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Karpal Singh passed away in car crash at Gua Tempurung

This is very sad for losing a prominent politician who is fighting for a better Malaysia in his whole life. RIP and you will be remembered by many Malaysians.

My condolences to the family of the late Karpal Singh.

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KAMPAR: DAP veteran leader Karpal Singh was killed in a road accident when the car he was travelling in rammed into the side of a lorry at the North South Expressway here early this morning.
Also killed in the accident was his assistant Michael Cornandez, while two others were seriously injured.

The accident happened at Km 301.6 of the NSE, near the deadly Gua Tempurung stretch.

The four were travelling inside a Toyota Alphard at that time.

Read more: Karpal Singh killed in crash – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/karpal-singh-killed-in-crash-1.570474#ixzz2z5m8da7D

Animal >>>

Malaysia has its own panda [熊猫]

These two animals in Malaysia are also facing extinction like the giant panda from China. The annual rental of USD 1 million for pandas shall be re-channeled for our wild animal preservation.

Sun bear and leopard cat are own 熊猫 [马来熊+豹猫]. Zoo Negara can put sun bear and leopard cat in the panda exhibition hall if China declines to deliver a pair of giant panda to Malaysia. :-)

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历史 >>>

紀錄片『下南洋』 Chinese migration to South East Asia history

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The quality of this 20 million ringgit budget [[Go to Nanyang]] documentary is just fine. I do not like some historical events like Chinese massacre during 60s in Indonesia is tone down, and 513 racial riot in Malaysia is totally not mentioned.

本片将展现华人在南洋开拓发展的历程与各时期生存状态,以开 放的全球视野和现代的表述立场梳理历史、观照当下,力求打造一部能够对华人社会未来发展有所启示的历史人文纪录片。

The South of Ocean playlist.

Nutrition >>>

5 Powerhouse Benefits of Avocado You Didn’t Know About

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Avocados have a bad rep for being fatty, but the fats are healthy and the flesh is full of vitamins and minerals. See how else it benefits your body.
By Alyssa Jung adapted from Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal (Reader’s Digest Association)

Avocado lowers cholesterol.

Avocados are rich in plant sterols, compounds shown to lower cholesterol by blocking its absorption into the bloodstream. A randomized trial published in JAMA followed a small group of adults with hypertension over a period of two years, and found that replacing a carbohydrate-heavy diet with one rich in monounsaturated fats resulted in lower blood pressure and improved lipid levels. Dutch researchers analyzed 60 trials to explore the effects of various fats on cholesterol levels, and also found that replacing carbohydrates with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats lead to a decrease in “bad cholesterol” and an increase in “good cholesterol.”

Avocado reduces risk of heart disease.

Studies have shown that substituting saturated fat with unsaturated fat—avocado’s calling card—can reduce heart disease risk better than merely lowering overall fat intake. An analysis of 50 studies and clinical trials showed that a Mediterranean diet, which is high in monounsaturated fat, was effective at preventing metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that increase the likelihood of heart problems like stroke or coronary artery disease. Another 20-year study followed more than 74,000 women 38 to 63 years old and found that women who adhered to a Mediterranean-style diet had a lower risk of stroke.

Avocado lowers cancer risk.

Healthy monounsaturated fats have been shown to help your body better absorb anticancer antioxidants such as lycopene (found in tomatoes) and beta-carotene (carrots and sweet potatoes).

Avocado keeps blood sugar steady.

Add avocado to your sandwich to keep blood sugar levels in check; its fat slows digestion, making it easier on your blood sugar, and its soluble fiber also helps stabilize blood sugar levels to help fight insulin resistance. A new study by researchers from Loma Linda University and published in Nutrition Journal found that participants who ate half an avocado with lunch reported feeling satisfied longer with less of a desire to eat more afterward. It also showed that eating avocado resulted in no rise in blood sugar levels, which researchers believe might mean the fruit could be beneficial in the maintenance of weight and diabetes, though further research needs to be done.

Avocado helps maintain hair health.

Moisturizing your hair with avocado makes strands stronger by loading them with protein. Mix a ripe, peeled avocado with a teaspoon of wheat germ oil and a teaspoon of jojoba oil. Apply to freshly washed hair and spread all the way to the ends, then cover your scalp with a shower cap or plastic bag. Wait 15 to 30 minutes, and rinse thoroughly.

Read more: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/benefits-of-avocado/#ixzz2ynN9YupB

Law & Judiciary >>>

Syariah court and police are trouble makers and against the constitution

Nazri is a rare UMNO leader with right thinking. The marriage is held under the common law, the children are protected under the common law is clear cut. The child conversion to Islam must be agreed by both parents.

Syariah court is a trouble maker with intention to create tension among the multiracial Malaysians. Police under Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar is also a sucker with zero creditability.

Former law ministers take police to task

by sarban singh, sira habibu, tashny sukumaran, farik zolkepli, m. kumar, loh foon fong, AND loshana k shagar
Flashback: The Star report on April 24, 2009.

PETALING JAYA: Two former law ministers have taken the police to task over their claim that they could not act on S. Deepa’s claim that her ex-husband had abducted her son.

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, now the Tourism and Culture Minister, said the issue was a clear-cut case of kidnapping.

“This is abduction. It should never have happened. Let’s not lose sight of context,” he told The Star.

“This isn’t a question of Izwan Abdullah being right under Syariah law.

“It is a civil law marriage, it is the civil court, we must respect the civil court’s ruling. They have the jurisdiction.

“The High Court judge’s ruling was correct. The police shouldn’t allow him to get away with kidnapping the child,” he added.

Nazri was law minister in 2009 when the Cabinet decided that children be raised in the “common religion at the time of marriage” should one of their parents convert.

He had said then that a spouse who converted to Islam would also have to fulfil his or her marriage responsibilities and sort out issues according to civil marriage laws.

“Religion should not be used as a tool to escape marriage responsibilities,” he said.

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said police should have never given the impression that they would not act because there were two different court orders.

“To say they respect both court orders and therefore will do nothing is irresponsible, and this leaves a negative perception of them.

“They should have contacted the Attorney-General or the Prime Minister before deciding on a course of action, or at least state that they would do so before considering action,” he added.

Meanwhile, Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said he would not comment until the police referred their investigations into the matter to his Chambers.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had earlier reaffirmed that police would not take any action against Izwan despite the High Court order granting Deepa custody of their two children.

This was because Izwan Abdullah had obtained a custody order from the Syariah High Court last year.

“As there are two clashing court orders on the matter, we will wait for the courts to decide,” he said, confirming a statement by Jelebu OCPD a day earlier that the police could not act.

Khalid said the child was in no danger as he was with his father.