• 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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  • 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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  • Hard for PM, wife to let go of only daughter

    Street protests and political pressure for PM to resign fails to take shine off wedding.

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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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  • Beware of criticising Chinese tourist - Regional | The Star Online

    BANGKOK: As the battle over the behaviour of Chinese tourists rages on Thai social media, one combatant has come away with tears in her eyes. Pin-up model Duangjai “Jha” Phichitamphon found herself at the centre of a controversy last week after a video of her criticising Chinese tourists went viral. Jha recorded the video at the airport in Jeju, South Korea, where unruly Chinese tourists pushed past her and other polite Thais in what up until then had been an orderly queue at the tax refund counter. Being jostled left and right, Jha’s temper rises as the video goes on and her language becomes increasingly impolite.

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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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  • No more pussyfooting around - On The Beat | The Star Online

    PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is experienced enough to know that the implementation of hudud laws, even in Kelantan, would be ultra vires the Federal Constitution – but the signals have already been sent. IT’S almost certain that the attempt by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to push for the implementation of hudud laws in Kelantan, via a private member’s bill, will not see the light of day in the current session of Parliament. The word in Putrajaya is that Hadi will be told that the Dewan Rakyat is busy with other more urgent matters including several other bills in the current one-month session which ends on April 9.

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  • Police raid PKR HQ over #KitaLawan material - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, March 29, 2015.Police raided the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya today, purportedly to look for materials related to the #KitaLawan protest movement. Six police officers are currently at the party headquarters, and have PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli with them to look for the materials, a statement issued by the party's communications unit said. PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said that police had broken the door to Rafizi’s office in the party headquarters.

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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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  • 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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  • SUPP wants teachers in conversion case moved out of Sarawak - Nation | The Star Online

    MIRI: The two teachers who were caught up in the controversy over the conversion of a Form One schoolgirl in Miri have gone on leave pending a decision whether to transfer them out of the state. SUPP secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting confirmed to The Star Online that the party had requested that the teachers be transferred out of the state to end the controversy. "The SUPP received many queries of concern from the rakyat in Sarawak as to the disciplinary actions to be taken against the teachers concerned for carrying out an illegal conversion on a minor. "The people of Sarawak want punitive action to stop such conversions in the state.

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  • Selangor Speaker Hannah Yeoh's parents robbed | theSundaily

    PETALING JAYA: Five masked men armed with parang broke into the home of Selangor Speaker Hannah Yeoh's parents at about 10am today. "Dad and brother were tied up @KBAB 51," the Selangor state assembly speaker tweeted on her twitter account @hannahyeoh. The tweet post was directed to @KBAB51, the twitter account Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar which he usually uses to issue immediate investigation orders. Meanwhile, Subang Jaya police chief ACP Yahaya Ramli confirmed the incident in a statement.

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  • 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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  • Customs: GST on sardines as it's processed food

    This is unlike lobsters which are under the category of crustaceans, it said.

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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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  • Sebastian Vettel storms to victory for Ferrari in Malaysia

    Sebastian Vettel showed again that form is temporary and class permanent when the four times world champion put in a faultless display to record his first victory for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix today. The victory ended a long drought for the Italian Formula One team, whose last win was at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2013, and was the 40th of the German’s career. Starting from second place on the grid behind Lewis Hamilton’s seemingly unbeatable Mercedes, Vettel and Ferrari produced a tactical masterclass to overhaul the Briton and cross the line 8.5 seconds ahead of the double world champion.

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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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  • 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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  • Shah Alam MP snared early morning in continued dragnet

    He is reportedly picked up at 3.30am after attending the Kita Lawan rally to fete Najib's daughter's wedding yesterday.

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  • Live coverage of Singapore’s founding father’s state funeral

    Rolling coverage of the funeral service for the late Lee Kuan Yew.

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