• Ambiga: Who donated RM2.6b to Najib?

    Prominent lawyer Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan urged Malaysia’s graftbusters today to reveal the source of the RM2.6 billion that they claimed had been deposited by “donors” into Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts. According to Ambiga, if the donations had come from a foreign source, it would likely be in breach of several laws, including those covering money laundering. In my view, the statement by MACC still causes me concern as it means whoever donated such large sums is likely to expect benefit,” said the former Bar Council president, using the acronym for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

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  • Why such ‘crazy’ action against MACC prosecutor, 1MDB investigator asks cops

    A senior graftbuster today questioned the rationale behind what he labelled as a “crazy” action by the police who detained a deputy public prosecutor attached to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and raided his office late Saturday night. Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zin who is also in the special taskforce force investigating corruption allegations against 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said he is disappointed with the way the the DPP, Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi, had been treated by the police. “And I am disappointed that this matter is being prolonged... we have been carrying out investigation wholeheartedly, day and night and suddenly our DPP is taken away at 1am.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Parliament officially suspends PAC hearings on 1MDB

    Parliament has officially sent notices to halt all scheduled hearings on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal by its Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for the entire month of August, vice-chairman Dr Tan Seng Giaw confirmed today. “With all due respect, you are informed that the PAC meetings scheduled on the dates below have been postponed,” Dr Tan told Malay Mail Online when contacted over the phone, reading aloud from the brief notice written in Bahasa Malaysia. Dr Tan said the notices were sent out despite the fact that only PAC members can decide on whether or not to continue or to freeze its proceedings, adding that the panel’s meeting are required to have a minimum of three members including a chairman.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer

    A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son. Shin Dong-bin, 60, has been trying to solidify his control of the Lotte conglomerate, which has businesses in South Korea, Japan, China and Southeast Asia, in the face of opposition from his older brother Shin Dong-joo, 61, and his father Shin Kyuk-ho. Shin Dong-bin on Monday said his brother and father had attempted to sack him as chairman of Lotte but their efforts had no legal standing.

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  • Jessica Alba’s Honest Company’s Sunscreen Reportedly Leads To Awful Burns

    Bad news then, that a number of customers have been reporting some rather epic failures by The Honest Company’s suncream to protect them and their children from severe sunburn. Most shockingly, as Jessica Alba’s company is largely  concerned with selling products that are useable by children, many of the reported burns victims are youngsters. “The Honest Company is committed to providing safe and effective products, and we take all consumer feedback very seriously.

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  • ‘Is your first duty as DPM to arrest me?’, Muhyiddin says he asked Zahid after reshuffle

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin revealed today that after he was axed from Cabinet earlier this week, he placed a call to his successor Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to ask if he would soon be arrested for his criticisms in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy. The Umno deputy president said, however, that Ahmad Zahid, his junior in the ruling party, gave his assurance that there was no such plan. “So I called Zahid, I asked him is it true that I’m going to get arrested.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Noble reports 2Q loss

    HOUSTON (AP) _ Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) on Monday reported a second-quarter loss of $109 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Houston-based company said it had a loss of 28 cents

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  • Leicester sign midfielder Kante from Caen

    Leicester City have signed midfielder N'Golo Kante from French Ligue 1 side Caen, the Premier League club announced on Monday. Kante, 24, is a Frenchman of Malian descent who was part of the Caen team that gained promotion to Ligue 1 in the 2013-14 season. Leicester's website (www.lcfc.com) said Kante's contract was for four years but did not disclose the fee.

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  • Flight MH370: What we know and what we don't

    Boeing 777 debris found on the island of Reunion appears to prove that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crashed in the Indian Ocean, but the cause of the disaster remains unknown. -- We know the plane was piloted by Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, a highly respected airman with 33 years of experience at the state flag carrier. Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, was his co-pilot.

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  • China's island-building faces scrutiny at Asia security talks

    Beijing faces pressure over its island-building in the South China Sea during high-level Asian security meetings this week that will include the top US and Chinese diplomats. China is expanding tiny reefs into islands and topping some with military posts to reinforce its disputed claims over the strategic sea, fanning fears of a regional arms race and possible conflict. Southeast Asia's human-trafficking problem and concerns over North Korean missile launches are also expected to be among the issues discussed at the talks in Kuala Lumpur.

    AFP News
  • Affleck and Garner 'united for children'

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are all about family time at the moment. "Ben and Jen are acting in the same way in Atlanta as they do in LA. People also report that Ben, 42, and 43-year-old Jennifer are set to divide their assets via mediation, and will continue to live together for the time being.

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  • Austin likely to move, says QPR manager

    Charlie Austin, the Queens Park Rangers striker called up by England at the end of last season, is likely to leave the relegated club before the end of the transfer window, manager Chris Ramsey said on Monday. The same applies to midfielder Leroy Fer, although Ramsey hopes both could still be available for the opening Championship (second tier) match away to London rivals Charlton on Saturday. What is happening is that the players are training very hard to get fit for the beginning of the season and if they're fit they'll feature." Austin was QPR's top scorer with 18 goals last season as they finished bottom of the Premier league.

    Reuters
  • Samsung Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus images leaks on the net

    Washington DC, August 3 (ANI): Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus images have leaked on the internet two weeks before its event on August 13. According to the Verge, the images were released by phone leaker Evan Blass and it's said to be an official

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  • Ronda Rousey thrashes body shamers calling her 'masculine'

    Wellington, Aug 3 (ANI): The American martial artist Ronda Rousey, who is being massively trolled and called "masculine", has thrashed her body shamers by stating that it's because of her job to she ought to keep her body strong. The 28-year-old professional fighter found her trolls "hilarious" and stated in a recent interview that her body isn't masculine, it's just rightly structured and is strong enough to knockout her competitors in the ring, Stuff.co.nz reported. The 'Furious 7' actress, who is also compared with Mike Tyson due to her dominance in ring, was supported by Tyson himself who quoted, "She has that killer aura, meaning anything is capable of happening.

    ANI
  • Sony focuses on endurance and camera quality with new phones

    Sony's latest mid-range smartphones, unveiled on Monday, offer industry-first camera technology and place a premium on battery life but are aimed squarely at the mass market. A week after the Lenovo-owned company took the wraps off its Moto G and Moto X smartphones, Sony has launched two new mid-range handsets of its own that put a premium on the things that matter to consumers rather than just the features technophiles deem as must-haves. An equally good 13-megapixel camera can be found on the back and the handset's battery is big enough to offer up to two days' use between charges -- like the new Moto X Play -- or, claims Sony, seven hours and 47 minutes of video playback.

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  • Beyonce goes shopping in Birmingham, forks out £200k on a pair of shoes

    Beyonce has spent a frankly ridiculous  £200k on one single pair of shoes. The reported outrageous purchase was made in no other than UK’s answer to Rodeo Drive, Birmingham where bling loving Bey was shopping ahead of a forthcoming video shoot. The glittery heels are the work of British designer Christopher Michael Shellis, also from Birmingham, who offers a 1,000-year guarantee.

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  • Bobby Brown’s Wife Rushed To Hospital After Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

    Musician Bobby Brown was faced with more heartache after he lay 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina to rest yesterday, with his wife, Alicia Etheredge, being rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. According to TMZ reports, mere hours after saying goodbye to his daughter at her funeral, Bobby’s wife, who had given birth to their daughter Bodhi, earlier this month, had to be taken to hospital via ambulance as paramedics rushed to help her. Thankfully, Alicia was able to make a recovery and Bobby is expected to attend Bobbi Kristina’s burial in New Jersey tomorrow.

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  • Woman ‘Killed By Neighbour’ For Mowing Her Lawn In The Middle Of The Night

    A man is said to have shot dead her elderly neighbour because she was mowing her lawn late at night. James Blair was arrested after he allegedly shot dead pensioner Linda Ciotto after apparently losing his temper at the sound coming from her garden in Willard, Ohio, at 11pm. The 62-year-old woman was found dead outside her home with a gunshot wound to her head and shocked neighbours told police Blair killed her because of her late-night gardening session.

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Los Angeles Lakers

    The greatest all-time scorer in NBA history, finishing his career with 38,387 points – two-thirds of which were scored in a Laker uniform. Just his Laker points alone would rank him 24th all-time, behind Allen Iverson and ahead of Charles Barkley. Offered a vision of the modern game even while working in comparative obscurity as a Laker in the 1960s.

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  • Guan Eng: Deputy minister inciting racial tension with proposal to shut down Chinese papers

    DAP’s Lim Guan Eng today accused an Umno deputy minister of inciting racial tension when he reportedly said he would order the closure of at least two Chinese newspapers if he were in the Home Ministry. The DAP secretary-general also suggested double standards in the deputy minister’s remarks, pointing out that no one else in the administration have ever suggested to shut down Umno-linked publications that publish racially insensitive articles. If he wants to close down Chinese papers for strong racial reporting, perhaps he should do the same with Umno papers as well,” the Penang chief minister said.

    The Malay Mail Online