• Singapore opens presidency to minorities, but is Malaysia ready for non-Malay PM?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― It will be quite a while before Malaysians may see a non-Malay ascend to the office of prime minister, political pundits said after neighbouring Singapore moved to enhance...

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  • Britney Spears escaped death in Hawaii

    The pop star doesn't believe Justin Bieber is such a bad boy.

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  • Rody: De Lima at heart of Bilibid drug matrix

    The highest-ranking official involved in illegal drug operations at the national penitentiary in the previous administration is none other than former justice secretary and now Sen. Leila de Lima. President Duterte made this declaration yesterday before the media, declaring his readiness to drop the bombshell this week on De Lima’s alleged connections with convicted drug lords at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). Duterte said there is a web of connections with De Lima and her driver Ronnie Palisoc Dayan and the drug convicts at the NBP in Muntinlupa.

    Philippine Star
  • Family in mourning hounded by ‘Ah Longs’

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Still grieving over the sudden death of his son in an accident, a father has been harassed by loan sharks over an alleged loan his son had taken. Lim Yau Teng, 42, a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Indian marathoner who ran without water in Rio heat thought she would die

    An Indian woman thought she was going to die after not being provided enough fluids while running the marathon in “the scorching heat” at the Rio Olympics last week, according to reports. Questioning the Athletics Federation of India’s efforts to provide fluids, O.P. Jaisha told the Press Trust of India, via BBC, she only received water from Rio organizers every eight kilometers, while others got water and energy drinks from officials in their countries’ athletic federations every two kilometers. Jaisha finished the race in 89th place with a time of 2:47.19. On the day the women’s marathon was held in Rio, temperatures reached 86 degrees.

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  • Lawyer says appointed to act for Najib in Zaid Ibrahim’s 1MDB lawsuit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― Lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun today confirmed that he has been appointed to represent Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a lawsuit by ex-minister Datuk Zaid...

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  • One dead, dozens wounded in Thai car bombing

    A car bomb exploded in a nightlife district in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30, in a nation already on edge after a bombing spree that targeted tourist towns. The latest blast struck late Tuesday outside a hotel in Pattani, one of three Muslim-majority southern provinces battered by a long-running and shadowy rebellion against the Buddhist-majority state. "So far there is one killed and more than 30 injured," Major General Thanongsak Wangsupa, Pattani provincial police commander, told AFP Wednesday.

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  • Australia says located brains behind PKR man’s murder, but issues in extradition

    KUCHING, Aug 23 — Police in Australia have tracked down the mastermind in the murder of Sarawak PKR leader Bill Kayong, Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia Rod Smith said today. “But his...

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  • Bella Thorne is bisexual

    The actress reveals bisexuality after split from boyfriend

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  • Sweet surprise in store for Olympians

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — A surprise is in store for the Malaysian Olympic contingent when they arrive at KL International Airport (KLIA) today. A Youth and Sports Ministry spokesman was...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34

    Media.net, a global adtech company started by serial entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, has been acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for US$900M He plunged into the world of entrepreneurship in 1996 when he was just 14 years old, with the launch of an Internet startup. He became a millionaire when he was just 18 and entered the US$100... The post He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34 appeared first on e27.

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  • Strong quake rattles central Italy: "The town isn't here"

    A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn't here anymore." The ...

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  • Money matters led to boy’s brutal death, say cops

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Police are narrowing down the motive of the brutal killing of five-year-old Noor Amila Edrus Norsham to a monetary dispute. Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said...

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  • Strong demand for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 tests supply chain

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Better-than-expected demand for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, the South Korean tech giant said on Wednesday, suggesting strong initial sales for the new premium smartphone. While robust demand could help deliver another solid quarter of earnings, Samsung also risks missing out on potential sales if it cannot boost supply quickly. Rivals such as Apple Inc are poised to launch new phones which could pull customers away from Samsung if a shortage persists.

    Reuters
  • North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan

    By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean submarine fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions. The missile was fired at around 5:30 a.m. (2030 GMT) from near the coastal city of Sinpo, where satellite imagery shows a submarine base is located, officials at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defence Ministry told Reuters. The projectile reached Japan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ) for the first time, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a briefing, referring to an area of control designated by countries to help maintain air security.

    Reuters
  • Bravo's impending City arrival set to signal Hart exit

    Claudio Bravo was pictured leaving Barcelona Airport on Tuesday and his expected move to Manchester City is likely to trigger the departure of England goalkeeper Joe Hart. The 33-year-old Bravo is set for a medical this week at the Etihad Stadium where he will team up again with Pep Guardiola, his former manager at Barca. Guardiola confirmed Bravo's imminent arrival when asked about Bravo at a news conference on Tuesday, saying: "I cannot deny what everyone knows".

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  • Ex-President S R Nathan enjoyed eating my briyani: mosque chairman

    Alla’udin Mohamed, chairman of Masjid Khalid, used to cook his popular briyani monthly for a very special friend: Singapore’s former President S R Nathan.

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  • Car dealers to Rody: Solve traffic first

    Solve the traffic situation, but do not meddle with our business. This was the message of the country’s largest automotive group, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI), to the government regarding the campaign to address Metro Manila’s traffic crisis. CAMPI president Rommel Gutierrez said local automotive players support proposals to give President Duterte emergency powers to solve the traffic woes in Metro Manila and nearby urban centers.

    Philippine Star
  • Carter says presidential candidates are 'quite unpopular'

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that both major presidential candidates are "quite unpopular," but he knows who's more qualified and he's voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.

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  • Tesla lays claim to world's fastest production car

    Tesla Motors says a new version of the Model S electric car is the quickest production car in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour. The company says the Model S P100D sedan can go from stopped to 60 ...

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