• Tempers rise as API hits 308 in Shah Alam

    SHAH ALAM, Oct 5 — The haze plaguing the country took a turn for the worse yesterday when the Air Pollutant Index (API) breached the hazardous level of 300 here. Frustrated residents lashed out...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • ‘Don’t compare API with PSI’

    KUALA LUMPUR: It will take two years to upgrade the equipment used to measure air quality as technical assessments need to be done first, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry said. Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, said Malaysia’s Air Pollutant Index (API) measuring equipment used the particulate matter (PM) 10 guideline, which is a universal benchmark used and recognised by the World Health Organisation. “We must not compare our API readings with Singapore’s Pollutant Standards Index (PSI).

    New Straits Times 57 mins ago
  • Go ahead and slap the Chinese if you have the guts, Dr M tells Umno deputy minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today scoffed at an Umno leader who is getting flak after saying the ethnic Chinese should be “slapped”, and challenged Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • China win Asia Basketball title, qualify for Olympics

    China's men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late on Saturday to secure a place at the 2016 Olympics.

    AFP News
  • Missing insurance adjuster found dead in drain

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 5 — A 30-year-old insurance adjuster, missing since Thursday, was found dead in a drain at Damansara-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) by a highway patrol officer yesterday morning. ...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Najib denies meeting with Netanyahu in UN

    MILAN: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has denied the allegation that he held a meeting with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York recently. The Prime Minister said he had bumped into the leader at a door in the UN headquarters after Netanyahu finished speaking and he (Najib) was after that. “It was sheer coincidence I bumped into him at the entrance of the United Nations.

    New Straits Times
  • Football: Tests await for Rodgers' Liverpool successor

    Liverpool have begun their search for a new manager, but whoever comes in must grapple with many of the issues that caused problems for the sacked Brendan Rodgers. After a moribund conclusion to the previous campaign, the writing was on the wall for Rodgers and Liverpool's fortunes were not deemed to have improved sufficiently for owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) to stand by their man. Liverpool's poor start to the season raised the question of whether FSG's blueprint for success was flawed, or if the man chosen to implement it had simply failed.

    AFP News
  • Mega Tsunami with 50-Foot Waves Swallowed Ancient Island

    A mega tsunami taller than a 50-story skyscraper once engulfed an island off the west coast of Africa, researchers say. This finding suggests the giant landslides and killer waves that such tsunamis can trigger might pose a major hazard to people living on islands and coasts, scientists added. Tsunamis are monster waves that are often caused by earthquakes.

  • Malaysia not just for Malays, but for Muslims, says hardline Islamist group Hizbut Tahrir

    SERI KEMBANGAN, Oct 3 — The Malaysian chapter of hardline Islamists Hizbut Tahrir chided local Muslims today for their preoccupation with race, warning that tribalism is stopping the community...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Umno can’t complain if Beijing ‘donates’ to Chinese parties here, former minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — Umno is in no position to complain if China were to consider making “donations” to Malaysian Chinese parties out to challenge the Barisan Nasional lynchpin’s dominance as the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Beating Man United answers critics, says Arsenal boss Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his team had answered some of their critics after blowing Premier League title rivals Manchester United off the park in a resounding 3-0 victory. Wenger was roundly criticised in the British press after his side's 3-2 loss to Olympiakos last week left them struggling to avoid a group-stage exit in the Champions League and hit out at the media for focusing on his decision to select blundering second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina. "That's what you want in games of that stature," Wenger said.

    AFP News
  • 7 areas record unhealthy air quality, worst in Penang

    Seven areas recorded unhealthy air quality levels as at 9am this morning, with the air pollutant index (API) reading in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang at the highest level with 172 and Seberang Perai at 167. Other areas with readings in the unhealthy level include: Taiping (157), Ipoh (142), Batu Muda (107), Shah Alam and Port Klang (101)....

    The Malaysian Insider
  • San Francisco's last gun store closing doors for good

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.

    Associated Press
  • Iraqi PM opens Baghdad's fortified 'Green Zone' to public

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad open to all citizens on Sunday, part of a reform drive prompted by protests demanding greater transparency and openness. The 10-square-kilometre (four-square-mile) Green Zone on the bank of the Tigris River has been largely off limits to ordinary Iraqis due to security concerns since the 2003 U.S. invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein. "Opening the Green Zone is one of the procedures we promised our people.

    Reuters 47 mins ago
  • Headless body of a woman found

    KLUANG: A headless body of a woman was found in the bushes in Kampung Parit Haji Hashim, Simpang Renggam, here at 10.25am yesterday. Kluang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Laham said a member of the public telephoned the police about finding the body, that was only clad in a bra and a piece of cloth.

    New Straits Times
  • SPAD to nab Uber drivers with app, says report

    The transport authority has found a way to clamp down on Uber services – by using the mobile phone app to trace private car owners who use their vehicles for the service and blocking renewal of their road tax, theSun reported today. The report said the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) sees this as a way to apprehend private car owners...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Benitez angry after Real let Atletico off the hook

    Frustrated Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez felt they paid the price for not finishing off Atletico Madrid in the first half after Luciano Vietto hit a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw in La Liga on Sunday. The visitors looked comfortable with a 1-0 lead at halftime through an early Karim Benzema header, but Atletico came back at them in the final stages and Vietto scored with seven minutes remaining. "We dominated in the first half, we were in control of the game and we knew what we had to do," Benitez told a news conference.

    Reuters 52 mins ago
  • Three Alternatives to Balikbayan Boxes for OFWs

    400,000 balikbayan boxes are being sent to the Philippines every month. Just last year, the value of the contents inside these boxes totaled Php 2.28 trillion ($48 billion) with each box being filled to the brim with bags of candy, a selection of make-up and food items, clothes, and many more. Sending these boxes is […] The post Three Alternatives to Balikbayan Boxes for OFWs appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • Top 3 Reasons Why I Don't Want Kids In My Early 20s

    According to this fresh news article from The Straits Times, the government is, once again,...

  • ‘Intervene early to stem cancer’

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is seeing an alarming number of its young being diagnosed with cancer. Based on the country’s hospital registries, 800 aged between birth and 18 are diagnosed with cancer annually. University Malaya Medical Centre’s Paediatric Oncologist senior consultant, Professor Dr Hany Mohd Ariffin, cautioned parents against being anti-vaccine.

    New Straits Times 58 mins ago