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  • MCA has no guts to stand up to Umno on hudud issue, says DAP
    MCA has no guts to stand up to Umno on hudud issue, says DAP

    DAP has accused MCA of being hypocritical over the hudud issue, saying the Barisan Nasional party has the nerve to attack DAP because its Pakatan Rakyat coalition partner PAS wants to impose Islamic criminal law but has no courage to tick off big brother Umno for "supporting" its implementation. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng (pic) told... …

  • Hijacked plane forced to land at Bali airport, says report

    A hijacked Virgin Blue flight has landed at Indonesia's Bali airport, according to Reuters quoting Indonesia's Metro TV. MORE TO COME]]> …

  • Obama to meet Bersih, Islamic Front leaders
    Obama to meet Bersih, Islamic Front leaders

    United States President Barack Obama will meet with leaders of Malaysian civil society movements, including those from the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih), Islamic Renaissance Front and the Bar Council during his visit to Kuala Lumpur this weekend. …

  • Two criminal systems already exist, Gerakan told

    PAS legal bureau chairperson Mohamed Hanipa Maidin was responding to Gerakan's legal notice yesterday to challenge the former's intention to submit a Bill in Parliament to implement hudud law in Kelantan. "Gerakan's allegation outlined in the notice to PAS, that implementing hudud would result in the existence of two systems of criminal justice in the country is, with due respect, an allegation that is rash and baseless. Hanipa ( right ) said "for Gerakan's information", two criminal justice …

  • Selangor set to end water rationing next week

    The Selangor menteri besar expects to lift water rationing for the state and Kuala Lumpur by next week if current efforts to pump fresh water from mining ponds continue to prove successful. "We can declare the rationing discontinued next week if these conditions prevail," MB Abdul Khalid Ibrahim told a press conference in Klang today. He said as of today, eight pumps were drawing 400 million litres per day (MLD) of fresh water from alternative sources to help fill the drying Sungai Selangor …

  • 'Court decision on PAA a victory for all Malaysians'

    Human rights defenders welcomed the Court of Appeal's landmark decision which ruled Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA), punishing citizens who do not give 10 days' notice before they hold an assembly, to be unconstitutional, but cautioned that there were still some more kinks to be ironed out. Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen said that given the Court of Appeal's decision, those previously charged in lower courts over the Black505 rally and other …

Suzuki’s landmark Swift hatchback gets a full revamp and its now available in Malaysia

The previous-generation Swift has been one of Malaysia’s best selling, non-local made hatchbacks to date. With the new arrival of this all-new model, Suzuki is expecting to increase its sales figure up till 10% for the year 2013. Confident as it is, the new Swift is indeed betters its predecessor when it comes to overall refinement, fuel economy, built quality and easier drivability.

Despite being all new, it still resembles the stylish design proportions of its predecessor. Present at the launch was Dato Abdul Harith Abdullah, said “The Swift’s most fundamental attributes are its light and compact body, emotionally appealing styling, and dynamic performance and handling. The new Swift takes this to an even higher level.”

The new 1.4 engine now focuses more on fuel economy compared to the former.

It gets an new 1.4-litre engine that replaces the old 1.5 founded in the old Swift. Its shorter on power but fuel economy has been enhanced. In the inside, it gets better interior trims and plastics for better durability. Topped off with black keytone colours and silver-coloured detailing inside, it reduces the dull appearance of the cabin that is commonly found in other small hatchbacks in its class.

The new interior oozes out quality plastics with great fit and finish.

Although the new Swift has been dimensionally bigger through every corners of the car, it still retains its traditional short wheelbase and wide overall profile. Due to that, its handling still remains one of its key strong points that is paired along with a reworked suspension system for better straight-line stability or highway driving.

The rear seats are 60/40 split foldable, increasing cargo space even more.

The new Swift comes with five new colours to choose from. Beginning with the Ablaze Red Pearl 2, Boost Blue Pearl Metallic, Snow White Pearl, Mineral Gray Metallic and Super Black Pearl, the Swift is price at RM77,888 on the road with insurance. For more information, visit www.suzuki.net.my.

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  • 'Smaller' size keeps women loyal to men: Study IANS

    A team of researchers from the US and Kenya found that there was a strange link between the size of the penis and infidelity in a marriage. Contrary to what many men may assume, they found that men with bigger penises are more likely to have wives who cheat on them. …

  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle Associated Press
    In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192. …

  • My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh The Malaysian Insider
    My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh

    A week after the tragic crash that took the lives of veteran lawyer and politician Karpal Singh and his personal aide, Michael Cornelius, his son Ramkarpal recounts the final hours with his father that fateful day. This is his story, as told to V. Anbalagan, assistant news editor. “My parents (Karpal and Gurmit) had gone to Pantai Hospital... …