• Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user

    A Barisan Nasional MP whose Facebook posting poking fun at the death of Karpal Singh shocked Malaysians has again insulted the late DAP leader, this time comparing him to a hostile figure in Islamic history who fought against Prophet Muhammad. Facebook user Shamsul Kamal Ariffin Mohd Nasir, 42,…

    The Malaysian Insider
    • Interfaith group ‘worried’ that ex-judge can have such ‘racist’ views

      KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — An interfaith group expressed shock today at the “racist” views of a former high-ranking judge who had called the presence of large Hindu and Buddhist statues in the...

      The Malay Mail Online
      • Zulkifli shoots back at Khairy in Twitter row

        Former Perkasa vice-president Zulkifli Noordin continued his Twitter row with Khairy Jamaluddin today, taking a swipe at him with a belittling tweet and telling him not to be a knee-jerk politician. Khairy, the Youth and Sports Minister, had told Zulkifli yesterday to 'shut up' after the latter had…

        The Malaysian Insider
        • Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police

          Initial investigations have revealed that Karpal Singh’s Toyota Alphard crashed into a five-ton lorry in the accident yesterday that claimed his life and that of his assistant, Perak police said today. State police chief Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani also dismissed rumours and speculation that the…

          The Malaysian Insider
          • Ivanka Trump's Post-Baby Body!

            In today's Healthy Hollywood feature: Talk about a boardroom ready body! Just four months after giving birth to her second child, Ivanka Trump looks va-va-voom sensational. She flaunts her buffed body in skinny jean and a belly-baring top on the cover May's Shape magazine. This busy lady juggles…

            Access Hollywood
            • No Obama meeting for Anwar in next week’s visit

              President Barack Obama does not plan to see opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim when he is in Kuala Lumpur next week, though US officials yesterday did not rule out a lower-level meeting. Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century when he touches down in…

              The Malaysian Insider
              • Clarify reminder on use of ‘RIP’ by Muslims, former Perlis mufti urges fatwa council

                The National Fatwa Council has been urged to clarify its statement discouraging Muslims from using the phrase “Rest in Peace" (RIP) when condoling a non-Muslim's death. Commenting on the council's reminder that Muslims are not permitted to use the phrase, former Perlis mufti Associate Professor…

                The Malaysian Insider
                • South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?

                  The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink? But from the sinking of the South Korean ferry to the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia to the Titanic, disasters do occur. What caused…

                  LiveScience.com
                  • South Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies

                    Nets will be placed around the submerged ferry to prevent any bodies drifting away during the eventual recovery process, Choi said, while adding that the rescue teams had not given up hope of finding survivors trapped in air pockets. Captain Lee was arraigned along with the two officers in charge…

                    AFP News
                    • Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

                      KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.

                      Associated Press
                      • After ‘stomach problems’, Selangor assembly axes caterer

                        SHAH ALAM, April 18 ― The caterer for the Selangor State Legislative Assembly has lost its service contract after several individuals, including Speaker Hannah Yeoh, suffered mild food poisoning...

                        The Malay Mail Online
                        • A fetish for full body suits in Japan

                          By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit that covers everything -- including her eyes -- and sits in bars, alone but liberated, she believes, from the judgement of others. "With my face covered, I cannot eat or drink like other customers," said the woman, who is in her…

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                          • Nurul Izzah’s husband appoints relative as member of reconciliation committee

                            Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar's husband, Raja Ahmad Shahrir Iskandar Raja Salim, has appointed his relative as a member of a reconciliation committee for the couple's ongoing divorce case, The Star Online reported today. According to the report, Raja Ahmad Shahrir proposed Mohd Fauzi Mustaffa…

                            The Malaysian Insider
                            • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

                              Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still…

                              AFP News
                              • Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

                                SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.

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                                • Malaysia, Australia to ink deal on black box custody, says report

                                  Malaysia and Australia will sign a deal specifying who handles any wreckage from missing flight MH370 that may be recovered, including the crucial "black box" flight data recorders, according to a report yesterday. Malaysia is drafting the agreement "to safeguard both nations from any legal…

                                  The Malaysian Insider
                                  • The Economist hails Karpal as a rarity in politics

                                    The Economist has described Karpal Sigh as a "rarity in the venomous world of Malaysian politics" for commanding respect from both his peers as well as his opponents. In an obituary titled “Burning Bright”, the international politics and business weekly said condolences to Karpal's family have…

                                    The Malaysian Insider
                                    • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

                                      KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

                                      Associated Press
                                      • Want to be a successful startup? Settle in Thailand, but register your company elsewhere

                                        Some successful startups in Thailand even recommend newbies to head over to other nearby countries to register their company. Why is that?

                                        Tech in Asia
                                        • Pandikar says will only declare ‘friend’ Karpal’s seat vacant after funeral

                                          KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia will inform the Election Commission (EC) of the vacancy in the Bukit Gelugor federal seat next week, after the DAP stalwart...

                                          The Malay Mail Online