• Karpal’s faithful aide until the end – Bernama
    Karpal’s faithful aide until the end – Bernama

    The name Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu may not be as famous as the man he was serving – renowned lawyer Karpal Singh – but his sacrifice will remain in the annals of Malaysian history for his devotion to his boss. It would be suffice to say that Michael was literally the man behind Karpal, since the 39-year-old, would push his boss around in... …

  • Johor quarantines 64 villagers after first MERS death, says report
    Johor quarantines 64 villagers after first MERS death, says report

    Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country's first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle East, local media reported today. At least 71 people have died from the so-called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, out of more than 200 infections in... …

  • Water theft cost us RM1.6 billion a year, says body – Bernama
    Water theft cost us RM1.6 billion a year, says body – Bernama

    Water from leaking pipes and water theft, collectively known as “non-revenue water” (NRW), accounted for major losses amounting to RM1.6 billion a year throughout the country. Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (Awer) president S. Piarapakaran said the loss of treated water before it reached consumers because of leaks in old... …

  • Above all, Karpal was a great father
    Above all, Karpal was a great father

    For as long as I have been aware of this thing called “politics,” I have been aware of Karpal Singh. As a boy, my image of him was often humorous, based as they were on classic Lat cartoons. A particular favourite has Mr Karpal looking gigantic in full court regalia holding aloft a coconut scrapper with one superhuman hand while pointing... …

  • Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council
    Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council

    Hours after the death of Karpal Singh, Muslims were told by the National Fatwa Council today they were not encouraged to use the phrase “Rest in Peace" (RIP) to a non-Muslim because the term had Christian connotations. In a statement issued on its website,, the National Fatwa Council said Muslims could express their... …

  • Amid furore over Karpal jibe, Perkasa distances itself from Zul Noordin
    Amid furore over Karpal jibe, Perkasa distances itself from Zul Noordin

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The right wing Malay group, Perkasa, has distanced itself from Datuk Zulkifli Noordin, who had earlier tweeted that the passing of veteran DAP politician Karpal Singh was... …

MELAKA, Oct 8 (Bernama) -- Three cabinet ministers Datuk Wira Chor Chee

Heung, Datuk Dr S.Subramaniam and Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor headed the list of

1,068 recipients of awards and medals in conjunction with the 73rd birthday of

Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob.

Chor who is Housing and Local Government Minister; Dr Subramaniam, the Human

Resources Minister, and Shaziman, the Works Minister, received the Darjah

Gemilang Seri Melaka (DGSM) which carries the title Datuk Seri.

State Secretary Datuk Wira Omar Kaseh told a news conference that the

investiture ceremony would take place at Dewan Seri Negeri, Ayer Keroh, here.

Other DGSM recipients are Riau governor Datuk Dr M.Rusli Zainal and Riau

Archipelago governor Drs Muhammad Sani and former Mindanao governor Datu Pax S.


Fourteen others received the Darjah Cemerlang Seri Melaka (DCSM) which

carries the title Datuk Wira.



They are Melaka executive councillors Datuk Abdul Ghafar Atan and Datuk

Latiff Tamby Chik as well as Tangga Batu MP Datuk Idris Haron.

Other recipients are Melaka High Court Judge Datuk Halijah Abbas,

Public-Private Cooperation Unit Director General Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa, Gapena

Leader II Prof Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff, Melaka Ex-Representatives Council

President Datuk Jaafar Lajis, Malaysia Industrial Development Authority

Director-General Datuk Jalilah Baba, Trial and Appeal Division Head of the

Attorney-General''s Chambers Datuk Kamaludin Md Said, Batu Gajah Umno Chief Datuk

Mohd Yusoff Kassim.

Dungun Umno Chief Datuk Rosli Mat Hassan, Silat Master Tan Sri Omardin

Mauju, Mamee Double Decker (M) Bhd Chief Executive Officer Datuk Pang Tee Chew,

Light and Power Connstruction Sdn Bhd Managing Director Datuk Thien Tung Fah @

Thien Kon Fah.

Twenty-five others received the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) which

carries the title Datuk.



They are Bernama Deputy Editor-in-Chief (Domestic News Service) Zulkefli

Salleh, Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Heng Seai Kie,

Sandakan Umno Vice-chief Alipudin Puyon, Malaysian Ambassador to Peru Ayauh

Bachi, Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd Managing Director Cheng Yoong Choong,

Pengkalan Chepa Umno Chief Dali Husin, Special Advisor to the Chief Commissioner

of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Gnanachandran a/l S Ayadurai, Papita

Treasurer Goh Eng Boon, Community Development Department Director Hasim@Hashim


Wanita Umno Executive Council Member Hasnah Salan, KPMG Business Advisory

Sdn Bhd Managing Director Hew Lee Lam Sang, business consultant Hood Musa,

Deputy MCA Chairman Lee Seng Yean, Army Assistant Commander Mahadi Abdul, Wanita

Umno Executive Council Member Marlia Abdud Latiff, Sarawak Police Commissioner

Datuk Mortadza Nazarene, Melaka Hospital Senior Consultant Surgeon Dr Muhammad

Safian Naim.

Melaka Islamic Religious Department Director Mohd Zin Mansor, Utusan Melayu

(M) Sdn Bhd Deputy Editor-in-Chief Othman Muhamad, Islamic Development

Department Malaysia Director-General Othman Mustapha, Melaka Manipal Medical

College Chancellor Ramdas Madhava Pai, Political Secretary to Melaka Chief

Minister Saadun Basirun, Consultant Orthodontic Tan Kom Choo, Yayasan Guan Yin

Chief Secretary Datin Tan Swee Lai and Alor Gajah MCA committee member Yee Ah


Seventy-three others received the Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (DPSM) which

carries the title Datuk, among them Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Minister Chua Tee Yong, Bandi Bina Sdn Bhd Managing Director Abdul Latif Bandi @

Nor Sebandi, Business Development Weststar LDV Sdn Bhd Director Anuar Noordin,

Deputy State Health Department Director Dr Ghazali Othman, GNT Land Reality Sdn

Bhd Managing Director Goay Lean Seng, Deputy Secretary-General of the Defence

Ministry Ismail Bakar and Melaka Muzium Corporation General Manager Datuk Khamis


BernamaTV cameraman Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, who was killed in a shooting in

Somalia last month, awarded the Bintang Gagah Perkasa (BGP) post-humously.

Forty-nine received the Darjah Seri Melaka (DSM), 50 the Jaksa Pendamai

(JP), 107 the Bintang Cemerlang Melaka (BCM), 156 the Bintang Khidmat Terpuji

(BKT), 310 the Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK), 244 the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat

(PBM) 244 and 33 the Pingat Khidmat Lama (PKL).



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    My dad was in KL to see me, says Gobind

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  • Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains The Malaysian Insider
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