• Dropping Tony Pua from forum will cost BN youth support, says former MCA veep

    A former MCA vice-president has spoken out against the move by the Malaysia Summit Australia (MASA) Conference to drop opposition lawmaker Tony Pua from the forum, saying that it would cost Barisan Nasional crucial support from youths. In a series of tweets, Gan Ping Sieu (pic) said barring…

    The Malaysian Insider34 mins ago
    • Putrajaya moots law to manage non-Muslim houses of worship

      KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Putrajaya plans to enact a fresh law to regulate all non-Muslim houses of worship in the country, a move aimed at resolving recurring conflicts sparked by the haphazard...

      The Malay Mail Online
      • My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh

        A week after the tragic crash that took the lives of veteran lawyer and politician Karpal Singh and his personal aide, Michael Cornelius, his son Ramkarpal recounts the final hours with his father that fateful day. This is his story, as told to V. Anbalagan, assistant news editor. “My parents…

        The Malaysian Insider
        • Body of Korean boy who raised ferry alarm believed found

          By James Pearson and Kahyun Yang SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that an overloaded ferry with hundreds of children on board was sinking has been found drowned in the submerged wreckage of the vessel, his parents believe, the coastguard said on…

          • Anwar convinced he will go to jail for sodomy

            Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is convinced he will go to jail for his sodomy conviction, probably for even longer than the five years he was given, as he said the judicial process is staked heavily against him. The de facto PKR leader, who disclosed that foreign leaders like former US Vice-President Al…

            The Malaysian Insider
            • 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…

              The Malaysian Insider
              • Kota Baru-bound Firefly plane forced to turn back due to technical problems

                A Firefly aircraft was forced to perform an air turn-back today following a problem with its landing gear, the second incident involving a Malaysian commercial aircraft this week. In a statement, Firefly Airlines confirmed that flight FY1002, a codeshare with Malaysia Airlines flight MH9948, landed…

                The Malaysian Insider
                • 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…

                  The Malaysian Insider
                  • Student group not happy over Obama’s Universiti Malaya visit

                    Student group Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM) is against US President Barack Obama's (pic) scheduled visit to Universiti Malaya on Sunday where he is expected to host a town hall session with young leaders from Southeast Asia. In a statement, the student group said that this was because Obama…

                    The Malaysian Insider
                    • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

                      ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edges of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman…

                      Associated Press48 mins ago
                      • 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 →

                        • Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

                          DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs.

                          Associated Press
                          • 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…

                            • 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…

                              The Malaysian Insider
                              • Benzema strike gives Real advantage over Bayern

                                Real Madrid took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema's first-half goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg lead over holders Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Frenchman was on hand to turn home Fabio Coentrao's cross on 19 minutes and Madrid's…

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                                • 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…

                                  The Malaysian Insider
                                  • Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake

                                    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military commander said critics who called him out for wearing an especially luxurious watch should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake.

                                    Associated Press
                                    • Camilla's brother dies in NYC of head injury

                                      NEW YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar and suffered a head injury, royal officials said.

                                      Associated Press
                                      • 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
                                        • Gigi Leung finds marriage broadens her acting capability

                                          The Hong Kong actress doesn't feel her acting is limited after getting married

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