• Is Singapore really better than Malaysia? – Kelvin Yii - The Malaysian Insider

    Recently, there was an article of an interview with former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in which he says that if DAP was in power, Malaysia would be like Singapore as it is today. I guess that begs the question again for us Malaysians, acknowledging the flaws we have in our country, is Singapore really better than Malaysia?

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  • Thank God, Pakatan did not win GE13 - The Malaysian Insider

    Opinion Thank God, Pakatan did not win GE13 Ooi Kok Hin Published: 28 March 2015 Technically, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) did win the popular vote. But the fact remains

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  • Buy cars before April 1, automotive association says – Bernama - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters filepic, March 28, 2015.The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has urged potential car buyers to do so before April 1, 2015 as most car companies planned to reduce their inventories with attractive offers. Its president, Datuk Aishah Ahmad, said the companies wanted to start selling the cars with goods and services tax (GST) on April 1 and were reducing their stocks in which the sales and services tax (SST) had been paid. "Even though some car companies will reduce the price come April 1, the current offer is better.

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  • Crash co-pilot’s personality ‘serious lead’ but not only one - The Malaysian Insider

    – AFP pic, March 28, 2015.The personality of a co-pilot suspected of deliberately flying a Germanwings passenger jet into a mountainside in the Alps is a "serious lead" in the inquiry but not the only one, a French investigator said Saturday. "We have a certain number of elements which allow us to make progress on this lead, which is a serious lead but which can't be the only one," police chief Jean-Pierre Michel told AFP in the western German city of Duesseldorf. The investigation so far has not turned up a "particular element" in the life of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz which could explain his alleged action in the ill-fated Airbus plane, he added. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit of the Germanwings jet and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials said.

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  • Two-year-old survives night in plantation full of snakes - Nation | The Star Online

    KOTA KINABALU: A two-year-old boy survived a night alone in a snake-infested rubber plantation in the interior Tenom district. Healezry Zeandfly Henderi was found sleeping in a narrow path of a thick undergrowth at 10.25am yesterday, about 18 hours after he was reported missing. Apart from a minor scratch on his cheek, Healezry was generally doing well although he was weak and frightened when he saw firemen approaching him in the hilly terrain rubber plantation about 300m from his house in Kg Kuala Tolokoson. In the police report lodged at 4pm on Thursday, it was stated that Healezry’s mother Moina Barahin, 27, had just reached home from the market in Tenom town and had headed to the toilet.

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  • Double jeopardy of payments on GST and service charges – Sirwin Ooi - The Malaysian Insider

    With the kicking in of the goods and services tax (GST) on April 1, 2015, most Malaysians are doing their shopping in order to stock up for at least a few months of supplies. A hot topic is being circulated and discussed on social media online, where everyone is criticising the implementation of the services charges by the service providers, i.e., hotel or restaurant, on top of the implementation of GST. Our Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan on March 1 said: "The 10% service charge imposed by hotels and restaurants need not be paid after the goods and services tax (GST) is implemented".

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  • Sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

    He was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him.

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  • Mat Sabu nabbed by police in ski masks

    The police were also armed with weapons, says Mujahid.

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  • Rapid Rail raises concern over brake failure on Kelana Jaya LRT line

    — file picKUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd has voiced concerns that its four-car trains’ brake system deficiencies remained unresolved as another train failed yesterday disrupting the peak-hour travel of thousands of commuters. Rapid Rail, the operator of the Rapid KL Kelana Jaya Line LRT service said, the incident that occurred at the Ampang Park Station at 6.20pm was the fourth involving the brake systems of the four-car trains. Rapid Rail Acting Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Nizam Mohd Amin, however, assured that passenger safety remained a  top priority. He said, the deficiencies did not impact passenger safety as the brake system of the Kelana Jaya Line was fail-safe and the train would not move in the event of brake failure.

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  • PAS: DAP has fallen into BN's political trap - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: In a fresh attack against DAP for opposing PAS' hudud plans in Kelantan, Pasir Mas MP Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz says its Pakatan Rakyat ally has fallen into the trap of political rival Umno. In a statement Saturday, the son of the late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said DAP's excuse to reject the Islamic penal code on the grounds of secularism was actually part of its effort to re-strengthen Umno's secular ideology, which he said was now increasingly vulnerable. "DAP has fallen into Umno and Barisan Nasional's trap by opposing the people of Kelantan's democratic right to the Islamic penal code.

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  • Next Media Video: MAS Airbus A330 limps home after hard landing in Melbourne

    A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft that was grounded for nearly two weeks in Melbourne has returned to Kuala Lumpur. — Reuters

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  • Germanwings air crash: What happened in the cockpit? (VIDEO)

    French investigators have said that the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet intentionally ploughed the plane into the French alps after examining data retrieved from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder. German police searched co-pilot Andrea Lubitz’s flat in Dusseldorf and his parents’ residence in Montabaur and were seen taking bags of evidence and a computer. A French fireman stands in a gymnasium near maps that show the terrain where an Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015. French gendarmes and rescue crew make their way around debris from an Airbus A320 in the mountains, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015 in this still image taken from TV.

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  • Kuan Yew and I — Dr Mahathir Mohamad

    I cannot say I was a close friend of Kuan Yew. Kuan Yew became well known at a young age. I first met Kuan Yew when I was a member of Parliament in 1964 after Singapore joined Malaysia in 1963. Actually I never went to Singapore to stir up trouble.

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  • Low turnout at #KitaLawan rally after cops widen arrests

    — Picture by Syed Jaymal ZahiidKUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim saw a far lower turnout compared to the previous protest, possibly due to the arrests of several high-profile opposition politicians and activists. Chanting “Kita lawan” (We fight) and “Reformasi”, they converged at the Jalan Parlimen-Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman intersection first before marching towards the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. A few policemen in uniform were spotted keeping a close watch on the march. The crowd grew to about a thousand-strong later and moved towards the Sogo shopping complex on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, where they stopped to hear several other prominent federal opposition politicians and activists speak.

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  • Residents shaken after snatch theft of widow - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Residents of a neighbourhood here are shaken by the aggressive manner in which two snatch thieves dragged a 76-year-old woman along their motorcycle. General manager V. Suresh Kumar, who lives in Sea Park, said his family was distressed by the brazen act. Widow Seow Wah Yin sustained bruises in the 10.20am incident on Wednesday at Jalan 21/16 in Sea Park.

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  • Chief judge slammed for ‘racist’ rant against Pakistanis - The Malaysian Insider

    A former Sabah lawmaker has demanded that the Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum (pic) apologise for allegedly making racist statements against Pakistanis in the state. Former Libaran MP Datuk Akbar Khan Abdulrahman, who is of Pakistani origin, said in a statement today he was disgusted and shocked by Malanjum's remarks that each and every Pakistani in Sabah should have their documents examined to determine whether they had entered the state legally.

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  • We did not tell supporters to disrupt wedding of PM’s daughter, says PKR - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, March 27, 2015.PKR has denied reports that it has instructed its members to disrupt the wedding reception of the prime minister's daughter at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) tomorrow. Party communication director Fahmi Fadzil said today that the reports were not true as KLCC was not one of the locations selected for tomorrow's #KitaLawan rally in Kuala Lumpur. He said PKR was mobilising its members to participate in the rally to demand for the release of its de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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  • Cops say abortion legal for married couples

    Seremban police chief ACP Muhamad Zaki Harun made the statement when commenting on a recent case involving a married couple who had allegedly paid a clinic here to abort a six-week foetus. “It’s okay for married couples and it’s up to a specialist’s discretion. In an immediate response, deputy health director-general Datuk Dr S. Jeyaindran affirmed abortion is illegal in Malaysia unless a mother’s health is compromised.

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  • Tian Chua arrested, Rafizi and activist Hishamuddin under 3-day remand - The Malaysian Insider

    – Twitter pic, March 28, 2015.PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang is the latest opposition leader to be arrested ahead of a street demonstration planned in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon by the #KitaLawan movement, while party secretary-general Rafizi Ramli, who was arrested yesterday, has been remanded for three days. Activist Hishamuddin Rais, who was arrested last night, will also be remanded for three days, PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said today.

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  • Rubber tapper’s son realises his dream

    ― Malay Mail picKUALA LUMPUR, March 28 ― Rabuan Pit, the youngest in a rubber tapper’s family of eight, was determined to prove anyone can achieve their dreams. The sprinter turns 59 on April 26 and is best remembered as “Asia’s Fastest Man” after his 100m victory at the 1982 Asian Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. He was the second Malaysian to win the title after Tan Sri Dr Mani Jegathesan at the Bangkok Asian Games in 1966. Jega had also won the 200m and 4x400m relay gold medals in Bangkok, four years after winning the 200m as an 18-year-old.

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