• Bersih 4: Medical team member’s car damaged in early morning blaze

    KUALA LUMPUR: A car that belongs to a Bersih 4 rally medical team member was badly damaged in a blaze at Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, here, about 5.30am today. The incident near Bank Negara saw the white Naza Forte, which was parked at the side of the road, burnt 70 per cent. City Fire and Rescue Department operations centre chief Samsol Maarif Saibani said they received a call on the incident at 5.35am. When asked on the cause of the blaze, Samsol said they have handed over the case to police, but did not deny possibility of arson.

    New Straits Times 25 mins ago
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  • Malaysia's ruling party promises huge rally to trump anti-govt protests

    By Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A leader of Malaysia's ruling party said on Sunday a million government supporters would stage a rally in October that would trump protests over the past two days demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi warned organisers they could face legal action, a sign that Najib's government is losing patience with the anti-government protests by tens of thousands that began in central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. The Bernama national news agency said 12 people in the southwestern city of Malacca were arrested for wearing the signature yellow T-shirts of the protests, which the government had banned before the rally.

    Reuters 41 mins ago
  • Hishammuddin regrets Dr M’s presence at Bersih rally

    KOTA KINABALU: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein who is Umno vice president, expressed his regret that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad attended Bersih rally yesterday, stating that the former premier has 'crossed over the line'. Speaking when officiating the Sepanggar division Umno delegates meeting, he said Tun Mahathir's action has contradicted with his own principle. "His (Mahathir) actions are against what he preached when he was still the Prime Minister.

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  • Buddhist, Muslim rally goers bed down at church

    Many Bersih 4 participants, including Buddhists and even Muslims, had no hesitation in taking up the Catholic church's offer of rest and refuge, with some 200 spending the night at the St John's Cathedral, in Jalan Bukit Nanas. They included the young and the old, Christians and non-Christians alike who were relieved to have a shower and space...

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  • Thai army chief says Bangkok bomb suspect uncooperative

    Thailand's army chief on Sunday told AFP the man arrested in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok bomb blast was not cooperating, as police announced he was part of a people-smuggling gang. The unidentified foreigner, who is being held in military custody at an undisclosed location, was seized during a Saturday morning raid on a flat on the eastern outskirts of Bangkok. Investigators say he was found with bomb-making equipment and multiple passports.

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  • Growing up as Tunku’s son

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 30 — From his days as a child, Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman was often advised by his famous father to be a responsible man and to stand up for his principles.  “I was also advised...

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  • GE2015: SPP's Chiam See Tong won't run in GE

    The Singapore People's Party (SPP) Secretary-General Chiam See Tong, one of the most prominent opposition figures in Singapore’s political history, won’t be running in next month's General Election (GE) for the first time since he campaigned as an independent candidate in 1976.

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  • Pellegrini keeps cool after City's red-hot start

    Manuel Pellegrini insists it is far too early for Manchester City to get carried away despite opening up an eight-point lead over Chelsea in the Premier League title race. Pellegrini's side have maximum points from four matches after beating Watford 2-0 at Eastlands on Saturday. Second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho gave City a three-point advantage at the top of the table, ahead of second placed Crystal Palace who earned a surprise 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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  • End of road for Sabah Bersih 4 as ralliers hit police barricade on ‘walk for democracy’

    KOTA KINABALU, Aug 30 — The Sabah edition of Bersih 4 rally broke up today ahead of its midnight expiry after state police put an end to the ralliers’ 6km “walk for democracy” along the Tanjung...

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  • Daly hospitalised after on-course collapse - reports

    Two-time major winner John Daly was hospitalised on Saturday after the 49-year-old American collapsed on the course while playing in a minor tournament in Mississippi, according to local media reports. Daly underwent tests at the hospital in Jackson, with his friend Billy Allen telling reporters that the golfer's vital signs were good and doctors were examining him for possible rib and finger injuries. Deerfield club professional Leigh Brannan added that Daly was having trouble breathing on the course during a hot day at the tournament.

    Reuters 38 mins ago
  • Chinese tourists unfazed by currency fall, market turmoil

    China's currency devaluation and slowing economy have caused enormous turmoil in world financial markets, but they have not really bothered tourists like Henry Lee. Lee is among tens of millions from China's growing middle class who travel across the globe every year for leisure. A record 117 million Chinese travelled overseas in 2014, according to the Sydney-based Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation (CAPA) -- more than double the 57 million in 2010 -- and experts expect that trend to continue.

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  • In Malacca, police seize 12 for wearing ‘illegal’ Bersih 4 tees

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — Police arrested 12 persons in Malacca last night for wearing the yellow Bersih 4 T-shirt deemed illegal by the government, state police chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said today....

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  • The CEO of a $6 billion company explains why tech companies overwork their employees

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  • GE2015: SingFirst Tan Jee Say: PAP's Goh Chok Tong is an overstayer in GE

    Singaporeans First (SingFirst) announced its second batch of new candidates who will likely contest in the Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in next month’s General Election.

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  • Bersih 4: German tourists caught by surprise

    KUALA LUMPUR: The rally today took at least two people by surprise - a German couple who called it a hassle. The couple, who only wanted to be known as Alexandra and Humel, were unaware that Bersih 4 was going on today. Alexandra said she had read about the rally but did not know it was happening today.

    New Straits Times
  • Rahman Dahlan mocks Bersih 4 rally, says BN has grassroots strength

    An Umno minister today took potshots at the Bersih 4 rally, saying that despite the four rallies organised by the electoral reforms group so far, the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government was still standing strong. In a series of tweets on his account @mpkotabelud, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan also said that the real challenge was tackling the...

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  • Sea Ice: Ancient Oceans Birthed Diamonds

    Diamonds can form with the help of ancient saltwater, say researchers who have identified the gems that crystallized with the help of oceanic crust dating back as far as 200 million years ago. Scientists think the jewels usually form 90 to 150 miles (140 to 250 kilometers) below Earth's surface, in the planet's mantle layer, which is sandwiched between Earth's crust and core. The deepest of these precious stones have come from 430 miles (700 km) below Earth's surface.

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  • With heavy hearts, pilots perform at NY air show after death

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — The first-ever New York Air Show opened Saturday with a moment of silence and tributes to mark the death a day earlier of a Texas stunt pilot killed when he crashed during practice.

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