Tuesday July 22, 2014

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Key Story

  1. (Live Updates) MH17 ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

    (Live Updates) MH17 ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 22: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 operates on a Boeing 777. It departed Amsterdam at 12.15pm (Amsterdam local time) and the estimated time of arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is at 6.10am Friday morning (Malaysian time). 10.30pm Transport Minister Datuk...

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  • petaling jaya, a&w, landmark

    July 22, 2014: For Petaling Jaya folk, the car-hop A&W restaurant has become an iconic landmark, a place they had visited as kids and are now bringing their kids. It is more than just a fast-food joint, it is a treasure trove of memories for many in the town. — TRP pic by Mokhsin Zamani

  • A&W, petaling jaya, iconic

    July 22, 2014: A&W lovers queueing up at the fast-food chain’s iconic Petaling Jaya car-hop restaurant after news broke that the building will soon be demolished to pave way for a new building. — TRP pic by Mokhsin Zamani

  • kesas highway, lorry, burst, toll

    July 22, 2014: A lorry burst into flames after it lost control and rammed into two other vehicles at the Sunway toll booth along the Kesas Highway at 3pm today. — shared pic

  • MH17, black box, donetsk

    July 22, 2014: A pro-Russian separatist shows members of the media a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, before handing it over to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk today. — Reuters pic

  • pavilion, mh17, kuala lumpur

    July 22, 2014: A woman posing for a photograph yesterday in front of a board set up by the management of the Pavilion shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur in memory of those on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. — TRP pic by Azrol Ali

  • jalan panggung, memorial, mh17

    July 22, 2014: People gathering at Jalan Panggung near Petaling Street over the weekend to pay respect to those who died on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

  • song, mh17, tribute

    July 22, 2014: A Ukrainian singer and songwriter Sergey Onischenko performing a song of love and harmony at Jalan Panggong near Petaling Street over the weekend to pay respect to those who died on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

  • russia, embassy, kl

    July 22, 2014: Russian ambassador to Malaysia Lyudmila Vorobyeva giving her statement to the media during a press conference on the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at the Russian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur today. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

  • russia, embassy, lyudmila vorobyeva

    July 22, 2014: Russian ambassador to Malaysia Lyudmila Vorobyeva giving her statement to the media during a press conference on the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at the Russian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur today. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

  • shejaia, gaza city

    July 22, 2014: Smoke rises during what witnesses said were heavy Israeli shelling at the Shejaia neighborhood in Gaza City over the weekend. — Reuters pic

News

  1. Liow heads to Amsterdam

    Liow heads to Amsterdam

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 22: It was less than a week ago that 298 people boarded a passenger aircraft from the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam bound for Kuala Lumpur. Today, they are heading back to...

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  2. Family members of MH17 victims provide DNA samples

  3. Support for MAS gets louder

  4. UM lecturers visit MH17 victims’ parents

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. 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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  2. 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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  3. SOUP KITCHENS

    SOUP KITCHENS

    A life-line to many

    Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor may just have done good with his call against soup kitchens as it has boosted public help for NGOs.

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    Government’s position

    Despite the bad press they received following the soup kitchen ban, what the authorities really want is to ensure that aid is distributed in a systematic way.

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  4. Influence of politics in academia

    Influence of politics in academia

    Stop political interference

    Politicians from both sides of the political divide agree that there is a need to stop politics from influencing academia.

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    A case for academic freedom

    Those in the realm of academia say it is imperative for the academic world to be independent of politics to function and grow.

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  5. RAMADAN

    RAMADAN

    Reduce wastage, be moderate

    While duty, discipline and devotion mark the holy month, wastage, gluttony and extravagant Hari Raya preparations defeat its purpose.

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    An opportunity for everyone

    Critics say Ramadan encourages wastage with consumers buying in excess and food producers disposing unsold food.

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Business

  1. Malaysian fast food chains unaffected by China food scandal

    Malaysian fast food chains unaffected by China food scandal

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 22: As probes into the expired food scandal in China widens, having already been extended to Japan, Malaysian consumers can remain assured that supplies to local fast food...

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  2. SC sues repeat offender, 6 others over DVM share price manipulation

  3. I-Bhd stops buying land

  4. Xiaomi Mi4 launch next week

Life

  1. Raya cookies that evoke warm memories

    Raya cookies that evoke warm memories

    IT is a festive tradition many Malaysians enjoy. Assorted cookie jars sitting prettily with traditional delicacies on the festive table have become synonymous with major celebrations in Malaysia....

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  2. 5 Malaysians who restored our faith in humanity

  3. Call to legalise sex work

  4. China domestic abuse victims voiceless as network disbands

Sports

  1. Real Madrid signs Golden Boot Rodriguez for RM355m

    Real Madrid signs Golden Boot Rodriguez for RM355m

    MADRID, July 23: Real Madrid on yesterday signed Colombian striker James Rodriguez, the top scorer at the World Cup, from Monaco on a six season contract. Spanish media said Real paid about EUR80...

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  2. MP Amess: Premier League an ‘absolute disgrace’

  3. Pardew: Newcastle playing for MH17 victims

  4. German sprint giants just tired, says Kristoff

World

  1. Ukraine says Russian officer pushed the button to shoot down MH17

    Ukraine says Russian officer pushed the button to shoot down MH17

    KIEV, July 22: As bodies from Thursday’s air disaster reached a facility today in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the Ukrainian government ratcheted up its accusations against Moscow, saying a Russian...

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  2. Australian watchdog warns of MH17 scams

  3. Flightradar App goes viral as Ukraine crash spawns planespotters

  4. Sri Lanka probes gang-rape of girl by seven sailors

Rakyat TV

  1. Lorry rams Kesas Highway toll booth

    This video which was shared via Whatsapp shows a lorry reportedly ramming into two other cars and then ramming the toll booth before bursting into flames at the Sunway toll booth along the Kesas Highway on July 22. The accident caused a major traffic jam on the highway in both directions.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

TRENDING

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

    Woman with Quranic writing on dress Korean, not Chinese

    Published: 20 Jul 2014, 10:53am

  2. Malaysians rally behind national carrier

    Malaysians rally behind national carrier

    Published: 19 Jul 2014, 1:51pm

  3. Malaysian-born Elaine Teoh on board MH17

    Malaysian-born Elaine Teoh on board MH17

    Published: 18 Jul 2014, 10:27pm

  4. MH17: Full list of crew on board

    MH17: Full list of crew on board

    Published: 18 Jul 2014, 6:11am

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Maybank raising BLR, FD rates from Wednesday

    Maybank raising BLR, FD rates from Wednesday

    Published: 11 Jul 2014, 5:15pm

  9. Former Playboy model converts to Islam at mosque

    Former Playboy model converts to Islam at mosque

    Published: 3 Jul 2014, 9:27pm

  10. Nude scenes in American reality show shot in Perak

    Nude scenes in American reality show shot in Perak

    Published: 24 Jun 2014, 4:40pm

Quote of the Day

“I don’t have a closed-door system. I have an open-door system.”

 

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who invited Malaysians to freely meet with him and discuss possible solutions to the problems faced by the homeless in the city.

Say What?

“With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax, for quality of life. Having four days off would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied.”

Richest man in the world Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican telecommunications mogul on working 11 hours daily, but for only three days a week

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