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1 hr ago | Malaysia Chronicle

What Can You Expect from Umno? Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues to insult Karpal - FB user

A Barisan Nasional MP whose Facebook posting poking fun at the death of Karpal Singh shocked Malaysians has again insulted the late DAP leader, this time comparing him to a hostile figure in Islamic history who fought against Prophet Muhammad.


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5 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Sakini Mohd Said, Model Of Humble And Dedicated Journalist

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 -- She is known at work as a humble and committed person, often clocking in long hours to ensure her articles are of the highest quality.


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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Bangkok Post

Rubber futures slump to five-year low

Rubber futures in Tokyo and Shanghai declined to the lowest level since 2009 on Friday on concern that slowing economic growth in China will reduce demand from the top user amid a global surplus.


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Star Tribune

Film, play explore the generational impact of war

This undated photo released by Bophana Center shows a scene of “The Missing Picture” directed by Cambodian film director Rithy Panh.


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Opinion: Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

Penitents in San Fernando, Philippines, hang from wooden crosses on Good Friday, April 18, as they take part in a re-enactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

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The Peninsula

Malaysia, Australia in deal on black box custody

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Australia will sign a deal specifying who handles any wreckage from missing flight MH370 that may be recovered, including the crucial "black box" flight data recorders, local media reported Friday.


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Seven killed in Indonesia boat accident, say police

Seven people died including three children when a boat carrying dozens of Christian worshippers celebrating Easter sank on Friday off eastern Indonesia, police said.


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The Star Online

Get moving! Septuagenarian goes the extra mile to encourage people to exercise

Datuk Sieh Kok Chi is actively involved in Move Malaysia, a programme that aims to motivate Malaysians to be physically active.


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The Straits Times

Vietnam battles fatal measles outbreak that has killed more than 100 people

Vietnam is scrambling to contain a deadly outbreak of measles that has killed more than 100 people, mostly young children, and infected thousands more this year, the government said on Friday.


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Boat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued

Local police spokesman Lt. Col. Okto Riwu says the fishing boat was designed to hold only 30 people but had more than 70 onboard.


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The Star Online

Karpal Singh: He never feared defeat, says Guan Eng

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng relates how the news of Karpal Singh's death dealt a blow to him.


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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Age

Jakarta International School child rape claim shocks expat community

Police have urged parents of other students at the school to check the behaviour of their children and report anything suspicious, after the shocking child rape claim at Jakarta International School.


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US urges Myanmar to ease tensions

The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine.


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Dying in paradise: 248 killed, 2643 hurt in days

NO, THIS isn't a war-torn area. The dark side of a destination frequented by Australians has been revealed.


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Asylum-seeker registrations in Indonesia...

The number of asylum-seekers registering in Indonesia has fallen from around 100 a day to 100 a week in recent months, the UN said Thursday, as Australia implemented hardline policies aimed at deterring boatpeople.


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The China Post

Tsai registers for DPP chair election, urges generational shift

Democratic Progressive Party chairperson candidate Tsai Ing-wen yesterday listed a generation-shift within the party as her chief political promise if she were to win the chairperson elections once more.


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Malaysia Chronicle

Islamic state over Karpal's Dead Body: 'He, he' - Umno lawmakers poke ...

BN's Langkawi MP Nawawi Ahmad today deleted a Facebook posting he made which made light of the death of Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh, claiming that it was "not serious".


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Mental health problems plague Indonesian election hopefuls

Many of the approximately 230,000 candidates running for seats in local and national legislatures across Indonesia invested huge amounts of their own money to fund campaigns, but some are now paying an even greater price.


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Wall Street Journal

Old Feud Colors Presidential Election in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia-A feud between two Indonesian political giants is clouding the picture of who will assume leadership of the world's fourth most populous nation later this year.


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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Karpal Singh, veteran Malaysian lawyer, dies in car accident

Karpal Singh, a veteran Malaysian opposition leader and lawyer who led campaigns against the death penalty, has been killed in a car accident.


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