• Mourning a great leader - Legally Speaking | The Star Online

    Spontaneous and emotional outpouring of grief by Singaporeans is indeed a testament to Lee Kuan Yew’s extraordinary achievement in creating a united nation out of a divided, polyglot, multi-racial and multi-religious population. THE fact that today our Yang di-Pertuan Agong will represent Malaysia at Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral – an epochal event in the history of Singapore – speaks volumes of the island’s founding father as the greatest statesman in South-East Asia. In fact, President Richard Nixon held him up as a leader of similar stature as Winston Churchill. Most importantly, Lee was also instrumental in the formation of Malaysia and hence he and a generation of Singaporeans were once, albeit briefly, Malaysians between 1963 and 1965.

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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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  • 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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  • Four-year-old leaves home in the middle of the night to get a slushie (VIDEO)

    A Philadelphia bus driver says he was shocked to see a wet, shivering toddler board his bus just before 3am yesterday morning. Not this time of night’,” says SEPTA bus driver Harlan Jenifer. Four-year-old Annabelle reportedly told customers she was on her way to a store to buy a “slushie”. But she didn’t make it... the bus driver’s parental instincts took over when he spotted her at the bus stop... and he cared for the child until police responded.

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  • Mimpi lagi, kali ini saksi ‘road rage’ di Kelantan - The Malaysian Insider

    Opinion Mimpi lagi, kali ini saksi ‘road rage’ di Kelantan Wong Chin Huat Published: 29 March 2015 Saya berasa amat rendah diri membaca sambutan yang cukup hangat

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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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  • Flawed data used to praise Malaysia’s English standards, says DAP’s Zairil - The Malaysian Insider

    Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan had resorted to using an unscientific and statically invalid survey to claim that Malaysians have the best command of English in Asia, a DAP lawmaker said today. Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari said the survey Kamalanathan had cited yesterday, the English Proficiency Index by Sweden-based EF Education First, drew its results from a sample that was not representative of the population.

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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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  • Former Bar chief says puzzled by sedition probe, willing to cooperate

    — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Surprised to find himself suspected of sedition on Twitter, lawyer Christopher Leong has however promised to cooperate fully with the police in their investigations. The immediate past president of the Malaysian Bar, who is currently abroad, said he only learnt of the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar’s directive on him very recently and was clueless as to the cause for the investigation. “I am not certain as to what it concerns or its authenticity as apparently it was announced on social media,” Leong told Malay Mail Online in a text message last night when contacted. “I would be surprised if a matter of this nature is dealt with on social media by the police.

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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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  • We did not tell supporters to disrupt wedding of PM’s daughter, says PKR - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, March 27, 2015.PKR has denied reports that it has instructed its members to disrupt the wedding reception of the prime minister's daughter at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) tomorrow. Party communication director Fahmi Fadzil said today that the reports were not true as KLCC was not one of the locations selected for tomorrow's #KitaLawan rally in Kuala Lumpur. He said PKR was mobilising its members to participate in the rally to demand for the release of its de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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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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  • The 101-year-old oil woman with the million dollar mailbox

    — AFP picTEXAS, March 29 — At 101, Anne Friar Thomas has seen lots of booms go bust in the Texas oil patch. But the trouble out there in the Eagle Ford shale fields is getting mighty close to home. Like other big landowners here in DeWitt County, Thomas has profited well from the shale-oil rush. Every month, the royalty checks arrive — payments for letting the likes of Marathon Oil Corp and EOG Resources Inc drill on her spread near the head of the Old Chisholm Trail.

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  • Crash co-pilot told ex ‘everyone will know my name’ — Report – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

    DUESSELDORF, Germany: The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that “one day everyone will know my name”, according to German newspaper Bild. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials say, in what appears to have been a case of suicide and mass killing. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that all the signs were “pointing towards an act that we can’t describe: criminal, crazy, suicidal”. German prosecutors revealed that searches of Lubitz’s homes netted “medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment”, including ‘torn-up and current sick leave notes, among them one covering the day of the crash’.

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  • The irresistible crunch of Ipoh’s sar kok liew

    — Pictures By James TanIPOH, March 29 — By now, if you are a self-proclaimed foodie in Malaysia, you must have at least heard or eaten at one of Ipoh’s most hyped hawker stalls — a stall aptly named Big Tree Foot or Dai Shu Geok located in the rambunctious neighbourhood of Pasir Pinji. Most of the items sold at Big Tree Foot are deep fried ingredients stuffed with homemade fish paste (otherwise known as yong tau foo more commonly, but we Ipoh folks call them yong liew), served as they are — piping fresh batches steaming hot from the wok right in front of you. The variety is astounding, and if this is your first time paying a visit, you will tend to get lost in the mix and end up piling dozens of greasy, delicious and extremely addictive pieces of yong liew in your bowl. Choose the piece that represents Ipoh most — sar kok liew otherwise known as jicama or yambean fritters.

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  • Next Media Video: MAS Airbus A330 limps home after hard landing in Melbourne

    A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft that was grounded for nearly two weeks in Melbourne has returned to Kuala Lumpur. — Reuters

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  • Chief judge slammed for ‘racist’ rant against Pakistanis - The Malaysian Insider

    A former Sabah lawmaker has demanded that the Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum (pic) apologise for allegedly making racist statements against Pakistanis in the state. Former Libaran MP Datuk Akbar Khan Abdulrahman, who is of Pakistani origin, said in a statement today he was disgusted and shocked by Malanjum's remarks that each and every Pakistani in Sabah should have their documents examined to determine whether they had entered the state legally.

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  • Tuan Ibrahim to take on Mat Sabu for PAS deputy president post - The Malaysian Insider

    PAS vice-president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man is set to challenge incumbent Mohamad Sabu for the deputy president post in the upcoming 61st Muktamar in…

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  • The unbeatable banana leaf rice that hits the spot

    — Picture by K.E. OoiGEORGE TOWN, March 29 — Banana leaf rice, originally a Southern Indian cuisine, is very much part of the few favourite local food in Penang particularly along Little India within the George Town Heritage zone. The meal is a simple one where fluffy white rice is served on a banana leaf and accompanied by a few types of vegetables, pickles, condiments like a chutney or mint sauce and papadum. The rice will be liberally mixed with your favourite type of curry, which you chose. For those who prefer a non-vegetarian meal, most banana leaf restaurants offer an extensive menu of curries with chicken, fish, lamb, eggs, quail, crabs and squids.

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