• MAS: KLIA vs KLIA2 tax variance is ‘completely nuts’

    PUTRAJAYA, July 27 ― Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS) may operate flights out of KLIA2 if passenger tax at KLIA stays above that imposed at the low-cost terminal, said its CEO Peter Bellew. “I...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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
  • Manhunt on for biker killer in Quiapo road rage

    The fatality, identified as Mark Vincent Garalde, was on a bicycle along the southbound lane of P. Casal at around 9:30 p.m. when a red Hyundai Eon (conduction sticker MO-3745) blocked him and confronted him for still unknown reasons, SP02 Charles Duran said. Based on the CCTV footage, Garalde and the suspect later came to blows for more than a minute until Garalde managed to headlock the suspect.

    Philippine Star
  • ‘With friends like these…’ Pua says after PKR openly cold on snap polls

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — The DAP's Tony Pua took to Facebook today to vent his frustration purportedly over PKR announcing to the press its refusal to support his party's plan to hold snap polls...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • USA school China as Durant wows Oakland

    The rout was a coming out party for Kevin Durant at Oracle Arena, home of his new team the Golden State Warriors. Durant rocked the NBA with his decision to forsake the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors as a free agent, and he received a rapturous welcome from his new home fans. "KD" received a thunderous ovation during the pre-game introductions -- the cheers reverberating even longer than those for established Warriors stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

    AFP News
  • Michael Jordan speaks out on police shootings: ‘I can no longer stay silent'

    For years, Michael Jordan has taken criticism from those who’d wished one of the most famous, visible, wealthy and powerful athletes in the world would use his considerable public profile and influence to speak out on social issues affecting the African American community. In an essay for The Undefeated published Monday, the 53-year-old Jordan makes his voice heard in the wake of the recent unrest in the country following the police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., the police killing of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., the killing of five police officers by a lone gunman at an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, the police shooting of North Miami behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey as he lay on his back with his hands thrust in the air trying to coax an autistic patient back into a mental health center, and all the protests and demonstrations that have followed.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

  • Lindsay Lohan's fiance moves out of London home

    Lindsay is hopeful she can save her romance with Egor.

    Cover Media
  • Duterte vows to crush Abu Sayyaf

    Describing  the Abu Sayyaf as criminals with distorted religious fervor, President Duterte vowed yesterday to crush the bandits who continue to pose a national security threat. In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City, Duterte also sought stronger cooperation with Indonesia and Malaysia. The Abu Sayyaf has been involved in kidnap-for-ransom activities that lately victimized Indonesians and Malaysians.

    Philippine Star
  • Australia installs kangaroo at Olympic village in dig at mayor

    Australia's Olympic delegation, which refused to move into its Rio apartments due to a spate of problems, took a dig at the city's mayor by arriving at the complex with a kangaroo in tow. After the delegation complained of blocked toilets and leaky pipes over the weekend, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, who has repeatedly found himself on the defensive over Olympic conditions, quipped that he should perhaps put "a kangaroo in front of their building to make them feel at home." The issues delayed the country's athletes from taking up lodging in the brand-new Olympic Village complex at its official opening Sunday. Mike Tancred, media director for the Australian Olympics team, said the statues had nothing to do with the housing controversy.

    AFP News
  • Goldman sued over 1MDB links in Malaysian bank merger

    In a new development linked to the 1MDB corruption scandal, a former Hong Kong-based investment fund is suing Goldman Sachs for conflict of interest in advising a 2011 Malaysian bank merger. Primus Pacific Partners said Tuesday that Goldman and its then managing director in Southeast Asia, Tim Leissner, concealed its close relationship with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak when the bank was recruited to advise EON Capital, partly owned by Primus, in its $1.7 billion sale to Malaysia's Hong Leong Bank (HLB).

    AFP News
  • Lamborghini driver loses car in ambush during supper run

    PETALING JAYA, July 27 — A Lamborghini Gallardo was stolen after three men armed with parang ambushed the driver by staging an accident in Puchong early yesterday. Serdang police chief ACP...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Dutch, Latvians world’s tallest; Pinoys among shortest

    The Philippines ranked second with the shortest female population in the world, next to Guatemala at an average of 4-foot-11 (149.4 centimeters), according to a study, which analyzed a century’s worth of height data from 200 countries. Other countries with the shortest female population are Bangladesh, Nepal, East Timor, Madagascar, Laos, the Marshall Islands, India and Indonesia. The shortest male population is in East Timor, at an average of 5-foot-3 (160 centimeters).

    Philippine Star
  • Malaysia Airlines to buy 50 Boeing jets

    Struggling Malaysia Airlines on Wednesday announced plans to purchase 50 Boeing aircraft for $5.5 billion as it continues efforts to recover from devastating twin disasters in 2014. Malaysia's national flag carrier said it had placed firm orders for 25 Boeing 737 MAX jets and had purchase rights for another 25. New CEO Peter Bellew said the purchase of the aircraft, which are known for their fuel efficiency, would aid the airline's recovery.

    AFP News
  • Moral retribution in movies? What era are you in? ‘Jagat’ director asks Censorship Board

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 ― The director of a local Tamil language film highlighting the plight of Indians in Malaysia questioned the National Film Censorship Board’s insistence on a different...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Indonesia president puts ex-general, popular World Bank leader in cabinet

    By Gayatri Suroyo and Eveline Danubrata JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo pleased market reform advocates by bringing home the World Bank's managing director to be finance minister and upset human rights activists by naming a controversial ex-general as security chief. The surprise appointments of Sri Mulyani Indrawati atop finance and Wiranto as coordinating minister for politics, law and security were part of a wider-than-expected cabinet reshuffle in which the trade, energy, transport and industry ministers were also replaced. "I am aware that the challenge keeps changing and it needs quick action from us," Widodo told reporters at the palace, adding that unemployment and income inequality must be addressed and the cabinet needed to work "more quickly, more effectively".

  • Higuain goes from hero to zero in record Juve deal

    On 36 occasions last season, Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain boosted Napoli dreams of ending a 26-year title drought as he inspired with goalscoring feats in the Scudetto race with Juventus. On Tuesday, Higuain went from hero to zero after completing the world's third most expensive transfer to join Napoli's rivals in a move that has underlined his quest for succcess, yet prompted swift criticism. Higuain was feted as the King of Napoli only two months ago when he broke Gunnar Nordahl's 66-year-old record of 35 goals in a single Serie A season as the Azzurri battled Juve for a title they last won in 1990.

    AFP News
  • You Won’t Resist Spending On These Once Pokemon Go Launches in PH

    If you’re unfamiliar with the Pokemon franchise, it’s widely regarded as one of the biggest video game franchises, a series worth billions that was the brainchild of designer Satoshi Tajiri and concept artist Ken Sugimori. Tajiri’s company, Game Freak, was responsible for the original games on the Nintendo Game Boy, and it has since expanded […] The post You Won’t Resist Spending On These Once Pokemon Go Launches in PH appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • Lopez meets lumads over mining concerns

    Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has urged lumad communities in Mindanao to submit their proposed development plan for areas that were affected by mining activities. Lopez held a dialogue with representatives of lumad tribes at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila over the weekend. She said mining operations in Mindanao that violated mining and environmental laws and regulations would be suspended.

    Philippine Star