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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the private jet he and his family used for travelling to Johor recently belongs to the Sultan of Johor. At a gathering in Penang on Friday night, he also joked role reversal between him and his wife.
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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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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the press on Thursday that the federal government has no authority to acquire the land on which the Seafield Sri Maha Mariaman Temple stands as issues pertaining to land lies on the prerogative of the state government. The Premier was also asked about the King’s reported wedding and the auction of superyacht Equanimity.
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The seventh accused in the murder of Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais told the High Court here Tuesday that he was offered RM3.5m by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to admit guilt. S. Ravi Chandaran, 47, also told the court that the offer was made through a prisons officer and besides this, he also received an offer from Kevin Morais's younger brother, Datuk Richard Morais, to do the same. The accused had also told the court that Dr Kunaseegaran offered him RM1.5mil in Dec 2017, making the total he would receive if admitted guilt at RM7mil. Meanwhile, Najib has hit back at Bernama report over the case, claiming that the agency had used a “sensational and tabloidish headline” and would have led many to believe what was said about him. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/10/02/kevin-morais-murder-trial-accused-tells-court-najib-offered-rm35mil-to-admit-guilt/
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Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, the firefighter who passed away on Monday due to critical injuries, was described as someone who was shy but kind and loved to joke around with people whom he was close with. His colleagues at the SS17 fire station in Subang Jaya have fond memories of him and promise to continue his struggle. Muhammad Adib was gravely hurt by rioters during the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple fracas in November.
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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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After attending a dinner held by alumni of the civil servant sector in Selangor on Sunday, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told reporters that the government will release a report on damage control undertaken by his administration latest by next year. He also dismissed former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyers’ claim that the release of the 1MDB audit report is a contempt of court. He revealed that a statement will be made by the National Audit Department over former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang’s act of removing certain content related to Jho Low in the 1MDB audit report in 2016.
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Transport Minister Anthony Loke appeared unfazed over the prospect of being sued by Dewan Negara president Tan Sri S.A. Vigneswaran, saying that it is Vigneswaran’s right to take legal action against him. Speaking to the reporters at the Parliament lobby on Monday, Loke insisted that he wasn’t targeting Vigneswaran’s family when he revealed the controversial footage during a press conference last Saturday. Earlier, Vigneswaran says he will initiate legal proceedings against Loke for accusing him of breaching security protocols while using the VIP lane at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/11/19/loke-to-vigneswaran-sue-me-bring-it-on/
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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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After 35 years of service in the police force, Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigations Department director Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh officially retired on Wednesday.
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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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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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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the press on Thursday that a number of issues were raised during his audience with Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.
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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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Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad said in a statement on Sunday that the removal of a paragraph or paragraphs mentioning the presence of businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, at a meeting of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) board of directors was one of the changes made in the 1MDB final audit report when it was being prepared. Madinah said another change was on the financial status of 1MDB, adding that she briefed the Cabinet at its meeting last Friday on the amendments to the 1MDB final audit report that was finalised and presented to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on March 4, 2016. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/11/25/jho-lows-name-removed-from-1mdb-final-audit-report-says-auditor-general/
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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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In an interview with Bloomberg during its New Economy Forum in Singapore on Nov 6, Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hit out at financial institutions and government leaders for being complicit to the financial crime that unfolded in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon also said he feels horrible with his company’s involvement in the scandal.
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Metro Online Broadcast (mob.com.my) takes a look at the do's and don'ts when dining in a fancy restaurant. Watch this video at http://switchup.tv/View.aspx?vid=11520&cid=3
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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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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a surprise appearance on Thursday at a forum which aimed to discuss whether he was too old to become prime minister. The Pakatan Harapan chairman later posted on Twitter with a picture of himself facing the forum's panellists and moderator saying: "I'm here guys. Say it to my face". Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/03/22/dr-m-makes-surprise-appearance-at-forum-discussing-his-age/
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Scientists develop a way of communicating with patients who are totally paralysed and unable to talk by measuring the blood oxygen levels in their brains to decipher their thoughts.
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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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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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