• Avoid ‘ostrich culture’ among Umno leaders: Zahid

    PASIR SALAK: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has reminded UMNO division and branch leaders to do away with the ‘ostrich culture’. In other words, the UMNO vice-president said, leaders should not pass on the burden to others. When there was rioting, when people attacked, Zahid said the ostrich hid its head.

    New Straits Times 13 mins ago
  • Malaysian football coach quits after humiliating 10-0 loss

    The coach of Malaysia's national football team announced his resignation on Saturday just days after his squad was thrashed 10-0 by the United Arab Emirates during a World Cup qualifying match. Dollah Salleh's tenure as head coach comes to a premature end after he signed a two-and-a-half year contract in July last year, in a bid to lift the team out of the doldrums. "Historically, it is the worst ever defeat for the national team." The national team has come under increasingly harsh criticism for failing to perform in recent months.

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  • Damage is done, says minister after anti-graft summit

    Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan today admitted that Putrajaya's reputation had been damaged following the drubbing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak received over his US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) donation at a recent anti-graft conference. At the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), anti-graft activists and experts from around...

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  • GE2015: 'Auntie' asks WP candidate: 'How long at Oxford U?'

    At a Workers’ Party walkabout for MacPherson Single-Member Constituency on Saturday (5 Sep), the party’s Bernard Chen encountered an “auntie” who was taking her voting right seriously and grilling the young candidate about his educational qualifications.

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  • Minister gets ribbed after clean-up bill sent to wrong Bersih address

    Umno minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan's gaffe in sending a RM65,000 bill to the wrong address for Bersih 2.0 as cleaning up costs following the rally last weekend has earned him snide remarks from the group's secretariat member. The urban well-being, housing and local government minister had taken to Twitter to tell his officers went to...

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  • This woman sold her company for $425 million in cash after her $100 million IPO died

    Good Technology Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt When … Continued The post This woman sold her company for $425 million in cash after her $100 million IPO died appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Britons reflect on 63 years of life under Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain's longest-reigning monarch on Wednesday after over 63 years on the throne. Here, three Britons talk about their very different views of her, and their lives during her reign: Joan Kell, 89, was born on the same day as the queen -- April 21, 1926. Of course we were happy because we had won it... The royal family was a very acceptable symbol of that feeling of being together as a country." "Coronation day was smashing.

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  • 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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  • 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

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  • Motor racing-Hamilton stunned by how far McLaren have fallen

    By Alan Baldwin MONZA, Italy, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, who won his first title with McLaren in 2008, says he is shocked at how far the sport's second most successful team have fallen since he left for Mercedes. Woking-based McLaren have not won a race since 2012 while Hamilton's title, making him at the time the youngest champion in the sport, remains their most recent. "It doesn't look like a McLaren," Hamilton said at the Italian Grand Prix when asked whether he did a double-take when, as has happened frequently this season, he lapped Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

    Reuters 58 mins ago
  • GE2015 rallies: How to get there and where to eat (North)

    Your hawker food guide to this year’s election rally sites in the North.

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  • 30 military cadets hurt in West Point pillow fight

    Thirty cadets who just completed their first-year summer training at the prestigious US Military Academy at West Point were injured when an annual pillow fight tradition turned bloody, The New York Times reported. The brawl left 24 young cadets with concussions, The Academy told the paper, after reports that some stuffed their pillows with hard objects. A total of 30 cadets were injured, and students reported that the list of wounds included one broken leg as well as dislocated shoulders.

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  • Longest Polish river reveals secrets amid drought

    Archaeologists are having a field day in Poland's longest river, the Vistula, which because of a drought has hit a record low water level allowing them to uncover a treasure trove of historic artifacts. "There are pieces of marble and stoneware and fragments of fountains, window sills, columns, concrete slabs, cannonballs," said Hubert Kowalski, a researcher at Warsaw University's archaeological institute. Dressed in orange and green rubber hip waders, the archaeologists slosh around the Vistula, whose level has fallen to just 40 centimetres (16 inches) in downtown Warsaw -- the lowest in over 200 years.

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  • Umno leader dismisses sacking rumours, insists Najib step down

    The women's wing head at the Gopeng Umno division is unperturbed by talk of being sacked from the party for calling for the party president to step down, Sinar Harian reports. Datuk Hamidah Osman (pic, right) said she stood by the principle that the party was more important than any individual leader. "I hold on to the principle of being...

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  • Drowned Syrian boys' aunt fights to bring family to Canada

    COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — The aunt of a drowned Syrian boy whose death has sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family to Canada.

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  • 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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  • She Pretended To Be Blind In An Adult Toy Shop… A Brilliant Idea! #ShortFilm

    This article She Pretended To Be Blind In An Adult Toy Shop… A Brilliant Idea! originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Little lies don’t matter, as long as nobody gets hurt. Right? Mi Li set up her own adult toy business to spite her ex-boss. She was annoyed by his self-righteous, uptight approach to business. She proved herself a worthy competitor, cleverly fashioning the customer experience … Continued Visit www.viddsee.com to watch the best short films in Asia now. Or download our iPhone or Android app for free.

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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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  • Men claiming discovery of Nazi 'gold train' go public

    Two treasure hunters claiming to have discovered a Nazi "gold train" went public Friday for the first time but failed to reveal evidence for the alleged find they insist is "irrefutable". The men, who identified themselves as Piotr Koper, a Pole, and German national Andreas Richter, told Poland's TVP public broadcaster they would only communicate via their lawyers from now on. Authorities in Poland's southwestern province of Lower Silesia where the armoured train is allegedly buried cast doubt on its existence earlier this week, insisting there was no credible evidence for it.

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  • Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok bomber

    BANGKOK (AP) — A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but is definitely a conspirator, police said Friday.

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