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LAST_UPDATEWed, 18 Oct 2017 3pm

Airport Baggage Handler Caught Stealing Bluetooth Speaker

Many travellers are concerned that something untoward would happen to their luggage after checking it in and unfortunately for one traveller, that worry came true.

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Former Friend Malaysia Halts All Imports From North Korea, Data Shows

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang’s closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programs.

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When People Actually Think 'Malaysia Will Be A Cashless Society' Means It's Going Bankrupt

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"It will have to be cashless and contactless," Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin commented about how payment transactions will move towards in future at a recent TN50 dialogue session.

Little did he know that his comment about Malaysia heading towards becoming a cashless society will be taken out of context so imaginatively by netizens or even publicity-seeking keyboard warriors.

Political analyst Lim Sian See addressed the issue in a recent posting on Facebook in the simplest terms possible.

"Some Malaysians must be really clueless if they think that Khairy saying Malaysia will be a cashless society means that Malaysia will be bankrupt.

"The universally accepted meaning of "cashless" is that we use electronic payments systems like credit cards or smartphones or Touch N' Go cards to make payments instead of physical cash notes and coins," LSS explained Khairy's statement made during a TN50 dialogue session with Touch 'n Go Sdn Bhd (TNG) at TNG's Bangsar South headquarters on Tuesday.

LSS went on to highlight the benefits of going cashless which is the way to go and in some ways inevitable as the world moves towards embracing technology into daily life.

However, what the blogger took exception with are those who deliberately twisted the meaning into a negative spin about the country running out of cash, literally.

"Going by the logic of some of these Malaysians (many of whom are Pakatan supporters who just wants to use ANY reason - no matter how silly - to bash the govt, then these countries who are leading the race to become a cashless society are already well into bankruptcy status.

"Since Singapore is already 61% cashless, this must mean that Singapore is already 61% bankrupt. Correct?" LSS concluded with a joke.

Meanwhile a local artiste added further controversy onto Khairy 'going cashless' comment when she tweeted a comment about how going cashless means going back to the Dark Ages when people used barter for trade

Actress Nur Fathia Latiff tweeted: "Are we going back to stone age and doing barter trade? You give me a television and I give you a bicycle?" in response to news coverage about Khairy's comment about Malaysia is heading towards becoming a cashless society by 2050.

According to NST, Fathia subsequently tweeted that the article's headline was not clear, and cashless had a wide meaning.

Well, perhaps it all comes down to the issue of Malaysians English Language proficiency after all.

- mD

Guess Which Country’s Passport Was Extended For Free Because They Ran Out Of Ink And Paper?

Due to the exhaustion of paper and ink supplies to print new documents, citizens of Venezuela are allowed to use their passports which have expired for up to two years.

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[Video] Pak Cik Who Speaks Tamil Goes Viral Again, Netizens Can’t Stop Showing More Love

Pak Cik Jamil, the senior citizen who speaks in fluent Tamil and once went viral after being featured in the short film titled ‘Nothing Greater Than Being Malaysian’, has now resurfaced on social media timelines.

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Malaysians Need Financial Planning To Navigate Turbulent Times: FPAM

Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) Chief Executive Officer, Linnet Lee.KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should have some form of financial planning to help them navigate through turbulent times and have a better quality of life, said the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM).

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Thousands Of Penguin Chicks Starved To Death In Antarctica

Only two chicks survived, while the rest starved. Pic: Y. Ropert Couder/ CNRS/ IPEV

The effect of climate change is very real for Adelie penguins as thousands of their chicks died in Antarctica early this year.

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Millionaire Wanted To Make 10 To 15 Babies A Year, Offered Women RM42K Each To Become Pregnant

Pic: Japan Times

When a young woman living in the slums of Thailand saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers and be paid US$10,000 (over RM42,000), it seemed like a lifeline out of poverty.

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[Video] Topless Woman Hanging Out Of Car Window Dies After Her Head Smashed Into A Lamp Post

Remember how our parents used to chide us all the time about hanging out of a window of a moving car?

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What Are The Headlines Today?

The English dailies today highlighted the news of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad checking out a water treatment facility in Sabah in relation to ongoing investigations involving a government ministry, the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Bank Negara's foreign exchange losses to be presented to the Conference of Rulers, the story of Dr Ronald McCoy, the founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and the government's green technology roadmap.

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