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

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 3, 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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  • Is this little boy the reincarnation of Bruce Lee? (VIDEO)

    This Japanese child with an extraordinary knack for nunchuck can keep up with Bruce Lee’s classic martial arts films — move for move. In the clip, a five-year-old named Ryusei recreates one of the most famous moments in martial arts film history: The kung fu master’s nunchuck battle from “Game of Death”.

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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 "There are Umno division chiefs who realise that the support of the 'red shirts' to the top leadership can no longer represent the rakyat's support," wrote Zainuddin on his blog today.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cop hailed as hero after saving man from burning car - The Malaysian Insider

    A policeman has been hailed as a hero for rescuing a man from a burning car, The Star reported. Lans Korporal Al Aliff Alzam, 28, was on patrol duty at 5.30am on Friday when he saw smoke billowing from a Perodua Alza on the opposite side of the road near Medan Damansara. A man, identified now as 39-year-old Chen Chee Hau, was trapped in his seat, unconscious. Lans Korporal Aliff broke the window on the driver’s side with a torchlight before unlocking the door and pulling Chen out with the help of his patrol partner.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ding defies injury to win second world title - Other Sports | The Star Online

    Trailing 1-0 in the seventh game in Suzhou on Saturday, the London Olympic silver medallist turned her right ankle trying to get into position to return and required a 10-minute medical time out. The 24-year-old hobbled throughout the remainder of the contest but managed to battle back from 2-0 down to claim the decisive game 11-8 to add another world title to her 2011 triumph. "I definitely didn't want to give up since I had come so far," said Ding, who extended China's grip on the women's singles title to 11 straight championships.

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  • The noose tightens around 1MDB – Sir Wenger Khairy - The Malaysian Insider

    Yesterday, the Umno Cheras division chief made a very telling change of mind. Writing in the Umno Cheras portal and later through an interview with Malaysiakini, he called for the police and the authorities to speed up the investigation into the 1MDB scandal and to haul up controversial businessman Taek Jho Low for questioning. The US$1.1 billion funds in question were related to one of the key issues raised by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, which was the whereabouts of the proceeds from the redemption of the investments held in Cayman Islands.

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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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  • Mother waited in vain for son to come home from work

    KUCHING: A woman stayed up till the early hours of the morning for her son to come home from work only to find out that he was killed in a road accident while on his way back. The woman was said to have received the dreaded phone call from the hospital around 2.30am on Friday notifying her that her son, 27-year-old Terry Lukas, had succumbed to injuries sustained in a road accident. The deceased, a factory worker, was found lying motionless next to his mangled motorcycle along Jalan Diplomatik, off Jalan Bako, about an hour earlier by passing motorists. An ambulance from the nearby state Civil Defence Department headquarters rushed him to the Sarawak General Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

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  • US rejects China’s offer over disputed islands - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 2, 2015.The United States yesterday swiftly rejected a suggestion by a top Chinese military official who said that disputed South China Sea islands could be used for international rescue and relief operations. Beijing has been roundly criticised by the West for construction work on islands in the South China Sea, including the building of an airstrip and other structures. The Wall Street Journal and other US news organisations, citing a report on the Chinese Defense Ministry website, said Admiral Wu Shengli made the offer to his US counterpart, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, in a video conference.

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  • ‘Sarawak a good bastion to attract foreign investments’

    KUCHING: Sarawak is still a powerhouse to attract solid investments, says the former Director General of the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (Mida), Datuk Jalilah Baba, who is now the chairman of Crewstone International Sdn Bhd. “It is no secret that the state of Sarawak has long been a prosperous environment for trade and investments both inbound and out. “Blessed with natural resources and anointed as a top tourism destination, Sarawak should continue to see healthy investments domestically and from international suitors,” Jalilah told The Borneo Post.

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  • 10 things to look out for when buying property in Malaysia

    Malay Mail Online spoke to Knight Frank Malaysia managing director Sarkunan Subramaniam, real estate lawyer Chris Tan and senior real estate negotiator at Property Hub, Roy Teo and found out the top 10 factors to look out for when hunting for the right piece of property. A township with well-maintained landscape in Shah Alam.We are not just talking about the landscaping of the landed property or the compound the condominium sits on. It goes without saying that your property must be at least pleasant to look at and well kept.Knight Frank Malaysia managing director Sarkunan Subramaniam. Sarkunan said the area or neighbourhood where the property is located has to be taken into account as well.

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  • MMOTV: Witness recounting the rough arrest of Tian Chua

    Huraimi Husri, 18, who was escorting Tian Chua when Chua was arrested, recounting the incident to reporters outside the Central Seberang Perai district headquarters. ― Video by Opalyn Mok

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  • DAP MP ‘nominates’ university researchers behind exorcism kit for Nobel prize

    ― File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — The Universiti Malaysia Pahang researchers behind a RM9,000 exorcism kit should be put up for the Nobel Prize for Physics, Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari said in apparent jest. Questioning the priorities of Malaysian education following reports about the development of such a kit, the DAP lawmaker pointed out that funds were being poured into researching how to exorcise “evil spirits and supernatural beings” when these could have been put to more pressing use.

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