Netizens Furious Over Skinning Of Whale Shark

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 –  A Facebook user who snapped a picture of a whale shark, a protected species, being skinned by fishermen at the Tanjong Gemok jetty, off Pulau Tioman, became viral following outcry by several users. Facebook user Asma Mohammad, who uploaded the photos at noon yesterday, said this

Give Matthew A Place Among Angels And Saints

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 – MH17 victim, Matthew Ezekial Sivagnanam was honoured for the last time at his funeral service by the Fatima Church in Brickfields, friends, family and his 10-year-old cousin. Towards the end of the service, Nathanael Clement braved the crowd to deliver his eulogy, describing his cousin

‘Jump For World Peace Malaysia 2014’ Gets MBR Recognition

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PUTRAJAYA, Oct 4 –  The ‘Jump For World Peace Malaysia 2014’ event which ended today, received two recognitions from the Malaysia Book Of Records (MBR) for the oldest base jumper and the youngest base jumper. The certificates were presented by MBR representative Helilia Juana Hashim to Jamaluddin Ismail (oldest jumper) and Haziq

Moderate Earthquake Hits Japan’s Kuril Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 – A moderate earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale, occurred at 8.34 am today in the Kuril Islands of Japan, the Malaysian Meteorological Department reported. The epicentre of the quake was 439km northeast of Asahikawa, Japan, and 5,154km northeast of Kudat, Sabah, it said in

MH370 EXCLUSIVE: Report Details ‘End Scenario’

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 – MALAYSIA Airlines flight MH370 was a “ghost ship” before it finally went missing over the southern Indian Ocean on March 8. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), in an explosive report, said the likeliest final scenario, based on available evidence so far, points to an

Alam Flora Prepares To Face Floods In KL

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 – Solid waste management company Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (Alam Flora) has taken the precautionary measures to clear clogged drains and ditches in the event of heavy rain and floods in the city. Its chief executive officer, Mohd Zain Hassan, said today the company had initially deployed operations

Perak, Penang On Alert

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IPOH, Oct 4 – Police in both Perak and Penang are on high alert for any cases involving the hacking of automated teller machines (ATMs). This is in spite of the fact that no such cases have been reported in either of the northern states. Perak police chief Datuk Acryl

Why No Uber Crackdown? Cabbies To Lodge Police Reports

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – An association for taxi drivers may lodge formal complaints across the country against social vehicle-for-hire service Uber and the lack of action by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to address the issue. Metered Taxi Drivers Task Force chairman Amran Jan said they were preparing

MTUC: Reduce Personal Income Tax

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the government to announce a reduction in individual income tax in the forthcoming Budget 2015. Its president, Mohd Khalid Atan, told The Rakyat Post today that corporate income tax had been reduced nearly every year. He said at one point

AirAsia Lodges Police Report Over Online Scammers

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – Low-cost carrier AirAsia has lodged a police report in connection with irresponsible and unauthorised use of its brand by unscrupulous syndicates or individuals with intent to cheat the public. The report was made at the Dang Wangi police station today. AirAsia group legal head, Amir Faezal Zakaria said the

Suspected Malaysian drug mules nabbed in Taiwan

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – Two Malaysian women were arrested in connection with the seizure of RM107 million worth of heroin at the Kaohsiung International Airport in Taiwan. The China Post, quoting the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), reported that the two women were busted after behaving suspiciously. According to their travel details,

School Teacher Found Dead With Stab Wounds

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KOTA KINABALU, Oct 3 – A primary school teacher was found dead with multiple stab wounds in a house near Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) quarters in Kundasang, Ranau, today. The blood drenched body of Masinah Samadi, 50, was found in the living room of the house by her husband who

Government Has To Bring Back PPSMI – Tun Mahathir

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KOTA BAHARU, Oct 2 – The government should bring back the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI), said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said knowledge of science and mathematics was now growing and without a command of the English Language, the country would be left behind

Five Illegals Detained In The Sulu Sea

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) detained five illegals in a boat during a security operation in the Sulu Sea in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) Wednesday. Sandakan RMN Base commander First Admiral Ahmad Abdullah said the boat, which was detected under suspicious circumstances, was intercepted at 3.10pm.

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