• 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • My appointment as Najib’s PR man ‘nothing special’, says Lim Kok Wing - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 23, 2015.Advertising man Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing, who is now Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's new public campaign coordinator, says his appointment is “nothing special”. “I’ve been working with the Malaysian government since 1974 on the New Economic Policy. My appointment serves as a continuation of the role that I play in supporting the government,” he was quoted as saying in The Star Online today.

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  • 1MDB’s problems reminiscent of Renong, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 23, 2015.There are striking resemblances between 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and Renong Bhd which collapsed amid major debts in 2001, StarBiz reported today, adding that 1MDB would likely struggle to market its land development rights in light of its financial problems. Like 1MDB, Renong too faced multiple debts, having chalked up arrears of over RM20 billion in the late 1990s as well as an RM3.2 million put option that its major shareholder, Tan Sri Halim Saad, had to fulfil. Halim, who was in 1984 taken in by former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin to become Umno’s sole corporate nominee, had built up Renong into Malaysia’s largest conglomerate, with ventures in the banking, construction, telecommunications, real-estate development and tolled-roads industries.

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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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  • Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in US park - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 23, 2015.A Maryland mother was found early yesterday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call around 7am to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, about 55 km south of Washington, DC, said Charles County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson. One witness told deputies she found it strange that the woman had been pushing the child for an unusually long period of time, possibly since the day before, Richardson said. When the officers arrived they found the 24-year-old woman still pushing the child in the swing, and they realised immediately that the boy was dead, Richardson said.

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  • Why didn't you resign, Muhyiddin asked

    Rafizi tells DPM that his hands are just as soiled with regard to the 1MDB issue.

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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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  • How much taxpayer funds are wasted on political uniforms? – J.D. Lovrenciear - The Malaysian Insider

    As we begin to witness Umno and its component political parties running helter-skelter in these troubled times of political instability, there is one very noticeable practice that deserves a thorough investigation. Have you noticed the increased frequency of political party gatherings, and rallies included? Have you also noticed that each time the Umno or Barisan Nasional people gather, they are always clothed in some new uniform? Even, when the deputy prime minister meets divisional leaders in a highly-secretive gathering, the audience and the speaker himself are donned in a brand spanking new uniform.

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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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  • Rosmah a ‘smart, brave’ Muslim woman, aide tells ex-Umno minister

    — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — In defending Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor from criticism, an aide has shot back at former Umno minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim for ridiculing the prime minister’s wife. According to a report by Malaysiakini, Rosmah’s personal assistant Rizal Mansor accused Zaid of forgetting “his morals” and overlooking her vast contributions to Malaysia. Rizal stressed that Rosmah’s priority has always been the safety and security of Malaysia and its citizens. “It is time for Zaid to come out of the shell and accept the fact that Rosmah is a smart and brave Muslim woman.

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  • The inevitable fall of Barisan Nasional – Puthan Perumal - The Malaysian Insider

    As  night  follows  day,  governments  of  the day will eventually change. It is simply because the people, over time, come to realise that a particular government, and its manner of administration, is no more suitable with the current times. Sometimes, a  particular  government  of  the  day  refuses  to let go of  power  and will do all that is necessary (and unnecessary)  to be in power and remain  relevant. It  is  in  these  circumstances where we shall  see a "fall" of a particular government.

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  • Jamilah moved to tears by Adenan’s commitment

    BEKENU: Datin Patinggi Datuk Jamilah Anu has been moved to tears by the sincerity and commitment of her husband Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem in serving the people and the state. “I am not saying that because he is my husband, but that is his sincerity like being in the office from 10am to 6pm or until his work is done when he is not attending functions,” said Jamilah, who is Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak (Sabati) president. Jamilah pointed out that it is impossible for Adenan to visit every nook and corner of the state and as such is helped by the media, political secretaries, cabinet ministers and elected representatives in his mission. On the celebration, she said it is most appropriate to recognise the responsibility of both parents together, calling on fathers to ensure they also tend to the emotional needs of their children.

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  • KR1M outlets across state ordered to take ‘Kicap Masin’ off shelves

    KUCHING: All Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) outlets in the state have been ordered to remove the KR1M-brand salty soya sauce (Kicap Masin) off the shelves amid food safety concerns. Assistant Minister of Public Health Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said the move came after the state Health Department issued a notice two days ago to all KR1M retailers. “Health officers in all divisions state-wide have gone to the ground to identify and monitor this product since we issued the notice on Thursday. Dr Jerip added that his ministry did not waste any time to send health officers and enforcement personnel to the ground to check on the product after the notice was circulated.

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  • Will racial discrimination extend beyond 2020? —Kua Kia Soong

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak could have carved out a name for himself in Malaysian history as a great reformer if he had unveiled an 11th Malaysia Plan based on race-free affirmative action to help all Malaysians in need as well as race-free institutions to advance our industrial, financial, social and educational growth. The racially-discriminatory “Bumiputera policy” and its associated institutions have been the biggest obstacle to national unity and these are core issues that have to be addressed if we want to attain high-income status by 2020. After the 13th general election, Najib introduced measures to further boost the economic participation of the ethnic Malay majority, entrenching race-based policies seen as shoring up support among the politically-dominant Malays. More incentives are expected in this five-year plan for the Bumiputeras, or “sons of the soil”.

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  • A family that eats together surfs together

    ― Malay Mail pixPETALING JAYA, May 23 — Five people — two adults and three children — sit in a restaurant waiting for their meals to arrive. Instead of having conversations, everyone is hooked on their smartphones. Malay Mail visited several eateries recently and we encountered many families busy fiddling with their phones despite having their loved ones around. Retired Customs officer B. Venugopalan felt as long as a family goes out together it does not matter if they are on their phones.

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  • 20-storey project in Jalan Kelawei raises residents’ ire - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Dalbinder Singh Gill, May 23, 2015.A group of residents have banded together to object to the building of a 20-storey commercial office tower and shopping complex in Jalan Kelawei, in George Town, Penang. The project, known as Sunrise Tower 2, will be built on a total area of 1,353.35 square metres. The land is located between Sunrise Tower and the back lane of houses along Tingkat Kelawei. Tingkat Kelawei is classified as "residential zone" and as such, residents said safety and security must be a priority.

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