• Perlis ruler says no need for ‘Indera Kayangan’ in state’s name - The Malaysian Insider

    – May 25, 2015.The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail has commanded that there should be no addition to the state's name, such as "Indera Kayangan" or "Darul", and be called just Perlis, as enshrined in the state constitution. He said the constitution had been signed by his father, the late Tuanku Syed Putra Syed Hassan Jamalullail only with the name Perlis for the state, without any addition.

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  • 1MDB bosses confirm will attend PAC probe - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 25, 2015.1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) top bosses have denied they are skipping a meeting with a parliamentary probe on the troubled company, saying that they “look forward” to telling their side of the story. 1MDB group executive director and CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy said he and 1MDB board of directors member Datuk Shahrol Halmi will appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is investigating the company. “As confirmed by the PAC chairman, the date for this appearance is currently being finalised, due to a date proposed earlier being in conflict with previously scheduled overseas commitments. “Both, Arul Kanda and Datuk Shahrol Halmi, look forward to appearing before the committee and having the opportunity to clarify 1MDB's position," Arul Kanda said in a brief statement here.

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  • DAP: 1MDB CEO skipping PAC hearing shows something ‘seriously’ wrong

    — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy’s decision to skip the Public Accounts Committee’s hearing tomorrow confirms doubts over the debt-laden state-owned firm, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said today. The DAP parliamentary leader said the planned absence of Arul Kanda and his predecessor Datuk Shahrol Ibrahim Halmi from the PAC hearing is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back in the controversy.

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  • Lord Mayor of London: I’m a Malaysian - Nation | The Star Online

    JOHOR BARU: “Saya adalah orang Malaysia (I’m Malaysian)” were the first few words uttered by the Lord Mayor of London Alan Yarrow as he addressed a crowd here. Yarrow, who visited the Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (Jaro) here yesterday with his wife Gilly, was on a two-day working visit to Malaysia, with a special tour to this city. As for Jaro, Yarrow said the organisation held fond memories for him as his mother Paula Yarrow was one of the volunteers at the centre.

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  • Overpriced food caused by human error, says restaurant owner | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: The popular 'nasi kandar' restaurant, Kayu Nasi Kandar in Bukit Jambul, has clarified that the price of its ladyfingers on a receipt, which went viral over social media recently, was caused by human error. Its managing director Burhan Mohamed said the right pricing for the ladyfingers in the restaurant was RM2 for five pieces and not RM20 as posted in the Internet. "Our cashier made an error, instead of RM2, he mistakenly punched RM20 for the item," he told a press conference at the restaurant today. Burhan also justified the RM2.50 price of its 'roti canai telur', saying it is reasonable with the services and quality provided by the restaurant.

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  • 'Bad moon rising for PAS under current leaders'

    INTERVIEW Ahmad Awang says party will do badly in GE if they stay.

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  • More Umno MPs against Hanadzalah’s restructuring plan – Sir Wenger Khairy - The Malaysian Insider

    Two weeks ago, I profiled Umno MPs into three categories: the first, hard-core supporters of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, whom I counted at 26; those who were anti-PM, whom I counted as 8; and the middle ground, whom I counted at 56. The Bugis Warrior ship continues to leak support and the longer it continues, the easier it will be to separate those condemned to go down with the Bugis dingy and those who have made the smart choice to save Umno and themselves. Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz then quipped and said that 1MDB did not pose a systemic risk to the Malaysian banking sector and the 1MDB CEO asked us to believe that the Cayman Islands investment was redeemed in cash because “he sighted the statement”. The Cayman Islands investment has not been redeemed and is currently held as ownership interest in illiquid “units”.

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  • Two foreigners drown after being chased by a man while sightseeing

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Two foreign women are missing and feared drowned in Sungai Klang, Brickfields here, while two others were rescued in an incident yesterday. Seputeh Fire and Rescue Station chief, Japari Tajuddin said a group of five women, aged 18 to 20 years, were purportedly chased by a man on a motorcycle while they were sightseeing, resulting in four of them to jumping into the river in the 7pm incident. The three rescued women were taken to the Brickfields District Police Headquarters to have their statements recorded. “Currently, firemen from the Hang Tuah Fire and Rescue Station are conducting a search and rescue operation along the river using torchlights but are hampered by the darkness,” he said.

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  • Tiger ‘unintentionally’ mauled Thai abbot at controversial Tiger Temple, doctor says

    — File picBANGKOK, May 25 — A tiger that mauled the abbot of a Thai temple under fire over the welfare of dozens of big cats in its care “didn’t intend” to attack him, the monk’s doctor said today. Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua in western Kanchanaburi province — commonly known as the “Tiger Temple” — is home to nearly 150 tigers and has long drawn tourists who flock there to be photographed next to the monks’ feline pets. But the monastery has also had a controversial reputation among animal rights groups and Thai wildlife officials who say it is breaking the law in keeping the cats. On Saturday, abbot Luang Ta Jan, 64, was admitted into intensive care at Thanakarn Hospital with injuries including a bleeding facial wound as well a broken arm and tooth, his doctor and hospital director Sahathep Sawarngnet told AFP.

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  • No giant rat in Subang Jaya, says Hannah Yeoh - The Malaysian Insider

    – Facebook pic, May 25, 2015.Selangor Speaker Hannah Yeoh today denied the existence of a giant rat in her state constituency of Subang Jaya, saying that a photograph which was spread through social media yesterday was inaccurate. Yeoh said the picture of the rat, which was caught by residents of USJ11, could have been modified to make it appear bigger than normal-sized rodents. The operation was led by Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) councillor and Zone 3 Residents' Committee. The furore was said to have started when Facebook user Sian Liam See posted a photograph of a giant rat, saying the rodent had been caught in front of Thiagan and Kumar Dental Clinic in USJ 11/1J in Subang Jaya.

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  • Court says EC must reply to Anwar’s suit in two weeks - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 25, 2015.The Election Commission (EC) and its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof have been ordered to file their affidavit within two weeks in response to a suit filed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was barred from voting in the recent Permatang Pauh by-election. The former opposition leader's lawyer, Raul Lee, said High Court deputy registrar Norhasniah Abdul Razak gave the order today during a case management.

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  • Dr Mahathir: Najib did not tell truth about 1MDB cash in Singapore - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accused Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of not telling the complete truth when he told Parliament that money held by government investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is being kept in Singapore. “No money was banked into BSI Bank in Singapore. It is unclear what is in the documents, but it is clear it is not cash,” said Dr Mahathir in a blogpost on Sunday. In January, the Finance Ministry said 1MDB had deposited the funds it had redeemed from its offshore account in the Cayman Islands into BSI Bank, with the amount held in US dollars.

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  • Zahid slams Lim, but Reezal wants ego aside

    The Umno MP gives Penang thumbs up for saying it’ll consider refugee camp proposal.

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  • Abdul Aziz: Airline in danger of losing the plot - Nation | The Star Online

    It’s also in danger of losing the plot, said former managing director Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman (pic). “It is in danger of losing the plot. It is supposed to be our national airline. Abdul Aziz also derided the latest plan to make MAS a smaller airline by reducing the fleet and staff and focusing more on regional and domestic routes as a mistake.

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  • One-third of MAS staff to lose jobs in matter of days, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 25, 2015.Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is set to terminate at least one-third of its workforce in a matter of days as a last effort to save the flailing national carrier, The Star reported today. It added that Christoph Mueller, the newly hired chief executive, would be the only one spared, and that no government-linked company had ever sacked nearly everyone. It was previously reported that some 6,000 jobs would be cut, but sources told The Star that the figure would likely be closer to 8,000 and that job cuts would be made in stages over the space of a year. The flag carrier has suffered losses for the last three financial years and the twin tragedies of flights MH370 and MH17 last year made revival more difficult.

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  • Elegance, power and luxury for the new BMW Motorrad Concept 101 (VIDEO)

    At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este this year, BMW Motorrad unveiled a spectacular new study, titled “Concept 101”, that could forecast the future of the brand’s baggers, an exclusive type of custom bike especially popular in the US. For the German constructor, this model represents quintessential elegance, power and luxury on two wheels. Designed to slice through the air, the Concept 101 has a futuristic appearance, with a low centre of gravity, extended exhausts, an aluminium frame, LED rear lights and a minimalist windshield. As a reminder, the last BMW K1600 GT, launched in 2013, is equipped with a 160hp six-cylinder engine, two types of additional braking capabilities, “Rain” and “Road”, along with three new riding modes — “Dynamic”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro”.

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  • After Kit Siang’s doomsday warning, Rafizi says Pakatan needs cooling period - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 25, 2015.PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli has mooted a “cooling period” between Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties to avoid further straining the opposition pact, after DAP warned that PR may disintegrate within two weeks. He said instead of exchanging barbs with one another, party leaders should go down to the ground and realise the extent to which Malaysians wanted PR to stay together. “It is understandable and expected given the spate of exchanges between DAP and PAS top leaderships in the past three months that (Lim) Kit Siang fears the worst,” the PKR vice-president said when met by reporters at the Parliament lobby. “That’s why I think the best way to manage it and to preserve Pakatan in spite of whatever results that will be in the next two weeks is I think to have a cooling period until after that time.

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  • Why auditors can’t guarantee there was no fraud at 1MDB - The Malaysian Insider

    The backers of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) have argued that because international accounting firms like KPMG and Deloitte have signed off all 1MDB's accounts from FY2010 to FY2014, this meant no money has gone missing and no fraud has occurred. Owing to the inherent limitations of an audit, there is an unavoidable risk that material misstatement may not be detected, even when the audit is planned and performed in accordance with international accounting standards.

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  • Imagining a different future – M. Bakri Musa - The Malaysian Insider

    Much is at stake for Malays. Only those lulled by Hang Tuah’s blustery “takkan Melayu hilang di dunia” (Malays will never be lost from this world) would pretend otherwise. There is however, a fate far worse, and that is for Malaysia to be developed but with Malays shunted aside, reduced to performing exotic songs and dances for tourists. There are about 17 million Malays in Malaysia, comparable to the population of the Netherlands.

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  • Don’t stress yourself out over GST and IMDB, says Shahidan Kassim - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: Think positive and don't stress yourself thinking about GST and 1MDB. "Think positive about GST...1MDB.If you think positive then there will be lower stress levels, " he said when answering a question in Parliament about stress-related dangers by Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar (BN-Kuala Kangsar).

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