• Extra 6pc in food bill will be from GST, mamak eateries tell consumers

    ― Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27— Mamak restaurants have been instructed against hiking the prices of their food and drinks once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) comes into effect on April 1, Indian Muslim (Mamak) Restaurant Association (Presma) president Noorul Hassan Saul Hameed has said. In an interview with Berita Harian, Noorul Hassan said the directive has been issued to all Presma members, and pledged that the mamak eateries throughout the country will abide by this decision.

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  • How about sitting out next GE to keep Malaysia’s peace, PAS tells Umno

    — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Umno should abstain from contesting in all future elections to put an end to politicking and social schisms, PAS said today in the wake of the Barisan Nasional (BN) lynchpin party’s decision to sit out the Chempaka by-election next month. The Islamist federal opposition party commended Umno for the move, and urged the country’s biggest party to consider its idea seriously, saying Malaysia would be more peaceful as a result. “Umno can continue its party agenda in fields other than politics. Certainly, Malaysia will experience a new, more peaceful politics without Umno-BN in elections,” PAS information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar said in a statement.

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  • What Color Is The Dress? Celebs Debate White & Gold Or Blue & Black

    White and gold? Or, blue and black? That is the question burning up the internet Thursday night!

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  • 20 richest M'sians: Mokhzani slides off list

    KINIBIZ He suffers the biggest drop in the latest ranking released today.

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  • For Rosmah, Rafizi starts hairy campaign

    The PKR lawmaker's campaign is called #turunharga dandanrambut.

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  • Actress told to pay ex-driver RM150,000 - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Mukhriz Hazim, February 26, 2015.A former driver of a local actress has been awarded RM150,000 in damages after the High Court found Zahida Mohamed Rafik liable of defaming him. Judge Datuk Hue Siew Kheng said Noor Azman Azemi has proved all the ingredients of defamation on the balance of probability. Hue also dismissed Zahida's counter claim for the return of RM200,000 allegedly taken by the driver. She also awarded Noor Azman RM40,000 as costs.

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  • Extremist threats worrying, must be curbed, says Muhyiddin - The Malaysian Insider

    Putrajaya is worried about the recent signs of extremism, including threats to kill the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and blow up the courts, says Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He also said that it was evident that extremism was creeping into Malaysia, as seen from the number of Malaysians joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis). "Some of the Isis terrorists are our people as well, so this is a clear indication that it’s happening in Malaysia. "So the first step is to educate the people to make them realise that security issues cannot be taken lightly," Muhyiddin said in Putrajaya.

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  • Shell reduces petrol prices by 2 cents - Regional | The Star Online

    OIL giant Shell reduced its petrol pump prices by 2 cents. On Tuesday, consumer watchdog Con­sumers Association of Singapore (Case) said that oil companies were “profiteering” from the recent Government petrol duty hike. Shell’s 95-octane grade now costs S$2.02 (RM5.38) a litre before discount, while its 98-octane grade is priced at S$2.26 (RM6.02) per litre. While this is 2 cents lower than yesterday, prices are still higher than the Government’s announced duty hike of 15 cents a litre for intermediate grade petrol and 20 cents a litre for premium petrol.

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  • I fought for all Muslims, says Borders manager after court frees her - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, February 26, 2015.Borders Bookstore manager Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz said her legal battle with Islamic authorities over a charge of selling and distributing a book deemed to be against Islam had changed her and made her realise her larger role to ensure other Muslims are not harassed for doing their jobs. Given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by the Shariah High Court today, Nik Raina said she had been a shy and reserved person before the raid on May 23, 2012 on the bookstore where she worked, but her ordeal had turned her into a more outspoken person. Nik Raina said most of the management staff at Borders are Muslims, and she feared they could be subject to the same intimidation if she did not stand up for her rights in facing the charges. "I stand here today not only for myself, but for all my colleagues, especially the Muslims who could face the same action by the religious authorities for merely doing our jobs," she said outside the court today.

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  • Lee Kuan Yew still in intensive care - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, February 26, 2015.Singapore's first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city-state's economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is still on mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit in hospital, the prime minister's office said on Thursday. Although Lee has receded from the public and political scene, his health is watched closely as he is still seen as an influential figure for the government of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, his oldest son. Even Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin posted on his Facebook about the rumours late on Wednesday. Lee, a Cambridge-educated lawyer, is widely credited with building Singapore into one of the world's wealthiest nations on a per capita basis with a strong, pervasive role for the state and little patience for dissent.

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  • 7.2 million people approved for BR1M - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Almost a quarter of Malaysia’s 30 million population have been approved to receive the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M). Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said that out of 8.4 million applicants, 7.2 million had been approved to receive the aid this year. Direct subsidy such as BR1M, he added, avoided “leakages” by which recipients might not enjoy the full benefit of government aid. A total of RM5.2bil will be distributed to applicants, with people in Selangor receiving the most at RM726mil.

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  • Assyrian Christians describe harrowing flight from IS – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    BEIRUT (LEBANON): Danny Jano, an Assyrian Christian, fled with his family in their pyjamas when they heard that Islamic State group jihadists were approaching their home in northeast Syria. “It was the longest and most difficult five hours of my life,” he said by telephone from the provincial capital Hasakeh where they took refuge.

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  • New Honda HR-V a mix of all the good things a car needs | theSundaily

    You may have heard of all the hype surrounding the all new Honda HR-V, and you have to give the creative young minds at Honda Malaysia credit for the well placed and perfectly executed promotions for the HR-V. It must be said that the design of the HR-V is its most striking feature, if this is the direction Honda is heading with all of its cars in the future; its Japanese competitors truly have something to be worried about.

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  • National Geographic 'Afghan girl' in Pakistan papers probe | theSundaily

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistani officials are investigating after the famous green-eyed "Afghan girl" immortalised in a 1985 National Geographic magazine cover was found living in the country on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of the then 12-year-old Sharbat Gula, taken in a refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history. After a 17-year search, McCurry tracked Gula down to a remote Afghan village in 2002 where she was living married to a baker and the mother of three daughters.

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  • Robert Kuok retains top spot on Forbes Malaysia Rich List – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    Tan Sri Robert Kuok and several other business tycoons have retained their positions in the latest Forbes Malaysia Rich List, despite a dent in their nett…

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  • March 7 demo will also demand for PM's ouster

    #KitaLawan cites 12 reasons why Najib Razak is not fit to be PM.

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