• Unhappy Selangor PKR members bash party, president in Permatang Pauh - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 3, 2015.A group of disgruntled PKR members from Selangor have taken their grouses against their party to Permatang Pauh where Pakatan Rakyat is fighting to keep the parliamentary seat. The group called 'Suara Akar Umbi Keadilan' (Sauk) rejected their party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's candidacy, saying that she would not be capable of serving two seats in two states. Spokesman for the group, Mazli Saring, 47, said the members were unhappy with Dr Wan Azizah standing for election in Permatang Pauh when she had said in 2008 that she wanted to retire to care for her grandchildren.

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  • Amid support for Najib, Umno leaders starting to question, says former minister - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, May 3, 2015.Umno division chiefs are beginning to realise that people are not happy with Datuk Seri Najib Razak, even as the party leaders continue to express their strong support for his leadership, former information minister Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin said. He said that it was wrong to assume that Ummo division leaders were mere yes-men who "swallowed" the country's leaders' every word. "There are Umno division chiefs who realise that the support of the 'red shirts' to the top leadership can no longer represent the rakyat's support," wrote Zainuddin on his blog today.

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  • Illegal Myvi race cause of deadly DUKE accident? - The Malaysian Insider

    Police are investigating claims that a fatal accident which killed a family of three at the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE), in Kuala Lumpur, early today, could have been caused by an illegal race involving six Myvi cars, Bernama reported. In the accident which happened about 1am, Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, his wife Nova Safitri Azhari, 25, and their 7-month-old daughter, Nur Firuza Annisa were killed when their Pajero crashed with two Myvi cars.

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  • 'Debate GST or be called bankrupt', Mei Fun told

    UPDATED 7.28PM Penang exco issues challenge after DAP fingered for misleading public.

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  • Najib, Rosmah must explain source of wealth

    Vijay47: It is fully understandable that groups like Mubarak (Malaysian Council of Former Elected Representatives) excel in bending low like MP P Kamalanathan in their fervour to honour, defend and praise PM Najib Razak. They demand that the PM's personal lifestyle be not questioned. Mubarak president Abdul Aziz Rahman adds that Najib comes from a wealthy dynasty, hence justifying his opulent, rich and famous ways.

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  • My work is not done, HSBC whistleblower Falciani tells El Mundo

    — Reuters picMADRID, May 3 — Herve Falciani, a former HSBC employee who leaked information on the bank’s clients and tax situation, told Spanish newspaper El Mundo he had knowledge of other cases and could act again, adding his “work is still not done”. Falciani previously said that media leaks on HSBC accounts held in Switzerland, which unleashed a public storm around the British bank, were “only the tip of the iceberg”, and that tax authorities had access to a lot more data. The former information technology worker at HSBC’s Swiss subsidiary hinted in the interview published today that he could be moved to make more revelations. It’s possible that at the end of the year, we’ll have the opportunity to act,” he said, asked by El Mundo whether he would lift the lid on further tax cases if Spanish authorities did not.

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  • Paul Low, how much lower can we go?

    COMMENT All walls of decency and tolerance have been broken down.

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  • Britney Spears Shares Pic Of Injured Ankle

    Britney Spears wasn't so "lucky" when it came to her ankle this week. The pop star took a spill while performing in her Las Vegas residency show, "Piece of Me," on Wednesday night, and on Friday, she showed off the resulting injury on Twitter. Had a little scare on stage tonight with my ankle but I’m ok!

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  • Penang state govt working on providing affordable housing to public | theSundaily

    GEORGE TOWN: Penang Housing Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh has hit back at claims that said the state was holding back on approving some 10,000 affordable housing units by federal agencies JKP Sdn Bhd and the Penang Regional Development Authority (PERDA). “This is not affordable housing which can be owned by Penang residents, including me,” he said in a statement today. Local Government, Housing and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan had on Saturday night called on the state to approve the units. The poll was called after Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim failed to obtain a royal pardon for a sodomy charge.

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  • MCA, don't racialise GST if you can't justify it

    FREE BN politicians should just tell PM to scrap it if they can't convince people.

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  • Time to replace the A-G, says Utusan - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 3, 2015.Umno mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia today said Putrajaya should seek a replacement for Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, citing his ailing health and long years in service. The paper's editors, writing under the pseudonym Awang Selamat, said although Gani's contribution in the past 12 years could not be denied, the time has come for him to step down. "Rumour has it that Gani is on leave due to health problems.

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  • Isn’t there a single honest man left in Umno?

    Someone must have gotten to former deputy higher education minister Saifuddin Abdullah. As former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad has asked, if your wife is a murderer, do you still support her? As for moderation, ask yourself honestly whether Najib Abdul Razak and his government have been practising moderation. CQ Muar: If only Najib were free from those controversial accusations and alleged scandals, I would readily agree he would make a fine prime minister of this country.

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  • Americans too fast for Bolt to catch in relay - Athletics | The Star Online

    Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay powered the Americans to a five-meter advantage through three legs of the highly anticipated race and Ryan Bailey brought the team home in 37.38 seconds. Bolt, who had missed last year's inaugural World Relays, made up ground on Bailey in their anchor leg but could not close the gap as Jamaica, running their 2013 world championship team, finished second in 37.68.

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  • In the afterlife, you reap what’s burned for you - Regional | The Star Online

    WHEN archaeologists started to open up ancient Chinese tombs in the 1930s, they were puzzled to discover items made from clay, stone and bone in the shape of gold ingots. At that point, scientists surmised that the modest replicas were buried along with the dead in the hope that they would count as real gold in the afterlife. Perhaps the most extravagant example of decking out the dead lies in modern day Xian, where the Chinese emperor Qin Shihuangdi, who died in 210 B.C., had himself buried with an entire terracotta army: full-sized clay replicas of several thousand human beings, more than 100 chariots and 600 horses. The selection of burnable funeral goods is especially vast in Hong Kong.

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  • So why do Singaporeans want to go to New Zealand?

    Singapore vs Malaysia. I nominate New Zealand. Because more and more people seem to be asking themselves: Singapore or New Zealand? New Zealand, of course, offers a lot more space (268,000km2 vs 700km2) and we have a bit more money (total GDP SG US$300 billion or RM1,078 billion, NZ US$230 billion, per capita SG $55,000 NZ $45,000).

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  • Penang CM wants written guarantee of GST exemption on spending - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 3, 2015.Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng today said he required a written assurance from a federal minister that the state government will not have to pay the goods and services tax (GST) on its expenditure. In standing by his statement that the state government was facing an estimated RM47.9 million in GST fees this year, Lim said he required a minister's written confirmation to support Penang Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow's claim that the payments were not necessary.

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  • Ahmad Shabery blasts TMI for twisting statement on GST

    — Picture by KE OoiKUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek today hit out at a news portal for allegedly twisting his statement on the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Ahmad Shabery said he had never stated that the action of a hypermarket chain to absorb the GST as contravening the law. "Saya xpernah ckp Serap GST melanggar undang2, #TheMalaysianInsiderSpin kenyataan saya, xhabis2 buat fitnah TMI ni, (I have never said that absorbing the GST contravenes the law, #TheMalaysianInsiderSpins my statement, no ending to lying, this TMI)," he said in his latest tweet. Yesterday, the portal had carried a news report quoting Ahmad Shabery as saying the decision made by hypermarket chain Mydin to absorb the GST for consumers for the first three months could be regarded as violating the law.

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  • Arrest of rally youths a mere show, says PKR - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider filepic, May 3, 2015.A lawyer and PKR lawmaker has described the arrest of 29 youths and minors after the May Day rally against the goods and services tax in Kuala Lumpur as a 'wayang' (show). Subang MP R. Sivarasa today accused the police of "simply picking up" the people after the rally had ended when they could had been arrested on the spot if the police had seen them committing vandalism and lighting fire crackers.

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  • The noose tightens around 1MDB – Sir Wenger Khairy - The Malaysian Insider

    Yesterday, the Umno Cheras division chief made a very telling change of mind. Writing in the Umno Cheras portal and later through an interview with Malaysiakini, he called for the police and the authorities to speed up the investigation into the 1MDB scandal and to haul up controversial businessman Taek Jho Low for questioning. The US$1.1 billion funds in question were related to one of the key issues raised by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, which was the whereabouts of the proceeds from the redemption of the investments held in Cayman Islands.

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  • MMOTV: Witness recounting the rough arrest of Tian Chua

    Huraimi Husri, 18, who was escorting Tian Chua when Chua was arrested, recounting the incident to reporters outside the Central Seberang Perai district headquarters. ― Video by Opalyn Mok

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