• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 5, 2015.Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta.

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  • BN retains Rompin, majority reduced by almost half - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, May 5, 2015.Barisan Nasional (BN) today comfortably retained the Rompin parliamentary seat in the by-election for the Pahang southeastern constituency, albeit with a much lower majority. BN’s Datuk Hasan Arifin defeated PAS’s Nazri Ahmad with a majority of 8,895, the Election Commission (EC) announced at 10.23pm. Hasan obtained 23,796 votes while Nazri obtained 14,901, in a by-election that saw a 73% turnout when polls closed at 5pm earlier today.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Public consultation reveals EPF members want status quo on withdrawal - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 6, 2015.The preliminary results of the two-week Employees Provident Fund's (EPF) Enhancement Initiatives members consultation which closed today, showed most EPF members want to be able to withdraw their retirement money in full at age 55. In a statement today, the EPF said the consultation that started from April 21 and hailed as the largest ever public consultation carried out in the country, received 96,448 responses from members. EPF's chief executive officer Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said: “We are delighted that the consultation has received overwhelming response from our members.

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  • Archaeology could wreck China’s sea claims — Michael Flecker

    At the conclusion of the recent Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Malaysia, the Chairman’s statement read: “We share the serious concerns expressed by some leaders on the land reclamation being undertaken in the South China Sea, which has eroded trust and confidence and may undermine peace, security and stability in the South China Sea.” The stock response from China is that it has an “indisputable right” to be there and to do whatever it likes. Before then, China had as much right as anybody else to occupy previously unoccupied territory in the Spratlys. Since then, China has occupied or blockaded reefs within the Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

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  • Man found dead in blazing car in Kepong - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: A man was found dead in a blazing car near Medan Putra 1, Bandar Menjalara here on Tuesday morning. The charred body of the unidentified man was discovered in a Proton Gen 2 after the fire was put out. "A team of firemen from Sri Hartamas fire station was immediately deployed to the scene.

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  • Bumiputra firms given 94% of jobs in Penang | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: Bumiputra contractors were awarded RM7.81 billion worth of jobs, which is equal to 94% of the contracts given out by the Pakatan Rakyat Penang government since it came into power in 2008. Of more than 6,000 projects valued at RM8.31 billion awarded over a seven-year period between 2008 and 2014, 5,688 projects were awarded to bumiputra contractors. The remaining RM496.35 million, went to non-bumiputera contractors spread over 407 projects, chief minister Lim Guan Eng said.

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  • The melted woman, Part 1

    I asked how she was and he said she was not well, that she was also six months pregnant and in the government hospital. The truth is that the hospital has some amazing doctors and surgeons; limited by poor management, underfunding and lack of equipment they are struggling to do their best in oftentimes horrible situations.

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