A video clip showing a Khmer boy showing off his linguistic talent while trying to sell souvenirs to M'sian tourist, known on Facebook as Venus Gwc, has gone viral on social media. Many netizens are impressed by his talent, with some saying that the boy had to develop the skill in order to survive. We attempted to translate what he says.
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Korean broadcaster SBS revealed CCTV footage of SHINee lead singer Kim Jong-hyun visiting a convenience store on the day of his death as hundreds of fans continued to visit his altar at the Asan Medical Centre in Seoul on Wednesday. The funeral ceremony will be held privately tomorrow.
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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday praised the heroism of Malian immigrant, Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled the facade of a four-storey building to save a child hanging from a ledge, saying the city will support his effort to settle in France. The video of Gassama's quick climbing to reach the child, cheered on by terrified onlookers, went viral on social media, with people calling the 22-year-old a real spiderman.
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Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was officially sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia on Thursday night. He took his oath of office as Prime Minister before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at the Istana Negara at 9:57pm.
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Road users this festive season can take heed of some friendly advice from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In an entertaining yet informative three minute video, Dr Mahathir and Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook explore the top questions on road safety. Both Dr Mahathir and Loke also wished road users Selamat Hari Raya and advised them to be safe on the roads. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/09/dr-m-and-anthony-loke-offer-friendly-advice-in-road-safety-viral-video/
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Aldi Novel Adilang was employed since age 16 in one of the world's loneliest jobs: lamp lighter on a rompong - a wooden raft with a hut on top that's lit at night to attract fish - moored about 125 kilometres off the coast of North Sulawesi. On July 14, the rompong slipped its mooring and he drifted thousands of kilometers away to Guam waters. The 19-year-old was rescued by a Panamanian-flagged vessel on August 31. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2018/09/25/indonesian-teen-rescued-after-spending-49-days-adrift-at-sea/
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Animation showing two previous incidents where gorillas were protecting the children who fell into their enclosures from danger.
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A Google executive, a tech entrepreneur and other trailblazers shared their thoughts with hundreds of young Vietnamese students during the first plenary session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Asean in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sept 11. The star of the show, however, was undeniably Malaysia's 25-year-old Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, a champion debater who turned down scholarships from Oxford University to serve his country after the May 9 general election in Malaysia.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday was conferred the “Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers” by Emperor Akihito of Japan. The order is the highest award to be conferred upon foreign statesmen for their contribution towards the bilateral relations between their respective countries and Japan, as well as their contribution to the region.
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A series of knife and shooting attacks in Santa Barbara, USA, injured 13 and claimed the lives of seven people, including 22-year-old college student Elliot Rodger, the person police believe is responsible for the bloodshed.
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Princess Ayako married commoner Kei Moriya on Monday at a traditional ceremony at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine, to become the latest female royal to leave Japan's imperial family. The 28-year-old princess, the third daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin Prince Takamado, tied the knot with Kei Moriya, a 32-year-old employee of shipping company Nippon Yusen. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2018/10/29/japanese-princess-ayako-gives-up-royal-status-to-marry-commoner/
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Following its historic win in the Malaysian general election, Pakatan Harapan will take over as the government of the day from May 10 onwards. Its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be sworn in as the prime minister in the morning.
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Emma Watson, who found herself being criticized for going bra-less in a Vanity Fair shoot, hits back at critics during an interview, stating there is a "misunderstanding of what feminism is."
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An animation relating the issue of consenting sex to having a cup of tea has gone viral since it was uploaded at the end of October by Thames Valley Police. The video shows various scenarios of people offering each other tea, with a narration explaining when someone should give another person the beverage and when they should not.
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Celebrity chef Martin Yan demonstrates how to relax a stiff chicken and debone it in 18 seconds.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated that he will keep his promise to step down after two years to give way to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, saying that he is “ the only 'dictator' who resigned." Dr Mahathir was responding to a question on Setiawangsa Bersatu division led by his own political secretary Zahid Md Arip calling for him to serve the complete term until the next general election. He said that after a Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council meeting on Saturday along with Anwar who attended the meeting for the first time. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/11/03/dr-m-i-will-keep-my-promise-to-anwar-i-am-the-only-dictator-who-resigned/
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Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito, will wed a former classmate, the Imperial Household said on Sunday, confirming a marriage that will further deplete the royal family since she must become a commoner. Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2017/09/03/japan-princess-to-wed-commoner-forcing-her-to-quit-royal-family/#mWU9I8PsCFFUPT74.99
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A Bosnian Croat wartime commander has died after swallowing poison in a U.N. war crimes courtroom on Wednesday after losing an appeal against a 20-year prison sentence. 72 year old Slobodan Praljak shouted that he was not guilty and gulped down poison upon hearing his sentence at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in the Hague on Wednesday.
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Hong Kong billionaire property developer Cecil Chao Sze-Tsung calls Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad his idol and said he is confident of renewed hopes of better investment prospects in Malaysia now that the country “is in good hands”. Chao brought a copy of Dr Mahathir’s memoirs, “A Doctor in the House” to be autographed by the Premier at an event at the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia headquarters on Friday.
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Tan Sri Robert Kuok has urged Malaysians to trust the other four members of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP). Kuok said they are fine and excellent people. Kuok who is a member of the CEP says he lives in Hong Kong and he will not be able to attend the meetings often.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was happy to receive well wishes from visitors at the Hari Raya open house that he hosted at his official residence on Friday in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Many of them told him that they love him for what he has done since returning to politics.
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Half-Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa has been crowned Miss World Japan, the second consecutive year a biracial contestant has won a major pageant in Japan. But the win has garnered significant backlash on social media, with some asking why the title had not be awarded to a “pure” Japanese instead.
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Newly-minted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Pakatan Harapan will be discussing its Cabinet lineup on Friday. At his first press conference as Prime Minister late Thursday night, Dr Mahathir vowed that the heads of certain government departments will fall.
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Former International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz speaks about the flaws of the education system in preparing the young for the working world at the Malaysia: A New Dawn conference.
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Newly-appointed Attorney General Tommy Thomas, when met by reporters outside his law firm on Tuesday, said it’s still too premature to make any comments until he receives the official letter but feels humbled by the appointment, describing it as an “awesome” responsibility. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, consented to the appointment of Thomas as the new AG after a nearly two-week impasse.
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In an interview with Singapore’s The Straits Times, the Prime Minister said he is open to the idea of reshuffling his Cabinet. Following the conclusion of the PKR elections, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad maintained that he has the final say on Cabinet appointments and did not rule out making changes if PKR were to make nominations.
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Dewan Negara president Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran has been told to apologise for allegedly breaching security protocols and violating dress code while using the VIP lane at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Nov 14. The MIC president was stopped by officers stationed at the VIP lanes for not adhering to proper dress code. Based on a CCTV recording released by authorities, Vigneswaran did not stop and proceeded to go downstairs to the VIP lobby area.
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Police obtained a four-day remand order at the Sepang magistrate’s court on Friday against the four suspects arrested in connection with the hit-and-run incident in Cyberjaya that killed Unifi assistant manager Wan Amirah Wan Alias. The case is classified under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.
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The newly-painted stairs at the Batu Caves temple in Selangor are currently the talk of the town. The 272 steps leading up to the entrance of the Temple Cave were repainted with bright hues of red, blue, yellow, green and orange ahead of the Kumbabishekam consecration ceremony to be held on August 31.
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During his official visit to Malaysia from April 26-28, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama will be protected by his bodyguards and service agents as well as the presidential state car, also known as Cadillac One or by the agents as "The Beast."
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PKR de factor leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told Reuters that former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak was ”totally shattered” the night he lost the general election and called him to seek advice on what he should do. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/05/17/anwar-says-shattered-najib-called-him-twice-on-election-night/
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Datuk Misbun Sidek is looking forward to the challenge of turning men singles players into world-beaters. The national badminton singles head coach reported for duty on Monday and met up with all the players, headed by world No. 2 Datuk Lee Chong Wei.
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The newly minted Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says being the first Sikh minister in Malaysia is an achievement and a historic moment for the community. The son of the late Karpal Singh says his father would have been very happy with Pakatan Harapan’s achievement because of the hard work they put in as the Opposition for many years.
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After 20 years as an industrialist with Tasek Corporation Bhd, Datuk David Tan Sek Yin shares his story on why he now spends his days over a hot stove, making Ipoh kai si hor fun (shredded chicken kuey teow).
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A wanted woman until this past week, Sarawak-born British journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown braved many challenges to get her message to Malaysians through her investigative portal Sarawak Report. She speaks to The Star news editor Martin Vengadesan. Read more at: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/05/21/a-beacon-for-peaceful-change-exclusive-rewcastle-brown-msians-have-shown-the-importance-of-real-demo/ For Sarawak Report's interview with Laura Justo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DmnI34HwdY
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Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is "living in a different universe" with regard to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told reporters on Wednesday. He said the former prime minister is "still adamant" in defending that 1MDB is "good for the nation and can be profitable". Read more at: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/11/14/najib-living-in-a-different-universe/
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Former PetroSaudi International executive Xavier Andre Justo was interviewed by The Star in Kuala Lumpur on May 24 after completing his duty to assist in the investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that saw a change of government in Malaysia. Read more: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/05/25/justo-links-jho-low-to-1mdb-and-petrosaudi-i-met-him-twice-claims-swiss-whistleblower/
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has pledged to help Thailand to bring peace to the south of the country, which is currently plagued with insurgency. Tun Mahathir said this after meeting Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on his first visit to Thailand since May's general elections.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad met Russian President Vlamidir Putin on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Singapore Tuesday. Putin, who requested for the meeting, expressed his satisfaction with Dr Mahathir over the state of bilateral ties, while Dr Mahathir hoped both countries could increase trade. The Malaysian premier also asked Russia for help in maintaining the country’s fleet of Russian planes. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/11/13/dr-m-meets-putin-increase-in-bilateral-trade-discussed/
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Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will face fresh charges in court on Thursday (Nov 15), together with her former aide Datuk Rizal Mansor. Sources said six charges related to the RM1.25bil solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak will be brought against the duo, involving an amount of RM6.5mil.
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Swiss whistleblower Xavier Andre Justo has criticised fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, for proclaiming his innocence involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) on his website, saying that his claims did not have any weight.
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In a post-budget press conference at Parliament on Saturday, Finance Minister criticised former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who has been urging the government to release papers of Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company’s (IPIC) dealings with 1MDB. The Finance Minister said Najib should have revealed it when he was in the government and not while the case is being charged in court. Lim also said the US Justice Department's (DoJ) indictments against fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low and bankers Roger Ng and Tim Leissner for conspiring to launder money and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in relation to 1MDB, and that Leissner pleaded guilty to the charges proved that the scandal indeed happened. Lim also said according to the Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia, Jho Low is currently not in China.
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