• 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…

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    • Boy and girl on Korean ferry tied life jackets together before they drowned

      By James Pearson and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart. Almost 250 teenagers and…

      • Royals: Who is the Richest of them All?

        by: Caitlyn Ng It’s a little over mid-month and you’re probably already feeling the pinch of payday being too far away. If only you had more money; you wouldn’t be in this hand-to-mouth existence. We’re not sure why, but we decided … Continue reading

        • 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...

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          • Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after landing gear failure

            A Malaysia Airlines plane's wheels refused to stow after take off Thursday, forcing a second flight by the flag-carrier to turn back in four days as it continues to reel from the loss of flight MH370. ...

            • 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…

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              • 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…

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                • 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…

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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 →

                    • 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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                        • Bangladesh's miracle survivor marries and builds new life

                          She was the miracle seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster 17 days after the building collapse. The case of Reshma Akhter, 19, was a rare bright spot in the Rana Plaza catastrophe on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on April 24 last year that…

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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…

                            • Women with wider hips up for more one-night stands?

                              This, in turn, correlates with a woman's hip width and not waist-to-hip ratio," explained lead author Colin A. Hendrie from University of Leeds. The study into whether hip width or waist-to-hip ratio was a better predictor of a woman's sexual behaviour was conducted among 148 British women between…

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                              • Don’t forget Pakatan’s common agenda, DAP reminds PAS as hudud row escalates

                                DAP will not bow to threats and will continue to resist the implementation of hudud as it is clearly unconstitutional, a party lawmaker said today. Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo (pic) said the party's stand on the Islamic penal law would not waver, especially as it was against the Pakatan Rakyat…

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                                • 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.

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                                  • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

                                    ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge 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…

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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…

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                                      • How to change a tyre

                                        Changing a punctured tyre is a daunting task for many, but it doesn't have to be if you follow our 11 step process. Knowing basic vehicle maintenance methods can save you a lot of grief and heart ache in the …

                                        Motor Trader Malaysia
                                        • 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.

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