GEORGE TOWN, April 19 — The sudden death of Karpal Singh has also shifted the spotlight on his eldest offspring, Jagdeep Singh Deo, as the likeliest contender to fill in the now vacant Bukit... More »Will Bukit Gelugor seat go from father to son?
GEORGE TOWN, April 20 — Some hotels here are reporting full occupancy as people flock to pay their last respects to the Tiger of Jelutong, Karpal Singh. Waterfall Hotel receptionist T. Kalpana,... More »Penang hotels full, florists overrun with orders for Karpal
GEORGE TOWN, April 19 — The “Tiger of Jelutong” who shook his adversaries in Parliament and court had been a “brilliant” child who had no qualms about showing his claws and fangs even to family.... More »Young Karpal was curious and had claws, says brother
All efforts related to the underwater search of MH370 will be intensified in the next few days, acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today, adding that search operations for the missing jetliner has entered a critical juncture. “The JACC has narrowed the search area and it’s imperative that we focus on this now,”... More »Hishammuddin says search for MH370 in next two days ‘critical’
The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed that has so far found nothing. "The search for today and tomorrow is at a very critical juncture. So I appeal for everybody around the world to pray and pray hard that we find something to work on," Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. Malaysia was already in discussions with private companies on the possible use of more deep-sea vessels if the mini-submarine currently searching the ocean floor fails to make a breakthrough, Hishammuddin added. More »MH370 search at 'critical juncture'
GEORGE TOWN, April 20 — In a send-off befitting of the man who championed against injustice, thousands thronged Dewan Seri Pinang here today to pay Karpal Singh their final respects before his... More »As the Tiger of Jelutong finally rests, thousands pay tribute
IPOH, April 20 — ”Michael was nothing short of an angel”. That is the poignant description given by Sangeet Kaur Deo about Michael Cornelius, the assistant to Karpal Singh. “From the day... More »Karpal’s ‘angel’ Michael heads home to India
New York, April 19 (IANS) There was a green and forested landscape prior to the time that the ice sheet began to form in Greenland and scientists have now discovered that the three-million-year-old landscape still exists beneath the Greenland ice sheet. "Pre-glacial landscapes can remain preserved for long periods under continental ice sheets, said the study. "Rather than scraping and sculpting the landscape, the ice sheet has been frozen to the ground, like a giant freezer that has preserved an antique landscape," said Paul R. Bierman from the University of Vermont in the US. In the time since the ice sheet formed "the soil has been preserved and only slowly eroded, implying that an ancient landscape underlies 3,000 metres of ice at Summit, Greenland", the researchers concluded. More »3-million-year old green landscape found beneath ice sheet!
GEORGE TOWN, April 19 — A newly-built park facing the sea along Jelutong here will be renamed after the late Karpal Singh, Lim Guan Eng announced today. The Penang chief minister said the... More »Penang to rename Jelutong sea front ‘Karpal Singh Drive’
The former TVB actress revealed that she has been making quite a profit selling snacks at Causeway Bay More »Halina Tam opens second branch of snack shops
GEORGE TOWN, April 19 — The late Karpal Singh was not only a formidable lawyer in court but also defended his five children at home when their mother got upset. Gobind Singh Deo, the... More »Karpal was our ‘lawyer’ at home too, says Gobind
GEORGE TOWN, April 19 — The late Karpal Singh was a principled leader who fought for inclusivity and opposed religious and racial division, Penang’s Bishop Emeritus Antony Selvanayagam said today.... More »In Karpal, people’s response to 1 Malaysia, says Catholic clergyman
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A Pennsylvania teenager has been suspended for asking the first ever Indian-American Miss America Nina Davuluri to the prom, the annual end of the year dance for high school students. Patrick Farves, 18, also handed Davuluri a plastic flower after he asked her to the prom Thursday. The Central York High School senior was given a three-day suspension for "deliberately defying" school administrators' requests that he not pop the question after they learned of the planned stunt, the newspaper said. More »US teen suspended for asking Miss America Nina Davuluri to prom
By Matt Siegel and Byron Kaye SYDNEY/PERTH Australia (Reuters) - Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days. A U.S. Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is scouring a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean floor for signs of the plane, which disappeared from radars on March 8 with 239 people on board and is believed to have crashed in the area. After almost two months without a sign of wreckage, the current underwater search has been narrowed to a circular area with a radius of 10 km (6.2 miles) around the location in which one of four pings believed to have come from the black box recorders was detected on April 8, officials said. "Provided the weather is favourable for launch and recovery of the AUV and we have a good run with the serviceability of the AUV, we should complete the search of the focused underwater area in five to seven days," the Joint Agency Coordination Centre told Reuters in an email. More »Current underwater search for Malaysia plane could end within a week
GEORGE TOWN, April 19 — Karpal Singh was a fearless leader who did not compromise in his fight for justice, Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob said today. The PAS leader was among the... More »Karpal unflinching in fight for justice, says Kelantan MB
While Pakatan Rakyat supports the creation of more parliamentary seats in the next redelineation exercise as a means to check malapportionment, academics and non-governmental organisations have warned that it will not necessarily improve the quality of elected representatives. PAS election director Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli said the opposition pact... More »More seats will check gerrymandering, says opposition
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria. More »Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?
GEORGE TOWN, April 19 — The “Tiger of Jelutong” was a no-nonsense person who would not suffer fools but had a healthy dose of respect for those who dared challenge him, long-time aide Jeffrey... More »Karpal respected those who stood up to him, says aide of 30 years
KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Pakatan Rakyat (PR) federal lawmakers expressed today their openness to a larger Parliament created in the Election Commission’s (EC) redelineation exercise to ensure... More »Pakatan MPs want bigger Parliament in polls boundary redrawing