumpur. — Reuters

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  • Kemamam police chief in critical but stable condition | theSundaily

    KUANTAN: Kemaman police chief Supt Che Suza Che Hitam is still in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery for injuries sustained in a road accident yesterday. Pahang Public Order and Traffic Chief Supt Mohd Noor Yusof Ali said Che Suza underwent surgery at the the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) here at 5.40am today.

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  • After arrest, Mat Sabu taken to Bukit Aman

    — Picture by Choo Choy MayGEORGE TOWN, March 28 — PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, the latest opposition politician in the string of #KitaLawan arrests, is presumed to have been taken to Bukit Aman for his statement to be recorded today. Permatang Pasir assemblyman Datuk Mohd Salleh Man told Malay Mail Online he was with Mohamad when a large team of policemen in full uniform turned up in Penang and arrested his fellow PAS colleague. “About 20 of them from Bukit Aman, all attired in full face covered uniform, approached us just as we got down from my car at a restaurant in Sungai Dua at about 12.20am,” the Penang state lawmaker said when contacted. Mohd Salleh said the PAS Number Two popularly known as Mat Sabu had earlier invited him for a drink so there were just two of them when the police came.

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  • No one can question hudud law | theSundaily

    IPOH: No one can question the hudud law because it is Allah's law and its implementation is compulsory in Islam, Mufti of Perak Tan Sri Dr Harussani Zakaria said. "I don't know what (aspects) were being questioned, is it the methods (of implementation) or is it not perfect?...I don't know, but as far as hudud is concerned, anyone who fight against Allah's law shall receive punishment from Allah. "I'm confident that what was tabled was hudud law, but I had not looked into the methods of implementation...maybe it's the methods that were being criticised...hudud law must be implemented, it is compulsory," he said after launching the Baitul Ridzuan Tarbiah Complex project in Kampung Manjoi here today.

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  • Angered by ‘joke’, 2 campaign for zero GST on pads and tampon - The Malaysian Insider

    When Kamelia Shamsuddin, 29, read a news article that Bintulu MP Tiong King Sing had elicited laughter in Parliament for raising the issue of the goods and services tax (GST) being imposed on women's sanitary products, it struck a raw nerve. She decided it was up to her to be more vocal about the issue and after speaking to her husband, Huzaifah Azman, 32, and best friend, S. Kasthuri, 29, they started an online petition on Change.org to get the Malaysian government to stop taxing Malaysian women for their periods.

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  • Narrow escape for Sabah assistant minister after car catches fire - Nation | The Star Online

    KOTA KINABALU: A state assistant minister to the chief minister escaped unhurt after his car burst into flames following a collision with a 20-seater bus at the Jalan Tuaran by-pass here. Datuk Edward Yong Oui Fah Yong and his driver rushed out of the government-issued Volvo that caught fire immediately after colliding with the bus that was apparently coming out of a junction at about 9am Saturday. A spokesman for the state Fire and Rescue Services Department, Mohd Affendi Ramin, said about 60% of the vehicle was destroyed in the fire. The bus driver has also given his statement to the police.

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