• Basketball: China win Asia title, qualify for Olympics

    China's men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late on Saturday to secure a place at the 2016 Olympics.

    AFP News 26 mins ago
  • Haze: Shah Alam’s API reaches hazardous level

    KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality in Selangor and the capital city continues to worsen as at 9am today, with Shah Alam recording hazardous Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of 308. At 9am today, the Air Pollutant Index reached 308, hitting the hazardous level.Air quality in another 25 areas is at unhealthy level of above 200 API readings.  In Selangor; Banting (249), Port Klang (243), Petaling Jaya (256)  Putrajaya (235) recorded highest API readings. ...

    New Straits Times 37 mins ago
  • Go ahead and slap the Chinese if you have the guts, Dr M tells Umno deputy minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today scoffed at an Umno leader who is getting flak after saying the ethnic Chinese should be “slapped”, and challenged Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Air quality index in Shah Alam breaches 300, two airports closed

    The smog has deteriorated further this morning with the capital city of Selangor hitting the hazardous level in the air pollutant index (API) reading, while two airports in the country remain closed. At 9am today, the Department of Environment said API in Shah Alam recorded 308, breaching the 301 hazardous API. Five other areas in Selangor...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Mourinho all but throws in Premier League title towel

    Jose Mourinho admits Chelsea's hopes of defending their Premier League title have all but disappeared. The 3-1 home defeat to Southampton left Mourinho's side in 16th place and trailing leaders Manchester City by ten points just eight games into the new campaign.

    AFP News
  • How to Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Don’t get upset if China funds parties to oust Umno, says veteran leader

    Umno should not get upset if China donated to Chinese-based parties in Malaysia in order to oppose its rule, veteran party leader Tan Sri Sanusi Junid said today, since the ruling Malay party accepted political donations from foreigners. Sanusi said Umno, which heads the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, had as part of its practice, received...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Singapore’s taxi drivers unhappy with Uber, transport minister responds

    And no, there was no riot in the streets.

    Tech in Asia
  • Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage.

    Associated Press 39 mins ago
  • Malaysia not just for Malays, but for Muslims, says hardline Islamist group Hizbut Tahrir

    SERI KEMBANGAN, Oct 3 — The Malaysian chapter of hardline Islamists Hizbut Tahrir chided local Muslims today for their preoccupation with race, warning that tribalism is stopping the community...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Umno can’t complain if Beijing ‘donates’ to Chinese parties here, former minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — Umno is in no position to complain if China were to consider making “donations” to Malaysian Chinese parties out to challenge the Barisan Nasional lynchpin’s dominance as the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Sultan Johor: Progress cannot be achieved if fighting continues

    BATU PAHAT: No country in the world can achieve progress and development if its people are fighting with each other, said Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.He said tolerance, a culture of respecting and helping each other as well as avoiding being vengeful are values that need to be practiced by all parties in the country."Even though we live in a society that are multi-racial and with different religions and customs, we can still live in unity and with a high spirit of tolerance that is practiced by all level of society. ...

    New Straits Times
  • England coach faces exit after World Cup exit

    England coach Stuart Lancaster apologised and admitted his future is uncertain after Australia inflicted his side's second devastating World Cup defeat in a week. The 33-13 loss at Twickenham on Saturday saw England become the first host nation to exit a World Cup before the knockout stage. Asked if he was considering his position after the loss, Lancaster said: "Yeah, obviously I think I've got to.

    AFP News
  • Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet

    (Reuters) - Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc. After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars. Google's class A shares and class C shares will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class A shares and class C shares and start trading on the Nasdaq from Monday. The structural overhaul, announced in August, is intended to separate the company's core businesses from ventures such as the driverless cars, glucose-monitoring contact lenses and Internet-connected high-altitude balloons.

  • Russia hits IS in Syria heartland in defiance of West

    Russia bombed the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Saturday and vowed to press its aerial campaign despite criticism from Washington and its allies that the military action is strengthening the jihadists. A long-time staunch backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia began sorties over its ally Wednesday in what it said would be a prolonged bombing campaign against IS and other extremist groups. Senior Moscow military officials said warplanes pounded Syria Saturday after a strike that blew up a command post in Raqa, IS's de facto capital in Syria, taking to 60 the number of sorties carried out so far.

    AFP News
  • Sevilla send Barca to second straight away defeat

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Champions Barcelona suffered their second defeat in three matches in La Liga on Saturday with Michael Krohn-Dehli scoring and setting up another goal in a 2-1 victory for Sevilla. Denmark international Krohn-Dehli tucked the ball home after 52 minutes following a pass from Kevin Gameiro to give Sevilla the lead and then provided a cross for Vicente Iborra to nod in six minutes later. Barca, with Lionel Messi absent through injury, hit the woodwork on four occasions but luck was not on their side as they lost their second consecutive away game following their 4-1 defeat by Celta Vigo.

    Reuters 53 mins ago
  • Looming decision on vaping leaves sellers short of breath

    Soon after the e-cigarette craze took off among Malaysians, Muhammad Syafiq Zaini, 22, saw an opportunity to turn his love for vaping into a source of income. With a modest capital of RM1,000, Syafiq and his two partners now make a cool RM150 to RM250 a day, after just three weeks of operating at their 20ft x 10ft rented lot in Bandar Utama,...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • I paid for wedding, Zahid’s in-law says to clear deputy prime minister

    The wedding reception of Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's son in Jakarta was not paid for by the deputy prime minister, his new in-laws said following question about the timing of the celebration, which coincided with his official trip to Indonesia. The Star reported Datuk Seri Chairul Anhar saying that he paid for the reception held on...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Will Deloitte be replaced as 1MDB’s auditor, asks Tony Pua

    DAP's Tony Pua has questioned if global auditing firm Deloitte will be replaced following the 1Malaysia Development Berhad's (1MDB) delay in submitting its latest financial statements to regulators. Pointing to 1MDB's record of changing three auditors since its inception in 2009, the Petaling Jaya federal lawmaker asked if Deloitte had been...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Missing Orang Asli children cannot survive in jungle, says community leader

    With each passing day, the parents of seven Orang Asli children who disappeared in the jungles of Kelantan more than a month ago are growing in despair over their children's chances of survival in the dense forest. In the second and final part of the series, The Malaysian Insider looks at how changing lifestyles and demands have landed...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Damages are secondary, sue WSJ now, lawyers tell Najib

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should not wait any longer but file a suit in Malaysia or the US if he is confident that The Wall Street Journal had defamed him with its report on the RM2.6 billion in his personal accounts, lawyers said. Lawyer S. N. Nair said seeking damages was secondary as Najib must first vindicate himself through...

    The Malaysian Insider