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114 Gang Members Arrested In Nationwide Police Crackdown

As many as 114 triad members have been detained all over the country throughout the Operasi Cantas Khas (Organized Crime) that commenced since 2015.

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[VIDEO] Residents Left Perplexed Over A Mysterious Green Flashing Light In The Sky

Pic: Illinois Police Department

Residents from several American states were baffled when a flashing green light decorated the early morning sky last Monday.

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News Of Painkiller Containing 'Manchupo' Virus That Cause Hemorrhagic Fever Is Spreading Online

 Pic: Hoax Slayer

The news alert doing the rounds on social media has got Malaysians very worried about taking their pain and fever medication.

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A Life-Size LEGO Batman Is Waiting To Meet And Greet Fans At Mid Valley Megamall

As the Dark Knight returns in the form of LEGO in the latest Batman Movie, the Mid Valley Megamall atrium is filled with a special experience for fans of all ages.

The superhero will take centre stage for a week-long event lasting until Sunday (February 12) in conjunction of the highly anticipated flick, aside promoting the limited Toys “R” Us exclusive Batman LEGO sets.

What can one expect?

There will be exciting activities in areas like ‘The Joker’s Hideout’ where visitors are required to complete three LEGO based mini challenges, prior challenging the Joker in a race against time in order to restore peace in Gotham City.


And if you’re not a fan of challenges, walk around the area and you will be impressed by Batman movie dioramas made entirely from LEGO, displayed in glass cabinets. Each represent scenes from the movie, made by LEGO fans during an earlier contest.

Batman fans will also stand a chance to snap pictures with a life-size LEGO Batman mascot – isn’t he adorable?

Interesting to note, the 'Make & Take Activity' allows visitors to build their very own LEGO bat mobile which can be taken home afterwards.

Three LEGO representatives: Ms. Sylvie Ting, Associate Brand Manager, Mr. Jacob Leighton Rennison, Senior Marketing Manager, and Mr. Leslie Falvey, Acting Country Manager; who were present at the media event yesterday, took time to explain why LEGO is particularly special among adults and children alike.


Mr. Falvey (left), who grew up playing with LEGOs himself, explained that linking LEGO to movies was an obvious marketing strategy in his opinion, because playing is always related to storytelling.

"When children play they are always telling themselves a story," he said.

According to Mr. Falvey there are two different types of LEGO fans: those who like to freely build something based on their imagination, and those who treat LEGO like a jigsaw.

When asked by a reporter his personal preference, he said that when he played LEGO as a child, he always mixed the parts of different sets together and had more fun building freely without instructions.

In terms of marketing strategy, Mr. Rennison meanwhile explained that linking LEGO to popular cults like Batman or Star Wars doubles the potential consumer base.

“Batman fans who already forgot about LEGO might get drawn back into it after seeing the movie. It is like a reminder,” he stated.

Ms. Ting added that the movie is not just for LEGO fans, but a great piece of entertainment in itself. Even people who are not into LEGO can watch and enjoy the movie, “because it’s just so adorable”, she said.

Whether or not the LEGO Batman movie lives up to the hype, stay tuned for Malaysian Digest’s review this Friday.

-mD

Someone Removed The Music From ’We Are The Champions.’ Now Hear Freddie’s Voice!

Freddie Mercury may have passed away 25 years ago, but his songs, his style, and his irrepressible energy and passion continue to conquer people’s hearts all around the world.

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The Most Annoying Type Of Airline Passenger Is ...

Are they nervous, or bored, or completely oblivious? There's no one-size-fits-all diagnosis for the airplane seat kicker, but they're universally annoying.

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She Felt A 'Crawling Sensation.' Doctors Found A Live Cockroach In Her Skull

THE 42-year-old Indian woman was in deep slumber last Tuesday night until she awoke around midnight to a "tingling, crawling sensation" in her right nostril.

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A Fighting Chance

Pic: CNN

For much of the last 20 years, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been mired in armed conflict.

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‘I Wasn’t Born A Boy, So My Mother Raised Me As A Son’ – Can Transgenderism Be Reversed?

“Transgender don’t conform to the societal norms. They’re nothing but an outcast and why on earth should I give them the benefit of the doubt?,” said a random member of the public.

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A Cockroach Stuck In Man's Ear Gets Him So Irritated He Sprayed Pesticide In His Ear Canal

Pic: The Indian Express

If a cockroach ever gets trapped in your ear, it’s best not to spray insecticide into your ear because then you’ll have more problems to deal with.

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