• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why are the Chinese so unhappy with Putrajaya?

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Malaysia’s Chinese and other minority ethnic groups have grown more disillusioned with Putrajaya over recent years, analysts said, owing to a general belief that the country’s leaders have alienated them in their quest to stay ahead in the political game. This was reflected in the public opinion survey by independent pollster Merdeka Center released last week, which showed a dip in happiness felt by the Chinese towards the government in January this year. “Minorities, including those in Sabah, are very concerned at how the Malay ruling elite has been behaving,” Merdeka Center’s director Ibrahim Suffian said. Ibrahim said the growing influence of the federal opposition in recent years has created greater competitive fervour in the political game, forcing leaders in the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) to resort to “all sorts of things” to shore up support, including embarking on measures that have driven a wedge between the races.

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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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  • Anwar’s family to petition state-to-state seeking his release (VIDEO)

    Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s family has created a petition, which they will use to campaign from state-to-state, urging the Pardons Board to grant the jailed Opposition Leader a royal pardon. In an attempt to free Anwar who was sentenced to five years behind bars, his eldest daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar said that the petition is to test the Federal Constitution and exercise the family’s rights as Malaysians.

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  • Indonesia rejects prisoner swap to save death row Australians | theSundaily

    An Indonesian protester drops coins on the ground during a protest against Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and to support the executions of drug convicts on death row outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, March 5, 2015. Indonesian protesters from the Laskar Merah Putih holding a protest to support the executions of drug convicts on death row outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, March 5, 2015. An Indonesian protester from the Laskar Merah Putih holds a banner that reads 'Indonesian people ready to give back aid from Tony Abbott' during a protest to support the executions of drug convicts on death row outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta on March 5, 2015.

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  • Singapore’s super-rich club to see largest influx

    — Today pic SINGAPORE, Mar 5 — Make room Eduardo Saverin, Nathan Tinkler and Jim Rogers, Singapore’s super-rich club is about to get a little crowded. The Republic is expected to see the world’s largest influx of super-rich individuals over the next 10 years, with 1,752 people joining the ranks of the so-called ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) by 2024, a report by property consultancy Knight Frank showed today.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Body found in burnt-out car in Bukit Damansara

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — A body was found in a burnt-out Perodua Myvi in Bukit Damansara today, The Star reported. The newspaper’s online portal quoted Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Azlee as saying a security guard had placed a call to the authorities when he saw the car on fire near Jalan Setiabistari 1 this morning.

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  • MH370: From alien abduction to stolen by Russia — theories keep coming

    — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaSYDNEY, March 5 — A year on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an extraordinary amount of key data remains unknown - fuelling conspiracy theories and heated online debate about one of aviation’s biggest mysteries. The resulting theories range from the wild - alien abduction, MH370 and its doomed fleetmate MH17 were the same plane - to sober, science-based arguments that the plane is in the southern Indian Ocean, but not necessarily in the current search area. “It’s amazing how much information we don’t have after looking at this case for all this time,” said Jeff Wise, an aviation expert whose recently published Kindle book The Plane That Wasn’t There reached No.1 on Amazon’s bestseller lists. A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft prepares to fly out from Perth International Airport, to participate in the continuing search in the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 16, 2014.

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  • Be prepared for ‘brutal fight’, Bar chief warns backers of second legal body

    — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — Malaysian Bar president Christopher Leong has told proponents of an alternative Bar Council to get ready for “the most brutal fight” by the professional legal body to safeguard its independence. Leong said the proposal for an alternative to the Malaysian Bar, which represents lawyers in peninsular Malaysia and has some 16,000 members, will greatly harm the administration of justice, the legal profession and the country’s reputation. “They will have a fight on their hands and we would defend the Malaysian Bar vociferously and mightily; without fear or favour,” Leong told Malay Mail Online in an interview yesterday.

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  • Rafizi picks up Umno man’s asset declaration gauntlet

    — File picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli accepted today an Umno division chief’s challenge to declare his assets and told federal ministers to do likewise. The opposition Pandan MP said he will come up with a statutory declaration that will list his assets and debts, his income and work background before he joined politics, as well as his monthly income and expenses as a politician. “After I make the declaration, I really hope that Datuk Seri Syed Ali Alhabshee will no longer give excuses and that he’ll lead an internal Umno campaign instead so that all Umno leaders who are of ministerial status and above will make similar declarations,” Rafizi said in a statement, referring to the Cheras Umno division chief.

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  • Minister: Malaysian businesses must support Muslim events to increase country’s trade and investment

    ― File picKUALA LUMPUR, March 5 ― Malaysian businesses and agencies should support and participate in international-level Muslim events in order not to miss out on golden opportunities to increase the country's trade and investment. In making the call, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Ir Hamim Samuri said events like the Muslim World Biz, were heading in the right direction in turning Malaysia into the business and investment hub of the region. He said Malaysia, being a Muslim-majority country, with an ideal geographical location, sound political and economic environment, has the advantage of being the preferred destination for trade, investment, exhibition and conferences.

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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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