Fri07252014

LAST_UPDATEFri, 25 Jul 2014 1am

American Haris Suleman Who Was Circling Globe In Plane Dies In Crash

American teenager Haris SulemanPETALING JAYA: American teenager Haris Suleman (17), who attempted to circle the globe in a single-engine aircraft in 30 days and made a pit stop in Malaysia, has died in a crash.

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Anti-Vagrant Benches ‘Sabotaging’ Ongoing Talks, Says Soup Kitchen

DBKL has installed handles on the benches along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. Dapur Jalanan Kuala Lumpur categorised the installation as a renewed assault by authorities against the urban poor. ― Picture by Choo Choy May KUALA LUMPUR— Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) installation of steel bench dividers to stop the homeless from sleeping on these undermines ongoing talks between charity groups and government on the issue, Dapur Jalanan Kuala Lumpur said today.

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Najib: It Might Be Weeks Or Months Until MH17 Victims Can Be Returned Home

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (right), with Dutch ambassador Harry Molenaar, speaks to the press about the recovery of bodies killed of Malaysian Airlines MH17 at the residence of the Netherlands’ ambassador in Kuala Lumpur, July 24, 2014. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR— Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said today it might take “weeks or months” before remains of his compatriots who perished in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine can be brought home.

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Unilateral Child Conversions Un-Islamic, Says Women’s Group

WAO ReportsPUTRAJAYA— Muslim converts who unilaterally change their children’s religion were defying Islam’s ideals of justice, a women’s group said today.

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Jews Learned Nothing From Holocaust, Dr M Says Amid Gaza Incursion

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad accused Israel of acting worse than the Nazis who persecuted the Jews with their continued military oppression of the Palestinians. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR— The Jews are acting worse than the Nazis who persecuted them during World War II, with their continued military oppression of the Palestinian people, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed said today.

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Chinese Would Claim Racism If Punished Road Bully Were One Of Their Own, Says Former Minister

Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin arrives at the Kuantan police headquarters to record her statement over the road rage incident, July 17, 2014. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR— The Chinese would have labelled the punishment of road bully Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin as “racist” were she of their ethnicity, claimed Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin.

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Despite Pro-Bumi Policies, Un Report Shows Inequality Growing In Malaysia

People browse inside a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur October 23, 2013. A UNDP 2014 report shows slowing consumption among the bottom 40 per cent of country and growing inequality despite pro-Bumiputera affirmative action. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR— Malaysia is seeing growing inequality among its poorest despite pro-Bumiputera affirmative action aimed at narrowing income gaps, with a United Nations report showing slowing consumption among the bottom 40 per cent of country.

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Now DAP Offers Kiki Free Legal Aid, Says Road Bully ‘Punished Enough’

Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin arrives at the Kuantan police headquarters to record her statement over the road rage incident, July 17, 2014. — Bernama pic KUALA LUMPUR— DAP today offered free legal service to Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin, the disgraced road bully filmed hammering an elderly ethnic Chinese man’s vehicle with a steering lock, if she plans to appeal against her conviction.

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MH17: UMS Visit Ex-Lecturer’s Family

Pic:NSTKOTA KINABALU: A group of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) officials made their way to Muar, Johor this morning to visit the family of Ng Shi Ing, one of their lecturers who was in the ill-fated MH17 plane.

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MH17: Bodies May Take Longer To Be Repatriated, Says Subra

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. SubramaniamPUTRAJAYA: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the remains from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 may take longer to be repatriated due to elements of criminality.

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