• Clean up your act or we will support PAS instead, Perkasa warns Umno

    RAWANG, Oct 4 — Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali today warned Umno to clean up its act or he would issue a directive for its members to support PAS in the next general election. Ibrahim...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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
  • Malaysia should follow Singapore in use of technology to measure haze pollution, Zahid says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 — Malaysia can look to Singapore and see how the neighbouring country measures its air pollution and use the same technology to measure the haze levels here, Deputy Prime...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Ling’s call for Najib to go will not weaken PM, says Umno minister

    Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik's call for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to step down will not weaken the prime minister, said an Umno minister today. In a series of tweets using his Twitter handle ‏@mpkotabelud, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the former MCA president had "underestimated" wishes of the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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
  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • You're not special any more, Mourinho is told

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - If, as former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said, a week is a long time in politics, four and a half months in football clearly represents an eternity. It was only in mid-May that Jose Mourinho's status as the self-styled 'Special One' was rubber-stamped when his Chelsea side finished eight points ahead of their nearest rivals as they romped to the Premier League title. It is early October and already the Londoners have lost six matches in all competitions this season and Mourinho acknowledges his players are going through a crisis of confidence.

  • Come out of hiding, Kit Siang urges Gani

    Former attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should come out of hiding to clarify the issues surrounding troubled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today. He threw his support behind former Special Branch deputy director Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador who had in an open letter to Putrajaya urged Gani to clarify the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet

    (Reuters) - Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc. After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars. Google's class A shares and class C shares will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class A shares and class C shares and start trading on the Nasdaq from Monday. The structural overhaul, announced in August, is intended to separate the company's core businesses from ventures such as the driverless cars, glucose-monitoring contact lenses and Internet-connected high-altitude balloons.

  • Obama warns Russia's Putin of 'quagmire' in Syria

    By Alistair Bell and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels will suck Moscow into a "quagmire," after a third straight day of air raids in support of President Bashar al-Assad. At a White House news conference, Obama frequently assailed Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he accused of acting out of a position of weakness to defend a crumbling, authoritarian ally. Friday prayers were cancelled in insurgent-held areas of Syria's Homs province hit by Russian warplanes this week, with residents concerned that mosques could be targeted, according to one person from the area.

  • Haze: 6 areas with very unhealthy API (with video)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Two biggest cities in Malaysia continue to be choked with "very unhealthy" air quality, breaching the 200 Air Pollutant Index (API) as of noon today.Air quality in Selangor was badly affected with Shah Alam (282), Banting (233), Port Klang (237), Petaling Jaya (231).Shah Alam had earlier reached the hazardous level of 308 at 9am.While in Batu Muda, Kuala Lumpur, the API reading was at 245 and 236 for Putrajaya. Air quality in another 24 areas is at unhealthy level of above 100 API readings. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Sultan Johor: Progress cannot be achieved if fighting continues

    BATU PAHAT: No country in the world can achieve progress and development if its people are fighting with each other, said Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.He said tolerance, a culture of respecting and helping each other as well as avoiding being vengeful are values that need to be practiced by all parties in the country."Even though we live in a society that are multi-racial and with different religions and customs, we can still live in unity and with a high spirit of tolerance that is practiced by all level of society. ...

    New Straits Times
  • The 'water mafias' that suck Karachi dry

    The moment they saw the city water tanker stop in their neighbourhood, Mohammed and Nayla rushed towards it. In Sadiqabad and other Karachi slums, water barely flows through the pipe meant to supply the shacks packed along the rutted earth lanes. Over recent decades Karachi has expanded in an uncontrolled, unplanned way, booming from 500,000 to 20 million inhabitants in the space of 60 years and sprawling over an area 33 times the size of central Paris.

    AFP News
  • Sandakan kidnap victims still alive, says Nur Jazlan

    Two men abducted in Sandakan – Thien Nyuk Fun and Bernard Then Ted Fen – are still alive, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said today, following reports over their health and safety. He said information from the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) indicated that the duo, kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants at gunpoint on May 14...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Thick cloud hampers search for missing Indonesia plane

    Thick cloud and mountainous terrain hampered the second day of a search for a plane carrying 10 people which went missing on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, an official said Sunday. The Aviastar Twin Otter DHC-6 aircraft carrying four adult passengers, three children and three crew lost contact with air traffic control shortly after taking off from the remote Masamba airport in North Luwu regency en route for the provincial capital Makassar on Friday. An air and land search involving 250 personnel including troops and police was suspended Sunday due to challenging terrain, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency Bambang Soelistyo told reporters.

    AFP News 55 mins ago
  • Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon college killed some of his victims after telling them to crawl across the classroom floor and shot one after saying he would spare her if she begged for her life, according to relatives of students in the classroom.

    Associated Press 36 mins ago
  • South Korea: Flying the bullet train from Seoul

    SEOUL: PASSENGERS begin boarding a South Korean high-speed train (called the KTX) minutes before it departs the Seoul station, bound south of the country to Daejeon, enroute to Busan. It took just one hour three minutes to reach Daejeon, South Korea’s fifth largest metropolis with a population of about two million. Located in the centre of the country, Daejeon serves as a hub of transportation and is at the crossroads of major routes.

    New Straits Times
  • Pre-school teacher killed in accident

    KUALA TERENGGANU:A 41-year-old Kemas pre-school teacher was killed on the spot when the car she was in skidded and hit a Toyota Hilux near Kampung Sungai Ikan, here, today.According a source, the victim, Zaliha Awi, 41, and her son Wan Muhammad Irwan, 6, were in the car driven by her husband Wan Mohd Radhi Wan Derahman, 41, when the accident happened at KM29 Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kelantan at 8am."Mohd Radhi was heading towards Setiu to send Zaliha to attend a seminar," he said. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage.

    Associated Press
  • Don’t get upset if China funds parties to oust Umno, says veteran leader

    Umno should not get upset if China donated to Chinese-based parties in Malaysia in order to oppose its rule, veteran party leader Tan Sri Sanusi Junid said today, since the ruling Malay party accepted political donations from foreigners. Sanusi said Umno, which heads the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, had as part of its practice, received...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Defiant Nadal says he'll fight his way back to top

    A defiant Rafael Nadal warned Sunday his career was not over yet as he pledged that "sooner or later" he will be back at the very top of men's tennis. A tough 2015 has left many wondering whether the only thing left for the 29-year-old was retirement, but Nadal said he was prepared to scrap his way back into contention. Nadal has cut a doleful figure for much of the season but the fire was back in his eyes and the old snarl was on his face as he described how his mental composure was returning.

    AFP News