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  • Australia sees ‘regroup’ on MH370 search in a few days
    Australia sees ‘regroup’ on MH370 search in a few days

    Australia will decide in a few days whether to alter or scale back the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, but will consult all countries involved on any changes, Australia's ambassador to the United States said yesterday. Kim Beazley told CNN the search countries would "regroup and reconsider" if nothing is found in a section of... …

  • MAS plane bound for Bangalore makes emergency landing in KLIA after tyre bursts
    MAS plane bound for Bangalore makes emergency landing in KLIA after tyre bursts

    A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early today in another blow to its safety image after the loss of flight MH370. Flight MH192, bound for Bangalore, India, turned back to Kuala Lumpur after it was discovered that a tyre had burst on take-off, the airline said. "As... …

  • Academic: Seaweed farmers main suspects in turtle deaths
    Academic: Seaweed farmers main suspects in turtle deaths

    PETALING JAYA, April 21 — Seaweed farmers are believed to be responsible for the deaths of four green turtles found floating in the sea between Bum-Bum Island and Kulapuan Island in Semporna.... …

  • Bible, highway storm proves ‘Kajang Move’ right, its engineers say
    Bible, highway storm proves ‘Kajang Move’ right, its engineers say

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 — Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has shown he is unfit to head Selangor as seen in his recent fumble of the bible seizure and the green light given for a 14.9km elevated highway... …

  • Mosti deny accusations that R&D grant of RM1.152 billion was abused – Bernama

    The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) today denied allegations of abusing grants amounting to RM1.152 billion that was allocated for research and development (R&D). Its deputy minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said the allocation for the R&D was given to researchers or applicants using a tight procedure. He said... …

  • Singaporean tourist killed, 39 injured in bus accident, the third in 8 days – Bernama

    A Singaporean tourist was killed while 39 others were injured, including two drivers, when the double-decker tour bus they were travelling in plunged into a ravine at KM70 of the Kuantan-Segamat highway near Pekan, Pahang, this afternoon.  The bus, driven by a local driver, transporting 38 Singaporean tourists from Redang Island, Terengganu to... …

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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  • In funeral procession, thousands chant ‘Karpal Singh! Karpal Singh! Karpal Singh’ (VIDEO) The Malay Mail Online
    In funeral procession, thousands chant ‘Karpal Singh! Karpal Singh! Karpal Singh’ (VIDEO)

    GEORGE TOWN, April 20 — The streets of Penang’s historical city centre roared with the voices of thousands calling out the name of their state’s beloved son — Karpal Singh.  Elbows jostled with... …

  • Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user

    A Barisan Nasional MP whose Facebook posting poking fun at the death of Karpal Singh shocked Malaysians has again insulted the late DAP leader, this time comparing him to a hostile figure in Islamic history who fought against Prophet Muhammad. Facebook user Shamsul Kamal Ariffin Mohd Nasir, 42, told The Malaysian Insider that Langkawi MP,... …

  • Remains of Karpal’s aide to be flown back to India The Malaysian Insider
    Remains of Karpal’s aide to be flown back to India

    The remains of Karpal Singh’s personal aide Michael Cornelius, who died in Thursday's accident along with the Bukit Gelugor MP, will be flown back to India today, according to media reports. Prayers would be held for Michael, 39, at the Ipoh Hospital mortuary before his remains are transferred to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, The... …