• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lower voter turnout reason for Rompin defeat, says PAS - The Malaysian Insider

    PAS has conceded defeat in the Rompin by-election, citing the lower voter turnout as a contributing factor. Pahang PAS commissioner Datuk Tuan Ibrahim…

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  • PAS will lose in GE14 without Pakatan, challenger warns Hadi

    — Picture by K.E. OoiKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — A PAS veteran has warned the party that it faces defeat in the next general election if it severs ties with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners DAP and PKR, saying it cannot win in mixed constituencies on its own. PAS presidential nominee Ahmad Awang said PR’s survival as a coalition now hinges entirely on the Islamist party’s commitment to keep cooperating with DAP and PKR, as both allies have already reaffirmed their intention to stick with PAS despite problems with its president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. “The chaos we see now, the souring of ties between PAS and DAP, is because these parties have put their trust in PAS, they wanted a strong Pakatan to head Putrajaya.

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  • Baby flung out of vehicle in highway crash

    — file picPETALING JAYA, May 6 — In yet another blatant disregard for safety, a nine-month-old baby tragically died after she was flung out of her family car in an accident at KM22 of the North-South Expressway near Senai at 6am yesterday. The incident comes after a seven-month-old baby and her parents were flung out of their vehicle in a fatal crash at the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (Duke) last Saturday. It remains unclear if the baby, Nur Firuza Annisa Fairuz, was strapped into a child safety seat during the incident which was believed to have been caused by six speeding Perodua Myvi cars. The vehicle flipped several times, throwing the baby out of the car.

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  • Shabery: Digital TV transmission at experimental stage - Community | The Star Online

    ROMPIN: Digital television broadcasting test transmissions are now at the experimental stage utilising transmitting stations in several areas throughout the country, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. “When this digital TV is successfully implemented, two million sets of ‘top box’ will be supplied free of charge to the low-income group to enable them to enjoy television broadcast better,” he told reporters. Commenting on Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), Ahmad Shabery said the national broadcasting station should broadcast more news on the rakyat (people) to ensure that their voices were heard.

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  • Smartphone video of boxing clash lands blow to copyright - Tech News | The Star Online

    The boxing match billed as the fight of the century is over, but the battle over smartphone video streaming of the Las Vegas showdown is just beginning.

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  • Don’t turn Penang Hill into Disneyland with cable car project, says group - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 6, 2015.A civil society group has suggested that the state government should use the allocation for the Penang Hill cable car project for the proposed cross-channel cable car. Penang Citizens Chant Group (Chant) adviser Yan Lee said in a statement that public had objected to the move to have a cable car service for Penang Hill and this was made clear during the public consultation in 2013 and 2014.

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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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  • Lee Chong Wei, 15-year-old Goh Jin Wei for Southeast Asian Games

    — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Malaysia have named 15-year-old shuttler Goh Jin Wei and former world number one Lee Chong Wei in their badminton squad for next month’s Southeast Asian Games. However, twice Olympic silver medallist Lee will only feature in the men’s team event at the biennial Games for the 11-nation block, which will be held in Singapore from June 5-16. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) bosses said they wanted Lee, who will return to competition on Sunday following an eight-month doping ban, to play singles elsewhere. “We’re planning to send him to the US Open (June 16-21),” BAM technical director Morten Frost was quoted as saying by The Star today.

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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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