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  • Malaysians attend the Karpal Singh memorial event organised by DAP at the KLSCAH, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Malaysians attend the Karpal Singh memorial event organised by DAP at the KLSCAH, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Malaysians attend the Karpal Singh memorial event organised by DAP at the KLSCAH, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Malaysians attend the Karpal Singh memorial event organised by DAP at the KLSCAH, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Some Malaysians seen holding flowers at the Karpal Singh memorial event, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Some Malaysians seen holding flowers at the Karpal Singh memorial event, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Musicians perform at the Karpal Singh memorial event organised by DAP at the KLSCAH, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Musicians perform at the Karpal Singh memorial event organised by DAP at the KLSCAH, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

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    Karpal Singh's son, Gobind, places flowers under a picture of Karpal at the memorial event, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

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    Karpal Singh's son, Gobind, gives a speech at the memorial event at the KLSCAH in Penang, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Special Advisor of the UN Sec-Gen for Timor Leste Noeleen Heyzer speaks at the memorial event on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Special Advisor of the UN Sec-Gen for Timor Leste Noeleen Heyzer speaks at the memorial event on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Malaysia national laureate Pak Samad gives a speech at the memorial event at the KLSCAH, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Malaysia national laureate Pak Samad gives a speech at the memorial event at the KLSCAH, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng (left) sits next to Gobind Singh at the memorial event, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng (left) sits next to Gobind Singh at the memorial event, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
April 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 ― PAS’s renewed hudud bid is seen as the party’s departure from the middle ground, a move that observers believe could cause it to lose the non-Muslim support base it has grown steadily over the past... Read more

Gobind: No need to withdraw conviction, I will fight for Karpal

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
April 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 ― Gobind Singh Deo vowed last night to fight tooth and nail to clear Karpal Singh’s name, saying there was no need to ask the Attorney-General to withdraw his late father’s sedition conviction. The Puchong MP said although there were calls to ask the AG to drop the sedition charge following Karpal's passing, he would... Read more

Gerakan youth chief Tan Keng Liang (centre) hands the legal notice to a representative of PAS Youth at the party

Gerakan youth chief Tan Keng Liang (centre) hands the legal notice to a representative of PAS Youth at the party's Kuala Lumpur headquarters, on April 24, 2014. — Picture by Yap Tzu Ging Read More

Tourism market seen taking plunge after MH370 crisis

By Zurairi AR
April 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — The tourism market’s outlook has dimmed markedly after the recent missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370, according to a study by the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER). According to the study of this year’s first quarter, the Tourism Market Index (TMI) fell by 24.5 points from the previous quarter to... Read more

Investor Central Video: Mudajaya Group Berhad: Will coal block fiasco scupper its Chhattisgarh power project?
The Indian government might take back its captive coal block, leaving the company's 26 per cent-owned power project in the lurch. — Investor Central

West Ham may spend more widely next year, says Allardyce

April 24, 2014

LONDON, April 24 — West Ham United were right to spend most of their transfer budget on Andy Carroll last year but may do things differently next season, manager Sam Allardyce said today. “I think that depending on what players are out in the market it may be spread across the board a bit more, but that market may not allow you to do that,” he told reporters when asked how the club would spend over the close season. “When one particular... Read more

Syrian air strikes kill dozens at market near Aleppo

April 25, 2014

BEIRUT, April 24 — A Syrian air force raid on a rebel-held town near Aleppo today killed and wounded dozens of people at a vegetable market, activists said. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have stepped up their aerial bombardment of Aleppo and surrounding towns after making gains around Damascus and in central Syria. The Britain-based... Read more

Next Media Video: Derailed train killed 63, injured 80 in the Democratic Republic of Congo
At least 63 people were killed and 80 others seriously injured yesterday in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a speeding train derailed. — Reuters Read More

‘Modern Family’ star opens beer bar in Utah

April 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 24 ― The actor who plays a bumbling but lovable TV dad on the US comedy series “Modern Family” has opened the doors to a new beer hall in Utah. Ty Burrell, best known for his role as Phil Dunphy on the award-winning TV show, has teamed up with local food celebrity and Salt Lake City chef Viet Pham to open Beer Bar,... Read more

A migrant worker eats during his lunch break in Hefei, Anhui province, April 24, 2014. ― Reuters pic

A migrant worker eats during his lunch break in Hefei, Anhui province, April 24, 2014. ― Reuters pic

Four Seasons launches branded private jet for US$119,000 world tours

April 24, 2014

NEW YORK, April 24 — From February 2015, the luxury hotel group will become the first in the industry to offer its clients exclusive and unique itineraries aboard its own private jet. The Four Seasons Jet, emblazoned with the hotel group’s logo, will be able to accommodate up to 52 passengers for customised travel experiences. In the... Read more

Bloomberg Video: The Empire State Building tour you’ll never see
Millions of people from all over the world visit the Empire State Building each year. It’s been a NYC staple since 1931 and in 2010 started undergoing a half a billion US dollar makeover. — Bloomberg Read More

‘Miracle’ woman honours saint-to-be John Paul II

April 24, 2014

ROME, April 24  — The Costa Rican woman whose healing is the reason late pope John Paul II will be declared a saint on Sunday spoke with emotion about her trip to Rome, saying she would gladly travel the world with a message of hope. The Vatican has declared 50-year-old Floribeth Mora’s apparently unexplained recovery from a brain aneurysm... Read more

Next Media Video: New blood cancer drug passes crucial trial
A new blood cancer drug, a potential alternative to the common chemotherapy drug melphalan but with fewer side effects, has passed a crucial mid-stage trial, according to a Reuters report. — Reuters Read More

UK car manufacturers grow again in March after retooling

April 24, 2014

LONDON, April 24 — British car production returned to growth in March after some automakers completed retooling to make new models, an industry body said today, in another sign of momentum in the country’s manufacturing sector. Output reached more than 142,000 units last month, an increase of 12 per cent compared with March 2013, the... Read more

Lebanese Red Cross vehicles drive towards Tfail village with the Lebanese Army near the Syrian border, April 24, 2014. ― Reuters pic

Lebanese Red Cross vehicles drive towards Tfail village with the Lebanese Army near the Syrian border, April 24, 2014. ― Reuters pic

Arianna Huffington to write well-being content for Westin Hotels

April 24, 2014

NEW YORK, April 24 — Westin Hotels has tapped media mogul Arianna Huffington to serve as an ambassador for the professional and work pillar of the brand’s wide-sweeping well-being movement, an ambitious and holistic campaign aimed at improving guests’ overall health across six channels. After launching the mental and mindfulness arm of the... Read more

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone gestures during the presentation of a commemorative book presented to him on the occasion of his birthday at the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, April 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone gestures during the presentation of a commemorative book presented to him on the occasion of his birthday at the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, April 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

How luxury brands keep exclusivity in online sales (VIDEO)

April 25, 2014

NEW YORK, April 25 — Mortimer Singer, CEO at Marvin Traub Associates, and Ellen Zentner, senior US economist at Morgan Stanley, discuss the importance of an online presence for luxury retailers on Bloomberg Television’s ‘Bloomberg Surveillance’. — Bloomberg

Bloomberg Video: How luxury brands keep exclusivity in online sales
Mortimer Singer, CEO at Marvin Traub Associates, and Ellen Zentner, senior US economist at Morgan Stanley, discuss the importance of an online presence for luxury retailers on Bloomberg Television’s ‘Bloomberg Surveillance’. — Bloomberg Read More

Sir Bob Geldof’s grief is reportedly ‘distressing’ to witness

April 25, 2014

LONDON, April 24 — The 62-year-old lost his daughter Peaches on April 7, and the family held a private funeral service for her on Easter Monday. But apparently Bob remains stricken with pain, as he regrets not having the opportunity to profess his love for Peaches before she passed. “He wishes he had got to tell her how much he loved her.... Read more

Cover Media Video: A gritty, realistic 'Fantastic Four' reboot
It's just been announced that the 'Fantastic Four' reboot will be a 'grounded, gritty, realistic' origins story, apparently with the tone of something 'between 'Spider-Man' and 'Chronicle''. — Cover Media Read More