• Why didn't you resign, Muhyiddin asked

    Rafizi tells DPM that his hands are just as soiled with regard to the 1MDB issue.

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  • 7 shocking quotes from Muhyiddin during secret UMNO meet

    "Sack all the 1MDB board!" "Aku yang akan jadi pengarah pilihanraya ini!" These are just some of the quotes caught on video from Deputy PM Muhyiddin, during an UMNO training session in Janda Baik recently. #1mdb #ahmadmaslan #muhyiddinyassin

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  • After conviction, ex-NFC consultant claims conspiracy to protect former clients

    ― Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, May 22 ― A former consultant for the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) today claimed that he was made a scapegoat in a political conspiracy to protect the family of former minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil over the RM250 million cattle farming debacle in 2012. Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail, who was recently found guilty of cheating and 17 counts of money laundering, claimed he has official papers to back his claims that Putrajaya was protecting Shahrizat and her husband, NFCorp executive chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail. “There is a conspiracy going on now to bring me down,” Shamsubahrin told reporters at his office here.

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  • Explanation on 1MDB-Singapore bank deal not a mistake, but blatant lie – Nawawi Mohamad - The Malaysian Insider

    Its investment in the Cayman Islands was also questionable because the island has been associated with the money laundering by the underworld. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has also expressed his frustration in trying to understand what has been going on, all leading to 1MDB being in debt amounting to RM42 billion, with almost half not being accounted for as yet. Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been attacked by Dr Mahathir and must be fully aware of the repercussions of the attacks, which have also demanded he step down as prime minister. It is therefore a very serious matter and despite the cool façade Najib must have taken it seriously.

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  • Ex-NST boss asks finance ministry: Is TNB next to bail out 1MDB?

    ― File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 22 ― Veteran newsman Datuk A. Kadir Jasin today raised concerns that Putrajaya may look to national utilities company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to bail out troubled state-owned fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), when tempers have yet to cool over a controversial land deal involving the country's pilgrimage fund. The former editor-in-chief of English daily New Straits Times said it is “unthinkable” that Prime Minister Datuk Najib Razak would make such a move now, when the federal government is still reeling from an expose revealing that Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) had paid nearly RM190 million to 1MDB for 1.5 acres of land in the Tun Razak Exchange. “Is it true that the MoF is mulling or is already on the verge of nominating Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as key rescuer of 1MBD and to facilitate the exercise TNB will be taken private?” he said, referring to the Finance Ministry in the latest entry on his blog. LTH sparked controversy recently when it bought a 1.56-acre plot of land in the Tun Razak Exchange from debt-laden 1MDB for RM188.5 million, 43 times higher than what the state investment fund had purchased it for from the government.

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  • Anita Sarawak missing for 2 months now, says half-sister - The Malaysian Insider

    – YouTube screenshot, May 21, 2015.International entertainer extraordinaire Anita Sarawak has been totally uncontactable since March, sparking concerns about her whereabouts and health, her half-sister told a Singapore online portal recently. Former model and actress-singer Noor Kumalasari Mohamad Taib said it was very unlike the Singapore-born Anita – who also has a large fan base across the border – to suddenly disappear and not keep in touch with either family or friends for such a long period of time. Maybe she is just busy travelling and taking things slowly,” said Noor Kumalasari. Noor Kumalasari said that during a phone call two months ago, Anita had said she was retiring from showbusiness and was “not interested” in holding any more performances.

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  • June 19 hearing for Rafizi’s Bafia case - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 22, 2015.The Sessions Court today set June 19 to hear the case of PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli under the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (Bafia). Judge Zamri Bakar, who set the date, will now hear the case because Judge Rozina Ayob recused herself on May 15 on the grounds that she was related to a witness in the case, National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail.

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  • Ringgit poised for biggest weekly drop in 2 months

    – File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Malaysia’s ringgit headed for its biggest weekly loss in two months as speculation the Federal Reserve is on track to raise interest rates spurred gains in the dollar. The ringgit weakened 0.8 per cent from May 15 to 3.5915 a dollar as of 10.14am in Kuala Lumpur, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Consumer prices in Malaysia probably increased 2.2 per cent in April from a year earlier, after gaining 0.9 per cent the previous month, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey before data due at noon local time today. The government will allocate RM260 billion for development expenditure from 2016 to 2020, including funds to increase power capacity, according to a plan presented by Prime Minister Najib Razak in Parliament yesterday.

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  • Muhyiddin stands by his earlier statement on 1MDB board | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) today admitted that he told the Prime Minister to sack the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) board members. Speaking to reporters at the parliament lobby, he said he made the statement at a closed door meeting and that there was nothing new about it. Asked on how Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak responded to his statement, he replied "tiada apa-apa" (there was nothing). "He (Najib) has never brought up any issue about the video to me.

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  • Johor sultan triggers controversy with Perth land purchase, says paper - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 21, 2015.The Johor sultan has bought prime riverside property in Perth for A$8.5 million (RM24.21 million), sparking controversy in the western Australian capital, reports The West Australian. The daily reported that the sultan emerged an unlikely player in plans to restore the historic Sunset Hospital after paying A$8.5 million for 1,993sqm of land. West Australian Premier Colin Barnett welcomed the sale but the local council, the city of Nedlands, reiterated its long-time opposition to any sale of the land – the last strip of available land in the exclusive western suburbs. Public comments were mixed with some saying the sale would bring Perth closer to Southeast Asia, while many others were critical about foreigners buying western Australia land.

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  • Mexico panics over rainbow-like halo around the sun

    A rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun over Mexico City yesterday, an optical phenomenon that triggered a social media frenzy of pictures and jokes about the end of the world. “I have received some 30 phone calls from people who are scared and think that it’s a bad omen, others think it means it will rain more than expected,” the coordinator of the National Weather Service, Juan Manuel Caballero, told AFP. “I’ve had to repeat several times: ‘No, it doesn’t hurt if you don’t look at it directly,” Caballero sighed. But his science-based reassurances had no effect on many Chilangos — as the capital’s residents are known — who had a field day on social media.

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  • Nestle challenges Indian order on Maggi noodles recall - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP/Relaxnews pic, May 21, 2015.Nestle India Ltd has taken issue with an order from regional food inspectors in a northern Indian state to recall a batch of Maggi noodles on the grounds that it contained dangerous levels of lead. The Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) in Uttar Pradesh said high lead content was found during routine tests on two dozen packets of instant noodles, manufactured by Nestle India, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle SA. Local FDA officials said all the packets of instant noodles tested in the state-run laboratory were contaminated.

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  • SFC says no monster croc from Sungai Liku

    MIRI: Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) here refuted the truth of reports in the Chinese press and social media that a monster crocodile weighing 700 kg was caught at Sungai Liku last Saturday. Pictures and report on the reptile – supposedly caught by SFC and Malaysian Civil Defence Department in Lambir – went viral in Facebook and social media. “The circulation of those pictures was detected on Wednesday and since then I have received many calls asking about it, but an investigation revealed not a single shred of evidence that the crocodile was caught in Sungai Liku or anywhere else in Miri Division,” said SFC regional chief Abang Arabi Abang Aimran.

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  • PKR: Penang, Selangor excluded from 11MP competitive city list as political punishment

    ― File picSHAH ALAM, May 22 ― Penang and Selangor's exclusion from the 11th Malaysia Plan's (11MP) City Competitiveness Master Plan was done with the intention of punishing the Pakatan Rakyat state governments, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail claimed today. She added that it was “not right” for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to make such a decision when he is supposed to have the best interests of all Malaysians at heart. “It's not right because it's as if they are punishing the Penang government and the Selangor government.

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  • When a name becomes an obstacle

    — AFP picGENEVA, May 22 — For a family of Sri Lankans in Switzerland, the trials and tribulations of daily life are compounded by their surname: Thirugnanasampanthamoorthy. While their name is unique, the Thirugnanasampanthamoorthys aren’t alone struggling to master the intricacies of everyday life in Switzerland. Some 2 million foreigners — nearly a quarter of the country’s population — must make their way in a country that relies on their economic contribution, yet stresses cultural assimilation and makes citizenship hard to obtain. Between 2010 and 2014 Switzerland ranked fourth for asylum applications on a per capita basis, according to United Nations data.

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  • Biker with expired road tax dies fleeing roadblock - The Malaysian Insider

    A 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he tried to avoid a police roadblock in Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur, and collided with a car, The Star reported today. Police said the motorcyclist, who had an expired road tax, tried to avoid the roadblock by going up on the road divider in an attempt to make a U-turn.

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  • Molestation allegations: Josh Duggar from ‘19 Kids and Counting’ says sorry

    — File picLOS ANGELES, May 22 — A son in the large, Christian family featured in reality television show “19 Kids and Counting” issued an apology and quit his job yesterday after reports that he molested underage girls when he was a teenager. Josh Duggar, 27, is the eldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, whose long-running show on cable network TLC chronicles the daily struggles and triumphs of a conservative family in Arkansas. Josh Duggar did not directly address the allegations that were reported by In Touch magazine and other websites, but said in a statement that he felt remorse for what he called “wrongdoing”. Duggar resigned from his job at the Family Research Council, a Christian lobbying group based in Washington DC, according to a statement from the organisation’s president, Tony Perkins.

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  • Shale oil disappearing from US inventory

    — File picNEW YORK, May 22 — Millions of barrels of untapped oil that US shale drillers discovered during the boom years are about to disappear from their inventories. Six years ago, the industry pushed the Securities and Exchange Commission to make it easier for companies to claim proved reserves for wells that wouldn’t be drilled for years. When crude crashed in 2008, 44 US companies wiped 630 million barrels from their books. Of all the proved reserves of oil and natural gas liquids found by the 44 companies since 2008, more than half — 5.4 billion barrels out of the 9.7 billion — is attributed to wells that don’t exist yet, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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  • Ruckus at nasi kandar shop over GST - The Malaysian Insider

    Two men caused a ruckus at a nasi kandar restaurant in George Town, Penang, after they refused to pay the goods and services tax (GST) for the food they bought, The Star reported today. The men had gone to the shop in Jalan Padang Tembak at around 1.30am on Tuesday to buy a packet of rice.

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  • RM40k kept under car seat lost

    SIBU: A businessman on Wednesday claimed losing RM40,000 which he put inside an envelope tucked underneath a seat of his car. Earlier, he had gone to a bank to withdraw the money. After placing the...

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