• ‘We are all Malaysians,’ Dr M says of ‘Bangsa Johor’ notion

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 24 ― Promoting affinity to individual states over the country will divide Malaysians, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today regarding the “Bangsa Johor” notion previously raised...

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  • Philippines' Duterte: UN pull-out threat a 'joke'

    President Rodrigo Duterte has said his threat to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations for criticising his deadly crime war was just a "joke", while attempting a light-hearted wordplay on genocide. Duterte on Sunday said he may withdraw the Philippines from the world body after a UN human rights expert said last week his encouragement of security forces to kill drug suspects violated international law. "Can't you take a joke," Duterte told reporters on Tuesday when asked if he was serious.

    AFP News
  • Britney Spears escaped death in Hawaii

    The pop star doesn't believe Justin Bieber is such a bad boy.

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  • Singapore opens presidency to minorities, but is Malaysia ready for non-Malay PM?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― It will be quite a while before Malaysians may see a non-Malay ascend to the office of prime minister, political pundits said after neighbouring Singapore moved to enhance...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Money matters led to boy’s brutal death, say cops

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Police are narrowing down the motive of the brutal killing of five-year-old Noor Amila Edrus Norsham to a monetary dispute. Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Family in mourning hounded by ‘Ah Longs’

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Still grieving over the sudden death of his son in an accident, a father has been harassed by loan sharks over an alleged loan his son had taken. Lim Yau Teng, 42, a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Indian marathoner who ran without water in Rio heat thought she would die

    An Indian woman thought she was going to die after not being provided enough fluids while running the marathon in “the scorching heat” at the Rio Olympics last week, according to reports. Questioning the Athletics Federation of India’s efforts to provide fluids, O.P. Jaisha told the Press Trust of India, via BBC, she only received water from Rio organizers every eight kilometers, while others got water and energy drinks from officials in their countries’ athletic federations every two kilometers. Jaisha finished the race in 89th place with a time of 2:47.19. On the day the women’s marathon was held in Rio, temperatures reached 86 degrees.

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • Lawyer says appointed to act for Najib in Zaid Ibrahim’s 1MDB lawsuit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― Lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun today confirmed that he has been appointed to represent Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a lawsuit by ex-minister Datuk Zaid...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Secret data leak hits French submarine maker: report

    French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported on Wednesday. The 22,400 leaked pages, which the daily said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-class DCNS submarine designed for the Indian navy, variants of which are used by Malaysia and Chile. Australia in April awarded DCNS an Aus$50 billion (US$38 billion) contract to design and build its next generation of submarines.

    AFP News
  • Bella Thorne is bisexual

    The actress reveals bisexuality after split from boyfriend

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  • DILG checking drug links of 50 mayors

    Authorities are verifying the involvement of about 50 more local executives in illegal drug trade, a Cabinet official said yesterday. Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno said many more officials with possible drug links were not yet among the names revealed by President Duterte. “If we include the barangay captains, maybe hundreds,” Sueno told a press conference at Malacañang.

    Philippine Star
  • He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34

    Media.net, a global adtech company started by serial entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, has been acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for US$900M He plunged into the world of entrepreneurship in 1996 when he was just 14 years old, with the launch of an Internet startup. He became a millionaire when he was just 18 and entered the US$100... The post He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34 appeared first on e27.

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  • Sweet surprise in store for Olympians

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — A surprise is in store for the Malaysian Olympic contingent when they arrive at KL International Airport (KLIA) today. A Youth and Sports Ministry spokesman was...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Strong quake rattles central Italy: "The town isn't here"

    A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn't here anymore." The ...

    Associated Press
  • Strong demand for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 tests supply chain

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Better-than-expected demand for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, the South Korean tech giant said on Wednesday, suggesting strong initial sales for the new premium smartphone. While robust demand could help deliver another solid quarter of earnings, Samsung also risks missing out on potential sales if it cannot boost supply quickly. Rivals such as Apple Inc are poised to launch new phones which could pull customers away from Samsung if a shortage persists.

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  • Ex-President S R Nathan enjoyed eating my briyani: mosque chairman

    Alla’udin Mohamed, chairman of Masjid Khalid, used to cook his popular briyani monthly for a very special friend: Singapore’s former President S R Nathan.

    Safhras Khan
  • Nate Diaz could face suspension for vaping cannabis after Conor McGregor fight

    Nate Diaz was seen casually vaping on the dais when speaking to the media following his Saturday night loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202. Little did he know that it may get him into some hot water with USADA. “It’s CBD,” Diaz said.

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  • Lozada, ZTE whistle-blower, gets 10 years for graft

    The Sandiganbayan yesterday sentenced whistle-blower Rodolfo Noel “Jun” Lozada Jr. to 10 years for graft for granting separate leasehold rights over public lands to his brother and a private company when he headed a government forestry agency. Lozada said he would appeal the verdict by filing a motion for reconsideration. The anti-graft court’s Fourth Division also found his brother Jose Orlando Lozada guilty and sentenced them to 10 years in prison.

    Philippine Star
  • Guardiola confirms Bravo on his way to replace Hart

    Pep Guardiola insisted on Tuesday that he will continue working with Joe Hart at Manchester City, even as Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo flew in to replace the unwanted England international. Hart has been the most high-profile victim of Guardiola's new reign as manager of the Premier League club, with the City boss publicly announcing his preference for a goalkeeper who can play better with the ball at his feet. Willy Caballero replaced Hart for City's first three competitive games, all victories, that Spanish manager Guardiola has overseen.

    AFP News
  • Drug sting leads to cybersex den

    An anti-drug operation launched yesterday against alleged Taiwanese drug pushers led to the discovery of a suspected cybersex den on Boracay Island. A Taiwanese man was arrested for selling a sachet of shabu to undercover agents, but 25 others, including six women, were collared after a raid on their rented home in a villa in Sitio Bulabog in Barangay Balabag reportedly yielded telephones and laptop computers used in cybersex operations. Senior Inspector Jess Baylon, Boracay Tourist Assistance Center chief, said they had monitored the villa for several months.

    Philippine Star