• What about PM’s RM2.6 billion donation, asks Umno man after Bersih declared accounts

    Former Umno deputy minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today questioned if details of the RM2.6 billion in the personal accounts of party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak would now be revealed after Bersih 2.0 declared the millions it had received in public donations. Saifuddin, a frequent critic of the prime minister, posed this query on his...

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  • Malay Rulers want 1MDB issue settled

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malay Rulers want the government to complete the investigation related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad as soon as possible and take “the appropriate stern action” against all found to be implicated. In a statement, their royal highnesses stressed that all concerned should extend “real and sincere” cooperation for the investigation to achieve its objectives. The statement was released by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, after the pre-council meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara today.

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  • Michigan factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball ticket

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot immediately quit her "nasty, dirty" job and will build houses for her family.

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  • Man convicted for sending threat messages to Singapore PM

    Singapore, Oct 6 (IANS) A man was on Tuesday convicted of sending threatening messages to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong via Facebook. Tan Yeong Hong, 33, said he was frustrated after attending a "Meet the People's Session (MPS)" on June 24 this year, only to find that the premier was not present at the event, Channel News Asia reported. A police report was lodged by a senior official of the Online Communications Unit of the Prime Minister's Office, which manages the premier's social media accounts.

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  • Spain court sets date for trial of Princess Cristina

    The much-anticipated trial of Princess Cristina -- the sister of King Felipe VI -- for fraud will begin on January 11, in a case that has badly damaged the monarchy's image. The court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Majorca said the 50-year-old princess will stand trial along with 17 others in the case, including her husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin. The case, which was opened at the end of 2011, is centred on allegations of embezzlement and influence peddling against Urdangarin, 47, and his former business partner Diego Torres.

    AFP News 54 mins ago
  • Post-GE2015: Business as usual for WP's He Ting Ru

    Singapore's 2015 General Election is done and dusted, and the ruling People's Action Party has returned to power on the back of a resounding victory. In this series of post-election interviews, Yahoo Singapore checks up on some of the candidates who took part in the polls. Featured here: He Ting Ru of the Workers' Party, who was interviewed Monday, 5 October.

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  • Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas: WWF

    A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF. WWF has compiled a survey of wildlife discovered by scientists across Bhutan, northeast India, Nepal, northern Myanmar and southern Tibet, in an attempt to raise awareness of the threats facing the sensitive region. The species include what the WWF described as a blue-coloured "walking snakehead fish" which can breathe air, survive on land for four days and slither up to 400 metres (a quarter of a mile) on wet ground.

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  • Sandra Bullock: It’s a miracle I wasn’t jailed

    Sandra Bullock has hinted that her college years were wild.

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  • Klopp tight-lipped over Liverpool speculation

    Jurgen Klopp is staying tight-lipped about rumours linking him to the vacancy at Liverpool with the ex-Borussia Dortmund coach widely tipped as the hot favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers. Klopp was in Leverkusen on Monday to attend a coaching conference and refused to comment to a reporter from German daily Bild with the British media making the 48-year-old the overwhelming favourite to replace Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday. Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaeus said Klopp would be the perfect fit at Liverpool.

    AFP News 37 mins ago
  • Arrest will not scare us, says Seremban DAP lawmaker after Temiang fracas

    Seremban MP Anthony Loke Siew Fook, who was detained for protesting against the Kampung Ulu Temiang village demolition said, the arrest will not stop him from standing up for the villagers. Loke, Temiang assemblyman Ng Chin Tsai and 13 other individuals were arrested at 8.30am today for trying to delay the demolition process at the village....

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  • Why the COE System in Singapore Benefits Only the Rich

    The COE system has definitely meant that there are a lot less cars on the roads in Singapore. Sorry ah, I’ve been hiding under a rock – how does COE work again? It’s not easy to understand the COE system. In fact, we wrote a whole article on it and it barely scratched the surface.

  • Cate Blanchett: My underwear is embarrassing

    Actress Cate Blanchett gets “overwhelmed” with lingerie, so she’d rather just wear old ratty underwear instead.

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  • Putrajaya will sign TPPA because leaders don’t care, says former minister

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will be signed by Malaysia as leaders only care about being "friends" with the United States and not about the interests of their own people, former minister Tan Sri Sanusi Junid said today. The Umno veteran said that current leaders were "drowning" and holding on to "anything and everything" to...

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  • Philippine dictator's son reignites old fury with election bid

    Victims of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos's regime vowed Tuesday to ensure his crimes would not be forgotten, after his son announced a bid for the vice presidency. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jnr said Monday he would run as an independent in next year's elections, widely seen as a stepping stone to an eventual presidential bid, but rights groups pledged ferocious campaigns against him. "Bongbong Marcos’s vice-presidential candidacy is a clarion call not only for the countless victims of martial law, but for all freedom-loving Filipinos to wage the strongest struggle against the resurrection of the Marcos type of rapacious and fascist rule," said Bonifacio Ilagan, vice-chairman of Selda (Cell), an organisation of former martial law prisoners.

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  • Emma Watson: Ethan Hawke is a joy!

    British star Emma Watson liked bonding with her Regression co-star Ethan Hawke over being child stars.

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  • Samsung Electronics struggles to find fix for smartphone woes

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone lineup, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fuelling investor impatience. Samsung has tried various fixes for its phone business. While those measures have lifted Samsung from its earnings trough, they have not been enough to regain market share from Apple Inc at the high end and Chinese markers at the lower end, or convince investors that the company is back on track for sustained growth.  "Samsung is at a standstill," said Kim Hyun-su, fund manager for IBK Asset Management.

  • Before City Harvest, other religious figures who got in trouble over use of funds

    The trial involving six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders, including founder Kong Hee, came to a close in September after 140 days.

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  • Umno MP questioned in graft probe into government linked firm

    An Umno MP was taken in for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), a source familiar with the matter said. The source said the MP, who is a director in a government linked corporation (GLC), had allegedly abused his position for personal gain. The source who confirmed the matter said the federal lawmaker was picked...

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  • Giggs would be managing United now if he retired at 35: Ferguson

    (Reuters) - Ryan Giggs would have succeeded Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager if the winger had stopped playing at the age of 35 instead of continuing until he was 40, the Scotsman has said. Ferguson, who makes the comments in the documentary 'Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success', to be screened on BBC One on Oct. 31, also defends David Moyes' ill-fated appointment as his successor. "If Ryan Giggs had retired six, seven years ago ... at, say, 35, quite likely I would have made him my assistant and quite likely he could have moved straight into the job with the experience of being an assistant manager to me as he is doing with Louis van Gaal at the moment," Ferguson says.

  • MyCC proposes to fine MyEG RM307,200

    The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has proposed a financial penalty of RM307,200 on MyEG Services Bhd (MyEG), after it was found MyEG had abused its dominant position in the provision and management of online foreign workers' permit renewal applications, by selling mandatory insurance policies. In a statement today, MyCC said MyEG had...

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