• Local actor fined for showing disrespect to traffic policeman - The Malaysian Insider

    A promo poster for the screening of local TV series 'Ariana Rose' which stars Keith Foo, among others.– Pic from official 'Ariana Rose' Facebook page, May 25, 2015.A local actor was imposed a fine of RM100 or 10 days' jail by the Magistrate's Court in Kuala Lumpur today for insulting a traffic policeman. Keith Foo Chuan Chin, 32, admitted before Magistrate Nur'Aminahtul Mardiah Md Nor to committing the offence near the roundabout to Kampung Pandan at Jalan Davis in Kuala Lumpur at 4.30am on March 15. His fiancee, Kim Raymond who had accompanied him to court, settled the fine for him. According to the facts of the case, the "Ariana Rose" drama series actor who also starred in "Love You Mr Arrogant", hurled the words, "Kau siapa, kau ingat kau polis besar sangatkah, bodoh", at Faizul Amri Md Zan.

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  • DAP: 1MDB CEO skipping PAC hearing shows something ‘seriously’ wrong

    — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy’s decision to skip the Public Accounts Committee’s hearing tomorrow confirms doubts over the debt-laden state-owned firm, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said today. The DAP parliamentary leader said the planned absence of Arul Kanda and his predecessor Datuk Shahrol Ibrahim Halmi from the PAC hearing is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back in the controversy.

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  • Lord Mayor of London: I’m a Malaysian - Nation | The Star Online

    JOHOR BARU: “Saya adalah orang Malaysia (I’m Malaysian)” were the first few words uttered by the Lord Mayor of London Alan Yarrow as he addressed a crowd here. Yarrow, who visited the Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (Jaro) here yesterday with his wife Gilly, was on a two-day working visit to Malaysia, with a special tour to this city. As for Jaro, Yarrow said the organisation held fond memories for him as his mother Paula Yarrow was one of the volunteers at the centre.

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  • City of Dreams turning into Tanjung Tokong residents’ nightmare - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Dalbinder Singh Gill, May 25, 2015.Despite objections from residents and the local assemblyman, the Penang Island City Council has approved yet another high-density development project in the Tanjung Tokong suburb of George Town, Penang. Avalon and Acacia Residents Association (AWA) of Seri Tanjung Pinang are strongly opposing the project dubbed as the "City of Dreams" (COD) comprising 572 units of service apartments which translates into a density of 156 units per acre (0.4ha).

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  • As controversy grows, PAC member puts 1MDB auditors on the spot

    — File picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Accounting firm Deloitte must come forth and account for its audit of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said today as suspicions continue to linger over the state of the firm’s finances. He pointed out that 1MDB was forced to seek extensions to a RM2 billion loan initially due last November, and even needed to seek help from tycoon Tan Sri T. Ananda Krishnan to avoid becoming delinquent in February. The episode had then prompted Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah to describe 1MDB as experiencing cash-flow problems. “It beggars belief that a firm of Deloitte’s standing was so wrong and negligent over a multi-billion ringgit state-owned firm which has resulted in massive losses for the Malaysian tax-payers.

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  • 139 grave sites, 28 trafficking camps found near Thai border - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 25, 2015.A total of 139 grave sites and 28 human-trafficking camps have been found in a remote northern Malaysian border region, the country's top police official told reporters Monday. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar revealed the findings at a press conference a day after the government announced the discovery of camps and graves, the first such sites found in Malaysia since a regional human-trafficking crisis erupted earlier this month.

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  • Court says EC must reply to Anwar’s suit in two weeks - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 25, 2015.The Election Commission (EC) and its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof have been ordered to file their affidavit within two weeks in response to a suit filed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was barred from voting in the recent Permatang Pauh by-election. The former opposition leader's lawyer, Raul Lee, said High Court deputy registrar Norhasniah Abdul Razak gave the order today during a case management.

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  • How straight are you? - Ask Dr G | The Star Online

    Before you start writing in to complain about me crossing the line, asking a too provocative question in a conservative society, let me assure you I am referring to the geometrical straightness of a man’s sexual organ. Sidney Poitier, the first African American actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor once said: “I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical and legal bounds through the skilful use of words, and thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent or bend of a truth completely out of shape. How the curvature of the male external genitalia is a “bend of a truth” and “completely out of shape” is the topic of our discussion today. Obviously, with my wife being pregnant for the last six months, my sexual activity has been confined to moments of “self indulgence”.

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  • 1MDB bosses confirm will attend PAC probe - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 25, 2015.1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) top bosses have denied they are skipping a meeting with a parliamentary probe on the troubled company, saying that they “look forward” to telling their side of the story. 1MDB group executive director and CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy said he and 1MDB board of directors member Datuk Shahrol Halmi will appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is investigating the company. “As confirmed by the PAC chairman, the date for this appearance is currently being finalised, due to a date proposed earlier being in conflict with previously scheduled overseas commitments. “Both, Arul Kanda and Datuk Shahrol Halmi, look forward to appearing before the committee and having the opportunity to clarify 1MDB's position," Arul Kanda said in a brief statement here.

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  • Two foreigners drown after being chased by a man while sightseeing

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Two foreign women are missing and feared drowned in Sungai Klang, Brickfields here, while two others were rescued in an incident yesterday. Seputeh Fire and Rescue Station chief, Japari Tajuddin said a group of five women, aged 18 to 20 years, were purportedly chased by a man on a motorcycle while they were sightseeing, resulting in four of them to jumping into the river in the 7pm incident. The three rescued women were taken to the Brickfields District Police Headquarters to have their statements recorded. “Currently, firemen from the Hang Tuah Fire and Rescue Station are conducting a search and rescue operation along the river using torchlights but are hampered by the darkness,” he said.

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  • No giant rat in Subang Jaya, says Hannah Yeoh - The Malaysian Insider

    – Facebook pic, May 25, 2015.Selangor Speaker Hannah Yeoh today denied the existence of a giant rat in her state constituency of Subang Jaya, saying that a photograph which was spread through social media yesterday was inaccurate. Yeoh said the picture of the rat, which was caught by residents of USJ11, could have been modified to make it appear bigger than normal-sized rodents. The operation was led by Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) councillor and Zone 3 Residents' Committee. The furore was said to have started when Facebook user Sian Liam See posted a photograph of a giant rat, saying the rodent had been caught in front of Thiagan and Kumar Dental Clinic in USJ 11/1J in Subang Jaya.

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  • 'Bad moon rising for PAS under current leaders'

    INTERVIEW Ahmad Awang says party will do badly in GE if they stay.

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  • Perlis ruler says no need for ‘Indera Kayangan’ in state’s name - The Malaysian Insider

    – May 25, 2015.The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail has commanded that there should be no addition to the state's name, such as "Indera Kayangan" or "Darul", and be called just Perlis, as enshrined in the state constitution. He said the constitution had been signed by his father, the late Tuanku Syed Putra Syed Hassan Jamalullail only with the name Perlis for the state, without any addition.

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  • Overpriced food caused by human error, says restaurant owner | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: The popular 'nasi kandar' restaurant, Kayu Nasi Kandar in Bukit Jambul, has clarified that the price of its ladyfingers on a receipt, which went viral over social media recently, was caused by human error. Its managing director Burhan Mohamed said the right pricing for the ladyfingers in the restaurant was RM2 for five pieces and not RM20 as posted in the Internet. "Our cashier made an error, instead of RM2, he mistakenly punched RM20 for the item," he told a press conference at the restaurant today. Burhan also justified the RM2.50 price of its 'roti canai telur', saying it is reasonable with the services and quality provided by the restaurant.

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  • Zahid slams Lim, but Reezal wants ego aside

    The Umno MP gives Penang thumbs up for saying it’ll consider refugee camp proposal.

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  • Man killed after vehicle crashed at Sunway toll plaza

    A man was killed after his vehicle skidded and crashed into a lane divider at Sunway Toll Plaza, Petaling Jaya early today. Subang Jaya police chief, ACP Yahaya Ramli said the accident at 4.40am near the exit to the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) killed Beh Chee Kong, 41. The transport company manager was driving from Bandar Sunway to Puchong when the vehicle skidded and crashed into a lane divider at the toll plaza. “The initial police investigation found that the road shoulder was unpaved and the road was dry and without sand.

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  • Ferocious ‘tigers’ on guard at rest stop - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Jerry Francis, May 25, 2015.Motorists stopping at the Sungai Perak rest stop, on the bank of the Perak River, along the North-South expressway are in for a surprise. Ferocious-looking tigers in cages are placed at various strategic locations around the rest stop. Traders in the rest area claimed that the monkeys had been causing havoc for quite some time. There are fences to prevent other wild animals to get into the rest area but they certainly post no hindrance to the monkeys.

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  • Don’t stress yourself out over GST and IMDB, says Shahidan Kassim - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: Think positive and don't stress yourself thinking about GST and 1MDB. "Think positive about GST...1MDB.If you think positive then there will be lower stress levels, " he said when answering a question in Parliament about stress-related dangers by Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar (BN-Kuala Kangsar).

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  • British designer growing trees into furniture - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP/Relaxnews pic, May 25, 2015.Deep in the English countryside, there's a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lampshades and other items including mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a highly unusual adventure in furniture design. The brainchild of Gavin Munro, his Full Grown company has produced some early prototypes, with each item one solid, seamless piece of wood. On a farm also containing a micro-brewery, a smokery, flower cultivation and plenty of sheep, the rows of trees are growing around blue corrugated plastic frames.

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  • Lackadaisical attitude can lead to sellers facing bankruptcy, jail | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: Due to the "tidak apa" attitude of certain individuals, cars under hire purchase (HP) that are sold off without scrutiny inevitably cause a great deal of trouble to its sellers. At a press conference, MCA Public Services and Complaints head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said such deals usually occurred as private transactions, through used car dealers or through print ads. "Later on, the individual discovers that the car was not transferred to the buyer's name. Chong said when the buyer or dealer was sought out, both car and purchaser were nowhere to be found.

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