• Najib’s talk of people power smacks of hypocrisy, says former Perak MB

    Former Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin today tells Datuk Seri Najib Razak to stop preaching about people's power when the prime minister was himself involved in "orchestrating" the demise of the opposition-led state government in 2009. Nizar, who was ousted from power in 2009, said Najib's speech last night about...

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  • GE2015: Scenes at PAP’s East Coast GRC rally

    Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say (photo above), who is anchoring the PAP team for the GRC, said he and his fellow candidates champion “taking care of residents” as well as “giving ample opportunities to residents for a bright future.” Areas under East Coast GRC include Bedok, Simei, Changi, Siglap and Chai Chee. Lee Yi Shyan assured voters that the PAP will help residents enrol in subsidised courses to improve their skill sets.

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  • Malaysian football coach quits after humiliating 10-0 loss

    The coach of Malaysia's national football team announced his resignation on Saturday just days after his squad was thrashed 10-0 by the United Arab Emirates during a World Cup qualifying match. Dollah Salleh's tenure as head coach comes to a premature end after he signed a two-and-a-half year contract in July last year, in a bid to lift the team out of the doldrums. "Historically, it is the worst ever defeat for the national team." The national team has come under increasingly harsh criticism for failing to perform in recent months.

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  • Minister gets ribbed after clean-up bill sent to wrong Bersih address

    Umno minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan's gaffe in sending a RM65,000 bill to the wrong address for Bersih 2.0 as cleaning up costs following the rally last weekend has earned him snide remarks from the group's secretariat member. The urban well-being, housing and local government minister had taken to Twitter to tell his officers went to...

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  • This woman sold her company for $425 million in cash after her $100 million IPO died

    Good Technology Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt When … Continued The post This woman sold her company for $425 million in cash after her $100 million IPO died appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • GE2015: Humanising Dr Chee Soon Juan

    This election, the bulk of the media reports on local mainstream media seems to be dominated by reports on the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) saga. I don’t know about you, but frankly, I am sick of it. While it is an important issue, it is not the SOLE issue affecting Singapore and Singaporeans, and definitely

  • Anti-corruption conference not right venue to talk about RM2.6b donation, minister tells TI president

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Global watchdog Transparency International (TI) had chose the wrong place to criticise Malaysia over unresolved questions on a RM2.6 billion donation deposited into the prime...

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  • McDonald's Japan hit by another food scandal

    McDonald's in Japan said on Friday it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals. Dozens of pieces of plastic were found inside the beverage, a company spokesman told AFP, adding that a plastic instrument used to make the drink may have been the source. McDonald's Japan unit has been battered by a series of scandals including a human tooth found in some fries.

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  • Foreign Ministry monitors Malaysians involved in Bersih 4 overseas

    KEPALA BATAS: The Foreign Ministry will be responsible for monitoring and observing Malaysians involved in Bersih 4 rally overseas. Its deputy minister, Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said, all information concerning those involved would be submitted to the relevant authorities for appropriate action. It is entirely up to Mara to take action, students on Mara scholarship are bound by a certain code of conduct,” he told reporters after launching the Mobile Community Transformation Centre programme, here, today.

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  • Redmayne brings transgender pioneer's story to screen

    The subject of much pre-release excitement, "The King's Speech" director Hooper's new film was shown for the first time on Saturday at the Venice Film Festival. Elbe's decision to begin what was then an untested and risky process was the culmination of a journey that begins with her living in 1920s Copenhagen as Einar Wegener, a succesful landscape painter blissfully in love with his beautiful artist wife, Gerda, played by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. As Hooper tells the story, which was adapted by screenwriter Lucinda Coxon from David Ebershoff's 2000 novel of the same name, the couple's idyll begins to unravel when Gerda asks her husband to put on some stockings to help her finish a portrait of a ballet dancer who has cancelled a sitting.

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  • An Arachnid Dracula? Rare, Red-Fanged Spider Is Uncovered

    The funnel-web spider (Atrax sutherlandi) does not actually vant to suck your blood, however. "As far as we know, only the males wander around, and we think they locate the females by pheromone cues, not visual searching," he said.

  • Drowned Syrian boys' aunt fights to bring family to Canada

    COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — The aunt of a drowned Syrian boy whose death has sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family to Canada.

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  • Thai police seek 10th suspect in deadly Bangkok bombing

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Saturday that they are looking for a 10th suspect in last month's bombing of a landmark in central Bangkok that killed 20 people.

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  • Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world

    The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting.

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  • Hamilton stunned by how far McLaren have fallen

    By Alan Baldwin MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, who won his first title with McLaren in 2008, says he is shocked at how far the sport's second most successful team have fallen since he left for Mercedes. Woking-based McLaren have not won a race since 2012 while Hamilton's title, making him at the time the youngest champion in the sport, remains their most recent. "It doesn't look like a McLaren," Hamilton said at the Italian Grand Prix when asked whether he did a double-take when, as has happened frequently this season, he lapped Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

  • Longest Polish river reveals secrets amid drought

    Archaeologists are having a field day in Poland's longest river, the Vistula, which because of a drought has hit a record low water level allowing them to uncover a treasure trove of historic artifacts. "There are pieces of marble and stoneware and fragments of fountains, window sills, columns, concrete slabs, cannonballs," said Hubert Kowalski, a researcher at Warsaw University's archaeological institute. Dressed in orange and green rubber hip waders, the archaeologists slosh around the Vistula, whose level has fallen to just 40 centimetres (16 inches) in downtown Warsaw -- the lowest in over 200 years.

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  • Unwise to sack Muhyiddin, Shafie from Umno, says party leader

    It would not be wise for Umno to sack deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal right now, given the many issues the party is facing, Umno minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said. Responding to rumours that the two are among seven leaders who will be booted from the party during next week's Supreme...

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  • She Pretended To Be Blind In An Adult Toy Shop… A Brilliant Idea! #ShortFilm

    This article She Pretended To Be Blind In An Adult Toy Shop… A Brilliant Idea! originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Little lies don’t matter, as long as nobody gets hurt. Right? Mi Li set up her own adult toy business to spite her ex-boss. She was annoyed by his self-righteous, uptight approach to business. She proved herself a worthy competitor, cleverly fashioning the customer experience … Continued Visit www.viddsee.com to watch the best short films in Asia now. Or download our iPhone or Android app for free.

  • 30 military cadets hurt in West Point pillow fight

    Thirty cadets who just completed their first-year summer training at the prestigious US Military Academy at West Point were injured when an annual pillow fight tradition turned bloody, The New York Times reported. The brawl left 24 young cadets with concussions, The Academy told the paper, after reports that some stuffed their pillows with hard objects. A total of 30 cadets were injured, and students reported that the list of wounds included one broken leg as well as dislocated shoulders.

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