• Is Singapore really better than Malaysia? – Kelvin Yii - The Malaysian Insider

    Recently, there was an article of an interview with former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in which he says that if DAP was in power, Malaysia would be like Singapore as it is today. I guess that begs the question again for us Malaysians, acknowledging the flaws we have in our country, is Singapore really better than Malaysia?

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  • Ringgit likely to be volatile next week - The Malaysian Insider

    The ringgit is expected to be volatile against the US dollar next week amid the upbeat outlook for Malaysia's economic fundamentals versus favourable…

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  • Thank God, Pakatan did not win GE13 - The Malaysian Insider

    Opinion Thank God, Pakatan did not win GE13 Ooi Kok Hin Published: 28 March 2015 Technically, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) did win the popular vote. But the fact remains

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  • Two-year-old survives night in plantation full of snakes - Nation | The Star Online

    KOTA KINABALU: A two-year-old boy survived a night alone in a snake-infested rubber plantation in the interior Tenom district. Healezry Zeandfly Henderi was found sleeping in a narrow path of a thick undergrowth at 10.25am yesterday, about 18 hours after he was reported missing. Apart from a minor scratch on his cheek, Healezry was generally doing well although he was weak and frightened when he saw firemen approaching him in the hilly terrain rubber plantation about 300m from his house in Kg Kuala Tolokoson. In the police report lodged at 4pm on Thursday, it was stated that Healezry’s mother Moina Barahin, 27, had just reached home from the market in Tenom town and had headed to the toilet.

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  • Crash co-pilot’s personality ‘serious lead’ but not only one - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, March 28, 2015.The personality of a co-pilot suspected of deliberately flying a Germanwings passenger jet into a mountainside in the Alps is a "serious lead" in the inquiry but not the only one, a French investigator said Saturday. "We have a certain number of elements which allow us to make progress on this lead, which is a serious lead but which can't be the only one," police chief Jean-Pierre Michel told AFP in the western German city of Duesseldorf. The investigation so far has not turned up a "particular element" in the life of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz which could explain his alleged action in the ill-fated Airbus plane, he added. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit of the Germanwings jet and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials said.

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  • Buy cars before April 1, automotive association says – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters filepic, March 28, 2015.The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has urged potential car buyers to do so before April 1, 2015 as most car companies planned to reduce their inventories with attractive offers. Its president, Datuk Aishah Ahmad, said the companies wanted to start selling the cars with goods and services tax (GST) on April 1 and were reducing their stocks in which the sales and services tax (SST) had been paid. "Even though some car companies will reduce the price come April 1, the current offer is better.

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  • Mat Sabu nabbed by police in ski masks

    The police were also armed with weapons, says Mujahid.

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  • Malaysians living in the UK to pay health surcharge - The Malaysian Insider

    – Photo courtesy of labourlist.orgAll nationals from outside Europe including Malaysians coming to live in the United Kingdom for more than six months will be required to pay a health surcharge from April 6, in order to gain access to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The health surcharge will be £150 (RM820) per year for students and £200 (RM1,095) per year for other individuals.

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  • Low turnout at #KitaLawan rally after cops widen arrests

    — Picture by Syed Jaymal ZahiidKUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim saw a far lower turnout compared to the previous protest, possibly due to the arrests of several high-profile opposition politicians and activists. Chanting “Kita lawan” (We fight) and “Reformasi”, they converged at the Jalan Parlimen-Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman intersection first before marching towards the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. A few policemen in uniform were spotted keeping a close watch on the march. The crowd grew to about a thousand-strong later and moved towards the Sogo shopping complex on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, where they stopped to hear several other prominent federal opposition politicians and activists speak.

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  • Double jeopardy of payments on GST and service charges – Sirwin Ooi - The Malaysian Insider

    With the kicking in of the goods and services tax (GST) on April 1, 2015, most Malaysians are doing their shopping in order to stock up for at least a few months of supplies. A hot topic is being circulated and discussed on social media online, where everyone is criticising the implementation of the services charges by the service providers, i.e., hotel or restaurant, on top of the implementation of GST. Our Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan on March 1 said: "The 10% service charge imposed by hotels and restaurants need not be paid after the goods and services tax (GST) is implemented".

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  • Angry Thai fans take to the Internet over Fast & Furious court ban

    Thai fans of “The Fast and the Furious” reacted with anger yesterday after a court banned the latest instalment of the blockbuster franchise following a contract dispute with a local actor. “Fast and Furious 7” had been due to open in cinemas on April 1. But it was blocked by a court injunction late Thursday after a movie studio filed a lawsuit saying local film star Tony Jaa was in breach of contract for appearing in the film. Suwat Apaipakdi, a lawyer for Sahamongkol Film International, said the company had filed their suit because Jaa was committed to them in an exclusive contract until 2023.

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  • No one can question hudud law | theSundaily

    IPOH: No one can question the hudud law because it is Allah's law and its implementation is compulsory in Islam, Mufti of Perak Tan Sri Dr Harussani Zakaria said. "I don't know what (aspects) were being questioned, is it the methods (of implementation) or is it not perfect?...I don't know, but as far as hudud is concerned, anyone who fight against Allah's law shall receive punishment from Allah. "I'm confident that what was tabled was hudud law, but I had not looked into the methods of implementation...maybe it's the methods that were being criticised...hudud law must be implemented, it is compulsory," he said after launching the Baitul Ridzuan Tarbiah Complex project in Kampung Manjoi here today.

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  • After arrest, Mat Sabu taken to Bukit Aman

    — Picture by Choo Choy MayGEORGE TOWN, March 28 — PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, the latest opposition politician in the string of #KitaLawan arrests, is presumed to have been taken to Bukit Aman for his statement to be recorded today. Permatang Pasir assemblyman Datuk Mohd Salleh Man told Malay Mail Online he was with Mohamad when a large team of policemen in full uniform turned up in Penang and arrested his fellow PAS colleague. “About 20 of them from Bukit Aman, all attired in full face covered uniform, approached us just as we got down from my car at a restaurant in Sungai Dua at about 12.20am,” the Penang state lawmaker said when contacted. Mohd Salleh said the PAS Number Two popularly known as Mat Sabu had earlier invited him for a drink so there were just two of them when the police came.

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  • Sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

    He was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him.

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  • Guan Eng's action to severe ties with Abdul Hadi undemocratic | theSundaily

    ALOR SETAR: Kedah DAP today described the decision by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to severe ties with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang as undemocratic. Its chairman Tan Yen Chai said PAS had the right to submit the motion in Parliament.

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  • PAS: DAP has fallen into BN's political trap - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: In a fresh attack against DAP for opposing PAS' hudud plans in Kelantan, Pasir Mas MP Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz says its Pakatan Rakyat ally has fallen into the trap of political rival Umno. In a statement Saturday, the son of the late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said DAP's excuse to reject the Islamic penal code on the grounds of secularism was actually part of its effort to re-strengthen Umno's secular ideology, which he said was now increasingly vulnerable. "DAP has fallen into Umno and Barisan Nasional's trap by opposing the people of Kelantan's democratic right to the Islamic penal code.

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  • Taiwanese tourist killed in freak accident | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: A Taiwanese tourist was killed in a freak accident involving a tour bus in Petaling Jaya near here this morning. In the 8.20am incident, Teng Yun-Ch, 56, was waiting for a tour bus with his wife and daughter when he run was run over by the parked bus which suddenly moved backwards. Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Azmi Abu Kassim said initial investigations found the handbrake of the bus was not applied.

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  • Residents shaken after snatch theft of widow - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Residents of a neighbourhood here are shaken by the aggressive manner in which two snatch thieves dragged a 76-year-old woman along their motorcycle. General manager V. Suresh Kumar, who lives in Sea Park, said his family was distressed by the brazen act. Widow Seow Wah Yin sustained bruises in the 10.20am incident on Wednesday at Jalan 21/16 in Sea Park.

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  • Najib leaves China after two-day working visit | theSundaily

    BOAO, China: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) left for Kuala Lumpur today after a two-day working visit to Boao, Hainan in China. The Prime Minister and his delegation left from the Haikou Meilan International Airport, Hainan, in a special aircraft at 12.20pm.

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  • Germanwings air crash: What happened in the cockpit? (VIDEO)

    French investigators have said that the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet intentionally ploughed the plane into the French alps after examining data retrieved from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder. German police searched co-pilot Andrea Lubitz’s flat in Dusseldorf and his parents’ residence in Montabaur and were seen taking bags of evidence and a computer. A French fireman stands in a gymnasium near maps that show the terrain where an Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015. French gendarmes and rescue crew make their way around debris from an Airbus A320 in the mountains, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015 in this still image taken from TV.

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