• PM Lee Hsien Loong obtained deed of gift for Oxley House items in official capacity: Lawrence Wong

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong obtained a deed of gift relating to items from his late father’s estate, which were to be used in a public exhibition by the National Heritage Board, in his official capacity as PM, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Friday (23 June). “Such a major public exhibition on our founding leaders is a matter for deliberation by the Government. It would therefore be normal and in order, that the Prime Minister be kept informed about the contents and presentation of the exhibition,” said Wong in a Facebook post.

  • Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aide

    Mayuko Toyota, a 42-year-old Harvard graduate and up-and-coming member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), can be heard screaming at the unnamed aide, saying he should die as she mocked his thinning hair. "Don't damage my reputation anymore," Toyota screams, apparently in response to a mistake she claims the man had made. Major Japanese media, including public broadcaster NHK, named Toyota as the woman heard on the tape.

  • Formula One: Massa warns Raikkonen, Bottas of team orders

    Former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa warned Kimi Raikkonen on Friday that it is inevitable he will be ordered to support Sebastian Vettel's title bid, adding the same could be expected of Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes. The Brazilian, who was beaten to the 2008 world title at the final corner of the final race in his native Sao Paulo, said his former team-mate Raikkonen faces "a tricky situation". Massa, now with Williams, said: "They will try everything they can to win after how many years.

  • NBA Draft: Nigel Hayes will try to make Knicks in 'dirty' New York

    Talk about awkward. “I don’t really like New York,” Hayes said in March. “It’s too big, it’s dirty, trash everywhere, too many people."

  • Dog poop for dessert: turd-shaped treats a hit in Thailand

    It might turn some stomachs, but a dessert-maker in Thailand has been flooded with orders ever since she started crafting gelatinous sweets into the shape -- and colour -- of dog poop. People like it!," Wilaiwan Mee-Nguen told AFP from the small kitchen in her Bangkok home, where she whips up the unusual confection made of coconut milk, gelatin and food colouring. The 30-year-old office worker, who spends weekends working on her small side business, had experimented with a range of moulds for her sugary treats before she struck gold several months ago.

  • China holiday turns to nightmare for 18

    IPOH, June 23 - Eighteen holidaymakers looking forward to a trip to Zhangjiajie, China, were stunned when they had to fork out RM60,205 of their own money after the tour agency failed to pay for...

  • Deadly London tower blaze began in Hotpoint fridge freezer, police say

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday. Investigators said they would consider bringing manslaughter charges over the disaster and had already seized material from a number of undisclosed organisations. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said experts had now concluded the fire, the mostly deadly blaze in London since World War Two, had started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, model FF175BP, which had not been subject to any recall.