• Hard for PM, wife to let go of daughter

    Protests and pressure for PM to resign fails to take the shine off wedding.

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  • Police raid PKR HQ over Rafizi's circular

    UPDATED 6.45PM Police broke down his office door and seized four computers.

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  • 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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  • Germanwings air crash: Last minutes of ill-fated flight revealed

    — Reuters picBERLIN, March 30 — The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany’s Bild newspaper. Both accounts are based on information from the cockpit voice recorder captured by one of the black boxes discovered among debris of the Airbus A320 that crashed in the Alps Tuesday. 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.

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  • My year in Singapore

    MARCH 30 -- It was a dream job. 2001. I joined a banking project in Singapore.  One time I was on this flight, there was this anorexically challenged guy bragging about his job in Kiasu-land...

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  • Monorail service delayed as coach tyre catches fire - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of Malaysian Fire Department, March 30, 2015.The monorail service was temporarily delayed when a tyre of a four-car train coach caught fire at the Titiwangsa Station this morning. Chief operations officer of the Kuala Lumpur Fire Station, Shamsol Maarif Saibani said the station received a call at 8.52am regarding the fire and a team of firemen arrived at the scene about five minutes later. Immediately upon arrival, all train passengers were ordered out of the coaches and the monorail operator was directed to move the burning coach to a location further away from the buildings.

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  • Kita Lawan, a divided Pakatan and the wedding

    Three reasons why turnout was soggy at yesterday’s ‘wedding march’ for Najib.

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  • CEO admits blind association renting space in Rawang eye hospital owned by wife

    — file picKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) chief executive officer Datuk S. Ganeson confirmed the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital was renting his wife’s building in Rawang, admitting it was bound to be an issue. Wisma Supiah Kanagam, located at Jalan SJ1, was rented out to the hospital since 2012. The hospital operates a clinic on the ground floor while a MAB-led programme to train visually-impaired phone operators is held at the upper floor. Two thirds of MAB council members sit in the hospital board.

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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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  • Why we oppose GST here and now – Yin Shao Loong - The Malaysian Insider

    Institut Rakyat opposes the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) in Malaysia at this present time and under this present government. In the lead up to the implementation of GST on April 1, the government has been mounting a massive propaganda campaign to convince the rakyat that putting more money in the government’s pockets will actually save the people money. If the tax wouldn’t make the government more money than it previously earned, it would be a crackpot regime indeed that implemented it. The government also can’t make up its mind on what and what not to tax.

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  • Oil prices fall as Iran, world powers seek nuclear deal - The Malaysian Insider

    Brent crude oil prices fell below US$56 a barrel on Monday, extending steep losses from the previous session, as Iran and six world powers tried to reach…

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  • Shopping mad till the dawn of GST - Nation | The Star Online

    At some places, the shelves for toilet rolls and floor cleaner had been emptied out. Social media manager Helena Singh, 29, said she waited almost an hour outside a supermarket here to avoid the crowd. The mother of two children said she had made other purchases at another shopping mall last week for items such as toilet paper, detergent, household goods and chocolates, which cost her about RM600. Insurance agent Kelvin Chong, 36, said he wanted to restock on certain household items.

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  • Malaysian and Bangladeshi’s rivalry over Indonesian girl ends in death - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: A jealous taxi driver ended up dead when he confronted a man whom he thought had something going on with his Indonesian girlfriend. Mohd Alias Mahani, 55, was slashed to death when he went to see the guy who is from Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi ran away and headed to Jalan Kepayang while Mohd Alias gave chase. When Mohd Alias did not return, the friend got out of the taxi and went to look for him.

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  • MyVi driver burnt to death in two-car collision | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: The driver of a Perodua MyVi was burnt to death when the vehicle burst into flames upon collision with a BMW car at the Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Highway (Maju Expressway-MEX) today. The BMW driver escaped unhurt. Kuala Lumpur traffic investigation and regulation staff officer DSP S. Markandan said initial investigation revealed the MyVi was registered in the name of a man from Kuching, Sarawak. Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department director, Khirudin Drahman said a team of firemen arrived at the location about 15 minutes after the crash, only to find the MyVi totally burnt.

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  • Paying for thesis? No problem, say university students - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, March 30, 2015.At a time when Malaysian universities are struggling to be on a par with their counterparts globally, some students are paying good money for others to complete their assignments. Julie, a writer who used to offer such services, says she can earn a lucrative side income of up to US$3,000 (RM11,000) a month by doing the assignments of university students, especially those from the Middle East, who need help churning out a quick paper on a tight deadline. "It was lucrative part-time work, especially if the students are from the Middle East. "The rates depend on the needs of the students.

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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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  • ‘Why must 1MDB park RM4b in Singapore bank?’ | theSundaily

    PETALING JAYA: A veteran journalist today questioned the need for 1Malaysia Development Bhd to park RM4 billion in a small private bank in Singapore that has also suffered millions of dollars in losses, instead of repaying its debts to Maybank and RHB Capital. Datuk A. Kadir Jasin, the former group editor-in-chief of The New Straits Times, said in his blog (The Scribe) that it is suspicious that 1MDB would choose BSI Bank Limited Singapore when government-linked firms like Khazanah Nasional Bhd and EPF normally placed their funds in large local and international banks. "Keeping the money in Singapore is mysterious enough and keeping it with a private bank makes it suspicious," Kadir said.

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  • Pak Mie, heroic animal lover - People | The Star Online

    The untimely demise of Pak Mie from a stroke last Sunday left many who knew him in deep shock and sadness. What happens now to Pak Mie’s animal shelter in Kedah? Muhammad Azmi Ismail, known far and wide simply as Pak Mie, and his wife, Halijah Idris, fondly called Mak Intan, became celebrities when an amateur documentary about their unaided efforts in managing an animal shelter went viral online in 2013.

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  • Debt-ridden eye hospital mulls hiring PI

    — Picture by Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — The Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital, despite having suffered a RM3.5 million deficit, is contemplating hiring a private investigator to uncover moles within. The minutes of the council meeting on August 16 last year read “the hospital was suffering from a deficit of RM3,460,000 mainly due to reduction in patient load and staff salary”. It remains unclear if the hospital’s accounts are still in the red. The hospital’s chairman Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar confirmed the matter.

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  • Really, GST is to help pay salaries, pension for civil servants? – TK Chua - The Malaysian Insider

    International Trade and Industry Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the goods and services tax (GST) is to diversify revenue source and to help pay for salaries and pension of public servants. In one stroke, it is hope that GST will gain the support of more than a million public servants and a few hundred thousand pensioners. Also, by stating that GST is to diversify revenue sources, Mustapha has also implied that present revenue source is too narrow and insufficient to cover the increased expenditure of the government.

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