• Malaysia central bank sought criminal probe into PM scandal

    Malaysia's central bank said Friday it had formally recommended that criminal proceedings be launched against a state-owned company linked to Prime Minister Najib Razak and which is at the centre of a massive corruption scandal. The recommendation, which has since been dismissed by a Najib-appointed attorney general, was first made by the central Bank Negara in August but only disclosed for the first time on Friday. Najib also has been rocked by the sensational revelation in July that nearly $700 million in mysterious transfers had been made to his personal bank accounts, and which remain unexplained.

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  • Bieber’s dad congratulates him after nude pictures

    Justin Bieber’s father Jeremy congratulated his son on the size of his manhood after nude pictures emerged of the singer on holiday.

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  • Kajang kidnappers arrested

    KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested two suspects, including an Indonesian, believed to be linked to the abduction of a five-year-old boy in Sungai Chua, Kajang yesterday. Selangor police chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat confirmed that the duo, aged 28 and 32, were picked up at 10.25pm during around Sg Chua.

    New Straits Times
  • Walcott, Sterling extend England's winning run

    Theo Walcott strengthened his claim to a central striking role as England defeated Estonia 2-0 at Wembley on Friday to register a ninth win in nine Euro 2016 qualifiers. With record goal-scorer Wayne Rooney injured, Harry Kane led the line for England, but it was Walcott who opened the scoring in a drab game before Raheem Sterling struck a second goal late on. It gave Roy Hodgson's side, who have already qualified, a ninth consecutive win in Group E and kept them on course to become only the sixth team to win all of their matches in a European Championship qualifying campaign ahead of Monday's final game away to Lithuania.

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  • Cops to cabbies: Stop ‘arresting’ Uber drivers

    Taxi drivers can't simply go around wantonly arresting Uber and GrabCar drivers. "As a taxi driver, you can't simply make a citizen's arrest. You as a taxi driver, you don't have the power to arrest people," said Low when contacted by the New Straits Times.

    New Straits Times
  • The Latest: Slain Iran general was key figure in Syria war

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. (All times local in Syria).

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  • 1MDB acknowledges BNM’s right to revoke earlier permissions

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fully acknowledges and respects Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) right to revoke its earlier permissions and issue any direction it deems fit under the Financial Services Act 2013. This is despite the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) confirming that no offence had been committed by 1MDB officials. “1MDB commits to cooperate and continue engaging with BNM, to address their concerns and seek a viable resolution of this outstanding matter,” it said in a statement here today.

    New Straits Times
  • Mother of dead Hong Kong teen jailed

    The Filipina mother of a teenager who plunged to her death from an upmarket Hong Kong apartment was jailed Friday for a visa violation which surfaced in the wake of the tragedy. Herminia Garcia, 53, was sent to prison for a year for outstaying her permit to live in the city, despite the defence seeking mitigation in the wake of the "awful" loss of her daughter. In emotional scenes at Eastern Magistrates' Court, Garcia was hugged by her tearful surviving young daughter as she was led away.

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  • Hishammuddin: Stop speculating, Malay Rulers concerned about 1MDB, not Najib

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein warned all parties today against interpreting the recent statement by the Council of Rulers on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Haka face-off ignites All Blacks-Tonga match

    The All Blacks and Tonga treated the 54,000 people packed into St James' park to an enthralling pre-match drama ahead of their World Cup match Friday with a haka showdown. It was the only match in this World Cup to feature a traditional war-dance confrontation but the third between the All Blacks and Tonga in the tournament's history. World Cup rules dictated that Tonga, as the designated 'Team A' for the match would go first with their sipi tau and 'Team B' New Zealand could chose when to respond.

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  • Myth Busted: Conspiracy Theorists Do Believe Stuff 'Just Happens'

    The sheriff of Douglas County in Oregon where a mass shooting occurred on Oct. 2 is in hot water after the discovery that he posted a "Sandy Hook truther" video to Facebook in 2013. Contrary to popular opinion, the research finds, people who think conspiratorially aren't more likely to assume everything happens for a reason, rejecting the likelihood of random chance, than people who don't hold conspiracy beliefs. "What we show is that the psychology of conspiracy theories is located in a rather high level of cognition, perhaps at the level of beliefs and ideology and not at the level of a deeper personality or perception mode," said study researcher Sebastian Dieguez, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

  • Where is Singapore getting its opposition leaders (Part 3: Beyond PAP)

    In this three-part series, Yahoo Singapore explores the backgrounds of the country’s past and present political leaders, as well as the possible backgrounds of future leaders. In this article, we focus on the leaders of the opposition.

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  • Doctor Who Survived Ebola Describes Disease's Aftermath on the Body

    Ebola survivor Dr. Ian Crozier says he continues to experience long-term effects of the disease, including hearing loss and seizures. In a speech Wednesday (Oct. 7), Crozier provided his unique perspective on the devastating illness, from the point of view of a doctor who treated patients in West Africa who also became a patient himself. "It ain't over, even when it's over," Crozier said here at IDWeek 2015, a meeting of several organizations focused on fighting infectious diseases.

  • Popularity of 'Putin the Shiite' sky high in Iraq

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's bullish entry into the Syrian conflict has worked wonders for his popularity in neighbouring Iraq, where some await "Hajji Putin" like a saviour. Sitting at his easel in his central Baghdad workshop, painter Mohammed Karim Nihaya touches up a portrait of Putin he copied from the Internet. "I have been waiting for Russia to get involved in the fight against Daesh," he says, referring to the Islamic State group that last year declared a "caliphate" straddling Iraq and Syria.

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  • 'Normal One' Klopp wins over fans and legends

    Liverpool's new manager Juergen Klopp appeared to win over supporters and former club heroes in just half an hour of his first news conference on Friday. There was laughter from the packed room at Anfield when he resisted comparisons with Chelsea's self-styled "special one" Jose Mourinho by insisting, "I'm the normal one". "He seems very, very impressive and supporters will need to fasten their safety belts," Dalglish told Sky Sports.

  • Ringgit rally helped by strong exports, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 -- Three consecutive months of strong export output contributed to the ringgit’s recent recovery after it fell to record lows, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • India protests to Saudi after maid's hand chopped off

    India said Friday it had lodged a protest with authorities in Riyadh after a maid from Tamil Nadu allegedly had her hand chopped off by her Saudi employer for complaining about her work conditions. India's foreign minister deplored a "brutal" attack on 55-year-old Kasthuri Munirathinam, who is being treated at a hospital in Riyadh, and which comes weeks after a Saudi diplomat based in New Delhi was accused of rape. "Chopping of (the) hand of (an) Indian lady -- we are very much disturbed over the brutal manner in which (this) Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia," Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter.

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  • Gillian Anderson: End unnecessary animal testing!

    Gillian Anderson has penned a letter to an Indian politician calling for a ban on animals undergoing toxic testing for drugs.

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  • Malays moderate group lauds rulers for voicing out on 1MDB

    The group of prominent Malays, G25, today voiced their support for the probe into state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to be completed without delay to remove the element of political instability arising from allegations of mismanagement related to the firm. In a statement today, group member Zailah Ismail also supported the call...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 'He's back': Hitler mockumentary touches nerve in Germany

    Imagine Hitler wakes up in today's Berlin, is mistaken for a hilarious impersonator of the Nazi leader and ends up a TV celebrity, widely cheered for voicing his demented worldview. In the bestselling what-if novel published three years ago, Hitler is baffled to find himself in a multicultural Germany led by a woman, Chancellor Angela Merkel. The film, however, goes a step further and sprinkles the story with documentary-style scenes -- in the style of Sacha Baron Cohen's 2006 comedy "Borat" -- giving the screen version a more disturbing twist.

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