• Absolute power corrupts absolutely, Dr Mahathir reminds current leaders

    Malaysian leaders have been reminded not to look down on the public’s capability to topple a corrupt government as what had happened in the Middle East during the Arab spring, warned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic). In his latest blog posting today, the country’s longest serving prime minister said…

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    • Material washed ashore near Western Australia town possible MH370 debris, says paper

      Debris has washed up on the coast of Western Australia (WA), raising hopes it may be from the missing flight MH370, the Sydney Morning Herald reported today. In a statement released this afternoon, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said police in Western Australia attended to a report of…

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      • Education Ministry says no to use of school hall for Karpal’s memorial service

        The organisers for Karpal Singh's memorial service, DAP, said today the Education Ministry has denied it the use of SJKC Chung Kwo hall in Jalan Loke Yew on the grounds that it was a political event. The Bukit Gelugor MP and veteran lawyer died in a car crash last Thursday. Acting DAP chairman Tan…

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        • Najib, Anwar and Obama’s visit to Malaysia

          April 26 will be a historic day for Malaysia. For on that day, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be arriving in Kuala Lumpur. He will be the first sitting US president to visit Malaysia since Lyndon … Continue reading →

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          • 9 Countries with No Income Tax

            April is almost at an end, and that means the tax season deadline is fast approaching. For residents and non-residents without additional business income (that’s form BE and M), your deadline for filing those income tax return forms is on … Continue reading →

            • MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox officer

              The partner of an American passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has spoken about how a Fox executive who was recently sacked by the news station had contacted her offering to raise funds on her behalf. Sarah Bajc, whose partner Philip Wood is among the 239 people on board the…

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              • Dr Ling’s son chose wine over woman, court hears

                The son of former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik today reached an out of court settlement with his ex-girlfriend in a breach of contract suit over seven properties registered under their joint names. Ling Hee Leong and businesswoman Teh Chee Yen agreed to settle out of court after he took the…

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                • Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

                  By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…

                  • Karpal memorial service non-political event, says DAP inviting Najib, Muhyiddin

                    DAP today extended an invitation to both the prime minister and his deputy to be guests of honour at a memorial service for the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh tomorrow to prove that the event is non-political. Gelang Patah MP and party adviser Lim Kit Siang (pic) said the invitation has been…

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                    • 15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

                      Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to dethrone the likes of Samsung and Apple. That competition is especially strong ...

                      Tech in Asia
                      • ‘Stupid and recalcitrant’ not defamatory, court rules in Jelutong MP’s suit

                        GEORGE TOWN, April 22 — The words “stupid and recalcitrant” are ordinary expressions, the High Court here ruled today when it dismissed Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi’s defamation lawsuit against Gerakan...

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                        • Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved

                          A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say. "In the beginning, no one really knew what it was," said Denise Risch, a marine biologist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science…

                          • Police officer says detainee was to be released on day he died – Bernama

                            A Kuala Lumpur police contingent Serious Crimes Division (D9) staff officer told the High Court today that he had ordered an investigating officer (IO) to free the suspect known as N. Dharmendran earlier on the same day he died.    Supt Yahya Abd Rahman said he had instructed ASP Mohamed Sazif…

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                            • Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

                              LONDON (AP) — The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt's military government against its Muslim Brotherhood opponents.

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                              • Take second job to tackle household debt, urges AKPK – Bernama

                                The Credit Counseling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) has urged Malaysians to take a second job to help them tackle the high rate of household debt. Chief executive officer Koid Swee Lian (pic) said those in the teaching line, for example, could give extra classes to earn more money. "Teachers…

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                                • What Your Sleeping Style Reveals About Your Relationship

                                  Are you a creative person stuck in an unhappy relationship? Your preferred sleeping position may reveal the answers to these questions, and other secrets about your personality and relationship. In a survey, 1,000 people reported their preferred sleeping positions, and also gave information about…

                                  • United owners criticised over Moyes sacking

                                    Former Manchester United star Gary Neville and fans on Tuesday blasted the team's owners for the way manager David Moyes was sacked. The Manchester United Supporters Trust said the manner of the sacking was a "PR shambles" because of media leaks about the sacking. United's American owners, the…

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                                    • Putrajaya awarded RM100 million to company rejected by banks, says PKR

                                      PKR today questioned how Putrajaya awarded a RM100 million research and development grant to a company, which had been refused financing by banks. PKR's strategy director Rafizi Ramli said the failure of the company, NSE Resources Corporation (NSERC) Malaysia Sdn Bhd, to get commercial funding for…

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                                      • Catching more than fish: Ugandan town crippled by AIDS

                                        When you risk your life fishing on dangerous seas, a drink in the bars back on shore seem a welcome relief, but in Uganda, it has created a culture with staggering rates of HIV. Exhausted from a night of hard fishing on the vast inland sea of Uganda's Lake Victoria, fishermen come off the boats as…

                                        AFP News
                                        • Prof: Ferry turned further than 3rd mate ordered

                                          MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A maritime professor who spoke with the third mate who was steering the South Korean ferry before it sank said Wednesday that he suspects there was a problem with the steering gear.

                                          Associated Press