Let’s Remember How Chester Bennington was Awesome to Malaysia

Linkin Park fans all over the world mourns for the sudden and tragic passing of rock god Chester Bennington. Right now, let’s commemorate his relationship with Malaysians.

1. That time in 2007 when he showed his love for Malaysian fans

Malaysians are great Linkin Park fans, and he recognized it.

In fact, the brand personally chose KL as the only stop in South-East Asia, as a way to thank the fans.

They promised to come back to our shores. And they did in 2013.

2. That time when he wished Muslim friends a Happy Fasting

In 2013, he uttered the words “Selamat Puasa” with his divine voice.

3. That time he said “Sama Sama”


Photo via The Star

When he meant “thank you”, but we still love him.

It is we who should thank you, Chester, for all the music you’ve brought us.

Featured photo via Happy Surfer

How Did Malaysia Become the Fattest Country in Asia?

You might say it’s a heavy issue.

Malaysians love Malaysian food. But the root of the country’s high obese population gets deeper.

Sources:
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/nearly-half-malaysias-population-overweight-or-obese-health-minister-says
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/obesity-statistics-ring-alarm-bells-malaysia-160203131123319.html
http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/10/179844/malaysias-fattest-country-asia-so-why-arent-we-spending-our-health
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/02/05/where-people-around-the-world-eat-the-most-sugar-and-fat/?utm_term=.97115d6e80ad
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/04/02/putrajaya-tops-obese-list-obesity-on-the-rise-worldwide-it-has-highest-rate-of-overweight-people-in/
http://www.star2.com/living/viewpoints/2016/10/23/malaysia-sugar-consumption-highest-in-the-world-mangai-balasegaram/
http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2014/04/16/car-ownership-in-msia-third-highest-in-the-world/Online shopping

7 Malaysians Who Got Ridiculously Overcharged

Bills shouldn’t have surprises.

While some of us appreciate good discounts, these unfortunate Malaysians got quite the opposite.

Watch video summary:

1. RM800 for a 6km taxi ride

All these two French tourists wanted was to head from KLCC to the National Mosque. But their taxi driver took a detour to Putrajaya and back. And gave a meter-less charge enough to fly to Bangkok and back. Twice.

2. RM1800 for highway tolls

Nitin Bhoria used his Zing Touch & Go card for convenience. One day, he got highly inconvenienced when the charge on his card duplicated to 19 times.

Shocked owl

3. RM11,656 for electricity

One retiree. One functioning air-conditioning unit. One bill shock of a lifetime. He even got charged interest.

4. RM22,379.40 for 350MB of data roaming


Photo via Zing Gadget

All she wanted was to get some data roaming in Koh Lipe. She received something extra: a bill that costs as much as an even better holiday.

5. RM42,522.80 for 2 days of data roaming

In yet another telco-related case, this one decided to be lenient on this customer’s RM300 credit limit.

6. RM122,703 for data roaming

Yes. Data roaming again. This should be a PSA to remind you to turn off your data roaming when going overseas. Or you might end up like this guy who went to United Arab Emirates and came home to an unpleasant surprise.

7. RM806,400,000,000,000.01 for phone calls

This sounds too absurd to be true, but several news sites published this story. For the sake of the victim, we sure hope it didn’t actually happen.

By the way, that number is RM806.4 trillion.

Have you heard of any crazy overcharge stories?

Haters Show Support for Najib Amidst Political Tension with North Korea

Some Malaysians chose to stand behind the Prime Minister of Malaysia in this situation, regardless of political views.

It began when Pyongyang banned Malaysians from leaving the country.

That left 11 Malaysians stranded in North Korea.

Then Najib Tun Razak made assurances to protect our countrymen.

And a call for their release.

In a rare moment of unity, these Malaysians voiced support for Najib on social media.

On the 8th of March, 2 Malaysians were allowed to leave North Korea.

As of writing, there are 9 remaining Malaysians stranded in North Korea, and Najib has called on Malaysians to be united.

What are your thoughts on Malaysians supporting Najib in this situation?

4 Badass Malaysian Women You May Not Have Heard Of

Editorโ€™s note: The selection criteria of these women is completely arbitrary as their level of badassery cannot be quantifiable. Also, there are plenty of Malaysians who fit the bill, so we picked four who werenโ€™t mentioned very often.

Patricia Yapp Syau Yin

Asiaโ€™s first female MiG-29 fighter pilot

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She would have been more than qualified to become a commercial pilot. But no, she set her sights on something more badass.

A child of Sandakan, Sabah, Patricia disregarded her fatherโ€™s objections and applied for the Royal Malaysian Air Force back in 1997. Today, she has experience doing acrobatic displays at air shows and a qualified flight instructor.

A Chandramalar

Crime-fighting legend
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Today, she appears to be a lovely housewife and grandmother. In the 70s, the crime world would shudder at the sound of her name.

She started out as a primary school teacher, but academia simply cannot contain her. Chandra joined the police force and became the hero the city deserved. She became the first woman to head the Anti-Vice Branch at Penang, striking terror at brothels and gambling dens. She even went undercover as a prostitute to catch a pimp.

For the rest of her epic story, read A Legend in her Time.

Professor Emeritus Datuk Mazlan Othman

Malaysiaโ€™s first astrophysicist
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For this one, weโ€™ll just let her accolades do the talking.

  • The first woman to earn a PhD in physics at the National University of Malaysia.
  • Placed in charge of the Planetarium Division of the Prime Minister’s (Datuk Mahathir Mohamad at the time) Department.
  • Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna in 1999.
  • Founding Director General of Angkasa, the Malaysian National Space Agency.
  • There, her work led to the launch of the first Malaysian astronaut, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor.

Siti Aisyah Alias

Marine polar researcher and lecturer
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Weโ€™ve never even heard of her field of study: marine mycology. Whatever that is, she earned a PhD for it at the University of Portsmouth.

Upon returning to our shores, she modestly started out as a lecturer at University Malaya. She then started a research program on marine mycology, presumably so that more people would have heard of it.

Fast forward to 2001, she was appointed the Deputy Director of both (yes both) the National Antarctic Research Centre (NARC) and Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme (MARP). Her involvement in the scientific community landed her more positions at more abbreviated organizations, and earned her a few awards and her very own Wikipedia page.

So many awesome women! Aside from the above, which are your favourites?

Meet the Malaysian named Naruto

The otaku is strong in this one.

UPDATE: The father has confirmed that the Naruto name was just a joke.

His subsequent Instagram post cleared it up.

Muke budak Naruto tu x puas hati..๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… Asaalamualaikum kawan2 semua, maaf ganggu malam korang.. just nk clearkan pasal nama anak Naruto.. Sebenarnya nama anak shah bukanlah putra naruto,itu semue gurauan dgn family semata mata shah dgn family shah.. so, jgn lah korang series sngt…gurau je pun.. tapi kebetulan nampak mcm betul sijil kelahiran tu kan….mula2 shah ingt bende ni xdek pape.. tu yang tak take action ape2, juz balas komen sikit2 jer.. tapi bila dah tak terkawal smpi ade yang kecam bagai.. shah rase kene clearkan jgk kot. tu yang shah post ni.. Actlly Nama anak shah sebenar MUHAMMAD PUTRA IYYAD BIN MOHD SHAH RIZAL tu je. So shah nak mintak maaf dekat semue pasal isu ni dan time kasih dekat semue yang komen secara berhemah.. teguran pun time kasih sngt2. Yang kecam tu, jgn risau nama anak shah bukan Naruto yer,so korang blh pakai lagi name tu utk anak korang..๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Orite time kasih semue . Shah doakan kalian semue sihat dan dimurahkan rezeki hendaknya amin..Kim salam family semue..Take Care ๐Ÿ˜ŠโœŒ๐Ÿป #myson #tapawjunior #naruto #namaanaksayabukannaruto

A post shared by ShahSulaiman90 (@shahsulaiman90) on

The following is the old post which is no longer true.

Meet Naruto. He was born in Bentong, Malaysia on 12 February, 2017.

Full name: Muhammad Putra Naruto Bin Mohd Shah Rizal.

The original instagram post:

Rough translation:

My son, be a devout child and a useful soul to the faith and country. Train hard to become Hokage one day.

It appears that Shah Sulaiman’s son has greatness waiting for him.