• Man pays RM15,000 for 27kg empurau – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    KAPIT: A man in Song paid a whopping RM15,000 yesterday for the prized local freshwater fish known as empurau. After much bargaining at Song Bazaar, Chua Fun Tien became the proud owner of the massive 27kg fish caught by a lucky fisherman from Sungai Katibas. Empurau is the most expensive of Kapit’s freshwater fish due to its rarity and possibly because its name in Chinese sounds like eternal youth. In recent years empurau has been raised in ponds, but the price of these fish is much lower at between RM500 and RM600 per kg.

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  • My former schoolmate who never returned to Malaysia - The Malaysian Insider

    Of course, he and I are the same age (37 years old this year, and proud of it!) and for the sake of context, I would like to let everyone know that he is a Chinese Malaysian. He left Malaysia right after the SPM examination to further his studies in the US. As we chatted over coffee, I asked him why he never came back to Malaysia to look for a job. His sister went to university in New Zealand and decided to head back to Malaysia as soon as she graduated to get a job in the IT industry.

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  • Jho Low denies allegations over state investment firm - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, March 7, 2015.A Malaysian businessman has strongly denied a report by a website that he benefited from alleged improprieties in a complex 2009 financial deal involving a government-owned investment company. Lawyers for Low Taek Jho, known popularly as Jho Low, who has been at the centre of growing calls for a full investigation of the controversy, said the allegation was "false, materially misleading and is categorically denied by our client". The accusations were contained in a report last weekend by Sarawak Report, a UK-based site run by a former BBC journalist that focuses on Malaysian corruption allegations. The report, parts of which also appeared in the UK's Sunday Times and on Friday in The Economist, published a series of alleged internal emails that it said showed US$700 million (RM2.5 billion) involved in the deal between the state-owned Malaysian firm, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), and Saudi energy company PetroSaudi was sent to a bank account belonging to a company controlled by Low.

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  • A letter to post-SPM students - The Malaysian Insider

    We spent two years of our lives preparing for SPM with the hopes that we will get excellent result and scholarship. The immediate step following the SPM results, namely the scholarship application process or/and higher education enrolment, requires us to choose a path.

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  • 'Extreme nudity' in Najib's administration

    COMMENT Transparency and accountability like no other PM has practised.

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  • Kota Baru PAS to name candidate to challenge Hadi - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, March 7, 2015.As PAS kicks off a series of division-level annual general meetings today, its Kota Baru division is expected to nominate a candidate to challenge Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, despite early prediction that the No. 1 post would not be contested. Sources told The Malaysian Insider that the division had picked the candidate “a long time ago”, which it considered as a person capable of solving the internal politicking currently plaguing the Islamist party. The meeting today will decide whether the candidate is accepted by all the representatives. PAS Kota Baru division chief Datuk Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Abdullah declined to elaborate but said that he was leaving it to the representatives to decide.

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  • Penang CM wants assemblymen to be in their constituencies tomorrow

    — Picture by K.E. OoiGEORGE TOWN, March 6 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has warned DAP assemblymen in the state not to join the #Kita Lawan” rally, to be held at the square near the Sogo shopping complex, Kuala Lumpur, tomorrow. He asserted that they had to be present at their respective constituencies for the simultaneous launching of a senior citizens appreciation programme that day. “We are a responsible government and tomorrow is the launch of the Senior Citizens Appreciation Programme in all the constituencies, so the assemblymen must be present in their respective areas,” he told reporters.

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  • Muhyiddin insists no bailout for 1MDB, wants thorough audit from 2009 accounts - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, March 6, 2015.Efforts to handle 1Malaysia Development Bhd's (1MDB) debts must not involve a bail-out of the government-owned strategic investment firm using public funds, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said tonight. He also said the 1MDB board of directors must explain some of the company's transactions that has appeared not to be profitable in the long run to the firm or government, in a departure from the Cabinet's statement on Wednesday that cleared 1MDB of any wrongdoing in its business transactions. "I am of the opinion that the Auditor-General must audit 1MDB's accounts in a transparent, independent and comprehensive manner since the company's inception, as the allegations of dereliction relates to transactions done since 2009 which were not included in the 2013 annual accounts audited by the Deloitte firm," Muhyiddin said in the statement when welcoming the prime minister's directive to the Auditor-General to verify 1MDB's accounts.

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  • Ringgit ends lower against US dollar | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit eased against the US dollar in late trading on persistent strength of the greenback which hovered around an 11-year high against major currencies, a trader said.

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  • No right to blame my brother, MH370 pilot’s sister says - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, March 6, 2015.Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, was loyal to the airline, had everything in life and was adored by his family and friends, said his sister Sakinab Shah today. Her statement broke the family's long silence over theories and negative speculation about her brother's role in aviation's greatest mystery. Zaharie's family members have remained largely mum and had shunned the media ever since MH370 vanished on March 8 last year, less than an hour after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. His son, Ahmad Seth, was quoted by the New Straits Times last year saying, “I've read everything online.

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  • Is it illegal to stop the spread of Islam to non-Muslims? – Ravinder Singh - The Malaysian Insider

    So Isma has admitted that the giving of free Qurans is a proselytisation project, which was denied earlier, and not a no-strings-attached project to help non-Muslims understand Islam and dispel their fears of Islam as a religion of extremism. Razali Zakaria, a senior editor with Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia’s (Isma) media wing, Media Isma Sdn Bhd, is blowing hot and cold that non-Muslims are trying to stop the spread of Islam among Malaysians by complaining about the distribution of free copies of the Quran. He reminded non-Muslims that the Federal Constitution allows Muslims to convert anybody, whereas non-Muslims may only spread their teachings among themselves and not to Muslims.

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  • Study: Eat rice with chopsticks to reduce blood sugar level - Regional | The Star Online

    SINGAPORE: If you want to control your blood sugar levels, one effective way could be to eat rice with chopsticks, say local nutrition experts.

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  • Don’t shoot the messenger over 1MDB mess, says DAP - The Malaysian Insider

    - The Malaysian Insider pic, March 6, 2015The DAP today questioned why Umno minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was 'shooting the messenger' over controversies surrounding debt-laden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) instead of blaming those who robbed Malaysia and its taxpayers of their money. The party's publicity chief Tony Pua said that the opposition, the media and financial analysts have been raising questions about the fund over the last five years, but Putrajaya and its ministers have not taken heed. The DAP lawmaker said the public cannot be blamed for raising concerns over the solvency of the fund after it failed to pay a relatively small debt of RM2 billion upon missing at least three deadlines and needing a last minute loan from local tycoon Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan. Ahmad Zahid had reportedly said that the attacks and unsubstantiated claims by certain parties on 1MDB would affect the country's image and is seen as a concerted attack on Malaysia.

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  • M’sian chef a hit in Sydney - Community | The Star Online

    DUBBED Australia’s high priestess in Malaysian cuisine by Time Out Sydney, Malaysian-born Jackie M has paved the way for authentic Malaysian food in Australia. Since humble beginnings serving Malaysian cuisine at Sydney’s Organic Food Markets on the weekends, the Seremban native has since become the chef with the second-widest reach on social media in Australia. “When I started out, I operated my business on a shoestring — this meant no marketing budget and no recognition or write-ups in traditional media about my restaurant and other activities.

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  • The ‘non-Bumis’ in our lives - The Malaysian Insider

    Sometime in late 1998, Father Lawrence Andrew, the editor of Catholic weekly Herald, was called in to substitute the parish priest for the Sunday morning mass at the Church of Our Lady of Fatima in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. It was a period known for its "Reformasi" protests, not long after the sacking and subsequent arrest of former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Fr Lawrence said then that so many people were complaining about the government and those in authority but they did not realise that the "sick" state of the country was not due only to the actions of those in power. Fr Lawrence explained how the ills of society reflects back on ourselves, with such wrongdoings or bad behaviour being manifested on a larger scale with even greater abuses by those to whom we have entrusted the nation and all that it holds.

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  • Time for Japan to kill off zombie company Sharp — William Pesek

    As Japan Inc. icons go, the beleaguered tech giant counts as borderline royalty. Founded in 1912, the year Emperor Meiji, whose reforms transformed Japan from feudal state to capitalist power, died, Sharp was among the core engines of the nation's global ambitions. Now, it's hard to figure out a business in which Sharp can really excel. Despite a slew of cosmetic tweaks since then — raising equity from the public, selling off stakes in businesses and, in June 2013, naming a new president, Kozo Takahashi — the bleeding has not stopped.

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  • Why distribute only the Quran?

    Religious dialogue need not be painful.

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  • Darkness, barbed wire fail to stop vigil for Anwar - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Seth Akmal, March 6, 2015.The streetlights leading to the Sungai Buloh prison were switched off and a barbed wire barricade was pushed forward but that did not stop a crowd from turning out for the vigil last night to show support for the release of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Former Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan told the crowd they should not be cowed when faced with obstacles like the darkness but that they must do everything legally possible to release Anwar from prison. After Ambiga finished speaking, Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah, who is also PKR vice-president and Lembah Pantai MP, took the microphone and recited a poem with the message that her father was innocent.

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  • Tan Sri's son feared dead in burnt car | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: The son of an ex-political advisor to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is feared dead following the recovery of a charred body of a man in a burnt car at Bukit Damansara today. Police traced the razed car, a silver Perodua Myvi three hours later to the 80-year-old political advisor who is a Tan Sri and was told by the man that his 40-year-old son had left the house in the vehicle at 9am. The Tan Sri's house was barely a kilometre from the site where the burnt car was found. At about 10.30am, members of the Pantai Fire and Rescue department received a call from a security guard who reported spotting thick smoke billowing from a jungle at Jalan Setia Bestari.

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  • Girl believed to be abused taken to Miri Hospital – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily New

    MIRI: A 12-year-old girl from Tudan Phase 6 here was taken to Miri Hospital on Thursday due to injuries on her body believed to have been caused by abuse. When contacted yesterday, Miri deputy police chief Supt Stanley Jonathan Ringgit confirmed that a report has been lodged on the incident. “The report was lodged by the Miri Welfare Department the same day after being told by the victim’s school teacher upon seeing her injuries,” said Stanley.

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