• Waiters from hell, customers from other planets - Nation | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: “If you don’t like the taste of our food, don’t come here,” said a stall owner in a kopitiam in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. The owner, who wants to remain anonymous, was responding to a customer’s complaint that his meal was not up to his taste buds. Welcome to the world of service — where customers and waiters passionately trade barbs about how bad the other is. Waitress Karmila Zainudin, 27, said there were instances when customers cancelled their orders, claiming that the service was too slow.

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  • Couple slammed for being rude to cop - In Other Media | The Star Online

    A video uploaded by the couple on social media showed the female driver refusing to listen to the policeman who, she claimed, had ordered her to go to the station after he found her driving licence was expired. Netizens supported the policeman, saying he was merely doing his duty. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) graduates from Chinese independent schools are encouraged to apply for places in teacher training institutes. The United Chinese School Teachers’ Association (Jiao Zong) chairman Ong Chiow Chuen said graduates interested to be primary school teachers should not miss the chances.

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  • Sultan of Johor pays visit to Singapore PM - Nation | The Star Online

    The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar and his family visited Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday, Mr Lee said. "Was honoured to host the Sultan of Johor and his family to tea yesterday," Mr Lee posted on Facebook on Friday. "Appreciate their thoughtful gesture to visit me, as they are busy preparing for the Sultan's coronation next month. Mr Lee was discharged from the Singapore General Hospital on Feb 18 after surgery to remove his prostate gland.

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  • Najib’s rating dips further in latest survey

    — File picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s approval rating as prime minister fell again in the latest Merdeka Center survey, dropping four percentage points to 44 per cent in January. According to the independent pollster, the latest decline in Najib’s support was rooted in Malaysia’s lagging economy, as well as the impending implementation of a new consumption tax in April. “The negative sentiments were largely driven by economic factors, such as concerns over high cost of living, the general condition of the economy, as well as concerns over the impact of the upcoming implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the public,” Ibrahim Suffian, who heads Merdeka Center, said in a statement accompanying the survey results.

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  • Petronas posts RM7 billion quarterly loss, cuts spending on oil slump - The Malaysian Insider

    State-owned oil firm Petronas reported on Friday a US$2 billion quarterly loss and a planned cut in spending over the next two years, hit by a slump in global oil prices. Petronas posted a net loss of RM7.3 billion in October-December 2014 compared to a profit of RM12.8 billion in the same period in 2013. The loss, which Petronas's CEO said was its first quarterly loss in at least five years, was also caused by impairment charges. "Since we began reporting our quarterly earnings five years ago, in my memory we have never reported a quarterly loss," outgoing Petronas chief executive Shamsul Azhar Abbas said at a press conference to announce the results.

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  • 20 richest M'sians: Mokhzani slides off list

    KINIBIZ He suffers the biggest drop in the latest ranking released today.

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  • What Color Is The Dress? Celebs Debate White & Gold Or Blue & Black

    White and gold? Or, blue and black? That is the question burning up the internet Thursday night!

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  • Quebec judge denies woman hearing until hijab removed - CBC - World | The Star Online

    A Quebec judge told a Muslim woman appearing in a Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her head scarf, CBC news reported on Thursday. The broadcaster, citing an audio recording it obtained of the proceedings, said Judge Eliana Marengo was heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom is a secular place, and that she was not suitably dressed. Quebec's Ministry of Justice did not immediately respond after business hours to a request for comment on the case. Judge Marengo could not be reached for comment.

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  • For Rosmah, Rafizi starts hairy campaign

    The PKR lawmaker's campaign is called #turunharga dandanrambut.

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  • Actress told to pay ex-driver RM150,000 - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider pic by Mukhriz Hazim, February 26, 2015.A former driver of a local actress has been awarded RM150,000 in damages after the High Court found Zahida Mohamed Rafik liable of defaming him. Judge Datuk Hue Siew Kheng said Noor Azman Azemi has proved all the ingredients of defamation on the balance of probability. Hue also dismissed Zahida's counter claim for the return of RM200,000 allegedly taken by the driver. She also awarded Noor Azman RM40,000 as costs.

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  • Cheap is king: Russia, Ukraine add to China steel export flood - The Malaysian Insider

    – Reuters pic, February 27, 2015.Steelmakers from Asia to Europe are facing increasing pressure from a rise in cheap imports as Russia and Ukraine, armed with weaker currencies, join China in pushing surplus output on to world markets. Russia and Ukraine boosted their steel shipments abroad to 46.4 million tonnes in 2014, according to consultancy CRU, nearly half of the record 93.78 million tonnes of steel shipped by China, the world's top exporter. "One could legitimately ask whether Ukraine and Russia are becoming a new China in the export markets, not in terms of volume, but in terms of their impact on price," said Dmitry Popov, who watches the steel sector in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) at CRU. Despite the recent removal of some tax rebates, Chinese exports are expected to hold at 80 million to 90 million tonnes this year due to chronic overcapacity and shrinking demand at home, says the China Iron and Steel Association.

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  • Shell reduces petrol prices by 2 cents - Regional | The Star Online

    OIL giant Shell reduced its petrol pump prices by 2 cents. On Tuesday, consumer watchdog Con­sumers Association of Singapore (Case) said that oil companies were “profiteering” from the recent Government petrol duty hike. Shell’s 95-octane grade now costs S$2.02 (RM5.38) a litre before discount, while its 98-octane grade is priced at S$2.26 (RM6.02) per litre. While this is 2 cents lower than yesterday, prices are still higher than the Government’s announced duty hike of 15 cents a litre for intermediate grade petrol and 20 cents a litre for premium petrol.

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  • New Honda HR-V a mix of all the good things a car needs | theSundaily

    You may have heard of all the hype surrounding the all new Honda HR-V, and you have to give the creative young minds at Honda Malaysia credit for the well placed and perfectly executed promotions for the HR-V. It must be said that the design of the HR-V is its most striking feature, if this is the direction Honda is heading with all of its cars in the future; its Japanese competitors truly have something to be worried about.

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  • Call meeting to appoint nine to CWC, Palanivel told - Nation | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: MIC vice-president Datuk M. Saravanan said the interim 2009 Central Working Committee (CWC) would not object to the party president appointing nine members to it. Saravanan said it was time for Palanivel to call for a meeting of the interim committee, pointing out that he had pledged to do so in a statement released on Feb 18.

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  • I fought for all Muslims, says Borders manager after court frees her - The Malaysian Insider

    – The Malaysian Insider file pic, February 26, 2015.Borders Bookstore manager Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz said her legal battle with Islamic authorities over a charge of selling and distributing a book deemed to be against Islam had changed her and made her realise her larger role to ensure other Muslims are not harassed for doing their jobs. Given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by the Shariah High Court today, Nik Raina said she had been a shy and reserved person before the raid on May 23, 2012 on the bookstore where she worked, but her ordeal had turned her into a more outspoken person. Nik Raina said most of the management staff at Borders are Muslims, and she feared they could be subject to the same intimidation if she did not stand up for her rights in facing the charges. "I stand here today not only for myself, but for all my colleagues, especially the Muslims who could face the same action by the religious authorities for merely doing our jobs," she said outside the court today.

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