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月归档:五月 2014

Full belly, empty pocket

There is definitely much more to a nation’s eating habits than meets the eye. DAH makan (Have you eaten)?” This is a typical conversation starter for us Malaysians. Most Malaysians readily admit that eating is a favourite national pastime. As someone who appreciates food and observes eating tr …

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Market poised to test new high

PETALING JAYA: Despite the stock market adage: sell in May and go away, technical analysis indicate that Malaysia’s stock market is likely to test a record high this week. According to technical analysts, near-term indicators suggest that the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KL Composite Index (FBM KLC …

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More to Jolo than just kidnapping

The world thinks that the Tausugs (Suluks) are barbarians. There are 500,000 Tausugs and the 1,000 who are with the Abu Sayyaf give them a bad name. HOW safe is Jolo?” I asked Dr Raden Ikbala, a 49-year-old Tausug, who leads an anti-kidnapping NGO in Jolo island, on the night before I flew to the Ph …

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Najib cycles in KL Car-Free Morning

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a pleasant surprise for some 10,000 cyclists participating in the fifth KL Car-Free Morning when Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak joined in the event. The Prime Minister, who arrived just before the flag-off at 7am in front of KLCC, lost no time in mingling with other cyclists before …

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Rescuers find woman trapped under uprooted tree

KUALA LUMPUR: A freak storm swept through various parts of the city and its suburbs, with the Fire and Rescue department saying a woman in Kepong died when an uprooted tree fell on her. The 41-year-old woman, who was four months’ pregnant, was said to be walking along Jalan Development when the stor …

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Compensation to aid families with living costs

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines will begin initiating an advance compensation process to the families of passengers and crew onboard the missing MH370 to help with living costs. The airline said its Family Support Centre had been communicating with the next-of-kin yesterday to alert them of the init …

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Fight to keep Malaysia secular

It is simply wrong for anyone to suggest that non-Muslims have no right to debate on the hudud issue on the basis that they do not understand Islamic laws. ONE of the biggest misunderstandings in the current debate on the push by PAS to implement hudud in Kelantan is that it will not affect non-Musl …

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Game of smoke and mirrors in kidnap isle

In the last five months, there have been two kidnappings in Semporna, Sabah, by gunmen from Sulu in southern Philippines. PHILIP GOLINGAI visited Jolo island – the Philippines’ cross border capital – to investigate why Filipino kidnappers are targeting Sabah SULU: If you ask 10 people in Jolo island …

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Families move out of Beijing's Lido Hotel

BEIJING: Families of the Chinese nationals onboard Flight MH370 have left Lido Hotel here following Malaysia Airlines’ decision to close all its family assistance centres. A notice was put up to inform the families that MAS would stop providing food and accommodation effective 6pm yesterday at the L …

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Critical time for Khalid in PKR polls

The PKR election will reach a watershed point when Sabah votes this weekend because the votes in this second biggest state in the party can make or break a candidate. THERE has been a rumour going around the last couple of days that Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim might pull out of the …

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Massage parlour in Sibu raided

SIBU: A 42-year-old woman from China was in the midst of putting on her clothes when a police team raided a room of a massage parlour at Jalan Cross. She was with a customer who was then naked. The operation against immoral activity, code named Op Noda Khas that began at 10.40pm on Friday night was …

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One Direction boys look-alikes, they need you!

The members of one of today’s biggest boy bands are looking for decoys for security reasons. One Direction’s security team wants to hire look-alikes of the band members. The Little Things hitmakers – Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Niall Horan – are being followed by scream …

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