Friday August 01, 2014

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Key Story

  1. Some Malaysian bodies have been identified

    Some Malaysian bodies have been identified

    AMSTERDAM, Aug 1: Some of the 43 Malaysians on board the downed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 in Ukraine have been identified by the International Investigation team and a further verification is required in a two-week period. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he had received the information...

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  • Increasing traffic

    Aug 1, 2014: Increasing traffic seen returning to the nation’s capital on the PLUS highway as at 2pm today. — Bernama pic

  • Prime minister, hilversum, netherlands

    August 1, 2014: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor taking a moment of silence in Hilversum, Netherlands yesterday in remembering the victims of downed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17. — Bernama pic

  • Traffic building up on federal highway

    August 1, 2014: Traffic entering Kuala Lumpur is beginning to build up as observed by Bernama this morning on the North-South Highway as people begin their journey back to the city after the Hari Raya holidays. — Bernama pic

  • Najib razak, mark rutte, MH17

    August 1, 2014: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak signing the book of condolences for the victims of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 at the office of his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte (left) in the Netherlands yesterday. — Bernama pic

  • Bus, singapore, woodlands

    August 1, 2014: A commuter, among those who were affected by delays in bus services coming from Johor Bharu, shouts as he demands to be let into a bus travelling to Malaysia at the bus terminal at Singapore’s Woodlands Checkpoint this morning. — Reuters pic

  • Palestine, gaza city, shifa hospital

    August 1, 2014: A Palestinian girl who fled an Israeli ground offensive and air strikes, stands near makeshift tents in the garden of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City yesterday. — Reuters pic

  • Palestinians, malaysia, gaza

    August 1, 2014: Palestinians and Malaysians in the country have taken to protesting against the atrocities of the Israeli attacks on Palestine, with another solidarity gathering scheduled to take place at Dataran Merdeka tomorrow. — TRP pic by Azrol Ali

  • Solidarity, gaza, palestine

    August 1, 2014: Palestinians and Malaysians in the country have taken to protesting against the atrocities of the Israeli attacks on Palestine, with another solidarity gathering scheduled to take place at Dataran Merdeka tomorrow. — TRP pic by Azrol Ali

  • Protest at Dataran Merdeka

    August 1, 2014: Palestinians and Malaysians in the country have taken to protesting against the atrocities of the Israeli attacks on Palestine, with another solidarity gathering scheduled to take place at Dataran Merdeka tomorrow. — TRP pic by Azrol Ali

  • Budget hotel graffiti

    August 1, 2014: A budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur near Jalan Imbi painted with colourful graffiti to attract tourists. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

News

  1. Dr Mahathir calls for Internet censorship

    Dr Mahathir calls for Internet censorship

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called for the government to censor the Internet and press freedom fearing that freedom of expression would be open to abuse. “Not...

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  2. Solve your own problems, PAS Youth tells DAP

  3. Travellers seeing red over loud noise from pub

  4. Perak PR Youth: ‘Stand together and don’t let Umno have the last laugh

Commonwealth 2014

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    Aug 1, 2014: (Left to Right) Silver Medalist Jack Laugher of England, gold Medalist Ooi Tze Liang of Malaysia and bronze Medalist Oliver Dingley of England pose with their medals after the Men’s 3m springboard final at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, Scotland. – AFP pic

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    July 31, 2014: Cheong Jun Hoong (Right) and Leong Mun Yee of Malaysia compete in the Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. – Reuters pic

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    July 31, 2014: Pandelela Ringon Pamg (Left) and Nur Dhabitah Sabri of Malaysia, with their bronze medals following the Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform diving competition in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, Scotland. – AFP pic

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    July 31, 2014: Cherotich Purity Kirui (Left) of Kenya on her way to a first place finish in Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. – Reuters pic

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    July 30, 2014: Britain’s Prince Harry messing around with a sepak takraw ball during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – Reuters pic

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    July 29, 2014: Malaysian mixed team badminton players celebrate after winning the gold medal during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow earlier in the morning. – Bernama pic

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    July 29, 2014: Malaysia’s Nicol David, poses on the podium after winning the gold medal in the squash women’s singles final at the Scotstoun Sports Campus, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. – AFP pic

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    July 28, 2014: Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine (Centre), sits with her husband Prince William (Right), and Britain’s Prince Harry, as they watch artistic gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – Reuters pic

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    July 28, 2014: A Scotland supporter cheers as his plays England during the men’s rugby sevens semi-final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. – Reuters pic

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    July 28, 2014: Australia’s gold medalist Matthew Glaetzer (Centre), New Zealand’s silver medalist Sam Webster (Left) and Malaysia’s bronze medalist Mohd Azizulhasni Awang pose on the podium, after winning the men’s keirin track cycling event in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. – AFP pic

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    July 28, 2014: Malaysian women table tennis team (From Left) Beh Lee Wei, Ng Sock Khim, Ho Ying and Lee Rou You, after winning the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. – Bernama pic

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    July 27, 2014: Kierra Smith of Canada is seen underwater as she swims in the women’s 200m Breaststroke final during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. – Reuters pic

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    July 27, 2014: Malaysia’s gold medalist Mohd Hafifi Mansor competes in the men’s weightlifting 69kg class at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. – AFP pic

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    July 27, 2014: Malaysia’s Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi shot her way to a bronze medal in the women’s 10m air rifle event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. – Bernama pic

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    July 26, 2014: Laura Halford of Wales jumps during her hoop routine, as she competes in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final event, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – Reuters pic

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    July 26, 2014: Malaysian weightlifter Constantine Clement reacts after failing to execute, in the 151kg of the clean & jerk event, at the Commonwealth Games last night. – Bernama pic

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    July 26, 2014: Wales’ bronze medalist Laura Halford competes in the ribbon discipline, during the Individual All-Around Final of the Rhythmic Gymnastics event, at The SSE Hydro venue at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – AFP pic

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    July 26, 2014: Australia’s Belinda Hocking in action at the Women’s 100m Backstroke semi-final, at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – AFP pic

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    July 26, 2014: Samoa’s bronze medalist Vaipava Ioane fails as he competes in the men’s weightlifting 62kg class at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. – AFP pic

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    July 26, 2014: Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes (Left) leads teammate Cameron McEvoy to win the Men’s 200m Freestyle final at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – AFP pic

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    July 26, 2014: Swimmers dive in during the men’s 100m Breaststroke semi-final at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – AFP pic

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    July 25, 2014: Malaysian rhythmic gymnastics team, (From Left), Fatin Zakirah Zain Jalany, Wong Poh San and Amy Kwan show off their bronze medal after the medal presentation ceremony at the Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow. – Bernama pic

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    July 25, 2014: The design of the Scottish flag is seen painted on the nails of Scotland’s cyclist Ellie Richardson as she warms up before a competition at the Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow, Scotland. – Reuters pic

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    July 25, 2014: Malaysia’s Wong Poh San performs with the clubs during the women’s rhythmic gymnastics team competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – Reuters pic

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    July 25, 2014: Zulhelmi Mohd Pisol lifted the first medal for Malaysia, a silver, in the men’s weightlifting 56kg class event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – AFP pic

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    July 25, 2014: Malaysian Fatin Zakirah Zain Zailany in action during the gymnastic event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – Bernama pic

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    July 24, 2014: England’s Jodie Stimpson (Left), who won the first gold medal of the Glasgow 2014, poses with teammate, bronze medalist Vicky Holland after the Women’s Triathlon event at Strathclyde Country Park near Glasgow. – AFP pic

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    July 24, 2014: Fatin Zakirah Zain Jalany of Malaysia takes part in in the Team Final and Individual Qualification of the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition on the opening day of competition of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – AFP pic

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    July 24, 2014: Competitors dive into the water at the start of the women’s triathlon race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. – Reuters pic

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    Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

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ALL SIDES: ONE SUBJECT, DIFFERENT VIEWS

All Sides is an open platform commited to getting to the heart of the matter. We aim to approach
current issues from as many perspectives as possible, including yours.

  1. UMcedel

    UMcedel

    BN growing stronger

    Pakatan Rakyat seems to be losing ground in Selangor, if internal and external issues are any indication. UMcedel's survey findings have pushed the coalition further down the game. 

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    Acid test for Pakatan Rakyat

    Despite dampening survey results, Pakatan Rakyat is confident of keeping its promises and working hard towards restoring people's confidence.

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  2. PARENTING

    PARENTING

    Use creativity, not control on children

    Parents only want the best for their children. While many may feel that they are providing everything for their children, bringing them up requires creativity, not blind pampering.

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    Firmness and consistency essential

    With both parents working, they have less time for their children, who are often left in the care of nannies or extended families. This translates into less attention to rules and discipline.

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  3. Baby gender selection

    Baby gender selection

    Not for social or cultural reasons

    In-vitro fertilisation has been a popular choice among couples who have difficulty conceiving naturally, but there are demands to choose the baby’s sex through IVF. Unless it’s done on medical grounds, sex selection is not permitted.

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    A pressing need for clear guidelines

    The preference for males in some cultures, coupled with advancements in medical technologies, have led couples to resort to 'selecting' the gender of their future child. This has given rise to legal and ethical concerns.

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  4. MARRIAGES

    MARRIAGES

    Still relevant today

    Despite changing trends in marriage and problems leading to divorce, many people around the world, as well as those in Malaysia, still choose to commit to marriage.

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    Double is trouble

    In a society that no longer believes in mending what is broken, marriages today are fast losing its sanctity as an institution built on love, trust and commitment.

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  5. Direct sales industry

    Direct sales industry

    Rules galore for self-regulation

    There are sufficient regulations in place for the direct selling industry in Malaysia. What they lack is bite — when it comes to enforcing them.

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    bad image perception or bad reality?

    Many still doubt the legitimacy of the direct sales industry and want the authorities to do more to protect victims.

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Business

  1. Bursa joins regional falls

    Bursa joins regional falls

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia closed lower today, weighed down by losses in selected blue-chips and heavyweights. At 5 pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI)...

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  2. Ice cream firm among leaders for GMO food label crusade

  3. Edelman China chief missing

  4. Crackdown on dark pools spreading

Life

  1. Australia’s ‘hidden’ abusive migrant marriages

    Australia’s ‘hidden’ abusive migrant marriages

    KANYA thought she was starting a new life in Australia after arriving from India to marry her husband but it quickly turned into a nightmare. She was barred from going out on her own, forced...

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  2. Consumers turning away from mini smartphones

  3. Muhammad Ali’s ‘Fight of the Century’ gloves up for auction

  4. At Skywalker Ranch, the ‘Force’ of George Lucas is everywhere

Sports

  1. Mourinho: Lukaku not up for Chelsea fight

    Mourinho: Lukaku not up for Chelsea fight

    LONDON, Aug 1: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that he sold Romelu Lukaku to Everton because the Belgian striker did not have the stomach to fight for a place at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku...

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  2. Woods thinking ‘win’ in return to Firestone

  3. Man United issue Champions League warning

  4. Gerrard:  Suarez ‘too good’ for Arsenal

World

  1. Fighting erupts after start of Gaza ceasefire

    Fighting erupts after start of Gaza ceasefire

    GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 1: A Gaza ceasefire was in jeopardy just hours after it began on Friday, with the Islamist group Hamas saying Israeli tank fire killed four people and Israel accusing militants...

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  2. Thai musician gets 15 years jail for insulting royals

  3. Separatists inflict new losses on army in east Ukraine

  4. CIA admits to spying on US Senate committee

Rakyat TV

  1. YSLM International members and leaders briefing in Sri Petaling

    Controversy-embroilled YSLM International gave a briefing for its members and leaders at their headquarters in Sri Petaling on July 30, 2014. The “world’s future richest man” Zhang Jian was absent. YSLM International media officer Jessy Lai was evasive on Zhang Jian’s whereabouts, denouncing media members instead.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

TRENDING

  1. MH17 victim had eerie premonition of crash

    MH17 victim had eerie premonition of crash

    Published: 23 Jul 2014, 9:15pm

  2. Journalist casts doubt on Malaysian delegation’s command of English

    Journalist casts doubt on Malaysian delegation’s command of English

    Published: 22 Jul 2014, 6:48pm

  3. Woman with Quranic writing on dress Korean, not Chinese

    Woman with Quranic writing on dress Korean, not Chinese

    Published: 20 Jul 2014, 10:53am

  4. Malaysians rally behind national carrier

    Malaysians rally behind national carrier

    Published: 19 Jul 2014, 1:51pm

  5. Malaysian-born Elaine Teoh on board MH17

    Malaysian-born Elaine Teoh on board MH17

    Published: 18 Jul 2014, 10:27pm

  6. MH17: Full list of crew on board

    MH17: Full list of crew on board

    Published: 18 Jul 2014, 6:11am

  7. Radio stations hit wrong note with listeners over Kiki interview

    Radio stations hit wrong note with listeners over Kiki interview

    Published: 17 Jul 2014, 5:08pm

  8. Telco comes to the aid of elderly man threatened by furious woman

    Telco comes to the aid of elderly man threatened by furious woman

    Published: 16 Jul 2014, 1:30pm

  9. Woman’s temper, racist rant make it to Facebook and Youtube

    Woman’s temper, racist rant make it to Facebook and Youtube

    Published: 15 Jul 2014, 9:53pm

  10. Former Playboy model converts to Islam at mosque

    Former Playboy model converts to Islam at mosque

    Published: 3 Jul 2014, 9:27pm

Quote of the Day

“We ask that all sides respect the lives lost and the integrity of the site so that the investigation can proceed. The long walk towards justice begins with this step.”

 

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in calling for all sides to stop their fighting to allow remains of those killed on MAS Flight MH17 to be recovered.

Say What?

“We found her to be special as despite apologising, she was still fined RM5,000. How can the authorities take action based on a video which does not reveal what happened before the incident? Maybe she was provoked by Sim?”

 

 

Selangor Perkasa chief Abu Bakar Yahya defending the fund set up to defend Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin, or Kiki, who became 'famous' after a video of her wielding a steering wheel lock and threatening Sim Siak Heong, 61, went viral.

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