• Tan Sri's son feared dead in burnt car | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: The son of an ex-political advisor to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is feared dead following the recovery of a charred body of a man in a burnt car at Bukit Damansara today. Police traced the razed car, a silver Perodua Myvi three hours later to the 80-year-old political advisor who is a Tan Sri and was told by the man that his 40-year-old son had left the house in the vehicle at 9am. The Tan Sri's house was barely a kilometre from the site where the burnt car was found. At about 10.30am, members of the Pantai Fire and Rescue department received a call from a security guard who reported spotting thick smoke billowing from a jungle at Jalan Setia Bestari.

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  • Cesar Millan: 5 Ways You're Spoiling Your Dog

    Cesar Millan talks solving everyone's canine conundrums on 'Cesar 911.' Plus, Cesar responds to questions from social media.

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  • New Honda Civic breaks Nürburgring record - The Malaysian Insider

    The new Honda Civic Type R hot hatchback, officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on Wednesday, is now also officially the world's fastest front-wheel-drive…

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  • Seoul priciest city for food, Singapore most expensive for living - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 5, 2015.Asian, Western European and Australian cities dominated the latest survey ranking the most expensive cities in the world, with Singapore topping the list for the second consecutive time. In the Economist’s Worldwide Cost of Living 2015 report, the top five spots remained unchanged from last year, with Singapore maintaining the dubious distinction of being the most expensive city to live in followed by Paris, Oslo, Zurich and Sydney.

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  • Malaysian teen in Syria is now pining for mum - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: After taking up arms in Syria five months ago, Malaysian teenager Hidayat Azman is now pining for his mother. Hidayat, also known as Abu Islam, who just turned 19 three weeks ago, posted on Saturday, “I miss u mum….love u forever” on his Facebook together with a photograph showing his lonely existence in a barren land. Hidayat, who went to a pondok school in mainland Penang before briefly continuing his studies in Egypt, claimed he went to Syria last year with his mother’s blessing.

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  • Retiree shocked to find out son is fighting with Isis, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, March 5, 2015.A retired civil servant is in a state of shock upon learning that his "disciplined" son has been identified by police as one of two Malaysians spotted in a beheading video by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) militants, The Star reported today. Anuar Salleh, 57, said he could not believe his quiet son, 20-year-old Mohd Faris Anuar, had joined Isis militants and was present when a Syrian man was beheaded. "I last saw Faris at the end of last year. “I was not home on the day he left, and have not been able to contact Faris at all.

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  • Muhamad Wanndy described as a loner - Nation | The Star Online

    MALACCA: Muhamad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi has been described as a loner who hardly mingled with his neighbours since his family moved to a village in Jalan Bukit Tambun, Durian Tunggal, six years ago. One of his neighbours said the 25-year-old kept to himself and would not even greet anyone. Police said his wife Nor Mahmudah Ahmad, 26, made the trip to Syria with him to join the Islamic State militants on Feb 26. In a Facebook posting, Muhamad Wanndy himself admitted that he was a loner.

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  • AirAsia wants blogger declared bankrupt for failing to pay RM5m defamation fine

    In the September 24, 2013 judgment, the Kuala Lumpur High Court granted an injunction to block Salahuddin from further publishing or repeating false and defamatory statements relating to the airline’s safety record, as well as a claim that one of its planes had crashed upon landing.— Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — AirAsia said today it has started legal proceedings to declare a blogger bankrupt after the latter failed to pay RM5 million over defamatory remarks against the airline. “AirAsia who obtained a judgment and an injunction in a defamation suit against blogger Salahuddin bin Hisham (anotherbrickinwall.blogspot.com) has proceeded to file bankruptcy proceedings against Salahuddin for failing to pay the RM5 million aggravated and exemplary damages awarded by the Kuala Lumpur High Court in September 2013,” the low-cost carrier said in a brief statement today. In the September 24, 2013 judgment sighted by Malay Mail Online, the Kuala Lumpur High Court granted an injunction to block Salahuddin from further publishing or repeating false and defamatory statements relating to the airline’s safety record, as well as a claim that one of its planes had crashed upon landing.

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  • Kitingan: ‘Pathetic’ growth rampant in Sabah

    The Star Sabah leader holds Umno at fault for the conditions the state is now in.

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  • LeAnn Rimes’ ex: She shouldn’t have divorced me

    — Cover Media picLOS ANGELES, Mar 5 — LeAnn Rimes’ ex-husband believes divorcing him was the biggest career mistake she’s ever made. The 32-year-old singer’s marriage to Dean Sheremet ended after she had an affair with her now spouse Eddie Cibrian. LeAnn and Dean got together when they were 18 and 20 respectively and married not long after.

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  • Jobless man gets jail, caning for molesting college student | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man was sentenced to four years jail and five strokes of the cane by the Magistrate's Court here today, for molesting a college student at the Light Rail Transit station (LRT) here last Friday. Magistrate Ashraf Rezal Abdul Manan sentenced E. Vincent, 39, after he pleaded guilty to molesting the 21-year-old victim with a hug and kiss on her cheek at the Masjid Jamek LRT station, Jalan Tun Perak here, around 9pm. In addition, the accused who was not represented, was sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to show any identification documents when arrested.

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  • 1MDB: abandon ship – Sir Wenger J. Khairy - The Malaysian Insider

    However, I doubt that the 1MDB officials could savour the fine delicacies when they had to face the Cabinet yesterday. While you can twist the truth when dealing with reporters and issue half-baked media statements, it is quite something else to try to mislead the Cabinet. According to Sarawak Report, the deal was a sham and was used by Taek Jho Low to enrich himself to the tune of US$700 million, courtesy of funds raised through a guarantee of taxations of the Malaysian people and revenue from her natural resources. Arul Kanda has gone on record to say that he has no evidence of Jho Low’s involvement in the management of the fund.

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  • Muslim preacher irate with Perlis Mufti’s snub after ‘roti jala’ tale

    Popular Islamic preacher Datuk Mohammad Kazim Elias complained against Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin for excluding him from a forum in the state, calling the action “hasty and shameful”. In response, the newly-returned mufti said his disagreement was personal and internal matter, arising from Kazim previously citing a dubious tale of Prophet Muhammad serving his guests roti jala and curry, a predominantly Malay dish. “I was informed about the cancellation of my invitation to the event two weeks ago, but I did not want to publicise this matter to preserve their dignity,” Kazim said, as quoted by Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia. Yesterday, a copy of a letter from Mohd Asri was spread online, in which the mufti disagreed with Kazim’s inclusion in a forum in May in conjunction with the Perlis Sultan’s birthday, allegedly because the preacher was involved with the spread of “dubious tales”.

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  • Oil won’t swing back to US$100 a barrel soon — Mohamed A El-Erian

    The shock to oil prices reflected what economists would characterise as unusually unfavourable movements both on and among supply and demand curves. Now, however, the sharply lower oil prices are inducing enormous supply destruction that has yet to run its course: The price drop has rendered many existing oil fields uncompetitive, curtailed alternative energy sources and stalled longer-term expansion investments. While this supply destruction buttresses oil prices in the short- and medium-term, there are three strong reasons it will probably prove insufficient to lift prices back to the level that prevailed in the first half of last year any time soon.

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  • Johor MB gives his view on Singaporeans' comments on inconsistent housing policies | theSundaily

    JOHOR BARU: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said, he only made policies which could bring benefits for the Johor people. Mohamed Khaled, who is also the chairman of Johor Corporation, said this at the ceremony for Johor Corporation's (JCorp) Chartered Accountancy programme today afternoon.

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  • Year of the Goat: Myth or science? - The Malaysian Insider

    When the clock struck midnight on February 15, it quietly marked the “birthday” of the “Year of the Goat” and signalled the exit of the Horse Year according to the Chinese zodiac chart — thus initiating the start of the annual celebrations for the Lunar New Year. The question is how did the Chinese calendar come to be named after 12 animals? There is the legendary folklore where the Jade Emperor threw a “heavenly feast” and invited all the animals to attend, or the alternative tale of a race organised among the animals, which led to the rat “taking the lead” on the zodiac chart. There are no such things as animals and their behaviours [affecting us],” Yap continued.

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  • Search for Beh Yu still ongoing – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    SIBU: The family members of Ngu Beh Yu who has gone missing have sought help from 11 Chinese bomohs to find him.According to the bomohs, Ngu was still alive and was living in the vicinity of Sungai Sadit.The police and Civil Defence Department continued

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  • Former world No. 1 Wang Yihan fights back to reach All-England quarter-finals

    — AFP file pic BIRMINGHAM, March 5 — Former world number one Wang Yihan today made an intelligent and tenacious recovery to become the first Chinese player into the quarter-finals of the All-England championships. Wang had leads of 16-9 and 20-18 nullified in the first game against the surprising Minatsu Mitani, but then made difficult tactical adjustments to push through to a 21-23, 21-6, 21-16 win against the world number 17 from Japan. Those lost leads, and in particular the failure to convert the two game points, might have thrown a lesser competitor emotionally, but Wang both adapted and was prepared to subvert her technical preference in order to succeed. “Tactically I kept more patient and played to the four corners and kept in the rally rather than take risks,” Wang said.

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  • SMK Sebauh’s top scorer shares secret to 10A’s – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    SEBAUH: Nicholas Ting Shiuh Yang, who emerged as the best student in SMK Sebauh with 10A’s in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2014, has revealed his formula for others to emulate. In overall results for last year’s SPM, the school achieved 73.6 per cent passing and scored an average grade (GPS) of 6.33. Among other excellent students who scored 3As and above were Alex Tan Che Xin, Jeshielton Ray Nicolas Changing, Voon Lee Sing, Cecelia Claudia Randi, Lorraine Nasha Aki, Masliana Abdullah, Madelyn Jayok, Mega Jawan, Ester Samban Bagok, Karen Lee Hsiao Ping, Chundy Mathiew, Tan Suet Ling and Peter Sageh Nila.

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  • Grand Sibu send-off for Datuk Hii Yii Peng – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    SIBU: The Masland Methodist Church in Island Road here where a funeral service for Datuk Hii Yii Peng was held yesterday was jam-packed by family members, relatives, friends and business associates. Among the dignitaries were Local Government and Community Development Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, his wife Datin Sri Pauline Leong, Sibu Municipal Council chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King, United People’s Party (UPP) Pelawan branch chairperson Kapitan Datuk Janet Lau, Temenggong Vincent Lau and Sibu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Hu Yu Siong.

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