• Najib tells Ling: Retract statement or be sued

    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak has demanded that former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik apologise and retract a defamatory statement against the Prime Minister or face legal action. In a letter of demand, the law firm of Messrs Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak said it had been instructed to take action and demand a retraction, unequivocal apology and reasonable compensation for the statement published in an article entitled “MCA’s Liong Sik Joins Call for Najib’s Ouster for allegedly Putting People’s Money in His Own Pocket.” The letter said the plain and ordinary meaning of the words published in the article were understood to mean among others that Najib had misappropriated funds belonging to a government investment fund to his personal account, that he had misused the funds for his personal interest, that he had abused his power as a political party and national leader, and that he was not competent to be the leader of the government of Malaysia.

    New Straits Times
  • Before City Harvest, other religious figures who got in trouble over use of funds

    The trial involving six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders, including founder Kong Hee, came to a close in September after 140 days.

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  • Why the COE System in Singapore Benefits Only the Rich

    The COE system has definitely meant that there are a lot less cars on the roads in Singapore. Sorry ah, I’ve been hiding under a rock – how does COE work again? It’s not easy to understand the COE system. In fact, we wrote a whole article on it and it barely scratched the surface.

  • Student, 21, makes RM30,000 monthly from drug deals

    KUALA TERENGGANU: A 21-year-old student had been living the high life, pocketing around RM30,000 a month thanks to his life of crime as a drug dealer. If convicted, the student faces the death sentence. District police chief Assistant Commissioner Idris Abdul Rafar said the student is believed to be a member of the ‘Mat Duan’ gang, which is active in the drug trade in Kuala Terengganu and Setiu.

    New Straits Times
  • Klopp emerges as clear favourite for Liverpool job - reports

    (Reuters) - Jurgen Klopp has emerged as the clear front runner for the Anfield hot seat, with Liverpool hoping to appoint the German as a replacement for sacked manager Brendan Rodgers by the end of the week, British media reported. The former Borussia Dortmund coach is favourite to take over from the Northern Irishman, with ex-Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti also in the frame. Klopp is understood to be open to the idea of a move, the reports said, adding that talks between Liverpool and his representatives were progressing well.

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  • Samsung Electronics struggles to find fix for smartphone woes

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone lineup, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fuelling investor impatience. Samsung has tried various fixes for its phone business. While those measures have lifted Samsung from its earnings trough, they have not been enough to regain market share from Apple Inc at the high end and Chinese markers at the lower end, or convince investors that the company is back on track for sustained growth.  "Samsung is at a standstill," said Kim Hyun-su, fund manager for IBK Asset Management.

  • RM2.6 billion donor will want publicity, says Dr Mahathir

    The alleged Middle-Eastern donor who “contributed” RM2.6 billion into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal accounts would have wanted publicity for the donation, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The former prime minister said that such would have been the “ego” of someone who was giving away such a large sum of money. He said...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Cate Blanchett: My underwear is embarrassing

    Actress Cate Blanchett gets “overwhelmed” with lingerie, so she’d rather just wear old ratty underwear instead.

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  • Giggs would be managing United now if he retired at 35: Ferguson

    (Reuters) - Ryan Giggs would have succeeded Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager if the winger had stopped playing at the age of 35 instead of continuing until he was 40, the Scotsman has said. Ferguson, who makes the comments in the documentary 'Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success', to be screened on BBC One on Oct. 31, also defends David Moyes' ill-fated appointment as his successor. "If Ryan Giggs had retired six, seven years ago ... at, say, 35, quite likely I would have made him my assistant and quite likely he could have moved straight into the job with the experience of being an assistant manager to me as he is doing with Louis van Gaal at the moment," Ferguson says.

  • Malaysia going back to ISA days, Guan Eng says after top court declares Sedition Act constitutional

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 6 — The Federal Court’s ruling today that the Sedition Act 1948 is constitutional puts Malaysia back to the days when the highly-criticised British-enacted Internal Security Act...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Kirsten Dunst: Motherhood is my goal

    Kirsten Dunst has always found falling in “lust” to end badly.

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  • Devastation in Philippine bird paradise

    Patches of tropical rainforest in the southern Philippines harbour some of the world's rarest birds, but nature lovers toting long-lens cameras now share them with people wielding chainsaws, traps and torches. "Back in the 1990s, I'd take them to one area and they would see all the endemics in one day," said local guide Felizardo Goring, referring to species found only in the Philippines. The 183,000-hectare (452,000-acre) forest is a vital habitat for dozens of endangered bird species, including the electric-blue celestial monarch, according to British-based environment group Birdlife International.

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  • Refused Malaysian passport, UK-based secessionist Doris Jones goes British route

    KOTA KINABALU, Oct 6 — Pouring scorn over Malaysian authorities’ “dirty tactics” in refusing to renew her Malaysian passport, Sabah secession activist Doris Jones said she will simply obtain...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 1MDB’s Caymans fund never redeemed, says DAP

    Nothing was redeemed from 1Malaysia Development Bhd's (1MDB) investment in the Cayman Islands, DAP alleged today, suggesting that this was why the state investment firm still had not completed an audit for its accounts ending March 2015 for submission to regulators. DAP national publicity chief Tony Pua said 1MDB's March 2015 financial...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Police raid drug den, find underage girl

    KAJANG: A 16-year-old girl was found in a drug den together with five other men during a police raid at a house in Bandar Tasik Kesuma in Beranang, yesterday. Police had raided the house after following up on a lead over an earlier robbery case in Beranang. "Initial investigation showed that the drugs were obtained from Negri Sembilan and were meant to be sold to customers in Rinching, Semenyih, and Beranang.” All the suspects, including the girl, tested positive for drugs.

    New Straits Times
  • Cindy Crawford: I wasn’t jealous of the supers

    Cindy Crawford insists she never wanted to be any of the other supermodels, although she did wish she’d booked some of their jobs.

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  • Chinese Nobel medicine winner, 84, 'not really surprised'

    Tu Youyou, the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel prize for medicine, said Tuesday she was "not really surprised" to be recognised after a remarkable career which saw her team test a breakthrough malaria drug on themselves during the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. "We carried out this research over a number of decades, so to win this award was not a surprise," the 84-year-old told the Qianjiang Evening News from her home in Zhejiang. Tu won half of the award for her work on artemisinin, an anti-malarial drug based on ancient Chinese herbal medicine, it was announced Monday.

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  • Employers not in favour of six-hour work day

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 6 — Employers are not in favour of a  six-hour work day as local private sector workers are purportedly not on par with their counterparts in Sweden in terms of professionalism....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Kim Kardashian: Pregnancy is the worst experience of my life!

    Kim Kardashian doesn’t understand how people can enjoy pregnancy.

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  • The Annual Cost of Owning a Car in the Philippines, 2015

    That new car smell really gets the blood going for a lot of people. As amazing as that feeling can be, there are times when you forget to calculate the total costs. There’s not just the cost of a car to consider, you also need to take into account the costs of car insurance, driving […] The post The Annual Cost of Owning a Car in the Philippines, 2015 appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.