• Ridhuan, if this happens to your little girl would you fault her body for rape? ― Zhu Mohammad

    FEBRUARY 27 ― Su-Lyn, I read your column and am outraged by Ridhuan Tee's comment that a woman's body on its own is an invitation to rape. Like a lot of kids at that age who are attached to their grandparents, I was to my grandfather on my father's side, who I think at that time was about 67 or so.

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  • Couple slammed for being rude to cop - In Other Media | The Star Online

    A video uploaded by the couple on social media showed the female driver refusing to listen to the policeman who, she claimed, had ordered her to go to the station after he found her driving licence was expired. Netizens supported the policeman, saying he was merely doing his duty. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) graduates from Chinese independent schools are encouraged to apply for places in teacher training institutes. The United Chinese School Teachers’ Association (Jiao Zong) chairman Ong Chiow Chuen said graduates interested to be primary school teachers should not miss the chances.

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  • Forbes: Daughters of Malaysian billionaires among most powerful Asian businesswomen

    — Pic courtesy of YTL Community KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — The daughters of two Malaysian billionaires were among the dozens listed by Forbes as the most powerful female entrepreneurs in Asia. Tan Lei Cheng, daughter of  IGB Corporation Berhad’s major shareholder Datuk Tan Chin Nam, and Ruth Yeoh, daughter of YTL Group chief Tan Sri Datuk Francis Yeoh were named in “Asia’s Power Women 2015” and “Asia’s Power Businesswomen, 2015: 12 To Watch” respectively.

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  • One worker killed, another injured in mishap at MRT construction site - The Malaysian Insider

    The MRT line construction crew, and Fire and Rescue Department staff at the site of an accident that saw one worker killed and another injured at MRT Corp's Semantan site this afternoon.– The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, February 27, 2015..One Bangladeshi worker has died in an accident at the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) construction line’s Semantan site in the capital today while another injured has been sent to hospital. In a statement, the MRT Corp said Rijaul Abdul Goni, 40, died on the spot while his compatriot identified as Shanaullah, 37, has been sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. It said a third worker identified as Rozlu Karim escaped injury. This will reveal the cause of death, and we will share this information once it is available”, said MRT Corp’s director of strategic communications & PR Amir Mahmood Razak.

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  • Ismail Sabri, Pasar Tani traders are neither stupid nor ignorant – TK Chua - The Malaysian Insider

    A few days ago, Agriculture and Agri-based Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob made a statement that the licences of Pasar Tani traders will not be renewed if they continue to buy from the middlemen by June. He said traders should instead buy directly from producers or Fama collection centres throughout the country. Threatening not to renew the traders’ licences will only make the supply situation worse if he is not careful. What assurances has he got that the prices charged by the producers/Fama collection centres and the final cost incurred by the traders will be more competitive compared with buying the supplies from the middlemen?

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  • Waiters from hell, customers from other planets - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: “If you don’t like the taste of our food, don’t come here,” said a stall owner in a kopitiam in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. The owner, who wants to remain anonymous, was responding to a customer’s complaint that his meal was not up to his taste buds. Welcome to the world of service — where customers and waiters passionately trade barbs about how bad the other is. Waitress Karmila Zainudin, 27, said there were instances when customers cancelled their orders, claiming that the service was too slow.

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  • Going beyond the Razak inheritance talk – K L Lau - The Malaysian Insider

    Recent commentaries and news reports are talking about a rift between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his brothers, as well as reports about the Razak family’s inheritance. The people are not against Najib or his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor or the four Razak siblings. But the public is really concerned with  the ‘’incorrigible’’ corrupt culture and money politics of Umno largely attributed to the period of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's reign that he (Najib) has inherited together with poor governance.

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  • Quebec judge denies woman hearing until hijab removed - CBC - World | The Star Online

    A Quebec judge told a Muslim woman appearing in a Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her head scarf, CBC news reported on Thursday. The broadcaster, citing an audio recording it obtained of the proceedings, said Judge Eliana Marengo was heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom is a secular place, and that she was not suitably dressed. Quebec's Ministry of Justice did not immediately respond after business hours to a request for comment on the case. Judge Marengo could not be reached for comment.

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  • Agong has last word on Anwar’s pardon, say lawyers

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah is the final arbiter of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s petition for a royal pardon, criminal lawyers have said. Although Anwar’s appeal will technically be decided by the Federal Territories Pardon Board, Tuanku Abdul Halim will be the one who decides whether or not the petition is granted. “(T)he other members of the (pardons) board serve a more advisory role,” lawyer Rajpal Singh, a former Bar Council Criminal Practice Committee chairman, told Malay Mail Online. Apart from the ruler, the pardons board includes Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor, and three other members appointed by the Agong on the recommendation of the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

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  • CP rubbishes claims of police uniform theft – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    KOTA KINABALU: The public are advised not to believe or upload false information through social media such as Whatsapp and Facebook which can cause unnecessary confusion. The advice came Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman who said sharing of false information through social media could also threaten peace and security in the country. “We urge the public not to be easily influenced by information received through social media but to first check the authenticity from trusted authorities,” he said in a statement yesterday. Jalaluddin was commenting on claims on social media 30 units of police uniform were stolen from a laundry in the state capital.

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  • Brahim’s Airline Catering and MAS ink settlement agreement

    BAC, 70 per cent-owned by Brahim’s Holdings Bhd, is the exclusive in-flight caterer to MAS under a 25-year catering agreement expiring in 2028 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Penang International Airport. In a statement, Brahim’s said among the salient terms of the SA is that, it would commence on Oct 1, 2014 and remain in force until a new catering agreement (NCA) is signed on or before March 31, 2015. BAC and MAS have also agreed to the full and final settlement of the monies withheld by the airline of RM94.03 million.

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  • 20 richest M'sians: Mokhzani slides off list

    KINIBIZ He suffers the biggest drop in the latest ranking released today.

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  • Cops nab cook's vengeful ex-hubby in Kedah - Nation | The Star Online

    ALOR SETAR: Police have nabbed the former husband of a cook who is in critical condition after she jumped out of a speeding car following a botched kidnapping.

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  • Petronas posts RM7 billion quarterly loss, cuts spending on oil slump - The Malaysian Insider

    State-owned oil firm Petronas reported on Friday a US$2 billion quarterly loss and a planned cut in spending over the next two years, hit by a slump in global oil prices. Petronas posted a net loss of RM7.3 billion in October-December 2014 compared to a profit of RM12.8 billion in the same period in 2013. The loss, which Petronas's CEO said was its first quarterly loss in at least five years, was also caused by impairment charges. "Since we began reporting our quarterly earnings five years ago, in my memory we have never reported a quarterly loss," outgoing Petronas chief executive Shamsul Azhar Abbas said at a press conference to announce the results.

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  • Sultan of Johor pays visit to Singapore PM - Nation | The Star Online

    The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar and his family visited Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday, Mr Lee said. "Was honoured to host the Sultan of Johor and his family to tea yesterday," Mr Lee posted on Facebook on Friday. "Appreciate their thoughtful gesture to visit me, as they are busy preparing for the Sultan's coronation next month. Mr Lee was discharged from the Singapore General Hospital on Feb 18 after surgery to remove his prostate gland.

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  • Proton pins turnaround hopes on the Iriz compact

    ― File picture KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — During the recent Proton media drive the compact car traversed the roads of Borneo with ease, starting from Miri in Sarawak and cutting through Brunei and ending the journey in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The car is no more than the Malaysian made Proton Iriz that has recorded 17,000 bookings since its launch in September 2014 with almost 10,000 units already on the road. Could this car be Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd's (Proton) best bet in turning around the company's flagging fortunes? Proton over the years has revised its strategies to emerge as a competitive player in the automotive sector and distance itself from its unenviable past record as a manufacturer of cars that fell short in quality and features.

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  • Driver crushed to death trying to stop own runaway lorry in Johor Baru

    A lorry driver was killed and trapped under the lorry while trying to stop it from crashing into a stall in Jalan Besar, Felda Inas in Kulai, here today. Six men from the Kulai Fire and Rescue Department were sent to the scene upon receiving a distress call at 7.47am, it took over an hour to extricate the body.

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  • What Color Is The Dress? Celebs Debate White & Gold Or Blue & Black

    White and gold? Or, blue and black? That is the question burning up the internet Thursday night!

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  • ‘Try luck’ with Umno now and let Pakatan move on, PAS chief told

    ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaGEORGE TOWN, Feb 26 — A Penang PKR Youth leader challenged PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today to move in with political foe Umno instead of skirting the issue and keeping its Pakatan Rakyat (PR) allies in the dark. The wing’s deputy chief Khairil Anuar Kamarudin urged Hadi not to waste his partners’ time and to make the decision immediately. “If he wants to try his luck by forming the PAS-Umno unity government, then he should do it immediately so that PR can move on,” he said in a news conference at Komtar here. Khairil then reminded Hadi of the failed unity government between 1973 and 1977.

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  • How about sitting out next GE to keep Malaysia’s peace, PAS tells Umno

    — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Umno should abstain from contesting in all future elections to put an end to politicking and social schisms, PAS said today in the wake of the Barisan Nasional (BN) lynchpin party’s decision to sit out the Chempaka by-election next month. The Islamist federal opposition party commended Umno for the move, and urged the country’s biggest party to consider its idea seriously, saying Malaysia would be more peaceful as a result. “Umno can continue its party agenda in fields other than politics. Certainly, Malaysia will experience a new, more peaceful politics without Umno-BN in elections,” PAS information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar said in a statement.

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