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‘Sell baby to settle RM50 debt’

22 December 2014

JUST because he was short of RM50, a debt-ridden man was told to sell one of his children for RM10,000 to settle his dues with an Ah Long, reported Metro Ahad.

Stop using term ‘service charge’, stakeholders urged

22 December 2014

THE Finance Ministry is discussing with hoteliers and restaurant operators to revise the term “service charge” after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in April, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.

Taste test: Yahya (second from right) sampling some food during the programme at the Iskandar Islamic Centre in Johor Baru.

Unilever vows to maintain prices when GST in effect

22 December 2014

JOHOR BARU: Unilever Food Solutions, one of the country’s biggest food producers, has pledged to maintain prices when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) takes effect in April.

The Star Online ranks as top news portal in Malaysia

22 December 2014

PETALING JAYA: The Star Online was the top read news portal for the month of October, the latest Malaysian Digital Association (MDA) and comScore Inc report revealed.

One big happy family: Family members of the Wong clan enjoying the ‘tangyuan’ during the gathering.

Members of Wong clan gather for Dongzhi

22 December 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Winter Solstice – or Dongzhi – has traditionally been the time for Chinese families to gather.

Painful reminders: Elia Eriani Shahimi wiping the tears off her mother, Noridah’s face as they recollect the tsunami tragedy in Balik Pulau.

10 years on, tide of memories still hurts

22 December 2014

BALIK PULAU: Noridah Mohd Nor still has the chills when she hears the word tsunami or if she goes near the beach even though the disaster happened 10 years ago. The day after Christmas in 2004 saw the 54-year-old mother losing her six-month pregnant daughter Idawati Shahimi, 24, to the tsunami.

Inundated: Kajang town inundated by flash floods on Saturday. — Photo courtesy of PUNG WAI HUNG

Floods wash out Christmas do at dog shelter

22 December 2014

PETALING JAYA: A Christmas party at the Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue (MIAR) shelter in Kajang turned gloomy when floods overcame the facility, drowning some dogs and injuring volunteers.

Granny recounts brush with death as 4WD is swept away

22 December 2014

MACHANG: A grandmother is grateful for having survived a harrowing experience of almost being drowned in a river, along with her husband and four grandchildren.

Wading through: Flood victim Mat Ali Ibrahim and his children making their way through the floodwaters using a sampan in Kampung Pinang Baru, Dungun.

High tide phenomenon and wetter weather expected over next few days

22 December 2014

PETALING JAYA: The floods which have ravaged the east coast and displaced tens of thousands of people are set to worsen with wetter weather predicted over the next few days.

Teenage duo probed over foul speech to cops

22 December 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Two teenagers are being investigated on claims of using foul words against the police during the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup final.

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‘Sell baby to settle RM50 debt’

22 December 2014

JUST because he was short of RM50, a debt-ridden man was told to sell one of his children for RM10,000 to settle his dues with an Ah Long, reported Metro Ahad.

Drunk man stabs wife 17 times — and she survives

22 December 2014

A WOMAN survived 17 stabs by her husband in Selvapuram, about 250km from Chennai, reported Tamil Nesan.

Stop using term ‘service charge’, stakeholders urged

22 December 2014

THE Finance Ministry is discussing with hoteliers and restaurant operators to revise the term “service charge” after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in April, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.

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