Saturday August 23, 2014

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MH17 Malaysia Mourns

Key Story

  1. Malaysia gains notoriety for illegal hunting and trading of bears

    Malaysia gains notoriety for illegal hunting and trading of bears

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23, 2014: Malaysia is among the many Asian countries that are increasingly gaining notoriety for the illegal hunting and trade of bears. Based on analysis by wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic, Malaysia had reported up to 38 cases of bear trade between the year 2000 and 2011....

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  • mh17, stewardess, son, gombak

    Aug 23, 2014: MAS MH17′s stewardess Hamfazlin Sham Mohamed Arifin’s son Alif Haiqal, 8, at his mother’s funeral yesterday at the Raudhatul Sakinah Muslim Cemetery in Taman Batu Muda, Gombak. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

  • mh17, gombak, burial

    Aug 23, 2014: Malaysian Armed Forces personnel carrying the coffin bearing the remains of MAS MH17′s stewardess Hamfazlin Sham Mohamed Arifin during the burial ceremony at the Raudhatul Sakinah Muslim Cemetery in Taman Batu Muda, Gombak yesterday. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

  • dora shahila kassim, mh17, bukit kiara

    Aug 23, 2014: Family and friends at MAS Flight MH17′s chief stewardess Dora Shahila Kassim’s funeral at the Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. — TRP pic by Arif Kartono

  • father, mh17, speech

    Aug 23, 2014: Associate Prof Dr Hakimi Mohd Nor (centre), father of MAS MH17′s flight officer Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi, giving a short speech after the burial ceremony for his son was completed yesterday at the Taman Selatan Muslim Cemetery in Precinct 20, Putrajaya. — TRP pic by Mokhsin Zamani

  • noriah daud, mother, mh17

    Aug 23, 2014: Noriah Daud (right) mother of MAS MH17′s flight officer Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi could not hold back her tears as the Grand Imam of the Putra Mosque read out the talkin at the burial ceremony for her son which was held yesterday. — TRP pic by Mokhsin Zamani

  • mh17, putrajaya, burial

    Aug 23, 2014: Family members and friends carrying the coffin bearing the remains of MAS Flight MH17′s flight officer Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi at the burial ceremony at Taman Selatan Muslim Cemetery, Precinct 20 in Putrajaya yesterday. — TRP Pic by Mokhsin Zamani

  • nur shazana, putrajaya, precinct 20, mh17

    Aug 23, 2014: Family members of MAS MH17 crew member Nur Shazana Mohamed Salleh could not contain their tears at the burial ceremony for the stewardess held yesterday at the Taman Selatan Muslim Cemetery, Precinct 20 in Putrajaya. — TRP pic by Mokhsin Zamani

  • scicom, mh17, mourning

    Aug 23, 2014: Scicom call centre employees took to wearing black yesterday in mourning the innocent lives lost on board MAS Flight MH17. (From left) team leader Rajvinder Singh Dahliwal, 30, front desk senior executive Mathu, 28, and data entry senior executive. Mani Shafiee, 34. — TRP pic by Wan Kah Hoong

  • lions, lima, peru

    Aug 23, 2014: A worker removing plastic covers from the cages of rescued lions ‘Rolex’ (left) and ‘Chino’, while they are being quarantined at a temporary custody centre in Lima, Peru. — Reuters pic

  • malaysian armed forces, mh17, burial

    Aug 23, 2014: Malaysian Armed Forces personnel carrying the coffin bearing the remains of MAS MH17′s stewardess Hamfazlin Sham Mohamed Arifin during the burial ceremony at the Raudhatul Sakinah Muslim Cemetery in Taman Batu Muda, Gombak yesterday. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

News

  1. ‘Economic growth not affected by MAS air tragedies’

    ‘Economic growth not affected by MAS air tragedies’

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23, 2014: The air tragedies that befell Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has not affected the country’s economic growth, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said. International...

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  2. Cop shot by three men

  3. PKR will not interfere with PAS’ decision on Wan Azizah, says Azmin

  4. Curfew ensures safety of fishermen, says Home Minister

EPL 2014

  • 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.

  • RIP
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  • Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

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. Should a CEO resign when things go bad?

    Should a CEO resign when things go bad?

    When the going gets tough, the tough could 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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  2. 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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    or

    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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  3. 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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    or

    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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  4. INTEREST RATE HIKE

    INTEREST RATE HIKE

    Unfair penalty

    Increasing the interest rates may curb further spending and affect the economy.

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    or

    Timely benefit

    Higher interest may result in a higher rate of savings.

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  5. 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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    or

    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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Business

  1. New Malacca airline: Rayani Air

    New Malacca airline: Rayani Air

    MALACCA, Aug 23: Rayani Air, a new airline based in Malacca, will begin thrice-weekly flights to five domestic destinations from its hub at the Melaka International Airport in Batu Berendam here...

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  2. US, Europe economies still weak?

  3. Goldman Sachs latest to be hit with big US fine

  4. Bizsnaps: MRCB profit up

Life

  1. Zero-gravity flight worldwide tour heading here

    Zero-gravity flight worldwide tour heading here

    FOR all the wannabe astronauts and thrill seekers in the world, a zero-gravity commercial airline may be headed to the skies near you, allowing you to channel your inner Chris Hadfield — or...

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  2. Crowdfunding to preserve Kung Fu’s ancient heritage (video)

  3. Computers reshaping global job market, for better or worse

  4. Ahead of Emmys, Netflix already winning online

Sports

  1. Mandzukic hands Atletico Super Cup win over Real

    Mandzukic hands Atletico Super Cup win over Real

    MADRID, Aug 23: Atletico Madrid gained some measure of revenge for their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid by beating their city rivals 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Friday to win...

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  2. M’sian Open: Raneem stops Nicol in her tracks

  3. Squash queen Nicol on course for record 9th M’sian Open title

  4. M’sian contingent at Youth Olympics to observe national mourning day

World

  1. Merkel says tightening Ukraine-Russian border is key to peace deal

    Merkel says tightening Ukraine-Russian border is key to peace deal

    KIEV, Aug 23, 2014: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday the stand-off over Ukraine could be solved but only if control was tightened over the Ukraine-Russia border across which,...

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  2. Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

  3. Suicide attacks kill at least 17 in Iraq after mosque shooting

  4. Adult retailer Ann Summers says sorry over Isis lingerie

Rakyat TV

  1. Goodbye MH17

    In memory of the passengers of MH17. May it never be forgotten that on Aug 22, the whole of Malaysia stood in solidarity to show the world that this is a country made up of strong and resilient citizens.

    VIDEO GALLERY

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NEWS IN BRIEF

TRENDING

  1. Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist James Foley (video)

    Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist James Foley (video)

    Published: 20 Aug 2014, 9:44am

  2. Woman strips in Jalan Kuching

    Woman strips in Jalan Kuching

    Published: 19 Aug 2014, 11:27pm

  3. Family catches record-breaking monster alligator

    Family catches record-breaking monster alligator

    Published: 19 Aug 2014, 10:11am

  4. MRT confirms accident at its worksite in Kota Damansara

    MRT confirms accident at its worksite in Kota Damansara

    Published: 18 Aug 2014, 11:19pm

  5. Woman alleges pilot husband beat her up

    Woman alleges pilot husband beat her up

    Published: 18 Aug 2014, 10:44pm

  6. Rottweiler saves owner from cobra

    Rottweiler saves owner from cobra

    Published: 14 Aug 2014, 4:45pm

  7. Perodua Axia EEV goes for RM24,900

    Perodua Axia EEV goes for RM24,900

    Published: 14 Aug 2014, 12:01am

  8. Tun M slams Khazanah, takes a swipe at Najib

    Tun M slams Khazanah, takes a swipe at Najib

    Published: 12 Aug 2014, 11:13am

  9. McDonald’s boycott goes one step further with prank video

    McDonald’s boycott goes one step further with prank video

    Published: 9 Aug 2014, 2:09pm

  10. Khazanah confirms MAS delisting

    Khazanah confirms MAS delisting

    Published: 8 Aug 2014, 10:50am

Quote of the Day

“My prayers go out to the families who are awaiting to receive their loved ones tomorrow.”

 

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (via Twitter) on Aug 21, 2014 on the remains of Malaysians who died on MAS Flight MH17 being flown home.

Say What?

“Malaysians owe him an eternal debt of gratitude for forging a common platform.”

 

Blogger Sakmongkol AK47, whose real name is Datuk Mohd.Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz, on Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim bonding three different major political parties to share a common platform and offering the people an alternative to Barisan Nasional.

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