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  • Paloh assemblymen involved in accident still unaware of wife's death

    The Star Online : Nation Feed
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    IPOH: Datuk Nozula Mat Diah, the Paloh assemblyman involved in a road accident Thursday, has yet to learn that his wife has passed away.
  • Passing of Karpal Singh: Press Statement by Penang Bar Committee

    Malaysian Bar Council
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Kindly click here ( if you wish to convey your condolences to Karpal Singh's family through the webpage set up by the Penang Bar Committee, and here ( for details regarding the wake and funeral.17 April 2014 The Penang Bar with deep sadness and regret notes the passing of one of our legal doyens, Mr. Karpal Singh who was tragically killed in an accident early this morning while travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang with his…
  • The Star bags two MPI-Petronas journalism awards

    The Star Online : Nation Feed
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: The Star bagged two prizes at the Malaysian Press Institute MPI-Petronas Malaysian Journalism Awards 2013.
  • Japan investment in South-East Asia surges amid China slump

    Business News
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    TOKYO: Japanese companies' investments in South-East Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labour costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday.
  • Mugabe slams Europe’s ‘homosexual nonsense’

    The Malaysian Insider : All
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Zimbabwe's strong man ruler Robert Mugabe (pic) lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade today. "The Europe of yesterday is gone, we have a Europe of today which has no principles at all," the 90-year-old told a crowd of thousands gathered in...
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  • Japan investment in South-East Asia surges amid China slump

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    TOKYO: Japanese companies' investments in South-East Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labour costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday.
  • KLCI ends Friday firmer, SapuraKencana lifts

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI ended Friday slightly higher, underpinned by mild buying of SapuraKencana and lower-liners, in tandem with the firmer Asian markets.
  • Japan's Lawson, Isetan bid for high-end supermarket chain

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    TOKYO: Japanese retailers Lawson Inc and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd are among first-round bidders for Seijo Ishii Co, an operator of high-end supermarkets, in a deal that could be worth up to US$490mil, sources familiar with the matter said.
  • UEM Sunrise eyes 70% take-up rate for Residensi

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:16 pm
    KUALA LUMPUR: UEM Sunrise Bhd eyes a 70% take-up rate for its newly-launched Block B of Residensi 22 Mont'Kiara condominium by year-end.
  • Datasonic bags RM292.2mil contract to supply MyKad

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:02 pm
    KUALA LUMPUR: Datasonic Group Bhd has bagged a RM292.2mil contract from the Ministry of Home Affairs for the supply of MyKad, the group told Bursa Malaysia on Friday.
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  • Mugabe slams Europe’s ‘homosexual nonsense’
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Zimbabwe's strong man ruler Robert Mugabe (pic) lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade today. "The Europe of yesterday is gone, we have a Europe of today which has no principles at all," the 90-year-old told a crowd of thousands gathered in...
  • Everest guide recalls horror of being ‘trapped’ by avalanche
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    A young Nepalese guide who survived the deadliest mountaineering accident ever on Mount Everest today recalled being "trapped" after the avalanche came crashing down the icy slopes, killing at least 12 of his companions. The force of the avalanche fractured 22-year-old Dawa Tashi Sherpa's ribs and broke his shoulder blades, leaving him buried...
  • Karpal and I never quarrelled even though we belonged to different parties, says Ling
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh and former transport minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik never quarrelled or fought, despite being in different parties with competing ideas about politics. This was because the former MCA chairman and the late DAP stalwart had forged a friendship at university, which Dr Ling said stood the tests that politics threw at...
  • Karpal sumber inspirasi, pelajar undang-undang nyalakan lilin tanda kenangan
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Sekumpulan pelajar undang-undang kolej swasta di Pulau Pinang mengadakan upacara peringatan dengan menyalakan lilin di Padang Kota Lama sebagai tanda kenangan kepada tokoh peguam hebat, Karpal Singh yang meninggal dunia dalam kemalangan. Karpal menjadi sumber inspirasi kepada pelajar tahun pertama undang-undang tersebut, menyifatkannya sebagai...
  • Law students hold candlelight vigil for Karpal
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    A group of first-year law students held a candlelight vigil at the Esplanade in George Town, Penang, tonight for their idol, the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh. The students had planned an impromptu vigil for Karpal, who they credited with inspiring them to take up law as a career choice. “We planned the event on Facebook and word got...
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    Malaysian Bar Council

  • Passing of Karpal Singh: Press Statement by Penang Bar Committee

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Kindly click here ( if you wish to convey your condolences to Karpal Singh's family through the webpage set up by the Penang Bar Committee, and here ( for details regarding the wake and funeral.17 April 2014 The Penang Bar with deep sadness and regret notes the passing of one of our legal doyens, Mr. Karpal Singh who was tragically killed in an accident early this morning while travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang with his…
  • In Memoriam: Karpal Singh s/o Ram Singh

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    This item has been updated since initial publication.Contributed by Christopher Leong, President, Malaysian BarThe Malaysian Bar is deeply saddened by the passing of Karpal Singh, who was a giant in the legal community, a towering Malaysian and a great, courageous man. Karpal recently said that even if he is gone there will be a hundred Karpals to take his place. How I wish that will come true, as Malaysia needed Karpal and continues to need many more persons like Karpal. He was of that special and rare breed of individuals who commanded respect for his leadership and courage in the values…
  • State funeral for Karpal

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:09 am
    ©The Star (Used by permission) GEORGE TOWN: Karpal Singh will be given a state funeral on Sunday.Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the public ceremony would be held at Dewan Sri Pinang in Light Street here from 9am to 11am. The cortege will then leave for the Batu Gantong crematorium.“His casket will be draped with the Penang flag,” said Lim.He added that an emergency state exco meeting had decided that the Penang flag would be flown at half-mast until the funeral.Lim, who is DAP secretary-general, said all party events nationwide would be rescheduled to after the funeral.“All…
  • Karpal was a giant, among the top lawyers in the world, says legal fraternity

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    ©The Malaysian Insider (Used by permission)by V. ANBALAGAN, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR The late Karpal Singh was described as a giant in the legal fraternity by the Malaysian Bar which represents 13,000 lawyers.Bar president Christopher Leong said Karpal, who had been in practice for more than 40 years, was a towering Malaysian and a courageous man.Leong remembered Karpal recently telling him that even if he was gone, there would be 100 Karpals to take his place. How I wish that were true as Malaysia needed Karpal and continues to need more people like Karpal, Leong said.Karpal had made the…
  • Karpal Singh, always in the pursuit of justice

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    ©The Malaysian Insider (Used by permission)OBITUARY BY THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER Karpal Singh – the prominent lawyer, lawmaker and DAP leader – died early this morning in a road accident while on the way to Penang, doing what he does best: going to court for a client. He was 73.His reputation as a lawyer and politician had earned him the nickname the Tiger of Jelutong from the time he started legal practice in 1970 – which was also the year he joined the Democratic Action Party (DAP).When he died early today, Karpal had just let go of the DAP chairmanship as he battled a sedition…
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    Next Up Asia

  • Vserv Launches Search Intent Mobile Ads

    Daniel CerVentus
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:19 pm, an award winning mobile advertising exchange, today announced the launch of Search Intent Ads, a new advertising format that integrates the power of search into mobile ads. This format is designed to help marketers attain relevant consumers and facilitate their buying decisions via a seamless in-ad search strategy.Search Intent Ads are enabled via full screen mobile ads on the exchange across 150,000 apps and sites. The ad format will leverage user intent and deep linking to drive these relevant consumers to the right purchase funnel.Propelled by the growing…
  • The Entrepreneur behind the Creative Email Platform Mailbird

    Michael Teoh
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Mailbird is a creative email platform that brings productivity back into your life on the most widely used operating system today, Windows. Email today has become very insecure, a major stress in the workplace and slow with the innovative process that adjusts to how we work and communicate online today. chats with the CEO and Co-Founder, Andrea Loubier about how she started this revolutionary business online.Mailbird sets to make managing emails for companies and busy people easyWith key productivity hacks and differentiators like multi-account support for both IMAP and POP3…
  • Foodpanda Expands to Ipoh and Melaka

    Daniel CerVentus
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
     The largest food delivery service provider in Malaysia just expanded their “paw print” to Ipoh and Malacca. Previously the web portal only offered restaurants with their own delivery service to those cities – they have since started their own delivery service bringing with them their major restaurant chains.With a soft launch last Friday, foodpanda has already received some very encouraging feedback from residents of Ipoh and Malacca. “We never thought they would be bringing food delivery to our quiet city of Ipoh” says Shawn Lim, a local Ipoh resident and new foodpanda…
  • You will not believe what Red Hong Yi did to Jackie Chan with 64K chopsticks

    Daniel CerVentus
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    What does 64 thousands disposable chopsticks, famous Hollywood actor Jackie Chan and painter without a brush Red Hong Yi have in common?Recently, for Jackie Chan’s 60th birthday, REDhongyi took on the crazy task of creating profile the famous martial artist.Inspired by Jackie’s movies such as Fearless Hyena and Karatekid which he used chopsticks during his kungfu scenes, Hongyi went spent a month collecting these chopsticks from cafes, stalls and factories in Zhejiang and Beijing for this piece.This is the amazing result.The post You will not believe what Red Hong Yi did to Jackie…
  • The JobStreet Way: What I learned from Mark Chang

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:17 am
    I still remembered Mark Chang’s parting advice to me when I told him that I was leaving JobStreet to start my own company.“Go (forth and) take risks.”I liked that so much that I got a poster made and mounted on my wall here inside the HackerHub where I work.Hanson Toh (ex-Google, now running his own startup Service Clicks) came to visit HackerHub a few weeks ago. When he saw the poster, he laughed and remarked disbelievingly, “Mark said this? Really? Mark Chang?“True enough, ‘taking risks’ perhaps won’t be something that immediately comes to mind when Mark is mentioned in…
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    Global Voices » Malaysia

  • Tribute to Malaysian Activist Irene Fernandez

    Mong Palatino
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:20 pm
    The global human rights community is mourning the death of legendary Malaysian activist Irene Fernandez. Irene died of heart failure on March 31, 2014. Irene is the founder of Tenaganita, a group which advocates the protection of migrants and refugees. Irene is a veteran activist who has consistently and valiantly asserted the rights of women, workers, and other marginalized sectors of society. She was a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award in 2005, an alternative Nobel prize. Irene was arrested in 1996 and charged with “maliciously publishing false news” in relation to her…
  • Heartbreaking News: Missing Malaysian Flight MH370 Crashed into Indian Ocean

    Mong Palatino
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    Image from Facebook page of Malaysia Airlines Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak announced Monday evening that missing airliner MH370 has crashed into the Indian Ocean based on the latest analysis of satellite data: …its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth. This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean. MH370 went missing on March 8 during its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. There…
  • Malaysia's Water Shortage is a Natural and Man-Made Disaster

    Mong Palatino
    22 Mar 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Water shortage has been reported in Selangor, Johor, Negri Sembilan, and Kedah in Malaysia. The Sin Chew Daily explains the cause of the problem: …the drought and water shortage in the Peninsula are both natural and human-induced disasters. The government as well as the people have an inescapable responsibility. Over-emphasising development while ignoring environmental protection has led to such man-made disasters while exposing the weakness of improper management. With proper management, floods could actually be reduced and water shortages could be avoided. Written by Mong Palatino…
  • Global Solidarity for Missing Malaysian Plane MH370

    Mong Palatino
    19 Mar 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Trendsmap showing global Twitter discussion on MH370Almost two weeks have passed since a Malaysian Airlines plane went missing during its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing but authorities are still unable to locate it and its 239 passengers. The search for flight MH370 has been expanded after more than a week of unsuccessful attempt to locate it around the area where it was last detected on radar. Because of lack of official information about the status of MH370, many people turned to speculation and other less credible theories that seek to explain the mysterious disappearance of the…
  • Ultraman Comic Book Banned in Malaysia for Using the Word ‘Allah’

    Mong Palatino
    15 Mar 2014 | 5:15 am
    Flickr photo by ted adnan (CC License) The Bahasa edition of an Ultraman comic book was banned by Malaysia’s Home Affairs Ministry for using the word Allah. Ultraman is a popular Japanese comic hero. The ‘Ultraman The Ultra Power’ edition featured a character described as being “considered to be, and respected as, the ‘God’ or Elder of all Ultra heroes”. The word God was translated as Allah in the publication. Officials who banned the comic book said children might be confused when they read Allah. Malaysia is a Muslim-majority nation. There is a current controversy about an…
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    Planet Malaysia

  • Emila: From Rome to Tuscany

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    It had been my dream to visit the countryside of Italy and when I got the flight booked few days earlier than Bologna’s Children Book Fair, I quickly agreed to […]
  • LimKitSiang: From Air Itam, memories of ‘Karpal’s coffee shop’

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    By Opalyn Mok |MMO April 18, 2014 GEORGE TOWN, April 18 — In the working-class neighbourhood of Air Itam in Penang’s Bukit Gelugor constituency, the Ju Huat Coffee Shop is just another local eatery in a city famous for its food. But locals call it by another moniker — “Karpal’s coffee shop”. This was the […]
  • LimKitSiang: Karpal’s last words in Parliament

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    By Aidila Razak | Malaysiakini Apr 18, 2014 Karpal Singh is best known for his fiery speeches in the Dewan Rakyat, earning him the moniker the ‘Tiger of Jelutong’. Even during his last appearance in a parliamentary debate, the 74-year-old wheelchair-bound MP didn’t disappoint. “The Honourable Speaker should not play around with the (Federal) Constitution. […]
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    18 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
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  • LimKitSiang: Karpal Singh, a man for true believers of justice

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:27 am
    BY LIM GUAN ENG | TMI APRIL 18, 2014 As I sat here at my home in Penang at 4 am in the morning of April 17, 2014, waiting for my driver to come and pick me up to go to the Ipoh Hospital, I felt numb by the shocking news relayed to my wife […]
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  • Florence short but amazed. I am moving here! — Florence, Italy

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Florence short but amazed. I am moving here! - Florence, Italy Florence, ItalyOk got in at 9 at night found hostel had some food. I had a calzone the size of my head and the girls had spaghetti and meatballs and gnocchi. Best food in Italy we have had so far. I walked around and found some cool **** Florence just in the hour or 2 I was their was amazed and in awe. I love Florence and have made a goal in my life (which I never do I am moving here within one year) I got back to the hostel and got some sleep then got up in the morning and went and had the free breakfast. This little old lady…
  • Bolivia — Uyuni, Bolivia

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Bolivia - Uyuni, Bolivia Uyuni, BoliviaBolivia is a beautiful and diverse country: The Andes, Lake Titicaca, the Amazon jungle, and the salt flats, are all within this small landlocked country. Bolivia is a major exporter of quinoa, coffee, Brazil nuts, and is rich in resources such as natural gas, tin, and zinc. However, Bolivia remains the poorest South American country due to its turbulent past of revolutions, economic insecurities, and annexations of resource-rich land by all bordering countries including Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Paraguay. Foreign governments all seem to want a piece…
  • Poperinge — Poperinge, Belgium

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Poperinge - Poperinge, Belgium Poperinge, BelgiumMid morning start from the camp site after an hour's revision work for Billy. We headed east out of Ieper just a few kilometres to Sanctuary Wood, of which there was none left after the fighting over it for possession of "Hill 62". Here you walk through a cafe and a rather tatty collectiion of shells, uniforms, photographs, recruitment posters and so on to an area of the wood in which survive the remnants of WW1 trenches and tunnels. To what extent they have been reconstructed and repaired in more recent years is not obvious but the site gives…
  • Penichette — Dijon, France

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Penichette - Dijon, France Dijon, France Saímos 10:00hrs de Jausiers em direção a Dijon. Paramos apenas 30min mas acabamos chegando lá 16:15hrs, e até descarregar o carro, não deu tempo de devolvê-lo neste dia. Isto também porque nossa agente de viagens foi informada que não haveria loja da locadora no centro de Dijon aberta naquele dia, mas havia, bem ao lado da gare. Mas, tudo bem. Bom, achamos a base da Locaboat Plaisance de Plombière-les-Dijon (periferia de Dijon), fizemos o "check-in"do barco La Combe, descarregamos o carro e entramos no…
  • The battle sites to the east of Ypres — Ypres, Belgium

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The battle sites to the east of Ypres - Ypres, Belgium Ypres, BelgiumFine and dry overnight and this morning, luckily. Wendy and I shopped at Aldi, just up the road from the site, for bread and milk for a late breakfast. Billy did an hour's revision of his GCSE WW1 syllabus before we set out in the van to the NE of Ieper. We found the New Irish Farm Cemetery (just north of the modern Ring Road) and the grave of Private N. Ric******* of the Northumberland Fusiliers at plot number 10 B 17. He died on 16th August 1917. (Norman Ric******* was the first husband of Jean Rogerson's grandmother. Jean…
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    IT-Sideways - technology social media

  • Social Intelligence Quotient (SQ) Emerges as Newest Measurement for Organisational Workforce Readiness

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    Press release - Apr 14, 2014 Today, Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (‘KellyOCG’) announces that ‘Social Intelligence’ (SQ) has emerged strongly as the latest quotient for dynamism, competitiveness and growth of businesses. According to its survey findings of ASEAN’s Executive Outlook Survey 2014, Malaysian SMEs are perceived as ranked amongst the highest in terms of being Socially Intelligent Organisations, even as compared to other ASEAN countries. Malaysian SMEs also surprisingly revealed themselves to be the most highly SQ-driven, as compared to larger multinational…
  • ESI : Communication and Project Leadership Skills after project management

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Press release - Singapore - 7 Apr 2014: ESI International, the world's leading project management training company, today announced the key findings of its inaugural Asia Pacific Project Management Salary Survey, which was conducted with over 600 project management managers across multiple industry sectors in Asia Pacific, spanning China, Hong Kong, India, Australia and New Zealand, as well as Southeast Asia nations including Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. In addition to uncovering salary trends across countries, the study also aims to examine the factors impacting salary improvement,…
  • SourceFire: Securing SCADA from Cyber-attacks

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Based on the contributed Securing SCADA from Cyber-attacks by By Ammar Hindi, Managing Director, Sourcefire APAC (now part of Cisco Systems). First of all, it is interesting to take note that insurers such as Lloyd's of London are insuring companies with cyber-security risks. I have read this some times ago, yet, this trend is still no common especially in Malaysia and APAC. The article tells that a recent study has shown that insurance companies are unwilling to cover energy firms from cyber-attacks and damages, even after thorough assessment by these firms have made such as ensuring the…
  • How to Save Directions for Google Maps on Android 4.4.2

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    The major problem with consumer (free) apps is that they get updated as the suppliers see fit and users (consumers) just have to keep up with it - sometimes you just hope the older versions will come back.For instance, recently I found that Google Maps changes so much with new features and hidden old features that I almost found it not helpful.However, Google Maps keeps bringing me back the attention due to its ability to detect traffic congestion on my usual driving routes (and timing) - thanks to integration with Waze - and I found it to be very helpful.Note: In order to enjoy this feature,…
  • ICT Happenings Week 2 of Apr 2014

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:22 pm
    News for Week 1 of Apr 2014; the biggest news was the upcoming IPO of Alibaba. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. PR - Apr 11, 2014 - WeChat Sees Stellar Growth & Successful Campaigns With Astro Gempak, Era FM and Chattime PR - Apr 10, 2014 - Zalora iOS App Gets Updates PR - Kuala Lumpur, Apr 10, 2014 - MOLPay launches cash payment for e-commerce merchants at 7-Eleven stores in MalaysiaOvum - Melbourne - Apr 10, 2014 - A wave of consolidation will occur in social messaging in 2014 PR - Singapore - Apr 9, 2014 - Tata Comm. delivers live F1 Feeds to Broadcaster…
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  • MH370 Tragedy: A Social Media Buzz and Fuzz

    Jason Tham
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    This article originally appeared in St. Cloud Times on Monday, April 14, 2014. “What really happened? Where is the plane? What is your government doing about it?” As a native of Malaysia, these are the questions I get bombarded with almost anywhere I go since the MH370 tragedy broke March 8. Because I am not residing in Malaysia and have received only secondhand news, I avoid the topic each time someone asks about the tragic incident, my opinions on conspiracy theories, and our government’s responses to the event. Whenever necessary, I choose not to speak about the missing…
  • AGEN BOLA : Pemerintah Malaysia Ingatkan Soal Biaya Besar dalam Pencarian MH370

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Bintangbola .Pemerintah Malaysia mengingatkan tentang biaya besar yang dibutuhkan dalam upaya pencarian puing pesawat Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370. Hal ini dianggap menunjukkan keseriusan pemerintah Malaysia dalam operasi pencarian MH370. “Ketika kami melihat pada penyelamatan (puing) pada kedalaman 4,5 kilometer, tidak ada militer manapun yang memiliki kapasitas untuk melakukannya,” ucap Plt Menteri Transportasi Malaysia yang juga Menteri Pertahanan, Hishammuddin Hussein kepada wartawan seperti dilansir AFP, Kamis (17/4/2014). “Kami harus mencari kontraktor, dan biayanya…
  • SEXED vs Abstinence

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    Being a huge advocate of SexEd in Malaysia doesn’t come without its grievances. Here are a couple of statements that have been made in response to my advocacy and my resulting replies. 1. Why are you teaching kids how to have sex? I’m not teaching kids how to have sex. I’m teaching them how to protect themselves in the event of sexual intercourse. Theres a big difference. My main focus is to teach kids about birth control and how to protect themselves from STIs. You don’t need me to teach kids how to have sex, they’ve got their imaginations for that.   2. SEXED will encourage…
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    harryhazari photography
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Fuji X Pro + Sigma 10-20 .. cool result
  • Shooting natural sure beats the heck out of pose

    Marcus Low
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    There are 2 cameras that i really like. One is the Sigma SD15 and the Xvario. The SD15 is now back in my hands and i guess i just have to accept that sigma’s autofocus wont be as accurate as nikon and some misfocusing is inevitable. But man…u gotta love those 4.7mp coming out from the APSC, the sharpness is amazing and editing is a breeze, i shudder to think of those using over 30mps cameras. Now cameras aside, i been wanting to do an album with just natural shots and minimum posing. What do i mean? Frankly, i find posed shots are just as fake as it gets and natural shot of a…
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    Malaysia Students Blog

  • 5 Habits of Successful College Students who Become Successful Adults (#2 will surprise you)

    WJ C
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Guest post written byLu WeeGetting good grades in college is a status symbol. You have the privilege of being seen as one of the smart ones. You receive accolades and commendations from your peers and professors alike. After being recognized as a successful college student, you think, ‘I’m ready for the world.’But are you really? Does getting good grades prepare you for the real world?The answer, unsurprisingly, is no.New studies have found that a wholly academic college experience handicaps young adults for the real world. Too much focus on passing exams leaves little room for…
  • Students to Own University Student (Campus) Election Commission

    WJ C
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Written by Marcus Lee, Law Student of University of Malaya Universiti Malaya (UM) Dewan Tunku CanselorAnnually, the University Student Election (Campus election) is organized in every single Malaysia public university concurrently, or around the same time. The elected students will form a body, namely Student Representative Council, representing the students and channel their opinions to the university level, somehow it is just like the Members of Parliament elected by the people to lead, care and defend the rights of the people. However, is that so in reality?Allow me to share my experience…
  • 7 Tips for Surviving College

    WJ C
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Guest post written by Daniel Oon Wei Rhen College can be incredibly stressful at times. This is especially true during exam periods and as deadlines for assignments and projects draw near. Here are 7 ways to help make these stressful periods more manageable.1.Don’t stress out!I know this is easier said than done but stressing out about stuff would not make things easier and all it does is it sucks the fun out of your studies, which makes it even harder to find the motivation to study.2.PrioritizeIt can be overwhelming having to deal with multiple assignments and exams all at once. When one…
  • 8 Simple Ways to Make Money While Studying

    WJ C
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Written by Shumie - Write a guest post and get featured hereParents giving us money during school time, RM3 to RM5 a day, well, not anymore when you’re a college or university student. PTPTN is there to help you, or any sort of loan, but trust me, they are never enough. So what can you do part time in college or university to save up some cash for yourself? Here are eight simple ways to make money while studying.So here we go:1. Student cab ServicePrerequisite: A carThink about it, not many students are fortunate as you and owns a car, therefore why not make a business out of it. At most…
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    14 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
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  • Never go with "sub graded" hosting

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    I have been dealing with web hosting since 2002, more than 10 years and I have a lot of experience with those web hosting provider. Myself, I have used more than 8 hosting provider so far, and countless on my work end. Well, a lot of time, myself included, will choose a sub graded hosting provider, simply because their price (cheaprskate, but hey, it is all I can afford), and I ended up being fuck good and proper. So I ended up choosing all the first gradehosting provider ever since. So what is sub graded? Well, those hosting provider that you did not hear about, those small hosting providers…
  • Cafe hunting and hopping!

    4 Apr 2014 | 4:36 am
    Cafe hunting and hopping!
  • Wondering when will it full…

    16 Mar 2014 | 7:14 am
    Wondering when will it full…
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  • Because Traditional Chinese Engagement Ad Is Too Mainstream

    Kenny Sia
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    What's the point of renting a bridal gown and paying thousands for a photoshoot, when you can just do this? #kennyandming
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    Kenny Sia
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:35 am
    Last year I wrote about how you can get a pack of illegal ciggies for RM3 in Malaysia. Well, looks like somebody has finally decided to clamp down on this menace! In Ops Outlet, anyone found selling cigarettes without Malaysia stamps will be put under remand up to seven days. According to the papers, there are now 44 strike teams across the country now raiding errant retailers. FORTY-FOUR! That's more than the amount of traffic cops hiding in dark corners of the roads during Hari Raya! I think it's good that at least the government is acknowledging the problem that our streets are flooded…
  • EO Tour de Malaysia

    Kenny Sia
    9 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    They say in life, it is not just what you know, it is who you know. I first heard of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) through Marcus Luer, who served as my mentor for MillionaireAsia's Enterprise Development Challenge two years ago. In fact, joining EO was the very first advice Marcus gave me. "It is very important that you surround yourself with like-minded individuals," he said. "When you are in the company with other individuals in similar position in life like yourselves, you get access to a whole group of people who supports you, mentors you and gives you opportunity…
  • I Went Onboard Qatar Airway's Boeing 787 Dreamliner. What I Saw Inside Will Blow Your Mind.

    Kenny Sia
    14 Jan 2014 | 11:47 am
    #AttemptAtFacebookClickBaiting "Finally, it's happening." I made it. My dream has come true - I finally got to fly business class on an international long-haul flight for the very first time. Granted, I was on board as a guest of Qatar Airways, but still - this was a very special moment for me. With repeated awards and accolades such as "Best Business Class" and "Airline of the Year", I knew I was in for a treat. "So this is how the one percent travels," I thought to myself as I stepped into the front cabin of Qatar Airway's brand-spanking new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Maybe it was the dynamic…
  • The SONOS Playbar Review (for the laymen)

    Kenny Sia
    18 Dec 2013 | 5:10 pm
    "All the Music on Earth, in Every Room, Wirelessly." That's all the introduction you need to know about the makers of the world's most sophisticated wireless speakers. Picture this scenario. You have a huge stack of music sitting somewhere - it could you on your PC, your network connected hard disk, your phone or even somewhere in the cloud on the Internet. Our homes are silent. Yes, we can all do with some music in our lives. So, it's the weekend and you wanna enjoy this treasure trove of music throughout the different rooms in your house - could be your living room, bedroom, your bathroom…
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    YeinJee's Asian Blog

  • South Korea ferry disaster

    Yein Jee
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Hundreds of people are missing after a ferry capsized and sank in South Korea. The ship sent a distress signal around 9am KST, April 16, and sank in two hours. There’re conflicting numbers, four confirmed dead, 260-290 people unaccounted for. My thought goes to the victims and families. Hope there’re some miracles. South Korea ferry disaster from YeinJee's Asian Journal
  • Keiko Kitagawa Sony Cyber-shot

    Yein Jee
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Japanese advertising campaign for Sony Cyber-shot [Jp], featuring actress Keiko Kitagawa. The idea is straightforward, to showcase the quality of the photos that can be taken by the compact camera. There’re also lucky draws for 1060 Japanese buyers (travel coupons worth US$50-$500), doesn’t matter for most of us though. There's more, read the full post » Keiko Kitagawa Sony Cyber-shot from YeinJee's Asian Journal
  • Thai commercial – Unsung Hero

    Yein Jee
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    A recent commercial for Thai Life Insurance. Being charitable is commendable but shouldn’t go beyond your means, that’s what I always believe. The intention is nice but there’re so many wrongs in the short film, e.g. if he saved the fried chicken he fed the strayed dog he could have sent the kid to school a lot sooner; and the flower pot doesn’t solve much problem, that water need to be fixed. Thai commercial – Unsung Hero from YeinJee's Asian Journal
  • World Order – Have A Nice Day (in Akihabara)

    Yein Jee
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Japanese music video for Have A Nice Day by techno-pop group World Order. Decent song, interesting choreography and video concept… The MV featured many elements of Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town, e.g. cosplay, specialist stores, maid cafe, anime, arcades, and girl group AKB48 etc. World Order was formed in 2009 by Genki Sudo, a retired mix-martial artist and kickboxer, who also wrote most (if not all) of the group’s songs. World Order – Have A Nice Day (in Akihabara) from YeinJee's Asian Journal
  • Hong Kong Film Awards 2014 nominees (HD)

    Yein Jee
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The HK Film Awards Association [Cn] has released photos (for its special publication) of the main nominees of the 2014 awards which will be presented on April 13 (updated, winners in bold text, congratulations). Best Actress – Cherry Ngan, Tang Wei, Zhang Ziyi, Sammi Cheng, Nina Paw There's more, read the full post » Hong Kong Film Awards 2014 nominees (HD) from YeinJee's Asian Journal
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    Colin Charles Agenda

  • Congratulations Ubuntu, for the wide choice!

    Colin Charles
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    Inspired by Yngve Svendsen’s post, I too think it makes absolute sense to congratulate Ubuntu on the 14.04 LTS release (some server notes - MySQL has a section dedicated to it). Ubuntu users have a lot of server choice today (that’s from all major MySQL ecosystem vendors): MySQL 5.5.35 ships inmain. It is the default MySQL. Oracle has committed to providing updates to 5.5 throughout the LTS release cycle of Ubuntu (which is longer than the planned EOL for 5.5). This is why the grant of a Micro Release Exception (MRE). MySQL 5.6.16 ships in universe.  MariaDB 5.5.36 ships in universe.
  • SSL and MariaDB/MySQL

    Colin Charles
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    With the recent Heartbleed bug, people are clearly more interested in their MariaDB/MySQL running with SSL and if they have problems. First up, you should read the advisory notes: MariaDB, Percona Server (blog), and MySQL (blog). Next, when you install MariaDB (or a variant) you are usually dynamically linked to the OpenSSL library that the system provides. Typically on startup of MariaDB 10.0.10 on CentOS 6.5 (packages from the MariaDB repository), you can check what your status of SSL is. MariaDB [(none)]> show variables like 'have_ssl'; +---------------+----------+ | Variable_name | Value…
  • Ai Weiwei – Evidence

    Colin Charles
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    I was fortunate enough to have some free time earlier today evening, and headed over to the Martin-Gropius-Bau to catch the Ai Weiwei (@aiww)exhibition titled Evidence. This is the first time I’ve seen Ai Weiwei’s work as I missed it at the Tate Modern in London a while back. He is a modern artists. Playing around with a lot of different materials to come up with his artwork. And he makes use of the Web. I guess his claim to fame is that he’s all for freedom of speech & expression (something that’s hard to do in China – a dissident he is, if you must), and the fact that…
  • Korean MySQL Power User Group

    Colin Charles
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:09 am
    If you are a MySQL power user in Korea, its well worth joining the Korean MySQL Power User Group. This is a group led by senior DBAs at many Korean companies. From what I gather, there is experience there using MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server and Galera Cluster (many on various 5.5, some on 5.6, and quite a few testing 10.0). No one is using WebScaleSQL (yet?). The discussion group is rather active, and I’ve got a profile there (I get questions translated for me). This is just a natural evolution of the DBA Dinners that were held once every quarter. Organised by OSS Korea, and sometimes…
  • Amazon EC2 Linux AMIs

    Colin Charles
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    If you use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), you are always given choices of AMIs (by default; there are plenty of other AMIs available for your base-os): Amazon Linux AMI, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Server and Ubuntu. In terms of cost, the Amazon Linux AMI is the cheapest, followed by SUSE then RHEL.  I use EC2 a lot for testing, and recently had to pay a “RHEL tax” as I needed to run a RHEL environment. For most uses I’m sure you can be satisfied by the Amazon Linux AMI. The last numbers suggest Amazon Linux is #2 in terms of usage on EC2. Anyway, recently Amazon…
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  • Bloggers: 6 Free Editing Tools For Better Writing
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Editor’s note: This is a contributed post by Issa Mirandilla, who writes about freelancing, writing, marketing, careers, personal finance and other business-related topics. Give her a nudge on Twitter or visit her website here. After hours of researching facts and figures, organizing your notes like crazy, and hammering away at your keyboard, you’re finally done with your killer blog post. Congratulations for making it that far. Not all blog post ideas get turned into working drafts. Now, all you have to do is edit. That might take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending…
  • Of Edges And Sharp Corners – 20 Cool Geometric Art Pieces

    Nancy Young
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Geometric shapes are widely used in graphic design these days. You can find them on items like t-shirts to coasters. It’s one of the big trends that is hard to define, encompassing complex and large-scale patterns as well as simple shapes. An ordinary triangle or a circle can totally change a photograph or illustration giving it new mystery, depth and meaning. Here, we’ve put together 20 clever art pieces showing how circles, squares, rectangles and triangles can create stunning alternatives of what we don’t normally see in art. In the list, we feature creative business cards,…
  • A Look Into: Google’s New & Improved Official Camera App

    Nels Dzyre
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    For any smartphone user, no matter which mobile OS you are on, the camera app is one of the more oft-used apps. Many of us opt for third-party camera apps because they are more solidly built than what the stock apps have to offer. But now, Android users may want to reconsider trying out the new and improved Google camera app, just released in the Play Store. If you cannot download the app via Play Store, download the APK file directly here. It’s better, sleekier and has a few pretty cool feaures you would want to try out, like Lens Blur and Photo Sphere. And better yet the official…
  • How to Create Post Draft In Jekyll

    Thoriq Firdaus
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    In the previous post, we have shown you how to install Jekyll and publish your first post with it. If you have followed it, you can see that creating a post is a breeze; we simply create a new Markdown file, save it within the /_posts folder, and it will show up in the blog immediately. That, however, could be a problem if you have put your blog online. Your post may have unfinished sentences, contain errors, and a few other things that should not be seen by your readers. That’s why we usually create a draft first before pressing the Publish button. So, in this post, we will show you…
  • Input Dominant Color From Image To Background With AdaptiveBackgrounds.js
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    When showcasing something on the Web, some developers often find a hard time deciding which backgrounds is most suitable for use. A good combination of the background with the right content can affect the user experience substantially. For some designers, they prefer to use some of the dominant colors inside the content itself – AdaptiveBackgrounds.js can do that for you automatically. AdaptiveBackgrounds.js is a free jQuery plugin that helps you easily adapt the most dominating color in your content as part of the background. It was built on top of RGBaster, made by the same developer.
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    Malaysia Asia

  • Jersey Boys Contest Winners

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
    We are happy to announce the winners for the Jersey Boys VVIP Tickets for their show here in Kuala Lumpur this April. The contest was run in conjunction with Malaysia Major Events and Milestone Productions where three pairs of (3) VVIP Stall Tickets with a total worth of RM4098 was given out to three lucky winners who answered two simple questions.     The contest was run from 4th to 9th
  • Events in Malaysia for May 2014

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> For events in Malaysia for the month of May 2014, there are quite a number of unique festivals and events take place around Malaysia and among them are some beautiful and colorful events that are happening over in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo Malaysia. Local and international visitors can look forward to having a memorable time in Malaysia as the month
  • WIN 3 Pairs of Jersey Boys VVIP Tickets

    4 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    Malaysia Asia is giving readers a chance to WIN 3 Pairs (6 Tickets) of Jersey Boys Broadway Musical VVIP Tickets worth RM4098, and the performance is set to take place at the Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur from the 15-27 April 2014. Together with Malaysia Major Events, Malaysia Travel News and Milestone Production, this contest is open worldwide for Jersey Boys fans. The world class
  • Jersey Boys Live in Kuala Lumpur 2014

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    Jersey Boys is one of the most exciting musical package Broadway has seen in years where they have won over 54 major awards worldwide including the Grammy Awards, Tony Awards and Olivier Awards. This time around, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will welcome one of the most successful multi-award winning musicals in the history of Broadway productions when this musical phenomenon rocks its way into
  • Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2014

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2014 will take place at the Exhibition Centre Hall, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok from the 4th till 6th June 2014. With cooperation between the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai tourism industry, Thailand has the honor to be the host of the largest B2B travel and trade event in the kingdom.  TTM was first organized in 2001 and has the
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    Living in Malaysia

  • Wonderful Hiking in Bako National Park

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Bako National Park offers a network of trails through jungles, scrub environments and to beautiful beaches. The post includes spur trails which I took as part of a loop off the Lintang Trail. I slept in Kuching, hiked during the day in Bako National Park and returned to my hotel at night. On the Pandan Kencil Path Great views from a plateau. And the plateau also had large numbers of pitcher plants. Then there is a short spur off the Pandan Kencil path to this wonderful beach overlook (Besar): Back to Pandan Kencil Path with leads down to the beach. On the way back to the visitors center I say…
  • Air Pollution Returns to Singapore and Johor

    4 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Bad air pollution levels have returned to Singapore and Johor in the last month. So far the recent air pollution problem has been moderate compared to June of 2013 (or Bejing). The readings have been in the “moderate” problem area but those are noticeable visually and when you are outside breathing the air is obviously more polluted than normal. I don’t usually use my air conditioning but I have the last week due to the air pollution. The air pollution readings are published by Malaysia and Singapore. Air pollution will get a bit worse at night (assuming everything else…
  • Grandma’s House, Thai Restaurant in Permas Jaya

    2 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    Grandma’s House is a nice little Thai restaurant in Permas Jaya (part of Johor Bahru). Shrimp dish with iced tea The food is good and inexpensive. A meal is about 9 to 15 MYR (US$5). The interior decoration is the best part of of the place in my opinion. This is a real old TV turned into a fish bowl with live fish swimming around. Exterior view of the restaurant Address: No. 18, Jalan Permas 10/7, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 I didn’t understand at first that the road name is “Permas 10/7″ (Jalan means street) so in this area the road names are “Permas 10/7…
  • Lintang Trail, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:41 pm
    The Lintang Trail, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo is 5.25 km but it offers several additional spur trails. I will post on the spur trails in a future post. The trail has quite a bit of step climbs. Along with the spur trails I was quite exhausted when I completed the hike (which is not normal for me). It was fairly hot, combining that with probably a bit over 10 km (which is not normally any problem) and the step climbs got a bit tiring. The trail went through forests, offered great vistas and included quite a range of different views (scrubs, trees [several different zones of different…
  • Tandoori Mahal – Indian Restaurant in JB

    17 Mar 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Tandoori Mahal is another very good Indian Restaurant in downtown Johor Bahru. It is across the street from Village Briyani Cafe and Village Countryside Cuisine, next to Zen Zeng Hotel and a block from Danga City Mall. This Panner Tikka was great. The paneer was much “richer” than any I had tasted before. I am actually not sure if this was intentional or not but I really liked it. I ordered it another time and it was still good but much more like the normal panner (cheese) I am used to. A meal will cost around 15 – 30 MYR (US $5 – 10) depending on what you choose.
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    The Rakyat Post

  • Most Malaysians walk the straight path

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    By Zahrin Rahman KUALA LUMPUR, April 18, 2014: A majority of Malaysians apparently look down on a life of sin, especially extramarital and premarital sex, homosexuality, abortion and gambling. Many also consider alcohol use unacceptable. The Pew Research Center’s 2013 Global Attitudes survey asked 40,117 respondents in 40 countries what they thought about eight topics often discussed as moral issues — extramarital affairs, gambling, homosexuality, abortion, premarital sex, alcohol consumption, divorce and the use of contraceptives. For each issue, respondents were asked whether this was…
  • Cibulkova, Zhang and Vekic ease into semis

    Vigneshn Kumaraguru
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, March 18: World No. 10 Dominika Cibulkova received an early scare but recovered fast to come from a set down in the quarter-finals, to beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, to move into the semi-finals of the BMW Malaysia Open at the Royal Selangor Club, Friday. The first set saw Cibulkova making some unforced errors and which enabled Diyas, who was more focused, to romp home to a 6-4 win which raised the eye brows of many. In the second set Cibulkova got her act together and leveled the score with an easy 6-2 win. In the third, Cibulkova took an early 4-1 lead…
  • Key Chinese leader calls on Najib

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    PUTRAJAYA, April 18: A Chinese key leader called on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Putrajaya today, signifying the prevailing warm Malaysia-China ties. Najib received a courtesy call from Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau member Hu Chunhua and his delegation at the former’s office in Perdana Putra Building. Hu, who is also China’s Guangdong province governor, arrived at 5.50pm. He and Najib met for about 45 minutes. Present were acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku…
  • Dignitaries pay last respects to Karpal Singh

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    By Michael Murty GEORGE TOWN, April 18: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said he had known Karpal Singh since 1986 when they became MPs and used to meet in Parliament. “The beauty about our Parliament is that you can differ in views with someone, but still drink coffee together after that. “I offer condolences to the family and I hope that the fight for national unity remains a political agenda,” he said after attending Karpal’s wake. He said he was in Sabah when he first heard the news and was shocked to find out what had…
  • Japan investment In Southeast Asia surges amid China slump

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    TOKYO, April 18:   Japanese companies’ investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labour costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday. Japanese companies invested 2.33 trillion yen (US$22.8 billion) in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam last year, compared with 887 billion yen in China, Japan’s largest trading partner, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), said. Investments doubled…
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    iMoney Learning Centre

  • You Need Life Insurance And You Need It Now [Infographic]

    Iris Lee
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    If you are a social media enthusiasts, you are no stranger to the acronym, YOLO (you only live once), most commonly seen as a hashtag. The best way to make the most of your life and still protect yourself to the uncertainties in the future is through life insurance. And trust us, the earlier you get it, the better!  
  • Spend Big, Save Big With Unlimited Rebates

    Iris Lee
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Getting married and buying a new home are usually the largest expenses you’ll make. Before you start paying, arm yourself with the right credit card that will save you the most. When it comes to large value transactions, a card with no cap on rebates is the best solution. Here are a few ways an unlimited cash back card can save you even more! A fairy tale wedding with fairy tale price Dreaming of a fairy tale wedding since you were little? Make it a reality by maximising your spending with unlimited cash back on the right credit card. An average dreamy wedding reception at a five-star hotel…
  • 8 Houses Around The World You Could Buy With RM1 Million

    Iris Lee
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:18 pm
    “Houses in Malaysia are getting way too expensive!” This is the most common complaint we hear from Malaysians. However, before we march down the streets with our torches and pitchforks, let’s see what RM1 million (US$304,785 at the time of writing) could buy you around the world. To give you an idea, here are 8 properties in Malaysia and overseas that one can afford to buy with RM1 million. #1: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Notwithstanding the top 5 most expensive condos listed here, one can expect to acquire a pretty luxurious crib with RM1 million in Malaysia. #2: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam…
  • Travel On The Cheap: 5 Tips For A Wallet-Friendly Vacation

    Iris Lee
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:44 pm
    With the vacation season coming up, it’s time to start planning a great and affordable holiday and Bangkok may just be the destination for that! With countless spectacular attractions, Bangkok has always been known as one of the world’s best travel destinations. Planning a wallet-friendly vacation is not impossible. With these 5 tips, achieve a stress-free holiday by getting the most bang for your Baht: 1. The early bird gets the worm When you travel and when you book a flight makes a huge difference in the money you save. Choose to travel during non-peak periods, such as before or after…
  • What If You Fail To File Your Income Tax?

    Iris Lee
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:42 pm
    April is a stressful month – with the tax submission deadline around the corner. Owing taxes is a cause of much tax-day anxiety. Last April, Mr. B (a fictitious character), who worked as a manager in a private company, decided to file for a joint income tax assessment, as his wife is not working. He confirmed that his wife has no income in order to claim the RM3,000 spouse relief on top of other tax reliefs he was eligible for. However, his wife owned a condominium that has been rented out and the rent amounted to RM12,000 in the year of assessment 2012. This income received by his wife was…
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  • Mansion Park, Meadow Park, MKH Launches

    Khai Yin
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Image source: Country Height’s new project in Cyberjaya, the Mansion Park is a gated and guarded residence designed for multi-generational living. Situated on a tract of freehold land at nearly seven acres, the low density residence features 72 villas with built-up areas from 4,085 sq ft to 5,363 sq ft. Prices start from RM1.7 million and go all the way up to RM2.8 million. These three-storey villas come with a “dual” master bedroom, a total of 5+1 bedrooms as well as a backyard linear garden. Other salient features include a high ceiling (13ft) as well…
  • Setiawalk

    Khai Yin
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    Picture this — the best shopping complexes, hip and urban serviced apartments, exquisite fine-dining restaurants, and corporate offices, all neatly-tied up in a luxurious package, located in a thriving and an established community? Sorry to burst your bubble, but Setiawalk is NOT that, unfortunately. Yes, it might be one of the venerable SP Setia’s flagship projects, but while it’s rather passable as an integrated development, there’s lots left to be desired in many ways. First, some disclaimer: GoodPlace’s office is here, but we receive no financial incentives from…
  • Queensville, Aman Putri, One Amerin Residence

    Khai Yin
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Image source: Seal Incorporated, a Penang-based developer (Bayan City, VIA Residenz, Taman Desa Pauh) is launching its flagship development in the Klang Valley, dubbed the “Queensville” in Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras. This project is leasehold, and comprises of five components: a retail mall, shop lots, offices, “flexi” suites and condominium units. Scheduled to launch in the third quarter, registrations will open in the next few weeks for the first Phase (shoplots, offices, flexi suites). The flexi suites, which are on top of the shoplots, number…
  • Why “DIY” Property Investing Is A Bad Idea

    Khai Yin
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:14 pm
    If you’ve been reading the guides that we have been publishing here at on a weekly basis then you’ll realize that investing in property (despite what the gurus tell you) is relatively straightforward. GoodPlace’s K.I.S.S model (“Keep It Simple”, not the devil-worshiping, fire-breathing rock band) is deliberately designed to be easy as pie – anyone with sufficient initiative and time can manage a property portfolio without breaking a sweat. However, even the mildly successful property investor will have problems scaling up a portfolio if…
  • Green Residence @Cheras, Areca Contempo Homes, Condominium Berjaya

    Khai Yin
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Image source: The Green Residence in Cheras is a low density condominium with 596 units spread over nearly ten acres of freehold land. Built by Binastra (The Reach @Titiwangsa, The Park @Bukit Serdang, Cybersquare @Cyberjaya), this new residential property offers sizes ranging from 1,127 sq ft to 1,557 sq ft. The facilities are not of the typical run-of-the-mill Cheras apartment; it boasts of a spacious green area with more than 7,000 sq ft of aromatic gardens, a humongous 13,000 sq ft children’s playground and 1.4km trails. Additionally, there is a swimming pool…
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