• Top cop says Selangor MB has ‘gone too far’  with ‘Umno lackey’ remark - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 6, 2015.Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali went "too far" when he accused the Inspector-General of Police of being an Umno lackey in relation to the arrests of Pakatan Rakyat politicians, activists and youths following the May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur last week. Khalid said it was not the first time he has been slammed by people in the line of his job. "But this time, it went too far," he told reporters at the Seberang Prai Tengah district police headquarters.

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  • I didn’t steal money, says Dr M of BMF scandal - The Malaysian Insider

    The country's longest serving prime minister said the difference with him was that he was never advisor to the bank, unlike Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who is chairman of 1MDB's advisory board. "I don't steal money. The money was missing and it is the bank's money. "I was not the manager of the bank, neither was I its advisor," Dr Mahathir told reporters after an event at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya today.

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  • Beauty, brains and grace - Nation | The Star Online

    THE lovely and resplendent Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim was born on March 22, 1973, in Ipoh. Upon her return from Britain in 1995, Tuanku Zara served in Petronas, the national petroleum company, for six years before joining an information technology company, Formis Malaysia Berhad.

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  • Dr M: Convict maths whiz not following Quran

    UPDATED 2PM Mahathir says Muslims like to pick and choose the verses.

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  • Apologise for calling IGP 'barua', cops tell Azmin

    Three police reports have been lodged against Selangor MB, senior officers say.

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  • Dr M: GST the culprit for BN's reduced majority win | theSundaily

    PUTRAJAYA: The impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the rising cost of living are the reasons for Barisan Nasional's (BN) reduced majority in its win in Rompin, said former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "The win shows the opinion of the people in Rompin. BN has to pay attention to this and analyse what this voting trend means," he told the media after his keynote address at the Perdana Discourse Series 19: Islam & Islamisation at Perdana Leadership Foundation.

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  • Driver barely escapes death on highway - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: A Chinese national had a close shave with death when his Maserati Quattroporte crashed into a side railing on an elevated portion of the Sprint Highway and burst into flames before plunging to the slip road below. Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Azmi Abu Kassim said the 32-year-old stock investment trainer was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Utama at about 3am yesterday when he lost control of the car while navigating a corner on the fast lane. ACP Azmi added that the driver escaped with minor injuries on both hands.

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  • Dr M’s criticism more than political – T.K. Chua - The Malaysian Insider

    Do we seriously think at his age and with his stature, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has a personal and hidden agenda when he speaks up? I think we Malaysians have become too disillusioned with our government leaders, both past and present.

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  • Sarawak offers homes to forced conversion victim’s family, 12 others

    — Reuters picKUCHING, May 6 — The family of a girl who alleged she was the victim of an unauthorised conversion to Islam and 12 others squatting in Kuala Baram will receive offers for homes from the Lands and Surveys Department in Miri. The offer to resettle the families was made following a meeting by two Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) leaders with Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. The Kuala Baram squatter colony made headline news following an aborted attempt to convert 13-year old Sabrina Ngumbang to Islam by two teachers of SMK Lutong.

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  • Gerakan Youth slam alcohol ban in Malacca

    The push to ban the sale of alcohol in Malay areas in Malacca has not gone down well with Gerakan Youth. Its organising secretary, Ben Liew, in a statement today, cautioned that such a move is regressive and smacked of over-Islamisation in a secular country. Liew was referring to a recent directive issued by the state government to prohibit retailers in Malay areas under the jurisdiction of four local councils, from selling alcohol. The affected Malay areas are the Historical Melaka City Council, Jasin Municipal Council, Alor Gajah Municipal Council and Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council.

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  • Tuanku Zara Salim is Raja Permaisuri Perak

    IPOH: Tuanku Zara Salim was today crowned as the Raja Permaisuri of Perak. Born on March 22, 1973, she is the youngest of the four children of Datuk Salim Davidson and Sharifah Azaliah Tan Sri Syed Omar Shahabudin. Tuanku Zara received her early education at the Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Convent Ipoh, before attending secondary school at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Convent Ipoh.

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  • EPF consultation gets overwelming response - Business News | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) members’ consultation was completed with an overwhelming response with a strong support for the option to maintain a full withdrawal at age 55 as well as towards other initiatives. EPF said on Wednesday that this has been the largest ever public consultation carried out in the country, receiving 94,448 responses from its members. EPF chief executive officer Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said it has received a overwhelming response as well as constructive feedback from its members. "The enhancement initiatives involve major policy changes and it is vital that we engage our members through the members' consultation as we will not make any decisions without obtaining their feedback.

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  • 'It's just not easy being Hadi's son'

    PAS Youth deputy chief Muhammad Khalil says it's not easy being the party president Abdul Hadi Awang's eldest son. However, the Islamic studies degree holder from Portsmouth University said Hadi (right) had not given him any specific advice before he joined the party. On his role as number two in PAS youth, Muhammad Khalil said it was about more than just gaining support from young Malaysians. Muhammad Khalil has received nominations to contest both the PAS Youth chief and deputy chief posts in the upcoming Muktamar, which has been touted as a battle between PAS' ulama and pro-Pakatan factions.

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  • Survey: Pregnant women in Malaysia nine times more likely to die than in Singapore

    ― AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Malaysian mothers are nearly nine times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than their Singaporean counterparts, a survey has shown. The State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report by international children’s rights group Save the Children released on Monday also showed Malaysia declining in the ranks from 68th last year to 71st out of 179 countries surveyed this year. Singapore was ranked 14th, the highest among Asian countries in the survey that assessed the well-being of mothers and children based on the lifetime risk of maternal death, children’s mortality rate below five years of age, children’s expected years of formal schooling, the gross national income (GNI) per capita, and women’s participation in national government.

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  • BN retains Rompin, majority reduced by almost half - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, May 5, 2015.Barisan Nasional (BN) today comfortably retained the Rompin parliamentary seat in the by-election for the Pahang southeastern constituency, albeit with a much lower majority. BN’s Datuk Hasan Arifin defeated PAS’s Nazri Ahmad with a majority of 8,895, the Election Commission (EC) announced at 10.23pm. Hasan obtained 23,796 votes while Nazri obtained 14,901, in a by-election that saw a 73% turnout when polls closed at 5pm earlier today.

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  • Public consultation reveals EPF members want status quo on withdrawal - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 6, 2015.The preliminary results of the two-week Employees Provident Fund's (EPF) Enhancement Initiatives members consultation which closed today, showed most EPF members want to be able to withdraw their retirement money in full at age 55. In a statement today, the EPF said the consultation that started from April 21 and hailed as the largest ever public consultation carried out in the country, received 96,448 responses from members. EPF's chief executive officer Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said: “We are delighted that the consultation has received overwhelming response from our members.

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  • Cops make RM29mil drug bust in KL - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: Drugs with a street value of RM29mil were seized with the arrest of six suspects, including a couple and two Taiwanese men, in two separate busts here. Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the suspects, aged between 23 and 60, were picked up at a business premises in Bukit Bintang and a residence in Jalan Sultan Ismail between 10.50am and 11.10pm last Thursday. "The syndicate was crippled following a joint collaboration between Bukit Aman’s Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group' (STING) and the Taiwan National Police Agency.

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  • Rude statement against IGP, Mohamed Azmin urged to apologise

    The chairman of the Senior Police Officers’ Association (Gazetted Officers Branch) Datuk Shah Gzali Khan Shahadad said the PDRM was deeply hurt by the rude remark made by the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president. “The inspector-general of police is an institution and the insult meant that the whole of the PDRM institution is deemed to be political lackeys,” he said in a statement, here today.

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  • Suit to remove chairman of Malaysia’s wealthiest temple on Friday - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 5, 2015.The High Court has fixed case management for a suit to remove the chairman of the richest Hindu temple in Malaysia for this Friday. Former Kota Alam Shah assemblyman Manoharan filed the suit on April 17, saying among others that he wanted Nadaraja removed for failing to administer the organisation as a charitable, cultural, religious and educational trust. Manoharan also wanted the High Court to set aside a 1930 Supreme Court order that the temple was a charitable trust for the benefit of a select group of people.

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  • Track kids’ driving with Volkswagen’s new Apple Watch app - The Malaysian Insider

    The Car-Net app will also let users remotely lock and open car doors and pull up a map to make finding it when parked simple. When the app launches later…

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