• Fenerbahce boss defends treatment of disgruntled Van Persie

    The coach of Turkish football giants Fenerbahce Vitor Pereira on Thursday defended his decision to relegate striker Robin Van Persie to the bench, after indications the Istanbul side's star new signing was far from happy with life at the club. The Netherlands star signed for Fenerbahce in July from Manchester United on a three year deal amid great fanfare and hopes he would help turn the club into a major European force.

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  • Sue them all for 1MDB defamation, Tee Keat tells Najib after court threat against Liong Sik

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should sue everyone, including  international media, who has accused him of taking money from state-owned 1Malaysia Development Berhad...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Pacquiao says in talks with Mayweather and Khan

    Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is in negoiatiuons with Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan to take him on in what would probably the final fight of his illustrious career, he said Thursday. Speaking in Doha, where is visiting the AIBA World Boxing Championships, Pacquaio told AFP a final decision on who his last opponent will be, would be taken by “November or December”. Pacquiao confirmed he is in negotiations with Mayweather and Khan but said he had no preference about who is opponent will be.

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  • Malaysia prosecutor clears 1MDB officials on bank report

    The Malaysian attorney general's office said on Thursday it had reviewed the report of a central bank investigation into troubled state fund 1MDB and decided that fund officials had not committed any offence. The statement comes in response to rare intervention in public affairs by Malaysia's royal rulers who called for a quick and transparent investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), adding pressure on the scandal-hit government of Prime Minister Najib Razak. In July, media reported that investigators looking into 1MDB had identified a payment of nearly $700 million into a bank account under Najib's name.

  • Missing Orang Asli children: Another body found

    GUA MUSANG: Police have discovered skeletal remains, believed to be belong to one of the six missing Orang Asli children, in Sungai Perias, Pos Tohoi here this evening. The remains, which resembled that of a child, were found as a search and rescue team were combing the riverbank. The remains were found not far from where the body of another child, eight-year-old Sasa Sobrie, was found yesterday evening.

    New Straits Times
  • Female council officers in viral video commended for calm action despite being called ‘dogs’ (with video)

    GEORGE TOWN: Three female Penang Island City Council (MBPP) enforcement officers have been commended for acting calmly in the discharge of their duty, despite being called ‘dogs’ by two men whose car they had just clamped. The three Penang Island City Council (MBPP) female enforcement officers were threatened by two unidentified men at Lebuh Campbell here yesterday. Video footage of the 11am incident, which has since gone viral, showed the officers being insulted by the duo after their Perodua MyVi, which was parked on a double line by the pavement, was clamped.

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  • Klopp to be unveiled as Liverpool manager: reports

    Jurgen Klopp agreed Thursday to become troubled Liverpool's new manager and was expected at the club later in the day, British media said. The English Premier League side have been looking for a new boss since Brendan Rodgers was sacked on Sunday. The former Borussia Dortmund coach had been the hot favourite from the start.

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  • Selena Gomez: I went through chemotherapy

    Selena Gomez has disclosed information about the health procedures she underwent while battling lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease.

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  • Rafidah says sad that Malay Rulers forced to intervene on 1MDB

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Veteran Umno member Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz today expressed sadness that the Conference of Malay Rulers needed to make a rare public statement on an “issue,” an indirect...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Singapore pressures Indonesia as forest fire footage emerges

    New aerial footage released Wednesday showed smoke billowing from Indonesian forest fires as smog-choked Singapore's biggest supermarket chain announced a ban on products from a paper company accused over the haze shrouding Southeast Asia. Fires illegally started to clear land for plantations on Indonesia's Sumatra island and the Indonesian part of Borneo have for weeks belched out thick haze, cloaking Singapore and Malaysia and prompting the cancellation of outdoor events and school closures. The blazes are an annual occurrence during the dry season, but scientists have warned this year's could be the worst on record due to an El Nino weather system that has created tinder-dry conditions in Indonesia.

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  • Deutsche Bank warns of pain ahead as it announces massive loss

    Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank braced its employees for bonus cuts after it announced its biggest quarterly loss in about a decade and warned that even dividends could be scrapped. The troubled bank has been undergoing a massive shake-up after its co-chief executives Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen resigned in June over a tangle of scandals and missed profit targets. In a letter announcing the huge third quarter loss to employees, new co-chief executive John Cryan said the profit warning would "have to be factored in some way into our upcoming decisions on variable compensation for the year".

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow 'cohabiting with new beau'

    Gwyneth Paltrow and her beau Brad Falchuk are practically living together, according to insiders.

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  • China tourists killed, scores injured in lorry-bus collision in Johor

    YONG PENG: Three Chinese tourists were killed and 11 others were seriously injured in an accident involving two buses and a lorry at Km 94.1 of the North-South expressway in Yong Peng at 5.15pm today. Batu Pahat district police chief Assistant Commissioner Din Ahmad said the dead were three women in their 20s, who were killed instantly in the crash. "The lorry crashed into the right side of the first bus, and later it crashed into the front part of the second bus," said Din.

    New Straits Times
  • US boosts maritime law enforcement aid to four Asian nations

    The United States Thursday announced it had quadrupled support to Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia to boost their law enforcement capabilities at sea, but stressed that the move was not connected to a bitter regional maritime dispute with Beijing. "This initiative at this time constitutes more than $100 million dollars of US assistance for maritime law enforcement to these four nations," US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield said in a telephone press conference from Washington.

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  • Penang parking fiasco: Company claims millions in losses

    GEORGE TOWN: A parking management company has claimed that the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has failed to fully implement its parking system, introduced two years ago. Perkhidmatan Alam Indah Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Dr M. Saravana said MBPP’s failure to handle the weaknesses in its parking system had adversely affected the company’s operations. “MBPP only collects the lease fee from us, but failed to enforce the laws against car owners which failed to display the parking coupon.

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  • Malaysia Airlines to trim pilots by seconding them to other airlines

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is gearing up to trim its number of pilots by embarking on a secondment exercise. Aviation International News (AIN) Online, an aviation industry news portal, reported that the airline was planning to offer 100 to 200 Boeing 737-800 pilots from its narrow-body fleet for secondment next year to interested airlines. If that plan fails to materialise, the airline would then offer its pilots either a two-year leave without pay or a 15-day work month at half salary, said the report.

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  • Matthias Chang on hunger strike

    Lawyer Matthias Chang has described his arrest under the Special Offences (Security Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) as an act of intimidation against Malaysians fighting for justice and truth, and a reflection the government's "desperation and fear of the continuing exposures of the heinous crimes that have shamed the country". "My arrest and...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • World Cup debutants South Sudan draw

    World Cup debutants South Sudan drew 1-1 at home to Mauritania on Thursday in the first leg of an African qualifier that took 19 hours to complete. Torrential rain forced play to be suspended Wednesday in Juba with the score 1-1 after 10 minutes, and the match was later abandoned for the day. Play resumed at 1100 local time (0900 GMT) Thursday and the remaining 80 minutes did not produce any more goals, leaving Mauritania favourites to progress after the October 13 second leg.

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  • Bangladeshi farmer named national rat-killing champion

    Bangladesh has crowned a new national champion rat killer after his team eradicated more than 160,000 rodents in the past 12 months, officials said Thursday. Farmer Abdul Khaleq Mirbohor won 20,000 Bangladeshi taka ($250) at a ceremony in Dhaka Wednesday for eliminating 161,220 rats in a year as part of a nationwide campaign to stop grain being devoured by rodents. "Mr Mirbohor is a passionate rat killer.

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  • No offence committed by 1MDB in Bank Negara investigation, says AG’s Chambers

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney General’s Chamber (AGC) has decided that no further action would be taken against 1Malaysia Development Bhd concerning Bank Negara’s investigation into the company. In a statement to the press yesterday, Deputy Solicitor General 1, Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah who studied the central bank’s investigation papers into the case, found that no offence was committed by 1MDB officials under paragraph (4)(b) of Part 1 of the Fifth Schedule to the Exchange Control Act 1953 namely, knowingly or recklessly making a statement which is false in a material particular. Abd Majid also issued a directive that no further action should be taken against the state linked investment arm.

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