• Top cop says Selangor MB has ‘gone too far’  with ‘Umno lackey’ remark - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 6, 2015.Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali went "too far" when he accused the Inspector-General of Police of being an Umno lackey in relation to the arrests of Pakatan Rakyat politicians, activists and youths following the May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur last week. "But this time, it went too far," he told reporters at the Seberang Prai Tengah district police headquarters.

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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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  • 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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  • Dr M: Convict maths whiz not following Quran

    UPDATED 2PM Mahathir says Muslims like to pick and choose the verses.

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  • Dr M: GST the culprit for BN's reduced majority win | theSundaily

    PUTRAJAYA: The impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the rising cost of living are the reasons for Barisan Nasional's (BN) reduced majority in its win in Rompin, said former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "The win shows the opinion of the people in Rompin. BN has to pay attention to this and analyse what this voting trend means," he told the media after his keynote address at the Perdana Discourse Series 19: Islam & Islamisation at Perdana Leadership Foundation.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • PAS will lose in GE14 without Pakatan, challenger warns Hadi

    — Picture by K.E. OoiKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — A PAS veteran has warned the party that it faces defeat in the next general election if it severs ties with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners DAP and PKR, saying it cannot win in mixed constituencies on its own. PAS presidential nominee Ahmad Awang said PR’s survival as a coalition now hinges entirely on the Islamist party’s commitment to keep cooperating with DAP and PKR, as both allies have already reaffirmed their intention to stick with PAS despite problems with its president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. “The chaos we see now, the souring of ties between PAS and DAP, is because these parties have put their trust in PAS, they wanted a strong Pakatan to head Putrajaya.

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  • Investigations conclude into Arafat death - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 6, 2015.French judges re-examining the evidence surrounding the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have concluded their investigations, the prosecutors' office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said on Tuesday.

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  • In London, Sabahan wanted for sedition taunts IGP after meeting Sarawak CM

    Wanted in Sabah for alleged sedition, Europe-based activist Doris Jones today questioned why she was allowed to walk in freely to the Malaysian High Commission in London without being handcuffed. Following a recent meeting with Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem at the commission, Doris posted photos of the event as proof and issued a challenge to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. “Saya cabar Khalid Abu Bakar, jika benar ada arahan ke Interpol; mengapa semalam itu saya DI DALAM bangunan SURUHANJAYA KEDUTAAN MALAYSIA saya ni tidak di gari mengikut AKTA HASUTAN?” she wrote on social networking site Facebook this afternoon.

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  • Tuanku Zara Salim is Raja Permaisuri Perak

    IPOH: Tuanku Zara Salim was today crowned as the Raja Permaisuri of Perak. Born on March 22, 1973, she is the youngest of the four children of Datuk Salim Davidson and Sharifah Azaliah Tan Sri Syed Omar Shahabudin. Tuanku Zara received her early education at the Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Convent Ipoh, before attending secondary school at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Convent Ipoh.

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  • Sarawak offers homes to forced conversion victim’s family, 12 others

    — Reuters picKUCHING, May 6 — The family of a girl who alleged she was the victim of an unauthorised conversion to Islam and 12 others squatting in Kuala Baram will receive offers for homes from the Lands and Surveys Department in Miri. The offer to resettle the families was made following a meeting by two Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) leaders with Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. The Kuala Baram squatter colony made headline news following an aborted attempt to convert 13-year old Sabrina Ngumbang to Islam by two teachers of SMK Lutong.

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  • Survey: Pregnant women in Malaysia nine times more likely to die than in Singapore

    ― AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Malaysian mothers are nearly nine times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than their Singaporean counterparts, a survey has shown. The State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report by international children’s rights group Save the Children released on Monday also showed Malaysia declining in the ranks from 68th last year to 71st out of 179 countries surveyed this year. Singapore was ranked 14th, the highest among Asian countries in the survey that assessed the well-being of mothers and children based on the lifetime risk of maternal death, children’s mortality rate below five years of age, children’s expected years of formal schooling, the gross national income (GNI) per capita, and women’s participation in national government.

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  • Australian hospital gets surprise visit from furry, four-legged intruder (VIDEO)

    Security camera footage of a koala wandering unhindered through the emergency ward of an Australian hospital has gone viral, with tens of thousands watching the curious critter on the Internet. The cameras captured the koala, an Australian native marsupial, strolling through the doors of the emergency department of the Hamilton Base Hospital in regional Victoria state. “We think this little chap has come from the park across the road,” Brigid Kelly, the hospital’s community liaison officer, told Reuters.

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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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  • Vote counting at polling stations meant to intimidate, says PKR

    — Picture by K.E. OoiPERMATANG PAUH, May 6 — The Election Commission’s (EC) decision to count votes for Thursday’s by-election at polling stations instead of the official tallying centre is an intimidation tactic, PKR’s Chua Tian Chang claimed yesterday. The party vice president, better known as Tian Chua, said the move would intimidate voters from voting against the government, especially at polling stations with fewer voters such as in smaller villagers. “The secrecy of their votes will be more or less jeopardised especially if it is a small community of maybe 40 to 50 households,” he told reporters at SP Arena yesterday.

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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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  • 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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