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Three Challenges In Hyperconnected World

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KUALA LUMPUR – Accountability after the information revolution; disengagement in the age of distraction and the practice of digital diplomacy are the three challenges that need to be confronted to build, develop and sustain nations in this hyperconnected world, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today. He said the information technology has evolved…

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What To Expect In Budget 2015

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak will be present the government’s annual budget for 2015 on Oct 10. Below are some items expected by analysts, compiled from research notes and media reports. TARGETED FUEL SUBSIDY SCHEME Najib could announce reform of the fuel subsidy regime in order to move away from a blanket subsidy…

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The Top 10 Professions That Are Dependent On Coffee

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Can’t face the day without your daily caffeine fix? It’s not you – it’s your job. A recent survey showed the biggest consumers of the brown hot stuff were those with stressful careers. Journalists consumed the most cups per day, followed by police officers and teachers. The results, which were released by Pressat, found 85…

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Ex-Malaysian Beauty Queen Has 1000 Pairs Of Shoes,As Told To UK High Court

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LONDON: In a bid to have her divorce heard in Britain, Pauline Chai, the estranged wife of Malaysian business tycoon Khoo Kay Peng, has told the High Court that she keeps 700 of her 1,000 pairs of shoes in her £30mil (RM156mil) Hertfordshire mansion. “I have more than 1,000 pairs of shoes from 43 years.…

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Rapid Penang Driver Stabbed By Mentally-Ill Passenger

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GEORGE TOWN: A Rapid Penang bus driver was stabbed in his left thigh by a female passenger on board early this morning. Aisyamudin Yaacob, 27, was driving when the woman struck in the incident about 5.45am at Jalan Paya Terubong in Relau. He sustained severe injury and sought treatment at the Penang Hospital. His situation…

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Cooking With Condoms?This Japanese Cookbook Says You Can!

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If you thought condoms were only useful for safe sex, you were wrong. A new Japanese cookbook featuring recipes using condoms has hit top 100 list of bestsellers on Amazon. Condom Meals I Want to Make for You contains 11 recipes all calling for ingredients to be stuffed into condoms, like condom escargot cooked with…

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Hindraf Founder P. Uthayakumar Freed After 18 Months In Jail

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KAJANG: Hindraf founder P. Uthayakumar is now a free man after being imprisoned for a year and a half for sedition at the Kajang Prison. Uthayakumar, who was escorted by prison officials and police, left the prison compound around 9.40am Friday. He was received by supporters and family members, who had waited in front of…

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Wisma Putra In Talks With NZ Officials On Rizalman’s Transfer

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PETALING JAYA: The Foreign Ministry is working with the New Zealand government on the transfer of Second Warrant Officer Muhammad Rizalman Ismail. “The process to extradite Rizalman is being undertaken in the spirit of close cooperation within the existing legal parameters in Malaysia and New Zealand, taking into consideration that no extradition treaty exists between…

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Asian Games: Syakilla Salni Wins Gold In Karate

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INCHEON: Syakilla Salni Jefry Krisnan crowned her Asian Games debut with a gold medal after a dominating display in the women’s kumite below-61kg final today. The 22-year-old exponent from Klang stopped the clock with 30 seconds remaining after the mercy rule was enforced once Syakilla reached an eight-point lead against Barno Mirzaeva of Uzbekistan. Syakilla’s…

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Passport Counters Closed For Aidiladha

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PETALING JAYA: Passport counters across the country will be closed this weekend in conjunction with the Hari Raya Haji celebrations. “Malaysian Immigration Department offices which operate on weekdays will be closed in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha on Oct 5,” Immigration public relations officer Abdul Haidir Mohd Sukor in a statement Frioday. The Immigration headquarters…

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Hajj Rituals Begin, Pilgrims To Observe ‘Wuquf’ Friday

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More than two million Muslim pilgrims from across the world have gathered at the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia to perform hajj. On the first official day of the hajj on Thursday, pilgrims converged in Mina, where they offered Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha’ prayers, shortening the four-unit prayers so as to make…

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Primary Schoolteacher Held For Growing Ganja

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SHAH ALAM: A primary schoolteacher with interest in gardening has been growing more than just flowers in a house in Kampung Melayu, Sungai Buloh. He was among four men arrested for growing marijuana behind the house. Police who raided the house around 3.50pm on Tuesday, following a tip-off from the public, saw the four men…

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What A Re-Leaf: Dengue Patients Now Have More-Palatable Papaya Leaf Pill

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KUALA LUMPUR: Dengue patients, who have difficulties in consuming the bitter papaya leaf extract to accelerate their recovery, can look forward to a more palatable substitute. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry was working on a project to process the extract into tablets for easy consumption. He said the project was…

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MH17 Get Socso Payments

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KUCHING: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has disbursed funeral expenses aid and the first monthly pensions to the beneficiaries of 20 of the people killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy in east Ukraine in July, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot said yesterday. He said the payments were made to the beneficiaries…

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Mat Sabu Admitted For Suspected Dengue

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PETALING JAYA: PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, commonly known as Mat Sabu, has been admitted to Klang Hospital and is suspected to be suffering from dengue. Shah Alam PAS MP Khalid Samad tweeted, “I was informed that deputy president, Mat Sabu has been admitted to Tunku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang for suspected dengue. I pray that…

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Malaysia Loses Asian Games Doping Appeal

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INCHEON: Malaysia’s wushu champion Tai Cheau Xuen lost an appeal against a doping failure that saw her stripped of her Asian Games gold medal, Olympic Council of Asia sources said. A special division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport set up at the Games in Incheon, South Korea, dismissed an appeal by Tai, the…

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Boy,12, Falls Off Second Floor Ceiling, Now In Critical Condition

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KENINGAU: A primary six pupil was critically injured after falling from the second floor ceiling of his school here. The 12-year-old boy fell into a coma after falling on the ground floor corridor of SK Ansip at about 9.55am, according to his 45-year-old father in a police report lodged around noon. Acting district police chief…

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Don’t Get Stuck In A Rut,Here’s 10 Fuel-Saving Tips For The Best Gas Mileage

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The prices of petrol and diesel in Malaysia rose at the start of Thursday (Oct 2), as part of the government’s plan to reduce the current fuel subsidy by 20 sen (US$0.06) – a move that was lambasted by an opposition think tank as “irresponsible and unjust”. The Star Online said that from 12.01am on…

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Ahmad, Alex And Ravi The Most Popular Names In Malaysia

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PUTRAJAYA: Nur Fathaniah Tariyah Karimah Farwizah Zahabiyah Sya­hirah binti Airol Anizam is probably the longest name ever registered in Malaysia, but Ahmad, Alex and Ravi remain the most popular names. National Registration Department (NRD) director-general Datuk Sulai­man Keling said “Ahmad” had been the preferred name for 63,049 people in Malaysia, followed by “Alex” (16,992) and…

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Body Of Woman Found Chopped Up And Charred

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BUKIT MERTAJAM: A woman in her 20s has been found brutally murdered; her body chopped into pieces and set fire to. The incident is believed to have taken place on Monday at Kampung Keramat, Juru. Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Rusli Mohd Noor said police are currently searching for the woman’s boyfriend to assist…

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8 Benefits Of Drinking Jasmine Tea

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Jasmine tea is a scented variety of tea that has been consumed for generations in Southeast Asia. Jasmine tea is produced by infusing green tea with the fragrance of jasmine flowers. Other varieties of tea can also be used, though green tea tends to be the most common. Different types of jasmine tea can have…

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Sex-Blogging Vivian:”Life Is More Peaceful Without Alvin”

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PETALING JAYA: For Vivian Lee (pic), the ex-girlfriend of sex blogger Alvin Tan, life has been “actually more peaceful and serene” in the three months since the 26-year-old Tan jumped bail to seek asylum in the United States. “We used to fight a lot. Most of the fights were over petty issues,” said the 25-year-old…

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Khazanah Hopes Govt. Enacts MAS Act Early 2015

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KUALA LUMPUR: Khazanah Nasional Bhd hopes the government will enact the “MAS Act” early next year, before MAS NewCo is set up in the middle of next year. According to the RM6 billion recovery plan for MAS, its shares will be delisted from Bursa Malaysia by year-end and a new company (Newco) will be created…

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Don’t Deny Unisel Students Who Can’t Afford Fees, Says Anwar

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SHAH ALAM: Universiti Selangor (Unisel) students who cannot afford to pay their tuition fees should not be prohibited from sitting for examinations, said Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He said the matter had been discussed with newly appointed Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali, who had agreed to look into the policy being adopted at…

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Vivian Lee ‘Not Surprised’ Alvin Tan Jumped Bail, Seeks Asylum In US

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PETALING JAYA: Vivian Lee (pic,left), the ex-girlfriend of sex blogger Alvin Tan is ‘not surprised’ that her former Alvivi partner has jumped bail and sought asylum in the United States, as he had suggested the idea before. “He has suggested the idea of seeking political asylum briefly once. “He didn’t discuss his plan with me…

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12 Things Your Skin Tells You About Your Health

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Visiting your dermatologist regularly is definitely a smart habit to establish: They’re experts that can look out for inconspicuous signs of underlying health concerns. If you notice any of these visible symptoms, you should bring them up to your doctor at your next appointment to gethem them checked out. Yellow Eyes Eyes that turn a…

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College Student Charged For Stabbing Man In The Neck

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SHAH ALAM: A college student alleged with stabbing a youth in the neck during a fight at an entertainment outlet last week was charged at the magistrate’s court here today. K. Punitan, 19, nodded his head as a sign he understood the charge that was read to him before magistrate Norshakinah Ahmad Kamarudin. However, no…

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Rosmah Outlines 5 Strategies On Women Empowerment

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NEW YORK: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today outlined at a U.N. meeting five policies and strategies that have helped Malaysian women, particularly in the rural areas, improve their economic well-beings. Speaking at the First Ladies Global Call to Action Conference on women and girl’s financial health, the wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak…

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Baby Mauled By Lizard, Parents To Attend Counselling

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JOHOR BARU: The Welfare Department will continue to provide counselling for parents of the eight-month-old baby who was mauled by a monitor lizard in Pulau Tioman on Monday. Johor Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman, Asiah Md Ariff, said Nur Hidayah Abdul Rahman’s mother, Nor Raudhah Maisarah Abdullah, was still traumatised by the incident.…

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Smartphone Users Warned To Be Cautious Of ‘Zeus’ Malware Virus

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KUALA LUMPUR: Scammers are not just phishing on the Internet, now mobile phone users are also targeted with a malware virus dubbed Zeus. The scammers send text and WhatsApp messages containing just an Internet link. When mobile phone users click on the link, the virus is installed on their phones. Zeus, which is activated when…

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