• Malaysian PM pours scorn on huge rally demanding he quit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn Sunday on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal.

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  • Dr Mahathir hints Umno MPs to move no-confidence vote against Najib

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today there were several Umno lawmakers planning to move a motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. He, however, said he did not know who would table the vote against the embattled prime minister, who has been asked to resign from his position amid allegations of corruption. "I heard...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Buddhist, Muslim rally goers bed down at church

    Many Bersih 4 participants, including Buddhists and even Muslims, had no hesitation in taking up the Catholic church's offer of rest and refuge, with some 200 spending the night at the St John's Cathedral, in Jalan Bukit Nanas. They included the young and the old, Christians and non-Christians alike who were relieved to have a shower and space...

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  • Boy named Su leads China's great sprint forward in athletics

    Chinese sprinting took its own great leap forward after the country's 4x100 metres men's relay team won a shock silver medal at the world championships behind Usain Bolt's all-conquering Jamaica. Led by birthday boy Su Bingtian, the Chinese roared home third across the line in Saturday's final in Beijing but were upgraded to silver after the United States were disqualified for a bungled changeover. "We made history," said Zhang Peimeng, who ran the anchor leg as China clocked 38.01 seconds, 0.65 behind the rampaging Jamaicans.

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  • Bersih 4: Medical team member’s car damaged in early morning blaze

    KUALA LUMPUR: A car that belongs to a Bersih 4 rally medical team member was badly damaged in a blaze at Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, here, about 5.30am today. The incident near Bank Negara saw the white Naza Forte, which was parked at the side of the road, burnt 70 per cent. City Fire and Rescue Department operations centre chief Samsol Maarif Saibani said they received a call on the incident at 5.35am. When asked on the cause of the blaze, Samsol said they have handed over the case to police, but did not deny possibility of arson.

    New Straits Times
  • Thai police say bomb suspect part of people smuggling gang

    Thai police said Sunday a foreigner arrested in connection with the deadly Bangkok bombing was part of a people-smuggling gang who may have launched an attack in response to a crackdown on their trade. The unidentified foreigner, who is being held in military custody at an undisclosed location, was seized during a Saturday morning raid on a flat on the eastern outskirts of Bangkok. Investigators say he was found with bomb-making equipment and dozens of fake passports.

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  • GE2015: SPP-DPP unveil candidates for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC

    After extensive negotiations to field a joint team, the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) finally unveiled the candidates who will contest in the 11 Sep General Election. The five-person team campaigning under the SPP banner in the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representative Constituency (GRC) comprised ex-DPP secretary-general Benjamin Pwee, 47, and  ex-DPP chairman Hamim Aliyas, 51, and SPP members Abdillah Zamzuri, 30, grassroots leader, Law Kim Hwee, 55, former marketing manager, and Bryan Long, 37, techpreneur.

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  • Growing up as Tunku’s son

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 30 — From his days as a child, Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman was often advised by his famous father to be a responsible man and to stand up for his principles.  “I was also advised...

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  • Benitez delighted with Bale double on Bernabeu bow

    Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez has hailed the impact made by Gareth Bale as the Welshman scored twice in Los Blancos 5-0 win over Real Betis on Saturday. Benitez has been questioned early in his reign at the Santiago Bernabeu for playing Bale in a more central role as Madrid struggled to score goals in pre-season and were held 0-0 away to newly promoted Sporting Gijon last weekend.

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  • End of road for Sabah Bersih 4 as ralliers hit police barricade on ‘walk for democracy’

    KOTA KINABALU, Aug 30 — The Sabah edition of Bersih 4 rally broke up today ahead of its midnight expiry after state police put an end to the ralliers’ 6km “walk for democracy” along the Tanjung...

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  • Chinese tourists unfazed by currency fall, market turmoil

    China's currency devaluation and slowing economy have caused enormous turmoil in world financial markets, but they have not really bothered tourists like Henry Lee. Lee is among tens of millions from China's growing middle class who travel across the globe every year for leisure. A record 117 million Chinese travelled overseas in 2014, according to the Sydney-based Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation (CAPA) -- more than double the 57 million in 2010 -- and experts expect that trend to continue.

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  • Ha Ji Won departing to Hawaii for a photo shoot

    On August 28th, actress Ha Ji Won departed to Hawaii for a photo shoot ...

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  • The CEO of a $6 billion company explains why tech companies overwork their employees

    VMware VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger Pat Gelsinger is … Continued The post The CEO of a $6 billion company explains why tech companies overwork their employees appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • With heavy hearts, pilots perform at NY air show after death

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — The first-ever New York Air Show opened Saturday with a moment of silence and tributes to mark the death a day earlier of a Texas stunt pilot killed when he crashed during practice.

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  • In Malacca, police seize 12 for wearing ‘illegal’ Bersih 4 tees

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — Police arrested 12 persons in Malacca last night for wearing the yellow Bersih 4 T-shirt deemed illegal by the government, state police chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said today....

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  • Bersih 4: German tourists caught by surprise

    KUALA LUMPUR: The rally today took at least two people by surprise - a German couple who called it a hassle. The couple, who only wanted to be known as Alexandra and Humel, were unaware that Bersih 4 was going on today. Alexandra said she had read about the rally but did not know it was happening today.

    New Straits Times
  • Rahman Dahlan mocks Bersih 4 rally, says BN has grassroots strength

    An Umno minister today took potshots at the Bersih 4 rally, saying that despite the four rallies organised by the electoral reforms group so far, the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government was still standing strong. In a series of tweets on his account @mpkotabelud, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan also said that the real challenge was tackling the...

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  • IU departs to China for drama promotion

    On August 28th, IU departed to China for drama promotion.IU appeared at ...

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  • Sea Ice: Ancient Oceans Birthed Diamonds

    Diamonds can form with the help of ancient saltwater, say researchers who have identified the gems that crystallized with the help of oceanic crust dating back as far as 200 million years ago. Scientists think the jewels usually form 90 to 150 miles (140 to 250 kilometers) below Earth's surface, in the planet's mantle layer, which is sandwiched between Earth's crust and core. The deepest of these precious stones have come from 430 miles (700 km) below Earth's surface.

  • Don’t make us scapegoats for nation’s woes, Johor prince tells critics

    Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim today urged certain quarters not to make him and his father, the Johor sultan, scapegoats for the current state of the country. In a Facebook posting on the Johor Southern Tigers page, Tunku Ismail said that certain parties were "attacking" him and his father for being outspoken about national...

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