Tuesday September 23, 2014

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  1. New state exco line-up expected on Friday

    New state exco line-up expected on Friday

    KLANG, Sept 23, 2014: A new State Executive Council is expected to be announced this Friday following the swearing in of the new Selangor Menteri Besar today. According to newly minted Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali, he will be holding several more meetings before deciding on the new line-up. “I...

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  • KLCC, window cleaner

    September 22, 2014: A cleaner wiping the KL Tower window with the Kuala Lumpur Twin Tower in the foreground. — TRP pic by Azrol Ali.

  • Hindu temple, Batu Caves

    September 22, 2014: Workers painting a Hindu temple in Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

  • Azmin Ali

    Sept 22, 2014: Deputy PKR president Azmin Ali leaves the party’s headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Selangor after a meeting. — TRP/Mokhsin Zamani

  • Incheon 6

    Sept 22, 2014: National track cyclist Fatehah Mustapa (Left), brightened up the cycling squad when she won the silver in the women’s kerin event, at the Incheon Asian Games. – Bernama pic

  • kimono, bubbles, Japanese festival

    Sept 21, 2014: A young girl shooting bubbles at the 38th Bon Odori 2014 celebration held at Matsushita Sport Complex in Shah Alam yesterday, which was attended by thousands of people. — TRP pic by Wan Kah Hoong

  • Japanese festival, food

    Sept 20, 2014: The 38th Bon Odori 2014 celebration held at Matsushita Sport Complex in Shah Alam yesterday saw Japanese cuisine enjoyed by Malaysians. — TRP pic by Wan Kah Hoong

  • car wash

    Sept 21, 2014: Cars being washed in Rawang, Selangor, during the weekend following the downpour the day before. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

  • Floods,Manila, Sept 21

    Sept 21, 2014: Commuters making their way through a flooded street in the suburbs of Manila. Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital. — AFP pic

  • Policemen

    Policemen showing their fingers dipped in dye after they case their early votes for the Pengkalan Kubor state by-election in Kelantan. – TRP pic by Arif Kartono

  • Turtle,Thailand,Sept 21

    Sept 21, 2014: Tourists standing in the water near a turtle statue at Koh Tao island (Turtle Island) in Thailand. — Reuters pic

News

  1. Azmin pledges to be hands-on MB

    Azmin pledges to be hands-on MB

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23, 2014: Newly-minted Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali has pledged to be a hands-on Menteri Besar who does his work in “short sleeves and long pants”....

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  2. PAS assures Selangor reps will back Azmin

  3. Court dismisses defamation suit against DAP MP

  4. DAP CEC recognised by Registrar of Societies

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current issues from as many perspectives as possible, including yours.

  1. SHOULD THE UPSR BE ABOLISHED

    SHOULD THE UPSR BE ABOLISHED

    Benefits of maintaining the examination

    The recent leak of two Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah examination papers has again put the spotlight on Malaysia’s education system.

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    or

    A holistic approach is necessary

    There is no need for an immediate action to remove the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah examination just because of exam paper leaks

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  2. ‘MALAYS ARE LAZY’

    ‘MALAYS ARE LAZY’

    Dr M did not mean to offend Malays

    Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's 'Malays are lazy' remark wants to goad Malays into action to turn them into a highly accomplished group of people.

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    Blame failed policies, not the Malays

    Malaysia should celebrate successful people and motivate others to emulate them. Continuously nagging people to do better will not make any difference.

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  3. Should a CEO resign when things go bad?

    Should a CEO resign when things go bad?

    When going gets tough, the tough can stay put for a while

    If every CEO or politician resigned for every mistake, there would be large-scale resignations, especially since Malaysia is developing so quickly but not necessarily having the capacity to deal with rapid development.

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    When things go bad, heads should roll

    MRT Corporation Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid's resignation is setting the right example for the rest of Malaysia. He is sending a powerful signal that deadly accidents cannot be tolerated.

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  4. ISRAELI PRODUCT BOYCOTT

    ISRAELI PRODUCT BOYCOTT

    Detrimental consequences

    Don't make hasty decisions, say stakeholders caught up in the call for a boycott on Israeli products.

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    Sending a clear message

    Would a boycott of Israeli products and Israeli-linked corporations cripple the Zionist movement? Some say 'yes'.

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  5. INTERNET CENSORSHIP

    INTERNET CENSORSHIP

    Protect people from abuses

    Censorship is good as it reduces threats to the silent majority. It can protect the people, especially youths from misleading information or dangerous sites belonging to terrorists.

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    Going back to the Stone Age

    Access to information is an essential part of human rights and allows society to keep the government in check through increased transparency and accountability.

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EPL 2014

EPL 2014

  • Leicester City

    Sept 22, 2014: Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy (Right) celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. – AFP pic

  • Liverpool

    Sept 21, 2014: Steven Gerrard (Left) and striker Mario Balotelli react at the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Liverpool at The Boleyn Ground, Upton Park. West Ham won the game 3-1. – AFP pic

  • Costa

    Sept 18, 2014: Chelsea’s Spanish striker Diego Costa (Third from Left) warms up with teammates during training ahead of their UEFA Champions League, group G football match against Schalke 04. Costa who scored a hat-trick against Swansea City last Saturday, is again expected to feature prominently against Man City on Sunday. — AFP pic

  • man united

    Sept 15, 2014: Manchester United’s English striker Wayne Rooney (Second from Left), celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates, during the English Premier League football match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford in Manchester. – AFP pic

  • Villa1

    Sept 14, 2014: Aston Villa’s English striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (Second from Right), celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match against Liverpool ,at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool. – AFP pic

  • Manchester United

    Sept 12, 2014: Manchester United’s latest signings Colombian striker Radamel Falcao (Left) and Dutch midfielder Daley Blind, pose for photographers during their unveiling at Old Trafford in Manchester. – AFP pic

  • EPL17

    Sept 1, 2014: Liverpool’s English midfielder Steven Gerrard (Right) celebrates scoring a penalty for their second goal with Italian striker Mario Balotelli, during the English Premier League football match against Tottenham Hotspur, at White Hart Lane in London. – AFP pic

  • EPL16

    Aug 31, 2014: Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring his team’s sixth goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park in Liverpool. – AFP pic

  • EPL 16

    Aug 30, 2014: Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal reacts during their English Premier League soccer match 0-0 draw, against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley, northern England. – AFP pic

  • EPL13

    Aug 29, 2014: Manchester United’s new signing Angel Di Maria (Left) poses for a photograph with his jersey and manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England. – Reuters pic

  • epl12

    Aug 26, 2014: Liverpool’s new signings Mario Balotelli (Second from Right) and Adam Lallana (Second from Left), watch their team play, during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City, at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England. – Reuters pic

  • epl12

    Aug 25, 2014: The hands of Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal are crossed before their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. – Reuters pic

  • epl11

    Aug 24, 2014: Chelsea’’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London. – AFP Pic

  • epl10

    Aug 24, 2014: Aston Villa’s Gabby Agbonlahor (Left) challenges Newcastle United’s Mike Williamson during their English Premier League soccer match at Villa Park in Birmingham. – AFP pic

  • RIP

    Aug 21, 2014: Newcastle United’s Argentinian defender Fabricio Coloccini (Right), Manchester City’s Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (Left), and family members observe a minute’s silence for the two Newcastle United fans, Liam Sweeney and John Alder, who died in the MH17 Malaysian aircraft disaster, before the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James’ Park in Newcastle. – AFP pic

  • EPL8

    Aug 20, 2014: Chelsea’s Ivorian striker Didier Drogba (Centre) vies with Burnley’s English defender Jason Shackell (Right) during the English Premier League football match in Burnley, north west England. Chelsea won the game 3-1. – AFP pic

  • EPL7

    Aug 18, 2014: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew reacts after their 0-2 defeat to Manchester City, during the English Premier League soccer match, at St James’ Park in Newcastle. — Reuters pic

  • EPL6

    Aug 18, 2014: The relatives of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 victims Liam Sweeney and John Alder, observe a minute’s silence in their memory, before Newcastle United’s English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at St James’ Park in Newcastle. – Reuters pic

  • EPL5

    Aug 17, 2014: Liverpool fans hold a banner bearing the picture of Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers, during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium, in Liverpool. – AFP pic

  • EPL4

    Aug 17, 2014: Match referee Jon Moss reacts, as foam sprays out from its canister during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, at the Emirates stadium in London. – Reuters pic

  • EPL3

    Aug 17, 2014: Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey scores his team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at The Emirates Stadium. Arsenal won the match 2-1. – AFP pic

  • EPL2

    Aug 16, 2014: Referee Mike Dean uses vanishing spray to mark the pitch for a free kick during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford. Swansea City won the game 2-1. – AFP pic

  • EPL

    Aug 15, 2014: Arsenal’s Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta (Centre) raises the Community Shield trophy after defeating Man City at Wembley Stadium last week. — AFP pic

  • Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

    Liverpool’s Luis Suarez (C) heads the ball towards goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Chelsea. – Reuters Pic.

  • Leicester City
  • Liverpool
  • Costa
  • man united
  • Villa1
  • Manchester United
  • EPL17
  • EPL16
  • EPL 16
  • EPL13
  • epl12
  • epl12
  • epl11
  • epl10
  • RIP
  • EPL8
  • EPL7
  • EPL6
  • EPL5
  • EPL4
  • EPL3
  • EPL2
  • EPL
  • Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

Business

  1. Petronas to enhance oil recovery

    Petronas to enhance oil recovery

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23: National energy giant Petronas is now actively implementing enhanced oil recovery (EOR) programmes to enhance crude oil production in maturing fileds, with more than 10...

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  2. Scomi bidding for monorail projects in several Malaysian cities

  3. Apple store robbed, new iPhone 6 stock left behind

  4. Jimmy Choo IPO next month

Life

  1. ‘Pressure-free’ social app lets strangers meet up for a cuddle

    ‘Pressure-free’ social app lets strangers meet up for a cuddle

    ARE you finding the world of online dating a little too aggressive? Do you sometimes wish you could just get a nice friendly hug with no strings attached? If the answer is yes then new app Cuddlr...

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  2. ‘The Voice’ returns with Pharrell, Stefani (video)

  3. Luxurious honeymoon suites for the one percent

  4. ‘The Maze Runner’ running strong at the top (videos)

Sports

  1. FIFA’s Zwanziger: 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar

    FIFA’s Zwanziger: 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar

    BERLIN, Sept 23: Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football’s governing body FIFA. “I think...

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  2. Ryder Cup jousting gets underway

  3. Enrique hails ‘unique’ Messi, Neymar as Barca win again

  4. Hamilton claims ‘dream’ win and title lead, Rosberg retires

World

  1. Uighur scholar gets life in prison for separatism

    Uighur scholar gets life in prison for separatism

    BEIJING, Sept 23, 2014: A Chinese court today sentenced to life in prison the country’s most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, his lawyer said, the latest sign...

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  2. India’s Modi to get rock star reception in New York

  3. U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes in Syria

  4. Fistfights break out while queuing to buy iPhone 6

Rakyat TV

  1. Perodua Axia Informercial

    Designed based on feedback from Malaysian drivers, features include hooks to hang ‘teh tarik’ packets and protection against snatch thieves.

    VIDEO GALLERY

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    Cigarette price back to RM12 per pack

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  3. Singapore student, 19, selling used panties to finance studies

    Singapore student, 19, selling used panties to finance studies

    Published: 16 Sep 2014, 10:41pm

  4. DAP man blasted on Facebook for questioning Negaraku in cinemas

    DAP man blasted on Facebook for questioning Negaraku in cinemas

    Published: 16 Sep 2014, 8:48pm

  5. Angry airline passengers throw VIP politicians off plane (video)

    Angry airline passengers throw VIP politicians off plane (video)

    Published: 16 Sep 2014, 7:44pm

  6. Photo of cinema-goers not standing for Negara-ku goes viral

    Photo of cinema-goers not standing for Negara-ku goes viral

    Published: 16 Sep 2014, 6:12pm

  7. ‘If you can’t speak Bahasa Malaysia, don’t take part in GE’

    ‘If you can’t speak Bahasa Malaysia, don’t take part in GE’

    Published: 15 Sep 2014, 12:55pm

  8. Woman demands cash after duping man to strip on Skype

    Woman demands cash after duping man to strip on Skype

    Published: 12 Sep 2014, 7:00am

  9. The Chinese coffee shop that brings Malaysians together

    The Chinese coffee shop that brings Malaysians together

    Published: 10 Sep 2014, 7:00am

  10. Old video of boy being kicked goes viral again

    Old video of boy being kicked goes viral again

    Published: 9 Sep 2014, 3:17pm

Quote of the Day

“I do not intend to scare Sabahans, but seeing what is happening in Iraq and Syria, it is not impossible (for them to come into Sabah) because that is their struggle. The MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) has said it wants to set up an Islamic caliphate in the southern Philippines, Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Indonesia.”

 

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein on  the recent allegiance pledges to the Islamic State (IS) by Muslim guerrillas in the Philippines.

Say What?

“When the government arrests someone under the Internal Security Act, that person becomes famous. I should know because so did I.”

 

 

 

Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali at a forum entitled 'ISA: Is it still relevant?' on his detention under the Act in 1974 and 1987.

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