• Najib better than Dr Mahathir, MACC advisory board head tells anti-graft conference

    Malaysia has made great strides under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's leadership after suffering for years under Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's "repressive" regime, Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim told an international anti-corruption conference in Putrajaya today. Coming to the defence of the prime minister who has been widely criticised...

    The Malaysian Insider 44 mins ago
  • Everything seems to be going badly for Malaysia, says Nazir Razak

    Prominent banker Datuk Seri Nazir Razak has expressed disappointment over the country's current state of affairs, which is currently being plagued by haze, falling ringgit rate and the national football team's humiliating 10-0 defeat. Posting on his Instagram account, the CIMB chairman wrote: "I don't remember a time when just absolutely...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • GE2015: Humanising Dr Chee Soon Juan

    This election, the bulk of the media reports on local mainstream media seems to be dominated by reports on the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) saga. I don’t know about you, but frankly, I am sick of it. While it is an important issue, it is not the SOLE issue affecting Singapore and Singaporeans, and definitely

  • McDonald's Japan hit by another food scandal

    McDonald's in Japan said on Friday it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals. Dozens of pieces of plastic were found inside the beverage, a company spokesman told AFP, adding that a plastic instrument used to make the drink may have been the source. McDonald's Japan unit has been battered by a series of scandals including a human tooth found in some fries.

    AFP News
  • GE2015: The PAP is just 'recycling' its questions on AHPETC: Low

    Workers’ Party chief Low Thia Khiang says the People's Action is "going in circles" on the AHPETC issue, and that the WP will now be focusing on its campaign theme.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Bob Arum expects Pacquiao to retire in 2016

    Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says the Filipino boxer is ready to hang up his gloves after one more fight in 2016 and then make the switch to being a full-time politician. Arum told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday night that the 36-year-old Pacquiao wants to get on with his political career and run for the Senate in the Philippines. "I believe he'll take one more fight, then run for the Senate in the Philippines," Arum told the newspaper in a telephone interview from China.

    AFP News
  • At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees converting in droves

    BERLIN (AP) — Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. "Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?" pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. "Will you break away from Islam?"

    Associated Press
  • Johor prince leads call for coach’s dismissal after 10-0 thrashing by UAE

    Reeling from Harimau Malaya's shocking 10-0 defeat to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the World Cup qualifying rounds, angry fans have taken to social media to demand that coach Dollah Salleh be sacked immediately. Leading the charge is Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, a vocal critic of the Football Association of Malaysia...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world

    The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting.

    Associated Press
  • Explain RM14.2b set aside for approved agencies, DAP man tells Sarawak CM

    KUCHING, Sept 4 — Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem must come clean on what has happened to some RM14.2 billion in public funds set aside since 2006 for its Approved Agencies Trust...

    The Malay Mail Online 50 mins ago
  • Real boss says Man Utd "lack of experience" killed De Gea deal

    David de Gea's transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid broke down at the last minute due to the Premier League club management's "lack of experience", Real president Florentino Perez claimed on Friday. Madrid seemed set to conclude the long-running transfer saga late on Monday's deadline day with a deal worth between 30 million ($33.9 million) and 40 million euros and Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas joining United.

    AFP News
  • Three low-powered cars that are surprisingly fun to drive

    According to the figures from the Land Transport Authority, more than four out of five cars here are powered by engines smaller than 2.0 litres in size. As these three new or upcoming cars show, what makes a car fun to drive is a mix of engine performance and agility, working in complimentary fashion. For now, the 318i is the only version of BMW’s facelifted 3 Series on sale here.

    CarBuyer Singapore
  • 60,000 Antelopes Died in 4 Days — And No One Knows Why

    When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground. "But since there happened to be die-offs of limited extent during the last years, at first we were not really alarmed," Zuther, the international coordinator of the Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative, told Live Science. But within four days, the entire herd — 60,000 saiga — had died.

  • Airman who helped stop train attack returns to US

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night.

    Associated Press
  • 'My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

    It was dark and everyone was screaming," Abdullah Kurdi told Turkey's Dogan news agency of the moment the dinghy began to sink. "We tried to cling to the small boat, but it was deflating." Abdullah cut an inconsolable figure sitting outside the morgue in Bodrum on Thursday, staring blankly into his mobile phone as he waited for the coffins of his family to be loaded onto a municipal van, an AFP photographer reported. Abdullah had been trying to cross along with his family and up to three other Syrians from the flashpoint town of Kobane that last year was the subject of a months-long battle between Kurdish militias and jihadists, Turkish media said.

    AFP News
  • Cops take DAP leader’s statement over ties with Sarawak Report, Justo

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — The police today hauled up opposition lawmaker Tony Pua for questioning over his alleged links to whistleblower website Sarawak Report’s (SR) editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • GE2015: Scenes at PAP’s East Coast GRC rally

    Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say (photo above), who is anchoring the PAP team for the GRC, said he and his fellow candidates champion “taking care of residents” as well as “giving ample opportunities to residents for a bright future.” Areas under East Coast GRC include Bedok, Simei, Changi, Siglap and Chai Chee. Lee Yi Shyan assured voters that the PAP will help residents enrol in subsidised courses to improve their skill sets.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • MCA to find out the truth first before making comments

    KUALA LUMPUR: MCA will find out if former party president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik really attended a Bersih 4.0 rally which was held at Langley Park in Perth. Party president Datuk Seri Dr Liow Ting Lai who spoke to reporters here yesterday said that the party will get to the truth before making any comments. Liow also dismissed a news portal report which claimed that he as MCA president would decide on the action to be taken against Ling.

    New Straits Times
  • GE2015: Terence Tan of the Workers' Party

    In this series, Yahoo Singapore speaks to candidates for the upcoming General Election. Members of Singapore's various political parties have been invited to participate. Featured here: Terence Tan of the Workers’ Party, who was interviewed Monday, 31 August.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • MACC denies country in ‘corruption crisis’, claim critics may not have facts

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 4 — Critics who claimed that Malaysia is facing a major corruption crisis are just airing their views and may not have the full facts at hand, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption...

    The Malay Mail Online