• Youth charged for insulting PM on Twitter, arrested after no-show in court

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 ― A 26-year old unemployed youth was charged under the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 for insulting the Prime Minister on Twitter and subsequently arrested...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • China's 2008 Olympic mascots: where are they now?

    Face down in the dirt with an iron post impaling his rump, Chinese Olympic mascot Huanhuan has seen better days. Once a proud talisman of the 2008 Beijing games, the character -- a traditional Chinese "good luck" doll whose fiery headdress symbolised the Olympic torch -- now lies in a field outside an unfinished mall started during the pre-game construction boom. Photographed weeks before the 2016 Olympics open in Rio, the mascots are a reminder of the high costs of hosting the event.

    AFP News
  • Australia: MH370 captain's simulator had Indian Ocean route

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

    Associated Press
  • Duterte gathers 4 ex-presidents at security council meet

    A maritime dispute with China has made four former presidents set aside their differences and sit down to discuss the best tack for resolving the issue. President Duterte yesterday convened the National Security Council with four former chief executives in attendance, along with congressional leaders and members of the Cabinet.

    Philippine Star
  • Kristen Stewart declares she's 'really in love' with girlfriend Alicia Cargile

    Kristen Stewart has admitted she is "really in love" with her girlfriend and former personal assistant Alicia Cargile.

    Cover Media
  • Singapore’s jobless rate, layoffs up in Q2: MOM

    Singapore’s unemployment rate rose in the second quarter from the first amid the slowing global economy. The unemployment rate among citizens grew to 3.1 per cent in June from 2.6 per cent in March after falling in the previous quarter, while that for residents rose to 3.0 per cent from 2.7 per cent, advanced labour data released by Ministry of Manpower on Thursday (28 July) showed. The overall unemployment rate rose to 2.1 per cent from 1.9 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Obama urges Americans to get behind Clinton, slams Trump

    By Jeff Mason and Alana Wise PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America's future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton's bid to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention. "There has never been a man or woman, not me, not Bill - nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States," Obama said to cheers at the Philadelphia convention on Wednesday night.

    Reuters
  • Army reservist wanted ‘dead or alive’

    The Manila Police District (MPD) has promised to apply the full force of the law against the motorist who shot dead a bicycle rider in a road rage incident in Quiapo, Manila last Monday night. “The MPD wants him dead or alive.

    Philippine Star
  • Manager Klopp sent Sakho back for lack of respect

    (Reuters) - Mamadou Sakho was sent back from Liverpool's pre-season tour of the United States because of a lack of respect towards rules but the defender's actions were not serious enough to warrant more punishment, manager Jurgen Klopp has said. The France international, who was recently cleared by UEFA after allegations of a failed drugs test, is currently nursing an Achilles injury and is expected to miss the start of the Premier League season, which begins on Aug. 13. Klopp said Sakho broke rules during the tour.

    Reuters
  • Cops will ‘hunt down’ Setapak shooters, IGP says

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 ― Police will “hunt down” the men responsible for the shooting and killing of a moneylender in Setapak yesterday, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Chinese province inks friendship deal with Palawan

    A maritime dispute has not stopped the Philippines and China from exploring other areas of cooperation.  The government of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China lauded the signing this week of a landmark “friendship agreement” with Palawan province, the first of its kind after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruled that the disputed West Philippine Sea belonged to Manila not to Beijing. In a signing ceremony at the provincial capitol here on Tuesday night, Ningxia vice governor Wang Heshan said the agreement would continue to improve relations between China and the Philippines.

    Philippine Star
  • Lindsay Lohan's fiance moves out of London home

    Lindsay is hopeful she can save her romance with Egor.

    Cover Media
  • NUS Responds: Sexual Freshman Orientation Activities “Neither Approved Nor Endorsed”

    Amid reports of freshman orientation activities in the National University of Singapore turning sexual and several NUS students defending these offensive actions, the university’s acting provost has issued an internal email condemning the turn of events. In an email to NUS students issued Tuesday evening, acting provost Prof Bernard Tan said that the university expects orientation activities to be respectful of the dignity of all participants, regardless of gender. Prof Tan elaborated that the NUS’ Office of Student Affairs (OSA) conducts briefing sessions for students leading orientation activities, and warns them of dos and don’ts including examples of inappropriate activities.

    Popspoken
  • Woman suffers daily verbal abuse from ‘mad’ neighbour at Tampines for 6 years

    Daily verbal abuse and pork thrown twice at the corridor along her flat at Tampines while she was observing the fasting month recently. Marliah’s plight was highlighted by former Singapore supermodel, Hanis Hussey, who posted a YouTube video on the alleged abuse on her Facebook page on Tuesday (26 July). The video showed the elderly neighbour shouting in the direction of Marliah’s ninth-storey flat at Blk 247 Tampines Street 21, and calling the Malay woman “a pig”.

    Safhras Khan
  • Singapore's arts council paid  ‘exceptionally high’ $410,000 for a bin centre: Auditor-General’s Office

    A bin centre for Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall cost the National Arts Council (NAC) an “exceptionally high” consultation fee of $410,000, said the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) in its annual audit. The amount made up more than 87 per cent of the total construction cost of the bin centre, which came to $470,000. The likes of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Defence and the Land Transport Authority were all singled out for lapses.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Long queues of disappointment for passports in Klang Valley

    PETALING JAYA, July 28 ― Malay Mail found frustrated, disappointed and desperate people waiting to renew or apply for passports in the Klang Valley yesterday. Here’s what some of those at the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Suasa Airlines insists broke no laws with ‘demonstration’ flight

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 ― A Suasa Airlines flight under investigation by aviation authorities was non-commercial and did not violate local laws, said the firm seeking to operate a chartered...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • SC reverse own decision banning bt talong

    The Supreme Court (SC) has reversed itself in the case involving the government’s field trials of bacillus thuringiensis (bt) eggplants, a genetically modified variety that produces its own pesticide. In a ruling promulgated last Tuesday, the high court set aside its ruling in December last year permanently stopping the field testing of the genetically modified product, favoring the petition filed by the environmental group Greenpeace. The SC unanimously ruled to instead dismiss the Greenpeace petition on the ground of mootness.

    Philippine Star
  • PlayStation VR system to launch in Singapore on 13 Oct

    Good news for avid gamers! PlayStation VR (PS VR), a virtual reality system for the PlayStation 4 video game console, will become available in Singapore on 13 October.

    Yahoo Singapore Style
  • Veteran newsman Khoo Kay Peng was top of his trade

    PETALING JAYA, July 28 — Taciturn and unassuming Khoo Kay Peng, a doyen of the print media who spent more than 30 years as a columnist and production editor, died on Tuesday. A bachelor till...

    The Malay Mail Online