• Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council

    Following the death of Karpal Singh and the outpouring of grief, Muslims were reminded by the National Fatwa Council today that they were not encouraged to use the phrase “Rest in Peace" (RIP) to a non-Muslim because the term had Christian connotations. In a statement issued on its…

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    • ‘Shut up’, Khairy tells Zul Noordin after jibe at Karpal’s death

      PETALING JAYA, April 17 — A federal minister blasted Perkasa member Datuk Zulkifli Noordin on Twitter today for celebrating Karpal Singh’s death as a major victory in the fight to implement...

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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…

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        • Johor quarantines 64 villagers after first MERS death, says report

          Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country's first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle East, local media reported today. At least 71 people have died from the so-called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome,…

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          • 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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            • Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

              Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, is longer ...

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              • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

                KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge...

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                • Families of MH370 passengers reveal unanswered questions’ list on social media, says CNN

                  Families of passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 yesterday released a list of questions that they said authorities have so far left unanswered, as the search enters into day 41 without any sign of wreckage from the aircraft. CNN reported that the 26 questions focus on technical…

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                  • Unpolished Pulis gets Palace sparkling

                    With his baseball cap and tracksuit, Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is an unlikely trendsetter, but his exploits this season have made him the name on everyone's lips. Five months on, their 3-2 victory at high-flying Everton on Wednesday took them to the 40-point mark synonymous with survival,…

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                    • 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…

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                      • Farewell, Tiger of Jelutong (VIDEO)

                        GEORGE TOWN, April 17 — Today, the nation woke up to the shocking news of the death of Karpal Singh. This man who has been part of Malaysia’s political landscape for so long and who has overcome...

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                        • 6 reasons your credit card application was rejected

                          Having a credit card can be handy when you need to go cashless or even as an emergency method of payment when cash on hand isn't enough. While many claim that it's easy to get a credit card here in … Continue reading

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                          • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

                            WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.

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                            • Police cadet delivers baby in toilet while under training

                              A police trainee who was undergoing training at the police training centre (PULAPOL) delivered a baby girl in a toilet at a hospital yesterday, three months after she was tested negative for pregnancy. A source said the trainee, delivered her baby in a toilet of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital at 11am.…

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                              • Ketahui kesalahan ketika bersolek

                                Di sini kami ingin berkongsi dengan anda tentang beberapa kesalahan ketika anda bersolek.

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                                • Kelantan should rethink hudud plan, says Dr Mahathir – Bernama

                                  The Kelantan government should rethink its plan to implement hudud in the state, as the basic principle that must be emphasised is justice, said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic). He said this was because the Kelantan government was seen as stressing more on the forms of…

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                                  • US calls on Myanmar to stop violence on Muslims

                                    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power called on Myanmar's government Thursday to take urgent steps to stop the violence in the western region where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes, warning that continuing unrest could imperil the country's path to democracy…

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                                    • Watch Live: Scientists Explore a Mysterious Deep-Sea World

                                      This month, you can fly along the Gulf of Mexico seafloor and explore a strange ecosystem fueled by chemicals instead of sunlight, all from your computer. The journey to the deep sea comes courtesy of a remotely operated vehicle and camera sled that will send back live video to the Okeanos…

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                                      • Borderless vehicle registration system from May 1 – Bernama

                                        The borderless vehicle registration system is expected to be implemented throughout the country beginning May 1, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi. He said that under the system, vehicle suppliers could obtain the registration number for the state required without having to go to…

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                                        • Woman's Ear Reattached with Help of Leeches

                                          A 19-year-old woman who lost her ear to a dog attack got it back with the help of a few leeches. While plastic surgeons are trained to reattach severed organs, these reattachments are simplest when the cut is clean and sharp — as from a kitchen knife, Dr. Stephen Sullivan, a plastic surgeon at…

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