• MH370 never crashed, say Chinese families

    The lack of evidence as well as the ineptitude of the Malaysian authorities indicate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‎never crashed, say the kin of Chinese passengers on board the missing Boeing 777. They said the surface search from March 8, 2014 to April 28, 2014 and underwater search from October 6, 2014 up until now, have not un‎earthed...

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  • Outsourcing has led to depressed pay for many low-wage workers: NTUC’s Zainal Sapari

    The outsourcing trend has created market failure, contributing to stagnant and depressed wages for many low-wage workers, said National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Assistant Secretary-General Zainal Sapari. Outsourcing may make good business sense, but Zainal said it has also led to a situation whereby a winning service provider in a tender typically tries to keep its operating costs down – with labour constituting a major cost component - to service the contract.

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  • Sarawak minister still bitter over ‘expired biscuits’ post

    Sarawak Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah was upset after a social media user said the Welfare Department had sent her a packet of expired biscuits as part of the flood aid assistance programme. Although Facebook user Thieya Christisya Ingkin issued an apology yesterday, Fatimah said the unfounded allegation...

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  • Malaysian nabbed by Aussie police over 20-year rape allegation

    A Malaysian man was transferred to Perth yesterday to face allegations of rape that occurred 20 years ago, Australia's Perth Now reported. The man, whose name emerged as a result of a cold case review, is wanted over a sex attack in March 1996 when he allegedly broke into a villa and assaulted a woman, then aged 38, in her Scarborough home....

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  • LaVine shines as US beat World in NBA Rising Stars Challenge

    Minnesota forward Zach LaVine scored 30 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the United States to a 157-154 victory over the world team in the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto. LaVine was named Most Valuable Player of the contest featuring many of the NBA's top rookies and second-year players, which launched the festivities of All-Star weekend. Sunday's All-Star Game will cap the action at Air Canada Centre, but before then LaVine will defend the title he won last year in Saturday's Slam Dunk contest.

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  • Farewell to last of Borneo’s Big Three

    KUCHING, Feb 13 — They came back to their alma mater after 10, 20 or 30 years, quickly filling up the school auditorium, to say their last goodbye to their beloved ex-principal. Some sat, many...

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  • Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women fight for their Valentines

    Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading up on confectionery treats for the object of their desire. "My feet hurt, my arms hurt, and my head hurts!" winced Kana Shimizu, clutching two dainty bags of Belgian chocolate that cost more than 10,000 yen ($90) at a plush store in Tokyo's Ginza district.

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  • Susan Sarandon: 'Are my boobs really more important than the Nobel Peace Prize?'

    Susan Sarandon fears her humanitarian efforts are under-reported.

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  • Mat Sabu threw mike at Anwar event because he’s had enough of voters’ fears

    Mohamad Sabu said his microphone-hurling stunt during a solidarity gathering for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday was done out of his frustration that Malaysians were not brave enough to stand up against tyranny. The Parti Amanah Negara president, who is affectionately known as Mat Sabu, said this at a gathering in Kelantan last night. He...

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  • Bringing in 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers now will tarnish PM’s image, says NGO

    Putrajaya should postpone its plan to bring in 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers until after the next general election, a pro-government NGO said today, adding that the delay would benefit the government and prime minister. Pertubuhan Ikatan Usahawan Kecil dan Sederhana Malaysia (IKHLAS) president Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah said going ahead with the...

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  • Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free

    REUTERS/Rick Wilking Tim Cook, Apple CEO at the … Continued The post Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Mourinho talks would be a blow, admits United boss Van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal says he would be upset if it is true that Manchester United have approached Jose Mourinho behind his back. Embattled United boss van Gaal takes his team to Sunderland on Saturday with speculation mounting that Mourinho is waiting in the wings to take charge at Old Trafford. United have refused to deny reports they have spoken to Mourinho in recent weeks following their team's slump and the former Chelsea boss is said to have made it clear he is ready to replace van Gaal if the Dutchman is sacked or departs at the end of the season.

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  • 113 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 4 missing

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, leaving only four missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday.

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  • US approves F-16 sale to Pakistan

    The United States said Friday it had approved selling up to eight Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, along with training, radar and other equipment, worth a total of $699 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which coordinates such foreign arms sales, said it had informed Congress of the plans on Thursday. "The proposed sale improves Pakistan's capability to meet current and future security threats." The F-16 aircraft would allow Pakistan's Air Force to operate in all kinds of weather, at night, as well as "enhance Pakistan's ability to conduct counter-insurgency and counterterrorism operations." Pakistan's arch-rival India said it was "disappointed" by the possible sale.

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  • Rihanna puts the sexy into sweats in NY runway debut

    Barbadian superstar Rihanna, feted as much for her daring style as her vocal chords, closed out day two of New York Fashion Week by unveiling a debut collection for Puma that put the sexy into sweatpants. Following in the footsteps of music star Kanye West, who on Friday booked out Madison Square Garden to parade his Yeezy Season 3, "RiRi's" first catwalk collaboration with the German brand has been one of the most hotly anticipated celebrity-link up of fashion week.

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  • Not so incy wincy: spider kills snake in Outback duel

    A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn't matter by taking on -- and beating -- a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath. The spindly Daddy Long Legs spider appeared to have come out on top after going head-to-head with a brown snake in rural New South Wales. Farmer Patrick Lees said he was astonished to discover the expired reptile dangling from a web at his outback home in Weethalle, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Sydney, on Saturday.

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  • With 30% drop in CNY sales, traders brace for ‘grim’ festive year ahead

    Merchants selling Chinese New Year-related products complain they experienced an average 20% to 30% drop in sales this year compared with 2015, says a trade group. The drop in sales during 2016’s first major festival season could also repeat itself during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Deepavali and Christmas later in the year, as prices go up and...

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  • Zahid’s appointment of Haron Din mark of respect, PAS says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — PAS said today that Putrajaya’s appointment of its spiritual adviser Datuk Dr Haron Din as a cluster chief under the federal Islamic Consultative Council (MPI) was a mark of...

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  • How to maximise your public holiday for travel in 2016

    It is the start of a new year and this is usually the time when we start working on various bucket lists such as an exercise or diet regime, career goals, travel plans and more. Appropriate rest and leisure is important to lead a happy and fulfilling life with work-life balance. Hence planning for your […]

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  • PAC chief must say why he won’t summon Jho Low, says Kit Siang

    DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin should resign if he dare not summon businessman Low Taek Jho to appear before the joint parliamentary group. "One of the greatest sins of omission of the PAC investigations into 1MDB is the rescinding of its earlier decision to summon Jho...

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