• PAS leaders who only know how to read Quran not fit as PM, says Mat Taib - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, May 23, 2015.Former Selangor menteri besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib said he is beginning to lose interest in PAS because emerging leaders in the Islamist party appeared to be not in touch with real world issues. Speaking at a forum in Petaling Jaya today, Muhammad, who is also known as Mat Taib, said of late, he noticed there was the so-called ulama (clergy) coming back from the Middle East who wanted to become leaders in the party. "They can memorise the Quran and Hadith but when we ask them to explain about 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Bhd), they say they don't really understand the issue. "So, if you want to become leaders but can only read the Hadith and Quran, then to me, you are not fit to be PM. What's more, our country is multi-racial," he said.

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  • MB willing to ride rough seas with DPM, Umno

    UPDATED 3PM He will stick with party's leadership through rough political seas.

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  • Nasi kandar restaurant selling 'roti canai telur' at RM2.50 raided | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: A famous 'nasi kandar' restaurant in Bukit Jambul was raided today by the Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNN), Penang for selling 'roti canai telur' at RM2.50. State KPDNKK Enforcement deputy head Chin Ching Chung said the inspection was carried out at 10.40am after the department received a consumer's complaint that the price of 'roti canai telur' before the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was RM1.80. "The restaurant operator is given three days to submit relevant documents and reasons for raising the price before enforcement action is taken," he said when contacted.

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  • DPM gets limp response on 11MP in Rembau

    UPDATED 2.20PM Muhyiddin finds 5,000-strong crowd uninterested in the new plan.

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  • As graduate numbers grow, Singapore faces hard truth: Not all degrees are equal

    — TODAY picSINGAPORE, May 23 — After graduating with a second-class upper degree in human resource management, Tan, 30, took some time to land a full-time job and he is currently doing administrative work — buying office supplies and processing claims. A PhD holder in biomedical sciences, Dr Christopher Yang, was a research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine when he made the switch into the financial sector four years ago. “I had to seriously think about my career path and prospects,” said Dr Yang, who is now an accredited financial adviser. In Asia, Taiwan and South Korea have been experiencing an oversupply of graduates, with double-digit youth unemployment rates.

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  • Man killed while out buying medicine for fiancee - The Malaysian Insider

    The victim, known only as Subramaniam, had gone to buy medicine for his fiancee and had parked his motorcycle in front of a supermarket in Taman Puchong Perdana, Subang Jaya, Selangor, at about 8.30pm on Friday when the men approached him and started attacking him. Subramaniam managed to flee but he was hit by a car and the impact almost severed his head, the daily reported. His assailants fled after they saw the car crashing into Subramaniam, police said, adding that the driver also sped off. District police chief Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said Subramaniam was slashed several times on the body by his attackers.

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  • 7 shocking quotes from Muhyiddin during secret UMNO meet

    "Sack all the 1MDB board!" "Aku yang akan jadi pengarah pilihanraya ini!" These are just some of the quotes caught on video from Deputy PM Muhyiddin, during an UMNO training session in Janda Baik recently. #1mdb #ahmadmaslan #muhyiddinyassin

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  • How an Iraqi friar saved ancient Christian manuscripts from Isis - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, May 23, 2015.Bullets whistled overhead, a black Islamic State flag flapping in the distance, but all Friar Najeeb Michaeel could think of as he fled the jihadists was how to save hundreds of ancient Iraqi manuscripts in his possession. "You are going to get us killed with your archives," Michaeel's assistant Watheq Qassab grumbled as he struggled to carry six boxes of the documents dated between the 13th and 19th century across the border from Iraq into Kurdistan in August last year.

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  • Decomposed body of woman found in box in Penang - The Malaysian Insider

    A decomposed body of a woman was found in a box near an undergrowth at Puncak Bukit Mutiara, Tanjung Bungah in Penang today. It was found at about 1pm…

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  • Sandakan kidnapping: Three calls to victims' families - Nation | The Star Online

    KOTA KINABALU: At least three calls were made the past week to the families of two Malaysians kidnapped by gunmen at a seafood restaurant in Sandakan. The callers demanded money to buy diabetic medicine and food for Thien Nyuk Fun, 50, and Bernard Then Ted Fen, 39, who were taken from the Ocean King seafood restaurant in Sandakan on May 14. Thien, a businesswoman, was said to be a diabetic patient. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said gunmen claiming to be holding the two captives also demanded money for their release.

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  • Why this video of a South Korean woman removing her makeup got over three million hits

    A video of a South Korean woman removing make-up from half her face has gone viral. The video which was uploaded on May 2 is simply that — a woman removing makeup. But, a make up artist TODAY spoke with said achieving that effect is possible with a skilled hand. Sharhana Mohd Sharif who has been a makeup artist for Lyanaz Bridal Gallery for five years said there are techniques to make one’s eyes look bigger.

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  • Senior customs officers with millions in bank under probe, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    Senior customs officers in Sabah with millions of ringgit in their bank accounts are being investigated by authorities, which have frozen 69 bank accounts linked to customs officers in the state, The Star reported. The 69 accounts were reported to be among 1,623 bank accounts worth RM560 million belonging to individuals and companies that were frozen in an ongoing crackdown on smuggling by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) under "Ops BS". Quoting a source, the report said that several of the senior customs officers were living beyond their means and were being investigated for allegedly accepting bribes linked to smuggling. Two major Sabah smuggling kingpins operating in Sipitang and Keningau have also been picked up in the crackdown under Ops BS, an integrated multi-agency sting which began last week in the state.

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  • PAS ready to split with DAP - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: PAS is ready to end ties with DAP, according to an online report citing Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

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  • 5 reasons why taking in the Rohingya refugees is good for M’sia –...

    In the past few days, many of you might have been hearing the term ‘Rohingya‘ appear very often on your newsfeeds. The Rohingya people made big news in Malaysia recently after it was found out that Malaysian officials turned away 2 boats carrying hundreds of people. 11 May – About 1400 Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees land in Langkawi, Malaysia, they are detained by Malaysian authorities. 12 May – Malaysia and Thailand increase border activity to hold back tides of migrants.

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  • Families leaving for Isis as Malaysia not Islamic enough, says top anti-terrorism cop - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 23, 2015.Police have observed a recent trend among Malaysians joining the terror group the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (Isis): they are young families willing to give up everything here for a life under a caliphate because they think Malaysia is not Islamic enough, a senior counter-terrorism official said. “To these families, it was a ‘dream come true’ to have migrated from Malaysia, which they label as 'taghut', to a pure Islamic government under a caliph's rule,” Police Counter-Terrorism Division principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said.

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  • Malaysians slam brakes on vehicle buys as GST hits

    ― File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Vehicle sales in Malaysia fell nearly 33 per cent in April following the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), in a further indication of the effects of the new consumption tax on the economy. Combined private and commercial vehicle sales dropped from 67,314 to 45,187 during the space of a month, with the main variable being the new tax that replaces the previous Sales and Services Tax (SST). National carmakers Proton and Perodua were among the hardest hit, with sales volume falling by 5,556 — over half of what Proton sold the month before — and 4,913 respectively month-to-month following the introduction of the GST. The current best-selling luxury marque, Mercedes Benz, also saw its sales dip by less than 5 per cent month on month.

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  • MACC eyeing Sabah property tycoon for alleged links to Thai Ponzi scheme

    — AFP picKOTA KINABALU, May 22 — A prominent Sabah businessman is being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for corrupt business practices of his company, Sagajuta (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, which was recently linked to the UFun scandal which cheated 120,000 people of some RM4 billion in Thailand. Datuk Raymond Chan Boon Siew, who owns the Sabah property development company is said to have surrendered documents to the MACC for investigation related to infrastructure development in the state. Sagajuta, which runs 1 Borneo hypermall, a leasehold shopping mall here, was allegedly linked to UFun, a Thai company that ran a Ponzi scheme selling Utokens — a digital currency used to buy items and services online.

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  • Finding homes for Rosa’s pups - Community | The Star Online

    ROSA was rescued in Ipoh after pictures of the dog and her newborn puppies were posted on canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better’s (MDDB) Facebook page more than a month ago. Luckily, someone spotted Rosa and posted a picture on the MDDB page. “We got the help of some Ipoh friends, who sent her to us in Petaling Jaya,’’ said Lai. Rosa’s eight puppies will be put up for adoption tomorrow at the MDDB adoption drive at No 51 & No 53, Jalan SS14/2D, Subang Jaya from 11am to 5pm.

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  • How the Royal Australian Air Force transformed Butterworth through music

    — Picture courtesy of RAAFSEBERANG PERAI, May 23 — “This is Radio R double A FB!” Now, that brings back memories… to Penangites who grew up in the 1970s. In particular, they would look forward to Saturday nights when their song dedications were played throughout the night on Radio RAAF Butterworth. The Australians took over the air base from the British in 1958 but the 1970s were really its golden years as its personnel and dependants grew to almost 5,000 people, all living around the state in Butterworth and also on the island. Today, the RAAF base is the Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) Butterworth base and the RAAF’s presence has dwindled to only about 150 personnel here.

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  • Land Rover reveals bespoke Defender to mark the Rugby World Cup - The Malaysian Insider

    Land Rover has converted its iconic Defender off-roaders into a unique mobile display case for the Webb Ellis Cup, the trophy that will be presented to the winning team at this year's Rugby World Cup. Built by the company's Special Vehicle Operations division, the car is based on a standard Defender 110 station wagon but has a host of unique touches, the biggest of which is the integration of a bespoke trophy cabinet in the rear. Formed from anti-glare toughened security glass, the cabinet has its own climate control and lighting system and also features a built-in 40-inch Toshiba television set that will screen memorable moments from Rugby World Cups past. Other special touches include an interior clad in black Windsor Leather with contrasting gold stitching and embroidered Rugby World Cup logos, an exterior kitted out with special side and rear steps, a front-mounted winch, directional roof mounted spotlights, and a snorkel for increasing the car's wading depth.

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