• Why this video of a South Korean woman removing her makeup got over three million hits

    A video of a South Korean woman removing make-up from half her face has gone viral. The video which was uploaded on May 2 is simply that — a woman removing makeup. But, a make up artist TODAY spoke with said achieving that effect is possible with a skilled hand. Sharhana Mohd Sharif who has been a makeup artist for Lyanaz Bridal Gallery for five years said there are techniques to make one’s eyes look bigger.

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  • Why didn't you resign, Muhyiddin asked

    Rafizi tells DPM that his hands are just as soiled with regard to the 1MDB issue.

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  • 7 shocking quotes from Muhyiddin during secret UMNO meet

    "Sack all the 1MDB board!" "Aku yang akan jadi pengarah pilihanraya ini!" These are just some of the quotes caught on video from Deputy PM Muhyiddin, during an UMNO training session in Janda Baik recently. #1mdb #ahmadmaslan #muhyiddinyassin

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  • Rosmah a ‘smart, brave’ Muslim woman, aide tells ex-Umno minister

    — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — In defending Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor from criticism, an aide has shot back at former Umno minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim for ridiculing the prime minister’s wife. According to a report by Malaysiakini, Rosmah’s personal assistant Rizal Mansor accused Zaid of forgetting “his morals” and overlooking her vast contributions to Malaysia. Rizal stressed that Rosmah’s priority has always been the safety and security of Malaysia and its citizens. “It is time for Zaid to come out of the shell and accept the fact that Rosmah is a smart and brave Muslim woman.

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  • The inevitable fall of Barisan Nasional – Puthan Perumal - The Malaysian Insider

    As  night  follows  day,  governments  of  the day will eventually change. It is simply because the people, over time, come to realise that a particular government, and its manner of administration, is no more suitable with the current times. Sometimes, a  particular  government  of  the  day  refuses  to let go of  power  and will do all that is necessary (and unnecessary)  to be in power and remain  relevant. It  is  in  these  circumstances where we shall  see a "fall" of a particular government.

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  • Thousand risky GST statements to face legal action

    Legal action will be taken against nearly 1,000 risky Goods and Services Tax (GST) statements sent from May 1, said Customs Department GST director T. Subromaniam. He said the agency's review through the MyGST system revealed there was a possibility of inaccurate declaration, underpayment of GDT, overclaims on tax input, tax evasion or tax fraud.

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  • Zahid orders probe on maker of DPM’s ‘sack 1MDB’ video

    ― File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 22 ― Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has ordered an investigation on the person responsible for recording Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's “sack 1MDB” speech last week. According to two Umno-linked websites mykmu.net and suara.tv, Ahmad Zahid wants a probe on both the video maker and those responsible for spreading the controversial clip, which was picked up yesterday by the media. Mykmu.net published a message from Ahmad Zahid purportedly sent via WhatsApp that said the video maker, a deputy division leader was not supposed to attend the closed door training event under the party's Keris 2314 programme that was held in Janda Baik. Muhyiddin, he explained, had attended the event in his capacity as the Pagoh Umno division chief.

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  • Land Rover reveals bespoke Defender to mark the Rugby World Cup - The Malaysian Insider

    Land Rover has converted its iconic Defender off-roaders into a unique mobile display case for the Webb Ellis Cup, the trophy that will be presented to the winning team at this year's Rugby World Cup. Built by the company's Special Vehicle Operations division, the car is based on a standard Defender 110 station wagon but has a host of unique touches, the biggest of which is the integration of a bespoke trophy cabinet in the rear. Formed from anti-glare toughened security glass, the cabinet has its own climate control and lighting system and also features a built-in 40-inch Toshiba television set that will screen memorable moments from Rugby World Cups past. Other special touches include an interior clad in black Windsor Leather with contrasting gold stitching and embroidered Rugby World Cup logos, an exterior kitted out with special side and rear steps, a front-mounted winch, directional roof mounted spotlights, and a snorkel for increasing the car's wading depth.

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  • Explanation on 1MDB-Singapore bank deal not a mistake, but blatant lie – Nawawi Mohamad - The Malaysian Insider

    Its investment in the Cayman Islands was also questionable because the island has been associated with the money laundering by the underworld. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has also expressed his frustration in trying to understand what has been going on, all leading to 1MDB being in debt amounting to RM42 billion, with almost half not being accounted for as yet. Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been attacked by Dr Mahathir and must be fully aware of the repercussions of the attacks, which have also demanded he step down as prime minister. It is therefore a very serious matter and despite the cool façade Najib must have taken it seriously.

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  • Sacking of PJ’s legal director sends right signal - The Malaysian Insider

    The Coalition of Good Governance (CGG) welcomes the news that the Petaling Jaya City Council's (MBPJ) disciplinary board was convened to hear the case of a legal director of the council who has now been sacked after a two-year probe found that he had acted improperly when awarding billboard contracts to a media company. This is a significant case and Petaling Jaya as a local government, is sending the right signal to other governments, be it local, state or federal government that governance involves the right to collect tax, the right to representation by the citizens, the upkeep of integrity to ensure the tax money is spent appropriately and if there are abuses, actions are to be taken.

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  • Stalled Ferrari causes traffic congestion along busy expressway | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: A Ferrari 458, worth about RM1.8 million not only caused heads to turn, but also a traffic congestion when it stalled after running out of fuel along Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar.

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  • After conviction, ex-NFC consultant claims conspiracy to protect former clients

    ― Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, May 22 ― A former consultant for the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) today claimed that he was made a scapegoat in a political conspiracy to protect the family of former minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil over the RM250 million cattle farming debacle in 2012. Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail, who was recently found guilty of cheating and 17 counts of money laundering, claimed he has official papers to back his claims that Putrajaya was protecting Shahrizat and her husband, NFCorp executive chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail. “There is a conspiracy going on now to bring me down,” Shamsubahrin told reporters at his office here.

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  • PKR: Penang, Selangor excluded from 11MP competitive city list as political punishment

    ― File picSHAH ALAM, May 22 ― Penang and Selangor's exclusion from the 11th Malaysia Plan's (11MP) City Competitiveness Master Plan was done with the intention of punishing the Pakatan Rakyat state governments, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail claimed today. She added that it was “not right” for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to make such a decision when he is supposed to have the best interests of all Malaysians at heart. “It's not right because it's as if they are punishing the Penang government and the Selangor government.

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  • It was a mistake, Putrajaya admits after confusion over 1MDB’s Cayman assets

    — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, MAY 21 — Putrajaya admitted today that the US$1.103 billion (RM3.91 billion) redeemed from 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) Cayman Islands account had been mistakenly described as “cash” instead of just assets by the investment firm. Explaining the matter, Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah confirmed his ministry’s clarification earlier this week that the redemption, now parked in Singapore’s BSI Bank, is in the form of “units” and not US dollars as previously claimed by 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy. “There’s a mistake… mistake in the sense that, the impression (given by 1MDB) when they said they have redeemed (the funds) and saved (them) in the Singapore bank (Singapore BSI).... so the impression is that there’s cash, (but) actually that is a saving,” Ahmad Husni said told reporters at the Dewan Rakyat today.

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  • Ringgit poised for biggest weekly drop in 2 months

    – File picKUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Malaysia’s ringgit headed for its biggest weekly loss in two months as speculation the Federal Reserve is on track to raise interest rates spurred gains in the dollar. The ringgit weakened 0.8 per cent from May 15 to 3.5915 a dollar as of 10.14am in Kuala Lumpur, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Consumer prices in Malaysia probably increased 2.2 per cent in April from a year earlier, after gaining 0.9 per cent the previous month, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey before data due at noon local time today. The government will allocate RM260 billion for development expenditure from 2016 to 2020, including funds to increase power capacity, according to a plan presented by Prime Minister Najib Razak in Parliament yesterday.

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  • Muhyiddin stands by his earlier statement on 1MDB board | theSundaily

    KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) today admitted that he told the Prime Minister to sack the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) board members. Speaking to reporters at the parliament lobby, he said he made the statement at a closed door meeting and that there was nothing new about it. Asked on how Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak responded to his statement, he replied "tiada apa-apa" (there was nothing). "He (Najib) has never brought up any issue about the video to me.

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  • Money worries keep over 60pc of Malaysian retirees awake at night, HSBC report finds

    — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Living inheritance is a cause for concern for retirees in Malaysia where 63 per cent of retirees are worried about not being able to support family or friends financially, according to an HSBC report. It said Malaysia has the highest percentage of concern for this concern in the world, followed by Brazil and Mexico at 58 per cent, while Singapore (54 per cent). A total of 54 per cent Malaysians are also concerned of being reliant on family or friends for financial support, the HSBC report entitled “The Future of Retirement Choices for Later Life” said. Despite no longer being in paid employment, it said 86 per cent of Malaysian retirees would continue to provide regular financial support to at least one family member (including a spouse) and friends, including their adult children (above 16) and grandchildren, while some support their parents.

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  • Race to the finish while still stuck on first lap, say critics on 11MP - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 22, 2015.Two things have struck observers about Putrajaya’s 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) presented yesterday – where the money is going to come from, and why policies which should have been achieved are still being worked on so close to the finish line. Putrajaya yesterday promised that RM260 billion worth of polices in the 11MP will take Malaysia through the last five-year lap of the development race to join the club of advanced economies. By 2020, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said, Malaysia should have a national income per person (GNI) of US$15,000 per person (about RM55,500), provided the economy grows at 5% to 6% a year in the next five years.

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  • Sacking 1MDB board may stifle probe, says Umno minister - The Malaysian Insider

    There is no point sacking the entire board of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) to take responsibility for the firms' massive debts as it might slow the ongoing probe into the troubled firm's dealings, an Umno minister said today. "Naturally the first thing the new CEO and the new board members will be asking is more time to understand the issues at hand. "They might ask for a few months to go through all the details and the documents before they could understand what had happened and testify in the ongoing investigation by the Auditor-General and the PAC (Public Accounts Committee). "That is time wasting and goes against the very call for urgency by the public to investigate 1MDB," Rahman, who is urban wellbeing, housing and local government minister, said in a statement today.

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  • Johor sultan triggers controversy with Perth land purchase, says paper - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 21, 2015.The Johor sultan has bought prime riverside property in Perth for A$8.5 million (RM24.21 million), sparking controversy in the western Australian capital, reports The West Australian. The daily reported that the sultan emerged an unlikely player in plans to restore the historic Sunset Hospital after paying A$8.5 million for 1,993sqm of land. West Australian Premier Colin Barnett welcomed the sale but the local council, the city of Nedlands, reiterated its long-time opposition to any sale of the land – the last strip of available land in the exclusive western suburbs. Public comments were mixed with some saying the sale would bring Perth closer to Southeast Asia, while many others were critical about foreigners buying western Australia land.

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