• Bank Negara revokes 1MDB foreign transfers, orders RM7.5 billion sent home

    Bank Negara Malaysia today said that its investigations showed troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had secured permissions for investments abroad based on inaccurate or incomplete disclosure of information. In a statement, the central bank said it had revoked three permissions granted to 1MDB for investments abroad...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Boy abducted in Kajang found by taxi driver

    KAJANG: A five-year-old boy who was abducted in Jalan Cempaka, Kajang this morning was returned to his family by a taxi driver at about 5.35pm today. Loud honkings were heard as the taxi driver, who only wanted to be known as Nizam entered the road leading towards the victim's house and the victim's uncle was seen running to grab the victim as Nizam opened the door and held the child. The family members of the victim, clearly shaken by the discovery were seen thanking Nizam for his help.

    New Straits Times
  • A good leader’s focused on nation, not self, says Dr Mahathir in latest attack on Najib

    Not everyone can be a leader, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, adding that the person for the job must dedicate himself to the cause of the country. The former prime minister, interviewed by The Diplomat magazine, was asked if he would add anything to his 1986 treatise "The Challenge". Saying he had always thought that leadership was about...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • RM50,000 kidnap victim found dead

    Johor Baru Utara acting police chief Superintendent Beh Eng Lai said the results of a Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) test conducted on the body revealed the victim was Cheung Zi Hong of Taman Timur, Skudai. Beh said that Cheung's friend received a call from Cheung's handphone number at 1am on Sept 28, informing the friend that Cheung had been kidnapped by an unknown person who was asking for a ransom of RM50,000.

    New Straits Times
  • 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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  • Former Terengganu rep shot dead after Friday prayers

    Former Terengganu assemblyman Alias Abdullah was today shot dead at his home in Alor Limbat, Marang shortly after returning from Friday prayers at a nearby mosque, Berita Harian Online reported. Terengganu police chief Datuk Rosli Abd Rahman reportedly confirmed the incident. The report said that Alias, 51, was believed to have been shot...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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.

    AFP News
  • Why did AGC clear 1MDB of wrongdoing, asks Guan Eng

    DAP today asked if the Attorney-General Chambers' (AGC) clearance of state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was meant to distract attention from the scandal. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the move also raised questions whether such an assessment of the Finance Ministry-owned firm was “independently and...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • IS advances on Syria's Aleppo despite Russia air war

    Islamic State group fighters advanced Friday on Syria's second city Aleppo despite more than a week of Russian air strikes that Moscow says is aimed at routing the jihadists. The jihadist gains came as regime forces, backed by Russian bombing and fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, intensified an offensive against rebels in the northwest, where IS is absent. Western governments say the vast majority of Russian strikes have targeted rebel groups other than IS in a bid to defend President Bashar al-Assad's rule.

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  • Football: Liverpool job is 'biggest challenge' - Klopp

    New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described his job as "the biggest challenge" in world football on Friday following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers. "Maybe it is the biggest challenge this moment in the world of football," Klopp said in an interview with Liverpool's in house television channel, LFCTV. In this moment it is the most interesting job in world football." Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Klopp, 48, was appointed on Thursday on a three-year contract following the dismissal of Rodgers, who was sacked last Sunday after three and a half years at the club.

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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.

  • Germany football coach Loew blasts Ireland's '100th long ball'

    Germany coach Joachim Loew saw his world champions humbled 1-0 by the Republic of Ireland in Euro 2016 qualifying Thursday but blasted the home side for scoring from their "100th long ball". Shane Long's 70th-minute strike gave Ireland a first ever competitive victory over the Germans that guaranteed at least a playoff spot, and offers them a serious chance of automatic qualification for the finals in France next summer. Germany's fate is in their own hands, with a home game against Georgia to come on Sunday and only one point required to reach the finals.

    AFP News
  • Bukit Bintang monorail station now called ‘AirAsia-Bukit Bintang’

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — The Bukit Bintang monorail station was renamed today as “AirAsia-Bukit Bintang” after operator Prasarana gave naming rights to the budget airline. AirAsia said visuals of...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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
  • Lawyers for Matthias Chang to challenge 28-day detention, but must wait out the weekend

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — With their client facing a weekend behind bars, lawyers representing another legal eagle Matthias Chang, said today they will challenge his 28-day detention under the Security...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Deal with IPIC will shave off RM16 billion debt, says 1MDB

    The deal where International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) will pay the interests due in October and November this year for a US$3.5 billion bond held by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will reduce the state investor's debt by about RM16 billion, it said in a statement today. ...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Olivia Newton-John’s magic music sessions with daughter

    Olivia Newton-John is thrilled to be back in the Billboard dance chart top 10 with her daughter Chloe Lattanzi.

    Cover Media
  • Customs officers injured, hit while in pursuit

    PADANG BESAR : Two Padang Besar Customs enforcement officers were injured while another is in coma when the vehicle they were in was hit by a car early this morning.The officers were pursuing a pick-up with a Thai registration number, laden with beers which evaded duty when a black Proton Perdana, believed to be driven by a tonto, hit their Honda Odyssey from behind at KM20, Jalan Padang Besar-Kangar at 4.15am.According to state Customs Department director Kamaruddin Jaafar, the Honda Odyssey lost control and swerved before crashing into a bus stop by the roadside. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

    Associated Press
  • Formula One: Alonso to start 250th race from back of grid

    Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will start his 250th Grand Prix from the back of the grid in Russia on Sunday after taking a 25-place penalty following the McLaren-Honda team's decision to introduce an updated engine. The Spaniard, who on Thursday confirmed he intends to remain with the struggling outfit and see out his contract to 2017, has already used nine engines this year and will be on his 10th in this weekend's Russian Grand Prix. Button will not have the same updates from Honda on his car, but is expected to have them at the United States Grand Prix and said he was optimistic about the future for the team.

    AFP News