• 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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  • 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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  • Paul Low, how much lower can we go?

    COMMENT All walls of decency and tolerance have been broken down.

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  • Ahmad Shabery blasts TMI for twisting statement on GST

    — Picture by KE OoiKUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek today hit out at a news portal for allegedly twisting his statement on the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Ahmad Shabery said he had never stated that the action of a hypermarket chain to absorb the GST as contravening the law. "Saya xpernah ckp Serap GST melanggar undang2, #TheMalaysianInsiderSpin kenyataan saya, xhabis2 buat fitnah TMI ni, (I have never said that absorbing the GST contravenes the law, #TheMalaysianInsiderSpins my statement, no ending to lying, this TMI)," he said in his latest tweet. Yesterday, the portal had carried a news report quoting Ahmad Shabery as saying the decision made by hypermarket chain Mydin to absorb the GST for consumers for the first three months could be regarded as violating the law.

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  • Nothing seditious in demanding answers to corruption, public spending – Cynthia Gabriel - The Malaysian Insider

    The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), condemns the police high handedness in clamping down on rally goers and opposition politicians following the mammoth May Day rally, opposing the goods and services tax (GST). More appalling however, were the reasons stated by the Police for the remand application for Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, C4's legal adviser, S. Arutchelvan of PSM and DAP's Anthony Loke.

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  • Sadly, we’re way out of tune - Nation | The Star Online

    IF you have always dreamt of watching Madonna, Shakira or Lady Gaga performing live in Malaysia, you can dream on. This does not include the international stars, namely Beyonce, who pulled out of their agreed show due to their unwillingness to comply to the strict concert rules in Malaysia and fear of religious backlash.

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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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  • MCA, don't racialise GST if you can't justify it

    FREE BN politicians should just tell PM to scrap it if they can't convince people.

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  • PAS lawmaker, activist Fariz latest arrests in crackdown against rally-goers - The Malaysian Insider

    Police today arrested Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad and #KitaLawan secretariat member Fariz Musa after they turned up at the Dang Wangi police headquarters…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Family of three killed on DUKE after collision with speeding car - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: A family of three, including a seven-month-old baby, was killed when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned after it was rammed by a speeding car at the sixth kilometre of the DUKE Highway here. The impact of the crash resulted in 35-year-old Fairuz Nizam Husain, his wife Nova Safitri Azhari, 27, and their daughter Nur Firuza Annisa being thrown out of their Mitsubishi Pajero Sport four-wheel drive vehicle. Prior to the 1.05am, Saturday incident, the family had just attended a wedding in Putrajaya and were on the way back home in Batu Taman Batu Muda, Gombak.

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  • Parking dilemma continues to plague KL drivers - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Basil Foo, May 3, 2015.Parking problems continue to plague motorists in Kuala Lumpur with vehicles at risk of being stolen and broken into if the parking spaces are located in secluded areas. Although convenient parking spaces are available, the general public usually shy away because of the exorbitant charges. A private company employee Siti Nurmaizan Mokhtar, 29, said one of her colleagues lost two of her car tyres when she parked the vehicle some distance from their office in Plaza Vads, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, in Kuala Lumpur.

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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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  • 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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  • China’s Zhiyuan steps in early to revive Perwaja - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Edge Markets pic, May 3, 2015.Perwaja Holdings Bhd is expediting its revamp by allowing China-based alloy manufacturer Zhiyuan Investment Group Co Ltd to restart the former's steel factory while waiting for regulators' approval. Zhiyuan is expected to invest at least RM100 million under the initial phase. In a statement to Bursa Malaysia, Practice Note 17 entity Perwaja (fundamental: 0; valuation: 0) said the firm signed its second memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Zhiyuan to restart the plant in Kemaman, Terengganu. Both companies also signed a lease agreement, under which, Perwaja will lease a portion of the factory land to Zhiyuan.

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  • Small tsunami hits southern Japanese islands - The Malaysian Insider

    A minor tsunami hit a group of Japanese islands in the Pacific early this morning following an earthquake, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, officials and news reports said. The magnitude 5.7 quake struck at 1.50am some 456km south of Tokyo, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier the Japanese meteorological agency measured it as magnitude 5.9. Following the quake, which hit a very shallow point of the seabed, the agency issued a tsunami warning of up to one metre for the Izu island chain, south of Tokyo, and the Ogasawara archipelago, far south in the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Steeped in tradition, Perak Sultan’s installation ceremony begins today

    — Picture by Marcus PheongIPOH, May 3 — The various programmes taking place in conjunction with the enthronement of Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Azlan Shah as the 35th Sultan of Perak will stretch over 15 days from today until May 17. The first event is the ‘Istiadat Meletak Kerja’ on the palace grounds of Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar which includes the beatings of the ‘nobat’ (royal musical instrument) followed by a 17-cannon salutation. Steeped in royal tradition, experts claim the ‘nobat’ is only performed on certain occasions such as enthronements and to mark the beginning of royal ceremonies. In accordance with Sultan Nazrin’s wish, the coronation will be carried out without any extravagance and will focus on preserving and rejuvenating the tradition of the institution.

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