• NFCorp wants judge to withdraw from Rafizi’s banking case - The Malaysian Insider

    Judge Rozina Ayob should disqualify herself from hearing Rafizi Ramli’s Banking and Financial Institutions Act (BAFIA) case, as she is related to PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) said today. NFCorp said Rozina had reportedly sought to withdraw herself from Nik Nazmi’s Peaceful Assembly Act court case in 2013 because of their family ties, and said that she should do the same in Rafizi’s case as “Nik Nazmi reports to PKR secretary-general and strategy director Rafizi Ramli”.

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  • Pakatan turning into house of clowns – Karamjit Gill - The Malaysian Insider

    The furore of comedy in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition has up scaled to a new level. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng with a cynical smile had the audacity to make a public declaration that while Azmin Ali will take care of the Kajang constituency, he pledges to look after PermatangPauh. This revelation by Lim is as disturbing as ever. PR is literally now saying that Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is nothing but a puppet.

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  • Newspaper boycott leaves many ignorant about GST, says Muslim preacher - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 5, 2015.Popular Islamic speaker Datuk Kazim Elias last night urged Permatang Pauh voters to end their boycott of mainstream news outlets in order to get accurate information on the goods and services tax (GST). He said some consumers were being duped into paying taxes for items that were actually “GST-free”, as their boycott had left them uninformed about the new tax system. "We don't read the newspapers, we don't watch the news, so we end up duped," said Kazim during Barisan Nasional's (BN) mammoth ceramah at the SMK Permatang Pasir, Permatang Pauh. The preacher, who appears in the television programme Kalau Dah Jadi Jodoh, said other countries with GST enforced the tax on many goods and services.

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  • Father of pregnant airbag victim sues Takata, Honda - The Malaysian Insider

    – Pic courtesy of Welhelmo Rodriguez Caido Jr, May 5, 2015.The father of a heavily pregnant Malaysian woman who died after being hit by shrapnel from a defective airbag is suing automaker Honda Motor Co and equipment manufacturer Takata Corp, Bloomberg reported. Law Suk Leh, 42, was killed in a car crash on July 27 last year. In an interview with Bloomberg, attorney Kevin Dean said Ngee Chiong was suing the automakers in the United States because “the defective inflator at issue” had been manufactured in LaGrange, Georgia.

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  • We were not racing on DUKE, say Myvi club members - The Malaysian Insider

    Members of the Familia Myvi Club have denied that they were racing on the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) before an accident that killed a couple and their infant child, The Star reported. The female driver of the Myvi which crashed into the victims’ vehicle had also reportedly told police that it was the victims' Pajero which had swerved into her lane and caused her to lose control of her car, the daily reported. An eyewitness, Muhammad Zaki Abdullah, 18, however, told The Star that he saw the Myvi convoy speeding. The drivers of the two Myvi cars involved in the accident have been released on police bail.

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  • More pig farms and nightclubs if ‘ultra kiasus’ win in Dr M-Najib row, Ridhuan Tee warns

    — File picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Controversial columnist Ridhuan Tee Abdullah warned today that Putrajaya could fall into the hands of the “ultra kiasu” if the conflict between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Najib Razak to continues to persist unabated. He said the ferocity of Dr Mahathir’s recent attacks on Najib “frightens” him as it puts Malay unity at risk, and could ultimately lead to a total split in the country’s dominant ethnic group. The UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) will be endorsed,” he said, referring to the China-recognised education certificates issued by independent Chinese secondary schools here. Tee often uses the “ultra kiasu” euphemism to refer to those in the DAP, the Chinese and the Christians, although he has also denied targeting only the Chinese.

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  • Penang CM wants written guarantee of GST exemption on spending - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 3, 2015.Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng today said he required a written assurance from a federal minister that the state government will not have to pay the goods and services tax (GST) on its expenditure. In standing by his statement that the state government was facing an estimated RM47.9 million in GST fees this year, Lim said he required a minister's written confirmation to support Penang Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow's claim that the payments were not necessary.

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  • Ambiga flays 'faceless cowards' of Bukit Aman

    Former Bar Council head relates her experience during detention.

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  • Husam Musa nominated to contest three top posts in PAS

    PAS vice president Datuk Husam Musa has been nominated and found eligible to contest three top posts in the Islamic party’s upcoming polls in June including the party’s presidency. He has also been nominated for the deputy president and vice-president’s post while one of the current three vice presidents Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has been nominated to contest for deputy and vice presidency. PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang meanwhile has been nominated to defend his presidency while PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu or Mat Sabu as he is better known has been nominated to defend his current position and for vice-presidency. Apart from Husam and Abdul Hadi, former PAS vice-president Ahmad Awang has also been nominated to contest for party presidency.

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  • Woman found dead at neighbour’s house after drinking session

    SIBU: A mother of four was found dead in her neighbour’s house at Kapor Road here yesterday morning after allegedly consuming excessive amount of liquor. On Sunday, she had prepared dinner for her children before going to a neighbour’s house to have drinks with five neighbours. The drinking session was believed to have ended at about 11.30pm when all present fell asleep. According to neighbours, the deceased had a habit of drinking liquor.

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  • Is this little boy the reincarnation of Bruce Lee? (VIDEO)

    This Japanese child with an extraordinary knack for nunchuck can keep up with Bruce Lee’s classic martial arts films — move for move. In the clip, a five-year-old named Ryusei recreates one of the most famous moments in martial arts film history: The kung fu master’s nunchuck battle from “Game of Death”.

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  • Honda HR-V: Why 13,000 people want this Urban SUV

    — Picture by YS Khong KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Just barely three months following its launch, the Honda HR-V has 13,000+ buyers, according to an announcement by Honda Malaysia when we attended its media test drive on beautiful Langkawi Island last week. Mr Okabe said that the HR-v was designed using the Honda Jazz platform (you could have fooled me on that, as the HR-V looks completely different) and that it was designed to be an SUV, but t to have the same driving feel as a car, and car-like features.

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  • BN turns GST debate into a racial issue

    Commentable: It is unbelievable how these people coming from the BN stable seem to horse around with us whenever the discussion is about parting with our hard-earned money. MCA Wanita chief Heng Seai Kie, even if your statement is true and makes sense, does it matter whether the Malays pay more than the Chinese or the Indians or the ‘lain-lain’, and is that some consolation to the other races? Like everyone else, the Malays have their own commitments and financial problems but in the end, they still have to make ends meet and put food on the table.

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  • Twitter cop gets brickbats from Umno – Sir Wenger Khairy - The Malaysian Insider

    Without a doubt, the current IGP is the most unpopular inspector-general of police in the history of the country. Never before has an IGP been criticised not only by members of the opposition, but even by an Umno division chief.

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  • An iconoclast tacks in familiar style

    COMMENT Mahathir fuses many roles on road show to trigger an ouster.

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  • Thailand’s ailing king makes rare public appearance

    — Reuters picBANGKOK, May 5 — Thailand’s revered but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance today, leaving the hospital where he has been convalescing for much of the last few months. A heavily-guarded convoy carrying the wheelchair-bound 87-year-old monarch left Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital for the Grand Palace, the sprawling complex in the heart of the old quarter that is the seat of the Chakri dynasty. The palace visit was made on Coronation Day, a Thai public holiday that marks Bhumibol’s official coronation in 1950, three years after his reign began following the death of his brother. The appearance of the world’s longest serving monarch after a recent no show will be a source of relief for many Thais who revere him as a semi-divine figure.

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  • Americans too fast for Bolt to catch in relay - Athletics | The Star Online

    Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay powered the Americans to a five-meter advantage through three legs of the highly anticipated race and Ryan Bailey brought the team home in 37.38 seconds. Bolt, who had missed last year's inaugural World Relays, made up ground on Bailey in their anchor leg but could not close the gap as Jamaica, running their 2013 world championship team, finished second in 37.68.

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  • McDonald’s announces turnaround plan - The Malaysian Insider

    McDonald's said Monday it would vastly restructure its international operations and sell off more company-owned restaurants to franchisees as it strives…

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  • Amid support for Najib, Umno leaders starting to question, says former minister - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, May 3, 2015.Umno division chiefs are beginning to realise that people are not happy with Datuk Seri Najib Razak, even as the party leaders continue to express their strong support for his leadership, former information minister Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin said. He said that it was wrong to assume that Ummo division leaders were mere yes-men who "swallowed" the country's leaders' every word. "There are Umno division chiefs who realise that the support of the 'red shirts' to the top leadership can no longer represent the rakyat's support," wrote Zainuddin on his blog today.

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  • Narcotics officer found dead in submerged police car - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Police confirmed that the body found inside a police car recovered from a former mining pond in Puchong yesterday is that of Asst Supt V. Sivanathan, a narcotics officer. Kuala Lumpur Narcotics Criminal Investigation chief Asst Comm Wan Abdullah Ishak said the 34-year-old was an officer attached to the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarter’s narcotics department. It is believed that ASP Sivanathan, who was on duty, lost control of the car while driving along Jalan Meranti Permai where a sharp bend lies, right next to the lake. The car was fished out yesterday after a two-day search by divers from the Fire and Rescue Department, Royal Malaysian Navy and marine police.

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