|Thursday, 27 December 2012 15:42|
THE year is finally drawing to a close, and what an eventful 2012 it’s been. From politics to crime and scandals, the year has not been short of tantalizing news pieces.
The year kicked off with terror in our own backyard, with a bomb exploding near the Jalan Duta Court complex, which left five injured.
The following month saw the historic televised debate between DAP leader Lim Guan Eng and MCA chief Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, which sparked countless other debates online and in mamak shops nationwide.
World’s First Trillionaire and Future Emperor of Indonesia? Malaysian Digest caught up with Kamal Ashnawi, the self-proclaimed trillionaire who pricked the attention of many when he boasted that he planned to develop a ‘world-class petroleum industry hub’ in Malaysia. Claiming to be worth 5 trillion Euros (equivalent to RM20 trillion), that would have made him richer than Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican telco tycoon (touted) the world wealthiest man in 2011 by Forbes Magazine and number 23 in the world’s most powerful people.
The subsequent interview was nothing less than an eye-opener and provided plenty of insight into the mind of a man who, deluded or otherwise, truly believes that he was destined for great things.
While the televised debate between Lim Guan Eng and Chua Soi Lek provided observers with much cause for discussion, one person dismissed it as nothing more than fluff. Former MCA president and Pandan MP, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat slammed the debate as “lacking fresh ideas” and said it was just political posturing that contributed nothing to the Chinese community. He said the debate topic, which discusses the Chinese at a crossroads, lent nothing to help answer the question.
Many would think that the questionable, scandal-ridden arena of politics is no place for beautiful women. Men would be pleasantly surprised that, occasionally, there are quite few incredibly stunning dames sashaying their way across Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara floor. Malaysian Digest’s compiled a list of the top 10 finest-looking women in politics today who backed up their brains with beauty, as well as a few who deserved a mention:
Many would think that the questionable, scandal-ridden arena of politics is no place for beautiful women. Men would be pleasantly surprised that, occasionally, there are quite few incredibly stunning dames sashaying their way across Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara floor. Malaysian Digest’s compiled a list of the top 10 finest-looking women in politics today who backed up their brains with beauty, as well aTongues were set a-wagging when news of a scandal emerged, allegedly involving Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and beautiful actress Zahida Rafik.
Bersih 3.0 was an event fraught with drama, from the build-up until the grandstand finish. Protesters clashed with cops, amidst a sea of tear gas; a police car was overturned by protesters, and numerous people arrested.
There are companies that make millions, there are companies that make billions but then there are companies that make lots of billions dollars. Malaysian Digest presented a list of 10 giant companies which generated bilions. The lowest in the rank makes US$23 million dollars an hour, which translates to roughly US$550 million a day or US$380,000 dollars a minute. How does that compare to what you are getting annually?
The administrative capital of Putrajaya is usually devoid of drama, but that changed on July 9, when a couple, brandishing samurai swords and parang ran amok at the Prime Minister’s Office in Parcel B.
Datuk Lee Chong Wei may have lost the Olympic men’s badminton final, but the Malaysian public’s dream of scoring free ice-cream is still alive. Following his loss, Malaysians were left wondering whether the pledge by Media Prima and Baskin Robbins to provide a free scoop of ice cream for all Malaysians would materialize.
In September, this was THE YouTube video that had Malaysians glued to their computer screens. The CCTV capture of a man roughing up his wife in their Ipoh boutique, plus her tearful plea for help on her Facebook account, left Malaysians furious with the man for his thug-like behaviour.
No matter how liberal Malaysians think they are, sex remains a taboo subject and best discussed among close friends in hushed tones or in jest. As such, when National University of Singapore law scholar Alvin Tan Jye Yee, who is Malaysian, created a blog chronicling his sexual exploits with his girlfriend, the country took notice.
At first, it seemed like any other stain on a window. However, eagle-eyed observers soon realized that the shape at the Sime Darby Medical Centre was morphing into something unusual, and appeared to resemble the Virgin Mary.
Malaysians were horrified earlier this month when a YouTube video, depicting a man beating up a small child, began making its rounds on social networking sites.