• Kita Lawan, a divided Pakatan and the wedding

    Three reasons why turnout was soggy at yesterday’s ‘wedding march’ for Najib.

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  • Mourning a great leader - Legally Speaking | The Star Online

    Spontaneous and emotional outpouring of grief by Singaporeans is indeed a testament to Lee Kuan Yew’s extraordinary achievement in creating a united nation out of a divided, polyglot, multi-racial and multi-religious population. THE fact that today our Yang di-Pertuan Agong will represent Malaysia at Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral – an epochal event in the history of Singapore – speaks volumes of the island’s founding father as the greatest statesman in South-East Asia. In fact, President Richard Nixon held him up as a leader of similar stature as Winston Churchill. Most importantly, Lee was also instrumental in the formation of Malaysia and hence he and a generation of Singaporeans were once, albeit briefly, Malaysians between 1963 and 1965.

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  • 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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  • Consumers still king with GST in force – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, March 29, 2015.Businesses must not underestimate the purchasing power of consumers by increasing prices of goods unreasonably and then blaming it on the goods and services tax (GST). In reality, the market is now highly competitive as stronger local and regional players are coming in with quality products, subsequently giving consumers a wide range of choice. Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd managing director Alois Hofbauer said consumers should not worry too much about the GST implementation because retailers would take advantage of this fear.

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  • Four-year-old leaves home in the middle of the night to get a slushie (VIDEO)

    A Philadelphia bus driver says he was shocked to see a wet, shivering toddler board his bus just before 3am yesterday morning. Not this time of night’,” says SEPTA bus driver Harlan Jenifer. Four-year-old Annabelle reportedly told customers she was on her way to a store to buy a “slushie”. But she didn’t make it... the bus driver’s parental instincts took over when he spotted her at the bus stop... and he cared for the child until police responded.

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  • Mimpi lagi, kali ini saksi ‘road rage’ di Kelantan - The Malaysian Insider

    Opinion Mimpi lagi, kali ini saksi ‘road rage’ di Kelantan Wong Chin Huat Published: 29 March 2015 Saya berasa amat rendah diri membaca sambutan yang cukup hangat

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  • Flawed data used to praise Malaysia’s English standards, says DAP’s Zairil - The Malaysian Insider

    Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan had resorted to using an unscientific and statically invalid survey to claim that Malaysians have the best command of English in Asia, a DAP lawmaker said today. Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari said the survey Kamalanathan had cited yesterday, the English Proficiency Index by Sweden-based EF Education First, drew its results from a sample that was not representative of the population.

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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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  • 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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  • The unbeatable banana leaf rice that hits the spot

    — Picture by K.E. OoiGEORGE TOWN, March 29 — Banana leaf rice, originally a Southern Indian cuisine, is very much part of the few favourite local food in Penang particularly along Little India within the George Town Heritage zone. The meal is a simple one where fluffy white rice is served on a banana leaf and accompanied by a few types of vegetables, pickles, condiments like a chutney or mint sauce and papadum. The rice will be liberally mixed with your favourite type of curry, which you chose. For those who prefer a non-vegetarian meal, most banana leaf restaurants offer an extensive menu of curries with chicken, fish, lamb, eggs, quail, crabs and squids.

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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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  • We are all significant - Sunday Starters | The Star Online

    Beyond the headlines and glowing tributes, even ordinary people can leave powerful legacies behind for lives well lived. WHEN Tunku Abdul Rahman passed away on Dec 6, 1990, and was lying in state the following day at Parliament House, I was there to pay my respects. There was just a one-hour window for the public before the funeral procession from Parliament House to the Selangor Padang, now called Dataran Merdeka. It was a short distance but it took more than half an hour for the cortege to reach Selangor Padang, where it was taken by car to the Sungai Besi RMAF base to be flown on a plane to Alor Setar, where the Tunku was buried at the Langgar Royal Mausoleum.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Quick thinking saves worker in crocodile attack – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    MIRI: An Indonesian construction worker’s quick thinking saved him from what could have been a fatal crocodile attack at Kuala Suai, Niah last night. Managing to scream for help, Muliani struggled against the crocodile for five minutes, poking at its eyes until it released him.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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