• Johor sultan wants property and housing bill reviewed - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, May 7, 2015.Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today said he wants the Johor Real Property and Housing Board Bill to be reviewed. The Johor government had in June last year proposed a bill for the establishment of a Johor Housing and Property Institution which would give Sultan Ibrahim authority over the institution's accounts and a direct hand in the development of real estate in Johor. The bill, which was met with fierce opposition from various quarters, was tabled and passed by the Johor legislative assembly with amendments that either limited or removed the sultan’s power in the proposed housing board.

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  • No photos, no clearance, Immigration officer tells rock band - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 7, 2015.A starstruck female Immigration officer at the KL International Airport apparently refused to let members of a South Korean-American rock band through the checkpoint after they declined to pose for pictures with her, Guang Ming Daily reported. The daily quoted Malaysia Universal Music Group Chinese department senior label manager Miselyn Lem Yee Siew as saying that she was shocked to learn about the incident from the band’s manager on Monday night.

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  • DAP, PAS question Tabung Haji’s ‘high-risk’ land deal with 1MDB

    — File picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — DAP and PAS leaders questioned today Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (LTH) plan to buy two plots of land from 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) for over RM700 million, up to 65 times higher than the price the state investment arm had purchased it at. DAP’s Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari pointed out that the internal LTH risk management team had reportedly said the Muslim pilgrim fund board’s reported plan to purchase two plots of land totalling five acres in the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) was “high-risk”, due to the softening property market, property oversupply, and the slow pace of development in the real estate project planned as a financial centre in the capital.

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  • Backing cuts, new MAS CEO says airline spending much more than rivals

    — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — Malaysian Airlines Bhd (MAS) will have to grapple with painful spending cuts to remain competitive, its new chief executive officer Christopher Mueller has said as the national carrier’s operational cost is 20 per cent higher than its competitors. This was Mueller’s first message when addressing the company’s 20,000 employees in a meeting with them yesterday where he also admitted that turning around the ailing airline could be tougher due to a weakening ringgit triggered by Malaysia’s plunging oil revenue. “We cannot turn the airline around by fixing the revenue side alone.

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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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  • TYT, wife at enthronement of Perak Sultan

    KUCHING: Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Toh Puan Dato Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib attended the enthronement ceremony of Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah and his wi...

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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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  • Villagers drive out PAS demonstrators

    PMTG PAUH A scuffle breaks out when a "pro-Ulama" group is driven out by locals.

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  • IGP: Our eyes will be on student when he returns - Nation | The Star Online

    BUKIT MERTAJAM: Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin will be on the police radar as soon as he returns. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the student would need to serve his time in Britain, but would eventually be back. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin lashed out at Mara for offering Nur Fitri a second chance, saying there should not even be a slight hint of using public money to sponsor “such people”.

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  • 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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  • Festive mood at packed Pakatan finale ceramah

    PMTG PAUH A thousand gather at Bukit Mertajam and hundreds more in Seberang Jaya.

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  • Press photographer hurt in scuffle at Permatang Pauh polls

    A press photographer’s head was injured after he was allegedly punched during a fight between Barisan Nasional (BN) and PKR supporters at a polling station during the Permatang Pauh by-election today. Photographer Mahathir Mohammad from news portal KL Express was on duty documenting the activities of supporters from BN and PKR outside SK Tanah Liat when both groups clashed.

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  • Video game makers reveal new ‘Gran Turismo 6’ Peugeot - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, May 7, 2015.Step on the gas pedal and all it takes is 1.73 seconds to get your speed up to 100kph with the new Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo prototype unveiled on Wednesday for the 'Gran Turismo 6' video game. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo video game and this model is the result of game designer Kazunori Yamauchi's challenge to Peugeot automakers to create a commemorative car.

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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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  • Jalan Batai Restoran Seng Lee’s char kway teow relocates to Klang

    – Pictures by Choo Choy MayKLANG, May 7 – Following our article in January, we tracked down the char kway teow stall that used to be at Restoran Seng Lee, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights to Setia Alam. The stall is run by Eng Lee Ling and her husband, Khoo Meng Hian. This April, the duo decided to give up managing Henan Hawker Food and started to search for a new premises to set up their stall. An obvious choice was Restoran Jie Mee in Sri Hartamas where the wantan mee stall from Restoran Seng Lee had opened.

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  • Prince Harry filmed in secret for French comedy

    ― File picPARIS, May 7 ― A French actress climbed the gates of Kensington Palace in high heels, interrupted the changing of the guard and spent two nights in a British jail as she secretly filmed a comedy about a Parisian desperate to marry Britain's Prince Harry. The story revolves around an insufferable Parisian woman, played by Camille Cottin, who has just turned 30 and decided she is sick of using public transport, paying taxes or any of the daily grind faced by mere mortals. To get the sketches she needed for the film, Cottin was prepared to go to any lengths, such as climbing the gate of Kensington Palace. The actress spent a second night in prison after striding into the middle of the changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace as her character tries to prove she could work as their choreographer in a bid to win Harry's heart.

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  • The melted woman, Part 2

    MAY 7 — The next morning I arrived ready to transfer her but her mum was slow getting ready. At the time I was impatient, I wanted her to get treatment, but as I watched I realised that this was

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  • Jobstreet: More Malaysians dissatisfied at work

    — Reuters file picKUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — As many as 74 per cent out of 631 employees are dissatisfied at their workplaces, a survey on job satisfaction conducted by Jobstreet.com found, with majority of them citing poor leadership and management as the chief reason. It also found that more than half of those who felt dissatisfied at work are senior executives and managers, which the agency described as “disturbing”. “The disturbing matter, however, is that more than half of these discontented employees include senior executives and managers,” Jobstreet said. Surprisingly only 11 per cent of respondents said that poor salary was the main reason behind their discontent at work.

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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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  • No arrest against Azmin yet over ‘Umno lackey’ remark, says deputy IGP - The Malaysian Insider

    Police today dismissed Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali's claim that he might be arrested for calling the country’s top cop Tan Sri Khalid…

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