• No official reply from Dr Ling

    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak has not received any official reply from former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik over the prime minister's demands for an apology. Najib's counsel Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun was commenting on Dr Ling's refusal to apologize over an allegedly defamatory comment against Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional chief and Umno president. The letter gave Ling seven days from Monday to among others issue an apology to Najib.

    New Straits Times 47 mins ago
  • 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
  • Russian missiles aimed at Syria crashed in Iran: US official

    Four Russian cruise missiles aimed at targets in Syria crashed in Iran, a US official said Thursday, as regime troops backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah pressed a "vast offensive" against rebels in the war-torn country's west. The missiles were thought to be among a salvo fired Wednesday from Russian warships in the Caspian as part of a nine-day-old air war targeting foes of President Bashar al-Assad. Russia hit back at the claims, saying all the shots were on target, and the defence ministry posted a graphic on its website showing 26 missiles flying over Iran and Iraq before striking inside Syria.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • Rulers’ concerns on 1MDB lost on Putrajaya, says DAP

    Putrajaya does not appear to have understood the concerns of the Malay rulers over 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), given the Attorney-General's announcement clearing the firm of wrongdoing as well as the arrest of a lawyer under an anti-terrorism law, DAP said today. The party's parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said Putrajaya had responded...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Liverpool appoint charismatic Klopp as manager

    Liverpool named former Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp as manager on Thursday with the club posting photos of him signing his contract on their official Twitter account. It was widely reported earlier that he had agreed terms with the club's American owners Fenway Sports Group on a contract to take over at Anfield. After several days of speculation, the charismatic 48-year-old has finally been confirmed as the replacement for Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday after 3-1/2 years in charge.

  • France train attack hero stabbed in California

    One of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a Paris-bound train was stabbed in his home state of California -- apparently after coming to a woman's rescue, authorities said. Airman Spencer Stone, 23, was stabbed in Sacramento after he got into a fight with a group of men as he was leaving a bar with friends, Ken Bernard, the city's deputy chief of police, told reporters.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • 5 Notable Subsidies That Singapore Citizens Are Currently Getting

    Singapore Citizens are the only ones who can apply for a new HDB BTO flat. As you know, new flats in Singapore are heavily subsidised. Simply put, Singapore Citizens not only are eligible for subsidised housing, they are also eligible for grants to further lower the property prices.

  • EU warships start migrant smuggler patrols as leaders urge unity

    European Union nations agreed to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers as they took a harder line toward tackling the bloc's worst migration crisis since World War II. Interior ministers endorsed a dedicated programme to send back those they described as economic migrants -- who are largely from poor African nations -- and not refugees from conflict zones. After months of tensions over the more than 600,000 people who have flooded into Europe this year, Brussels is now taking a tougher stance by focusing on tightening border controls and reducing the incentive for people to come to the continent. "Those who do not require international protection must return to their countries of origin," Luxembourg minister Jean Asselborn, whose country holds the EU presidency, told reporters after the talks.

    AFP News 41 mins ago
  • Pacquiao says in talks with Mayweather and Khan

    Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is in negotiations with Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan for what would probably be the final fight of his illustrious career, he said on Thursday. Speaking in Doha, where he is visiting the AIBA World Boxing Championships, Pacquiao told AFP a final decision on who his last opponent will be, would be taken by "November or December". Pacquiao confirmed he is in negotiations with American Mayweather and Briton Khan but said he had no preference over who to fight.

    AFP News
  • 50 sen Nasi Lemak at Warong Kaklong, Cheras

    Stock up on some 50 sen nasi lemak, a wide spread of nasi campur, and satisfyingly greasy goreng snacks in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn

    Hungry Go Where Malaysia
  • Selena Gomez reveals secret chemotherapy for lupus

    Teen television star turned singer Selena Gomez has revealed that she has lupus and secretly underwent chemotherapy to treat the disease. The now 23-year-old pop star canceled a tour of Asia and Australia in December 2013, saying she needed to spend time alone and check into a rehabilitation center in the desert state of Arizona. "I was diagnosed with lupus, and I've been through chemotherapy.

    AFP News
  • Chile beat Brazil 2-0 in opening World Cup qualifier

    Chile got their 2018 World Cup campaign off to the perfect start on Thursday when two late goals gave them a 2-0 win over five-time champions Brazil. Eduardo Vargas deftly volleyed home a cross from the right after 72 minutes that goalkeeper Jefferson got a hand to but could not stop. Alexis Sanchez then doubled their lead in the 89th minute when he finished off a nice 1-2 with Arturo Vidal.

  • Australia in talks with Philippines to resettle refugees

    Australia said Friday it is in talks with the Philippines to send refugees there, but refused to confirm reports of a Aus$150 million (US$109 million) deal to expand its controversial resettlement policy. Under Australia's hardline policy to stop asylum-seeker boats reaching its shores, those arriving by sea are denied resettlement in Australia, even if found to be genuine refugees. A front-page report in The Daily Telegraph said Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had agreed the deal with her Philippines counterpart in New York and that it was awaiting sign-off by President Benigno Aquino.

    AFP News
  • Cracked Chinese glass bridge alarms tourists

    Thrill-seeking tourists in China got more than they bargained for when cracks appeared in a glass-bottomed walkway suspended 1,080 meters (3,540 foot) over a canyon, reports said. "When I was almost at the end (of the walkway), there was a sudden loud bang and a tremor beneath my feet," the state-run China Net cited one woman as saying on Tuesday.

    AFP News
  • Police find more skeletal remains by river, suspected to be missing Orang Asli child

    Police said this evening that the scattered bones and skull of a child, suspected to be of one of the missing seven Orang Asli children, were found by a river 1.3km from Post Tohoi, near Gua Musang in Kelantan. State police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim told The Malaysian Insider that search and rescue personnel found the skeletal remains at 5.30pm...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Oklahoma halts executions after using wrong drug on inmate

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after an autopsy report revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate's heart in January — one that experts say doesn't work as quickly or effectively.

    Associated Press
  • ‘Red Shirt’ leader threatens to teach DAP man a lesson over alleged racial slur

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — #Merah169 leader Datuk Jamal Md Yunos today threatened to teach DAP’s Anthony Loke a “lesson” for allegedly calling the Malays “celaka” during the eviction of a village at...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Emerging currencies, Asia equities rally on Fed minutes

    Malaysia's ringgit and Indonesia's rupiah led an emerging market rally against the dollar Friday while Asian equities also pushed higher after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested it could keep borrowing costs at record lows into next year. Energy firms tracked a surge in oil prices as hopes for crude demand picked up and ongoing crises in the Middle East fanned supply worries. The gains across assets come after a painful July-September quarter that saw trillions wiped off global markets owing to worries about the state of China's economy and an expected US interest rate hike.

    AFP News