• 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.

    Associated Press
    • Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user

      A Barisan Nasional MP whose Facebook posting poking fun at the death of Karpal Singh shocked Malaysians has again insulted the late DAP leader, this time comparing him to a hostile figure in Islamic history who fought against Prophet Muhammad. Facebook user Shamsul Kamal Ariffin Mohd Nasir, 42,…

      The Malaysian Insider
      • Interfaith group ‘worried’ that ex-judge can have such ‘racist’ views

        KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — An interfaith group expressed shock today at the “racist” views of a former high-ranking judge who had called the presence of large Hindu and Buddhist statues in the...

        The Malay Mail Online
        • Zulkifli shoots back at Khairy in Twitter row

          Former Perkasa vice-president Zulkifli Noordin continued his Twitter row with Khairy Jamaluddin today, taking a swipe at him with a belittling tweet and telling him not to be a knee-jerk politician. Khairy, the Youth and Sports Minister, had told Zulkifli yesterday to 'shut up' after the latter had…

          The Malaysian Insider
          • Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police

            Initial investigations have revealed that Karpal Singh’s Toyota Alphard crashed into a five-ton lorry in the accident yesterday that claimed his life and that of his assistant, Perak police said today. State police chief Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani also dismissed rumours and speculation that the…

            The Malaysian Insider
            • Ivanka Trump's Post-Baby Body!

              In today's Healthy Hollywood feature: Talk about a boardroom ready body! Just four months after giving birth to her second child, Ivanka Trump looks va-va-voom sensational. She flaunts her buffed body in skinny jean and a belly-baring top on the cover May's Shape magazine. This busy lady juggles…

              Access Hollywood
              • No Obama meeting for Anwar in next week’s visit

                President Barack Obama does not plan to see opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim when he is in Kuala Lumpur next week, though US officials yesterday did not rule out a lower-level meeting. Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century when he touches down in…

                The Malaysian Insider
                • Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015

                  Automaker Fiat-Chrysler said on Saturday that it would begin producing the iconic American brand Jeep in China from 2015 to meet demand in the world's largest car market. Fiat-Chrysler -- created by Italy's Fiat acquiring Chrysler of the United States -- will produce three Jeep sport utility…

                  AFP News
                  • Clarify reminder on use of ‘RIP’ by Muslims, former Perlis mufti urges fatwa council

                    The National Fatwa Council has been urged to clarify its statement discouraging Muslims from using the phrase “Rest in Peace" (RIP) when condoling a non-Muslim's death. Commenting on the council's reminder that Muslims are not permitted to use the phrase, former Perlis mufti Associate Professor…

                    The Malaysian Insider
                    • South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?

                      The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink? But from the sinking of the South Korean ferry to the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia to the Titanic, disasters do occur. What caused…

                      • South Korea ferry captain defends actions, bodies seen in ship

                        Investigators arrested Lee Joon-Seok and two of his crew early in the morning. All three have been criticised for abandoning hundreds of passengers trapped in the ferry, as they made their own escape. Lee was charged with negligence and failing to secure the safety of passengers in violation of…

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                        • Have You Saved Enough to Retire?

                          According to Fidelity, you will need to put aside eight times your ending salary if you hope to fund your lifestyle for a 25-year retirement. More than one-third (36 percent) of people over age 55 haven't saved more than $10,000 for their second act, according to a 2013 report from the Employee…

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                          • Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

                            KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.

                            Associated Press
                            • After ‘stomach problems’, Selangor assembly axes caterer

                              SHAH ALAM, April 18 ― The caterer for the Selangor State Legislative Assembly has lost its service contract after several individuals, including Speaker Hannah Yeoh, suffered mild food poisoning...

                              The Malay Mail Online
                              • US teen suspended for asking Miss America Nina Davuluri to prom

                                Washington, April 19 (IANS) A Pennsylvania teenager has been suspended for asking the first ever Indian-American Miss America Nina Davuluri to the prom, the annual end of the year dance for high school students. Patrick Farves, 18, also handed Davuluri a plastic flower after he asked her to the…

                                IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
                                • The Economist hails Karpal as a rarity in politics

                                  The Economist has described Karpal Sigh as a "rarity in the venomous world of Malaysian politics" for commanding respect from both his peers as well as his opponents. In an obituary titled “Burning Bright”, the international politics and business weekly said condolences to Karpal's family have…

                                  The Malaysian Insider
                                  • Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix qualifying results

                                    Qualifying results from the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday (Q denotes qualified):

                                    AFP News
                                    • Want to be a successful startup? Settle in Thailand, but register your company elsewhere

                                      Some successful startups in Thailand even recommend newbies to head over to other nearby countries to register their company. Why is that?

                                      Tech in Asia
                                      • Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

                                        SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.

                                        Associated Press
                                        • Selangor urged to buy water

                                          SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state assembly yesterday rejected an emergency motion to end water rationing im mediately and start channeling water regularly to the people  in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said  the state cannot instruct the…

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