• Embarrassing when foreigners point out wrongs in Malaysia, says Rafidah

    It is embarrassing that foreigners are pointing out the wrongs in the country, said former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, who described it as akin to "adding salt and vinegar" to a wound. Writing on her Facebook page, the former international trade and industry minister said Malaysia has become the talk of the world for "very wrong and...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • GE2015: Workers’ Party slams PAP’s “arrogant power”

    The Workers’ Party (WP) has hit out at the pervasive influence of the People’s Action Party (PAP) due to its dominance at a packed rally for the Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) on Thursday (Sep 3). Leveling the criticisms at the ruling party, chairman Sylvia Lim said “power has made the PAP more and more arrogant”.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • ‘Hypocrites’, Nazri says of Umno leaders calling for Muhyiddin’s removal as deputy president

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 ― Umno division leaders demanding for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's removal as party deputy president are “hypocrites” who have failed to realise that he cannot be unlawfully...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 'My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

    It was dark and everyone was screaming," Abdullah Kurdi told Turkey's Dogan news agency of the moment the dinghy began to sink. "We tried to cling to the small boat, but it was deflating." Abdullah cut an inconsolable figure sitting outside the morgue in Bodrum on Thursday, staring blankly into his mobile phone as he waited for the coffins of his family to be loaded onto a municipal van, an AFP photographer reported. Abdullah had been trying to cross along with his family and up to three other Syrians from the flashpoint town of Kobane that last year was the subject of a months-long battle between Kurdish militias and jihadists, Turkish media said.

    AFP News
  • 60,000 Antelopes Died in 4 Days — And No One Knows Why

    When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground. "But since there happened to be die-offs of limited extent during the last years, at first we were not really alarmed," Zuther, the international coordinator of the Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative, told Live Science. But within four days, the entire herd — 60,000 saiga — had died.

  • Highmark CEO fired after fight with mistress's husband sues

    The former CEO of Pittsburgh health insurance giant Highmark Inc. is suing the company for $32 million, saying he was wrongfully fired because he refused to fire a female employee with whom he was having ...

    Associated Press
  • 3 California deputies arrested; inmate died of blunt trauma

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Three Northern California jail guards have been arrested after an inmate under their watch was found dead of multiple blunt trauma, authorities said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Don’t dismiss impact of Bersih 4, says Singapore daily

    Don’t dismiss the impact of the Bersih 4 rally, a Singapore financial daily warned today, less than a week after the 34-hour protest which saw hundreds of thousands convening to demand institutional reform. In an editorial today, The Business Times said that as long as scandals involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and the RM2.6...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Kylie Jenner's New Hair

    Kylie Jenner has debuted yet another new look!

    Access Hollywood
  • Umno not worth joining anymore, says mother of DAP’s Dyana Sofya

    Umno is not worth joining anymore, said the mother of former DAP candidate Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, a year after she was sacked from the Malay party. But Yammy Samat said her removal from Umno was over something far more trivial than what was committed by Langkawi Wanita Umno member Anina Saaduddin, who was sacked after she filed a suit against...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Confirmed: Wing Part Is From Missing Malaysian Flight

    French authorities confirmed today (Sept. 3) that a piece of debris that washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean in July came from the Malaysia Airlines plane that mysteriously disappeared last year. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 seemingly vanished without a trace on March 8, 2014, and the airplane part that washed ashore is the first piece of physical evidence recovered from the flight. In August, a week after the wing part washed ashore on the French island of Réunion, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that the part belonged to the missing aircraft.

  • Five policemen nabbed during raid on illegal gambling den

    KUALA LUMPUR: Police nabbed five of their own during a raid on an illegal gambling den in Taman Bandaraya Kuchai, here, on Thursday. The 2.15pm operation, codenamed Op Dadu, was carried out by the federal police Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (ISCD) following information received on policemen frequenting the frequenting the premises. Sources told the New Straits Times that four of the policemen arrested were attached to the Petaling police station, while another was attached to the Brickfields district police headquarters.

    New Straits Times
  • This hybrid smartwatch has a 6-month battery life

    A new startup from Singapore is finding success on Kickstarter with a smartwatch of a very different kind.

    Tech in Asia
  • 'Arrow': Diggle's New Look

    John Diggle is getting a new look for "Arrow" Season 4. On Thursday afternoon, the new suit for David Ramsey's character was unveiled by The CW. "I have a vision of John Diggle this season: he's bigger and stronger and faster than he's ever been before, and you're going to see very soon why.

    Access Hollywood
  • Dutch in danger as Iceland on brink of Euro 2016

    Iceland took a big step towards sealing their ticket to Euro 2016 with a 1-0 win in the Netherlands on Thursday which put the Dutch in danger of missing the finals in France. A Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty on 51 minutes ensured that Iceland stay top of Group A with 18 points - eight ahead of World Cup bronze medallists the Netherlands - who are third with three games left. The stuttering Dutch campaign had already cost Guus Hiddink his job and new coach Danny Blind had a baptism of fire in Amsterdam.

    AFP News
  • TI president Ugaz was rude, says PCM leader

    Huan said the Peruvian could do well to address the level of corruption in his own country before putting down Malaysia as he did in his speech at the International Anti Corruption Conference in Putrajaya yesterday. "As the president of Transparency International, he should have all the facts at his fingers before behaving so rudely," said Huan. "His own country, Peru, has declined in the corruption perceptions index (CPI), from 80th to 85th between 2011 and 2014, while Malaysia has improved from 60th to 50th.

    New Straits Times
  • Why Creative Geniuses Are Often Neurotic

    Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of gravity, built telescopes and delved into mathematical theories. Whatever the truth behind these prominent men's mental health, multiple studies have found a link between creativity and neuroticism — a tendency toward rumination and negative thinking. Now, British researchers have proposed a possible reason for the connection: Creativity and neuroticism could be two sides of the same coin.

  • China's anti-ship missile and troop cuts highlight shifting power

    China's unveiling of "carrier-killer" missiles and cuts in troop numbers on Thursday underlined its shift towards naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the US, analysts said. More than a dozen anti-ship ballistic missiles capable of travelling at 10 times the speed of sound were shown at a massive military parade in Beijing, with state television calling them a "trump card" in potential conflicts and "one of China's key weapons in asymmetric warfare". For a fraction of the cost of an aircraft carrier the missile threatens to alter the balance of power in the Pacific.

    AFP News
  • Former Pas MPs to pay compensation for breaking oath

    SHAH ALAM: Former Pas members of Parliament from Shah Alam and Kota Raja are paying kifarah (compensation) for breaking bai'ah (oath of allegiance) by leaving Pas to join Parti Amanah Rakyat (Amanah). Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad said he and Kota Raja MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud would be serving food to the poor at Dewan Merbau in Section 17, here, tomorrow (Sept 4) to redeem their oath of loyalty to Pas.

    New Straits Times