• 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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  • 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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  • 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 burning car near Jalan Setiabistari 1 this morning.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • India asks YouTube to block banned rape film | theSundaily

    NEW DELHI: India said Thursday it had asked YouTube to block access to a documentary about a savage gang-rape in Delhi, after barring broadcasters from airing the film. India's Daughter has sparked a fierce debate in India because it includes an interview in which one of the rapists blamed the 23-year-old victim, saying she should not have been out at night and should not have fought back. It was due to be shown in seven countries including India and Britain on Sunday to mark International Women's Day, but a court ruled late Tuesday that it should not be screened in India. Home ministry spokesman M. A. Ganapathy told AFP the government had asked YouTube to block links to the film in India after large numbers of people viewed it online.

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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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  • Prolonged use of paracetamol may increase health problems

    — AFP/Relaxnews picNEW YORK, March 4 — Doctors may be under-estimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world’s most popular painkiller, researchers said yesterday. Led by Philip Conaghan at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine in northern England, the team analysed data from eight previously published studies into long-term paracetamol use. The data came only from people who had paracetamol prescribed by a doctor, as opposed to over-the-counter purchases. Two of the eight studies had found an increased risk of mortality, up to 63 per cent, among long-term paracetamol users, compared to those who had not been prescribed the drug during the study period.

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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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  • 1MDB burden shifting to Cabinet, says veteran newsman - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, March 5, 2015.Even as Putrajaya ordered the Auditor-General (A-G) to vet the debt-laden 1Malaysia Development Bhd's accounts, a senior newsman has observed that the move suggests the Cabinet was taking collective responsibility over the state-owned strategic investment fund. Datuk A. Kadir Jasin said this also showed that power over 1MDB, which is Najib's brainchild, is no longer the exclusive domain of the prime minister. "This could be useful for the prime minister. What started off as his one-man show is now the collective burden of the Cabinet," he said in a blog posting last night.

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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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  • Two Malaysians in Isis beheading video identified, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, March 4, 2015.Bukit Aman has identified two Malaysians who were spotted in a beheading video by Isis, The Star Online reported today. Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ayub Khan was reported as saying that the two are 20-year-old Mohd Faris Anuar from Kedah and Muhamad Wanndy Muhamad Jedi, 26, who is from Malacca. The report said that the duo are believed to be part of a new group of militants comprising Malaysians and Indonesians - Majmu'ah al Arkhabiliy.

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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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  • Divorced couple encounter turns ugly – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    KUCHING: An encounter between a recently-divorced couple at the Syariah court here on Monday morning turned ugly following a punch-up between a man and his ex-wife’s two male friends. The incident occurred in the lobby of the court at Jalan Haji Taha when the 40-something ex-husband came across his former wife and asked her about the two younger men who had accompanied her to the complex.

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  • Don’t just dream of becoming a doctor ― Tay Tian Yan

    I saw from the STPM results that we are going to have many top students in this country, and many of these students, along with their parents, will all put their focuses on the medical schools of local government universities. You don't need a fortune-teller to remind you that very soon, their parents will host news conferences through their political parties of choice to complain about the country's top medical schools rejecting their kids. I was thinking, the quotas of our public university medical schools are less than 500 a year and there is little the government can do to place all the housemen. There are too many who want to get into the medical schools but their quotas will never be able to meet the demand.

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