• Keep your promise, TI tells Zahid over ending impunity in corruption

    Global anti-graft watchdog Transparency International (TI) said it will hold Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to his promise that Malaysia would not allow the corrupt to get away with impunity as an international conference on fighting corruption drew to a close this evening. TI vice chairman Elena Panfilova reminded Zahid...

    The Malaysian Insider 58 mins ago
  • 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

  • Mother sues Penn, Amazon over daughter's 2013 suicide

    The mother of a University of Pennsylvania nursing student who allegedly purchased cyanide on Amazon.com and used it to take her own life is suing the Philadelphia school and online retailer. The Philadelphia ...

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  • 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?"

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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • Fact that they took my statement proof MACC are fearless, minister says

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 4 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) acts without fear or favour as it would not hesitate to call in high-profile or influential figures in graft probes, minister...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Dr M now a bad example for Umno youth leaders, Azalina says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a bad example for Umno youth leaders to emulate since his decision to “break the law” by joining the illegal Bersih 4 rally, Datuk Seri Azalina...

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Maria and three others to be charged for their role in kita lawan rally

    KHAIRAH N. KARIM news@nst.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah and three others will be charged in connection with the unlawful #KitaLawan rally on March 28. City police Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad confirmed that the four of them will be brought to court next week. It was learnt that Chin, PKR's Bayan Baru member of parliament Sim Tze Tzin, PKR’s Jingga 13 head coordinator Fariz Musa and Bersih secretariat Mandeep Singh will be charged under Section 4(2)(C) of the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012.

    New Straits Times 41 mins ago
  • Polish soldiers arrive at spot where Nazi "gold train" may be buried

    By Marcin Goettig and Kacper Pempel WARSAW/WALBRZYCH, Poland (Reuters) - Polish military personnel arrived on Friday at the spot where authorities suspect a Nazi-era train, possibly carrying guns and looted jewels, may be buried. Soldiers wearing uniforms identifying them as members of a de-mining unit walked around the area, talked to local officials and took pictures, a Reuters photographer witnessed. Authorities Poland's Lower Silesia region said they would hold a news conference at about 1 p.m. (1100 GMT) on the search for the train which, according to local folklore, entered a tunnel in 1945 and never emerged.

  • 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...

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  • Dutch chase third spot in group after Blind's horror debut

    By Mark Gleeson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands, just over a year after finishing third at the World Cup, have resigned themselves to battling for the third place in their Euro 2016 qualifying group and the prospect of playoffs after a horror debut for new coach Danny Blind. Thursday's 1-0 home loss to Iceland left the Dutch third in their group standings and facing a key match against Turkey, who are only one point behind them, on Sunday. The team showed a lot of confidence but I knew it could be a difficult game," said Blind, whose predecessor Guus Hiddink resigned under the weight of criticism for the Dutch's poor result in the campaign.

  • 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.

  • '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.

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