• Adi Putra, the forgotten child genius - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 24, 2015.Some years ago, child genius Adi Putra Abd Ghani made waves with his speed and skill at solving mathematical problems at a tender age. Now 16, Adi is still pursuing his mathematical passion locally and overseas – but on his own, a forgotten genius let down after various promises made to him by the Federal government fizzled out. Crowned the Islamic Mathematician of the century by the Riau University in Indonesia in 2009, Adi had produced 235 mathematical formulas and published 12 of them in a book titled "Seni Matematik Islam" (The art of Islamic Mathematics).

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  • 10 things about: Marina Mahathir who doesn’t care what people think about her

    The prominent social activist, who is also the eldest child of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, receives requests for speaking engagements every day, even as she is busy with Muslim women’s rights NGO Sisters in Islam (SIS) and the informal group Malaysians for Malaysia group.

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  • Guan Eng: Hadi wants PAS-Umno unity government - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: Lim Guan Eng has said his political partner-turned-nemesis Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is harbouring an intention to partner with Umno. "I think his real intention in attacking us is that he wants to form a unity government with Umno and Barisan," said the DAP secretary-general. On Friday, Hadi said that PAS was ready to end ties with DAP because the party created a shadow cabinet without the involvement of the Islamist party and PKR. Hadi, who is Marang MP, also said DAP could be easily replaced with other non-Muslim groups as the party was not the only one representing other races.

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  • PAS leaders who only know how to read Quran not fit as PM, says Mat Taib - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, May 23, 2015.Former Selangor menteri besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib said he is beginning to lose interest in PAS because emerging leaders in the Islamist party appeared to be not in touch with real world issues. Speaking at a forum in Petaling Jaya today, Muhammad, who is also known as Mat Taib, said of late, he noticed there was the so-called ulama (clergy) coming back from the Middle East who wanted to become leaders in the party. "They can memorise the Quran and Hadith but when we ask them to explain about 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Bhd), they say they don't really understand the issue. "So, if you want to become leaders but can only read the Hadith and Quran, then to me, you are not fit to be PM. What's more, our country is multi-racial," he said.

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  • Alleged Rohingya mass grave found in Perlis, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    A mass grave believed to contain the bodies of some 100 Rohingya migrants had been found in Padang Besar, Perlis, said English-language daily The Star. It said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar was expected to hold a press conference on the matter tomorrow.

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  • DPM gets limp response on 11MP in Rembau

    UPDATED 2.20PM Muhyiddin finds 5,000-strong crowd uninterested in the new plan.

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  • Century eggs: An adventure for your palate

    — Picture by Elaine HoKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Firstly, if you’ve got any concerns regarding century eggs (and I think I might know what your concern is exactly), let me assure you they are NOT made by soaking eggs in horse urine. Century eggs are actually made by packing eggs with a mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime and rice hulls for several weeks as a method of preservation. Also known as thousand-year or millennium eggs, they are a popular ingredient in Chinese cuisine, where they are either consumed as it is or accompanied by other ingredients. To prepare century eggs, it is the alkaline medium of the preserving ingredients that brings about the changes in their texture and flavours, which further eliminates any need of anything acidic.

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  • Letting nature reign as durians fall at Green Acres - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 24, 2015.The durian season is arriving in Balik Pulau, Penang, and Eric Chong and his wife Kim Wong are looking at a busy time ahead at their durian farm in Balik Pulau. But there is more to the Green Acres durian farm than meets the eye. People will get their fill of durians and a tour around the 16-acre farm, but the special extra for visitors is a crash course on chemical-free and environmentally-friendly farming. It is quite obvious that Chong and Wong, who also run an events management and corporate training company, manage the farm differently.

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  • An 'unusual' day for the prime minister

    Najib went to Gopeng, then Pekan, and rushed back to KL, all in one day.

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  • The Telegraph: Malaysia 13th top source of migrants to UK

    — AFP file picKUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Malaysia is the 13th top country of origin of immigrants in the UK with an estimated 9,000 Malaysians arriving there in 2013, according to a report. British paper The Telegraph reported Friday UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) as saying in a study of long-term international migration that China is the country of origin with the highest arrivals there, with 46,000 Chinese nationals moving to the UK two years ago.

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  • For some Muslim women, divorce not the end of marital hell

    — Pictures by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, May 23 ― Aida Melly Tan Mutalib spent eight years in an arranged marriage until, in 1996, she decided to divorce her abusive husband who had taken a second wife. It took her nearly eight more years before she finally got her divorce ― years spent going in and out of courts due to the tortuous bureaucracy in the Shariah court, which women’s group said continues to be hostile towards Muslim women. Aida Melly’s case has served as the watershed moment for the Muslim women’s rights movement, but almost 20 years on, single mothers and activists told Malay Mail Online little has changed with the Islamic legal system. It’s a waste of time,” said an older single mother named Mariam Abdul in a recent interview.

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  • Suicide bomber strikes Saudi's Shi'ite mosque - Videos | The Star Online

    Islamic State claims responsibility for a suicide attack that killed more than 20 people inside a Shi'ite mosque in east Saudi Arabia on May 22.

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  • Rohingyas: A worthless people?

    That is the reality that Myanmar’s Rohingya people have faced for decades. Whatever their origins — recent migrants from Bangladesh (as the Myanmar government claims) or people who have called the country home for generations (as the Rohingya themselves claim) — the restrictions placed on the community by the Myanmar authorities violate dozens of fundamental human rights. Unlike the more economically minded boat people from parts of Asia making runs to Australia, the Rohingya, it seems, are happy to go anywhere: Indonesia, Thailand Bangladesh... anywhere but Myanmar. But fearing a flood of refugees — if even a small trickle is allowed in — none of Myanmar’s neighbours have agreed to take in the pitiful boat people.

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  • Longer, stronger…study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, May 24, 2015.Long established as a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is important for the membrane that envelops your muscle cells, promoting proper healing from the natural tears that take place when you work out, according to a new study. "Every cell in your body has a plasma membrane, and every membrane can be torn," says corresponding author Dr Paul L. McNeil, cell biologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. The study, which was published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, has implications for muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, common diabetes-related muscle weakness and – of course – body builders. "Part of how we build muscle is a more natural tearing and repair process – that is the no pain, no gain portion – but if that repair doesn't occur, what you get is muscle cell death," says McNeil.

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  • RM2.50 for a roti telur is just too much to stomach

    — Picture by Aishah AfandiGEORGE TOWN, May 24  — Since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented on April 1, consumers have been extra careful with their spending and cautious about bills. A customer who ate roti telur at a restaurant in Bukit Jambul was shocked to be charged RM2.50 for the dish after GST was included. The customer lodged a report with the Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry after comparing the menu price to the bill and noticing a discrepancy. Five officers from the ministry conducted a spot check on the eatery at 10.40am yesterday and found instances of profiteering.

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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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  • 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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  • 8 tuntutan reformasi institusi untuk bakal perdana menteri - The Malaysian Insider

    Opinion 8 tuntutan reformasi institusi untuk bakal perdana menteri Published: 24 May 2015 Pemusatan kuasalah yang menyebabkan

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  • Nasi kandar restaurant selling 'roti canai telur' at RM2.50 raided | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: A famous 'nasi kandar' restaurant in Bukit Jambul was raided today by the Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNN), Penang for selling 'roti canai telur' at RM2.50. State KPDNKK Enforcement deputy head Chin Ching Chung said the inspection was carried out at 10.40am after the department received a consumer's complaint that the price of 'roti canai telur' before the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was RM1.80. "The restaurant operator is given three days to submit relevant documents and reasons for raising the price before enforcement action is taken," he said when contacted.

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  • Three famous kai see hor fun stalls in Ipoh that you should try!

    – Pictures by James TanIPOH, May 24 — One of the most popular things to eat in Ipoh is a simple bowl of noodles called kai see hor fun consisting of super smooth flat rice noodles (kuey teow) produced in Ipoh, shredded/sliced poached chicken, chopped spring onions, boiled shrimps, and garnished with chopped red chillies and sometimes fried shallots. Not to be mistaken with Ipoh’s trademark nga choy gai or bean sprouts chicken, whereby the rice noodles are served separately from the platter of poached chicken and serving of bean sprouts, a bowl of kai see hor fun is an example of an all-in-one individual meal; making this a quick and easy choice even for single diners.

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