• Parliament officially suspends PAC hearings on 1MDB

    Parliament has officially sent notices to halt all scheduled hearings on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal by its Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for the entire month of August, vice-chairman Dr Tan Seng Giaw confirmed today. “With all due respect, you are informed that the PAC meetings scheduled on the dates below have been postponed,” Dr Tan told Malay Mail Online when contacted over the phone, reading aloud from the brief notice written in Bahasa Malaysia. Dr Tan said the notices were sent out despite the fact that only PAC members can decide on whether or not to continue or to freeze its proceedings, adding that the panel’s meeting are required to have a minimum of three members including a chairman.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • ‘Is your first duty as DPM to arrest me?’, Muhyiddin says he asked Zahid after reshuffle

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin revealed today that after he was axed from Cabinet earlier this week, he placed a call to his successor Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to ask if he would soon be arrested for his criticisms in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy. The Umno deputy president said, however, that Ahmad Zahid, his junior in the ruling party, gave his assurance that there was no such plan. “So I called Zahid, I asked him is it true that I’m going to get arrested.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Caitlyn Jenner's swimwear hurdle

    Caitlyn Jenner is still too self-conscious to wear a bathing suit in public. Since revealing her new form on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in June Caitlyn has been an outspoken member of the transgender community, however she still has some insecurities. The second episode of the programme aired in the US last night and Caitlyn was seen opening up about having to show off her body in a swimming costume.

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  • Kim Kardashian’s Daughter North Holds Hands With Kourtney’s Son Mason As They Attend A Birthday Party

    Kim Kardashian’s daughter North and Kourtney’s son Mason have been showing that the Kardashian Kontingent’s close bond is stronger than ever, walking along hand-in-hand after attending a birthday party. Nori also wore a white top white silver writing on it, teamed with acid wash denim shorts and white vans, with her hair tied into a little bun.

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  • China's island-building faces scrutiny at Asia security talks

    Beijing faces pressure over its island-building in the South China Sea during high-level Asian security meetings this week that will include the top US and Chinese diplomats. China is expanding tiny reefs into islands and topping some with military posts to reinforce its disputed claims over the strategic sea, fanning fears of a regional arms race and possible conflict. Southeast Asia's human-trafficking problem and concerns over North Korean missile launches are also expected to be among the issues discussed at the talks in Kuala Lumpur.

    AFP News
  • Bobby Brown’s Wife Rushed To Hospital After Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

    Musician Bobby Brown was faced with more heartache after he lay 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina to rest yesterday, with his wife, Alicia Etheredge, being rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. According to TMZ reports, mere hours after saying goodbye to his daughter at her funeral, Bobby’s wife, who had given birth to their daughter Bodhi, earlier this month, had to be taken to hospital via ambulance as paramedics rushed to help her. Thankfully, Alicia was able to make a recovery and Bobby is expected to attend Bobbi Kristina’s burial in New Jersey tomorrow.

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  • Ronda Rousey's continued dominance puts focus back on potential 'Cyborg' bout

    UFC president Dana White has plenty of motivation to match up UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, his mainstream, breakthrough star, against her rival-in-exile, Invicta FC featherweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino. "I think that fight does 2.5 million buys," a giddy White said late Saturday night, after Rousey knocked out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds. "I fight in the UFC 135-pound division," Rousey said at the UFC 190 post-fight news conference in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer

    A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son. Shin Dong-bin, 60, has been trying to solidify his control of Lotte group, which has businesses in South Korea and Japan, in the face of opposition from his older brother Shin Dong-joo, 61, and his father Shin Kyuk-ho, 92.

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  • Japan rescuers discover body on burning ferry

    Japanese rescuers said Monday they had found the body of a person believed to be a missing crew member on a ferry that caught fire last week, prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers. Kunihiko Orita, a 44-year-old second officer, disappeared as he battled the blaze on the Sunflower Daisetsu off the coast of northern Japan on Friday. Rescuers said they discovered a body near the origin of the fire but had yet to formally identify the victim.

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  • Hard liquor: Officials seize Chinese spirits laced with Viagra

    Chinese authorities have seized thousands of bottles of spirits laced with chemicals used to make erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra, officials said. Two manufacturers in Liuzhou were found to be adding elements including sildenafil and tadalafil, the chemicals more commonly known by their brand names Viagra and Cialis, to their baijiu products, the local food and drug administration said in a statement. The makers called their products "Kungfu Alcohol" and "Life-nourishing Liquor", among other labels, authorities in the southern region of Guangxi said at the weekend, adding they had seized more than 5,300 bottles and nearly 1,200 kilograms of additive chemicals.

    AFP News
  • Guan Eng: Deputy minister inciting racial tension with proposal to shut down Chinese papers

    DAP’s Lim Guan Eng today accused an Umno deputy minister of inciting racial tension when he reportedly said he would order the closure of at least two Chinese newspapers if he were in the Home Ministry. The DAP secretary-general also suggested double standards in the deputy minister’s remarks, pointing out that no one else in the administration have ever suggested to shut down Umno-linked publications that publish racially insensitive articles. If he wants to close down Chinese papers for strong racial reporting, perhaps he should do the same with Umno papers as well,” the Penang chief minister said.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Los Angeles Lakers

    The greatest all-time scorer in NBA history, finishing his career with 38,387 points – two-thirds of which were scored in a Laker uniform. Just his Laker points alone would rank him 24th all-time, behind Allen Iverson and ahead of Charles Barkley. Offered a vision of the modern game even while working in comparative obscurity as a Laker in the 1960s.

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  • The Love Story Of Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan

    The social networking king Mark Zuckerberg etched a name for himself with Facebook, right on the day when he launched it from his dormitory. This was not a typical Mark Zuckerberg meeting, which would affect millions on the Internet. Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, a sophomore from Boston, at a party hosted by Mark’s fraternity in 2003.

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  • Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

    A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts say. The creature weighed a whopping 133 lbs. (60 kilograms), and at 18-feet, 3-inches (5.6 meters), was almost as long as the largest python ever captured in the state of Florida, which was 18-feet, 8-inches long (5.7 meters).

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  • All bets are off inside Laos' jungle sin city

    Welcome to the Kings Romans, a sprawling casino complex topped by a giant golden crown that bursts into view from a sleepy river bank on the Laos' side of the Mekong River. The Chinese-owned casino in Ton Pheung district, Bokeo, is the centrepiece of a 10,000-square metre "Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone" set up by communist-ruled Laos with investment from its giant neighbour. The other Golden Triangle nations, Thailand and Myanmar sit just across river, an intersection that has long hosted illicit activities -- from drugs and human trafficking to weapons smuggling and the sale of rare species.

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  • What We Can Learn From The Most Recent Crash In Noble Group

    Noble Group (“Noble”) hits a snag in its share price recently with a double whammy from all the bad press it received and massive short selling. A check on Noble’s accounting ratios from the SGX website would have waved a red flag. With net profit margins constantly under 1% for the past four years, coupled with a huge debt load, Noble was extremely vulnerable to any external shocks.

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  • Starbucks Hops Onboard The #SG50 Bandwagon

    Here’s one for the coffee lovers: a tiny coffee chain by the name of Starbucks (you’ve probably never heard of them) is hopping onboard the overflowing #SG50 bandwagon, as our nation marches towards our Golden Jubilee! Introducing the new “Birthday

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  • Is Singapore still relevant after 50? An entrepreneurial view.

    As Singapore ramps up to its 50th birthday celebrations on August 9th, the politicians and economists have all given their views about post-50 Singapore, from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s interview with TIME to the Economist Special Report on Singapore and many more. Will Singapore still be relevant in the next 50 years to ASEAN and the world? Why is this so important for Singapore entrepreneurs to understand this?

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  • ‘I don’t want yes men’, Najib says

    HULU SELANGOR, Aug 2 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak insisted today that he does not want only “yes men” in Umno but stressed that criticisms should be aired in the right manner and forum. In his speech at the Hulu Selangor Umno divisional meeting here, the party president said members must pick the right time and place to air their grievances against the leadership. Yesterday, Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal warned that the party will face destruction if its members fear to speak the truth and choose only to be “yes men” to ensure their own political survival.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies in the Indian Ocean around 370 miles east of Madagascar, gained newfound notoriety last week when a beach cleaner stumbled across a barnacled piece of an airplane wing known as a flaperon. The wreckage was flown on Friday to mainland France where experts hope forensic analysis will uncover if it was part of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished without trace in March 2014 along with 239 passengers and crew.

    Reuters