• Unhappy Selangor PKR members bash party, president in Permatang Pauh - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 9 2015.A group of disgruntled PKR members from Selangor have taken their grouses against their party to Permatang Pauh where Pakatan Rakyat is fighting to keep the parliamentary seat. The group called 'Suara Akar Umbi Keadilan' (Sauk) rejected their party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's candidacy, saying that she would not be capable of serving two seats in two states. Spokesman for the group, Mazli Saring, 47, said the members were unhappy with Dr Wan Azizah standing for election in Permatang Pauh when she had said in 2008 that she wanted to retire to care for her grandchildren.

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  • Amid support for Najib, Umno leaders starting to question, says former minister - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, May 3, 2015.Umno division chiefs are beginning to realise that people are not happy with Datuk Seri Najib Razak, even as the party leaders continue to express their strong support for his leadership, former information minister Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin said. He said that it was wrong to assume that Ummo division leaders were mere yes-men who "swallowed" the country's leaders' every word. "There are Umno division chiefs who realise that the support of the 'red shirts' to the top leadership can no longer represent the rakyat's support," wrote Zainuddin on his blog today.

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  • 'Debate GST or be called bankrupt', Mei Fun told

    UPDATED 7.28PM Penang exco issues challenge after DAP fingered for misleading public.

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  • Illegal Myvi race cause of deadly DUKE accident? - The Malaysian Insider

    Police are investigating claims that a fatal accident which killed a family of three at the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE), in Kuala Lumpur, early today, could have been caused by an illegal race involving six Myvi cars, Bernama reported. In the accident which happened about 1am, Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, his wife Nova Safitri Azhari, 25, and their 7-month-old daughter, Nur Firuza Annisa were killed when their Pajero crashed with two Myvi cars.

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  • Penang CM wants written guarantee of GST exemption on spending - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 3, 2015.Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng today said he required a written assurance from a federal minister that the state government will not have to pay the goods and services tax (GST) on its expenditure. In standing by his statement that the state government was facing an estimated RM47.9 million in GST fees this year, Lim said he required a minister's written confirmation to support Penang Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow's claim that the payments were not necessary.

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  • Ahmad Shabery blasts TMI for twisting statement on GST

    — Picture by KE OoiKUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek today hit out at a news portal for allegedly twisting his statement on the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Ahmad Shabery said he had never stated that the action of a hypermarket chain to absorb the GST as contravening the law. "Saya xpernah ckp Serap GST melanggar undang2, #TheMalaysianInsiderSpin kenyataan saya, xhabis2 buat fitnah TMI ni, (I have never said that absorbing the GST contravenes the law, #TheMalaysianInsiderSpins my statement, no ending to lying, this TMI)," he said in his latest tweet. Yesterday, the portal had carried a news report quoting Ahmad Shabery as saying the decision made by hypermarket chain Mydin to absorb the GST for consumers for the first three months could be regarded as violating the law.

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  • Paul Low, how much lower can we go?

    COMMENT All walls of decency and tolerance have been broken down.

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  • In the afterlife, you reap what’s burned for you - Regional | The Star Online

    WHEN archaeologists started to open up ancient Chinese tombs in the 1930s, they were puzzled to discover items made from clay, stone and bone in the shape of gold ingots. At that point, scientists surmised that the modest replicas were buried along with the dead in the hope that they would count as real gold in the afterlife. Perhaps the most extravagant example of decking out the dead lies in modern day Xian, where the Chinese emperor Qin Shihuangdi, who died in 210 B.C., had himself buried with an entire terracotta army: full-sized clay replicas of several thousand human beings, more than 100 chariots and 600 horses. The selection of burnable funeral goods is especially vast in Hong Kong.

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  • Time to replace the A-G, says Utusan - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 3, 2015.Umno mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia today said Putrajaya should seek a replacement for Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, citing his ailing health and long years in service. The paper's editors, writing under the pseudonym Awang Selamat, said although Gani's contribution in the past 12 years could not be denied, the time has come for him to step down. "Rumour has it that Gani is on leave due to health problems.

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  • Reuters Video: Britain’s royal couple unveil new princess

    Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, briefly exited the West London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth yesterday (May 3) to unveil their new baby girl to the public. ― Reuters

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  • Najib, Rosmah must explain source of wealth

    Vijay47: It is fully understandable that groups like Mubarak (Malaysian Council of Former Elected Representatives) excel in bending low like MP P Kamalanathan in their fervour to honour, defend and praise PM Najib Razak. They demand that the PM's personal lifestyle be not questioned. Mubarak president Abdul Aziz Rahman adds that Najib comes from a wealthy dynasty, hence justifying his opulent, rich and famous ways.

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  • So why do Singaporeans want to go to New Zealand?

    Singapore vs Malaysia. I nominate New Zealand. Because more and more people seem to be asking themselves: Singapore or New Zealand? New Zealand, of course, offers a lot more space (268,000km2 vs 700km2) and we have a bit more money (total GDP SG US$300 billion or RM1,078 billion, NZ US$230 billion, per capita SG $55,000 NZ $45,000).

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  • Rompin: Of giant prawns, sailfish and tourism - Nation | The Star Online

    ROMPIN: If you are in Rompin you are likely to come across restaurants or stalls promoting udang galah (giant river prawns). Whether it’s prepared masak lemak cili api, masak merah or with noodles, Rompin swear by this delicacy. Now that Rompin is in the spotlight because of a looming by-election, the demand for these crustaceans has increased several times fold. Udang galah seller Wan Rosdi Wan Zakaria claims that the Rompin prawns are in high demand because they are tastier.

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  • Discover hidden food gems at Ipoh’s Tim Shun Loong

    – Pictures by James TanIPOH, May 3 — Every once in a while, we stumble upon some hidden gems, those unassuming kopitiams just around the corner with unimaginative names but that are perpetually packed with people. In Ipoh, it is hard to keep track of the number of proliferating kopitiams, cafes, restaurants and everything in between, what more with a barrage of new commercial centres taking over several spots in the city. The variety, for one, is an alluring factor at places like these; you usually see stalls selling noodles, rice, snacks, sweets and savouries being dished out on the spot by locals (in Ipoh, hiring of foreign workers to cook hawker food is still fairly rare), so there really could be something for everyone.

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  • Sarawak village drinking water contaminated by graves

    — Picture by Nigel EdgarKUCHING, May 3 — The residents of Ringin bazaar and its surrounding areas are consuming tap water contaminated by a cemetery near the source and may have done so for over 20 years. According to Balai Ringin lawmaker Snowdan Lawan, the main pumping station supplying the area was located just 200m downstream the cemetery near a riverbank, which he said put the health of over 5,000 natives at risk. “We have more than 30 villages in Balai Ringin who are consuming the tap water everyday.

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  • Execution of drug convicts leaves a big mess for Jokowi

    Whatever positive outcome President Joko Widodo had expected of this week’s executions of eight drug convicts, it’s clear he has failed to achieve it. The dramatic execution of the inmates, seven of whom were foreign nationals, has made a big mess of things, bringing into disrepute the president’s global standing, and straining Indonesia’ s diplomatic ties with several countries, especially Australia. Even in Indonesia, where support for capital punishment for drug traffickers is strong, the mass execution managed to polarised the country, further alienating a big chunk of his supporters who have already started to lose patience with his leadership. On Wednesday shortly after midnight, eight convicted drug traffickers from Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and Ghana were shot dead by a firing squad.

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  • Isn’t there a single honest man left in Umno?

    Someone must have gotten to former deputy higher education minister Saifuddin Abdullah. As former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad has asked, if your wife is a murderer, do you still support her? As for moderation, ask yourself honestly whether Najib Abdul Razak and his government have been practising moderation. CQ Muar: If only Najib were free from those controversial accusations and alleged scandals, I would readily agree he would make a fine prime minister of this country.

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  • Americans too fast for Bolt to catch in relay - Athletics | The Star Online

    Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay powered the Americans to a five-meter advantage through three legs of the highly anticipated race and Ryan Bailey brought the team home in 37.38 seconds. Bolt, who had missed last year's inaugural World Relays, made up ground on Bailey in their anchor leg but could not close the gap as Jamaica, running their 2013 world championship team, finished second in 37.68.

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  • Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home: reports - Regional | The Star Online

    Relatives of two men executed in Indonesia arrived back in Australia Saturday on a flight believed to have been carrying the bodies of the pair, whose deaths Prime Minister Tony Abbott has criticised as “cruel and unnecessary”. Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 34, were killed by firing squad on Wednesday over their role in a plot to bring heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, despite international pleas for clemency. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said the bodies were on the flight which touched down in Sydney early Saturday and also carried Sukumaran’s parents, brother and sister and Chan’s wife Febyanti Herewila.

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  • Brave cop earns praises for heroism - Videos | The Star Online

    A young police officer’s bravery and quick thinking has earned him a "hero" status among Malaysians after he saved a man from a burning vehicle.

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