• Unlike Najib, I allowed open challenges, says Dr Mahathir

    Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he never stopped his opponents from challenging him openly while he was Umno president, in another blog post aimed at Datuk Seri Najib Razak whom he accused of being undemocratic. Dr Mahathir said he allowed open campaigning by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Tan Sri Musa Hitam, who in the late...

    The Malaysian Insider 32 mins ago
  • ‘Red Shirt’ leader threatens to teach DAP man a lesson over alleged racial slur

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — #Merah169 leader Datuk Jamal Md Yunos today threatened to teach DAP’s Anthony Loke a “lesson” for allegedly calling the Malays “celaka” during the eviction of a village at...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Umno-controlled media downplay Malay Rulers statement on 1MDB

    The mainstream media controlled by Umno played down the statement by the Malay rulers urging the government to complete investigations into debt-ridden state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and to act against those implicated. Pro-Umno bloggers were also quiet, while ministers and current leaders in the party also appeared silent...

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  • Ali Tinju: Taman Melaka Raya won’t be safe this weekend

    KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Ali Baharom, better known as ‘Ali Tinju’, has warned that Taman Melaka Raya “not be safe” this Saturday as 15,000 protesters will congregate to seek justice for immigration officers who were assaulted during a raid at an entertainment outlet there last week. Mohd Ali, who is the Malay Armed Forces Veterans Association president, warned that the area would be dangerous as thousands of people from many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) would turn up on that day. Mohd Ali also cautioned that things “might get out of control” on Saturday.

    New Straits Times
  • Elderly couple killed after homemade bomb explodes on motorcycle

    GUA MUSANG: An elderly couple died instantly when an incendiary device, believed to be a homemade bomb, exploded on their motorcycle this morning. The couple, identified as Cha Mok Liong and his wife Fong Ah Fong, both 72-years-old, were on their motorcycle headed to a nearby food stall along Km 10 Jalan Gua Musang-Kampung Pulai when the incident occurred. Gua Musang district police chief Superintendent Saiful Bahri Abdullah said the two rubber tappers from Kampung Batu Papan 2 suffered serious head and bodily injuries and died on the spot.

    New Straits Times
  • Global shares higher despite lower IMF growth forecast

    Global stock markets rose Wednesday, taking in stride the IMF's lower global growth forecast, as oil prices extended a rebound. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.9 percent to 4,703.65. Germany's DAX ...

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  • Nasri eyeing Major League Soccer after he leaves Man City

    Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has admitted that France coach Didier Deschamps decision to leave him out of the World Cup squad still rankles to the extent that he is unlikely to return to his homeland once his playing days in England end. The 28-year-old, who is tied to Premier League leaders City until 2019, told French television channel Canal+ Sport that he was open to the idea of playing in the United States after England and would not represent France again.

    Reuters 38 mins ago
  • Belgian man charged with son's murder in Singapore

    A Belgian financial executive was charged on Wednesday with murdering his five-year-old son in Singapore, an offence punishable by hanging. Philippe Graffart, 41, was accused of killing his son Keryan at an upmarket condominium near Singapore's embassy row between Monday night and Tuesday morning. Local media reported the boy was found strangled, with hand-shaped bruises around his neck, and Graffart was believed to have been fighting for custody of his son with his former wife.

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  • Kim Kardashian: Pregnancy is the worst experience of my life!

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

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  • Liverpool's Sakho says felt like 'caged lion' under Rodgers

    (Reuters) - Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho felt like a "caged lion" when left on the bench by former manager Brendan Rodgers, the defender told L'Equipe. The 25-year-old French made his first start of the season against Ligue 1 side Bordeaux in the Europa League on Sept. 17 and he did not hide his frustration after missing Liverpool's opening five games. "Let's say that during the short period when I was not playing, I was like a little caged lion who has not fed for a while," he told L'Equipe.

    Reuters 56 mins ago
  • No shark fin industry? Malaysia among world’s top 10 producers, minister told

    KOTA KINABALU, Oct 7 — Marine conservationists here have refuted Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek’s claim that the country does not have a shark finning industry and referred the federal minister to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malaysian banks race to pin down fleeing deposits

    By Yantoultra Ngui and Patturaja Murugaboopathy KUALA LUMPUR/BENGALURU, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Bank deposits in Malaysia are growing at their slowest pace in more than a decade as retail funds flee to higher-yielding avenues, weakening banks' buffers against any unforeseen funding needs at a time when the economy is losing steam. Total deposits at commercial banks rose 4.8 percent in July, the least since September 2002, according to the latest central bank data. Growth is expected to slacken further, with banks offering unattractive interest rates of 3.1 to 4.0 percent per annum.

  • 8 Home Designs That Are Easy-To-Clean and Maintain

    Are you an organised person or someone who is seeking for less clutter and less stress in their life? We have the solution for you. Check out our selection of 8 classic homes that are easy to maintain, guaranteed to reduce your stress and cleaning efforts in your everyday life.

  • “I wish I was at his side when he died”

    BUTTERWORTH: Tears flowed freely when Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim visited the next-of-kin of a haj pilgrim who died in Mecca recently.Salmiah Mohd Shahar, 57, sobbed uncontrollably when Azeez and Penang Tabung Haji employees embraced her in a visit to her home in Simpang Ampat, here today.Salmiah’s husband, Aziz Yeop Chulan, 84, died of a heart attack after being admitted at the Tabung Haji Hospital in Arafat, Mecca on Sep 23 at 2.30pm local time.Aziz was accompanied by his eldest son in the pilgrimage, Ahmad Azizi, 56. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Philippine dictator's son says father's legacy will help poll bid

    The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday his father's legacy would help rather than hamper his own bid for the vice presidency. Ferdinand Marcos Jr said his surname was the "greatest blessing", his first public comments since announcing Monday he would run as an independent next May. Marcos Snr was accused of large-scale corruption and massive human rights abuses during his tumultuous two decades in office which were ended by a famous 1986 military-backed "people power" revolution. A "lack of leadership" under President Benigno Aquino, whose parents led the opposition against the elder Marcos, had exacerbated these woes, he said.

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  • Pacquiao heading to Doha for World Championships

    Manny Pacquiao is to attend the World Boxing Championships in Doha later this week, following a personal invitation from the head of the tournament's governing body, it was announced Tuesday. "Manny Pacquiao is a personal friend and I have invited him to come," Wu told reporters ahead of the tournament's first bouts. "He's never been to the World Championships and I said 'come and have a look'." "This is the benchmark for future World Championships and I am pleased that Manny Pacquiao accepted my invitation to come and share his thoughts and ideas first hand." The 36-year-old Pacquiao is expected to watch the afternoon session of fights on Thursday.

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  • Sandra Bullock: It’s a miracle I wasn’t jailed

    Sandra Bullock has hinted that her college years were wild.

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  • Man convicted for sending threat messages to Singapore PM

    Singapore, Oct 6 (IANS) A man was on Tuesday convicted of sending threatening messages to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong via Facebook. Tan Yeong Hong, 33, said he was frustrated after attending a "Meet the People's Session (MPS)" on June 24 this year, only to find that the premier was not present at the event, Channel News Asia reported. A police report was lodged by a senior official of the Online Communications Unit of the Prime Minister's Office, which manages the premier's social media accounts.

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  • Retired judge Hishamudin joins Malay moderate group G25

    Retired Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus who is well known for making a number of landmark judgments, some of which rattled the establishment, has joined the group of prominent Malay moderates known as G25. Its spokesperson, Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin, said in a statement today they were pleased to welcome Hishamudin to...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Michigan factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball ticket

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday that she immediately quit her one-time "nasty, dirty" job and will buy land to build houses for her family.

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