• Swiss freeze millions amid Malaysian 1MDB fund probe

    Swiss authorities said on Wednesday they had frozen funds in Swiss banks amid a probe into people linked to Malaysia's troubled state investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), on suspicion of corruption and money laundering. "The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has frozen assets amounting to several tens of millions of U.S. dollars on Swiss bank accounts," an OAG spokeswoman said by email in response to an enquiry. "At this early stage of the procedure, the OAG is analysing and consolidating evidence.

    Reuters
  • Khloé shows off super tiny waist

    Khloé Kardashian has dismissed claims that waist trainers cause damage to internal organs by showing off her impossibly small frame while wearing one.

    Cover Media
  • Anti-graft group: Malaysian PM must explain $700M in account

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Transparency International said Wednesday that Malaysia's fight against corruption can't be credible unless the truth is revealed about the $700 million found in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal accounts.

    Associated Press
  • GE2015: Then & Now: The faces of GE2011 and this GE

    Then: She was one of the youngest and most controversial personalities at the 2011 elections. The former Ernst & Young associate was accused of getting into politics through connections (her husband Ng How Yue who was the former Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong). Another oft-heard criticism: That Tin was riding on the wave of support for Goh.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We’ve talked about Singaporean politicians using social media and technology as part of their strategy this General Elections, and about how we think apps are a great way to reach out to young voters. We’ve also introduced the PAP4SG app, with its informative animations and sticker cam (because why not?). The post Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    Vulcan Post
  • Ex-Special Branch No. 2 finally receives letter from Bukit Aman

    Former Special Branch deputy director Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador has finally received a letter from the Bukit Aman police headquarters, seeking an explanation on why he spoke to the media about his abrupt transfer and on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Hamid received the letter, signed by Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

    If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim ...

    Associated Press
  • My family more nervous than me about United move - Martial

    (Reuters) - The family of Manchester United's latest signing Anthony Martial were more nervous than he was about him becoming the world's world's most expensive teenager by moving from AS Monaco. The 19-year-old, dubbed the new Thierry Henry despite making barely 50 first-team appearances for the Ligue 1 side, moved to Old Trafford for a reported 36 million pounds ($55.11 million) However, the forward told a news conference in France on Wednesday he was not concerned about the size of the fee. "My family were definitely a bit nervous because of my high price but I'm going to stay focussed on my work," he said.

    Reuters
  • Protect us so we can be free from interference, MACC chief tells Malaysians

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 2 ― The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) needs Malaysians to protect the agency from any interference when carrying out its duties, its chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items ...

    Associated Press
  • Shear factor - giant Australian sheep in need of a haircut

    Australian animal welfare officers Wednesday put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding a huge sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger, with a national champion set to take on the challenge. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering on its own near Mulligan Flats, a grassy woodland just outside the national capital Canberra, by bushwalkers who alerted local RSPCA officers. "It's definitely one of the biggest sheep we've ever seen," said Tammy Ven Dange, head of the RSPCA in the Australian Capital Territory, adding that the as-yet-unnamed animal was "four to five times its normal size".

    AFP News
  • Jolie ‘uncomfortable’ with UK Royals’ fave charity

    Angelina Jolie is said to have parted ways with The HALO Trust due to the philanthropic organisation’s shady financial dealings.

    Cover Media
  • Intel's new processors just made the PC exciting again

    Intel's latest generation processors -- codenamed Skylake -- will deliver incredible performance gains, better battery life, superlative graphics and the scope for PC makers to start getting creative in terms of new shapes and form factors when they start appearing in devices later this year.

    AFP Relax
  • Guan Eng threatens to sue over Utusan’s front page on Bersih 4 rally

    Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today said he will sue Utusan Malaysia again, this time over its front page story on Bersih 4 rally over the weekend. Under the headline titled "Malulah kamu!" (Shame on you!) which was printed in red, the daily wrote "to Maria Chin Abdullah, S. Ambiga, Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng and Mohamad Sabu and Bersih...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Businessman escapes death when gunmen fire towards his MPV

    City police Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the 57-year-old businessman was travelling in his multipurpose vehicle when the incident unfolded. "The victim, along with his two bodyguards and a driver were travelling from Kajang towards the city centre.

    New Straits Times
  • You think the stock market is crazy? Look at oil prices.

    Commodity markets are renowned for their booms and busts but the last four days in the crude oil market have even experienced traders wide-eyed. The price of oil plunged 8 percent on Tuesday, following ...

    Associated Press
  • Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone

    By Harro Ten Wolde and Nadine Schimroszik BERLIN (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5-inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security. Huawei says it is one of the first smartphones to include a Force Touch display, which can distinguish between a light tap and deep press, enabling access to more functions just by pressing harder.

    Reuters 39 mins ago
  • Pas’ Dr Hatta has divorced wife, insists Kelantan MB

    KOTA BARU: Kuala Krai member of Parliament Dr Hatta Ramli has “automatically” divorced his wife with ‘talak tiga’ status by leaving Pas and joining breakaway group Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah). Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob, who is Pas state commissioner, said this was due to Dr Hatta having formerly signed a ‘bai’ah’ with Pas which states that should he ever leave the party and join another, his divorce would follow suit. Ahmad said the state liaison committee and the party's secretary-general would be writing to Dr Hatta on the matter soon.

    New Straits Times
  • Put up National flag during Merdeka or no renewal of business licenses: Negri MB

    SEREMBAN: Starting next year, business operators who fail to put up the National flag at their premises during Merdeka day celebration will not able to renew their business licenses, says Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. “From my observation, premises showed a low spirit of patriotism despite the various calls and statement issued by the state government to put up national flag between Aug 15 and Sept 16. “When I passed by Seremban town, among 50 premises, only one had put up the national flag, I am very disappointed with the patriotic spirit they showed.

    New Straits Times
  • Football: Ozil's Olympic dream surprises Germany bosses

    Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has said he dreams of helping Germany win Olympic gold at Rio de Janeiro 2016 next year -- much to the surprise of the national side's senior staff. The 26-year-old told magazine Sport Bild "it would be awesome" to help his country win Olympic gold at the 2016 games, two years after helping Germany to victory in the World Cup final at Rio's Maracana Stadium.

    AFP News 59 mins ago